1/16" scale model of a car that took part in a 1909 cross-country race from New York to Seattle. First to cross the finish line, but disqualified for having to replace an axle along the way. Car has a "wide-track" option offered for travel on inpaveed, rural roads.
It's a combination of kit parts and scratch building- lights, wheels- anything round comes from a kit, (as well as the radiator). Basic chassis was measured from kit instructions. Seat is scratch built. Rear storage area is covered with a tent patch, (seemed to mimic a tarp fairly well). Bits and pieces- acetylene tank, oil can on floor board are from scrap wood. Lettering on tarp, (like the actual car), is by hand. Numbers came from stenciling red decal sheet.
Last Edit: Feb 6, 2020 8:24:08 GMT -5 by roadcourse
I'll try to answer both of you. The #9 car looks like a Locomobile. I've seen a recent speedway photo identifying, what appears to be the same car as a 1909 model that ran in something called the "Cobe Cup."
The "T" started with drawings and parts from a late '40's Hudson Miniature kit. Most kits contained balsa stock britolboard sheets, and a few molded parts, (like wheels and headlamps).This particular car is well-documented. Photos exist from the time it ran to the 50th anniversary of the race. Full-size replicas have been made over the years.
Some quick research tells me that the "Cobe Cup' was a race sponsored by the Chicago Automobile Club and advertised as the "Vanderbilt Cup of the West" The 1909 race was on a road course in north-west Indiana. The 1910 race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway