Focal Point: Auto Race • Dowst Manufacturing – c. 1926
By Steve Butler
MENTION A TOOTSIETOY race set to knowledgeable Tootsietoy collectors and most will immediately envision Tootsietoy’s #5081 Speedway Set game. That game consisted of eight #4666 Malcolm Campbell’s land speed racers all with different colors and imprinted numerals.
Tootsietoy also assigned to each varied imaginative/bogus combinations of actual race drivers and vehicle makes. Pictured is an earlier Tootsietoy Auto Race game that many Tootsietoy collectors may not even
realize exists. Both this game and the #5081 (mentioned above) use the simple spin-and-move approach and include a spinner. But that’s about where the similarity ends.