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Our Buy American Mention of the Week!
by Roger Simmermaker
March 27, 2005

Have you ever seen those model cars from Franklin Mint or other familiar company names? I can remember buying an expensive model car for Christmas one year for a car enthusiast on my Christmas list, and I couldn't believe that with the high price I paid, the car was made in China. All future mail from that company promptly went in the trash.

So if you're an enthusiast of classic cars or trucks, how can you be a collector and still buy American? By visiting Carllectibles are handmade sculptural tributes to the original designers, builders and drivers of the most awesome machines on the planet. The Extreme Limited Editions, which come in editions of 50 cars or less, are made in USA and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. They are also permanently signed and dated for future valuation.

It's always best to support home-grown American companies like Carllectibles. Joel Dunford, owner and founder of Carllectibles, studied art in Dayton, Ohio where he was born and raised and attended the Dayton Art Institute and Cincinnati Central Academy of Art before earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University. Several of his cars remain available at the SEMA (Special Equipment Market Association) Fine Art Exhibit. He was also commissioned by drag racing legend Don "the Snake" Prudhomme to make an exclusive line of cars including different styles of '41 Willys, Top Fuel Dragsters and Camaro Funny Cars.

The American Thunder series is a very special Extreme Limited Edition. In these editions, one car is dedicated to each of the 50 states with the state silhouette permanently fired on. At this time, the 1941 Willys Pro Street and the 1969 Camaro are available in this exciting series. From the Cobra 427 to the 57 Chevy, you can find it at

Most Carllectibles! are 1/16th scale or approximately 12 inches long, but the scale might vary slightly with the model of your car. Each sculpture is hand-finished with the details permanently fired on to ensure lasting beauty, and all wheels, headlights and chrome details are meticulously finished in 24 carat white gold!

You can secure your Carllectible with three E-Z payments, meaning you can have your credit card billed over three months or send three post-dated checks.


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