Maytag Toy Racer
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The Maytag Toy Racer was a small 1-passenger automobile built by the Maytag Company between October 11, 1934 and December 1, 1941 and powered by Maytag Model 92 one-cylinder or, later, two-cylinder air-cooled Multi-Motor engines. Previously in 1932 the Winston Corporation of Joliet Illinois made a toy racer powered by the Maytag Multi-Motor. Many of these were sold to Maytag dealers who raced in small groups to advertise their brand. These Winston racers were sometimes also called Maytag Toy Racers Early versions of the Maytag Toy Racer used a Model 92 Maytag Multi-motor for power and a cone clutch for power transmission, and later models used a double-purpose hand lever to adjust drive-belt friction and to apply braking action. Maytag Toy racers manufactured beginning in October 1937 used the Model 72, twin cylinder, Maytag Multi-motor.
Records show that 498 Maytag Toy Racers were built, and approximately 25 survivors have been located to date.
- "Maytag Toy Racers boost Dealers' Sales. Small Autos Prove Good 'Stimulators'. Boys and Girls Prove Ardent Canvassers When Automobiles are Offered as Premiums for Work," Maytag News, 8 (10)(November 1934): 2-3.
- "Winston Racers use Multi-Motors for Power," Maytag News, 6 (4)(May 1932): 10-11.
- "Multi-motor autos Draw Crowds in Virginia," Maytag News, 6 (12)(January 1933): 1.
- Bill McBride, "The Race is on--in Division 1200," Maytag News, 6 (12)(January 1933): 2.
- "New Twin-Cylinder Multi-Motor Offers Dealers and Salesmen a New Opportunity to contact Every Home Without Electricity in a Season of Farm Prosperity," Maytag News, 11 (9)(October 1937): 1, 5.