McCoy "Midget Racer" Gas-Powered Racing Tether Car, 1953-1956

Summary

Tether cars, gas-powered model race cars, were popular in the 1930s and 1940s. They were raced individually while tethered to a central pivot, or against each other on a scaled-down board track. This kit, from the McCoy Products Company of Culver City, California, includes a roadster and an engine. The two-stroke engine ran on white gasoline mixed with oil.

Tether cars, gas-powered model race cars, were popular in the 1930s and 1940s. They were raced individually while tethered to a central pivot, or against each other on a scaled-down board track. This kit, from the McCoy Products Company of Culver City, California, includes a roadster and an engine. The two-stroke engine ran on white gasoline mixed with oil.

Artifact

Model car

Date Made

1953-1956

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2013.47.16

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Eric Zausner and the E-Z Spindizzy Foundation.

Material

Metal
Rubber (Material)
Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Red
Black (Color)
Orange (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4 in

Width: 4.25 in

Length: 9.875 in

Inscriptions

Box: McCoy MIDGET RACER $24.95 with | RED HEAD '19' | RACE CAR ENGINE

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