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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

24 Apr 2020
Black Bart 49th Annual Tour - Central San Joaquuin RG # 29 Jackson, California
Black Bart 49th Annual Tour hosted by Central San Joaquin Regional Group # 29, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus. Registrations are being returned. For more information or to request a registration form contact Debbie Sanders (408)-458-0398 or email sandersdebbie7@gmail.com
17 May 2020
47th Annual Petaluma Swap Meet - Redwood Empire RG # 27 Petaluma Fairgrounds - Highway 101 at Washington Street, Petaluma, CA
47th Annual Petaluma Swap Meet sponsored by the Redwood Empire Regional Group # 27. Longest running swap meet in Northern California. Sunday May 17, 2020. Gates open at 5 am. Petaluma Fairgrounds -- Hwy 101 and Washington Streer in Petaluma CA. Free admission and free parking. Vendor spaces $30.00 for each 20' by 20' space. For information contact Dave Peterson at 707 527-9138 or by email 1davepete@comcast.net
05 Jun 2020
46th Annual Spring Fling - Wichita RG # 25
46th Annual Spring Fling sponsored by the Wichita Regional Group # 25 in Concordia, Kansas --- We have decided to cancel this years Spring Fling due to the Covid 19 pandemic. We will be returning all registration money that we have received. We have decided to plan to have the Spring Fling next year and will be sending out information about it later. Sorry for the inconvenience but feel like it is the right thing to do. Feel free to call me at 316-727-6862 or emailme at deandavis1951@yahoo.com. Dean Davis Spring Fling Committee
15 Jun 2020
2020 Eastern National Meet - Morgantown PA Morgantown, Pennsylvania
The National Capital Regional Group #36 announces the cancelation of the 2020 Eastern National Meet in Morgantown Pennsylvania. . Those that have registered will be contacted by email, and those without email will be called. . Thanks for your support of the event.
The EFV-8 Club Salutes the 1945

News Headlines

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

"Getting the group back together"

Mar 4, 2020
Reunion Tour Announced
MORE 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.


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


Regional Groups set to celebrate!

Jan 6, 2020
Anniversary Recognition Committee


 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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