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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..  

I turned around and it was November!  Hoping that you all had a great October with the two days of rain we had here in the Los Angeles area.  The start of November had us still in the 90's.  While I try not to make political statements, it sure sounds like Global Warming to me... I am just saying.  From the Fall perspective, we did take a short trip to Oregon and Washington to see the season change.  While the trees were changing the colors of their leaves, as luck would have it we had gorgeous blue sky's for most of the time.  Back locally today my Grandson and I went for a spin in the Model A today, which brings smiles to both of us.  Hope that you have had recent opportunities to get your car out on the road.

This months President's message provides a high level overview of Chapter events in October (pictures included).  In fact there is a recap of some of  the 2018 excursions.  Larry also brings up the fact that November 14th is elections for the Diamond Tread Board of Directors.  If there is a slot you would like to fill, the club will enthusiastically support you!  The newsletter also references the 2nd Annual Downey Car Show and Breakfast, which is a fund raiser for the Downey First Baptist Church.  Another key event for the club is the Christmas Luncheon and Installation of Officiers that is scheduled for December 8th.

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:   Loriene Sixt    (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: 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)