This website, and 66 MotorSport Miniatures is the result of 7 years of collecting 1:43rd and more recently 1:18th scale replicas. From the late 60's up to 1975 I was a huge fan of Pedro Rodriguez, Mark Donohue, Swede Savage and Bruce McLaren. Then, in one 5 year period, all my favorite drivers (those above plus Siffert, Rindt, Courage, Cevert and Giunti) died racing or in practice. By the end of 1975, I was 17 and all my heroes were gone. My brother Anthony had just begun what would be several years of racing Formula Fords. Our family shifted their combined focus from the worldwide racing scene to our more local interest, Tony.

It was not until 1995, when I met Stuart Showalter of F1 Replicas, did my passion for racing return. I saw his ad in a magazine and went to see him. He had hundreds and hundreds of 1:43rd diecast cars all neatly displayed in cases, I was beside myself. I saw miniatures of cars I had seen race at Indy, Elkhart Lake and other famous tracks and cars that had been driven by my idols. I was hooked. I started buying with the "shotgun" approach; everything I liked was added to my collection. Hundreds of different cars, series and time periods were evident if one inventoried my collection.

Now, seven years later having spent thousands of dollars on cars, I have finally defined my collection and mission. My passion is CanAm and endurance Sportscar racing. I think the Porsche 917 and the McLaren M8B were the greatest racecars ever made. I believe anything touched by John Wyer, Bruce McLaren, Jim Hall or Mark Donohue is a masterpiece. If they hit both categories, I have it, or am seriously looking.

Until last year, the only way to get my CanAm fix was to buy the beautiful (but expensive) handmade Marsh Models. Stuart introduced me to John Hicks of Ghost Models and he always helps me acquire missing items from my collection, Marsh Models and others brands. Then came GMP and the Chaparral 2 of Exoto. Once defined I began buying from other highly regarded sources such as Greg White at Designs in Motion, Bob Lorton at AMS Gearheads (here in Indianapolis) and Paul Zimmermann at The Motorsport Collector. Paul's racing art business is the best I have ever seen. Virtually every art piece on my Gallery page was acquired from Paul at TMC. I have bought some unique handbuilt pieces from Bob DeVault at Automodelli. They are terrific builders and have done several custom projects for me.

So, where these rambling all lead is back to 66 MotorSport Miniatures. Having spent hours at the Diecast Zone, communicating with their dedicated crew and some phone time with Tom Long of GMP I rolled out this site. It is intended to help collectors like myself, and to honor great Drivers from the 1966 to 1974 period.

Special thanks to my wife Beth and our kids Jordan and Betsy for their acceptance of my obsession and patience with the countless boxes that mysteriously arrive at our home. To my extremely talented sister-in-law, Heidi Burton of Primrose Lane Design, for the 66 Motorsport Miniatures logo and identity; it all came together once she did her magic.

The logo for 66 MotorSport Miniatures symbolizes my love of racing starting with the 1966 1-2-3 sweep at LeMans by the Ford Gt40s and covering Jim Hall (66), Mark Donohue (66), McLaren orange and Gulf Oil blue.