McCoy Super 60 Motor for Gas-Powered Racing Tether Car, 1945-1956

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. The McCoy model engine took its name from Dick McCoy, designer for the Duro-Matic Products Company of Hollywood, California. The McCoy "Super 60" engine displaced .607 cubic inches.

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 McCoy model engine took its name from Dick McCoy, designer for the Duro-Matic Products Company of Hollywood, California. The McCoy "Super 60" engine displaced .607 cubic inches.

Artifact

Motor

Date Made

1945-1956

Creators

McCoy Products Company 

Duro-Matic Products 

Place of Creation

United States, California, Hollywood 

Creator Notes

McCoy brand manufactured by Duro-Matic Products, Hollywood, California.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2013.47.94

Credit

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

Material

Aluminum (Metal)
Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Inscriptions

box: Super 60 World's Fastest Racing Engine Duro-Matic Products Company 1039 North La Brea Ave. Hollywood 38, California instruction sheet: The McCoy America's Fastest Racing Car Parts List and Instructions . . . Manufactured by Duro-Matic Products Company Hollywood, California

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