Model A Ford Foundation, Inc.
By Jim Thomas
The ninth annual Model A Day event was held September 20-21, 2019 on the campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan. The Model A Day festivities, sponsored by the Model A Ford Foundation, Inc. (MAFFI), are held each year on the third Saturday in September. This year’s event was the largest to date – with an estimated 275 Model A’s and over 800 participants in attendance. The theme for this year’s Model A Day was “Unique and Original Model A’s.” Model A Day visitors had the opportunity to enjoy the Model A Ford Museum, all of the many other Gilmore car museums, the ever expanding Model A swap meet and a wide variety of Model A related educational seminars. Many Model A Day visitors took advantage of MAFFI’s restored Model AA Truck to transport them around the Gilmore campus.
John W. Begg MAFFI President
President's Message - 2021
Dear Model A Friends,
The Model A Ford Museum, located on the grounds of The Gilmore Car Museum (gilmorecarmuseum.org), is truly a treat for our hobbyists. Whether you’ve been before or maybe planning to go, each visit will present new vehicles and exhibits that will interest young and old alike. At any given time, The Museum has about thirty Model A Vehicles on display representing all production years, 1928 through 1931, and a variety of body styles from Tudors to Phaetons to Pickups to Firetrucks, etc. Annually we freshen the Museum with new exhibits and displays and create a theme for each year in which we focus on a specific usage of the Model A Ford during its production era. We also have five interactive displays that allow a visitor to learn about the Model A Ford through a “hands on” experience.
By visiting The Model A Museum, you will be able to also tour the entire Gilmore Car Museum campus. In addition to its large museum and administration building, The Gilmore has seven partner museums housed in separate museum buildings showcasing classic and collectible vehicles as well as historically significant automotive memorabilia. The Ford Model A Museum is one of the partner museums which also includes The Horseless Carriage Museum, The Classic Car Club of America Museum, The Pierce Arrow Museum, The Franklin Museum, The Cadillac Museum and The Lincoln Museum.
In addition to our Museum located at The Gilmore, we also have a large exhibit of Model A Fords at NATMUS (National Auto and Truck Museum) located in Auburn, Indiana. Auburn, Indiana should ring a bell with auto enthusiasts. That’s the home of The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum (ACD) located on the same grounds as NATMUS (natmus.org).
We hope you will make plans to visit soon.
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
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