The Bellevue Cruisers, a club for car enthusiasts, holds a "cruise-in" monthly (April-October) in a local mall parking lot. There are usually over 150 cars on display, including antique and late model cars. I'll show you a number of the cars (and trucks) on display over the next few days.
The "cute car" is a 1954 Hudson Metropolitan owned by Pat Ziegler. Pat and her husband, Bob, bought the car about 2.5 years ago and have completely refurbished it. Pat told me that her great car is one of the first 700 Metropolitans produced by Hudson Motors (Great Britain) in 1954. Not long after their production, Hudson merged with Nash Motors, becoming Hudson-Nash, although the dealerships remained separate. The Metropolitan came in coupe and convertible models. A station wagon was planned, but never produced.
Since I own a Mini Cooper, I think the Metropolitan is its great grandmother. ;-)