Houston Automotive Modeler's Society



Indy 500 Pace Car Models

January 2, 2016 at 6:27 pm | Blog | No comment


As you know (or may not know), the theme for HAMS 2016 Model Show in July is the “100th Running of the Indy 500”, which will occur this May. This theme is not only open to race cars that competed or attempted to compete in any Indy 500, but also Indy 500 pace cars and safety vehicles. To help with choosing what you may want to build for the theme award, below is a link to a listing of Indy 500 pace car kits that have been produced. It is in a thread on the Open Wheel Racing Modeling board. I don’t know how inclusive/accurate it is, but it is extensive. Just click on the link below.
Indy 500 Pace Car Models


2016 Model Car Contests

January 2, 2016 at 6:17 pm | Blog | No comment


Its January, so that means it is time for our annual list of model shows & contests (mostly in Texas and Louisiana) that may be of interest to HAMS members in 2016.

January 30; Westlake, LA

February 20; San Antonio, TX
IPMS-Alamo Squadron ModelFiesta

March 5; Farmers Branch, TX
IPMS-Metroplex Car Modelers’ Association Showdown

April 9; Kenner, LA
IPMS-New Orleans Great South Tigerfest

April 23; Stafford, TX
IPMS-Houston Modelmania

May 21; Shreveport, LA
IPMS-Red River Modelers RiverCon

June 4; Grapevine, TX
IPMS-North Central Texas Scalefest

June 16-18; Grapevine, TX
Squadron Eaglequest

July 30; Spring, TX
IPMS-HAMS Tenth Annual Model Car Show and Contest
Our own show!

August 3-6; Columbia, SC
IPMS-USA National Convention

September 3; Baton Rouge, LA
IPMS-Baton Rouge Cajon Modelfest

September 10; Arlington, TX
IPMS-Fort Worth Supercon

September 17, Irving, TX
Racers Reunion Model Car Contest

September 24; Austin, TX
IPMS-Austin Scale Modelers Society Capitol Classic

October 15; Covington, LA
IPMS-North Shore Scale Modelers AutumnCon

We will update this listing as more info becomes available.