Views of the Neighborhood – Model Display by Bruce Foster of Lakeway

Today we are heading to the Lakeway Activity Center. Employee Bruce Foster has shared a small portion of his model cars at the Activity Center through October 15. Bruce says he has well over 500 in his current collection and has probably given away that many.

As usual, we will have food, and in keeping with the display, we will be going to the Sonic® Drive-In. Our entertainment is Wilson Pickett singing what else but Mustang Sally.

Menu

Picture of an old time school bus

Here’s the bus. Let’s get going.

Here we are at the Activity Center.

Here’s Bruce. Being the younger sibling of teenage car enthusiast brothers, Bruce began appreciating cars at 8 years of age, and model cars were a welcomed gift for birthdays and holidays. As a result, Bruce has entered and won many contests, and he has been a judge as well.

Some utility vehicles and a hot rod. Notice the windshield treatment.

A yellow cab, a Chevy flatbed, and a Ford pickup. Also, a motor scooter.

A 1934 pickup with the kit. A model A hot rod Ford and a Chevy pickup.

Model A Ford flatbed, Mercury coupe, and Chevy Nova station wagon

Original kit boxes.

A Ford utility truck, a Jeep utility vehicle, and a Ford Crown Victoria Service vehicle

Custom Woody, Hot Rod, and Jeep CJ5

More original kit boxes.

That wraps up the tour I hope you liked it. Now relax and enjoy the music. I hope you have a great week.

 

94 comments

    1. Thank you for sharing, Michael.

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  1. A very interesting exhibition, and also toughtful. I love the old combined cars, useable for work and for spare time. This is pur nostalgia. Thanks for sharing the information, John! Enjoy your Sunday, and i hope the rivers and ponds will fill up again. xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Have a peaceful Sunday as well. 😊

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      1. Thanks, John! 🙂 xx Michael

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  2. Lots of great collectibles there, John 😃

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    1. I was amazed at how detailed they were as well. Thanks, Chris.😁

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  3. I love posts about old or vintage collections!

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    1. Thank you for letting me know, Luna. I’m glad you like the post.

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      1. I really do find it fascinating. I’ve followed your blog for a while now.

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      2. So glad to have you here.

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  4. That is quite the collection. It’s like Pierre Lagace’s collection of model aircraft.
    https://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/living-in-the-past/

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    1. Very interesting, GP. Thanks for sharing. 😁

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  5. What a fun share! The collector’s smile captures it all — the years that have passed, the cars that shaped those years, and the dedication to memorializing both. Beautiful! 😊

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    1. Thank you Gwen. You said it so well. A memorial to our lives. 🤗

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  6. Very impressive model cars! I love the windshield treatments. This was a great rendition of “Mustang Sally.” I enjoyed it.

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    1. He does a great job. Thanks, Liz. Glad you liked the post.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  7. What a great collection! Thanks for introducing us to Bruce!

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    1. Thank you, Jill. 😁

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  8. Cool models. I actually go with a student to a hobby shop once a week. He helps out for a bit. Got some fun, but expensive, stuff in there.

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    1. I like to see models. So much work and detail.

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  9. Wow, when I was a kid we used to glue them up and we were done. He really goes the extra mile and they look so much better.

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    1. I was always anxious to get them done. So much for being in the moment.

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  10. That’s a neat collection!

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    1. Thank you, Deborah. I thought the same.

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  11. I love those toy cars! Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful Sunday,
    Pit

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    1. You as well, Pit.

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  12. My kids would have loved this exhibit when they were little. I like that little scooter!

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  13. Great collection with impressive detailing, including the windshield cool windshield treatments. Thanks for sharing, John. 🙂 Reminds me of some of the model cars I assembled as a kid. But glue sniffing became a hazardous fad, and my parents put an end to my model car hobby.

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    1. Oh My. I guess that would be a good reason. Thanks, Tim.

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  14. What a wonderful collection! Very impressive. I have a hard time at Sonic- so many delicious and calorie-laden items to choose from!

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    1. Yes it is mind blowing for sure.

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  15. Wow. That would be the word I am looking for. Keep Wow and Carry on.

