Register now to get rid of these ads!

model kits..WHERE ARE THEY NOW

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 60srailjob, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. 31fordV860
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 864

    31fordV860
    Member

    Some AMT examples...
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Cut55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,978

    Cut55
    Member
    from WA

    That '75 Auto World catalog brings back memories! First time I looked at one I thought I had died and gone to model car heaven.
     
  3. retroridesbyrich
    Joined: Dec 2, 2004
    Posts: 1,872

    retroridesbyrich
    Member
    from Central NC

     
  4. Dog427435
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 9,439

    Dog427435
    Member

    I began modeling in '59 - an AMT '59 Ford ragtop - couldn't wait to paint it - built it in an hour - decals and all!
    Through the models I learned about cars at an early age - I built 3 of the visible V-8's - Hell I even got 1 to run!!
    Back in the sixties AMT models were the best - Revell, Lindberg and Monogram weren't close!
    Who would be at the candy store every week checking to see if the new Car Model magazine came out? Had to see what Smitty & Dave were building this month!
    Am I the only one who followed Dave's plans and built a "Bob-Tailed Cat"? (This was a '60 Valiant with the back cut off just past the rear wheels, power by a Hemi!)
    Tried building a battleship once but couldn't get into it - it was cars all the way!
    Destroyed most of my early creations, I stopped building them, but never stopped buying them. I have models stashed all over the house and garage!




    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Dog427435
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 9,439

    Dog427435
    Member

    There were no big box stores - you had to get to the Hobby Shop and see if the new car models came in - or you could
    get ANYTHING you wanted from Auto World. You could even preorder the falls new models and they would ship them
    right to you!
    I can't tell you as a kid how many nights I fell asleep reading a catalog like this!



    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Dog427435
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 9,439

    Dog427435
    Member

    AMT came out with The Authentic Model Turnpike in '62. It used 1/25th scale models instead of the little HO racers. Back then the frame on the models would screw mount to posts on the bodies. Because of this you could interchange any models body you wanted to the race car chassis.
    These racers had a carriage that protruded out of the track and the model had a swing arm that would snap on. You actually had to steer your car through the corners or crossovers or you would spin out.
    If the car spun out you would have to maneuver it forward and reverse to get it going again.
    This was hands down over the HO stuff, but was much harder to operate and cost 4-5 times as much and never caught on. You occasionally see the sets on E-bay selling for $4/5 hundred.



    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]


    You can see the swing arm hanging from the model. The carriage below it was under the track always keeping the car on the track.



    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009
  7. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598

    Mazooma1
    Member

  8. bumpercarkid
    Joined: Aug 28, 2007
    Posts: 226

    bumpercarkid
    Member
    from Orion, MI

    Man that's wild!
     
  9. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
    Posts: 3,477

    Pinstriper40
    Member

    I still have all of mine! I built two over christmas break- a '49 merc and the Stone, Woods, & Cook Willys. Too cold to work on the '40! My parents haven't had a chance to do anything with mine yet.
     
  10. 60srailjob
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,219

    60srailjob
    Member
    from nowhere

    I have bid on a bunch of those kits in the pictures on Ebay and LOST..........I have a few that I have replaced from my childhood, which is good...
     
  11. A single-shot .22 rifle, firecrackers, and gasoline were used at various times to destroy most all the models I had as a teenager.

    I bought a bunch of models about 25 years ago and built maybe two of those. I've also bought a few others over the years that remain unbuilt. All are 1/24 or 1/25 scale

    Just counted - there are 41 unbuilt kits, including three semis and one FED.
     
  12. -DMC-
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 278

    -DMC-
    Member
    from Ohio

    Wrong ones...but still cool. The two I am talking about are 1/8th's. They were called Evil Iron and Dragon Fire. One was reaper based, the other was dragon based...
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009
  13. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,965

    B.A.KING
    Member

    aaaaaah.auto world, is there any place remotely like that now.( wishful thinkin i guess). what was the guys name that used to run/own that place..........................hmmmmmmmm rats.oh yeah oscar some thing? any help.
     
  14. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598

    Mazooma1
    Member

    Kovoloski or something???
     
