IPMS-HAMS

Houston Automotive Modeler's Society

 

 

New Model Car Magazine

Posted on April 28th, 2022 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

There is a new model car magazine out of the UK called Model Car & Motorcycle World. Presently it is only an insert in Model Truck World magazine. They do have a Facebook page with issue #3 as a free digital version.

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May Club Meeting

Posted on April 16th, 2022 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Our May 2022 meeting will be a build session. Bring a tools, glue, and a kit to work on. You can paint as long as you are hand brushing acrylics (and don’t spill any paint). Also best to bring a cutting board or mat so as to not scar the tables in our meeting room. These have been a big success with the other models clubs in town, and now we are joining in.

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January 2022 Club Meeting

Posted on January 12th, 2022 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Just a reminder that our first meeting of 2022 is this Friday (January 14). It is time to pay dues ($20) and there will be a kit raffle for all members who have paid their 2022 dues. We’ll also discuss how Modelfiesta went this past weekend and what shows are coming up next.

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2022 Model Shows

Posted on January 1st, 2022 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Below is our annual list of model shows & contests (mostly in Texas and Louisiana) that may be of interest to Houston area car modelers in 2022. Hopefully COVID-19 will not interfere with this years shows, but this list may be very fluid, with cancellations and reschedulings. Please make sure shows are still taking place before going. This list will be updated throughout the year with the latest information and more shows as they are announced.

January 8; New Braunfels, TX
IPMS/Alamo Squadron ModelFiesta

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

March 19: Shreveport, LA
IPMS/Red River Modelers RiverCon

April 2; Kenner, LA
IPMS/Flying Tigers Tigerfest

April 9; Bixby, OK
IPMS/Tulsa Modelers Route 66 Model Expo

April 30; Stafford, TX
IPMS/Houston Modelmania

May 21: Dallas, TX
Plastic Society of DFW A Fine Scale Model Exhibition

May 21; Sulphur, LA
IPMS/SWAMP CALMEX

June 4; Grapevine, TX
IPMS/NCT Scalefest

June 18: Covington, LA
IPMS/Northshore Modelers Expo

June 18; Bethany, OK
IPMS/Metro Oklahoma City OKCMetroCon

July 9; Spring, TX
IPMS-HAMS Model Car Show and Contest
Our own show!

July 20-23; La Vista, NE
IPMS/USA National Convention

August 6; Stafford, TX
Model Cars Houston presents the First Annual Minicar Festival

September 17; Arlington, TX
IPMS/Fort Worth Supercon

September 24, Jacksonville, AR
IPMS/Central Arkansas Sproo-Doo

 

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December Meeting/Christmas Dinner

Posted on November 13th, 2021 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

We will not meet at the Mendenhall Center in December. Instead, on the 10th we will return to The Buffalo Grille at Voss & Woodway for our annual club Christmas Dinner. We will have a section set aside for us. You can arrive any time after 6:00PM.

The address for The Buffalo Grille is 1301 S Voss Rd, Houston, TX 77057-1023.
Their web site is www.thebuffalogrille.com
Their FaceBook page
Menu & map at OpenMenu.

See y’all there.

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New Club Officers for 2022

Posted on November 13th, 2021 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

We had our election of new club officers at our November meeting. The new officers are:

President – Mike Stucker
Vice-President – Marc Havican
Treasurer – David Green
Secretary – Kerry McQuown
Member-At-Large – Richard Shouse

Congratulation to all.

 

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November Club Meeting

Posted on October 26th, 2021 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Our November club meeting on the 12th will be officer election night. Ever wanted to get in on running the club? This is your chance. We have five club officers – President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Member-At-Large. Nominate yourself for a board position. Think that someone else in the club could do a good job, nominate them. I think the old board is willing to keep going, but it’s always nice to have new blood on the board.

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October Club Meeting

Posted on October 3rd, 2021 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Just a reminder that our October club meeting, on the 8th, will be a kit raffle night. All dues paying members are eligible for the kit raffle.

Also, I think we’ve all figured it out by now, but officially, masks are nolonger required anywhere in the Mendenhall Center. You are welcome to wear a mask if you feel you need to, but it is nolonger required.

And finally, start think about if you wish to run for club office. Elections are in November.

