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#21 tbusch

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 10:36 AM

The convention moves around the country, local chapters bid on the right to host it. next year it is in Longmont, Co, a little north of Denver, in 2014 it will be held at Hampton Virginia, that is near Virginia Beach.

As far as banquet prices are concerned, I agree that 50 bucks is way to much, but go to your local large hotel and ask for prices for a banquet that can hold 300 people and see what the prices are. Just did that here in St. Louis and was told $48.50 per person. ouch

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 11:45 AM

I believe it's Loveland, CO.

What a great time we had!! Marcia spent all day everyday somewhere in DisneyWorld and I was at the model contest (and vendors). Since Marcia's brother lives in Colorado Springs, we might plan a trip to the 1013 IPMS show.

We went off site for dinner every night - Lone Star (twice), Chevy's, Applebee's and never spent over $40.00 on dinner for both of us. We brought yogurt (Marcia) and Twinkies & chocolate milk (me) for breakfast. We also packed wine, Tostitos, RC Cola and Jim Beam to take along.

We did go to the on site cafeteria one day for lunch. We shared a $8.73 cheeseburger and fries. It was terrible but what you'd expect from a hotel.

Yo Larry - SHINY :) :) :) RULES!!!

Edited by crazyjim, 12 August 2012 - 11:50 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 01:49 PM

I believe it's Loveland, CO.



I thought that to, got the info from the guy who was in charge of the national convention. Any way it is near Denver

Edited by tbusch, 12 August 2012 - 01:49 PM.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:37 PM

Yeah, it was a crazy show, especially when you consider how large this is each year. And if you've never been to a show of this scope then it might tend to overwhelm you and how it's run. It's almost expected that the host club didn't consider just how many automotive subjects they would have on their tables because it differs from one year to the next. It was frustrating at first on Friday, to think that it took 1 1/2 hours to place 13 models on the tables but the efforts by the club members to rearrange and make room was to be commended. All in all it worked out. Seeing the international participation was very cool and the level of builds was phenominal.
It was also cool to see an automotive subject take overall best in show. It's virtually unheard of. The only other one that I know of was Mark Jones winning best in show a number of years ago in either Phoenix or Oklahoma, I can't remember which. I know that I had a great time, met some great and interesting people and saw some incredible models. I look forward to another one sometime down the road.

I took over 1,000 pictures so it will take some time to download them into my photo site. As soon as I do I will provide the link.


Congrad. on your winnings

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 05:56 PM

All I can say is that I truly had a great time attending this show......I got to talk with some great builders and hang with my buddies. Food and drink was somewhat expensive but the costs were over shadowed by the caliber of the show and the surroundings of the Disney complex.

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:09 PM

win win for all i had a great time there the models were over top o corces the food and drink expensive but think you were at disney and they are crazy over price

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:00 AM

Marcia's brother lives in Colorado Springs so next year might be my 2nd IPMS nats.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 05:53 AM

Crazy Jim, it was great to meet you. I am truly a believer in the benefits of SHINY! Hope to see you next year in Loveland.

For what it's worth, I spoke to one of the organizers of next year's show and he swore there would be more room for the automotive categories. We'll have to wait and see, but I'm hopeful.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:17 AM

Plans for for us will be down the road but it's a definite consideration.

It was great to meet you, Larry. If I could have gotten to a microphone I would have yelled SHINY RULES!! Your '55 was outstanding.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 11:54 AM

Here's the link to my Photobucket with the pics I took at the IPMS nationals. Not many of them. We'll have to wait for Wayne to post all the pics he took.

http://s544.photobuc...yjim/IPMS 2012/

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 12:37 PM

More Photos with all the winners in all categories.

I did not want to steal Vlad's work so this a link to the links

http://forum.ipmsusa...-the-nationals/

Autos Start on page 19 about half way down

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Edited by tbusch, 13 August 2012 - 12:38 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2012 - 01:43 AM

That site won't let me in. Says I need permission.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:07 AM

See if this link works.

http://svsm.org/gall...2-awards?page=1

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:29 AM

That one opens. Thanks Wayne.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:35 AM

Who won overall??? I was schd to go....but things happened.

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:40 AM

The judges picked a motorcycle as the best. I believe the builder was from Venezuela. Check out Wayne's pics. It should be in there.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:37 PM

Plans for for us will be down the road but it's a definite consideration.

It was great to meet you, Larry. If I could have gotten to a microphone I would have yelled SHINY RULES!! Your '55 was outstanding.

If u both go to next year's, I will bring a megaphone.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:46 PM

That almost sounds like a challenge, Mark. Maybe this is an omen. My brother-in-law's name is Mark and lives in Colorado Springs. I think he can see the Air Force Academy from his house. He wasn't affected by those nasty fires.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:15 PM

Who won overall??? I was schd to go....but things happened.


Here are a couple of shots of the "Best Auto" and overall "Best in Show".

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 09:15 AM

What a great show, Saw some amazing models, saw some old friends, made some new ones, Took a ton of pics, Spent a ton of $$$. Wayne Stevens thanks for the info on the Sponge Bob decals. For those interested here is a link to my pics. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4459750214819.185115.1321570381&type=3&l=05dc6b713f