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Themes - BMW/Ferrari/Cobra&GT/Vette : New PICS added 9/21/10

Post by stewil » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:32 pm

I hope you enjoy these pictures of my library. Please note that my personal rule for collecting is to have no duplicates regardless of scale, color variation, hardtop or top up or down, although I do break that rule occasionally. How well did I do with these models?

Entry into the auto reference library with models of all scales being an important 3-D source for reference backing up the books and videos.
The display case in the lower front center contains a story about "The Championship Trail" in the USA, of which the Indy 500 was just one race of many which led to the crowning of a champion each season.
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The Championship Trail display case contains the story on the bottom shelf.
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More of the Championship story. The top shelf contains representative 1/43ed scale Indy cars through 2006.
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Another of the Championship Trail display case. Each car contains information as to it's qualifying speed as well as the winner's average speed in order
to chart the advances in race car design through the decades.
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Front wall closeup of the different themes (9/10)
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The rooms story plus four beautiful little 1/43ed scale Ferraris. (9/10)
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BMW's right side
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BMW's left side. The poster is autographed by primo BMW sedan pilot Bill Auberlen. The model in front matches the poster.
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Ferrari's on the upper shelves incl. a Testa Rossa V12 engine and 312PB flat twelve with 1/24th scale 'Vettes on bottom shelf. (9/10)
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The GMP produced Ferrari 312PB and the 1/6th scale flat 12 engine that powered it. (9/10)
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The CMC Ferrari Testa Rossa big $$$$ auction winner (9/10)
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Cobras and Ford GTs above and Corvettes continue along the bottom in 1/18th scale, lower right of the display
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Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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Post by David MG » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:04 am

Most impressive, Steve.
Wish I had that amount of room to display in. Well I do but plans wouldn't get pass the Fuhrer :cry:
I just have to make do with the three cabinets in my study which hold about 1200 models.
And another 300 F1 models in boxes hidden away in drawers.
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Post by JSB33 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:25 am

Jaw dropping in its overall look, Steve.

Do you give tours? :mrgreen:
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:38 pm

WOW!!! :o WOW!!! :shock: WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o

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Post by guitardave_1 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:47 am

JSB33 wrote:Jaw dropping in its overall look, Steve.

Do you give tours? :mrgreen:
If so, there should be an entrance charge! Really quite brilliant Steve.
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Post by stewil » Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:56 pm

Hi Guys,
Thanks for the comments. Tours to my collector friends are welcomed - you just have to make it to Colorado USA. Let me know if you do.
I cannot tell you how fortunate I am to have this room and the models in it. My wife made it happen in fact.

The models are for reference and for talks I give on automotive history, so they were stored in trays and drawers with only a few on display.
My wife thought they were too nice not to be seen and shared, so we cleaned out a 26' X 17' basement storage room. My plan was to paint the concrete walls white, put up some shelves, hang some lights from the open rafters and call it good. That was not my wife's plan, "Do it right - Once" she said. She located display cases over several years from stores going out of business here in our little town and would not accept open rafters or concrete walls.
This is the result. I am a lucky man. :D
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
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Post by JSB33 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:26 am

stewil wrote:I am a lucky man. :D
You sure are.
I hope you remind her of that fact often, Steve.
Jeff
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Post by stewil » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:48 am

stewil wrote:I am a lucky man. :D

"You sure are.
I hope you remind her of that fact often, Steve.
Jeff"

You better believe it Jeff, and every time I introduce the room to someone.
For me what I had was good enough but Bev has VISION and I am the beneficiary and very much appreciate it.
:D
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Post by guitardave_1 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:36 pm

stewil wrote:stewil wrote:I am a lucky man. :D

"You sure are.
I hope you remind her of that fact often, Steve.
Jeff"

You better believe it Jeff, and every time I introduce the room to someone.
For me what I had was good enough but Bev has VISION and I am the beneficiary and very much appreciate it.
:D
That is a dream scenario. She suggests that you take up an entire room with your collection, and then goes about making sure the display space is up to scratch! You genuinely couldn't have scripted it any better :mrgreen:
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Post by RaceOddity » Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:23 pm

mg-monster wrote:Most impressive, Steve.
Wish I had that amount of room to display in. Well I do but plans wouldn't get pass the Fuhrer :cry:
I just have to make do with the three cabinets in my study which hold about 1200 models.
And another 300 F1 models in boxes hidden away in drawers.
3 cabinets??? 1200 models??? I bow to your enormous...collection! I only have out about 15-20 at any one time due to getting stuck in a out of the way corner until we move to another house.....I am sooooooo envious of you :mrgreen:
But I have plans... the plotting continues. :lol:

And Steve, could you have your wife maybe do some seminars for collectors' wives?? :lol: She sounds like an awfully good girl to have around!

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Re: Themes - BMW/Ferrari/Cobra&GT/Vette : PICS added 9/21/10

Post by stewil » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:49 pm

New pictures added.
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
Steve

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