Yeah, we know… those little single photos we run in our print edition’s “Showroom” section can be frustrating. We hear you. That’s why we’re making this effort to round out the print edition’s image limits by posting these galleries of additional snaps for you to enjoy. This set is of Auto World’s outstanding 1:18 Shirley Muldowney and Connie Kalitta “Bounty Hunter” and “Bounty Huntress” funny cars. Tilt-up resin bodies, full die cast frames, completely wired, piped and detailed Hemi engines and a level of build and finish usually reserved for the most talented model builders make the cars well worth seeking out. Enjoy!
Feb 04, 2013 No Comments
About the authorI 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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