Wordless Wednesday #19: Isetta, Berkeley

A short break from the China flashbacks for a more recent Berkeley flashback: While I was sitting in the original Peet’s Coffee in Berkeley last month, this cute little “bubble car” pulled up, drawing an almost immediate crowd of people taking pictures and marveling at its general adorableness.

In case you’ve never seen one, this is a BMW Isetta 300, a microcar originally designed by the Italians in the early 1950s. Steve Urkel drove one in Family Matters, if that rings a bell.

The coolest thing? The door opens in front:

Photo by Nerfer