A Long-Standing Passion
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
1934 Ford – “The California Kid” movie version – 1:43 Scale
1934 Ford – “The California Kid” movie version – 1:24 Scale – New
1965 Ford Mustang – Owned by my beloved when we met
1968 Plymouth Barracuda – Like one I owned
1987 Ferrari F1 – The real paint!
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.
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
Built Models – Others
1937 Chevrolet Coupe
Diecast – Not Modified
1956 Oldsmobile – Yes, my father’s Olds
1957 Oldsmobile 98 – Detailed
1974 Hornet – Had to be green
1979 Chevrolet El Camino – Custom NATMUS