I am a PhD canidate in counseling psychology. I have built model cars since I was about 8 years old but really got caught by the bug when I discovered the CCCA Classic models by Monogram. Although I do build other things, my first love is Classic cars and anything else built before WWII. I tray to avoid building anything that is not stock, though there is a place in my heart for models like Lil Coffin by Monogram and the Red Baron by Monogram. I like to build models of real automobiles, not what I call "a model of a model." If it does not exist in 1:1 scale I typically am not interested. My other passions are running marathons (I have completed 22 full length marathons), bycycling and of course, antique automobiles. I have owned numerous antique cars including eight 1960's era Lincoln Continental 4 door convertibles, three Nashes, a 1950 Buick, a 1968 Checker Marathon and a 1968 Ford Torino GT Convertible. My current collection includes the 2006 MTFCI Stynowski Award winning 1926 Ford Model T Touring car. It is also an AACA Senior Grand National 1st Prize winner and is a multiple award winner elsewhere including the Old Car Festival at Greenfield Village and at the Meadowbrook Concours d' Elegance. In additon to that car I have a 1926 Ford Model T Sedan that is undergoing restoration now and a 1911 Ford Model T Torpedo Runabout which is a disaster. I also have two 1929 Franklin Model 137's; a 7 passenger sedan and a 7 passenger Sport Phaeton. My daily drivers include a Chrysler Pacifica and a 2005 Ford F-350 Crew Cab 4X4 pickup.