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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



Bantam Midget



Miniature Racecars