Model Car Show Features Mini Versions of Real Life Dreams

   Model car building is the perfect opportunity for children of all ages to build their dream car. Whether it is a classic 1960s muscle car or a 1940s Ford farm truck, model cars are like a blank canvas for the automobile artist.

   The Friends of the Rudisill Regional Library, Woodrow Street Hobbies, Liberty Baptist Church and Top Shelf Models present the 1/25-scale “Model Car Show and Competition” 1-4 p.m., Jan. 21, at Rudisill Regional Library, 1520 N. Hartford.  The competition is free and open to ages 5 and older.

   A Classic Car Exhibit is a new addition to this year’s show.  In the library’s parking lot participants will see real versions of many of the models displayed at the competition.

   “Inside, we will have replicas of the hottest cars ever produced.  They’ve got it all, from metal wheels to hydraulics that will bounce the car 5 inches above the table.  Outside will showcase beautifully restored classic cars like Oldsmobiles and Impalas,” said Bobby Kendrick, president of Woodrow Street Hobbies.  “We feature a parent/child category that goes beyond building a car.  It’s building solid memories between a parent and their children.  Model building also teaches a person that if you follow a set of instructions, you will get a worthwhile finished product for your efforts.”

   The competition is open to ages 5 and older and the age categories are: 5-11, 12-16, and 17-adult, as well as professional class and hydraulics, and parent/child.

   Winners will receive first-, second-, and third-place trophies within each category.  No premanufactured cars are allowed, except in the hydraulics category.

   From books and periodicals to DVDs, Tulsa City-County Library features many resources for all skill levels of model making.  For more information on this special program, call Kendrick at Woodrow Street Hobbies, 918-698-0486.                                                   

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