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Gas-Powered Miniature Racers

Miniature race cars that run on gas.
By Ralph Gardner Jr. | From CBS Sunday Morning, May/June 2020
Gas-Powered Miniature Racers
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A Ferrari that travels 150 mph may not sound like that big a deal. But the Ferrari in question, a MovoSprint 52, is a mere 12 inches long. It’s a coveted collectable, a beautifully finished scale model of one of the most successful grand prix racecars of all time. And it comes with an internal combustion engine. One just like it was presented to Enzo Ferrari at the 1953 Italian Grand Prix. Called “tether cars,” they’re model racecars, many of them made in the 1940s and 1950s. They traveled at such high speeds—and still can if you don’t mind risking the paint job—that they had to be tethered to a pole and raced on specially made tracks. “These are the thoroughbr…
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