“Live” coverage of the RM Auction of The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum will be available Right Here.
Come back on Thursday, Friday and Saturday February 14-16
for a Live Blog from the Event and experience it as it happens starting at 10am EST each day.
Complete Auction coverage along with results as they happen, in real time.
The logs show that this site has simply been HAMMERED from around the world as, other than
the Live Streaming Video from RM,(now unavailable)
there was NO OTHER SOURCE for Auction Results and News
during the auction as far as I know.
After squashing a previous rumor that they were closing, the UK-based Bubblecar Museum sent out announcements that there was to be a large Auction of Bubblecars and related parts at the Bubblecar Museum and yes a number of the microcars in the Museum would be sold.
??? So what is it? They are closing? They are not closing?
They are selling all the contents? They are not?
Turns out they ARE CLOSING….but they close EVERY YEAR at this time until the Spring…when they….RE-OPEN.
This time is a little different since they are moving and are “downsizing” the Museum collection and focusing more on British Cars. While a number of the cars in the recent Auction were from the Museum Collection, the Auction also had Microcars and spares from other people as well mixed in.
There were 186 “Lots”. About 86 were Microcars.
You can find a list of Auction Results HERE.
The 2008 Hilton Head Island Concours D’elegance featured a MICROCARS specific class this year
In attendance were examples of Messerschmitt Tg500, Messerschmitt KR200, Mochet Velocar, IOTA, Peel P50, Zündapp Janus, FIAT Jolly, Vespa 400, BMW Isetta 250, Berkeley and Scootacar MK2.
There were also a pair of Crosleys in another catagory: Outstanding Orphans. (This was primarily because the “Microcars” class was featuring European Microcars and the Orphans class was featuring American Orphans, otherwise they would have been in the Microcars class)
David Anspach's Crosey HotShot won an award in another catagory.
Palmetto Awards went to Janice & Larry Newberry’s FIAT Jolly and to Kerry and Linda Erendson’s Scootacar MK 2. Best of Class went to Jim Garbo’s Messerschmitt KR200.
Although NORMALLY exhibitors are required to stay until 4pm for the benefit of those who paid to get in to see the cars, the weather turned to light rain in mid-afternoon and anyone who wanted to leave the grounds around 2pm did not get any resistance from officials. Otherwise it was a gorgeous event.
Because the turnout was so good, it is possible that the Microcars Class will become a regular class at this Concours D’elegance.
More info on this and other Concours events around the country in a future issue of MICROCAR NEWS magazine.
[UPDATE] Hilton Head Island Concours has posted a GALLERY of the winners this year.
Click the MICROCARS section to view the 3 winners, also click the ORPHANS section to see the winning Crosley.
Looking for the 2009 Hilton Head Island Concours winners for Microcars Class?Click Here