ever seen tethered racers?


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was watching 'bitchin today, the guys were checking out a car show in California.
some guys had a tethered racing track, apparently those things were popular 50-70 years ago.
basically a 20' circular board track with a 1:10 or 1:12 scale gas powered racer connected to the center pole. they ripped around the track in about 1 second, converted to scale speed it was way over 500 mph.

I used to have tethered planes back in the early 60's, but they weren't hooked to anything but your hand. the winner was usually the guy that took longer to get dizzy and fall down.
 


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I remember seeing one about 60 years ago. Scaled to look like an Indy car of the day.

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Seen one in a video, never in person.
 

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I had a little Piper 140 string plane when I was a kid, I didn't know about cars.

I know guys used to put the little .049 Cox engines in toy tractors have tractor pulls with them though.
 


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