International Model A Ford Day 2018

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International Model A Ford Day for 2018 is taking place the 22nd and 23rd of September – as you know the Club will be touring to History in the Park on Sunday and each of you have an opportunity to earn a patch to commemorate the day.  After proposing this to the Board they gave the go ahead to purchase the patches and distribute to those who drove their A on one of those days. A big thank you to our Board!!  Proceeds from the sale of these patches support MAFCA’s Model A Youth Scholarship Program.

The patches are embroidered 3.5” iron-on patches (see photo) so please see me at History in the Park to get yours. LET'S SEE YOUR 'A'' ON THE ROAD!!


Change in Driving to History in the Park on Sunday Sept 23rd

Everyone, we have just been notified by the Santa Clara Model T Club that there is another (significant) event scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 23rd.  Attached is a link to information for this event, but the short description is that Monterey Highway will be closed most of it’s length from downtown S.J. past Capital Expressway to Branham Ln. for a walk, skate, bike, play event called "Viva CalleSJ".  There will be four designated street crossings allowing for cross-traffic plus the over-crossings at I-280 and Capital Expressway (see map at the bottom of this email).

Link to event description:

1.  We will no longer meet as a group and tour over together.  So the SCVC meeting location will be at History Park, 635 Phelan Ave. San Jose. The entrance for Antique vehicles is at the south end of the park on Phelan Ave. at Senter Rd. (See picture of entrance below.)  We encourage each of you to review the closed roads and plan your arrival.  If you have questions, call Dave Jones 650-793-2778.

2.  The Model T club is recommending vehicle arrivals from 8 AM to 10:30 AM, with the gates fully closed at 11:00 AM.  As was previously announced, the Model T Club has made adjustments to their parking plan for several groups and locations.  The impact to us is they will be limiting parking around the circle, where most of us have parked in previous years, to just one side of the street.  Once that area is full, Model A’s will be directed to a different street.  Since this is a first come - first served approach, if you desire to park in this area you should consider arriving early.

3.  Also as previously announced, there is an increased awareness of the danger to park guests from moving vehicles.  Furthermore, because of the issue of vehicles departing early, before the paying public has the opportunity to enjoy seeing them, we are being strongly encouraged to stay until the end of the event at 4 PM.  Beginning this year, vehicles moving before 4 PM will require a Police escort.

What hasn’t changed is this should be a great day.  Always lots of things to see and do.  Bring a picnic lunch or purchase from Peggy Sue’s.  Many (most) club members bring something to share, so from breakfast snacks to dessert treats, there is always something to enjoy.  By arriving earlier, we should have more time to enjoy each other, see the numerous vehicles, visit the numerous open buildings & displays, etc.  Here is a link to the flyer, which has extensive information.  We recommend you read this:

Dave and Susan Jones




  Map of Entrance

Map of Entrance

History in the Park -- September 23, 2018

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Join us for the largest annual antique auto show in the West.  The 18th annual Antique Autos in History Park presented by the Santa Clara Valley Model T Ford Club and History San José will take place on Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This event fills History Park (Kelley Park, 635 Phelan Ave, San Jose, CA) with 200 stock antique vehicles, fire equipment, bicycles and motorcycles of all makes up to 1945. 

Requirements for entering an antique vehicle.  There is no registration required.  Just bring your antique vehicle to the gate at History Park.  All vehicles permitted on the grounds of History Park, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, were manufactured between the late 1800s and 1945 and are either in original or restored-to-original condition. No vehicle will be allowed on the grounds of History Park during the show that is newer than 1945.

The featured vehicle this year is Packard.  Also located on the grounds will be the Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association. There will be antique crafts demonstrated and antique collectibles displayed.  A Dixieland Jazz Band will  provide music and food is available from Peggy Sue's Restaurant and O'Brien's Cafe. Activities are provided for kids.  
 Plan your day around the following:
     11:15     Dance Performance
     12:00     Portraits of the Past Skit
     12:30     Music by Toot Sweet Jazz Band
       2:00     Presentation on Packards
       3:00     Costume Recognition
       3:30     Drawing for Door Prizes 

Admission:   Adults and Children (3 yrs+) $ 5.
                       Free to participants and HSJ members.   

For more information, contact Peder Jorgensen via e-mail or 408-358-3398. 
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