With its legendary engine and successful racing record, the Kurtis-Kraft Midget meets two criteria for becoming a very collectible—and expensive—piece of automotive history. Building one of these vintage racecars would become my obsession. Construction Challenges Ensuring the chassis is dimensionally accurate and straight is key. The interior is upholstered in black leather, which the seller reports is custom. For the rest of us, enjoy this up close look. Give us a call or email us on any questions or needs you may have for your race…. The Life of Marty Robbins.
Kurtis Kraft Project: Everything Old is New Again
Steering arms modified to reduce bump steer. In building this racecar, the first steps were disassembly and then media blasting of the unibody chassis and body panels to bare metal. Her uncle, Bob Biggest Racing Accomplishment: Post-World War II, the Quarter midgets appeared much as their full-scale counterparts did, as home-builts. I also want to thank Keith Rauch for coming along to tune on the car. Can be built with whatever motor you would like, or can be purchased as roller.
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It looks as though this car may have had a little very little extra room designed into it. The new car Dias will run in The technology was commonly known as 4-bar suspension - two torsion bars at the front and two at the rear of the chassis, or cross-torsion. I remember times when Edgar and wife would come over and play pinnocle with my parents. What follows is pretty cool stuff - "the rest of the story" on that car.
Little did I realize that finding a year old engine, with a decent price tag, was going to be much more difficult that I thought. Contact Steve at for additional information! But that innocent little label doesn't even begin to hint at how successful and formidable a racing car the Kurtis-Kraft Midget was. There is however, an equally great satisfaction and sense of accomplishment at being one of the few people in the world who have built their own race car from the ground up! I have ceramic bearings and Titanium axels. Midgets have been around for many decades in many different forms. Kurtis, who also invented the dominant Indianapolis roadster design of the s, was also notable for being the first non-driver inducted into the National Midget Hall of Fame.