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December Meeting/Christmas Dinner

Posted on November 11th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

The December HAMS meeting, on the 14th, will be our annual Christmas Dinner. It will again be held at the Buffalo Grill near the corner of Voss and Woodway. They have catfish, burgers, tacos, chicken, and more. The Buffalo Grill web site has a full menu and map of their location. (Note that everyone is responsible for buying their own meal. The club is not picking up the tab.)

Their exact address is 1301 S. Voss, Houston, TX 77057. (The Voss exit off I-10 is one exit farther west than if you were going to the usual meeting place on Wirt. And Woodway is south of I-10.)

Remember, don’t go to the Trini Mendenhall Center on the second Friday in December (December 14, 2018). Go to the Buffalo Grill at Voss and Woodway.

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GoFundMe for the Grissos

Posted on November 11th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

As most of the club knows by now, long-time club member Carol Grisso recently lost her home and her father to fire. A GoFundMe site for the family has been set up in by her brother Clayton’s coworkers. If you would like to contribute to the family, please go to www.gofundme.com/help-for-the-grissos.

Thank you.

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Election Results from November Club Meeting

Posted on November 11th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Along with the country, we at HAMS also held an election this month. Here are our new board members, some old, some new, and some returning.

President – Rob McQuown
Vice President – David Green
Treasurer – Mike Stucker
Secretary – Kerry McQuown
Member at Large – Richard Piazza

Congratulations gentlemen.

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November Club Meeting on the 9th

Posted on November 6th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Friday, November 9th is the next HAMS club meeting, and it is election night. So, if you would like to run for office, “Come on down!” And if you don’t want to run for office, show up to make sure we don’t vote you in, anyway. 🙂

See you there.

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October Club Meeting – Swap Meet

Posted on October 1st, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Our October club meeting is coming up soon on the 12th. It will be a busy meeting with several things going on.

First off, it is Swap Meet night. Bring some kits you’d like to swap for someone elses kits.

Second, we will be taking orders for club shirts. Cost is $40.00 each. If you want or need a shirt, please bring cash with you. If you already have a shirt, please wear it to the meeting so that those buying will know how the sizes fit. They seem to run a little small, as mine is 2XL and I never wear anything larger than XL.

Third, it is time to start discussing who will run for club offices. Elections are in November. Do you want to help run your club?

And finally, it will be quarterly kit raffle night! Free entry for all dues paying members.

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2018 HAMS Model Car Show Results

Posted on July 25th, 2018 in Blog,Uncategorized by Michael Stucker
 

We had a great turnout for the our 2018 Model Car Show on July 21. Modelers from Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana braved the Texas heat to compete in our contest, shop with our vendors, and talk model cars. There were 181 models entered in the contest and several more on the display table.

Show Sponsors:
Bernard Cortez, Richard Piazza, & VintageRPM.com.

Award Winners:

Category 401: Juniors (12 and under)
No entries.

Category 402: Seniors (13-17 years old)
No Entries.

Category 403A: Box Stock, Street Car
3rd – Chris Adams (San Antonio, TX) – 1941 Chevy Pickup
2nd – Chris Adams (San Antonio, TX) – 1967 Corvette Coupe
1st – Eric Nordstrom (Catoosa, OK) – 1955 Chrysler 300

Category 403B: Box Stock, Not Street Car
3rd – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – Ford GPA
2nd – Chris Adams (San Antonio, TX) – 1966 Chevy Nova
1st – Russel Wells (Spring, TX) – Kenwood Porsche 956

Category 404: Street Rod (up through 1950)
3rd – Mel Frenger (Broken Arrow, OK) – Ford Woody Pickup
2nd – Fonzell Brown (Broken Arrow, OK) – 1932 Ford Roadster
1st – Eric Nordstrom (Catoosa, OK) – 1932 Ford Coupe

Category 405: Street Machine (1951 & newer)
3rd – Fonzell Brown (Broken Arrow, OK) – 1967 Barracuda
2nd – Eric Nordstrom (Catoosa, OK) – 1965 Chevy Impala
1st – Eric Nordstrom (Catoosa, OK) – 1962 Chevy Impala

