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Ford Built 3/8 Scale RC Cars–In the 1950s!

Ford Built 3/8 Scale RC Cars–In the 1950s!

And you thought 1/5 scale RC cars were big–have a look at these 3/8 scale (a little over 1/3 scale) RC cars built by Ford back in the 1950s. Hat-tip to Mac’s Motor City Garage for posting the pics and video. The story behind these cars is fascinating:

“…Tremulis and a studio staffer, Romeyne Hammond, constructed radio control systems, adapting six-volt car batteries, convertible top motors, and other full-size components from the Ford parts bins… Along with power, braking, and turning, the radio control system also reportedly operated the headlights, brake lamps, and turn signals.”

Click here for more pics and the full story at Mac’s Motor City Garage. Good stuff!

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Updated: July 29, 2014 — 4:19 PM

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