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October 2002
Volume 24

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Scale Auto magazine covers the entire model car hobby. Each issue provides you with expert how to tips to help you easily build and customize muscle cars, street rods, stock cars and more. You'll receive objective and accurate reviews to help you find models worth your time and money. Whether you're a builder or a collector, this magazine is for you!
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Heavy metal Chevy
By Mike Hanson
Converting a Franklin Mint 1970 Chevelle SS454 into an SS396
A half-century of Corvette kits
By Tim Boyd
Celebrate the Corvette's 50th anniversary on a smaller scale
IPMS Nationals
By Patrick Mulligan
Excellent car models in Chicago
Classic kit buildup
By Maladen Vuckovic
Tamiya's 1/12 scale Lotus 78
Readers' Gallery
Mercedes 300SL, Hairy Hurst Oldsmobile, Chevy Lowrider, and more!
Tuck-and-roll your own
By Kevin Kovach
Customizing the 1950 Ford interior
By Brad Leisure
1969 Camaro customs
Readers' Choice Awards
By Andy Lilienthal
Scale Auto readers pick the top kits and companies
Wild Willys
By Andy Lilienthal
A kitbashed and scratchbuilt gasser masterpiece
Tips & Tech
Pat Covert's retirement...Scale pavement...Riffler files
Scale Auto Showroom
Tamiya Nissan 350Z...AMT/Ertl 1958 Plymouth Belvedere...James Bond's newest high-tech cars, plus three more reviews, new products, and hobby news
Scale Mail
We stand corrected...August accolades...Import enthusiast
Resin Kits & Parts
1932 Ford chopped grille shell set...1926 T-roadster conversion...Whitewall drag slicks and wheels
Truck Stop
Building and detailing a Detroit Diesel 12V71...New and interesting stuff
Ask Scale Auto
Sticky Road Runner...Nitty Gritty...Chopping Ford's F-100
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