Greetings ACME members,
It is May and it is meeting time in Smyrna, Georgia once again. April sure has been a fun month. Club members have been to several events throughout the nation, both real cars as well as models. A vanload of ACME members made the long trip to the NNL East, yes the NNL East, the largest model car show in the nation and perhaps the globe.
Lots of vendors were at the show, from plastic resellers to the Model King. Several aftermarket vendors were also in the house. Norm Veber of Replicas & Miniatures, Don & Carol Holthaus of Modelhaus had people lined up all day. Even the kit manufacturers were also present with new product to see. Ed Sexton of Revell had test shots of the 67 Camaro, Ford Raptor, ’57 Chevy convertible and the LaFerrari to the delight of many. The folks from Moebius had several new kits also. Be on the lookout for late ’60′s – early 70′s Ford F-150′s and a pair of ’54 Hudsons, as well as a ’65 Plymouth. It won’t be long before we see test shots of their ’61 Ventura and Catalina and their ’65 Comet. Lots of cool whispers of what might be in the wind in the future. Stay tuned. We saw many old familiar faces who have promised to travel south to come see us at our “Little Show”. There were over 1000 models on display, with huge participation in the “Mustang” and “Wagons” themes, as well as the commercial and factory stock categories. It was sensory overload! The long-distance award winner was Jean-Jacques Lillette all the way from Paris, France.
Several folks made the trip to Road Atlanta this past weekend as well to take in the Walter Mitty. The weather was perfect for this event. Several interesting race cars were seen. Porsches, Lolas and even a few old NASCARs were driven hard through the hills of north Georgia. Others went to the 1st Summit Motorama at AMS.
On the model show front next weekend on May 10th IPMS Atlanta will be having their 2nd annual model show at the Lockheed Union Hall on the 120 loop, same location as last year. This is a well-run IPMS show, with the promise of more emphasis on fun vs. rivet counting. Always a good time. Also in the month of May on the 17th the SCMA folks will be having their annual show in Simpsonville. At least one of our members will be vending at this show, and others will be attending. It is worth the trip. I will be at graduation, so I will not be there, bummer!!
Model Cars magazine as well as Scale Auto have great issues hitting the mailbox as we speak. So be on
the lookout for them. Since it is the 1st Sunday and the weather is supposed to be nice, Caffeine and Octane should be Off the Hook!!!! Go early if you want to park close. The place will be packed!!! If you want to hit another show Sunday before ACME, the British Motorcar Day will be from 10 AM to 2:30 PM in the Roswell City Hall parking lot off of Hill St. If that isn’t enough, the Road Runner cruise in is on Sunday morning from 8-10 AM at Lifetime Fitness on Hwy. 92 in Roswell, to get your fill of oldies. This coming Saturday you can see the annual Buick, Olds, Pontiac, Cadillac show at the Marriott Northwest.
Okay gang, we will be having our meeting at 2:30 at the community of Smyrna. I look forward to seeing you there. We’ll have a demo on decals and the use of Bare Metal Foil by both Pico and Bob Sienko. Bring a current project or a finished one for Show and Tell.
I’m your Prez,