History in the Park 2019 Final Announcement


Important Information:  This is a reminder to join us for the largest annual antique auto show in the West and "living history day".  This family event takes place on Sunday, September 22, 2019.  The show starts at 11:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM and is located at History Park (635 Phelan Ave, San José, CA 95112).  

For those of you who are coming to History Park through downtown San Jose, please check on a few road closures due to the Via Calle event by clicking here.

Antique Vehicles:  Antique Vehicles should arrive between 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM. Vehicles permitted in and during the show must be period-correct pre-1946.  No vehicle newer than 1945 will be allowed on History Park grounds during the show.  

Late Arrivals and Early Departures:   The SCVMTFC and HSJ request that all vehicles be on display for the full 5 hours (11:00 AM to 4:00 PM). The San José Police Department will not allow vehicles to enter the Park after 11:00 AM. They will not allow modern vehicles to re-enter the Park until after 4:00 PM.  The San José Police Department and History San José require an event staff person to escort a vehicle if it must depart before 4:00 PM for pedestrian safety reasons.

Trailer Parking:  Trailer parking is located at the SJ Central Service Yard across from History Park on Phelan Ave and is open at 8:00 AM.  The entrance is the first gate on the right on Phelan Ave after the traffic light on Senter Rd.  Stop at History Park entrance to pick up a parking pass and map to trailer parking.

Crafts & Collectibles: Crafts and Collectibles exhibitors should arrive between 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM to unload.  Pick up a parking pass at the entrance to History Park.  After unloading, drive your auto to the San José city parking lot at the East end of Phelan Ave.  You may return to reload your exhibit after 4:00 PM.    
Admission:   Adults and Children (3 yrs +) $ 5.
                      Free to participants and HSJ members.
To see a map of the area, click on this link.
To view the four-page event Program, click here.  

Please note there is NO alcohol, NO pets, or NO BBQs allowed inside the Park.

For more information, contact Peder Jorgensen  at 408-358-3398 or Allan Greenberg  at 408-997-0879. 

Visit: SCVMTFC and History San José

Taking orders for SCVC shirts, jackets, hats, etc.

Susan and Dave Jones have begun to take orders for SCVC labeled clothing for the first time this year.  They will begin taking order at the Sept. General Meeting and continue at least through the end of Oct.  They will bring examples to the meeting, but ask that others wear their clothing so new members can examine the various options available and also have various sizes available to try on. 

Attached is the order form so if you come to the meeting with it already completed that would ease the process.  They prefer checks made out to “Dave Jones” but cash will work as well.

Click here for order form


Terry Burtz's Model A Engine Update


Many of us have probably heard of the efforts of Terry Burtz  a member of our club, the Santa Clara Valley Model A Club, to produce a brand new Model A engine. This project started in 2007 and updates were sent by Email from April 2010 until May 2015 when the project stalled because of sky-rocketing cost and lack of quality control. Terry writes:

"I use the term "new engine" loosely because the only new parts are the cylinder block, crankshaft, and connecting rods. All interfaces for mating parts are identical to original and have been documented from original Ford drawings. Another way to describe the new engine is to say that the exterior looks like a Model A engine however the interior has 1970 engine technology.

Changes include 5 main bearings, counterweights on both sides of connecting rods, 2 inch diameter insert main and connecting rod bearings that can be bought at any auto parts store, oil pressure to mains, rods, and camshaft, streamlined intake ports, hard exhaust seats, thicker (3/16") water jacket wall on the water inlet side, Model B water deflector, added material between exhaust ports and cylinder, replaceable cam bearings, rear main seal that is available at any bearing supply house, and many other things. The good news is that the Model A engine project has been resurrected and is now alive and well."

Check out the project's progress at his website, www.ModelAEngine.com. If you'd like to ask a question about the project or get on Terry's mailing list, go to his CONTACT INFORMATION page.

2019 MAFCA NATIONAL AWARDS BANQUET December 2 to 5, 2019

The Pomona Valley Model A Club is hosting the 2019 MAFCA National Awards Banquet in beautiful Claremont, California December 2 to 5, 2019.

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  • Come stay in Southern California known for fun in the sun

  • Enjoy our festive welcome reception with music performed by local Model A owners and Musicians

  • Visit the historic National Hot Rod Association Car Museum

  • Experience the amazing Sam Maloof Home & Garden Tour

  • See Technical & Information Seminars presented by some of the best-known names in the Model A community. All in one place!

  • More than eleven events scheduled with something for everyone

Event information and Registration Forms are now available on the National Awards Banquet website at www.2019NAB.com