Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Rochester Hills, MI
Bikes: Specialized Sequoia, Specialized Crosstrail, Cannondale Synapse Carbon
In about 1960 my dad bought a Fiat 500 "Bianchina". Talk about tiny! It had two cylinders rated at 17hp, seated two with a vestigial back seat, suicide doors, and a fabric roof section that could be folded back (the only way to get headroom if you were seated in back). This was a bad choice to own in Cincinnati, which has some seriously long, steep hills. With an extra passenger in back, I swore a couple timea that someone would have to get out of it if we were going to make it to the top!
I never got to drive it, but his next car was an improvement: a 1957 VW convertible that I learned to drive in -- a real speedster compared to the Fiat.