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HAMS 2015 Model Show Results

Posted on August 4th, 2015 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

The Ninth Annual HAMS Model Car Show & Contest was held on August 1, 2015, in Spring, Texas. Fourty-four modelers entered 163 models in 21 categories. The quantity & quality in some categories was so good that three (Foreign & Exotic, Heavy Truck, and Small Scale) were split, so that we now awarded 24 sets of trophies instead of just 21. Thank you to all who attended, and a special thanks to our vendors and to our sponsors.

401: Juniors (12 & under)
3rd – Alexandra Kern (Houston, TX) – Fire Truck
2nd – Rowan Pickard (Naylor, MO) – Interstate Batteries Funny Car
1st – Emma Montenegro (Pasedena, TX) – Scooby Doo Van

402: Seniors (13-17)
No entries

403: Box Stock
3rd – Eric Stone (Spring, TX) – Jeep Rubicon
2nd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – Ferrari F50
1st – Tom Moon (Houston, TX) – Russian BRDM-2 Armored Car

404: Street Rod (1950 and earlier)
3rd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – Stacey David ’32 Ford Rat Roadster
2nd – Charles Feuerborn (Granbury, TX) – ’32 Chrysler Woody
1st – Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Mercedes Benz 170 V Van

405: Street Machine (1951 & later)
Sponsored by Jim Lynch
3rd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – ’69 Camaro SS Convertible.
2nd – Charles Feuerborn (Granbury, TX) – ’51 Chevy Fleet Line
1st – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – ’67 “Eleanor” Mustang

406: Factory/Showroom Stock
3rd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT
2nd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – 1970 Boss Mustang 429
1st – Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Mercedes 300 SL Roadster

410 – Competition, Straight Line
Sponsored by Chuckie’s Toys
3rd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Dean Skuza Supernationals Avenger F/C
2nd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – 1964 Ford Thunderbolt
1st – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Skull Gear Top Fuel Dragster

411: Competition, Open-Wheel
Sponsored by VintageRPM.com
3rd – Gary Beckman (Spring, TX) – AMC Gremlin Modified
2nd – Gary Beckman (Spring, TX) – Chevy Vega Modified
1st – Russell Wells (Spring, TX) – Ferrari SF15-T

412: Competition, Closed-Wheel
3rd – Russell Wells (Spring, TX) – Lola T70 MkIII
2nd – Carol Boost (Cambridge, Ontario) – Mercedes GTR
1st – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – Toyota GT1

420A: Foreign & Exotic with visible engine
3rd – Stephen Miller (Spring, TX) – Ferrari F40
2nd – William Morrison (Pflugerville, TX) – Rocket Bunny v1Toyota GT-86
1st – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – 2013 Grand Sport Corvette

420B: Foreign & Exotic without visible engine
3rd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – 2004 Nissan Skyline GTR
2nd – William Morrison (Pflugerville, TX) – Toyota bB
1st – William Morrison (Pflugerville, TX) – Rocket Bunny Boss Version Nissan S14

430A: Heavy Truck/Commercial/Emergency with trailer
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – J.T. Williams (Spring, TX) – Kenworth T600 w/53’ Trailer
2nd – J.T. Williams (Spring, TX) – International Prostar w/53’ Trailer
1st – Dave Rose (DeRidder, LA) – KW T800 w/Trailor (carrying an Oil Field Truck)

430B: Heavy Truck/Commercial/Emergency without trailer
3rd – Dan Slade (Houston, TX) – Custom ’39 Dodge Hauler
2nd – Dave Rose (DeRidder, LA) – Mack Oil Field Truck
1st – Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Fiat Transporter

431: Light Truck/Commercial/Emergency
3rd – Bruce Foster (Spicewood, TX) – ’50 Chevy Flat Bed
2nd – Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Chevy Double Cab COE
1st – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX) – Ranger Special Operations Vehicle

