Tether Cars were born in Southern California in the late 1930's. They are small gas powered model race cars[about 17"long], connected by a tether wire to a post in the ground. The tether wire is from 35 to 40 feet long. A single car will race around in a circle for speed. By the early 1940's cars were reaching speeds of 75 to 80 m.p.h. Now, in 2009, cars are traveling at speeds of over 212 m.p.h. The hobby of tether car racing all but died in the early 1950's but today it is slowly making a comeback. Original tether cars are extremely collectible, selling for $1000.00 and up.

Gary Barnes is only one of hand full of people dedicated to keeping this American born hobby alive. Gary Barnes, produces his own originally designed cars, replica cars of the 1940's & 50's, precision machined parts, and a books take tell the history about tether cars.

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