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Bicycles (51)

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Cars (558)

Military (2)

Mignet HM.293

Mignet HM.293

Colonel Albert Eon, head of the French resistance in Brittany, approached Henri Mignet in 1944 with a set of criteria for a small military plane. Devastated by his wife’s death during the design phase, Mignet was only able to complete the prototype, designated the HM.280 “Pou Maquis” (maquis was the name given to French Resistance Fighters).

Mignet HM.360

Mignet HM.360

This particular plane is a single-seater with an enclosed cockpit. The following model, the HM.380, differed by having a side-by-side cockpit.
 
 
Mignet HM.380 Flying Flea- 1998

Mignet HM.380 Flying Flea- 1998

The Flying Flea was designed by Henri Mignet, a French designer/builder, in 1934, and was one of the first home-built airplanes. (Can be seen in hanging in the museum parking garage)

Mignet HM.8 Avionette Replica- 1931

Mignet HM.8 Avionette Replica- 1931

In 1928, Henri Mignet wrote a series of articles in the French aviation magazine Les Ailes (“Wings” in English) about the development of his new plane, the HM.8 Avionette. He described how, with little money and limited know-how, the average person could build an airplane themselves.

Mikrus MR-300-1959

Mikrus MR-300-1959

Mikrus (pronounced Meekroos, meaning: “little tyke” or “midget”) is a Microcar built in Poland between 1958 and 1960.  The design brief titled “4 x 4” called for a 4-wheeled car,able to carry 4 people (2 adults and 2 children) while achieving 4 liters/100kilometers (59 mpg) and weighing 400 kilograms (882 lbs).

MINI Cooper S Works GP- 2006

MINI Cooper S Works GP- 2006

In 1994 BMW purchased Rover Group which included the Mini brand. In 1995 BMW began working on a replacement for the legendary Mini which had been in production since 1959. Rover continued to produce an updated original Mini during this transition period.

  • Country of Origin: Germany
  • Bayerische Motoren Werke AG
MINI Cooper S- 2002

MINI Cooper S- 2002

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Mini Monster

Mini Monster

Bicycles this small generally are not a practical means of transportation, as pedaling is extremely difficult and riding is usually much slower than walking. 

Minima- 1970

Minima- 1970

Victor Bouffort was a brilliant French engineer whose designs included the Lohr Fardier, a small utility four-wheel drive vehicle used by the French military, and the Valmobile folding scooter. By the late 1960s, Bouffort had become increasingly aware of traffic congestion in cities such as Paris, and decided to do something about it.

Mitsubishi CM90 Silver Pigeon- 1957

Mitsubishi CM90 Silver Pigeon- 1957

Motor-scooters were available by mail before World War II through “Popular Mechanics,” but when Gambles stores began selling them in 1946, mail-order motor scooters took on a whole new meaning. The Montgomery Ward Company began offering this Mitsubishi-built Silver Pigeon C90M scooter in the 1950s under their “captive import” motorcycle brand, Riverside.

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI- 2001

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI- 2001

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was introduced in 1992.  The car was developed to compete in the World Rally Championship.  The first Lancer Evo was called the Evo 1.

Mitsubishi Minica Dangan ZZ- 1991

Mitsubishi Minica Dangan ZZ- 1991

The Mitsubishi Minica is a Japanese domestic market (JDM) Kei Car. It began production in 1962, and remained in production until 2011, making the Minica Mitsubishi’s longest running model.

Mochet CM 125 Luxe- 1952

Mochet CM 125 Luxe- 1952

 After World War II, Georges Mochet decided to move away from pedals. The CM 125 Luxe is powered by a small 125 cc engine to conform to the sans permis class.

Mochet CM 125Y-1956

Mochet CM 125Y-1956

Charles Mochet was France’s best known maker of pedal cars as a practical means of transportation for adults. It was not until after World War II that Mochet moved away from pedals.

Mochet Le Velocar- 1926

Mochet Le Velocar- 1926

French inventor Charles Mochet 1880- 1934 had a passion for anything that rolled or flew while transporting people. When Georges, Mochet’s then 9-year-old son, repeatedly asked for a bicycle in 1923, his mother said no for fear he would injure himself.

Mochet Velocar- 1931

Mochet Velocar- 1931

Charles Mochet was France’s best known maker of pedal cars as a practical means of transportation for adults. He saw the advantage of designing a car where the rider could use the force of pushing against a back rest rather than relying on body weight to push down with gravity. 

 

  • Country of Origin: France
  • Charles Mochet
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