RM Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum Auction beginsFri, 15 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0800
Thursday was not a good day for microcar coverage.
In fact, the day was spent answering three questions: One: Who the hell leaves their wallet on a plane? Two: If that person is outside of the terminal when he realizes he's lost his wallet, how does he get back into the terminal without ID? Three: Why in the name of God would you close down four lanes of traffic in Atlanta?
Turns out the answer to Three is that an old Ford Explorer was burning on the side of the road like it was made out of magnesium; shutting down traffic allowed a fire truck to get in there and douse the thing.
But now we're here. We've made camp, charged our batteries and we're ready to find the kinds of answers we came to Georgia for. Questions like: Will a Biscuter bottom out if a 250lb guy sits in it? How long will it take RM to figure out that the 1955 BMW Isetta Jagdwagen has gone missing? And, why does the 1951 Reyonnah look like it's trying to stand on its hind legs?
And while we're at it, while we're unraveling the great mysteries of our time, we'll be answering your questions, too. Want a super close-up picture of the Jagdwagen's game hauling area? Just ask.
Check autoweek.com/section/microcars or follow @Rory_Carroll for live updates all weekend.
By Rory Carroll