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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..  
Happy New Year and hope that your 2017 has started out great.  At least as great as this years new Newsletter.  Our Board Of Directors have changed up a bit and this year you will see our past President Vicky has taken on what I consider to be one of the most demanding positions... you guessed it...Editor.  Please take a look at the wonderful job she has done.

If you are like me, you greatly welcome the rain we have recently been having.  However, for me the down side is that I don't take the Roadster out in foul weather.  The best I can do is start it up in the garage.  If you have more time than me, you are probably taking advantage of those sun drenched week days.  While you are thinking about getting out, page five of the newsletter has some activities that you can take advantage of.

It is with great sadness to announce that two of our very own, Joe Morgan and Doug Miller passed away towards the end of 2016.  I am pleased to say that I was fortunate to know both Joe and Doug.  They were both very involved with the club and the Model A in particular.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families.

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.

Every club needs a little help and our advertisers help make it all happen.  Please patronize all of our advertisers.

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:   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)