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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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Meet the 2022 MAFCA Board

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December 6 - The 2022 MAFCA Board of Directors was announced yesterday at the National Awards Banquet.

Your 2022 directors are:
Jay McCord, President; Happy Begg, Vice President
Kay Lee, Secretary; Bill Truesdell, Treasurer
Ruth Janke, Advertising; Robert Bullard, Chapter Coord.
Dean Potter, Publications; Ed Tolman, Technical.
John LaVoy, Marketing/Membership

Check out the Key People page to see "who's who?"

 

National Awards Banquet

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December 4 - The National Award Banquet meeting in Fort Worth concluded today with the Banquet in the afternoon.

In the evening, the final event was a trip to the Fort Worth Stockyards Rodeo.

We had a great turnout and a lot of fun.

 

Sad News

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November 20 - MAFCA Advertising Director Dan Foulk passed away November 19 after a lengthy illness.

Dan was the MAFCA president in 2014 and was active in the Bakersfield Chapter. He will be sorely missed.

A memorial service will be held for him on January 12th in Bakersfield, California at the Hillcrest Cemetery. For more information you can contact Rhonda Rispoli, Dan’s daughter, at rhondarispo @ yahoo.com.

 

Website Feature of the Week - SITE INDEX

December 3 - Have you ever wanted to find a specific page on the website and couldn't remember which menu contained that reference? Cheer up - same thing happens to many members. Fortunately, there's an index of most of the pages on the website.

At the top of every page, you'll see one of the menu items is SITE INDEX.  picture

It is a list of most of the pages on the website. By clicking on any of those entries, you'll be taken right to the page you're looking for. Next time you're looking for a topic, give the Site Index a try.

 

MAFCA OFFICE NOW OPEN!

December 3 - At today's MAFCA Board Meeting in Fort Worth, President Bill Truesdell announced that the MAFCA office in La Habra is now fully open for business again.

The county of Orange had previously ruled that no visitors could visit the office. We're happy that the restriction has been lifted.

 

What happened on December 2 1927 ???

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December 2 - On this day in 1927, Ford announced the successor to the
Model T - our Model A. The 1928 Model A was an immediate sensation. Some 10 million people viewed the new vehicle in the first week. The crowds gathered in such numbers that many cities needed to send police to help direct traffic around those who lined up to see the new Ford.

Read all about it on this page.

 

Model AA Bookmobile

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November 28 - Here's a photo that showed up on a Historical Photos website of a 1928 AA Truck converted into a Bookmobile by a local library in the Bronx, New York.

This is the first and only photo of a like vehicle that your webmaster has come across. Have you ever seen one?
Let me know. webmaster @ mafca.com

 

Toy Car

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November 17 - A member sent in this photo of a toy car which resembles a Model A Tudor Sedan.

Notice the decal on the top. Could this have been a promotional item from the Model A era? Click on the image for a larger view.

Hopefully, one of you may know the answer and I'll pass it on.

 

Model A Archive Channel on YouTube

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November 14 - If you haven't already stumbled onto the 1927-1931 movie clips on YouTube's "Model A Archive Channel", you're missing some very interesting short films.

When you have some time, check it out by clicking here.

 

MAFCA National Convention Kerrville 2022

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November 4 - 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.

 

New England Meet Memories

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October 17 - We just had our 64th Annual New England Model A Meet held in Sunday River , Maine.

To look at some of our photos, click here.


Submitted by Frank Kennedy

 

Model A Day Video

October 6 - If you weren't able to make it out to Model A Day at the MAFFI Model A Museum in Hickory Corners Michigan last month, you can still view the ceremony on YouTube by clicking here.

MAFFI President John Begg presided during the program which included the addition of 4 people into the Museum Hall of Fame and a very interesting presentation by Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars. Wayne's dad Robert was one of the new inductees into the Hall of Fame.

 

Recent Videos

The following videos have been added to our VIDEOS page:

Category Video Title Date Posted
Member [Image] Prepare Your Model A for a Parade- Paul Shinn 12/04
Member [Image] Model A Ford Buyer's Guide - Paul Shinn 11/27
Technical [Image] Sealing and Refurbishing the Steering Box 11/26
Technical [Image] Packing Front Wheel Bearings 11/20
Historical [Image] Archive Footage of AA Commercial Vehicles 11/14
Historical [Image] Archive Footage of Open House Day at the Long Beach Plant 11/13
Historical [Image] 20 Millionth Model A in Chicago Parade 11/13
Historical [Image] Politicians and their Model A's 11/09
Chapters [Image] MAFC of Long Island visits Stakey's Pumpkin Farm 11/02

 

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 include your City and State in an mail 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 the MONTH

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Upcoming Events

January 29-30 - Turlock CA
Turlock Swap Meet

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