Our own Paul Anagnostopoulos is pleased to have won 2nd place in the Street Machine class at GSL-XXI in April 2009. The model is a detailed and mildly customized build of the Tamiya Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, called the OMx. (Thanks to Peter Wisniewski for the cool photos.)
Last updated 2018/12/12
Here are some photos of Luke's Searchlight and Rescue vehicle. It is a civilianized German Sd. Kfz. 251/20 Asuf. D halftrack that was converted into a search and rescue vehicle. The halftrack was restored to near-authentic condition, but a few changes were made. The infrared searchlight was updated and converted to visible light. The Maybach 6-cylinder engine was bored and stroked and given an engine management system. The restrictive air intake was replaced with a big Ferrari air box and the exhaust system was enlarged. Luke managed to increase the original 100 horsepower to 145. The tiny vision slots were opened up to a large windshield and side windows. The archaic communication equipment was discarded in favor of a modern GPS-based system. The halftrack was painted in a two-tone scheme to make it appear less imposing.
Paul is pleased to have won best in class at GSL-XXIII and Classic Plastic 2011. (Thanks to Gregg Hutchings for the photos.)
Here is a box stock build of the reissued MPC Tiki Trike.
Paul Anagnostopoulos's modeling nook. Note the cool paint stand and the spray booth tucked into the corner.
Here is the '50 Oldster, a custom 1950 Oldsmobile built from the Revell kit. I'm pleased that it won the Goodguys Rod and Custom Association "Model D'Elegance" award at GSL in 2017.
Here is my '29 Ford Truckster, built from the Revell kit. It is dedicated to our late President Del Paone.