The 1930’s saw the introduction of a collection of tether model cars commonly known as ‘spindizzies’ or ‘tether cars’. They were usually hand-made, fitted with a model airplane engine and raced around a wooden track – just like the full sized racers of the day. These cars raced initially on a tether (cable) anchored to a central pivot, and as speeds increased one needed to spin around to watch them – just like flying a model airplane with the same dizzying sensation – hence the nickname “Spindizzies.”
This gorgeous Bantam Midget replica tether car model is made in aluminium with a wooden footplate, and was constructed using original blueprints from the 1930’s. Each car is handmade and finished in meticulous detail and was built from the ground up using plantation hardwood, recycled aluminium, brass and leather. A replica, non-working, engine is included.
Size : L 48 x W22 x H 18cm