Thursday, November 25, 2010
It is always an honor for us when somebody somewhere talks or writes about our work, but for me personally a feature in the english VOLKSWORLD magazine is the kicker!
Using Stefan Bau´s unbelievable good pictures, Cathal O´Tool put together a brilliant feature! Thank you Volksworld!
After a long hunt looking at numerous overpriced cars we got a base car. This 68 sunroof beetle is from the Frankfurt area was the only sunroof / steel dash car for a reasonable price.
Tobias is cutting the florr pan halves out of another 68 but IRS floor pan. After blasting the pan they will be substituted by a pair of high quality Wolfsbürg West repro floors.
One day after business hours the phone rang without stop. I finally picked it up and on the other side somebody introcuced himself as: "I´m the biggest RC model car collector in the world!". During the following conversation it became clear, that my counterpart was serious!
We were honored the most when Mr. S. Tamiya himself asked if the Sand Scorcher could come to JAPAN to be on display in the entrance hall of the TAMIYA headquaters in Shizuoka! Right after the "First of May Show" in Hannover the car went on it´s long trip to the land of the rising sun. Soon after landing in Japan we got news from Mr. Mochizuki that the Scorcher got there safely and in one piece and got on display right after the wheels were mounted back on the car! I still hope to make it down there one day to visit TAMIYA and the Scorcher! I don´t think there is a better place on earth to present "our" Scorcher to the public!
A few weeks later Mr. Mochizuki sent us a self-built model of the Scorcher in exchange! MANY THANKS! We are overwhelmed!