What happened while I was away???
Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:24 AM
I am a model car vet from back in the day. I am now 34, but I used to build about a kit a week as a kid up through high school. Every week I'd go to Wal-Mart with the folks every week and pick up a new kit. My dad built a few 1:1 pro streeters, so I loved to build similar rides. I also loved watching drag racing, so I build countless pro stocks, funny cars, and top fuelers.
As I "grew out" of the hobby around my junior year of high school in the early 90's, I recall the model section in Wally World seemed to get smaller and smaller. I also stopped following NHRA.
All that changed this weekend when I decided to take my dad to Indy for the US Nationals. Man, it brought back memories! I don't know why I quit following drag racing, but it was an awesome experience. I came home with the intention of buying a few kits and hopefully getting my son started building models. What I have discovered is almost tragic.
Back in the day, you could pretty much buy any prominent drag racer's ride you wanted. I thought I'd start off with a John Force funny car for my son and an Ashley Force car for my daughter. Trouble is, I can't find them anywhere! Am I such a relic that I recall those days? Can you not do that anymore? I have been to Revell's website and AMT (now Round 2??) with no luck.
Am I stuck scrounging for old kits on ebay if I want to avoid the travesty that is die cast replicas for my kids? What do you all do to build "new" drag replicas? Any info you could provide would be appreciated.
Posted 07 September 2009 - 06:51 AM
Posted 07 September 2009 - 07:39 AM