MAMA Dave Boyer Classic Golf Tournament

MAMA Dave Boyer Classic Golf Tournament

Thank you to all of our Sponsors, Participants and Companies that supported our tournament on September 10, at Lake Caroline Golf Club, Madison, Mississippi!

The success of our first ten tournaments has helped us build an endowment fund for our scholarship program to provide financial assistance to the best and brightest students in the automotive manufacturing fields, insuring the continuity of our program and to promote the automotive industry to young people in our state.

Since 2006, the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association has awarded $143,000 in scholarships to students studying automotive-related fields at Mississippi’s community colleges and universities.  In 2014, MAMA established the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Educational Foundation to provide opportunities for raising more funds for scholarships. The Foundation, due to an increase in fundraising proceeds from MAMA, increased the scholarship program to three additional community colleges in northeast Mississippi this year, making the total amount awarded $27,000.

Thank you again for your support of our organization. We take great pride in Mississippi’s rapidly growing automotive manufacturing strength and our success is greatly dependent on support from you and our partnership companies!

Special thanks to our Sponsors:

Silver-  BankPlus, Nissan, The Yates Companies, Inc.

Bronze- Entergy, Hopkins Construction and Maintenance, Mississippi State University/CAVS, Mississippi Development Authority, Toyota, Unipres, PPG, Steel Technologies, Hagenmeyer North America, Mighty Lube, R&R Sheet Metal, Neel Schaffer

Harper Rains Knight & Company- Beverage Cart; MINACT- Koozie sponsor; Hopkins Construction and Maintenance- phone charger sponsor; PACCAR- Lunch sponsor; Dunleith Plantation Bed and Breakfast- overnight stay giveaway

Hole Sponsors- Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, Laurel Machine and Foundry, Madison County Business League and Foundation



Balaji Dheenadayalan, Kazuaki Ueno, Doug Mitchell, and Unipres Ed Gardner, John Wesley, Ed Porter, and Brent Barfield Eric Daniels and Gina Mulholland Gene Delcomyn, Dave Boyer, Mark Brady, and Bill Bissell Jacob McGaugh, Mike Brown, Buddy Eichelburger, and Craig Carby Jay Simpson, Larry Guffey, Jessie Maness, and Hiroshi Aoi Johnnie Chavez, Kevin Lewis, Mike Mauck, and Joel Lacky Ken Lucas, Walt Kuba, and Mike Buscher MAMA Dave Boyer Classic Marty Hopkins, Stogie, Chris Dykes, and Ryan Boyer Mickey Milligan, Sonny Thomas, Thomas McElroy, and Jim Craig Paul Howell, Ike Tyre, and John Brashier Prior to MAMA Dave Boyer Classic Prior to MAMA Dave Boyer Classic Roger Bush, Bobby Park, Larry Hannah, and John Wallace Shalawn Miller and Bengy Eaves Victor Branch, Maurice Ellis, Ed Lewis and Hongjoo Rhee



MAMA members enjoyed a tour of PACACR Engine Company on June 17, 2015, in Columbus, Mississippi. The next member event is September 10, at the Lake Caroline Golf Club, for the Dave Boyer Classic/MAMA Scholarship Golf Tournament, in Madison, Mississippi.

2015 10th Anniversary Reception


10th Anniversary Reception at the Governor’s Mansion, March 3, 2015

The MAMA board and special guests were hosted at the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion by the Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and First Lady Deborah Bryant on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 as part of the 10th anniversary festivities, celebrating MAMA’s service to the automotive industry. Dave Boyer, 2015 MAMA president, accepted a resolution from the Gov. Bryant proclaiming March 2 – 7, 2015 as Automotive Manufacturing week in Mississippi.


Gov. and Mrs. Bryant (center) with the MAMA board of directors.


2015 MAMA President Dave Boyer (right) with Gov. Phil Bryant




Dave Boyer presents Gov. Bryant with a plaque of appreciation for his support of the automotive industry.

CUTS 2015


Cars Under the Stars Reception and Member Meeting Recap


Ron Davis, executive director of the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association, is recognized during the membership meeting.

MAMA held its 4th annual Cars Under the Stars classic car show preview reception Friday, March 6, 2015 at the Mississippi Trade Mart. The preview reception was one of several events that took place during Automotive Manufacturing Week in Mississippi, commemorating MAMA’s 10 years of service to the automotive industry.


Gene Delcomyn and Gov. Phil Bryant


William Jeanes

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant was a special guest speaker. William Jeanes, former editor of Car and Driver magazine, was the keynote speaker after the MAMA business meeting.




During the event, MAMA awarded the Tom Phillips Memorial Scholarship. Dave Boyer, 2015 president, and Gene Delcomyn, 2015 treasurer of MAMA made a presentation to Gavin Hudgins. The $5,000 scholarship was a one-time award to a Miss. Classic Cruisers member’s child. Gavin was selected by a committee of the Miss. Classic Cruisers. Tom Phillips was instrumental in facilitating the partnership between MAMA and the Miss. Classic Cruisers, and creating the Cars Under the Stars event.


His widow, Cindy, and their daugthers, Rachael and Sarah, are pictured with Dave Boyer (left), Gavin and Gene Delcomyn.



Photos provided by Dan Turner/Miss. Development Authority

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MAMA Celebrates 10 years of Service to the Automotive Industry


MAMA Celebrates 10 years of Service to the Automotive Industry

The Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association celebrates its 10 years of service to the automotive industry in 2015.

Events are planned the week of March 2 – 7, beginning with Governor Bryant and the House and Senate leaders proclamations and culminating with MAMA’s signature event Cars Under the Stars classic car show, which is open to the public.

Save the Date for the Cars Under the Stars preview party, a members-only event and membership meeting on Friday, March 6th.

Mississippi State University CAVS Extension hosts its 2015 Innovation Conference Wednesday, March 4th – 5th, at NISSAN – CANTON. Click here for more information.

Sponsorship for the week’s celebration are available. Contact Kathryn Rodenmeyer for details.