I generally spend the weekends watching the V8 Supercar races with my kids.  It’s something that we all enjoy, and I’ve found it to be a fun way for us to bond.  We all root for the same drivers, which gives us something special that we hold in common.  While watching the races the other day, a commercial came on TV about Car Models of Braidwood.  This is a model car shop that actually isn’t very far from our house.  Because we saw that they had scale V8 Supercar models in their shop, my kids were immediately excited and began to beg me to take them there.  I had never collected model cars before, so I really didn’t know the first thing about the place.  I decided to go online and do a little research before we made a trip to the shop.


I found their website, and I was immediately greeted by the Car Models of Braidwood recent arrivals.  Not only did they have scale models of V8 Supercars, but they also had models of some really cool sports and muscle cars.  While I had never considered collecting model cars before, simply checking out the Car Models of Braidwood recent arrivals on their site was something that got me a little bit excited.  The site did allow me to place orders online, but I was still not quite sure if I wanted to buy any model cars, and even if I did, I wanted to make sure that we got quality models, which meant visiting the store myself seemed like a better option.

When we arrived at the shop that next weekend, my kids and I were amazed by the size of the model car collection.  In fact, I was actually a little bit overwhelmed by just how much they had there.  I decided to ask the guy who was on the floor for help, and I was very happy with the service that I received.  I told him about a couple of the models that I had seen on the recent arrivals page, and he proceeded to tell me all about the brands and their histories.  From this conversation, I was able to get a good idea about which model cars were the best quality.  I explained to him that I didn’t have a huge budget to work with, but I wanted to make sure that anything we purchased that day would be good quality for the price.  I also told him that my kids were really interested in Supercar models.

He was very knowledgeable and was able to point us in the right direction to find something that we would enjoy.  My kids were extremely excited about the fact that they were each able to go home with their own model cars.  I’ll definitely keep my eye on their website for new arrivals, and I’ll take my kids back there again sometime in the future.  Maybe model cars is a new hobby we can all enjoy.