If you’re anywhere near Newton or Brookline July 7, 8, or 9, chances are pretty good you’ll see a bevy of tiny cars buzzing the area.
They’re part of a weekend-long celebration of absurd little cars from all over the globe that Newton resident Charles Gould has organized for the last 23 years. BestRide.com editor Craig Fitzgerald sat down to talk to Charles about his obsession with these little cars, and how the event has become such a hit with kids and families.
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Gould’s Minicar and Microcar Classic includes a welcome reception for mini- and microcar owners on Friday night, and a run out to Hudson — where the Goulds have a storage facility for their 140-plus collection of cars — and a scenic drive to the top of lovely Mt. Wachusett, the highest point in eastern Massachusetts.
For spectators, Sunday, July 9 is the main event. It’s held at the Larz Anderson Museum in Brookline, and it’s an opportunity for kids and their families to involve all their senses by taking rides around the museum grounds, thanks to generous car owners willing to share the experience.
Listen to the podcast to learn how Charles and Nancy Gould and their daughters got involved in these unusual automobiles, and the pleasure they’ve received out of sharing them with the world.
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