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#1 mr moto

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:12 AM

Just saw this news item about Bruce Weiner's amazing Microcar Museum closing down. That place could be the source for about a thousand Auto ID's!

 

http://autos.yahoo.c...-205639795.html

 

If you've never looked at his website you owe it to yourself! Some of the cars are amazing and others are just amazingly weird but I love to look at them.

 

http://microcarmuseum.com/



#2 Chuck Most

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:17 AM

Just saw that- the orange Isetta caught me, and I HAD to read the story after seeing something like that!



#3 Erik Smith

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:56 AM

Saw the auction link last week - some really interesting model cars and, not a whole lot bigger, real cars. I would love to go and just look over all the items.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:59 PM

It's not clear to me why he's closing shop other than he's "moving on to whatever else catches his eye." But to go to his site he boldly shows that the museum is closed "forever" and no further explanation is offered. Doesn't that sound a little cold like there's some spite, disappointment or obstacle behind it?

 

He was supposedly a devoted collector and expert, passionately searching the world to recover and meticulously restore one-of-a-kind pieces. Can someone just walk away from that? Even if it's just to cash in, I wouldn't begrudge him that. But no farewell or thank-yous seems odd. It's a unique and important collection.



#5 SoCalCarCulture

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 03:36 PM

He collected everything he was looking for so he lost interest - if you like these cars you can download the digital catalog here...

 

http://www.handlewit...m/over-view.cfm

 

...it's an incredible reference piece!



#6 Tom Geiger

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 08:11 AM

Wow! That catalog is just great.  A lot of vehicles you never saw before.  Auction estimates seem a bit ambitious though!


Edited by Tom Geiger, 10 February 2013 - 08:11 AM.