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Grand Touring and Racing Auto Modelers, or GTR Auto Modelers (most often known simply as GTR), is a model car club in northern Illinois.  The club's focus is on racing cars and exotic street cars in 1/24th and 1/25th scale plastic models.

GTR was founded in 1999, and is part of IPMS/USA (Region 5).  GTR was the 2002/2003 IPMS/USA Region 5 Chapter of the Year. They host the annual Summer NNL model car show at the Algonquin Township Center in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Officers

2004-2005

PresidentTim Leicht
Vice PresidentJohn Schaefer
Secretary/ContactChuck Hermann

2006-2007

PresidentEd Sexton
Vice PresidentSteve Jahnke
Secretary/ContactChuck Hermann

2008-2009

PresidentJohn Schaefer
Vice PresidentSteve Jahnke
Secretary/ContactChuck Hermann

2010

PresidentDoug Fisher
Vice PresidentSteve Jahnke
Secretary/ContactChuck Hermann

2011-2012

PresidentTim Leicht
Vice PresidentSteve Jahnke
Secretary/ContactChuck Hermann


GTR Newsletter

The GTR Newsletter was the 2007 and 2008 IPMS/USA Region 5 Newsletter of the Year.

January 2004 - 299KB
February 2004 - 722KB
March 2004 - 795KB
April 2004 - 719KB
May 2004 - 802KB
June 2004 - 652KB
July 2004 - 423KB
August 2004 - 323KB
September 2004 - 500KB
October 2004 - 395KB
November 2004 - 447KB
December 2004 - 530KB
January 2005 - 1,258KB
February 2005 - 682KB
March 2005 - 677KB
April 2005 - 675KB
May 2005 - 670KB
June 2005 - 647KB
July 2005 - 677KB
August 2005 - 1,045KB
September 2005 - 768KB
October 2005 - 449KB
November 2005 - 338KB
December 2005 - 341KB
January 2006 - 535KB
February 2006 - 1,031KB
March 2006 - 606KB
April 2006 - 955KB
May 2006 - 950KB
June 2006 - 1,086KB
July 2006 - 1,193KB
August 2006 - 1,293KB
September 2006 - 801KB
October 2006 - 886KB
November 2006 - 874KB
December 2006 - 654KB
February 2007 - 867KB
March 2007 - 1,044KB
April 2007 - 1,151KB
May 2007 - 973KB
June 2007 - 322KB
July 2007 - 1,446KB
September 2007 - 1,833KB
October 2007 - 1,165KB
November 2007 - 968KB
December 2007 - 774KB
January 2008 - 402KB
February 2008 - 544KB
April 2008 - 437KB
June 2008 - 607KB
August 2008 - 518KB
September 2008 - 678KB
October 2008 - 685KB
November 2008 - 1,175KB
December 2008 - 1,275KB
January 2009 - 887KB
February 2009 - 1,617KB
March 2009 - 1,391KB
April 2009 - 1,302KB
May 2009 - 1,575KB
June 2009 - 770KB
July 2009 - 1,564KB
August 2009 - 2,950KB
August 2009 Special NNL Edition - 6,006KB
September 2009 - 4,493KB
October 2009 - 3,581KB
November 2009 - 3,730KB
December 2009 - 3,999KB
January 2010 - 1,848KB
February 2010 - 1,474KB
March 2010 - 879KB
April 2010 - 1,090KB
May 2010 - 1,701KB
June 2010 - 853KB
July 2010 - 1,400KB
August 2010 - 917KB
September 2010 - 1,657KB
Special Edition: 3rd Annual GTR Summer NNL - 880KB
October 2010 - 1,661KB
November 2010 - 1,013KB
December 2010 - 755KB
January 2011 - 909KB
February 2011 - 1,062KB
March 2011 - 805KB
April 2011 - 1,349KB
May 2011 - 1,659KB
June 2011 - 955KB
July 2011 - 1,069KB
August 2011 - 772KB
Special Edition: 4th Annual GTR Summer NNL - 1,318KB
September 2011 - 1,939KB
October 2011 - 1,252KB
November 2011 - 3,125KB - 13 pages (Cover Car: Swede Savage's 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Trans Am Race Car)
December 2011 - 1,774KB - 9 pages (Cover Cars: red 1992 BMW M5 by Gerry Paquette/red 2010 Ford Mustang GT by Steve Jahnke)

January 2012Happy New Year 2012 from GTR Auto Modelers
no cover car

PDF
- 967KB - 12 pages
February 2012Cover Car: AMT Meyers Manx Box Art
PDF
- 1.1MB - 14 pages
March 2012Cover: Maserati Engine from a Tipo 161 Birdcage
PDF
- 1.1MB - 12 pages
April 2012Cover: Mako Shark Race Car
PDF
- 1.3MB - 14 pages
May 2012Cover: Ayrton Senna Formula Ford Race Car
PDF
- 1.8MB - 15 pages
June 2012Cover: Airfix Citroën Xsara WRC Race Car
PDF
- 1.3MB - 11 pages
July 2012Cover: Revell 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
PDF
- 1.7MB - 12 pages
August 2012Cover: Tamiya Renown/Charge 1990 Le Mans Mazda 787B
PDF
- 1.3MB - 11 pages
September 2012Cover: Momo Ferrari 333SP
PDF
- 1.8MB - 14 pages
October 2012Cover: Jenson Button's 2010 McLaren MP4-25 by Revell
PDF
- 945KB - 10 pages
November 2012Cover: Ferrari Enzo Snap Kit by Revell
PDF
- 911KB - 10 pages
December 2012Cover: Elf Team Tyrrell Ford Transporter Truck by Entex
PDF
- 867KB - 8 pages
January 2013Remembering Our Friend Tim Leicht
Cover Car: Leicht Automotive Formula Ford

