• Scratch Built Red Tether Car

    This unique example has hand painted metal bodywork with a glorious patina.
    The engine was probably purchased complete with the rest of the car hand built around it to the makers own specifications. Circa 1950.

    Tether Cars are model racing cars powered by miniature internal combustion engines. The cars are attached to a central post by a steel cable in such a manner that they are able to repeatedly run around a circular track. Tether car racing started in California in the late 1930’s. The cars race individually and the winners are determined based on average speed of several laps. Early engines (prior to the 1950s) had spark ignition systems. Later engines use glow plug ignition. A Glow Plug engine, or Glow engine, is a type of small internal combustion engine typically used in model aircraft, model cars and similar applications. Glow engine fuel generally consists of methanol with varying degrees of nitromethane content.

    Dimensions: 45.75 cm/18 inches (length) x 20.25 cm/8 inches (width) x 12.75 cm/5 inches (height)
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