Houston Automotive Modeler's Society



Vintage Slot Racing Newsletter

December 21, 2015 at 7:31 pm | Blog | No comment


Recently, while searching to the ends of the internet, I came across the Vintage Slot Racing Newsletter web site. Yes, its a slot car site, but it has some interesting stuff. Among the items to be found there are photos of many old model car magazine and catalog covers, including Model Car Science and Car Model magazines as well as AutoWorld catalogs. Boy do those bring back memories of modeling in the ’60s & ’70s. Additionally, there are slot car box art photos, prototype plans, articles on model cars and real cars – all from old model magazines. In addition, there is an Ed Roth Tribute with all kinds of photos and scans. Not the easiest site to navigate, so here are a few links to various sections:

VSRN Main Page

VSRN Index

“Big Daddy” Ed Roth Tribute

Model Magazine & Catalog Covers



Patrick “Buggs” Nixon

December 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm | Blog | No comment


Former HAMS member Patrick “Buggs” Nixon passed away on December 9th. Although not involved in the club in recent years, he always attended our annual show. Always smiling, he was a great friend to the club. Through his Scale Lowrider magazine he helped to grow the hobby and encourage his fellow modelers.

He died with no life insurance, so if you would like to help the family with the funeral expenses, there is a GoFundMe page set up where you can contribute.

One of his friends has started a tribute model build to Buggs. You can follow his progress on the Scale Auto web site.