Event Report: National MicroCar Rally 2019 - with show car reveal!Jun 06, 2021
well good morning ever since the inter
rallythere we find it very difficult to point things out in a mirror image they took of us and she herself spent the night with a couple of true bonds a rare p50 of the above type and a 601 very early he might have a nose around later the most exciting news is Chuck has a buddy from Invacare this is mhj 22 P belongs to my buddy Mark also pretty scruffy in places but this was the first to pick up , we have returned to the road in preservation, so to speak. and it's another one in the limited car it also has the handlebars all of a sudden last stalker has a stalk off a meter or am I too much to trust the Fox handbrake on this side as are the much more sensitive switches and a cross seatbelt interesting the arrangement which looks much more reassuring but otherwise very similar got the rear taillights and yes it looks a lot and there is a race today that will take us to F and we are going to Wells Cathedral that is the place we w like retouched from the movie Hot Fuzz Hot Fuzz was filmed in Wells but they didn't want it to feel like a cathedral city today they airbrushed it very cool place I think we are going to Breen Sands as well and we will be convoy with more than micro cars , so sitting in the middle of what I think will become the
showground is this Lloyd Alexander there was one in last year's video that was also a right hand drive Mercedes motorhome in the background or also but these Lloyd Alexander ones were actually quite an advanced twin I think four stroke trying to remember now and yeah very small but very well engineered that little Ward swamp who is very excited to drive a bull room last night, very kind gentleman, let me try. but i didn't have the video kit i just drove it so it was very nice yeah beautiful little cars beautiful little fiat 500 in jihad back in the day.
The engine is leaned towards life and spongy under the floor, so there's more cargo space than you'd expect for a rear-engined car. Very very pretty. Here we have a very very projected mini Bond car. up on mini car i recommend you check it out these are the wacky wacky wacky front wheel drive single wheel cars this might be a bit once i take a look we actually have the nose under you can see which has a Honda engine ok that's going to be exciting but yeah it's a chain drive from a single cylinder engine to the front wheel this can be more original it's got a crawl under it goes the chain is on the other side, natu
rallythere is never a BMW Isetta hiding it in an awning there. check that out for a color another lovely Messerschmitt and an earlier link they did up to Mark G which is an earlier one I think the ATIS C was shaped that way only because there's a really nice mid 70's Ranger around here it's in excellent condition not too much Mint is a bit like I remember them but in a classic shape there are wonderful steel wheels yes that's iconic you could say Honda and 600 but it came from the Netherlands.
I told him about the Sunday classics from Japan I think even and Patrick would like to look at them they are very nice restored pretty rotten Dan about 50,000 miles to chat to the carpentry shop yesterday I love how the taillights are set up at the rear here love how these little grills hint it could be rear-engine but no it's an air called transverse straight double overhead cam screamer of an engine lots of moto tech in a little car bmw 700 possibly the most beautiful car on here well yes the
microcars huddle together to warm themselves in the cold oh we have the Tune the BMWs are racing ahead It's nice to see the asceticism The Trojans hanging out together Little Dago accompanies them on the journey I love this I feel huge because all these cars are small so it's a uential column shift sequence in the link you knock it over to go through the gears and then you go up again to pass again it works very well in fact I think it's a good way to change gear sometimes it's a small convoy of two cylinders we have an autobianchi in front of us and in the car behind and a Fiat 500 behind that interestingly the invar car was meant to use the fiat twin cylinder engine ended up using much better starting out of each drive so here we are at glastonbury or some of the micro cars are nice to park pretty good so we've got a small selection of Barclays trojans behind us and a lone link in the distance wondering where all these link friends are tremendous scenes up ahead we've got a link to an Isetta and never find meeting here outside Glastonbury abbey the ruins of it They have BMW 711 sectors so I'm pretty sure I have a picture somewhere of this pair.
