By Roger Hazard
Our village hosted the first annual Wee Wheels Tiny Car Show this past weekend. Sixteen microcar (that's an engine with a capacity of 1,000 CCs or less) owners traveled from all around the northeast to show off their cars. After the public show concluded, the microcars took a scenic drive through the countryside around the village, ducking down backroads and climbing slowly yet confidently up mountains.
Scroll down to see photos from the event and scenic drive. If you joined us this year, thanks for coming! If you didn't make it but think this might be up your alley, we'd love to have you next year.
Special, huge, super-duper thanks to Nick Drummond, who organized the whole event; 204 Main Bar & Bistro and Springhouse Spa, for hosting; all of the media outlets who helped promote the event; Wendy and Rod for all their work; the attendees, volunteers, and everyone else who went out of their way to make this a fun and successful show.
The tiniest taxi in town.
Badges, Part 1.
Badges, Part 2.
Austin-Healey "Bugeye" Sprite.
We even had souvenir mugs!
The tiny cars begin to wheel in.
Fair day for a fare.
A few cars with the Springhouse Spa in the background.
Interior of the Fiat 500 taxi.
The Isetta inviting in passers-by at 204 Main Bar & Bistro.
A load of micros pulls in.
A four-wheel drive Subaru utility truck!
These Isettas had an open-door policy.
Unloading microcars can be tricky.
A beautiful Wolseley Hornet.
This Isetta and the Spa are a perfect color match.
"Yes, it's got a Hemi."
A teeny Messerschmitt.
One must Vespa in style.
The back of the Messerschmitt.
If your microcar doesn't get enough attention, try painting it pink.
British, Italian, and Japanese takes on the microcar.
And then the French, with the iconic Citroen 2CV.
Folks checking out the micros up close.
Where's the engine? Part 1.
Where's the engine? Part 2. (Subaru truck.)
Not always the most spacious of accommodations.
Where's the engine? Part 3.
The headlight eyebrows really add something.
Microcar rides were offered.
"This is not a car...it's a lifestyle."
Some Smart cars, these.
The teeny Bubu 501.
Forget a garage; you could park this in a closet.
Where's the engine? Part 4.
Luggage isn't fitting inside.
Offerings from the Italians, Germans, and Japanese.
Badges, Part 3.
A great Heinkel.
One of the bubbliest of the bubble cars.
The Vespa isn't much smaller, actually.
Maria goes for a ride.
Badges, Part 4.
An adorable Austin A30.
Chris lifts up the Bubu 501. Which isn't much of a feat, really.
Even when you do it with one arm.
Could you fit?
Tandem seating and an unusual steering "wheel."
Nick votes for his favorite.
Motor in style.
The tiny A30 and not-so-tiny Mercedes.
Austin wanted to keep the costs down on the Sprite, so they didn't include a trunk.
Ready to head out on the scenic drive.
The view from the Austin A30.
Traveling through the rolling hills around the village.
A little fresh air and scenery.
Going down hills is more fun than climbing up them.
Scenic view for the 2CV.
Lined up at the Tepee.
The Isetta and the Valley.
Wheeling off into the sunset.
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