1975 Lomax 223

1975 Lomax 223


Part of the collection of Pat & Harry Kraemer's rare European three wheel cars and motorcycles. It has been in production since 1982 when it was introduced by the Lomax Motor Co of Willoughton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

Click here for a slide show of vehicles currently in the collection

For information on where this vehicle will be shown see http://flymall.org/planes/ and under the flight training section click on Appearances & Class Schedule. This section is found under the Kraemer Aviation page of Flymall.org

Show History

46 Trophies/Awards/Honors (39 trophies/awards & 7 honors or special recognition)

20 First Place Awards - The vehicle has trophies in both the motorcycle and car category

Special Recognition
-June 2013 - Featured in the show brochure for British Car Day
-July 2013 - Selected as the center piece parking vehicle at British Invade Gettysburg
-September 2013 Selected for the Car Show advert poster for Rite Aid Car Show
-October 2013 - Invited to Velocity Channel "invitation only" show
-Fall/Winter 2013 - Selected as the Lomax pictured in The A-Z of Three Wheelers book by Elvis Payne
-Fall 2014 Recognized by Wikipedia as one of the winningest Lomax on the car show circuit
- June 2017 Selected by the Lomax Kit Car Facebook page as the cover photo

Best Classic (First Place in Classic Category)
Second Place in Class at British Car Day

2011 (Won trophies at 10 out of 14 shows attended)
Three First Place
Two Second Place
Two Third place - 1 Third Place Motorcycle
And 3 other trophies/awards for top cars at show

2012 (Won trophies/awards at 7 out of 9 shows attended)
-Five First Place (2 for car category, 2 for motorcycle, 1 for trike)
-One Second Place
-1 Top Cars Award
-1 Honorable Mention
-In the fall of 2012 we were asked to display the Lomax at the Velocity Channel Car Show which is held every year at their headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. This is an invitation only show.

2013 (Won trophies at 4 out of 5 shows attended)
-First Place at The Original British Car Day. The Lomax was also featured in the brochure for this years show.
-Top 5 Award for Motorcycle at Simple Transport 2013 VW Show
-1 First Place Motorcycle
-1 Peoples Choice Award

2014 (Won trophies at 4 out of 6 shows attended)
-First Place at British & European Motorcycle Day May 18 2014
-Best in Class at Mid Maryland Ford Club annual show
-Second Place Trike at Rocky Ridge Show
-Peoples Choice & Top 5 Motorcycle Award at Simple Transport 7

2016 (Won trophies at every show attended)
-Top 5 Motorcycle Award - Simple Transport 9
- Best Exotic at KGAI Open House
- Second place vintage motorcycle at KGAI Open House

2017 (Won trophies at 2 out of 2 shows attended)
- Blue ribbon award at the British & European Bike Day
- Third place at British Car Day
- June 2017 Selected by the Lomax Kit Car Facebook page as the cover photo

- First Place in category at British Car Day
- Third Place Rat Rod - Laytonsville Award Night October
- Third Place Modified Import - Laytonsville Award Night July

- First place @ British Car Day June 5 2022

- Third place @ British Car Day June 2023

There were approximately 4000 Lomax made. This is one of about 20 in the United States.

This Lomax is pictured in the latest book by Elvis Payne of http://www.3wheelers.com/ - A-Z of Three Wheelers

It was in the early 1900s that automotive enthusiasts and designers conceived the idea of combining motorcycle construction methods and powerful motorcycle engines to small inexpensive cars that were lightweight. The result was excellent performance. The vehicle was actually a cross between a motorcycle and car and soon became known as a cyclecar. The Lomax is considered a cycle car.

Grill badges were very popular with British and European car collectors. Click here for some history on grill badges and for pictures of our collection of grill badge collection

Click here to shop in our store for Lomax parts and collectables

Visit the Flymall Market Watch page at http://flymall.org/market-watch/ for current and past sale prices for the Lomax 223.

The Le Patron is very similar to the Lomax. It also uses the Citroen engine. For more info on the Le Patron see the link below.

The mirrors on this Lomax are from a Jaguar SS100. The SS Jaguar 100 is a British 2-seat sports car built between 1936 and 1941 by SS Cars Ltd of Coventry, England. The manufacturer's name 'SS Cars' was used from 1934 to maintain a link to the previous owner, Swallow Sidecar, founded in 1922 by Walmsley and Lyons to build motorcycle sidecars. In March 1945 the S. S. Cars shareholders agreed to change the name to Jaguar Cars Limited (many websites state that the vote on the name change was due to SS being associated with Hitler).

To network with other Morgan and three wheeler fans join the following two groups on Facebook: 3-wheelers.com & Morgan 3 Wheeler Fans.

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If you like vintage bikes visit Yesterday's. Yesterday’s is a link with the past, particularly with motorcycles from the past. They are a straightforward organization which aims at acquiring old motorcycles – in the broadest sense of the word – and making them available to enthusiasts of all kinds by means of sale. After 35years of experience they have an extensive knowledge of the world of antique and classic motorcycles. Their field of interest ranges from pre-1900s machines till those from the thirties and forties. They have regularly been able to provide- private enthusiasts, collectors, and museums all over the world with interesting acquisitions.

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Below is a picture of a 1936 SS JAGUAR 100 with the same style mirrors as we have on this Lomax.


Tags: Citroen, Lomax, 223, Le Patron, 3-Wheelers, 3 Wheelers, Three Wheelers, Citroen Specials Club
Equipment Specifications
Model223 Roadster
Number of Seats2
Detailed Information
Engine Specs
Citroen 602cc engine.

See below for information on engine oil level and tyre pressure

Lomax Service Info
Additional Equipment
Harley Davidson Luggage Rack
Powder Coated Wheels
New Hood Hold-Down Springs from Pegasus
Mohogany Wood Steering Wheel (Mini Pickup)
Hood Latches are part Ford Model A and part Jeep
New Brooklands Aeroscreens with Jaguar SS100 mirrors from Holden in UK

123 Electronic Ignition
Accel High Output Coil for Harley Davidson V-Twin
Chrome Alternator Bracket
Rear bumper from a 1931 Slant Windshield 4 door Ford Model A
Seats reupholstered by Rankin Upholstery
Austin Healey headlamp stone guards
Nash Metropolitan trunk hinges
Trunk/boot lid leather hold-down straps from Pegasus Auto Racing
Detailed Description
Manufacturer: Lomax Motor Co. Country of Origin: Great Britain. The Lomax was developed in the mid-1980s by Nigel Whall of England. Whall, a glass reinforced plastic (grp) specialist and Morgan three wheeler enthusiast, built the first Lomax (resembling a Morgan and using readily available, reliable Citroën 2CV components) as a show piece for a grp trade show. The body style made good sense in England as three wheelers have always enjoyed great popularity because of the low road taxes and the need for just a motorcycle license. The boat tail (Morgan refers to this as a Beetle-back), protruding cylinders, and low, open body give the Lomax a striking appearance on the road. While some say the car’s name comes from “low cost, maximum performance,” the name refers to Lord Lomax, a mediaeval nobleman who lived in the area where the car originated.
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