Saturday, June 25, 2005



Saturday morning I'm cutting the hedges when the Mrs gets wind of a microcar rally up north that afternoon. We decide to go for it and crank up the smart car and head for Orillia and the "Micronorth" rally. We make the mistake of joining the 400 Highway south of Barrie and get snarled in the traffic - folk are leaning out of car windows to enquire about the smart.

The microcars are gathered on the dock at Lake Couchiching in a heatwave. A small but select gathering including our pal John with his Isetta, originally made in Brighton. There are Isettas, Messerschmidts, Fiats, DKWs, 2CVs and other rare vehicles along with a smattering of smarts. A number of Amphicars are present and one actually takes to the water - it hoots as a large ferry approaches.

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