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The very latest on "The Woodstock of the Model Car Hobby...."
Posted by Tim Boyd on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:22 AM

Chuck Helppie, the 1977 MPC National Customizing Contest Grand National Champion and one of the organizers of the first ever NNL back in 1980, has posted this latest update at the "NNL Founders Present..." Facebook Page:

"Saturday night, October 12, 2019 will feature an unprecedented display of model car history and artistry going back almost sixty years. Five National Champions will be present / represented on display. Twenty GSL "Best of Show" winners will be displayed. The International Model Car Museum is bringing 80 significant models to Toledo from some of the most famous builders in history. This will constitute the most comprehensive gathering of museum models outside of their Salt Lake City home in the chronicles of that august body. In addition, Saturday night will feature the largest gathering of model car magazine cover cars ever assembled in one location. The 1949-2019 Merc Reunion will have its own display within this event so bring your Merc's and plan to join us. Finally, we have invited the five other major NNL's to set up their own display tables inside of the exhibit hall to honor their significant contributions to the growth of our hobby over the past forty years. Please plan to join us for what is being called the "Woodstock" of our hobby!"

Chuck also posted this information on the Friday night NNL banquet a few days ago on the "NNL Founders Present" Facebook page:

"The NNL Banquet on Friday, October 11 is now ready to accept reservations. The cost of the dinner is $25 and you can reserve your seat now by sending your name to: chuckhelppie@gmail.com ". As of yesterday, the banquet was 2/3rds sold out. If you plan on attending the Friday night event, please let Chuck know now. Also be aware that the $25 cost will be cash only - no credit cards.

In summary: Between the 40th NNL Nationals presented by the Cleveland Automotive Modelers Society during the day on Saturday, October 12, and the "NNL Founders Present..." Friday night banquet and Saturday night events described above, this upcoming October weekend is looking like it will be an event for the ages for adult model car builders the world over.

Keep checking out the "NNL Founders Present...." Facebook page for the latest updates, and please email Chuck now if you plan to attend the Friday night banquet….

Best Regards....TIM

 

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