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Toy Tuesday: Lego Hatchback

By now, everyone knows of my love for Hatchbacks.  Some of you may know of my love of Legos.  My collection started when I was about 4 and developed to the point that by age 12, I had enough Lego cars, buildings, minifigs (the people) and accessories to create a pretty sizable town that I had laid out on a 4×8 sheet of plywood supported by sawhorses in the basement.  It was there that I became an Urban Planner – my current career.  That emphasis on the layout of the town and the buildings within was probably why I never developed too many detailed car models.  I did have a fleet of various cars that populated my table-town, but they were mostly mass-produced: either copies of retail models, or variations on a couple of my own standard designs.  But one thing was common, the design had to fit on the roads in my town.

It was that road-width issue that kept me from branching out too far like the creator of today’s feature.

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1992 Geo Metro

Honestly, you just have to see it to believe it.  Via Justin Hyde at Motoramic, the Yahoo car blog, I present you perhaps the world’s only Geo Metro limousine.  In my mind, this one’ s circled the idiotic/brilliant continuum a few times and landed squarely in the brilliant quadrant.  Except of course, if there are only two options, then you can’t really have “quadrants,” so…

and yes that is a tiger giving betty boop the eye on the hood of the car!

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Jaguar XJS

I know what you’re thinking… the XJS isn’t a hatchback.  Hatchtopia must not have had their Wheaties this morning.  You’d be right, unless you were an brilliantly crazed and talented Brit with way too much time on his hands…

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