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If Cars Could Talk – Microcars

August 14, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The microcar was a product of necessity. In the wake of World War II, people needed to get around, but resources to build, buy and operate cars were scarce. As Europe and Japan rebuilt after the war, microcar manufacturers cranked out a diverse range of tiny, weird, utilitarian people-movers. The roster of microcar makers includes familiar marques like BMW and Subaru, but also the forgotten names of Zundapp, Berkeley, Teilhol and Heinkel. Join us and learn more about the tiny cars that look like they’d fit right into Richard Scarry’s illustrations of cute, round vehicles.

There are many chapters to the story of the automobile. If cars could talk, they might just share stories we never imagined. Each month, our speaker will pick a car and offer a fascinating peek into its history. Join us the second Tuesday of each month, and explore the story of cars with Museum curators, staff, or local personalities over lunch.

This event is FREE for ACM Members and included with Museum admission. Bring a lunch, or enjoy a meal from Classics by Pacific Grill.



August 14, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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LeMay – America’s Car Museum
2702 East D Street
Tacoma, WA 98421 United States


Education Department