Oldest Model Contest, 1956-7? in General Automotive Talk (Trucks and Cars) Posted January 29, 2008 I have just picked up an old little pages Rod & Custom magazine from April 1957, there is a full 5 page feature on a contest hosted by R&C. Was this the 1st national model show? most of the kits seem to be Revell Mercury's, Cadillacs and other 1/32 kits. 1,135 models were entered, the most popular kit being Revells 56 Ford pick up. Looking at the photo's this looks to be the small scale 1/48? kit The winning entry was by Jim Savage with a model of a 56 Ford , customised with other parts from Revell's Mercury and Cadillac. If anyone wants me to, I could scan the magazine but the pictures are very small. Thanks, John Hey, John...I was talking to Tom Medley ("Stroker McGurk" and other cartoons since) who was there in the R&C offices in those days. Tom tried to explain what pandemonium it was with model cars on shelves, temporary tables, window sills, stairs, the floor, desks, and every flat surface! He said they just kept arriving (it was a 'mail-in' contest!) and never stopped, entries pouring in after the cutoff date! There was no way to return them, either...Wonder what happened to all of them!