2019 Activities

Rockville Car Show: October 19, 2019

The Rockville Car show was held October 19th and it was a beautiful day--blue skies and warm temperatures. 16 Model A's were present-- Most from our club and the George Washington Club. Junkyard Empire even interviewed Dave Sturges for an upcoming show. The car show is free for cars made before 1931--all Model A's! Plan on attending next year. Photos

Piano Restoration Shop Trip: July 11, 2019

Thanks to Gary Goldman for organizing the trip to the piano restoration shop, TIPCO and lunch. Six cars and 13 members participated. More about the piano restoration shop Photos

2019 MARC National Tour

We had 10 members with 7 cars travel to the MARC National Tour in Elkins, West Virginia. The photo on left was taken at the Green Bank Observatory with one of the original radio frequency telescopes behind the car. In the five days of the Tour, we put on 820 miles. Photo

Mudgett's Body Shop: May 3, 2019

It was foggy with a little drizzle on the way to Mudgett's. Mike and Mary Grear, Milt Hartig, Don Keller, Steve Meyer, Jon Miller, Ken and Vicky Miller, Dave Stuges, Bud Carroll, Butch Cornes, Chris Millirons and I made the trip. There were 9 A's and Milt's 56 Vicky. Only one member drove modern.

Tom Mudgett started as a one man shop and now has 25 employees. In 2002 his place was destroyed by fire and the location where they are now was built. Keeping up with the auto industry technology is an ongoing learning process. Bright work is now all on plastic as well as many painted parts. Aluminum body damage is more difficult to repair then steel and requires many different tools. After market parts, if used, generally don't fit or align well which requires more hands on fitting. Photos

Event for Carroll Hospice: April 29, 2019

A number of our club members responded to the invitation by the 'Taste of Carroll 2019' organizing committee to show their cars from 5-9 pm on Monday, April 29, 2019 at the Carroll Hospital Center in support of the Carroll Hospice organization. Carroll Hospice is non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients needing end-of-life care, allowing them to live as fully and comfortably as possible by providing quality palliative care, pain and symptom management, and support for their families. Photos

Youth Outreach: April 12, 2019

On April 12th, eight club members visited Glenelg Country School in Howard County. The audience again this year was the entire 8th grade history class comprised of 64 students who are studying the U.S. Industrial Revolution and the Golden Age.

We showed the students a Power Point presentation containing two videos and some still photographs of the Ford assembly line. We mentioned the Ford business philosophy of manufacturing near the source of product supply used in manufacturing and assembling near the point of automobile sales. Prior to going outside, the students were assigned to small groups for viewing the Model A cars. We talked about the how the Model A was so much different than the cars they ride in today and mentioned the lack of modern conveniences when compared to the cars of today. The students were engaged in looking over the cars and asked several thoughtful questions as we showed them the controls. Photos

Rebuilding and Testing a Carburetor: Feb. 9, 2019

At our February 9th meeting we conducted the first 'hands on' workshop this year. Many thanks to Dave Sturges for leading the conversation and sharing an incredible wealth of knowledge on Model A carburetors! Photos

January: Breakfast and Trains

On Saturday January 12th, 2019 at 9:00 AM twenty eight members of the Greater Baltimore Model A Ford Club descended like hungry locusts on the Bob Evans in Eldersburg! We were by far the largest group there and management had us all seated in a matter of minutes. No one dared drive their Model A's because of the heavy load of salt that still remained on the roads after a snowstorm earlier in the week. Photos