Registry: 1934 CycleKart American

Michael Stevenson's 1934 CycleKart American – “Brannon Special”
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“Brannon Special”
The Brannon Special was the last CycleKart Peter Stevenson built. This car has a fun basis, as it was inspired by the Schuco wind-up toy racers we all loved so much! Peter decided to make a bigger version of this cute toy car! Along the way, it started looking more and more like a 1930's dirt-track car. We eventually ended up naming it after a character from a race film we really love, and which has great footage of racing these types of cars.

The Brannon Special needs a new paint scheme...I never really liked Peter's cream and red look. And I may be tempted to add a big silver key in the side, as we'd talked about making it more Schuco-like!

Vehicle Information

Owner: Michael Stevenson   [carmelmike]
Location: Carmel, California, USA USA
Status: Repairs in progress

Model Year:1934
Build Date:2006-05-01
Current Colour:Cream
Last Updated:2013-11-28 11:09:43


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Member Comments on Registry: 1934 CycleKart American   ↵
Rated 9.9 out of 10 based on 7 ratings
2013-11-29 05:16:48 # 13082
Comment by David Lake
Rating: 10/10
The final original chapter.
2014-03-02 09:56:59 # 14358
Comment by andrew roudny
Very nice. A question: What does the handle on the left side of the car do?
2014-03-02 20:31:16 # 14365
It's an added brake control, if one wants to use one's left hand...
2014-08-02 22:34:00 # 19462
Comment by ian w
Rating: 9/10
Definately captures the 30's dirt track look .The key would be a fun addition
2014-11-15 10:18:15 # 21645
Comment by Zoran R. P.
Rating: 10/10
Hello Mike,magnificient CK, indeed!About wheels: plywood disks are just a mask, for a style, or have structural issue?Ciao, Zoran
2014-11-17 08:59:39 # 21694
The wheel discs are purely decorative. Peter designed this car, originally, to be a scaled-up version of the classic Schuco wind-up Mercedes toy, which has the disc wheels with spokes painted on the tin. Somewhere along the way, the equally fun American-dirt-track-car concept took over!I think I'll go ahead with the Schuco version when I get it back out of storage...
2014-11-17 15:41:33 # 21712
Comment by Zoran R. P.
Mike,Thank you on explanation - I expected that, but had a hope that wheels could be built in a style of your kid-autos (wooden wheels).Ciao, Zoran
2016-02-20 16:13:10 # 32281
Comment by Jim Hiland
This is the first cyclekart that made me pay attention to them several years ago. Yup, when I was a kid I thought Mike Brannon was a real racer. I'm still looking for a satin jacket like his with a stripe down each arm. Going to get one to wear when I'm driving the cyclekart I'm going to build. New paint scheme sounds good, can't wait to see a picture of it when you're finished.
2016-02-20 16:25:53 # 32282
Me, too! I look forward to finally getting a chance to get the original bunch of CycleKarts back on the track. I only have the Delage out of storage now...And to my mind, that film stands up well I have to watch it again every once in awhile!
2017-03-24 12:40:07 # 41182
Comment by Semen K
Rating: 10/10
This is a beautiful car, to me the original paint scheme looks perfect. But anyway good luck with your repaint plans.

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2013-11-28 11:09:43

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Nov 28, 2013 Michael Stevenson  USA Added to Registry (ID 22810)

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