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September 02, 2004

disabused of silly idea #33,465

now i do get a lot of ideas. i used to make christa crazy when i'd go into "idea hampster" mode. sometimes i desperately want to act on my ideas. sometimes i do act on them. and sometimes i practically give myself a nervous breakdown trying to follow through.

however, it is possible to nudge me away from something, especially if i kind of want to be nudged. so props to jason for nudging me when i wanted to be nudged. (not that kind of nudging, people. c'mon, he's married.)

so yeah, i decided not to do the crazy car show for the starlite. but i am going to continue with the web site and lots of good online promotion for the various other fundraisers that are planned, like the rock show that might now be two days long, and the car display-only show that carla was already planning.


now it did get me to thinking about "lisa's ideal car show". something i'd inevitably think up, right? and i realized it on my way home-- it would be all round cars! all of the cars i really love are round.

the citroen 2cv.

the vw beetle (early version)

the porsche 911

the bmw isetta

the messerschmitt

the subaru 360

the fend flitzer

the holy grail-- the peel trident! totally adorable movie of tridents coming out of the factory. sarah needs one of these. seriously. of course, she'd need sidecars on either side, one for lina and one for thirteen.

Posted by lisa at September 02, 2004 05:45 PM | TrackBack


I was just having a conversation this weekend with someone about how I love square cars. The Honda Element is almost square enough for me (I love the interiior--you can just hose out all the dog hair!), but the Nissan Cube is the one I really love.

The car that most disgusts me is the Nissan Murano--it looks like an Imperial Storm Troopers helmet on wheels. There's also a Lexus SUV that from the rear looks like a huge butt in spandex pants.

I do like the Fend Flitzer ... it's rounded yet aslo angular.

Posted by: Lisa B. on September 2, 2004 10:29 PM

I never saw the Peel Trident before! I didn't think it was possible to make a car cuter than the Isseta, but they somehow managed it!

Posted by: Sarah on September 3, 2004 10:42 AM

That car movie was so cute, I had to appropriate it. That has to be the largest collection of cute cars all in one place that I've ever seen. On your page, I mean. Does that Citroen look like a bug from the front, too?

Posted by: pinky on September 3, 2004 11:18 AM

Fend Flitzer. That's fun to say.

Posted by: minty on September 3, 2004 04:00 PM

You are crazy!!! but into very cool stuff and sound similar to us...
we are forever coming up with new projects and ideas, some of which make it off the ground and many that don't.
Our current project is producing a book to glorify the small cars of this world and give them the following and respect they deserve!
On that note we wondered if you can help by forwarding any images you may have of small, unusual, quirky cars in any state of repair. cars in odd situations or unusual places would be great too... you would then be part of this cool book and of course would get a mention!
kind regards, Twinkle&Jones:)

Posted by: Twinkle on October 24, 2004 12:23 PM

Twinkle forgot to mention that we have to have copyright clearance on any images we use, so please only send us YOUR pictures! The book is looking good! We have many hundreds of pictures in the database now... so come on, send us some more! By the way peoples, that movie of the Trident is genius. I love it. There's also another one to watch, of the P50 that Peel built, which you can see at http://www.microcarmuseum.com/video/index.html


Jones :)

Posted by: Jones on October 29, 2004 04:28 AM

Okay, well if you want photos of lots of wonderful, whimsical and weird Bubblecars, check out oue website at www.bubbledrome.com, or better yet, come to our wonderful event in July in Newton (near Boston), Massachusetts.

Posted by: Charles Gould on January 9, 2005 11:09 AM

Here are some more cool microcars, including lots of shots of our Peel Trident. Be sure to click the "next car" links.

Posted by: Charles Gould on January 9, 2005 11:36 AM

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