When I was 15 years old I met a guy by the name of Don Fox who owned a collection of about 12 antique cars. I thought this was pretty cool so I went to work for him working on his cars. I already owned a 1923 Model T Roadster Street Rod and enjoyed working on it and driving it.
I was convinced by Don Fox to sell my Model T and buy a Model A Coupe so that is how I got into Model A Fords. When I turned 20 years old my future Father In Law bought a 1930 Deluxe Roadster which I restored for him. We showed the car at a MARC National Meet in Cedar Rapids Iowa and we won First Place in the 30 -31 open division. We also won the Ditzler Paint Award which was a big thrill.
I worked as a tool and die maker working on dies for Ford Motor Company for over 15 years and then decided in 1987 to open the Deters Restoration Shop to restore antique cars.
I joined the Model A Restorers club in 1971 and have restored many Model A’s that have competed in Fine Point Judging. Many of these cars have won top honors for their owners. One special car which I restored was the 20 Millionth Ford which is a 1931 Model A Slant window sedan.
I am proud to be President of the Model A Restorers Club after being a member for over 43 years. I look forward to promoting the Model A Restorers Club and our hobby. Thanks for supporting me as your President and hope to see you soon at a Model A Meet.
My first daughter arrived in July, 1975, and our first Model A, two months later. Since then, the Model A has been a big part of our family. Our children grew up riding in a Model ‘A’ Ford and participating in Model ‘A’ related events. My wife Trudy and I have been members of both national clubs for over 35 years with my primary attention to MARC. Local and National Model ‘A’ Ford events are a main part of our lives. Chemistry and coaching high school hockey took care of the rest of my time. Now that I’m retired, I feel privileged to play golf and work on my Model A’s.
Our 1930 Tudor was my first restoration and it was followed by our 1929 Sport Coupe. With each vehicle my involvement has increased to the point that now I can do most of my own body and paint work. The Briggs Town Sedan came next and now resides in AZ, where it is a daily driver.
I decided to try my skill in Fine Point Judging and did very well with a 1930 Cabriolet. Another journey into Fine Point Judging in 2010, with a 1931, 68C, earned the coveted Henry Award. My current project is the restoration of a 1931 Roadster. I love searching for and finding the correct parts for each restoration.
I joined the Judging Standards Committee in 1993 and was elected to the BOD in 1994. I have been involved with MARC at the National level ever since and am proud and honored to be elected to the BOD again this year. I believe in promoting the fundamentals of the Model ‘A’ Restorers Club as stated in our Constitution.
The Model ‘A’ Ford hobby has enriched our lives for the last 38 years. We have been introduced to many wonderful places and people. And we have developed great friendships all over the United States and the world, all because of our mutual interest in the Model ‘A’.
Joe has owned the same Model A Coupe since 1960 and has driven it to Michigan, Canada, and throughout New England. Model A’s are meant to be driven and it doesn’t get any better than to drive such a significant piece of American History! Joe lives in Newburgh, NY and with Judy his wife of 43 years, enjoys tuning, repairing, and of course, touring the back roads of the Hudson Valley.
Jerry is from Wisconsin, the youngest of 5 children and a father who was a mechanic who always had Model A’s in the shop. Jerry has owned several Model A’s currently owning a 1930 coupe. Jerry has enjoyed the Model A Hobby with his brother Dick for many years. He is an active member of the Nickle A Region for over 35 years hosting the Wisconsin Model A Reunion for 3 three times. He has worked on several National meets such as Green Bay in 1982 and in 2002 with he co-chaired the meet with his wife. He also co-chaired the Oshkosh Meet in 2012 so he has been very active for many years promoting our hobby in many different ways. He believes every Model A Owner should attend a National Meet at least once the experience is “Awesome”. Jerry truly believes the Model A should be enjoyed , not only by restoring it, but by driving it, thus sharing it with others.
Director of Membership
and Public Relations
Ken drove a friends Model A to his Senior Prom in 1962 and has been involved ever since. He lives in Woodstock Il, with his wife Helen and has been a member of MARC for over 50 years. He has always helped new Model A’ers into the hobby and works towards making MARC strong for the future.
Director of Publications
Larry Sadoski is from the small town of Marengo Illinois where he resides with his wife Marla. They have 3 children and several Model A’s. Larry is active on the judging Standards Committee and does research and volunteer work at the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield village. He has helped many members find information for articles in the Model A News and has been the chief Judge at several National MARC Meets. Larry is happy to be on the Board and to help promote the Model A Hobby.
Director of Regions
Model A’s have always been a big part of my life. I got my first Model A at age 16, won a school bus contract and drove myself and neighborhood kids to high school. Over the years I have been active in all aspects of the hobby including serving on the Judging Standards Committee, co-chairing a National Meet and publishing a newsletter for all known Deluxe Phaeton owners. After retiring as a professional engineer, my wife Lorna and I have done considerable touring in New Zealand, Australia, and Scandinavia, the Eastern Canadian Provinces, the Yukon and last year participated in the 100th Anniversary of the Lincoln Highway – the first improved road completed across the US – by driving from San Francisco to New York City. I am presently co-chairing the 2015 MARC National Meet that will be held in Niagara Falls, Canada