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.Indianapolis Desk Racer