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Re­gard­ing the June 2018 is­sue of MCR,

I had to smile when I read in the very cool “Road-Trip­pin’ Boss” story that car owner Jim Goss first be­came in­ter­ested in Boss 429s af­ter build­ing the Mono­gram model of the 1970 Boss 429. Turns out that that very model kit was of great im­por­tance to the mus­cle car model kit hobby. In fact, I de­voted a whole page of the Mus­tang/ Ca­maro chap­ter to the story of how that kit came about, and why it was so in­flu­en­tial and im­por­tant.

Tim Boyd Tim was writ­ing to tell us about his new book, Col­lect­ing Mus­cle Car Model Kits, avail­able from CarTech (and re­viewed in Up Front, page 9). Says Tim, “My book will do fine with the ex­ist­ing model car builder crowd, but I was re­ally hop­ing to reach out to those mil­lions of Baby Boomers who built model cars as teens or young adults, and have long since lost track of what be­came of a hobby they en­joyed in their early years. Par­tic­u­larly those folks who later be­came ac­tual car en­thu­si­asts, driv­ers, re­stor­ers, and col­lec­tors—your very read­er­ship. I think the book would bring back some re­ally cool mem­o­ries, and that they would be amazed at how the hobby has pro­gressed over the years since they stopped build­ing.”

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