Your story on Spike Rhiando and the Trimax gave me the impetus needed to find out more about the JAP-engined car that my late uncle, Hector “Nick” Nichols, helped build and maintain for John Gibbs. The MAC500 (for Midland Autocar Company), as you can see from the photographs, was based on a Fiat 500 chassis, with a Raleigh three-wheeler back axle and an Albion gearbox.
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