This automobile and two others were featured at the State Historical Building in Des Moines, Iowa last year in a showcase called Running on Empty. The display included fuel efficient (such as this Brooklands prototype) and alternative fuel vehicles.
From a Historical Society press release:
Michael Bogardus Prototype – “The Brooklands”
The gasoline shortages and rising oil prices of the 1970s encouraged Bogardus to design and construct his own fuel efficient vehicle. He unveiled his prototype in 1980 as a two passenger, three-wheeled economy car. Powered by a 500cc Honda engine, it claimed high gas mileage and a thrill to drive. Small and fuel efficient, Bogardus had hoped to market the vehicle to the fuel conscious public. But the 1980s brought stability to the oil market and less opportunity for the vehicle. “The Brooklands” is from the Historical Museum’s permanent collection.
Classic car DVDs make great gifts!