Mosonmagyaróvár Modeling Club and Association – history of the show
In the ’80s, a group of friends thanked a little local model shop that they formed a modelling club. We were there often in the shop, and the common interest in the hobby bound us together. Back then we thought about showing our little wonders to the city we lived in. We organized an exhibition, we introduced ourselves in various nearby events, and later we started visiting similar other events in Hungary and the bordering countries.
The Mosonmagyaróvár Modelling Club is the organizer of a model show and competition, that during it’s last 20 year history grew to an event that is one of Europe’s noted ones. The show was originally held in a local library hall that had more and more visitors over the years. As the space became less and less for the growing event, the show moved to the community center and then to the West-Hungarian University’s big hall and it’s classrooms. In order to help the next generation, the young talents, the club members are gathered in weekly meetings.
The modellers can enter in various competition categories: AFV, aircraft, diorama, figure, civilian vehicles. By now it became a joint effort to organize this big show, so many Hungarian modelling clubs are collaborating together and helping each other. Judging is done by teams of internationally acknowledged modellers coming from all around the continent.
The club’s goal is to let everyone have good time and return home with great memories. It is important to note that this event is not only for modellers. The local citizens are having great time as well for example at the different fairs, with fairground and orchestra. And all these for free. Thanks to the good friendships, the show grew popular.
After joining the EU, the Mosonmagyaróvár Modelling Club, along with other members of the Visegrád Four, founded the EU cup, that is a challenge-cup. But of course modellers are coming to our show not only from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, but from almost all other countries of Europe, from Far East and overseas as well. Months before the event, local accommodations are starting to fill up, and by the time the show start every available place is occupied in the city.
In the name of the organizers, the Mosonmagyaróvár Modelling Club wishes good modelling, good health and thank everyone for honouring our event. We look forward to see You and your family for an unforgettable weekend!
The Mosonmagyaróvár Modelling Club