I’ve been trying to get a picture of this thing for a while now. I know where it parks. But the road where I see it is a tight, twisting ribbon hidden in a canyon and it’s not a great place to stop. Then yesterday I was sitting on the side of the road, setting up a camera for in-car video when this H-M-Vehicles Free-way rumbled past and pulled over not 20 yards from where I was parked.
This funky little runabout is part of a production run that spanned four years and produced around 700 examples. The buzzy engine sounded like it came from a dirtbike, but Wikipedia tells me it’s more likely a one-cylinder mill which probably came from a lawnmower. H-M-V offered the Free-way with a choice between two gas engines, a diesel, or an electric. And no one ordered the diesel, which is mildly hilarious.
But if anyone knows anything about these… he’s waiting in our comment section. Doc, the floor is yours – tell us all about the H-M-V Free-way.