Category 406: Factory/Showrrom Stock
3rd – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – M998 Cargo Truck
2nd – B. Wade Brooks (Benton, LA) – 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner
1st – Eric Nordstrom (Catoosa, OK) – 1968 Pontiac Firebird

Category 410A: Competition Drag, Top Fuel
3rd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – “Custom Body” Charger Funny Car
2nd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – “Jungle Jim” Monza Funny Car
1st – Lee Barrett (Houston, TX) – Slick 50 Top Fuel Dragster

Category 410B: Competition Drag, Not Top Fuel
3rd – Charles Feuerhorn (Granbury, TX) – 1932 Ford AA/FA
2nd – Raul Montelongo (Houston, TX) – 1990 Ford Mustang LX Drag Car
1st – Florian Dylinski (Brookshire, TX) – ’40s Rail Dragster

Category 411: Competition, Open-Wheel
Sponsored by VintageRPM.com
2nd – David Green (Sugar Land, TX) – 1936 Chevy Modifed Dirt Tracker
1st – David Green (Sugar Land, TX) – Lotus 49

Category 412A: Competition, Closed-Wheel, Sports Cars
Sponsored vy VintageRPM.com
3rd – Wayne Marsden (Sugar Land, TX) – 1964 Cheetah
2nd – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – 2012 Corvette GT2 LeMans
1st – Andrew Cathcart (Tomball, TX) – 2017 Macau GP Mercedes AMG GT3

Category 412B: Competition, Closed-Wheel, Not Sports Cars
Sponsored by VintageRPM.com
3rd – B. Wade Brooks (Benton, LA) – 1971 Wendell Scott Mercury Cyclone
2nd – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – Hummer Off Road Racer
1st – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Leroy Yarbough Mecury Cylone Spoiler II

Category 420: Foreign & Exotic
3rd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – Mazda RX7
2nd – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – 2004 Corvette Z06
1st – B.Wade Brooks (Benton, LA) – 1919 Leyat Helic Propeller Car

Category 430: Heavy Truck/Commercial/Emergency Vehicles
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – Damon Montegue (El Paso, TX) – 2001 Peterbilt 379
2nd – Kristopher Gaffey (Houston, TX) – KMG-365 (Reserve 51)
1st – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – GMC CCKW 2.5 6×6

Category 431: Light Truck/Commercial/Emergency Vehicles
Sponsored by Richard Piazza
3rd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – 1950 Chevy “Coca-Cola” Pickup
2nd – Fonzell Brown (Broken Arrow, OK) – 1958 Apache
1st – Eric Stone (Spring, TX) – Mooneyes VW Type 2 Van

Category 440: Large Scale (1/12 & larger)
3rd – B.Wade Brooks (Benton, LA) – 1971 Buddy Arrington Dodge Charger
2nd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – “Hawaiian” Charger Funny Car
1st – David Green (Sugar Land, TX) – Buddy Baker Dodge Charger

Category 441A: Small Scale (1/32 & smaller), Civilian
3rd – Mike Stucker (Sugar Land, TX) – Ferrari 612P
2nd – Wayne Marsden (Sugar Land, TX) – 1963 Ford Thunderbird
1st – Wayne Marsden (Sugar Land, TX) – 1948 Ford Coupe

Category 441B: Small Scale (1/32 & smaller), Military
3rd – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – Horsche 1A
2nd – Rick Cotton (Katy, TX) – GMC 2×6 Truck
1st – Rick Cotton (Katy, TX) – German Radio Truck

Category 450: Curbside
3rd – Russell Wells (Spring, TX) – Mercedes AMG GT3
2nd – Freddie Pena (Pasedena, TX) – Mini Cooper
1st – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – Willys Jeep

Category 451: Miscellaneous
3rd – James Wise (Nederland, TX) – “Bad Medicine”
2nd – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – M20 Armored Car
1st – Vince Barrele (Houston, TX) – Israeli ALM-90 Armored Car

Category 460: Custom
Sponsored by Richard Piazza
3rd – Mel Frenger (Broken Arrow, OK) – LaSalle Pickup
2nd – Alvis Barrington (Slidell, LA) – 1950 Ford Pickup
1st – Fonzell Brown (Broken Arrow, OK) – 1950 Mercury

