Original McCoy Longtail Outlaw tether race car .60 gas engine 17 inches-SOLD

$ 2,499.00

THIS CAR IS SOLD Rare original McCoy Longtail Outlaw special .60 gas power complete tether race car. Engine has a potent racing head, piston and cylinder. Fairabend front axle, tail skid and cable handle included. One of the West Coast's more prolific manufacturer, just behind Dooling was McCoy / Duro-matic. This race car looks lightly used and sports nice original wood top covered with fiberglass overlay, fuel tank, Duro-matic wheels and tires and ball bearing knife edge fronts. Complete with all electronics including vintage batteries. Please check the photos as they are part of the description and this is the car you will receive.

THIS CAR IS SOLD 1940’s rare original McCoy Longtail Outlaw special .60 gas power complete tether race car. Engine has a potent racing head, piston and cylinder. Fairabend front axle, tail skid and cable handle included. One of the West Coast’s more prolific manufacturer, just behind Dooling was McCoy / Duro-matic. This race car looks lightly used and sports nice original wood top covered with fiberglass overlay, fuel tank, Duro-matic wheels and tires and ball bearing knife edge fronts. Complete with all electronics including vintage batteries. Please check the photos as they are part of the description and this is the car you will receive. This is an untested adult collectible and is not recommended for kids. Thanks to Ames’ “Vintage Miniature Racing Cars” for information on these cars. Please check our other items for sale. Florida residents please add 7% State Sales Tax or wait to pay from a soon to follow invoice. Good Luck. Shipping includes full insurance coverage for both parties.

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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