440: Large Scale (1/18 & Larger)
3rd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Don Schumacher Vega Funny Car
2nd – Tom Moon (Houston, TX) –Fiat Mefistofele
1st – Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Ford Model T

441A: Small Scale (1/32 & Smaller), Civilian
3rd – Wayne Marsden (Sugar Land, TX) – Frankenstude ’51 Studebaker
2nd – Wayne Marsden (Sugar Land, TX) – Sunoco Special Lola T-70
1st – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – Mitsubishi Fuso Truck

441B: Small Scale (1/32 & Smaller), Military
3rd – Rick Cotton (Katy, TX) – GMC 2×6 US Army Truck
2nd – Richard Kern (Houston, TX) – M998 w/M242 Bushmaster
1st – Richard Kern (Houston, TX) – 1/72 scale SAS Jeep

450: Curbside
3rd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – Honda S2000
2nd – Richard Kern (Houston, TX) – Willys Jeep
1st – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – ’66 Chevelle Wagon Pro Street

451: Miscellaneous
3rd – Richard Kern (Houston, TX) – Ford PGA
2nd – Tom Moon (Houston, TX) – WWII German Minenraumer VsKfz 617
1st – Michael Stucker (Sugar Land, TX) – Floyd Emde & Indian Motorcycle

460: Custom
3rd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – VW Beetle
2nd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – 1955 Chevy “Mild Custom”
1st – Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Ferrari F50 Rapid Transit

461: Low Riders
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – Andy ? (Spring, TX) – ’77 Cadillac DeVille
2nd – Andy ? (Spring, TX) – ’76 Cadillac Eldorado
1st – Adrian Montenegro (Pasedena, TX) – ’78 Chevy Monte Carlo

470: Slammer
2nd – Andy ? (Sprinf, TX) – ’77 Cadillac DeVille
1st – Buddy Aden (Houston, TX) – Ferrari Shop Truck

480: Motorcycles
3rd – Tom Moon (Houston, TX) – Honda NSR500
2nd – Richard Kern (Houston, TX) – 1/72 scale Harley-Davidson WLA 45
1st – Tom Moon (Houston, TX) – Suzuki Hayabusa X-1

490: Dioramas
3rd – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX) – “Gone Fishing”
2nd – Carlos Entenza (Houston, TX) – “We Are Next!”
1st – Michael Stucker (Sugar Land, TX) – “Winter Patrol”

Best Engine
Tom Moon (Houston, TX) – Fiat Mefistofele
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Best Interior
Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Mercedes 300 SL Roadster
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Best Paint
Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Mercedes 300 SL Roadster
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Best Short Track Racer
Presented by James Houston

Gary Beckman (Spring, TX) – Chevy Vega Modified
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Jim Summey Award for the Best ’32 Ford
John Rossio (Spring, TX) – Stacey David ’32 Ford Rat Roadster
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People’s Choice Award
Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Fiat Transporter
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Theme Award – “Emergency Services”
Michael Stucker (Sugar Land, TX) – 1/87 scale Seagrave Pumper
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Best In Show
Paul Barrena (San Antonio, TX) – Fiat Transporter
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Thank you to IPMS-Houston’s Tom Moon for the photos above.
You can see our gallery of model photos from the show by going to the photo section of this web site or by clicking here.

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Help Revell Pick What Chip Foose Car Kit Produce Next

Posted on June 12th, 2015 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

Revell is asking their customers to help decide which Chip Foose Design cars should be made into plastic kits. To participate in their survey, go too the link below and follow the instructions. You have until June 17th. Hope your favorite car gets kitted!
Revell Survey at SurveyMonkey

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2015 IPMS-Houston Library Display

Posted on May 10th, 2015 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

At our May meeting, Vince Barrale from the IPMS-Houston model club came by to tell us about their annual model display at the Houston downtown public library. He also asked  for HAMS members to contribute car models to the display. Models must be placed in the cases at the library on the morning of Saturday, May 30 (probably between 10 & 11 AM). They will stay in the locked cases until about Labor Day. If you are interested, please contact Vince at barrale59@live.com and let him know what you will be bringing. Having this info in advance will allow the library to make signs with the model & modelers name on them. (The library will validate your parking that day if you are contributing models.)

