DELPHOS — Ken and Vicki Siefker, of Delphos, brought their 1970 Subaru Micro Van to the Westgate Charity Car Show.
Micro cars are defined as a small car with an engine, usually with less than 700 cubic centimeters of engine capacity. Early micro cars shared engines with motorcycles; as well as wheels and brakes.
This micro van is 10 feet in length and 5 feet wide. It runs on 360 ccs. It’s a two-cylinder, two-cycle engine with a four-speed manual transmission. The van weighs 1,000 pounds.
Micro cars are becoming more popular these days. Some believe the popularity is due to the Smart Car evolution.
This van is set up just like the Volkswagen Bugs were. The parts are all interchangeable, motor-wise.
“We have more fun with these,” Siefker said.
The Siefkers belong to a micro club.
“Micro people get together, and we just travel,” Siefker said.