The “Coupster” tether car was designed and built by Doug Parker, of Vermont, in 2016. The Coupster was machined from solid 6061 aluminum and measures 8-1/8″-long, 1-7/8″-wide, 2-5/8”-high, and weighs 16.5 ounces. It is a marriage of an early coupe with a streamlined dragster type nose, and sports HPI 2:1 gears on the ball bearing supported rear axle. The cockpit is wide open for sufficient cooling with the exhaust exiting through the rear window. The car is balanced to run straight and true when connected to the tool steel pan handle.

The Coupster tether car.

Exhibit added: November 1, 2016 - Last modified: February 3, 2023

Presented by The Joe Martin Foundation for Exceptional Craftsmanship