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Microcar Classic 2007

Every summer up near Boston, my friend Charles Gould puts on one of the best car shows in America, The Gould Microcar Classic. It’s a weekend of fun and tiny old cars. One of the highlights is a show on the lawn at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline. Here are a bunch of pictures from the 2007 gathering that I rescued from my old Macbook. That’s Mr. Gould’s front lawn up there. Those are all his cars. He might have the biggest collection of micros in America now that the museum is Georgia is gone. If you’re an American Pickers fan, you may remember the episode where Mike and Frank visit his storage warehouse.

Nice 3 cyl. Berkeley. I can’t remember what that other little red sportscar is on the right.
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Skoda Felicia. Not quite micro, but oddball enough to fit in.
Renault 4CV. I hope it found a loving home.
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I don’t remember what this old Auto Union was called, but it’s adorable.
Fiats 5 and 600
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Early Fiat Topolino, Italy’s first postwar car.
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Fiat based Autobianchi Bianchina Giardiniera
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A pair of rare, Australian Goggomobil Buckle Darts and a BMW 700.
The Buckle Dart, the world’s slowest sports car.
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3 English Berkeleys
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Subaru 360. This one has the rare auto-clutch. I got to drive it around all weekend and it was a trip.
A Peel P50 replica from the Lane Museum. This is the only way to make it look big-ish.
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Harley Topper scooter with child swallowing sidecar.
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Vespa 400
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Mazda R360. This one is one of a handful of LHD R360's built for the island of Okinawa where they drove on the correct side of the road because of all the American servicemen there.
Fuck Tesla. This is how you do minimal. The fuel gauge is a stick attached to the gas cap.
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Before Smarts were exported here, they were a fascinating curiosity. This is one of the few that were federalized by Zap Cars.
The ass end of a Bond Bug.
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AC Invacar. These could be leased from the British government by disabled veterans.
The amazing Messerschmitt Tiger
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Goggomobil Coupé
Inside Charles’s storage space which is literally wall to wall microcars. That’s an HMV Freeway in the foreground.
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Fuji Rabbit Superflow, the Cadillac of vintage scooters.
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Goggomobil van
A bug-eyed U.S. spec Goggomobil sedan on the left.
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This is the wacky Maico Mobil scooter that was sold to the American Pickers guys.
The easiest way to store your Peel is up on a shelf where you can reach it.
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Another LHD Mazda R360 that was discovered rotting away in Delaware of all places.
View of Mazda R360 from Subaru 360 cockpit.
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Hope you enjoyed that! Microcars are the best.

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