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#1 TexMexSu

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:42 AM

Hello

 

Old time/part time modeler from Illinois here.

 

Wondering if anyone has heard of JD Booth.

He entered our Model Car Contests back in the '90's but I have not heard from/of him since.

I have one of his early models I would like to return to him.

 

 

Thanks.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 05:18 AM

WELCOME to the forum Jeff!!  :D 



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:58 AM

Welcome Jeff, and I just saw JD Booth at the DuPage Swap Meet in Wheaton last month.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 11:53 AM

Welcome Jeff.  What part of Illinois you from?



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 01:28 PM

Welcome



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 03:37 PM

Welcome Jeff



#7 TexMexSu

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:01 PM

We skipped DuPage this time, other plans.

 

We are located in the Aurora/Naperville area.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 12:12 PM

Wow, Jeff.  I left Aurora  for FLA.  My house was in the Butterfield subdivision along Butterfield Road (RT 56) just west of Eola road.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:22 PM

We will be headed to Arizona in about 4 years.

 

A VW enthusiast by chance are you? (avatar)

 

We are in the process of shipping one from Arizona to us now.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:51 PM

Greetings from right up Rt. 59 (Elgin area).



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 03:00 AM

I've always had a soft spot for VWs, Jeff.  Owned a few Bugs and the dune buggy in my avatar.  Now I'm looking for a baja bug.  Who are you using to transport from AZ?



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:19 AM

Hi Jeff, welcome! I remember JD, he's an awesome guy. Super nice and super talented. In the 90's I won the "JD Booth" award with my Prostreet El Camino at a Boulder Hill contest. Those were the good old days lol. I have seen him at the DuPage show myself. My bro lives in Aurora / Naperville area as well. 



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 05:12 AM

JD is a VERY talented builder and won big a few times when  Craig Sincora and I were runnin' the contest for Tom Lima Jr. at the Hillside Holiday Inn back in the mid-80's



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Posted 21 October 2013 - 04:02 PM

I always liked JD, in fact I purchased several of his early cars and even commissioned one being built.

I would like to return his Corvette if he wants it. It is in need of a few repairs but I know it was one of his first and he may want it back.

 

Some of you should know me then as my cousin Ed and I ran the Boulder Hill Contest the last few years.

(every year that it has dash plaques)

 

I've always had a soft spot for VWs, Jeff.  Owned a few Bugs and the dune buggy in my avatar.  Now I'm looking for a baja bug.  Who are you using to transport from AZ?

 

Oh you will not believe this but it is a VW Baja Bug that we are having shipped from Arizona! (Paid for it today)

I am using Uship and the carrier will be determained Tuesday evening when the auction ends.

Found the car on Samba.com.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 02:43 AM

Any pics?



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 03:43 AM

Jeff, I dont think we've every met although I attended every Boulder Hill contest. I know the Al's Hobby Shop crew / family was behind the show along with local sponsors but thats all I knew. Those shows were top shelf to say the least. Very well run and organized. Never had a problem there and it was always the highlight of the year for me to attend. I remember JD's Corvette build and his beautiful Cobra build as well. Those were good times. 



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:41 AM

 Golden MIle Street Machine club started the contest. When they no longer were interested my cousin (Ed) and I kept it going.

Al's was involved but did not actually run it. They did help a lot a few years toward the end. Cathy and her two daughters. 

Ed was the guy that really did the work behind the scenes. Getting a place to host the event that was free and making sure that everyone walked away with something.

 

Never has a little local model car show had the amount of doorprizes that he arranged! (and a totally free contest at that!)

 

The Corvette has suffered a bit over the years and is in need of a rebuild.......

 

JDCorvette_zps03ce472f.jpg

 

 

JIm

 

Photo soon, but not until it is here in person.

Last time we had a Baja lined up I posted a picture and the deal went south. :(

I do not want to jinx this one, even though it is paid for I still need it shipped.

 

 



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 01:15 PM

Welcome Jeff....from one in IL. to another



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 04:27 AM

Any pics?

 

 

Ok Jim, now that she is officially on her way home I can post a photo of the bug.

 

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It's a good compromise between street bug and pure off road Baja.



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Posted 27 October 2013 - 11:41 AM

Very cool.  That's what I'm looking for.