CC Car Show: Compare and Contrast

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If one looks around, it is easy to spot any number of awesome manmade contrasts around them.  How about a fitness facility next door to a funeral home?  Or, a church next door to a tatoo parlor?

Such a contrast could be found at the Mother’s Day car show in Hannibal.  Yet these three also have some commonality as well as only a few degrees of separation.  Yes, you are looking at a Cadillac, an AMX, and a Messerschmitt!

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Let’s start with the Cadillac.  Built in the ’50’s, it was the height of automotive aspiration for many in the United States.

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From any angle, it is a lot of car with chrome, dagmars, and fins galore.

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Then we have the AMX, the ultimate in AMC’s performance car heritage (full history here).  While it looks a bit juiced up in appearance, it still sports its original looking tri-tone paint.

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This is a truly attractive car and belies its diminutive 97″ wheelbase.  Do the similarities start to emerge?

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Lastly we have this Messerschmitt – it’s not much bigger than a minute.  With this being the first one I had ever seen, it was a captivating machine.

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Due to its being less common than the other two, here are some specifics.

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Here’s a rear view for better insight into its size.

Looking at this further, I see as many similarities as dissimilarities.  The degree of separation isn’t quite as colorful as you might think.

What do you see?

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