I don't do Facebook. Sorry, I couldn't resist. That said I wish you luck with this. Any place designed for model building discussion is a good thing. I hope the Think Tank aspect works out as it could be quite useful for many.
I don't remember. I was a little young at the time. And I can't ask anymore because Dad's been gone a long time now. As I recall he said it was a late 50's Chryco product. The vehicles I do remember was his next car a 61 Pontiac Parisienne and a 49 GMC Pickup that they used at our hardware store. That was forever know as Daddy's Guck. (What can I say? I was 2 years old. I couldn't say truck at the time.....)
Thanks to your picture on Sunday, when I put the garbage out Tuesday morning I looked up and saw a scene very much like your Wednesday picture. If hadn't been for your original picture I would not have known what I was looking at. Thank You for posting these pictures and educating me. Unfortunately since then we've had cloudy rainy conditions so I've not been able to keep track. Hopefully on the other dates you've listed I'll be able to see them again.
Jesse, we were there early last year (my first time in many years) and there was plenty of parking there. When we went out to the car with our many purchases there was always some parking spots available. There is a very good snack bar in the building as I recall. I don't remember about entry costs but I believe it's one entry cost for the NNL and not per model. But keep in mind there is a entry fee for the toy show and a separate one for the NNL. You can start entering your models as soon as the NNL opens. I don't believe there is a cut off time as it not a judged show. Hope this helps.