All posts for the month December, 2015

Have a look to the left menu, the link to the “Meeting Information” has been updated to show our meeting dates for 2016. We will have discussion on our Facebook page in regards to what demos we will offer at some of the monthly meetings. For January we are slated to have a how-to on the art of chrome plating for model cars, tips and techniques for getting the parts plated and/or replated.

ACME’s Facebook Page

Our 2015 show is now in the history books. It was an incredible weekend. The hospitality room was buzzing both Friday and Saturday nights, and the biggest turnout ever on Saturday; our show gate was a whopping 55% increase over 2014, prior to that we had slow but steady increases every year. Thanks to everyone for making it such an epic event. From our guests who arrived from all corners of the US and one from the UK, to all the ACME members, some of whom were at the show before 5 AM Saturday to help with final table setup, to our vendors who also contribute a huge amount to the enjoyment of everyone who comes through the doors. Please share your photo albums on this page!

We had 787 models on display built by 146 entrants. The quality of the models on display was off-the-charts. To hear the best builders complementing us for having a show superior to the best contests in the country, regardless that our show isn’t a traditional contest nor a “pure” NNL is heartwarming. We put in a huge effort to make this show the best, most fun event for both enjoying seeing the best model cars, but also the people behind them. We have the best builders eagerly showing off their best models, and it’s just incredible to see them all in one place, and to see everyone having such a great time. We start immediately on planning our 20th anniversary show next year on November 12th.

Now for the winners!

Top Ten:

Ken Hamilton E-Z Rest Motel
Clay Kemp Rowdy Burns #51 Exxon Lumina Stock Car
Tyrone Price ’71 Chevy Nova Yenko
Bill Stillwagon 09 Challenger Bonneville/Salt Flats Racer
Hunter Selby International ProStar Condo
Peter Strause Sterling Pikes Peak Race Truck
Erik Thompson Ebbro Lotus 49
Tom White Emhar Bedford Tipper Truck
Jay Savarese 1987 #52 GM Goodwrench Corvette GTP

Best Van (theme): Mike Hensley Victoria’s Cakery Metro Van
Best Wagon (theme): Bill Stillwagon 64 Chevy Custom Nomad
Best Mustang (theme): Robert Langoni ’67 Ford Mustang
Best Junior: Isabelle Grala Custom VW van

Augie Hiscano Award: Pete Strause Stirling Pikes Peak Race Truck

Best In Show: Eric Cole 1/12 Model Factory Hiro Porsche 956