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Pete J.

Member Since 07 May 2007
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About Me

I have been building models since I was a child but really only got serious about is 20 years ago.  I have always been excited about aircraft and that is where I started building models.  I was exposed to Formula One in the late 60's through a fraternity brother and the University of Wyoming.  I  know, a real hot bed of European racing, but between my friend and the movie Gran Prix I caught the bug.  I spent 10 years in the Air Force as a pilot.  That is when I really got into sports cars.  My first car out of college was a 240Z which I traded in for a Porsche 911.  Family intervened and my next car really fun car(after a couple of pickups and sedans) was a little know hot hatch, a Toyota FX-16.  I currently drive a 93 MR 2 Turbo and they will pry that car from my cold dead hands. 


  My modeling career has ben diverse.  My first main success that really hooked me on this was being a winner of an all expense paid trip to Japan courtesy of Tamiya and their annual Tamiya Con 1998.  I got to meet a lot of "heavy hitters" in the modeling hobby and their friendship and encouragement have lead me to where I am today.  My current goal in modeling is to build an totally scratch built model car.  To that end I have a table top lathe and mill and am learning metal fabrication for models.  Some day I will get there! 

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  • Age 65 years old
  • Birthday November 5, 1949
  • Location
    San Marcos, Ca
  • Full Name
    Pete Johnson

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