A second edition has been printed and is available now. The owners tried to discourage a national story. As collectible cars go, King Midgets are inexpensive. The VW was the only one that went on to achieve worldwide cult status as basic, economical transportation, remaining in production for decades. Eads of Barthman Corp. My husband jumps, twitches and jerks all night long in
King Midget Jamboree
Share this vehicle Tweet. And while it might look like a clown car, the story of its existence is anything but funny. Winterset is located in Madison County. The national club's newsletter is printed by one of our chapter members and a chapter project is to assemble and mail the national newsletter three times per year. We support the "Mother Club" by paying our annual dues and attending King Midget Jamborees when we can. With only about King Midgets still around, the King Midget jamboree brings newcomers to marvel at the car.
King Midget: A Midget Fit for a King? - Motor Trend Classic
Wheelbase was increased to 1, mm 72 in. The first model was produced in and resembled a racing car. Members of the King Midgets West club came to Tehachapi and drove around the city. April Spring Meet 2. There aren't really any existing records of how many King Midgets were made in 25 years in Athens, or how many still exist.
No factory-built King Midget exceeded 10 feet in length. But the 5, examples produced appealed to a group of people who never aspired to own Ford V-8s or Hot Rod Lincolns. Some years ago, I created updated versions of the badge that hav been used for various purposes by the King Midget Club. These were probably meant for children and a promotional photo shows the Junior being piloted by a couple of joyful lads. Dry and Orcutt made their money selling used parts in the back of magazines.