(First Posted August 10, 2013) 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!
Let’s start with the Cadillac. Built in the ’50’s, it was the height of automotive aspiration for many in the United States.
From any angle, it is a lot of car with chrome, dagmars, and fins galore.
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.
This is a truly attractive car and belies its diminutive 97″ wheelbase. Do the similarities start to emerge?
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.
Due to its being less common than the other two, here are some specifics.
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?