YAK Car Pic of the Day
by Jim Corbran - posted 12:01 am, October 3, 2012
And now for something silly.
I really can’t believe that I haven’t seen the 2011 movie Cars 2 yet. We saw the original Cars movie when the kids were younger, but I think the vehicles in the sequel, which takes place in a Grand Prix race through the streets of Europe, were much more interesting and eclectic. AMC Gremlins, Peugeots, Opels, Eldorados… even the odd ZAZ Zaporozhetz. One of my favorites is this Fiat 500, circa 1948, who plays the character Uncle Topolino. Topolino is Italian for “little mouse” and that’s the nickname these cars were known by when introduced to the European motoring market in 1937. It continued in production until 1955, with a full, more modern-looking body makeover in 1949. The 500 has pretty much gone down in history as Italy’s “People’s Car.” See a gallery of Cars 2 vehicles here.