2021 Model A Day Highlights
The theme for this year’s celebration was Model A First Responders, this theme was originally planned for the 2020 Model A Day celebration, which was canceled due to the COVID-19
pandemic. This year, in addition to the MAFFI Model AA Stake Bed Truck, the MAFFI 1930 Model AA “Huff & Puff” School Bus, a Model A Woody Wagon, and a Model A Phaeton were available to transport attendees around the 90-acre Gilmore campus.
Vehicles: In line with the Model A Day theme, special First Responder Model A vehicles
highlighted this year’s event. Those included: a 1928 Model AA Fire Truck, a 1930 Model
AA Police Patrol Wagon, a 1931 Model A Police Car, a 1931 Model AA Ambulance, and a 1931
Model AA Service Car/Wrecker. Other first responder vehicles, including seven Model AA
fire trucks, were also on display.
Seminars: Model A educational seminars were held on both Friday and Saturday. This
year’s seminar topics were: Restoring a 1931 AA Bus, The History of Model A First Response
Vehicles, Model A Era Fashion, Fabrics and Fun, Rebuilding the Model A Front End, and
The Model A Woody Wagon.
Swap Meet: This year’s swap meet was the largest Model A Day swap meet gathering to
date. MAFFI had swap meet spaces to sell items donated to maintain the Museum and
benefit the Foundation. Contact Greg Fish (firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-712-7603) if you
or your local Model A club would like to donate swap meet items for next year’s event.
Your membership dollars to MAFFI helps keep our Museum what it is today,
the most toured of all the museums at the Gilmore Complex.
Thank you for your continued support through membership, the purchase of memorial bricks and donations.
Marsha Quesnel, MAFFI Trustee
Model A Ford Foundation, Inc.
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