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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

14 May 2021
Australia Ford V-8 National Meet - QEFV8 RG # 157 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Ford V-8 National Meet - Toowoomba 2021. Sponsored by the Queensland Early Ford V-8 Club, Regional Group # 157 . The Early Ford V-8 Club of America has four Regional Groups in Australia. Every two years, on a rotating basis, each RG organises a V-8 Nationals. The initial V-8 Nationals was held in Beenleigh, Queensland back in 1988. Two years later, it was organised by the New South Wales RG, followed two years later by the Victorian RG, then finally to the RG in South Australia. This is a very popular and successful event; bringing early Fords from across the country together in one place. This event aims to celebrate Ford, Mercury and Lincoln vehicles built between 1932-1954 that retain their original Flathead V-8 engine. The organising for the planned 2020 Early Ford V-8 Nationals was the responsibility of the Queensland Early Ford V-8 Club. Unfortunately, it had to be postponed on account of the Corona-19 Virus. This event has now been rescheduled for May next year, 2021. The event comprises of a display day, a tour, a morning tea & lunch as well as a presentation dinner, plus visits to interesting places. The destination for the 17th Nationals is Toowoomba, with the theme being "up on the Downs". You can join us by downloading an entry form from our website by visiting http://www.earlyfordv8qld.org/ or by phoning 0434 809 088. OR you can come and view our vehicles which will be displayed at the Toowoomba Show Grounds on Saturday 15th May at 9am. Due date for Registration is 1 April 2021. . Accommodations have been reserved in the Club's name by contacting these motels. Motel Glenworth 07 4638 1799 Motel Applegum 07 4632 2088 Great Divide Motor Inn 07 4639 6646 Toowoomda has plenty of excellent motels but these have been chosen by the committee for their proximity to the dinner venue. A lot of work has gone into this Event and we look forward to seeing you and your old Ford in May 2021. The theme of the weekend is "up on the downs". Registration form is now available.
13 Jun 2021
2021 Western National Meet - Mission Trails Regional Group #32 South Lake Tahoe, Nevada
2021 Western National Meet - South Lake Tahoe NV Mission Trails Regional Group #32 has decided to cancel the 2021 Western National Meet.
19 Jun 2021
National Drive Your V-8 Day - June 19 Everywhere -
Early Ford V-8 Club's National Drive Your V-8 Day. Always the 3rd Saturday in June. Whether you drive alone, with a buddy or with a group, get out and enjoy the day. (pandemic guidelines should be followed please) Be sure to bring a camera along to record a picture to send into the V-8 TIMES.
16 Sep 2021
48th Annual Texas Tour - Big Country RG # 122 Abilene, Texas
The 48th Annual Texas Tour has a date change. Please note that it is moved to September 2021. . 48th Annual Texas Tour sponsored by Big Countty Regional Group # 122. “SHARE THE FUN----IN ABILENE 2021” Abilene Texas. Come and enjoy Abilene TX, 'Where The West Begins' and enjoy your Flathead Ford or Mercury or Lincoln. We have events planned for early arrivals on Thursday. Friday will be a day of tours of Tige’ Boats and view the building of pleasure boats and a tour of an Auto and Baseball museum in Cross Plains TX. On Friday night the welcome party with live entertainment for your pleasure. Saturday will be filled with a driving tour on backroads to Sweetwater TX. home of the WASP Museum. Here we will have a BBQ lunch and voting for the People’s choice awards. Banquet and Awards presentation on Saturday night. Host location is at the MGM ELEGANTE SUITES 4250 Ridgemont Drive, Abilene TX Tele 325 698 1234 For information about the Tour: Contact Ann Howard 325-692-6180 or 325-669-6244 email : charlesann.howard@gmail.com or Ken Lewis 325-698-2328 or 325-668-9697 email: kenlewis43@suddenlink.net
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2021 Early Ford V-8 Club Regional Group Membership Contest

May 1 to August 1 2021

Feb 25, 2021
Just Announced! New for 2021!
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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?

STARTING MAY 1.

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 January/February 2021 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 Categories:

Small:      1-19 members

Medium    20-50 members

Large     51 + members

Contact: Connie Hall, 651 Corte Costano,  Camarillo,  CA  93010 for more information     pchcsh@yahoo.com


Looking for an "Editor-In-Waiting"

Feb 2, 2021
From the Office of the V-8 TIMES Editor
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The Club is looking for an “Editor-In-Waiting”.  This individual would be able to “step in” and finish the next issue of the V-8 TIMES should, for some reason; I was unable to do it.  They would also be at the front of the line to assume the Editor position when I step down.

