Atom racing car at the Wimbledon Speedway in 1955: 'Midget Racer undergoes trials. Essex: Wimbledon Speedway rider Cyril Brine leans out to see how high the front wheel will lift on a bend during trials of the Atom Car - claimed to be the smallest racing car in the world. No brakes are fitted and the only controls are clutch and throttle.'
Ariel Atom, Avon and Somerset police car. The 350bhp Ariel Atom car has now been fitted with blue flashing lights and emergency equipment and will be used in a campaign this summer. The £38,000 car can do 0-62mph in just 2.5 seconds and a variant model has the lap record at the Top Gear test track.
Ford Nucleon Atomic car. Nucleon Ford 1958 When people think of the nuclear optimism of the 1950s, the Nucleon is the sort of thing they imagine: A passenger car that would be powered by nuclear fission.