Our guest, Don Theune, has turned what is for most a “hobby” into a vocation and a business. Building plastic model cars and air planes started as a fad in the ‘50s and ‘60s and quickly evolved into a hobby that lives on today.
Most boys go through a model building phase. Some get pretty good and a few become very good. Don Theune of Narberth, Pennsylvania came into the model building arena as an adult and took what is for many just a hobby, and raised the skill to a very professional level.
Don took his thorough knowledge of Corvettes, muscle cars, and drag racing cars, combined his knack for hyper details, and poured it into his approach to building models. The end results are museum quality, custom created models that Don calls, “Scale Visions.”
Don Theune is our guest for this program and we talk about turning a kid's hobby into a vocation, plus some charming stories about some of the most famous people in the world of Corvettes and drag racing, including Zora Arkus-Duntov and Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins.
This description from Don's website, "Over the years, Don's astute attention to detail and authenticity in his creations has attracted a notable clientele which includes such celebrities, entrepreneurs, and personal acquaintances as: Tim Allen from television's "Home Improvement;" Zora Arkus Duntov, Chief Engineer of the Corvette; Mike Yager, Owner of Mid-America Designs; Linda Vaughn – Miss Hurst Golden Shifter; Bill "Grumpy" Jenkins; Dick Guldstrand; Chip & Bill Miller of Carlisle Productions (Corvettes @ Carlisle); John Force; Cruz & Tony Pedregon; the JEGS & Panella Drag Racing teams, and more."
Visit Don's Gorgeous website HERE.
Don Theune Gallery of Custom Models:
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