Frank Robertson's Snuffy II Gas-Powered Racing Tether Car, Winner of the 1947 AMRCA Championship, 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. Frank Robertson won several trophies from the American Miniature Racing Car Association. This car, named "Snuffy II," gave Robertson his 1947 AMRCA championship.

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. Frank Robertson won several trophies from the American Miniature Racing Car Association. This car, named "Snuffy II," gave Robertson his 1947 AMRCA championship.

Artifact

Model car

Date Made

1945-1947

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2013.47.106

Credit

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

Material

Aluminum (Metal)
Wood (Plant material)
Rubber (Material)

Color

Red
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 7.25 in

Length: 16.5 in

Inscriptions

hand lettered: X10 / SNUFFY II / 1947 AMRCA NATIONAL Champion / WORLDS RECORD HOLDER 116.18 / AUGUST 17 1947 INDIANAPOLIS IND.

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