What IS GSL?
The GSL Championship was created in 1979 to provide an encouraging, objective, and a hospitable venue for sophisticated scale vehicle modelers, regardless of their interests, to compete
where craftsmanship and technical innovation would be recognized and rewarded. As well, GSL offers an enjoyable and congenial atmosphere where friendships are formed, and where old friendships are renewed.
As a reaction to other historic shows where certain building styles were favored and others discouraged by the judging preferences and selection of winners,
and as a further reaction against competitions were personalities and public favor played significantly in the outcome, the GSL Championship was fashioned to provide a "safe harbor" to competitive builders
interested in aggressive, quality building. The GSL Championship has been a forum where excellence, craftsmanship, good humor and friendship would be sponsored and encouraged.
The Awards Breakfast is well attended. Here, facing the camera on the right, is the legendary
Don Emmons who cut a path through the hobby in the Sixties.
Over the years, the antiseptic fairness of the GSL Championship has encouraged an everwidening group of
wonderful and very competitive scale vehicle builders to attend and be a part of the series of the greatest scale vehicle contest series ever created. As an outgrowth of that commitment to fairness, GSL competitors
and attendees have developed a cheerful demeanor where friendships are made and renewed regularly where it is safe to share ideas and techniques, and where each builder's efforts are respected, and where
everyone is challenged by the work they see.
In fact, one of the several attractions of the Championship has always been the cheerful and cordial
demeanor of the participants. The attendees and builders always share their techniques and thoughts about building better models, encouraged in no small part by judging impartiality and good humor that are
hallmarks of the Championships.
The Twenty-Fourth GSL International Scale Vehicle Championship and Convention will be presented
Thursday, May2 through Sunday, May 5 at the Salt Lake Sheraton City Centre Hotel the same excellent facility where we've presented GSL since 2007.
GSL-XXIV will present the traditional range of competitive Classes, three days of seminars, a day of Museum
tours, the Museum-benefit Auction, the famed Trade Show, four days of renewed friendships and shared experiences, and will end with the Awards Breakfast on Sunday morning, May 5.
We will start the Championship and Convention on Thursday morning, May 2, 2013 with a general
"welcome" opening session at 10:00 a.m. to hand out the Championship and Convention schedule, acquaint
everyone with last-minute details and developments, and talk generally about the event. The Contest Hall will open for registering models to be entered in competition at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday morning. Seminars
will start at Noon, Thursday, and extend through Friday afternoon, May 4, 2013. Judging will start at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, during which time the Museum-Benefit Auction will be held. The Awards Breakfast
will be held on Sunday morning, May 5.
See you in May 2013!