Thursday, December 2, 2021

Meet Ernie Adams. He Builds Tiny Cars Out Of Old Fridges

 Via Hal


Ernie Adams, of Maricopa, Arizona, has been creating his incredible scaled-down replicas of full-size cars since 1965, starting with his version of a 1928 Chevy two-door sedan. The original car, known as ‘Grandpa Dwarf’, was made out of nine old refrigerators and is still running today. Since then, Ernie, now in his late-70s, has made hundreds of 11/16th scale dwarf cars, from racers to cruisers – all fully drivable and road-legal. One of the gems of his collection is his take on the 1949 Mercury two-door coupe, which he built entirely from scratch using flat sheet metal.


  1. There are people who build model airplanes from kits and preen when they come out looking nicely painted and polished:
    then there are craftsmen; artists, if you will.