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1942 Mathis VL333 visits Tallahassee for North Florida Micros


The only surviving 1942 Mathis VL333 visited Tallahassee this past week for the 2023 North Florida Micros events. Here are some photos from our first stop at the historic Wakulla Springs Lodge.  Thank you to the Micro Mini Car Club, Jeff Lane and the Lane Motor Museum for the fantastic event and much needed support!


North Florida Micros Event


The North Florida Micros event was a vibrant showcase of quirky classics and compact wonders. From tiny gems to pint-sized marvels, attendees reveled in the unique charm of these small-scale automobiles. Whether you're a seasoned collector or simply someone who appreciates the ingenuity of automotive design, there was something for everyone to admire.


The Story of the 1942 Mathis VL333

Now, let's talk about the real showstopper—the 1946 Mathis VL333 brought by none other than the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum. This beauty is a true blast from the past, hailing all the way from France and boasting a history as fascinating as its sleek design. With its aluminum body, unique chassis-free construction, and a peppy little engine, the VL333 turns heads wherever it goes.


Preserving Automotive Heritage

Events like the North Florida Micros and institutions like the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum play a vital role in preserving automotive heritage. By celebrating the past and embracing the present, we ensure that the legacy of iconic vehicles like the Mathis VL333 continues to inspire future generations of car enthusiasts.


As we reflect on the excitement and camaraderie of the North Florida Micros event, we look forward to future gatherings that celebrate the rich history and vibrant culture of micro and mini cars. Until then, let's keep the spirit of automotive appreciation alive and continue to share our passion for these unique and fascinating vehicles.,



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