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The Early Ford V‑8 Club of America

Preserving Flathead Fords Around the World

Founded in San Leandro, California in 1963, our club recognizes all Ford Motor Company vehicles made between 1932 and 1953, including Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, commercial vehicles, tractors and other Ford powered vehicles built around the world utilizing the 4, 6, 8, and 12 cylinder engines produced by Ford Motor Company.

Today, as the Marquee Club of our represented vehicles, with membership of over 9,000 and 125 Regional Groups worldwide, we are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of all Ford Motor Company vehicles built between 1932 and 1953.

The club's award-winning, bi-monthly magazine, the V-8 Times, is circulated all over the world and is acclaimed as one of the best car club magazines anywhere. The V-8 Times features technical articles, shop tips, questions and answers by our panel of experts, nostalgia, club and regional group news, offerings of accessories and restoration manuals found nowhere else - plus classified ads for cars and parts.

If you're not already a member, we invite you to Join Today and explore the works of the Early Ford V-8 Club of America.

Upcoming Events

05 May 2016
1st Annual Members Spring Swap Meet - Indiana RG # 169 Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum - Auburn Indiana
1st Annual Members Spring Swap Meet hosted by Indiana Regional Group #169 and the Early Ford V-8 Foundation and Museum. Coincides with the Auction America / AACA Spring Meet located right across I-69. Open to the public - May 5 noon to 8 pm, May 6 8 am to 8 pm, May 7 8 am to 5 pm. Free for Early Ford V-8 Foundation members. Sign up at fordv8foundation.org $25 for all three days for non-members. $3 event admission to the museum during Swap Meet for the public. Primitive camping is available. Hotels are filling up fast. Contact Joshua Conrad at 260-927-8022 or email info@fordv8foundation.org
14 May 2016
43rd Annual Seattle Swap Meet - Puget Sound RG # 18 Evergreen State Fairgrounds - Monroe Washington
43rd Annual Seattle Swap Meet at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, WA. Free admission. Vendor information and application form at: www.seattleautoswapmeet.com Pre-registration only. No stall sales at gate (except for Car Corral)
15 May 2016
42nd Annual Petaluma Swap Meet - Redwood Empire RG # 27 Petaluma Fairgrounds - Hwy 101 and Washington Street, Petaluma CA
42nd Annual Petaluma Swap Meet at the Petaluma Fairgrounds located at Hwy 101 and Washington Street in Petaluma California. Gates open at 5 am. Free parking and entry for buyers. A 20 by 20 swap space is $25. For more information: Dave Peterson 707-527-9183 or email 1davepete@comcast,net This is one of the longest running swap meets in northern California.
27 May 2016
42nd Annual Spring Fling - Oklahoma RG # 64
42nd Annual Spring Fling - Welcome Party 6 pm on Friday. Fun tours on Saturday. Car games and other games on Sunday. Awards for game winners at Sunday evening banquet. Contact Fred Selensky for registration form and other information. selenskyf@sbcglobal.net or 405-550-6503
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Celebrating75years
The EFV-8 Club Salutes the 1941

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Information About the New EFV-8C Web Design

For Printable copy - click on flyer at bottom

Mar 25, 2016
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Welcome to the new and improved Early Ford V-8 Club website

 For over a year, your club’s leadership has been working diligently with Big Giant Media, our current web host and developer, to create a bold and exciting new website to represent our club.  The time has finally arrived when we may launch the new website, and we sincerely hope you will like the new design and all the improvements!

 Our new website features the latest in responsive design, meaning the site will automatically reformat itself depending on the size of the device upon which it is being viewed.  This design style will make our website much easier to use on the smaller screens of the smart phones we all carry with us now!  In fact, no matter the device you use – from the smallest smart phone to the grandest large screen monitor – our new website will present a spectacular display.

 Upon visiting our new site, the first thing that you will see is our new main page -- a better and easier to use main page.  Enjoy the movie, especially if you have a 1939 Ford, Mercury, Ford truck, or Lincoln, but don’t forget to scroll down for all kinds of additional information!

 Beneath the opening movie, you will find the LOGON section – highlighted within the orange bar.  Click on the blue User Logon rectangle to sign in.  Your previous ID and password will still work, as will any preferences that you have created.  You will see that there is a new security requirement, called a CAPTCHA, which is an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”.  It’s a way to keep automated programs, or “bots” out of the site, and it is there for your security and the web page’s security.  It will have upper case, lower case and special characters.  And yes, it will be frustrating at first, but easier as you get used to it.

 Next you will find the overview of the Early Ford V-8 Club followed by the new Upcoming Events section.  This section gives a very brief look at upcoming events and dates – click the “MORE” link to see all of our planned events.  Next is the 75th Anniversary Celebration followed by News Headlines (previously called Current News).  Within the News section, click the “MORE” link in the lower right of any article, if it is visible, for additional details.  The News section is followed by an area celebrating the Club’s magazine, the V-8 TIMES.

 The next section is a map of the USA with V-8s where Regional Groups are located.  This map is followed by information as to where you can call, mail or link to Membership and Merchandise and get answers to questions that pertain to those areas.

 You will notice as you scroll down, the main menu on the left column continues to follow.  You will never have to scroll back up to find where you want to go next.

 The following explains what happens when using the left menu……………

 Forum:                     This will look familiar.  All previous discussion topics are here.

 Classifieds:             NEW: the classified ad section has a big change for which members have been clamoring!  Classifieds now support multiple images.  Instead of selecting images one at a time, the new system is designed to allow you to select multiple files or images at once.  To do so, click the “Choose Files” button, and then select multiple files from within your Windows File Explorer by holding down the “CTRL” key while clicking on the file names.  You may also select a range of files by clicking the first file in the range, then holding down the “SHIFT” key as you click the last file in the range.  In this way, the first, last, and all files in between will be selected.  Once you have selected the files in this manner, all the files will be uploaded at once when you click “Save”.

