Fryco 5cc Gas-Powered Racing Tether Car, 1980-1989

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. The models found new appreciation in the 1980s and 1990s. Garold Frymire built some 320 streamliners. The exhaust pipe on this one is tuned in length for maximum performance.

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. The models found new appreciation in the 1980s and 1990s. Garold Frymire built some 320 streamliners. The exhaust pipe on this one is tuned in length for maximum performance.

Artifact

Model car

Date Made

1980-1989

Creators

Frymire, Garold 

Fryco Engineering 

Place of Creation

United States, California 

Creator Notes

Made by Garold Frymire of Fryco Engineering in southern California.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2013.47.61

Credit

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

Material

Fiberglass
Metal
Paint (Coating)
Rubber (Material)

Color

Blue
Red
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 4.75 in

Width: 3.5 in

Length: 23.25 in

Inscriptions

[AMRCA decal] | K&B | [American flag decal]

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