Peel Engineering Company
The Peel Engineering Company was a manufacturing company based in Peel on the west coast of the Isle of Man that primarily made fibreglass boats through its subsidiary company West Marine Ltd. and fairings for motorcycles.
The sports fairings were recognisable for their styling with integral 'blisters' enclosing the handlebar-ends and rider's hands, and were available for racing, named Mountain Mile, with a similar sports-style for road use incorporating a distinctive, large rectangular Cibié headlamp, named Peel 707. A different design was for touring, aptly named TT Tourer.
Peel Engineering developed the Peel Manx car concept vehicle, Peel P50, and Peel Trident three-wheeled microcars, in addition to the Peel Viking Sport and prototype GRP Minis for BMC. These models constitute the only automobiles manufactured on the Isle of Man; the company ceased manufacture in 1969.
The Peel Engineering Company referred to in this article later became Peel Engineering Ltd. Originally launched in 1965, dissolved in 1974 and the brand relaunched in 2010.
- The small car with the big reputation, bbc.co.uk, 29 March 2008, retrieved 9 December 2011
- Motor Cycle, 23 September 1965, Advert p.18 Peel Race-Bred Fairings. TT Tourer, 707 Sports, Mountain Mile Sports, 351 Dallow Road Luton Beds. Accessed and added 2014-10-26
- Motor Sport Magazine archive, October 1976, p. 54 A visit to Cibié Retrieved 26 October 2014
- "I.o.M. Hovercraft". The Motor Cycle. Coventry: Illife Specialist Publications Ltd. 106 (3007): 119. 26 January 1961.
- Motor Cycle, 23 September 1965, p.433 Brighton Show. Accessed and added 2014-10-26
- [http://www.P50cars.com/ The website of a UK company that produces replicas of some of the original Peel cars.
- [https://www.peelownersclub.co.uk/ The website for owners of original & faithful reproductions of the Peel cars, a good source for history, image gallery and spare parts.