Size Twice the Fun
Welcome to Vintage Quarter Midget .Com this is a collection
of photos and memories from Don Wood and Robert Kerr. Our hope with
this web site is to pass along not only current information on Quarter
Midgets, body's, chassis, etc. But also vintage information which I
believe shows how far we have come with the sport from a safety and
competition stand point.
Robert's exposure was, for the most part, limited to
the time frame of 1971 to 1978, and his driving area limited to Michigan,
Northern Ohio, and Northern Indiana.
My experience started in 1954 thru 1963 as a driver and
the next 2 years as Flagman and helped my dad prepare the cars for my
2 younger brothers. We raced mostly in Northern California, some in
Southern California and a little in Nevada. We belonged to the Bantam
Car Club located in Santa Rosa, Ca..
I hope you will enjoy the combination of both our history
in these pages. I want to publicly thank Robert Kerr for creating the
original web site that this site is based on. At this time if there
are any question or comments please direct them to
An old picture of a "United Racing Assoc." race for kids from 4 to 13
taken from from Hot Rod Magazine circa December 1954.
For those of you who go back into the 60s, this is a photo of a Moss
breaking in a new Waterford (MI) racetrack. A larger 1/10 Mile oval
was later paved around the outside of the 1/4 Midget track.
An early 60's picture provided by Douglas Schiller shows a Larc-Douglas
1/2 Midget, 4 Larc-Douglas 1/4 Midgets, a Viking Craft 1/4 Midget, and
a Moss 1/2 Midget lined at An Albany, NY track.
4 year old Rachel tries out Dereks Kurtis while Derek waits to get back
in the saddle. Watch for Rachel in the years to come because she has
a real "Take no prisoners" attitude.
"After The Race"
This picture was taken in 1954 or 55 at our 2nd track located on the
Sonoma County Fair grounds in Santa Rosa, Ca.
I invite others with photos of additional cars to submit
them for inclusion in this web page. Credits will be provided with all
photos submitted. Those wishing to add to the collection should generate
the photo with a width of 400 to 450 pixels give or take. The format
for the photos should be GIF or JPEG.
Since the sport of quarter midget is in a constant state of change,
with new Body styles, Chassis builders, and engines around every corner,
this page is constantly under construction! Please e-mail pictures to
This page contains images of the various car styles ranging from a
1940s Racecraft to a 1996 Thunder Body.
This page contains contact information for current chassis builders,
historical information on those builders from the past, and hopefully
some yearly production information on the various builders.
This page contains some historical information on the few engines that
have been allowed over the history of sanctioned Quarter Midget racing.
This page lists information on drivers who have graduated from the
rank of QMA driver to "Professional" Driver status.
This page features various photos of accidents and mishaps on the track.
Notice to parents: The only injuries to result from the accidents displayed
were a few bruised egos, and possibly a few dented wallets.
This page has vintage quarter midget that have been
This is our firsts rule book from the Bantam Car Club
Home Fabricated Cars
Not all quarter midgets where factory built ! Back in
1954,55,56 all the car where home built, take a look I think you will
find this interesting.
For those of you looking for official information from Quarter Midgets
of America, Please visit the
Official website of Quarter Midgets of America.
you will find various documents, notices, a national map of QMA track,
and information on contacting your nearest QMA official.
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