GrUmPy'S Plastic Model Car Club of Knoxville Tennessee  Wednesday 1-10-19

(First Meeting of 2019)


Each meeting will begin with the reading of the minutes from the previous meeting. In this case the minutes were from the Wednesday, November 7, 2018 meeting. 


1. From now on our Swap Meets will be going back to the way they were the first year we had them. "Back to the basics". (Parts , Junkyards, Open Kits, Open Started Kits, Open Kits MISSING Parts, Some New Kits, Decals, Etc...


2. As a club we decided on the Groups M.O.M. / Model Of the Month 2019 Calendar:

January: STEAMPUNK - Winner: Jennifer Holliday 

February: 4x4 - Winner:

March: Pre -1960 / D&M Pick - Winner:

April: Movie / TV - Winner:

May: Mad Max, Death Race, Apocalyptic -  Winner:

June: Imports / D&M Pick -  Winner:

July: Patriotic (TO YOUR COUNTRY) - Winner:

August: Truck & Trailer w/ Optional in-tow - Winner:

September: Any Model, Painted Any Green / D&M Pick - Winner:

October: Cancer Ribbon Month: (DIFFERENT CANCERS HAVE DIFFERENT COLORED RIBBONS, SOME ARE MULTI COLORED. THIS MEANS YOUR MODEL WILL NEED TO BE PAINTED TO MIRROR THAT OR THOSE DIFFERENT CANCERS AS SOME PEOPLE CAN HAVE MORE THAN ONE TYPE UNFORTUNATELY. - Winner:

November: Straight Line Racing: - Winner:

GrUmPy'S Pick: - Winners: 30 GrUmPsTeRs + 1 GrUmPsTeR of the Year


3. To help accommodate those who couldn't make the meetings in 2018 because of our schedule; we changed in hopes it will help you out. So now instead of our meetings being on the second Wednesday of each month; they will be the following day on the second Thursday. As for our Saturday meetings, they will remain the same. Depending on how you look at it; the meetings are on the fourth Saturday or the last Saturday of the month if your Big Mark. At any rate Ill have the schedule on our Calendar. 


NOTE: UNFORTUNATELY OUR CLUB HAS HAD IT'S SHARE OF UPS, DOWNS & BAD APPLES. OUR MEETINGS, EVENTS & SHOWS ARE OPEN TO EVERYONE; BUT IF YOU'VE BEEN REMOVED FROM OUR CLUB FOR WHATEVER REASON (LYING, CHEATING, STEELING, ETC,) YOU ARE NO LONGER WELCOME TO ANY OF OUR EVENTS.   David Snyder

President Jason Holliday

    

4. Gary's Build Off: 1941 Plymouth / January - May

         GrUmPsTeR's Entered in build off 


1. Lynn

2. Allen

3. Dana

4. Big Mark

5. Troy

6. Bart

7. Little Mark

8. Jon

9. Drew

10. David


5. The Club put many kits to a vote & came down to these final three. The Pinto, The Gasser & The Show Rod. The Pinto & Gasser received votes of 5 each while the Show Rod received the most votes of 8 & winning the Club build off for the second part of the year. 


Club Build Off: Show Rod, Tom Daniels, George Barris, Fantasy Rod / May - September

GrUmPsTeR's Entered in build off





















Jason "GrUmPy" Holliday

*President / Founder of: GrUmPy's Plastic Model Car Club of Knoxville Tennessee & GrUmPy'S International Plastic Model Car Club. (Since 2014)


If interested in becoming a sponsor even if you're not in the Knoxville TN area please contact me Jason at [email protected]


Sponsored by the following:


Hobby Town of Knoxville Tennessee

11147 Turkey Drive

Knoxville Tennessee

37934 USA

Store #: 1-(865)-675-1975

Website: http://www.hobbytown.com/knoxville-tn/l134


A&B Termite & Pest Control

717 W. Hwy 11E,

New Market Tennessee

37820 USA

Office #: 1-(865) 475-8429

Website: http://www.aandbtermite.com


Mize Metals

962 W. Hwy. 11E

New Market Tennessee

37820 USA

Office #: 1-(865)206-6798

Also on Face Book


D&M Collectables & Live Auctions

Buys, Sells Model Kits & HOT WHEELS.

Contact: Mark Lathrop 

Cell#: 1-(563)-484-9242

Email: [email protected]

Knoxville Tennessee


Sponsorship Request Form For

GrUmPy’S Plastic Model Car Club of Knoxville, Tennessee

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To whom it may concern,

On behalf of my club, GPMCCoKT, I would like to ask you for your financial support as we look to hold our first ever awarded model car show this July. The show will be held in conjunction with a large classic car show that has been going on for 9 years. In order for us to get modelers to participate in our show we need to have awards and door prizes of our own to hand out. This can only be done with returning sponsorship and large turnouts each year. If you could find it in your budget to help us we will do our part to get your name on our website and Facebook page.


