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entry 20 Apr 2006, 03:22
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

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Good stuff Dennis. Very informative and entertaining. I look forward to the next entry. thumbsup.gif

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Thanks for the nice comments, coming from someone like yourself really means something.

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