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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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Sad News

April 14 - We have recently learned of the passing of two MAFCA members that were pioneers in technical research of Model A Cars. Marco Tahtaras of Pleasanton California passed away in January and Ron Mosher of Newhall California passed away earlier this month. These two men were highly regarded by the MAFCA community and they will be sorely missed. RIP brothers.

Read more on the Memorials Page.


Great offer from MAFCA headquarters

April 10 - Any club merchandise purchased before May 20, 2024 will be delivered free of charge to our 2024 MAFCA National Convention in Ruidoso New Mexico.

Check out our products in the MAFCA Store and call the office to place your order - Monday - Friday between 10am - 4pm - 562-697-2712



Convention Events Filling Up

April 6 - Registration for the 2024 MAFCA National Convention in Ruidoso is going nicely. So far, there are almost 200 registrations and 400 people signed up. As you can imagine, some of the events are already full, so if you haven't already registered, download and use the revised registration form which shows events that are full. To see the updated form, click here.


Hosted by the Southwest Model A Group, there will be lots of fun activities including car judging, fashion show, a Hubley Derby, car games, tours and much more!

For more information on the quaint village of Ruidoso, Click Here.

And be sure to purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win this beautiful 1928 Model A Tudor from the Convention Website.


April 4 - At a special March Board meeting, two applications for chapter charter were approved. Our newest chapters are Superior A's in Michigan (welcome back!) and Space City A's in Texas. Welcome to you both!

You can find those chapters and others on the Chapters List Page.


2023 Membership Directory


April 1 - We are almost sold out of the 2023 Membership Roster - fewer than 10 copies are left. If you have't ordered one yet (they are great to have when you're on tour), better order ASAP before they're gone.

Order from the MAFCA Store or by phone to (562) 697-2712 Monday - Friday from 10AM to 4PM Pacific time. (No foolin')


A-World Magazine


March 31 - First Quarter 2024 edition of A-World Magazine for our youth can now be found on the A-World page.


Welcome new web advertiser
Tom Mack Auctions

March 21 - Our newest website advertiser is Tom Mack Auctions. Check out their web ad on the Advertisers page.


Model A Youth Restoration Award


March 20 - Attention Young Model A’rs - Time Is Getting Short. Restoring a Model A or thinking about it? May 31, 2024, is the final date to apply for financial assistance from the Model A Youth Restoration Award program (MAYRA). If you are between 12 and 22 and restoring your Model A or about to begin and would like financial assistance in acquiring parts, MAYRA can help.

MAYRA has made over 100 awards to youth over the past 30 years. Awards, in the form of gift certificates from various Model A parts vendors, are made every two years, and in 2022, each recipient received $3,000 in certificates. Recipients will be announced at the MARC and MAFCA National Conventions this summer. The application and eligibility information are on the website

If you are no longer eligible to apply for an award but feel strongly that bringing youth into the hobby is essential for its future, please tell any you think should consider restoring a Model A or are currently restoring one about our program and direct them to our website. MAYRA's mission is to promote and expose the Model A to our youth, securing the longevity of our hobby and the associated businesses that support it for decades to come. Youth are the lifeblood of our hobby’s future. MAYRA’s program helps to develop our hobby’s future members and leaders.

Your help in directing youth to the program is really appreciated.


MAFCA National Events

March 6 - MAFCA is seeking a chapter or group of chapters to host a national event such as a National Awards Banquet, National Tour or National Convention. The common belief that this undertaking is difficult is offset if a few chapters join together to put on the event.

Guidelines for hosting are available on this website in the MAFCA policies area under the member’s only section. And it doesn’t even have to be in your backyard. For example: The 2025 National Tour, hosted by the Dallas Texas Chapter, will be a super event where we’ll have the opportunity to visit Civil War battlefields starting in Waynesboro, Virginia. And the last time I checked, Texas is a long way from Gettysburg or Antietam! Click Here to Read More


MAFFI Museum Expansion


Click Here for details.


Era Fashion Article of the Month

March 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.

Coming Soon


March 1 - Volume 11 of the "How To Restore Your Model A" series is coming later this month! This addition to the series contains color reprints of technical articles that have appeared in The Restorer magazine.

Here's a sample of those unique articles written by some of our very knowledgeable and talented members:

and many more!

Special pricing for this new book will be available for a limited time, so pre-order yours NOW.
Just click on this link!


Help Needed


February 20 - The webmaster received an email from a member looking for any existing gas stations that are still pumping gasoline from visible gas pumps. He wants to visit the station and do a documentary for YouTube before the visible pumps disappear.

If you know of any, in any state, please contact the Webmaster and I will forward your comments to him.


Early Model A's

January 28 - Many years ago, H. S. "DOC" KALINKA researched the very early Model As by sending out dozens of questions to early Model A owners.

Do any of you know where we can find the results of his research? If you have any leads for us, please send an email to


Recent Videos

Instead of listing new videos here, we're going to list them on the WHATSNEW page in the future. To jump to the VIDEOS page now, Click Here

Photo of the Week



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For a list of all 52 photos, click here.

"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

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

A of the Day Puzzle - click here

Want to see older A of the Day photos? For a list of recent A OF THE DAY photos, click here.

Do you want to do a puzzle with YOUR photo? You can do it!
Click Here to go to the Jigsaw Puzzle Explorer Page.



Product of Month

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Upcoming Events

April 5-7 -- Portland OR
58th Annual Portland Swap Meet

April 14 -- Irvine CA
61st Annual Pancake breakfast

April 19-20 -- Greenwood SC
18th Annual Swap Meet

April 28 -- Columbus, IN
Columbus Region Swap Meet

April 28-- Trexlertown, PA
Steve Ryan Show & Swap Meet

See our CALENDAR for details


Recent stories

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"A" Cartoon
of the Week

Stan Blinco was a Model A'er and artist who created these cartoons for his local chapter, Beaver A's. Chapter editors: feel free to use them in your newsletters. To read about Stan Blinco, Click Here. - serving Model A Ford owners since January 1, 1997

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