The Sponsorship Prices are as follows:

$150 Sponsorship with your supplied banner: Your company name will be posted to our website and Facebook page. Your banner will also be shown at all four of our NON-award shows, both model car swap meets and the big July weekend show.


$200 Sponsorship: A brand new 3x4 banner with your information on it as you desire, our website, Facebook and your NEW banner shown at all four of our NON-award shows, both of our model car swap meets and of course the big July weekend show.


$500 Sponsorship: A brand new 3x4 banner with your information on it as you desire, our website, Facebook and your NEW banner shown at all four of our NON-award shows, both of our model car swap meets and of course the big July weekend show. We will also place your company name or logo on each award right next to ours.


Thank you for your consideration.


Jason Holliday

Club Founder and President

1754 Kivett Drive

New Market, Tennessee

37820 USA

Email: [email protected]

News & Updates for GrUmPy'S Plastic Model Car Club of Knoxville Tennessee for 2019

GrUmPy'S Plastic Model Car Club of Knoxville Tennessee

GrUmPsTeR 's list starting January 2019

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Allen Harding: GrUmPsTeR - 6 Months (2019)


Altered Willie: Admin #2 - 1 Year (2019)


Bart Huston: GrUmPsTeR - 1 Year (2019)


Caylb Ballinger: Jr. GrUmPsTeR - 1 Year 


Chase Ballinger: Jr. GrUmPsTeR - 1 Year


Cameron Ballinger: Jr. GrUmPsTeR - 1 Year (2019)


Clyde Sutton: GrUmPsTeR - 2 Years


Dana Bohanan: GrUmPsTeR - 7 month (Sponsor) (2019)


David Marshall: GrUmPsTeR -3 Year (2019)


Dennis Kimbrough: GrUmPsTeR - 6 Months (2019)


Dennis Vincent: GrUmPsTeR - 1 Years


Drew Turner:  GrUmPsTeR - 3 Years (Founding Member)


Floyd Marsee Jr.:  GrUmPsTeR - 3 Years (Founding Member)


Gary Phillips: GrUmPsTeR - 3 Years ( Sponsor) (*)


Gregory Ivens:  GrUmPsTeR - 1 Year


Jason "GrUmPy" Holliday - 5 Years (Founder / President) (*)


Jacob Kraft:  GrUmPsTeR - 3 Years (Founding Member)


Jennifer "PINK LADY" Holliday - 5 Years (CF / VP) (*)


Jon Van Sant: GrUmPsTeR - 3 Months (2019)


Larry Roe Sr.:  GrUmPsTeR - 1 Year


Lynn Pugs Hall: Admin #1 - 3 years (Founding Member) (2019)


Mark Bowers: GrUmPsTeR - 6 Months (2019)


Mark Lathrop: GrUmPsTeR - 7 months (Sponsor) (2019)


McKenzie Kraft: GrUmPsTeR - 6 Months (


Michael Brachman: GrUmPsTeR - 1 Year 


Roger Hall: GrUmPsTeR - 3 Years (2019)


Sarge Hollon: GrUmPsTeR - 2 Years (2019)


Tasha Lively: GrUmPsTeR - 2 Years (2019)

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Jason "GrUmPy" Holliday

*President / Founder of: GrUmPy's Plastic Model Car Club of Knoxville Tennessee & GrUmPy'S International Plastic Model Car Club. (Since 2014)


If interested in becoming a sponsor even if you're not in the Knoxville TN area please contact me Jason at [email protected]


Sponsored by the following:


Hobby Town of Knoxville Tennessee

11147 Turkey Drive

Knoxville Tennessee

37934 USA

Store #: 1-(865)-675-1975

Website: http://www.hobbytown.com/knoxville-tn/l134


A&B Termite & Pest Control

717 W. Hwy 11E,

New Market Tennessee

37820 USA

Office #: 1-(865) 475-8429

Website: http://www.aandbtermite.com


Mize Metals

962 W. Hwy. 11E

New Market Tennessee

37820 USA

Office #: 1-(865)206-6798

Also on Face Book


D&M Collectables & Live Auctions

Buys, Sells Model Kits & HOT WHEELS.

Contact: Mark Lathrop 

Cell#: 1-(563)-484-9242

Email: [email protected]

Knoxville Tennessee


Daniel Mize w/ Mize Metals: Proud Sponsors of  GrUmPy'S Plastic Model Car Club of Knoxville Tennessee since 01-01-18

I'd Like to thank Daniel Mize ( Owner of Mize Metals & Recycling) for sponsoring GrUmPy'S Plastic Model Car Club of Knoxville Tennessee. If you have any Scrap metal, Aluminum cans, Refrigerators, Stoves, Washer & Dryers, Wire, Vehicles, Electric motors, Car Parts, etc.. simply bring it to Daniel & get paid, Danial is very fair & you will leave there knowing you're helping clean up our planet & getting paid at the same time.

