Carrera Panamericana Contest

Carrera Panamericana Contest

Deadline for entries: August 31, 2011
Send entries to:

One of the most grueling road races ever held, the Carrera Panamericana has become
a legend in the annals of motor racing history. The great Mexican Road Race, 
which included many different types and models of racing vehicles, provides
a good source of inspiration for model builders.

While there are many kits available to build specific Carrera cars, Scale Designs has
announced new decal sheets that will be available soon to help you build several
Carrera models, some of which are shown here.

Here are the rules:

Models must represent a car entered in one of the five original La Carrera races
from 1950 through 1954. No phantoms or mystery cars. Multiple entries are OK.
Anything from scratch-builts through upgraded die-casts are allowed, as long as
you put some work into making the model as accurate as possible.

Voting will take place on the Yahoo Groups site.

First prize will be a kit and decals to build a Carrera car. Details will be announced soon.

Buena Suerte Amigos!

NNL West 2011

NNL West 2011
February 26, 2011

This year’s show included a large number of race cars, many built by our own members,
as you will see below.


Mike Alvarez is a group member and professional model builder.
These three are just examples of the nice work he does.


Mike Siegman is an experienced modeler who also likes 1/43 scale.
This year’s 1/43 turnout was probably the best we’ve seen yet.


Henry Trent came out from Atlanta to display some of his latest projects.
His BMW M1 and Ford GT40 were especially nice.


William Bauer displayed his popular Wally Castro Trans-Am Mustang along
with the recently featured Maxum and the classic Probe GTP.


Curt Raitz always brings several impressive models to the show. The Bugatti
Tank is mostly scratch-built, along with a few parts from Bugatti 35 and
MG TC kits.


Thomas McNamara’s Tyrrell 6-wheeler was very clean, as were his Peugeot
206 and McLaren M8B.


Hossain Salimi showed some of his latest builds, which are always well-done.


John Roberts showed two Ferraris with deep, rich paintwork that doesn’t show
in these photos. You have to see these models in person to appreciate the finish.


Andy Kellock likes to display his cars together in a group, which makes
it hard to decide on a favorite. They are all exceptional.


Brendan Howden showed the Revell AG DTM Audi and Mercedes. He likes the kits,
and the results are impressive. His sleek Nissan GTP is a unique design.


Keith Brumbley, last year’s GPMA award winner, brought two Heller F1 cars.
Anyone who has attempted these kits knows how hard it is to make them look good.
The Ferrari 340 is appropriate for our upcoming contest.

This year’s award was a very difficult decision. After much consideration by the judges,
we decided upon the Audi R8 by Mike Siegman. Congratulations Mike!

Jagermeister Porsche 935

Jagermeister Porsche 935
by Trevor Taylor

This model is built using the recent reissue of Tamiya’s first 1/24 kit (24001).
I built it in 12 hours straight at one of the Guelph Plastic Modellers Group’s
infamous 12 hour builds.

It’s basically box stock because of the time constraint. 
I opened up the rear fender flares a bit and used smaller diameter rear wheels 
from a Tamiya BMW 320i.

Decals are from many sources, but I know the Jager decals are Raceworks.
Paint is also Tamiya, TS-12 orange straight from the can.