Midget auto racing, crippled and almost left for dead by television in the s, is undergoing a renaissance of sorts--thanks to the same medium. During the Depression and the early post-World War II days, when there was little air conditioning and TV was still in the future, many folks spent their long summer evenings watching the midgets. From toexcluding the war years, there were midget races somewhere seven nights a week from April to November.
Cycle World Beta Coverage on all new Motorcycles. View First Unread. That V4 in the Motus looks awfully familiar
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Here, also, is a bit of Ameri cana. Most of the races are run at county fairs, where the prevailing aroma is a blend of fuel and frying fat. The midget season opens to day at Reading Pa.
Midget open-wheel racecars and the Stock S Class and Modified A Class inboard hydroplanes have provided thrills and chills for racing fans since the s. And as the speed and performance of these radically-different racing machines has improved, so have the engines that power them. These engines have varied from stock four and six-cylinder automotive-type engines.
This is the follow up article on Dick Surratt. DTA member Dick Surratt and his good friend, Charlie Gottschalck got-chucktowed their midgets to California for a race the last weekend in November There is a small town nearby by the name of Antelope.