Welcome to the Napa Valley A's
NAPA VALLEY A'S
The Napa Valley A's Model A Ford Club is a California corporation that was started in 1979 by a small group of Model A owners who wanted to form an organization devoted exclusively to the Model A Ford and its restoration and enjoyment. The club is family oriented and welcomes the participation of all family members, young or old. An interest in the objectives of the club and a desire to take an active part in club activities are the primary requirements for membership, however the actual possession of a Model A Ford automobile is not required. Dues for the Napa Valley A's are $25 per year, which includes all members of the household. On a case basis, dues for a single person can be $15. (January 2015, by vote) Dues are payable to the club Treasurer and are due by December 31st. Dues for new members joining in the last half of the year are half of the annual dues for the first year only. A membership application form is included with the membership roster. The information requested on the form is for use by the Newsletter Editor and for preparation of the club roster. Honorary membership may be conferred on those members who make significant contributions to the welfare of the chapter. Honorary members do not pay dues and are customarily invited as guests of the club to the annual Christmas party. All club activities are open to honorary members, except for voting.
The Model A Ford Club of America (MAFCA) is a California non-profit corporation and a national historical society dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Model A Ford vehicles as manufactured from 1928 through 1931. MAFCA's members are dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and enjoyment of Ford vehicles of that era. MAFCA is one of two national car clubs devoted entirely to the restoration of the Model A. The other national club is the Model A Restorers Club (MARC). The two clubs jointly publish the Model A Judging Standards and Restoration Guidelines, which are used in judging at sanctioned events. MAFCA is the parent organization of over 280 chapters of Model A clubs throughout the United States and the world. The Napa Valley A's became a chapter of MAFCA on March 3rd of 1979 and encourages its members to Join MAFCA, however, membership in MAFCA is not required. The club makes a yearly donation to MAFCA to help cover the costs of the liability insurance for directors and officers.
The Northern California Regional Group (NCRG) is a coordinating group for member chapters in Northern California. The Napa Valley A's became a member of NCRG in May of 1979. The club is assessed a yearly membership fee of fifty cents per family membership. This membership fee is paid by the club and is not directly assessed to individual members. The NCRG newsletter, Northern Wheels, is sent to 28 chapters. In addition, the member chapters put on a yearly Roundup, usually held near Memorial Day weekend. The club has one NCRG representative, appointed by the President, who attends the NCRG meetings and votes for the club.
The Model A Ford Foundation, Inc. (MAFFI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the historical significance of the Model A Ford automobile through the establishment of a museum for vehicles and accessories, shows and exhibitions, education of the general public on that era of transportation history, and the exchange of ideas and information among members, the public, and admirers of the Model A Ford to aid them in their efforts to restore and preserve the car in its original likeness. MAFFI seeks to preserve Model A Fords and related memorabilia, encourage research, and to educate present and future generations about the Model A Ford and its place in transportation history. The goals of the organization are to provide museum-type displays of collections of significant vehicles, artifacts and accessories, and to manage these displays so as to attract additional membership and enhance youth involvement. In addition, to establish a collection of documents to inform and educate people about the Model A Ford, and to develop a research database for use b automotive and social historians.