Westrand Car Show - 1984 Bamby MkII Micro Car

Bamby Micro Car

The Bamby 3-wheel Micro-Car had a very short production run in 1984. It was based on the Peel P50 and was designed by Alan Evans. The company was called Bamby Cars Ltd.

The first Bamby had a fibreglass body with a “gullwing” type door on the left. The original Bambys had hand started 49cc Minarelli engines, cable operated brakes and a single headlight.

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The second series Bamby featured Yamaha engines used on Yamaha Passola Mopeds. Brakes were upgraded from Cable operated to hydraulic discs. The single headlight and gullwing door were retained.

The third version of the Bamby included a facelift front with two headlamps and a new Suzuki engine. The gullwing door was replaced with a front opening door similar to the BMW Isetta.

Westrand Car Show - 1984 Bamby MkII Micro Car
1984 Bamby MkII Micro Car

The Car had no reverse gear. Reports suggest that the public “quite liked” the Bamby but production ceased that same year.

In the image below the two body shapes can be clearly seen, one with two headlights and the other with one. They are exhibited at the Bubble Car Museum in Boston Village, Lincolnshire UK.

Westrand Car Show - Bamby - Mk II on left Mk I on right
Bamby – Mk II on left Mk I on right

Big Cars, medium Cars, Small Cars, Micro Cars, Hot rods, street customs, Super LDV’s and Motorbikes are all welcome to enter the WestRand Car Show.

The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 

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Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

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IMAGE ATTRIBUTION
Bamby Mk II – Featured Image – Mighty Antar [CC BY-SA 3.0]
Bamby Mk IIHistorics Auctioneers
Bamby Mk II and Bamby Mk IBubble Car Museum