Started in 1991 the club is for enthusiasts of the Model A Ford both young and old whether you own one now or did back in the day and just want to tell the stories of wrenching on the road, the Roadster that got away, or the Tudor behind your uncles barn when you were a kid.
The Ford Model A
The Model A Ford went into production on October 20th 1927, the A was set to replace the venerable Model T that had a hugely successful 18 year production run. The first car was sold on December 2nd 1927, in March 1932 the A’s production run ended after 4,858,644 cars had been built.
This day in Automotive HistoryOctober 23, 1970 On this day at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, American Gary Gabelich attained a record 631.367mph average speed in The Blue Flame, a rocket-powered four-wheeled vehicle. Momentarily achieving 650mph, Gabelich's vehicle was powered by a liquid natural gas, hydrogen peroxide rocket engine that produced a thrust of up to 22,000 poundsOctober 23, 1973 Toyota U.S.A. held its first (three-day) national news conference in Los Angeles, CA to discuss the fuel efficiency of its automobiles 5 days after 11 Arab oil producers increased oil prices and cut back production in response to the support of the United States and other nations for Israel in the Yom Kippur War