Campagna T-Rex on East Houston

Posted on: February 1st, 2010 at 6:16 am by

Saturday afternoon, a flatbed truck carrying an interesting bright red vehicle was parked alongside the median between East Houston and First Street, near First Avenue.  Its presence was conspicuous and virtually unavoidable – the perfect eye candy.

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By coincidence, just as we were about to leave, the owner came running across the street from Katz’s.  He and a friend were not too happy about the parking ticket stuffed underneath the windshield wiper.  We struck up conversation, and learned that the sleek street prowler is a Campagna, model T-Rex 14RR.  Most impressive, however, is that it accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, and can reach a maximum speed of roughly 160 mph.  But before you jump to buy one, it’s important to note that most states classify Campagna vehicles as motorcycles.

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Campagna Motors is headquartered in Montréal, and according Wikipedia, has been manufacturing T-Rex models since the early nineties.

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And on a somewhat unrelated note…

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