The King Midget story reminds us what a middle-class nation the . was in the ’50s. Claud Dry and Dale Orcutt, of Athens, Ohio, buddies from the Civil Air Patrol, wanted to sell bare-boned utility car that anybody could afford, unlike that bloody elitist peacenik Henry Ford with his fancy Model T. King Midget’s cars made the Model T look like a Bugatti Royale. In the late 1940s, they began offering the single-seat Model I as a home-built, $500 kit, containing the frame, axles and sheetmetal patterns, so that the body panels could be fabricated by local tradesmen. Any single-cylinder engine would power it. The result was a truly crap-tastic little vehicle, the four-wheel equivalent to those Briggs-and-Stratton powered minibikes. Amazingly, Midget Motors continued to develop and sell mini-cars until the late 1960s. The crown jewel was the Model III, introduced in 1957, a little folded-steel crackerbox powered by a 9-hp motor. Government safety standards, at long last, put the King Midget out of our misery.
Spielo don't only specialise is making 5-reel video slot machines, but they also have a decent collection of Video Lottery Terminals for their global markets. Interestingly, the games listed in this section of their repertoire tend to take on a different visual aspect, opting for 2D cartoon aesthetics over realistically rendered artwork. There are many variations on the Keno game genre with titles like Arctic Stars Keno, Big Catch Keno and Dynamite Draw Keno, while players will also be able to try their hands at some video poker themes like Flush Bonus Poker, Royal Riverboat Run Poker and Spot of Luck Poker.
You’ve probably heard of “Driving for Dollars” – it’s real estate investor talk for “drive around looking for yucky houses that might be a deal worth looking into.” Well same logic here, but while driving the neighborhoods, you’re paying attention to the “For Rent” signs, dumpsters in the driveway, contractor vans, rehab crews at work, etc. If there are people working on the house, stop in, introduce yourself and find out who the owner is. If there’s a “For Rent” or “For Sale” sign in the yard, call the number and strike up a conversation with the investor to see if they are looking for more homes in the area, and if so, what type of deals are they looking for? We try and do this at least once every month or so, and usually end up adding one or two quality buyers each time.