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Ernie Adams Dwarf Cars

Ernie Adams with his '49 Mercury recreation, powered by a Toyota engine.

The homebuilt Dwarf cars of Ernie Adams

For more than five decades, Arizona mechanic Ernie Adams has built carefully recreated versions of classic cars at a miniature, yet street-legal scale. His Dwarf cars use mostly junked parts and hand-hewn materials, yet look as polished as a factory-built original.