Christopher’s Garage

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.

1970 Dodge Challenger

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.

1970 Dodge Charger

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.

1969 Cutlass 442

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.

1968 Dodge Dart

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.

1970 Plymouth Duster

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.

1969 Yenko Camaro

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.

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