About Our Club
The Georgia Regional Group #24 was chartered on October 30, 1969, and currently has in excess of 100 members. We still have a few of the original members and some are still active. Most members own at least one Early Ford V-8, some have none, many have several and some even have "other" brands.
There are show cars that have undergone total restoration and win awards. And there are others that are "drivers" to be simply enjoyed for what they are -- old Fords - "Different strokes for different folks".
Many of our members' drive their cars on our club's old-car functions such as the day-tours, picnics and even to meetings. Our tours are planned well in advance and are advertised in our newsletter, The Running Board. These include trips to nearby scenic and tourist sites; picnics at area attractions (such as the Great Old Time Picnic at Lake Allatoona); tours of automotive businesses, old-car "How-To" seminars, attendance at area old-car shows; and at least one overnight, 150-mile + trip each fall to an interesting or historical site.
Georgia RG #24 is affiliated with the national Early Ford V-8 club of America, one of the most highly regarded antique auto clubs in the country. The national organization offers regional conventions, an outstanding magazine (V-8 Times), and a wealth of technical information about restoration & maintenance and many other Membership Benefits. National Club FAQs
The Early Ford V-8 Foundation (dedicated to keeping the Flathead Fords alive) is building a MUSEUM in Auburn, Indiana (it has a Facebook page).
Link to the "Official" EarlyFordV8Ga.com website
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From Jan 2003 TFRB (the Ford Running Board- our Monthly Newsletter)
From the May 1997 issue
of our Newsletter, The Running Board
The Early Ford V8 ® Club is dedicated to the enjoyment, maintenance, restoration, preservation, and utilization of Ford Motor vehicles that made use of the Ford Flathead V-8 engines manufactured from 1932 to 1953. and to the preservation of the products and the history of The Ford® Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan.
This club is about driving, enjoying and showing off our cars. Members’ autos range from pampered show cars, to vehicles that are driven cross country, to everyday drivers. Some cars have won numerous trophies, others are projects in the works, most are somewhere in between.
From afternoon picnics to out of town trips, the club offers a variety of tours and outings each year. We are an active group with lots of family things to do. Many wives are active and attend our meetings. Meetings are held in different locations throughout the Atlanta metro area each month.
We are a helpful group, willing to share our knowledge & experience with others. Owning a Flathead or Old Ford V-8 is not a required for membership. If you have an interest in old Fords, or any other make car, and a desire to have some fun, you will feel welcome here. We invite you to attend our next meeting - we would love to meet you.
2019 marks our Club's 50th Anniversary - of Having FUN & Enjoying Early Ford V-8s
Wayne Deitrich wrote a History of our club, which appeared in 3-parts during 2013 in our "Running-Board" newsletter. You can read & download it here:
Part-1 The Beginning: #24 Part-2 The Early Years Part-3 The recent Years
For information about joining or visiting a meeting (Guests are always WELCOME), please see JOIN or Contact Us
or Contact: Lamar Hart, 770-496-9928, firstname.lastname@example.org
We need your Help:
1. We would like PHOTOS of YOUR car, or cars, for our PHOTO GALLERY.
2. Got any Digital files on OLD Running Boards? See what issues are missing for our Archives.
(Click here to send CAR PHOTOS or Old Runningboards to the Webmaster)
Please include a caption for each (with your Name & Car Model). Adding a more
complete description would be nice - in case we feature your car later.
For BEST ADVICE on photographing your car, click HERE (by John Witt)
Our next Meeting is on May 7th 2019 at Jr's Log House at 6:30pm (details)
6601 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard at Peachtree Corners Circle, Norcross, GA 30093 MAP
(General membership meetings are usually on the 1st Tuesday of each month. Guests are always WELCOME.)