Flashback. 1948 Marman Twin Roadmaster.

The Marman Twin was a motorcycle produced n 1948 and 1949.by Marman Products of Inglewood, California owned by Herbert “Zeppo” Marx from comedy act the Marx Brothers ((the straight man to his zany co-star siblings, 2nd from left on photo)
The simultaneously firing 2-stroke boxer weighs 30 pounds, cranks out 3.5 horsepower and was originally designed for drone airplanes during World War II, It was manufactured by Cleveland, Ohio-based Jack & Heintz Aircraft Co.placed and placed in a Schwinn style bicycle frame. (photo @ Doug Mitchel 630.605.6276)

5 Responses to “Flashback. 1948 Marman Twin Roadmaster.”

  1. 1 May 31st, 2017 at 8:53 am

    very nice!!!

  2. 2 seymour May 31st, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. – Groucho

  3. 3 coma Jun 1st, 2017 at 7:38 am

    “I would not buy a motorcycle from a company that would sell me one.” Groucho Marx

  4. 4 Jun 5th, 2017 at 10:55 am

    I like it wish I owned it.

  5. 5 Feb 24th, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    Idolized the Marman from the first day I saw it on the floor of a Western Auto store in Ensley, Al in 1949.
    This beauty was the thing from which dreams were made. This machine was every boy’s post WWII ticket to freedom, manhood and independence. Herbert ‘Zeppo’ Marx deserves great credit for his vision in anticipating the need for such a versatile machine. The Marman is proof that inexpensive transportation can be beautiful.

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