Six years, 6,000 handmade parts and 15,000 hours of labor. That's the short story of this fully-functional miniature 1932 Duesenberg SJ phaeton. No wonder the builder was recently named Metalworking Craftsman of the Decade.
I say Alex Cox's Repo Man stands as The Greatest Car Movie Of All Time. His latest film- which should be released this year, Hollywood politics permitting- might turn out to be the Greatest Toy Car Movie Of All Time.
Not long ago, I dug up some old photos of the 1958 Volkswagen Beetle that launched me on the primer-and-junkyards automotive path I've taken to get to this point. Now look what's happened!
Model freaks have been ruining their eyesight and huffing glue fumes with Model Race Car Hell since the Barney Oldfield era, but what about models inspired by the fastest-growing race series in the world?
So I built my share of models as a kid, but I hadn't touched one for many years when I started hanging out with several professional modelmakers about 15 years back. These guys worked at a shop that made architectural models, courtroom exhibits, product prototypes, etc, and when they weren't on the clock they'd crank…