An interesting photo of Eddie Wendt who was a West Coast midget car driver. His car appears to be motorcycle engine powered, possibly by a v-twin as we can see one-air cooled cylinder thru a hood opening. Midget car racing started in California in the mid 1930s and became very popular throughout the US. After WWII, midget racing developed into a 7 day a week craze in front of huge crowds. Even many Indianapolis car drivers became involved.
By 1950 the craze was over, stock car racing became more popular, and TV entertain-ment in the evenings also cut down on the crowds. Even so, midget car racing still exists today.