I don't know too much about the IOCGB as I do not belong to it. Like your callers Al, I fear that I would be doing my money. For a first time joiner its the best part of thirty quid, if one knew that a half decent parts service was in place it would be worth it just for that but as rumours persist that there isn't and that all the parts I have ever wanted can be sourced from Germany on line or from Dave Tadman there is little incentive to join. I use the Isetta world forum though which was set up by Terry Parkin who is both knowledgeable and helpful. Interestingly the forum although being UK based is dominated by Americans as is the MOC one so I'm told, all this convinces me that the real microcar scene these days is over there! A sad situation when the most unlikeliest of nations, one of gas guzzling consumerism [and burgers too!] are more enthusiastic about microcars than the uk where we actually used them for every day transport rather than as toys. Ok many do not drive there cars as we do but you cannot knock the enthusiasm. As far as selling "crap cars " is concerned, are not all project cars "crap cars"? Reputations only start to get tarnished when cars are described inaccurately, a person buys one unseen and it then turns up in a state far worse than was expected. Its a difficult one as peoples standards are different, for instance Als idea of a MINT car is not quite the same as mine but then I get accused of over restoring!. In Als defense I think he did the microcar world a good service over the years supplying projects and parts to many of us, I personally wouldn't buy a car without seeing it in the metal from anyone including Al!!