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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

07 Nov 2021
31st Annual Bean Bash - Golden Gate Charter RG #1 Beresford Park - 28th and Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, CA
31st Annual Bean Bash hosted by Golden Gate Charter Regional Group #1. Admission is one can of beans per person, Beresford Park at 28th and Alameda de las Pulgas in San Mateo CA. Starts at 10 am. Bring lunch and utensils plus dish to share. Barbecue pit available. 50/50 raffle. Reserved and protected parking. Do not forget to bring something for the mini swap meet. Come rain or shine as there is an undercover picnic area. For additonal information: please contact Diane Dupont at dianedu@myastound.net or (650-343-8956 (home) or 650-464-0873 (cell)) or write to 600 Maple Street, San Mateo, CA 94402
01 Apr 2022
49th Annual Texas Tour - South Texas Regional Group #71 Blanco, Texas
49th Annual Texas Tour sponsored by South Texas Regional Group # 71. April 1 - 3, 2022. “See the Hill Country View in 2022” Come and experience Blanco, TX, and enjoy your Flathead Ford or Mercury or Lincoln! We have events planned for Friday including tours of the Buggy Barn Museum and local breweries, wineries and distilleries. Friday night we will officially welcome you with a reception and activities for your pleasure. Saturday will be filled with a driving tour on back roads to various Hill Country destinations. The Banquet and Awards presentation on Saturday night will be held in the historic former Blanco County courthouse, used in the movie “True Grit” starring Jeff Bridges. Host hotel is the Best Western Plus Luxury Inn & Suites, Blanco, TX (830)-833-5697. Register before January 31st, 2022 to be entered in a drawing for a refund of one (1) Car & Driver Registration Fee! Reserve your room directly with the hotel. Cutoff date for making hotel reservations at the V-8 Group rate is March 1, 2022. For those preferring a more rugged stay, Blanco State Park is located just a mile south of the host hotel. Their number is 830 833 4333. Finally, the overflow motel is the Blanco County Inn, 830-833-4502. www.BlancoCountyInn.com. For more information about the Tour, email Terry & Sarah Baxter: sarahmwb5253@gmail,com
01 Jun 2022
2022 Eastern National Meet - Volunteer Regional Group #97 Franklin, TN
2022 Eastern National Meet - Franklin, Tennessee Just announced! Save the date! EARLY REGISTRATION STARTS AUGUST 1, 2021
18 Jun 2022
National Drive Your V-8 Day
Once again, a great day to get out and enjoy your Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Ford truck, or even your Ford Tractor. Enjoy by yourself or with a group, but this day has been selected to be National Drive Your V-8 Day. Always the third Saturday in June. Don't forget you camera for photos of your adventure.
The EFV-8 Club Salutes the 1946

News Headlines

The Digital V-8 TIMES edition is here!

Available Now to Current Members

Oct 14, 2021
From the Board of Directors

The Digital V-8 TIMES Edition

Available Now

 At the August 14, 2021, meeting of the Early Ford V-8 Club Board of Directors, a motion was passed to offer Club members a digital version of the V-8 TIMES.  Along with the digital version of the V-8 TIMES, a digital National Club Roster will be available.  The digital version of the V-8 TIMES looks just like the magazine that you would receive in the mail.

 The V-8 TIMES magazine will remain available to anyone who wishes to receive it in the mail.  There are no plans or thoughts of phasing out the magazine available through the postal service.

 The digital version of the V-8 TIMES is now available to all current members.  Due to a delay in the printing and mailing of the September/October 2021 issue, the Board made the decision to move up the availability of viewing the V-8 TIMES digitally.  You can view it now, and still receive the printed copy when it is delivered by mail.

 You can have access to the digital version, free of charge.  Access to the digital version is a free added value to those with current memberships that include the V-8 TIMES.  IF YOU HAVE CREATED A USER NAME AND PASSWORD TO THE MEMBERSHIP AREA OF THE CLUB’S WEB SITE, YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN EMAIL ANNOUNCING THAT THE MAGAZINE IS AVAILABLE TO VIEW ONLINE.

