Gary Sutherlin's AMC Matador
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Gary Sutherlin must be the world's most unassuming model
car builder. He arrives early at each MAMA meeting and
surreptitiously places his latest creation on the display
table unobserved. He doesn't seek awards or accolades.
Gary builds to please himself. But over the years, he's
pleased quite a few of his fellow club members, too. Some
of us have made a habit of trying to figure out which
models on the display table are Gary's based on his building
tastes, style, and quirks (Gary likes to build them straightforward,
but with a twist now and then, such as the time he added
poseable steering to an otherwise box-stock Mercury Cougar
Gary has a mischevious streak in him, too. At one recent
meeting he had slipped a model past us (it was a subject
that none of us would have associated with him), and when
our president asked the group who built it, Gary quietly
sat in the back row, knowing he'd gotten us.
Not too long ago, Gary caught a good deal on a couple
of AMC Matador kits at a swap meet in Dunn Loring, VA.
Combined with two others he already had at home they formed
the basis of a series of four Matadors he's building.