One of those things that seem to have an indelible attraction for model builders, and the rest of us, for that matter, is vehicles.

And there are few more interesting ones than those from the early fifties. After the austerity of war-time models and the advent of streamlined, futuristic designs in the late forties and fifties.People had all but forgotten most pre-war vehicles.

During the depression, automakers had taken only limited risks.Sticking with tried and trusted components but experimenting occasionally.


The most extreme example was Pierce-Arrow with its Airflyte models.Which looked like something Buck Rogers might’ve imagined while sitting in a diner window in some future city.

Though the attraction of a miniature motorcycle might seem lost on some.There’s no denying the passion our readers have for Wills’ LP5 build.

The hundreds of views this particular machine has amassed is proof of that love. But it goes beyond just our readers.

Anyone checking out the video embedded above. Will notice that it managed to garner well thousand views in less than two months.

1951 Stevens LP5

However, here I am talking about the 1951 Stevens LP5 with a sidecar. There are a ton of details that set this miniature replica apart from others of its kind. I had never seen such a well-made piece of machinery.

This thing is flashy, and I would argue that no one has ever created a Stevens model quite like this. It speaks to Wills’ level of dedication to crafting such a fantastic piece.

I have seen all manner of spectacular tiny motorcycles made in miniature.But that’s not enough for builder George Wills.

This crazy craftsman has painstakingly created a Stevens LP5 motorcycle with a matching sidecar from scratch.And the results are as impressive as you’d think.

The replica carries the 7.5cc displacement that helps to achieve a top speed of 12 miles per hour.

The bikes Wills built are described by the Beaulieu as a “unique insight into the spirit of an individual.”

Like any true master, that individual deserves to be remembered for his accurate life contributions – not just his creations.

via Beaulieu



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