2022 Model A Days Highlights

The theme for this year’s celebration was Model A Trucks. MAFFI Trustees and volunteers planned wonderful activities along with a few surprises.

Reserved parking spaces were set aside for the several hundred Model A’s expected to be on hand for the event and a wide variety of food options will be available. This year, in addition to the MAFFI Model AA Stake Bed Truck, a Model A Woody Wagon will be available to transport attendees around the 90-acre Gilmore campus.

In line with the Model A Days theme, special trucks were on display in the Museum and on the grounds, and highlighted this year’s event. These included: a Model AA Fire Truck, a 1930 Model AA police Patrol Wagon, a 1930 Model A Huckster Truck, and a 1931 Model AA Service Car/Wrecker.

Model A educational seminars were held on Saturday. This year’s seminar topics included: We had 4 seminars presented on Saturday: “Manufacturing of Ford Wood for the Model A”, ”The Working Man’s Vehicle”, “Ford Keys, Locks and Pop-Outs”, and a Fashion seminar: “Looking Great in the Great Outdoors “

Swap Meet:
This year’s swap meet was huge! We had vendors from far and wide. Mark Maron did a great job organizing this year’s event. MAFFI, again, had swap meet spaces to sell items donated to maintain the Museum and benefit the Foundation. Contact Rob Mills (rmills@cass.net) if you or your local Model A club would like to donate swap meet items for next year’s event.

Meeting and Hall of Fame:
The annual MAFFI membership meeting, was held in the shade under a large tent, updates on Foundation activities and Museum displays were presented and MAFFI Trustees were introduced. Following the meeting, a ceremony inducting four new members into the 2022 Model A Ford Hall of Fame took place. This year’s inductees were: Art Callan (MAFFI), Howard Miners (MAFFI), Ken Ehrenhofer (MARC), and Merle Smith (MAFCA). Art Callan and Howard Minners attended and addressed the crowd via Zoom. Ken Ehrenhofer was in attendance and Jay McCord accepted the award for Merle Smith, on behalf of MAFCA.

Hosting the annual Model A Days event always requires a lot of planning, preparation and volunteers to assist on event day. If you’d like to volunteer to help with next year’s activities, please contact Katie Herrick (615-604-7423 or katiehcpa@gmail.com) or (John Begg (803-727-4392 or jwbegg@gmail.com).


​​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.

Thank you,
Marsha Quesnel, MAFFI Trustee


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