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Mel Kenyon statue.

Mel Kenyon, King of the Midget Car Racers (Gone)

Field review by the editors.

Bedford, Indiana

In 2004, driving through Bedford, Indiana, we spotted limestone sculptures of midget cars and drivers along the road. One was labeled "Mel Kenyon," AKA "King of the Midgets," a legendary champion in the niche field of midget auto racing.

The sculptures were gone a few years later, after the Auto and Race Car Museum closed. Wonder where they sped off to...

Mel Kenyon, King of the Midget Car Racers

Gone since 2006 or so.

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