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Becoming a member of HAMS

Posted on April 4th, 2015 in Blog by Robert McQuown
 

Do you enjoy the hobby of creating scale model cars and trucks? Would you like meeting and sharing ideas and techniques with others in the hobby? Then you may be a candidate for membership in the Houston Automotive Modelers Society. Membership is very easy; no forms to fill out, no initiation, and very nominal yearly dues. Everyone is welcome, teenagers to retirees, male or female, novice to experienced, or just collectors (yes we have some). Some benefits of being a club member are; learning modeling tricks, getting friendly critiques on a build, engaging in internal club swap meets from time to time, and just talking shop with other modellers.
We meet the second Friday of each month. See additional information on time and location elsewhere on this site. Hope to see some new faces.

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January Meeting Highlights & February Announcement

Posted on January 15th, 2015 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

The main business of the January club meeting was taking photos of the club members wearing our club colors. Those photos can be seen below.

It was also decided that everyone should bring to the February meeting a list of 3-5 modeling techniques/procedures that they would like to see demonstrated at future club meetings. After compiling the list, we will see who in the club is willing and able to present demos on any of the requested subjects. Bernard will be doing his much postponed and eagerly awaited Bare Metal Foil demo during the February meeting.

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2015 Model Contests

Posted on January 1st, 2015 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

Below is a list of model shows & contests (mostly in Texas and Louisiana) that may be of interest to HAMS members in 2015.

January 24; Westlake, LA
IPMS-SWAMP CALMEX

February 21; San Antonio, TX
IPMS-Alamo Squadron ModelFiesta

March 14; Farmers Branch, TX
IPMS-Metroplex Car Modelers’ Association Showdown

March 14; Shreveport, LA
IPMS-Red River Modelers RiverCon

March 28; Kenner, LA
IPMS-New Orleans Great South Tigerfest

April 25; Stafford, TX
IPMS-Houston Modelmania

April 30-May 3: Salt Lake City, UT
Great Salt Lake International Scale Vehicle Championship GSL-XXV

May 16; Baton Rouge, LA
IPMS-Baton Rouge Cajon Modelfest

May 30; Grapevine, TX
IPMS-North Central Texas Scalefest

June 18-20; Grapevine, TX
Squadron Eaglequest

July 22-25; Columbus, OH
IPMS-USA National Convention

August 1; Spring, TX
IPMS-HAMS Ninth Annual Model Car Show and Contest
Our own show!

September 12; Arlington, TX
IPMS-Fort Worth Supercon

September 26; Covington, LA
IPMS-North Shore Scale Modelers AutumnCon

October 10; Austin, TX
IPMS-Austin Scale Modelers Society Capitol Classic

November ?; Lafayette, LA
IPMS-Cajon Modelers GatorCon

We will update this listing as more info becomes available.

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December 2014 Meeting at Hickory Hollow Restaurant

Posted on November 15th, 2014 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

The HAMS December 12, 2014, meeting will be our annual Christmas party. Instead of happening at out usual location, it will be held at the Hickory Hollow Restaurant in the Heights area of Houston.  Their street address is 101 Heights Blvd., Houston, TX 77007. That is just north of Washington on Height Blvd. Start time will be the usual 7:00 pm. We will have a room reserved for us but everyone is responsible for buying their own meal. We took a head count at the November meeting of who was attending. If you were not present then, and will be coming to the Christmas party, please contact Bernard Cortez (cortez dot bernard at yahoo dot com), so he can tell Hickory Hollow how many of us will be there. For a menu and location map to Hickory Hollow, please visit their web site at HickoryHollowRestaurants.com.

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October, 2014, Meeting News

Posted on October 12th, 2014 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

Some important club business was discussed at our October meeting.

