February 2017

As you might guess, with Gary’s passing there was a bit of a down atmosphere to our February meeting. This was made more palpable by the absence of Original Ken, who was out with the flu, and the news from another member that he had suffered a brief seizure between this meeting and our previous one. (If you would care to pray for our group, that would be appreciated.)

Nonetheless, there was camaraderie, conversation, and trading.

I have moved the post on Gary’s loss to our In Memoriam section.

On a lighter note. I’ve activated a new feature on our site. At the end of every post is a short list of related posts. That list has only been text links; now it features a thumbnail of a random photo from each post in the list.

February 2017

Doug brought in this sweet custom-built storage he found at a flea market. The front panel swings up & latches to lock in the three drawers. He intended to offer it to Original Ken, for to storage his slot-car stuff. Ken (via phone) politely rejected the offer. So, Big Tractor Mike bought it instead. This is all very exciting! Or at least, I thought it was….

You seem board, Doug!

You seem board, Doug!

From Ed, Big Tractor Mike bought this Treasure Hunts-edition ’57 T-Bird for a friend who particularly collects such things.

It's a THunderbird! Get it, ''THunderbird''?

It’s a THunderbird! Get it, ”THunderbird”?

Also from Ed, Big Tractor Mike also bought this compete four-car set of Silver Series II vehicles. Mike was fortunate to get the whole set in shot … unlike how we used to have to do it.

Oscar Mayer? Looks more like an ARMOUR hot dog! (Man, I am good today!)

Oscar Mayer? Looks more like an ARMOUR hot dog! (Man, I am good today!)

I bought this sweet T-Hunt$-edition Classic Packard from Ed. He had several such models, so I set them all together to determine which one looked best. Then I noticed that one of them things is not like them others. One was spectraflame blue, with white-walled chrome-blue DDRRs. Turned out Ed had a Super amongst his plain ol’, everyday, run-of-the-mill T-Hunts (wait, did he really just type that?). Ed’s asking price was reasonable (I know, because I asked), so I added this to my small but feisty collection of T-Hunts.

Not just classic, but classy!

Not just classic, but classy!

From Mike I bought this large Majorette Ford Coupe. It’s been years (if not decades) since I bought a Majorette; the model is cool, and Mike’s price was fair, so I treated myself.

Yes, the cardboard is beaten up. And yes, you are seeing staples.

Yes, the cardboard is beaten up. And yes, you are seeing staples.

Pretty snaZZy-lookin’, wouldn’t you say?

And yes, you are now hearing a ZZ TOP song in your head.

And yes, you are now hearing a ZZ TOP song in your head.

…But you must agree that this, er, “top-down” style is much cooler, with a more aggressive look to it. Also, this at 1/43 scale, which makes it even better. For its sharp, racer styling and powerful look, I declare this model to be Suncoast DiecastersFind of the Month(*) for February 2017.

And yes, I have now run out of funny captions.

And yes, I have now run out of funny captions.

Hey, grab yourself a larger version of the above image.

See you at our March meeting!

~WM

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3 thoughts on “February 2017

  1. Another Great job Spiderman !! ERR . . Mr Webmaster Sir ! LOL Always a good time to be had at our meeting. tons of toy cars, lots of BS, and some great food and drink !! although that photo guy is a little OCD with his shots !! HA HA HA HA
    thanks Steve, for all you do to make our site great !!

    btm

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