Sunday, May 25, 2008

High Gas Prices Bring Out Little Cars

The first cruise-in of the season at Hemmings was attended by more small cars than usual, possibly in response to the over $4/gallon prices that we are seeing at the pumps.

Among the cars we consider as small (micro or mini) was a 1962 King Midget that attended the Vermont meeting from Tennessee (we'd like to know whether it drove up or was hauled) and a 1962 DAF Type 304 pickup. (The pickup belongs to John deBruin, head of the DAF Club of America, and a friend of the Microcar & Minicar Club.)

Hemmings is planning its next Cruise-In for May 29th. Maybe we'll see even more minicars at that show.


Mike Eldred said...

I was at the Hemmings cruise-in and overheard the guy with the King Midget say that he left his truck and trailer at the nearby Tractor Supply store parking lot.
He said his goal is to drive the car in all 50 states - so keep your eyes open, he may be in your neighborhood soon.


That would makes sense...he told me he covered over 6,000 miles this year in the Midget (certainly not under it's own power with that 1 cyl Briggs motor. Beautiful car!
My DAF Pick-Up attracted a lot of attention and even took home a trophy for "Favorite Foreign"...what a great Cruise-In. A BIG Thank You to Jim & his Hemmings Staff for these shows.