c. 1942 Junior Midget "Plexi Flyer"

Founded by auto parts dealer Joe Lucas and Lou Fageol, son of the California-based
truck manufacturer, the Junior Midget Motor Car Company of Los Angeles series
produced racers styled after the “midget racers” used by adults in serious racing. The
Plexi Flyer employed an aluminum frame and a molded plexiglass body, materials also
used on war planes of the era that were built in Southern California. The green-painted
metal step plates inboard of both rear wheels were used by amusement park
attendants to stand on when parking the car at the end of a ride. 

Courtesy of Jerry and Brenda Perkins

 


 
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