Small Wonders Micro Car Museum (10/01)


WRAPUP:  What an incredible event!!  We had a little bit of trouble with our original planned starting location, but after a couple moves we secured a hassle free meetup spot.  We took a short scenic drive on some twisty roads and were then given the ful VIP treatment at the museum.  We were treated to donuts and soft drinks, and a full and detailed tour of the workshop and museum areas, with a history of most of the cars in the collection.  Words cannot do justice to describe the interesting cars, so take a look through the pictures below..

Huge thanks to Ken for being such a gracious host to our club, and to Arnie and Lena for helping with the arrangements.

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Photos by: Steve | Francis |


If you are a big fan of small, you won’t want to miss the Small Wonders Microcar Museum. This is a large collection of some of the smallest cars around.We will start with a short 1/2 hour drive starting in Wauconda, and ending in Crystal Lake.

Availability is limited so add a comment letting us know you will attend


WHAT: A very cool private museum of Microcars and memorabilia

WHERE: Start at the Dunkin Dounuts 469 West Liberty Street (Rt 176) in Wauconda. Note: Parking is limited in the front, but there is additional space in the back. We will drive to Crystal Lake and arrive as a group. We will provide the private destination details in an e-mail a few days prior to the event.

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WHEN: Saturday October 1st, departure is 10:30

WHO: CMMC Members or others interested in the club. Other clubs may participate if there is space available after our club members respond. Please rsvp your desire to come as well as the club you belong to. Space is limited so please be sure to RSVP.

WHY: A fun short group drive, hanging out with MINI friends, and a chance to see a bunch of very interesting vehicles

Thanks to Arnie and Lena for planning this event. Special thanks to Ken and Sylvia for sharing their treasures at the Small Wonders Micro Car Museum.

  • I’ll be there!!

  • Adam

    I’m in.

  • Greg Shives

    I will definitely be there!

  • I’ll be there +1

  • I’m in. Put me +1.

  • Cherissa Loire

    I’ll be there + 1.

  • Jerry Fikar

    Jerry and guest will show.

  • Alex Rydzewski

    Both myself and Jenny will be there


    Count me in.

  • Dan Peters

    Dan and a guest will be there.

  • Arnie

    Just helping the head count. +2

  • Nat & Jennifer

    We’ll be there.

  • Pat

    I’ll be there with my son. Love the Micro Cars! Makes my MINI look like a Hummer

  • Rose

    I’ll be there!

  • Jerry Fikar

    Sorry to say I have to cancel out. Forgot I have to attend a lecture.
    Jerry Fikar

  • Sue Stout

    BEE MINI and I will be there!


    I will be there with Lillian. That Microcar show in Crystal Lake was a true peak experience for us. Thanks!

  • Jerry Fikar

    Please count me back in. My class has been canceled.
    Me and Grandson. Thanks Steve

  • David

    Is it too late to add me plus 1?

  • Alice Hogueisson

    Sorry Can’t make this one either travelling for work again – this make two in a row i had to miss

    Hope to see everyone soon….

  • We’ll be there.

  • Arnie

    David, you are in +1

  • Nat & Jennifer

    We may not be able to make it tomorrow.

  • Bill Murphy

    Too late to add one more?

  • Too late to add one more?

    We’ll see you there!!

  • Tanara

    We planned to go but I didn’t know about the private email part.

  • Jerry Fikar

    What a great time yesterday. Thanksto all that made it happen.

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