The 1930s saw the rise of hand built model racecars, known as spindizzies or tether cars. Miniature racecars built by hobbyists zoomed around banked wooden tracks at speeds approaching 150 miles per hour. Resembling the full-size racers of their day, several spindizzies competed at once, tethered by cables to a central pole. Powered by model airplane engines, spindizzies raced against the clock. Incredibly detailed and aerodynamic, these miniature racecars were beyond toys; they were pieces of art representative of the best pioneering technology of the era. Constructed using original blueprints the Bantam Midget model resembles the original down to the smallest detail. One look and you’ll be ready to join the competition.
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Surprisingly sophisticated racecars in 1:8 scale raced tethered to a pole or to a chain track in a banked wooden racetrack, reaching speeds in excess of 150 mph… Imagine a corner of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. A throng of thousands massing around a mini car-drome where racecars are being prepared for a major race. The scream of the engines fills the air. A mini NASCAR, Le Mans, Nürbürgring… An American pastime; technology, cars, excitement!
Constructed using original blueprints the BB Korn Indianapolis 1930s Spindizzy model resembles the original down to the smallest detail. One look and you’ll be ready to join the competition. The model is handbuilt of recycled polished aluminum and brass. The seat and trim are leather. The wheels are aluminum and the tires are made of rubber.
This car does not have a running engine it is for display only. The car was designed without any working drive train, flywheel, or geared rear end. This model is brand new and fully assembled.
52cm x 23cm x 12 cm