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 those considering donating items for our fundraising
auction in September, here are the ground rules:
First and foremost it should be model car stuff: kits, nicely built models, die-casts, aftermarket items, tools, supplies, etc.
Then car-related items are okay: memorabilia, videos, books, pictures, posters, parts from famous race cars (documented, of course), etc.
There are a few straightforward caveats as well:
Clean, good condition stuff only.
No unfinished or incomplete projects, parts kits, or junk.
No kits, built ups, or die-casts that are missing parts.
No incomplete aftermarket items, no used paint or glue.
No broken or damaged tools.
If you have to explain your donation by using any sentence
that includes the phrase, "All someone's gotta do to be
able to use it is…", or any similar phrase, it would be
better to leave it home.
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..