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Upcoming Events

Sun 4/7/19
42nd Annual Indoor Automotive Flea Market - Western NY RG # 3 - 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
42nd Annual Indoor Automotive Flea Market sponsored by Western New York Regional Group #3, Sunday, APril 7, 2019. 9 am to 2:30 pm. Free parking. Admission is $5, kids under 16 free. Parts, literature, toys, tools, supplies for all makes and models - antique, classics, street rods, muscle cars, pickups and special interest. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Honor Flight Rochester. More information: 585-637-8863 and check out our web site at www.wnyrg.org for more information and maps. Vendor information: 585-786-2876
Location: Total Sports Experience, 880 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY 14624
Thu 4/11/19 thru Sun 4/14/19
46th Annual Texas Tour - Houston RG #50
"Be Part of the Scene in 2019" -- The 46th Annual Texas Tour sponsored by the Houston Early Ford V-8 Club #50 in Gonzales Texas. Great raffle items, ice cream social, and ladies luncheon. Explore historic Gonzales. See Shiner Brewery and shopping for the ladies on Friday. Saturday will be the driving tour and lunch. Special awards dinner banquet Saturday evening. Registration forms are available on our web site www.earlyfordv8houston.org
Registration chair: Gail Moore 7751 Oak Vista, Houston Texas 77087. 713-649-0922

Tour Chair: Alan Clendenen 281-770-3588 email: arc40s@comcast.net
Location: Gonzales, Texas
Fri 4/19/19 thru Sat 4/20/19
47th Annual Tulsa Swap Meet - Tulsa RG # 39 - 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
47th Annual Tulsa Swap Meet sponsored by the Tulsa Regional Group # 39. Creek County Fairgrounds at Hwy 33 and Route 66. Approximately 5 miles west of Sapulpa Oklahoma in Creek County on Route 66. Early set-up after 2 pm Thursday April 18. Admission and parking are free. Security will be provided Thursday thru Saturday nights. Swap Meet hours Friday and Saturday - 7 am to 6 pm. No Sunday swap meet. Vendors will be allowed to stay the night. Vendors shall be out of the buildings and grounds within one hour after closing and shall be out by 10 am on Sunday. Please note: all merchandise must be 80% auto and/or bike related. Indoor space, 10 x 20 $40, outdoor space 20 x 25 $35. Car corral 10 x 20 $25. The Crankshaft Diner crew will be preparing burgers, dogs and other goodies this year, as well as breakfast featuring biscuits and sausage gravy. No food or drink may be sold or given away other than that provided by the Early Ford V-8 Club. Again this year we will provide a Complimentary Beans and Cornbread Dinner to our early vendor arrivals on Thursday between 5 and 7 pm. For reservations and info: Kat Conrad - P.O. Box 2151, Owasso OK 74055 or 918-625-5464.
Other information available on web site - www.tulsaearlyfordv8.com
Location: Creek County Fairgrounds, Highway 33 and Route 66
35th Annual Invitational Auto Show and Swap Meet - Central Illinois #55 - 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
35th Annual Invitational Auto Show and Swap Meet sponsored by the Central Illinois Regional Group # 55. Held at the Avanti's Dome - Event and Sports Center of Pekin, 3401 Griffin Avenue, Pekin, IL. Free parking. Doors open at 7 am. Awards at 3:30 pm. Still only $5 donation. Children 12 and under free with parent or guardian, and free entry to those in a wheel chair with one guest. Show vehicles by invitation only.
Contacts: Auto Show -- Steve Swingle 309-202-2374 email: stude37@yahoo.com
or Jerry Haven 309-367-2981 email: jshaven@mtco.com
Swap Meet -- Alan Doubet 309-645-6013 email: adoubet@att.net
web site -- www.earlyfordv8peoria.com
Location: Avanti's Dome - Event and Sports Center of Pekin, 3401 Griffin Avenue, Pekin, Illinois
Fri 4/26/19 thru Sun 4/28/19
47th Annual Black Bart Tour - Central San Joaquin RG #29
Black Bart 47th Annual Tour hosted by Central San Joaquin Regional Group #29. Join us for a fun filled weekend in the Gold Country in Jackson, CA. Friday evening we have our traditional parking lot tire kicking with friends, old and new, and appetizers and snacks. Saturday morning you will pick up your tour bags and running board lunch for a tour through the Gold Country to a surprise location. Saturday evening is the banquet dinner and fantastic raffle including a door prize and live music while we dine. Sunday completes the tour with a short drive to San Andreas for a “to die for” lunch before we say our Good Byes and wish everyone a safe trip home. Cost is $105.00 per adult $35.00 per child under 17 years old, plus your room. For information or to request a registration form contact Debbie Sanders: email: sandersdebbie7@gmail.com or (408) 458-0398.
Location: Jackson, California
Fri 5/10/19
Dedication of the newly expanded Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum - 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Dedication Ceremony will take place at the Museum on Friday, May 10, 2019. There will be a brief ribbon cutting ceremony at Noon with Norm Yoder, the Mayor of Auburn, and Foundation President John Knecht.
A number of “special” guests will be invited to attend, along with the media and the Auburn public. From 1 to 2 PM, light refreshments and coffee will be served in the lobby of the museum. All attendees will be encouraged to tour the museum expansion until closing at 5:00.
All Early Ford V-8 Club National members and Early Ford V-8 Foundation members are invited to join in the celebration which is being hosted by The Auburn Blue Ovals RG # 169.
Hope to see you there.
Location: Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum, 2181 General Doolittle Drive, Auburn, IN 46706
For More Info:

Fri 5/17/19 thru Sun 5/19/19
46th annual Monroe Auto Swap Meet - Puget Sound Regional Group #18
46th annual Monroe Auto Swap Meet sponsored by Puget Sound Regional Group #18. Held at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe Wa. Call (206) 636-4255 for more information.

One of the largest swap meets in the Northwest. Old cars & parts, tools, new old stock, equipment, engines, wheels, tires, sheet metal, auto literature, signs, toys, neon, gas & oil petrolinia, antiques and vintage collectibles, plus maybe some junk you’ll find interesting!
1,400 stalls, 850 vendors, in 17 different venues. Sell your call for $40 in the Car Corral. Go to www.monroeswapmeet.com for stall layout and reservations.
Location: Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe, Washington
46th Annual Petaluma Swap Meet - Redwood Empire RG # 27
46th annual Petaluma Swap Meet sponsored by the Redwood Empire Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club. May 19, 2019 at the Petaluma fairgrounds located at Hwy 101 and Washington St. in Petaluma, California. Gates open at 5:00 am, Free parking and entry for buyers. A 20'X25' swap space is $30. For more information contact Dave Peterson at 707-527-9183 or e-mail 1davepete@comcast.net. This is one of the longest running swap meets in northern California.
Location: Petaluma Fairgrounds, Highway 101 at Washington Street, Petaluma, CA
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
Downloadable File(s):
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
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):
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
Downloadable File(s):
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
Downloadable File(s):
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