Restorer Cover


Welcome to the MAFCA Web Site

The Model A Ford Club of America, Inc. (MAFCA) is dedicated to the restoration, preservation and enjoyment of the Ford Model A and AA cars and trucks, as manufactured from 1928 through 1931. We are an active, family-friendly organization whose members share a passion for these historic vehicles, plus other aspects of life in that era, such as fashions.

MAFCA is a not-for-profit corporation with members and local affiliated chapters all over the globe. This makes us the largest car club in the world dedicated to one make of automobile. We hope you enjoy looking through our site, and we invite you to join us!

Left: our award-winning magazine The Restorer.

Please Support
Our Advertisers

Click on the Image

See All Advertisers

is on Facebook

and Instagram

Era Fashions is also on Facebook

2023 Election Ballots in the Mail


October 1 - You should have received your ballots for the 2023 Board of Directors election. Four Director positions will be elected from the five candidates on the ballots. Please vote for your favorites.

Bios of the 5 candidates can be found here. Ballots must be postmarked by October 15, 2023 to be counted. You can put a stamp on the ballot(s) or use the return envelope included with your ballots.


Chapter Service Award


October 1 - There are certain members in Chapters, Special Interest Groups and Regional Groups that go above and beyond the usual contributions to the success of the group. The purpose of the MAFCA Service Award is to provide national recognition to those individuals who have demonstrated a continuing and selfless service to others in the Model A hobby.

The Policy, Part II Section 5-I, can be reviewed By Clicking Here.

The primary criterion shall be the nominee is a MAFCA member with a long-term, continuing and selfless service to others in the Model A hobby, by sharing of information and knowledge, a willingness to volunteer and help perpetuate the enjoyment of Model A'ing for others.

Nominees must be current MAFCA members and the nomination form in the Policy must be submitted in writing before October 15.

For more information, consult the full policy in the link above.


AACA Fall Swap Meet Hershey


September 25 - The big one - AACA Fall Meet at Hershey Pennsylvania, Tuesday October 3 through Thursday October 5. MAFCA's spaces will be at Chocolate Field CF 78-83.

Stop by the MAFCA tent. There will be lots of items to purchase, meet MAFCA staff, and renew your MAFCA membership. Marketing/Membership director Jay McCord will also be there to greet you and answer questions. Former MAFCA President Doug Linden will give a seminar all three days at 2pm on Long Distance Touring. The seminar is free.


National Awards Banquet


September 20 - The National Awards Banquet in Santa Maria will be held November 30-December 3 - that's just over 2 months away and the tours are already filling up.

In addition to the Annual Banquet and awards, you'll have an opportunity to visit Hearst Castle and Solvang, "Dutch Capital of the US."

If you haven't registered yet, you can find the registration form by clicking Here.

See you there!


50 Year Chapter Award Program

September 21 - The MAFCA Board of Directors reached an agreement with MAFFI to begin recognizing our chapters that have achieved 50 years of continuous membership in MAFCA. An inscribed brick will be placed on behalf of MAFCA at the Model “A” Museum by MAFFI. This permanent enshrinement of this accomplishment will be on display 365 days a year to celebrate this high honor.

Read the whole story on the Chapter Awards page.


Model A Day at the Gilmore

September 17 - Here are some photos from the 2023 Model A Day at the Gilmore

photo photo photo photo photo photo photo photo photo

To view the 200+ photos Rick Black took at Model A Days, Click Here.


Seeking New Webmaster


September 10 - MAFCA is currently looking for a volunteer to take over the position of Webmaster. This person must have general knowledge of web infrastructure as well as a background in HTML editing using applications such as Dreamweaver. Experience with PHP, CSS and SQL as well as other scripting languages along with SFTP will be helpful as well. Training with our current platform will be provided by our interim webmaster Rick Black.

If your love of the Model A extends into the digital world then we could use your help. Please contact Will Langford, Website Liaison at or directly at 405 812 8131 or any current Board Member if you have an interest in volunteering for this position.


2023 National Tour Photos

September 9 - The photos from the 2023 National Tour can now be accessed from the list of RECENT STORIES.  

MAFCA Star Program


August 27 - The 2023 Free MAFCA membership form in our Members Only area has been changed to identify the sponsoring member instead of chapter. When an application is received by the MAFCA office, a MAFCA Star decal will be sent to the sponsoring member.

