This is motor driven Marx racer from the 1950’s! It has a motor that would run on a track. Racer is in good shape complete with driver, windshield and exhaust pipe. It has very little wear and bears the mark of MAR X TOYS made in the USA on bottom. This racer is plastic and measures 5.5×2.5×1.75 inches.. Will include provenance and basic information on MARX Company.
Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer from 1919 to 1978. Its boxes were imprinted with the slogan, “One of the many Marx toys, have you all of them?”
The Marx logo was the letters “MAR” in a circle with a large X through it, resembling a railroad crossing sign. Because of this, Marx toys are sometimes misidentified as “Mar” toys.
Marx’s toys included tinplate buildings, tin toys, toy soldiers, play sets, toy dinosaurs, mechanical toys, toy guns, action figures, dolls, dollhouses, toy cars, and HO scale and O scale toy trains. Marx’s less-expensive toys were extremely common in dime stores, and its larger, costlier toys were staples for catalog retailers such as Sears and Montgomery Ward, especially around Christmas.
Provenance: -Five Brothers Rare Toy Estate, The core of the collection was actually established in the 1950s by the father (from Indiana) of the adult sons who are consignors to the May sale. As time went on, each of the five brothers set out on his own individual collecting path. Each took a different approach to building his collection, but the one important thing they had in common was a love of vintage American toys, primarily of the boomer era. The time-span for the toys is heavily focused on the 1950s and 60s, with a few from the 1970s.