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Who's Rich Morgan. Who cares. You might!

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Any body remember this little line? 'Who's Rich Morgan. 'Who cares? You might!' about a guy named Rich Morgan from the old Auto World model catalogues? Not heard about him for many, many years. Another guy named Robert Schleicher  wrote a book on car modelling way back in the 80,s. His book featured the work of modellers Dale King and Tony Lorette amongst others. Anyone remember him also? Are any or all these guys still active in the hobby?

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Guess no one's going to step up, so I will. Last I heard anything about Rich Morgan was that Mark Gustavson was in contact with him 8-10 years ago. Robert Schleicher has a bunch of books out mainly on model railroading and slot cars. He lives in Colorado now and does Model Car Racing magazine. Haven't talked to Dale King in a couple of years now. He's retired from his illustrator business; living happily in Laguna Beach, CA; building Porsche models and playing with the grandkids. He was on the Grand Prix Modelers Association website some if they're still functioning. Tony, unfortunately, passed away many years ago. I think it was around 1978-79, but so many people and water under the bridge I don't remember exactly now. He was a really enjoyable guy to be around and great modeler. Oh man, I'm getting old.

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Thanks for the heads up Wayne. I remember Dale King writing a section about scratch building in Robert Scleicher's car modelling book. I do not have the book any more, but think that his scratch build essay was an open 2 seater Fiat sports car as well as another section about building the big Tamiya Porsche. If Schleicher's model car racing is about slot cars and is well established then Slot Cars Magazine will have to fight on its hands for a slice of this market. I am retired, and like you have seen many old model making friends and acquaintences pass on over the years. Such is life I'm afraid. I keep telling my grown up kids to ensure that the grandkids know that life is not a rehearsal.

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