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Will this become the Woodstock of the modeling car world?

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    April 2012
Posted by litespeedsae on Saturday, August 31, 2019 8:14 PM

Thanks so much for this well organized announcement. As someone who started building kits in the late 50's, I would like to attend if possible. In any event, a special issue of our magazine or at least comprehensive coverage would be a winner.

Little Rock, Arkansas

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    October 2015
Will this become the Woodstock of the modeling car world?
Posted by Tim Boyd on Thursday, August 29, 2019 4:54 AM

Coming in October are two once in a lifetime events that will take place on the Friday evening and Saturday evening before and after the last-ever NNL Nationals in Sylvania, OH.


Among the six participants at the original NNL Nationals in 1980, 1977 MPC National Model Car Customizing Champion Chuck Helppie has stepped forward to put together an informal banquet/buffet on Friday night with model car related speakers and presentations involving the pre-Scale Auto magazine era in the hobby (i.e. 1960's to late 1970's) as well as the formation of the NNL. He's searched out some pretty fascinating speakers with never-before-heard stories about the formative years of our hobby.


Then on Saturday night there will be a model car event in a 5,000 square foot hotel conference room, with modelers invited to show their magazine cover cars in a special section, a 1949-2019 Mercury model car reunion, and a "Ring of Honor" presentation, among other activities. Also included will be a display of some of the most historic and influential models donated to the International Model Car Museum, which are to be transported to the event location all the way from Salt Lake City, Utah.


When joined with the traditional yearly NNL Nationals event itself presented by the Cleveland Automotive Modelers Society during the day on Saturday, which with its "NNL Reunion" theme should be an event for the ages, this entire weekend could indeed be the Woodstock of the model car world.


Chuck's Friday and Saturday night plans are still coming together, but I encourage you to watch the "NNL Founders Present...." Facebook page for more details, and to register for the events when details are provided so that Chuck can make sure the facilities are prepared to handle the turnout.


For updates, click on this link, which should take you to the "NNL Founders Present...." Facebook page. For those of you who like me don't do Facebook, a screen will pop up asking you to join Facebook.  Scroll down and click on "Not Now" and you should be able to view the page without signing on to Facebook.


The NNL Founders and many other modelers dating from the entire history of our hobby are looking forward to seeing you all there!   TIM



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