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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 Bus Project

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January 26 - The Model A Ford Foundation Inc (MAFFI) is restoring a Model A Bus. This is not a school bus but a very rare passenger bus. Several volunteers from several Model A clubs are participating in the build.

As a fund raiser, they're selling T-shirts and sweat shirts. If you would like to help fund this project, click on the image on the right to read more.

To see more about the Bus project, click here.

 

Sad News

January 25 - Jay McCord just received a note that our 2005 MAFCA President and friend John Frazee passed away early this morning. The family has asked to withhold phone calls for the rest of the week. We would like to ask you to remember the Frazee Family in your thoughts and prayers.

 

Digital Restorer Arriving

January 24 - The webmaster just received an email announcing the January/February Digital Restorer. The hard copy should be mailed out this week.

When you get your Restorer in the mail, SAVE the wrapper until you copy down your membership number. Then when you get your 2022 membership cards, write the number down on the back of the card so that you'll be able to use it as the password to the Digital Restorer.

 

Website Feature of the Week - Hubley

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January 21 - Under the YOUTH menu on the left side of each web page, you'll find HUBLEY. The toy maker brought out a line of 1/20scale Model A Fords (7 different models) in the 1960s.

One day many years ago, someone got the idea that it might be fun to "race" these model cars down a track similar to the "Pinewood Derby" that the Boy and Girl Scouts use.

The Hubley Derby is a gravity race using the die cast scale metal models made by Hubley, Gabriel, and Scale Model. Many of our meets now have an event for "the kids" - racing their toy Model A cars. Usually only appearing in local and regional MAFCA events, the "Hubley Derby" came into the national spotlight when it was an official event in at the 1994 Tacoma MAFCA/MARC National Meet.

The race is a great participant and spectator sport. The crowds really get involved in the runoffs and cheer for their favorites. The format is side by side racing on a three-lane track with elimination races until the age group champion is finally crowned. Some of the fiercest competition is in the 18 and over age group. The phrase "Big boys and their toys" comes to mind. Check out the Hubley pages.

 

January/February Restorer Delayed

January 17 - The printer of our Restorer magazines has notified us that the mailing of our January/February issue will be delayed until next week due to their reduced staffing caused by COVID-19.

Most of us will get our issues around the end of January or the first week in February.

For that reason, last year's password to the MEMBERS ONLY area will continue to work; the new password will be published on page 1 of the Jan/Feb issue and go into effect on February 1.

 

Changes Ahead

January 10 - It's a new year and a few changes are going to take place this year.

Starting January 15, any new website ads, calendar updates, and chapter updates that reach the webmaster by Thursday will be updated on Friday.

We're implementing these changes because our webmaster has announced his retirement at the end of 2022 and this new schedule will cut down on the many hours it takes each month to maintain the website. Therefore it will be easier to find a new webmaster.

We will still accept your photos for the A OF THE DAY - your photos will be acknowledged on the Friday after you submit them. We know that many of you enjoy doing the puzzles with these photos, so this feature will continue for your entertainment.

 

Era Fashion Article of the Month

January 3 - Every other month, a member of the Era Fashion Committee writes an article especially for the website. This month's article can be found on the Era Fashion Articles page.

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MAFCA National Convention Kerrville 2022

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December 18 - The 2022 National Convention, postponed from 2020, will be held in Kerrville Texas.

Registration forms and hotel information are now available by
clicking here and on the Calendar page. [Image]

To read a page from a recent Restorer Magazine with some highlights: click here.

Recent Videos

The following videos have been added to our VIDEOS page:

Category Video Title Date Posted
Miscellaneous [Image] College Students assemble Model T in less than 15 minutes 1/26
Maintenance Storing your Model A for the Winter (or longer) - Paul Shinn 12/18
Historical The First Model A Ford Ads - November-December 1927 12/12
Member Prepare Your Model A for a Parade- Paul Shinn 12/04
Member Model A Ford Buyer's Guide - Paul Shinn 11/27
Technical Sealing and Refurbishing the Steering Box 11/26
Technical Packing Front Wheel Bearings 11/20

Photo of the Week

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"A" of the Day

We want your Model A Photo!

Please describe your car's year and model, and your City and State in an mail to AoftheDay@mafca.com.

Don't forget to tell us who is in the photo and where it was taken.

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

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

A of the Day Puzzle - click here

PRODUCT OF the MONTH

Product of Month

 

Upcoming Events

January 29-30 - Turlock CA
Turlock Swap Meet

February 20 - West Bend WI
56th Milwaukee Area Auto Swap

March 18-19 - Oxford AL
Race Track Adventure

March 19-20 - Puyallup WA
40th Annual Swap Meet

See our CALENDAR for details


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