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June 21, 2010

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LeMay sponsors Chicago microcar exhibition

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A BMW Isetta 250 at the BMW Museum. (BMW)

LeMay -- America's Car Museum, in Tacoma, may be known for its extensive collection of rare and classic autos. But July 17-18 it will be sponsoring an exhibition of micro and minicars in Chicago. The Tres Petite Concours is a display of 10-15 smaller than small cars from Chicago collections. Microcars are passenger cars with 500cc or smaller engines and Minicars have engines from 501cc to 999cc. All of the vehicles on display are from the 1950s and '60s, and include a Citroen Deux Chevaux (2CV), a BMW Isetta and a Fiat Cinquecento (which is reminiscent of Luigi in the animated film "Cars"). For more on the display, see the Teeny Tiny Productions website.

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