Duke Monroe lived a quiet life along a country lane until sometime in the mid-twenties, when college kids from up in Boulder started using that peaceful lane as a racetrack.
He cursed mighty curses when they broke the silence and he laughed thunderous laughs, when they missed a turn and spun off the road or blew up the engine.
One hot summer’s day, a college boy threw Duke a $50 bill after he towed his car out of a ditch with a tractor. A business plan was born.
Starting with a Model T wrecker, Duke would hang out near all the places the college boys tended to hurt their toys. Locals began to call Duke when they saw a race that had gone badly. Duke would tow the wrecks to the old Redrum Ranch. He was amazed how often, the college boys never came back for the car. That is how Duke Monroe became the first collector of classic cars in this part of the state.
What Barnyard treasures do you recognize?
This is a forced perspective photograph of 1/24 scale model vehicles and 1/24 scale model structures against a real background.
Behind-the-scenes photos that used this same set-up can be seen here: