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Current Club News

Group Finalizing Plans for V-8 Tour to 2020 Western National Meet

"Getting the group back together"

Reunion Tour Announced
Mar. 4, 2020
The idea of a Reunion Cross Country Tour has been kicked around for years but the thought really came to the forefront when former tour participants met, reminisced and discussed the prospects at the 2019 Central National Meet in Auburn, Indiana and again at the AACA Fall National Meet in Hershey, PA.  Everyone we talked with was in favor -- so here we go (the east coast folks are at it again).

The trip will be in September and the destination will be Alamosa, Colorado and the 2020 Western National Meet -- September 20-24.

THIS IS ALL TENTATIVE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

The initial starting point will be Front Royal, Virginia; from there we will travel the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway through Virginia and North Carolina and Tennessee.  Some of our overnights will include Nashville (where we hope to catch a show at "The Grand Ole Opry"), then on to Memphis (Graceland) and Knoxville.  After Arkansas we will cut through Oklahoma and the panhandle of Texas and into Colorado.

On September 20 - 24 we will attend the 2020 Early Ford V-8 Club's Western National Meet in Alamosa, Colorado.
The eastbound return trip may generally follow US 50 back to Virginia.  We welcome your input and suggestions on routes, historic sites, auto related venues and points of interest.  Please e-mail us with your thoughts and ideas.

Don't pack your bags yet!  We just wanted to alert you to the possibility of another V-8 Tour and hope you might be able to join us on the west bound or east bound trips.  At the very least perhaps you could meet us at one of the overnight stops.
As we did for the 2013 trip, we will work out the suggested itinerary and provide you with a list of the overnight and possible hotel arrangements.  Everyone will be responsible for making their own room reservations and travel arrangements.

As in the 2013 trip, we will plan to travel 250 to 300 miles each day.  What you see and where you go will be entirely up to you, as will be your daily start time.
Remember this quotation from William Leasthreat Moon, author of BLUE HIGHWAYS;
"There's nothing that we can do that is more American than getting in a car and striking out across the country.  I think as a nation we can think of few things that draw us more strongly than a piece of roadway heading we know not where.  This is the way we grow up, this is the way we enter our history:  get in a car and find the country."

Regards from your planners and fellow tourists,
William "Bill" Simons
Frank Miller III
Jerry Reichel
Barb & Arel Brown

For more information-- Arel Brown (315) 376-7392    efv8c50@gmail.com

2020 Early Ford V-8 Club Regional Group Membership Contest

Just Announced!
Jan. 31, 2020

ATTENTION!

All National V-8 Regional Groups

Do you desire membership growth in your local Club?

Could your Regional Group use some cash for your treasury?

 COMING IN SPRING 2020!

The Early Ford V-8 Club of America will sponsor a national Membership Drive starting in May with cash awards presented to the Clubs who grow their membership the most.  There will be classifications, by club size, and the three clubs who grow their membership percentage the most will be awarded money to add to your club treasury.

 Future details on this membership drive will be forthcoming in the March/April V-8 Times as well as information sent to your RG President.

 Please give consideration to this opportunity to grow our Regional Groups!

REGIONAL GROUP ANNIVERSARIES CELEBRATED IN 2020

Regional Groups set to celebrate!

Anniversary Recognition Committee
Jan. 6, 2020

CONGRATULATIONS “2020” REGIONAL GROUP CHARTER ANNIVERSARIES !!!

 50 Years:

  •   RG #26, Big Valley (February 08, 2020)
  • RG #27, Redwood Empire (February 08, 2020)
  • RG #28, Hi-Country (February 08, 2020)
  • RG #29, Central San Joaquin (March 22, 2020)
  • RG #31, Diablo Valley (September 13, 2020)
  • RG #32, Mission Trail (November 22, 2020)
  • RG #35, Badger State (November 22, 2020)
  • RG #36, National Capital (November 22, 2020)

 45 Years:

  • RG #72, Central Kentucky Thoroughbred (February 09, 2020)
  • RG #73, Memory Lane (February 09, 2020)
  • RG #77, Cedar Valley (February 09, 2020)
  • RG #79, Tumbleweed (April 20, 2020)
  • RG #82, Umpqua Flatheads (April 20, 2020)
  • RG #84, Ventura (October 26, 2020)
  • RG #85, Beaver Valley (December 14, 2020)
  • RG #88, Baldy View (December 14, 2020)

 40 Years:

  • RG #108, Gator V-8ers (March 23, 2020)
  • RG #109, Vancouver Island (September 05, 2020)
  • RG #110, Natural State V-8s (October 23, 2020)

 35 Years:

  • RG #123, Heart of Texas (July 24, 2020)
  • RG #124, St. Louis (November 03, 2020)
  • RG #125, Cable Car (November 03, 2020)

 30 Years:

  •  RG #132 Gulf Coast (April 21, 2020)

 25 Years:

  • RG #141, Ohio (January 13, 2020)
  • RG #142, Crater Lake (March 20, 2020)
  • RG #143, New South Wales (October 21, 2020)
  • RG #144, East Texas Lazy 8s (October 21, 2020)

 20 Years:

  • RG #157, Queensland (July 29, 2020)
  • RG #158, Mojave Desert (October 21, 2020)

 15 Years:

  • RG #164, V-8 Club of Argentina (January 21, 2020)

 

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