AMRCA Trophy, Awarded to Frank Robertson, 1947

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. Model builder and racer Frank Robertson won several trophies from the American Miniature Racing Car Association with a series of tether cars he named "Snuffy."

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. Model builder and racer Frank Robertson won several trophies from the American Miniature Racing Car Association with a series of tether cars he named "Snuffy."

Artifact

Trophy (Object)

Date Made

circa 1945

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2013.47.24

Credit

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

Material

Brass (Alloy)
Metal

Color

Gold (Color)
Dark brown

Dimensions

Height: 17.625 in

Width: 4.25 in

Length: 4.625 in

Inscriptions

Won by | FRANK F. ROBERTSON | CAR | "SNUFFY" | SPEED | 103.92 M. P. H. [AMRCA Seal] On bottom: HOLLYWOOD TROPHY CO. PINS - RINGS - BADGES | MEDALS AWARDS | HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA

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