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MAFVA Nationals 2016


Best of Show 2016 - Yuri Gavrilov's T-27 Scratchbuild (Credit John Paulding)



The new venue proved popular!



A grand day out was had by all, and we are looking forward to next year's show at the Burgess Hall.  Read our President Paul Middleton's report on it here.


2016 Competition results are now available, and be sure to check the Photographs section of the website for images of the show and the competition entries.





Date:  19 June (Father's Day)

New Venue:

The Burgess Hall, Westwood Rd, Saint Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 6WU.


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 


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.



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.




Set-up for traders and exhibitors only


Doors open to public


Competition entries open


Competition entries close


Briefing for all judges


Judging commences


Competition results announced and presentation of awards


Show closes


Hall closes for traders and exhibitors




Juniors Competition sponsored by: Armourfast




Watch the links below for more info on the 2016 Nats!







Clubs Attending

Traders Attending

Classes & Rules

About the Show







MAFVA Nationals 2015


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.











Previous Competitions




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





World War I Award for 2014

for best WW1 model sponsored and judged by Beds MAFVA.



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





Duxford 2006 

Duxford 2007

Mil Mod 2008 



Pictures (2007)