The 4th Annual Microcar and Minicar Classic

July 9,10,11, 1999

J. Luttropp photos, lovingly stitched together with photoshop.


It went like this... Friday night, people started arriving.

Friday night. Hangin' out on Charles' and Nancy's porch. The sweet life!

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BMW 600 from New York. A fine, fine paint job.

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A car that is a boat: Charles' Amphicar. You can see the two propellers between the rear wheels.

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Steve's Austin, 1921. Wow.

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In Italian, we say "Fiat Cinquecento." In English, the Fiat 500.

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The 500 from the side. It's in good shape!

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Then came Saturday at Larz Anderson Park.


Giving rides at the lawn, Larz Anderson Park, Saturday.

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Well attended, and lots of smiles.

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Giving rides at the lawn, Larz Anderson Park, Saturday. Microtraffic?

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A little visitor tries the feel of an experimental electric vehicle.

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The occasional old motorscooter appeared, too. K. Slade photo

Dan's HMV Freeway coming off of the trailer. The cover is off.

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Gary tweaking Dan's Freeway. Once tickled, it ran great.

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The Moke (yellow) and a Mini.

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Working hard at having fun: the registration table at the park.

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A BMW Isetta gets a lift.

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The driver is blindfolded, and the passenger calls out directions.

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The large crowd helped by calling out some directions, too.

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Detail of a Kabinenroller front right. What a vehicle.

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Saab Sonnett III. It's for sale...

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Dan and his Freeway. The top comes off pretty easily!

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Excuse me, may I have a ride in your Corvair?

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Atti gives rides in a Messerschmitt.

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Peg in the Cinquecento.

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Jon's Subaru 360, takin' the kids for a spin.

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Peg in the Cinquecento.

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Oh, the pearly paint job on this Isetta!

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Micro traffic jam! The cars line up for giving rides.

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"Thanks for flying 'schmitt Air! B'bye!"

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This is one speedy micro!

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A Citroen 2CV picks up a crew.

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Air Atti prefers for take-off.

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Robert Gray picks up a father and son in his Isetta.

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Saab, Messerschmitt, Messerschmitt...

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Isetta on the left, Messerschmitt on the right.

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Micro mall parking!

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Gleeful children in amongst the micros.

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A beautiful paint job on this Isetta.

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Peg, Charles' Fiat, and a visitor.

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Movin' out!

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The lawn on Saturday featured a wide range of micros and minis.

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This thing is allowed on the same roads as the Expeditions and Suburbans?

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Faster! No... too fast. No, faster!

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Looking down the line.

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The wrong hat near that fast-moving two-stroke exhaust!

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Anticipation! The kids looking forward to a ride.

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This piston, about yeah-by-yeah, delivers 8 bhp...

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Charles and Nancy (right) giving Gary (left) and honor.

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Robert Gray as MC, handing out a plaque.

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Back at Goulds'.

A Jaguar. Ahhh.

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A Lloyd service vehicle, with fresh paint.

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See it shine.

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Hood up on the Lloyd: not a big engine, but plenty big enough.

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Long before the Miata came this little Mazda.

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Font view.

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Can a car smile with pride? I think this one proves the answer is yes.

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The driver of the Mazda is actually a pretty big guy, not like this spectator.

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Long before the Outback or the Forester SUV was the Subaru 360.

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The Czech Jawa-based Velorex. Fabric "skins" are dent resistant!

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Charles' Vespacar and, hidden in the background, Steve's Lightstar.

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Yours truly (Max) in Charles' sweet lil' Peel Trident. This car has honor of being the only line ever made on the Isle of Man. (Thus the UK plate choice.)

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Charles hops out of the Vespacar.

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Ah, the Nash Metropolitan!

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"Yeah, I own a Czech three-wheeler. Why?"

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"This bicep is buff from torquing down Goggo cyclinder heads."

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"Then I take a break."

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The rich smorgaasbord of life!

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"The Isetta came in high and fast. I took my 'schmitt in low, with the sun behind me..."

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Hangin' with Steve's Lightstar. Note the variety of bubblecars in the background.

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France meets Maine in a conversation about micros.

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Carl & co. in the Mazda.

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Sunday Breakfast!

Breakfast! Morning, Susan!

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The Three Stooges? "Woo woo woob woo woo!"

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Buffet and conversation making big smiles.

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Steve tells shocking tales of welding.

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Sunday at the Endicoot Estate in Dedham. Make way for micros!

It coudn't have been a nicer day in Dedham.

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This angle makes the micros look macro. Photo from Dedham.

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Austin! The oldest car at our meet, but not at Dedham!

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They save space for us in front of the Endicott mansion. We don't take much space, per capita!

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