First, our club officers will stay the same for 2015:
President – Rob McQuown
VP – Eric Stone
Secretary – Mike Stucker
Treasurer – Terry Wall

Second, Bernard Cortez will be giving a demo on the use of Bare Metal Foil at our November meeting.

And finally, it has been decided that our 2014 Christmas party will take place at Hickory Hollow Restaurant on Heights Blvd., in Houston. As always, it will be on our regular December meeting night. More details about this event will be posted on this web site next month.

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Summer’s Over – More Model Contests on the Way

Posted on August 29th, 2014 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

Schools are back in session, football is starting up, but there are 2 model shows shows coming up in September – a full IPMS show in Arlington, TX, and a race car only show in Irving, TX. And of course, there is the IPMS-Austin show in October. In addition, the Cajon Plastic Modelers of Lafayette, LA, have finally posted a date for their 2014 Gatorcon. Still no details up on their web site, though. Exact dates and links to event information can be found in our pre-season contest post.

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HAMS 2014 Model Show Results

Posted on August 3rd, 2014 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

HAMS held their eighth annual model car contest on August 2, 2014. This year’s theme was “Saluting Orphaned Marques”. Thirty-four modelers came out on a really nice summer day to enter 139 models in 21 categories. That became 22 categories after Competition Drag was split into two separate sub-categories. Everyone who attended, entered, and/or vended at the show helped to make the show a success. We would also like to thank our sponsors, Bernard Cortez, Kroger #734, Wall Enterprises, & VintageRPM.com.

401: Juniors (pre-teen)
3rd – Jesse Hodges (Conroe, TX) – Grave Digger
2nd – Grace Gossard (Orange, TX) – Orange Baron Studebaker
1st – Grace Gossard (Orange, TX) – Hardee’s Pro Stock

402: Seniors (13-17)
1st – Jacob Hodges (Conroe, TX) – ASA Thunderbird

403: Box Stock
3rd – Eric Stone (Spring, TX) – Meyers Manx
2nd – Len Woodruff (Carrollton, TX) – ’72 LA Hooker Mustang Funny Car
1st – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX) – Sd.Kfz. 234/2 Puma

404: Street Rod (1950 & earlier)
3rd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – ’32 Ford 5-Window Coupe Highboy
2nd – Chris Curbow (Houston, TX) – ’41 Willys “Bar Grill”
1st – Chris Curbow (Houston, TX) – Pink ’41 Willys

405: Street Machine (1951 & later)
3rd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – ’66 Chevelle Station Wagon
2nd -John Rossio (Spring, TX) – ’69 Camaro Z-28
1st – Craig Huls (Nevada, TX) – ’70 Plymouth Barracuda

406: Factory/Showroom Stock
3rd – Dan Slade (Houston, TX) – ’70 Plymouth Road Runner
2nd – Jack Lira (Houston, TX) – ’67 Pontiac Firebird
1st – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – ’70 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda

410A: Competition Drag – No Functioning Doors
3rd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – “War Eagle” Pontiac Firebird Funny Car
2nd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – “Pepsi Challenger” Dodge Omni Funny Car
1st – Guy Beaudette (Port Arthur, TX) – “Twilight Zone” Dragster

410B: Competition Drag – Functioning Doors
3rd – Claude Jones (Weston, TX) – ’50 Olds Gasser
2nd – Chris Curbow (Houston, TX) – Dick Harrell ’66 Chevy
1st – Chris Curbow (Houston, TX) – ’41 Willys “Nurse Betty”

411: Competition Open-Wheel
Sponsored by VintageRPM.com.
3rd – Len Woodruff (Carrollton, TX) – Watson Roadster
2nd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – Danny Sullivan’s ’85 Indy Winning March-Cosworth
1st – Mike Poole (Austin, TX) – Ferrari 156 “Sharknose”

412: Competition Closed-Wheel
3rd – Claude Jones (Weston, TX) – ’57 Ford Dirt Car
2nd – Patrick Haslem (Harlingen, TX) – D2 Mercedes CLK DTM2000
1st – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – David Pearson’s Torino Talledega

