This glorious and large model car is based on the model racecars of the 1930s, known as spindizzies. Miniature racecars built by hobbyists zoomed around banked wooden tracks at speeds approaching 70 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 representative of the best pioneering technology of the era. Although without a working engine, our Bantam Midget is based on original blueprints to evoke the best qualities of design and detail found in these dynamic artworks.
Available in classic silver, go-faster red, or racing green.