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Results of the HAMS (2020 in) 2021 Model Car Contest

Posted on July 25th, 2021 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

After a year off because of COVID-19, our model car show returned and it appears to have been a great successs. We had 45 modelers from Texas, Louisiana, & Colorado enter a record 232 models. We even managed to add 4 extra vender tables, which were all sold out.

One note on trophies we forgot to mention during the awards ceremony. The show was called “(2020 in) 2021” because all the trophies (except the theme award) were in our possession before the 2020 show was cancelled. So they carried the 2020 date instead of 2021.

Category 401: Juniors (12 and younger)
3rd – 1957 Chevy Bel Air – Addison Neal (Boerne, TX)
2nd – Ford F-150 SVT Raptor – Rhys Howell (Spring, TX)
1st – 1957 Chevy Bel Air- Rhys Howell (Spring, TX)

Category 402: Seniors (13-17)
No entries.

Category 403A: Box Stock – American
Sponsored by Raul Montelongo
3rd – 1970 Super Bee Pro Street – Raul Montelongo (Houston, TX)
2nd – 1949 Mercury Wagon – Chris Adams (San Antoni, TX)
1st – 1949 Mercury – Chris Adams (San Antoni, TX)

Category 403B: Box Stock – Foreign
Sponsored by Raul Montelongo
3rd – Porsche Carrera – David Green (Sugar Land, TX)
2nd – Jaguar XKE – Stephen Miller (Spring, TX)
1st – Porsche Carrera – Mike Hintz (San Antonio, TX)

Category 404: Street Rod (1950 & older)
3rd – 1932 Ford – Robert Longoni (Prairieville, LA)
2nd – 1932 Ford 3-Window Coupe – Keith Ruhl (Spring Branch, TX)
1st – 1934 Ford 5-Window Coupe – Jim Carnifax (Tomball, TX)

Category 405: Street Machine (1951 & newer)
3rd – Corvette Grand Sport – Gary Curry (Wichita Falls, TX)
2nd – 1966 Pontiac GTO – Keith Ruhl (Spring Branch, TX)
1st – 1963 Shelby Cobra – Stephen Miller (Spring, TX)

Category 406: Factory/Showroom Stock
3rd – 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427 GT – Rob Booth (Ingram, TX)
2nd – 1955 Chevy Convertible – Alvis Barrington (Slidell, LA)
1st – 1968 Cevy Camaro SS 396 – Claude Jones (Weston, TX)

Category 410: Competition Drag
3rd – Charger Funny Car – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX)
2nd – White Dragster – Mike Fair (Cypress, TX)
1st – Orange Crushed Pro Mod – Lee Barrett (Houston, TX)

Category 411: Competition Open Wheel
3rd – 1988 Valvoline March of Al Unser Jr. – John Rossio (Spring, TX)
2nd – 1940 Ford Early Modified – Gary Curry (Wichita Falls, TX)
1st – Lotus 72E of Emerson Fittipaldi – David Green (Sugar Land, TX)

Category 412A: Competition Closed Wheel – American
Sponosred by Chuckie’s Toys
3rd – Ford GT Le Mans 2017 – Gary Curry (Wichita Falls, TX)
2nd – 2019 Corvette CR7 – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX)
1st – 1972 Ford Bronco Baja – Clause Jones (Weston, TX)

Category 412B: Competition Closed Wheel – Foreign
Sponsored by Chuckie’s Toys
3rd – Skoda Fabia S2000 – Mike Stucker (Sugar Land, TX)
2nd – Nissan R390 GT1 – Lee Barret (Houston, TX)
1st – Mercedes CLK GTR – Gary Curry (Wichita Falls, TX)

Category 420: Foreign & Exotic
3rd  – 1968 Volkswagen – Hector Matta (Pasadena, TX)
2nd – McLaren MP4 GT3 – Gary Curry (Wichita Falls, TX)
1st – La Ferrari – Mike Hintz (San Antonio, TX)

Category 430: Heavy Truck/Commercial/Emergency
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – Ford LT9000 Tow Truck – Keith Ruhl (Spring Branch, TX)
2nd – Henschel Type 33 D1 – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX)
1st – Isuzu Elf Rollback – Will Morrison (Leander, TX)

