Tiny cars with motorcycle engines took center stage Saturday evening in the dwarf car/lightning sprint events in the grandstand area at the Imperial Valley Fairgrounds. Dwarf cars are 5/8 scaled copies of 1928 to 1948 vintage American coupes, sedans and trucks. They are powered by a motorcycle engine no bigger than 1250cc. The bodies are scaled down versions of full size cars. Lightning sprint cars, like those shown here, are open-wheel miniatures with wings and motorcycle engines no bigger than 1200cc. PHOTOS SERGIO BASTIDAS

Lightning quick:   Mini cars compete in lightning sprints at the IV Fairgrounds

Tiny cars with motorcycle engines took center stage Saturday evening in the dwarf car/lightning sprint events in the grandstand area at the Imperial Valley Fairgrounds. Dwarf cars are 5/8 scaled copies of 1928 to 1948 vintage American coupes, sedans and trucks. They are powered by a motorcycle engine no bigger than 1250cc. The bodies are scaled down versions of full size cars. Lightning sprint cars, like those shown here, are open-wheel miniatures with wings and motorcycle engines no bigger than 1200cc. PHOTOS SERGIO BASTIDAS

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