International King Midget Car Club


Southern Chapter Spring Meet

Spring is on the way and I hope your Kings are ready for a season of fun. This years southern chapter spring fling will be held in Hillsville Virginia. The dates are May 10, 11, and 12 2018. Thursday evening the 10th we will gather  for a cruise to get supper. Friday we will drive to Mt. Airy (Mayberry) North Carolina to visit main street and the largest open face Granite quarry. Wally's garage, Blue bird cafe,
or Snappy lunch,Weavers dept store and the visitor center where there is a museum of Andy Griffith. This drive has a 4 mile stretch of a mountain we have to climb coming back. A stocker  probably cant climb it . So this drive is the only one that if you have a stocker you should drive a regular car. The rest of the drives are fine for a stock king.  Friday evening we will gather and drive to supper. Saturday we will take a drive on the blue ridge Parkway If you havent been on it you  are in for a wonderful treat. Our destination is Maybry Mill for lunch and Chatue Marsett Winey  for early afternoon. Saturday evening the 12th Hillsville Virginia will shuts down rt 52 (the main st through town) and have a cruise in.Live music and door prizes. These usually have alot of cars from everywhere. This is the first on of the year so it should be a great event. We will have parking  blocked off for us. There is restaurants there for supper.

The motel is the Quality Inn 85 Airport Road, Hillsville Virginia 24343. Exit 14 on Interstate 77 South. Phone for reservations 276-728-2120 71.10 per night +tx, mention the International King Midget Car Club to get the special rate. I would reserve as soon as you can, I do hope you can work this in to your schedule. It should be a fun time Happy Motoring!


Plain City Scooter Meet

Dates: May 16 - 19th, 2018 hosted by the Mid-Ohio Classic Scooters, contacts: Adam – 937-433-1323, Rick – 419-561-1886 or Tom 937-372-4841.   The meet will take place at Pastime Park, 344-350 N. Chillicothe Street, Plain City, Ohio 43064-1061.  This is a nice little gathering of the scooters that sometimes has King Midget parts and even cars for sale.  So put on your walking shoes and come and enjoy.  There is camping area’s available.  Phone: (614) 873-3527. Arriving: Wednesday - $60, Thursday - $45 and Friday - $30. Web:   


Ohio Club Summer Jamboree

Dates: June 21 - 24, 2018 hosted by Nancy and Paul Hendricks- 330-727-2611. This year’s Jamboree will take place Austinburg, Ohio. Stops will include the Antique Village, Steam Engine Shop, Cover bridges, ice cream, country picturesque drive and much more.
Motel: Sleep Inn & Suites Near I-90 & Ashtabula , 9350 Center Road, Austinburg, OH 44010. Phone: 440-275-6800. Group rate of $89 per night plus tax and 20 rooms were reserved. Breakfast is included.  Please mention the King Midget Ohio Club.  For those arriving Thursday night we will have a meet and greet and dinner. Location TBD 


Ohio Club Summer Fun Weekend

Dates: July 27 – 28, 2018 hosted by Jim Fish- 419-281-3925 and Nick Kreinbrink – 419-347-7217. Come join us for a weekend full of fun activities and countryside driving.  We plan to visit the Model train layout, safer signs, Weaver Magneto, Olivesburg General Store, Yoder ice cream and much more. Friday we will meet around 10:00am at the Fin, Cheese Barn, and Sweeties. On Saturday morning, we will gather at the hotel and drive to the Ashland VFW for breakfast.
Hotel: Motel 6, 1423 Montgomery Road, Ashland, OH 44805. Phone: 419-496-0377. Rates at $79.99 and 20 rooms were received.  You must reserve no later than July 18, 2018.


The 2018 King Midget Jamboree - August 9 - 12, 2018 Winterset, Iowa


We are excited to get you some information about the 2018 King Midget Jamboree being held in Winterset, Iowa. The host hotel is the Cobblestone Inn & Suites Winterset, 1304 North 4th Ave, Winterset, Iowa 50273. To make reservations call  515-462-4889 and tell them you are with the King Midget Car Club. The rate is $85/night.  There isn’t an elevator in this hotel, but the hotel staff will help you to your room with your luggage if you need help.  There is a limited number of first floor rooms.  Please do not request a first floor room if you do not NEED it, as we have some members that would benefit from being on the first floor.

If anyone is interested in camping, please get in touch with me and I can get that information to you.

Now, on to the fun stuff. Winterset is located in Madison County.  Madison County is the Covered Bridge Capital of Iowa, with the largest group of covered bridges that exist in one area in the western half of the Mississippi Valley. Madison County originally had 19 covered bridges, but just 6 remain today. We will take a bus tour of the bridges. As most of them are on gravel roads.  The tour lasts approximately 2 hours.  We will also take a walking tour around the Historic Courthouse Square District, where you will learn about the history of Winterset and where some things took place in the movie “The Bridges of Madison County” that starred Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep.

We will spend some time at the Winterset City Park, which includes the Cutler-Donahoe Bridge and the Clark Tower.

We are still ironing out some plans but will have that information shortly. We are very excited to be hosting the Jamboree again in 2018 and look forward to seeing all of you in August.

Please feel free to email me at with any questions.


Studebaker - Packard and all other Independent Classic Car show

Date: August 25, 2018 hosted by the Studebaker Club Ohio Chapter. Location: Summit Racing, 1200 Southeast Ave, Tallmadge, OH 44218, Exit 29 off I-76. Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm. Bring your King Midgets and join us for a nice relaxing day. We will meet people and introduce them to our great King Midget cars.  It is always fun to see people interested in the history and performance of these cars.  We will have food and snacks for those who attend and maybe play cards and other games. Any questions call Ken Manda – 330-802-1526.


Down Memory Lane Weekend

Dates: September 6 -8, 2018 hosted by Phil Shearrow -740-545-6922, Karassa Bates- 740-545-7398 and Jim Brierley. Location: Coshocton, West La Fayette and vicinity. Hotel: Coshocton Village Inn and Suites, 115 N Water Street, Coshocton, OH 43812. Phone: 740-622-9455. Breakfast, pool, hot tub and great parking!!! Cost $94.95 plus tax per night. Camping also available at Coshocton KOA, 800-562-1633 or 740-502-9245, please call for rates. Thursday evening, meet and greet and dinner TBD.  Friday: West Lafayette yellow flag garage sale and King Midget Scavenger Hunt!! Winner could win $100 or more…please pick up your map at 205 E Russell Ave, West Lafayette, OH 43845. Saturday: Driving, line up at 9am.


MicroSouth! is a biennial gathering of vintage micro cars, mini cars and vintage scooters.  November 16 – November 17. Orlando, Florida.

Rather than a static classic car show, MicroSouth! is more like a family reunion, a microcar/minicar/scooter rally, a show-n-shine, a gastronomic tour of central Florida, and a lot of miscellaneous shenanigans, tomfoolery, and just plain nonsense all rolled into one weekend! 

For 2018, we will once again have Dennis Gage of the My Classic Car TV show on hand but for 2018, he will be with us all day Friday and Saturday filming an episode for the 2019 season. 

Santa Claus himself will be on hand for photo opportunities and to collect unwrapped toys for underprivileged children.

I am still working through the agenda but the Saturday "Show-n-Shine" will be at the world famous Ace Cafe in Orlando, Florida. The rest of the agenda and details are forthcoming so please mark your calendars for the most epic MicroSouth! event to date!