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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 has been a slight disruption in the generation of the Diamond Tread Web Site due to travel and other priorities.  I have cleaned up incoming eMails and am back on track.  For the news letters from January through April, please find them in descending sequence (most recent newsletter first).  I will work harder at keeping this site current.

Here are a couple newsletter updates since the last Web update: January: * MAFFI is starting a free membership program for one young person (under 21) from each local Model A Club  * We enjoyed a super tour of Egge Machine in Santa Fe Springs  * 2016 Diamond Tread Gold Rush Tour – March 18 through March 26 * Introduction of a pre-meeting dinner at 5pm at Chris’ & Pitts’.  February:  * Club Tour @ American Military Museum in South El Monte * Starting a Classified section for our March issue  March: * It was learned that one of our own, Charles Hutchinson, passed away in February.  Charles and Lynne had been members since 1972  * Proclaimed that the Board Meeting will be started at: 6:30pm and the General Meeting at a new time of 7:00pm starting in April.  * Rio Hondo Event Center has been reserved for the Dec 10th Christmas Banquet  * Flyers presented for the Long Beach Police K9 Groups Car Show scheduled for May 14th  * Club tour to the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey * Plan for Orange County Model A Club 55th Annual Pancake Breakfast in the city of Orange April 10th * Details on the installation of a Mitchell Transmission into Ralph Neely’s 1931 Victoria   April: * General Meeting (April 13th) will be held at Gallatin Elementary School starting at the new time of 7:00pm.  The topic will be the planning of the Henry Ford Picnic on June 26th * Distribution of the 2016 Roasters were made at the March meeting * Reported that the July meeting will be held at the Los Angeles County Fire Museum in Downey * The Kehret's are researching availability for the August picnic  * Discussion on the 1400 mile Gold Rush Tour planned for March 17 - 26th  * The 5:00pm pre-meeting dinner continues at Chris N Pitts in Downey - it was noted that the invitation was free, but dinner was not - separate checks for all  * Gold Rush Travelers reported that their journey was cut a little short due to engine troubles in a 1931 Town Sedan.  With tow vehicle in the group the trip home was possible

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.

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:   Vicky Bartlett  (
President@diamondtread.com)

Vice President: Larry Ryan  (vicepresident@diamondtread.com )

Secretary: Tony Reyes (Secretary@diamondtread.com)

Newsletter Editor: Mike Long (Editor@diamondtread.com)

Treasure: Louise Beckley  (Treasurer@diamondtread.com)

Membership: Laura Miller  (Membership@diamondtread.com)

Hospitality: Pam Kehret  (Hospitality@diamondtread.com)

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

Historian: Barry Beckly  (Historian@diamondtread.com)

Picnic Coordinator: LeRoy Kehret  (FundCoord@diamondtread.com)

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