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Name:

Steve Hodgson - Street Smart Inc.

Date:

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Time:

01:38:52 PM

Comments

Best of luck to all the King Midget owners and continued success to the International King Midget Car Club, Inc. http://www.stsmart.com


Name:

Jeff

Email:

jskreinbrink@voyager.net

Date:

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Time:

07:17:13 PM

Comments

Glad to see the new web site on the mighty King Midget.


Name:

Shawn

Email:

crosleyhotshot@aol.com

Date:

Wednesday, April 10, 2002

Time:

10:32:31 PM

Comments

This is my first visit to the new site and I have to say it is very nice. I am not a member but have been toying with the idea of purchasing a King Midget.


Name:

IKMCC Secretary Kathy Kinsey

Email:

kmidgetcar@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, April 11, 2002

Time:

01:43:14 AM

Comments

Web site looks great!! The club is growing everyday and the site helps a lot!


Name:

Glenn Anderson

Email:

kingmidget@earthlink.net

Date:

Thursday, April 11, 2002

Time:

08:17:32 AM

Comments

Hello! Welcome to our new pages. Lets use this to get all our cars running and have some fun.


Name:

Don Pearson

Email:

toopocketsdon@hotmail.com

Date:

Thursday, April 11, 2002

Time:

11:34:22 PM

Comments

Congratulations-great new web site-nice!!!


Name:

Glenn Anderson

Email:

kingmidget@earthlink.net

Date:

Friday, April 12, 2002

Time:

12:08:48 PM

Comments

King Midget Ohio Spring Event on May 3 and 4 in Plain City Ohio. Pastimes Park on North edge of town. We are a guest of the Mid-Ohio Scooter Club and the show is always very interesting and lots of fun. If you like Cushmans and other scooters this is the place to be. A great opportunity to see King Midget cars, old friends and meet some new folks. Now we'll see if this new website takes more than 25 words on the guest page!


Name:

Craig McAllaster

Email:

cmcallaster1@prodigy.net

Date:

Sunday, April 14, 2002

Time:

09:48:34 PM

Comments

Great website, I have a 1969 KM and love it, my Dad bought it quite a while ago and it was left to me. A very sentimental and fun car, I expect to restore it next year.


Name:

LARRY L. TAYLOR

Email:

BLTLAR@ALLTEL.NET

Date:

Tuesday, April 16, 2002

Time:

09:26:11 PM

Comments

Great site. Good job someone. Have Crosleys now, but a KM someday? KM folks are so much fun. I am the guy who passed y'all on the track in Mansfield. Ha Ha. Like someone said, "if I only had one more gear." Ha Ha. Larry


Name:

Luiz Antonio

Email:

seoze@bol.com.br

Date:

Sunday, April 21, 2002

Time:

06:59:14 PM

Comments

Congratulations for your home page. Success to you, and to all the King Midget owners.


Name:

Doc. Buckeye

Date:

Thursday, April 25, 2002

Time:

10:51:08 AM

Comments

Don't forget that scooter show in Plain City, get your King Midgets cranked up!!!


Name:

Jamie

Email:

i525jamie@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, April 25, 2002

Time:

09:26:17 PM

Comments

Trying to get my King Midget done for Plain City. So much to do so little time. Guess I should not have waited so long to start.


Name:

Vicente E. Arrebola

Email:

arrebvh@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, April 30, 2002

Time:

10:17:54 PM

Comments

I like the look of your new web page. Keep up the good work, and thanks for keeping alive this worthwhile example of American motor cars.


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Thursday, May 02, 2002

Time:

10:43:04 PM

Comments

I think that I remember a review of the King Midget by Tom McCahill in Mechanics Illustrated. Does anyone know if there was one, and if so when or am I suffering from too many exhaust fumes?


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, May 03, 2002

Time:

03:51:03 PM

Comments

Camfixer, Tom McCahill test drove the King Midget Mode 1, MI Jan 1950. Not sure if he tested the Models 2 & 3.


Name:

Jamie

Email:

i525jamie@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, May 05, 2002

Time:

09:03:15 PM

Comments

Plain City great time! Lots of fun even though my car broke. The weather was nice - no rain. If you did not make it this year plan it for next year.


Name:

Jim McDonald

Email:

jmcdonal1@yahoo.com

Date:

Wednesday, May 08, 2002

Time:

04:18:21 PM

Comments

Are there any classified ads that a non member can view? I would like to know what the Model 3 I have on my property is worth.


Name:

Roger DiRuscio Fremont, CA. USA

Email:

solarrog@pacbell.net

Date:

Saturday, May 11, 2002

Time:

04:04:14 PM

Comments

I just bought what I believe to be a 1952 Model 2. It has the Wisconsin AENL electric start engine 2 speed, heater, its in rough shape. I have some pictures of it on my site if you are interested. I'm brand new to these, I remember seeing them in magazines as a kid, but never did see one in person. http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/AlbumIndex?u=1659491&a=30181170&f=0 


Name:

Hal

Email:

Vtkngmdget@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, May 11, 2002

Time:

06:10:41 PM

Comments

Roger, The cars had serial numbers and it is possible to tell what year the car is by that number. The serial number on your car is located on the round bar that is located below the gas tank. It should be on the passenger side of the car. Some cleaning usually brings them out. The stamping was not to deep so aggressive cleaning such as sanding or grinding can erase it. They are a fun car! I have a restored 54.


Name:

Steve King

Email:

ewok@sssnet.com

Date:

Friday, May 17, 2002

Time:

12:44:00 AM

Comments

Hi. I have a King Midget for sale. Model 3 16.5 Tecumseh motor and comet clutch, new paint and top ready to show may trade for Crosley hot shot or super sport or will sell


Name:

Terry Marshall and Luetta Kish

Email:

marauderman2001@cs.com

Date:

Sunday, May 19, 2002

Time:

12:02:52 PM

Comments

Hi. My name is Terry. I live in Athens, Ohio. My fiance and I have a 64 model 3 midget and we really love it. We are looking for a front wheel for it. Can anyone help us out? Thank you


Name:

Pamela Centeno

Email:

odlh61@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, May 21, 2002

Time:

06:13:17 AM

Comments

Great Site!!!!!


Name:

Ron Phelps

Email:

rgpbeme@mynewroads.com

Date:

Friday, May 24, 2002

Time:

12:09:23 AM

Comments

Hi I am in AR. I was driving down the highway and in a dirt lot with several farm accessories were these 2 funny looking cars. I told my wife to hold on cause I had to go back. When I got there they were KING MIDGITs.  I had never seen one before. I went back the next week and talked to the owner and salesman. One was a 1961 with title. It was there and would run but needs help. The other was there with no title and the motor was in the front floor it had no trunk lid. There was no top on either one but the bodies were pretty straight. He wants $1000 for the pair and I love odd things like that but have know idea about the value or expense to work on then. Can anybody give me some input. Thanks a bunch Ron


Name:

Doug

Email:

Kingmidgetkid@aol.com

Date:

Friday, May 24, 2002

Time:

06:33:35 PM

Comments

Ron, BUY THEM! Doug


Name:

Jamie

Email:

i525JAMIE@aol.com

Date:

Saturday, May 25, 2002

Time:

06:53:23 PM

Comments

Ron, If your don't buy them then tell us where they are. I am certain someone will want them. Jamie


Name:

Paul Gerhardt

Email:

pgerhardt@woh.rr.com

Date:

Tuesday, May 28, 2002

Time:

10:04:08 PM

Comments

Just got email today. I have used my brothers email before. It has finally quit raining here in Ohio. Got midget out over weekend it was great to feel all that power again. See you all at Daniels house June 7-9


Name:

Mark Buonassissi

Email:

markb123@hotmail.com

Date:

Friday, May 31, 2002

Time:

05:06:15 PM

Comments

A few weeks ago I asked if anyone out there had a King Midget 111. My King Midget was stolen from my front yard, Some very nice person read my e-mail and emailed back with a King that was in disrepair with a 16 hp motor and various parts. I somehow deleted the message I had been saving for over a week. If that wonderful person could email again I can contact you. I want that King that you have, more than you know. Thank you in advance. Mark Buonassissi


Name:

Robert Munsell

Email:

robertmunsell@msn.com

Date:

Sunday, June 02, 2002

Time:

09:44:28 AM

Comments

I would like to buy a King Midget car.


Name:

Michael Brierton

Email:

mbrierto@uwc.edu

Date:

Wednesday, June 05, 2002

Time:

11:29:08 AM

Comments

There is what looks like a nice model 3 on E-bay auctions. Anyone interested in buying one might want to check it out.


Name:

George Jones

Email:

res048i5@gte.net

Date:

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

Time:

12:34:44 PM

Comments

I have just bought a 1964 King Midget from the grandson of the original owner. It is red and in fair shape. I have not started any restorations yet, but I am anxious to get started. Is there any problems I should look out for such as do's and don'ts any thing I should know. Thank you


Name:

Dave Potts

Email:

dpotts218@aol.com

Date:

Wednesday, June 12, 2002

Time:

07:06:42 PM

Comments

Hello Robert Munsell. I tried to reach you via e-mail, but you address came back as not able to deliver. I have a King midget for sale.


Name:

Glenn Anderson

Email:

kingmidget@earthlink.net

Date:

Thursday, June 13, 2002

Time:

08:09:12 AM

Comments

PLAQUE DEDICATION DAY will be in ATHENS OHIO on Saturday, June 22 for the dedication of a plaque honoring the founders at the Midget Motors factory building. Pat and Earl Funk are hosting and will have coffee-and at their house at 9:00 A.M. The dedication will be at 11:00 with a great driving tour to follow. High Street hill climb is always an option and you'll get a chance to test your Midget the way the factory did it. We will get lunch on the road and supper later. This is a rare chance to run your car in it's native setting and be a small part of the history of Midget Motors. Questions for the Funks at 740-562-1143. Glenn at 262-862-2412

 


Name:

Tom Bunsey

Email:

tabunsey@aol.com

Date:

Friday, June 14, 2002

Time:

10:58:36 AM

Comments

WANTED: Type 3 KM I used to have what I think was a 63 KM in the early 1970s that I had to give up when I went into the Navy. I would like another (maybe even for my daughter!). Tom Bunsey- London, Ohio (740)852-2865


Name:

Brian Baxter

Email:

bsb98racer@hotmail.com

Date:

Monday, June 17, 2002

Time:

08:33:16 PM

Comments

Great site. I am 15 yr old and have a 1964 King Midget 12 hp. All I need is a clutch for it. I burned it up 2 yr ago and it is time to revive it. It has been in my family for 17 yr and it is time. (p.s.) Can I have people's names to contact for parts?


Name:

Steve King

Email:

ewok@sssnet.com

Date:

Tuesday, June 18, 2002

Time:

10:47:56 PM

Comments

I have two bumpers for sale model 3. I live in Canton Ohio.


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Friday, June 21, 2002

Time:

09:11:09 PM

Comments

Hi. Does anyone know a NAPA or other conversion for the rubber brake hoses 3-5, short brake hose and 3-6 long brake hose used on the 58 type III. This is the type of information that I hope will be in the new Midget Motors parts and source guide which I have ordered but not gotten yet.


Name:

Paul Gerhardt

Email:

pgerhardt@woh.rr.com

Date:

Friday, June 21, 2002

Time:

11:07:59 PM

Comments

June 8th and 9th at Jim and Wilma's was great. They had plenty for us to do and plenty of places to eat. We went to the Waco airplane museum {I wonder how one of those 9 cylinder radials would work.} Wilma took a lot of pictures. Thanks to Jim and Wilma Daniels for a Great weekend.


Name:

Jamie Ward

Email:

i525jamie@aol.com

Date:

Wednesday, June 26, 2002

Time:

11:42:09 PM

Comments

I was contacted about a 1962 King Midget for sale. Here is the info: 1962 A-1 condition 14,000 miles 2 owner have original repair and owner manuals have spare parts from another King (motor, trans, wheels, frame, etc.) White with red/white interior. $5000.00 If interested the owner is Terry Hayden Evansville Ind. 812-425-0763 e-mail geddesfan1@yahoo.com


Name:

Clifford Knape- Manville N.J.

Email:

n /a

Date:

Thursday, June 27, 2002

Time:

03:07:57 PM

Comments

Great history and pictures. I would like to buy one this summer. I had a 1952 Crosley but would enjoy driving a midget.


Name:

Steve King

Email:

ewok@sssnet.com

Date:

Friday, June 28, 2002

Time:

01:59:24 PM

Comments

Hi. I still have Model 3 bumpers and gas tank and two wheel bearing covers and few other parts.  I live in Caton,  Ohio.


Name:

Jamie Ward

Email:

i525jamie@aol.com

Date:

Monday, July 01, 2002

Time:

09:07:47 PM

Comments

Question! High speed belt off climbs hills great high speed belt on it is a pig on hills. So is it a problem with clutches or just normal?


Name:

Dave Coudriet

Email:

Crosleydc@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, July 02, 2002

Time:

10:00:17 PM

Comments

I think you've done an excellent job on this website! I am new to King Midgets, and have started a message /discussion /chat / resource board on Yahoo! Groups. I invite all of you to check it out, and hope you will join & share your knowledge.


Name:

Kathy Kinsey

Email:

kmidgetcar@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, July 02, 2002

Time:

10:38:36 PM

Comments

Alan Conley has several King Midgets he is selling. Some are Model II's and Model III's. He is asking from $1000.00 to $3500.00. He has no email so call him at 740-493-2784


Name:

Christopher Robin

Email:

crobin@icehouse.net

Date:

Saturday, July 06, 2002

Time:

02:38:27 AM

Comments

Much better than the old site!


Name:

Richard Pryer / Marlene Gossman

Email:

marlenegossman@aol.com

Date:

Saturday, July 06, 2002

Time:

03:23:42 PM

Comments

Glenn, you have done a marvelous job with the web site. It is very attractive and informative.


Name:

Bob Stengle

Email:

stenb7@aol.com

Date:

Saturday, July 06, 2002

Time:

09:00:52 PM

Comments

Interesting bit of history. Also brings back some of my past as a teen. I wanted one when young but never pursued dream.


Name:

Jim Quick

Email:

vwghia@triton.net

Date:

Sunday, July 07, 2002

Time:

07:01:11 AM

Comments

Hi, I would like to Thank you for putting up this web site. I am currently looking for a Midget to convert over to electric drive. I remember looking at my Dad's Popular Mechanics Magazines & seeing the ads for the Kits. Nice site! Jim


Name:

GREG

Email:

GKOLKA69@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, July 09, 2002

Time:

06:44:59 PM

Comments

Was just wondering if your club has ever come out with a price list for parts .....I have a 1956 King Midget ..... NICE SITE..... GREG


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Time:

10:20:19 PM

Comments

Found another King Midget part replacement. On the old web site there was a list of replacement part sources. I don't know where that list went but here is one that is not in the Midget Motors source guide. The rubber bushings that the gear shift lever for the model III turn in, part 10-12, are spring bushings which can be obtained from a shop that does automotive spring work. Harris Bushing # 860 is the one that you need


Name:

Bill Baker

Email:

diggerbaker@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, July 11, 2002

Time:

11:10:44 PM

Comments

LOOKING GOOD, NICE JOB


Name:

Melvin Dellinger

Email:

mbway@jwbank.net

Date:

Sunday, July 14, 2002

Time:

03:28:57 PM

Comments

Well I'm back to look .Also have some info that I got back in about 1967-68 . Post card, some book selling parts, a new paper size flyer that was sent out from Athens back, etc. home for dot .stuff but going back out . Nice job on site. Now if it will time to get them back but look what coming out now so get in touch .Mine not been out for a year or two going half buy new rubber. It is up on blocks now .You can do it.


Name:

Tom Kinsey

Email:

kmidgetcar@aol.com

Date:

Friday, July 19, 2002

Time:

10:45:54 PM

Comments

For Sale, 1969 King Midget Golf Model, foot rest on front fenders, windshield washer, tow bar, never had doors or top, no engine, no clutches, no title, but does come with 16.5 hp Tecumseh engine $1500.00. Email me at kmidgetcar@aol.com


Name:

Dale Grillot

Email:

grillot@nktelco.net

Date:

Monday, July 22, 2002

Time:

07:32:32 PM

Comments

There is a 1960 King Midget Roadster being auctioned off as part of an estate sale in New Bremen, OH on Saturday, August 3rd. The engine has been removed from the car, but is included. Please contact me for more information at this e-mail address.


Name:

Pete Berard

Email:

pete01now@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, July 23, 2002

Time:

04:29:47 PM

Comments

Hello all, I've not seen a King Midget since 1955 when I was in high school, but I have always kept a fond memory of the neat little cars. At that time I drove one of the big Crosley Hot Shots. I would like to find a Midget to add to my collection, however I don't seem to find the cars for sale. Perhaps I am operating this site wrong, or there may not be any for sale at this time. I have no idea of there worth so I need guidance. Also is it required to be a member to access the cars for sale in the site. Any and all help I would be most thankful. The condition is not important as long as it is all there.


Name:

Sven Dailey

Email:

sttuby@aol.com

Date:

Saturday, July 27, 2002

Time:

02:11:38 AM

Comments

Cool beans ! Love the site! I am in eastern WA and looking for a King Midget for sale in the N.W. Any help would be nice! Thanks Stuby


Name:

Don Dollinger

Email:

dollingerd@cox.net

Date:

Sunday, July 28, 2002

Time:

01:55:14 PM

Comments

I am currently rebuilding a 67 KM that I purchased last year. It is a twin to one I owned back in the early 70's as a teen and had been kicking myself in the butt for selling. I have been reading posts that indicate that some KMs are equipped with a 16.5 HP Tecumsa engine, is this true? If so, what year models were equipped with that engine? I thought that the 12 HP Kohler was the biggest engine that they came with. Is the 16.5 HP worth upgrading to? I have not had this one on the road yet but remember from memory that the other 67 I had would only do about 45 - 50 MPH and would like something that will do at least 55 MPH. Thanks for any info!


Name:

Allen Gillam

Email:

nightgill@hotmail.com

Date:

Sunday, July 28, 2002

Time:

06:18:09 PM

Comments

I had a king but sold it 6-yrs. ago. Would like to find one now.


 
Name:

Eddy Champagne

Email:

champagne749@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, August 01, 2002

Time:

10:56:37 PM

Comments

I Have a King Midget III that has a Kohler Engine with a little over 4000 miles, still in good shape. Just no seat. Would like to know if anybody out there would have any information on value ? Please e-mail.


Name:

Bob Nichols

Email:

bob.nichols@sandvik.com

Date:

Friday, August 02, 2002

Time:

05:37:02 PM

Comments

Enjoyed your wed site. I once owned one of the Model II King Midgets, which I bought for 50 dollars. It had Wisconsin engine. I got a ticket for driving on highway without plates, in 1965. I loved it but sold it and was a big mistake,


Name:

H

Email:

allrust@mail.com

Date:

Friday, August 02, 2002

Time:

06:06:51 PM

Comments

Two midgets on ebay.com looking for new garage to live in!


Name:

Doug Doty

Email:

Kingmidgetkid@aol.com

Date:

Friday, August 02, 2002

Time:

08:30:56 PM

Comments

I talked to Alan Conley tonight. He still has several King Midgets for sale. He has running driveable cars for $2,500 to $3,500. He has some model twos that need work for $2,000 & $2,500. He has other King Midgets starting at $1,000. If your looking for a KM give him a call. 740-493-2784 He also has a '39 Crosley and a Freeway for sale. Doug


Name:

Doug Doty

Email:

Kingmidgetkid@aol.com

Date:

Friday, August 02, 2002

Time:

08:34:04 PM

Comments

If you placed an ad in the Classified section of this site and it didn't get posted, send it again. We had some technical problems that should be corrected now. Doug


Name:

Dave Stults

Email:

jdstults@seidata.com

Date:

Sunday, August 04, 2002

Time:

03:41:29 PM

Comments

For Jamie Ward: It's a normal condition that your KM will pull hills better without the high speed belt. With the high speed belt installed, the car will shift into high gear at about 16 mph, lowering engine rpm to a point on the engine torque curve that it has great difficulty accelerating and speeding the car up. Without the high speed belt installed, the car can't shift into high gear, thus holding it in low gear, enabling the engine to continue to accelerate and increase rpm to obtain higher levels of torque until maximum engine rpm is attained. To partially overcome low hill climbing ability with both belts installed, control the throttle so engine speed is just below the shift point into high gear. Then the car will have maximum low speed torque and hill climbing capability, however slow. But then 14 or 15 mph is better than 11 or 12 mph. If your terrain is mostly hilly, you may put a smaller sprocket on the transmission, but, the trade off is slower maximum speed on flat level ground.


Name:

Larry Patterson

Email:

ljp2@frontiernet.net

Date:

Sunday, August 04, 2002

Time:

06:06:06 PM

Comments

I always would love to have one as a teenager. It brings back memories.


Name:

Rob

Email:

sales@netring.co.uk

Date:

Thursday, August 08, 2002

Time:

10:45:59 AM

Comments

Great site, I have book marked it. 


Name:

J Waigand

Email:

jetmlm@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, August 11, 2002

Time:

03:07:38 PM

Comments

Finally found the site. Used to be a Dealer / Distributor and really fell in love with the auto. My King Midget today still looks as if it just came off of the assembly line. I am looking forward to many visits to the site. Just attended my first Jamboree in St. Charles MO and signed up for club membership.


Name:

Brian Gay

Email:

bgmfcp@mchsi.com

Date:

Monday, August 12, 2002

Time:

05:29:51 PM

Comments

I just happened by chance to be in St Charles, MO this past weekend and with great joy saw several King Midgets on the street. It brought lots of fond memories as a young boy dreaming about building one of these cars. Now that I am much older. I have the funds and would enjoy owning a King Midget for parades and special car cruises. Where is the best place to buy one of these outstanding automobiles?


Name:

Paul Gerhardt

Email:

pgerhardt@woh.rr.com

Date:

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

Time:

09:50:16 PM

Comments

Having cruise at my house Sept 27 and 28. Going to tractor show in Xenia Sat. Exit 54 off Interstate 70. Go south approx 5 miles to state rt.794 turn right go approx half mile to Sparrow Rd turn right go to 6th house on right


Name:

Marlene Gossman & Dick Pryer

Email:

marlenegossman@aol.com

Date:

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Time:

09:19:17 PM

Comments

Just got back from the King Midget Jamboree held at St. Charles, Mo. We had a fun time and got to talk to old friends and make new ones. If you didn't make it this year, plan on coming next year to Springfield, Oh. for the Jamboree. These are a great bunch of people!! A big thanks to Irv and Dorothy Charpiot for planning this event.


Name:

Dave

Email:

Dobrien012@hotmail.com

Date:

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Time:

10:33:47 PM

Comments

I hope you enjoyed your visit to St. Charles, that was the first time I ever saw the King Midgets. I wasn't quite sure what I was seeing at first driving around town then I stopped at the hotel and took a look for myself, I've always liked small cars and the Midgets are just that. Keep on Motoring!


Name:

Barbara Jennings, 55 Lake Warren, Monmouth, Il. 61462

Email:

barbie@maplecity.com

Date:

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Time:

01:03:02 PM

Comments

Hello, to your wonderful car club. I just recently vacationed in the town of St. Charles, Mo. and your club was there for your yearly gathering. I really enjoyed seeing all the cars and want to know where you are going next year so I can also vacation with you and hopefully find a car for myself. I live near Monmouth, Il. and would anyone in my area haveone of the midget cars for sale?


Name:

Bob Hardison

Email:

Guitar650@southol.com

Date:

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Time:

04:27:10 PM

Comments

I like it. I am buying a perfectly restored King Midget Type 3 as soon as it is finished, and I am looking forward to the future rally's etc, etc. I live in Columbia, TN.


Name:

Marlene Gossman

Email:

marlenegossman@aol.com

Date:

Friday, August 16, 2002

Time:

10:46:41 PM

Comments

In regard to Barbara Jennings e-mail: Next year we will be in Springfield, Ohio for the annual Jamboree. Keep watching this site for further details as the time grows closer. Marlene


Name:

Peter Salmon

Email:

petes@nac.net

Date:

Saturday, August 17, 2002

Time:

08:18:03 PM

Comments

Hats off to Irv and Dorothy Charpiot for their very excellent and extremely well-prepared direction, planning and execution of the recent Jamboree held in St. Charles. Your hard work and forethought showed every step of the way!! Thank you for a very enjoyable time there.


Name:

Tom Lee Mullins

Email:

tomleem7659@netscape.net

Date:

Thursday, August 22, 2002

Time:

03:01:50 PM

Comments

Really awesome site. :)


Name:

Charles M. Schmidt

Email:

cmsscroll@aol.com

Date:

Friday, August 23, 2002

Time:

05:04:57 PM

Comments

Keep up the great work The Internet site looks great.


Name:

Charles M. Schmidt #0037

Email:

cmsscroll@aol.com

Date:

Saturday, August 31, 2002

Time:

02:05:42 PM

Comments

To All IKMCC, Inc. Members, I have been looking for detailed information on the Model I. I need drawings, bills of materials, sheet metal templates, etc. Anyone who has information on the Model 1 please contact me. I will compensate for all detailed information. So far I have had little info input on the Model 1. Thanks to all, Charles M. Schmidt 15236 S. Milloard Avenue, Midlothian, Il 60445-3741 Member #0037


Name:

Paul Gerhardt

Email:

pgerhardt@woh.rr.com

Date:

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

Time:

10:20:43 PM

Comments

Sept 27 and 28 Friday afternoon going to have bean soup over fire then going to Clifton days. Sat need to leave my house by 10:30 in morning to get to Zenia for parade at noon. Directions to my house exit 54 off interstate 70 go south on72 towards Cedarville approx. 5 miles to794 turn right gp approx. 1/2mile to sparrow {first road] turn right 6th house on right 400 west sparrow


Name:

Geretta Greene

Email:

greenedig@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, September 05, 2002

Time:

10:56:49 PM

Comments

Very informative. I have a King Midget that was given to me as a child. My father kept it stored until I was an adult with a family of my own and gave it back to me. By the time I got it it was in need of repair work. We have just recently started looking at what it would take to restore it. This has been very helpful. Thanks, Daughter in Indiana


Name:

Peter Salmon

Email:

petes@nac.net

Date:

Saturday, September 07, 2002

Time:

06:44:14 AM

Comments

Very nice job on this new site.


Name:

Dennis Togninalli

Email:

DENNIS.TOGNINALLI@SNET.NET

Date:

Monday, September 09, 2002

Time:

08:28:24 AM

Comments

I have a 1965 King Midget. I'm looking for a set of hub caps for it. If you know of anyone who has them, please email me. Thanks Dennis.


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Friday, September 13, 2002

Time:

10:45:16 AM

Comments

Hub Caps. Midget motors has hubcaps in their price list, Part 6-99 for 63 to 70. For before that a auto parts store that has HELP! pn 13975. These are a little too small but solder a strip of sheet metal around them and file down to fit.


Name:

BG

Email:

iceclipper@hotmail.com

Date:

Saturday, September 14, 2002

Time:

12:01:57 PM

Comments

We live in FL but had a Chevy part shipped to us. It arrived with a newspaper article for packing. The article was about KING Midget cars! Now my wife has to have one! We used to own a VW thing. No offense but it looked similar. How do we obtain a permit or license tag to drive one on the road? Looking forward to the ownership of a King Midget soon!! Thanks for a fantastic and informative site!


Name:

HD

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, September 14, 2002

Time:

08:35:29 PM

Comments

BG, The Title and registration procedure for King Midget is the same as for the family Chevy. There are some roadways, interstate highways for example, a King cannot travel on safely because it would be difficult to maintain the posted minimum speeds. Many states have separate registrations for specialty or antique vehicles. This information can usually be found on the net by searching your State Motor Vehicle regulations.


Name:

Greg

Email:

GKOLKA69@AOL.COM

Date:

Sunday, September 15, 2002

Time:

09:32:28 PM

Comments

Are there any tags or anything to let you know what year the King Midget is? I was told I have a 1956 Model III. Was there any made that year? Thanks.


Name:

H

Email:

unknown

Date:

Sunday, September 15, 2002

Time:

10:22:42 PM

Comments

Greg, I recall seeing a car on the web for sale that is brown with wide rear fenders. The rear deck is made of wood covered with metal. (it used to be my car) It was advertised as a 1956 model 3. If this is the car you have its a 1967 model 3. The serial number is on the left frame rail next to the engine. it will be K or T. The 2 numbers after the K or T is the year.


Name:

Brian Gay

Email:

bgmfcp@mchsi.com

Date:

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Time:

11:03:06 AM

Comments

The September 22nd Sunday Cedar Rapids Gazette had this ad. 1957 King Midget Needs Restoration. $1500 or best offer. 563-588-4058. Dubuque, Iowa.


Name:

Bob Hardison

Email:

Guitar650@southol.com

Date:

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

Time:

08:57:37 PM

Comments

I posted comments a few weeks ago that didn't turn out what I thought. The perfectly almost restored K.M. that I was going to buy for $5500.00 went bad. He changed his mind. I bought a 1967 for $3200, but needed quite a bit of work. I have almost got all of it fixed. This is a mighty fun car. I sure know a lot about K.M. Cars now that I didn't know. I can probably answer a lot of ?'s if anyone has any.


Name:

Lou Kelley

Email:

skyrider@bwwonline.com

Date:

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Time:

12:10:19 AM

Comments

I am buying a model 3 KM in the Midwest and trailering it back to AZ. My favorite trailer is 47 1/4 x 96 with 8" sides. Will a Model 3 go in it or do I need to use a larger trailer. I am a new member and I love the club web site!


Name:

Joshua Bris

Email:

ant@templatemonser.com

Date:

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Time:

06:30:04 AM

Comments

Thank you for the resources. Keep up the good work! 


Name:

Rodney E. Rust

Email:

rodney e. rust @aol.com

Date:

Thursday, September 26, 2002

Time:

08:13:27 PM

Comments

Very nice sight. I have a king midget of my own {1966}. I was not aware that there was a club! I ran into a couple at a festival in Bancroft, Mi. They had one {1967). They told me about this web site, and club. My car has been in a garage since 1986 when Ii bought it. It runs good. Looks good. Ii had it in a parade in 1988. Last time Ii drove it. Also my dad had one in 1964. His was a 1962.


Name:

Loren L Martin

Email:

bootzlm@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, September 27, 2002

Time:

01:28:24 PM

Comments

Thanks for the help. When its done maybe I can send some pictures. My grandpa would have liked to see this site. This car was his project back in the early 70's. Now it is my project. Thanks again.


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, September 30, 2002

Time:

07:45:46 AM

Comments

Lou Kelly, Your trailer would be a squeaker. The King is 48 inches wide hub cap to hub cap. The fender width adds another 5 -6 inches for a total width of around 54 inches, the fenders might not be high enough to go over the 8 inch rails. The 8 ft bed wouldn't be too big a problem the car is is shade under ten feet long. A 5 by ten trailer works the best and would pull much better than the smaller one.


Name:

Charlie Schmidt

Email:

CMSScroll@aol.com

Date:

Monday, September 30, 2002

Time:

08:19:53 PM

Comments

To All IKMCC Members, I have a call out for information on the Model 1. So far I have heard nothing about Drawings, Bulls-of Materials and Templates. I have asked Dave Stults, Gary Wood and others but have not heard from them. I certainly could use some input. Charlie Schmidt #0037 CMSScroll@aol.com

 


Name:

Nelson Eads

Email:

nelsoneads@yahoo.com

Date:

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

Time:

12:18:40 PM

Comments

Having grown up around the King Midget, I have many fond memories of riding around in them during my youth. I haven't seen one in years, but it's nice that a lot of people are restoring them and keeping the spirit alive. It would be fantastic to see a new model of the King Midget built.


Name:

Brian Gay

Email:

bgmfcp@mchsi.com

Date:

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

Time:

05:31:02 PM

Comments

Does any one know where to get an King Midget emblem for the front of the car? I have a Model II and need one to finish it off.


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Time:

06:34:19 AM

Comments

King Midget name plates are available from Midget Motors Supply. I think that they are $20.00. I got one last summer.


Name:

Paul Pistorino

Email:

bones13@adelphia.net

Date:

Thursday, October 10, 2002

Time:

10:04:08 PM

Comments

I look forward to your store reopening. Please let me know as soon as this happens. Thanx, Paul


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

Time:

07:15:44 AM

Comments

The Midget Motors web site says that they are closed. They were open last summer. Their e-mail has a spam blocker that blocked my messages but when I called I got a very nice lady that was helpful. I visited the shop and saw that they do have parts.


Name:

Lou Kelley

Email:

skyrider@bwwonline.com

Date:

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

Time:

11:38:12 PM

Comments

Can anyone tell me if this '57 Model 3 I bought is negative or positive ground. All of the books that came with it deal only with 12 volt systems. I know that some 6 volt cars (and tractors) were positive ground and there was no battery in it when I bought it. Thanks


Name:

Charles M. Schmidt

Email:

cmsscroll@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, October 17, 2002

Time:

01:19:45 PM

Comments

To Gary Wood, I would appreciate a response to my aid in getting info on the Model 1. I have E-Mailed you several times and you have not responded. I would appreciate a reply from a fellow member.


Name:

Peter Bassil

Email:

ole_pappy58@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, October 18, 2002

Time:

01:15:04 AM

Comments

Hey, my name is Peter, and I am a big King Midget fan. I ran across a midget one day and thought to myself, "I have to have one of those", so I got one, and I did go to one jamboree in 1995, and it was a blast!!!! Especially the hill climb street, although I required some clown power to make it up, it was fun, I love my little yellow midget!!!!


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Friday, October 18, 2002

Time:

07:55:07 AM

Comments

Hi I think that the 6 volt cars were positive ground. An easy way to find out is hook up the battery. Don't try to start it. Turn on the lights and check the amp meter. If it shows a charge you have it backwards.


Name:

Brian

Email:

bgmfcp@mchsi.com

Date:

Saturday, October 19, 2002

Time:

11:55:57 AM

Comments

Does any one have the proper formula for paint that will match the original cream color that was used? Or is there a place to buy the paint already mixed?


Name:

Charlles M. Schmidt

Email:

cmsscroll@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, October 24, 2002

Time:

02:32:54 PM

Comments

I am continuing to look for information from IKMCC members on the Model 1. See my message on the guestbook entries. PLEASE !!! Somebody help me to build a Model 1. There is somebody out there who has the information but hasn't come forward. I'm surprised that somebody hasn't come forward to help in this endeavor. Cordially, Charlie Schmidt


Name:

Milton Vogt

Email:

mvogt555@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Time:

09:41:56 AM

Comments

Would anyone be able to tell me where I might find some white port a wall for King Midget tires? I have tried Coker Tire in Tennessee and Blimp in Cypress, CA to no avail. Thanks!


Name:

Roger Pacific

Email:

maibote@lodisnet.com

Date:

Sunday, November 03, 2002

Time:

12:52:00 PM

Comments

Just love your site. I remember in 1963 I saw my first King Midget and even then I said I had to have one. I still don't. But I now want to get one. Since I got carpel tunnel I can't ride my 1100 92 Virago any more. I am selling it and I want to get a KING MIDGET. Thanks for the web site. Keep up the great work.


Name:

electra-pederson

Email:

mondo@infinex.com

Date:

Wednesday, November 06, 2002

Time:

06:50:19 PM

Comments

HEY OUT THERE! I'm looking for a rack for my 67 limbo king, know where there is one? If you do e-mail me, thanks.


Name:

Tom Gibbons

Email:

deentom10@aol.com

Date:

Friday, November 08, 2002

Time:

07:32:27 PM

Comments

When are we going to see some pictures from the St Charles jamboree??


Name:

Steve Neufeld

Email:

ssn51754@cs.com

Date:

Monday, November 11, 2002

Time:

06:48:21 PM

Comments

You have a great website. Some day I hope to buy a Type II model. Best wishes -Steve


Name:

Phil Estes

Email:

pa6665@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, November 16, 2002

Time:

01:29:08 PM

Comments

Hi. I owned a 1968 King Midget. And regret selling it.


Name:

James Ward

Email:

i525jamie@aol.com

Date:

Saturday, November 16, 2002

Time:

04:27:49 PM

Comments

Here is a ad I just found. 1969 King Midget needs restored no clutch or title 16.5 hp tecumseh 937-698-5144 after 4:30 in Ohio


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Saturday, November 16, 2002

Time:

08:42:19 PM

Comments

Has the date for the 2003 Jamboree been set yet?


Name:

Michael Brierton

Email:

mbrierto@uwc.edu

Date:

Monday, November 18, 2002

Time:

11:53:03 AM

Comments

Is Midget Motors still selling parts for king midgets? is anyone else selling parts Mike B.


Name:

Paul D Gerhardt

Email:

pgerhardt@woh.rr.com

Date:

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Time:

11:45:50 PM

Comments

Dates for 2003 Jamboree is Aug 7, 8, 9 and 10 Springfield Ohio. Have talked to Dave Stults to get information and Pre-registration forms will be in winter newsletter.


Name:

Street Smart Consulting, LLC

Email:

steve@stsmart.com

Date:

Monday, November 25, 2002

Time:

09:48:57 PM

Comments

The 2002 Jamboree pictures have now been posted on the website. You may access these pictures by clicking on the "Jamboree Information" page, then by clicking on the 2002 Jamboree link.


Name:

Stephen D. Bumb

Email:

stevobumb@yahoo.com

Date:

Wednesday, December 04, 2002

Time:

12:23:54 AM

Comments

I am currently fully restoring a model II '55 Midget, I just ordered the repair manual for the AEN Wisconsin. I hope to send some before and after photos in soon. I began restoring the body and resorted to using the internet for possible info about my engine, I am quite surprised and relieved to find that there are suppliers and other enthusiasts. Thank you for your website and will likely join your club as soon as I finish pouring $$$ into my K.M.


Name:

Tom Gibbons

Email:

deentom10@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, December 05, 2002

Time:

08:14:18 PM

Comments

Saw an ad for a Model III that looks pretty good for $2900. Its in Jackson, Oh. Toll free 877 833-6800


Name:

Rojo Sik

Email:

rojo007@optonline.net

Date:

Thursday, December 12, 2002

Time:

08:57:03 AM

Comments

I was reading on the web production was about 5000 total. So that come to about 200 cars per year. Is that right? 


Name:

Roger Vise

Email:

Europutt@aol.com

Date:

Friday, December 13, 2002

Time:

08:49:22 PM

Comments

Well the bug still has me. I just bought another MK3. This one is the hotrod to be I have been looking for. Has anyone put a car up on 10in radials?


Name:

John White II

Email:

white5415@msn.com

Date:

Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Time:

08:50:51 PM

Comments

Yes, Midget Motors is still selling parts.


Name:

Andy Gay

Email:

YachtGalatea@ aol.com

Date:

Thursday, January 09, 2003

Time:

04:38:09 PM

Comments

I have a 1966 Model III and it pops out of forward gear. Does anyone know the cause and have a remedy for this problem.


Name:

Tom Gibbons

Email:

deentom10@aol.com

Date:

Friday, January 10, 2003

Time:

08:31:28 PM

Comments

Two model IIIs on E-bay.


Name:

Woody

Email:

Flagacracker@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, January 12, 2003

Time:

03:49:26 AM

Comments

I've never forgotten the one and only King Midget car I've ever seen. It was in about 1970 in Tallahassee, Florida, where I still live, and was parked near the corner of North Monroe St. on Brevard St. in the lot of a business, a tire store I believe. I suspected what it was, so I turned around and went back to look at it. I'm guessing it was a Model III because of what I remember about the bumpers and the weight at the rear. I could lift the left rear wheel off the ground with one hand under the rear bumper, but not the right rear due to the extra weight of the engine (?) located above. I think by that time I had read about the King Midget in an article in one of the early issues of the Mother Earth News, a "back to the land" magazine popular back then, and still published now as far as I know. Since I never got that car out of my mind I decided to research it some on the internet. Thanks for a good start with your website. I'm a little envious of all of you who own one of these little critters. If any exist in the Florida Panhandle's Big Bend or Southwest Georgia I would enjoy seeing one again someday at the owner's convenience. Since we have such a variety of excellent modern small engines now to choose from, has anyone upgraded a King Midget with a late model replacement engine? How'd it go?


Name:

Gary Bertelson

Email:

northlandbert@aol.com

Date:

Monday, January 13, 2003

Time:

04:17:26 PM

Comments

Great website, I was talking to Dave Stults & he suggested I take a look at the new & improved site. I like it a lot!


Name:

Jay Wilkison

Email:

WILKI0573@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, January 14, 2003

Time:

10:09:53 PM

Comments

I was amazed to see comments Jan 12, 2003 from Woody in Tallahassee Florida. That King Midget belonged to me! I grew up in Tallahassee, and at the age of 9, I used to pass a King Midget (with a for sale sign on it) parked street side on my bus ride to school every morning. It had been used for several years as a pizza delivery car for Channelos Pizza on Tennessee St. I begged my parents to buy it. On my 10th birthday (in 1963), my parents paid $200 for the car. I mowed grass in the summer and made money to buy parts for the car. I believe I could to this day, tear down, rebuild, and reassemble anything on that car! I "outgrew" the King Midget when I turned 16 and could drive a "real car". It sat in the garage until 1973, when (ironically enough) a 10 year old neighbor boy fell in love with, and wanted to buy the car. I spent a few weeks putting it in running order and sold it to him for $500. I have wished many times since then I had never sold it. I have tried to track down my old King Midget in Tallahassee, but have had no luck. To my knowledge there were two King Midgets in Tallahassee, I owned one, and the other belonged to the Shrigley Family who at that time lived on Randolph Circle. They had a son about my age named Paul. I am now looking for a King Midget Type 3 to buy, at 49 years old I have no idea what for - I guess to take me back to a simpler time and place. I always loved that little car. 


Name:

Paul D Gerhardt

Email:

pgerhardt@woh.rr.com

Date:

Wednesday, January 15, 2003

Time:

05:36:06 PM

Comments

The detent ball and spring are probably weak and not holding gear in place while in forward. Worse problem square drive slider gear is worn. Yes people are updating their cars with later style motors mostly with V twins.


Name:

Richard Katterhenry

Email:

ekatter@atlantic.net

Date:

Saturday, January 25, 2003

Time:

12:46:20 PM

Comments

We will not be able to sell any Comet clutches or differentials at this time. Also are not able to answer any emails sent to ekatter@bright.net. If you need to contact me you can send email to ekatter@atlantic.net for the next couple of months.


Name:

Jay Wilkison

Email:

WILKI0573@aol.com

Date:

Saturday, January 25, 2003

Time:

01:26:14 PM

Comments

I just purchased a 1968 King Midget, and will be headed out next week to pick it up. I have my I.K.M.C.C application ready to go as soon as I have the car serial number. 


Name:

Art Carpenter

Email:

bluewhale@att.net

Date:

Saturday, January 25, 2003

Time:

07:54:59 PM

Comments

I have fond memories of a Model II as my first car at age 13 in the mid fifties. It would be great to replicate with modern engine, but without bureaucracy to interfere with design


Name:

Lou Kelley

Email:

skyrider@bwwonline.com

Date:

Wednesday, January 29, 2003

Time:

11:48:06 PM

Comments

What doors were used on the '57 Model III, Wood or Metal?


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Thursday, January 30, 2003

Time:

07:17:58 AM

Comments

Lou Kelly. The wooden doors were an option offered by the factory and fit any year Model 3.


Name:

Anna 

Email:

anna@hotmail.com

Date:

Friday, January 31, 2003

Time:

03:46:25 PM

Comments

Great site folks


Name:

Tom Bunsey

Email:

tabunsey@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, February 02, 2003

Time:

09:45:30 PM

Comments

Why is it that the current events page states that the 2003 Jamboree is going to be in Springfield, Ohio, BUT the Jamboree page says that the 2003 Jamboree will be in Marysville, Ohio????

(Jamboree will be in Springfield, Ohio in 2003)


Name:

Kathy Kinsey

Email:

secretary@kingmidgetcarclub.org

Date:

Monday, February 03, 2003

Time:

11:27:11 PM

Comments

2003 International King Midget Dues are Due: They are still $15.00. Sorry a renewal notice was not sent out to you. I have been having some computer problems and hope you understand. Send dues to: IKMCC Kathy Kinsey Secretary 9409 W. St. Rt. 571 Laura, OH 45337


Name:

Ken Scott

Email:

kscott@pcs.k12.va.us

Date:

Wednesday, February 05, 2003

Time:

10:51:57 AM

Comments

This is a great site! I have been fascinated by King Midgets since I first saw an article about them when I was about 15 (around 1985) in an edition of Collector Car (I think). In addition to that first article, I have since collected a number of articles that have appeared regarding the car (one in Collectable Automobile c. 1994 and one in...?) A nice addition to your site would be the inclusion of an index of articles written about the car or even reprints of the articles themselves. Perhaps some of your members are aware of other articles. I own a number of antique cars and have always wanted a King Midget. Perhaps I can find one through your club. I have placed an ad in your classified section in hopes of doing so. Thanks for maintaining an informative and entertaining site.


Name:

John Linaburg

Email:

jlinabu@alleghenyenergy.com

Date:

Monday, February 10, 2003

Time:

09:35:19 AM

Comments

I just bought what I believe started life as a Series 1 KM. The chassis and suspension look accurate as does some of the body work. Unfortunately the grill shell is gone. If anyone has any paperwork, body plans, information about repro grill shells, etc., etc., I'll be eternally appreciative for the help.


Name:

Tom Lee Mullins

Email:

tomleem@attglobal.net

Date:

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Time:

07:18:50 PM

Comments

This is a really cool site (lots of great photos and information).


Name:

Brandy Patterson

Email:

bp101003@hocking.edu

Date:

Thursday, February 20, 2003

Time:

09:06:50 AM

Comments

I think this a great site to stop and check out. My boyfriend's little boy Charles Dean Maffin is related to Mr. Orcutt, it was his great-grandfather. So it lets me know about all the wonderful things there possible is to know about King Midgets. If there is any more information out there I would love to know. That way I can talk to Dean about some of the things his great-grandpa did Thanks Brandy Patterson Charlie Maffin


Name:

Rick Eason

Email:

salineparts@aol.com

Date:

Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Time:

07:37:31 AM

Comments

Very interesting site. I am a collector of King Midget advertising. I have some from 50's and 60's--looking for more.


Name:

Charles M. Schmidt

Email:

cmsscroll@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, March 09, 2003

Time:

04:07:00 PM

Comments

I am still waiting for information on the latest Newsletters. I have not received a Newsletter since the last Jamboree in St. Charles. Is there a problem?


Name:

Dennis Togninalli

Email:

DENNIS.TOGNINALLI@SNET.NET

Date:

Friday, March 14, 2003

Time:

02:27:01 PM

Comments

I'm looking for hub caps for my 1965 King Midget. If anyone know's where I can get a set of 4 please E-mail me. Thanks Dennis


Name:

Walt Barnes

Email:

mwbarnes@apk.net

Date:

Sunday, March 16, 2003

Time:

05:58:14 PM

Comments

We liked your site. The Ashtabula County Antique Engine club. 


Name:

TJM

Email:

thomasmelton701@hotmail.com

Date:

Saturday, March 22, 2003

Time:

02:58:30 AM

Comments

THIS CAR WAS MY FIRST CAR . I DID ENJOY THE CAR . MY MOM AND DAD GOT THE CAR FOR MY 16TH. BIRTHDAY .I DID GET IN TROUBLE A LOT WITH IT. I AM 50 NOW . SOMETIME BACK I WAS GOING TO EVANSVILLE ,IN. I SAW ONE AND TURNED AROUND TO CATCH WHO WAS DRIVING ONE , I JUST WANTED TO LOOK AT IT, AND THINK BACK. IT WAS GREAT TO SEE ONE AGAIN.


Name:

Juli

Email:

juliandsandy@aol.com

Date:

Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Time:

05:22:39 PM

Comments

Are there any enthusiasts for the King Midget cars in Canada?


Name:

William J Hughes

Email:

gibill2003@yahoo.com

Date:

Wednesday, April 02, 2003

Time:

09:36:53 AM

Comments

Are these cars still on the market?


Name:

Clarence Collinsworth

Email:

Madrushin@Ameritech.net

Date:

Friday, April 04, 2003

Time:

02:21:00 PM

Comments

What happened to the information on the scooter rally?


Name:

G. Wellner

Email:

wellnerjg@msn.com

Date:

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Time:

12:07:44 AM

Comments

I have a king midget with all original parts and parts manual 1965. I would like to know the value. I'm considering selling


Name:

Jim Love

Email:

FKEJIM@Aol.com

Date:

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Time:

01:20:08 AM

Comments

I was introduced to the king midget at of all places a lawn mower shop (how undignified!!) I think the guy that owned the shop was trying to diagnose the ignition system . He did not seem to have much luck . But I had things to do and could not stay . At the time I had no Idea what the little car was but now I know it was a KING. I don't Know what happened to that car but I know I want one for my self .


Name:

Don Green

Email:

depgreen@msn.com

Date:

Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Time:

10:07:50 AM

Comments

I have a 1955 King Midget Model II it has electric starter has 2 forward gears and reverse what is its value


Name:

ROBERT& JEANNETTE ANTHONY

Email:

MANTHONY@HSONLINE.NET

Date:

Saturday, April 26, 2003

Time:

11:02:52 PM

Comments

Great site! We are just getting into the King Midget family and can't wait to get started. We are pretty dumb about them so far and really need lots of help.


Name:   Carl E. Nay

Email:

1 419 443 9829

Date:

Friday, May 02, 2003

Time:

07:21:56 PM

Comments

I would like to really look over a King Midget and can not travel too far. Are there any in the Findlay, Tiffin Ohio area. I saw one drive through the RV park at Bascom, Ohio, 2-3 years ago, but it was gone before I could react. If you read this and would not mind me contacting you, please email or call. 1 419 443 9829


Name:

Bob Mankoff

Email:

babylonbobmank@cs.com

Date:

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Time:

08:57:27 PM

Comments

Great to have found you. Only a few days ago, I got my first KM. As a kid I had seen ads in magazines and hoped to get one someday


Name:

Carl Nay

Email:

cnay@woh.rr.com

Date:

Friday, May 09, 2003

Time:

08:50:41 PM

Comments

Great web site. And very warm welcome from an Ohio group today at a gathering. Considering I do no have a car. They showed me a lot in a short time and it was cold and windy. Thanks fellows


Name:

Richard Jackson

Email:

castleknox@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, May 11, 2003

Time:

08:52:00 PM

Comments

I have long been interested in the King Midget. Can you put me on your mailing list?


Name:

David Ralph

Date:

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Time:

04:20:43 PM

Comments

Great site! Have been interested in the going rate for a used King Midget. If anyone is in WI and willing to sell, please email me.


Name:

David

Email:

VWandSTUDEBAKER@rocketmail.com

Date:

Monday, May 19, 2003

Time:

11:36:23 PM

Comments

I am amazed at the little cars. I had never heard of it till I found one in an old garage with some other old cars I was looking at. I thought it was a big go-cart, but he says its a King Midget. I looked the car up on the internet and found this site. It was all in pieces, so I can't say what model or style it was. I'm going to try and get a hold of it. If I do, I'm sure I will join the club and have lots of questions. David


Name:

Glenn Dales

Email:

JDFunnygirl@AOL.com

Date:

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Time:

08:53:19 PM

Comments

We have enjoyed your web page and have pulled of pictures. We just purchased a 1959 King Midget. Would like information of parts dealer in Dayton Ohio.


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, May 23, 2003

Time:

07:32:05 AM

Comments

Mr Dales, Many common mechanical or engine parts can be found at local parts stores or small engine shop / dealers. Other parts sources can be found on the vendor page of this site.


Name:

Al Hill

Email:

rollinon1@escapees.com

Date:

Saturday, May 24, 2003

Time:

11:13:28 PM

Comments

Hi All I had a Series III - 1957 model, bought when it had 1100 miles in 1961. Due to the pressures of military and raising a family, I sold it in the 1970's. Fun little car, but quite troublesome sometimes. Best Regards Al Hill Detroit, MI 5/24/03


Name:

Bob Frare

Email:

lostbob@owt.com

Date:

Monday, May 26, 2003

Time:

02:13:46 PM

Comments

love that little red and white open wheel car. is it for sale??? you have a great site here, and it brings back a lot of memories, THANKS A TON


Name:

Bert Gummer

Email:

Bcarr0505@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, May 29, 2003

Time:

10:51:36 PM

Comments

I saw this car on a game on Playstation2 It is so cool looking


Name:

Stan Howe

Email:

stanhowemt@aol.com

Date:

Monday, June 09, 2003

Time:

01:18:51 AM

Comments

Very Interesting!!


Name:

Jan Combs

Email:

jcombs@usadig.com

Date:

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Time:

05:12:57 PM

Comments

What a wonderful web site for such a fun car. When I was growing up my father had a King Midget. Some of our favorite memories are of us at the age of 6 or 7 driving this car in the field across from our house. May you all enjoy your King Midget's as much as we did. Someday we hope to own one again.


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Time:

10:44:11 PM

Comments

Hi I am trying to add seat belts to a 58, model III. According to the instructions that came with the belts the frame behind the seat is too high. What did the factory do? What have others done?


Name:

Jamie Ward

Email:

i525jamie@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, June 15, 2003

Time:

12:22:33 PM

Comments

On the way to a show today the rear straps somehow came off and when I stopped my King came off the trailer and the front end was damaged. I need a front bumper for a 1957 type III or info on where I could get mine straightened. I also thought that the parts book for Midget Motors was listed on this site but, I do not see it. I now need to order some body parts. Anybody with parts or info please E-mail me.


Name:

Twig Branch

Email:

twigb@juno.com

Date:

Saturday, June 21, 2003

Time:

11:00:01 PM

Comments

I have just purchased a 1967 King Midget and am in Heaven. I printed out a copy of the membership application which I will fill out in mail in tomorrow.


Name:

Diane

Email:

KBaboo3@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Time:

11:12:38 AM

Comments

I live in Columbus Ohio and I am looking for a King Midget for my father as a gift. Does anyone know where they can be purchased near the Columbus Ohio area? Really appreciate your help!!! (PS I thought he was making this small car thing up. Ha) Email KBaboo3@aol.com


Name:

Christopher Jones

Email:

chrisjones@daikin-america.com

Date:

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Time:

12:52:23 AM

Comments

I'm a KM newbie. Working on my '68 that was really abused in early years. I've got most of the parts that I "think" I'll need to get 'er running. However, the body is really beat up- more disrespect than rust. Can "regular" body shops straighten out the panels, or do I need a "specialist"? Interested in all responses.


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdget@yahoo.com

Date:

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Time:

07:50:10 AM

Comments

To Chris, most any body shop can straighten out the dents in your car. Its very time consuming work so you could run up a big bill quickly. Because Kings are mostly flat panels you might be able to do most of the work yourself with some basic body tools and a little practice!


Name:

Gary Wimer

Email:

grw@bright.net

Date:

Thursday, July 03, 2003

Time:

11:26:07 PM

Comments

I have been fascinated with the King Midget automobile since I first saw one a few years ago at the Canton Classic Car Museum in Canton, Ohio; little did I realize that I would have an opportunity to own one. I recently purchased a 1959 King midget from the original owner. Also after checking out this website I joined the IKMCC. I promptly received a newsletter and membership card. Great car club.


Name:

Royce Hagan, Pendleton, IN

Email:

hagangr@mw.net

Date:

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Time:

12:08:00 AM

Comments

At a King Midget Jamboree 2 or 3 years ago, I noticed a KM III with 5 lug rear wheels. Anybody know what drive train was in that unit? Thanks, Royce Hagan KM club member. Don't know membership number, too lazy to go back to living room to look.


Name:

Jamie

Email:

i525jamie@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Time:

09:52:19 PM

Comments

Got bumpers straightened at bumper shop and had them sanded now need to polish. Never thought they could save the front one as bent as it was. Now on with the body work and she will be good as before.


Name:

TJ

Email:

Blitzdog19

Date:

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Time:

06:55:13 AM

Comments

Hey neat web site! I just saw something on ebay that caught my eye and it says it was made by Midget Motors called a King Midget Junior. Just looks like a go-kart to me. Did they make these, never saw one?


Name:

Jeff

Email:

jskreinbrink@voyager.net

Date:

Friday, July 11, 2003

Time:

08:08:06 AM

Comments

TJ King Midget made it in the 50s. Go to home page and click on junior or trainer for more info.


Name:

Gary

Email:

m.gary.kroman@comcast.com

Date:

Friday, July 18, 2003

Time:

04:12:48 PM

Comments

I had never heard of a King Midget car until I saw one last night. It was featured on the Evening magazine TV program here in Seattle. The guy in Seattle who owns the King Midget Model III, said it was the answer to the big gas guzzling automobiles (65 mpg). Looks like it is fun to drive.


Name:

Jim Branson

Email:

jbranson01@hotmail.com

Date:

Monday, August 04, 2003

Time:

10:25:14 AM

Comments

Great site. I remember a neighbor of ours at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana owning a Model 3 around 1957-58. He had bought it and put it together himself, but his teenage sons soon took it over and preferred driving it over their new '58 Chevy Impala. I never imagined that 45 years later I'd find it again on the internet.


Name:

Gary Bertelson

Email:

gbertelson@northlandexpresstransport.com

Date:

Wednesday, August 06, 2003

Time:

02:30:35 PM

Comments

I'm replacing the original Wisconsin motor with a 13hp Honda that has a 1" X 2 3/4" shaft. I need a clutch that will adapt to the 1" shaft. ANY SUGGESTIONS?


Name:

Steven Wagoner

Email:

acedriving@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, August 07, 2003

Time:

04:17:04 PM

Comments

I like your website just wish I could download the pictures. Steve Wagoner


Name:

Paul D Gerhardt

Email:

pgerhardt@woh.rr.com

Date:

Friday, August 08, 2003

Time:

10:14:01 PM

Comments

Gary call me or email me You need to go to a 40 series comet clutch driver and driven you need to adapt trans shaft Paul Gerhardt 937 325 3552


Name:

Marlene Gossman/Richard Pryer

Email:

marlenegossman@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, August 10, 2003

Time:

06:01:04 PM

Comments

Thanks to Paul and Ginger Gerhardt for putting on a spectacular 2003 KM Jamboree in Springfield, Ohio. All their effort and hard work showed in how well-organized this event went and no one was lost. Thanks again to the two of you and all those who helped you! Marlene


Name:

Brian Gay

Email:

bgmfcp@mchsi.com

Date:

Monday, August 11, 2003

Time:

01:12:32 PM

Comments

My wife, Sandy, and I had a super time at our first King Midget Jamboree. Paul and Ginger Gerhardt did an excellent job of putting on the event. I know everyone appreciated all of their hard work. While the drive to the Wright Patterson Air Force Museum was exciting the real highlight was being able to talk to the other KM owners. Thanks to all of you for making us feel so welcome.


Name:

Jacob Kreinbrink

Email:

PLKSongBird@hotmail.com

Date:

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Time:

11:38:06 PM

Comments

Hello, I'm Jacob Kreinbrink. I am a member of the club. My father is Bryan and we have a pink model three and a blue model three. My grandpa is Nick, he has many different models at least one each. I think that the Jamboree was really nice this year. There were a lot of nice things to do and I really enjoyed it very much. But there wasn't as many cars as expected. It's really cool to see people from all over to come to these from California and Texas. I think that if we have it in Tenn. next year, it will be cool if we can be able to drive around the race course. And did that model one slash model two sell? I have been going to these meets for as long as I could remember and I really enjoyed it. Thank you!


Name:

Rick Burkholder

Email:

midgetmotors@hotmail.com

Date:

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

Time:

10:28:05 AM

Comments

King Midget owners, I would like to thank everyone that welcomed us at the 2003 jamboree. I learned a lot about Midgets and the people that love them. Please visit our NEW web site at: www.midgetmotors.us or e-mail me at midgetmotors@hotmail.com. Thanks, Rick Burkholder vice president Midget Motors


Name:

Gary G. Callison

Email:

calley57@ameritech.net

Date:

Thursday, August 14, 2003

Time:

12:25:22 PM

Comments

It was so nice to meet all of you that were able to attend the Jamboree in Springfield, Ohio last week. I was the guest speaker at the Holiday Inn, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and the opportunity to talk with many of you. May the King Midget Car Club continue to prosper and make everyone's life a little bit better.


Name:

Jamie

Email:

i525jamie@aol.com

Date:

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Time:

09:03:20 PM

Comments

What a Difference a couple weeks make. At the Jamboree my car was perfect no problems at all. This past weekend on the way to a car show it started missing at speed. I played with it and thought oh well it will make it we just go slower. We made it but, on the way home lost the master link and ended up getting towed home.


Name:

Brian

Email:

bgmfcp@mchsi.com

Date:

Thursday, August 28, 2003

Time:

12:30:41 PM

Comments

We took several pictures at the 13th KM Jamboree. They are available to see and copy by going to www.picturetrail.com/sanbri. We hope you enjoy them. Sandy & Brian


Name:

Wayne Spear

Email:

bonlspr@quixnet.net

Date:

Friday, September 12, 2003

Time:

10:17:13 PM

Comments

I first saw a picture in the Sept/Oct edition of "Reminisce" Magazine and they aroused my curiosity. How fast would the King Midget go? Was it a real car or go-cart or fancy lawn tractor? Were they street legal? I am surprised I never saw one before.


Name:

Paul Gerhardt

Email:

pgerhardt@woh.rr.com

Date:

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Time:

06:13:54 PM

Comments

September 26, 27 and 28. Fri evening bean soup hotdog dinner in our backyard Sat we will drive to Zenia for tractor show and parade. Sun we will drive to Clifton for the Clifton street fair. Exit 54 off I70 go south approx 5 miles to 794 turn right go 1/2 mile to first right turn {Sparrow Rd} go to 6th house on right 400 west Sparrow Springfield Ohio


Name:

Mary Hauxwell

Email:

mwb48412@prodigy.net

Date:

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Time:

01:59:52 PM

Comments

Enjoyed! Enjoyed! Your sight is unreal. I was able to get quite a bit of the info that my son in-law wanted. He's restoring a King Midget that his uncle Jerry Colosky gave to him. It really, needs a lot of work on the body. We're from Michigan' the Lapeer area. Thanks for letting me view your sight.


Name:

Todd

Email:

hotrodtoddy69@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, September 19, 2003

Time:

12:27:48 PM

Comments

Hello. I'm very interested in finding out all I can about the great little car. Thanks Todd


Name:

Dave Stults

Email:

jdstults@seidata.com

Date:

Friday, September 26, 2003

Time:

01:32:37 AM

Comments

Helen McAfee Dry, 84, passed away peacefully in Athens, Ohio Tuesday afternoon, September 23, 2003. Mrs. Dry is the widow of Claud J. Dry, co-founder and co-owner of Midget Motors Supply, later Midget Motors Corp. She assisted her husband with daily operations of the business. She was born June 16, 1919, in Athens, OH and was a 1937 graduate of Athens High School. Mrs. Dry was a member of Athens First Christian Church, a volunteer at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital and a lifetime member of the International King Midget Car Club. Mrs. Dry is survived be a son, Daniel J. Dry of Louisville, KY; two granddaughters; a stepdaughter, Norma Knoll Dupler of Ocala, FL; two step- grandchildren; several step-greatgrandchildren; and a nephew, Mike McAfee of Newbury, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, Claud J. Dry, in 1984; a sister, Kathleen McAfee; and a brother, Joseph McAfee. Services will be held Friday, September 26, 2003, at 1 p.m., at Jagers and Sons Funeral Home, Athens, OH. Burial will be in Alexander Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, two hours prior to the service.


Name:

Richard Pryer/Marlene Gossman

Email:

marlenegossman@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, September 28, 2003

Time:

04:27:51 PM

Comments

Just got home from the Ohio Club Meet at Paul and Ginger Gerhardts'. The Bean Soup Supper was great on Friday night and the talk with old and new friends was even better. Paul and Ginger make everyone feel so welcome and being in the parade at the Zenia Tractor show on Saturday was fun. Now we are not sure about "Lake Gerhardt" after Friday night rain. Thanks Paul & Ginger!


Name:

Errol V. Calvert

Email:

bestsharp@msn.com

Date:

Monday, September 29, 2003

Time:

07:31:03 PM

Comments

Great Site. Never owned one but had a friend in Fort Scott, Kansas had one. His wife ran over it in her station wagon.


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Time:

09:57:25 PM

Comments

Hi: I just got my Model III chassis running. Took it to the local stock car track and got up to about 35 mph. My question is what speed can I expect with a stock Wisconsin engine once it is broken in, and the body added ?


