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Everything Was Up in the Air for the Aeromobile-200 Until the 1962 International Trade Fairs

Dr. William R. Bertelsen a country MD, who was a pioneer of air-cushioned vehicles, was an inventor with wide-reaching interests who designed and produced the “Aeromobile-200.” The hovercraft was constructed at the Bertelsen Manufacturing Co. located in Neponset, Illinois, in the late-1950s to early-’60s. The first version of the vehicle can be viewed at the National Air…

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Spindizzies and Tether Cars – Early Miniature Model Racers

Like many automotive fads and trends, the miniature car racing movement apparently started in California in the late-1930s by individuals who constructed cars using small gasoline-powered two-stroke model airplane engines. After learning more about the little racing cars recently, and viewing some of the interesting pre and post-war newsreel films covering “spindizzies” and “tether” racing cars…

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