Following the success of the Mk1 Austin-Healey Sprite, now affectionately known as the Frogeye; BMC decided, three years on, to revive the Midget name to cater largely to the American market whom had fallen greatly in love with the earlier M, D, J and T-type Midgets before being discontinued and replaced by the more expensive MGA. The Mk1 Midget and Mk2 Austin Healey Sprite were released bearing many of the unmistakeable lines of what would be the upcoming MGB, which was to be released a year later. This updated design would also include the addition of a more conventional front and rear design with a separate bonnet and boot lid for convenience.
Many of those who have owned a 1960's or 70's MG Midget during the last half century will have heard of the successes achieved by the team of two Dick Jacobs Midget Coupés, or perhaps in Scotland by John Milne's car, even if they have never set eyes on one of these cars in the flesh.
Being intended for racing, the three cars built had a relatively short active life, after which they passed into private hands and largely out of public view. Although they do appear occasionally at shows, and the Royal blue car of James Willis is now seen racing fairly frequently, opportunities to see the cars are now fairly rare.
This new website is intended to gather together and make more widely available, photographs, articles and other information related to these rather special motor cars.
If you have any additional articles, photographs, or other information that you would like to contribute, they would be gratefully received.