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November Club Elections

Posted on November 13th, 2022 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

At our November club meeting we elected a new Board of Directors for the club. Our (partially) new board is:

President: Richard Shouse
Vice-President: Marc Havican
Treasure: David Green
Secretary: Kerry McQuown
Member-At-Large: Josh Muras

Congratulations gentlemen.

 

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August 2022 Club Meeting

Posted on August 3rd, 2022 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Our August club meeting will be held on Friday the 12th.  We will be back at our usual location of the Mendenhall Center. Topics for the meeting will be a discussion of how our model car show in July went, David Green will present a demo on painting chrome, and we will have our delayed 3rd quarter kit raffle. See you there.

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Results of 2022 HAMS Model Car Contest

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

On July 9th we held our annual Model Car Contest & Show. Thirtyseven entrants came from all over Texas & Louisiana to enter 223 models in the contest. In addition, there were 3 “display only” models present.

One note about the award presentation. The Miscellaneous winners were announced as the Armored Car category and vice versa. The categories were on the same table and the judges reversed the scoring sheets. Not a problem with the trophies handed out as they do not carry the category on them. Sorry about that, but the results are listed correctly below.

Category 1- Juniors
Sponsored by Chuckie’s Toys
No entrants.

Category 2 – Box Stock
Sponsored by Raul Montelongo
3rd – Lamborghini Huracan – Gary Curry (Houston, TX)
2nd – 2017 Ford GT – Rob Booth (Ingram, TX)
1st – Mercedes-Benz 300SL – David Green (Sugar Land, TX)

Category 3 – Factory/Showroom Stock
3rd – 2017 Camaro SS – Gary Curry (Houston, TX)
2nd – 1968 Dodge Charger – B.Wade Brooks (Benton, LA)
1st – VW Westfalia – Keith Rule (Spring Branch, TX)

Category 4 – Street Rod (1950 & older)
Sponsored by Chuckie’s Toys
3rd – 1933 Ford – John Rossio (Spring, TX)
2nd – 1941 Willys – Jeff Ehlert (Katy, TX)
1st – 1949 Mercury – John Rossio (Spring, TX)

Category 5 – Street Machine (1951 & newer)
Sponsored by Erroll Palmer
3rd – 1956 Chevy Nomad – John Rossio (Spring, TX)
2nd – 1969 VW Bug – Hector Mata (Pasadena, TX)
1st – Corvette C7 – Gary Curry (Houston, TX)

Category 6 – Pickups
3rd – 1955 Chevy Pickup – Jeff Ehlert (Katy, TX)
2nd – Nissan Sunny – Bill Koff (Shreveport, LA)
1st – 1951 Chevy Pickup – Hugo Garcia (Edenburg, TX)

Category 7 – Jeeps & Off-Road Vehicles
Sponsored by VintageRPM.com
3rd – Ghost Buster Cadillac – Jeff Ehlert (Katy, TX)
2nd – 1964 Ford Van – Jack Lira (Manvel, TX)
1st – VW Dune Buggy – Jack Lira (Manvel, TX)

Category 8a – Commercial Vehicle w/Trailer
3rd – Autocar 7 Car Transporter – Dan Slade (Cypress, TX)
2nd – W900 Kenworth – Bubba Allen (New Boston, TX)
1st – Bekin Moving Tractor Trailer – Keith Rule (Spring Branch, TX)

Category 8b – Commercial Vehicle w/No Trailer
3rd – 1972 Chevy Wedge Truck w/ 1970 GTO Dirt Stock Car – Bubba Allen (New Boston, TX)
2nd – 1950’s GMC Truck – Hugo Garcia (Edenburg, TX)
1st – 1920 Mack Tow/Plow Truck – Hugo Garcia (Edenburg, TX)

Category 9 – Customs
Sponsored by Carroll Grisso
3rd – 1970 VW Bug – DeBrick Brady (Dallas, TX)
2nd – 1948 Ford Convertible – Ruben Davila (Fort Worth, TX)
1st – 1970 Chevy Impala – Ruben Davila (Fort Worth, TX)

Category 10 – Low Riders
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – 1976 Chevy Caprice – Ruben Davila (Fort Worth, TX)
2nd – 1969 Chevy Impala – Ignacio Hernandez (Cleveland, TX)
1st – 1957 Chevy Convertible – Ignacio Hernandez (Cleveland, TX)

Category 11 – Foreign & Exotic
3rd – Mclaren MP4 GT3 – Gary Curry (Houston, TX)
2nd – 1935 Auburn Speedster – Keith Rule (Spring Branch, TX)
1st -Mclaren 570S -David Green (Sugar Land, TX)

Category 12 – Copetition Drag
Sponsored by Futuristic Retro
3rd – Pontiac GTO Funny Car – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX)
2nd – Nitro Bandit Oldmobile Funny Car – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX)
1st – Jungle Jim Vega Funny Car – B.Wade Brooks (Benton, LA)

