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There's something about bubble cars that's really appealing. They may be small and impractical, but they're also incredibly cute. Made in the Forties and Fifties, bubble cars were especially popular when fuel prices were high during the Suez Crisis. Hey, guess what, world? Fuel prices are high again. So, can we all get bubble cars?

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When in Rome… well at least this month, check out an exhibition of Macchinette, the Italian name for bubble cars or microcars. They have forty in all shapes, colors and sizes (though they mostly come in extra-small).

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For those of us who won't be in Rome this month, here are some cool galleries, and some alternative destinations: a Microcar Museum in Madison, Georgia, or a Bubble Car Museum in Lincolnshire, England. RM

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Top image: messerschmitt.co.uk. Other images: Macchinette.

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  • Great Gas Mileage

    July 16, 2008

    Must get some great gas mileage out of these baby’s!

    I’d love to have one if I could handle the laughter when I got out of the car.

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