Midget racers were big in the mid th Century, scaled-down versions of Indy cars that skittered around oval tracks with full-size performance. Chief among them were the Kurtis-Kraft Midgets created by iconic race car designer Frank Kurtis to bring high-performance competition within reach of teams and drivers on a budget. They also were gorgeous pieces of kinetic art. The little critter runs and drives well and has competed in historic racing in recent years, the seller says in the ad. The racer has been given a few upgrades, such as a volt electrical system with alternator and modern ignition, the seller notes, but the car is basically presented as raced in its original form.
1940s &1950s midgets race cars
lecturestrollesques.com s Midget Racer Has An Empty Flathead Engine
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. The fitted set of vintage Halibrand 6-pin knock-off mags are fitted with a new set of Firestone dirt tires. The interior is upholstered in black leather, which the seller reports is custom. Instrumentation is simple, consisting of temperature, oil pressure, and fuel pressure gauges. The steering wheell and manual fuel pump for starting are both vintage Bell items.
V8-60 Powered 1940 Midget Race Car
Midget racing in the s was one of the biggest automotive attractions in the country. Midgets races everywhere you and on every surface you can think of. Indoors, outdoors, on dirt tracks, on road courses, and they put on a hell of a show. Sliding sideways through the corners, many using venerable 60hp Ford flathead engines, and basically every big name in racing came through the midget ranks to cut their teeth before hopping into sprint cars and other machines.
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