Ray Cox Thimble Drome #12

So, my uncle always collected interesting stuff.  This is a car that came from his collection but which I didn’t really know much about.  This is what is called a teather car.  These model cars were fitted with gas-powered engines and a cable to teather them to a post and ran around a track at as much as 200mph!

This one is a Ray Cox THIMBLE DROME Champion model in white and red with the number 12 on the body.  I’m not sure of the vintage here but I believe these were made mainly in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s.  The one I have does not have the engine in it but is great as a conversation piece for display.

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 –  0.6 sec – ISO 200


Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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