The MAMA Logo Car by Lyle Willits
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As with the front end, the rear of the logo car is somewhat
open to interpretation, leading Lyle to sink the license
plate and added more fine pinstripes. But the bullet taillight
lenses are clearly shown in the original illustration
and Lyle sourced a full set from his parts box. The sunken
"MAMA988" license plate commemorates MAMA's
founding in September 1988 and a photoetched club logo
plate from the Replicas and Miniatures Company of Maryland
is proudly displayed on the rear bumper.
Lyle reshaped the bubble skirts that came in the Revell
kit to replicate those on the logo car. The capped lakes
pipes are highly polished aluminum items from the metal
crafting shop of Bob Dudek. The pipes barely hover above
the ground thanks to a mildly lowered suspension.
Using the larger of the two sets of tires provided in
the kit, Lyle painted the side walls with Polly Scale
White then stuffed them full of 1958 Cadillac wheel covers
from the long-defunct SJS Resin company, with chrome bullets
added to the centers.