Owners: Lou & Deb Tull
This Model A has matching Engine and Frame Numbers. They are CA2407. Body number F1434. This is an early (AR) with all the early features. I have owned this Ford since 1983 and have completely restored this car.
As for driving it, I have been from Northern Ohio to GreenBay, WI., Williamsburg, VA., and Ashville, NC., just to name a few trips I have made. At the MARC National in Williamsburg VA I entered it in the Touring Class Judging, scored 475 points and received the MARC of Excellence.
The painting on the wall in the background is one of at least 20 found in Portsmouth Ohio on the Wall of Murals.
Owners: Robert and William Greenhaus
New York, NY
This car has been in our family since 1963. Our Dad restored it in the early 1980’s. The photo was taken at Rockefeller Center on December 27, 2009, on the 2009 NYC Tour jointly sponsored by the Model A Ford Clubs of Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. Photo by Bruce Adams.
Owner: Roy R. Armstrong
I purchased this 1929 Model A Closed Cab pickup from a guy that I worked with on May 2, 1986. Took it home by trailer and put it in the garage. I took no interest in it, because I was into restoring antique John Deere Tractors. I said that when I retire that I was going to restore it. That was 1997. In 2005 (8 years latter) I said that I was going to get rid of it, but my friend talked me out of it. I said that it’s not staying here looking like that. It was a mess and a lot of parts missing. I started restoring it in early 2005 and got it finished 11/01/2006. After I restored it I was afraid to drive it to the little country store two miles from home because I was afraid that I wouldn’t make it back without breaking down. A club member said come follow me (in his 1931 pickup) I have a tow strap. We will get the bugs out of it. He took me on a 270-mile trip that day. Noting happened. I then realized that it wasn’t the truck that he wanted to get the bugs out of. He wanted to get the bugs out of me and he did. I am not afraid to drive it anywhere. As of now I have driven it 6828 miles with no problems. Now I love this truck and wouldn’t take anything for it.
Owners: Kathleen & Eugene Willingham
This Roadster was Kathleen’s Father’s car and he loved it very much. He purchased it used on January 14, 1947 and has been in our family ever since. A full and detailed restoration was completed on July 18, 2005. It is a numbers matching Model A. The car was featured in an article in Model “A” News, Jan/Feb 2007 issue on page 24 & 25. Since restoration, we have driven the Roadster over 6,000 miles and proudly display our “MARC DRIVING AWARD” on the front of our car. Kathleen’s words (upon seeing the completed restoration) were “My Father is smiling in heaven”. Kathleen is busting with pride when she rides in this Model A and we drive it often.
Owner: Jim Preston Jr.
St. Louis, MO.
This is a picture of the Missouri Valley Region MARC’s ’09 Die Hard. 29 Model As made the trip to Babler State Park in Wildwood, MO for the Dec. 6, 2009 event.
Photo taken by MARC member Jim Preston Jr., The ’28 Tudor in foreground of the first line of cars is mine.
Owner: Bob Campbell
Bob’s Model A Ford Garage
It took three years to restore and complete. I took it to the Old Car Festival in Sept. 2009, and got third place in the Commercial division. I grew up three blocks from the museum, and spent many summers there with my Dad. We were always going to have a Model A together, but he didn’t live long enough. I have a small garage in northern Michigan where we restore and repair Model A’s. We have five in the garage this winter for various repairs.
Owner: David E. Curl
A junk heap that I was anxious to get rid of until some guy followed me home on my 1st time out wanting to buy it. The more he talked the more I figured I’d better keep it. In parades it seems to be a real crowd pleaser especially among the Seniors who remembered these things running around the neighborhoods.
Owners: Richard and Carol Barsky
Tex Freeland, a local restorer, owned it for a number of years. He sold it to another guy, who went through a divorce and cashed out in 1983. The sports coupe was displayed at the joint meet in 1986 in Wisconsin. The upholstery was done by Stan Jones of Portland, Oregon. He is no longer living, but was truly an artist and did many national winners. Steve and Judy finished the car (on the way to the meet!!!) She etched the windows in a parking lot in Minnesota someplace. The car won a MARC of Excellence and MAFCA Award of Excellence at the joint meet, as well as a car game! After that, the car has appeared in many various places–it was on display at the joint meet in Tacoma in 1994, it was used as a training tool for the car judges, The car was displayed at dealer showrooms, Henry Ford’s old assembly plant in Seattle, at banquets, car shows, etc.
2008 AACA First Junior & Senior Awards
2008 MARC/MAFCA Award of Excellence (Dallas, TX)
2009 MARC Master Restoration (Merrillville, IN)