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January 2018 Club Meeting

Posted on January 7th, 2018 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Happy New Year! Hope all is well with you and your families.

The Houston Automotive Modelers Society’s first meeting of 2018 will take place at 7:00 this coming Friday (January 12) at our usual location of the Trini Mendenhall Community Center. We’ve got several things happening at this meeting.

First, dues are due. $20 for adults and $15 for anyone under the age of 18.

Second, it will be raffle night. All dues paying members may participate in our quarterly kit raffle. Hence, a good reason to pay your dues on Friday.

Third, we have big news in regards to our model car show this summer. Rob will have the details. (And don’t worry, its all good.)

And finally (at least as far as I know), I have a box of model cars in various stages of build to give away for free. Rick Cotton from IPMS-Houston acquired them somewhere is is giving them us (’cause he’s not a car guy).

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2018 Model Contests

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 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 2018.

January 28; Lake Charles, LA
IPMS-SWAMP CALMEX

February 17; San Antonio, TX
IPMS-Alamo Squadron ModelFiesta

March 3; Farmers Branch, TX
IPMS-Metroplex Car Modelers’ Association Showdown

March 24; Bossier City, LA
IPMS-Red River Modelers RiverCon

April 7; Kenner, LA
IPMS-New Orleans Super Invitational

April 28; Stafford, TX
IPMS-Houston Modelmania

June 2; Grapevine, TX
IPMS-North Central Texas Scalefest

June 21-23; Grapevine, TX
Squadron Eaglequest

July 21; Spring, TX
IPMS-HAMS Twelfth Annual Model Car Show and Contest
Our own show!

August 1-4; Phoenix, AZ
IPMS-USA National Convention

September 8; Arlington, TX
IPMS-Fort Worth Supercon

Autumn; Covington, LA
IPMS-North Shore Scale Modelers AutumnCon

October 6; Austin, TX
IPMS-Austin Scale Modelers Society Capitol Classic

We will update this list as more info becomes available.

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December Meeting & Christmas Party

Posted on November 18th, 2017 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

The December HAMS meeting 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.

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 8, 2017). Go to the Buffalo Grill at Voss and Woodway.

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New Club Officers

Posted on November 18th, 2017 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

HAMS had our election for 2018 club officers at the November meeting. The following people were elected as our new board:

President – Jim Lynch
Vice President – Eric Stone
Treasurer – Mike Stucker
Secretary – Erroll Palmer
Member-At-Large – Richard Piazza

Congratulations to our two returning and three new board members.

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November 2017 Club Meeting

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

Our November meeting will be on Friday the 10th.  Some items for the agenda are:

One – Club officers for 2018.  Yes, we do have officers and positions are open to any member that are interested.  Also being an officer gets you a paid yearly membership in IPMS/USA courteously of the club. A benefit of IPMS membership a nice quarterly magazine.  Currently we have 3 people running for office (President, VP, & Treasurer). We need at least 2 more as we have 5 club officer positions – Secretary, & Member at Large have no volunteers at the moment.

Two – Bernard informed us at the last meeting that he would like to display some of our builds at the 2018 Houston AutoRama 11/23-26.  Please consider bringing a build or two to the meeting for him.  This will help get the word out about our club and hopefully bring some new members.

Three –  Our annual December Christmas dinner.  Shall we return to the Buffalo Grille or go someplace different?

See you all on the 10th.

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October Club Meeting

Posted on October 8th, 2017 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

The Trini Mendenhall Sosa Center has cleaned-up/repaired their flood damage after the hurricane, so they are again open for business. That means that our monthly meetings will again be held there starting on October 13. We need to discuss club officers for next year as elections will be in November. Also, we will have the free quarterly club kit raffle for all dues paying members. See you there.

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September Club Meeting Has Been Cancelled

Posted on September 5th, 2017 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

The Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center where we meet has apparently suffered some flood damage during Hurricane Harvey. They will not reopen in time for our September meeting. Therefore the September meeting is CANCELLED. We will resume regular club meetings on the second Friday in October at the Center.

Stay safe. We will see you next month.