  15. I get a lot of great kits from Model Car Roundup online. Lots of inexpensive re-issue kits of some of my childhood favorites
     
  16. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,832

    customcory
    Member

    Not to change the subject, but did any of ya'll use to go to Woolworths or whatever and find the already opened models , waited until nobody was looking and steal like the slicks or the mags out of them. I use to do that occasionally when I was a pre-pubescent.I'm not proud of it.
    But the bonus is it brings on these guilt ridden dreams every now and then. They always start with me staring at a wall of models like use to be in the stores. I get to see all the old boxes, and a few that are fantasy.Then I start opening boxes , just seeing whats inside! These are very detailed dreams.
    If I could have made enough money mowing yards back then , I wouldn't have done what I did. Dammit I had a habit! I won't apologize.
    I remember distinctly getting the soft rubber tires (turnpike cruiser) out of a AMT 58 Impala kit, leaving the next unsuspecting kid scrambling thru his parts box at home for some tires if he bought it!
    There were still models from the earliest sixties still on the shelf in my little town. I got as many as I could get. Started buying when they were a 1.49 and stopped when they got about 2.25. Now I pay a lot more on E-bay and what not.:D
     
  17. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598

    Mazooma1
    Member

    Oscar Kowalski
     
  18. Saving mine for when I retire...or break a leg and can't work on a 1:1 scale car.
     
  19. HOLY KRAP!!! I just went back and saw some of the other posts. AUTO WORLD!!! They were in Scranton and, get this...I ALMOST BOUGHT IT!!! NO SHIT!!!
    I used to go to the guy at his big location on Keyser Ave in a warehouse. He then closed the place and set up shop in a smaller storefront in the south part of Scranton, and he lived in a 2-story apartment up top. I went to his place, but a lot of the older stuff was gone, as he was trying to concentrate on R/C stuff and pre-built diecast "collectibles". I asked about the older stuff he used to have, he said he stored it away and was still going through stuff, didn't have time to after relocating, blah blah. So anyway, he died soon afterwards, and my wife and I saw the place listed in a realty paper. So, since we were looking around for a house anyway, we went to go check it out. The basement behind the storefront was CHOCK FULL of old models, hundreds of 'em, especially Jo-Hans, since they weren't very big sellers in the 60s and 70s (or so he told me). The place was actually a disgusting dump as he left it, and I told the realtor that I was not interested because it was in such bad shape, but I gave her my contact info to pass along to the future owner, in case he wanted help "cleaning out all that junk". Never heard anything, of course.
     
  20. By the way, if anyone's interested, I run the "carmodelers" e-mail list on yahoogroups. Sign up, it's a pretty good, active group.
     
  21. nitram22
    Joined: Apr 16, 2007
    Posts: 29

    nitram22
    Member
    from California

    Oscar Koveleski - drove in the original Can-Am series.
     
  22. Mr Haney
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,001

    Mr Haney
    Member

  23. Mr Haney
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,001

    Mr Haney
    Member

    delco special wind up toy I had to pay 60. dusty but in good shape. click pic to see
     

    Attached Files:

  24. stagernwings
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 187

    stagernwings
    Member
    from tx

    man this is a great collection thanks for sharing
     
  25. Thank god my mom never threw anything away. I finally retrieved all my childhood toys from my folks house about the time I was 40 years old. All my models and custom parts are now safely tucked away in my basement. I am doing the same for my two boys, who hopefully will be getting them out of there old room within the next 10-15 years, or by the time they are 40. Many went by the wayside of fire crackers and glue fires, but 80 percent survived. Only the real crappy kits ever got blown up. I need to get them out and look at them again as they do bring back great memories.:)
     
  26. Joe Grippo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 292

    Joe Grippo
    Member

    Here are some I've amassed....Zingers, Deals Wheels etc. I really dig the box art.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  27. 59KUSTOM
    Joined: Nov 16, 2007
    Posts: 912

    59KUSTOM
    Member

    Hey, Joe! Is that your garage or a memorabilia room. Either way let's see some more pictures!
     
  28. Joe Grippo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2005
    Posts: 292

    Joe Grippo
    Member

    I guess you would call it the memorabilia room or basement. I didn't want to hijack this thread so I put some more pictures in one of the older collecting threads....

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=198526&page=17
     
  29. B.A.KING
    Joined: Apr 6, 2005
    Posts: 3,965

    B.A.KING
    Member

    i know this should be on the slot car thread but..auto world had the little H.O. scale track cleaner called ...oscar. i guess its a good thing they are not in buss. now cause i would go crazy/broke buying stuff. dang i miss my youth:rolleyes:.
     
  30. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,598

    Mazooma1
    Member

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.