1k: Riot Act: 1985ish Pontiac Fiero Trike

The Pontiac Fiero is a punching bag in the automotive community.  It gets hammer with mullet jokes and constantly second guessed with what it could have been comments by armchair engineers.   In truth it really deserves some of that abuse…but this?  It doesn’t really deserve to be turned into this homemade trike on a Pontiac Fiero chassis offered for $2,000 located near Lincoln, NE via craigslist.  Tip from Andy L.


This trike starts off with a wheelbase a few feet longer than a stock Fiero, and you are sitting at least a foot higher than originally.  For all the elegance (and execution) of the rear, the front looks like a poorly
executed policeman’s riot shield that is only a yellow coat of paint away from doing a great impression of Spongebob Squarepants. 

Let’s talk a little bit about safety today kids.  Specifically kids who ever plan on having kids.  If you build a custom trike based thing and you end up with no seat belts and the driver straddling the transmission hump — you might want to move the shifter before you end up  in the ER after a simple 5mph impact. Trauma surgeon before operating on a groin: Bob, you are back –were you playing muggle quidditch again? Bob:  No, I bought a Fiero trike and ran over a speed bump.

Where does the passenger put his legs?  tips@dailyturismo.com