Who am I:
I am 50+-year-old Industrial Engineer/Manager responsible for the development and implementation of chemical coating-removal systems aimed primarily at the automotive, medical and military industries. I am married with three children, two cats and live in Sandusky Ohio, the Roller Coaster Capitol of the World.
I remember the first model that I built. My father gave me a
Revell submarine kit for my birthday in 1969. I clearly recall the two
of us sitting at the dining room table with one of those orange tubes of
Testors cement putting that thing together. It was an excellent bathtub
toy for many years. Prior to that my older brother had entertained my
sister and myself with aerial operas involving a 1/48 scale Monogram SBD
Dauntless and a Monogram Corsair - I still have those two planes, dusty
and worn but laden with memories that can never be replaced.
During the Second World War design and development of new civilian cars and trucks was at a near complete standstill. Once the war ended resources could be devoted to these tasks. The 1947/8 model year Commodore from Hudson Motor Company introduced a 'step-down' which combined a uni-body floor pan structure with a recessed frame. This combined with a NASCAR style straight six grew into the Hudson Hornet which saw production for several years. Here we see the epitome of that production series, the 1953 Hudson Hornet. 4/29/2012 Construction update 08/31/2015