The September meeting will
be our 31st Anniversary!
We will hold a fund-raising auction
at our September meeting. The
auction will help ensure that can continue
to pay the rent at the Greenbelt
Community Center.We're asking our members
and friends to search through their
collections and donate kits,
nicely done built-ups, die-casts, aftermarket
parts, and other model or full-size
car related items.
to MAMA's Diner, the official home
of the Maryland Automotive Modelers' Association (MAMA),
where we serve entrees of fun, friendship, and model cars.
MAMA's current leadership team is: President: Tim Powers Vice-President: Dave Toups Treasurer: Matt Guilfoyle Newsletter Editor: Tim Sickle
***** SPECIAL NOTE *****
For all those who are planning to attend and participate
in the auction meeting this weekend, Saturday 21 September:
Please plan to arrive early.
We expect to have more than 200 items to auction, either
individually or in small lots, so we will start the auction
at 11 am. To facilitate registering everyone who wants
to participate by that time, we will have the room open
at 10 am. This will give us ample time to setup the room
and get everyone and everything ready.
Please note: We have opted to restrict vending at this
meeting to just our two primary club sponsors: the Replicas
and Miniatures Company of Maryland and Bradley's Model
Cars. We took this decision as we will need the front
tables for the auction items and activities, and that
has a ripple effect as normal table uses get shifted around
the room to the tables on the side and back walls:
1. We still want to have tables available for you to display
your latest builds.
2. We will need tables for the usual open kit displays
and show fliers.
3. We will need a table for our 31st Anniversary cake.
4. We will likely need to use a table for auction management
functions (late registrations, early check-outs, etc.)
Rick Donovan displayed this mid-engined 1966 Barracuda
Funny Car in Sox and Martin markings.
Rich Wilson built his 1970 Mustang Grande with a landau
top from an old Bandit Resins conversion kit.
As Mike sings his favorite aria from Giacomo Puccini's
La Bohème opera, it appears that Ron is getting ready
to sucker-punch Matt in the background.
Didn't see who displayed this Revell 1932 Ford Sedan
Dave Redzensky built this 1932 Ford Vicky Gasser in 1994.
These were among a collection of straight-line racers
that formed the back row of the table:
Face it: MAMA meetings are all about fun.
Jim Maness just wrapped up this 1965 Mustang and 1969
Here's Dave Schmitt's latest build, a custom Galaxie
Models 1947 Chevrolet Fleetmaster.
Harold Bradford is just getting started on this resin
kit of the #5 Mercedes CLR that went airborne with Peter
Dumbreck at the wheel during the 1999 Le Mans race. Air
got under the front end and the car sailed skyward doing
backflips until it touched down, right side up, among
the trees alongside the track - you can see
it happen on You Tube. Fortunately, driver Dumbreck
escaped injury. Team mate Mark Webber experienced a nearly
identical somersault crash in the team's #4 car during
practice for the race.
Mal Douglas is launching another fine gasser project
with this AMT 1932 Ford Sedan..