Slot Car, Indy Car Body, 1965-1970

Summary

Slot car racing was a popular hobby by the early 1960s. A small electric motor, powered by current running through the track, ran the car faster or slower as the driver moved a plunger. Slot cars were modeled after everything on wheels. Sports cars, Formula One racers, stock cars, and regular production vehicles all appeared in small-scale versions.

Slot car racing was a popular hobby by the early 1960s. A small electric motor, powered by current running through the track, ran the car faster or slower as the driver moved a plunger. Slot cars were modeled after everything on wheels. Sports cars, Formula One racers, stock cars, and regular production vehicles all appeared in small-scale versions.

Artifact

Slot car

Date Made

1965-1970

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

90.365.84

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Steven K. Hamp

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Copper (Metal)
Plastic
Rubber (Material)
Steel (Alloy)
Wire

Color

Black (Color)
Colorless

Dimensions

Height: 1.75 in

Width: 2.75 in

Length: 6 in

Inscriptions

8

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