Small Wonders Micro/Mini Car Museum
This past weekend I was invited to join a "garage tour" organized by the Frankfort Car Club. I must admit I lead quite the charmed life because this garage tour happened to be an outing to a full fledged private museum that knocked my socks off and if you can believe almost left me speechless. The museum was the Small Wonders Micro/Mini Car Museum and I was lucky enough to get a VIP tour.
Passion is putting it lightly when it comes to Ken Weger and his baby the Small Wonders Micro/Mini Car Museum. Like most enthusiasts he is in it for the pure love of the hobby; however Ken's "pure love" is in another stratosphere to most out there. Over the last forty years or so Ken has grown his collection to nearly 150 rare and one of a kind Micro and Mini Cars from all around the world. Ken's extensive collection includes a prize 1950 Reyonnah, the highly collectable 1957 Messerschmitt Tiger, a 1934 Raleigh Safety Seven, the only known Cubster and the list goes on and on. To say Ken has the Micro/Mini world covered is an understatement. During the tour he gave incredibly detailed descriptions of each car enlightening us with his comprehensive knowledge. For example, with great enthusiasm he told us "out of 352 Messerschmitt Tigers built, up until 3 weeks ago we knew of 113 that were still in existence; the 114th just popped up out in Washington State." That was just one of many details that Ken shared during the tour that clearly illustrated his meticulous dedication to preserving these tiny jewels of Automotive history.
Words really can't do justice to the Small Wonders Museum. The attention to detail and scope of this collection epitomizes Ken's passion and commitment to Micro/Mini Car preservation. Have a look at just a few of the 150 or so candy colored micro confections Ken has in his collection.
Ken doesn't have any plans to stop collecting so the sky is the limit for this mighty collection of mini marvels.
I want to extend a huge thank you to Ken Weger and Larry Claypool. Ken, thank you for allowing me to tour your amazing museum as well as taking the time to chat and answer all my questions. It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to our paths crossing again. Larry as always you were teriffic. I can't thank you enough for inviting me along on the tour, for your friendship and support; many many thanks. Now, how many days until the picnic?
Stay tuned I've got great video footage and a huge gallery of pics that I'll be posting of this world class museum ASAP.
Til the next time - Keep on Kruzin!