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1957 King Midget Model III

1957 King Midget Model III in James May's Cars of the People, Non-fiction TV, 2014-2016 IMDB Ep. 2.02

Class: Others, Microcar — Model origin: US

1957 King Midget Model III

Position 00:32:50 [*] Background vehicle

Comments about this vehicle

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dsl SX

2016-02-15 01:36

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I still want to know what this funny little red thing is which just happens to be casually parked in the background?? jfs said

johnfromstaffs wrote The red thing is possibly a Crosley Farm-o-Road, or possibly not.


Is he right?? Or close??

supcoach US

2016-02-15 01:47

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Not a Farm-O-Road http://www.lanemotormuseum.org/collection/cars/item/crosley-farm-o-road-1951

Was thinking possibly a Hot Shot but not that either Link to "www.bing.com"

supcoach US

2016-02-15 01:48

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Where was this particular episode filmed??

rjluna2 US

2016-02-15 01:52

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I remember somewhere in the picture automobile or Collectible Automobile show some sort of Midget (company) from the late Forties or the Fifties, but I can't find it in the Internet yet :think:

tore-40 NO

2016-02-15 02:03

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Popular Science magazine, 1951

dsl SX

2016-02-15 03:23

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supcoach wrote Where was this particular episode filmed??

Not stated and there were no visible number plates to give a clue. Somewhere very sunny as he drives round some flat suburbs in the F-150, and then goes to a drive-thru branch of
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for the ice-cream. The white van on left looks as if it has Chilly Jilly'z signwriting on back door.

chicomarx BE

2016-02-15 03:45

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Suburb of Las Vegas? That's where they arrived with the trucks.

supcoach US

2016-02-15 03:55

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Boulder City, Nevada http://chillyjillyz.com/

-- Last edit: 2016-02-15 03:56:24

CougarTim US

2016-02-15 04:45

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Pretty sure it's a King Midget.

johnfromstaffs EN

2016-02-15 08:37

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I'd go with the King Midget.

Link to "content.time.com"

I should know better than to try to identify American cars, they all look the same anyway.
(Irony)

-- Last edit: 2016-02-15 08:39:06

130rapid PL

2016-02-15 12:37

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'Midget' (correct brand) 'King Midget Model 3' (type)
or
'King Midget' (brand) 'Model 3' (type).

dsl SX

2016-02-15 13:36

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Nearly 5000 made 1957-70. One of the "50 Worst Cars of All Time".

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