Midge Owners' and Builders' Club


About the Club.

Welcome to the home page of the Midge Owners and Builders Club. The organisers are volunteers, and all income received is used for the benefit of Club members. The club consists of people from all walks of life, and aims to be a source of information and interest for those who are owners, builders or enthusiasts of the Midge car designed by John Cowperthwaite.

Please note that UK law has changed since the Midge was launched in the early 80's. We strongly suggest that anyone contemplating the purchase of an unfinished Midge Mk 1 project, or a car still registered as the original donor should research the matter carefully. It is our understanding that it is not possible to correctly register a Triumph or Ford based Midge in the UK without completing an IVA test (as the chassis has been modified) and it would be very unlikely to pass. Retaining the original car registration after modification and body change is not an option, so it is ESSENTIAL to research it very carefully! 

   The Suzuki based Midge Mk 2 does not have this problem (the chassis is not modified) and can be completed and registered as a body change.

The MOBC is internet based and has a world wide membership with owners in France, The Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic and even further afield in Australasia.

There is a one-off Joining Fee of £10, and for this you will receive a regular electronic Newsletter, free technical advice and prior information about Midges for sale and wanted.

 Membership lists, so that you can contact other members and commiserate are available at a different address:- Click


you will need the password to get in.   If you forget it, email Jim. 

We also arrange the occasional get together at Kit Car shows and visits to places of interest in the UK. The Midge is a 'hand built' or if feeling posh Coach-built rather than a Kit, but people know which ball park you are in if they use the term.

I find the MrSite software difficult in some functions, so I tend to make new pages at  http://midgebuilders.homestead.com/ 

Clicking that link will take you to the 'Alternative Home Page' and of course there is the ever-popular Midge Central Feel free to browse, the two sites are inter-linked.

Your Questions, well some of the easier ones anyway………….

How do I join? Click How Do I join?

Where do I get the Construction Plans and build Manual? Just send an  e-mail to lightning.cars@btopenworld.com

What about this MK2 I hear about?  Just Click

How I can I find out about Midges for sale and wanted, or post an
advert on the Website?

If in doubt contact the Secretary at jim@jimhewlett.com
and he'll tell you how to join. ( a few details and a one-off joining fee of £10)

For enquiries about our Website, contact the Webmaster at

What are you waiting for? - Why not join today?