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

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Greetings and welcome to our site.  We hope that you and yours are staying safe and healthy!
The heat of Summer has graced itself in these recent days, as well as smoke/ash from local fires.  It used to be that on a hot day, we would go to a movie or walk a mall… not anymore.  The comfort of an air conditioner has to be either from the modern car or home (if you have it).  I have found that with our ’31 Deluxe Roadster that moving along on the road is much better than waiting at a stop light.  When parking, I try to find a shady spot so when we get back in the seat is not too hot!   With that in mind, get your Model A out on the road… keep it moving and look for shady spots!
 I received a call earlier this month from our President, Larry Ryan, regarding an outside meeting to discuss upcoming elections.  While the meeting date/time has not been established, you can see Larry’s comments about the election in the newsletter.  This is a members club, so your participation is greatly appreciated.  Support the club and consider a position on the Board of Directors.     

I would like to follow up this month (actually all months) hoping that you and yours are healthy and doing well during this world wide pandemic.  This virus seems to have it’s restrictive grip tightly around the individuals that believe that COVID-19 is a real threat.  Walking the political tightrope, I hope that you all are wearing your masks (possibly even face shields now), keeping your social distance and washing/sanitizing your hands frequently.  
Everyone has a role to play.   So much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense:
·        Stay home except for essential needs/activities. 
·        Practice physical distancing – stay 6 feet away from people.
·        Wear a cloth face mask and face-shield if you leave home.
·        Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
·        Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.
·        Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
·        Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or your elbow. Wash hands afterwards. 
We care about you and want to see you on the road again soon!  Stay Safe!   
Please take a look at the August newsletter for details on: The President’s Message, the looming Board Member elections in November, insights on replacing your fuel line, more details on the Certificate of Recognition from the City of Downey, and the always clever Editorial Ramblings.

If you are a club member that would like their 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

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  (

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

Secretary:   LeRoy Kehret    (Secretary@diamondtread.com)

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

Treasure: Louise Beckley  (Treasurer@diamondtread.com)

Membership: Vicky Bartlett  (Membership@diamondtread.com)

Hospitality: Judy Thomas  (Hospitality@diamondtread.com)

Tour Director: J.C. Stephenson  (TourDirector@diamondtread.com)

Historian: Bonnie Ryan  (Historian@diamondtread.com)

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

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