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    1. Or trade Wow for Stupendous.

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  16. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    That is quite a collection. We have a much smaller collection here.

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    1. This is the tip of the iceberg too. Thanks, Denise.

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      1. D.L. Finn, Author · ·

        🙂

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  17. Good collection. Our library offers people a chance to share small collections but it would have room for this collection. Sonic was fun!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I thought Sonic would be perfect.

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  18. I’m a firm believer that people need hobbies. This is a cool one, though I imagine it requires lots of storage space. Ooh, Sonic. I haven’t eaten at one of those in ages! Do they still affix little plastic critters to the rims of their sodas? At one time, I had quite a collection, ha!

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    1. I’m not sure. The last time I was in a Sonic was when daughter hit one of the menu stands with her car. Yes, it was all okay.

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  19. Oh, how fun. I just love the details, John, like that windshield, the tires in the truck bed, and the engine. What a great way to spend the day. My brothers used to make models, then they’d fill them up with firecrackers and make them explode. (Clearly not collectors).

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    1. A lot of kids used to do that too.

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  20. What a cool hobby! And you can’t go wrong with Sonic!

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  21. Love the song!!!!!!
    Bruce has a fabulous collection.
    Will you be doing a post on a Barbie Doll collector anytime in the future?
    Sent an email to your gmail. Thought I had another address, but can’t seem to find it.
    OX OX OX OX OX OX

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    1. I just got back from Daughter’s house for dinner. I’ll go look. No Barbie collectors that I know of around here.

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      1. Oh.
        Someox is going to happen!!!
        EEeeeee! ox ox

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      2. Exactly how I feel right now after posting my cartoon post. Hope people like it! 😵‍💫

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      3. It is marvelous. Thank you for the dedication.

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      4. Yay!!!! Agent 00 toon – 🐂💋🐂💋

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      5. 🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋🐂💋

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  22. Terrific idea, John. This the perfect menu for a model car event too. You know I love old cars, so I’m having a great time. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Hugs

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  23. That is an impressive collection, John! Thank you for sharing. I would have found it very interesting to see in person.

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    1. It was very interesting. They looks like real cars only miniature. Thanks, Jan

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  24. Amazing collection, dear John! It is obvious that Bruce is fond of his cars. All of them are in a perfect condition! 🙂

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    1. And so much detail too. I’m glad you liked them. I hope you found enough to eat on the menu. 😁 🥂🍰

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      1. Oh, don’t worry! The menu is so rich & delicious! Thank you!
        PS: See the Skype. I have left you a message. 🙂

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      2. I replied to Skype. 😁

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  25. Love that Sonic limeade!

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    1. My favorite too. Thanks, Becky.

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      1. Yes! So refreshing:)

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  26. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Very cool hobby—one that requires a substantial amount of patience.

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    1. And a steady hand for sure.

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  27. HI John, what a great collection of cars. I do enjoy antique and vintage toy collections.

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    1. This one was very interesting.

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  28. Great models. All very well done.

    We don’t have a Sonic close enough to keep it fast food. I’ll start with a standard cheeseburger. Still fighting with Google. I turned off filters.

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    1. Hope you win the battle. 😁

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      1. It’s beginning to feel like work, so I’m giving up.

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      2. Yeah that’s what I thought many moons ago when I bought a Mac

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  29. What an impressive collection – the details are amazing.

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    1. I agree, Teri. Thanks 😁

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  30. What a fantastic collection of collectibles. As for the junk food, I’ll bring a bagged lunch today, lol 🙂

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    1. Oh well. There is a enough junk food to bring down an elephant so you are wise. 😁

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      1. 🙂 🙂

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  31. Great tune, of course.
    That is an impressive collection! I’m amazed at the detail some of these kits have.

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    1. It is, Dale. Thank you.

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  32. This week’s tour was as Americana as it gets, Boss. Cool rides, burgers and fries and Wilson Pickett.

    Perfect.

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    1. Yup. Home stuff.

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  33. What a wonderful collection. Love the T-Bird.

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    1. Me too. Thanks, Jennie.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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