Dooling "F-Car" Gas-Powered Racing Tether Car, 1946

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. Dooling Brothers, of Los Angeles, California, manufactured a complete line of open-cockpit and streamliner models. Company owners Tom, Harris and Russell Dooling were successful tether car racers themselves.

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. Dooling Brothers, of Los Angeles, California, manufactured a complete line of open-cockpit and streamliner models. Company owners Tom, Harris and Russell Dooling were successful tether car racers themselves.

Artifact

Model car

Date Made

1946

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2013.47.57

Credit

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

Material

Magnesium
Paint (Coating)
Plastic (Organic material)
Rubber (Material)

Color

Maroon
Black (Color)
Red
Gold (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 8.5 in

Length: 17 in

Inscriptions

Body: 18 | Allen | OFFY Front tires: DOOLING BROS. | LOS ANGELES CALIF. Rear tires: Firestone Balloon | Gum Dipped | 5.00-18 | MADE IN U.S.A.

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