Posted by: Wayne | January 1, 2013

A bit of a tale…

As a follow up to the “pop quiz” of a few days ago, I thought I would go into the story that accompanied that little project.

The (model) car in the picture is an MG TC midget.

Now for the backstory.

My father has a 1951 MG TD midget that is his pride and joy.  He built it up from a pile of boxes long before I was around.  That car is also yellow, with a burgandy interior.  It also has seat belts, scavenged from the back seat of an old Peugeot.

Anyway, some years back, he decided he wanted a hobby, so bought a model kit of an MG TC with a die cast body.  Due to life’s little challenges (more work than time), he never had the opportunity to finish it.  A month or two back, I took a look on Ebay and, lo and behold, found an unbuilt copy of the very same model kit from the 1970’s.  I purchased it and built it, painting it to match his actual car, then sent it up for Christmas.

And now you know the rest of the story.

The MG TC model with the top down

The MG TC model with the top down

Dad's car is a left hand drive.  This was a bit tricky to paint.

Dad’s car is a left hand drive. This was a bit tricky to paint.

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