PDF
- 1.1MB - 12 pages
February 2013Cover Car: 1/43 scale Ted Musgrave Jasper Engines Ford Thunderbird
PDF
- 1.0MB - 11 pages
March 2013Cover Car: Sebring 1970
PDF
- 1.2MB - 10 pages
April 2013Ferrari Expo
Cover Car: Yellow Classic Ferrari

PDF
- 1.5MB - 13 pages
May 2013Cover: GTR Auto Modelers Show Display
PDF
- 1.9MB - 14 pages
June 2013Cover: 1962 Monaco Grand Prix
PDF
- 2.1MB - 16 pages
July 2013Cover Car: 2001 Chevrolet Corvette C5-R
PDF
- 1.8MB - 14 pages
August 2013Cover Cars: Larry Fulhorst's Chaparral's
PDF
- 1.1MB - 10 pages
September 2013Summer NNL
Cover Car: Custom 1:12 Scale Ford Mustang

PDF
- 2.1MB - 14 pages
October 2013Cover Car: 1968 McLaren
PDF
- 4.0MB - 10 pages
November 2013Cover Car: KISS Hot Rod
PDF
- 4.4MB - 12 pages
December 2013Cover Car: Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda #27
PDF
- 2.9MB - 9 pages
January 2014Happy New Year from GTR Auto Modelers
Cover Car: 1967 SCCA Chevrolet Corvette

PDF
- 3.2MB - 11 pages
February 2014GTR’s 15th Anniversary 1999-2014
Cover Car: 1971 Dodge Challenger from Vanishing Point

PDF
- 2.3MB - 9 pages
March 2014GTR’s 15th Anniversary 1999-2014
Cover Car: 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZLT

PDF
- 3.4MB - 13 pages
April 2014GTR’s 15th Anniversary 1999-2014
Cover Car: Alfa Romeo Tipo 33

PDF
- 4.6MB - 11 pages
May 2014GTR’s 15th Anniversary 1999-2014
Cover: GTR 15 Year Display

PDF
- 4.2MB - 12 pages
June 2014Cover Car: Lotus 49
PDF
- 3.4MB - 11 pages
July 2014Cover Car: Vintage Aurora Ferrari 250 GTO Rebuild
PDF
- 2.9MB - 10 pages
August 2014Cover Car: Dakar Rally Mercedes-Benz Unimog
PDF
- 6.4MB - 15 pages
September 2014Cover Car: Mark Minter's Wagon Master
PDF
- 4.9MB - 13 pages
October 2014Cover Car: 1925 Ford Railroad Truck by Dave Roeder
PDF
- 3.5MB - 13 pages
November 2014Cover Car: 1968 Pontiac Firebird Sprint
PDF
- 2.9MB - 10 pages
December 2014
PDF
- 4.0MB - 10 pages
January 2015Cover Car: Hasegawa Kremer Brothers Porsche 962
PDF
- 3.6MB - 10 pages
February 2015Cover Car: 3rd Generation Dodge Challenger
PDF
- 3.1MB - 9 pages
March 2015Cover Car: John Walczak's Ford Torino King Cobra
PDF
- 4.2MB - 10 pages
April 2015Cover Car: Ferrari 250GTO Fabrizio Violatri Race Car
PDF
- 7.3MB - 14 pages
May 2015Cover Car: 1968 Plymouth GTX
PDF
- 7.5MB - 13 pages
June 2015Cover Car: Ron Fellows 1996 Sunoco Camaro
PDF
- 4.0MB - 10 pages
July 2015Cover Car: Spark 1:18 scale die cast Rondeau Ford-Cosworth 379CL
PDF
- 3.2MB - 11 pages
August 2015Cover Car: 1985 Kremer Porsche 962C
PDF
- 3.8MB - 11 pages
September 2015Cover Cars: 100 Years of Dodge
PDF
- 5.4MB - 11 pages
June 2016Cover Cars: Surfite and Surfite 2000 by Chuck Herrmann
PDF
- 3.4MB - 10 pages


Documents

2008 GTR Summer NNL Announcement - 28KB - Microsoft Word
2008 GTR Summer NNL Table/Trophy Form - 27KB - Microsoft Word
2008 GTR Summer NNL Rules & Classes - 20KB - Microsoft Excel
2010 GTR Summer NNL Announcement - 653KB - PDF
2011 GTR Summer NNL Announcement - 653KB - PDF
2012 GTR Summer NNL Announcement - 982KB - PDF
2012 GTR Summer NNL Entry Form - 18KB - PDF
2013 GTR Summer NNL Announcement - .99MB - PDF
2013 GTR Summer NNL Entry Form (Model) - 18KB - PDF
2013 GTR Summer NNL Entrant Form (Builder) - 237KB - Microsoft Excel
2014 GTR Summer NNL Announcement - 1.1MB - PDF
2015 GTR Summer NNL Announcement - 72KB - PDF
2015 GTR Summer NNL Entrant Form (Builder) - 28KB - PDF
2015 GTR Summer NNL Entry Form (Model) - 20KB - PDF
2015 GTR Summer NNL Entry Form (Model) - 20KB - PDF

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
7 August 20162016 GTR Summer NNL
GTR Auto Modelers

PDF
- 1.1MB - 2 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
4 August 2013An Open Letter to GTR Auto ModelersBill Crittenden




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