Hello from Illinois!

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Hello

Old time/part time modeler from Illinois here.

Wondering if anyone has heard of JD Booth.

He entered our Model Car Contests back in the '90's but I have not heard from/of him since.

I have one of his early models I would like to return to him.

Thanks.

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WELCOME to the forum Jeff!! :D

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Welcome Jeff, and I just saw JD Booth at the DuPage Swap Meet in Wheaton last month.

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Welcome Jeff. What part of Illinois you from?

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Welcome

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Welcome Jeff

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We skipped DuPage this time, other plans.

We are located in the Aurora/Naperville area.

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Wow, Jeff. I left Aurora for FLA. My house was in the Butterfield subdivision along Butterfield Road (RT 56) just west of Eola road.

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We will be headed to Arizona in about 4 years.

A VW enthusiast by chance are you? (avatar)

We are in the process of shipping one from Arizona to us now.

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Greetings from right up Rt. 59 (Elgin area).

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I've always had a soft spot for VWs, Jeff. Owned a few Bugs and the dune buggy in my avatar. Now I'm looking for a baja bug. Who are you using to transport from AZ?

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Hi Jeff, welcome! I remember JD, he's an awesome guy. Super nice and super talented. In the 90's I won the "JD Booth" award with my Prostreet El Camino at a Boulder Hill contest. Those were the good old days lol. I have seen him at the DuPage show myself. My bro lives in Aurora / Naperville area as well.

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JD is a VERY talented builder and won big a few times when Craig Sincora and I were runnin' the contest for Tom Lima Jr. at the Hillside Holiday Inn back in the mid-80's

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I always liked JD, in fact I purchased several of his early cars and even commissioned one being built.

I would like to return his Corvette if he wants it. It is in need of a few repairs but I know it was one of his first and he may want it back.

Some of you should know me then as my cousin Ed and I ran the Boulder Hill Contest the last few years.

(every year that it has dash plaques)

I've always had a soft spot for VWs, Jeff. Owned a few Bugs and the dune buggy in my avatar. Now I'm looking for a baja bug. Who are you using to transport from AZ?

Oh you will not believe this but it is a VW Baja Bug that we are having shipped from Arizona! (Paid for it today)

I am using Uship and the carrier will be determained Tuesday evening when the auction ends.

Found the car on Samba.com.

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Any pics?

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Jeff, I dont think we've every met although I attended every Boulder Hill contest. I know the Al's Hobby Shop crew / family was behind the show along with local sponsors but thats all I knew. Those shows were top shelf to say the least. Very well run and organized. Never had a problem there and it was always the highlight of the year for me to attend. I remember JD's Corvette build and his beautiful Cobra build as well. Those were good times.

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Golden MIle Street Machine club started the contest. When they no longer were interested my cousin (Ed) and I kept it going.

Al's was involved but did not actually run it. They did help a lot a few years toward the end. Cathy and her two daughters.

Ed was the guy that really did the work behind the scenes. Getting a place to host the event that was free and making sure that everyone walked away with something.

Never has a little local model car show had the amount of doorprizes that he arranged! (and a totally free contest at that!)

The Corvette has suffered a bit over the years and is in need of a rebuild.......

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JIm

Photo soon, but not until it is here in person.

Last time we had a Baja lined up I posted a picture and the deal went south. :(

I do not want to jinx this one, even though it is paid for I still need it shipped.

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Welcome Jeff....from one in IL. to another

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Any pics?

Ok Jim, now that she is officially on her way home I can post a photo of the bug.

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It's a good compromise between street bug and pure off road Baja.

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Very cool. That's what I'm looking for.

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