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The Mighty Midgets Often referred to as the purest form of racing these "mighty midgets" are a racing history teasure.



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Old 06-16-2009, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default Spectacular photo's, Midget action

Time to post amazing, spectacular racing photo's. Here's one of my favorites.
This was a midget race at the Los Angeles Coliseum, Mel Hansen is on his way over, Bob Pankratz is in #32 trying to miss him, Danny "Poison" Oaks is in #10 behind Pankratz. What's really amazing, is Hansen suffered few if any injuries.

Taken by Lee Harvey an official photographer for the United Racing Assoc. the sanctioning body for the midget race held at the Coliseum in early 1946.
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Thats a great photo Mitch. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Cool shot, it's drivers like this that proved that racing is the only sport that takes 2 balls!
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Hey Bruce, make that 3 balls. The third one is just above the shoulders.~Olen
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Great site guys...this is the 1st of 10 posts before I can post some action photos from Australia.
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Great site guys...this is the 1st of 10 posts before I can post some action photos from Australia.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:52 PM   #7
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Thanks webby, you're a champ.
This famous action photo from the Sydney Showground, cicra 1961. Peter Cunneen hits the wall and is thrown from his midget. Yet he is still attached to the car by his lap belt. Cunneen is not seriously injured and continues racing for many years, with tremendous success.


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This may be off topic, it's not photos, but I'm new so give a break!
Spectactular video footage.....If you have seen this, enjoy it again... If you haven't, watch this.......Best midget match race ever at the Sydney Showground, 1966.


http://vintagespeedway.homestead.com/1966Match_Race.wmv
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Old 11-22-2009, 11:58 PM   #9
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A young Bob Holt gets some altitude at the Sydney Showground pit corner, 1st January 1963. Holt went on to win the Australian Midget Title 35 years after this famous night.
Check out the clothing being worn by Holt!

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Old 11-23-2009, 05:46 AM   #10
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Parramatta Speedway, Sydney 1955.Terry Weinhert shows some heavy " body english " in his VTwin Jap powered midget.
Back then crews and spectators could hang over the fence.
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