New Revision 4 Model “A” Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards

The long awaited Revision 4 of the Model “A” Restoration Guidelines and Judging Standards has been announced.  Complete Judging Standards with illustrations and Over 500 photographs.




The Standards are a collaboration of both MARC and MAFCA and are the definitive guidelines for restoring a Model “A” Ford to factory original.

Complete Guidelines $55.00
Revision 4 only $30.00.

Model A Youth Scholarship Fund

“Dollars for Scholars”



Many thanks for all of the clubs who have supported the scholarship fund. We the Model A Youth Scholarship Fund could not have done it without you.  This year we gave away seven scholarships.  All of this was possible because you cared and made the scholarship program a priority.  Now the cycle begins again.  January has been designated as “Scholarship Month.”  The Scholarship Fund is asking for your continued support and is asking each club to have “Dollars for Scholars” in January 2017 (or any month you want.) That means at your monthly meeting everyone in the club gives a dollar to the MAYSF, then your treasurer writes a check for the amount and sends it to the MAYSF. 

Let’s raise the bar one more notch by making January “Dollars for Scholars” month and raising dollars to educate our scholars.

Please mail checks to: Anne Neely-Beck

                                         P.O. Box 365

                                         Jeffersonville, GA 31044

Forming a new region of MARC for the 2018 National Meet


We are forming a new region for a National Meet in June of 2018 in Branson, Missouri. Need officers and volunteers willing to help to bring off what can well be one of the largest National meets in recent history.  Branson is rich in natural scenic resources as well as shows, fine restaurants and three nice nearby lakes.  We have tentatively reserved a huge hotel with near 700 rooms available and some 400+ more close by with some nice economy hotels within a mile of the host hotel. Traffic is ideal for our hobby and there are loads of amenities offering us all the things that are important for a good summer meet. 

Contact:  Dan Bixby  816-213-8437,

Let me know if you are able to serve on a board in this new region or can help with setting up this next meet.

We mourn the loss of Hans “Doc” Kalinka

It is with great sadness I must inform all of you of the passing of Hans “Doc” Kalinka.
This hobby has truly lost one of the great legends. A man so dedicated to this hobby, to early cars, to restoration to helping everyone and anyone. So much has been learned about Model A’s from him and his research that many of us with E28 would never have known. Doc was also the recipient of the Ken Brady award in 1992 for his contribution to this hobby and the Henry Ford Award for his restorations. But it was what he gave to all of us that will be remembered. With over 100 articles from his “On the Hill” section in the Model A News, Doc’s legacy will live on for generation to generation with the knowledge he gave us all.    Many of us are honored to have been able to be his friend.

We mourn the loss of a wonderful man today from our hobby, may his spirt be remembered and may he rest in peace. Our sincere condolences to Alice and his entire family.

Tour of a Lifetime!

The Model A Touring Club (MATC) is visiting Portugal and Spain, May 3 – 23, 2017.  The tour starts in Lisbon, moves up the Portuguese coast to Porto then turns inland for enjoyment of the countryside.  Next, we head to the Spanish coastal area of Bilbao, then down the base of the Pyrenees Mountains to Barcelona.  There are a few spots available, but it’s imperative to register for the tour right away, New European insurance rules require us to provide specifics about our cars by this Sept. 1st.

Contact:  Jay Burbank; 4696 Windsor Blvd.; Cambria, CA 93428; (805)927-1867, or