1979 MG Midget and vintage skateboarders create "a moving experience"

What has four wheels and reflexes so quick it almost seems alive? The MG Midget of course. During the model's final year of production British Leyland decided to pair up the still clean cut and color coordinated sport of skateboarding with their not long for the world and mostly outdated MG Midget to create this… » 5/21/11 9:00am 5/21/11 9:00am

'71 Midget Donates Lever Shocks To 20R Sprite Hell Project

Thanks to a tip from Patinaproof, I've finally found a cheap source for the many small parts I need for my personal Project Car hell. The big score: front Armstrong lever shocks in great shape. » 2/20/10 11:00am 2/20/10 11:00am

1967 Austin-Healey Sprite

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. How is it that I've spaced on putting my own car in this series? » 1/17/10 9:00am 1/17/10 9:00am

Half Price Sale Day At The Junkyard Means It's Time To Stock Up On Hell …

Now that the rain has finally stopped, I'm able to get some work done on the 20R Sprite Hell Project. The steering wheel problem is solved, but what about the wiring?
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1975 MG Midget Will Serve As A Light Snack For The Crusher

Even though the black-bumper Midget was a cruel parody of the ridiculously fun pre-Malaise version, it's still saddening to see one among all the Hyundai Excels and Geo Prizms in my local self-service wrecking yard. This one has the dusty, bleached look of a car that spent a decade or three rotting in a back yard prior … » 10/27/08 3:00pm 10/27/08 3:00pm

1973 MG Midget

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition » 9/29/08 1:40pm 9/29/08 1:40pm, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the . After the Midget/Continental combo, it only seemed right to share some photos of another street-parked Midget (ideally, one not overshadowed by some monster land yacht), and has shot such a…

Project Car Hell, Bad Photo Edition: Midget or Sonett?

So we had another near-tie in yesterday's DKW-versus-Fairlady Choose Your Eternity poll, which may be partially attributable to the hard-to-decipher photos in each vehicle's listing. If you can't see the whole car, you can't tell how hellish and/or cool it really is, right? However, those photos were bad just because… » 11/13/07 5:30pm 11/13/07 5:30pm

Engine Swap of the Day: 4AGE-Powered Midget!

We love a good engine swap around these parts, and, ever since the very first Project Car Hell, I've been interested in the Toyota-engine-in-Sprite/Midget idea. Not that I'd ever do such a thing, mind you... well, actually, I might! This site is a very well-written and carefully documented account of just how a total… » 9/20/07 12:00pm 9/20/07 12:00pm

More on Project Kimber: New MG "Midget" Could Arrive Next Year

The latest high-profile group of investors and industry executives aiming to revive a failed British marque, the UK's Kimber group, plans to have its first car ready by early 2007, according to AutoWeek. That car, a version of the discontinued Smart roadster, will wear the MG brand founded by Cecil Kimber in 1924 and… » 3/21/06 7:37am 3/21/06 7:37am