AWAY from the lunacy of politics for a little bit.....the Jane Fondas and Barack Obamas of this of this sick and twisted society, determined to make us all socialists and communists. It'll all be taken care of in due time anyway.
I have to "allow myself" a little "dessert" after all the broccoli & spinach......and write about something more pleasant........lower the blood pressure a few points.
I don't just rely on the BIG cars to "cruise down "Memory lane". I used to build scale model cars as a kid and still do today, (when I have time, which isn't very often anymore). I also collect Diecast cars. I must have amassed two or three hundred over the years. In fact, I used to compete in Roadster show competitions with them.
So I thought I'd just take a few minutes this morning and share a few.
This is one, of which I'd like to own for REAL, a 51 Studebaker Starlite Coupe. Studebaker only made the "bulletnose" for two years (50 & 51) They are hard to find today. The "Starlites" were distinguished by that "wrap-around" back window, where you and your girlfriend could sit at the drive-in while you weren't watching the movie!
A '59 Buick Roadmaster...........one of the BEST things about these model cars, is that they don't require any maintenance, registration, insurance, gas.......and they don't leak any oil!
I like the old buses too, like this classic Trailways Clipper.
Edsels are cool, like this 58 Citation. I always liked the Edsel, but have never had the opportunity to own one. They were actually a much better car that the press gave it credit for.
You saw this one already in my "Roy Rogers" blogs.
"Pedal cars" like we had when we were kids, (even reproductions like this little "dump truck").......are quite popular today. An ORIGINAL can really ring the cash register!
Richard Petty was my favorite race car driver, and I built both of these little Plymouths from kits.
Of course, getting to actually MEET the "King" and get his autograph in 2003, was a highlight as well.
MOST of them line the walls out in the garage, (in their own plastic cases to keep the dust off of them).
There are some INSIDE the house.........and a bunch more still WAITING to be built. (I'll probably die of old age before I ever get 'em finished!)
Occasionally, I've found model car kits of cars I USED to own........and so...........
I've been accused a few times of being a "pack rat". The "Pickers" would probably have fun at our house (if I was of a mind to sell anything, which I'm not). I've also done some airplanes and ships.
Donna & I are both into antiques, and while she's checking out the 40's & 50's dolls, I'm usually picking up the old rubber toy cars, and the Tonka Trucks we used to play with. Occasionally I'll still buy a newer one, like that Oldsmobile semi.
I dunno............maybe it really IS true...........that old wives' tale about the "only difference between men and boys is the price of their toys."
(I got to thinkin' that I've probably got enough scale models, that I could write a SERIES on them if I ever got bored. Maybe I WILL one of these days).