"Do you see what I see?" __ One Republic __ 'Stop & Stare'
The recent warmer temps & sunshine, along with seeing many older vehicles out'n'about while I'm driving my "winter" 1979 Caprice Classic, have me itchin' to drive my "summer" 1989 Caprice Classic, for which I need energy to detail it. I'll probably re-instate complete insurance on it soon. With no job prospects or disability (recently received a rejection letter, but will appeal), I'll probably leave my '79 & '81 MCs in storage this season, in an attempt to try to keep them. MEANTIME, I've been "playing around" with some of my scale model cars....
Last year, I bought 2 large display cases to showcase more of my collection. When I put cars in them, however, I was disappointed at the "wasted space" created by the rather tall top/cover. It didn't bother me enough to do anything about it, though, at the time. BUT ... with the recent addition of dealer promo models & the desire to display a few more of my small scale cars, the "wasted space" became a bit of an aggravator. So, using plexiglass that Dad & Mom had, a family friend cut 2 pieces to add a "layer" to each case. Trying to figure out how to support the new level, I happened to walk past a can of Tinker Toys ... & bam, found my "posts"! I secured the Tinker Toys to the plexiglass & the bottom of the case with tape. While the Tinker Toys take up a bit too much space (to my liking) on the lower level, it's better to virtually double my "display space" instead of buying a 3rd case ... for now.
My dealer models all together!
BACK ROW, L-R:
1992 Ford F-150
1966 Buick Riviera
1977 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1979 MC (already had)
1980 MC (already had)
1975 Dodge Monaco/Road Runner
FRONT ROW, L-R:
1979 El Camino
1975 Caprice Classic
Newly 2-tiered Display Case (showcasing some of my multiple makes)
1992 Ford F-150 dealer promo
1975 Dodge Monaco/Road Runner dealer promo
newer Ford Mustang (bed of dealer promo pickup)
old Ford police car (to the left of & behind the pickup)
camper (w/United States map on it)
4 Dodge Chargers (including the 1999 concept)
Dodge police car
1977 Cadillac Coupe DeVille dealer promo
1975 Oldsmobile Cutlass dealer promo
1966 Buick Riviera dealer promo
Oldmobile Delta 88
Buick Regal sedan
+ 2 cars not seen in photo, an early 1970s Oldsmobile Cutlass on the left & a 2005ish Pontiac GTO on the right
Newly 2-tiered Display Case (part of my new "Monte Carlo" family)
1st gens ... 1 Hot Wheels 1970 MC & 1 each of the Johnny Lighting 1970, 1971 & 1972 MCs
2nd gens ... 1977 model kit & several "Stocker" Hot Wheels model variations
1999 concept for the 2000-7 versions
various MC emblems
Union 76 ball (commemorating "my" '76 MC my parents owned)
3rd gens ... 1978, 1979 & 1980 MC dealer promos
4th gens ... notchback #3 Wrangler NASCAR & Hot Wheels stock SS on the left, a variation of the stock SS in front, & Aerocoupe #3 Wrangler NASCAR & Johnny Lightning stock Aerocoupe on the right
card for the 4th gen MC Sport Coupe model
dash plaque from a MC Nationals
Display Shelves, wall, ROUGH draft!
These 2 shelves are part of a wall-hanging shelving unit.
More of my MC collection
All sorts of makes & models
Display Case, wall-mounted, ROUGH draft!
6th TOP SHELF, L-R
4th SHELF, L-R
Caprice Classics (1975 promo model & smaller 1979 sedan)
3rd SHELF, L-R
El Caminos (including 1979 dealer promo)
1st SHELF, L-R
1980 Monza dealer promo
Display Shelf, dresser, ROUGH draft!
Slightly re-configured this, too, which showcases more of my MCs!
Here is how my wall-mounted Display Case area looked a few years ago:
Of course, my nephew knows NOT to play with Uncle Cort's "special display" cars; besides, he has his own (some of which I bought him; some of which were/are mine). I took this pic of Nephew James & Niece Jennalyn:
Cort | 39.m.IL | pigValve + paceMaker + cowValve | 2 MCs + '79 & '89 Caprice Classics
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"Why can't this be real?" __ Restless Heart __ 'Fast Movin' Train'