I may have already mentioned it, but I'm being asked to see if I can dig it up. Drove. that many years ago oh yes we are j Just coming next to the cathedral now to our left I will find the way and I can see the
microcars already on the green so here we are at Wells Cathedral with a gathering of little cows all the governess speaks before the place, yes, the weather has changed a little. bleak but we're having a blast anyway and there's a little prince from NSU sneaking into the lineup it's a wonderful sight all little cars on top of the Royal Enfield 95-105 engine meant to be a bit of a rocket ship oh yeah , now it really is. raining, some more cars have joined us, the autobianchi from the small convoy before in the Fiat 500, but he was following us, the little Dutchman in the N 600, the mini car bombs have arrived, I see that they gave in and put their roofs because they we were going to go topless before yeah wonderful backdrop here at Wells Cathedral very strange cathedral because it looks like it might have had spires or maybe never built them so it's a bit bulky but a backdrop awesome none Heless and completely retouched from the movie Hot Fuzz which was filmed downtown which is just beyond these buildings yes I really like Hot Fuzz.
It's got the wide arches it looks like it's got an expansion exhaust system for some extra power lumbar ride at unbelievably awesome speed yeah even a little bit here we go walking home here we go then thank the chat coach for a couple of mics in the car about what they location spectacular whoa easy now huh jeepers lost a lot of bikes dick well i've never been to cheddar gorge think about the gay gone or the place feels almost out of pine now we're dissipating with the route to which we're going to drive back camp it's been a lovely race and we're back we'll make the smoke go smoothly both tv's and saturday's race starts a couple of 50cc shells a museum so we're here at the awesome haynes motor Museum squeezing The buses inside we don't have a lot of space, but we have small cars, at least he's just trying to fit everyone.
Here is the challenge. I guess I'm flipping out, but yeah, where are we going to put all of this? It will be a challenge not all Barclays have a reverse so sometimes you have to do it all manually at least they are lightweight Healey hundred and look at this he left it behind. I don't know what body day it is the p50 peel has done it if any could find a place to squeeze it oh maybe they all do that's quite an accomplishment I don't know how peel Trident has come but one of them has accomplished and we're just rearranging the little Barclays they've been squeezing a little bit more in I'm sure we can they're just small but yeah they cover it up pretty quickly I don't think we've seen this scooter before a metallic purple it looks amazing, the simple controls and this amazing setup. pick that up yeah hopefully from our seat cut that steering wheel slider that comes to you p with a door we've got a few different vehicles joining us today including this amazing Gaga mobile van there's little to shake again Jim shoots then we have a lovely glasses mobile Cooper who has been helped back up because I think these have yes they have a small electric preselect gearbox and they don't always behave in the best way.
Gorgeous real light detail. I go around the car in the opposite direction, but we've run out of space a little bit here, so there you go, that's the turn and that's the reverse. yeah it's getting a little busy we got a copen daihatsu here lots of their setters and call backs and yeah it's all getting a bit crowded maybe they were expecting just six microcars I don't know look at the settlers blank and black that Liège pressed Liège. Recreation in 2008, the BMW 700 again and Maury puts on the Cooper goggles, it's yeah, I'm not sure how we'll all get out again, but I'm sure we'll figure something out and where we're going.
Sorry these little monkeys cause later oh good morning it's sunday Here's the main day of the
showand mhj in the plastic lineup along with The Frisky some shells and right across the sign the scooter cars so yeah y'all We're gearing up for the show and shine element of the National Micro Car Rally. So where all the cars line up by make so there's all the ties right for the popular micro car liner making the ties we've got a scare liner the Heinkel Trojans back there Messerschmitts making a big line up on the back and the BMW Isetta and yeah others are lined up in plastic here and metal behind so we'll go and take a ride.
