I'm not extremely into Nascar but I certainly have a relative or 2 who is CRAZY about it. I've bought Nascar model kits as gifts and they've been very popular. But here's a funny side story:
I was invited to a White Elephant party where I had to bring a random gift that was kind of useless and kind of funny. So I brought a Nascar model kit I had bought for my nephew but hadn't sent yet (I bought him another one). It was a Dale Earnhardt model and everyone at the party was quite tickled with it. No one there was into Nascar, so it was funny.
Nascar model kit
Stacks of Nascars
“Everyone loved my White Elephant Nascar model kit.”
I was thought model trains were... a little dumb, but I have to say, my opinion changed when I met my husband several years ago. Model trains have been his hobby since he was a boy. His set up is so intricate!
The classic ship in a bottle is an example of what are known as "impossible bottles". Any impossible bottle is one that has objects inside of it that clearly wouldn't normally fit through the bottle neck.
Model cars are all the rage. They're sleek and easy to store. Most people associate model trucks with small children. This is simply not fair. It takes a real man and model connoisseur to appreciate good model trucks.
My cousin Brad loved trains. My cousin Brad was also one of those scary genius kids that learned to read before he learned to use the toilet. Brad had a big train set that he loved more than anything, and my aunt had it out for me.
I remember watching my older brother build model cars when we were little. He'd let me help... sometimes. The pieces are so tiny and intricate, I never had the patience to do it, but I wanted to do whatever he did.