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Our organization name is Diamond Tread Chapter, Model A Ford Club of America.

Thank you for visiting our Internet site.

Greetings and welcome to our site..  
There are several familiar holidays waiting for us in February (2nd - Ground Hog Day, 5th - Super Bowl, 12th - Lincoln Birthday, 14th - Valentines Day, 22nd - Washington Birthday and of course 28th - Fat Tuesday), but other holidays to remember: 1st - No Politics Day, 3rd - Bubble Gum Day, 8th - Boy Scout Day, 16th - Do a Grouch a Favor Day and 24th - National Tortilla Chip Day.

I am sure you did not expect to hear it from me, but the recent rains have been a welcome sight to California.  I do not recall us getting three inches of rain in one day for a very long time.  Even with the rain and lots of time at work, this last week I was able to get the Roadster out for a lap around the block.  I hope that you also have been able to get out on the road.  If you get a chance, get your Model A out to the February Tour

In the newsletter take a look at the article that features the car of Steve and Lorliene Sixt's 1932 Model B Pickup, upcoming Tours (and historical recap column), reference to the new Classified AD page and some bonus Diamond Tread history.

The Diamond Tread Newsletter is sent electronically in a .pdf format, to everyone that wants a copy.  If you are interested, please send your name and eMail address where the pdf can be sent to both the Editor and Webmaster entries below.  This will allow us to cross check that all requests have been satisfied.  Just to bring everything full circle, that eMail broadcast will have a link to the Diamond Tread Web Site.

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Look forward to seeing you at the next meeting... happy driving.

The purpose of our club is to:

  • Enjoy, Preserve and Protect the Model A Ford
  • Serve as a medium in the exchange of ideas, information and parts
  • Aid in efforts to restore Model A's to their original likeness
  • Help members to become better acquainted, encourage and maintain the spirit of good fellowship, sociality and fair play through sponsored activities, including the use of the Model A Ford and family participation
  • Be non-commercial, non-sectarian and non-partisan.  As a non-profit organization

General Membership Meetings

                     Second Wednesday of Month
                      Gallatin Elementary School        

                      9513 S. Brookshire Ave
                      Downey, CA   90241
                                 7:00 PM   <== Please note new General Meeting start time

Mail Address
                         P.O. Box 4563
                      Downey, CA 90241


If you are not familiar with our organization and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.

Board of Directors

President:   Larry Ryan  (
President@diamondtread.com)

Vice President: Steve Sixt  (Vicepresident@diamondtread.com )

Secretary:                           (Secretary@diamondtread.com)

Newsletter Editor: Vicky Bartlett (Editor@diamondtread.com)

Treasure: Louise Beckley  (Treasurer@diamondtread.com)

Membership: Laura Miller  (Membership@diamondtread.com)

Hospitality: Judy Thomas  (Hospitality@diamondtread.com)

Tour Director: Ralph Neely  (TourDirector@diamondtread.com)

Historian: Barry Beckly  (Historian@diamondtread.com)

Picnic Coordinator: Bob Toerge  (FundCoord@diamondtread.com)

Web Master: Mark Simons      (WebMaster@diamondtread.com)