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Gary Schmidt - R.I.P.

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    October 2008
Gary Schmidt - R.I.P.
Posted by oldcarguy on Thursday, July 4, 2019 11:27 AM


 Well, I was enjoying every single word of the mag even the H.O. scale Lettering in the truck article. But when I got to the very last page, I was glabberflasted .The founder of the Mag is Gone. I never met or talked with the man, but because of him I can't but help wonder how many hours of interesting and concise articles have appeared in this mag. Thank God He started it .May he Rest in Peace ! !

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    April 2012
Posted by litespeedsae on Friday, July 5, 2019 10:55 PM

I too am so very appreciative of his work. I have been reading/subscribing off and on for decades. 

Little Rock, Arkansas

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    March 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Saturday, July 6, 2019 12:46 PM

I was lucky enough to know Gary and even saw his fabulous Mustang at the Muscle Car & Corvette Nationals Car Show a couple of years ago. Gary even gave me a "test shot" of the '46-'48 Chevy Coupe he was producing for his Galaxie Models.............................................


High octane

  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, July 8, 2019 10:12 AM

I am very sorry to hear this sad news. I appreciate everything he has done for this hobby, and he has had a huge impact on my own model building. Discovering the magazine around '80 or '81 was a very big moment for me, and such a positive influence. It would be very difficult to measure the impact he has had on the North American car model hobby.

R.I.P Gary. Thank You for everything.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy



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