The 1930’s saw the introduction of a collection of model cars commonly known as ‘spindizzies’ or ‘tether cars’. They were usually hand made, fitted with a model airplane engine and raced around a wooden track, just like the full sized racers of the day.
The cars raced initially on a tether (cable) anchored to a central pivot, and as speeds increased one needed to spin around to watch them – just like flying a model airplane with the same dizzying sensation – hence the nickname “Spindizzies.”
Each car is handmade and finished in meticulous detail. Each was built from the ground up using plantation hardwood, recycled aluminium, brass and leather. A replica, non-working, engine is included.