Category 461: Low Riders
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – Fonzell Brown (Broken Arrow, OK) – 1967 Cadillac Coupe DeVille
2nd – Eric Nordstrom (Catoosa, OK) – 1964 Chevy Impala
1st – Freddie Pena (Pasedena, TX) – 1960 Chevy Impala

Category 470: Slammers
3rd – Vic Florie (Elgin, TX) – Ford GT90
2nd – Chris Adams (San Antonio, TX) – 1966 Chevy Nova
1st – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – Hummer H1

Category 480: Motorcycles
3rd – Freddie Pena (Pasedena, TX) – Gambler
2nd – Vince Barrele (Houston, TX) – BMW R-75
1st – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – Aces Wild Chopper

Categroy 490: Dioramas
Sponsored by Richard Piazza
3rd – Steve Miller (Spring, TX) – “1923 Model T”
2nd – Carlos Entenza (Houston, TX) – “A Boy And His Dog”
1st – Buddy Aden (Houston, TX) – “To Catch A Thief”

Best Engine
Eric Nordstrom (Catoosa, OK) – 1932 Ford

Best Interior
Freddie Pena (Pasedena, TX) – 1960 Chevy Impala

Best Paint
Freddie Pena (Pasedena, TX) – 1960 Chevy Impala

People’s Choice
Alvis Barrington (Slidell, LA) – 1949 Studebaker Pickup

Theme: 75 Years of Revell
Mel Frenger (Broken Arrow, OK) – LaSalle Pickup

Best In Show
Freddie Pena (Pasedena, TX) – 1960 Chevy Impala

Len Woodruff’s gallery of model photos from the show can be found here: HAMS 2018 Show

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Busy Month of July

Posted on June 30th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

We’ve got a busy month of July coming up. First is our monthly club meeting on Friday the 13th. We’ll be finalizing everything for our model car show later in the month, picking a theme for our 2019 show, and we’ll have another quarterly model kit raffle (free to all dues paying members).

Exactly one week after our monthly meeting, on Friday the 20th, we will be setting up for our annual model car show. From 7 to 9 pm, we will be setting up tables and such in the show facility. All members who can, please come out for this to help with the work.

Then, one day later on Saturday, July 21, is our Model Car Show & Contest on the 21st. While there is a complete list of vendors on our Annual Contest page, I’d like to point out that Hill Country Hobbies of San Antonio and Rockabilly Scale Customs will be joining us for the first time. Vendors and club members will be allowed in the facility starting at 8:00 am with the general public gaining admettance at 9:30 am.

I can hardly wait.

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HAMS Again On The Road (sort of)

Posted on May 12th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Not so much “on the road” as “down the street” as several members participated in IPMS-Houston’s Modelmania.

Raul Montelongo took third in Competition Straight Line – Door Slammers with a Mustang drag car.

Mike Stucker received a second in small scale for his 1/43 scale Ferrari 612P Can-Am racer.

Lee Barret won two awards, as his Mustang Funny Car took second in Competition Straight Line – Top Fuel and his DPS car crash diorama took third in Automotive Dioramas.

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HAMS On The Road

Posted on March 11th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Its only March, but HAMS members have been busy attending model shows in the region. And they’ve won some awards for their efforts. Below are some of those winning models.
First up, from the IPMS-Swamp Calmex in Lake Charles, LA, in January:

Mike Stucker, 1st & 2nd, Competition Covered Wheel


Kerry McQuown, 2nd, Commerical

Eric stone also won a 1st in Street Machines and a 2nd in Curbside.

And then from the MCMA Shootout 2018 in Farmer’s Branch, TX, in March:

Jim Lynch, 2nd, Motorcycle

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New American Model Kit Manufacturer

Posted on February 24th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Salvinos J R Models is a new model car kit manufacturer, and they are located in the good ol’ U.S. of A. Their first model is Buddy Baker’s 1980 Oldsmobile NASCAR stock car. The kit is produced in southern California with decals from Cartograph. Click on the picture below for more info.

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