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Detailing the Past

When I was a youngster there were no video games or computers. When school let out it was either a pinball machine or model cars that filled my evening. That is until I discovered girls! Once I aged sufficiently I was able to advance into real cars and real girls!

Back to when I was younger, it was a time of building plastic hot rods and custom cars out of the newest AMT plastic kit. Those 1/24 scale models allowed me to escape into a world of cars that I have yet to journey from. My passion then, as it remains today, was to create the overall concept but had difficulty ever finishing a project. It was all those annoying details that I hated. I always envied the guys who had the patience to do all the intricate detail work that makes a car a true standout.

Look at the photo above very closely. It is NOT real; it is a 1/24 scale diorama constructed by Michael Paul Smith. I am absolutely blown away by the craftsman ship of his work. This is real art and talent. To see a complete slide show of his work click the link below.

Click Here to see the complete slide show!

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Richard

I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at www.TalladegaSpoilerRegistry.com site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at http://www.LegendaryFarms.com.

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