Post by rockkrawler on Dec 21, 2009 17:34:27 GMT -8
While cleaning out some old bookmarks i came across the Model Cars Magazine link,starting remembering back when i was a kid and how i enjoyed scale model cars. Looking through some of the links i came across this site,and being local thought i would take a gander. And as i sit here typing this i cannot help but think about all the kits i have accumulated over the years that are just packed away waiting to be assembled. Like many,over the years hobbies come and go,fishing,shooting,4 wheeling,but for some reason i have always had a soft spot in my heart for what got me started in my love of automobiles,plastic model kits. Was very forunate to have grown up with family that drag raced,worked in the automotive world,and just enjoyed classic automobiles. Maybe spending a little time on here once in a while will rekindle that feeling... Thanks, Dennis
Welcome aboard Dennis, many of us have done just as you been through many hobbies over the years but have always managed to keep a hand in model building. Scale Auto Builders Ass'n (SABA) has been an active model car club since 1972. We Currently have about 35 active members who meet monthly at Roundtable Pizza up on NE 122nd. We meet the second Sunday of the month at 6pm. If you're in the area stop by and say hi.
Feel free to jump in and add comments, suggestions etc. You;ll find we're a pretty casual grope.
Post by rockkrawler on Dec 22, 2009 16:31:40 GMT -8
Thanks for the warm welcome. Used to go to that pizza joint for one of the 4X4 clubs that i had associated with in the past,was always a pleasant experience. Since i am taking some well needed vacation time over the Christmas Holidays,maybe i can find some time to pull out some of the kits and do a little inventory ;D Never can tell what treasures i may find in the deep recesses of the closet. Just may have to stop into one of your meetings sometime,could anyone give me a run down of what goes on during them? Oh,and for brizio,yes we used to have a Jeep but it has been replaced with a well built Suzuki Samurai,of which i have a scale model NIB. My youngest son ordered it from overseas last year as a Christmas gift for me. Again,thanks. Dennis
Dennis, as for the club meetings, we tend to go over club business (this is where we need a snoring emocon). SABA is a member club of the Multinomah Hot Rod Council. SABA, is responsible for the Model Car Contest at the Portland Roadster Show (PRS). The show is now known as the Bob Paeth Portland Classic Model Car Contest. Bob Peath was the one that convinced the council to start a contest back in 1972, we have the honor of being the longest continuously active contest in the country and possibly the world. All that being said we spend time most meetings this time of year talking about the contest. SABA also produces what is known as the Pacific Northwest NNL Model Car Fest, usually referred to as the NNL. An NNL is a non-contest type of contest. It's hard to explain but basically it's bring what ever you build and hang out for the day with old friends and make new friends. There are some awards but not to the level of a fully judged contest. The NNL this coming year is March 27th and the PRS is the 16-18th of April.
So, we tend to spend a bit of time to make sure we have all our ducks in a row for the up coming events.
Every month members being their 'Works in Progress' (WIP) and completed builds to the meeting. We vote for our favorite of the completed build, the one with the most votes is the 'Model of the Month' and gets displayed on the top of the forum as well as the SABA web page.
Time permitting and if someone wants to, a building seminar has been known to happen after the "Official" meeting is over. We have attempted to institute a "seminar" idea can. The idea being if there is something that a member would like to be shown how to do, they put the idea in the can. One idea is drawn and someone takes on the challenge of leading the seminar for the next meeting.