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, October 10, 2003

Time:

10:19:56 AM

Comments

Don, I've had my '64 up to about 45. I think it would do 50 or a little better if the chain, belts, brakes, etc were adjusted better.


Name:

Rev. A. B. Weaver

Email:

abw@ezstreak.net

Date:

Friday, October 10, 2003

Time:

10:32:33 AM

Comments

Greetings: I have recently acquired a 1956 Type 2 King Midget I bought new from the factory. It is in terrible shape! I'm intent on restoring it. I will need a lot of encouragement and parts! Help!


Name:

Barry King

Email:

TenEagles@juno.com

Date:

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Time:

01:59:29 PM

Comments

Exceptional Website. Thanks for the great info. Are there any King owners in Albuquerque? I'd like to own one.


Name:

Rickey R. Foster

Email:

Pastorbudget@aol.com

Date:

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Time:

05:36:42 PM

Comments

Thank you for having this website. I have 2 King Midget Parts and Repair Manuals. One has grease stains. I have no need for them. Thanks again for site!


Name:

Ted Kiper

Email:

captainkiper@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, October 13, 2003

Time:

03:59:50 PM

Comments

I first saw King Midgets advertised in Popular Science or Mechanics Illustrated back in the 50's. Later, around 1983, I saw one in Tallahassee, Florida gassing up at a station. In the 70's I saw one under a house in Georgia, but I can't remember where. I would like to see them back in production again.


Name:

John D. Reinhard

Email:

jdrein@aol.com

Date:

Monday, October 27, 2003

Time:

02:51:20 PM

Comments

Thank you for this "web site"...


Name:

Lance Biddle

Email:

bidl@comcast.net

Date:

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Time:

01:50:03 AM

Comments

When I was in high school, in Columbus, Ohio, in the 60's, a friend of mine had a KM (actually his father owned it, but we drove it all over town) Later, in the late 70's, I bought a 64 KM, white, in excellent condition. Being both young and foolish, I sold it a few years later. Having becoming mature enough to realize that being fast doesn't necessarily equate to being "cool", I've always regretted selling that cool little car, and hope to be able to own another KM someday.


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Time:

09:57:25 PM

Comments

Hi: I just got my Model III chassis running. Took it to the local stock car track and got up to about 35 mph. My question is what speed can I expect with a stock Wisconsin engine once it is broken in, and the body added ?


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, October 10, 2003

Time:

10:19:56 AM

Comments

Don, I've had my '64 up to about 45. I think it would do 50 or a little better if the chain, belts, brakes, etc were adjusted better.


Name:

Rev. A. B. Weaver

Email:

abw@ezstreak.net

Date:

Friday, October 10, 2003

Time:

10:32:33 AM

Comments

Greetings: I have recently acquired a 1956 Type 2 King Midget I bought new from the factory. It is in terrible shape! I'm intent on restoring it. I will need a lot of encouragement and parts! Help!


Name:

Barry King

Email:

TenEagles@juno.com

Date:

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Time:

01:59:29 PM

Comments

Exceptional Website. Thanks for the great info. Are there any King owners in Albuquerque? I'd like to own one.


Name:

Rickey R. Foster

Email:

Pastorbudget@aol.com

Date:

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Time:

05:36:42 PM

Comments

Thank you for having this website. I have 2 King Midget Parts and Repair Manuals. One has grease stains. I have no need for them. Thanks again for site!


Name:

Ted Kiper

Email:

captainkiper@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, October 13, 2003

Time:

03:59:50 PM

Comments

I first saw King Midgets advertised in Popular Science or Mechanics Illustrated back in the 50's. Later, around 1983, I saw one in Tallahassee, Florida gassing up at a station. In the 70's I saw one under a house in Georgia, but I can't remember where. I would like to see them back in production again.


Name:

John D. Reinhard

Email:

jdrein@aol.com

Date:

Monday, October 27, 2003

Time:

02:51:20 PM

Comments

Thank you for this "web site"...


Name:

Lance Biddle

Email:

bidl@comcast.net

Date:

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Time:

01:50:03 AM

Comments

When I was in high school, in Columbus, Ohio, in the 60's, a friend of mine had a KM (actually his father owned it, but we drove it all over town) Later, in the late 70's, I bought a 64 KM, white, in excellent condition. Being both young and foolish, I sold it a few years later. Having becoming mature enough to realize that being fast doesn't necessarily equate to being "cool", I've always regretted selling that cool little car, and hope to be able to own another KM someday.


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Thursday, October 09, 2003

Time:

09:57:25 PM

Comments

Hi: I just got my Model III chassis running. Took it to the local stock car track and got up to about 35 mph. My question is what speed can I expect with a stock Wisconsin engine once it is broken in, and the body added ?


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, October 10, 2003

Time:

10:19:56 AM

Comments

Don, I've had my '64 up to about 45. I think it would do 50 or a little better if the chain, belts, brakes, etc were adjusted better.


Name:

Rev. A. B. Weaver

Email:

abw@ezstreak.net

Date:

Friday, October 10, 2003

Time:

10:32:33 AM

Comments

Greetings: I have recently acquired a 1956 Type 2 King Midget I bought new from the factory. It is in terrible shape! I'm intent on restoring it. I will need a lot of encouragement and parts! Help!


Name:

Barry King

Email:

TenEagles@juno.com

Date:

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Time:

01:59:29 PM

Comments

Exceptional Website. Thanks for the great info. Are there any King owners in Albuquerque? I'd like to own one.


Name:

Rickey R. Foster

Email:

Pastorbudget@aol.com

Date:

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Time:

05:36:42 PM

Comments

Thank you for having this website. I have 2 King Midget Parts and Repair Manuals. One has grease stains. I have no need for them. Thanks again for site!


Name:

Ted Kiper

Email:

captainkiper@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, October 13, 2003

Time:

03:59:50 PM

Comments

I first saw King Midgets advertised in Popular Science or Mechanics Illustrated back in the 50's. Later, around 1983, I saw one in Tallahassee, Florida gassing up at a station. In the 70's I saw one under a house in Georgia, but I can't remember where. I would like to see them back in production again.


Name:

John D. Reinhard

Email:

jdrein@aol.com

Date:

Monday, October 27, 2003

Time:

02:51:20 PM

Comments

Thank you for this "web site"...


Name:

Lance Biddle

Email:

bidl@comcast.net

Date:

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Time:

01:50:03 AM

Comments

When I was in high school, in Columbus, Ohio, in the 60's, a friend of mine had a KM (actually his father owned it, but we drove it all over town) Later, in the late 70's, I bought a 64 KM, white, in excellent condition. Being both young and foolish, I sold it a few years later. Having becoming mature enough to realize that being fast doesn't necessarily equate to being "cool", I've always regretted selling that cool little car, and hope to be able to own another KM someday.


Name:

Gary I Blankenship

Email:

indianryder@insightbb.com

Date:

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Time:

06:06:21 PM

Comments

Very nice cars and web site, my family has in its collection 4 Model T Fords and a Indian motorcycle and Cushman scooters, in the past we have also had some Crosleys. some how I had over the years missed the little king midget car, we seen one in Portland, Indiana at the antique hill climb and fell in love. We would like to meet someone in our area with a car or cars to learn more and possibly become a club member as well as a car owner. Thank you for you help so very much , and the best of luck to all and their families. Gary, Lisa and the girls. Oops we are in Evansville, Indiana by the way.


Name:

Greg Bledsoe

Email:

gbled112@npoint.net

Date:

Sunday, November 02, 2003

Time:

07:52:10 PM

Comments

Hi! I bought a King Midget Model I from the original owner at auction and I would like to gather some info on the Model 1 such as original price, options, etc. Any help would be welcome. Mine has a Cushman Husky engine. Thank You Greg


Name:

John E. Martin

Email:

slotjohn@yahoo.com

Date:

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Time:

08:22:42 PM

Comments

I like King Midget cars, and would like to own one, one day. I am 50 years old now and I still remember the King Midget cars.


Name:

Tim Wasden

Email:

tntwasden@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, November 09, 2003

Time:

10:57:07 PM

Comments

I have a 1953 Type II King Midget needing all the help I can get for restoration: Information, parts, etc. Please email me. Thanks...Tim


Name:

Everett Moore

Email:

ev@commspeed.net

Date:

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Time:

11:55:28 AM

Comments

All small cars are great but the KM is still King?


Name:

Charles E Tickner

 

Date:

Sunday, November 16, 2003

Time:

11:39:39 PM

Comments

My name is Charles I would like to know if is easy to find a nice and good condition King Midget car I have like the little car since I have been on Kidney Dialysis since 1975. I hope to hear from a club member in the future.


Name:

Jack Bielefeld

Email:

nb_bikers1@yahoo.com

Date:

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Time:

11:08:43 PM

Comments

I'm looking for an over-riding clutch pullies for a Late 1966 or newer to replace my clicker ball pullies in my early 1966 King Midget. you may call Jack Bielefeld 419-629-3709


Name:

Harold Hong

Email:

HHONG51@COMCAST.NET

Date:

Friday, November 21, 2003

Time:

12:08:44 AM

Comments

Looking for a Model II. How much should I expect to pay and what would be the value if restored?


Name:

Rev. A. B. Weaver

Email:

abw@ezstreak.net

Date:

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Time:

07:27:04 PM

Comments

I have a 1956 Midget I bought new. Sold it. It was pushed into some woods three years ago and it was given back to me. It's terrible, but I intend to restore it. I have a formidable task before me. I see on this website that some of you (much more talented than I) have undertaken such. Maybe...


Name:

Wesley Jewett

Email:

bugclub101@comcast.net

Date:

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Time:

02:39:17 PM

Comments

This has been a very interesting site. I had a Model 1 car that I purchased for $25 back in the early 50's when I was in High school. My brother and I had many hours of fun with the racer. We took off the body, made a new oak frame, and put in a foot operated clutch. I swear it would go 50 mph on the state highway in Vermont where we lived. I still have the Wisconsin engine that was in the car. Wish I still had the racer.


Name:

Judy

Email:

ozarkjj@mtnhome.com

Date:

Saturday, December 13, 2003

Time:

06:55:15 PM

Comments

I saw your e-mail address in my latest old cars paper and read the article. Very interesting, but I can not imagine these little cars ever being driven on the roads with full size vehicles, they have no protection at all. And what was the cruising speed of these over sized pedal cars??? I have seen a couple in person at car shows but never on the street.


Name:

Paul Gerhardt

Email:

pgerhardt@woh.rr.com

Date:

Sunday, December 14, 2003

Time:

10:36:00 AM

Comments

May the King Midget of happiness drive down your driveway at Christmas and bestow upon you a New Year of driving pleasure. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year From Paul and Ginger Gerhardt


Name:

Don BeDell

Email:

ddonbedell@aol.com

Date:

Monday, December 15, 2003

Time:

06:48:46 PM

Comments

Hi, does anybody know where I can find the rod that runs from the shifting rod to the transmission for the King Midget Model III?


Name:

Jack Frye

Email:

jjrfrye1942@yahoo.com

Date:

Tuesday, December 23, 2003

Time:

04:58:00 PM

Comments

Weren't they going to make these again a few year back? I always wanted to get one, but always a day late. Enjoyed the site!


Name:

George Schmidt

Email:

gschmidt3@earthlink.net

Date:

Saturday, December 27, 2003

Time:

08:20:11 PM

Comments

Your site is great after all the years. After 1970 I tried to find out more about the King Midget. Most people out here in CA never heard about this little car, but I knew someday I would be able to find it again. Thanks very much for your website.


Name:

Joe Galvin

Email:

jgalvi@freeway.net

Date:

Saturday, December 27, 2003

Time:

09:36:22 PM

Comments

Great web site. I remember reading the magazine ads for the King Midget car back in the 50's.


Name:

Keifer Paxton

Email:

skippers29@hotmail.com

Date:

Saturday, December 27, 2003

Time:

10:27:15 PM

Comments

I am restoring a King Midget model lll and need a roof and maybe door skirts and the roof metal frame.


Name:

Bob

Email:

regould@pchg.net

Date:

Sunday, December 28, 2003

Time:

06:15:29 PM

Comments

Very interesting site. Away back in '61, I sent for basic "Dealers Wanted" package ($0.25 in Popular Mechanics ad) and received the $1.00 information package. Always fascinated with the car, but have never actually seen one. Guess they didn't migrate this far north. Nice to see there are still some around.


Name:

Dave Jones

Email:

djones@safe-t.net

Date:

Monday, December 29, 2003

Time:

06:46:43 PM

Comments

I have some parts for sale if anybody needs any. Thanks, DJ


Name:

Arthur Lipper

Email:

arthur@pobox.com

Date:

Friday, January 02, 2004

Time:

09:50:39 AM

Comments

I wish all owners of King Midgets well. As the primary owner of Midget Motors in the late 1960's I used to drive a new King Midget from Athens, OH to White Plains, NY frequently and paid more in tolls than in gas. The trick was to get behind an 18-wheeler and benefit from the pull of the airflow. In terms of concept and product development Claude and Dale were ahead of their time and deserve positive recognition. Joe Stehlin and Vernon Eads both tried, to the extent of their abilities and financial resources, to make it work.


Name:
          
Arthur Lipper

Email:

arthur@pobox.com

Date:

Friday, January 02, 2004

Time:

09:50:39 AM

Comments

I wish all owners of King Midgets well. As the primary owner of Midget Motors in the late 1960's I used to drive a new King Midget from Athens, OH to White Plains, NY frequently and paid more in tolls than in gas. The trick was to get behind an 18-wheeler and benefit from the pull of the airflow. In terms of concept and product development Claude and Dale were ahead of their time and deserve positive recognition. Joe Stehlin and Vernon Eads both tried, to the extent of their abilities and financial resources, to make it work.

 


Name:

S.E. Miller

Email:

semi423@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, January 19, 2004

Time:

07:33:28 PM

Comments

I am visually impaired but I think I read everything. Very informative. There is one detail that is missing; the fact that the factory was in Athens, Ohio. Also they had around 30 people working there and as an advertising gimmick they photographed all of them being supported by a King Midget frame. Most persuasive.


Name:

Nathan

Email:

nanatn@hotmail.com

Date:

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Time:

08:25:09 PM

Comments

Great site! I saw one go by one day many years ago. I've been interested in the cars ever since I saw them advertised in popular mechanics way back when. Maybe I'll get a close-up look one day. Thanks


Name:

Rick Clark

Email:

rick@rickstoybox.com

Date:

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Time:

02:49:01 PM

Comments

I've been thinking about building a "replica" model 1. If anybody new of a dimensioned drawing of the chassis, I'd certainly like to hear from you.


Name:

Gary Bertelson

Email:

gbertelson@northlandexpresstransport.com

Date:

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Time:

04:37:04 PM

Comments

A few years ago there was a King Midget West newsletter being published. Does anyone know if the newsletter is still in print?


Name:

Brian Gay

Email:

bgmfcp@mchsi.com

Date:

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Time:

06:26:35 PM

Comments

I am searching for the rocket hood ornament that is on many of the Model II's. If anyone has an extra one please let me know. Thanks


Name:

Leo Davison

Email:

leodavison@hotmail.com

Date:

Friday, January 30, 2004

Time:

03:24:48 PM

Comments

We have a King Midget Model III, that we are restoring but we need a speedometer cable, housing and also a emblem for the front. Can anyone help us out. Thank, Joyce & Leo


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Time:

02:33:46 PM

Comments

Hi Did I miss something? I don't recall getting a notice to pay 2004 dues


Name:

Roger Hire

Email:

lilmule12002@yahoo.com

Date:

Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Time:

04:19:12 PM

Comments

About 40 yrs ago, a neighborhood boy (older) had a yellow king midget, while it had the brown type seats was a model 3, as it had a speedometer. It would do about 30 mph according to him. Brings back memories. Reminds me a lot of my 53 Willys, although a bit smaller.


Name:

David Engle

Email:

vwandstudebaker@rocketmail.com

Date:

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Time:

02:37:08 PM

Comments

I just purchased a mid 50's King Midget Model II project and I will be looking for a lot of things. Until I get some kind of manual, I wont know what all is missing though. I know for sure I will be needing most of the body. Even if I can find some rusty stuff I can have it made. I already know about the KM club and Midget Motors that sells parts. I'm located in North Central Florida, so if you have any parts of information, please email me.


Name:

Rick Burkholder

Email:

midgetmotors@hotmail.com

Date:

Friday, February 13, 2004

Time:

10:42:50 AM

Comments

YES! It's REALLY Coming ! King Midget Model III Kit ! A chassis & body kit based on the Model III. This will be a starting point for people that want to build a NEW King Midget, or restore a wrecked car. This kit will consist of a partial rolling chassis with the uni-body frame with all body panels welded, rack & pinion steering, and front suspension installed. We will leave the rear suspension and drive system for the BUILDER to design, which makes this a TRUE KIT! We will also market a complete LOW SPEED neighborhood car for closed community use. When I have pricing I will print it. These will be MADE TO ORDER with a LARGE deposit required. Dates will be announced at www.midgetmotors.us


Name:

Joe Litke

Email:

joslitke@aol.com

Date:

Friday, February 13, 2004

Time:

11:00:07 AM

Comments

I am in need of a Cylinder Head, cylinder head gasket, and the cylinder head bolts. This is for a Wisconsin engine, model AENL. I have a 1964 King Midget model III


Name:

Jamie Ward

Email:

ijamie@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Time:

09:27:35 PM

Comments

Made my Hotel Reservation for the Jamboree. Can't wait for the fun to begin.


Name:

Mike Betts

Email:

mebetts@wcnet.org

Date:

Monday, February 16, 2004

Time:

08:44:29 AM

Comments

I just bought my 1962 King Midget Model III and I have a lot of questions!


Name:

Tom Lee M

Email:

jerseywarp@os2world.com

Date:

Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Time:

09:38:29 AM

Comments

This is a really cool site. Why no word on the new King Midget kit car?


Name:

Angie

Email:

smilenang475@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Time:

02:21:44 PM

Comments

I saw myself in a few of your pictures! How neat! I love King Midgets! My mother owns one but it no longer runs...


Name:

Maurice Lubben

Email:

ganaraska@hotmail.com

Date:

Sunday, February 22, 2004

Time:

09:51:13 PM

Comments

Thanks for a most enjoyable site! I have been a King Midget fan since the early 60's. I still have a brochure from 1965, I sent away a quarter for it. You could buy a brand new King Midget then for under $500 - over $600 depending on accessories. How King Midget kept going from 1946 to 1970 must be a fascinating tale, considering that other bigger car companies like Kaiser Frazer, and even Studebaker couldn't stay in business. How many happy owners got miles of economical transportation from their Kings, and they are still going strong.


Name:

Larry Ferguson

Email:

fergiekkkk@aol.com

Date:

Monday, February 23, 2004

Time:

08:16:13 AM

Comments

I believe at one time, my ex father-in-law tried to sell King Midgets in Dayton Ohio. I know at least he owned one. There was an ad in the Dayton area Tradin' Post about a year ago from a man just outside of West Milton Ohio who had one for sale. I talked to him on the phone, and was going to purchase it. But I had A severe health problem come up and I never got with the person.


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Time:

12:51:15 PM

Comments

Hello I am doing research on a possible article for the newsletter. Modifying King Midgets with larger engines has become popular. What is your view? Keep the stock or soup them up? Give reasons why you feel this way and any experience with either. Please send your response directly to vtkngmdget@yahoo.com rather than cluttering up this post. The results will be printed later, thanks in advance.


Name:

J. Lambert

Email:

lambert53@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, March 12, 2004

Time:

06:58:38 PM

Comments

This has been a real blast from my past. 1967 KM was my first car. Went to a private school, and parked it between a 71 "Cuda" and a 70 Mustang! Not much speed, but the 28 mile RT to school only cost me .39 a week! Drove like a golf cart, but by golly my best friend and I went off the speedometer going down hill one day. My car is still remembered very fondly by my classmates at our reunions. I moved on to a bigger car 67 Camaro and the KM became a camp ground vehicle and was later sold to a guy in Concord NH who did some restoration on it and drove it for several more years, May still have it. Wish I still did!


Name:

Vickie Osborne

Email:

vic48169@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, March 13, 2004

Time:

12:26:59 AM

Comments

Thanks for a wonderful site. We just lost our King Midget to a fire and we really feel a void in our lives.


Name:

Ken L. Garrett, #0329

Email:

klg@ricc.net

Date:

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Time:

06:51:26 PM

Comments

Great website.

 


Name:

Buddy Emerick

Email:

rallybum@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, April 05, 2004

Time:

07:42:55 PM

Comments

Great, informative web site!!! As a kid in '59 &'60,s someone had a mod.3 & would come passed my house every morning. The brake always intrigued me as it sounded like a metal flap against a rotating star wheel. Sounded like something broken but it would stop ok. Wish I had one! [ retired & can't afford gas at these prices].


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Time:

01:31:30 PM

Comments

Hi buddy, what you may have been hearing is the clicker transmission when the driver took his foot off the gas.


Name:

Dan Hunter

Email:

hunterdan61@hotmail.com

Date:

Monday, April 12, 2004

Time:

09:14:47 PM

Comments

Hello, I just purchased a KM 1955 Model ll. I am looking forward to enjoying it! Are there any KM owners around Janesville Wisconsin?? If so, please let me know, as I would love to visit with you. Great website. The car I purchased was from Glen Arbor, MI. The previous owner had it for 45 years. Can't wait to get it on the road!!