420: Foreign & Exotic
3rd – Eric Stone (Spring, TX) – ’71 Datsun 240ZG
2nd – Eric Stone (Spring, TX) – Mini Cooper JCW
1st – Mike Poole (Austin, TX) – Ferrari 250 GT SWB

430: Heavy Truck/Commercial/Emergency
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez.
3rd – Mitch Burk (Magnolia, TX) – ’67 Dodge L700
2nd – Dan Slade (Houston, TX) – ’68 Plymouth Car Transporter
1st – Dan Slade (Houston, TX) – LoneStar Tractor with Beil Tanker

431: Light Truck/Commercial/Emergency
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez.
3rd – Chris Curbow (Houston, TX) – ’53 Ford Pickup
2nd – Chris Curbow (Houston, TX) – ’50 Ford Pickup
1st – Bruce Foster (Spicewood, TX) – ’55 Chevrolet Pickup

440: Large Scale (1/18 & larger)
3rd – Craig Huls (Nevada, TX) – ’70 ‘Cuda Funny Car
2nd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – “Army” Vega Funny Car
1st- Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – “CareFree Gum” Duster Funny Car

441: Small Scale (1/32 & smaller)
3rd – Wayne Marsden (Sugar Land, TX) – ’69 Camaro SS
2nd – Wayne Marsden (Sugar Land, TX) – 289 Cobra
1st – Bruce Foster (Spicewood, TX) – Toyota Flatbed & Trailer

450: Curbside
3rd – Len Woodruff (Carrollton, TX) – ’64 Mercury Comet Rally Car
2nd – Len Woodruff (Carrollton, TX) – ’65 Cobra Daytona
1st – Patrick Haslem (Harlingen, TX) – Chrysler 300

451: Miscellaneous
3rd – Jason Herring (Killeen, TX) – ’57 Ford Utility Truck
2nd – Jerry Zabel (Fort Worth, TX) – International LoneStar Tractor
1st – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX) – SAS Jeep

460: Custom
Sponsored by Kroger #734
3rd – Mitch Burk (Magnolia, TX) – ’62 Buick Custom
2nd – Richard Piazza (Dickinson, TX) – ’60 Chevrolet Impala
1st – Glen Myers (Lake Charles, LA) – ’49 Mercury

461: Lowriders
No entries.

470: Slammers
1st – Wayne Marsden (Sugar Land, TX) – ’57 Chevy Sedan Delivery

480 – Motorcycles
3rd – Mike Stucker (Sugar Land, TX) – Trickstar Kawasaki ZX-10R
2nd – Patrick Haslem (Harlingen, TX) – Ducatti 996
1st – Mike Poole (Austin, TX) – Honda CR110

490: Dioramas
2nd – Joe Ramirez (San Antonio, TX) – “Chevy Pickup”
1st – Buddy Aden (Houston, TX) – “Garage Scene”

Best Engine
Guy Beaudette (Port Arthur, TX) – “Twilight Zone” Dragster
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Best Interior
Mike Poole (Austin, TX) – Ferrari 156 “Sharknose”
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Best Paint
Patrick Haslem (Harlingen, TX) – Chrysler 300
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Best Short Track Racer
Presented by James Houston
Claude Jones (Weston, TX) – ’57 Ford Dirt Car
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Jim Summey Award for the Best ’32 Ford
Sponsored by Wall Enterprises
John Rossio (Spring, TX) – ’32 Ford 5-Window Coupe Highboy
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People’s Choice
Guy Beaudette (Port Arthur, TX) – “Twilight Zone” Dragster
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Theme Award – Saluting Orphaned Marques
Len Woodruff (Carrollton, TX) – ’64 Mercury Comet Rally Car
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Best In Show
Guy Beaudette (Port Arthur, TX) – “Twilight Zone” Dragster
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Click here to see the complete photo album from the show.

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