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This mail-order King Midget microcar was built in Athens, Ohio for nearly 25 years following World War II, with a total of about 5, produced, in three car models plus motor scooters. In the burgeoning hobby of collectible cars, none is more fun than a King Midget. King Midgets have always been a hoot, and the fun factor increases every year.
Michael M. Chemers, Ph. In the early half of the 20th century, World's Fairs sprang up periodically across the United States.
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Midgetville also known as "tiny towns" refers to real or legendary communities of " midgets ", people with forms of dwarfism who are normally proportioned, or collections of small "midget-sized" houses. Real or legendary, they are at times given fanciful qualities, see Little people mythology. Some "real" ones may play on mythology for tourism purposes.
No longer extant, there were four different locations for Midget City. Find out how to contribute to this site. Learn more about using our images for your personal use.
Demands for better fuel economy are forcing automakers, and consumers, to once again consider small cars. But it was in when a true miniature car was born-the King Midget. Nothing is as small and street legal as the king of all the minis.
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.
Athens, Ohio is a small town in the southeastern part of the state that, from towas home to a small car company: King Midget. Advertised to do-it-yourselfers in the back of magazines like Popular Mechanics, buyers received a chassis and suspension components, as well as plans for the sheetmetal bodywork. When we say a small car company, we mean a small car company.