Motorists Looked So Much Happier In Impossibly Tiny Cars
I’ve seen a lot of classic car photos. Maybe too many, because over the last few months I started to notice—or perhaps start to believe–that people are happier when they’re near small cars.
Of course, it’s a ridiculous, unprovable thing to say, but typically, post-Second World War microcars were bought and driven by average people…most of which were probably just happy to not have to wait for the bus. Classic microcars, too, are far more diverse in looks, move much more slowly, and are at home in cities, making them ripe for amateur photography. (And who wouldn’t smile when standing next to a Brutsch Mopetta?)
My personal experience around microcars doesn’t differ, either: people just seem to “Squee!” at the sight of a tiny machine puttering around. From behind the wheel, it’s tough to not crack a smile as onlookers either wave, hurriedly reach for their phones, shout, point…sometimes all of the above. A neon-colored Lamborghini will do much the same thing, but attracts a different sort of crowd.
Do tiny cars make you happy?