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.

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driven to Win

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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