Brent and Nan Myers typically bring their mini cars to the Historic Perrysburg Cruise-In each Friday night at the Commodore Schoolyard and thought they should have a separate show for smaller cars.
“Everyone comes and sees what we had so we decided to have our own show,” Mrs. Myers said.
Their first show, called the Midwest Micro/Minicar Gathering, will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Commodore Schoolyard. The land is at the southeast corner of Louisiana and Indiana avenues. At 1 p.m. there will be a timed road course challenge with cones set up in the parking lot.
The Perrysburg couple spends their retirement going to cars shows in Chicago, Tennessee, and Canada with their 25 mini cars - and 10 of which are currently driveable. It is a free show for those who have small vehicles. Mr. and Mrs. Myers are looking for cars to come that are less than 850 cc engine displacement, or fewer than four cylinders, or fewer than four wheels.
They are expecting about 40-50 cars to take part.
At about 3:30 p.m., the fleet of three-wheeled cars, mini cars, and even airplane shaped cars will drive through downtown Perrysburg, then go to the Hospice of Northwest Ohio. After showing off cars to patients and families, they will head to Kingston Residence of Perrysburg on Boundary Street.
“We‘ve stopped at a nursing home before and they just loved it,” Mrs. Myers said. “Kids love them too, they say ’this is my size,‘ and we give them rides. We’re not ‘don’t touch‘ people.”
Some of the cars being displayed will include BMW Isetta, Peel 50 [smallest car in the world], and Honda az 600.
“They’re mostly one or two seaters with three wheels from other countries because there is not a lot of room on the road there,” Mrs. Myers said.