Sunday, August 19, 2012

Many Faces of Model-A Day at Amana, Iowa


The Model A Club exposition this year in Amana, Iowa drew many fans of the Ford car generally made from 1928 to 1932. Some 93 restorers and owners displayed old cars on an Amana street as they have done for the past three years. People come to see the cars, talk to the owners and listen to a variety of stories related to the versatile auto. This year the A-s came from Iowa (Hawkeye Model A Club,) Illinois, Missouri and Minnesota. One person said he would not trust any Model A to travel a hundred miles fearing engine or tire problems. That comment brought a response from an owner who testified that he drove a restored Model A to Iowa from Florida without problems.


Interestingly car owners and fans generally have bits of gray in their hair. Exceptions to that observation are many with young tots and solid color hair people walking among the sea of gray.


Many owners had parents or other relations who owned Model A-s. That memory inspired the new owners to obtain a vintage auto too.


Model A Day is not so much about vintage cars but about people who love them. Attend any car show in your area. Grab a camera and check it out. You will be entertained by their stories and may learn something of the past.