Al Macs is the best Charlie. I drive by often and stop in and get lunch when i can. Most folk here wouldn't know Portuguese from Polish. And that's not a bad thing i guess. Since I speak Portuguese it usually gives me a leg up when ordering.
Honestly.... I post how I feel and it gets the Blah, Blah, Blahed?
Last I checked the youngest guy here was 25 or so. I am stunned by the level of societal correctness i encounter everywhere. Make it members only so we can say it how it is. And it's not like I was awful or anything.... I cannot relate my complete shoulder shrugging feelings into a reply that shows my complete lack of disbelief.
I have no trouble waiting for kits. And most of you shouldn't either. We are model builders. Patience is what sets us apart... I have never been happier building, talking, living model cars. it's a great time to be a builder. Perhaps the best time i have ever known in this hobby. That's saying quite a lot.
The 1/16 Petty and now Baker Chargers are evidence that Round 2 is dedicated to older kits. The work that went into those is undeniable, and while I'm certain there was sell through I'll wager those 2 kits alone were an investment many times over many of our annual salaries. The tooling for the Petty Dart Sportsman coming back was a great surprise to me. Then there's the reverse engineered kits from Monogram like Rommel's Rod and Tijuana Taxi. Not everyone here likes those kits but I'll wager they sold through. That bodes well for future releases and more possible reverse engineered rarities.
I'm happy to get what I get, and as time continues its inexorable slide more treasures will pop up and my unbuilt pile will grow. I'm happy, are there those here not capable of happiness? Times are good in my eyes.