To see a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette parked next to a 1955 Ford Thunderbird on a grassy lawn at a local car show is a wonderful thing. Add a 1930s Duesenberg or Pierce-Arrow to the mix? Even better. But if you’re searching for classic metal in a smaller size, you might want to head to this weekend’s Petite Concours and Très Petite Concours in Chicago.
Très petite? What does that mean? Is this some fancy French show?
Well, it’s two shows, really. According to Teeny Tiny Productions, the event sponsor, the Petite Concours focuses on minicars and microcars of the 1950s and ’60s. The Très Petite Concours, a smaller showing of 10 to 15 cars, will focus on some of Europe’s microcars “emphasizing compact size, fuel efficiency and curb appeal.”
We’re told to expect a collection of Citroen 2CVs, Fiat Cinquecentos, and BMW Isettas. Sorry, Chevy Corvair enthusiasts — you’ve had your day.
Have I missed it already?
No, but if you’re planning on getting there by way of microcar, you probably want to get moving. The Petite Concours runs until tomorrow, during Chicago’s Old Town Art Fair. The Très Petite Concours begins tomorrow, June 12, runs through Monday, June 13, and will have a second gathering from July 15 to 17.
For full event details, visit Teeny Tiny’s website.
Source: PR Newswire