The earliest existing Spindizzy known to the author. First constructed and run by Colonel Alexander in 1936. Now with a circa 1940 Ohlsson engine and Dooling Mercury nose piece that he installed. Jamie Miller was the driver of Alexander’s real Indy racer. This model was acquired from Alexander’s daughter, Martha Alexander Tull.
A huge, mid-1930s handmade “board track” racer. It is constructed completely of tin sheetmetal and measures 28″ overall, with a water-cooled engine and a flywheel-driven water pump and fan.
A pair of original, front-drive Bunch Speed Demons, both with the early friction drive. The original box is for the yellow car, which has a wood frame and body. The red car has a sheetmetal body. The hood ornament is the lead “Scotty” dog from an early Monopoly game.
Some very low production proto class cars: Owens, Riff, Ivey and Squirt.
Ed Tate’s “D&D Special,” a one-off with a very unusual grille and powered by a Sato four-stroke, overhead-cam engine.
Highly modified versions of the Roadrunner hot rods manufactured in 1947: Don Edmunds’ personal racer the “Hula Hut,” a sectioned and channeled model called the “Gambler” also by Edmunds and the SoCal Special by Giovenale.
Four streamliners by Garold Frymire that are powered with 10cc, 5cc, 2.5cc, and 2cc gasoline engines. Exhaust pipes were “tuned” in length to efficiently extract exhaust gases. Frymire has built about 320 streamliners for competitors around the world.
Roy Richter’s “102″ cabin car, which won the National Rail Championship at 67.8 MPH in 1941 and was awarded the trophy shown.
Two of Rose Allen’s race cars. She raced extensively in the mid-1940s in Northern California. Her original “racing box” was typical of those used to carry the cars and all needed spares, etc.
Frank Pawlikowski’s most famous car. It won two national championships, one international championship in the late 1940s and was undefeated in three years.
Barney Korn’s original dynamometer built in 1939, which can test the performance of either front- or rear-drive models.
1940-1941 Korn Indianapolis
1947 Reuhl Deluxe
1944-1945 Smith Car
1946-1947 Borden Teardrop streamliner
1950 Coval Midget prototype
Railton, Jr. by Dutra
With thanks to http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2012/03/19/spindizzies-gas-powered-model-racers/