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The History
I started crafting model cars out of wood as a young boy in Ottawa. My father was a member of the Stuntdriver Auto Thrill Show Elite. Growing up I idolized my father and his daredevil friends in the Auto Thrill business. I would spend as much time as I could watching my father and his friends work. My grandfather was a woodworker and I spent a lot of time with him when my father was on the road. I watched my grandfather work in his shop crafting beautiful furniture from raw wood. I would work beside him making myself toy models with his scraps. I built models of the cars I knew, the stunt cars and bikes that my dad drove and maintained. When dad returned home I would show him what I had built while he was gone. He was so proud that he would show them to his friends. I built models then for the same reason I build models today...I love the reaction I received when someone examined my art.
at the Canadian National Exhibition
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My brother Paul
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Me and Paul at the CNE
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My mother Pauline
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I started building the models for myself but soon found it more rewarding to build them for others. I had intended to play with the first cars I had made but really it was more fun making the next car than playing with the first one. When the auto Thrill show came to the Canadian National Exhibition I got a chance to meet many of the Stunt Drivers. I started giving my models away to the daredevils who inspired them but soon people were asking me to build their car and that is when my hobby became a small business. Next thing I knew I was sitting in a mall with tables filled with all sorts of wooden models. Not just stunt vehicles but anything automotive. Cars, trucks, bikes, heavy machinery, boats.....


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