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DXPRacing 8/30/23

I will give you the last 4 jobs.  I worked at Sherwin Williams for 2 1/2 years mixing paint while finishing up some college courses.  Then I worked for a land surveyor for about 3 years.  That was a fun job!!  I got offered a better job as a machinist for a tooling company.  I did that for 12 years.  Made all kinds of stuff for all kinds of companies.  Then in 2009 the economy turned and I was unemployed for about 14 weeks before returning to my old job.  I worked there until I got hired by R & G Electric doing maintenance at a Areospace plant in Nashville.  That company lost the contract after 2 years and I got hired on by their replacement company who I still work for.  I have been doing the Areospace maintenance for 13 years.  I do not build the wings but I make sure the machines that do, work.  Just flying gas tanks.  I have also been doing radio work on the side as mobile DJ but I gave that up about 5 years ago.  I have been on a broadcast team for a local Radio station covering high school football for about 9 years.  It's a lot of fun and helping out with the high school in a small way is rewarding to me.  

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Phil_NWA1 8/30/23

I am in my first year of retirement, the last 19 years spent working in connection with the farming industry on the admin side.

Been self employed a few times, driving instructor for about eight years which was fun and satisfying.

Now I have a bit more time am really getting back into some basic hot wheels racing at home, have another hobby too, Subbuteo table soccer which like hot wheels been with me for over 50 years of and on.

  • I've always wanted to try that table soccer. Looks fun. Glad you're sharing retirement with all of us :) — redlinederby
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FredD 8/30/23

Retired! +21 years Air Force/NYANG Radar. Lots of time in industrial engineering. Programming machine controls, electrical and instrumentation. Hobbyist for most of my near 65 years on this planet. Everything from plastic models, slot cars, control line and R/C planes and on and on... Rockets, boats, helicopters, you name it. Now I do alot of Gi Joe repairs from talker repair to reflock and custom heads. Found a stash of old Die Cast from my son. He passed at 18 y.o. in 2000. I miss him every day...

I am looking to participate in die cast racing and learning the ropes before I attempt to do a track of my own... thanks for having me!


F'D Racing

  • Sorry about your son. Welcome to the hobby and I hope you have fun while you’re here. — redlinederby
  • sorry for your son, that is some tough stuff, welcome to the community — dr_dodge

I have my last year in middle school and I work with my parents in AC but in my free time I do customizing on cars and I collect cars.

  • cool... stick with it, ot is a fun hobby! — FredD
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EnZedRacing 8/31/23

Hi guys and gal's...just want to say that its been a really good read, an interesting one at that, on what we all do outside of racing/collecting/customising. You see names pop up quite often and think that they must be graphic designers or engineers as their cars are always work of art.

Good to see everyone taking time out of their busy lives to share their hobby. Much appreciated 

Big Mike

  • Thanks for asking that! As a noob, it was nice to see other folks story and get to onow a little about them. — FredD
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WolfHound 9/11/23

The last 3 years iv been a full time single dad to 4 school going kids, Before that was IT support for 10 years and a whole host of other jobs from forklift driver, to bakery, to cabin crew on daily sailings.

Had 2 business's computer repair locally and a travelling sport equipment supply shop (darts).

now i get to enjoy hobbies with my kids :) 

  • tthats the best, hangin' with your kids havin' fun — dr_dodge

Currently a graduating student who has tons of schoolworks/assignments and projects to do but still have time to do what I love. Diecast. May it be collecting or racing, having fun with it is what matters. My stress reliever after a long day from school.

My goal? To get a job so I can support this hobby XD

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DTaylor44 9/12/23

Worked in construction my whole life started when I was nine working on jobs with my family Retired for a few years To be a stay at home dad for my youngest two children went back to work in Construction to help my middle daughter pay for college been collecting Hot Wheels my whole life and racing I have over 35,000 hot wheels

  • no wonder I can't find any goid ones! — FredD
  • Wow! And my Sweetie says I have a Problem with 300+ cars. — Bent_Rod_Racing
  • 35k cars, that's awsome! — dr_dodge
  • 35000!!! I feel a lot better with my stash now lol. Great share mate :) — EnZedRacing

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