Posts Tagged ‘microcars’

Vintage Microcars for Auction at Auburn IN 2012

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

The following Vintage Microcars are set to be auctioned in Auburn IN during Labor Day weekend of August 31-Sept 2, 2012: click pics to go to detailed listings for cars,
AuctionsAmerica
and WorldWide both have a 10% Buyer’s Premium,
All buyer’s premiums are added to the “Hammer Price.”

AuctionsAmerica Lot 2158
1958 BMW Isetta
NOT SOLD on Friday, but now scheduled for Saturday? And this just in: Still NOT SOLD

AuctionsAmerica Lot 3061
1937 Handmade Bantam
sold $18,250

AuctionsAmerica Lot 3154
1957 Vespa 400 Euro spec
sold $17,500

AuctionsAmerica Lot 5134
1952 Crosley Hook & Ladder
sold $35,000

AuctionsAmerica Lot 4038
1958 BMW Isetta
sold $25,250

AuctionsAmerica Lot 5073
1958 BMW Isetta SW cabrio- this car has been for sale for many years, same photos NOT SOLD – what a surprise.

AuctionsAmerica Lot 5141
1960 Vespa 400
NOT SOLD

WorldWide Auctions Lot 163
1938 Bantam with trailer
sold for $28,000

Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum up for Auction Feb 2013

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

I’ll just leave this here:

 More information on The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Auction

RM Auctions 2010 Monterey Results for Vintage Microcars

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Results from the auction by RMAuctions in Monterey CA on August 12-14 2010
note: Prices listed as SOLD are HAMMER PRICE, a 10% buyer’s premium was added.
click pics to go to auction listing page for more info.

1970 Subaru 360 "Police Car" $15,000

1970 Honda Z600 "Taxi" $4000

1960 FIAT Multipla "Taxi" $42,500

1957 BMW Isetta Bubble Window cabrio $37,500

1951 Mochet CM-125 Luxe $19,000

1957 Messerschmitt KR200 $50,000

1958 Goggomobil TL-400 Transporter $80,000

1953 Biscuter 100 runabout $11,000

1960 NSU Prinz III $20,000

1960 BMW 600 $45,000

German tour of Jesada Technik Museum in Thailand

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

This 8 minute video is a rambling tour (narrated in German) of the Jesada Technik Museum in Thailand.
Previously covered as the Microcar Museum in Thailand, this video shows a bit more coverage of vast numbers of Microcars stored away in all sorts of places in all sorts of conditions from buckets of rust to restored, or at least presentable examples.
Tip of the hat to Mark Hatten for the head’s up.

Lots of Microcars up for sale at Monterey in August

Sunday, June 27th, 2010

At least 10 Vintage Microcars up for auction by RMAuctions in Monterey CA on August 12-14 2010
See anything you fancy?  More may be added later, this is all listed as of 6/27/2010
note: Prices listed as SOLD are HAMMER PRICE, a 15% buyer’s premium was added.
Not all results are in as RM has not updated their site yet. Any info came from sources at the site.
click pics to go to auction listing page for more info.

1970 Subaru 360 "Police Car"

1970 Honda Z600 "Taxi"

1960 FIAT Multipla "Taxi"

1957 BMW Isetta Bubble Window cabrio $37,500

1951 Mochet CM-125 Luxe $18,000

1957 Messerschmitt KR200 $50,000

1958 Goggomobil TL-400 Transporter $80,000

1953 Biscuter 100 runabout $11,000

1960 NSU Prinz III $13,500

1960 BMW 600

2010 SoCal MicroInvasion pics!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

It’s over, but there are some pics straggling in.
Article in the Orange County Register HERE

First set of pics from Cars&Coffee HERE

more to come as they become available/accessible etc.
if you know of others please post a link in the comments section.

Vintage Microcar Endurance/Race – June 2010

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Microcar endurance/race in June.

Start from Bruce Weiner Museum in Madison Ga and travel south toward Fl. 24 hour event for microcars of less than 500cc and made before 1965. We will pick out a spot to drive to and back in one 24 hour period. I think we could probably drive about 900 miles. All miles will be on back roads and no Interstates used.

No pushing, hauling or pulling of the microcar during that 24 hours. You can have as many drivers as you want and also as many mechanics as you want. But the car must be driven. Chase vehicle is allowed to haul other drivers and supplies. You will be responsible for your own car.

Event will be open to everyone that has a car of less than 500cc and made before 1965. Car must have original type engine. That means you can have non matching serial numbers but it was the type and size engine that was originally in car.

For more info contact Larry Newberry  865 300-3599
or email Microcarlot@hotmail.com

Exact date and time to be announced at a later date.

Micros At The Beach! September 17-19 Cape May NJ

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Come spend three days touring the Victorian area of Cape May, New Jersey.
We will visit some great locations as we take several cruises that average 4 to 5 miles each. Our tours will take us to several museums, a winery for tour and some tasting, we will see some great sunsets and show off our Microcars downtown in the Victorian shopping district of Cape May and of course some great dining. We will have a host hotel directly on the ocean with great sunrises. More information will be available as the itinerary grows. Cape May is an 1800’s Victorian style city that is perfect for a Microcar meet. Margie, Jim & Renie look forward to hosting this meet. For more information contact us at: Privateisland2@hotmail.com

See a tentative itinerary HERE
Download and print out a Registration form HERE (PDF file)

Vintage Microcars on MODERN MARVELS

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

Vintage Microcars are scheduled to make an appearance on the TV Show MODERN MARVELS (History Channel)

Thursday May 6
7 pm Mountain
8 pm Central
9 pm Eastern
10 pm Pacific

The Club provided video and archive material to the production company back in January 2009, you will probably see something on the Peel P50 and…? The entire episode is not about microcars it looks at extremes of… well, BIG & SMALL.

