John Gilbert Staff Editor
December 28, 2015

Ask any hardcore automobile enthusiast how they got hooked on liking cars and its quite probable the answer will be "building model cars."

The 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit is where the global automotive community comes together to catch up on the latest news and events. Kids visiting the 2016 North American International Auto Show can get a free, limited edition, build-it-yourself Ford GT snap kit from the Ford stand. This collector's edition Ford GT is the third collaboration between Ford and Revell since 2013 following Mustang and Raptor snap kits.

The auto show kit includes 14 pieces for easy assembly in just a few minutes, and will feature a unique auto show stamp on the bottom to signify the special edition. The retail model available in April is more detailed; it has 28 pieces and will take 10 to 15 minutes to build (adults add additional 15 minutes). The retail kit will be widely available to purchase for $14.99.

Recognizing model car kits as a gateway drug of sorts Mark Bentley, Ford Licensing manager spoke, "Our annual Revell Make 'n Take model kit program has become a fun-filled auto show tradition letting kids build their own Ford GT is a great way to introduce them to the Ford brand and create new enthusiasts."

A prediction that came true according to Boy's Life magazine by 1956, 80 percent of boys would become model car builders establishing early roots of brand loyalty that would last into adulthood.