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Re: Midget Owners?

Subject: Re: Midget Owners?
From: Philip Hubbard <>
Date: Sun, 08 Aug 1999 22:31:26 -0500
At 10:49 PM 8/8/99 EDT, you wrote:
>A beautiful Midget has caught my eye, and I was curious to see what kind
of a 
>Spridget presence there is on this list.
>If there are any of you out there, I'd like to know how these cars are on
>highway (Can I sustain 55-65 without going nuts?), will I blow off to the 
>shoulder when a semi passes me at 80? How different is driving a Midget than 
>an MGB? Do MG fans like these cars, or are they frowned down upon by the 
>purists, the same way that, say, Porsche fanatics looks at the 
>914/924/944/968/928 cars?
>I'd love to hear of any good web resources (I've already hit 
>and Midgetweb).
>Thanks for your time,


I'm delighted to hear you are considering a sports car to go with your
sedan (MGB).  Heheheh.  Now seriously.  Midget owners are totally accepted
in the "MG community".  At least I've never felt snubbed.  OTOH, do you
really care?  Anyone snubs you for your car, you can do without them.

Can you handle 55-65 without going crazy?  Does anyone of us really avoid
going crazy - for some reason?  But to your point - I commute to work every
day in my Midget.  It's 90% highway driving taking me about 30 minutes each
way and I cruise at 65 and go 70 if I'm a little late.  I have a grand time
and I do not have the highly touted 5-speed conversion.  Not saying it
wouldn't be nice - it's just that I don't feel a burning need.  The A
series engine is the greatest thing since sliced bread in my opinion.

Do watch out for semis though.  You'll be nimble enough to avoid them and
as long as you have both hands on the wheel you shouldn't get too sucked
into their draft.  :)

If the car is in good shape and a decent buy, grab it...and welcome to the

1974 Damask Red Midget - Arioch, Lord of Chaos
1973 Damask Red Midget - Project car
1960 BRG Bugeye Sprite - First up for restoration

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