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George Bojaciuk
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I still have this in a display....

This was specific to the Country Squire. I wanted to capture the feel of driving to the Jersey shore...

BTW, that promo was lent to me by Rick Hanmore. 

Billboard

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john barry
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lovely !!........your workmanship and creativity is inspirational


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Bob Jackman
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Love the motorcycle cop hiding behind the billboard. George's details bring his dioramas to life.


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George Bojaciuk
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@bob-jackman 

Roger and I presented this as part of our Skunkworks. The marketing guy was so pissed we didn't let him know about this. At Design Approval we got the OK but within a few weeks it was killed by marketing...thru "testing". To this day I know he wanted credit for everything we did and we "skunked" him! Begining of the end. He killed the Hot Rod series based on his testing the American Grafitti Coupe to classic Ford buyers.

DM ran with it and did very well!


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Rich Sufficool
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I have the same promo in blue. My father owned a real one for years. That wagon was HUGE!!!


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Tony Perrone
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GREAT to have you back here George!! You make me miss the 'good old days'. It brings back super fond memories of Jay and I meeting you in your office and later for lunch. Meeting with Rich Sufficool and he and I photographing the cars at the FM Annual Car Fest. Meeting with Roger Harnock and Raffi and doing the D4C meets & Dinners with our pal Roy Rauch. And it is always great hearing Rick Hanmore's stories of the behind-the-scenes antics. Welcome back!!

  Cool  


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John Napoli
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George:  Just love your work.  As for the rest of the guys as well.  What ever happened to Roy.  It is funny that I lived in the same town that he had his shop, but back then I was not into diecast cars.  I did buy some from him directly and we had some nice talks about Smithtown, NY.


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George Bojaciuk
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@carsman1958  -

Thanks John! Thanks to all for the nice words, too!

As for Roy, the last I heard was that he and Irene moved to Maryland to care for an aunt. After the aunt passed they stayed on and opened a shelter for cats.


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George Bojaciuk
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@perrone1 -

Thanks Buddy! Always was a fun time!


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John Napoli
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@george-bojaciuk Thanks for the update George.  Do you know if he anything to do with diecast's any longer, or did he sell it all off when he closed shop?


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George Bojaciuk
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@carsman1958 - I really don’t know! We had quite a few laughs over the years.


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Allan Ording
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Thanks George. Nice reading your posts again. I miss the good old D4C but of course, I miss the good old everything. As I recall, Roy was selling some FM's on the D4C auction shortly before it closed down in November, 2020.


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@bob-jackman 

Could be Evil Knievel... Jus sayin. I'm sure motorcycle cops DON'T hide behind billboards !!


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