Tim Boyd has been building model cars since the early 1960’s. His first contest entry was awarded Fourth Place Nationwide in the 1968 Dodge/Car Model Magazine/MPC Funny Car Contest. He went on to become a frequent winner in the 1970’s MPC National Model Car Championship, including Second Place Nationwide finishes in both 1976 and 1978, and the highest combined finish by a builder in a single year (Second and Third Place in 1978) during the entire history of the contest.
Tim’s freelance model car journalism career started in 1978 with a 17 year run as the author/photographer of the monthly “Modeler’s Corner” feature in Street Rodder magazine. He has been a regular contributor to model car magazines since 1979. He has contributed many articles to Model Cars magazine, and also contributed to its predecessor, Plastic Fanatic. In total, his work has been published in over 25 different magazine titles worldwide. In 2000, he was inducted into the National Model Car Builder’s Museum Hall of Fame as its “Writer/Builder” nominee for that year. Tim also authored the book “Collecting Model Car and Truck Kits” (MBI Publishing, 2001).
His full time career is in the 1/1 scale auto industry, where he just began his 35th year as an employee of one of the major automotive manufacturers. His current title is “Director, Design Strategic Concepts Group” and he reports to the Group Vice President, Design and Chief Creative Officer of the company.
Visit Tim’s website for thousands of photos of his model car projects as well as several “on-line how-to” articles.