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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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digital restorer Now Available !

02/26/21 - The March/April digital version is now available. Members who have signed up for it received an email earlier this week.

Don't forget that your credentials are your email address and your 6-digit membership number.


2021 National Tour Early bird Newsletter

February 21 - the 2nd Early Bird newsletter for the 2021 National Tour in New England is now available on the tour website. Click here to check it out.


Era Fashions Facebook Page

February 21 - The Era Fashions Committee also has a Facebook page. To make it easy for you to get there, notice that on the left menu, under Era Fashions, a new link has been added.

Check out the Facebook page for additional Era Fashion information!


"I don't see the new a of the day"

February 21 - If you don't see a new A OF THE DAY, it's because your computer's browser is showing you the image you previously saw. Each browser has a button that allows you to "refresh" or reload the page. Once you do that, the browser goes to the website for the current version of the page.

If you're not familiar with refreshing the browser or clearing the cache, there are several help files in our DOWNLOADS folder to assist you, depending on which computer you use (PC or Mac) and which browser. The help files can be found here:


2021 National Tour


February 13 - You can read the February edition of the National Tour Update by clicking here. The plans for the tour are fully described in the Jan/Feb issue of The Restorer magazine.

A second hotel has been added, the Green Granite Inn. Complete information can be found on the tour website. They will honor the same $129 group rate as the host hotel. Code: National Model A Tour 2021

Green Granite Inn & Conference Center - Email
1515 White Mountain Highway (Route 16),
North Conway, NH 03860
Phone: 800-468-3666 or 603-356-6901

You can also read the January Edition of National Tour Update by clicking here.


Paint and Finish GUide Revision 4


February 1 - 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 TODAY.


check your engine number

January 31: On the Model A House website, there’s a page where you can type in your Model A’s engine number and it will show you the date the engine was stamped. Give it a try by clicking here. And check out all the interesting Model A information elsewhere on his site.


members with email

January 30 - 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.


What we're doing at PHS


January 15 - In 2016, we formed the Pasadena High School Model A Club, which was not easy due to those stuck on the question Why? instead of Why Not? People raised issues ranging from liability to teen pregnancies, to potential fights and kids having no interest in old cars.

Well we're proud to report that our starry-eyed students have become perfect examples of students growing into the Model A hobby.

We have the videos to prove it. Just open your computer or mobile device and watch Video 1 and Video 2. To learn more about our raffle of a Model A restored by our students, check out our website or contact Wilbert Smith, technical advisor


MAFCA Office Closed

January 5 - California is going through a serious increase in COVID-19 cases. Orange County, where our office is located, has issued another “Stay at Home” order. Until ICU capacity increases to over 15%, MAFCA will be operating remotely. Additionally, our staff has been restricted due to exposure to COVID-19.

Please be patient with us. It may take a while for us to get you the answers you wish or provide the orders you have placed in our store. We ask your indulgence. Hopefully, by the end of January, things will be better. We will let you know.

Bill Truesdell 2021 President


2021 Chapter Registration

January 1 - 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.


"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.

Recent Videos

The following videos have been added to our VIDEOS page:

Category Video Title Date Posted
Technical [Image] What Your Model A is Telling You 02/13
Era Fashions What to Expect as an Era Fashions Entrant 02/06
Miscellaneous Model A Day 2020 at the MAFFI Museum in Hickory Corners 02/03
Technical Installing a Mitchell Overdrive by Paul Shinn 01/26
Member Manifold Cooking by Paul Shinn 01/09
MAFCA Events 2016 National Convention Preview, Colorado 01/06
MAFCA Events 2019 National Tour Canyonlands Kanab 01/06
MAFCA Events 2017 National Tour Preview - California Coast 01/06
MAFCA Events 2018 National Awards Banquet Tucson Preview 01/06
MAFCA Events 2017 National Awards Banquet Oklahoma City 01/06
MAFCA Events 2016 National Awards Banquet Reno Preview 01/06
Body Removing Hood Hinge Pins 01/05
Historical New Jersey in 1926 01/05
Chapter Videos Diablo A's Technical Videos 01/02
Maintenance 10,000 Service on your Model A 01/01


Photo of the Week


"A" of the Day

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.

Miss a day? View the last 30 days of A OF THE DAY photos when you click here.

A of the Day Puzzle - click here


Product of Month


Upcoming Events

April 16-17 - Greenwood SC
16th Annual Swap Meet

April 25 - Columbus IN
57th Annual Model A Swap Meet

See our CALENDAR for details

Recent stories

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