We have already seen some of the cars in the camp. It doesn't hurt to look a little longer. and this probably isn't a bad place to start we'll start with Try Vance we've got a Travie here which was the East German equivalent of the Mini Moke the only Trabant I've ever driven was a very brief turn er an
eventwhere all of a sudden I didn't there was time for video but it occurs to me i'm not sure where i would put my camera makes maybe i try to drive a normal ride at some point instead of after barclay makes all the noise they are little sports cars very very loud and i'll go look at those normal return to misc lining the barclays were designed by laurie bond of bond mini car fame hence the all wheel drive which makes it very easy to switch from a four wheeler like these two free vehicles like this green with a hard top here because the front panels are exactly the same and they all have motorcycle engines of various types which were the square grills that use a shrinkable royal enfield engine i think e some of them have triples or puffing blue there has an excelsior triple engine yes I think all three have and twin cylinders used in others there is a prize for this year's show shed and yes that might be a competitor you're trying to encourage people to bring their cars no matter the condition and I fully applaud that's good to see I have a line of putting up the bonuses bonus mistakes bonus mistakes nothing to do with bonuses actually got done after reliant bought bonds is a great rival design to tom corona and is heavily based on real fundamentals and yes some of them i'm quite curious how they feel modded.
Lisa has aerodynamic screens that deflect some of the air. we've got a little Tourette sitting there I'm assuming he'll come along and join the lineup at some point and then we've got the bonus mini cars of various shapes a really nice example here of the older styling vs the latest art you see how wide they got when they tried to make them more family friendly and tried to compete with the practicality of the mini not with great success sadly sales waned with some tv based kick car there a lomax which is another must we have. kicked out but looks like it's had a bmw conversion for those cylinder heads are pretty big that must be pretty exciting it's a three wheeler now we have a test king which is a replica of the original morgan three wheeler pretty exciting and these remarkable little fingers another loud little bark going on this is brand new it does six miles it's kind of a little replica mg type t but it uses a little bit of a 50cc i think it's a six and a half horsepower engine with a CVT and chain drive all the way to the rear axle , I think we have huge brake discs on each side and a grill made out of wood, it's just a specially homemade build called a maybug, it's quite noticeable and utterly tiny and as you can see it's completely road legal. brilliant because another bomb bug so yeah peel I pretty badly refer to this one as a replica but no it's the original it's the one Jeremy Clarkson wore in Top Gear he drove around the BBC tv center in that same peeling and that boosted everything. the road to the haines motor museum yeah yesterday in the convoy it's great to see her and skin her also did the little trident here which is very very bubbly actually there is some ventilation but i would say it was pretty limited both It's fifty CC, 30 miles an hour, possibly very brave nose driving. out on the designed road in the Isle of Man and from Mora's house, to be honest,playful little meadows next to very nice MB cars with lots of II designed scooter cars one of which is for sale if you are s
eventeen and a half seeded in tandem thousand pound sitting one behind the other oh there goes the turret which is a replica it is built on an oval chassis and the body was a mold taken from an original turret not many of them are lovely noise no here comes another trophy to join the trophy liner the best time to see the show when everyone is really getting into the fiat lineup we have a bit of a controversy here because we have an autobianchi here that uses the fear undercarriage but it's not a fiat the other one is the blue and the team the turquoise and the green someday now or I'm going to look in a bit so what lineup should they be in and a tough question and then we've got the later call test drive video for this one I'm very happy to
reportthat it was a lot of fun down here we have a couple of Hondas the Honda pace has arrived to join the N 600 both cars built to perfection are eggs though the N started life as the N 360 because the pie our eggs were a bit stricter at the time these are built for 660 regs that came in during the 1980s Lloyd Alexander very complex a beautiful BMW 700 convertible here is the other autobianchi next to a Necker Winesburg which is a very expensive rework of a 500 you I can see the base body is pure 500 but it was built by NSU and yes they didn't sell many which were quite expensive.
It is a small original coupe. running, you didn't want to start earlier, so I'm glad you're happy again the corridor full on top of talking I see a good seat and I can think that you can definitely see the flu in the car it happened to me at the elbow of copan curiously the later ones do not count like microcars because they came from a 660 turbo to a 1.3 a bit of work naturally aspirated with the use of NS here and if you found it was preferable to build your own car rather than pay for it you're under license see what's happening on the back, yeah it's a CV registered P, oh well oh what's up? the dirt is that another kick ass 2cv base that is pretty fancy the mini lights perched on the rear interesting live in the corner what you gonna see at these events i have a little austin 7 technically not a microcar but a lot folks from the event and we have a 2cv registered as P.
