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Model Cars

A Long-Standing Passion

Introduction

Cars have been a passion for me since I was two years old (a great family story with movie documentation). Model cars were a logical part of my fascination with cars and I started building in 1949. Fortunately I still have some of my early examples. 


Built Model Kits and Modified Diecasts – Mine

1932 Ford – A 5-Window Coupe Drag Car

1932 Ford Roadster

1934 Ford – “The California Kid” movie version – 1:43 Scale

1934 Ford – “The California Kid” movie version – 1:24 Scale – New

1936 Ford – A Smooth Custom Roadster

1942 International Half Track

1946 Jeep – Ace Wooden Kit – First Model I Motorized

1948 Chevrolet Station Wagon

1949 Ford Custom – Ace Wooden Kit – Another Early Build

1950 Chevrolet Bel Air Diecast – Sorta Like My First Car

1951 Chevrolet Station Wagon – Learned to drive in one

1951 Henry J – Custom in a weird scale

1953 Pontiac – Chopped and Straight Pin Wire Wheels

1954 Buick – Three-Tone Paint and Skirts – Soooo ’50’s

1954 Ford Convertible – Yes, we did think the color was cool

1955 Ford Hardtop – Three-Tone Paint and Skirts – Soooo ’50’s Also

1956 Ford Convertible – 1:32 Scale – Built in the Navy

1956 International S-100 Pickup – Farmer Cyrus takes a ride

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Custom – ’57 Chevy – One More Time!

1957 Chevrolet Corvette – Sebring

1957 Oldsmobile 98 – A Slightly Improved Promo Re-release

1958 Chevrolet Impala Custom Front Rear Frame – New

1958 Chrysler Imperial Convertible – Big ol’ sled

1959 Chevrolet Impala Convertible Custom Front Rear – New

Double Dragster Kit – A Chevy Powered Rail

Double Dragster Kit – A Hemi Powered Fiat

1960 Corvette – A Mild Custom

1960 Pontiac – Another Mild Custom

1961 Chevrolet Convertible – My First Contest Winner

1961 Chevrolet Hardtop – Street and Drag Strip Special

1961 Corvette – My First Resin Build

1961 Ford Styleline – My Oldest Unfinished Custom

1961 Mercury Convertible – One of my Most Lovable Customs – New

1963 Chrysler Turbine – Foil Trim by the Acre

1963 Ferrari 250 GT/E – Gotta get this resin built – I owned one!

1965 Corvette – BIG!

1965 Ford Mustang – Owned by my beloved when we met

1968 Camaro – Built for a Friend

1968 Plymouth Barracuda – Like one I owned

1969 Camaro – Penske Trans-Am Car

1970 Plymouth Superbird – Richard Petty #43

1972 International 4300 – Conversion

1973 Corvette Four Rotor Show Car

1974 Ferrari 365 GT4 Boxer Berlinetta

1979 Chevrolet El Camino – NATMUS

1987 Ferrari F1 – The real paint!

1988 Caterham 7 – Modestly thought to be near museum quality

1994 Ford Mustang – Most effort for the least visible result

1997 Corvette – The Ultimate – A National Magazine Cover Car

1997 Plymouth Prowler – Contest Winner

2010 Ford Mustang – Kyle’s Dream Car

2014 Corvette Coupe – Pre-paint quickie


Built Models – Bill Eichhorn – Honoring a friend too soon departed

Bill was a close friend and excellent modeler in several hobbies. Model trucks were his major building focus but he also built cars, trains, ships and planes occasionally. In the ’80’s, he started, along with his father, a model truck and car resin conversion kit company called Pinecrest Scale Models, long since out of business. Listed below are some of his models that his father gave me after Bill’s passing.

1910 International Auto Wagon – Revell 1:32 Scale

1978 International Trailer Toter – Pinecrest Resin 1:25 Scale

1980 International Tractor  – ABF Resin 1:25 Scale

1990 International 8300 Aero Straight Truck – Resin 1:25 Scale

1990 International Dump Truck – Resin 1:50 Scale

2006 International 4400RV –  1:24 Scale

2006 International 4400RV Motorhome


Built Models – Others

1927 Bugatti Type 35B

1937 Chevrolet Coupe

1938 International D-300

1957 Corvette Stingray Race Car

1973 Corvette – “Corvette Summer” movie car

1990-91 NASCAR Lumina “Ferrari”


Diecast – Not Modified  

1957 Corvette SS

1984 Corvette

Miscellaneous


Promos  

1949 Ford Fordor

1956 Oldsmobile – Yes, my father’s Olds

1957 Oldsmobile 98 – Detailed

1974 Hornet – Had to be green

1979 Chevrolet El Camino – Custom NATMUS

2005 Corvettes

2008 Corvette Replica Pace Car


Research  

1953 side trim

1954 Corvette Corvair Show Car

1954 Corvette Nomad Show Car

1958 Autorama Program Cover – Barris Aztec and Copper Cart

1960 Corvette Hub Caps for Wide Rims

1960 Corvette Le Mans Resin Kit

1976 Corvette Kit by Doyusha

2001 Corvette C5 – Replacing the hood emblem


Misc  

American Graffiti

Hosted Info

At the Show

Trucks

Coming eventually:

Honoring Jack McBride:

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