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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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Another Houston Hobby Shop Bites the Dust

Posted on July 26th, 2014 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

On top of the recent loss of Larry’s Hobbies in north Houston, comes the news that M&M Hobbies, a long-time fixture in Bellaire, is closing. I talked to the owner and he said they would be gone by the third week in August. Model railroad stuff is at %40 off and books are %20 off. Kits have not been discounted, but if spend enough money (say over $150) you can probably get a quantity discount. They still have quite a bit of paint in stock if you are in need of any, including Tamiya spray paints and Gunze spray Mr. Surfacer.

Also, if you have a built model in one of their display cases, you need to go down to the store and get it. They have contacted those people they have info for, but there are still models that need to go home.

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HAMS Model Show Coming Up On August 2nd

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

Our model car show is less than a month away. If you are interested in sponsoring a contest category or being a vendor at the show, there is still time. Full show information can be found on our Contest Page. Don’t forget our contest theme of “Remembering Orphaned Marques”.

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Video of Master Modeler Charlie Ryder

Posted on April 24th, 2014 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

Long-time HAMS members know Charlie Ryder. Auto mechanic, racer, and teacher who scratchbuilds his own exact vehicle replicas. Well, apparently back in the day, Charlie was interviewed by the Southern Illinois University TV station. I stumbled upon the video at Youtube recently. Great interview as he shows off and explains the building of his creations. See it here.

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Upcoming Contests

Posted on April 23rd, 2014 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

IPMS-Houston Modelmania is right around the corner (April 26), but there are others later this year. To that end, our contest post has been updated with a web link for Squadron Eaglequest (June) and we’ve added IPMS-Fort Worth Supercon (September) to the list. You can scroll down to the entry or click here.

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March Meeting Hi-Lites

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

We had our first meeting at our new location and all those who attended gave it their seal of approval. Very nice facility, and if we outgrow our room, there is plenty of space to expand. If you missed the meeting, you missed the free paint that Jack was handing out. Some of the things discussed at the meeting were:

The Fun Ford Weekend at Royal Purple Raceway in Baytown is Saturday, March 29. HAMS will be running the Make-N-Take model building session for the kids. If you would like to help out (and see the racing for free), contact our club President, Rob McQuown, at 281-731-6566.

HobbyTown USA in Houston is supposedly holding a model contest on March 29. I have no other info, but you can check it out at the store. HobbyTown USA is also holding an on-line modeling contest this month on their Facebook page, if you are so inclined.

Radius Nation, as part of their annual Racer’s Reunion, is holding a model race car contest in Irving, TX, on Saturday, September 27. It is “sanctioned” and will be judged by the Metroplex Car Modelers Association (MCMA). For more info, see the Radius Nation web site. (I’ll add this to the contest calendar post elsewhere on this site.)

Hope to see y’all next month.

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We Have A New Home!

Posted on February 21st, 2014 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

Yes, HAMS has found a new permanent meeting location. It is the Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center on Wirt road, a few blocks north of the Katy Freeway (I-10). Meetings are still the second Friday of each month from 7:00-9:00 PM. Our first meeting in the new location will be March 14, 2014. See our monthly meetings page for more details.

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New Meeting Location for February

Posted on February 6th, 2014 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

We have found a new meeting location, at least for February. It is in the offices of NTCEG, near the Greenspoint area. The address is 911 Regional Park Dr., Houston, TX 77060. Please see our Monthly Meetings page for more info.

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Meng Announces F-350 Kit

Posted on January 31st, 2014 in Blog by Mike Stucker
 

Meng Model company , while best known for their armor and aircraft kits, also produces some models of Japanese pick-up trucks in 1/35th scale. These trucks are “technicals” (a military term) for use with modern armor kits of the same scale. But at the recent Nuremberg Toy Fair, they announced their first foray in 1/24th scale automotive kits – a Ford F-350 pick-up truck! Going by Meng’s previous releases, this should be a great kit.

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New Club Officers for 2014

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

Club officer elections were held at the January club meeting. Our newly elected board for 2014 is:

President – Rob McQuown
Vice-President – Eric Stone
Secretary – Mike Stucker
Treasurer – Terry Wall

Congratulations all.

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