As part of being locked down from the Coronavirus, Grandview Foundation offered everyone a variety of activities to help occupy our time. I chose model building because I loved building them as a kid. This project gave me the chance to brush up my skills and be a kid again. It also helped me practice my patience and imagination. The possibilities were endless and fun. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did while building them. Check out my garage.
When I was about 9 years old my cousin had a Challenger that she let me steer. It was my first experience behind the wheel. It was fast and fun. I was in heaven. It looked and sounded mean.
To me Mopar means muscle. This Charger was in the movie The Fast and the Furious. I chose to paint it a smokey metallic deep brown, and use different front rims to give it that home-built look.
What can I say? This is a mean machine, but also somewhat classy. It was fun painting it silver with racing stripes, just to make it look a little bit more intimidating to another traffic light racer.
I chose this car for style. It makes a cool quarter-mile car with its 426 Hemi Dual Carb Engine. When it was first factory-built, Dodge sold the Dart without a warranty. I think because, with a 440 Magnum engine, it was considered too fast for the road. Still a cool car, though.
This car is probably the coolest car that Plymouth came out with, to me anyway. It just has that look that screams “mean and fun.” It has a 340 6-pack engine, as opposed to the 440 Magnum. I personally like the 340 6-pack more. And this car was featured in the movie Dazed and Confused, driven by Ben Affleck.
Also a Fast and the furious car, all the same except I chose Candy red for the body, I just thought it looked cooler, other than that its all the same car. I too had a uniqueness to it from that era of the later 60s. I again hoped you enjoyed looking at them as I had building them.