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2017 HAMS Model Car Show Results

Posted on August 13th, 2017 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

August 12 saw car modelers from across Texas and Louisiana again gather in Spring, Texas, for our annual model car show and contest. Thirty-six entrants entered 135 models. We would like to thank or vendors, sponsors, and attendees for making this another successful show.

Show Sponsors:
Atlantis Hobbies, Bernard Cortez, Chuckie’s Toys, Eric Stone, Erroll Palmer, G&G Hobbies, Jim Lynch, Mike Fair, Richard Piazza, Stephen Miller, TrueColor Paints, & VintageRPM.com.

Award Winners:

Category 401: Juniors (12 and under)
Sponsored by Eric Stone
3rd – Andrew Jimenez (Rosharon, TX) – Grave Digger
2nd – Skylar Allred (Houston, TX) – ’49 Ford
1st – Skylar Allred (Houston, TX) – ’50 Ford F-100

Category 402: Seniors (13-17 years old)
Sponsored by Eric Stone
2nd – Zachary Burger (New Braunfels, TX) – Mad Max Gigaforce
1st – Zachary Burger (New Braunfels, TX) – ’41 Stock Car

Category 403: Box Stock
3rd – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – M3A1 Scout Car
2nd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – ’55 Chrysler 300
1st – Chris Adams (SanAntonio, TX) – ’67 Camaro SS

Category 404: Street Rod (1950 & older)
Sponsored by Jim Lynch
3rd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – ’29 Model A Highboy Roadster
2rd – Bruce Foster (Spicewood, TX) – ’29 Ford Woody
1st – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – ’32 Ford 3-Window Coupe

Category 405: Street Machines (1951 & Newer)
Sponsored by Richard Piazza
3rd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – ’55 Chevy Bel Air
2nd – Mike Fair (Cypress, TX) – ’57 Ford Wagon
1st – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – ’67 Chevy Camaro

Category 406: Factory/Showroom Stock
Sponsored by Stephen Miller
3rd – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – Willys Jeeep
2nd – Freddie Pena (Pasadena, TX) – 2009 Dodge Challenger
1st – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – ’70 Plymouth Baracuda

Category 410A: Competition Drag – Funny Car
Sponsored by Erroll Palmer
3rd – Glen Myers (Lake Charles, LA) – Corvair FC
2nd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Winston Mustang FC
1st – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Green Elephant FC

Category 410B: Competition Drag – Other Than Funny Car
3rd – Richard Piazza (Dickinson, TX) – ’57 Ford Wagon
2nd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Winston Top Fuel Dragster
1st – Terry Love (San Antonio, TX) – ’64 Corvette

Category 411: Competition Open-Wheel
3rd – Gary Beckman (Spring, TX) – Vega Modified
2nd – John Burger (New Braunfels, TX) – ’32 Ford Modified
1st – John Burger (New Braunfels, TX) – ’30 Ford Modified

Category 412: Competition Closed-Wheel
3rd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – Porsche 962
2nd – Vic Florie (Elgin, TX) – ’69 Falcon
1st – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – Corvette C7R

Category 420: Foreign & Exotic
2nd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – Mazda RX7
1st – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – 2015 C7 Corvette

Category 430: Heavy Truck/Commercial/Emergency
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – Ernesto Portillo (Missouri City, TX) – BM21 Grad
2nd – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX) – Gun Truck
1st – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – GMC CCKW 2.5 Ton Truck

Category 431A: LightTruck/Commercial/Emergency – Civilian
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – John Rossio (Spring, TX) – ’60 Chevy Pickup
2nd – Bruce Foster (Spicewood, TX) – ’61 Ford Ranchero
1st – Buce Foster (Spicewood, TX) – ’72 Chevy Truck

Category 431B: LightTruck/Commercial/Emergency -Military & Police
3rd – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX) – M998 Gun Truck
2nd – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – Dodge WC-57
1st – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX) – ZIS-5 with German AA-Gun

Category 440: Large Scale (1/18 & larger)
3rd – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – Flash Gordon Funny Car
2nd – Tom Moon (Houston, TX) – Fiat 806 GP Race Car
1st – Kenneth Gossard (Orange, TX) – White Bear Funny Car

