Register now to get rid of these ads!

Calling all Vintage Quarter Midgets

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speedrome, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 607

    Speedrome
    Member
    from Irving, TX

    I am looking for photos and ads for all things quarter midget. We are doing a presentation on the history of Quarter Midgets at an event later this year. I have lined up Doug Schiller to do the presentation at the event. He is the son of Carl Schiller who owned The Larc-Douglas Co. in Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y. where he manufactured Offyette Quarter & Half Midget's in the 1950s and 1960s.

    Doug has a great knowledge of Quarter Midgets but I told him I would also try to round up more history from across the U.S.

    If you own a Vintage Quarter Midget or drove one back in the day please send me photos I can use to display as part of a slideshow in the room where we will be displaying Quarter Midgets. I found images on the other QM threads but I want permission to use them from the owners.

    We are also looking for more cars to display. If you have a restored QM or even a survivor please contact me about being a part of the event. It will be in September in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

    I hope some of the experts like Casper, Dean Lowe, racinman & racer5c can contribute to the cause.

    I’ll post an event flyer soon.

    Thanks,
    Bart
    bart.stevens@verizon.net

    Here are a couple of the QM that will be at the event.

    Race Craft
    [​IMG]

    Luther Viper
    [​IMG]
     
  2. I could bore you to tears with the history on mine, but Doug is a friend, and already knows the complete history on it. Tell him Dean says Hi!



    [​IMG]
     
  3. AllthenamesIpickaretaken
    Joined: Mar 26, 2009
    Posts: 37

    AllthenamesIpickaretaken
    Member

    Cant tell you much about its history but I rescued this 1950s Orbit Quarter midget when it was minutes away from getting tossed in the dumpster at the local recycling center about 5 yrs ago.....
     

    Attached Files:

  4. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,406

    brigrat
    Member
    from Wa.St.

    Texas has a great web sight for all kinds of Texas racers, has a nice forum going on quarter Midget's also, wealth of old info .....................
     

  5. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 607

    Speedrome
    Member
    from Irving, TX

    Thanks to all of have responded. Any others with QM and photos they will share?

    Bart
     
  6. chubbie
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,318

    chubbie
    Member

    friend has a 1/4 midget, bought it on an auction. it came from Texas! it says Briget on the side. its all apart trying to restore it
     
  7. racinman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 952

    racinman
    Member

    Bart, I will get you some photos up... I have about 19 1/4 midgets and a few micro's Several 3/4 midgets ... I will try and help all I can.
    racinman Rick
     
  8. CutawayAl
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
    Posts: 2,144

    CutawayAl
    Member
    from MI

    I remember old Isky catalogs listing cams for some of the engines used in 1/4 midgets.
     
  9. casper
    Joined: Apr 27, 2005
    Posts: 974

    casper
    Member

    Just found this thread, sorry for the late reply. Wow, great idea... you guys in Texas are really fired up about this stuff. I will be more than happy to help with anything I can. Feel free to pm or email me with any requests. k-magee@sbcglobal.net
    Kenny.
     
  10. Bill Rinaldi
    Joined: Mar 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,855

    Bill Rinaldi
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I've got a repro glass body but have had no luck on any demensions (wheel base, track width), even less luck finding frame for sale. Would like to build a car from what I've got BILL RINALDI
     
  11. Jimbo17
    Joined: Aug 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,819

    Jimbo17
    Member

    Having Doug Schiller is a big asset and he has a great deal of knowledge about the history behind the quarter midgets.

    Doug has been there and done it all over the years and seems to know more then anyone I have ever bumped into on the subject.

    I believe he has been building them since the 50's

    I recreated all the Offyette logo's for him last year for his quarter midgets and about 6 or 7 years ago I did some other artwork for him.

    Real nice guy to deal with.

    Please tell him Jim Hill said hello.
     
  12. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 607

    Speedrome
    Member
    from Irving, TX

    I have seen your work and it is great!

    Doug is a good guy.

    Maybe I could get some logos from you to show in the slideshow.

    I'll contact you directly.

    Bart
     
  13. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 607

    Speedrome
    Member
    from Irving, TX

    Thanks for all the help so far.

    Here is the flyer for the event so you will understand the event a bit more. More details to follow.

    [​IMG]

    Bart
     
  14. mow too much
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 906

    mow too much
    Member

    I'll do my best to make it down there. I have this Walborg frame and have picked up a body and I'll try to get it all put together by then.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
  15. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 607

    Speedrome
    Member
    from Irving, TX

    Looks like you have a good start. What body did you get? Hope you can make it.

    Bart
     
  16. Wish my health was better. I would bring this one.


    [​IMG]
     
  17. Rocket88
    Joined: Jul 11, 2001
    Posts: 911

    Rocket88
    Member

    I,ve got a few pics for you, just send them to the email address in your post?
     
  18. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 607

    Speedrome
    Member
    from Irving, TX

    Yes sir!

    bart.stevens@verizon.net

    Bart
     
  19. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 607

    Speedrome
    Member
    from Irving, TX

    Thanks Jeff, those are great!

    Bart
     
  20. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 607

    Speedrome
    Member
    from Irving, TX

    Boy I would be honored if you came to Dallas!

    Bart
     
  21. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 607

    Speedrome
    Member
    from Irving, TX

    Thanks to all those who have responded.

    Still looking for more images and cars to display.

    It will be a great event that you won't want to miss.

    Bart
     
  22. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 607

    Speedrome
    Member
    from Irving, TX

    Just got word that another Offyette quarter midget will be joining us. The number is growing!

    Bart
     
  23. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 607

    Speedrome
    Member
    from Irving, TX

  24. Here's a shot you might find interesting. From April 15, 1956, the last race held at the Jelly Bean Bowl in Anaheim. The track was on the Viking Trailer property where Doug Caruthers also built the Viking Craft 1/4 midgets. The following Monday the track was plowed under, and work began on the parking lot for Disneyland. I'm leading in the 93 Kurtis, and Mike Earnst is following in the 98 car.


    [​IMG]
     
  25. bobjeffreson
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 56

    bobjeffreson
    Member

  26. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 607

    Speedrome
    Member
    from Irving, TX

    Still working on gathering info and photos of QM. Thanks to everyone who has sent stuff.

    We have almost 20 cars committed for the event. It is going to be great to see that many together again.

    A few guys are bringing the cars they drove as kids. They never got rid of them!

    This is one of the nicest cars I have ever seen. I got to see it in April when I was in SoCAL.

    Beauty!
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Bart
     
  27. Speedrome
    Joined: Mar 22, 2007
    Posts: 607

    Speedrome
    Member
    from Irving, TX

    One more with the body.

    [​IMG]

    Bart
     
  28. The Evans equipment on that engine looks great. My national championship engine has an Evans head and igniton, but it sure isn't that pretty. I planned to restore the engine when I retired 2 years ago. Back surgery got in the way, but it's on the bucket list.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.