1985 marked the release of the Sir Clive Sinclair-designed "Sinclair C5", a battery-assisted recumbent tricycle
which would remain the "best selling electric vehicle" until overtaken by the Nissan Leaf in 2011, by a margin of roughly 3,000 units. It was a complete commercial failure, but on the bright side some maniac did manage to modify one to such a degree as to reach a record-setting speed of 150 miles per hour, while others were converted to jet turbine power for similarly entertaining purposes. Also that same year this Dunhill was born, a far more practical number, considerably less likely to overheat going up hills, and not requiring anyone to essentially lay down in traffic in order to use it. Plus, the cumberland stem is just lovely.
- Eric N. Squires