The world of rare hand-built General Motors scale replica cars and light trucks to 1954 awaits the reader, in the only publication ever devoted to the subject. A visual feast with more than 540 colour photographs of 1:43 scale model Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and GM light trucks & cars, plus historical and technical information, comprehensive lists of models, manufacturers and builders, pricing and sources, makes this book a MUST for serious GM fans and scale model collectors.
Discover a little known world of rare hand-built General Motors scale replicas in the only book ever devoted to the subject. A visual feast with more than 500 colour photographs of 1:43 scale models – some one of a kind – of classic General Motors cars and light trucks from the early days of the '20s to the transitional year of 1954. Take a memorable trip through a candy store of rich, wood-bodied station wagons, custom Cadillacs for the carriage trade, GMC pick-ups and panel vans, Harley Earl-era Sixty Specials, Eldorado, Oldsmobile Fiesta, Buick Skylark, Pontiac Chieftain, Chevrolet Bel Air, Motorama dream cars, and of course, Corvette. Enjoy separate chapters for Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and GM light trucks, each with photographs of virtually every handbuilt and die-cast model from the period, plus historical and technical information, comprehensive lists of models, manufacturers and builders, pricing and sources. Includes models from Motor City USA, Brooklyn, Conquest, Mini Marque, Western, Durham, Elegance, Enchantment Land Coachbuilders, MAE, Provence Moulage, Record, AMR, and Great American Dream Machines.
About the author
Since his early childhood when he cruised in his parents’ 1956 Chevrolet across the vast flatlands of his birthplace of Winnipeg, Canada, Randall Olson has loved automobiles and their history. Randall is a talented scale modeler with a large collection of rare hand-built replicas and photographs of scale models of North American automobiles from the 20th century, and is intent on sharing the stories and art of this largely unknown world with his readers. Randall is a business consultant who lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada, with his wife.