From My Brooklin Collection... Post #021 I have always been a big fan of the Hudson brand, as early as I can remember the Hudson name came up in conversations with family members when I was a kid. My Grandfather had a 1930 Hudson Touring Car stored in his son's garage for years. It had never been running in my lifetime. Whenever we would go to my Uncle's house we would see it and were even allowed to sit in it. It seemed so huge when I was little. In the early 70s, my Uncle moved to Northern Michigan and the Hudson was towed and moved to my Great Uncle's garage. We didn't visit him as often, but did occasionally see it. My Grandfather passed away in the early 80s and since no one in the family wanted the car-it was sold. I don't really know the particulars of that sale. With that, the Hudson brand has always been interesting and I would seek them out at every car show I attended. In 2012, I began taking photographs with my new camera at the shows I attended. One of the shows that was always on my list every year was the Orphan Car Show in Ypsilanti and at that show in 2014, I saw what I thought was one of the most beautiful Hudson convertibles I had ever seen. I was just beginning to discover Brooklin models and after this show I recalled seeing photos of a couple '54 Hudson models in their lineup. I was thrilled to see that this on offered was almost exactly like the one I saw at the show in 2014. I wasted no time in getting this model ordered.
1954 Hudson Hornet Convertible Coupe - BRK 140...the 22nd Brooklin model to join my collection
here's a photo of the one I saw at the Orphan Car Show
As I explored the Brooklin catalog of models, I came across models that were modified, detailed or enhanced by various artists. Many of them were created in very limited numbers and in some cases, just one. This is one of those. When I came across this model on eBay, I knew very little about it specifically at the time I found it. I knew one thing, I had to have it, and as before, I bid what it took to acquire it, fortunately, this time I was successful. This is what I know now about this beautiful creation. 1st, it belonged to Dick Browne and was one of the models that was being sold via eBay. It was created by John Roberts specifically for Dick Browne, and is the only one in these colors to exist. Now I knew I would really like this model, but when it arrived, I was blown away by the overall look and artistry of its creation. I consider it as one of the highly prized models in my collection. The original 1:1 was created by Raymond Lowey with coachwork by the Derham Company.
1946 Lincoln Continental Coupe by Lowey ...the 403rd Brooklin model to join my collection
I think someone at Brooklin likes the Buick brand as much as I do. In my complete collection, Cadillac is the brand I have the most models of, Buick is the 2nd, with a considerable number of them coming from Brooklin Models. I was very pleased to add this model to my collection, just before making the purchase I came across one of these at a car show I attended. It was the 1st one I had seen. Brooklin did an excellent job with the model, a very nice addition.
1941 Buick Roadmaster Series 70 Model 71C Convertible Phaeton - BML 21...the 239th Brooklin model to join my collection
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As I have said before, when I discovered Brooklin Models I was amazed at the variety of models they offered from the 30s & 40s. I have always had a fascination with this era of the Automobile, and I was very excited about adding those of interest to my collection. Now the down side of that interest was the number of models that I wanted. My wallet was going to be busy, LOL!
In early 2015, Brooklin introduced the 1941 Pontiac Streamliner Sedan, I wasted no time and ordered one as soon as it was issued. With that, I have to say I had never seen a 1:1 1941 Pontiac prior to receiving the model. Brooklin followed up the sedan with a coupe and a wagon, all of which I have. Then in 2016, they reissued the sedan in the BML line in a new color, basic black. At first I passed on this one, for awhile I was trying to limit duplicate models just because of a color change. That didn't last, and when I thought about how good this model might look with black wall tires instead of the whitewalls Brooklin fitted it with, I ordered one. Now with the black wall tires installed, I am as much impressed with this model as I was all with all of the previously issued '41 Pontiac models.
1941 Pontiac Torpedo Streamliner 4dr Sedan - BML 002...the 303rd Brooklin model to join my collection.
One of the most exciting things I have discovered since my introduction to Brooklin models is finding the different or unusual in my seach. This is one of the ones that I found. As with a few others I have added, I have very little info on it's creation. I just know I liked what I saw and decided to take a chance on it. This particular Packard model is a very distinctive blue that i really liked, the extra detailing made it "pop" for me. The price was just so amazing, it was too good to pass up.
1941 Packard Clipper Sedan - BRK 18 ...the 351st Brooklin model to join my collection.
To be honest, as far as the 1:1 goes, I never paid much attention to the '55 Dodge, especially a sedan. While it is not a bad looking car, there just isn't anything exciting about it. Now, that is a different story when it comes to the Brooklin version. I just love the look of the this "stodgy" Dodge sedan, so much so that I have 5 of these little wonders in my collection.
So when Brooklin announced the pending release of the "Pink Collection" Dodge, I added it to my want list right then. Now it took some time for the model to be released and I actually forgot about it, then in May of this year the model became available. I have to admit, the color is unusual, but I am very pleased with it as I am with the other models I have in the "Pink Collection"
1955 Dodge Coronet Sedan - The Pink Collection, BRK 87p...the 511th Brooklin model to join my collection
A few years ago, I learned of this Buick model. I also learned that it was rare and difficult to find. I bid on it a few times, but that proved unsuccessful as well as pricey. Then in late 2019, I came across another one. I did as I always do, assess my need, my monies and establish a limit. With every auction I try to keep myself in control and bid only to my limit. I do my very best not to get carried away by the excitement and overbid, sometimes that doesn't always work, LOL! This time it did. I kept my cool despite the fact this model came from the Dick Browne Collection. Fortunately for me, it seemed that this model wasn't as prized by other collectors at the time, so bidding was lower than I expected and I got it for a very good price.
Now this is a really nice model, one I really know nothing about as a 1:1. I've only seen a couple real '39 Buicks, but they were very interesting. This model is no exception, as are the other '39 Buicks in my collection. With it also coming from the Dick Browne Collection makes it even more special.
1939 Buick Century Series 60 Model 61 Touring Sedan - A Canadian Trooper Staff Car - 2009 Canadian Toy Collector's Society (C.T.C.S) Limited Edition 1 of 175 - BRK 160x ...the 425th Brooklin model to join my collection