Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Thursday, February 25, 2010
WELCOME TO :
RITCHS MODEL- CAR-HOBBY.COM
I began working on model cars when I was around ten or eleven years old. I had two or three buddies who also enjoyed working on model cars so we would get together at one of our house's on a weekend. We really liked the hobby and would sometimes trade models or help each other out with a car like painting or molding the body which is called customizing. We were pretty good at adding different tail lights to different year cars. It was a fun and relaxing hobby then and is as much fun today too.
After we grew-up into our teens we gave up the hobby of models and grew more interested in real cars well girls too but, I well, am not really sure which we liked more the girls or our cars. As far as cars were I was more interested in the older cars say the late 1920's on up. Those cars to me were so easy to make them look like a Hot Rod and did I ever like Hot Rods back then and still do. I soon realized that there were more and more Hot Rods on the road and it wasn't just me that liked them but many other guys must have liked them as well.
I had many different cars while growing up and really enjoyed working on them and going to different Car Shows. It was fun seeing all the different cars and talking to their owners and discussing all the labor and love they put into their cars. I worked for the Auto Industry for 28yrs. and hurt my back and had to leave my job. I was forced to sell my so called Hot Rods because I could no longer work and keep them in the shape they needed. It hurts when you have to give up something that you love so much. But, you learn in life that you have to move on and cannot dwell on something that you cannot do. I have my pictures and so many good memories and I take out my album once in awhile and go back to a few of those wonderful days when I was driving one of them down a long straight road with the sun blaring down on the hood. Yes to me those were the days and I bet to a lot of others too.
Now that you know a little about me I will show you some of my models I have and some pictures of some of my real Hot Rods that I used to own. If you are in need of a hobby I would recommend you try purchasing a model and try your hand at putting one together. It is relaxing and takes your mind off some of those troubles you may have. It doesn't matter if it's a car or a plane or boat or whatever it's fun and you don't have to be a kid to do it. But if you do decide to try it make sure as soon as you open the box...READ the instructions and follow them to a T. Then after you have the model all together if you want you can then make some changes to the model or do whatever you wish to do with it.
Posted by RITCH at 9:40 AM