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This past Saturday was my birthday and I spent a good part of the day at the Mid-Atlantic NNL this weekend, held at the Knights of Columbus at the Columbian Center in Severna Park, Maryland. It was sponsored by the Maryland Automotive Modelers Association ( http://www.mamasboyz.org/ ) A big thank you to MCM member Wheels for telling me about the event.
This was the greatest thing ever. For about an hour I could not even concentrate because of the immensity of this model car show and swap meet. Never have I seen this many kits, old and new in one place.
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My birthday present to myself, an unbuilt Jo-Han 1960 Desoto.
I picked up a few $3 unbuilt kits, 3 of them being early 90's Pontiac Grand Prix's. A bargain at twice the price.
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There were so many entries in this contest I'm not sure I even got to see all of them. There were 3 rows like this of vehicles and vehicles only.
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One of my favorite entries was this Earl Scheib panel wagon. A great build and fantastic topic.
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A nice deuce with motorcycle fenders.
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One dealer had an immense selection of bargain priced parts; hoods, windshields, engines, bumpers, you name it. I picked up engines for 50 cents, wheel and tire combos for a buck, even a 1/25 laptop as well as all sorts of other great stuff.
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Tires man, tires...
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Apparently they hold a flea market in the same location as the NNL and there was some confusion. But hey, at least it spread the word of the hobby.
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Found a Rat Fink t-shirt, brand new but from 1998 for $10 (It's the purple and green box). The crazy thing is that these were made by House Industries for their Ed "Big Daddy" Roth fonts they released that year. It comes in an old school size model car box. http://www.houseind....search=rat fink
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On my 40th birthday, for the first time in my life, I have won a raffle prize; behold, the Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Beatnik Bandit.