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Old 03-25-2009, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The Flea shot in the wild! Cell phone pic posted on another forum.

I am happy to report that back in January the car was photographed by someone on a biking forum and posted in a thread about weird cars.

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I found this Fire Fly in Lunenburg yesterday. At first glance i thought it was some sort of new hybred. I'll see if i can get a better photo.


Glad to join the ranks of the AeroCivic and AndrewJ's Civic! Both have been shot in the wild too.

The funny part is how I found out: by sheer coincidence, I met the guy who took the picture in a round about way after contacting the local bike shop. I was looking for people to mountain bike with and ended up going riding with a couple of guys a couple of weeks ago.

"YOU own that car?" one asked.

Me: "Yup."

Him: "HA! I posted a pic of it on a forum. I actually stopped my car, and backed up to get it."

I can say it took adding the Kammback to make it odd enough to attract any attention. The front wheel skirt takes it to another level entirely.

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Old 03-25-2009, 08:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Now that he met you, he can take better pics and post them.

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Old 03-25-2009, 10:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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