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Authentic Models BB KORN

Spindizzies, also known as tether cars, were the boys’ toys of the 1930s.

Surprisingly sophisticated racecars in 1:8 scale raced tethered to a pole or to a chain track in a banked wooden racetrack, reaching speeds in excess of 150 mph… Imagine a corner of the 1939 New York World’s Fair. A throng of thousands massing around a mini car-drome where racecars are being prepared for a major race. The scream of the engines fills the air. A mini NASCAR, Le Mans, Nürbürgring… An American pastime; technology, cars, excitement!

Constructed using original blueprints this BB Korn Indianapolis 1930s Spindizzy model resembles the original down to the smallest detail. One look and you’ll be ready to join the competition. The model is handbuilt of recycled polished aluminum and brass. The seat and trim are leather. The wheels are aluminum and the tires are made of rubber.

This car does not have a running engine it is for display only. The car was designed without any working drive train, flywheel, or geared rear end. This model is brand new and fully assembled.

Technically skilled enthusiasts of the 1930s loved to race the legendary B.B. Korn cars around the club tracks. Called tether cars or spindizzies, they reached incredible speeds, and inspired thousands to improve and invent. The founder of the B.B. Korn Manufacturing Company, Barney Korn, produced several tether car models that now, as vintage antiques, achieve astounding sums at auction. For the children of his clients Mr. Korn designed and built “The Indianapolis,” a non-powered pre-war giveaway. It was meant to enthuse children and get them to participate in motoring activities. Our Indy ‘toy’ car pays homage to Korn’s legacy with detailed dash, rubber tires, and hand-polished aluminum body.

Additional information

Item number

PC013

Color

Silver Polished

Width (cm)

24,5

Length (cm)

52,5

Height (cm)

17,5

Width (inch)

9,75

Length (inch)

20,75

Height (inch)

7