Neil Peart Discusses His Love of Vintage Cars and Car Models

Neil Peart's Love of Model Cars
A new article from Hagerty; the Classic Car and Collectors magazine, features Neil Peart discussing his life-long love with cars and car models.

From the article:
Neil describes himself as “a car lover since infancy.” Growing up in the 1950s and ’60s, he had many Dinky Toys and Corgi Toys. His father attended a car show in Buffalo, New York, each winter, and upon his return would bring Neil a 1/25-scale promotional model of the latest Pontiac or Oldsmobile. “I thought those were really special,” Neil says. “I was fascinated by shiny, monstrous, noisy, grown-up cars, and had toys to play with until I could have the real thing.

Neil built plenty of his own models as well.“In adolescence I built many model kits in 1/25 and 1/24 scale, from Revell, Monogram, and AMT, with spray cans and tentative ‘upgrades’ like adding thread for spark plug wires. In the ‘3-in-1’ kits, I always favored the ‘custom’ variant, and asked my dad why we didn’t have fender skirts, a Continental kit, and twin rear antennas on our red ’55 Buick hardtop convertible. He snorted and said, ‘I don’t need all that junk.’ I thought he was a philistine, but I guess he was a purist.”
The article also includes a few pictures of Neil and his collection which includes a 2001 BMW Z8, 1964 Aston Martin DB5, 2010 Aston martin DBS, and a recently acquired 1963 Corvette Spilt-Window coupe, which happens to be one of his childhood dream cars.

Click HERE to read the entire article.

Thanks to Ed from RushIsABand for passing along the news.

Comments

  1. I admire people who have an undying love for vintage cars. I myself is fond of those, although I do not have enough money to support my hobby but I try my best to engage with other vintage car lovers in our area, who mostly are toyota dealers in long island and attend vintage car shows with them.

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