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Whizzer Classic Bikes

The Whizzer bicycle engine was first produced in 1939 by Breene-Taylor Engineering, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer of airplane parts. By 1942, sales of the engines had not been entirely successful, having sold only about 2500 units. The Whizzer operation was then sold to Dietrich Kohlsatt and Martin Goldman.

By 1943, World War II was well underway, and Whizzer Motors were forced to lobby the United States Government for the right to continue production of what was argued to be a great way for defense workers to travel to and from work. In 1948, Whizzer sold its first pre-assembled motorized bicycle, the "Pacemaker". Whizzer motorcycle engines would cease to be produced in 1965 due to the increasingly competitive bicycle engine market.

In 1997, Whizzer motorcycles were brought back into production in the same style of the originals but with technological improvements.

Bike Image Description
1947 Whizzer 1947 Whizzer  
1948 American Whizzer on Goodrich Bicycle 1948 Whizzer  
1948 Whizzer Racer 1948 Whizzer  
1950 Whizzer Sportsman 1950 Whizzer Sportsman 199cc.
1952 Whizzer 50 1952 Whizzer 50 150cc

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