Thank you for visiting LittleCar.net
This website is
dedicated to the memory of Jerome "Jerry" Kauffman and serves
public showcase for his hand-crafted, open-wheel automobile known to his family
and friends simply as the "Little Car".
Kauffman began toying with the idea of building his own car from the ground
up when he was just out of high school
in the early 1930s. During this preliminary planning and material-gathering phase,
he certainly never imagined that his Little Car would someday reach
an almost iconic status. Single-handedly, he completed the bulk of
this project, a testament to human ingenuity, in the
early 1940s. And although Jerry had made
quite a few improvements, upgrades, and cosmetic changes over the next 60 years, the
remains much the same today as it was then.
[view the Photo
The Little Car
turns heads wherever it goes, and it has surely caught the eye of
every passerby for the last 60+ years. But, as you will learn, it
was not just a novelty or conversation piece. It had a
practical purpose in its day, which has earned the Little Car its place in
history and has helped it to garner its share of the
spotlight over the years. Appearing in both print
articles as well as on the TV screen, the Little Car has earned Jerry quite a bit of
local celebrity, too, over the course of his long, full life.
[watch the MotorWeek
The Little Car truly was Jerry's pride and
joy and one of his most treasured possessions.
wish was that it be shared with the public after he is gone and that its story live on for
generations to come. And to that end, this website has been erected as a virtual monument in honor of both
remarkable, one-of-a-kind machine and
its equally remarkable creator, for all the world to see.
So take some time now
to browse this website and learn more about the man, Jerry
Kauffman, and his
fascinating creation, the Little Car. Please feel free
to submit any questions or comments you may have by visiting the Feedback
page. Thanks again for
stopping by. Enjoy your visit!