Long regarded with affection as a humourous and often quirky phenomenon, microcars like the Smart have become a regular sight in our cities. Now lauded as intelligent solutions for drivers at a time when roads are congested and fuel reserves are dwindling, they are experiencing a successful resurgence in our urban landscapes.
With this book we are celebrating the renaissance of the microcar in all its eccentric glory. Featuring many of the most ingenious examples of micro cars, this book traces their history from the rudimentary cycle cars of the early 1920s, through the futuristic bubble cars of the post-war era such as the British Frisky, the German Messerschmitt and Goggomobil, to the American Crosley, right through to the Smart and Toyota"s revolutionary Pod.
320 colour & b/w illustrations