As anyone with a passing interest in automotive history can tell you, the car world is rife with the kind of drama that could keep TMZ humming for weeks. While most of those tales live in the dark annals of Wikipedia, a few of them manage to work their way into the public consciousness. Such is the case with the dark and seedy story of the Bricklin SV-1.
A playhouse in the gullwinged sports car's hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick has decided to not only bring the story to life on stage, but to do so through song. That's right, kids: this sucker is a musical. According to The New York Times, "The Bricklin" goes for a cabaret/show car/disco vibe.
If you're wincing already, you're not alone. The principal characters include Malcolm Bricklin, of course, as well as Richard Hatfield, the gent who managed to secure most of the money for the SV-1 venture. There's also a love story involving a couple that goes to find work in Bricklin's New Brunswick production facility. Perhaps the biggest star of the show, however, is the orange SV-1 that also finds its way onstage.
"The Bricklin: An Automotive Fantasy" runs from July 27 to August 15 at The Playhouse in Fredericton, New Brunswick.