The Pick of the Day is a 1912 Pioneer Cyclecar, which we’ll get to in just a moment.

In the meantime, we offer a quick refresher about just what in the world was a “cyclecar”?

In the early days of the automobile, from 1910 into the early 1920s, some people put motorcycle engines into 4-wheeled vehicles, both here and in Europe, as a step up from a motorcycle but as a means of transportation less expensive and also smaller than a full-scale motorcar.  Such cars were known as cyclecars, though there also were similar vehicles with car rather than motorcycle engines.