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Welcome to the MAFCA Web Site

The Model A Ford Club of America, Inc. (MAFCA) is dedicated to the restoration, preservation and enjoyment of the Ford Model A and AA cars and trucks, as manufactured from 1928 through 1931. We are an active, family-friendly organization whose members share a passion for these historic vehicles, plus other aspects of life in that era, such as fashions.

MAFCA is a not-for-profit corporation

with members and local affiliated chapters all over the globe. This makes us the largest car club in the world dedicated to one make of automobile. We hope you enjoy looking through our site, and we invite you to join us!

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model a's in the snow

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November 28 - Winter is approaching and for some parts of the country, snow will be falling.

If you are out and about with your Model A in the snow, please snap a picture and send to the Webmaster for the A of the Day.

 

New chapter website

November 27 - The Model A Ford Club of Long Island recently updated their website, and on my recent visit, I found some great information on their TECHNICAL page. Check them out here.

 

model a videoS

Videos added recently to our Videos Page:

November 27 - Model A Ford Club of Long Island visits the Suffolk County Historical Society and then gathers for a fall lunch at the Riverhead.

November 25 - Paul Shinn posted another maintenance video today; this one on how to winterize your Model A and how to assemble all of the parts for a distributor.

November 22 - Twin Cities Chapter has a once-every-leap year tour on February 29. this year's tour brought out the cars that had been tucked away for the winter.

November 21 - Man takes 4-weeks to drive cross country in his 1929 Tudor.

 

Puzzle working again

November 23 - Our A OF THE DAY puzzle hasn't been working for a couple of days, but it appears to be working again. Give it a try.

 

December Board Meeting Agenda

November 21 - The agenda for the December 5 Board of Directors meeting has been posted on the Board Calendar page.

 

Paint and Finish GUide Revision 4

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November 14 - The new Model A & AA Paint & Finish Guide is the 4th edition of this valuable reference. This is a must have book to guide you in the finishing of your Model A or AA. The text has been updated and some illustrations are now in color to enhance the details.

The paint chip section has had an extensive upgrade with the paint chips size increased to approximately 2" x 4" with only 4 colors per page. This greatly enhances usefulness of the colors for comparison and for scanning. This much-improved edition includes larger color samples remastered to original Ford colors. This is the definitive work that captures how a Model A should be painted. Book is available in the MAFCA Store. Order yours starting Monday November 16.

 

model a website with great tips

November 12 - MAFCA Technical Director Chuck Christensen sent us a link to a really nice Model A website that features some of the basics to Model A operation. I've checked it out and it's really well done. Click here to visit ModelABasics.com. Note: check out other cool websites on our links page.

 

2021 Chapter Registration

November 10 - Headquarters has sent 2021 Chapter Registration forms to each chapter. Each MAFCA chapter should complete and return the form before January 15, 2021 to keep them in good standing. Please make sure that all of the fields on the form are filled out correctly. If there is a change to your mailing address, make sure you make needed corrections on the mailing label.

 

members with email

November 1 - An updated list of members with email is now in the Members Only area.
If your name is in the list, please check your information to make sure it is still accurate.
If your name is NOT in the list and you'd like it to be there, click on the link there
to send your information to The Listmaster.

 

new video including the gilmore

November 1 - Your webmaster is a subscriber to the Iron Trap Garage YouTube channel, youngish guys in Pennsylvania who love vintage hot rods. Today, they flew out to Michigan and one of their stops was the Gilmore Automobile Museum where they met with the Museum President at his home and viewed his vintage Fords. In addition to the many automobile museums they visited at the Gilmore, they stopped at the Model A Museum and took some great footage of the cars and the parts department. To view the video, click here.

 

board of directors election results

October 25 - Your votes were cast and counted by volunteers at MAFCA headquarters. The following candidates were elected to a 2-year term beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2022:

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Happy Begg
Irmo SC
Robert Bullard
Hockley TX
Ruth Janke
Concord CA
Dean Potter
Calgary Alberta
Bill Truesdell
Concord CA

 

Nov-Dec digital Restorer now available

October 24 - The November/December issue of the Digital Restorer is now available and email messages to subscribers have been sent out. We have had a few questions from members who have forgotten their credentials to open Digital Restorer.

We have previously suggested that every member write their 6-digit membership number on the back of their membership cards so that you have it available when you need it. In addition, it's a good idea to also write your Digital Restorer email address on the back of that card, especially if you have more than one email address. That way, you will always have those credentials available.

And another good idea is to write the MEMBERS ONLY credentials on the back of your card. You will then have all the info you need to access all of the MAFCA website.

 

new model a engine Progress

October 23 - The latest update can be found on the New A Engine page.

 

international Model a's

October 18 - We've added a new page to our photo gallery page with a link to photos of Model A's outside of the USA. We hope that more of our international members send in photos of their cars for this page.

 

2021 National Tour

October 8 - The Tour has NOT been cancelled or postponed. The tour committee continues to work and plan for the 2021 Tour believing that the Tour will take place as scheduled.

As we undergo our preparations, we are following CDC, the State of New Hampshire and North Conway Grand Hotel Guidelines for COVID – 19. Currently the state is open for events like the Tour but that can change at any time.

If we are required to change our plans, we will post information on the MAFCA website and on the Tour website. We hope everyone will continue to be safe.

 

chapter pages now have map option

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August 30 - Thirty-six of the US states have more than 1 chapter. On those 36 Chapter pages which list the names and locations of our chapters, there is now an option to view a map of the state with pointers at the location of each chapter. Pointing at one of those red pointers with the cursor will reveal the chapter name and address. A summary of all of the chapters is located at the bottom of the map.

This new feature will assist MAFCA members who don't belong to a
chapter yet to find one nearest to their home town. Check it out.

And please advise the webmaster if there are any updates to be made to your chapter information. There's a link on every Chapter page to send in updates.

To visit the CHAPTERS LIST page showing States, International, US Territories, Regional Groups, and Special Interest Groups, click on the map, above right. Report any errors to the webmaster.

 

"I don't see the current page"

If you don't see the newest A OF THE DAY, or if you've submitted a classified ad and you don't see it on our website, you may need to refresh your browser (reload the page). The problem is that your browser first looks in your computer's memory (cache) to see if the page you're asking for is there - if so, it presents that page instead of loading a new one since it's faster to do that.

Google Chrome and Firefox have a keyboard shortcut for reloading the page.
For Mac, press Command-Shift-R
For Windows, press Control-Shift-R

If you're using another browser, check your help file for the way to reload the page.

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We want your Model A Photo!

Please describe your car's year and model, and include your City and State in an email to Webmaster. Don't forget to tell us who is in the photo and where it was taken.

Photos that are at least 250 kb in size work the best.

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