Category 431A: Light Truck/Commercial/Emergency – Pickups
3rd – 1960 GMC – Larry Gill (Aurora, CO)
2nd – 1956 Foose Ford F100 – Keith Ruhl (Spring Branch, TX)
1st – Grandad’s Pickup – Dana Mathies (Boerne, TX)

Category 431B: Light Truck/Commercial/Emergency – Not Pickups
3rd – Smokey Police Car – Gary Curry (Wichita Falls, TX)
2nd – Willys Jeep & M100 Trailer – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX)
1st – M151A2 Shimira – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX)

Category 440: Large Scale (1/18 & Larger)
Sponsored by Erroll Palmer
3rd – Buddy Bake Dodge Charger – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX)
2nd – Fiat 806 – Tom Moon (Spring, TX)
1st – Green Elephant Vega Funny Car – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX)

Category 441: Small Scale (1/32 and Smaller)
Sponsored by David Green
3rd – 1928 Fordson Tractor – Buddy Aden (Houston, TX)
2nd – 1971 Porsche 917LH – Mike Stucker (Sugar Land, TX)
1st – Opel Blitz Radio Truck – Rick Cotton (Katy, TX)

Category 450: Curbside
3rd – Volkswagen Type 82E Staff Car – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX)
2nd – Subaru Impreza – David Green (Sugar Land, TX)
1st – Jaguar XKE – Rob Booth (Ingram, TX)

Category 451: Miscellaneous
3rd – German Mobile Kitchen – Rick Cotton (Katy, TX)
2nd – Faun L900 & Trailer – Rick Cotton (Katy, TX)
1st – King Cobra Gun Truck – Tom Moon (Spring, TX)

Category 460: Customs
3rd – 1970 Pontiac Bonneville – Richard Piazza (Dickenson, TX)
2nd – Porsche Baja 4×4 – Jeff Ehlert (Katy, TX)
1st – 1958 Chevy Impala – Ruben Davila (Houston, TX)

Category 461: Low Riders
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – 1990 Cevy Stepside Truck – Ruben Davila (Houston, TX)
2nd – 1971 Chevy Truck – Ruben Davila (Houston, TX)
1st – 1966 Chevy Impala – Keith Ruhl (Spring Branch, TX)

Category 470: Slammers
3rd – 2006 Volkswagen Bus – Ruben Davila (Houston, TX)
2nd – Kansa Farm Truck – Dana Mathes (Boerne, TX)
1st – 1949 Mercury Wagon – Chris Adams (San Antoni, TX)

Category 480: Motorcycles
Sponsored by VintageRPM.com
3rd – Suzuki 750 – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX)
2nd – Harley davidson – Terry Love (Plano, TX)
1st – Ducati 1199 – Tom Moon (Spring, TX)

Category 490: Dioramas
3rd – Travellers Meet In A Post-Apocolyptic World – Buddy Aden (Houston, TX)
2nd – Dan Gurney Trans-Am Race Pit – Dan Slade (Cypress, TX)
1st – Can’t Wait For Summer – Carlos Entenza (Houston, TX)

Best Engine
1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe – Jim Carnifax (Tomball, TX)

Best Interior
La Ferrari – Mike Hintz (San Antonio, TX)

Best Paint
1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe – Jim Carnifax (Tomball, TX)

People’s Choice Award
With added gift from Zen Modeling

1972 Ford Bronco Baja – Clause Jones (Weston, TX)

Theme Award – Best Porsche
Sponsored by VintageRPM.com

Porsche Carrera – Mike Hintz (San Antonio, TX)

Best In Show
Sponsored by Mike Fair
With added gift from Zen Modeling

1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe – Jim Carnifax (Tomball, TX)

Thank you to all who attended.

Click here to see more photos from the contest.

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HAMS Model Car Show Update

Posted on July 7th, 2021 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

We have received a COVID-19 procedure update from the Cypress Creek Christian Church for our show venue. They are still encouraging the wearing of maks, however:

“Because we believe in Putting Love First In All Things, we remain cautious and diligent in regard to COVID and the new variants. For this reason, we still encourage the use of masks. In areas with children, we require masks to be worn. If you choose to not wear a mask, but mindful of others as they may not have the same comfort level as you have.”

See you on the 24th.

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