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Karl Schnelle
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After seeing @pascal-michels vintage Indy Pace cars and @d-m-holcombe Willys Coupe, I asked our esteemed moderator John K if he had contact info for Jerry Rettig.  He did and after many back-and-forth emails, I have tried to document everything Jerry said and all the photos he had of his creations. See my article in MAR Online and all the photos now at hobbyDB!

I will be happy to update or add to, if we missed anything...  Thanks to John and especially to Jerry, we collectors now have a better grasp of the full extent of ELC's output.

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John Kuvakas
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Great work, Karl. Thanks for your ongoing and significant contributions to the hobby. You're one of the guys that make all this so enjoyable.

John Kuvakas
Warrenton, VA


   
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Pascal MICHELS
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Here are other ELC products :

1911 1913   stoddard dayton   elc

And here is mine :

1911 stoddard dayton   elc 1 of 1

 


   
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Pascal MICHELS
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Here are the ELC modelcars in my pace cars collection

1916 Premier

1916 premier   elc 1 of 1

1920 Marmon

1920 marmon   elc

1924 Cole 

1924 cole   elc

 1925 Rickenbacker 

1925 Rickenbacker   ELC 1 of 1

1926 Chrysler

1926 chrysler imperial  elc

1927 LaSalle

1927 lasalle   elc

1928 Marmon

1928 marmon   elc

1929 Studebaker

1929 studebaker   elc

1932 Lincoln

1932 lincoln kb   elc

1936 Packard

1936 packard 120   elc

1937 La Salle

1937 lasalle 50   elc

1939 Buick

1939 buick roadmaster  elc

1950 Mercury 4-door (Brooklin conversion on which I added custom decals)

1950 mercury club 4door   j.rettig brooklin

1951 Chrysler (with custom decals)

1951 chrysler new yorker   elc

1997 Oldsmobile (Minichamps conversion with custom decals)

1997 aurora   j.rettig base minichamps

   
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Pascal MICHELS
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Chevrolet conversions :

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Pascal MICHELS
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Ruxton

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National

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Ford Victoria

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Ford hot rod

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Chrysler

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Cadillac 

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Rickenbacker

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Mustang's

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Pascal MICHELS
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More pace cars

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Pascal MICHELS
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Lincoln, Cadillac and Packard wreckers

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Pascal MICHELS
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Team Caliber conversion

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Rextoys conversion

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Brooklin conversion

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David H
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Pascal,  many thanks for sharing your magnificent collection, and also your fine photography.  Jerry Rettig's work is always a pleasure to view.


   
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Karl Schnelle
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@pascal-michels Wow, those are all ELC?   I have more work to do to update hobbyDB with all your photos!  Thanks for all your posts!


   
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Pascal MICHELS
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@karl A friend of mine called Yannick 😉 will send me tons of pictures with ELC models

And I will share those pics here for you Smile

So more work for you


   
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Pascal MICHELS
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Here are some other pictures of modelcars made by Jerry Rettig

1930 ford
1931 stutz
1931 hudson
1932 buick bus
1932 buick
1932 chrysler imperial
1932 chrysler
1932 duesenberg
1932 ford hot rod
1932 ford
1934 ford
1935 ford   mm
1937 buick
1936 buick
1937 ford
1940 dodge
1946 chrysler
1946 ford
1949 buick riviera
1949 mercury
1950 buick hearse
1951 cadillac
1950 mercury zaugg
1953 commander
1956 hawk
1957 hawk   bis
1957 hawk
1957 pontiac safari
1959 impala
1963 chevrolet
1965 gto
business card holder

   
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Pascal MICHELS
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He didn't only make modelcars 😉

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John Quilter
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Having met Jerry Rettig a few times on business trips to Tucson and built some of his models,  I have many times encouraged him to be part of the forum but he contends that because he is in the "business" he does not feel comfortable being on the forum.  Doesn't seem to deter Sergio.   Here are a few 1941 Buicks i built from Jerry's kits.  The coupe, the woody, and the four door sedan.

 

1941 Buicks X5 #2

And a 1937 Chevrolet sedan that I built converting it from a four door to a two door.

1937 Chevrolet ELC #3

And some 1939-41 Chevrolet coupes

1939 41 Chevy coupes #1

And a 1939 Buick convertible sedan

1939 Buick convt sedan #2

And a mid 60s Checker Aerobus

1965 Checker Aerobus #1 edit

And a 1940 Dodge sedan (the convertible is from another resin maker)

1940 Dodges X2 #2

John F. Quilter
Eugene, Oregon USA


   
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