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MAFVA Nationals 2016

Date:  19 June (Father's Day)

New Venue:

The Burgess Hall, Westwood Rd, Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6WU. http://www.oneleisure.net/Find-Your-Local-Centre/Pages/St-Ives-Indoor.aspx

 

The UK MAFVA Nationals for 2016 will be held at the Burgess Hall in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire.  This means we will be in a building and the show will not be affected by the weather!

 

 

 

 

 

Trade enquiries

Please contact Paul Middleton at liaison@mafva.net 

 

Show layout

The traders will be in the main hall and drama studio, with MAFVA branches  and visiting clubs on the ground floor, in the foyer and upstairs on the balcony and in the conference rooms.

 

The competition area will be in the Drama Studio (how fitting!), and will be roped off during judging.  Competition entries are 50p for adults, free for juniors (up to age 16).  In addition to the MAFVA competition classes, there will be open classes for non-members.

 

On the ground floor is a bar that will be serving hot and cold drinks plus a variety of snacks.  There is also a café next door in the Sports Hall.

 

The Bring & Buy will be on the stage; the membership and back issues desk, the tombola and others will be in the foyer.

 

Entry

The restrictions on access that we previously had at Duxford no longer apply, so entry for paid-up MAFVA members will be free, (you will be able to resubscribe on the door).  Adult non-members will pay £1.00, while entry for accompanied children (under 16) is free.

 

Access and parking

Show location:

Burgess Hall, One Leisure St Ives, Westwood Rd, Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6WU

Phone: 01480 388500

 

By car:

We will endeavour to mark the routes in with Tac signs.  The two main routes are:

  • From the A14, turn off on Junction 26 towards St Ives (A1096).  Turn left at the second roundabout into Meadow Lane and follow the one-way system via Cromwell Place and Oliver Road into East Street, turn right into Globe Place, first left into North Road, right into Ramsey Road, first left into Westwood Road and follow to Burgess Hall.

  • From the A1/A1(M), take the A14 and at the first roundabout (Junction 23) take the first exit towards Huntingdon and March (A141).  At the fourth roundabout, take the second exit onto the A1123 (Huntingdon Road) and go through Wyton and Houghton.  At the traffic lights in St Ives turn right into Ramsey Road, then second right into Westwood Road and follow to Burgess Hall.

 

There is a large car park just outside the hall, but as this is shared with the Sports Hall we ask all drivers to park responsibly.  Traders will be parking on the adjacent tennis courts.

 

By public transport:

The main east coast railway line passes through Huntingdon, which is the nearest railway station to St Ives and is between 45 minutes and an hour from London.  Buses run from Huntingdon to St Ives.  You are advised to check timetables before departing.

 

Timings

08.00

Set-up for traders and exhibitors only

10.00

Doors open to public

10.00

Competition entries open

12.45

Competition entries close

12.45

Briefing for all judges

13.00

Judging commences

16.00

Competition results announced and presentation of awards

17.00

Show closes

19.00

Hall closes for traders and exhibitors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAFVA Nationals 2015

50TH JUBILEE NATIONALS

Sunday June 21st 2015

The Nationals went well (again!) thanks to the sterling efforts of the Cambridge Branch and a host of others.

 

A list of competition winners (by class) can be found here.

 

 

Juniors Competition sponsored by: Armourfast

 

 

 

Watch this space for info on the 2016 Nats!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clubs Attending

Traders Attending

Classes & Rules

About the Show

 

 

 

 

2014-

2015 Competition results

 

2014-

 

2013 -

 

2012 -

2012 Nationals report 

2012 Competition results

2012 Comp photographs

nationalsls

2011 - 

Duxford 2011 photographs

2011 Nationals report

2011 Competition results

2011 Comp photographs 

nationals

Information: the Venue

For further information visit  http://duxford.iwm.org.uk/ . Gates open to the public at 10.00hrs, which is when competition entries can be booked in as well.  Competition entries close at 12.30hrs with judging starting 10

minutes later. Prize presentation will start at around 16.00hrs and the show will close at 17.00hrs, the Museum closes at 18.00hrs.

 

Not been to Duxford?  

For the last few years the Nationals have been held at the Imperial War Museum Duxford near Cambridge.  For those unfamiliar with the museum, Duxford houses the larger exhibits of vehicle and aircraft that cannot be displayed at the Imperial War Museum London.  So you have a full-size airfield, a fine collection of vehicles, and a magnificent aircraft collection, including the USAAF's war memorial collection.  

 

Cambridge is well worth a visit if you are in the area, both from the tourist point of view & the abundant shopping facilities, that may help keep less enthusiastic family members happy.  If you are coming and you need accommodation  we advise you to book early.  Cambridge is a very busy tourist city in the summer when the competitions take place.

 

NB: a new hotel has been built next to The Red Lion at Whittlesford http://www.laterooms.com/en/hotel-reservations/219618_holiday-inn-express-cambridge-duxford-m11-j10-whittlesford.aspx

 

 

 

 

Links, Accomodation and Guides

Visit Cambridge

IWM Duxford   

http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20149/park_and_ride for details of buses between Cambridge Railway Station and IWM Duxford

 

 

Previous Competitions

 

 

 

Facebook film of the 2010 show.  Don't miss both parts!

 

 

PRIZES

 

World War I Award for 2014

for best WW1 model sponsored and judged by Beds MAFVA.

 

THE JOHN BAUMANN  TROPHY 

John Baumann was for many years the information officer for MAFVA.  Typical of his dedication to the hobby and his generosity, he left a bequest to MAFVA to fund a prize at the annual National competitions. John had an interest in the unusual and obscure so the prize will be awarded to one of the lesser known vehicles entered in the competition.   This will be judged by the London MAFVA group of which John was member.

 

 

Trophy winners

2007 Keith Ingrey  with 1/76 scale Büssing Nag Flak 18

 

2008  Dominique Jadoul  with 1/72 scale diarama "No Pasaran" (PZ I in Spannish Civil War) photo published on the back page of "Tankette 43/4")

 

2009  Dave Blomley  with 1/76 scale Foster Tractor

2010 – Graham Cobb

2011 – Rab Burns

 

 

 

Reviews:

Duxford 2006 

Duxford 2007

Mil Mod 2008 

 

 

Pictures (2007)