Category 441: Small Scale (1/32 & Smaller)
3rd – Bruce Foster (Spicewood, TX) – ’30 Ford Pickup
2nd – Rick Cotton (Katy, TX) – Dodge WC63 6X6
1st – Rick Cotton (Katy, TX) – Open Blitz with Nebel Werfer

Category 450: Curbside
3rd – Freddie Pena (Pasadena, TX) – ’66 Chevy Fleetside
2nd – Len Woodruff (Frisco, TX) – ’64 Le Mans Cobra
1st – Steve Boutte (Lafayette, LA) – ’50 Olds Custom

Category 451: Miscellaneous
3rd – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – Sd.Kfz. 222 Panzerspähwagen
2nd – Vince Barrale (Houston, TX) – LAV-150
1st – Jack Lira (Manvel, TX) – Ford Tractor

Category 460: Customs
Sponsored by Richard Piazza
3rd – Freddie Pena (Pasadena, TX) – Ford F350
2nd – Steve Boutte (Lafayette, LA) – ’51 Chevy Covertible
1st – Steve Boutte (Lafayette, LA) – ’47 Chevy Coupe

Category 461: Low Riders
Sponsored by Bernard Cortez
3rd – Ignacio Hernandez (Cleveland, TX) – ’63 Chevy Impala
2nd – Ignacio Hernandez (Cleveland, TX) – ’62 Chevy Impala
1st – Freddie Pena (Pasadena, TX) – ’61 Chevy Impala

Category 470: Slammers
1st – Andy ? (Houston, TX) – 2013 Silverado

Category 480: Motorcycles
3rd – Tom Moon (Houston, TX) – Red Bull Yamaha
2nd – Richard Kern (Magnolia, TX) – BMW R75
1st – Freddie Pena (Pasadena, TX) – Custom Wicked Chopper

Category 490: Dioramas
3rd – Mike Stucker (Sugar Land, TX) – HMLS Aston Villa
2nd – Chris Adams (San Antonio, TX) – Car Show
1st – Carlos Entenza (Houston, TX) – There Is Always Trouble In Paradise

Best Engine
Sponsored by Chuckie’s Toys
Mike Fair (Cypress, TX) – ’57 Ford Wagon
 

Best Interior
Steve Boutte (Lafayette, LA) – ’50 Chevy Fleetside
 

Best Paint
Sponsored by Chuckie’s Toys
Freddie Pena (Pasadena, TX) – Custom Wicked Chopper

Jim Summey Award for Best ’32 Ford
Sponsored by Mike Fair
John Burger – ’32 Ford Modified

People’s Choice
Freddie Pena (Pasadena, TX) – ’61 Chevy Impala Lowrider

Theme Award: Sun, Surf, & Sand
Sponsored by VinatgeRPM.com
Carlos Entenza – There Is Always Trouble In Paradise

Best In Show
Sponsored VintageRPM.com
Steve Boutte – ’47 Chevy Coupe

A photo gallery from the show can be found here.

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IMPORTANT – August Meeting Notice

Posted on July 15th, 2017 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

A note to all club members and non-members planning on attending the August 2017 club meeting. It WILL NOT be held at our usual location of the Trini Mendehall Sosa Community Center on Wire Road. Because it will occur on the evening before of Model Car Show, the meeting WILL be held at the show location, CYPRESS CREEK CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY CENTER, ANNEX BUILDING GYM, 6823 CYPRESSWOOD DRIVE, SPRING, TX 77379. The reason for this is so that we can do pre-show set-up that evening. See our contest page for map and directions. Please don’t forget. See you there.

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July Club Meeting – Don’t Miss It

Posted on July 9th, 2017 in Blog by Michael Stucker
 

The July club meeting is coming up on the 14th and you don’t want to miss it. Firstly, we will hold our third kit raffle of the year for all members who’s dues are paid up. Secondly, we will decide on the theme for our 2018 model car show. Speaking of which, our 2017 show is just one month away on August 12. Got your “Sun, Surf, & Sand” model built yet?

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