Wayne E. Moyer
Those great Western Models are back, and they’re painted and detailed to a much higher level than the originals. New models will be added to the line; Route66modelcarstore.com displayed these prototypes of new 1959 Edsels.
The second annual 1:43 Scale Model Car Expo was held in Chicago, on March 25. Attendees included a considerable amount of collectors from across the United States. Among them were most of the scale’s major Stateside vendors, and at least a couple of long-distance persons of note, including Steve Overy (Mini Marque and Midlantic Models) and fellow Brit Charles Barnett.
In addition to the new models pictured here, Automodello announced plans for a 1:43 scale Sunbeam Tiger, a 1966 Fitch Sprint, an Intermeccanica Italia Convertible (Fall), and a 1934 Graber-bodied Duesenberg Model J to be released later this year. Automodello will also be expanding its 1:24 scale roster with a 1935 Duesenberg Special “Mormon Meteor,” a 1930 “Brooks Stevens” Cord L-29, and a Dietrich-bodied 1934 Packard 12 Victoria. With new releases planned and an eye to the future, a good time was had by all.