Sad to report that the Superu has met its untimely demise on a lonely rural road in Texas. Here's the story as I was told by the person who bought her from me months before.
After having the car serviced somewhere between Wisconsin and Texas, on a dark and lonely road, the rear wheel which had not been securely affixed at the last service loosed its grip on the hub and left the heroic Superu to drive and cope with maintaining purchase with the asphalt on only 3 wheels!
Given that she was not designed to handle such challenges like a Robin Reliant or an Elio, she quickly lost the battle and hurtled into a roadside ditch. Fortunately, the driver escaped with only minor injuries but the insurance company later declared the Superu a total loss. 😢
As I have in the past, I will continue to respond to posts and emails from folks with questions about the Superu, it's conception, build and capabilities. As my family grows and new drivers emerge in the family, I am considering a new Superu II project and this will be the place to find updates and info about it.
Thanks to everyone who helped along the way with advice, suggestions, helping hands and company on trail rides and camping trips.
Stay tuned and keep on modding!
13 December 2016
Posted by W Banas at 14:14