John Greaves is the winner of our MCHOF Showcase Contest, speeding past the competition with his impressive collection of 1/18th scale models.
Greaves recently paired down his collection of Hot Wheels Redlines from 120 models, holding on to favorites such as his Highway 61 Fred Gibb 427, Billy The Kid Challenger and the 1/12th Kyosho Ferrari F40, as well as his ACME 1/4 scale diecast Ford Aluminator engine.
All of which nestles comfortably into his handcrafted walnut finished showcase, standing six feet in height and running 12 feet in length with a depth of 12 inches.
“One of my few projects that came out as good as I saw it in my head,” laughs Greaves about his craftsmanship. See images of Greaves’ collection below.
For his efforts, Greaves wins a 1/18 scale model of the first-ever Shelby Cobra, courtesy of hobbyDB, the Shelby American Collection and The Hamilton Collection.
The sleek-looking model, created by the Hamilton Collection, is a CSX2000, the 1963 AC Ace with a 260 cu. in. Ford engine originally built by Carrol Shelby in his Southern California shop.
Finishing runner-up to Greaves is Hans Nordstrom, who counts his Lotus Elite Mk14 as the most important model in his showcase. Says Nordstrom of the model of the real vehicle he owned for more than 20 years:
“A model made from the cardboard pieces glued on top of each other and then smoothed down by a Fiat collecting friend of mine who made it for me in about 1/14 scale (using Polistil Alfa wire wheels).”
A special thanks goes out to all the participated in the MCHOF Showcase Contest. Look for more contests and other great features in the near future.