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Limited Edition Speedway Special Race Car by Reto 123-SOLD

$ 1,350.00


Retro 123 Limited Edition Speedway Special Race Car scale model 21 inch long. These models are quite remarkable as they are so well built and heavily constructed with great graphics and accessories. The attention to detail is amazing . This is #26 of a total sold out production of 275. Body is all aluminum, seat and non working engine is plastic, tires are rubber. Total dimensions are 21 in x 81/2 in and the car weighs 12 pounds. Please check all photos as they are part of the description and this is the race car you will receive. If there is any issue it is the windshield, it is a little hazy. Great in a man cave, office, or for the man that has everything. Please check our other items for sale. This car will be well packaged and Shipped fully insured. Florida residents please add 7% State Sales Tax or wait to pay from a soon to follow invoice. This is an adult item not recommended for children. Good Luck.

In California, during the late 1930’s, a hobby known as Tether Car Racing began. The idea was to power a miniature a race car with a gas engine, attach it to a center post using a wire or cord as a tether and go as fast you can. Many of the early cars were home grown. As such, many family names attached to the cars are now household words for tether car enthusiasts. Names like Dooling, McCoy, Mathews, Barney Korn and countless other are still recognized today.

World War II slowed the hobby, but it began again when the troops came home. As the racing matured, so did the tracks. Oval tracks were seen near most major cities in the U.S. Then came the “rail” tracks. These were a slightly elevated track with banked turns. These tracks allowed the several cars to be attached to a rail at the same time and race against each other. The hobby flourished until the 1950’s. Reasons for the demise of the hobby vary depending on who you talk to.

Today, the collectible nature and interest in the older cars continues to increase. The racing aspect of the hobby has also realized a resurgence with tracks in Long Island, NY, Anderson,IN, Whittier Narrows ,CA and in several locations in Europe.

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