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Heartland Model Car Nationals Contests

Here are photos of the model entries, candids, and the entire Awards Ceremony Slide Presentations from each show. Heartland 2006 Heartland 2007 Heartland 2008 Heartland 2009 Heartland 2010 Heartland 2011 Heartland 2012 Heartland 2013 Heartland 2014 The 2015 HCMN is already set for June 13 and 14, 2015. Check out our website at for more information.

Heartland Model Car Nationals 2013
Jun 9, 2013

Here are candids, table shots of every entry, and the winning modelers (we missed a few of the people due to a camera problem - Sorry!).
Remember, you can download or print any of these pictures for free directly from the posted pictures. But, if you want really high quality or have them printed on just about anything, you can order them directly from FOTKI - prices depending on what you want of course!

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2014 Heartland Model Car Nationals
Jun 8, 2014

Every year it just keeps getting better. We had entrants from six states and model count of around 450. Our vendors had their tables full and good bargains to be had were everywhere.

We still have to put the entire Awards Slide Show in this album so hang in there. Some of the pix are a little out of focus but given the number that were taken, overall we have a pretty good batting average! There may also be some of the pictures that only show as a white block with an image number on them. Don't know what's going on there, but we're working on it!

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Heartland Model Car Nationals 2012
Jun 10, 2012

On June 10, 2012, the KC Slammers Model Car Club staged the 21st Annual Heartland Model Car Nationals. Again this year, it was held at the beautiful Overland Park Convention Center.

Every year, the excellent models in competition and display amaze the public and our judging teams. This year there were over 400 models on the tables! The attention to detail and quality on the models continues to impress everyone. Subject matter is always varied, partly due to the Heartland's 32 judging categories, but mostly due to the imagination and creativity of the model-builders!

The vendors' tables were full of hard-to-find kits, supplies, and reference publications. As always, their prices were reasonable and it was obvious that our wonderful vendors came to deal. All of the vendors that were at the Heartland are listed (with contact information) on the Vendors and Sponsors Page on the club website . They will be listed there until March 2013 in case you need to contact any of them!

Each year, we have businesses and individuals that sponsor our awards categories. We deeply thank each and every one of those that stepped up to invest in supporting our great hobby. We ask that you visit the businesses either in person or on the Internet to thank them for their support. They are also listed on the Vendors and Sponsors web page on the KC Slammers Website.

Entrants came this year from Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Texas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Colorado, and Canada! The Heartland is truly an international event !

But through it all, the #1 reason our KC Slammers Club puts on the Heartland is to inspire automotive modelers of all ages to build those great scale models we all love. It is our honor to be able to stage one of the finest scale automotive contests and shows in the USA. We consider it our duty to provide our participants with the best and most fun experience possible for two days every June. We've done it for 21 years so far and we plan on doing it for many, many more!

Thanks to all for making the 2012 Heartland Model Car Nationals a rousing success. Plan now for June 8 and 9, 2013, and another great Heartland!

Remember, with FOTKI, we have arranged it so you can download and print pictures right off the website. If you want higher quality, you can order prints of any size direct from FOTKI at a cost.

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2011 Heartland Model Car Nationals
Jun 5, 2011

Our 20th Anniversary Event staged at the beautiful Overland Park Convention Center. The Power Point awards is at the back of the album but it isn't in presentation order yet. BUT... you can at least view it!

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Heartland 2010
Jun 13, 2010

We are working on cleaning up and editing around 900 pictures of the event. The order will be kind of rough for awhile but we'll work hard to have it in perfect shape very soon.Stay tuned!

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Heartland Model Car Nationals 2009
Jun 14, 2009

The KC Slammer's 18th Annual Heartland Model Car Nationals was held the weekend of June 13 and 14, 2009. It was again at the beautiful Overland Park Convention Center in the Kansas City Metro area. The model count was down a bit this year - most likely due to the economy but the quality of what was entered was perhaps the best ever.

Our special guest this year was none other than Jimmy Flintstone "The Resin King". Jimmy drove down all the way from his home in Wisconsin and brought a whole van-load of his resin goodies for sale. Of course, he was presented the ceremonial "Honored Guest Chair" with custom upholstery by Judy Hardister and custom painting and striping by local artist Hot Rod Huey.

All the pics are on here now. We're still going to try to put the right recipient's picture after each award but we'll get that later! We didn't quite get everybody but we got a lot of pictures of some smiling faces

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2008 Heartland Model Car Nationals
Jun 21, 2008

Here are 786 photos of the event and the entries for the 2008 KC Slammers Heartland Model Car Nationals held on June 21 and June 22 in Overland Park, Kansas.

The Awards Presentation is the last 171 pictures in this album.

For those of you that were there, we hope they bring back some good memories!

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2007 Heartland Model Car Nationals
Jun 23, 2007

The KC Slammers hosted the 16th Annual HCMN in Overland Park, KS, at the beautiful Overland Park Convention Center on June 23rd and 24th of 2007. There were over 520 individual model entries in 29 categories. Contestants came from as far away as Colorado, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Our special celebrity judges were Elden and Jerry Titus, first-class customizers of 1:1 scale cars. There were over 55 vendor tables. In addition, we had local DJ Elvis Twitty providing music, raffles, promo giveaways, Hot Wheels Drags for the kids, and many other special happenings. The show was a roaring success!
Start making plans NOW to attend the 2008 HCMN to be held in mid-June, 2008 at the same location. The theme for the 2008 HCMN will be "50 Years of the Impala". Build that Chevy Impala in any style you like - stock, custom, rod, lowrider... well, you have the idea!
Enjoy the photo album! Just click on Slideshow, grab a beverage of your choice and a comfortable chair! Here are 748 photos of one of the best model car contests and shows in the United States - The 2007 KC Slammer's Heartland Model Car Nationals.

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2006 Heartland Model Car Nationals
Jun 1, 2006

The 2006 Heartland Model Car Nationals was held at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, Kansas on June 10th and 11th.

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