This midget racer was constructed by Picks in Santa Anna, California to replicate an original Kurtis racer. The car ran with Western Racing for 6 years. The direct drive setup was typical of midget racers.
Midgets have been around for many decades in many different forms. One of the more well known versions of these factory produced race cars was the classic Kurtis Kraft model. The KK, as it was called, was produced in California and usually carried the potent Offenhouser engine.
Often overlooked in the mainstream, dirt track racing is perhaps the most exciting form of automobile racing in North America. Dirt track racing is done on over 1, tracks throughout the United States. In the s and 30s, dirt track racing became the dominant form of automobile racing in the United States due to the abundance of thoroughbred horse racing tracks.
Quarter Midget Racing -- competition among young boys and girls driving scaled down, gasoline powered race cars, has its roots firmly planted on Long Island. I, like many of you, had to fabricate reproductions of missing parts. Here, the Offyette appears during dry assembly. Note, lots of fiberglass repair was needed.
When we got there our usual parking place was taken by somebody else, but we had a nice big shade tree to sit under and keep cool. Continue reading. Following the cocktail hour and ….
Kevin, This is a very interesting read and I would love to share a Facebook page I have created to combine all the history I could find on Alaska's various race tracks. I found several pictures of the racing at Rendezvous including a couple of the midgets. I grew up at north pole speedway in the 70's,when it was a dirt track.
The area soon became a hotbed of midget racing activities, suppliers and shops. Races for the little cars were held at the track from shortly after it opened in until In these photos, some activities at the track can be seen, but most of them cover sponsors and shops that supplied services, parts and engines. Behind the truck on a custom trailer is a midget racer that the chrome shop sponsored.
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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.