American Racing Miniatures (ARM) came together in the fall of 2013 when we, Tom Faletti and Ed Mautner, received word from Chris Etzel that he would turn over his Etzel’s Speed Classics to us.   Chris sold us the name, rights to use the name, master patterns for nine racing cars, as well as many of the accessories and decals that Chris had created for Etzel’s Speed Classics.

Chris Etzel set the bar for low production, multi-media, race car model kits that is still the cottage industry’s gold standard for quality, accuracy, and, for want of a better word – buildability.

From the beginning, it has been ARM’s goal to maintain or improve his line and to carry that goal into the production of new models, accessories, decals, and other products that ARM is planning to develop and market in the future.

We are Indianapolis racing car enthusiasts and modelers.  We will be researching future models, accessories, and decals that we think will be of greatest interest to the open wheel racing modeler.  We also hope to provide assistance to the modeler by offering books, research sources and materials, and tools that we have found useful in our own model building experience.

So, thank you for checking out our site.  We hope you find something of interest here, but mostly we hope you enjoy our shared hobby to the max.

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