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Dwarf cars are documentary stars!

By James Cleary, 06 Feb 2013 Features

MOTOR magazine, Ernie Adam, dwarf car documentary

Ernie Adams, 72, lives in Maricopa, in the heart of desert country, just south of Phoenix, Arizona, and builds incredibly detailed, road-legal, roughly half-scale replica cars, by hand, from scratch, in his workshop shed.

Ernie Adams, 72, lives in Maricopa, in the heart of desert country, just south of Phoenix, Arizona, and builds incredibly detailed, road-legal, roughly half-scale replica cars, by hand, from scratch, in his workshop shed.

He’s been building these amazing machines for close to 50 years, and filmmaker Jeff Diehl has made a documentary on Adams and his pint-size fleet, that includes classic American sedans and convertibles from the 1920s to the late ‘40s.

His first dwarf car was a 1928 Chevy two door sedan, using steel from old refrigerators for an authentic feel, and powered by a 10kW two-cylinder engine.

Watch the trailer for a taste of the doco to come, or check out Ernie's website here - Dwarf Car Promotions.