Name:

Don

Email:

Carousell9@yahoo.com

Date:

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Time:

12:08:31 AM

Comments

Great web site-- very easy to use !!!I'm looking for a "grill" for a 54 model II. Please contact me if you have one for sale or information about forming one. Thanks


Name:

John Denmead

Email:

jackandleone@worldnet.att.net

Date:

Monday, April 19, 2004

Time:

08:37:30 PM

Comments

Just before the first of the year I was given a Model III 1964 King Midget from my wife's uncle. I was the only person he knew that was mechanically inclined to restore the car. After twenty five years of storage I overhauled the carburetor, replaced the fuel line, set the points and replaced the battery, it started right up. With some adjustments I had it running down the road. The only problem I had was it would not go up a grade. I found that the dive sprocket on the drive wheel was worn to the point that the chain hopped over the sprocket. That is where I'm now. If any one can help me out with a sprocket please e-mail me at the address below


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Thursday, March 11, 2004

Time:

12:51:15 PM

Comments

Hello I am doing research on a possible article for the newsletter. Modifying King Midgets with larger engines has become popular. What is your view? Keep the stock or soup them up? Give reasons why you feel this way and any experience with either. Please send your response directly to vtkngmdget@yahoo.com rather than cluttering up this post. The results will be printed later, thanks in advance.


Name:

J. Lambert

Email:

lambert53@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, March 12, 2004

Time:

06:58:38 PM

Comments

This has been a real blast from my past. 1967 KM was my first car. Went to a private school, and parked it between a 71 "Cuda" and a 70 Mustang! Not much speed, but the 28 mile RT to school only cost me .39 a week! Drove like a golf cart, but by golly my best friend and I went off the speedometer going down hill one day. My car is still remembered very fondly by my classmates at our reunions. I moved on to a bigger car 67 Camaro and the KM became a camp ground vehicle and was later sold to a guy in Concord NH who did some restoration on it and drove it for several more years, May still have it. Wish I still did!


Name:

Vickie Osborne

Email:

vic48169@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, March 13, 2004

Time:

12:26:59 AM

Comments

Thanks for a wonderful site. We just lost our King Midget to a fire and we really feel a void in our lives.


Name:

Ken L. Garrett, #0329

Email:

klg@ricc.net

Date:

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

Time:

06:51:26 PM

Comments

Great website.

 


Name:

Buddy Emerick

Email:

rallybum@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, April 05, 2004

Time:

07:42:55 PM

Comments

Great, informative web site!!! As a kid in '59 &'60,s someone had a mod.3 & would come passed my house every morning. The brake always intrigued me as it sounded like a metal flap against a rotating star wheel. Sounded like something broken but it would stop ok. Wish I had one! [ retired & can't afford gas at these prices].


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Time:

01:31:30 PM

Comments

Hi buddy, what you may have been hearing is the clicker transmission when the driver took his foot off the gas.


Name:

Dan Hunter

Email:

hunterdan61@hotmail.com

Date:

Monday, April 12, 2004

Time:

09:14:47 PM

Comments

Hello, I just purchased a KM 1955 Model ll. I am looking forward to enjoying it! Are there any KM owners around Janesville Wisconsin?? If so, please let me know, as I would love to visit with you. Great website. The car I purchased was from Glen Arbor, MI. The previous owner had it for 45 years. Can't wait to get it on the road!!


Name:

Don

Email:

Carousell9@yahoo.com

Date:

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Time:

12:08:31 AM

Comments

Great web site-- very easy to use !!!I'm looking for a "grill" for a 54 model II. Please contact me if you have one for sale or information about forming one. Thanks


Name:

John Denmead

Email:

jackandleone@worldnet.att.net

Date:

Monday, April 19, 2004

Time:

08:37:30 PM

Comments

Just before the first of the year I was given a Model III 1964 King Midget from my wife's uncle. I was the only person he knew that was mechanically inclined to restore the car. After twenty five years of storage I overhauled the carburetor, replaced the fuel line, set the points and replaced the battery, it started right up. With some adjustments I had it running down the road. The only problem I had was it would not go up a grade. I found that the dive sprocket on the drive wheel was worn to the point that the chain hopped over the sprocket. That is where I'm now. If any one can help me out with a sprocket please e-mail me at the address below


Name:

JAMES D. MARSH

Email:

JAMESDEWMAR@CS.COM

Date:

Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Time:

12:59:50 AM

Comments

VERY GOOD WEBSITE. I ENJOY INFORMATION ABOUT THE KING MIDGETS. THANKS


Name:

Larry Baxter

Email:

lbaxter@stny.rr.com

Date:

Friday, May 07, 2004

Time:

07:47:17 PM

Comments

Looking for a low speed clutch for a '67 King Midget. I can be contacted at lbaxter@stny.rr.com


Name:

Joseph Gulbinsky

Email:

biffboy@msn.com

Date:

Sunday, May 09, 2004

Time:

12:23:55 PM

Comments

I getting a King Midget III tomorrow but it has no top. I have tried contacting Midget Motors several times by email and phone with no success. Can anyone tell me of another source.


Name:

Gary Wendt

Email:

garywendt@aol.com

Date:

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Time:

08:40:45 PM

Comments

My parents have attended a few Jamoborees. I would love to see a site to shop for King Midget related things - not the cars themselves. T-shirts, models, replicas of the design prints, etc. This car is a great piece of nostalgia for our family, and I want to be able to pass it down to new generations!


Name:

Mel Stark

Email:

nnt_north@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, May 15, 2004

Time:

04:00:38 PM

Comments

I am having rocket trim pieces made for type II King Midgets. Price/cost is $34 each in fine pewter. Current price for chrome plating is $25 but that'll be brought down by negotiation. Shipping will be under $6 but send $34+$6 = $40 for each un-chromed and $34+$6+25 = $65 for each chromed rocket. These are being reproduced from the rebuild rocket that was on the nose of my II. This trim part is also used on the Eschelman. Mel Stark 208 Sleepy Hollow Lane Marshall, WI 53559 608-655-4847


Name:

Angus

Email:

angus530@pdalove.net

Date:

Friday, May 21, 2004

Time:

11:30:11 AM

Comments

Nice site!


Name:

lee

Email:

dragon16e1@net zero.com

Date:

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Time:

04:25:52 AM

Comments

how much is a 1957 king midget motor worth car has 5000 miles motor runs


Name:

Jeff

Email:

jeffsuzon@copper.net

Date:

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Time:

06:47:37 PM

Comments

I remember a story of a town with a king midget that was a real police car. The person that was pulled over by it was driving a semi truck.


Name:

Sandy Rakes

Email:

sandyrakes@prodigy.net

Date:

Thursday, July 01, 2004

Time:

09:27:17 PM

Comments

Looking for a service and assembly manual for 1952 king midget


Name:

Jason White

Email:

silverzx2kid@yahoo.com

Date:

Sunday, July 04, 2004

Time:

03:41:49 PM

Comments

I have a 1953 king midget and I want to know if there is a catalog out there that I can get so I can restore my midget thanks


Name:

HD

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, July 05, 2004

Time:

08:36:56 AM

Comments

Sandy...Service manual available from Walter Miller at autolit.com. good people to do business with. Jason.. There is no catalog as such where you can pick out and order parts. Body parts can be made, engines and transmissions repaired and rebuilt. Check the vendor section of this site. If your car is in decent shape, consider preservation rather than restoration.


Name:

Jamie Ward

Email:

i525jamie@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, July 11, 2004

Time:

04:53:53 PM

Comments

I need a starter for my 58 type III. It is not the starter generator just a starter. Can anyone help me. Thanks Jamie Ward


Name:

Oney Barnes

Email:

rough_angel_05@hotmail.com

Date:

Monday, July 12, 2004

Time:

08:22:53 PM

Comments

I am looking for a copy of a Model II assembly manual.


Name:

Doug Fowler

Email:

doug.fowler @alkermes.com

Date:

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Time:

11:47:52 AM

Comments

Hi Read a great article in Wheels a mass. publication put out by Elmar Autobody. It was great article and it help spark interest in the King Midget and find this site


Name:

Virginia Bauer

Email:

eandvbauer@comcast.net

Date:

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Time:

01:49:52 PM

Comments

Great site. Our dad was in Korea and ordered a King Midget for the family- We went into the train station in San Antonio and drove it home in 1960. We had an hour commute each way every day and it was great on gas! We were young, so it was comfortable, but now I probably couldn't even get inside anymore.


Name:

Dave Stults

Email:

jdstults@seidata.com

Date:

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Time:

11:21:27 PM

Comments

A copy of the Model 2 assembly manual should be available from Midget Motors Supply. It is publication P-51.


Name:

Dan Aquino

Email:

caquino49@hotmail.com

Date:

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Time:

04:36:02 AM

Comments

I am very interested in joining your club and will be sending my application soon. I would like to purchase a king midget type three and would like to be kept abreast of the new kit cars that will soon be on the market.


Name:

Jim W.

Email:

jbparts@netpenny.net

Date:

Friday, July 23, 2004

Time:

12:02:20 AM

Comments

I am a new member of the club and new owner of a 58type 3. i got to say the site is great. I own a dune buggy shop, restoring/rebuilding odd and different cars is what we do. I inherited my type 3 king midget this past December. a car my dad had bought and kept for 32 years till his passing. now the little car is getting a complete face lift. Ii have redone the brakes, powder-coated the wheels, top frame, bumper brackets and a few other choice parts, new tires, new top, velour seat skins, wood dash, refinished the doors in mahogany and made up new exhaust. the best part is a very long time friend that he and I haven't spent much time together in quite some time told me he would like to help me do the restore on it in memory of my dad, and he does great body and paint work. the 2 of us were wanting to come to jamboree but it's not looking good. its ready for paint but no time. (wife's have other ideas) but my king has helped a lot in bringing 2 old friends together. I am looking forward to meeting other people in lower Michigan and hope to make it next year to jamboree.


Name:

Leilani Ellis

Email:

josie@shawneelink.net

Date:

Friday, July 30, 2004

Time:

10:02:47 PM

Comments

I have learned a lot from this website. I have a 1966 King Midget and I needed a lot of help since I have never heard of them. Now that I have one I want another one. I need a 10 inch pulley on the transmission. Can anyone help me? Thanks.


Name:

Rick Burns

Email:

rick@surveymap.net

Date:

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Time:

10:39:06 PM

Comments

Looking for any misc. parts for 69 KM. Specifically need brake shoes, belts steering wheel, or any upgrades to the original vehicle to make it more road worthy on today's roads. I have one that I have driven 50 miles daily since purchase. The old parts are in need of preventive maintenance and tender care.............LOVE THE LITTLE KM that my wife and I have named "Ziggy" Its become the talk of the central Florida town.


Name:

William

Email:

bbmiller123@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Time:

09:03:24 PM

Comments

Hello. Ronnie Boyd. I tried to contact you but your e-mail kept being rejected.


Name:

Marlene Gossman

Email:

marlenegossman@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Time:

09:48:13 PM

Comments

THANKS to Lee and Laurie Seats for putting on the 2004 KM Jamboree in Bristol, Tn. this year. They did a fantastic job and their efforts were greatly appreciated. The comments I heard were an A+ for them. All Club Members should plan on attending these International Meets. The people are so friendly and no one is a stranger for long. Thanks again to Lee, Laurie and Bristol!


Name:

Harold J Jackson Jr

Email:

k3vru@comcast.net

Date:

Friday, August 13, 2004

Time:

09:36:22 AM

Comments

I just purchased a 1965 Model III Hope to restore it. My grandsons wanted a fixer-upper so grandpap got something that he has wanted for years. Now when they show up grandpap will have the sandpaper waiting.


Name:

Robert E Palisin

Email:

palisinbob@adelphia.net

Date:

Monday, August 16, 2004

Time:

02:33:07 AM

Comments

I purchased a King Midget in the summer of 1963. I picked it up in Athens and drove it to my home in Poland, Ohio. I took it with me to Homeworth, Ohio when I moved there in 1965, and sold it to a man in Alliance, Ohio in the summer of 1966. Rev. Bob Palisin, 160 Nettles Blvd., Jensen Beach, FL 34957.


Name:

Michael P Abramo

Email:

mikeabramo@netzero.com

Date:

Monday, August 16, 2004

Time:

05:07:27 PM

Comments

My Grandfather sold King Midgets in western NY in late 1960. Business was in the name of Norcol Enterprises On Gowanda State Rd in north Collins NY. I have a few serial numbers and pictures and would like to know if any of the cars are still out there. Serial #s are K681960 K681964A K681962 K682002. He sold more but these are the only ones we have paperwork on. Would like to know if anyone has a car from my grandfathers place.


Name:

Bobby Mooney

Email:

cushman72543@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, August 30, 2004

Time:

09:48:21 PM

Comments

Looks like a neat little car! Would there be a market for it if some one built a few to sell?


Name:

Skeeter Wright

Email:

auctioneer45!hotmail.com

Date:

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Time:

05:26:07 PM

Comments

I have criss-crossed the USA going to cruise in. I had my first opportunity to meet Ken & Martha Scribner from Yakinville, NC. proudly displaying their 1966 King car ..I found it quite amusing ..Ken gave me a once in a life time ride in his (Big Boys Toy)...I am glad to hear that there are several around the country....


Name:

Rick Burns

Email:

rick@surveymap.net

Date:

Sunday, September 12, 2004

Time:

03:34:41 PM

Comments

I had my generator/starter rebuilt and it still does not produce enough current to keep it going especially with the lights on it will only last an hour or so. I suspect it is the regulator. Where can I get a regulator? Was there ever a true owners or repair manual?


Name:

Percy Ellison

Email:

percythetoe@hotmail.com

Date:

Thursday, September 16, 2004

Time:

11:23:46 AM

Comments

I sent my membership application yesterday. Looking to contact owners in California, preferably the central or southern San Joaquin valley. Have service manual for Model 111 also picture folder of original KM factory.


Name:

Paul D Gerhardt

Email:

Pgerhardt@woh.rr.com

Date:

Friday, October 01, 2004

Time:

05:26:45 PM

Comments

Parade on October 23 at Athens Ohio has been canceled


Name:

Jim's buggy parts

Email:

jbparts@netpenny.net

Date:

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Time:

10:01:42 AM

Comments

I have chrome headlights that are a real close match to the original k/m the wires exit threw the mounting bolt instead of the back of the housing, but that hole could be drilled. The rings are not available by themselves. The outside is chrome but you can blast and paint the body to make them original. $63.00 per set. Thanks Jim


Name:

Kenn Beach

Email:

Red2beach@aol.com

Date:

Friday, October 15, 2004

Time:

06:57:02 PM

Comments

I'm looking for anyone that has a Model 2 with a factory installed speedometer. I would like to have dimensions or picture of a model 2 dash with the location of speedometer and other switches. Thank You.


Name:

Joe Gulbinsky

Email:

biffboy@msn.com

Date:

Monday, October 25, 2004

Time:

09:55:44 AM

Comments

I noticed someone was looking for headlight housings. I have a pair of them in white which I would sell for $60 dollars. Also I am looking for a drive wheel with spocket so I can give my car two wheel drive.


Name:

Lou Kelley (member # 608)

Email:

skyrider@sandyvalley.net

Date:

Sunday, October 31, 2004

Time:

07:50:46 PM

Comments

I am building a Model 1 look alike. I am interested in corresponding with anyone familiar with Model 1s (via email) or with anyone interested in such a project.


Name:

Jim Fles

Email:

jimruth@i2k.com

Date:

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Time:

10:26:46 PM

Comments

Nice site! Is there a parts catalog of any sort???


Name:

Mike H.

Email:

mrhabermehl@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, November 08, 2004

Time:

05:12:48 PM

Comments

I need help. I have the opportunity to buy a 1964 King Midget. The asking price is $2000.00. The engine is removed and it needs paint but it is complete and no rust or dents. Is this worth considering?


Name:

Bob Hardison

Email:

kingmidget@bellsouth.net

Date:

Monday, November 08, 2004

Time:

08:35:59 PM

Comments

What is the best way to hook up an inside gasoline meter inside a model 3, and where to buy a gas gauge.


Name:

Donna W. Dockendorff, BA, BSW.

Email:

donnadoc@pris.ca

Date:

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Time:

01:46:08 AM

Comments

I think with the price of gas these days this is the best idea I've seen in a long time. It would be great if we could assemble these in Tumbler Ridge. I am a friend of Patrick Kelly and I can't wait to see more individual pictures of this year models. Your ideas are great.


Name:

Floyd Anderson

Email:

andysr1@atprs.net

Date:

Friday, November 12, 2004

Time:

08:17:39 PM

Comments

I am restoring a 1958 Model III with a Wisconsin engine. I have it all done except the front shocks. Can they be rebuilt or replaced. I want to sell after completion what must I do to get on your classifieds


Name:

Dick Pasquale

Email:

crusinfl@tampabay.rr.com

Date:

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Time:

05:22:36 PM

Comments

Today [ Nov.16,04 ] I bought a Model One King Midget. How can I determine the year? TKS. Dick


Name:

David Knisley

Email:

knisprof@charter.net

Date:

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Time:

06:11:29 PM

Comments

I drove a Midget for much of a summer in 1958; would be interested in a restoration project. Have sent in membership application.


Name:

Frank Eckert

Email:

sonsar@alltel.net

Date:

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Time:

10:49:18 AM

Comments

I was always interested in king midget since I first drove one in Erie PA. in the late fifties I thought they were special and might look at the #4 if they ever come out.


Name:

Dennis McGarvey

Email:

oukid@sccoast.net

Date:

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Time:

09:53:01 PM

Comments

I enjoyed the site very much. I grew up in the 60's three doors down from the Dry's. The pictures of the little kid and his dad is Claude Dry and his son Danny who I am told is now a big-time photographer for National Geographic. Danny was the most popular kid on the block because he had a big front yard (Shannon Avenue) and one of those little cars. We weren't allowed to drive it (only Danny) but he did give us kids a ride.


Name:

Steve Patton

Email:

papasteve@mlode.com

Date:

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Time:

12:25:55 PM

Comments

I have a King Midget III frame w/ some body panels and drive parts. It has a 1956 Ca. license plate on it .I would like a layout plan for the chassis and body panel layout. I have a WWII Briggs motor 8/10 hp. Can you help me in restoring this great little car or perhaps find a buyer. I also need a manual. Thanks 209-928-3474


Name:

Hugo Vieira

Email:

hugo@huebit.ws

Date:

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Time:

01:15:06 PM

Comments

Very nice site!!! Keep the good work. Hugo


Name:

Lou Kelley (member #608)

Email:

skyrider@sandyvalley.net

Date:

Sunday, January 02, 2005

Time:

11:24:54 PM

Comments

I have been driving my Model 1 look alike checking out the mechanics before I build the body. It is rather impressive how well it handles and rides. I have been building it in a shop class for teenagers in the area teaching shop skills and am very pleased with the results.


Name:

Andres Rocafort

Email:

anroc@quik.com

Date:

Friday, January 21, 2005

Time:

09:32:58 PM

Comments

I have never driven a King Midget. But have fond memories of sitting in one in 1958 at a local park in New York City. I would love to own one today. Let me know when the next Jamboree will take place. I would also be interested in the scooter. I truly wish the Midget was in production today but with a two cylinder engine for more HP. For that matter all Electric for closed adult communities & golf courses. Would entertain any thoughts and replies.


Name:

David Knisley

Email:

knisprof@charter.net

Date:

Friday, January 28, 2005

Time:

03:31:00 PM

Comments

I drove a KM regularly the summer of '57. I'd like to have one now and would be glad to find a restorable basket case, or a piece of one with a VIN number and some drawings.


Name:

Don Thomason

Email:

waucondaone@nctv.com

Date:

Saturday, January 29, 2005

Time:

01:22:26 AM

Comments

I have a bit of trouble understanding something. If the King Midget can no longer be manufactured from "new", then why can't we enthusiasts buy a wrecked chassis, or even a new chassis, and then parts for assemblage from a King Midget Motors patent holder, and install a new motorcycle engine into it, to cover licensing requirements?


Name:

Keith

Email:

n6ihs@hotmail.com

Date:

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Time:

06:26:28 PM

Comments

This is the first time I pulled up your website & I like it. I'm waiting for that new one to be ready, that one that is on King Midget web. I'm going to buy one. keep up the good work.


Name:

Dave Novak

Email:

caddy@wiktel.com

Date:

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Time:

08:47:25 PM

Comments

Great web site to learn about this unique car would like to see one produced like this today something basic if you know what I mean...


Name:

Brent Emery Pieczynski

Email:

fsbp1@uaf.edu

Date:

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Time:

07:34:16 PM

Comments

These look like interesting cars, hopefully a street legal version does exist.


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Time:

08:12:24 AM

Comments

King Midgets are legal vehicles. The drawback is their top speed is around 40-50 mph give or take, depending on the year of the car, engine size, and gearing.


