Archive for October, 2009

Unique Little Car Show 30th Anniversary 2010

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

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April 9th & l0th 2010 marks the 30th Anniversary
of the longest running gathering of small cars in the USA.

Primarily for un-restored and restored Unique Little Cars up to 1500cc.
Club Membership is not required.
In an effort to support the preservation of original un-restored cars, the Host will award a Trophy to the best preserved original car shown. Best of Show Trophies will be decided by registered participants. We need at least 5 pre-registered cars for a “Type” award.

Friday night there will be a cruise and eating adventure.
Saturday will be the day of the show.

Location: Embassy Suites Phoenix North, 2577 W. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85023
Located at the Southeast corner of I-17 and Greenway. Cars will be displayed on shaded grass in the Courtyard setting next to a large pool area. To get these special discounted rates, Hotel Reservations and Car Show Pre-registration must be in by March 9th, 2010. (more…)

BMW Isetta in “THE NAKED TRUTH”

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

The original title of this 1957 film starring Peter Sellers was “Your Past Is Showing” but for some reason they now call it “The Naked Truth”.  The credits also refer to it as “The Naked Truth” at the end as well (?)
Anyways -These are all the scenes from the movie with a British-built RHD BMW Isetta.

The driver of the Isetta is actually the “bad guy” who is trying to blackmail famous people into not printing their sordid tales in his gossip magazine: The Naked Truth.  If he could only afford an Isetta and has to live on an old boat, it would appear his blackmailing skills are not well honed.

Note in the first scene when the Isetta drives up to the camera with lights on and then turns them off, if you are watch in HQ you can see that the lighting crew quickly put some sort of diffusion material over the headlamps and did not trim it very well. It is quite obvious when the lamps are turned off.
Later scenes do not have the material on the headlamps.

Do you know any other films with Isettas or other Microcars in them?  leave info in the comments section and hopefully clips from the films will show up here in the future.

Messerschmitt KR200s in ONE,TWO,THREE

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

A few extracts from the 1961 film directed by Billy Wilder and starring James Cagney.
One,Two,Three is a Cold War farce that happens to have a couple of Messerschmitt KR200s
(and other period German vehicles) in the background of a few scenes.
See if you can spot the Goggomobil!


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