Midget carsalso speedcars in Australia, is a class of racing cars. The cars are very small with a very high power-to-weight ratio and typically use four cylinder engines. They originated in the United States in the s and are raced on most continents.
This midget racer was reportedly built by Roy Richter and Pop Faulkner and is an aluminum-bodied example powered by a ci Ford V flathead. Hand-formed aluminum bodywork incorporates a large oval grille, and the livery pays tribute to Soda Canyon Racing from Soda Canyon, California. The paintwork shows some touched-up chips and marks.
By Jack Peters Since midget auto-racing has become a national 'sport throughout America, many stories have arisen as to its origin. Members Of the racing fraternity of the Atlantic coast claim that they began the. Those who follow the peewee game on the Pacific coast will swear to it that their section Of the country introduced midgets to the Speed fans just four years ago.
This was the late 30's and midget racing was at it's peak. Tracks were featuring midgets from coast to coast and the Mid-west was the hot bed of the sport. I started where most people started in those days, stooging for an established driver. Hanging out and doing whatever needed to be done to get the car on the track.
Yes, midget cars are the perfect embodiment of everything a racecar should be. Allow us to explain. As a close relative to sprint cars, midget cars are a long-running dirt track favorite across the country.
Midget racing got its start back in the late s and early s. The cars were small, the tracks were tight circles, and the action was dangerous. It featured a handful of racers ripping through dirt corners in lightweight, powerful machines with little protection, wearing little more than a steely gaze.
Fresh, very correct, extensive, documented restoration including fresh Offy, by Jerry Weeks-Baker. One of the finest, correctly restored, historically significant Kurtis midgets in existence. For much more info, email;chip einc.
I have a Willison Offy 6 for sale if anyone is interested. Rebuilt by Dick Denaple; currently in a display case, but ready to run. We are sorry to hear of the passing of Jack Jacobson.
Hiram Hillegass began building race cars in while working at Mack in Allentown, Pennsylvania. By the time he died inat the age of 65, he was recognized as one of the foremost builders of single seat race cars in the United States. Following the war, both car builders and racers looked for an alternative to the recycled production car frames that had been the basis of many pre-war cars.