Spring is finally here and the Model A’s are getting prepared for a full season of tours and events. Our monthly meeting was well attended as we continued to celebrate the volunteer spirit. We awarded a number of our members who were not able to attend the awards brunch with specialized service pins recognizing their contributions in 2015. We were also able to present Luke Dent with the Richard L. Morgan award for his efforts to rejuvenate our website. Our member’s generosity continues in 2016 as our April meeting had a great abundance of food and raffle gifts which made for an enjoyable evening.

MARCOM recorded its highest attendance ever for its March events as member enjoyed both the annual awards brunch and the flea market. Dean Zwicker reported on flea market success and thanked all the members for their support. Members participated not only as vendors, but by donating food items, staffing the food table, and setting up a membership drive. Thanks again to Rick Coffey for his effort which resulted in 5 new member families joining on that day.

Long time members Charles & Gloria Jacobson delivered the April meeting program. It was easy to recognize Charles & Gloria have a long history in the Model A hobby. Charles chronicled his involvement in the hobby and some interesting Model A’s along the way. We also reminisced over some older MARCOM events and member photos enjoying the various events and tours over the years. Thank you to Charles for taking the time to assemble the program and we look forward to seeing the second chapter at an upcoming meeting.

The touring season is underway with the President’s tour on April 30th. The club will travel to Factor 5 Racing in Wareham, Mass. to witness the construction of a number of kit cars and car haulers. This is a real factory tour were members will be able to get up close to the manufacturing process and actually sit, touch and feel the finished products. Afterwards, we will the enjoy lunch at Vel’s restaurant and look forward to a good turnout for this event.

Planning continues for two other major events as we plan for our 60th anniversary event and the Martha’s Vineyard tour. There is a lot of excitement for each event and we encourage you to participate. Please keep an eye on the newsletter for further detail over the next several months. If any member would like to offer a tour or meeting program please let us know. We encourage a variety of activities and are open to ideas and suggestions.

Best Regards,

Bill Brum
Model A Restorers Club of Massachusetts