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#1 fordphan OFFLINE  

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 09:00 PM

These are a few of the pictures of my other toys. I have had some of these since I was 9-10 yrs old. Dad used to take me to "Tether Car Races" these ran on a wire in a circle and were timed with a stop watch. Model airplane shows, they used to race "Speed Planes", they held on to a pole with one hand and flew the plane with the other. The planes were controlled with piano wire and took of with dolly wheels that dropped off when the plane was airborne, they landed on a skid, some of them reached speeds of 100+mph. They had no rudder movement and flew about 1 to 2 feet off the ground. Some of these models bring big bucks today. The Broncco "Eagle" is 75cc, my son won the Indiana State Flat track championship when he was 10 yrs old on this bike.

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 10:18 PM

Some very cool pieces there. I had a couple of model planes as a kid, but they weren't anything like those! Really cool back stories on your hobbies and on the bike.

And NO work area is complete without a Billy the Big Mouth Bass. :D

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 11:00 PM

I like the Eagle, it looks to have the same front wheel/tire combo and forks as my Indian mini, but the Indian is only 50CC.
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Posted September 01, 2011 - 01:15 AM

I think the Indian and Broncco line of mini-cycles shared parts from an Italian mfg. Thanks for the compliments.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 04:37 AM

Cool little mini bike.

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Posted September 01, 2011 - 05:12 AM

Nice pics of the 'other' toys in your collection. Thanks for posting them.

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Posted September 04, 2011 - 07:02 PM

Cool stuff! I bet those little hydroplanes are a riot!

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Posted September 19, 2011 - 10:22 AM

nice collection, good to see people have other hobbies then tractors... lol

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Posted September 20, 2011 - 06:45 PM

Thanks to everyone who commented on my other hobbies. I'm sure everyone has some cool stuff hid away. I like all things with an engine on it running or not. These forums are awesome places to get information. I'm so impressed with what talent some of you have.




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