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Clubs & Societies
Last Updated 09/16/23
Drastic Plastics Model Car Club
Forum for the club with lots of great information. Also hosts the Box Art and Instruction Manuals board with great resources there as well.
Best known and largest modeling organization, the International Plastic Modelers Society is a worldwide society that has been around since 1964. They have chapters all over the world and each one sponsors shows as well as their national convention each year. They also publish a slick Journal with industry news and events. They have a database of shows on their site and links to chapters throughout the world.
Model Car Builders Association
Discussion board that requires membership to view.
Fine Scale Clubs Database
Fine Scale Magazine's database of clubs around the country that you can search by zip code and radius.
IPMS Chapters
Database of over 200 IPMS chapters around the world with search.
KC Slammers-Model Car Club
Missouri based Model Car Club with meetings and shows in Kansas. Emphasis on shows and some great photos from their members work.
Maryland Automotive Modelers' Association
Sponsors a couple shows a year and has monthly meetings in Hanover, MD with members from all over the mid-atlantic area. Goes by the moniker, "MAMA's"
NNL East
NNL affiliated Model Car Club with monthly meetings and shows that are non-judged but instead give "Peoples Choice" awards for the best cars.
Tri-State Model Car Club
NNL East affiliated model car club that meets in New Jersey but has members from Philadelphia and surrounding cities.
Australian Plastic Modelers Association
Sydney base club whose membership fees include a magazine. Has members from all over Australia and the world.
Group 25 Model Car Builders Club
Canada based club with monthly meetings and frequent shows in Canada. Prolific website with lots of info about the club and their activites.
San Diego Model Car Club
Model Club that meets in the Automotive Museum in Balboa Park with an extensive blog detailing their events and shows.

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