People always associate Westfield with their Lotus Seven-inspired model, Eleven replica and latterly the Chesil Speedster. However, there have been a large handful of other models over the years that didn’t quite catch on for whatever reason.


One of these was the Grand Prix Midget of 1996 – a car that was inspired by the Grand Prix Midget racers pioneered in the USA in Los Angeles in 1933 and soon spread to other parts of the world such as Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

The Westfield GP Midget was originally developed by well-known racer, Martin Lyon and Eddy Ricketts, using a Dastle Type 5 for inspiration. Westfield sold about twelve before shelving the project. They are still to be seen in classic GP Midget racing.

Amazing little cars compete on short ovals that weigh about 410kg with power typically between 300-400bhp.

News reached us recently that the rights, jigs and moulds have been acquired by an enthusiast who hopes to resurrect the model – under an alternative name – in the near future. We’ll keep you posted …