Thank you Daniel for being a loyal & returning sponsor GPMCCoKT for 2019.
(2 year sponsor) 
GrUmPy.... 

Brian Williams w/ A&B Termite & Pest Control: Proud Sponsors of GrUmPy'S Plastic Model Car Club of Knoxville Tennessee since 01-01-18

GrUmPy'S Plastic Model Car Club of Knoxville Tennessee is proud to announce our newest Sponsor Brian Williams & his awesome company A&B Termite & Pest Control, LLC if you need you have a pest problem give them a call (865) 475 8492 

Fax: (865) 475-8429 

Licence# PTA #582 

A&B Termite and Pest Control LLC

717 West Highway 11 East

New Market Tennessee 37820

Email: [email protected] 

Business Hours: Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


To find their website or Email simply click on the the A&B name or Email highlighted in red. 


Thank you Brian for being a loyal & returning sponsor of GPMCCoKT for 2019.

(2 Year Sponsor)

GrUmPy....

BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS!
Hobbico (Revell / Monogram ) FILES BANKRUPTCY 332 Jobs Lost
Wednesday January 10, 2018

Hobbico filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, which could result in 332 layoffs at its Champaign facility.

In a statement, Hobbico said that it plans to sell the company and will continue operating throughout the bankruptcy process.

Hobbico also said that as it has grown, it has added too much debt and hasn’t been able to successfully restructure, especially facing “an increasingly competitive industry, market headwinds and a series of one-off events with key suppliers.”

In its filing with the United States Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, Hobbico said it has an estimated 200 to 999 creditors, $10 to $50 million in assets, and $100 to $500 million in liabilities.

“Despite Hobbico’s core strengths, our business has faced a number of challenges in the last few years, and we have taken steps to ensure all available options to restore the stability of the Company have been exhausted,” said Louis Brownstone, Hobbico’s president. “However, while these efforts were taken to rebuild revenue and profitability, they did not sufficiently address our challenges and we decided to pursue a Chapter 11 reorganization and attempt to attract new capital investment.”

In a notice sent to employees Wednesday, the distributor of hobby products said the layoffs, if they happen, could begin in April.

Hobbico “has determined that it may be necessary in the near future to permanently close and discontinue all of its operations in connection with a bankruptcy case to be filed under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code,” wrote human resources Director Howard Salazar in a letter dated Wednesday obtained by The News-Gazette.

The letters were sent as a formal notice under the Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which requires employers to notify employees and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity 60 days before they plan to make mass layoffs.

"I can't speak for the company, but it's usually one of the last steps," said Jacquelyn Reineke, spokeswoman for the IDCEO. "Most of the time, it's pretty serious."

Hobbico said it could avoid the layoffs, as it has been trying over the past several months to restructure the company's obligations to creditors.

"That plan provides for continued funding during the bankruptcy case to support the Company's business operations, including the preservation of employee jobs and related wages and benefits, until the Company can be sold," Salazar wrote.

However, Hobbico said that it can't assure that the buyer would continue employing people at its Champaign location.

"Thus, upon the sale of the company, it is possible that there will be a permanent shut down of all Hobbico operations and locations and the permanent termination of all Hobbico employees, including the permanent layoff of all 332 employees assigned to the Company's facility at 2904 Research Road, Champaign," Salazar wrote.

Additionally, Hobbico said that to continue receiving funding, it has to meet several conditions, "which cannot be assured," Salazar wrote.

"If those conditions are not met, then it is possible that the Company may lose access to those funds, and the Company may be forced to shut down its operations."

In closing, Salazar reiterated that the company hopes to stay open.

"We realize that the uncertainty regarding the future of the Company may be concerning to employees, and we hope to be able to keep the business open through the bankruptcy and sale of the business, in order to minimize the disruption to the lives of our employees and their families," he wrote.

In its statement, Hobbico said filing for bankruptcy protection “is difficult, but it will help preserve the value of our business.”

“And it’s the right thing to do for our company and our employees,” Brownstone said. “Under the process afforded to us under Chapter 11, we hope to reach an agreement with our creditors that will allow us to implement a restructuring plan that fully addresses our financial challenges while simultaneously identifying a prospective buyer that shares our vision of providing the best possible outcome for our employees and the future of Hobbico.”

Hobbico was formed in 1986 when Clint Atkins combined two companies he bought: Don Anderson's Great Planes Model Distributors and Bruce Holecek's Tower Hobbies, which was founded in 1971.

