This All American Hot Rod tether car was made by Tony Orlando in 2017. The hot rod started as a die-cast push toy for kids, and it was manufactured in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Mr. Orlando’s restoration included many modifications to convert it into a running tether car. First, a new chassis was machined to support the Dooling .29 engine, a custom rear axle gear drive, and the front axle. He added a roll bar, a custom windshield, and a small dragster style fuel tank in the front. Mr. Orlando also machined new aluminum wheels, added new tires, and topped it off with a custom SO-CAL Speed Shop paint scheme. The car is 9”-long. 

Exhibit added: March 31, 2019 - Last modified: January 24, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship