Messerschmitt KR200-No Flying
At the Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival in Lakeland, FL a year or so ago, we found this little tiny Messerschmitt KR200.
The 3 wheel bubble cars (term used for micro cars built in the 1950’s & ‘60s) were built to be economical. The bubble resembled an aircraft-style canopy. Kind of looks like the old bubble gum dispensers.
I think he has personality, don’t you?
The cars were built by the Messerschmitt Company during the time period after WW2 when it was not allowed to build airplanes. Actually, only the name and insignia were Messerschmitt; another company produced it. It was called a KR meaning Kabinenroller which meant “scooter with cabin”.
Messerschmitt Company did manufacture planes again starting in 1956 and lost all interest in the micro-cars. Production of the cars stopped in 1964.
Messerschmitt KR200-No Flying at all. No wings. Can you imagine driving the autobahn in one of these? They are kind of cute though. The Lake Mirror Concourse Automobile Show is fantastic. A wonderful place to spend the day.
The lake is full of water birds and there’s also a wooden boat show. If you love classic cars, some of them old and valuable, really old, come out to the Lake Mirror Concours d’Elegance car show: October 17-19, 2014. For more information about the show, click here.
Lakeland is in the middle of the state, near Orlando. If you’re a true antique and classic car lover, you might combine a Disney World trip with the Lakeland Car Show. It is a great show to see. View Swans Gone Wild in Lakeland click here
Lakeland has lots of interesting things to do.
Toni Weidman, GRI
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