Post by youtubefiend on Aug 6, 2009 16:49:31 GMT 1
In no way can the cars that raced at Greenford at the end of the 1920s and the start of the 1930s be described as midgets. I have seen a photo of a car raced there in 1928 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's son that had a driver and co-driver in the front seat. Spike Rhiando probably brought a form of midgets there in early 1934 and even then the cars were really modified roadsters and many of them did race in road races in the Isle of Man. The same type of cars also raced at Belle Vue in Manchester in 1934 and 1935 with the first real midgets there in 1936 being the American-type copy Eltos which were built by Les Hulme.