What's Wrong With This Picture: Bricklin: The Musical! Edition
July 14th, 2010 10:56 AM Share
Yes, really. The Bricklin: An Automotive Fantasy opens at the end of the month, in Fredricton, New Brunswick, not far from where the Bricklin SV-1 was built. And despite the fact that Bricklin’s SV-1 project left the citizens of New Brunswick with $23m in public debt when the fantasy fell apart, the locals aren’t looking back in anger. The Fredricton Playhouse’s executive director tells the NYT that
We’re going for a cabaret-meets-disco-meets-car-show vibe. It’s supposed to be fun. It’s a story about hopes and dreams
The moral of the story: Canadians are bad at holding grudges. Oh yes, and the auto industry will never tire of larger-than-life characters like Bricklin.
Published July 14th, 2010 10:56 AM
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Fredericton (with an E after the D)... :) I was just there last month, for the first time. Bricklin never even crossed my mind; I'd forgotten the cars were built there. Too bad I wasn't there late enough for the exhibition. New Brunswick is a highly underrated place to visit, by the way. The Bay of Fundy coastline is beautiful and there are a lot of twisty secondary roads that would be a great place to take a nice car.
I'm from NB as well. Come and visit when the Atlantic Nationals are in Moncton. It'll have to be next year as they were last weekend. :( 800 or so classic cars this year. Not too bad for our little corner of the world... Oh, and at least a couple of Bricklins usually show up.
+1 To Atlantic Nationals in Moncton. There are a few Bricklin's roaming around just down the highway here in Halifax as well. A couple I see regularly. A friend of mine in Ontario recently sold his, as he wasn't using it enough. His personalized license plate was "NBFIASCO"...