            Here are some basic requirements for this position:

Proficient in the use of Quark/InDesign publishing programs

Proficient in the use of Photoshop

Background in journalism (Writing)

Experience in layout and design (Newsletter Editor experience)

Handle submissions from members in a variety of formats

Some knowledge of the Ford Motor Company from 1932-1953 (1954 Canada)

           

            There’s a LOT of other tasks that would be handled by the Editor in preparation of the magazine for printing.

            If you’re interested, contact me and we can discuss.

            The Editor’s job involves total dedication to the magazine and requires many hours of preparation of current and future issues.  It’s a full time commitment and one not to be taken lightly.

            They say for many members, the magazine IS the Early Ford V-8 Club.

 

Jerry Windle

V-8 TIMES Editor

      

            V-8 TIMES

            P.O. Box 16630

            San Diego, CA 92176

            E-Mail: v8times@cox.net

REGIONAL GROUP ANNIVERSARIES CELEBRATED IN 2021

Regional Groups set to celebrate!

Jan 1, 2021
Anniversary Recognition Committee
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CONGRATULATIONS “2021” R.G. CHARTER ANNIVERSARIES !!!

 55 Years:

  •  RG # 03, Western New York (February 12, 2021)
  •  RG # 04, Sacramento (December 06, 2021)
 50 Years:
  •   RG #37, Phoenix (February 02, 2021)
  • · RG #38, Garden State  (March 14, 2021)
  • · RG #39,Tulsa (May 02 2021)
  • · RG #40, San Fernando Valley V-Eights (August 08, 2021)
  • · RG #43,Omaha (November 28, 2021)
  • · RG #44,Great Salt Lake (November 28, 2021)

 40 Years:

  •  ·RG #113, Spoon River (May 31, 2021)
  • · RG #114, Yakima Valley (July 26, 2021)
  • · RG #115, Dallas (July 26, 2021)
  • · RG #117, Southern Kiwi (April, 05, 2021)

 35 Years:

  •  ·RG #126, Southern Michigan (July 26, 2021)

 25 Years:

  •    RG #145, Central Iowa (July0 20, 2021)
  •    RG #146, Blue Ridge V-8 (August 14, 2021)
  •    RG #147, Upstate New York (October 26, 2021)

 20 Years:

  •  · RG #159, Cape Cod (July 21, 2021)

 15 Years:

  •  · RG #167, South Carolina Flathead (February 04, 2021)

 5 Years:

  •    RG #171, Southern San Joaquin Valley (May 14, 2021)

Alamosa 2020 - Western National Meet

"The Meet that never was"

Dec 4, 2020
LIMITED NUMBER OF MEET SOUVENIRS
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The Hi-Country Regional Group, sponsors of the 2020 WNM, is offering for sale two items that were produced for the meet that never happened.  As we all know the COVID-19 Pandemic got in the way, and the meet had to be cancelled.  For that reason, the following items are unique.

First:   We have very attractive and fully functional 15 oz white ceramic coffee mugs, which feature a full color Alamosa 2020 Meet logo on one side, and a distinctive legend (but not for the reason we had originally intended) on the other side.  These are very sturdy mugs that will work well with the beverage of your choice.  You will be pleased to have one (or more) of these mugs.  The mugs come individually wrapped in a sturdy, protective box, and cost $10.00 each (USA funds).  In-country shipping will cost $10.00 and that will cover one or two mugs.  If you are possibly interested in more than two mugs, or if we will need to ship out of the country, please contact us.  Contact information is shown below.

Second:   We do have some gear shift knobs that were produced by Carpenter Industries for the meet.  These are 1939 Ford style floor shift type knobs, taffy tan in color, with a multi-colored metal meet logo inset into the top of the knob.  For those of you who actively collect meet gear shift knobs, you will definitely need one of these knobs.  The knobs are priced at $20.00 each (USA funds), with a $5.00 in-country shipping charge.  If there will be a need to ship out of country, please contact us for shipping costs.

 

We hope to hear from lots of you.  If you want to use a check (USA funds), which we encourage, please make it out to the Hi-Country Regional Group, and briefly indicate what you are purchasing on the check for/note line.  Thanks in advance.


 Please see attached file for pictures of the items.


Contact:   Jay Svigel

c/o Hi-Country Regional Group

P.O. Box 3137

Centennial, Colorado   80112

Phone:  303/777/4527   Mountain Time


 

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