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.”