MicroSouth 2010 coverage on TV

Monday, April 26th, 2010

NOTE: This event is OVER! It was March 26 2010
Also, don’t trust the info from the Reporters/NewsReaders, one person says it happens TWICE A YEAR, wrong – it is normally EVERY OTHER YEAR.

Microcars at Barrett-Jackson 2010

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Here is a list of Microcars offered at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction.

Check if you get Speed Channel or SpeedTV and you can watch these cross the line on the days they are listed:

Tuesday January 19 2010:
(click pics to go to detailed listings for cars)

1972 HONDA Z600 $25,000

Lot# 52 1956 MESSERSCHMITT KR175 $40,000

Lot# 74 1956 BMW ISETTA $43,000

Wednesday January 20 2010:

Lot# 420.1 1957 HEINKEL 200 $25,000

Thursday January 21 2010:

Lot# 630 1962 KING MIDGET III $14,500 for the pair

Lot# 630.1 1958 KING MIDGET MODEL III sold with Lot 630

Lot# 711 1951 CROSLEY HOOK AND LADDER FIRETRUCK $100,000

Lot# 737 1957 BMW ISETTA 300 CONVERTIBLE $29,000

Lot# 741 1962 TROJAN 200 $40,000

Lot# 741.1 1957 BMW ISETTA 300 $22,000

Friday January 22 2010:

Lot# 919 1958 BMW 600 $30,000

5th Annual GPNW Microcar Extravaganza

Sunday, June 21st, 2009
Front Page News!

Front Page News!

This years GPNW Microcar Extravaganza was huge fun. It is hard to believe two weeks have passed since the big event. The weather held out for the better, and 48 Micro-Mini cars attended. I want to personally thank everyone for coming and making it happen. This years multi-day event held at the McMenimans Grand Lodge hotel provided an elegant back drop for all the unique little cars, and great fun for the guests who stayed.

The Forest Grove News-Times did an article: Click Here

All the dramatic pictures can be found in the album Here

posted by your Host: Mark Hatten

Microcars as a “Trend” in the SKY!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009
from May issue of SKY magazine

from May issue of SKY magazine

If you were flying Delta in the last month and happened to browse through the May issue of “SKY” magazine in the seat pocket in front of you, you may have found this little trend-watch comparison chart on…Microcars!
Who would have thunk it? Microcars are trendy now and worth watching?

Listed from smallest to largest :

  • Smart ForTwo 106″
  • BMW Isetta 112″
  • “new” Fiat 500 117″
  • Toyota IQ 117.5″
  • TATA Nano 122″
  • BMW MINI 145″

yeah, many are just small cars, but apparently any modern small car is a microcar according to the media…at least they stuck an Isetta in there for reference. click the pic to see it larger if you want

Micros In Madison 2009

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

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Micros In Madison 2009 and The National Meet of The Vintage Microcar Club is over.

A bit o’rain did not seem to make any difference, when it rained, people just went under numerous canopies or in the barn and continued until it stopped. The only thing dampened by the rain were the late night campfires.

415 people Registered
96 Microcars Registered (that showed up)
25 smarts of all variety Registered (that showed up)

Winners of People’s Choice awards include:
“smartest”: Sue Shelton of GA
“smartest guy in the room”: Leonard Ingle for his 2002 smart “glider
3rd place Microcar: Kerry & Linda Erendson’s 1965 Scootacar MK II
2nd place Microcar: Burt Richmond’s 1956 Fiat Abarth Zagato Double Bubble coupe
1st place Microcar: Wayne Parrish’s 1956 King Midget III Prototype
Best of Show: Buster Tankersly’s 1949 Bantam

"smartest" (voted 1st place smart class)

"smartest" (voted 1st place smart class)

3rd Place Microcar Class

3rd Place Microcar Class

2nd place Microcar class

2nd place Microcar class

1st Place Microcar class

1st Place Microcar class

Best Of Show

Best Of Show

Some people have uploaded photos, you can see Flickr sets from Cecil Clontz and TL Spangler
as well as a set from Arnie & Lena Press

a more detailed report in the next print issue of MICROCAR NEWS magazine!

The Current Economic Situation described… With Microcars

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

 In another world; Microcar Collectors and Enthusiasts have their own community.

Like Airplane Enthusiasts that can be part of a community that has a Runway as the main drag so you can park your Plane in the garage, taxi out and take off, the Microcar Community has homes with Garages as the centerpiece of the house and sleeping quarters upstairs or out back.

Vehicles that can exceed 55 mph are banned and tickets are regularly given out for vehicles that are not going slow enough or emitting enough blue smoke.

 

Every home has a microcar enthusiast in it.  They may own a microcar, they may own several or they may WANT to own one.  Many have tools to work on their cars, some have no tools or no mechanical expertise to do so.

But the neighborhood is friendly and what good is a friend if you cannot borrow their tools?

So a great swap goes on continuously, the same tools are loaned out to neighbors again and again, no one has to own every single special tool needed, they can just go next door or down the block and BORROW it.  As long as it is returned in a reasonable period of time, everything works out well. (more…)


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