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  • Excel Blades has sent us one of their Deluxe Tool Sets for our raffle.
  • Slixx Decals has delivered 14 of their decal sets for our raffle.
  • Zona Tool provided one of their Zona Hobby Tool kits.
  • Micro Scale has sent us a selection of their decal sets, including: checkers, parallel stripes, trim film, and scale US flags in various sizes, as well as two sets of their decal solvent and setting solutions.
  • Pro Tech Model Car and Train Parts sent us a big variety of their racing parts including carbs, distributor, magneto, plug wire, plug boots, tee fittings, racing harness, hood pins, gas cap, supercharger pulley set, and a monster tach.
  • We received from Automodello one of their Tribute Edition 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT models in Bright Silver Metallic.
  • ICM sent us one each of their Model T 1911 Touring and Type G4 w/MG 34 and German Staff Personnel kits, as well as, their American Firemen (1910s), American Fire Truck Crew (1910s), and Henry Ford & Co. figure sets - all in 1/24 scale.
  • MGSF has provided us with one of their new Honda S600/S800 Shotto Transkits.
  • AutoMobilia Resource Magazine has joined our cadre of sponsors with a six-issue (1-Year) subscription gift certificate.
  • There are still more companies who have prize donations on the way. Be sure to check back often to watch as our 2024 Sponsor Gallery grows.
  • Our next meeting will be on 20 April.
  • 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 #1: Aftermarket Companies and Rare/Old Kit Sellers! MAMA wants you at our show! We are calling out to potential vendors for our upcoming Mid-Atlantic NNL! We have begun sending out packages to those who've vended at our show before, and we have a few tables still availble. If you would like to vend at our show in May, send an email to our Vice President, Dave Toups, for table reservation information. This is your opportunity to mingle with your customers in person and learn what they want to see from you in the future.

    Special Note #2: Calling all sponsors!

    1. Trophy Sponsors: If you would like to sponsor one or more of the awards at our upcoming Mid-Atlantic NNL email to our club treasurer, Matt Guilfoyle, for category availability.

    2. Raffle/Door Prize Sponsors: If you would like to donate product samples, promotional materials, etc, this is an opportunity for potential new customers to learn of your products, see them in person, and understand the quality you bring to the hobby market. To put your company's name and products directly in front of our participants and help us defray the ever-rising costs of conducting a regional model car event, send an email to our President, Tim Powers for details.

    The wonderful sponsors represented below have already begun providing us with very generous product contributions for our 2024 show. There is still plenty of time for your company to position itself among these great supporters of the model car hobby!

    Click the icons in the Sponsor Gallery below to visit and shop on their web sites in a new browser tab.

    Notes from the MAMA President:

    Looks like the MAMA leadership team needs to invest in a new Magic 8 Ball for predicting the weather. We rescheduled the February meeting based on the fact that every weather reporting service was predicting a hefty amount of snow for our region and thefact that bieing on a weekend, the secondary roads were unlikely to be plowed and the Union Hall lot and sidewalks wouldn't be cleared. We were ready for a big snowfall, and we got bupkas.

    Some of MAMA's Boyz and National Capital Model Soldier Society (NCMSS) members put on a model car display for the residents of the Annapolitan Assited Living Community on February 10th, 2024. MAMA's Boy and NCMSS member Joe Bless is living there these days. He used to arrange IPMS-type club displays there and a model car display just seemed like a good idea - and it was! Thanks to Jim Maness and Lyle Willits, here are some photos from this very special event.

    Please continue to keep the people of the Ukraine in your thoughts and prayers as Russia's senseless war on them drags on.


    February Meeting Photos:


    Scenes from the meeting:

    Kenny and Kevin Kovach set up this loving tribute to their father and grandfather, Emil, who very recently passed away. The display included two of Emil's models, a red 1964 Buick Riviera, and a baby blue 1974 Cadillac Eldorado.

    Brian Schindler built this replica of the Street Trucks Magazine August 2015 cover truck.

    Rick Donovan displayed this trio comprising a tunnel-rammed 1957 Chevrolet, 1950 Ford Gasser, and a rear-engined 1966 Barracuda Funny Car.

    Dave Schmitt brought this quartet comprising a 1967 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442, Porsche 356 convertible, 1969 Dodge Dart, and 1947 Chevy Aeroback Sedan.

    Duane Hinton displayed this blown, big block 1970 Chevelle.

    The card with this custom 1959 El Camino and 1949 Ford sedan drag racer said they were built by Ron Thorpe in 1963 at the age of 16.

    Lyle Willits built these 1958, 1959, and 1960 Corvettes back in the 1990s. The 1958 was built straight from the Monogram Pro-Modeler kit. The 1959 and 1960 were built using the Replicas and Miniatures Company of Maryland's resin conversion kits that he mastered.

    Bob Guarino brought a handful of MOPAR projects.

    Dave Redzensky displayed this pair of asphalt racers.

    Nick Sickle showed his plunder from down under - a pair of Holdens from Hot Wheels.

    Steve Buter presented three builds.

    Leonard Harrod showed his latest Pro-Street project that he's building for our upcoming Mid-Atlantic NNL's Drag and Drive Theme category.

    Tim Sickle is starting in on a 1965 Mercury Comet project.

    Howdy Hoffman displayed ten Funny Cars.

    The Pontiacs on Parade parking lot had some projects just getting started.

    Unfortunately, I didn't get to see who placed these fine builds on the display tables.

    Some of the action:

    The raffle table was loaded up good this month.

    You can see even more photos of this month's meeting at: and