There's No Greater Joy Than Fixing A 40 HP MG Midget Just Enough To Do Burnouts

GIF via TheHoonigans

Rally driver Andrew Comrie-Picard resurrected a 40 horsepower MG Midget that the Hoonigan crew considered “British scrap” after the car hadn’t run for 30 years. While the car still had some issues, like no clutch and a hood held down with a ratchet strap, the crusty little MG still rips a fat burnout.

The 1275-cc engine produced around 60 horsepower when new, but Comrie-Picard thinks it has around 40 hp now—maybe more ever since the exhaust fell off. It took them several tries and a little help, but they got the little crapcan to nuke some tires regardless.

Needless to say, there’s a lot that was wrong with this car:


The brakes were seized, the clutch was gone, the exhaust fell off on the highway, and the hood latch wasn’t quite working, but at least it did a mondo J-turn.

Now that Comrie-Picard has broken the car again, he must fix it and return for more hoonage. That’s the rule.

Moderator, OppositeLock. Former Staff Writer, Jalopnik. 1984 "Porschelump" 944 race car, 1971 Volkswagen 411 race car, 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS.

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It took 6 of us to get my buddy’s ‘82 Olds Wagon to do the same “lift-assisted” burnout. 307s were sad.