Well, I guess I am not going to get this one:
The budget exploded!
I will be content with the one I already have, that cost me but a fraction of the ferocious bidding taking place...
Even with a small helmet concussion, it will satisfy me until I can get one in another color at a more reasonable price. In 1958, this 7" Yonezawa tinplate friction toy was 99 Centa at Woolworth...
Sprint cars no longer come cheap!
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Posted 18 May 2012 - 19:40
On that same page, the 1950 Ford friction hot rod is one I had. I thought it was a bit earlier than 1950, but hey, who's counting? Hot-rodding the hot rod, I shortened the wheelbase, building a subframe for the front end out of wire clotheshangers welded to the plastic body by means of a soldering iron. I also grooved the rear tires to match those I saw at Carrell Speedway. It handled a lot better, and was surely faster and better-looking when I got through with it.