Australian Model Car Club

Australian Model Car Club

The Australian Model Car Club (AMCC) was founded in April 1972 by twelve original members at Oakleigh, Victoria. The most notable member was Vic Wills, whose sole aim was to have a club for scale model car collectors and builders, free from politics and other unnecessary distractions.

With assistance from Bill Hamer and Terry O’Neill, Vic’s dream progressed to reality and the trio gathered together a group of like-minded individuals including Ray Black, Ian (Mac) Mackay, Raddy Felsinger, Kim Axton, and Les Mills to get the club up and running. The club’s first official meeting was held at Quickslot model car raceway in Oakleigh, and later at the Light Car Club of Australia in Albert Park, Melbourne.

When the LCCA clubrooms were demolished some years later, the AMCC moved to meeting rooms at various locations before settling down at the Ashburton Library at High Street, Ashburton, where meetings are currently held.

The AMCC has maintained a steady membership over the years, which is a reflection on the membership’s enthusiasm and motivation. The original aims of the AMCC remain true and club meetings are very relaxed and informative.

The AMCC promotes the hobby of scale model car collecting and building by running two competitions annually and by direct involvement with the annual Australian Model Expo, held at Sandown Raceway in Springvale, Victoria.

Membership is open to any individual who has an interest in scale model cars, such as diecast, tinplate, kit-built or scratch-built models. Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month, starting at 7.45 pm. Visitors are welcome.

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