Full race MG Midget 1460cc Peter May race engine
Here's what it does:
Full Nordschleife 14.90 miles - 10 min 26 sec: 2 outright race wins, holds outright Midget lap record.
Current "boys" Nordschleife 12.90 miles - 7 mins 41 secs
Spa old "Bus Stop" configuration - 2 mins 42 sec: 2 outright race wins. Quicker in FIA Group 4 sports car race than a Lola T70's or GT40's . Take a look at the you tube video attached-if you want to go aruond Spa as quick as a Lola T70 this car can do it!
This car is quicker round Brands Hatch club circuit than a current Porsche GT3 RS
What is it?
This well-known and hugely successful fully modified racing Midget has been in the same ownership since 1978. During this time the car competed with great success both in the UK and Europe.
The full race Midget features a fully race 1460cc Peter May Engineering engine, straight cut gearbox, Four-wheel brake disc conversion, coil-over rear suspension, LSD and 10 inch slicks and weighs approximately 510kg.
While the car has not been recently raced , it has received a complete overhaul, new paint work, new wide arch Ashley front and GT hard top in 2011. The car was originally built for use in the highly competitive MG Midget Championship. The Midget comes with a huge file on its history and was also featured in John Baggot’s “Mighty Midgets and Special Sprites’ book.
The car was a regular competitor in the MGCC Midget Championship in the 1980s gaining multiple race wins and podiums during its time in the championship. The owner also raced the Midget extensively in Europe with great success. The car is particularly quick at Spa finishing a remarkable 8th overall in the 1996 FIA Group 4 race ahead of Lola T70's, T4925 and Brabham BT8.
- Engine: Peter May Enginnering (PME) All steel Full Race 1460 c.c
- 160 b.h.p @ rear wheels
- Omega Forged Pistons
- BL close ration gearbox
- PME 4.2 diff
- PME Competion half shafts
- 10 inch x 13 inch (currently with new Hoosier road tyres)
- PME 4 wheel disc conversion
Weight: 510 kg (without driver)
- Classic Sports Car Championship
- Modspsrts Championship
- Lackford Challenge Series
- Numerous European Races
- Hillclimbs (UK & Europe)
The car is with Peter May Engineering, Ombersley. If you require any further information or wish to view please do not hesitate to call either Dominic or David on: 01905 676 111