Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards

Vehicle and Era Fashion judging are a major part of MAFCA Model A activities. Over the years, many members and industry experts have contributed to the base of knowledge about Model A vehicles and the fashions of the late 1920's to early 1930's.

With collaboration from MARC, the Model A Restorer's Club, MAFCA has published a set of Model A Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards that are used in each MAFCA-sponsored meet as guidelines in judging our cars. Over the years, "the Standards" are constantly reviewed and updated by both club's Judging Standards Committees.

Totally revised, Version 4 was released in December 2016 and is now available online in the MAFCA STORE or from MAFCA headquarters. Details are also in the latest Restorer magazine.

THE MOST COMPRESHENSIVE COLLECTION OF MODEL A FORD PRODUCTION FACTS EVER ASSEMBLED. This should be the FIRST Book in every Model A owner’s library. This manual is not just for Restorers but for Drivers too! The three ringed binder contains 23 sections or areas each filled with pictures, illustrations and descriptions of how the Model A was assembled. There are also detailed sections covering the Early 1928’s, Convertible Sedans, Station Wagons, Mail Trucks, Heavy Commercial Vehicles and the Canadian Model A’s.

If you want to know how to assemble the front axle, look in Area 4—Undercarriage to answer your questions. If you getting ready to paint your Model A and would like to know what color(s) Henry Ford painted your particular year and body style, look in Area 14—Paint and Striping for a listing of the various color combinations. These are just two examples of the information packed in the nearly 300 pages of Model A Ford Production Facts.

If you really want to know the facts about how your Model A was built…This is the book for you! Order yours today; don’t delay! Click on MAFCA Store above and look in PUBLICATIONS.

1/1/2017 - For the Table of Contents of the Revision 4 updates published in 2016, Click Here.
- For the Index of the Revision 4 updates published in 2016, Click Here. image

The efforts of many MARC and MAFCA members were requIred to assemble, correct, and authenticate information about the Model A Ford. The Standards builds on the initial work of members and represents many years of study, writing, reviews, phone calls, letters and lengthy meetings. We wish to recognize the members who shared their time and expertise. Click here for a list acknowledgements.

Last Updated: 10/03/2021