Name:

Bob Hardison

Email:

kingmidget@bellsouth.net

Date:

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Time:

10:54:25 PM

Comments

I first started wanting to get a larger engine on my 1967 model 3 with a 12HP Kohler engine King Midget, but after getting the engine tuned up, I now want to keep it the same as it goes about 40 to 45MPH on level ground--30 to 35 mph uphills-50 to 55 mph downhills, and will pull up any hill that I have tried so far, and that is fast enough for me and take-off is about the same as other cars. I just love the little car and drive it almost every day that it is good weather and sometimes bad weather. I've only had it about 3 years, but after reading a lot from other King Midget owners and doing a lot of the fix-up on it myself- I have learned to repair-adjust and about anything it has needed and it really has been very few because it is a tough little car. I drive it all over my area within a 30-40 mile radius. I wanted this little car when I was 14 years old and didn't get one until 3 years ago (50 years later), and I will definitely keep it until I'm just too old to drive (probably another 20 years). I really love this website. I like to read about the many people that have known about the King Midget cars from many years ago but couldn't afford one, like me, because I worked a full time job for less than $40.00 a week back in 1948. I hope that everyone that now wants one will be able to buy one, but they are very rare now as only about 1100 known now exist, and like me almost everyone of the 1100 wants to keep theirs, but there are a few for sale occasionally. Mine will be for sale in about 20 years because I will be too old to drive then. I would like to add one more thing that I have found out about my 1967 King Midget. I have always had some trouble about my car jumping out of gear and sometimes hard to shift from forward to reverse and also finding neutral.-- Well a few days ago, I took the gear box apart and took the ball bearing out and left it out-re-installed the gear box (transmission) and now it is so easy to shift from forward and reverse--find neutral easy, and now does not jump out of gear. I know that ball bearing with a spring underneath was to make it stay in gear, but if after years of operating the notch for the spring/ball bearing may have it a little out of adjustment to be perfectly aligned up to hold it in the correct adjustment. Your car and mine does not need that spring loaded ball bearing. (my opinion only), as mine is working perfect now and does not jump out of gear. One time it did when I hit a large hole in the pavement, but never on a regular street pavement that is kind of smooth. Before it was always jumping out of gear, and the only thing that I did was to remove the ball bearing and spring.


Name:

Steve Robertson

Email:

metluvr@one.net

Date:

Friday, March 25, 2005

Time:

10:39:24 PM

Comments

Great site. As a Nash Metropolitan owner I love to see sites about other great little cars. Steve Robertson


Name:

Bob Hardison

Email:

kingmidget@bellsouth.net

Date:

Sunday, April 03, 2005

Time:

01:10:56 AM

Comments

I think it is a wonderful site. I like to know everything about King Midgets because I drive mine almost every day when the weather is OK and sometimes it isn't. Today, I drove it to find the highest hills that it would not pull up, and it pulled up every hill in my hometown here in Columbia, Tn., and there are some pretty steep hills, and the engine is still the original 12 HP Kohler.


Name:

Mel Stark

Email:

nnt_north@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, April 08, 2005

Time:

03:54:00 PM

Comments

I still have several reproductions of the rocket for the model II left. Jewelry grade pewter with beautiful chrome over it. Then, I am contemplating a small production run of 100 1/18th scale model of the type II King Midget. First a model maker who makes original one-off models for Trestors, and other "big-time" high production model makers, makes a model kit. Probably about 10 pcs. Then these pieces are used to make molds, parts are cast, deflashed, and packed, one car per box for shipping. Total cost of original model, subsequent molds and kits will mean the car will be around $50 or so. No firm dollars have been set yet. Is there any interest? Thanks, Mel


Name:

Gary Gullikson

Email:

ggullikson@socal.rr.com

Date:

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Time:

11:09:11 AM

Comments

Always fascinated by miniature cars and miniature anythings being a 66 year old hobby model builder. My uncle had a Crosley Hot Shot in the 40's. I also like old stuff, have '48 Indian Chief m/c and a Marx toy train collection.


Name:

Becca

Email:

REZ101391@aol.com

Date:

Friday, April 22, 2005

Time:

09:30:14 PM

Comments

Being in the car shows ever since I was born I have grown up loving the King Midget. Its an awesome antique car...not to mention the people u meet with every year from around the world. Its awesome!!


Name:

Kevin Urban

Email:

kurban@mwestmp.com

Date:

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Time:

10:42:37 AM

Comments

Great web site! I have a 1960 King Midget that I have been slowly restoring for 20 years. I was thinking about throwing it away until I found this site. You have inspired me! I have reinforced the original frame with 150 feet of 1" x .125"wall square steel tubing and nickel plated the entire frame. It will be powered by an 86 horsepower, 10,000 rpm Honda 750 Interceptor Motorcycle engine. No engine or body. Previous owner's friend from Madison, Wisconsin attacked the body with a ball peen hammer, so I threw the whole thing away. I own a precision sheet metal fabrication company and will create a whole new body for it with an aggressive stance. I will keep you posted on the progress and hope to be at your jamboree with the new King in 2006! I will mail in my application this week.


Name:

Jim Whelpley

Email:

jbparts@netpenny.net

Date:

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Time:

06:58:32 PM

Comments

We are putting on our 10th annual dune buggy/ vw show and are adding a class that will include King Midgets and would love to see a few make it. The show is being held in Nashville, Michigan on the corner of Sherman and Curtis streets. June 11th. Please visit our web site for info on this show and for hotel info.


Name:

Robert (Bob) Hardison

Email:

Kingmidget@bellsouth.net

Date:

Monday, May 02, 2005

Time:

10:17:09 PM

Comments

I have really enjoyed the last hour reading the comments of other King Midget owners and others wanting to purchase one. I would just like to comment about what I have read. My K.M. is a model 3 1967 year. I don't like the thought of increasing horse power, as mine is a 12 HP Kohler engine which is original, and wide open (which is OK of this engine) it goes about 40 MPH--sometimes 45--on level ground and up to 55 or 60 downhill which is really too fast. Uphill (Tennessee hills), it will pull any hill and only slows down to about 25mph. I think a larger more powerful engine would make it unsafe if you drove it faster than about 50MPH. I drive mine almost every day about 10 to 20 miles--just enjoying the around town and edge of town driving. Almost everyone waves at me--and I wave back always. All children really looks at my little car. I have liability insurance-regular license plates which make it legal everywhere.--Of course, I stay away from interstates, but could drive by staying on the far right lane, but would not feel safe. I just really enjoy my little car and will always have it. For the person that wanted to know about what they will bring on a for sale list. For the model 2 or model 3, I will say $3000.00 for a real bargain for a good one, but it would bring $5000.00 (maybe a little more) if it was really sharp. I would have to have about $5000 for mine (though it is NOT for sale! No Calls!). Thanks for letting me say all of this.


Name:

Fat Dan

EMail:

fatdan@gci.net

Remote Name:

24.237.151.122

Date:

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Time:

02:50:04 AM

Comments

HI, my name is Fat Dan and My wife is April, we live in Palmer, Alaska. First off thanks for the web site it is very well done, easy to navigate, and very informative - I loved the Histoy lesson on the King Midget. My wife recently aquired a King Medget from her father. It has been in head high weeds in the summer and feet deep snow in the winter for the past twenty years, and for ten years before that popa (father-in-law) used it to train his sled dogs. The dogs would pull him around in the King Midget (may even have a pic of that somewhere ... I'll ask the wife.) I have no idea where the ID numbers are located and the head weeds are devils club (bad juju.) Maybe someone can help me with locating the ID numbers before I get out "in them there bad juju" weeds? I'll get the weed eater and camera out and take some new pics. As best as I can remember it looks to be like the pic named "mod24.jpg", on the model II pictures. It is in sad shape but it may have some savageable parts - the wife may want to plant flowers in though. Thanks you and great web site. I dub thee "The King Midget Guru!" Fat Dan and April


Name:

Bill Burks

Email:

bblakeview@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Time:

11:07:36 AM

Comments

I do remember these cars by advertised in magazine in or about 1965. One ad I remember had a pic of the KM next to a Lincoln. If I recall right this cars were about $800.00 and where shipped in big crates. Is that right???


Name:

Brian

Email:

bgmfcp@mchsi.com

Date:

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Time:

04:05:38 PM

Comments

My KM II keeps jumping out of gear. The transmission was rebuilt less than 300 miles ago. Is there a way to make an adjustment to solve the problem. I read the message that suggests taking the ball bearing and spring out as they are not needed. Is that true?


Name:

Phil Tartaglione

Email:

philtartag@comcast.net

Date:

Friday, July 08, 2005

Time:

11:22:00 AM

Comments

I love this website and I love King Midget cars!


Name:

Jamey Marcum

Email:

marcum.j@insightbb.com

Date:

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Time:

08:15:32 AM

Comments

My uncle was involved in an automobile accident in the mid 1950's that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Sometime in the late 50's or early 60's a local service organization purchased a King Midget that was fit with hand controls for throttle and brakes. Were the hand controls standard from the factory, or were they custom made for my uncle? He loved the car and we (his nieces and nephews) had a ball in it!


Name:

Dennis Jasper

Email:

dpjasper@earthlink.net

Date:

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Time:

02:34:11 PM

Comments

Alan Conley in Waverly, Ohio, is back in business repairing, restoring, and selling King Midgets. He can be reached at 1-740-493-2784.


Name:

Joe Van Cleave

Email:

dcleave@sbcglobal,net

Date:

Friday, July 22, 2005

Time:

06:12:03 PM

Comments

I would like directions to the Amerihost Inn. I'll be coming in on route 250 south.


Name:

Gene R. Redecker Sr.

Email:

gredecker9@hotmail.com

Date:

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Time:

06:43:00 PM

Comments

I plan to join your organization at once. My connection with Midget Motors Corp. is recounted on my application to Kathy. Great job folks!


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Time:

10:10:29 PM

Comments

Look out world!! Another King Midget has returned to the road. A 1958 formerly used by Flashie the Clown and Family of somewhere in the Chicago area went on its first trip today after five years of reserection. If anyone knows anything about Flashie I would appreciate hearing from you. It appears that he used the car for parades. Its last color was white but it had been many other colors over the years.


Name:

Steve Chmielewski

Email:

stevench@wi.net

Date:

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Time:

07:59:45 PM

Comments

Where can I buy one. I especially like the scooters. I saw quite a few buzzing around when I was a kid.


Name:

Robert Hardy

Email:

rjhardylll@hotmail.com

Date:

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Time:

06:49:42 AM

Comments

I remember the first King Midget that I ever saw. Someone came to a person that work on their engines across the street where I lived. I live in Indiana and it was plated in Ohio. I never forgot what a nice looking thing they were. More than 45 years later the only thing I can say is sure wished I had my own.


Name:

Robert l. Erndt

Email:

rle725@wmconnect.com

Date:

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Time:

08:35:01 PM

Comments

I am a new member. I have gone to 2 cruises and the Troy, Ohio was conducted by two wonderful people, Jim and Wilma Daniel. When I went down there I was a stranger and when I left I had many new friends. They made me welcome and I thank them very much. Looking forward to the Norwalk cruise.


Name:

Ken L. Garrett

Email:

kgarrett@awesomenet.net

Date:

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Time:

04:06:07 PM

Comments

Where is the club's official designated parts site?


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, August 12, 2005

Time:

07:55:48 AM

Comments

There is no official club parts sight. The one and only parts provider is King Midget Motors. Others who provide services can be found by clicking on Vendors.


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Time:

08:42:37 PM

Comments

Hi I am restoring a 1958 Model III with wood doors. The side curtains that came with my top kit are for the metal door models and too short for the wood doors. Does anyone know where I can get side curtains for the wood door model or have a pattern or an old side curtain that I could borrow to use as a pattern.


Name:

NWAFOR IGBO

Email:

NWAFOR_IGBO@GUY.COM

Date:

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Time:

02:48:08 PM

Comments

I LOVE THIS SITE.


Name:

JAMES HORTON

Email:

OS99JEHORT@AOL.COM

Date:

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Time:

07:40:08 PM

Comments

I hope this is the right site I am looking for brakes shoes and wheel cylinders if someone can help me I hope so THANK YOU JIM.


Name:

Phil DiParisi

Email:

pdiparisi@weiss-aug.com

Date:

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Time:

12:57:24 PM

Comments

I have a 1950 Super Cycle that my Father bought Phil DiParisi 177 Central Ave New Providence, NJ 07974 (908) 665-1636


Name:

Cindy Franklin

Email:

cinter7300@msn.com

Date:

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Time:

02:14:53 AM

Comments

Greetings! I'm delighted to have found this website! I was telling my stepson tonight about how I learned to drive in my King Midget in the mid-70's, and I thought I'd do a little research on them. I had no idea there was a club and there were still people driving these fun little cars! For anyone who's counting how many were manufactured, please add another Model II to your tally. I'm sure mine died a peaceful death on the farm in Dalton, Ohio years ago.


Name:

C Galland

Email:

ceg43big@aol.com

Date:

Monday, September 12, 2005

Time:

03:30:22 PM

Comments

need back tale lights for my 64 k m .


Name:

Tom Gibbons

Email:

deentom10@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Time:

07:54:27 PM

Comments

Tail lite lens for a 64 are NAPA part #680-2291. Wagner wheel cyl. are, front F7568, rear F7369, master cyl. F2729. Hope that helps. Tom.


Name:

larry gesch

Email:

cimp@nconnect.net

Date:

Monday, September 26, 2005

Time:

04:48:50 PM

Comments

Just getting started with these and may have to look for some to buy.


Name:

Marlene Gossman

Email:

marlenegossman@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Time:

06:57:27 PM

Comments

Just got back home from the OKMCC Fall Cruise at West Lafayette, Ohio put on by Phil Shearrow. We had 21 members there and had a great time. It was nice to see new things and old friends once again. Thanks Phil and all your helpers!

 


Name:

Brian Gay

Email:

bgmfcp@mchsi.com

Date:

Monday, October 24, 2005

Time:

06:16:30 PM

Comments

I have seen several pictures of KM Model II's with a fold down top. Does anyone have the design or drawings for such a frame?


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Time:

09:43:51 PM

Comments

Does anyone know when and where the Jamboree will be next year?


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, October 28, 2005

Time:

10:06:57 AM

Comments

The 2006 Jam is in Athens, Ohio no dates have been posted that I am aware of.


Name:

Craig During

Email:

craig.w.during@aero.org

Date:

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Time:

05:09:20 PM

Comments

I guess I have always wanted a KM, ever since the first time I saw on in an ad in Popular Mechanic magazine. The only one I have seen in person is at the Deer Park Winery near Temecula, BUT I would LOVE to see more!


Name:

C.A.McMillin

Email:

CAMAC37@YAHOO.COM

Date:

Monday, November 14, 2005

Time:

04:54:51 PM

Comments

Great little car!


Name:

Chris Needles

Email:

jneedles@outdrs.net

Date:

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Time:

11:51:38 PM

Comments

I knew there had to be a club for these. I'm trying to get my dad stoked on restoring his '63. I had only seen one other King Midget in my 41 years, owned and driven daily by a guy in Hope, AR.


Name:

James D. Marsh

Email:

JAMESDEWMAR@CS.COM

Date:

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Time:

01:21:19 AM

Comments

I need information on where to locate brakes and struts for a 1969 King Midget. The passenger side front strut is working very badly. The brake cylinders are frozen and need replacing. I also need spare wheels. I have a 1958 and 1969 King Midget.


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Time:

07:55:23 AM

Comments

The strut / shock is an oil filled unit and as far as I know no longer manufactured. The upside is they almost never go bad. Have you tried adding a little oil to free it up? Wheel cylinders and MC are from old 50's-60's Willys Jeep I used Wagner p/n 7568 front and rear. MC is Wagner F2796. Pep Boy, Auto Zone,JCW, etc have there own PN's but they should be able to cross them to the Wag pn.


Name:

Győző Keindl

Email:

tataihirozon@freemail.hu

Date:

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Time:

09:24:56 AM

Comments

Dear club member, or the leader of the club ! I am a Hungarian body ironer and the reason why I am writing this letter that no one else can give me information about the King Midget I small car. I really like itís simplicity, but I donít have any more about it except for two photos. I would like to produce tiny cars in the easiest way. Thatís why Iíd like to know more about the skeleton structure, the running gear, the steering mechanism, the body panel, with the stiffening ribs for coachwork, the driving gear, and the dimensioning. I donít speak English so I need notes, or books on this subject (or King Midget II ) and of course I would pay for everything. As much as I know the KIT CAR has an assemblage note, I would like to have one, or copy of it. Youíre my last hope in this respect. Thank you for all beforehand! Yours faithfully: Győző /Viktor/ Keindl PS. : Iíd like you to contact me throught registered post I have no access to Internet. Thank you for your understanding. My address : Győző Keindl 2890. Tata, AgostyŠni u. 9. HUNGARY Tata, 27.11.2005.


Name:

Lonny Kirschbaum

Email:

kirschbaum.lonny@comcast.net

Date:

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Time:

01:00:24 PM

Comments

I love the picture's of the jamboree's, I own a 64 and a 63 king midget. The 64 my parents bought in 68 they new I loved it and gave it to me in 91. I restored it and recently got this 63 about 6 mo. ago, its a basket case but still very intact. Keep up the good work!


Name:

William Matz

Email:

wnmatz@merr.com

Date:

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Time:

02:39:43 PM

Comments

Looking for plans, blueprints or drawings for any model King midget auto. Would like to try to build one or more of these cars, have a good supply or Briggs and Kohler engines. Thanks for any info.


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Monday, December 19, 2005

Time:

10:05:29 PM

Comments

In restoring my 58 King Midget I replaced all of the body. I have the old body with many dents, holes, rust and many many layers of paint. If someone wants to come to Marquette MI they can have them. If they are still here in June they will go to the metal recycler


Name:

Rev. Dave Shokes

Email:

revdave@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Time:

03:59:00 AM

Comments

Great web page. looking for info on building a midget. Plans or info.


Name:

rvgrog

Email:

rvgrogan@valornet.com

Date:

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Time:

06:36:51 PM

Comments

I am the proud owner of a Model III that was left to me by my brother-in-law. I am trying to make it presentable and drivable, but want it to be close to original. I have several questions for now. First what year is my car? The serial number is S602934. Next, mounts to the bracket next to the battery box? There is a piece of 1 inch square tubing that is welded to the frame with what appears to be a 5/16" bolt welded to it and a bracket that swivels that is mounted toward the rear of the car that lines up with the other bracket. Next question is, if I replace the original clutches with Comet clutches, do I need to get two clutches for the low and high speed? My high speed clutch seems to work OK, but the low speed clutch needs help. Can I get replacement clutches like the original?


Name:

Howard E. Cutter

Email:

porkyva@cox.net

Date:

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Time:

02:58:55 PM

Comments

We purchased a II model King Midget from a Shriner in Valdosta, GA in about 1978. I don't remember what happened to it. My sons and I had a great time with it.


Name:

Bill Schulz

Email:

schulznotee@yahoo.com

Date:

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Time:

02:52:26 PM

Comments

I started out with a "crush" on my "Gramps'" ex-boss' '41 Crosley, graduated to the King Midget, but wound up driving FIATs, starting with the '58 600. The '06 gathering at The Villages (FL) was fun. Keep up the "good life" of micros!


Name:

Tim Smith

Email:

fuseplug@hotmail.com

Date:

Monday, January 30, 2006

Time:

10:35:24 AM

Comments

I just purchased a running 1967 King Midget and would like to get started rebuilding it. How can I get a manual for this model? Looking forward to meeting other owners. I live in west-central Ohio.


Name:

DENNIS TOGNINALLI

Email:

dennis0353@sbcglobal.net

Date:

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Time:

07:44:45 AM

Comments

I have a 1965 KING MIDGET, Lots of fun to drive around.


Name:

W. Davis

Email:

iampopsdavis@aol.com

Date:

Monday, February 13, 2006

Time:

06:07:30 PM

Comments

I was an employee of midget motors for a short period between military assignments was a fun experience and one that I will never forget


Name:

Uncle Don hammond

Email:

uncledon37@cox.net

Date:

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Time:

06:46:30 PM

Comments

Every kids dream was to have a King Midget....Thanks for preserving that memory! My first car was a 1941 Crosley Convertible Sedan. My kids saw the pictures and heard the stories, found a stored away restoration, and presented it to me on my 66th birthday! I am 15 again every time I drive it!


Name:

Brenda Griffith

Email:

rbbilke@msn.com

Date:

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Time:

10:44:35 PM

Comments

I love your site. Takes me back to the days when my brother had one. Thank you, Brenda Griffith


Name:

John Azzinaro

Email:

Azzinarojohn@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Time:

12:14:10 PM

Comments

I just sent my application for membership but while I am waiting I would like to see if there is anyone that would have a 6 volt generator for my 1957 model III midget


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Remote Name:

216.234.120.41

Date:

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Time:

08:43:02 AM

Comments

Hi, Does anyone out there have a cloth door panel for the wood door model III King midget. The panels that came with my top kit are for the metal door model and I would like to modify them to work with my wood doors. I would appreciate it if someone could lay one on a large sheet of paper and trace around it to make a pattern.


Name:

Robert Kentner

Email:

robertkentner@sbcglobal.net

Date:

Friday, March 17, 2006

Time:

12:19:52 AM

Comments

This is a very interesting site. I rather think that the time for the King Midget has come. What with rapidly rising gasoline prices and such, it seems to me that there should be a good market for a small, inexpensive, and economical auto in today's marketplace.


Name:

Homer Lucas

Email:

trunktek@mindspring.com

Date:

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Time:

08:33:25 PM

Comments

Cool site, brings back memories. I had a Model III when I was in high school in the mid-60s, my dad got rid of it when I joined the Navy. Wish I still had it!


Name:

Ben

Email:

bgalletti@cfl.rr.com

Date:

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Time:

11:53:20 PM

Comments

Hi - Thanks for your time. I recently purchased a '69 Model III....I am trying to find out if the following items are correct or incorrect on my car : Black tape center strip on bumpers... Inside rear view mirror painted black.....Single color seat....Dual outside mirror mounts- { where can I get correct mirrors? } ...........I saw a continental kit in one of the photos from this website. Anyone know where I can get one for my car ? Does anyone have any idea of what the production numbers were for the Model III ? { Or, a good guess ? } Once again - Thanks so much !


Name:

Mike Wick

Email:

drsandie@yahoo.com

Date:

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Time:

08:31:28 PM

Comments

I would like to know if anyone has had the front springs out of the struts. The top bolts in, but the bottom seems fixed to something. Does anyone have an idea for removing, repairing, replacing, or re-engineering the front springs. This is for the Model III cars. Mike, in MN.


