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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

09 Jan 2017
12th New Zealand V-8 Nationals 55 Forest Road Cambridge, New Zealand
Northern New Zealand Regional Group # 103 announces the 12th New Zealand V-8 Nationals. To be held in Napier. Registrations limited to the first 200. Deadline for registering is October 31, 2016. Please check out registration form for more information,
14 Jan 2017
16th Annual Fords and Friends Meet - Palm Beach RG # 129 Lake Worth, Florida
16th Annual Fords and Friends Meet hosted by the Palm Beach Regional Group # 129 of the Early Ford V-8 Club. Open to all flathead Fords, Lincolns, Mercurys, and Model T's and Model A's. Flea Market, dash plaques, participants judging, food and entertainment. Located 500 feet east of Florida Turnpike, exit 93 and Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, Florida. For information contact Vern Lehto 561-267-5983,
14 Feb 2017
2017 EFV-8C Director Face to Face Meetings Homewood Suites - 16450 Corporate Commerce Way, Fort Myers Florida
The annual Face to Face Meetings of the Early Ford V-8 Club National Board will be taking place February 14 and 15 2017 at the Homewood Suites in Fort Myers Florida. Early Ford V-8 Club members in the area are invited to attend.
24 Feb 2017
50th Annual Big Three Parts Exchange and Car Corral - San Diego RG # 19
50th Annual Big Three Parts Exchange and Car Corral. Held at Qualcomm Stadium, I-8 at I-15. Co-hosted by the San Diego Regional Group # 19. Vendor set up times are Friday 5 am to 12 pm, Saturday and Sunday 5 am to 8 am. Shoppers will be allowed in at 12 pm Friday and 8 am Saturday and Sunday. Free admission. Parking fee will be charged by the Stadium. Over 2000 spaces -- ALL READY SOLD OUT! Contact information www.big3partsexchange.com (619) 599-0708
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The EFV-8 Club Salutes the 1941

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REGIONAL GROUP ANNIVERSARIES CELEBRATED IN 2017

Regional Groups set to celebrate!

Dec 9, 2016
Anniversary Recognition Committee
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CONGRATULATIONS “2017” R.G. CHARTER ANNIVERSARIES !!!

 50 Years:

 ·              RG #5, New England (February 19, 2017)

·               RG #6, Lone Star (June 15, 2017)

·               RG $8, Northern Illinois (July 23, 2017)

 

45 Years:

 ·              RG #46, Twin Cities (January 16, 2017)

·               RG #47, Golden Spread (January 16, 2017)

·               RG #48, Greater Pittsburg (April 23, 2017)

·               RG #50, Houston (April 23, 2017)

·               RG #51, Central Illinois (April 23, 2017)

·               RG #52, Piedmont (August 27, 2017)

 

40 Years:

 ·              RG #94, South Australia (October 9, 2017)

·               RG #96, Northern Virginia (December 11, 2017)

 

35 Years:

 ·               RG #118, Twin State (January 16, 2017)

 

20 Years:

·               RG #148, Palomar Mountain V-8s (January 18, 2017)

·               RG #149, Southern Ontario (April 12, 2017)

President's Message - Nov / Dec 2016

Dec 9, 2016
From the Nov - Dec issue of the V-8 TIMES
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From the Oval Office

 Hello from unseasonably warm Northern Illinois.  Where do the years go?  It seems like yesterday that I tossed my hat in the ring to run for Midwest Director.  Actually it was 6½ years ago.  Little did I know then that I would be elected to serve two three-year terms and have the honor and privilege to serve three years as your National President.  And little did we all know back then that our beloved Chicago Cubs would not only make it to the World Series for the first time since World War II, but that they would be victorious in an exciting seven-game series.

A lot has happened in these years.  As many of you know, I love National Meets.  It was my privilege to attend six of them, plus the Golden Anniversary Grand National, as President.  I had the fun task of presenting the President’s Choice award to the owners of seven beautiful Early V-8s, including the final one to a great couple, Gerry and Jo Herber, at the Bakersfield Meet.  Their beautiful ’51 Mercury is quite a story, being fully restored after serious damage at the Brainerd Meet last year.

Speaking of the 2016 Western National Meet, Carolyn and I are recently home from our cross-country trek in a 2017 Ford Transit van, hauling items for the meet.  Even though the Meet was put together in a very short time and on a shoestring budget, it was a big success.  We want to thank all the members who attended and especially thank the incredible number of volunteers who gave selflessly of their time to do all the on-site legwork in Bakersfield; the meet would not have happened without them.  Look for a full report on the meet in the January-February issue of the V-8 Times.

As I begin to tell you “goodbye” from the Oval Office, I want to tell you that the Club is in good hands with our newly elected National officers - President Phill Hall, Vice President Michael Driskell, and Secretary Bruce Nelson.  Also, congratulations and welcome to the Board new Directors: my replacement as Midwest Director, Steve Kroeger, new Southeast Director John Caldwell, and returning California/Southwest Director Mark Strrohecker.  Also welcome to our new International Representative from Canada David Hamer and returning New Zealand Representative Ewan Gardiner.

When I joined the Board of Directors in 2011, my intent was not to just serve my time, but to try to make a difference.  As I look back, I am pleased with my accomplishments.  But I will leave it to others to make the judgement.  I want to thank all of the incredibly dedicated officers and directors that I have had the privilege of serving with, along with our treasured V-8 Times editor, Jerry Windle.  Most importantly, I want to thank you, the members of the Early Ford V-8 Club, for allowing me to accompany you on this ride.

See you on the road!

 KEN BOUNDS

President

 

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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