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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 09-30-2013, 04:42 PM   #11
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Nice stuff! The pic of the midget under the guard rail is scary stuff.

My dad had such nice hand writing. (#15 Morris Musich Offy) I wonder what my problem is? Mine is terrible.

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Old 10-01-2013, 09:39 AM   #12
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Wow, terrific photo's Rick, great collection, the shots from the grandstands are very interesting. You can spend hours looking at those, cars, drivers, trucks and etc. in the background, time machine.
In the "or a beer", group of midget photo's, the Kenz&Leslie #27 Kurtis Offy is national midget hot shot "Bullet" Joe Garson he drove for them during the 1949 RMMRA season, a east coast midget champ in 1938, 2 time west coast AAA midget champ in 1948 and 50'. He also won a 1958 Pacific Coast USAC midget title, and 10th in the champ car division at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in 1954. He won one main event in 1949 for the K&L team, finished 5th in points.
Also, in the "and some Pretzels" midget collection, the #3 car owned by Burton and Miles Spickler is a brand new Kurtis Kraft, only this one has a Drake Motorcycle engine in it.
Frank Kurtis would build you a Offy, or V8-60 Ford, and a few Drake's, notice the single exhaust pipe, this would be 1946, I think Spickler's switched to Offy power in 1947.

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Old 07-08-2016, 01:27 AM   #13
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Rick,
Do you happen to know who it is in the photo of the upside down car and the guy laying next to it? Do you know who that driver is?
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:40 AM   #14
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John, I believe the scary looking shot with the upside down midget, the driver is Walt Moffat, but I am not sure.
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