Houston Automotive Modeler's Society



Annual Contest


(2020 in) 2021 HAMS Model Car Show and Contest
Yes, 2021 will be a redo of 2020 – same theme as was originally planned, so bring those Porsches.

July 24, 2021 – 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Cypress Creek Christian Community Center, Forum
6823 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379

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Important Map For Attendees & Vendors
The map at this link shows the show entrances and vendor unloading areas: BldgLayout

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

Contest Theme: “Porsche”

Theme Information:
Any Porsche vehicle is eligible for the theme award.

A Note About Military Vehicles:
Military Vehicles are allowed in any appropriate category as long as they are wheeled-only “softskins”. No fully or partially tracked military vehicles allowed. However, fully or partially tracked civilian vehicles are allowed (i.e. bulldozer). In addition, military vehicles may not carry a canon/large caliber gun, nor rockets.

Contest Rules
The contest will use the IPMS judging system. For those unfamilier with this sytem, please click on the link at the end of this paragraph. It is to the IPMS/USA web site. Scroll down to the “Automotive” sub-section of “Modeling Basics” to understand what our judges are looking for while judging. Also, the “Did you ever wonder about…?” section can answer some questions you may have.
IPMS/USA Competition Handbook

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 $25 each.
Sponsorships are available for $30 per category (1st, 2nd, 3rd) or special award.

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.

Michael Bennett          Rusty McBride            Bernard Cortez
Chuck Adams             Carol Grisso                Jim Nowlin
Ed Boyle                     Bill Havel                    James Firmin
Eric Stone                  Gerardo Escobedo

Show Sponsors:

To reserve a vendor table, contact Bernard Cortez at 832-544-7752 or Bernard.cortez@transwestern.com.
For other show information, contact the Show Coordinator, Rob McQuown, at 281-731-6566  or robert.mcquown@sbcglobal.net.

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. 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

If you need Adobe Reader to view PDFs, click here for free download of the software.

In light of the current pandemic situation, please be aware that neither IPMS/USA nor its Chapters are liable for any potential transmission of illnesses. Those planning to attend this event should (a) follow existing safe social distancing recommendations and (b) abide by any local, state, or Center regulations regarding gatherings.