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So what exactly is a Tether Car? Tether cars on average are between 12-24 inches long, 4-7 inches wide, and run on solid rubber tires 3-4 inches in diameter, they normally have a cast metal body usually magnesium or aluminum, but can also be fiberglass or even wood. These mighty midgets run nitro or methanol fueled model motors, with displacements between 0.09-0.61 cubic inches but some have been fitted with scale reproductions of real full scale engines and work just the same. Early engines prior to the 1960's had spark ignition systems with a coil just like your car. Later engines use glow plug ignition just like today's ever so popular RC model vehicles. The cars are tethered to a central post hitch by a steel cable and run around a circular track of 19.9 meters in diameter with current track speeds reaching 200mph

  • “Slick Special” a Tether Car by Beast, Cox, Thimble Drome, .049

    ” Slick Special ” a Tether Car by Beast ! Here’s a neat little racer ! Looking fast just sitting still the ” Slick Special ” is powered by a brand new Cox .049 of the Shure Star variety, any of the “hopped ” up Cox .049’s out there that use this crank case is Continue Reading

  • Rare One of a kind Cox Thimble Drome Champion

    ONE OF THE KIND TETHER CAR WITH OS 15 STEEL HEAD ENGINE. THE PAN IS ORIGINAL CHAMPION COX. THE TOP BODY THICKNESS IS 1-8 OF INCH THE ENGINE BEEN RUN WITH GOOD COMPRESSION . THE TOP IS SPECIAL MADE . THE ENGINE MOUNT MADE TO FIT IN THIS CAR . THE GAS THANK SPECIAL MADE Continue Reading

  • Bremmer Whirlwind Tether Car with Dennymite engine

    Fully restore Bremer Whirlwind, the restoration was made by Tony Orlando “xaviator” on ebay years ago. Tony is one of the best restorers of tether cars out there and this one is a beauty!!! This car has all the bells and whistles, windshield, realistic dashboard with instruments and leather wrapped steering wheel, leather seat, exhaust Continue Reading

  • Very Rare Vintage 1939 Popp Tether Car

    Sized at a full 20″ in length, they are extremely handsome racer albeit heavy for track use.   Said to be one of the hardest to find Prewar Tether cars. This was owned by a gentleman by the name of Tom Nusbickel of Fullerton, CA. that raced these cars in the 1940s. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” Continue Reading

  • COX Thimble Drome Prop Rod TETHER CAR

    Thimble Drome Prop Rod Manufactured approx. in 1957 The hot Prop Rod was a unique design, which was adapted over the years to lead via an all-plastic Prop Rod finally to the R/C Shrike. The very first Prop Rod models came with the Space Bug Jr. The sample shown here was the first version of Continue Reading

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