From an early childhood , I have always been interested in automobiles . My cousins built hot rods for others to run Moonshine in . Shoot, It was common seeing a 56 Cadillac in a 50 Studebaker . I could tear down a Stromberg carburator before I could legally drive . My toys as a kid were rubber Tootsey toys . I graduated into .49c matchbox cars , then model kits in 1960.
Things never changed , I may have gotten out of the model building hobby in 1971, but I still admired kits long afterwards . I spent the next several years manufacturing Van accessories .. During that time , I bought a couple of kits as the subject matter just reached out and grabed me .
I got back in when I sold the business due mostly to a recession and a lack of demand for my product . I had contracted my skills out as a builder of wrecker bodies and yes, I also owned a part of a wrecker business .
Because the subject matter in kits was what it was , I began to build models of old gasoline pumps . This was my origional hobby dating back to my childhood also . Having a bunch of old rusty pumps wasn't a practical soloution at home , Having models of the same was something I could have .
Today, I go to antique steam shows , car cruises and some gas station exhibits . My son also goes along for the ride . The cycle continues .............