Model Car Contest

Model Car Contest!  June 22 – 23, 2018

The Model Car Contest is one of  the highlights of Back To The 50’s! The Contest will again be held under the Grandstand, June 22 – 23rd. Hours are Friday & Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Models may be entered until 2:00 pm Saturday. Awards and door prizes are at 4:00 pm on Saturday and all models must be picked up by 10:00am on Sunday.
We have great drawing* prizes again this year from Scale Model Supplies, Model Empire and Kalmbach Publishing Company, the people who bring us Scale Auto Magazine are again giving us two free one year subscriptions and also providing their cool new modeling special edition “Best of Tips & Techniques” for the first 200 contest entrants.
Classy trophies from Mike’s Pro Shop again for all 1st Place winners and 2nd and 3rd place ribbons for all classes.  And a reminder to check in under the Grandstand to see the NASCAR Hall of Fame Drivers display from RPM Model Club!  It is Way Cool!!!

See you at Back to the 50s!

For information and model classifications click on the this link for the Model Car Contest pdf.

Join us for the fun of building your own model car on Friday and Saturday, June 22rd & 23rd in the Grandstand!  We have been doing this program at Back To The 50’s ffor quite a while now and we are starting to see our contestants growing up and coming back with the models they built a few years back having customized it and entering it in the contest competition. Others are active in all the other classes too. We will be in our corner of the grandstand and we have doubled the build area so bring on the kids. We love their enthusiasm. Note: Parents/guardians must remain with child. This is not a drop-off event.
We would like to thank Alex and Roberta Geiger of Model Empire for helping us with a supply of Snap Kits.












Above are last years winners. Come in with your model to try and beat them. The competition is tough with the talent getting better all the time. Modeling continues to experience quite a revival as us old geezers have more time for them and our grandchildren take an interest. Getting the youth involved in the hobby is what keeps the beautiful rods and customs rolling and Back to the 50s glowing!!

The drawing for the raffle prizes provided by Scale Auto Supplies and Model Empire will be Saturday afternoon after the awards ceremony. This year we will be giving the kids who build Make ‘n Take kits a ticket for the drawing starting one hour before the ceremony so that those who have to leave early don’t have a ticket in the box.This will move the prize give a way along much faster. A quick THANKS to all our great contest volunteers and all the coordinators who help me!

Really neat Dioramas have become a tradition at the model contest. This year rather than one of the big dioramas we have enjoyed over the years we are going to have
The RPM Model Club’s NASCAR Hall of Fame Drivers display. 
The RPM Gang has long been active in supporting our contest with many of them who used to compete just entering their cars in the “display only” section now becoming wonderful volunteers.  Their club has been working on the NASCAR project all year and the display is beautiful. Be sure to check it out.

Questions? Contact:
Gary: 320-424-2153 –
Duane: 952-894-3165 –

*We give each entrant for the model car contest a ticket for the drawing that takes place after the awards ceremony when they sign in to enter their models. We give the kids who build the Build and Boogie kits a ticket for the drawing an hour before the drawing if they come and ask us for one.