 Here is how you can see the digital version of the V-8 TIMES:  Go to the Club’s web site      www.earlyfordv8.org

On the left hand side Menu find and click on Membership.  This will take you to Cornerstone Registration’s web site, and our member’s area.  Now, if you have created a User Name and Password enter that, if not, use the Register an Account and register for on-line access (your will need to have your membership card).  Enter the information and this will put your email address into the membership database for future notifications.  Once you have a User Name and Password you can access the digital version of the V-8 TIMES.

                   Instructions for viewing the on-line version of the V-8 TIMES

1)   Sign in with your User Name and Password

2)   Click the “On-line magazine” at the top

3)   Click on the issue you want to view

4)   Click Logout when you are done

 Come 2022, when your membership comes up for renewal, you will have options.  If you currently have a membership that includes the V-8 TIMES magazine, you can again choose a membership to continue to receive the V-8 TIMES through the mail.  If you do, you will also receive, at no additional charge, access to the digital version of the magazine and National Club roster.  Again, this depends on if you have created a User Name and Password to the Membership Area.

 With all membership renewals starting in 2022, you will also have the option at renewal time to choose the membership that includes ONLY access to the digital V-8 TIMES and digital National Club Roster, and not receive the V-8 TIME and National Club Roster in the mail.  This is a new option and the membership with a digital only magazine and roster will be priced at $30 per year (regardless of where in the world you live).

 If you live in a part of the world that has unfavorable currency exchange rates which make the membership with the mailed version of the magazine expensive, or in an area with high postal rates, slow postal delivery, or even if you love the magazine but don’t care for magazines cluttering up your penthouse, the digital-only membership might be for you.

 How will you know that the digital version of the V-8 TIMES is available for you to view?  If you have a membership that includes receiving the V-8 TIMES in the mail or the new digital-only membership, and if you have created a User Name and Password on the membership area, then we have your email address and you will receive an email notification from the Early Ford V-8 Club of America to inform you that the “V-8 TIMES Available On-Line”.  The email will contain a “View the magazine button” that will take you to a member’s only area of a secure website. There, you will be able to access the digital version of the V-8 TIMES by entering your Membership Area User Name and Password.  Please note that the User Name and Password are case sensitive and need to be entered as you created them.

 If you are not sure if you are registered and have login credentials, there is also a link on the login page that will enable you to check if you are.

 Access to the digital version of the V-8 Times will be available soon after it goes to the publisher for printing, much sooner than the postal service will deliver it. Everyone will receive the email at once and postal delays will be a non-issue.

 To summarize: if you have a membership that includes receiving the V-8 TIMES in the mail, you will still receive it in the mail and receive access to a digital version of the magazine and roster, at no additional cost.  When you renew your membership, or if a person is joining the Early Ford V-8 Club for the first time, there will be the option to select a membership to receive only digital access to the magazine and National Club roster, with no printed magazine or roster in the mail, for $30 per year.


Regional Groups set to celebrate!

Jan 1, 2021
Anniversary Recognition Committee


 55 Years:

  •  RG # 03, Western New York (February 12, 2021)
  •  RG # 04, Sacramento (December 06, 2021)
 50 Years:
  •   RG #37, Phoenix (February 02, 2021)
  • · RG #38, Garden State  (March 14, 2021)
  • · RG #39,Tulsa (May 02 2021)
  • · RG #40, San Fernando Valley V-Eights (August 08, 2021)
  • · RG #43,Omaha (November 28, 2021)
  • · RG #44,Great Salt Lake (November 28, 2021)

 40 Years:

  •  ·RG #113, Spoon River (May 31, 2021)
  • · RG #114, Yakima Valley (July 26, 2021)
  • · RG #115, Dallas (July 26, 2021)
  • · RG #117, Southern Kiwi (April, 05, 2021)

 35 Years:

  •  ·RG #126, Southern Michigan (July 26, 2021)

 25 Years:

  •    RG #145, Central Iowa (July0 20, 2021)
  •    RG #146, Blue Ridge V-8 (August 14, 2021)
  •    RG #147, Upstate New York (October 26, 2021)

 20 Years:

  •  · RG #159, Cape Cod (July 21, 2021)

 15 Years:

  •  · RG #167, South Carolina Flathead (February 04, 2021)

 5 Years:

  •    RG #171, Southern San Joaquin Valley (May 14, 2021)

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