Fri Dec 13 2013 15:22:20 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Germany’s car museums (and holy shit are there a lot!) usually feature big names like Porsche and Mercedes. But a little museum in St. Ingbert, Saarland takes the word ‘little’ a bit too far by displaying a different kind of automobile. Last year engineer Stefan Voit opened a museum to exhibit his treasured vintage microcar collection. He has collected more than 50 of them over the last two decades. Initially he was only interested in German models, like a Messerschmitt Cabin Scooter, but he soon broadened his horizons as any crazy collector would. The museum features a 4CV from France, a Bond made in Britain, several Fiats from Italy, a DAF from the Netherlands, a Meister from Austria, and a recently acquired Alvis from the United States. But don’t forget…cars come and go, literally! The museum is a cemetery of dead car brands with examples like Goggomobil, Meyra, Kleinschnittger, Gutbrod, Maico, Lloyd and Fuldamobil. There were so many small cars back then because the people were smaller…or something. Anyway, here’s to small cars! They get good gas mileage, can fit into any parking space, are so light they will most likely be crushed to pieces and if you’re a guy, well, we know you’re probably not overcompensating for a small penis.