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Randy Rusk
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I'm procrastinating some yard work (it's freakin' cold) so instead I started reorganizing some of my models to make some room to add a holy grail model I picked up in Chicago. 

Here are my two absolute favorite models. The Autotorque 1927 Rolls-Royce 20 hp Aerocar (the Chicago show purchase) sitting next to the 1910 Brooke Swan by One43 (bought from Dave Sinclair back in the day).

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Behind the Aerocar is another model I cherish, but for a different reason. It's done by Milestone. While not usually in my vein of collecting, my friend (and former Brooklin dealer) Eric Gabriel absolutely loved this model, the detail and the lilac color. He was really fond of it so I bought one from him. It is really beautifully done and it reminds me of him.

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David Knight mentioned Pete Kenna in his "Coupe to Wagon" post, which reminded me of this Kenna Models beauty, sitting next to another holy grail, the Auburn Cabin Speedster by Minimarque (I have the GLM, too).

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And just for fun, here are just a few of my favorite wagons. I've probably got another 10 boxes of them stored away in a variety of scales. One day, they will all be on display...

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Holy cow, another collection totally out of control. I just showed this to my wife to let her know there are others out there. Wonderful Randy and thanks for sharing.


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Randy Rusk
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@bob-jackman Bob, I’m glad I could help. 🙂


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Jack Dodds
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Man, I LOVE those station wagons!


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Moe Parr
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Here's a shelf of "wagons only" to add to this thread:

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Ben Lampson
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Great collection Randy! 

Question..... in the 9th pic, in the curio cabinet with all the woodies, bottom shelf, middle model, which is the Western Mercury Sportsman convertible woody.

Did you obtain that off ebay this past spring/beginning of summer?

I was bidding on one and quit when it went over $400.

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Randy Rusk
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@moe-parr We have similar tastes. I have them as well (except I went with the tri-tone Dodge). Some of the many that are currently boxed up. Thanks for sharing!


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Randy Rusk
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@ben-lampson Ben, that’s one of my fav wagons. I bought it directly from Buz when he debuted it at the Chicago show. I remember I didn’t even ask the price. I just gave his wife my credit card…


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Posted by: @randyrusk

I remember I didn’t even ask the price. I just gave his wife my credit card…

I would have given his wife my wifes credit card......It just feels much better doing it that way Laughing Out Loud  


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@ben-lampson The Sportsman is a 1955 Lincoln, not a Mercury. It is modeled after a car a collector built. It never existed. I never could see the fascination with this particular model since it's not modeled after anything Ford made as a prototype. Just my humble opinion.


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Posted by: @parisi50

The Sportsman is a 1955 Lincoln, not a Mercury

Thank you for the correction and the info, I was unaware of the history.


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I had the opportunity to view the Swan car and the small swan car in 2012 at Pebble Beach. Did anyone model the small one? That photo was taken at about 5:30 in the morning, a little dark.

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Randy Rusk
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@ben-lampson It’s still an exceptionally beautiful model, even if its roots don’t go back to the factory.


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Curtis Parisi
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@d-crowe As I remember it the small one is original. Built by the same guy in 1920 as the big one was in 1910. Of course they are both one offs. I'm quite sure that Pebble Beach would not allow it's entry if it was a recent build.

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Great collection Randy - you may have me beat on wagons. But how many sports cars do you have? Smile  


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