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Wow, so many great cars in your collection - I love all the Exotics, but especially like all your old muscle cars. Having grown up on hot wheels cars there are so many muscle cars I would like. But that is probably the weakest area of my collection, mainly because there aren't many good current releases and the old ones are so hard to find here in Australia. And buying from the US adds $50 shipping cost. I have a few mustangs, a streetfighter camaro and a few movie cars but that's it.

Its great that you can display all of them too the way you have. I'd be terrified of dusting the ones out in the open - lucky that you do have glass covering on a fair proportion of them....

Anyway, thanks for sharing!
 

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Wow, so many great cars in your collection - I love all the Exotics, but especially like all your old muscle cars. Having grown up on hot wheels cars there are so many muscle cars I would like. But that is probably the weakest area of my collection, mainly because there aren't many good current releases and the old ones are so hard to find here in Australia. And buying from the US adds $50 shipping cost. I have a few mustangs, a streetfighter camaro and a few movie cars but that's it.

Its great that you can display all of them too the way you have. I'd be terrified of dusting the ones out in the open - lucky that you do have glass covering on a fair proportion of them....

Anyway, thanks for sharing!
thanks for the comments, I was apparently born 30 years too late, I am 32 and I have loved muscle cars since I was like 8.

With regards to the dust I have learned some tricks, I dont open the house up very much,never the basement windows, also I have VERY little carpet in my house, this really helps, and I change my furnace filter about every month. In addition I have an IQ Air, air filter which I keep running continuously and I change that filter often as well. I only have about 88 models exposed to the elements and all my nicer models GMP AUTOart Highway 61 Kyosho, etc are cased, but can be opened easily enough. I will need to have my father build another case soon though!!
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I am similar age - 39, so the 60's was before my time but I grew up on hot wheels, and watched plenty of American TV shows and movies as a kid so I think thats where my appreciation for muscle cars comes from. My collection is maybe half European/UK, but has Aussie and US muscle, JDM, a few movie/tv cars and a growing segment of race cars. I am just about at 100 models now, but your collection looks to be 2 or 3 times bigger!

It would be nice to have someone that can make nice cabinets like yours!

Our house isn't opened much - only in the summer at night to cool down, but we do have an evaporative 'fresh air' air conditioner and carpets, and a cat and kids running around so there can be alot of dust - 2 weeks after cleaning there is quite a visible dust layer on anything dark! So I made sure to get doors with my display cabinets, but the dust still gets inside, Not much, but enough to annoy me! So some cars are still in box. I plan to modify my cabinets by adding some weather seals to the cabinet to further minimise the dust soon, and also plan to replace the carpets in the living areas with wood or tiles, but maybe not for about 5-10 years. The air filter sounds like a good idea :) It might be good for allergies too.
 
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