May 2009 I was in Ann Arbor visiting my parents. It was still the depths of the recession and very rough times in the auto industry, but it was a sunny, pleasant Saturday, and a lot of car enthusiasts were out in full force. The most notable of them all was stopping by Stadium Hardware.
The stories on the web about this car are fascinating, and not all in agreement. In part, because the story of this first “smart car” after World War II grew to be different for the different regions where they were built.
My Dad is vintage 1927, this car, 1957. Both had close ties to WW II.