In Memoriam • Gerald Wingrove
We received late word that world renowned master model maker Gerald Wingrove passed away in March of this year.
After a long career building sought after highly detailed scratch built models, Gerald and his wife Phyllis retired in Spain in 2004. We understand that Phyllis passed away last year.
One of Wingrove’s loyal patrons was the late Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, the founder of England’s National Motor Museum. Lord Montagu was the first person to commission a model car from Wingrove for his National Motor Museum at Beaulieu.
Wingrove was most well known for his fabulous 1:15th scale miniatures of classic cars, especially his Duesenbergs. His models have appeared in numerous automobile magazines around the world, and can be found in some of the most prominent private collections. He built approximately 220 automobile models during his long career as a master model maker.
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