In June 2010, we published a feature by the Hungarian auto historian Pál Négyesi on Hungary’s ruefully creative postwar microcars. The post has had quite the afterlife! In December, the story of the Balaton and the Alba Regia was published in the print edition of The Economist, and an expanded version of the microcar story is now available as a Kindle book. Go get a copy and enjoy the fantasy ride in a gullwing Fesztivál—without the smell of pig’s blood and chicken feathers.
Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.