Category 13 – Competition Open-Wheel
Sponsored by Futuristic Retro
3rd – 1935 Chevy Sedan – David Green (Sugar Land, TX)
2nd – Lotus 99T – David Green (Sugar Land, TX)
1st – Kuzma Sprint Car  – Mike Stucker (Sugar Land, TX)

Category 14a – Competition Closed-Wheel, Stock Cars
Sponsored by RCS Motorsport Models
3rd – Buddy Baker Oldmobile – David Green (Sugar Land, TX)
2nd – 1954 Al Keller Hudson Hornet – B.Wade Brooks (Benton, LA)
1st – 1953 L.D. Austin Chevy Impala – B.Wade Brooks (Benton, LA)

Category 14b – Competition Closed-Wheel, not Stock Cars
3rd – Chaparral 2D – Rob Booth (Ingram, TX)
2nd – Porche 917K – David Green (Sugar Land, TX)
1st – 1963 Corvette Grand Sport – B.Wade Brooks (Benton, LA)

Category 15 – Curbside
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – Capri Group II – Gary Curry (Houston, TX)
2nd – BMW Z4 GT3 – Gary Curry (Houston, TX)
1st – Ford GT40 – David Green (Sugar Land, TX)

Category 16 – Slammers
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – Mitsubishi GTO – DeBrick Brady (Dallas, TX)
2nd – 200 Mitsubishi Eclipse – Ruben Davila (Fort Worth, TX)
1st – 1959 Cadillac – DeBrick Brady (Dallas, TX)

Category 17 – Small Scale (1/36 & Smaller)
Sponsored by RCS Motorsport Models
3rd – Ferrari 312B – Mike Stucker (Sugar Land, TX)
2nd – Porsche 911 RSR – Russell Wells (Huntsville, TX)
1st – Brabham BT44 – Russell Wells (Huntsville, TX)

Category 18 – Large Scale (1/18 & Larger)
3rd – Chi-Town Hustler Funny Car – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX)
2nd – 1980 Corvette – Gary Curry (Houston, TX)
1st – Custom Corvette – Gary Curry (Houston, TX)

Category 19 – Motorcycles
Sponsored by Futuristic Retro
3rd – Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 – Gary Curry (Houston, TX)
2nd – Honda CBR400 – Ernesto Portillo (Houston, TX)
1st – Suzuki Katana – Ernesto Portillo (Houston, TX)

Category 20 – Armored Cars, APCs, & Gun Trucks
3rd -Austrian Romfell – Mike Stucker (Sugar Land, TX)
2nd – Ba-64 – Stan Spooner (Boerne, TX)
1st – Magirus ARW – Stan Spooner (Boerne, TX)

Category 21 – Dioramas
Sponsored by David Green
3rd – What’s Up?! – Carlos Entenza (Houston, TX)
2nd – Strangers Meet – Buddy Aden (Houston, TX)
1st – Breakfast In The Desert – Mike Stucker (Sugar Land, TX)

Category 22 – Miscellaneous
3rd – Warhammer 40K LRDG – Stan Spooner (Boerne, TX)
2nd – German Ford Truck – Rick Coton (Katy, TX)
1st – Mad Maxine – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX)

Best Engine
1968 Dodge Charger – B.Wade Brooks (Benton, LA)

Best Interior
Porsche 911 RSR (1/43 scale) – Russell Wells (Huntsville, TX)

Best Paint
Sponsored by Futuristic Retro
1957 Chevy Convertible – Ignacio Hernandez (Cleveland, TX)

Best Pikes Peak Racer
1995 Suzuki Escudo – Buddy Aden (Houston, TX)

People’s Choice
Nissan Sunny Truck  – Bill Koff (Shreveport, LA)

Theme Award – Do It In The Dirt
Sponsored by VintageRPM.com
1956 Ford Fairlane Stock Car – B.Wade Brooks (Benton, LA)

Best In Show
Sponsored by Futuristic Retro
1953 Chevy Impala Stock Car – B.Wade Brooks (Benton, LA)

Click here to see more photos from the contest.

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July 2022 Club Meeting & Model Car Show

Posted on July 3rd, 2022 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Our annual Model Car Show is coming up on Saturday July 9 at the Cypress Creek Christian Community Center Forum. Because of that, we will not have a normal meeting of the Mendenhall Center on the 8th. Instead we will be setting-up tables & such at our show venue from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. In additon, the normally scheduled quarterly kit rafffle will be moved to the August meeting.

On Saturday, club members should be at the facility by 8:00 AM to help with vendor set-up. The general public will be allowed in at 9:30 AM.

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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

October 1; Austin, TX
Austin Scale Modeler’s Society Capital Classic

October 15; Baton Rouge, LA
IPMS/Baton Rouge Cajun Modelfest 34

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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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