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Upcoming Events

Fri 5/24/19 thru Mon 5/27/19
45th Annual Spring Fling - Kansas City RG # 55
Join us in St. Joseph, Missouri for the 2019 Spring Fling, May 24 – 27, 2019.
Hosted by the Kansas City Regional Group, #55 of The Early Ford V-8 Club of America
The Spring Fling – 2019, is hosted this year in St. Joseph, Missouri. We hope that you will enjoy the activities and events that we have scheduled for your enjoyment.

Friday, May 24 – Registration will open Friday afternoon, with the Welcome Picnic at the host hotel (The Red Lion)

Saturday, May 25 – Saturday morning after breakfast we will line up (8:30) and drive the short distance to the Remington Nature Center for a tour of the Nature Center and the view of the mighty Missouri River.
At 11:00 we will line up again and drive back by the hotel and drive to the Pony Express Museum for lunch and tour hosted by expert docents at the museum. The museum is the only museum along the entire 2,000 mile trail that tells the full story of the legendary 1860-1861 horseback relay mail service.
The rest of the day and evening are open for you to do whatever you wish like taking in the Jesse James Museum (2 blocks from the Pony Express) or the St. Joseph Museum which houses a large collection of native American archaeological items.

Sunday, May 26 – Sunday morning after breakfast (8:45 – 11:30)) we will start with the Car games and People games which will be held at the Remington Nature Center’s huge west parking lot. The afternoon is free time for local tours such as the Wyeth Tootle Mansion, or the Walter Cronkite Memorial (free admission) or relaxing. In the evening (6:00) we will enjoy a banquet at the Remington Nature Center where the prizes and trophies will be awarded.

