TOURS

If you have ever seen any history on Henry Ford then you probably know that he liked to go “roughing it” in the great outdoors.  Well the Cowtown “A”s version of “roughing it” would be to take a tour around some of the most beautiful countryside in North Central Texas.  The club has tours throughout the year, weather permitting.  So come join the club and enjoy the countryside with us on one or more of our tours.  Some of our tours cover Texas countryside during different seasons.  You may never realize just how varying the Texas countryside is until you have taken a leisurely ride in a Ford Model A through the country.

Goat Neck Tour – November 6, 2021

We will be gathering at the Whataburger parking lot at Wichita and south loop 820, close to the Wilkerson Greines Athletic Center/Herman Clark Field. At 9:00AM we will depart and proceed through the country avoiding main roads as much as possible. We will drive through Cleburne and onto Rio Vista where we will start the actual tour of the Goat Neck
community which is a beautiful drive.
Next stop will be Brazos Point to see the old swinging bridge over the Brazos River. From there we will go to Glen Rose and Oakdale Park. Waiting for us will be lunch including tacos with all the trimmings under the pavilion. After lunch we will head back through the country with a short journey on Highway 67 back to where we started.

Wayne Perry
Activities/Tours

58th Texas Tour a Success!
Tex Willis, Chair of the 58 Annual Texas Tour held on June 10-13 in Longview, Tx reports it was a great success and it seems a good time was had by all who attended. Tex said there were 100 registrations and 228 participants. The good weather, day tours to Jefferson and Kilgore, plus the casual gatherings and Saturday night BBQ banquet made for a fun time.
Thanks to Tex, Scarecrow and Nate Rominger for planning and managing a great tour.

 

 

Schedule of Local Events 2021

November 6, 2021 – Great Neck Tour (listed above under Tours)
December 12, 2021 –Annual Christmas meeting at Los Vaqueros Restaurant

Schedule of Regional/National Events 2021
December 2-5, 2021  MAFCA National Awards Banquet, Fort Worth Stockyards
2022
June 5-11 Model ‘A’ Restorers Club National Meet, Morgantown, PA.
June 12-17 – MAFCA National, Convention in Kerrville, TX (Alamo ‘A’s host)

MONTHLY MEETINGS 

The club has monthly meetings every month on the fourth Sunday of the month.  The club meetings are a mix of  Social Gathering, Club News and Information,  Each month we have a program that often include special guest speakers or little known information about the beloved Model A.  Come join us for one of our meetings as our guest.

The program is to be annoced. It should be a great program.

Our meetings are held at Texas Girls Choir
4449 Camp Bowie Blvd., 76107.

Next Meetings:

January 24, 2022
February 27, 2022
March 27, 2022
April 24, 2022
May 22, 2022
June 26, 2022
July 24, 2022
August 28, 2022
September 25, 2022
October 23, 2022
November 27, 2022

 

The choir building is at the corner of Carleton Ave. and Camp Bowie Blvd. in between Montgomery and Hulen Street on the south side of Camp Bowie Blvd.

Our Board meeting is at 1:30PM,

Tire kickin/sign in at 2:00 PM and meeting begins at 2:30PM. There is plenty of parking, parking is off Carleton Ave. CDC guidelines still recommend face masks indoors when in a group of people that may contain some who have not been vaccinated so face masks are preferred at the meeting.

 

MAFFI NEWSLETTER MINUTE

May 2021
Our Annual Model A Day is fast approaching and since our last year’s event had to be postponed to this year, all of our displays are already in place, just waiting for your arrival! We talk a lot about all of the beautiful cars that are on display in the Museum but did you know that there are many era fashions that are also on dis-play year round. Our museum fashion director, Linda Morford does such an excellent job of keeping these displays fresh and ever changing. This year we have changed out a couple of our mannequins to wear our First Responder outfits.
If you have been to the museum in the past, you may have noticed “Dolly” donning her lovely vintage housedress and apron. This year, Dolly has been transformed into Nurse Dolly. Her uniform is thanks to a find by Executive Director, John Marshall and the beautiful cape came from Julie Kluttz, of the MARC Fash-ion Committee. Don’t worry, she will have white shoes by Model A Day!
Officer Delaney was once our Good Humor Ice Cream man. He now proudly wears an authentic Police Uni-form also donated by John Marshall.
Our fireman (yet unnamed) is wearing a complete era fireman’s outfit thanks to Ken Ehrenhofer. I was there when they were dressing this guy and let me tell you, it’s not easy putting those boots on a mannequin! A hole needed to be cut in one of the boots in order for it to fit onto the stand. Fire boots were not meant to be cut into!
Hopefully you will be able to make it to Model A Day September 18th, to see these wonderful displays in per-son. For more information go to our website at:maffi.org. Start making your plans now; it’s going to be great!

