‘Micro Cars’ Opens Saturday at Packard Museum

“Micro Cars: Mini Wonders” opens on September 3, 2016

WARREN, Ohio —  “Tiny-mania” has swept America!  From tiny houses to tiny vegetables, anything small is popular today! The National Packard Museum will embrace the tiny fad by bringing back its popular micro car exhibit, entitled “Micro Cars: Mini Wonders.”

This special exhibit opens Saturday, Sept. 3, and will showcase ten of the smallest and most unusual cars ever built in the United States and Europe. The vehicles on exhibit will include an unrestored 1949 Crosley Hot Shot, a 1952 Fiat Topolino, 1955 Messerschmitt KR200, 1958 BMW Isetta, 1959 Ford Prefect, and three vintage King Midgets built in Athens, Ohio. The micro cars will be displayed along with our beautiful long and low-slung Packards, which only accentuates their tiny size and quirky design.

Micro cars are generally defined as vehicles with 1500 cc or smaller motors. Micro cars became popular in the United States and Europe just before World War I and flourished again after World War II as an economical transportation alternative to more expensive full size vehicles.

“Micro Cars: Mini Wonders” runs through Dec. 23.

The National Packard Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.  Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (65 and older) and $5 for children.

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