All About MAMA

to MAMA's Diner, the official home of the Maryland Automotive Modelers' Association (MAMA), where we serve up fun, friendship, and model cars.

Norman Veber founded the the Maryland Automotive Modelers' Association (MAMA) with about one dozen members at our first meeting on Saturday September 17th, 1988. Today, with more than 200 members on our roster, MAMA is one of, if not the, largest model car club in the United States.

Big as it is, MAMA is still an informal group of automotive enthusiasts who are dedicated to the hobby of collecting and building scale model cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other wheeled vehicles. Our meetings are celebrations of friendship, the exchange of ideas, meeting and helping other modelers, sparking people's interest in the hobby for the first time (or once again), and generally promoting the model car building and collecting hobbies. We are mainly about having fun -- Each meeting has the feel of an NNL-style show and swapmeet. If you attend just one meeting, we're sure you'll keep coming back.

Every month we gather to talk about models, diecasts, and automotive items of interest. No contests -- just bring your models and show 'em. Some form of group entertainment usually highlights each meeting, such as building clinics, talks on various aspects of the hobby, slide shows of contests, etc. To raise funds, we hold a monthly raffle of model kits and related items donated by members and various outside sources (such as local hobby vendors, friends of friends, etc).

Club Facts
Membership Size: > 200
Avg. Meeting Attendance: ~ 40
Financial Information                  $*
Membership Fee            0.00
Monthly/Yearly Dues      0.00
Total Cost to Join           0.00

* MAMA supports itself through monetary donations and a monthly raffle of prizes generously donated by members, local hobby vendors, aftermarket companies, and sometimes the kit manufacturers.

MAMA meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Salaried Employees Association (SEA) Union Hall located at 1300 Hanover Road, Hanover, MD 21076. If you find yourself in Maryland, Virginia, Central Pennsylvania, or Washington, D.C. on the third Saturday of any month, stop by and visit with us. We have some members who ocassionally trek from as far away as West Virginia, Delaware, and New Jersey! We usually have around 40-50 people at a meeting (but the room really gets packed in December when we hold our holiday feast!), so you're sure to find someone who shares your interest in a particular model car subject. Find MAMA

Joining MAMA couldn't be easier, just attend a meeting and enjoy yourself. There are no dues or fees. Although, trying to quit can be costly! :-)

Seriously, if you like model cars (plastic or diecast), please come to a meeting, bring your models, and check us out. But be warned: Our main goal is to have a good time, and we DO.

If you'd like to find out more about MAMA, you can email our president, Tim Powers, our vice-president, Dave Toups, our treasurer, Matt Guilfoyle, our newsletter editor, Tim Sickle.

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