Dimensions: 18.90 in x 8.70 in x 7.10 in Weight: 4.4 lbs
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. Replicated from original blueprints in 1:8 scale, our Bantam Midget model resembles the original down to the smallest detail.
At nearly 20″ (50cm) in length the Bantam is a commanding presence in a den, library, office, or reception area. Truly hand tooled, traditionally die stamped body parts, in aluminum, brass and polished mahogany wood. Lift the hood; admire the replica engine. Turn the cockpit wheel and angle the front wheels.
- Weight: 6 lbs
- Dimensions: 21.30 x 12.00 x 9.40 in
- SKU: PC012