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Posted By: John Kuvakas Moderator
Posted On: Thursday June 13, 2019 at 9:38 AM
 
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I was captivated from as early as I can remember
My folks always talked about being amazed that I could name the cars around us at three years old. My dad would take me to all the new car introduction events in town. They gave away promos back then.

Matchbox started getting popular when I started building 1/25 models. I was seven-years-old. So, sadly, I never got caught up in that fad. However, I did have a huge collection of little plastic cars, no detail, no working parts. They came in a big plastic bag and had the names of the cars written across the trunk. I had hundreds of them. I also had a huge array of toy cars, some of them "remote controlled" with little steering wheels on the controls. I also had a sizeable slot car track.

Recently, I found some of the little plastic cars on eBay. They now sit on my monitor, a daily trip into nostalgia.

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JB's latest post reminded me of influences as a child on what were my favourite cars... by John Roberts #42779
ME! ... I was influenced ... Matchbox cars ... I had so many by Dennis Mong #42779.1
Matchbox ruled my world back then...I must've had 200-300 cars/trucks... (EOM) by Terence Slekar #42779.1.1
John, I also remember that Packard so well. I was the littlest of four by Don Anderson #42779.2
John, I also remember that Packard so well. I was the littlest of four by Don Anderson #42779.3
That Army Ford was an American issue Don. Very rare today... by John Roberts #42779.3.1
Hmm, I don't think this was ever a case for me. by Jani Bodmann #42779.4
I was captivated from as early as I can remember by John Kuvakas #42779.4.1Moderator
No I was more inflence by seeing the real cars. Toy cars seldom were like the ones I liked,. by Gary Rockwood #42779.4.1.1
(PIC) I had a few Matchbox models (1:64?) one of which was a '58 Cadillac Fleetwood 60 Special. by Al Dorado #42779.5
Ive loved cars since my cousin's 49 98 Olds conv. I was three (EOM) by Ron Dietrich #42779.6
I was influenced by the 1/1s. (EOM) by John Bono #42779.7
I think it was the first handful of the early Dinky '39 American sedans that by Bruce Gibbins #42779.8




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