Devoted to remembering the lost automakers - great and not so great - of the last seventy-five years. It was the most successful independent car maker of the last 75 years, though few have ever heard of it. How is that possible? Well, It depends on how one defines success. The measure of Midget was certainly not volume.
The Official International King Midget Car Club, Inc. - The King Midget History
Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading. Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. The King Midgets West club met in Tehachapi to tour the city and see the Tehachapi's famous Loop, wind turbines and associate with other members of the chapter this week. If you happened to see a group of brightly colored mini cars travel through Tehachapi this week with their owners, it's all part of a group of collectors that met in Tehachapi to catch up on news and travel to a few sightseeing spots enjoying their King Midget microcars. Members of the King Midgets West chapter loaded their trailers with their small microcars and picked Tehachapi as their meeting place for their annual Spring Bash. Tehachapi resident Bud Sargent said community members have welcomed the group and have given them personal tours of different buildings and areas of the city. The trip included more than six members from Arroyo Grande, Sacramento, Lancaster, Palmdale, Tehachapi, and other areas who drove their cars to the Tehachapi Loop, an area to see the wind turbines, the Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum and other areas in downtown.
For many years Midget Motors Corporation was the 6th largest automobile manufacturer in the U. At the time when large manufacturers were introducing automatic transmissions to the public, the King Midget featuring its very own uniquely designed automatic transmission, making it very special. Featuring incomparable fuel economy, light years ahead of its competitors, Midget Motors use of aircraft lightening techniques and unit body construction resulted in a super strong, yet light vehicle. The King Midget was developed and sold as a single passenger kit car in which any single cylinder engine could be installed.
King Midget is an exceptional automobile. Many people still believe it is. These people, and countless others, helped King Midget establish an important and significant niche in the annals of automobile history. The automobile celebrated its 65th birthday in