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Professionally Built competition tether race car -SOLD
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Superb professionally built custom competition tether race car special .61 magneto engine. This car was built in Sweden and successfully raced in the 70’s and 80’s by Tore Gustuvsen. As you can see this is the kind of workmanship you do not always find and is complete and still ready to run. Beautiful almost perfect base coat clear coat fuel proof paint. 17 inches long Custom built .61 racing engine with magneto, custom tank, on off switch, complete electronics, wheels bearing front wheels, C-R tires and aluminum pan with tether bracket. The top body is hand crafted wood and very aerodynamic. Please check all photos as they are part of the description and this is the race car you will receive. This is an untested adult item and should be used with safety in mind. Package well and Shipped with full insurance. 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. Don’t miss this opportunity. 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.