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History Vintage "Cageless" Midget Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by KKx125, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. monkaz
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    Wynns #1,

    Here a couple of pictures, reputed to be the Paul Baines Offy. I am not totally convinced that the photo on the right is the Baines Offy, although it is identified as such. I know the posed photo, taken at Islip, is the Paul Baines car.
     

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  2. Rotta14
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    here's two from aust . Bob Tattersall    Mattoon Offy 2..JPG

    Tattersallmattoonmotorsoffy1.jpg
     
  3. Jim Nise
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    Monkaz

    this is the Jim Barkley Offy, would be painted red in later years driven mostly by Red Reigle.

    I Believe the driver in this picture last name is Graham.

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    Jim,
    It is Roy Graham. I believe he came from the Buffalo NY area. Any idea where the car came from?
     
  5. Jim Nise
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    Monkaz,
    Jim Barkley was a long time driver before becoming a car owner. I suspect he quit after the war, and he owned his on race cars when he drove. I suspect he bought the car new, time tbd. My estimate is same vintage as the Lori B midget which was 1948 give or take. Was an ARDC type, never saw him venture into the AAA/USAC world unless a co sanctioned race in the east.
     
  6. monkaz
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    Jim,
    Jim Barclay is the proper spelling of his name - wonder why BARKLEY'S was lettered on the hood.
    I think the car is the former Gordon McKim Offy? One of the last K.K. midgets built in 1952. I was hoping someone could positively identify it as the McKim Offy.
     
  7. monkaz
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    Wynns#1,


    This Linne Offy is the closest match with the Paul Baines Offy that I could come up with.
     

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    Here's one I found a while back when searching for colour photos of Tattersall's Mattoon Motors cars. I presume the painting is a true likeness of the car. I think this was done in New Zealand.
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  9. monkaz
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    Bob,
    I don't know if the car was orange and white when Tattersall visited Australia. It was red and white when I saw it at Islip NY and Belmar NJ in 1963.
     
  10. Rotta14
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    Bob Tattersall brought the Matoon Offy to Aust, twice. On the first trip it was painted black with silver lettering. Looked great ! On the second trip along with Jimmy Davies, and Johnny Tolan, the car was painted red, and white. He won about everything there was to win that year.
     
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    Found a pic of the 3 guys mentioned above.
     

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  12. qljiea784hl1
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    Hey Guys, I've seen the Hot Rod and Sprint Car threads, so how about we get a Cageless Midget thread going.


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  13. 28dreyer
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    Say What?
     
  14. Buildy
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    He`s only 145 pages late-LOL


    I can`t see whatever photos he posted, just broken link Icons....
     
  15. Jim Nise
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    Monkaz, my father's midget was incorrectly lettered. too late to change!

    Strange that the car uses Barclay's #39 as well. Coincidence???

    Graham also drove for Jim. I have pictures somewhere.
     
  16. monkaz
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    Jim,
    The story I've heard is that Roy Graham bought the car from Gordon McKim in Cincinnati Ohio for Jim Barclay.
    Graham did Barclay a "favor" and had the car lettered for him.
    The McKim Offy was driven by Pat O'Connor and Potsy Goacher.
     
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    Some midget action at EMMR
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    Dick Linder in Ted Rowland's Floyd Trevis built midget at Middletown NY.
     

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