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More than curiosity: Small cars inspire dedicated collectors

More than curiosity: Small cars inspire dedicated collectors

The front end of Ed Parsil's 1970 Subaru 360 van, which is about 10 feet long, 4 feet wide and weighs 1,200 pounds.

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More than curiosity: Small cars inspire dedicated collectors

More than curiosity: Small cars inspire dedicated collectors

Barney Rael screws on the engine door of his 1957 BMW Isetta 300. The unusually tiny car has its engine in the rear. The front of the car is the door. A 1966 Austin Mini from England is at right.

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More than curiosity: Small cars inspire dedicated collectors

More than curiosity: Small cars inspire dedicated collectors

We've grown accustomed to seeing Volkswagen's New Beetle, BMW's Mini and, most recently, the modern version of the Fiat 500.

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More than curiosity: Small cars inspire dedicated collectors

More than curiosity: Small cars inspire dedicated collectors

"It's a small world when it comes to small cars," says Barney Rael, who's active in the Dynamic Mini Collective club.

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More than curiosity: Small cars inspire dedicated collectors

More than curiosity: Small cars inspire dedicated collectors

Barney Rael, who collects micro cars from the 1950s, '60s and '70s, adjusts the side mirror before taking his 1957 BMW Isetta 300 for spin as his son, Donald, 20, watches. Barney Rael says he started his hobby in 1985.

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More than curiosity: Small cars inspire dedicated collectors

More than curiosity: Small cars inspire dedicated collectors

Barney Rael driving his 1957 BMW Isetta 300 - a three-wheeler- around his neighborhood.

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