What's Wrong With This Picture: Bricklin: The Musical! Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
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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.

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  • PhotoJim PhotoJim on Jul 14, 2010

    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.

  • BunkerMan BunkerMan on Jul 14, 2010

    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.

  • PeriSoft PeriSoft on Jul 14, 2010
    "It’s supposed to be fun." I was going to make a snarky comment like, "What, and there's entertainment that's supposed to make you miserable?" Then I realized that a performance of pretty much any straight play written between 1940 and 1960 falls into that category. F*ck you, Arthur Miller, and the horse you rode in on.

  • Redshift Redshift on Jul 15, 2010

    +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"...