Author Topic: John Candy owned a Messerschmitt Kr175!  (Read 15996 times)

Jim Janecek

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John Candy owned a Messerschmitt Kr175!
« on: March 16, 2013, 12:59:58 PM »
and he used it in "THE LAST POLKA" which was a spin-off video of the SCHMENGE Brothers characters from SCTV
John Candy and Eugene Levy appear driving it 1 minute into this section of the video:

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(note: after the parade the car does not appear in the rest of the video...)
So where is this car now? It used to be in Canada.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2013, 02:53:41 PM by Jim Janecek »


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Re: John Candy owned a Messerschmitt Kr175!
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 01:32:06 PM »
I know Dan Akroyd also owned a Messerschmitt KR200. There was an article way back in Minutia written by the guy that purchased it from him. It discussed how he went to look at the car somewhere in Canada not knowing it was Dan Ackroyd's car. He initially met with Dan's father and while looking it over out walked Dan. I think the writer ended up buying it. I'll try to look through some of my old magazines to find the article.

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Re: John Candy owned a Messerschmitt Kr175!
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 12:53:43 PM »
He was a great actor and I miss him to this day. He never took himself too seriously. I never realized he had a messerchmitt.  Some day I will buy a Messerschmitt like that. I have owned some small cars (and some big ones too) and I would love to own a car like that.  ;D 8)