Founded in 1967  DBMAFC, P.O. Box 322, Englewood, Ohio 45322
The Dayton Buckeye Model A Ford Club


Who
  • The Dayton Buckeye Model A Ford Club is a chapter of both the Model A Ford Club of America and the Model A Restorers Club.
  • A group of people who love driving the fabulous Model A Ford and are dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Model A Ford.
  • The Dayton Buckeye Model A Ford Club has about 120 member families from southwest Ohio, Indiana and northern Kentucky, with club members collectively owning more than 150 Model A Fords.
What
  • The Model A was produced during the years of 1928 - 1931 with over 4 million being produced
  • Our club members have models from every year and most body styles.
  • Visit the national organizations (MAFCA - Model A Ford Club of America and MARC - Model A Restorers Club) for a sampling of Model A Ford automobiles, events and member activities.
  • We regularly have tech clinics, participate in parades, and try to have driving tours every month during the "season" - sometimes overnight!
Where
  • Dayton, Ohio region - home of the United States Air Force Museum.
  • Located in the heart of the Great Miami Valley.
When

Monthly meeting

  • During the COVID-19 era the meeting place is subject to change. Meetings are cancelled until April and under continuing discussion as to a restart date.

  • First Tuesday of every month at the Englewood Government Center, 333 West National Road, Englewood, Ohio, in the council room unless otherwise noted. The date or location changes on election Tuesdays, typically to the following Wednesday or to an adjacent meeting room.
  • Meetings for business at 7:00 p.m. followed by a tech session. Some members prefer to attend a Clara's Club meeting in honoring the legacy of Henry Ford's wife, Clara.
How

Interested?

  • Show up at one of our meetings or contact us by writing to DBMAFC, P.O. Box 322, Englewood, Ohio 45322
  • Join by filling out a membership form and paying nominal family membership dues. Your membership includes the informative club newsletter delivered via postal mail or e-mail and an open invitation to attend a wide variety of club activities.

Don't have a Model A?

  • We don't care, as long as you are interested in Model A Fords!
  • We frequently have at least one non-Model A vehicle on tour with us anyway!

 


More about the Dayton Buckeye Model A Ford Club

 

Events

We love to drive our cars around the Ohio countryside.  We also go wherever our Entertainment Committee sees fit to take us.

We have monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at the Government Center in Englewood, Ohio.  The meetings begin with the business of the club and are followed by an informative tech session.  For members more interested in period appropriate apparel and fashion rather than mechanical information, Clara's Club convenes for its own activities in support of the club.  Come out and talk to us or just come out to see the cars.

The club's annual swap meet is anxiously anticipated by automobile enthusiasts in the Miami Valley region and beyond.  An institution for more than 30 years, the DBMAFC Swap Meet draws many shoppers looking for parts, books and memorabilia from the vendors and to view the displays of antique automobiles.

The Christmas party tops off the year and is always well attended by club members.  It provides a fitting conclusion to the year and an opportunity to reminisce about the good times spent enjoying our hobby and our Model A Fords.

History

The Dayton Buckeye Model A Ford Club, Inc. was formed in April of 1967.  Five Model A owners got together at the NCO Club of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to discuss the possibility of forming a Model A Club in the Dayton area.  From then on the activities of the club have been adding miles and smiles to Model A owners.

To date the club has approximately 120 members with over 150 Model A vehicles and numerous other classic and collectable cars, including a LaSalle and a Chevrolet. We attribute our success to the events, tours, outings and meetings the members enjoy throughout the year. Some of the events held annually include an anniversary party, a Christmas party, a chicken bar-b-que, a swap meet, a Moth Ball Run, (held in the spring), and a tour to the national club's annual Model A club meet. This meet is held anywhere from Dallas, Texas, to Minneapolis, Minnesota, from coast to coast and to which several members drive their Model As. Other activities have included raffling off a ride an a hot air balloon and chasing it in our Model As, a scavenger hunt, an overnight or out-of-state tour, tours to various points of interest, restoring a Model A chassis, and several types of road rallies. We have hosted national Model A club meets.

Some members have driven their cars 10 to 30 thousand miles since the club's beginning. Besides driving, our club features a wealth of restoration and technical information that is especially valuable to new and perspective members. Plus, when the occasion arises we can offer hands-on experience to those who need it, from painting to various mechanical restoring and rebuilding tasks.

Our members come from all walks of life, from farmers and factory workers, to business women and office workers. These people are not only from the Dayton and Miami Valley area, some are from as far away as Texas, Indiana, and Michigan.  In short, you don't have to be anyone special, own a super shiny show car, or own 12 Model As to join in the fun.  Sometimes when we take our cars on tour, we ARE the parade!

Join us!

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