- Last Updated on 10:17 AM 04/11/12
- BY The Gazette-Virginian
Participating in the annual Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival this year will be the newly formed Virginia-Carolina Model “A” Ford Club which is affiliated with the national Model “A” Restorer’s Club (MARC) headquartered in Michigan.
The local club was chartered just this year in January and has 18 member families already and is continuing to grow its membership. The club is drawing members from both sides of the state line in the neighboring counties of Halifax, Mecklenburg, Granville and Person.
On its first official tour in February, seven “A” Models and some modern “iron” toured the countryside and visited Berry Hill Plantation together before gathering at a local restaurant for lunch and a meeting.
For anyone interested in joining, prospective club members do not need to actually own a Model A, only have an interest in these wonderful vehicles which were produced by the Ford Motor Company from 1928 through 1931.
Virginia-Carolina Model “A” Ford Club members look forward to joining members of the Colonial Virginia Model “A” Ford Club and the Cape Henry Model “A” Ford Club of Virginia Beach in displaying a variety of Model A’s on Saturday, May 5, at the Heritage Festival that will be held at the Halifax County Fairgrounds.
Festival visitors are encouraged to stop by and visit with Model A owners and see these fabulous vehicles that will be on display around the midway area and find out more about club activities and perhaps joining the club.
In addition to serving as the current club president, Smith also serves as the president of the national Model “A” Restorer’s Club (MARC). Hugh and his wife, Loukie, who is also active in the MARC organization, have been active Model A’ers for many years. They previously lived in the Hampton Roads area before moving to this area a few years ago.
Jim Bostic, president of the Colonial Virginia Model A Ford Club, which is based on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads area, said, “We are delighted that these Model A Ford clubs will be able to come together to share in an exciting and fun time at the annual Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival.”
Many other interesting exhibits and displays are also planned for the 9th Annual Halifax County Heritage and Antique Machinery Festival the first weekend in May at the Halifax County Fairgrounds.
More information and pictures from past festival pictures can be found at www.halifaxcountyheritagefestival.org.
Festival times are Friday, May 4, from noon until 9 p.m.; Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.; and Sunday, May 6, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and children 12 years old and older. Children under 12 will be admitted free.