The Gyro-X’s Pebble Beach Triumph

It was to a collective gasp of amazement that the Gyro-X drove up the ramp onto the podium at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance to accept the Dean Batchelor Trophy. As the two-wheel, gyrostabilized vehicle stood stock still, Lane Motor Museum restoration technician Michael Hüby accepted the award and smiled for the cameras before finding first gear and driving off to claps, whoops and cheers.

Then Hüby headed back down the 18th fairway to the American Dream Cars of the 1960s class grouping. An inspired 10-car special class curated by Ken Gross, it included Dean Jefferies’ 1963 Mantaray and Herb Adams’ class-winning Pontiac Vivant. The 1967 Gyro-X, it seems, was the right vehicle from the right time. As Lane Motor Museum president Jeff Lane said, “How many times is there going to be an appropriate class for the Gyro-X?”

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