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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

01 Jun 2022
2022 Eastern National Meet - Volunteer Regional Group #97 Franklin, TN
2022 Eastern National Meet - Franklin, Tennessee . Full registration information is now available. Schedule of events is attached below. . For more information and registration forms email to .. registration@2022enm.com
03 Jun 2022
46th Annual (2 years late) SPRING FLING - Wichita RG #25 Concordia, Kansas
46th Annual (2 years late) Spring Fling. Hosted by the Wichita Regional Group #25. To be held in Concordia Kansas, The Orphan Train Town, on June 3 to 6, 2022. Final plans are in process. For more information contact: Dean Davis (316-727-6862) email: deandavis1951@yahoo.com or Kevin Moore (316-217-2425) email: leftysgarage@yahoo.com . Registration form below
12 Jun 2022
All Ford Picnic and No Trophy Car Show - Twin Cities Regional Group #46 Spire Credit Union Administrative Office - 2025 Larpenteur Avenue, Falcon Heights, Minnesota
41st Annual All Ford Picnic and No Trophy Car Show. NEW LOCATION: Spire Credit Union Administration Building - 2025 Larpenteur Avenue, Falcon Heights, MN. Sponsored by Twin Cities Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club and the Mini Birds. Admission $5 for any Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Edsel, Falcon, Mustang, Ford Truck. Spectators admission is free and free spectator parking. Free Swap Meet - Come to sell, or come to buy. Concessions will be available. For more information contact Mike Erickson 320-396-2473 or email mikeandlynn@northlc.com or Tom Kieffer 952-2286 or email t.k.2@q.com
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.
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Celebrating75years
The EFV-8 Club Salutes the 1947

News Headlines

The Club is looking for members for the 2023-2025 Board of Directors

May 6, 2022 - From page 21 of the March/April issue of the V-8 TIMES
WE WANT YOU!
MORE The Board of DIrectors of the Early Ford V-8 Club is looking for Club members to run for Regional Directors for the following areas.

Southeast Region (AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC)
Midwest Region (IL, IN, IA, KA, MO)

Please see page 21 if the January / February or March / April issue of the V-8 TIMES for more information.
Interested members should prepare a brief statement of their goals and policies for the National Club, along with their qualifications including offices held, past or present, in the National Club or in any Regional Group by June 15, 2022.

Send your resume to John Mason
john.mason@zoominternet.net  (note email in V-8 TIMES is incorrect)

or mail to:
John Mason
320 Springhill Road
Rising Sun,  MD  21911
(410-658-6294)


2022 Early Ford V-8 Club Regional Group Membership Contest

Mar 4, 2022
Just Announced! Continuing for 2022!
MORE ANNOUNCING THE 2022 MEMBERSHIP DRIVE.

A primary goal of your Early Ford V-8 Club leadership is to confront and stabilize the rate of a steady evolving membership decline encountered since 2013, when we experienced an all-time high of  9,070 members.  As referenced in the President’s Message in the Jan/Feb 2022 V-8 Times issue, we ended 2021 with a loss of only 32 members compared to year-end 2020 when we lost 420 members. A primary factor than aided in slowing the loss of members, was adding new members who did not know about our enjoyable Club.  In a planned effort to garner membership stability, your Directors and Officers have approved a Membership Drive for 2022.  Several RG’s referenced they would undertake a local Drive this year to gain new members and to potentially earn the $1000 contribution to their Regional Group.  Please consider your RGs participation in this year’s drive. 

 Here are 2022 Drive highlights to consider for your Regional Group:

 Drive begins May 1st and ends July 31, 2022.

· Awards go to 3 winners calculated by size of RG:           

SMALL :  1 - 19 Members  MEDIUM:  20 - 50 Members  LARGE:  51 + Members

· Award:  $1,000 to the treasuries of each winner determined from Small/Medium/Large RG.

· Determination: calculated by percentage of gain measured at Drive end compared to start.

· International RGs are included.

· Digital memberships count.

 An added benefit is that your Regional Group Roster will be evaluated and validated for accuracy PLUS you can make the 2022 Drive an exciting activity to grow your local RG membership in conjunction with competitive fun!  Provide a prize to your top new member gatherer! 

 Additional information will be provided in the March/April V-8 Times for consideration.  However, if you desire to get a head-start in planning for the May 1st begin date, please reach out to Connie Hall for an application and Membership Drive Packet:

pchcsh@yahoo.com  or 805-469-0976; (US Mail: at 651 Corte Castano, Camarillo, CA, 393010.)

The Regional Group Membership Drive Application is below.

