Category Archives: Curly

Curly and Ruth Glover started a miniature race car tire and wheel Manufacturing Company in Hayward California. The business started in the kitchen and moved to the garage as many of the early startups did in the 1940’s.

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Curly Grover got the bug and started to develop his own cars called Curly’s

This car is a Curly mite…named after Curly Glover of C&R tire fame and also the builder of the wildly successful Curly cars.

Curly Glover never built any Curly mites himself. He produced the patterns, but never made any cars. But, in the early 90s, Mike Burgess (from southern CA) obtained the patterns for the car from Glover. Burgess cast a number of bodies off the original patterns and built most of the cars himself, although a few cars were sold as “casting kits”.

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Curly Mite Gas Powered Rail Tether Car Dooling 61 Powered

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This Curly car came from the Walt Peterson collection, I was told it was raced at Elysian Park, it was restored in the 80's. I believe Dalas Ewing owned it at that time. " order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails"]  ...
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