2012 “Mid Atlantic MEGA MEET” Charity Event presented by Mischief.tv & AiNET
Do you remember and miss how the “Mid Atlantic MEGA MEET” used to be organized when it was located just off I-95 at exit 161 in Woodbridge, VA back in 2005/2006?
Well we do and luckily we have been provided with an amazing opportunity! It's that time again for all kinds of people that drive all kinds of vehicles to meet up and enjoy each other’s style of modifying their rides. The cold weather might be trying to take over the Mid Atlantic region early but please do not let that deter you from coming out to the “Mid Atlantic MEGA MEET” End of Season Charity Event at AiNet’s new data center (7900 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21061) on Sunday, November 18th from 12-5 pm.
The data center, which is situated on 15 acres with over 1500 parking spaces, is still part of an active mall (Marley Station) so bring the entire family. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program representatives will be onsite and if you would like to help needy children in the community experience the holiday joy, then please don’t forget to bring a brand new, unopened, and unwrapped toy to donate during the event. Just like back in the day, we have coordinated this event through the local police department who will be onsite to help direct the traffic and provide security if needed. This is a requirement that must be fulfilled in order to keep the meets legal. Admission is FREE but it would be greatly appreciated if you would like to donate any amount to help pay for the off duty officers that will be onsite. If we receive more than $500 in donations, Dustin Worles (creator of the "Mischief" automotive DVD series) has agreed to have his head shaved onsite at the end of the event! Also, we will be having a vendor row so if you would like to reserve an area to display company product/vehicles, then please contact Ryan Leffas at the information listed below.
Make sure you mark this on your calendar and don't forget the “Mid Atlantic MEGA MEET” slogan:
"Cars, Trucks, Bikes, People, All Colors, All Styles...You bring the fun!"
We are proud to welcome Custom Functionz as a vendor for this event. They are a professional automotive shop operating out of White Plains, Maryland since 2007 that specializes in powder coating, ceramic coating, fire arms coating, hydro graphics, custom exhausts, window tint, and much more. They also have decals and BLOX lug nuts for sale. Whether you require a small paint repair job or are an enthusiast looking to powder coat your ride, they guarantee customer satisfaction. Make sure you stop by and check out their booth during the Mid Atlantic MEGA MEET!
We are proud to welcome ModMeets as a vendor for this event. ModMeets is a newly launched website designed to give you car nuts all the tools and centralization you need to find, organize, and discuss car meets and events. Whether it's a huge event or local club meet, these guys strive for greater meet and event visibility by providing you a clean, focused site with no more than what you're looking for – car meets. Check them out at www.modmeets.com. They will be giving away Supporting Member subscriptions, as well as selling shirts and stickers so be sure to stop by their booth during the Mid Atlantic MEGA MEET!
We are proud to welcome Hill’s Garage as a vendor for this event. Hill's Garage is a Nissan/Infiniti specialist based in Brooklyn Park, Maryland servicing and maintaining Nissans for several Nissan dealers for over 12 years. They also have several years of experience in the aftermarket Performance/Tuning industry and offer services and tunes for all makes and models. Hill’s Garage decided to open its doors to fill a need for an Honest, Reliable, and Knowledgeable shop able to provide services ranging from oil changes to full out Race builds. They have a fully equipped shop with the ability to maintain your car for reliability or build the car of your dreams. Make sure you stop by and check out their booth during the Mid Atlantic MEGA MEET and give them the opportunity to make you a lifelong customer!
We are proud to welcome DC Rollergirls as a sponsor for this event. The DC Rollergirls are proud members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (www.wftda.org), the national governing body for women’s amateur flat track roller derby. WFTDA is comprised of skater-owned and operated leagues nationwide that have united to lead this growing sport.
The non-profit league is run entirely by the skaters, who contribute their free time and talents to manage the business side of the league everything from organizing fundraising events to designing promotional materials. The DC Rollergirls also maintain a strong sense of pride in the community by partnering with local charities and participating in local events. The leagues vision is to promote athleticism, diversity and roller derby, and foster self-worth, personal strength, and female empowerment.
Currently the league is composed of four competitive home teams; DC Demon Cats, Scare Force One, Cherry Blossom Bombshells, and Majority Whips. These teams practice several times a week in order to compete against each other for the season’s championship. The league is also composed of a DC All-Star Team which competes against other National leagues in WFTDA sanctioned bouts, the ultimate prize being the WFTDA championship trophy, the Hydra.
You can see them compete at their next scheduled bout at the Dulles Sports Plex on November 17th and then again at the DC Armory on December 8th. Make sure you stop by and check out their booth during the Mid Atlantic MEGA MEET and you can also visit them on the Web at dcrollergirls.com.
We are proud to welcome AAM Competition as a sponsor for this event. AAM Competition is the premier Nissan/Infiniti Full Service, CNC Manufacturing, Fabrication, Tuning, and Maintenance Facility on the East Coast. They are not your average performance shop. Not only do they specialize in engine/transmission builds, tuning, and maintenance but they also engineer, manufacturer, and R&D their own parts. The term “you get what you pay for” goes a long way with them and they make sure every product designed, developed, and manufactured at AAM Competition leaves the door with top notch material, craftsmanship, and performance. Check out their website at www.aamcompetition.com. They will be offering all customers 10% off any single AAM Competition product during the Mid Atlantic MEGA MEET, so don’t forget to swing by their booth!
The Mid Atlantic MEGA MEET (MAMM) is a non-profit organization. We have never made any money off any of the events that we have organized and never will as long as I am in charge. The main charity for this event is the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program and representatives will be onsite to collect brand new, unopened, and unwrapped toys. However if you forget to bring a toy, there will be a donation jug located at the MAMM booth where you can drop off cash donations. The second charity for this event is to help Tutti Frutti / BonChon Chicken continue their efforts of helping people that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. There will be another donation jug located at the MAMM booth were you can drop off cash donations that will go directly to the American Red Cross. You can also drop off canned foods and clothes at the MAMM booth to help the relief efforts. All cash that is collected in both of these donation jugs will go directly to support what they are intended for. Funds that were received for the vendor booths will assist in paying for the off duty police officers. We are going to end the 2012 season with a bang!
The Mid Atlantic MEGA MEET would like to thank everyone that braved the windy/chilly weather to show support for this charity event.
Thank you to AiNET for allowing us to use their new data center parking lots. Thank you to Mischief.tv for media coverage of the event and to DJ Remell for djing. Thank you to the Marley Station Mall and also the Anne Arundel County Police for approving the permits. Thank you to the DC Rollergirls, Race Appeal, ModMeets, Hill’s Garage, Custom Functionz, Speed Happens, AAM Competition, and Team HighMaintenance for each being an event sponsor and assisting in paying for the off duty police officers. Thank you to all the great staff and volunteers that helped throughout the day allowing the event to run smoothly. A HUGE thanks to Bonchon Chicken, MD for the generous $500 donation! I am not sure if more people came to see all of the amazing rides or a bald Dustin Worles.
Most of all, thank you to everyone who donated to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program and also to the American Red Cross. At the end of the day, the Marines left with a van full of toys and $739 was collected and will be used to purchase even more toys! $340 was also collected for the Hurricane Sandy victims along with several bags and boxes full of canned goods and clothes.
Knowing that we have all helped so many people through this event is the perfect way to end the 2012 season. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and see you in April/May 2013 for Mid Atlantic MEGA MEET Season Opener!