Cars and Trucks
Car and trucks were the ubiquitous toys of boyhood. We had "indoor" cars and "outdoor" cars. Some of the indoor cars were display only. Some of the outdoor vehicles were large enough to ride. Many I have no photographs of, so memories will have to suffice. For example, my older brother let me play with his windup Schuco racecar. It had an "on/off" shifter as well as a twistable exhaust pipe control for presetting the steering mechanism. It had the neatest soft rubber balloon tires. We used to pop them off and put them back on just for fun. The car was originally blue but became so chipped that we repainted it metallic red. I also have memories of sparking army tanks climbing over stacks of books, a Barney Rubble mobile, and friction driven motor scooters piloted by Easter Rabbits.