Name:

Ben

Email:

bgalletti@cfl.rr.com

Date:

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Time:

11:24:36 PM

Comments

Hi. Does anyone have a pattern, that they would be kind enough to share, in order to make a convertible boot, {tonneau cover}, for a model III ? Or possibly, one already made, they they may be willing to sell ? Thanks so much for taking the time. From the 1969 Ford color chart, what would be the correct shade of yellow that a 1969 Model III was painted ? What was Midget Motors yellow in 1969 ? WANTED: In need of silver trim rings- for the rear taillights of a Model III. Anyone know where I can find a nice pair ? Or, at least one ? What about lenses ?


Name:

Reg Akers

Email:

lizz8grandkids@peoplepc.com

Date:

Friday, April 21, 2006

Time:

05:58:32 PM

Comments

This website is absolutely el-neato! Do hope the make can be revived in a staged kit form. To all the people who work to keep this club viable, thanks a great big bunch. Will the 2006 meet include a look at plant bldg. if still there? Trying to make this meet for sure.


Name:

Paul Reinhardt

Email:

muntznmusic@earthlink.net

Date:

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Time:

03:01:42 PM

Comments

Going to be useful very soon-- I just closed the deal on a type III today.


Name:

A Jahn

Email:

aj@ecollegepc.com

Date:

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Time:

10:24:55 PM

Comments

Does anybody know Alan Conley? I've posted this before, but I've never been able to get a hold of him. My dad sent Alan Conley our Midget transmission in 90's. Since he received the transmission, we cannot get a hold of him anymore. We just hope it wasn't sold to anybody else.


Name:

Russ Silberschlag

Email:

buzzin1930@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Time:

11:55:12 AM

Comments

Hi I was the Borg-Warner engineer that designed the One Way Clutch for the driveline. I really liked the car but never had one as they soon quit production. Someplace I may still may have pics of the test car in our driveway and I will try to find them. I know I have an ad about the clutch somewhere.


Name:

************ *************

Email:

********@**************

Date:

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Time:

08:22:27 AM

Comments

I know Alan Conley. That crook (in my opinion, and you cant go to jail for having an opinion) has cheated many King Midget owners, me included . Stay clear of this one!


Name:

Marjie Sawyer

Email:

Maggiegirl1968@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Time:

11:51:13 AM

Comments

This is a real nice website. My father-in-law (Ralph Sawyer) used to work for King Midget Motors during 1955-1956 in Athens, Ohio. He is interested in the Jamboree coming up in August. He will also be signing up for the membership into the club. He received an early 70th Birthday gift of a 1967 King Midget car in August 2005 from a private owner at a Jamboree located in Norwalk, Ohio. Thanks again!


Name:

Woody

Email:

flagacracker@aol.com

Date:

Monday, May 15, 2006

Time:

10:11:58 AM

Comments

About 1970-1975 I saw a King Midget in operating condition here in Tallahassee. It was parked at a tire store, apparently for new tires. I liked it then, and I'd like one now. The time has never been better for SOMEONE to bring back the concept of a low-priced, economical car with an easy to replace one-cylinder engine. Come on, American industry, let's get with the program here!


Name:

Bob Munsell

Email:

shakeybob1@hotmail.com

Date:

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Time:

09:16:57 AM

Comments

I have a 1967 King Midget in great shape. I want to know if someone can tell me what makes it pop out of gear when driving? And how to fix it. I am a mechanic for a living so fixing it should not be that hard. Please advise


Name:

Dennis Salisbury

Email:

den@broadviewnet.net

Date:

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Time:

09:14:40 AM

Comments

I was member about 56 years ago.


Name:

John Azzinaro

Email:

Azzinarojohn@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Time:

10:36:42 AM

Comments

I have a model II and would like to change the "clicker" clutch to the B&W. Anyone know where I can buy one?


Name:

Jess

Email:

jessr0ox48@hotmail.com

Remote Name:

199.243.125.2

Date:

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Time:

10:58:26 AM

Comments

good work


Name:

Bob Munsell

Email:

shakeybob1@hotmail.com

Date:

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Time:

08:14:32 PM

Comments

Could someone tell me what causes my King Midget to pop out of gear


Name:

Barbara Brunett Ramsey

Email:

ramseybarbara@yahoo.com

Date:

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Time:

10:23:41 PM

Comments

Wow, I never knew! I am originally from Wyoming, this is not the kind of history I grew up with.


Name:

Robert A. Edwards

Email:

redwards22@neo.rr.com

Date:

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Time:

05:47:30 PM

Comments

Hello--My husband and I was in W.Va. over the Memorial Day and ran across a Model III, it sure was the cutest thing, my husband is a Groto Clown and thought that would be the neatest thing. Please send us any kind of local info in Ohio around our area in Youngstown, Ohio. We have absolutely no idea how the transmission works and all of the little gadgets work. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. R. Edwards.


Name:

Dennis Jasper

Email:

dpjasper@earthlink.net

Date:

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Time:

10:23:31 AM

Comments

WANTED: Front brake drum for Model 3 car Contact Terry Garrabrant, Lancaster, OH, 740-654-5161 OR 740-808-1013


Name:

Donald Fortuna

Email:

donandgenevieve@hotmail.com

Date:

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Time:

07:13:27 PM

Comments

Louis Fortuna is trying to locate his old friend, Joe Stehlin. They attended Darmouth together. Any help would be appreciated!


Name:

Ray C. Brooks

Email:

ray_45616@yahoo.com

Date:

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Time:

12:12:21 AM

Comments

Have heard about King Midget for a long time and have seen then several times at shows. Came across a 1962 convertible that is back in a barn with tarps covering the vehicle, best as I could tell it is in very good shape, with a black paint job with rather a good gloss on parts that I could get a look at. The owner is asking $4000. and this includes a small trailer to haul it around. Would this be a fair price? Thanks Ray


Name:

Margie Cardeso

Email:

fud@psbnewton.com

Date:

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Time:

05:53:08 PM

Comments

My dad Harold Christian was a member of this car club. He passed away June 1st. 2006. He owned three king midgets which I need to sell. CAN YOU HELP ME????


Name:

Kyle

Email:

Monstrkid93@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Time:

07:57:03 PM

Comments

I think it is great that this club exists. My grandfather had just gotten a red 1967 king midget model 3 last year.(2005) He was so obsessed with it. He had books, binders, and a club membership he hung in his garage. Just a week ago, he passed away. It was sad to see it parked there with him not hanging around it. It will be staying in the family and still getting the love and care that my grandfather had always had for it.


Name:

Lonny Kirschbaum

Email:

kirschbaum.lonny@comcast .net

Date:

Monday, June 12, 2006

Time:

11:10:54 PM

Comments

I have a 1964 king that my parents purchased in 1968. I restored it (plus a few things to improve it) and purchased a 1963 about 10 months ago as a basket case. I looked at pictures of your jamboree, my goal is to make it there someday. I live in Olympia Washington, makes for quite a haul.


Name:

Debbie

Email:

debbie@hereintown.net

Date:

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Time:

05:04:40 AM

Comments

Spoke with a nice fellow at the Classy Chassis Car Club Cruise-In in Frostburg, Maryland last night. He's trying to buy 3 Midgets, and he said, "You probably don't know what I am talking about." I said he was correct. He proceeded to describe them. He had no pictures. I told him I'd look on the internet and found your site. Wonderful pictures. Can't wait to show your site and your pictures to my husband! Very well constructed web site. Very enjoyable. Debbie


Name:

Dave Sanders

Email:

dcs1944@hotmail.com

Date:

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Time:

09:19:09 PM

Comments

Nice informative website. I used to live in Athens, OH...visited a manufacturing company now occupying the Midget Motors Factory. Seems like with gas prices as high as they are, Midget should make a comeback!!


Name:

Larry James

Email:

jats4191@hotmail.com

Date:

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Time:

10:32:50 PM

Comments

I was raised very near the King Midget plant in Athens. Seeing pictures of them brings back childhood memories.


Name:

AJ Jahn

Email:

aj@ecollegepc.com

Date:

Monday, July 17, 2006

Time:

10:14:27 PM

Comments

This post is to thank everyone who helped us get in touch with Alan Conley. We sent a model II transmission to him a decade ago, but then we somehow lost contact with him. Some devoted KM people helped us get in touch with Alan. He still had our transmission and helped us get our Model II going again. We will bring it to a Jamboree someday. Thanks Alan


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Monday, July 17, 2006

Time:

10:24:02 PM

Comments

Help!! My 1958 with a Wisconsin engine and original clutch drive system has developed a strange problem. About the time it tries to shift something seems to bind causing the engine to almost or actually stall. The engine starts up fine and usually you can drive as long as you stay in low but sometimes something seems to be locked up and it stalls again when you try to move. My first thought was that the overriding clutch in the low speed pulley was sticking. Replaced the pulley with another set and still have the problem. Any suggestions would be welcome. I want to get it going so I can bring it to the jamboree.


Name:

Don Balmer

Email:

camfixer@mich.com

Date:

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Time:

10:14:50 PM

Comments

Hi I found the trouble that I asked about in the previous message. The point clearance had dropped to almost nothing. The confusing thing was that it happened at the same time as the transmission tried to shift. The engine ran fine at low speeds but the book says that at 1800 rpm the spark advances. when that happened the engine bucked and backfired etc. Apparently the transmission shifts at about 1800 rpm. I thought the problem was related to the shifting. Setting the points solved the problem.


Name:

Lou Kelley

Email:

skyrider@sandyvalley.net

Date:

Monday, July 24, 2006

Time:

12:15:07 AM

Comments

I have been driving my Model 1 look-a-like for quite some time now, recently upgraded to a 6 hp Robin engine and automatic clutch and corrected the steering ratio. It is a really practical runabout. We live in a residential airpark with private streets so it works out really well. What a simple and practical design.


Name:

Peter Salmon

Email:

poorpete@optonline.net

Date:

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Time:

07:59:02 PM

Comments

Upcoming sale of a Model II and a Model III. Don't have specifics yet, so can't post a classified ad on club classified page. Will be checking out the cars I have purchased unseen in Illinois on the 9th August, and will bring pictures and particulars, serial numbers, etc. to the Jamboree on the tenth. Also will be bringing a fully overhauled Kohler K301 to the jam for sale. Thanks.


Name:

Roland Lambright

Email:

Roland0070@grandecom.net

Date:

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Time:

12:30:14 AM

Comments

This is quite a twist on old cars, although back in the late 50th, when I owned a Cushman Eagle scooter, I was a senior in high school then, we had a couple of boys that had one of your scooter, I personal though they were either ugly, bulky, or perhaps ahead of their time. This was in Monahans, Texas.


Name:

Wendy Pishvazadeh

Email:

wenikipishy@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Time:

12:26:20 PM

Comments

I just recently became acquainted with the King Midget cars. Being an Athens residence, I was proud to learn of it's beginnings here. I hope to spot some this week while the jamboree is in session! I am wondering how much one, in good working order, sells for these days and is is difficult/costly for the car insurance?


Name:

Leroy Mace

Email:

lemace8321@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, August 11, 2006

Time:

01:38:12 PM

Comments

A very interesting car, during interesting times.


Name:

Marvin

Email:

mp5z@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Time:

10:27:42 AM

Comments

Noticed these cars while we were moving our daughter into her apartment at OU. Enjoyed learning about the history of these cars. Thinking about purchasing a Mini-Cooper -- not quite the same but it's along the same lines, sort of.


Name:

Robert E. Palisin

Email:

palisinbob@yahoo.com

Date:

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Time:

12:45:05 AM

Comments

I owned a King Midget while I was the Assistant Pastor at the Poland Presbyterian Church in Poland, Ohio. I drove it one summer down to Beaver Creek Presbyterian Church Camp north of E. Liverpool and was able to drive it up the old stagecoach path along the Beaver Creek to where we had our daytime gatherings. It was not unusual to find that the campers had lifted the KM from the road and placed it on the porch of the lodge.


Name:

Kathy Kinsey

Email:

Kmidgetcat@aol.com

Time:

09:36:07 PM

Comments

I would like to inform everyone that a new Secretary for the club has officially taken over my position. Please send all inquiries and dues to: Paula Jasper 2425 Ervin Lane Stockport, OH 43787 740-559-3983 Please welcome her as new Secretary and try to include your membership number with any inquiry. It will make things easier for her. Thanks so much to all the friends I made while Secretary and all the nice letters. Kathy Kinsey


Name:

Bill OBeirne

Email:

carplay@hotmail.com

Date:

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Time:

05:37:53 PM

Comments

Long live the King! Hey all members can you help me? We have a nice show in Santa Rosa Calif on September 17th 2006. Looking for King Midget automobiles to enter in special class. "the Emerald City Interstate cars!" Really want some King Midgets to be represented their. Barn find, or show car. Running or not! Is there any King Midget in the San Francisco bay area that could attend? Please call anytime, soon!


Name:

David J Gafford

Email:

djgafford1@netzero.com

Date:

Friday, August 25, 2006

Time:

02:25:55 PM

Comments

My father recently passed away, I have the 1956 King Midget Model II. It is my intention to restore it. From 1956 to 1959 my brother and I road on the back deck with the convert top left at the house, ,from Marine City Michigan to the Mt Clemens beach. In 1959 it was placed in my grandfathers barn till my family moved back to the US. I would be very interested in manuals, NOS parts, tips on what to avoid and what tips and paint suppliers. Thank you. I will make out my membership and send it in,,,


Name:

Herbert A Budd Jr

Email:

hbuddjr@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Time:

10:56:14 PM

Comments

I would like to join club have a 1954 King Midget


Name:

Jim Blankenship

Email:

captjim1313@msn.com

Date:

Monday, September 11, 2006

Time:

02:34:01 PM

Comments

Enjoyed the visit. I owned a Model III and tried to get it rebuilt. All I got back was pieces which I gave away. I am now looking for a Model II. Keep up the good work.


Name:

Richard Rogers

Email:

bubbadoodlebugltd@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Time:

06:41:49 PM

Comments

I had a 1954 and a 1957 king midget and wished I still had them, they were great cars.


Name:

Bryan Kreinbrink

Email:

bkreinbrink001@neo.rr.com

Date:

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Time:

04:39:47 PM

Comments

I was recently asked if this playhouse could use one of my king midgets for one of their productions. Of course I said yes. The play is in Mount Vernon Oh. sept, 21,24,28-oct 1. If anybody is interested in going, here is the phone number to the play house 740/392-3076 or 888 392-3076. Who knows play today Hollywood tomorrow.


Name:

Rhonda Otiker

Email:

cougar70wildcat@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Time:

12:32:12 AM

Comments

We recently acquired a King Midget and are interested in any information you could give us about the history of the car, particularly the 1948 version.


Name:

August Webb

Email:

august.webb@gmail.com

Date:

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Time:

10:07:56 PM

Comments

I would like a copy of blueprints of the type III king midget car. And what issue of Popular Mechanics that and info on the King Midget car ran in. Thank, you


Name:

Mark Otiker

Email:

cougar70wildcat@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, October 09, 2006

Time:

04:28:53 PM

Comments

We are looking for parts for a 1950 king midget and also a service manual to help us work on it.


Name:

Michael Brierton

Email:

mbrierto@centurytel.net

Date:

Friday, October 13, 2006

Time:

11:04:33 AM

Comments

Hi! I have a 58 KM. I do not want to start an argument, but for years it has been bugging me that everyone says that King Midgets have independent suspension. This is not really correct. If you look at it both rear spindles are attached to the u shaped swinging frame work, making both act like one piece. If the car is jacked up so they can move freely and one is moved up or down the other moves with it. The only difference in movement is from flex in the frame work.


Name:

Bob Munsell

Email:

shakeybob1@hotmail.com

Date:

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Time:

10:57:37 AM

Comments

What happened to midget motor supply? Their web site is gone. Were do we get parts? Brakes etc.


Name:

John Moffett

Email:

cckid62@sbcglobal.net

Date:

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Time:

07:30:20 PM

Comments

I just purchased 2 King Midgets Model III how do I find the year and the serial number, I did not get titles, I do think they are in the 60's, neither is in running condition, but both appear to be complete, thanks for any help.


Name:

Glenda Stephenson

Email:

glemastep@hotmail.com

Date:

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Time:

12:38 PM

Comments

I was talking to a man last night at the local Wal-mart who showed me his car.  I found your site while I was looking for more information about them.  Since they are so interesting, I hope to take a few pictures of them.


Name:

Steve Vise

Email:

vise357@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Time:

12:20 AM

Comments

The King Midget was listed in Time Magazine's 50 Worst Cars of All Time. That kind of idiotic reporting is why I cancelled my subscription many years ago. As soon as the new King Midget Kit Cars hit the market, I WILL own one!


Name:

Nick Holley

Email:

smoothieking879@gmail.com

Date:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Time:

9:33 AM

Comments

One of the best groups of people I've ever met. Thanks for having the Jamboree in Concord, North Carolina. We enjoyed serving the folks who attended the event at our Smoothie King store here in Concord. Thanks Robert for all your hard work hosting this event. It looked like everyone sure enjoyed themselves and I was blessed to have the opportunity of meeting everyone in the group. Oh, and thanks for the ride it had my fun meter pegged.


Name:

Lance Ware

Email:

warelance@hotmail.com

Date:

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Time:

11:30 AM

Comments

My dad bought a King Midget in 1965; it was the first car I ever drove.  Drove it back and forth to work and it would go 60 miles per hour back then. Still setting around the old place.


Name:

Earl Christine

Email:

earlc@centurytel.net

Date:

Monday, October 19, 2009

Time:

10:59 AM

Comments

I just bought a Model III with the 9 horse. I need lots of info. Want to fix it up and keep it stock. Clutches are froze, need info to take apart, top and frame are missing, need parts, and the front end is a little sloppy. I also need to find a V.I.N. where do I look?


Name:

Roland Lambright

Email:

Roland0070@grandecom.net

Date:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Time:

12:51 PM

Comments

Am amazed at this little car. I was a High Schooler in those days and owned a Cushmam motor scooter, only remember 1 person who owned a Scooter mfg. by co. and we all thought it was cumbersome and ugly, But I treasured my Cushmon in those days.


Name:

Jeffrey Willard

Email:

willard_jeffrey@yahoo.com

Date:

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time:

11:10 AM

Comments

This is a really cool website.


Name:

Don Bachman

Email:

bachy06@comcast.net

Date:

Friday, December 18, 2009

Time:

1:10 PM

Comments

I find the King Midget truly fascinating - thanks for a terrific web site with lots of information and pictures.  I'd really like to see the various drive trains used.


Name:

Patrick Murphy

Email:

mmurphy16@woh.rr.com

Date:

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Time:

1:13 PM

Comments

Used to own a 1966 King Midget. Wish I had kept it now that I have lots of times.


Name:

Lester Holmes

Email:

lester@lesterholmes.com

Date:

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Time:

9:32 PM

Comments

I am interested to know what the selling (buying) price of a model II is now?


Name:

H

Email:

smurfie41@gmail.com

Date:

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Time:

7:24 AM

Comments

Lester, Model 2's are pretty rare only a 100 more or less around. Written up in Popular Science Magazine as the 500lb care for $500 in the 50's one in like new condition today might sell for 10 times that or more.


Name:

Stanley Jones

Email:

sejones@woodlandcenters.org

Date:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Time:

10:21 AM

Comments

I am working on a Model III for a friend and she wants running boards installed and a spare. Is running boards available and a spare rim?


Name:

Richard Neubauer

Email:

mrspeed700@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Time:

4:52 PM

Comments

Is there some one around Milwaukee aria with King Midget Model III that would allow me to take photos and measurements to possibly build my own? Is any build plans available?


Name:

Robert F. White

Email:

eveleobam@hotmail.com

Date:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Time:

10:28 PM

Comments

I've dreamed of owning a Model II since I was a kid. I wish someone would reproduce the old sales booklet.  Lost mine when I left home in 1956 and have mourned its loss ever since.  Please keep this organization alive and well. 


Name:

Albert Justen

Email:

lagulf05@bellsouth.net

Date:

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Time:

10:54 AM

Comments

Just found a King Midget--may buying it this weekend, needs transmission--very rough.  


Name:

Larry Wood

Email:

lawpressman@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Time:

9:46 AM

Comments

I am looking for King Midget Spedo parts. Please email me if you can help. 


Name:

Greg Bledsoe

Email:

gbled112@gmail.com

Date:

Monday, June 7, 2010

Time:

3:37 PM

Comments

I have an original unrestored King Midget series 1 that I would like to sell how would I find out the value of it. I have had a hard time finding any listed on the web.


Name:

Danny Ray Berryman

Email:

berryman1952@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, June 11, 2010

Time:

3:38 PM

Comments

Love this site. Keep up the Good work.


Name:

Timothy Boles

Email:

tgizmo1984@yahoo.com

Date:

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Time:

11:45 PM

Comments

I am getting more interested in the King Midget series cars, but need something with just a little more power.


Name:

Glenn Anderson

Email:

glenn30909@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Time:

8:27 AM

Comments

Special thanks to the organizers of the 2010 Jamboree in Delavan WI. It was a great event which Tom and I very much enjoyed.  Seeing many of our old friends was a wonderful experience and I look forward to attending more King Midget events in the future.


Name:

Steve Baldwin

Email:

rustyoldspokes@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Time:

11:52 AM

Comments

I just purchased a KM Model II at an estate auction. It is a basket case. It says deluxe on the side of the hood. I need to find serial # and get a title. I cannot find any pictures of a deluxe. How do I tell what year it is?


Name:

Todd Lemanager

Email:

camaroinc@att.net

Date:

Monday, August 9, 2010

Time:

6:51 PM

Comments

I received a King Midget model III. I used to drive when I was a kid. It is a 1973 and it's a little rusty (in need all new sheet metal and the motors stuck -need a motor also) Anyone who can help would be appreciated.


