Yesterday afternoon we closed shop early to spend a delightful time at the home of our friends, Ken and Sylvia Weger—micro car enthusiasts—for their annual barn party. Hundreds of people were on hand to enjoy the delicious food, listen to the wonderful music, and get an up-close-and-personal look at what I think is perhaps the largest, singly-owned, micro car collection in the United States (maybe even the whole world!).
Their collection includes 100 micro cars, which were popular in post-World War II Europe up to the early 1960s. Classic examples include the three-wheeled, hawk-nosed Messerschmitt KR200, and the egg-shaped Isetta — an Italian design with one door: the entire front of the car.
Here’s a pretty cool 4-minute video clip of Ken inside their Small Wonders Micro Car Museum here in Crystal Lake, IL where you get “More Smiles Per Mile.”
In August the Wegers facilitated the first-ever Micro/Mini Car World Meet at University Center on the corner of Crystal Lake Avenue and Main Street. The event was extremely well attended — 15, 000 people in 3 days — Len went on the last day and had a blast!
What’s the biggest TINY thing you use in your life? For me it would have to be my camera. It’s very small, but plays a BIG part in my life.
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
– Laurie Buchanan
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