We’ve all seen the amazing vehicles that people build at home. Those people have some serious skills, but Erie Adams takes things to a new level. Adams builds small-scale replicas of full-size cars from scratch that are true works of art. The vehicles that Adams has created all run, drive, and have won plenty of awards at numerous car shows.
Adams created a museum that features all of the various dwarf cars that he’s built. Inside the museum, you’ll find his first creation, a replica of a 1928 Chevy that was built using nine different refrigerators. The car is powered by a two-cylinder engine, that’s backed by a three-speed transmission that came out of a mail cart. Adams used nearly every part of the refrigerator to make the dwarf car.
The “Rebel Rouser” is a scaled-down 1949 Mercury coupe that Adams built using all kinds of different materials. Adams hand-built almost all of the Rebal Rouser from raw materials, so every inch of the car is covered in custom parts. The dwarf car is powered by a 1290cc Toyota Starlet engine, and Adams shifts his own gears thanks to a five-speed transmission. Adams made sure the entire car is functional and driven on the street. The car has even reached a top speed of 100 MPH in full street trim.
You’ll want to watch the video from Barcroft Cars to learn about everything that Adams did to make the Rebel Rouser road worthy. You’ll also get to hear some great stories from Adams, including how he gets his car show trophies home.