Most of you have
heard of Rail Racing but how many have heard of “fence racing”? Such a
system was invented by Robert L. Mapson who along with Lee A. Woolley
produced the Electricar for the Kokomo Stamped Metal Company.
Electrical pickup was accomplished using a front bumper guide system.
Originally the fence came rolled in two 10-foot lengths which was then
assembled with wooden posts to form a continuous oval. In 1930 the
company was consolidated with the Kingston Products Corporation.
Additional bodies including dump and ice trucks were produced and you
thought Fly was the first to introduce racing trucks. In 1931 you could
even race a bus full of terrified passengers using a 6th
wheel chassis extension. Finally with the depression dragging on
production of the Electricar was halted in 1933. At the time the set was considered pricey, it cost $8.00