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Announcing an all-new book on Model Car Kits...

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  • Member since
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Announcing an all-new book on Model Car Kits...
Posted by Tim Boyd on Friday, August 14, 2020 7:03 PM

I am very pleased to announce the arrival of my latest book project, "Collecting Drag Racing Model Kits", published by CarTech Books and available now for pre-order at and The book's printing is complete and it is expected to be available at book retailers in late August or September, 2020.

The book features 350 full color images and 175 pages of text covering the vast world of styrene assembly kits of drag racing cars. Twelve chapters are arranged by kit subject (Super Stocks, Gassers, Funny Cars, et al). There's also a bonus chapter showing built up drag racing models from experts like Guy Beaudette, Steve Perry, the late Bud LeFevre, Bill Coulter, Don Emmons, and others.

Compared to my most recent previous book, "Collecting Muscle Car Model Kits" (also from CarTech Publishing), this book covers each individual drag racing kit in considerably greater detail, and it also includes many reissues along with the many other kits derived from each set of set of kit "tools:. As before, I've included insights and stories from kit industry insiders. I added a list of ill-fated drag racing kits that were planned, but never actually brought to market, some of which are well known but some others that may surprise you!

The text and images were fact-checked by Mark Budniewski who is among the most knowledgeable model kit experts in the world, and I consulted drag racing experts Tom Carter, Guy Beaudette, Jim Kampmann, and Mark for their input and additions to a list of "The Very Best Drag Racing Kits" of all time.

The images posted at this link show snippets from the book and each chapter therein, to give you a better flavor of what it contains.

As a point of interest, the Scale Auto team played a direct role in the idea of both this book and its immediate predecessor, by discussing the areas of greatest interest of model car enthusiasts with the Publisher, CarTech Books, and then by suggesting my name as the possible author of both books.   They've also done a great job of making Scale Auto readers aware of the previous book, and will cover this new book in the "What's New" section of the upcoming October, 2020 issue of the magazine.  Thanks, Team!!!   

If you are interested, please consider ordering the book from your favorite on-line book or model kit source, or your favorite model car hobby store or book store.

Thanks for your interest, and Best Regards, all.   TIM 


  • Member since
    October 2015
Posted by Tim Boyd on Sunday, September 6, 2020 7:12 PM

Quick is now available to purchase through your favorite on-line book retailers, as well as a number of with-it hobby stores and storefront book retailers. 

Thanks in advance for any purchases, and sure hope those of you who do get a copy find it to be an enjoyable and informative source......TIM 


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