The President Message May 2022
Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Bicycles are what brought in the modern times that we living in. Transportation has made the world smaller. Before mechanical means of getting around, there was horseback, draft animals, sailing and row boats to make going distances easier than walking. At the time of Christ, the average person never went more than 30 miles from their place of birth.
Our Model A is not just a hobby, but a second car. Yes, our Model A is used for transportation from point A to point B almost on a daily basis. Dependable means of transportation was a long time coming with automobiles until the mid-1920’s. A person could expect some sort of difficulty from time to time up to the 1920s. The Model T Ford was what got America and the world on wheels. When the Model A was introduced to the public on December 2nd, 1927, the “new Ford” as they called it was the most anticipated car introduction in the history of the automobile industry. It saved the Ford Motor car company.
Now that I have your attention, let’s start coming out from covid shut down, get active, participate with us and get some sun. I am now starting to make phone calls about gathering with our cars. The same people over the years, are hard working for our chapter and there are some members that I have not seen in over 2 years. I have a request…members need to come to our meetings and get involved. It is time to make plans. I know things are not quite the same as before, but to make things the same, we need to resume activities with care. Let’s have some fun and move those Model A's out of the garage. Let’s get going.
We are having a weekly breakfast at different restaurants on Wednesdays at 9am. On the 2nd Tuesday of every month the ladies of the Diamond Tread and Whittier Chapters called the Model A Sparks meet at various locations at 11:30 for lunch.
Just about every day I get a phone call about the mighty Model A. I like to talk but I also listen. I enjoy helping out with technical issues with Model A’s or any other vintage car. Those members that have not run their cars for a few years don’t need to despair. If the car was running when it was parked, it will run today with a little effort. That is the kind of inquiry I have been getting. Today I had a phone call from a man from Leisure World asking where he could get some repairs on his 1931 Model A that his family has owned since 1952. Brake adjustment, water pump with a small leak and a rich running engine. I suggested one of our own mechanics from our chapter that was close to where he lived. He got my name from the Model A Club web site. This is one example of the correspondence I get with routine phone calls.
There are scheduled events coming up in May, June, and July.
Palms Park Car Show Series for the City of Lakewood for May 13th and June 10th. Free registration at WWW.LAKEWOODCITY.ORG/CARSHOWREGISTRATION. Check-in and staging begin at 4pm. Location: 12305 207 St. Lakewood. The show is from 6-9 pm. The 68th Annual Long Beach Model T Club Parts Exchange Swap Meet Saturday, July 16, 2022, at Veteran’s Stadium in Long Beach. We have reserved spaces for promoting our Model A Hobby, compliments of the Long Beach Model T Club. As always, we will be there for an early setup time because the swap meet starts early 7am.
May 11th is our next meeting at Calvary Cross Chapel Preschool on 16705 Gridley Rd, Cerritos at 6: 30 pm. Please come and get to know us.
Take care of each other,
Larry Ryan: President LRyan41724@msn.com
Cell: 562 484 8415 (Do call any time.)
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- May 7th
- Long Beach Police Department K-9 Unit Car Show - Training Facility behind Lowes
- May 10th (second Tuesday of the month)
- Red Hot Sparks Luncheon - Rodrigo's Mexican Grill - Artesia
- May 12th (second Thursday of the month)
- General Membership Meeting - Calvary Cross Chapel Preschool - 6:30pm
- May 13th
- Bring the entire family out to Palms Park, 12305 207th St., for the next Spring Car Show on Friday, May 13 from 6 to 9 p.m.
- May 14th
- V-8 Club show at Laguna Woods Village
- July 16th
- La Palma Central Park Car Show
John & Cyndi Burroughs
Chris & Jacqueline Bitters
Frank & Susan Deogracias
Ronald & Pamela Wellmann
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