Booth models definitely help when it comes to attracting attention, but the Vanderhall Venice (or any of the Vanderhall models, for that matter) don’t really need much help when it comes to grabbing eyeballs. Say what you will about three-wheelers being considered motorcycles or not; under the eyes of the law they qualify, which means it’s up to us to test them. The Vanderhall Venice reminds me a lot of a modern-day Morgan 3 Wheeler in its design. And considering how much I like the Morgan, that’s a good thing.

The Venice is positioned as the company’s “affordable” model, starting at $29,950, however once you load it with options the price can go up in a hurry. Power comes from a 1.4 liter turbocharged inline-Four rated at 200 hp. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic transmission – company reps say sales of its manual transmission models were nearly non-existent, so the auto is the only option. The tub is aluminum, wheels are 18 inches, and dry curb weight is rated at 1375 pounds. Reps at the show were open to letting us take the wheel, so clearly I’m excited about that.