Car Transportation

  The 7As are experimental cars so that they require great respect. 

To my opinion, if they are surviving until now, they must be used with parsimony and driven with limited distancese, specially if they have original parts, . 

Therefore, in order to participate to great meetings hold far away from the own house, it is necessary to transport the car: The transport experiences have been made for the participation to the following meetings:
- Tractionades 2003
- Versailles 2004
- Dunkerque 2004
- A transport by a lorry was also employed for assistance during a tour.

The transportation used for the meetings has been a trailer (2 axles) pulled by a cross-country vehicle (Tractinades, Dunkerque)or by a lorry ( Versailles) that allows a speed of about 90 110 km/h. 

The trailer 2 axles pulled by the cross-country vehicle is a trailer of good quality, but for the car loading it is necessary to rake the trailer approximately 30 and the 7A, while going on the trailer, can suffer the slope for the breakable cardans.

 The trailer used for Versailles was for sure better (length 5,5 mt, capacity 2700 kg) much stable and with easy loading.

Fixation of the car to the trailer: at the front, the car is fixed with the winch of the trailer; the rope passes around the lower arm of the front wheel.

At the rear, the car is fixed  by the two triangles behind the rear wheels and by a belt (8 cm width) with a tirfor. The belt passes before the rear wheels, an extremity fixed on one side of the trailer, passes over the side arm of the wheel, passes under the car between the exhaust pipe and the car bottom, over the other arm and  fixed to the other trailer side.

To notice that under the car there are 2 points in which the metal sheet can cut the belt: it is necessary to place a protection to avoid the inconvenient.


Cover of the car: during the transport it is advisable to cover the car with a car cover in order to avoid damages and the rain.

The experience of the cover is made for Versailles and Dunkrque. During the journey Milan - Versailles has been used a light car cover, used normally in parking, which has resisted only few km before breaking.

In the travel for Dunkerque it has been used a strong car cover, designed specifically  for the transports on trailers.

The car cover, that has front and behind openings for the air passage, is fixed to the trailer (by a rope) front, lateral and behind. The car cover has been mounted before entering Belgium and it has avoided that the heavy rain has wetted the car. The arrival to Dunkerque showed the following results:
during the travel the car cover was moving too much due to air and the front fixation of the car cover broken down.
The car cover was also broken in correspondence of the two vipers axles.
The front wings have been damaged and it was necessary to polish them. 

The experience of the car cover has been, therefore, enough negative.


Car not covered: the transport with uncovered car seems the only possible method.

It is necessary to avoid that the rain enters inside the car.
Before the departure it is required to close with adhesive tape all the places in which rainwater can enter.
Second suggestion is to remove the vipers: the turbulences of the air take them away from the axles; be careful, the vipers axles without vipers go inside the body and it is necessary to prevent it.
It is advisable to put one protection on the glasses of the front lights.



Transport with truck: drivers with trucks for car transportation are available with foreign countires transpotation permit.

For 7A 1030, the truck has been only used for a breakdown on the road. Also in case of truck transportation,the solutions described above are applicable.

To be considered that, during the car loading/unloading on/from the truck, by means of the truck rope, it must be avoided that the end of the exhaust pipe touches the ground: the support is not flexible and it can be damaged.