MML Calendar 2023

Every year, a wall calendar is put together for the Mopar Mailing List. MML members send me photos of their vehicles which are posted on a website, and then MMLers vote on their favorites. The top 13 photos make it into the calendar (one per month plus cover).

How it works is this call is put out on the MML for submissions, which MMLers must e-mail prior to the November 28, 2022 deadline. Then, they are put together on a website on which MMLers can vote, and this voting period lasts one week, after which time the winners are announced, some brief information is collected from the winners to print along with their winning photo (if desired) in the calendar such as their name, location and the year/make/model of their vehicle.

You can e-mail digital photos to Tom Hunsaker.

It is important that the resolution of the photo be high enough for printing. A photo that looks great on your computer may look extremely bad when blown up to print size. The minimum recommended resolution is approximately 2200×1700; that’s a print size of 11×8.5″ at 200dpi. This would equate to a 3.7-megapixel camera at its highest settings. If you are going out to take photos of your vehicle, the absolute minimum camera which will work for the calendar will be somewhere around 3.5 megapixels. You must also be sure to set your camera at the absolute highest, best quality settings. That’s the largest picture size possible and the least amount of compression. (Sometimes the digital camera manufacturers refer to the compression in terms of quality such as “fine”, “superfine”, etc. You should set it to “superfine”, or whatever is the absolute best quality available on your camera.)

Only one photo per vehicle will be accepted for voting. So, go through your photos, get the opinions of your family & friends if you like, then go ahead and send what you consider to be your very best photo for the voting.

The vehicle you are submitting must currently be owned by you or an immediate family member. It can be a show vehicle, a street vehicle, a project in progress, or a barn find. It must be in the Mopar “family” (AMC, Jeep, etc)

Note: You are welcome to submit multiple vehicles for consideration, however, please note that only one of your vehicles will make it into the calendar. For example, if you submitted two vehicles, the first of which gets voted into the #3 spot, and the second gets voted into the #10 spot, the #3 would make it into the calendar, the #10 would be thrown out, and whoever ended up at #13 would then move up into the #12 spot. The exception to this rule would be if for some reason we didn’t get enough submissions for there to be a #13 spot, but this is not likely.

Previous years’ calendars and photos (except last year’s) are online.

Get those high-quality pictures taken and submit them ASAP.