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  • The January meeting WILL BE HELD on 26 January from 1pm to 5pm at the Severna Park Community Center in the L53 Activity Room, a.k.a. Studio C. The center's address is 623 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, Severna Park, MD 21146. Their phone number is 410-647-5843.
  • Congratulations to MAMA's own Leonard Harrod, Sr.!!! Leonard's 1984 Pro Street Olds Cutlass, which has appeared on this site a few times and which earned accolades at the Southern Nationals, is this month's "One Great Model" in the February 2019 issue of Scale Auto Magazine. Way to go, Leonard!
  • Ron Bradley has received the Revell '68 Chevelle and the Revell '69 Boss 302 kits. If you want to get either of them before the next meeting, contact Ron by email at or call him at 410-916-3239 to arrange possible pickup at his home. Ron says the kits are selling fast and the distributor might sell out soon..
  • As we are now into the winter months, remember, if Prince George’s county has a snow emergency in effect, there will NOT be a meeting. The inclement Weather Phone Number to check is: (301) 474-0646.
  • to MAMA's Diner, the official home of the Maryland Automotive Modelers' Association (MAMA), where we serve entrees of fun, friendship, and model cars.

    As a result of our most recent elections, MAMA's current leadership team is:
    President: Tim Powers
    Vice-President: Dave Toups
    Treasurer: Matt Guilfoyle
    Newsletter Editor: Tim Sickle

    Scenes from our December meeting:

    The December meeting was our annual Chrismahanukwanzaka and Festivus celebration. Naturally it focused on every member's favorite: FOOD! As always, MAMA is very grateful for all the hard work that Mary, Susanne, and Lee put in organizating the tables of food so that even model car builders could figure out how to load their plates!

    Looks like Bill is about to hand-feed Rich.

    We were honored to have some special guests this month. First, Santa dropped in with a special hood ornament for Lyle Willits' 1923 Ford Depot Hack..

    Then, the reigning Miss MAMA stopped by for a visit.

    Even the models came bearing gifts.

    The Pontiacs on Parade display got into the spirit with car-guy goodies 'neath the tree.

    Rick Donovan brought out his K.S. Pittman Willys gasser..

    Bill Geary (Mr. Obsessive) displayed his current obsessive project, a one-off 1968 Shelby Mustang that Ford used for experiments with electronic fuel injection and independent rear suspension.

    There was no shortage of kits to be bought.

    This Mustang's engine was very nicely detailed with wires and hoses. The crystal clear reflection in the hood of that front wheel tells you all you need to know about how well it was painted.

    This transporter garnered compliments all day for the many details and working features that Steve Whiting added to it. The box area is filled with tools and the side compartment doors are hinged. With the ramps in place, Steve can wind the Comet down onto the table and back up on the truck again using the functional winch he fabricated.

    Believe it or not, there was no egg nog involved in the making of this photo. These guys are just always like this.

    The raffle table was so well-packed that we had to start bundling items to get through in time.

    Somebody scored some valuable reference materials.

    Then there was the non-stop talking about model cars.

    Here's a small collection of Dick Dastardly's Mean Machine models from the Wacky Racers cartoon series.

    Gary Sutherlin built these little Johnny Lightning 1/64 scale cars.

    Everyone went home with a smile!

    You can see a LOT more photos of our December meeting at: and