Name:

Harold

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Time:

2:57 PM

Comments

On the opening page of this site there is a black line under the big title. Go to the far right and click on Vendors. Midget Motors supply has sheet metal and engines. Your car may be a 1963 - the company was out of business by 1970.


Name:

Tommy Raby

Email:

rabyunlimited@rtmc.net

Date:

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Time:

5:37 PM

Comments

Found your site today and plan to join soon. I have a 1960 King Midget that I have owned for twenty seven years. It needs paint, front bumper and some repair.

Name:

Don Knox

Email:

dknox1@hot.rr.com

Date:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Time:

7:34 PM

Comments

Great site...thanks!!


Name:

Miriam M. Henry

Email:

mahenry10@frontier.com

Date:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Time:

8:57 PM

Comments

My brother-in-law Roger bought a King  Midget and a few weeks after we were married, June 1964, Wayne and I left Hartly, Del. in the King Midget,, going to Pa. We got as far as the Bay Bridge, the poor car couldn't climb it...so we had to turn around and head back to Whispering Pines Trailer Ct. where we lived...can you imagine how long it took us!!,,but it was fun!!,, I was 17, Wayne was 19...We had a few pics of the King Midget,, with me standing beside it.


Name:

Glen L. Smith

Email:

glenns03@embarqmail.com

Date:

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Time:

11:08 PM

Comments

I dream about driving one of these cars since back in 1959 when my older brothers and I saw the King Midget in the comic books on the last page. My two brothers brought a frame at flea market. One has pass away the other still wants to build it up.


Name:

Bill Klinesmith

Email:

billklinesmith@yahoo.com

Date:

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Time:

4:23 PM

Comments

Love your cars and your website. I have a Wildfire 3 wheeled motorcycle. Loads of fun and lots of comments on my toy. I love it. Thanks for showing off your toys. I love every one of them.


Name:

Keith Paxton

Email:

skippers28@hotmail.com

Date:

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Time:

10:43 PM

Comments

I hope to get one of my King Midgets back to one of the Jamborees. I still have my 62 with a front trunk and a rear trunk. I want to take the original engine out of my other King Midget and put a V- twin engine in.


Name:

Geoff Rohdy

Email:

grohdy@billmarsh.com

Date:

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Time:

12:02 PM

Comments

I just got a '69 Model III. It is a golf edition. Part of the luggage rack is missing and the foot pads on the fenders have been removed. I'm looking to find parts or pictures of the parts to re-create them.


Name:

Merlin Kindel

Email:

CaptKindel@gmail.com

Date:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Time:

9:02 PM

Comments

Used to own a Model III when I was in high school. It is long gone, but I still have fond memories.  Would like to come to one of your Jamborees.  Where and when is the next one.

(Moderator's Note: Be sure to watch the Jamboree Page for the next Jamboree information)


Name:

Glenn Anderson

Email:

glen30909@yahoo.com

Date:

Friday, December 24, 2010

Time:

9:23 PM

Comments

Here's some sad news, Lake Lawn Lodge, where the 2010 Jamboree was held was closed for business as of Dec. 7, 2010.  Sad to see it go.


Name:

John W. Hix

Email:

nonpartisan334@gmail.com

Date:

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Time:

6:23 AM

Comments

Fantastic website. The best I have ever visited. Keep up the good work.


Name:

Ted M. Shaw

Email:

ted@crownfoodsinc.com

Date:

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Time:

3:51 PM

Comments

I just acquired a 1965 King Midget. I am trying to restore and was wandering do you know if anyone has one in the Baltimore, MD area that I might be able to look at to see what I am missing.


Name:

Don Fenstermaker

Email:

doninbrazil@gmail.com

Date:

Friday, February 4, 2011

Time:

11:51 AM

Comments

Enjoyed viewing this web site. We don't see many of your cars here in Brazil. They look like a lot of fun. Keep up the good work.


Name:

John Streb

Email:

jstreb@zieglertire.com

Date:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Time:

2:51 PM

Comments

Still having trouble locating the serial # on my model III.  Also just bought a 1959 site unseen.  I'll pick it up on 2/27/11 and it doesn't have a title.  Any ideas on a title? I am in Ohio.


Name:

HD

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Time:

6:47 PM

Comments

Standing in back of the car the serial is on left side of the engine cradle brace. Just about in the center. They were hand stamped and shallow enough so that can easily be ground out. Sometimes wetting the area with light oil brings out the numbers. You may still need a magnifying glass or strong light. Most states have procedure for title replacements or for old cars. Get a written bills or sale from the owner


Name:

Bob Bennett

Email:

travelpr1952@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Time:

2:09 PM

Comments

Just purchased a restored 1955 KM and am joining the club.  I'm 78 years young, and live in Danville, IL. and have wanted a KM since I was a teen. If there are other owners close by I would love to hear from you.


Name:

Howard Toll

Email:

howard.toll@UHhospitals.org

Date:

Monday, May 9, 2011

Time:

11:05 AM

Comments

Need suggestions on the removal of the body from a 1966 King Midget. I removed all the bolts and the body will not budge.


Name:

HD

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Time:

9:31 AM

Comments

You may have been advised that the body is also wielded to the frame in several places.


Name:

Cleata Greenhaw Newell

Email:

orannewell@pldi.net

Date:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Time:

11:50 AM

Comments

My Dad bought me a 1959 King Midget in Sept. 1959. After I left the state my Mom sold it to someone in Shawnee, Okla. It was red, the gear shift (reverse @ forward) under the driver seat. I loved that car, and so did Dad, kept me out of trouble. We lived in Midwest City, Okla. I am now 67 does anyone maybe still have it?


Name:

William Crider

Email:

terry.donna.crider@gmail.com

Date:

Saturday, June 26, 2011

Time:

7:26 AM

Comments

I am trying to buy a King Midget not running been setting a while. What would be a good price on one in that condition?


Name:

Ed Yung

Email:

fly7786@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Time:

9:40 PM

Comments

Is it possible to license as antique or classic? Insurance cost? Top speed? Cruising speed? MPG? Range? Brake effectiveness? In TX license & inspection on classics or antiques are very lax & inexpensive, but I do not know whether this can be licensed here. In La Porte on upper Galveston bay very near Houston, golf carts may be driven wthout license if top speed is less than 35, & with license if cruise tops 35 mph.


Name:

Tony Schindler

Email:

windowguy28@yahoo.com

Date:

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Time:

2:18 PM

Comments

Always been fascinated by midget cars and really endeared to the King Midget.


Name:

John Druskinis

Email:

jkdrus@wyan.org

Date:

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Time:

11:23 AM

Comments

I had the use of one of these back in 1968 for two weeks. lots of fun. Would consider buying one to restore if the price was right!


Name:

Ronald F. Springer

Email:

rondo1939@hotmail.com

Date:

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Time:

5:23 PM

Comments

I saw my 1st King Midget advertised in Popular Mechanics Magazine in the 1950's.  A friend of mine (Al Clark) has one.  I may buy it someday.  He bought it from Roger Conley, who still has several King Midgets.


Name:

Howard Toll

Email:

howard.toll@UHhospitals.org

Date:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Time:

9:27 AM

Comments

I understand that there is a person in PA that makes body panels for King Midgets. If there is such a person does anyone have their telephone number?


Name:

John Azzinaro

Email:

azzinarojohn@aol.com

Date:

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Time:

8:39 AM

Comments

I own a 1957 Model III and would like to add a Scooter to my collection does anyone know of any plans that are available or where a Scooter could be purchased?


Name:

Richard C. Bauman

Email:

baumrichard@comcast.net

Date:

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Time:

4:36 PM

Comments

I need a wiring diagram for a King Midget Model III - 12 Volt - I think it is a 66 or 69. Has a starter and a generator with a 12hp Kohler engine. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Name:

HD

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Time:

2:29 PM

Comments

Scooters... They are rare. A few have been built by guys and many years ago the The company sold plans to built one out of wood. These plans are around these plans might be adoptable to metal.  Contact the Club. Wiring Diagram the King Midget site at yahooclubs.com has a diagram posted.


Name:

John Streb

Email:

jstreb@zieglertire.com

Date:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Time:

2:12 PM

Comments

Great web site and news letter! Do you have any idea where and when the next jamboree is?  Just need to plan some time off.  Thanks


Name:

Curtis Peeples

Email:

curtispeeples@ddtonline.com

Date:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Time:

10:17 AM

Comments

I love these cars and would like to own one someday!


Name:

Tim Brown

Email:

tmb262@htc.net

Date:

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Time:

5:58 PM

Comments

I'm looking for someone that sells brake parts for a Model III King Midget. I have e-mailed Midget Motors and never received a reply. Can someone please help me.


Name:

Ryan Snyder

Email:

mrsmrs22@hotmail.com

Date:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Time:

4:27 PM

Comments

Hello, I am looking for a little information. I have a Model II King Midget from the 1950's. It has a Tecumseh 7.5 hp motor. It runs, just needs a centrifugal clutch. I'd like to know if there's any value in it as it sits or if it's worth restoring. I find classifieds for the model III but nothing for the II. Any help would really be appreciated!


Name:

Paul Sebesta

Email:

psebesta@niskayuna.org

Date:

Friday, April 20, 2012

Time:

8:28 AM

Comments

New to club. Have general questions regarding modifications and current transmission problems.


Name:

Jack Melkerson

Email:

melkersj@hotmail

Date:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Time:

9:47 PM

Comments

My Dad Lyle was a member and has passed on.  The 1963 that has been in our family trust since the 1960's.  I'm am now the Trustee for the estate and have responsibility for the car.  It's currently insured for $5000 with American Collectors Insurance Company.  My question where can I get an appraisal for an accurate value?


Name:

Ray Crim

Email:

motopissanti@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, May 7, 2012

Time:

10:18 AM

Comments

I remember seeing an King Midget Trainer in Holland Mich. Could you really license one of them for street use? It's amazing the things you could get away with back then Like those two 1/2" steel fingers pressing against the holders of the rear tires for brakes.


Name:

Hal

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Time:

8:50 AM

Comments

Ray, the King Midget Trainer was designed to teach youngsters how to drive and was not intended for highway use. With only 3h it could not keep up with traffic back in the day. The braking system seems primitive and it was but it worked very well.


Name:

Jerry G

Email:

cuttinglight@comcast.net

Date:

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Time:

12:30 PM

Comments

I am negotiating for a '69 King Midget and would like to know where I can get a maintenance and repair manual for it.
I see one on eBay but not for my year.


Name:

Keith

Email:

k3081k@yahoo.com

Date:

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Time:

5:13 PM

Comments

Hello, Does anyone have a rear axle project (axle with differential) they started, and now don't want to use in their midget? I might be interested in it.


Name:

Dr. Harold J. Wetherell, Ph.D.

Email:

waywardson512@aol.com

Date:

Wednesday May 23, 2012

Time:

6:14 PM

Comments

At one time in my life, I have been the proud owner of a 1959, and a 1969 King Midget Motor Car. The 1969 model was stolen from me in 1977 from in front of my car lot. I at that time was trying to find a new set of clutches for the car, as the top speed I could then get out of it was about 15 mph since the first gear clutch slipped so bad. I had tried to get a local company to replace the clutch material for me, but the clutch was to small (8" if I remember correctly) to fit into his equipment. At my present age of sixty and with six grandchildren, I would love to get my hands on a '69 or '70 model to restore. I presently own a classic car restoration company here in Corpus Christi, TX. and this would be a fun project for my two oldest grandkids. I believe, like my father taught me, nothing in life is free. So if they want a car, rebuild it themselves. (With grand-Pa and 16 full time workers Help) It made my own kids respect the cars that they drove and still drive. Thanks for listening and if anyone has any thoughts of how I can get my hands on one or two of these cars?


Name:

Jason Hargrave

Email:

amostore@gmail.com

Date:

Tuesday June 12, 2012

Time:

11:00 AM

Comments

I have a 1956 King Midget, last summer it ran well but I could tell the carburetor was going bad.  This summer it turned over, wanted to start but wouldn't start so I figured the carb finally went bad. Now it wont even turn over.  I sprayed starting fluid in the carb figuring I had nothing to lose since it was probably bad anyway.  I replaced the battery so that's not the problem.  Any advise on what to do?


Name:

Robert Fiscus

Email:

bobfiscus@gmail.com

Date:

Friday August 10, 2012

Time:

2:57 PM

Comments

Would like an idea what these cars are worth.


Name:

Tom Redfoot

Email:

taredfoot@msn.com

Date:

Saturday August 11, 2012

Time:

3:37 PM

Comments

I am from Hermitage PA and enjoyed seeing your cars in our community. I had never seen or heard of the King Midget. I hope that you enjoyed your stay.


Name:

Stacey Ward

Email:

smichelleward@gmail.com

Date:

Sunday August 12, 2012

Time:

8:49 PM

Comments

I had the best time at jamboree!!! Thank you for the best addiction in the world. I guess while I'm in garage fixing one car might as well find a midget and fix one up and help dad get the rest of his ready for Iowa!!


Name:

George Selleck

Email:

smichelleward@gmail.com

Date:

Tuesday October 9, 2012

Time:

12:22 PM

Comments

Just bought a 1958 KM that had been in a barn for 50 years. Not running since 1960's. Everything original. Currently on road trip on east coast. and will be driving through Ohio. Can you provide information where I see a restore 1958? Is someone available to give me advise on the restore?


Name:

Bill

Email:

debbbiecannady46@yahooo.com

Date:

Saturday October 27, 2012

Time:

5:15 PM

Comments

I need side curtain rods for 1967 King Midget. How much for a set of rods and price for top for a 1967 King Midget?


Name:

Cale Gauger

Email:

corvette62us@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday November 24, 2012

Time:

5:15 PM

Comments

I need a body for my King Midget Model I car. If anyone can help please email me or call me at 918-237-8431 in the evening.


Name:

Willy Vinton

Email:

wvinton@gci.net

Date:

Saturday December 1, 2012

Time:

11:06 PM

Comments

Where do I find the serial number on a King Midget Model III?


Name:

Ken Walker

Email:

kenroi@mac.com

Date:

Monday December 3, 2012

Time:

10:43 PM

Comments

I am a new owner of an unrestored Model III. It needs some help. It does not like to go particularly straight and the brakes are a bit like buying a lottery ticket. Is there such a thing as an owners manual and shop manual? How does one know how much gas is in the car?   There is a strange  bent iron rod that looks a bit like a crank handle. What's that for?  Interesting winter ahead......am joining the club. Any help appreciated.    


Name:

John W. Murphy

Email:

jwmurphy64@comcast.com

Date:

Tuesday January 1, 2013

Time:

10:43 PM

Comments

Where can I buy  a KM cover for outside use?   


Name:

Harold Welch

Email:

engwelch@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Time:

8:44 AM

Comments

Dad had a model 2 in the early 50's.He parked it at work and guys would show their strength by lifting the front by the bumper. He attached a spark plug coil and mercury switch. that ended the showoffs fun. I learned to drive in the KM.


Name:

Randy Bradford

Email:

ridemrusty@aol.com

Date:

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Time:

7:48 PM

Comments

Can anybody tell me what type and model of radio was offered by King Midget to be used in their cars? Also was there a windshield washer offered? If so what did it consist of? Call or text me please at 785 845 7894.


Name:

Kenneth Walker

Email:

kenroi@mac.com

Date:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Time:

9:14 PM

Comments

I'm a new owner...Have a 12 HP engine. What grade gas do I use? Also, there is a strange metal rod that is bent in several directions. Can anyone tell me what that's for. I thought it might be to prop up the engine cover but doesn't seem do that. Also, how do you tell amt. gas in tank?


Name:

Harold Chamberlain

Email:

haroldchamberlain@hotmail.com

Date:

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Time:

8:48 AM

Comments

Have hit dead ends at every attempt to track down a distributor cap, points and etc. for the Wisconsin engine in my 1955 King Midget.. Can you help?


Name:

John Streb

Email:

jstreb@zieglertire.com

Date:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Time:

2:56 PM

Comments

Mark your calendars for June 15th for the Massillon, Ohio Cruise In. This is billed as Ohio's largest car show.  Would sure like to get some KM's there.


Name:

Steve Carter

Email:

sagmcars@aol.com

Date:

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Time:

7:54 PM

Comments

Great website.  I have a 1968 with 91 original miles on it.


Name:

Jake B

Email:

jblatt32@gmail.com

Date:

Wednesday, June 19 2013

Time:

7:32 PM

Comments

I'm looking for a Model 1 kit or the blueprints/design on how to make a close replica. Thanks


Name:

Gary Bertelson

Email:

northlandbert@gmail.com

Date:

Friday, July 12 2013

Time:

10:40 AM

Comments

I've done an engine swap on my model 3 and am in need of a throttle cable 18" longer than the original. Any ideas?

Name:

Arthur Bjornestad

Email:

timebum@gmail.com

Date:

Monday, August 12 2013

Time:

9:08 PM

Comments

Are King Midgets street legal in California?


Name:

John Streb

Email:

jstreb@zieglertire.com

Date:

Friday, August 30 2013

Time:

1:25 PM

Comments

Attended the 2013 Jamboree in Des Moines.  Had a great time and looking forward to South Point, Ohio.  Thanks to all that spent their time and efforts in Des Moines.


Name:

Michelle Petri

Email:

trangen49@yahoo.com

Date:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Time:

3:11 PM

Comments

I like the king Midgets. I want to see Detroit kept honest with competition. The commuter looks like a Meyers MANX in miniature. I say a prayer that somehow you can find a way to get it back into limited production. There is a demand for golf carts in florida that look like real cars in miniature. What is needed is a fiberglass body man. The chinese are building japanese motors now. I would get a HONDA 450 DOHC replica for power of a new Dune Buggy style custom using fat, wide golf cart wheels/tires. put a golf bag rack on back and it would make a cool golf cart.


Name:

Larry Piecuch

Email:

teampiecuch@sbcglobal.net

Date:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Time:

5:23 PM

Comments

Looks like you have a great club. Being a car collector I'd like to own a King Midget. I will be joining your club  Thanks Larry


Name:

Jak Phillips

Email:

papajaks@aol.com

Date:

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Time:

11:35 AM

Comments

I visited the Jamboree this summer and was just amazed by your little cars.  I hear that the club's publication covered it.  Is it possible for a non club member to purchase a copy of the 'News'?


Name:

Drell Goff

Email:

drellgoff@verizon.net

Date:

Monday, November 4, 2013

Time:

4:54 PM

Comments

Remember someone bringing a car to get welding done across from Nazarene church on W. State St.  My Dad said it was a King Midget.


Name:

Gene Reineke

Email:

glasstop55@frontier.com

Date:

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Time:

9:49 PM

Comments

I would like some information on repair and parts for the front suspension on a '68 King Midget. 


Name:

Ken Kreuter

Email:

kkreuter@fuse.net

Date:

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Time:

5:00 PM

Comments

What was the location (s) of the factory in Athens? Neat website--enjoyed the info and pix. 


Name:

HD

Email:

vtkngmdgt@yahoo.com

Date:

Sunday, February 18, 2014

Time:

7:34 AM

Comments

The main plant in Athens was at 21 Campbell St. More info in the book "King Midget an American dream car" its a great book!  


Name:

Jim Christner

Email:

cafe69@aol.com

Date:

Monday, June 2, 2014

Time:

8:46 AM

Comments

Very nice and informative site. Thanks! 


Name:

Garry Lanning

Email:

hardtop572002@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Time:

10:08 PM

Comments

Trying to find a diagram for a 1964 King Midget. Can anybody give me a hand? 


Name:

Earl E. Jourden, Jr.

Email:

earlauto@charter.net

Date:

Monday, June 16, 2014

Time:

3:07 PM

Comments

Just bought a 1954 Model II -  vin vs8704 will join club later. Hope this adds another one to the register. 


Name:

Bryan Kreinbrink

Email:

bnkreinbrink001@neo.rr.com

Date:

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Time:

7:29 PM

Comments

How do you remove the front spring out of the bottom shock tower?  I have it all ready off the car but not figired out the rest.


Name:

Fat Dan

Email:

fatdan@mtaonline.net

Date:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Time:

10:39 AM

Comments

I need to get the 56 King Midget II out of my living room put it back together and take it to the Alaska State Fair... I'll shoot for next year.. I have a lot of other honey-dos that are higher on the list. 


Name:

Mike Rash

Email:

michaelrash52@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Time:

9:12 PM

Comments

My father had one that looked like the one on your page red with white stripes on fenders but he had a metal top made for it.


Name:

Jerry & Patty Wilson

Email:

patwil52@yahoo.com

Date:

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Time:

10:29 PM

Comments

Saw our first King Midget cars at the Hampton Inn in Teays Valley, West Virginia today. Really enjoyed it--joined the club and met some super nice folks. Thanks and look forward to seeing more of you. 


Name:

Lance Lambert

Email:

vintagevehicle@gmail.com

Date:

Monday, September 1, 2014

Time:

7:57 PM

Comments

I am the new owner of Barry Hilbert's (Marysville, WA) King Midgets. I'm also going to be one of your newest members. 


Name:

Dennis Ballman

Email:

Resqman45@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, September 8, 2014

Time:

4:00 AM

Comments

Great web page. very informative. I like the techical for the midget owners. I'll be looking at it again. keep the great job up. 


Name:

Chris Jackson

Email:

daytonpacemaker@yahoo.com

Date:

Monday, October 5, 2014

Time:

9:50 PM

Comments

Hello. I have the opportunity to purchase '54 King Midget Model II and a '60 King Midget Model III these are both descent cars. I want some advice on what is a good price for these cars and is one more desirable than the other?  


 


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