ACME “Tom’s Garage” 1932 Ford: Join the Club

Apr 30, 2013 No Comments by

ACME’s “Tom’s Garage” ’32 Ford five window is on deck, and we thought we’d share these photos of the pre-production piece that Mat and the ACME boys sent along. As you can see, the model’s got more of that classic old rod’s DNA, done with a new upper body and a classic scalloped paint job atop smoked-out Hallys and wide whites. The black and red scheme looks perfect (how do these guys keep coming up with these killer custom paint jobs?), as does the low-key level of chrome and the tamped-on pinstriping. Under the hood is the stalwart flathead Ford with a pair of Stromberg 97s; go back for a carpeted cabin with all the right stuff from dash to back wall, and a carpeted trunk below a deck lid wearing “TOMS 32″ plates.

From the in-the-weeds nose to the dual  exhausts poking out under the rear, this one’s got “classic rod” written all over it – and it’s reason enough to join the “Tom’s Garage” premium club at ACME. Count us in.

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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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