Pimp My Ride – Micro Car Style

Have you heard this story of the Hod Rod Race
When Fords and Lincons were settin’ the pace
That story is true, I’m here to say
I was drivin’ that Model A…

Hot Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen

This past weekend we attended the annual Weger Barn Party hosted by none other than Ken and Sylvia Weger.

As you enter the gates to their bit of paradise, you’re immediately greeted by Sylvia’s lush garden.


Rounding the bend and climbing the hill, we took the opportunity to stop and unload the food we brought onto the flatbed trailer. Ken and Sylvia collect these donations and then deliver them to the local food pantry.

Ken’s a micro car enthusiast—he collects itty-bitty cars from all over the world. Here’s one of his newest additions:

This 15,000 square foot, state of the art, two-story building is the car museum where the majority of his collection resides. If you’d like to take a peek, simply follow this LINK.


Once we’re parked, we follow our noses — the Weger’s Barn Party is catered by Kief’s Reef. Utterly, completely, and totally delicious!


After filling our plates, we find a table, enjoy the food, listen to the excellent musician, and people-watch while we eat. Did I mention that the food was incredible?!

Time to burn off those calories, so we start checking out what some of the other guests arrived in. Take a look:



There’s a variety of streets and lanes on the Weger’s property with signs to guide the way. A Mini Cooper was parked by the mailboxes. As you can see, the lower one is for regular mail; the one up high is obviously for air mail!

As dusk painted the sky behind the Weger’s windmill, we could see that a great time was had by all!

If the Car Faerie were to gift you with any car of your choice, what would it be?

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
                — Laurie Buchanan

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27 thoughts on “Pimp My Ride – Micro Car Style

  1. Wow, impressive historical gems! Re the Car Faerie … think I’ll opt for the “wings of words” to see me through. May not get far, right?! 🙂 Thanks, Laurie … you lead a wonderful life filled with diversity and joy! It’s wonderfully apparent. With heart, Daisy

  2. Wow! what fun. I would have enjoyed being there. I have never been overly impressed with expensive cars, but I do like some of the Vintage ones…i.e. the Morgan, and if newer vehicle…well I love my 4Runner, but would like to get a newere one and donate the one I have.

  3. Wonderful post. My toes are just a tapping and I don’t need supper.

    Laurie Miss Prissy is getting awfully tired as you might guess. I have my heart set on an all-wheel drive Subaru Outback by the end of next summer. But there is a lot of research to be done between now and then. So I am not sure if she will pull through the final juried selection. The winning vehicle must receive a two out of two vote – one from me and one from David.

    • Terrill – We have friends who have a Subaru Outback and love it. We also have friends who have a Subaru Forrester and love it. I’m pretty sure if you get a Subaru you’ll be driving it — happily — for many, many years to come.

  4. What fun pictures, Laurie! I like a nice ride and I would have to say it is a toss-up between a pickemup truck and a Ferrari . . .

    Of course, I drive the most safest, dullest automobile I can afford: a Honda CRV and that’s because I carry the most precious cargo of all: my granddaughter.

  5. That looks like a real fun place.

    I don’t have any single vehicle that meets all requirements.
    I like my Toyota Hilux as a general purpose vehicle – good reliable 4WD, with lots of carrying capacity.

    Who wouldn’t like a nice toy, like a Lamborghini, but they aren’t very practical, and the speed limit here is 100km/hr (60 mph) – 50km/hr over that is now instant loss of licence. Gone are the days when we could cruise at 280km/hr, and only have to worry about paying the fine if caught.

    A really good rock climbing 4WD, like the Jeep wrangler Rubicon, or the TJ Toyota.

    A big Winnebago mobile home would be neat.

    And for just around here something like the Lightfoot – Microcar.

    • Ted – It would be fun to be able to go into a dealership and pick and choose the best aspects of several different vehicles and smoosh them together for each person’s ideal ride — sort of like “transformers gone wild!” I haven’t had a speeding ticket in a good long while. On my recent cross-country trip, coming across the western part of Nebraska the posted speed limit was 85 mph (we were all doing 90). Boy, was that ever fun!

  6. What a beautiful garden Sylvia has! I’m going to send this link to Tim so he can drool over the car pictures. 🙂 I have my heart set on a blue Mini Cooper.

    • Barbara R. – And that photograph didn’t even really do Sylvia’s garden justice. It’s simply breathtaking. I love the Mini Coopers (I like the even smaller “smart cars” too). If we all drove those I think the severity of our car accidents would be drastically reduced, and of course we’d all be getting fantastic gas mileage 🙂

  7. Good collection. I used to havge a lovely 1964 4-door Morris Minor. Originally black and chrome – I painted it warm deep yellow and the crome became matt black. Ah it was lovely. Though one of the front wheels did fall off once.

  8. What a great post!! Typically you bring the full experience to SPEAKING FROM THE HEART Laurie! I’m more of a “car as transportation” guy, but I have friends who adore this kind of thing. Right now I’m satisfied with my Honda Odyssey, which accomodates my large brood. Would have loved to be there!!!

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