SUMMER 2012 | VOLUME 8, NO. 3
Editor-in-Chief Andy Goodman
Contributing Editor Joe Kelly Jr.
Group Editorial Coordinator Katherine Pierpont
Bill Bennett, Wayne Moyer, David Reider,
Where the heart is
I HAVE SPENT THE PAST 20 PLUS YEARS eating, sleeping and breathing automobiles. Years
before my dad handed me the keys to his 1981 Ford Mustang, I was hooked; the unexpected
gift only set the hook deeper. To feed my habit (and that old Fox body), I scored a part-time job
while in high school, stocking shelves at the local auto parts store. Soon, I had worked my way
up in the retail industry to become a sales manager of a highly reputable customizing shop. As
life took its course, I continued on within the auto industry as an event producer and car show
judge; I also met the right woman and got married (it didn’t hurt our common interests that her
family owns S & S Speed in Queens, NY, the oldest speed shop in America).
So, why the short story? Because, like millions of people around the world, you and I are four-wheel fanatics. We think about cars 24/7. We invest in that passion with every mile driven, or
scale replica purchased and enjoyed. We love our rides, big or small, and though we love to roll
out in our pride and joy, exploring our passion also includes collecting the images we love so
much in a form that we can keep in our homes and on our shelves for all to share.
Appreciating the details and accuracy of a scale replica is another way of celebrating the
automobile. It is not something we do because we have to, or because we feel compelled to. Like
the real cars we love so well, these are memories made real, and dreams that we can see in the
light of day. Models remind us of our childhood, or give us a chance to enjoy a car we’d always
dreamed of owning someday.
Whether you’re a focused collector who hones in on a specific scale or type of car, or a
“completist,” who wants to own all of a given brand, marque or scale, we understand what
brings you here. As you make your way through the pages of our Summer 2012 issue and get
to know the models we’ve reviewed, you’ll also notice that we’ve mixed in several new lifestyle
elements that are a part of collecting diecast and other fine ready-to-display model cars.
Because there’s much more to the hobby then buying a piece and putting it on a shelf, we’ll be
talking about ways to showcase a collection. We’ll also take a visit with Mr. Chip Foose, who
recently took time to sit down and share his passion for diecast—and some inside information
about his soon-to-debut line with M2 Machines.
Our featured collector this issue is George Schultz, a guy just like you and me, who loves
cars—all sizes, all types—and who found a way to fit his lifelong passion
into his daily life, on the road, in his garage and in his home. Passions live
in our hearts, and home—the place where we eat, sleep, and breathe—is
where the heart is.
;anks for taking us into your home, once again. Happy collecting!
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