Back in Print!
true classic is finally available again. The Mighty Midgets
takes you back to the very beginnings of the sport in the 1930s and
leads you through the memorable history of Midget car racing. These
cars represented not only a traditional training ground for the
nation’s professional drivers, but a way of life, and even death, to
those who became addicted to them.
Hard cover, 302 pp, B&W
George Benson: The Racing Years
by George Benson
Racing Years is a 472-page memoir of the life and times of the 1966
Pacific Coast Midget Racecar champion and the remarkable men he
The book covers Motorcycle, Hardtop,
Midget, Sprint Car, Championship Dirt Car and Indy Car racing from
1952 to 1987 and features 157 photos.
Benson recounts his
adventures during the period and shares his thoughts about motor
racing and racecar design. He details race results and the complete
owner history of the GMB Midget racecars he built.
cover, 472 pages, B&W photos.
Sale Price: $29.95
Kurtis-Kraft Midget Genealogy
An Illustrated History
By Bill Montgomery
This “Companion Edition”
is a full volume update of Bill Montgomery’s December
1999 publication, Kurtis-Kraft Midget- A Genealogy of
The companion is hard bound, 167 indexed
pages, and it contains hundreds of remarkably good photographs
of Kurtis-Kraft midgets everywhere they raced. It is
inconceivable that any open wheel enthusiasts would
not enjoy this book.
Hard cover, 8 3/8” x 9
7/16”, 167 pages.
over 200 black and white photos.
A Hand For The Wheel The
Mel Kenyon Story
By Jack Albinson
The 7 time USAC
National Midget Champion and a veteran of 8 Indianapolis
500 Mile Races overcame the injuries suffered in a flaming
crash at Langhorne, Pennsylvania then came back to win
Soft cover, 120
(13 in full color);
4 Ralph Steele
paintings in full color.
Original Price: $15.00
Sale Price: $11.95
By Ed Watson & Dennis Newlyn
The story of
USAC Midget Champion
Bob Tattersall and the legend he
for thirteen years in Australia.
Bob won 50%
of the races he participated in "Down Under"
and was one of racing's truly colorful characters.
Soft cover, 256 pages,
Indoors! A History of West Coast
Indoor Midget Racing
by Tom Motter
Tom Motter’s complete history of indoor midget racing on the West
Coast covers racing at the Oakland Exposition Building from
1949-1968, as well as at the San Jose Fairgrounds, the San Francisco
Cow Palace, and the Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa.
In all, 30 years of the loudest, most exciting, close-up and wildly
crashing midget racing the West had ever seen.
Hardcover, 208 pages, over 200 black and white photos.
Midget Chassis Technology
Steve Smith & Wally Pankratz
A brand new book for both dirt and asphalt midgets.
chassis setup and alignment, suspension systems, coil-overs and
torsion bars, spring selection, chassis tuning with shock absorbers,
tires – selection, grooving, reading, scaling and weight
distribution, adjusting the chassis to track conditions, and
identifying and solving handling problems.
Focus midgets as well.
Smoke, Sand & Rubber: A Former Racer's Tale of Colorful Drivers,
Unique Cars, and Forgotten Speedways
by Mel Anthony
Between these covers lies a glimpse into the daring West Coast
midget racers who led an early era in auto racing. Author Mel
Anthony discloses first-hand Northwest auto racing history, from the
1930's through the 1950's.
Learn how hazardous midget racing was in the beginning. Read how
some were attracted to this risky business. Mel tells what it was
like to start his first race in 1946. He raced for ten years with
some of the best drivers to compete in the Northwest and beyond.