"Now with improved chickens"
For those not familiar Tom Daniel was a model car designer who worked for Monogram Models during the heyday of "Show Rods" during the 60s and 70s. Revell, AMT MPC and even Lindberg and Hawk got into the business, but the only one that came close to the fame of Tom Daniel was Ed "Big Daddy" Roth. For me Tom Daniel's designs were the best, and Monograms' kits were simple to build fairly inexpensive and looked great when done. Red Baron, S'Cool Bus, Paddy Wagon, T'Rantula and Rommels Rod were some of his best sellers. This one Tijuana Taxi has an interesting history. At some point prior to Monogram's acquisition of Revell, the molds for Tijuana Taxi and Rommels Rod were lost. Revell/Monogram reverse engineered these kits and released them in the 90s. Tijuana Taxi touted "improved chickens". The kit was a blast, a bit fiddly, but still way better than the one I built in about 1969!
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