Scenes from our September meeting:
MAMA is 30 years old! We celebrated our 30th Anniversary
on Saturday September 17th.
Member Mike Costic even brought MAMA an Anniversary card!
As you might expect there was a lot of nostalgia at the
meeting. Here's a copy of the flyer that our founder,
Norman Veber, sent out to draw us together in the first
Before forming the club Norman had conducted a model
car contest at the Baltimore International Auto Show.
It was there that he collected names to see if there would
be enough interest in the area to even form a club. We're
all glad he did.
Several members who had attended that very first club
meeting displayed some of models that they showed on that
day. Here MAMA founder Norman Veber displays a 1934 Ford
sedan and a Jaguar XJS TWR racecar that were at the first
Several members who joined MAMA later on displayed the
first models that they ever put on our display table.
Here Rich Wilson shows the 1932 Ford hot rod that he first
shared with us at the December 1990 meeting.
Along with some of his earlier builds, former president
Lyle Willits displayed issues of hobby magazines featuring
models built by MAMA members and coverage of MAMA's early
contests. He also dug out MAMA's first full-color newletter,
which editor Tim Sickle had assembled in celebration of
our 5th anniversary in 1993.
During the meeting Ryc Martin thankfully reminded us
to salute the far too many MAMA members and friends of
our club who have passed away over the last 30 years.
Here we see the late Pat Maphis on the cover of the February
1992 issue of Scale Wheels magazine with former MAMA president
Larry Boothe in a photo taken at the 1991 AMS convention.
Pat was MAMA's first historian and assembled photo albums
of meeting throughout our early years of meeting at the
Catonsville Community College.
Howard Weinstein - yes that Howard Weinstein - the New
York Times Best Selling Author of Galloway's
Gamble displayed this Brontosaurus Skeleton kit that
he had just recently scored off of eBay. We just figured
he was trying to subtly tell us that after 30 years, we're
a buch of dinosaurs.
Tim "PoP" Sickle included this tribute to the
late Burt Reynolds in his Pontiacs on Parade display.
The room seemed extra noisy with one of the largest crowds
we've seen in a while. Look how crowded the display tables
Susann and Harold "Brad" Bradford, propriators of Historic
Racing Miniatures, scan through the photo albums that
our first club historian, the late Pat Maphis, assembled
during our earliest years. They were marvelling at the
vast amount of color in everyone's hair back then.
Once again our raffle table featured a variety of temping
The day wasn't all just about reminiscing and old build,
there were plenty of newly finished models, too. Such
as Leonard Harrod's Pro Street Oldsmobile Cutlass.
Former President Marcos Cruz built this 1969 Dodge Super
Bee which is fully detailed in the October 2018 issue
of Scale Auto magazine.
Ryc Martin's awsome Henry J.
What? No cookies?!?! This time Matt Guilfoyle fed our
celebration with glorious stacks of pizza.
You can see a LOT more photos of our September Anniversary
Celebration meeting at: