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Jim Janecek

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List of Museums with Microcars
« on: April 01, 2013, 02:19:26 PM »
Just got an email from someone who is going to be doing some traveling this summer and wanted to know if there was a "list of Microcar Museums"

Since the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum is now off the table, I sent him links to:

The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville TN

The Dezer Collection in North Miami Beach FL

He was aware of the California Auto Museum's current Microcar Display.

Does anyone have any additional information about Museums or places open to the public that may have a Microcar or Microcars on display?

There are a number of people with private collections, but I am hesitant to give out their contact info as they are private after all.  If anyone DOES have a private collection and don't mind visitors contacting them in advance, post your info here.

kabinenroller

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Re: List of Museums with Microcars
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2013, 10:10:12 PM »
I believe that the Small Wonders Museum in Crystal Lake is open
by appointment. I am not sure when the "season" begins.
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Jim Janecek

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Re: List of Museums with Microcars
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 10:06:35 AM »
I believe that the Small Wonders Museum in Crystal Lake is open by appointment. I am not sure when the "season" begins.

Ken's collection is a private collection open by appointment only. 
The last person I spoke with said Ken told him he would open if he got 20 people together. 
That's not "open to the public".

danfromsyr

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Re: List of Museums with Microcars
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2013, 12:09:36 PM »
in Bennington Vermont is the Hemmings museum (free) that has a Isetta
and in Lincoln New Hampshire is a small collection on Rt112 with a crosley, a robin reliant and a nash or 2 inside.
in the Saratoga Auto museum in Sarataoga Springs, NY is a Playboy and i don't think that it counts, but an Amphicar.

those from the top of my head in my recent travels.

Dan in Syracuse.. a VW friend of microcars.

Jim Janecek

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Re: List of Museums with Microcars
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 12:27:18 PM »
Last time I went to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg  Museum in Auburn IN, there was:
a 1952 Crosley CD Super Station Wagon and
One of Frank Lloyd Wright's 1952 Crosley Super Roadsters
don't know if they are still there, Museums do tend to rotate out items, some items are only there on "loan" for a period of time.

Jim Janecek

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Re: List of Museums with Microcars
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2013, 12:44:54 PM »
The Pioneer Auto Show (not a museum for some reason...) in Murdo SD has a number of microcars that have been there for awhile.  I have passed through there twice over the last decade.  It is in the middle of nowhere, the WALL DRUG exit.
Several have been outside under a lean-to shed for many years, like sad animals in some run-down Eastern European Circus.   *shudder*

1951 Crosley Pickup
1958 BMW Isetta (has had a flat tire for at least a decade..)
1959 King Midget
1960 Lloyd Van
1961 King Midget
1962 Messerschmitt KR200
1980-ish HMV Free-way
1970-ish Subaru 360 Van
1981 Trabant
plus some others I can't recall at the moment.

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Re: List of Museums with Microcars
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2014, 06:01:41 AM »
There is the unique DAF MUSEUM & RESEARCH CENTER in Mount Tabor, Vermont. The largest collection of DAF MicroCars outside of Europe with 18 cars and over 4,000 pieces of Memorabilia.





Museum is open Spring-Fall by appointment during the week but open every weekend.

John