The North Penn Model A Ford Club is a group of Model A Ford enthusiasts who are interested in restoring, maintaining, and just plain enjoying the Model A Ford (1928-31). Our membership, coming primarily from the Pennsylvania counties of Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia, currently consists of approximately 60 families. All family members are encouraged to participate in our planned events and, indeed, our activities are well attended.
Monthly meetings, held in centrally located Lansdale, PA, are set to meet and talk club business, discuss upcoming events, trips, and other outings, as well as having monthly 'Tech Talks' . One of the favorites is our 'Tech Sessions', where members gather at a local garage and either work together to fix a specific problem (someone's brakes, a cranky carburetor) or to do general maintenance on their own cars in a group of friends with similar interests.
Other highlights are the holiday party, summer picnic, trips to auto shows, including Macungie (Das Awkscht Fescht) in August and Hershey in the fall, a number of local parades, day trips and sometimes longer tours, and many other car-related activities.
The North Penn Model A Ford Club is a member of the international Model A Restorer's Club (MARC). Members of our club are required to join MARC. MARC membership provides a subscription to the Model "A" News, the official bi-monthly magazine publication, which is full of helpful articles, regional club news. and car related ads. Members are entitled to a free 40 word classified ad in each issue of the magazine. MARC also hosts meets and tours in various areas across the country which members can choose to attend.
While Ford Model A ownership is certainly encouraged, it is not required. As a matter of fact, our only other requirement for membership is enthusiasm for cars of the era! Youth are welcome!
For more information, please contact us using our contact page.
NEXT REGULAR MEETING: Monday, December 2, 2019, at 7:30 PM in the library of Penndale Middle School, Lansdale.
Meetings are normally held on the first Monday evening of each month unless otherwise noted. The meeting schedule for the fall of 2019 and the spring of 2020 is as follows: Monday, September 9 (one week after Labor Day); October 7, 2019; November 11, 2019 (delayed one week due to election day); December 2, 2019; January (no meeting - Holiday Party); February 3, 2020; March 2, 2020; April 6, 2020; May 4, 2020; and June 1, 2020. All meetings are at 7:30 PM in the library, Penndale Middle School, unless noted otherwise.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
Nov. 23 – Lansdale Mardi Gras Parade, 1 p.m. Line up on Salford Ave between Delaware and Perkiomen before 12:30. Jim Reed coordinating. Decorate car – but no Santas in the car! Lunch at the American Diner.
Dec. 7 – Souderton Christmas Parade. Lunch following the parade will be at the Hometown Restaurant. Barbara Gormley coordinating participation.
January 1 – Progressive Dinner (progress to 3 different houses for appetizers, dinner, dessert). Attendees will provide covered dishes for one of the three courses. Please see Ruth Ann Christ for signup. Three hosts have volunteered: Karen and Ed Roth for appetizers, Linda and Ken Valeri for main course, and Fran and Tony Russo for desert. Based on the weather, tours will be designed between each host house. Driving old cars encouraged, weather permitting.
January 5 - Holiday party, 4 PM, Bay Pony Inn. Gift exchange (value $10 minimum; no food or used car parts) will be organized by Ellen Berlinger.
MODEL A MUSEUM
Most Spirited: Beth Howard
Most Helpful: Tom Hudecki
Rusty Wrench: Gary and Janet Volpe