Remembering the Whizzer Bike Motor

A fond childhood account of the Whizzer, a bike motor that started a new transportation trend in the late 1940s.

Blue bike with a Whizzer motor
A well-restored Whizzer on a Schwinn bike. Note that the bike has twist-type handle-grip controls so it's a 1948 model or later. The bike is owned by Fred White, Damascus, Ohio, and on loan to the Canton Classic Car Museum.
Photo by Sam Moore