I think a friend of mine used to have this one so yeah it wasn't registered until 1997 or circa 1996 maybe that's why it's on a P plate a slightly unusual pair of Reliance and never entered a Messerschmitt liner and d very, very colorful, in fact, they were the first to be the most eager. Today it was a Messerschmitt, but look at this delightful shed etc. overly restored and there's the little Isetta van that we saw at the event yesterday a beautiful lion and that's oh dear someone just crashed their drone yeah I quite like the key on the back of that it's Good to see I said this before I knew it. but in five minutes we'll be unveiling this 1980s prototype microcar that we're moving from other vehicles on the road here we're going to help unveiled 1980 great thank you very much and I'm going to ask you for a hug, not Ian, come forward now and unveil this is a prototype Micro car which was developed by Mikkel T Studios based on Daihatsu cuore a floor plan and is 550 CC so it is a proper micro car and was their take on the city car in the mid 1980s.
It has been presented in Turin. Motor Show in 1984 and then it went into storage and it's been in storage in Italy since we brought it in this spring and it's been in storage here ever since so take it away guys there you have the Mickey Lottie package which has lots of unusual features very long doors but with parallelogram hinges so the door doesn't open blank in the parking lot interior is misspelled it's actually a fully working prototype even though it was the show car so we'll fire it up in a bit and haul it out to show you. which is a mix of fiberglass and steel body like I say a lot of unusual features if you look at the dash it's completely unique the intention was for it to have all electronic instruments so they put together some dummy instruments because in 1984 electronics were in its childhood but my son Fraser who is here has kindly volunteered for developers to work with electronic instrumentation that exactly matches but dummy instruments that are there so at some point that will happen as a Renault album. unusual features in the trim as I say and the seats are unique and actually very comfortable very slim so it's the complete four seater with luggage room at the rear of the two cylinder engine and to come and have a look, we can warrior of the heart, it's ok that's where the car has stage fright without realizing it she goes from when dieter Kure was still a lake two cylinders are very smooth a small engine joined the light well and designed by Nicola fee one of my favorite stylists there's a finger of absolute beauty check out those double hinged doors for the ultimate cool factor i know berkeley is off oh it's been a busy day meeting a lot of people always has her fans, we have another shell here, you know, so that's a lot of shells and good. at the end here a little Willem van I think these were built by Lambretta I had a really loud ride around the field in one of those at the
nationalmicro car rallies last year and what when I checked out that little Range Rover and it's exactly my Range Rover size.
I must admit that it suits me very well and the Daihatsu is growing too. The Coppens have joined a mirror furnace. OTR xx art is a crazy little cake. These have a turbocharged 660 CC four cylinder with intercooler. engine and 16 valve there very nice to see it was good enough for 4x4 too go check out some of the cars we got to seavey's here and the van went to croatia certainly another 2cv they are pretty original austin seven air filter assembly and Little Reliant Rebel Reliance First small four-wheeler with a very very tight turning radius and an engine bay that should look pretty familiar when you turn on this one followed by the Mike Fox series.
No, I think it's a little 700cc. Figure H2 2CV So yeah it's been a really lovely day here at the Home Market Car Rally. I missed the main day last year. I wasn't there for the main show so this is my first experience and it's been lovely. the people are amazing very friendly people always willing to answer questions and yes just very nice we have had a couple of wonderful evenings the organizers Malcolm and Hellena Elaine has put so much effort preparing food for so many of us it has been amazing , so I've had a great time.
It's a really lovely moment and yes I would like to thank the organizers and the entire microcar community and you're never sure what's going to show up next. at the national mocha car rally you could do a separate video of the ride home and we'll see how it progresses and obviously subscribing is an option if you feel the need yes there's a yellow link with full wheels in the background there and yes I would say thank you and see you in a future video farewell Excel stamp
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