Houston Automotive Modeler's Society



Annual Contest

Eighth Annual HAMS Model Car Show and Contest

August 2, 2014 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Cypress Creek Christian Community Center, Annex Building Gym
6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379

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Contest Theme: “Remembering Orphaned Marques”


Awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd) will be presented in 21 categories. In addition there will be special awards for Best Paint, Best Interior, Best Engine, Best Short Track Racer, Best ’32 Ford, Peoples’ Choice, and the Contest Theme (Remembering Orphaned Marques – see info below). Along with the model car contest, participants and visitors will be able to shop in our vendor area. (See bottom of page for event flyer.)

Theme Information:
Any car/truck company (foreign or domestic) that is no longer in production, such as AMC, Nash, Packard, Hudson, Stanley, and many others that have become obscure in today’s world. On the racing side, this includes BRM, Tyrrell, Reynard, March, and others. (Note: Chaparral is not eligible as “continuation” vehicles are available from the factory.)

A Note About Military Vehicles:
Military Vehicles are allowed in any appropriate category as long as they are wheeled-only. No fully or partially tracked military vehicles allowed (i.e. tank or half-track). However, fully or partially tracked civilian vehicles are allowed (i.e. bulldozer).

No Sweeps Rule:
Please note that HAMS has a no sweeps rule in the contest. This means that, as long as there are two or more entrants in a category, no one entrant can win all three (first, second, & third) trophies in that category.

Admission Prices:
General Admission – $1
Adult Contest Entry – $10 for first 2 entries, $2 per each additional entry
Teens (13-17) – $5 for first 2 entries, $1 per each additional entry
Pre-Teens (12 and under) – $1 for all you can enter

Vendor tables are available for $20 each.

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM – Vendor set up only.
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM – Show open to public.
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Contest entries accepted.
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM – Contest judging will take place.
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM – Awards Ceremony.
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM – Display and vendor break down.

For more information or to reserve a vendor table, contact the Show Coordinator, Rob McQuown, at 281-731-6566 or robert.mcquown@sbcglobal.net.

Vendors scheduled to be at the show:
Bernard Cortez                 Jim McKinney                Gary Gassman                 Henry Rayon
Jorge Fernandez              Matt LaBlanc                  Linden Davis                    John Hougham
Chuckie’s Toys                 Michael Bennett             Patrick Bare                      Carol Grisso
Craig Huls                         Vince Barrale                  John Rossio

Each person who enters models in the contest must fill out a Registration form. In addition, they must also fill out one Entry form per model. You can get and fill out those form at the show, or you can download the forms from here and fill everything out before you leave home for the show. Forms are available below in PDF & Microsoft Excel formats. (Note that the Entry form download sheet contains 3 entry forms, as they are small.)

Registration PDF
Registration Excel
Entry PDF
Entry Excel

Event Flyer PDF

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