Thanks Carl and John!
John, I do thank you for those kind words. I had written this as a back story for my McNally character since all of my short stories have occurred within the current time frame and I wanted to show how McNally became the PI that he is. I was originally going to use the AMT '56 Fairlane until I got my hands on the Revell '57 Ford. I then knew that this would have been the better car for McNally's father. For me, the story gives me additional inspiration for build a model and to build it in a certain way. Whether any of the current magazines are willing to pick up this idea and run with it, is IMHO, one that will not happen. I doubt that they (the magazines) would want to devote several pages to a story when they would rather have articles about building models instead. But, if it did happen, I would seriously consider having one of my short stories printed.