DCX VIDEO! Auto World’s “Legends of the Quarter Mile” “Blue Max” Funny Car

Oct 16, 2012 No Comments by

Ahhh, yes – the funny car. ‘Glass bodied, tube framed, and powered by all manner of hellacious engines, these wild, flip-top  machines and their pilots defined the outlaw segment of the drag world, and pleased crowds from coast to coast in match races that pitted smack-talking rivals against each other in a nitro-fueled battle of wills, skills, and four-wheeled thrills.

Harry Schmidt’s “Blue Max” funny was among the most-loved of the bunch, and as a lead-off car to Auto World’s home-run “Legends of the Quarter Mile” series, it sets a standard for high-detail (yet affordable) models of classic drag cars that will have collectors hanging on the edge of their seats, waiting for each new release.

 

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I was always crazy about toy cars and car-themed play sets, but I got hooked on car models when my cousin sent me a pair of built-up AMT kits - a '61 Continental and a '57 Thunderbird. I was six or seven years old when another cousin - Carl - showed me how to build and paint, and by the time I was nine, I had a pretty good collection and a great "spares box" on hand. The original Auto World catalogs were my dream books; my allowance was spent before it was ever earned, and I knew every hobby store and model retailer on Long Island. Then came slot cars, Cox .049-engined Baja Buggies and airplanes, and, ultimately, the real things. I still have some of those old models, and when time allows, I still build or detail scale cars. But it's the ready-to-display replicas and scale racing models that have really had me jazzed for the past fifteen years or so. The "mint" diecasts and the 1:18 American Muscle cars that I cut my serious collecting (and writing) teeth on back then led straight to the current crop of offerings from high-end makers and models in every scale. I also love scale model photography, and shooting, scoring, and producing videos of the models I love. I'm a proud member of the DiecastSpace Diecast Hall of Fame, as well as the Diecast Car Collectors' Club Diecast Scale Model Hall of Fame. I'm also proud to be a part of the Die Cast X Team, and as Editor-in-Chief, I'm looking forward to years of growing the publication and showing new collectors how much fun this hobby can be. And, yeah - I still have that spares box.
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