In March of 2011 I received a letter out
of the blue, inviting me to
bring my Coupe to an exhibition of small and unique cars
at the 2011
New York International Auto Show!
The invitation came from Diane
Fitzgerald and Burt Richmond of Teeny Tiny
Productions, who coordinated the event.
The exhibit was
sponsored by the LeMay Museum.
To say I was excited at the prospect of showing my Honda 600 at an
event that attracts over a million attendees would be
putting it mildly!
Here's the scene before the cocktail party
for the press,
before the auto show opened to the public.
How did that 2000
Honda Insight sneak in?
Good crowds throughout the show
A member of the press
gets a shot of the Coupe
Here is a video
walkthrough of the exhibit
Driving through the convention center
after the exhibit closed was fun...
Layout of the exhibit, in Hall 1E
at the Javits Center:
did I find myself invited to such a prestigious event?
How and why I was invited to participate in this show? My
car is a nice example, but there are certainly
nicer ones "out there". It seems I "got the call" because I am a
member of the Vintage Microcar Club,
am listed on the club roster,
and live in the New York area! Burt Richmond drew from the list
to find the cars he wanted to show!
Also, rather than simply show a collection of pretty cars, his
"To display, enlighten, educate,
entertain and engage the visiting public, car manufacturers,
collectors, NYIAS staff, Union Workers – everyone who comes in
contact with the exhibit – with an overview of the history of small
cars manufactured in Europe, Japan and the
US…and the impact they have on today’s hottest cars."
So then, if you own a microcar I highly recommend joining. In addition
In addition to