Original flyer for a remote radio-controlled Ford Motors automobile event, 1934

Pompton Lakes, NJ: Chivers Motor Company, 1934. Original flyer for a remote radio-controlled Ford Motors automobile event sponsored in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey on August 16, 1934.

The event was sponsored by the Chivers Motor Company, featuring three Ford cars operated from a distance on the grounds of a local high school. "Magic car" or "phantom auto" shows became popular in the 1930s and 1940s, and were often used to promote car companies or demonstrate road safety. Radio engineers would follow behind the car in a second vehicle (or in some cases, in a low-flying airplane) and control the brakes, steering wheel, and horn using a morse key and spherical antennae attached to the car.

9 x 12 inches. Mimeograph duplication. Very Good plus, with short closed tears to the left and right edges.


[Book #151365]

Price: $300.00