Family Tradition

Family Tradition

I think it was 2002 when Marcie and I flew into the very first Lonestar Round Up. We met Keith and Mary Tardel at the airport and then… continue reading »

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British Invasion

British Invasion

If you want to build anything worthwhile, it’s going to take time. You know the drill: patience is key and research will always pay off. Throughout our hobby’s… continue reading »

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So-Cal Speed Shop Push Truck & Trailer

So-Cal Speed Shop Push Truck & Trailer

I couldn’t resist sharing this item today, as it’s a combo of two big loves for me: Die-cast and 50s shop push trucks. I’ve shared a few neat creations… continue reading »

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It’s a Plaid, Plaid World…

It’s a Plaid, Plaid World…

“Add a real ‘zing’ to your automobile…” the people from Car-De-Cal claimed in a 1954 issue of Motor Life Magazine. It’s as if their marketing man knew his… continue reading »

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The Best Custom Material… 1961 Models.

The Best Custom Material… 1961 Models.

As exciting as it was to review Detroit’s finest designs for 1960, much bigger changes were coming only a year later, as American cars shrank in their scale… continue reading »

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The Acme Speed Shop Roadtrip

The Acme Speed Shop Roadtrip

It’s Round Up week. That means two things… First, shit it is crazy around here. I mean, you can’t fart in Travis county without stinking up someone’s rod… continue reading »

The Canadian Channel

The Canadian Channel

Walk around any automotive event for more than five minutes and you’re sure to hear someone say, “They don’t make ’em like they used to.” It’s a slogan… continue reading »

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Where’s the Custom Packards?

Where’s the Custom Packards?

Many decades ago I was a teenage squid in the Navy, stationed in Orlando, Florida for my ‘A’ school. On the base was an Auto Shop for sailors… continue reading »

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