Monday, May 27 – Farewells
Location: Remington Nature Center, 1502 McArthur Dr, St Joseph, MO 64505
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Sun 6/2/19
40th Annual All Ford Picnic and No Trophy Show - Twin Cities RG # 46 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
40th Annual All Ford Picnic and No Trophy Show. On the gounds of Dunwoody College of Technology – 818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55403. Just 7 miles west of the I-394 / I-494 interchange on Highway 12.
Bring your favorite Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, or Edsel. Free admission for spectators. Free swap meet! $5 show car admission. For sale signs permitted. Concessions available. Public welcome. Parking available for non-Ford vehicles. MSRA Safety Inspection. Rain or shine. Co-sponsored by The Early Ford V-8 Club and The Mini Birds.
Information: Mike Erickson 320-396-2473
Tom Kieffer 952-943-2286
Location: Dunwoody College of Technology, 818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Sat 6/15/19
Early Ford V-8 Club National Drive Your Ford V-8 Day
Designated by the Early Ford V-8 Club for the 3rd Saturday in June. Get your Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Ford Truck, or Ford Tractor out and about. Drive alone or with a group, but hit the road and have an enjoyable day. Photos are always welcome from your day out with your Ford V-8. Don't forget to bring some membership forms along for prospective members you meet along the way.
Location: Everywhere in the V-8 realm
Fri 7/5/19 thru Sun 7/7/19
Scandinavian Ford V-8 Meeting in Norway- sponsored by RG # 102
On the behalf of the Early Ford V-8 Club - Norway we would like to invite all International members of The Early Ford V-8 Club to this year’s annual Scandinavian Ford V-8 meeting in Horten, Norway.
This years meeting will be held in antique naval facilities at Karljohansvern by the beautiful Oslo Fjord, one hour drive south of Oslo. We have booked the entire family owned hotel “Sjømilitære Samfund” for the whole weekend.
We welcome you to email us at scandv8@earlyfordv8.no. Please do so by April 15th, or ASAP depending on when you have the next issue of the V-8 TIMES in your hand.
We will then personally reply to you and offer you all the assistance you might need regarding information, registration and booking.
Location: Horten, Norway
Sat 7/13/19
Collectors Car Appreciation Day - Early Ford V-8 Bayou RG #100 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
On Saturday, July 13 in celebration of Collectors Car Appreciation Day sponsored by SAN, the Early Ford V-8 Bayou Region Group #100 invites those interested to meet in the parking lot of Sam's Club on Airline Drive in Metairie, LA, at 8 am to caravan to Baton Rouge for a tour of the newly renovated State Capitol (we need numbers for parking spaces and adequate tour guides). More information will be available once you arrive at Sam's Club. Following the tour we will return to the New Orleans area, possibly stopping for lunch on the way back and arriving back in New Orleans in time to allow members to participate in the Horseless Carriage Club of New Orleans' sponsored Drive-In and Dinner at 5:30 p.m. at DeNo's Seafood Restaurant on Gretna Blvd. in Gretna. There will be reserved parking for the classic cars.
EFV8 Contact is Anthony Pisciotta, Region Group #100 President (504) 615-0418
HCC Contact is Sal DiMarco, President, (504) 427-2016
Location: Sam's Club, 3900 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70001
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Mon 7/15/19 thru Fri 7/19/19
Drive the Driftless - National V-8 Driving Tour - Twin Cities RG
Join the Twin Cities Regional Group No. 46 as they return and explore the area around Winona Minnesota, home of the 2007 Central National Meet. Parts of Wisconsin and Iowa will be included.
Registration form is now available!
Location: Winona, Minnesota
Downloadable File(s):
Sun 8/11/19
Oregon's 48th Annual All Ford Picnic & Car Show - Mid-Williamette Valley RG # 9
Oregon's 48th Annual All Ford Picnic and Car Show, sponsored by the Mid-Willamette Valley Regional Group # 9.
The picnic and car show will take place at Champoeg State Park in the shade of the park's oak trees. Champoeg State Park is 22 miles north of Salem and 18 miles south of Portland. Take exit 278 off of 1-5 or Hwy 219 out of Newberg. 8239 Champoeg Road NE, St Paul, Oregon. All Ford, Lincoln, Mercury or Edsel cars, trucks and tractors of any year, stock, modified or hot rod are welcome.
Come with family, friends, cameras and a picnic lunch. (food not provided)
The Park opens at 8 am. Admission to the Park is $5 and to the picnic and show is $10. Each entrant will receive a dash plaque and have lots of fun. For more information: Terry Tindle 503-472-6556 or email at hollander.arnie@gmail.com
Location: Champoeg State Park, 8239 Champoeg Road NE, St. Paul, Oregon
Sat 8/24/19 thru Tue 8/27/19
2019 Central National Meet - Auburn IN
2019 Central National Meet sponsored by Ohio RG # 141, Indianapolis RG # 56 and Auburn Blue Oval RG # 169. Come and see all that Auburn has to offer, including a recreation of the iconic Ford Rotunda, now part of the Early Ford V-8 Museum. It's filled with eighteen 1936 Fords, including the sensational 1936 Stainless Steel Ford Sedan.
Registration forms, overview and schedule of the Meet are now available.
(these are fill-able forms--fill-in the information and print)
Location: Auburn, IN
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Sat 9/14/19 thru Fri 9/20/19
The National Parks V-8 Driving Tour - Hi-Country RG #28
The National Parks V-8 Driving Tour will visit 4 National Parks and much more scenic areas in Colorado and Utah.
REGISTRATION now available.
Plan on spending part of September driving your V-8 thru the spectacular canyon and red rocks country of western Colorado and eastern Utah. Enjoy the mesas, spires, buttes, steep canyon walls, and rushing water that will be appearing thru the windshield in front of you. And yes, we’ll also throw in a few high mountains and maybe a volcano for additional flavor. Want to see 12th century cliff dwellings? Now is your chance. We’ll start in Grand Junction, Colorado, visit Moab, Utah, and wind up in Cortes, Colorado. What major attractions will we visit and explore? How about Colorado National Monument, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Mesa Verde National Park, not to mention the canyons of the Colorado River. And there will be more --- much more. Interested?
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
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Sun 11/3/19
Bean Bash No. 29 - Golden Gate RG # 1
Bean Bash No. 29, sponsored by the 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, California.
Starting at 10 am. Bring lunch and utensils plus a dish to share. Barbecue pit available. 50/50 raffle. Dash plaques. Reserved and protected parking. Also, do not forget to bring something for the mini swap meet. Come rain or shine as there is an undercover picnic area. For additional information: Diane Dupont email at dianedu@myastound.net or call 650-343-8956 or write: 600 Maple Street, San Mateo, CA 94402
Location: Beresford Park, 28th and Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo, California
Mon 1/6/20 thru Sat 1/11/20
The 2020 National V-8 Meeting
The 2020 National V-8 Meeting is to be held in Christchurch, New Zealand. Further information as to the itinerary and events will be forwarded closer to the time. However, we encourage you to look at booking early. Event team contacts: Karen Ashworth - karen.ashworth@xtra.co.nz or Murray McEachen - murraymc@snap.net.nz
Mon 6/15/20 thru Thu 6/18/20
Save the Date - 2020 Eastern National Meet
The 2020 Eastern National Meet is sponsored by the National Capital Regional Group #36, who will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary in 2020.
More information and registration information to follow later this year.
Location: Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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Mon 9/21/20 thru Thu 9/24/20
Save the Date - 2020 Western National Meet
This is the one that you will remember!
Plan to spend a lovely and exciting mid-September of 2020 in beautiful and colorful Colorado. The HI-Country Regional Group (#28) is hosting the Western National Meet in Alamosa, Colorado, and you will definitely want to be there. Where the heck is Alamosa you might logically ask? Well, Alamosa is located in the south-central part of Colorado not all that far from the nearby New Mexico border, and is probably a part of the state you’ve not yet visited. Clear blue sky, bright sunshine, interesting things to see and do, lightly traveled roads, and majestic purple peaks in the distance. Need we say more? Surrounded by mountains on the north, east, and west, Alamosa is big city in services but small town in its friendly feel and it has all the amenities that you will need or want.
This will be the 5th National Meet presented by Regional Group #28, so we do have some experience. Starting with “Colorado Drive ’75”, we have hosted a meet in every decade since. All are remembered fondly by those who participated, and so it will also be this time. Naturally, Alamosa 2020 will have all the basics that you have come to expect from a meet: judging and the concourse, seminars, the National President’s meeting, the Foundation report, door prizes, a swap meet, welcome-in activities, a raffle, as well as awards festivities. Of course, we’ll work hard at adding a distinct “western flavor”. Did we mention the “must do” driving tour that you definitely will not want to miss? And best of all (and not to be taken lightly), you will have great opportunities to meet, greet, and socialize with all of your Club friends, not to mention the chance to meet new folks.
But there is more; much more to capture your interest and attention. Great things that you will want to see, do, and experience while you are in Colorado.
More information and registration information will be available later this year.
Location: Alamosa, Colorado
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