What is the one model that would be the last model you would ever give up from your collection.
Imagine you’re stranded on a tiny Pacific island, with only a volleyball as your companion. A native king named “Earl” paddles out and promises you food for each day you give up a model from your collection. Lucky for you a) Earl is a collector and b) you have your entire collection with you on this barren island.
We posed this question to our hardy Zone reviewers. Below are responses from those covering 1:18 and 1:24...
"I remember watching Donohue relentlessly chase down Jerry Grant (in another fine C1 model, the Mystery Eagle,) lap after lap, back in the days where the 500 was shown via same day tape delay on ABC. It was epic to watch for a young kid.
Hurley: M16B #66 Sunoco - Mark Donohue- Indy 500 Winner from Carousel 1
His 2nd choice - among models still available - 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR #722 - Mille Miglia from CMC.
Sufficool: Mercedes-Benz SSKL Mille Miglia - CMC on their 15th Anniversary
"Classic image; a tour de force of modeling excellence; beautifully showcased with wooden base and brass plaques."
"I grew up loving the cars of 77 Sunset Strip. Edd Byrnes character, Kookie, drove a 23 bucket T. This is that car. Won’t sell it."
Perrone: 1:24 1922 T Bucket Kookie's Kar from Danbury Mint.
"This car is why I started collecting 1:18 scale and is the only car that I have ‘one on display & one in the box’!
Lemire: Exoto Cobra Daytona Coupe – 1964 class winner at Le Mans with Gurney & Bondurant
"I was just getting back into the hobby when this CMC blockbuster was first announced, and it was my first CMC model! It's unique and beautiful design really set it apart from anything else in my collection."
Miranda: 1954 Mercedes-Benz Renntransporter from CMC
Go to our Zone forums... tell us what's the last model you would exchange for a final Egg McMuffin from Earl the tribal chief! Divulge which one of your models you would run back in to save in the event flying saucers had your house in their cross-hairs. Good to be prepared!
Here is where Earl would demand your last model