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cemar 02-21-2012 10:41 PM

Rear engine Midgets
 
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Some do not know this but a few drivers experimented with rear engine cars.
Here is a pic of one that we ran against.
Yes, that is a Midget race car.
cemar

Jerry Lee 02-21-2012 11:10 PM

Re: Rear engine Midgets
 
Man, they just don't look right, do they??

Here's Pete Brandenburg's rear engine Midget he ran in Colorado during the early '70's.....

http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=1913
(Pete Brandenburg collection)

KKx125 02-21-2012 11:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Lee (Post 8412)
Man, they just don't look right, do they??

Here's Pete Brandenburg's rear engine Midget he ran in Colorado during the early '70's.....

http://autoracingmemories.com/forums...pictureid=1913
(Pete Brandenburg collection)

Don Edmunds also built some rear engine midgets,check his webbsite edmundsautoresearch,Speedie

bobjeffreson 02-22-2012 01:58 PM

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Australians also experimented with rear engined midgets. This Bill Dutton car ran in Victoria Australia.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g1...billdutton.jpg

numbbers 02-22-2012 08:22 PM

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Well, from the pics, it looks like you could have just taken a formula V and modified it a little, and had a rear engined VW midget.

bobjeffreson 02-23-2012 01:02 AM

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Hey old guy,
When did Formula V come into existence? I suggest the early 1960s!
The Australian car would predate that Formula by a decade at least!

cemar 02-23-2012 10:43 AM

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From what I was told, 1962.
cemar

Digney in Burnaby 02-23-2012 12:39 PM

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Here's another. Don't know much about it. Owned by Fred Glass.


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