In our recent piece on the Model A Ford Museum, we interviewed past president and current Model A Ford Foundation, Inc. (MAFFI) special advisor, Stan Johnson, and current MAFFI president John Begg, about the history behind the founding and construction of the facility, an 11,000 square-foot institution that is part of the sprawling campus of the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners, Michigan
.Beyond the design and construction of the edifice, the façade of which replicates a medium-sized Ford agency circa 1929, Stan and John shared with us the contents of the building for the feature story, which includes a small showroom, a service area populated by a plethora of NOS parts, tools, and materials a Model A mechanic would have had at his disposal, and a series of static and mobile interactive displays already in place and under construction prior to the chilling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Together with the rest of the MAFFI board of directors, trustees, and support from members of both the Model A Ford Club of America (MAFCA) and the Model A Restorers Club (MARC), the museum’s constant rotating displays of both loaned and donated items celebrate the compelling four-year history of “Henry’s Lady,” while looking to the future of the old car culture as a whole.
Helping accomplish both goals is the museum’s annual Model A Day event, which commemorates the facility’s opening on the third Saturday of each September. This year marks the ninth such gathering (tentatively scheduled for September 19) and, like past events, Model A Day will be centered on the theme-based gathering of the famed Ford.
Model “A” Ford Foundation. Dear Model A Supporters, This year we had planned to celebrate our tenth annual Model A Day reunion at The Gilmore. However, due to the continuing and unabated impact of the Covid-19 virus, the MAFFI Trustees have concluded that we must cancel the September 18th-19th, 2020 event.