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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.
 **** Please review the Calendar entries, as some events have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 Virus ****
We hope that you and yours are staying safe and healthy!
It is great to hear that a majority of us in the United States and the world are heeding the advice to "Shelter-in-place" and practice "Personal/Social Distancing".  From what I understand, following these two recommendations greatly reduces our chances of contracting the COVID-19 virus.  The World Health Organization (WHO) says "it's a matter of how we use our best efforts to drive this virus down. There's no excuse to show that we are able to do this - do everything that you can to be as aggressive as you can against the virus".  
 There are many that feel that following the recommendations to "Shelter-in-place" and practice "Personal/Social Distance" is against their personal rights.  The fact that this is a Pandemic (worldwide spread of a new disease), should be an indication that it is nothing personal.  Some of those that have chosen to disregard these recommendations have proven that not "playing along" increases our chances of contracting the COVID-19 virus.  

I hope that you are all "playing along" and staying safe, so I will be able to see you out on the road with your Model A.  
 Please take a look at the May newsletter for details on: Cancellation of club activities until further notice (see the Dates/Events page), some of the achievements our President has made with his "Shelter-in-place" time and some jokes to brighten your day.  
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)