Welcome, Jody! As others have said, this is a great forum, and many of us build other types of models, too. There's a topic and contest going on WW2 racing planes that you might peek at:
Enjoy the board, and I'm always learning new things after 45 years of building myself.
Jim, I've checked out that thread and it sounds like fun. Hmmmm.....should I? I have a lot of kits that would fit in that category. There were so many aircraft in WW2 that would have made great racers after the war.