 

REGIONAL GROUP ANNIVERSARIES CELEBRATED IN 2022

Regional Groups set to celebrate!

Jan 5, 2022
Anniversary Recognition Committee
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CONGRATULATIONS “2022” R.G. CHARTER ANNIVERSARIES !!!

 55 Years:

  • RG # 05, New England (February 19, 2022)
  • RG # 06, Lone Star  (June 15, 2022)
  • RG # 08, Northern Illinois  (July 23, 2022)

 50 Years:

  • RG # 46, Twin Cities  (January 16, 2022)
  • RG # 47, Golden Spread  (January 16, 2022)
  • RG # 48, Greater Pittsburgh  (April 23, 2022)
  • RG # 50, Houston  (April 23, 2022)
  • RG # 51, Central Illinois  (April 23, 2022)
  • RG # 52,Piedmont  (August 27, 2022)

 45 Years:

  • RG # 94, South Australia  (October 9, 2022)
  • RG # 96, Northern Virginia  (December 11, 2022)

 40 Years:

  • RG # 118, Twin State  (January 16, 2022)

 35 Years:

  • RG # 127, United Kingdom  (August 15, 2022)

 25 Years:

  • RG # 148, Palomar Mountain V-8ers  (January 18, 2022)
  • RG #  149, Southern Ontario  (April 12, 2022)
  • RG # 150, Happy Valley Flatheads  (August 26, 2022)

 

And now the Digital National Roster is here!

Available Now to Current Members

Nov 16, 2021
From the Board of Directors
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Digital Version of Early Ford V-8 Club Roster

Now Available

A new digital Club Roster is now online and available to Early Ford V-8 Club members that have a membership which includes receiving the V-8 TIMES in the mail, or a “Digital-Only” V-8 TIMES membership.  The digital Roster makes it easy to find other Club members or search for Club members with a specific make or model vehicle.

The online Roster provides access to the same information found in the paper Roster that members receive in the mail.  To access the Online Roster, go to the Early Ford V-8 Club website at:   https://www.earlyfordv8.org and click on “Membership” located on the left side of the screen.  Once logged in, you will see at the very top of the page, the words “Membership”. “Online Magazine”, “Roster” and “Logout”.  To access the digital version of the Roster, click on the word “Roster”.

By clicking on “Roster”, a pull down menu will appear that gives you the options “Search Members” or “Search Vehicles”.  From there you can search members by name or by vehicle make/model.  If, for example, on the “Search Members” screen you enter the name “Bob” and the city “San Diego”, you will see all the members named Bob that live in the city of San Diego.  If you wish to see if one of the Bobs have their name or address listed in the Roster, there is a link next to their name to “View Details”.  On the “Search Vehicle” screen if you enter 1932 Ford Roadster, you will see a list of members that have listed that they own a 1932 Ford Roadster.  If you click on their name, you will see the additional information they have listed in the Roster.

Only Early Ford V-8 Club members with membership that include the V-8 TIMES magazine in the mail or a “Digital-Only” membership can access the Online Roster.  To access it, a member needs to enter their User Name or EFV-8 Membership Number and password.  The general public has no access to the Online Roster.  The type of information found in the Online Roster is the same as in the magazine-style Roster.  The Early Ford V-8 Club safeguards this information and never shares it with any entity outside of the Early Ford V-8 Club

Members can manage their own personal and vehicle Roster information.  A member can list all, some, or none of their information.  Having your information in the Roster is an option, not a requirement.

The Online Roster gives members the tool to add, remove or update Roster information and the Online Roster will be immediately updated.  The information contained in the Online Roster will be the source of the information used for the yearly printing of the paper version of the Roster.

An advantage of the Online Roster is that members can access it from anywhere using a smart phone, tablet, or computer.  If you are out on the road without your paper Roster and need to find a member that lives in close vicinity, or a member that has a similar car to help with an issue, the Online Roster can be a great asset.  If you meet a member at a National Meet and are having a hard time finding them in the paper Roster because you don’t know the state they live in, or just remember their last name, the Online Roster’s search ability would be a welcome tool.  Try it; I think you will like it!

For more detailed information go to the Early Ford V-8 Club website’s Current News section (Early Ford V-8 | Current News) to find the tutorial on the digital V-8 TIMES and the Digital Roster.

The Digital V-8 TIMES edition is here!

Available Now to Current Members

Oct 14, 2021
From the Board of Directors
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The Digital V-8 TIMES Edition

Available Now (Updated Information)

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.

The digital version of the V-8 TIMES will be posted on a regular schedule in the Membership section of the web site on the 20th calendar day of February, April, June, August, October and December.

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 US $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 US $30 per year.


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