  • Model A Ford Police Car w/ Officer in period uniform

ANNUAL EVENTS

The Cowtown “A”s have annual events every year.  These events include the annual Pate Swap Meet @ Texas Motor Speedway the largest swap meet in the Southwest.  The Pate Swap Meet averages over 8,000 spaces for people and vendor to bring their goods to sale or swap.  The Pate Swap Meet has been going since the mid 1980’s and has occurred every year except 2020 but it resumed in 2021 with great success.  Another annual event is the Grandparents Day Car Show This event happens every September on Grandparent day it was started in 1985 with a total of 129 Model A Fords, 124 members cars and 5 guest cars.  The Grandparents Day Show has opened up to all cars not just the Model A,  and we have cars from the Model T era all the way to modern modified and custom cars that show up each year.  To see the Grandparents Day Show is like a walk through the history of the automobile, and what better place to have the show than the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards with the cattle drive, the occasional horse-drawn wagon and the train station with a antique Steam locomotive that make regular runs several times a day.

Grandparents Day this year was
Sunday, September 12, 2021
Fort Worth Stockyards

 

Grandparents Day 1985

The First Year
Grandparents Day Celebration
Main Street Downtown Fort Worth

 

Grandparents Day
September 2021
Fort Worth Stockyards

This year was a success as you can see from the photos above.  You may hover your mouse over any picture above to stop that picture from changing to view it longer.  You may also view larger still photos in the Grand Parents Day 2021 Album

FORT WORTH PARADE OF LIGHTS – 2021

The 2021 Fort Worth Parade of Lights will be Sunday, November 21. Note the day of the parade is different than previous years, now the Sunday before Thanksgiving. The Fort Worth Model ‘A’ Ford Club will be participating in this parade for the 38th year. We are limited to 2 entries of 6 cars each for a total of 12. Ten of the 12 openings have been reserved. We have two remaining openings available. Call me at 817-657-4519 and reserve a place as soon as possible. Places will be limited to club member’s cars only, first called, first reserved. Above 12 cars will be placed on a waiting list. Please do not reserve a place if you are not sure you will be participating.  All participants will be contacted with final parade details in early November. Note that the parade is the evening of the same day as the November club meeting, so plan accordingly

SPECIAL EVENTS

The club also participates in special events throughout the year.  The events vary greatly like bridge dedications, Weddings, Fund raising events, Etc…

 

White Settlement Bridge Dedication

May 22, 2021, Eleven cars represented the club. Following the remarks by several dignitaries, including Mayor Price, and after the ribbon cutting, the Model ‘A’s led the procession across the new bridge (Pictured right) followed by a group of bicyclists and walkers. Following the trip across the bridge the cars returned and were parked in the Angelo’s BBQ parking lot where the Model ‘A’ folks were treated to lunch by Steve at Angelo’s.

Main Street Bridge Dedication

The Fort Worth Model ‘A’ Club was again invited to participate in the dedication and ribbon cutting of the second bridge in a series of three new bridges for the Trinity River Project.  This time we were asked to participate in the dedication of the new Main Street Bridge north of the Main Street viaduct over the Trinity River. Members gathered on Saturday morning, July 17 at the south end of the new bridge. After music and dancing by a group of talented young people there were remarks by dignitaries and the ribbon cutting. The Model ‘A’s then drove north across the new bridge followed by bicyclists and runners. After a U turn at the north end we drove back to the south end and ended the ceremonies.  It was a fun way to start a Saturday and members had a good time.

 

CALL TO ACTION

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Have a safe and

Happy Thanksgiving!