HOUSTON (August 13, 2014) – Mobil Steel International, Inc. general manager Mark Scott picked up two prestigious trophies at southeast Harris County car shows this summer. Scott earned the Mayor’s Choice best of show award at the 4th Fest Truck & Car show in Pasadena. He also picked up a Texas Outlaw collector gun award for best in class at the Texas Outlaw Challenge Horsepower Car Show held in Kemah June 22.
Scott says it is an honor to win any car show award since the awards are recognition for dedication and hours spent on his car hobby. Scott applies the same work ethic and quality approach to his hobby as he does to the AISC quality-certified steel fabrication facility at Mobil Steel. AISC¸ the American Institute of Steel Construction, has recognized Mobil Steel the past eight years as one of only nine Houston AISC quality-certified fabrication facilities.
Just like Scott makes sure the best quality product leaves the Mobil Steel fabrication facility, he spends the time required to make adjustments and enhancements to his show cars. He tweaks the engines, enhances the exhaust systems and experiments with different sets of wheels to perfect his cars’ appearance prior to a show. Scott averages 16 hours each week in advance of a car show making sure his cars are display ready. Additionally, Scott spends 8-10 hours a day during competition showing his cars and making sure the cars remain in pristine condition – wiping away even the slightest spec of dust or dirt and buffing away wax to present a dazzling car appearance.
Scott applies same quality principles of steel fabrication to car show
Scott said he was surprised with the Mayor’s Choice award. “I watched as Pasadena Mayor Johnny Isbell approached my ’71 Chevelle. He wrote down some notes but it was not until they announced the Mayor’s Choice that I knew I won.”
“The truck and car show adds another element of excitement to Pasadena’s 4th Fest, the largest city-sponsored event,” Mayor Isbell said. “I was intrigued by the black and yellow ’71 Chevelle. It reflected the spirit of the 1970s automobile era – a great era for muscle cars and an outstanding era of growth for the City of Pasadena.”
Scott has long desired the Texas Outlaw collector gun award that goes only to first place finishers at Texas Outlaw Challenge car shows. Scott’s hard work finally earned a first place in Custom Build for his 1971 Chevy Chevelle. “The Texas Outlaw plaque has a real revolver mounted on a plaque. It is a neat award reserved only for first place finishers. Now I have one,” said Scott.
The Outlaw Challenge at Kemah included speed boat and motorcycle competition as well as the car show. Scott marveled as cigarette boats sporting 2500-3000 horse power engines competed in speed races topping 172 mph.
“Mark approaches his hobby with the same passion and dedication he applies at Mobil Steel,” said Leonard A. Bedell, president and CEO. “I have heard Mark say that showing his car shows is similar to providing quality steel fabrication to our customers. You understand the requirements and you excel in each step toward the final product.
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“Mobil Steel is committed to our employees and their involvement in our communities. We are delighted with Mark’s success, and we are especially pleased when Mark represents Mobil Steel at shows that help raise money for good community causes,” Bedell added. Some Mobil Steel-sponsored car shows have raised funds to provide housing for wounded U.S. military veterans and scholarships for area students.
About Mobil Steel International, Inc.
Mobil Steel International, Inc. fabricates steel used in some of the world’s essential industries: chemical, manufacturing, petroleum, communication, clean fuels, and power utilities, as well as commercial construction. Mobil Steel, which has been at its South Wayside Drive facility in Houston for 44 years, has a production capacity of more than 1,000 tons per month in its 80,000 square feet of plant and office facilities under roof, providing flexibility to manage multiple projects. The 8.5-acre site is located within major freeway access to the refining and petrochemical complex in the Gulf Coast region. Mobil Steel is quality certified by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). Mobil Steel is active in Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors, Association of Chemical Industry of Texas, and American Welding Society. The company is a sponsoring member of Economic Alliance Houston Port Region and a member of the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Mobil Steel is a registered small business with the Small Business Administration. For information about MobilSteel visit www.mobilsteel.com.