These are pictures of my 1957 Oldsmobile "nostalgia" project. It was 1957 and I was a seventh grader who was in process of becoming a car guy. I had started learning to recognize car makes and models. I also was fond of reading the "little pages" Rod and Custom, Car Craft and Custom Cars magazines. I saw plenty of custom cars in the magazines but had never seen one up close and personal. That changed one afternoon when I was walking home from school. I saw this beautiful white 1957 Oldsmobile 98 2-door hardtop stopped for a traffic signal. It was lowered, had 1957 Dodge Lancer spinner hubcaps, a continental spare tire and made a really cool mellow sound when it pulled away from the stop light. I thought it was the most gorgeous car I had ever seen.
I decided to re-create my first "custom car" experience by building a model of that 1957 Oldsmobile 98. I bought a Modelhaus resin kit and their 1957 Dodge Lancer spinner hubcaps. I used Duplicolor primer, white color coat and clear coat for the project. The only modification was to lower the suspension. It was a fun project that once again took me back to the "good old days."