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We first met Nick when he pulled up in front of the Mercantile a couple of years ago in the cutest car we had ever seen.  He said at the time that he planned to move to Sharon Springs the following year.

We honestly didn’t believe him.  We’ve heard it all before.

But move he did, and now he’s already taken on the Sharon Springs Spirit to create his own event in town!

 

the 1st Annual Sharon Springs Wee Wheels Tiny Car Show
Saturday, August 3rd

 

Nicks says:

I’ve always been attracted to strange, little things.  Which is why my love for the tiny village of Sharon Springs, and for tiny vintage microcars makes perfect sense.   Hosting a tiny car show became a way to share vintage microcars with the community, most of which are so rare their mere existence is often a surprise to people.  Similar to the village of Sharon Springs, which became a destination for holocaust survivors after World War II, vintage microcars became popular in the postwar period as an affordable alternative to typical transportation.  Throughout Europe, their small size made inner city travel and parking a breeze.  In the US, the postwar period was a time of excess, and microcars were simply viewed as too weird by most American consumers, even in their heyday.  Most of the cars in Saturday’s event date from the 1950’s and 1960’s, and include makes such as the BMW Isetta, Messerschmitt Kr200, and the original Fiat 500.

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Come join us this Saturday, August 3rd, rain or shine!  The public show will be held from 11am-4pm in the parking lot next to 204 Main Bar & Bistro.  The event is free for registrants and the general public.  Vote for your favorite tiny car, take a peek around our tiny village, and just revel in the tininess of it all!

When:  Saturday, August 3rd, 11am-4pm
Where:  Rear Parking Lot, 204 Main St, Sharon Springs, NY

For event updates, go to weewheelsny.com
For any other questions, please contact your host Nick Drummond at nick7764@hotmail.com

 

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  • By: ruby t

    So cool. I wish I was in your part of the country so I could attend this and all of the fun unique happenings.

  • By: Martha Parsil Spiegel

    I learned to drive on a Subaru 360 sedan (many years ago!) and my dad started a Subaru 360 car club and has been to many similar shows displaying his awesome little cars. I will be at this one in Sharon Springs so he can attend vicariously! Looking forward to the show and visiting Sharon Springs for the first time.

  • By: Wendy Costa

    We got our first micro car in 2000 (also a 1957 BMW bubble window isetta), and that’s how we met Nicky! We’ve been close friends ever since. We now have a 1971 Fiat 500 and we love to wizzle around the gorgeous, green countryside of upstate New York. We are excited to share the history of the cars, and the fun.

  • By: Marie Chilcote

    When I was a teenager in the late ’50s I wanted a Crosley because I was sure I wouldn’t be able to drive anything larger.

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