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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-06-07 19:13
Subject: [photos] The Eco Car show
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Tags:cars, cool, photos
Today the_child and I went to the Eco Car Show in Forest Grove, OR with K— and a friend of hers. This wasn't new green cars so much as old mini and microcars, plus a few serious oddities like a US street-legal Nissan Figaro (who knew?) and an Alfa-Romeo 6C engined Lloyd. Go figure.

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One of several Isettas, this one with a sly joke embedded in the upholstery

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A Subaru

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A Messerschmidt

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The Messerschmidt's dashboard badge

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The Velorex, a fabric bodied car

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An Austin Mini pickup (conversion, not factory), from the Mini paddock

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A Bantam

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Another Isetta, this one British-built under license for the Canadian market, back in the day

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More Isetta madness, with wind-up key and gratuitous Urkel doll

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A motorized bar stool

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A street-legal Nissan Figaro

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A Lloyd wagon with an Alfa-Romeo 6C engine stuffed into the bay

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The Lloyd wagon parts car

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I have no idea

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More Mini madness, this time a Clubman

As usual, more at the Flickr set.

Originally published at jlake.com.

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User: mrtact
Date: 2009-06-08 05:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What, no Tesla Roadster? That's the sexiest, eco-ist car there is.
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User: mrtact
Date: 2009-06-08 05:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Yes, I'm an idiot. I missed the "mostly older cars" bit in the intro."
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User: n5red
Date: 2009-06-08 09:10 (UTC)
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I wish that someone would build a modern version of the Messerschmidt, and at an affordable price. That's exactly the sort of form factor I'm looking for. I am seriously unimpressed by the $20K+ Smart cars.
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Chris McKitterick: EngineDiagram
User: mckitterick
Date: 2009-06-08 16:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:EngineDiagram
I love these little wonders!

But, y'know, the Lloyd wagon's engine compartment could hold a V8....
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