According to its website, Hobbico is the largest U.S. distributor of hobby products and has 12 different facilities, including five in Champaign-Urbana and others in Germany, the United Kingdom, California, Colorado and Nevada.

And according to the latest top employers report from the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, Hobbico is the 19th-largest employer in the county.

But it has been in a rough patch lately.

The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating Hobbico's employee stock-ownership plan after the company deferred payments.

After deferring those payments at the end of 2016, then-CEO Wayne Hemming wrote to employees that, "It is expected that 2017 will also be a challenging year for the business."

The share value of employee stocks recently declined by more than 80 percent, with one former employee saying the value of her ESOP account dropped from just over $27,000 to less than $5,000.

Hobbico also recently announced it will close its 200,000-square-foot distribution facility in Reno, Nev., on Feb. 28.

"This step follows a number of actions Hobbico has taken over the past 18 months to control our costs, reduce our debt and improve our overall financial position. Among other things, we have taken steps to refinance our debt, increase product pricing and improve product profitability, improve operational inefficiencies and develop new product lines to address declining sales," HR manager Megan Huppert wrote Jan. 4 in an email to employees obtained by The News-Gazette.

"Despite these efforts, our business continues to face significant challenges. As we have shared before, we are experiencing increasing competition and our leading product lines have been negatively impacted by market headwinds and a series of one-time events with key suppliers."



Jason "GrUmPy" Holliday 
•President / Founder of: GrUmPy'S Plastic Model Car Specialties & GrUmPy'S Plastic Model Car Club of Knoxville Tennessee (Since 2014)

•Sponsored by the following:

Hobby Town of Knoxville Tennessee
11147 Turkey Dr
Knoxville TN 37934
United States



GrUmPy’S MOTTO: " IF ALL ELSE FAILS READ THE DIRECTIONS 😡"

BIG NEWS for GrUmPy'S Plastic Model Car Club of Knoxville Tennessee. (originally posted back on July 5, 2016) 

Starting Tuesday July 5, 2016 GPMCCoKT has a permanent home. We will have the first Tuesday of every month from 6pm-7:45pm. We also have the following Saturdays, July 23, August 27, September 17, October 22, and December 19. Times are 11am-1pm on these Saturdays. After December 26, we can book every other Saturday for the year. Thank you Lynn for going to HTUSA today, speaking with the owner face to face, letting him know what our goals are, & how much we we want to bring back the car side of our hobby. Our New Home is. Hobby Town USA

This meeting will have one person talking at a time. We will be making decisions on what we should do during our meetings / build sessions. We need to also be thinking about joining up with our military modeling friends for next years Plastic Model Show at the Jacobs Building in Knoxville.


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GrUmPy....



GPMCC Administration:
Jason & Jennifer Holliday, Lynn Hall, Drew Turner, Floyd Marsee Jr..

GPMCC Sponsors.

GrUmPy's Model Model Car Charity.

Thank you for coming GrUmPy'S Plastic Model Car Club of Knoxville Tennessee's website, but did you know we are much bigger than just this/ That's right, We have a FB LIKE Page (please copy & paste the link) http://m.facebook.com/grumpysmodelcar/


Once in the LIKE page you see some of what we've been up to but more importantly you'll see a JOIN Button. If & hopefully when you click that button you will be joining our much larger FB Group. I will personally be looking over all perspective newbs asking to become GrUmPsTeRs. I make sure I don't see any Drugs, Adult content that will offensive to my members or sponsors & I make sure your're not on either of the Bad Trader List for our hobby. that is the black list for people who have wronged others in the past either by not paying for a shipment, not sending a promised kit(s) etc.. I run as clean of a club & group as I can, but even I cant catch everything. Thankfully I've got great members that help me. 


If you are lucky enough to live in my neck of the woods, (Knoxville Tennessee) we have an awesome 30 + GrUmPsTeR strong local club that you can join. Once in the main FB Group page (please copy & paste the link) http://www.facebook.com/groups/770880302938151/


After in the FB Group Send me a GM / GrUmPy Message & let me know that you live in the Knoxville Tennessee area & would like to join my club. Thank you for your time GrUmPy...

GrUmPy'S Plastic Model Car Specialties is now accepting new clients.If you need help making that hard one of a kind Model Car, Truck, or Diorama; I will more than GrUmPy have a sit down or a phone conversation with you about your special project. If I don't think I can help you or that I'd be the best fit for your needs I will tell you upfront & will guide you if the proper direction. GrUmPy...


TEXT ONLY!! (865)773-4326


E-Mail: [email protected]



NEW SPONSOR

SCALED WORLD


I'm very excited to announce the addition of www.scaledworld.net to our list of friends who are helping us look good. Check them out & while you're at it look on their home page toward the bottom where the Model Clubs are & you'll see our beautiful New Green Logo. If you click on the logo it will bring you right back here. GrUmPy....