When You Just have to have that Classic/Muscle Car?…Think Small!!!!

This is a repeat – it got lost in the move to the new domain – I had to add it back to the archives so I could refer to it in my up and coming post on Model Cars.

I should throw “collecting” in the title of this blog (but it’s really long enough), because, although it’s about 2.5 months old, I have mentioned collecting a bunch of times.  But really that is part of hobby as well.

Of course if I were to list all the cars I’d love collect, it would be fairly long and in reality (my reality) unaffordable..unless you are Jay Leno… I hate that guy.  Ok..I don’t hate him…not really..the green-eyed monster made me say that.

Since I’m not as funny as Jay and I have to work for a living….what?…..ok..ok….I’m sure Jay works very hard…I guess…it’s tough reading funny newpaper clips….ok…Sorry Jay, I have “substituted” this alternative method of obtaining the cars I’d love to own.

You all figured it out yet?  I’m talking about models, scale diecast replicas.  There is an entire industry out there that produces, imports and markets these items.  Some of them are extremely well done.

Here are some shots of my collection.  I’m concentrating on the Mustangs and Corvettes in the sizes  1/18 or 1/24 scale.

These are a few of Mustangs

The Mustangs

And these are a few of the Corvettes.

The Corvettes
A Few of the Vettes

Most of these are Danbury Mint  and GMP pieces, I do like what they produce, lots of details and they are affordable (around $100.00 each).

Here is a few shots of the 1967 GT 350.

GMP 1967 GT350 Interior
Ford GT350
GMP Mustang GT350 Engine compartment

The Franklin mint produces cars, Greenleaf, Motormint, just to name a few.

It’s fun and affordable and they do increase in value.  It’s gotten so popular that even the mainstream car magazines like Hemmings (they normally have at least one article in every Motor News edition), Mustang Monthly and Corvette magazine have articles that discuss this portion of the hobby and even rate the quality of individual brands and their offerings.

If you collect already or want to get started drop a comment to this post. Toss in some pic as well.

Thanks for reading.


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2 Responses to When You Just have to have that Classic/Muscle Car?…Think Small!!!!

  1. Bill says:

    Due to a recent bicycle accident I spent a month incapacitated with ‘non weight bearing’ orders. I mentioned to my fellow motorhead buddy that I was tired, frustrated, bored, and had seen all of the TruckU, Chop Cut Rebuild, and Stacey David episodes that Speed TV will show.

    My friend bought me a Revell 1971 Hemi Cuda model kit. Complete with Plum Crazy paint and multiple colors for chassis and engine detailing.

    I had not built one of these since I was 14 years old. I went out to the garage workbench, propped up my ailing leg, and went to work.

    I had forgotten how much fun these can be. I painted the engine block Chrysler red, the transmission silver, and carefully painted other details. I built my own spray booth out of a large cardboard box and sprayed the body in Plum Crazy.

    If you have the time, I recommend you build one of these models.

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