For the second time this week, I find myself reeling from the buzz of learning about another obscure car I never knew existed. This one also hails from South America, and while it’s still satisfyingly weird, inside there’s some very familiar oily bits. The car is called the Emis Art, and who knows what makes it so…
We've been sort of enamored with the cars of Uruguay recently, and I think a large part of that has to be that their famously humble president drives a very nice 1987 VW Beetle. And it looks like I'm not the only admirer, since President Mujica was offered a million dollars for the car this past week.
I gotta hand it to Google — someone there knows something about VW Beetles. When they were deciding on what to make for a Doodle to commemorate the Brazil v. Germany soccer/feetball match, they picked a great hook: both countries built Beetles.
Okay, late-night pals, I need a judgement call here. About halfway through this, um, puddle, I think the Beetle is actually afloat, and the rear wheels are providing propulsion solely through water-wheel action as opposed to contact on ground. What do you think?
Occasionally, we get the go-ahead to do super-geeky articles that probably only reflect our own personal fetishes. I usually do weird Beetle variants, and today's no different. This one is particularly interesting, since it's one of the few cases of an out-of-production car being resurrected.