The month of March has been very busy for MARCOM members. Our monthly meeting program revealed the inner workings of the Hershey Antique Auto Flea Market with a slide show of my walk through of 25 miles & 9000 vendors displaying parts/memorabilia and anything else you could have imagined. We also viewed the Hershey high wheeler races which are truly one of a kind. MARCOM members at the meeting recorded a cumulative 100 years of attendance to date. Our own MARCOM flea market recorded the highest attendance ever! 393 people paid to attend and thanks to the efforts of Rick Coffey setting up a membership table we were able to attract 5 new members. We thank the Holmes family for their support and Dean Zwicker for continuing to organize the annual event.

March also brought our annual awards brunch with 78 members in attendance. Thank you to Ben Johnson for providing an historical perspective on both Richard L. Morgan and Marie L. Smith. Frank & Luke Dent each received the Morgan award and Laurie O’Conner received the Smith award for their dedication and service over the past year. Also, many of our members received special recognition for their continued support throughout the year with a customized service pin. The Fireside Grille appeared to be a big hit and the food and feedback from members was excellent. Please congratulate our winners next time your see them at one of our events.

It’s time to dust off the Model A and get ready for touring season. What a great line up of tours and events on 2016. The Presidents tour will take us to Factory 5 Racing in Wareham, Ma. A remarkable company building a number of kit cars and car haulers right here in Massachusetts. Don’t’ forget our 60th Anniversary Event at the Holmes transportation center on July 30th. Our goal is to get 60 Model A’s at the event which will also have train rides, picnic, and a special gifts for anyone who brings their Model A to the event. And a 1st for MARCOM as we head to Martha’s Vineyard with our Model A’s. Please see the details within this newsletter and watch for update overs the next several months.

If you are interested in participating, running a tour, offering a program, or supporting our monthly meeting please jump in. We rely on our members to participate and your support is truly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting or event.

Best Regards,

Bill Brum
President
Model A Restorers Club of Massachusetts