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Model Car Builder's Museum in Contest Cars 2017 - more on this topic

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Model Car Builder's Museum in Contest Cars 2017 - more on this topic
Posted by Tim Boyd on Sunday, October 08, 2017 12:48 PM

In the new Contest Cars, there is a two-page feature on the International Model Car Builder's Museum (kudos to SA's new Editorial team, Mark and Robby, for including this article in the book....).  

For anyone with an interest in the history of the model car hobby, and particularly the builders and models of the past (including many models seen in older issues of Scale Auto and Scale Auto Enthusiast), this museum is a vrtual treasure trove 

But being located in a suburb of Salt Lake City, Utah, it is not directly accessible for most readers of Scale Auto and participants of this forum.  But there is a solution.....

Several years ago I did a full photography session at the Museum and posted the results here.  Many of these pictures were taken through glass doors and under less than ideal lighting, but you can still get a good takeaway of what it is like to visit the museum.  Here's one example....the Oakland Roadster Show diorama on display at the museuem (the building strcture shown here was honcho'ed by current Scale Auto columinst Ken Hamilton).  

So grab a fresh cup of coffee or your most favorite other liquid refreshment and take a virtual tour through the International Model Car Builder's Museum......TIM 

The Oakland Roadster Show Diorama...the building structure was built by Scale Auto columnist Ken Hamilton

 

 

 

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, October 08, 2017 5:51 PM

Tim

Thank you for posting the great library of pics. Been there several times but it was nice to take my time to enjoy all the different portions of the museum.

A big question I'm sure many have as well as myself is - The administrators of the GSL as well as the museum are aging like all of us.

What happens to the contest and the museum as people involved become age related incompasatated or pass as the years go by??

We lost R&R Resin, Modelhaus Resin, and Jim Haught retired. The hobby is itself aging and we continue to lose people and Companies who have played a major role in the hobby.

Be good to hear back from you and your slant on the inevitable as many more of usl, myself included, are becoming dinasaurs of this hobby.

I love Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions and what would I do without Ebay.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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Posted by Tim Boyd on Sunday, October 08, 2017 8:06 PM

Dave...thanks for your comments, and yes, this is an area of concern I think for many of us.  

It was a specific area of conversation with the Museum's Board of Directors when I last visited the GSL event in Salt Lake two years ago.  But I do not know what, if anything, has been decided regarding the longevity of the museum as the founders age and eventually are no longer able to provide the fund raising and volunteer time/actions it requires.  

Probably a very good time to raise the subject again....

Best Regards....TIM  

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Posted by Treehugger Dave on Sunday, October 08, 2017 10:15 PM

Tim Boyd

Dave...thanks for your comments, and yes, this is an area of concern I think for many of us.  

Probably a very good time to raise the subject again....

 

Best Regards....TIM  

 

I think your right Tim.

As we deminish and age there is an inevatability that some just care to ignore or deny, but that has no effect on the reality of the aging process. To me, passing is just a part of the living process, but for some it terrifies them. It's the ultimate reality of life that it doesn't last but a realitve short time no matter how long we live.

I love Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions and what would I do without Ebay.

 

 

                                     

 

 

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, October 09, 2017 12:23 AM

Thanks for posting, Tim. I enjoyed checking out those old models.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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