What are microcars and minicars?
Microcars and minicars had their real heyday after WWII, when war-damaged economies had to start small. Gas was expensive, and consumers had little money. The result? Small (sometimes tiny) fuel efficient cars.

Oddly enough, many boasted advanced design features. This is because most evolved from war torn aircraft factories which were prohibited from building airplanes after the war but still employed some of the finest and most experienced aircraft engineers.

Most microcars sported one or two cylinder motorcycle or motorscooter engines (usually two stroke designs), and often evolved in three wheeled configurations to take full advantage of favorable tax treatment under loopholes originally designed for motorcycle/sidecar rigs.

They were considered "Kabinenrollers" or "enclosed scooters" and were intended to bridge the gap between motorcycles and "real' cars. Now, that's not the whole story. There's lots of micros and minis, some of them built today, some from the turn of the century. Here are some links to sites which will help to explain what this is all about.

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Try to imagine RIDING in one of these, because you may just at this year's Classic.

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The 2017 Microcar and Minicar Classic Homepage

Schedule of the events of the meet.

What is the Microcar and Minicar Classic?

Read about previous Microcar and Minicar Classics.