Model Car Collection Showcase
Just about any boy who was born in the
baby boomer generation (1946-1964)
has more than likely built a plastic model car kit or two. Plastic model
cars began to be popular in the early fifties. With companies like Revell,
Monogram, Aurora & Strombecker. Plastic model kits hit the market
strong! But one in particular, AMT models concentrated on mostly making
model car assembly kits. AMT was famous for the 3 in One kits that you
could build either stock, custom or racing. There were extra parts in
the box for each variation & detailed instuctions on how to build.
The most popular size was 1/25th scale.
Long time Coachmen member Harry Bartlett
has been kind enough to phograph his lifetime collection of model car
kits that he has collected, assembled & painted. He told me he started
in the middle 50's & has just kept going over the years. The best
part is that he has kept them all!
If you know Harry & see his 1/1 scale cars you see that he is a
detailed craftsman. His model car collection is no exception! Harry
even photograped many of the original issue boxes that are very rarely
Harry: Many thanks for sharing with us & taking the time to photograph
your awesome collection!
by Harry Bartlett
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