Today's Microcar O' The Day Is Frisky

The golden age of the microcar, the years following WWII, provide me with endless fascination. Little cars were made in all corners of the world, and they all seem connected in some way. The auto industry today is like a web that covers the globe and the seeds of this globalization can be found in the microcar.… » 10/23/14 11:04pm Thursday 11:04pm

Allard's Folly - The Wonderfully Horrible Clipper

Today's microcar made by a performance marque (See: Bugatti Type 68, AC Petite) is the infamous Allard Clipper, a car that often turns up on worst, or ugliest car lists. Allard was a British marque famous for lovely lightweight bodies mated with American power. Their J2 was a legendary car which finished 3rd at Le… » 9/07/14 4:19pm 9/07/14 4:19pm

Look At These Lovely And A Bit Sad Pictures Of The Universe's Largest…

It was a great day for wealthy microcar afficionados who have longed for a Biscuter to liven up their walk-in humidor, but a sad day for those of us who would just love to see a crapload of microcars all in one place. That's because the greatest microcar musuem, the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum is closing its doors… » 2/18/13 8:29pm 2/18/13 8:29pm

The World's Smallest Cars Are Back On Sale, For Insane Money

Like an adorable, tiny zombie popping out of its tiny, adorable window-box grave, the Peel P50 and Peel Trident are back from the dead. Neither of the tiny, tiny cars has been built since 1966, but a new company, with funding from the BBC's show Dragon's Den, is starting production up once again, as announced earlier… » 5/17/12 4:00pm 5/17/12 4:00pm

Goggomobil T300 Is A Rare And Tiny Find

Goggomobils were among the most popular of the variety of odd little vehicles built during the German microcar craze of the 50s and early 60s. While we would like to attribute this popularity to the fact they were sold with one of the coolest names ever given to an automobile, something tells us it took more than that… » 4/14/12 12:30pm 4/14/12 12:30pm

Hungary’s weirdly awesome microcars, now in book form

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… » 9/29/11 4:30pm 9/29/11 4:30pm

Your opportunity for weird three wheeled fun with the Messerschmitt…

Although Messerschmitt remains best known for their World War II fighter aircraft, facing a ban on airplane production after the war the company expanded into other sectors. The three wheeled Messerschmitt KR175 seen here is the strange result of the company's entrance to the auto industry. Currently for sale on Ebay,… » 7/16/11 11:00am 7/16/11 11:00am