 If you need to change the files later, this new method requires you to select and upload all the other files again, along with the one(s) you wish to change.

 The rest of the Classified ad format remains the same, except for how it is now displayed.

 Online Store:         No functional changes, and still the best, secure way to purchase Club books and accessories.

 Upcoming Events:     A bigger view and this is where all events will be listed including National Meets, National Driving Tours, and Regional Group events etc.  Clicking on the attachments will download the events information.  Be sure to click the “Map” link if you want to find out how to get to a location of an event.

 National Club Information:   We have now grouped like topics together.  Placing your cursor over this category will reveal the following fly-out links:

    • Current News (including a News Archive)
    • Club History
    • Membership Benefits (including the cost of membership)\
    • Staff Roster (Officers, Directors, International Representatives, Executive Staff, V-8 TIMES Staff and Advisors)
    • Past Presidents list
    • Club Forms -- all the forms that are now available, including the information that has been recently removed from the National Roster.

 Regional Club Directory:      Clicking this link will reveal Regional Group information displayed by state.  Each Regional Group is represented by their State Flag.  Click on one of the flags and you will get a list of all the Regional Group information.  International Regional Groups are also listed.  Once opened, clicking on the State Flags will close the listings.

 Galleries:     Domestic and International photo galleries are here.  A new change is that the pictures are now bigger and you can scroll through them on the right.  Clicking the large image will display the image full screen.  Click the full screen image to return to the gallery viewer.

 V-8 TIMES:        This is where information about the V-8 TIMES is and also the V-8 TIMES Index of Articles.  The index has been newly updated with all the latest information up to December 2015.

 Ford Information:        Place your cursor over this link to reveal four additional sections containing the following information:

    • Car Codes - Here you will find the Vehicle Legend for 1932 to 1953 Ford Motor Company products.
    • Ford Book Corrections - The Clubs book corrections are available here
    •  Grille Drawings - Genuine Ford Motor Company grille drawings are available here.
    • The Famous Ford V8 - Several informational stories about Henry’s V-8s.

 Links:        All internet links are available here:

    • Friends of the Club
    • International Regional Groups
    • US Regional Groups
    • Vendors

 Frequently Asked Questions:       Just like the title says, with answers of course.

 Membership:        This is the link to join, renew, and make any changes to your address or vehicles.  This is a direct connection to Cornerstone Registration, the Clubs membership company.

 Contact Us:           This lists Club information and how you can send an email to the Web Administrator.

 We have all worked hard and spent a lot of effort making the club’s website into a better and more enjoyable experience.  In the process, we have spent a long time testing and debugging the site.  However, as with any highly technical product, there’s always a chance we may have missed a bug or two along the way (when was the last time you had to download a Windows update to fix something Microsoft missed?).  Just remember, though, if you happen to be one of the lucky ones to uncover a nasty bug, just let us know with as much detail as possible regarding what happened to expose the bug.  We’ll jump on it right away (with both feet!), and code it right out of existence!  With your help we will knock-out any lingering issues promptly!

 Enjoy the new website!  And let us know what you think – we’re always open to your valuable input!

 Web Administrator - Bruce Nelson

Big Giant Media - John Waddleton

 

Revised: 03/24/2016

Announcing the 2016 WESTERN NATIONAL MEET !!

Mar 19, 2016
From the Early Ford V-8 Club Board of Directors
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News Release March 19, 2016

 

Great news for members – there WILL be a 2016 Western National Meet!  The Early Ford V-8 Club will be hosting the 2016 Western National Meet October 17-20, 2016, in Bakersfield, California.  Early registration is available now for the discounted price of $60.  Registration forms and more information are available under Upcoming Events on this website.  Updated information is also available at the meet website, www.2016wnm.com.  

REGIONAL GROUP ANNIVERSARIES CELEBRATED IN 2016

Regional Groups set to celebrate!

Jan 1, 2016
Anniversary Recognition Committee
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CONGRATULATIONS “2016” R.G. CHARTER ANNIVERSARIES !!!

 

50 Years:

 

·              RG #3, Western New York (February 12, 2016)

·              RG #4, Sacramento (December 6, 2016)

 

45 Years:

 

·              RG #37, Phoenix (February 2, 2016)

·              RG #38, Garden State (March 14, 2016)

·              RG #39, Tulsa (May 2, 2016)

·              RG #43, Omaha (November 28, 2016)

·              RG #44, Great Salt Lake (November 28, 2016)

 

35 Years:

 

·              RG #113, Spoon River (May 31, 2016)

·              RG #114, Yakima Valley (July 26, 2016)

·              RG #115, Dallas (July 26, 2016)

·              RG #117, Southern Kiwi (April 5, 2016)

 

30 Years:

 

·              RG #126 Southern Michigan (July 26, 2016)

 

20 Years:

 

·              RG #145, Central Iowa (July 20, 2016)

·              RG #146, Blue Ridge V-8 (August 14, 2016)

·              RG #147, Upstate New York (October 26, 2016)

 

15 Years:

 

·              RG #159, Cape Cod (July 21, 2016)

 

10 Years:

 

·              RG #167, South Carolina Flathead (February 4, 2016)

New Technical Book

1949 - 1951 Mercury Book

Feb 4, 2015
Coming in 2017
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Did you know that the 1949-1951 Mercury Technical Book is in process?

You definitely will want one for your informational library.  The book will feature accurate information on Mercury cars from the original FoMoCo documents and materials.  If you have such materials that would be valuable for inclusion, please contact the lead author, Gene at 973-748-7931. or email bhcf332@aol.com 

Plan now to purchase a book, since production will be limited.

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