Greetings and welcome to our site. We hope that you and yours are staying safe and healthy!

It is with great sorrow that I report the passing of Bart Bartholomew. Besides being an active and loyal member of the Diamond Tread Club, Bart was a friend to many of us. Bart served as Editor for six years, introduced us to Clara Voiant, provided humor with his submissions of Editor Emeritus Exhaust and provided behind the scenes editorial support. Bart is already missed.

As reported last month, the installation of the 2023 Board of Directors will take place December 10, 2022, at the Sizzler in Downey. Be sure to see the flyer on the Newsletter page.

The 2023 Membership Dues are $25 per family, provided dues are paid in 2022.

Please send in or turn in your membership form with a check before the dues go up the beginning of the year. This will also ensure that you are included in the 2023 Roaster.

Take a look at our “Newsletter” page and you will see: informative updates from the President, summary of last month’s events via the monthly minutes, upcoming events for this month to get you out on an outing and exercise your Model A, Membership news, Slate of BOD nominees, details on where the Red Hot Sparks will be meeting, who is celebrating a Birthday/Anniversary and finally links to relevant MAFCA pages.

Please note: As approved at the November, 2022 General Meeting, effective January 3rd, 2023 all Board/General Meetings will be held on the

1st Tuesday of the month!

If you use a Google Calendar, please consider merging the Diamond Tread Calendar in with your own. This will allow you to view our upcoming events at a glance. This calendar is also posted on the Diamond Tread website’s Events/Dates page.

It appears that overall Covid cases and hospitalizations in Los Angeles County are on the rise again. As of 11/28, Cases are up 50% compared to the previous 14 days. Hospitalizations are up 56% and deaths holding steady in the same period.

Latest trends:
  • The community level of Covid-19 in Los Angeles County is low based on cases and hospitalizations, according to the most recent update from the C.D.C. on Nov. 27. Read more about the C.D.C.’s recommendations here.
  • The numbers of hospitalized Covid patients has risin and deaths in the Los Angeles County area have remained the same.
  • The test positivity rate in Los Angeles County was not available.
  • An average of 2,200 cases per day were reported in Los Angeles County, a 50 percent increase from the average two weeks ago. Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 3 residents have been infected, a total of 3,536,197 reported cases.
  • 1 in 294 residence have died of Covid-19, a total of 34,171 reported deaths.
  • Make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
  • In general, people do not need to wear masks when outdoors.
  • If you are sick and need to be around others, or are caring for someone who has COVID-19, wear a mask.
  • If the COVID-19 Community Level where you live is
    • Low
      • Wear a mask based on your personal preference, informed by your personal level of risk.
    • Medium
      • If you are at risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about wearing masks indoors in public.
      • If you live with or will gather with someone at risk for severe illness, wear a mask when indoors with them.
    • High
      • If you are 2 or older, wear a well-fitting mask indoors in public, regardless of vaccination status or individual risk (including in K-12 schools and other community settings).
  • If you are at risk for severe illness, wear a mask or respirator that provides you with greater protection.
  • Testing before a gathering can give you information about your risk of spreading COVID-19.
    • Consider using a self-test before joining indoor gatherings with others who do not live in your household.
    • Stay home if you test positive, even if you do not have symptoms.
  • Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Communicate with the people you will meet with about prevention strategies.

We care about you and want to see you on the road again soon! Stay Safe!
Please note: effective January 3rd, 2023 all Board/General Meetings will be the 1st Tuesday of the month!
Monthly Meetings (1st Tuesday of the month) start at 6:30pm and are held at:
    Calvary Cross Chapel Preschool and Extended Day Care
    16705 Gridley Rd, Cerritos, CA 90703
Please note: the Calvary Cross parking lot is concrete, so please bring an oil drip bib for your Model A.
If you are a club member that would like your car posted in the "Our Cars" section, please send a jpg file to WebMaster@diamondtread.com.  Accompany that picture with year and model style.  If you have any comments or corrections, please also forward those to WebMaster@diamondtread.com

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