SuperCycle

by King Midget Motors

Athens Ohio

King Midget Motors Corp

Thanks to Bev & Jolly MacLean

for this info.

This is a SUPER CYCLE which had been in production BEFORE 

the founders of Midget Motors built the first King Midget. 

The company (name?) that built the Super Cycle had gone under and Claude Dry teamed with Dale Orcutt to buy out the scooter factory. A few scooters were assembled from parts--then the left over parts were sold to (postwar) do it yourselfers through their own publication called Midget Motor Directory (a scaled down version of Hemmings Motor News). The parts and classified ads in MMD paid the bills and they developed a car--the King Midget.

The King Auto Cycle King Auto Cycle

Very modern Auto Cycle

 

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January 1946

1948 SuperCycle

1948 SuperCycle 

1948 Red Arrow

 Red Arrow

By Dick DeBuse

 

Super Cycle Super Cycle Supercycle

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A pair of early SuperCycle's

 

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Super Cycle Super Cycle Super Cycle

Super Cycle Super Cycle Super Cycle

Super Cycle Super Cycle

 

King Midget promo

King Midget promo

 

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Super Cycle king_048.jpg (66857 bytes) king_049.jpg (106822 bytes) king_050.jpg (125185 bytes)

 

 1967

1947Super Cycle Ad

1967

1967 Bendix Lighting ad

1967

1967 Super Cycle 

close out ad

 

1967 Super Cycle add 1967 Super Cycle add

1967 Super Cycle ad 

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1967 Dart scooter ad

 

 by Dick DeBuse

 

from Hemmings Classic Car

By MARK J. MCCOURT

A rare find was Dennis Jasper's 1950 King Midget Super-Cycle Motor Scooter. "There are only five scooters known to exist," he says. "When I got the Super-Cycle, it had a front fender, the frame and the tail lamp. I had to build the forks, the rear body and the braking system. The rear body was the hardest part of the restoration because I had to build a jig to hold it all in place. "This 6hp, four-cycle, Wisconsin-powered scooter uses wheelbarrow wheels that were bored out and fitted with car wheel bearings. "It's surprisingly comfortable to ride," Dennis admits.

 

DART SCOOTER PLANS

Dart Scooter plans
Best copy I could find there may be a more detailed set but this is all
I have seen, they also sold a parts kit.
Same company that did the king midget car in Athens, Ohio 1949 to 1969
Dave Thompson, Parkersburg, WV