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Hi everyone. I am Brian Woodard. I'm 17 and have grown up in a gear head family. My first word was "dodge". My father owns a Canadian build 1964 dodge polara 500 which has been in the family since the mid 60s. He also has a 1961 chrysler 300g.
When I was young, my father was a model builder. He had a few old Johan Mopars that I came across and was fascinated by. He told me a bit about them and introduced me to dealer promos. Although he had none, he was able to find a few photos in his collectible automobile magazines.
At the age of 7, I got into collecting vintage toys. The original hot wheels "redlines", pre 1970 matchbox cars etc. I'm still collecting so if there are any others out there wanting to get rid of some...I'm interested.
While collecting toys, I stumbled upon the odd dealer promo in antique shops, flea markets and such. I always wanted to get one but just couldn't afford them. As I got older and smarter I guess, I began trying to save up for one. I remember it was in grade 9 learning strategies class that I snuck onto a computer, bid and won my first promo. A dusty rose and brown 1964 dodge polara friction promo. For 3 years, this would be my only promo.
Back In the fall, I was able to get my first job working at Canadian tires auto parts desk. Within a month, I had added 2 more cars to my collection. So far, I am up to 10 promos, 3 of which are in the mail.
Here is my collection.
1963 dodge polara convertible. Silver. Friction. Heavy warp, worn chrome, missing windshield frame.
1964 dodge polara ht. Dusty rose. Friction. Mint
1964 dodge polara ht. Red. Friction. A pillars and glass gone, roof detached, front bumper gone, rear tire gone.
1964 dodge polara ht. Red. Torsion. A few tire burns in the glass, otherwise mint.
1965 dodge Coronet 500 convertible. White. A bow in the vent posts, hood and fender tops faded, still a nice example.
1966 dodge charger. White. Heavily but consistently faded so the car looks beige. Otherwise mint.
1968 chrysler 300. Convertible. Green. It's pretty close to mint. Too bad it's an exell repro.
In the mail.
1956 plymouth belvedere. Friction.Blue and white. Mint.
1958 plymouth belvedere. Friction. Blue and white. Mint
1963 plymouth fury. Torsion. Ht. Baby blue. Mint
I will, try to upload some photos today. Thanks