But there were also popular bubble cars
, which didn't occupy much space and ran economically on small engines.
Adam, of Eastern Green, Coventry, has been passionate about bubble cars
since he was a boy and has now had a book published on the history and idiosyncrasies of the odd-looking cars.
The Peel Trident - one of only a handful of bubble cars
built on the Isle of Man from 1965-6 - was first registered to an owner in Middlesbrough in 1965.
Runner-upEmma Carroll, 10,from Sudley junior school, created a fortressed Liverpool with bubble cars
and flying scooters.
With petrol in short supply, the roads had already seen energy-saving bubble cars
God damn these bloody awful bubble cars
," Sir Leonard Lord, head of the British Motor Corporation, was reported as telling Issigonis.
This book celebrates little cars - from the cycle cars of the early 1920s and the bubble cars
of the post-war era to the Smart.
But the popularity of bubble cars
in the 1950s reunited the two men in the desire to produce a small, comfortable four-wheeler.
They packed many of their bubble cars
into the parking spaces outside the Kirkgate museum.
I think that in the future there will be bubble cars
which travel over the sea.
Those of us old enough to remember Trojan bubble cars
might be interested to know that they were built by the same company responsible for McLaren racing cars.
BMC's chairman, Sir Leonard Lord wanted a new small car to go into production as soon as possible, to drive the bubble cars
off the road.