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1967 Austin Healey Sprite for getting the most likes in our Small, Mini, Micro Cars car show!
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1970 Fiat 500L 'Lusso' - The Italian family car. It only looks small in context. Imported from The Netherlands in 2014. New 'sport' engine and Dell'Orto carb for a raging 27 (est.) HP from the air-cooled twin. A modified tranny and I can get up to 70 MPH on flat highway. Opening a window or the roof will limit top speed. Thankfully here in Coastal NC the roads are flat, flat, flat.
1985 Pontiac Fiero 2M6 SE Portage Lakes Ohio
Here is my little car. You know you are small when you are I level to a Mini door handle.
I bought my car new in 1985, drive it for over 3 years Summer and yes Winter. I was hit by a Dodge van that was more Ram than dodge so I had to rebuild it from the accident.
Once done with the repairs I added more custom body panels, T tops and updated the interior with leather seats, cyst glove box and my own custom gauges that are now reprogrammed and refaced.
I added the then available Herb Adams VSE suspension and larger tires and wheels with custom center caps I fabricated for a more factory look.
Some rare items are the Indy scoop. It is a original DGP scoop like used on the Indy pace car in 84. I also have a nose emblem from the canceled 1990 Fiero. I got with GM to document it and was given the engineering drawing for it. I also acquired a few more from the MFG of the emblems for GM.
The car has lapped Indy at 100 mph, parade laps at Mid Ohio, been used by GM for display at a GM event at a plant. It has been on the turn table at Summit Racing Equipments retail store. It also has taken the top 5 award at the Pontiac Tri Power Nationals twice. Once was 25 years to the day I bought the car.
The car is still 50% original paint and I still wax the floor pan.
Because of the car it has gotten me in at events I never would have expected and it has opened the door to meet some really great people. I have had more rare vehicles and more valuable but none as fun as this one.
Just because a car is small does not exclude it from big memories!
-2018 Ford Fiesta ST (r.i.p.)
-Bought the car late January (pre pandemic) for a new job and commute starting in the spring, proceeded to be working remote the entire time.
Trying to find new errands or reasons to drive as my previous mode of transportation was a trash picked Schwinn beach cruiser (quite the upgrade) combined with public transportation.