Two Wheels Good, Three Wheels Better: 1981 Tri Magnum

It’s hard to remember that there was a time before those disposable rideshare electric scooters were a plague on cities across this country.  It was a simpler time when someone had to find something else to make a total fool of himself in front of the world…and I can’t imagine a better way to do it than sitting in a hammock with your knees above your head as you are slowly macerated in a sweaty fog of unburnt fuel, combustion blowby, and shame.  Yes.  It was 1981 and you are driving an enclosed trike — a fiberglass middle finger to all those who might judge you…coffin sized and ready to be lowered into your final resting place. At least then, nobody will see you. Find this 1981 Tri Magnum offered for $5500 in Piggott, AR via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

The seller claims to have put over 5000 miles on this thing and driven it in at least one 8 hour (yes…eight hour) road trip.  I can’t even fathom how uncomfortable it must have been to sit in this suppository shaped weeble for 8 hours on the road, but I have to imagine that this is where the COVID-19 corona virus came from.  It wasn’t from eating bats in a Chinese wet market…no…it was from driving a trike for 8 hours across the wild plains of Arkansas…the combination of back sweat, gasoline, oil, and beef jerky crumbs in the apex of that hammock seat must have been enough to make any reasonable thinking virus decide it was time to obliterate humanity for their own good.

From the seller:


condition: fair

cylinders: 4 cylinders

drive: rwd

fuel: gas

paint color: white

size: compact

title status: clean

transmission: manual

type: other

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