Found in the Letterbox
The following are e-mail responses to 'Tales
of Toy Cars' and The Breithaupt Miniature Motorcar
Museum. Your letters are welcome and may be submitted via the 'Guest Book'.
" Hello,, I have been surching an Alfa Romeo Spider,
1955-1964 model, blue. It is an 1/64 scale, Lone star, Road master flyers.
I bought it in Norway in 1970. I was then 4 years old. I protected it wery
carefully, I did not even play with it... But I had a younger brother. It
dissappeared, but 2 years ago, I found it! Completely smashed. It was my
first car bought by myself, for my own saving money. It had been very nice
to have a well protected model again. If you know anything about this model,
or more correctly, were to get one, please contact me! Best regards,"
Anders Sandaas, Krager, Norway
Editor's response: Good news, I was able to make several suggestions
to Anders and he found the Alfa Romeo on the Internet.
I enjoyed your articles and have a question. I have a limited collection
of model cars. However, my most interesting model is an Alfa Romeo P2 or
P1. It is approxiamately 22 inches long and has knock off wire wheels and
michelin tires. It has a clock work motor driven by a tin belt ! Unfortunately
the motor does not work. I think the model was made in France in the 1920's.
If anyone has any knowledge of this particular model I would be interested
in finding out more!"
Mike Thorne, Canada
Editor's response: This is way outside my area of expertise, anyone
have information for Mike?
"Your website is very interesting and your cars are
some of the greatest I have ever seen."
Luke Morris Bailey, Malvern, PA
Editor's response: Thanks.
"Congratulations, the collection and the cars, and dates is great.
I have a collection (350 aprox.) since 1969 1:200, 1:160, 1:87,1:64 1:58,
1:43, and some 1:24 and 1:18...and 2 esc. 1:1 (joke). I hope increase my
Jesus Trigueros Flores, Monterrey, M»xico
Editor's Note: We all hope to increase our collections, that's what
keeps us busy.