I have lived in upstate N.Y. all my life. I started building models about 30 years ago and took them to the car shows & swap meets my parents sold stuff at. We had a small junkyard of nothing but antique cars so I guess that's why I build models like them today.
Model building to me is a creative way to relax. I think everyone should give it a try, like mom said... "you'll never know if you like it unless you try it."