The MAFCA Star Program is designed to reward our members who enlist new members for the club. It applies to all New Members, both free and paid. We are hoping that this small token will stimulate existing members to bring new members to the club. -- Jay McCord, Membership Director


MAFCA Login Credentials

July 22 - There are two places where a MAFCA member needs to enter credentials. The first is on the website to access the MEMBERS ONLY area. You need a username and password to access the MEMBERS ONLY area, but IT'S THE SAME FOR EVERY MEMBER. The credentials are published on page 1 of every Restorer Magazine, so look there if you're accessing this area for the first time. The username for this area will ALWAYS be the same. The password will change each January. To see where the credentials are located on Page 1, click Here.

The other place where you'll need credentials is to access the Restorer Digital Edition if you've signed up for it. Access requires your email address for USERNAME and a 6-digit membership number (add a leading zero if needed) for the password. For more info on Restorer Digital Edition, click Here.


Reading the Digital Restorer


July 17 - Ever wish you could zoom in on the text while reading the Digital Restorer on your computer? Well, you can!

Just double-click on any page and 3 zoom controls will appear on the lower right side of the screen. The + will zoom in; the - will zoom out. And the double-sided arrow will exit the zoom mode. This will work on any Mac or Windows computer.

To visit the login to the Digital Restorer Page, click here.


MAFFI Museum Expansion


July 14 - The Model A Ford Foundation (MAFFI) museum at the Gilmore Auto Museum complex in Hickory Corners Michigan is planning an expansion of the existing Model A museum. The museum opened in 2013 and is filled to the brim with Model A vehicles, exhibits, and interactive displays. More room is needed for additional vehicles and exhibits.

MAFFI recently released a YouTube video showing what is there now and the plans to double the existing museum space in the next 2 years. To view that video, Click Here.

Visit the MAFFI website at


MAFFI's Bus Project


July 10 - It's been a while since we had an update on the MAFFI Bus Restoration Project. The June 2023 update details the progress that's been made during the last 12 months.

Read all about it (or browse the back issues) on the MAFFI Bus Project Page.


Chapter Information Pages Need Updates

June 22 - On our CHAPTERS pages, each MAFCA chapter has their contact information with the date of the last update. This information gives prospective new chapter members a way of contacting you. Some of that information hasn't been updated in quite some time.

It would be appreciated if each chapter would look at their information and fill out an update form if any changes are needed. A link to that form is near the top of every state's Chapter page.

To jump to the Chapter List, Click Here. Thank you.


Recent Videos

Instead of listing new videos here, we're going to list them on the WHATSNEW page in the future. To jump to the VIDEOS page now, Click Here

Photo of the Week


"A" of the Day

We want your Model A Photo!

Please describe your car's year and model, and your City and State in an mail to

Photos that are at least 250KB in size work the best.

A of the Day Puzzle - click here

Want to see older A of the Day photos? For a list of recent A OF THE DAY photos, click here.

Do you want to do a puzzle with YOUR photo? You can do it!
Click Here to go to the Jigsaw Puzzle Explorer Page.


Product of Month

Click on image to Enlarge


Upcoming Events

Sep 30-Oct 15 -- New England
2023 Fall Tour

Oct 3-6 -- Hershey PA
Swap Meet

November 5 - Troy OH
Dayton Buckeye Swap Meet

November 18 - Albany OR
Albany Indoor Swap Meet

Nov 30-Dec 2 -- Santa Maria CA
National Awards Banquet

See our CALENDAR for details

Recent stories

Click on one of the links below to open in a new window:

"A" Cartoon of the Week

Stan Blinco was a Model A'er and artist who created these cartoons for his local chapter, Beaver A's. Chapter editors: feel free to use them in your newsletters. To read about Stan Blinco, Click Here. - serving Model A Ford owners since January 1, 1997

"MAFCA makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied as to the operation of the site or the information, content, materials or products included on this site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, MAFCA disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose. Nothing expressed, furnished, or supplied by this site is, or implied to be, technical advice or services, or substitute for the advice and services of a qualified mechanic."

The Model A Ford Club of America is a registered non-profit. As such it operates with the protection of Title 107 of the U.S Copyright Laws in its “fair use” of copyrighted materials.

Web Design by R.W. Black & Associates, Las Cruces, NM USA

back to top