Fine automobiles and model building have both been life-long passions.
In the early 80's I started building an Alfa Romeo Touring kit, but I never had the time to finish it and I wasn't happy with the quality of my work. A decade later I quickly built another Pocher kit, this time a Ferrari F40. However, three or four household moves later it was in pretty poor shape so I decided to rebuild it. Thus began the journey.
Today, two Ferrari F40s … one of which is a 'chassis-only' version, two Rolls-Royce Phantom IIs and an Austin Seven are complete. They form the basis for this site. Many more models are in the wings.
Wherever possible the changes and additions are based on drawings, photographs and measurements of the full-size prototypes. From the beginning the goal has been to build historically accurate, highly detailed replicas of the original vehicles. A significant amount of scratch building is involved. Along the way, I started keeping notes and dimensions of components and other changes I was adding. These have now morphed into a series of Build Notes, currently focused on some of the techniques I've used as well as super-detailing of the Rolls-Royce models. You may find them helpful.
All of the work is based on a simple philosophy; embrace the best and add to it!!