It's hard to tell without another car for reference, but in the image above, 72-year-old Ernie Adams is driving a very small car. Actually, the technical name is a "dwarf car," a road-legal nearly-perfect replica of a full-sized car, and Adams built it from scratch. He's been building dwarf cars since 1965 – all of them from scratch, by hand. Adams was apparently the first to do it, and along the way he created the first dwarf race car and, unintentionally, the dwarf car racing series.

Working on his property in Arizona, Adams is still building them, and Jeff Diehl has put together a documentary on the man and his fantastic little creations. Adams was once the editor of a magazine called Dwarf Car Racer, so he knows the subject well. You can have a watch of the trailer for the doc below, it's an eye popper when you see Adams on the road in traffic. For an even fuller picture, check out the second Hemmings link to a magazine piece on Adams and his toys.


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      telm12345
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wish I could see it next to a very regularly sized sedan...
      pickles
      • 1 Year Ago
      Autoblog: Please let us know when the movie is past tease and all done. Looks super cool and I for one would love to see the rest.
        Jim R
        • 1 Year Ago
        @pickles
        Absolutely. Keep us posted on this! This guy is a hell of a craftsman.
      Andre Neves
      • 1 Year Ago
      There has been a lot of "teasing going around here lately.
      reattadudes
      • 1 Year Ago
      this guy lives about a half a mile from me. the cars are about 5-6 feet long, and perhaps 30 inches wide, and two feet tall. they're tiny.
      throwback
      • 1 Year Ago
      Okay, I'm hooked! I would love to drive one of these. What engine is he using?
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wish Ernie was my grandpa! He's the man!!!
      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      I call bogus. He's just a very big man.
      Shiftright
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fascinating, but just can't understand why anyone would do this unless they were a dwarf / little person themselves
        throwback
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Shiftright
        Why does anyone build anything? Some folks are just craftsman.
      Mike
      • 1 Year Ago
      Very cool stuff, I would love to take a look at one of those cars and ask a million questions about it. On;y downside to the cars he has created are that being as small as they are you would have to be really careful when you mix it up in traffic,because you might not be visible to drivers of truck and suvs.
      Joel Alvarado
      • 1 Year Ago
      Here is the link to Ernie's website. It has videos and photos. There's even an Ernie Adams documentary you can buy on DVD. http://www.dwarfcarpromotions.com
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