Wow! What a great turn out for MARCOMs first event of the season. 36 members enjoyed the Presidents’ Tour to Factory 5 Racing to visit the world leader in kit car manufacturing. Every step of the process was described during the tour from frame welding to body panel molding. It was easy to see the care and precision applied to build these fine American built kit cars. MARCOM would like to thank Factory 5’s Director of Engineering, Jesper Ingerslev for the personal tour through the factory and process. After the tour, members enjoyed lunch at Vel’s in Wareham and I received many complimentary comments afterwards on the meal and restaurant staff.

On May 7th MARCOM members attended the annual “Sticker Day” hosted by Paul and Kathy Lucchetti at the family business in Marshfield, Mass. MARCOM members enjoyed coffee and donuts and the comradery of other members in the car hobby. In addition to Model A’s, members were able to view Packard’s, Model T’s, Buick nailheads, T-birds, and a very rare Hudson Terraplane. Needless to say a little rain could not keep our club members from enjoying the day. We want to thank Paul & Kathy for continuing to host “Sticker Day” and supporting MARCOM and the local car community.

At the May meeting we were able to present the Richard L. Morgan award to Frank Dent for his extraordinary effort with the new MARCOM website. As with most Morgan Smith recipients, Frank will be leaving a lasting imprint on MARCOM and the membership thanks him for his dedication and support. As Frank will be relocating to the mid-west this year, we were proud to have his contributions recognized.  Best of luck in your new adventures Frank!

MARCOM continues to plan several exciting events for the upcoming months. Our first ever tour to Martha’s Vineyard continues to shape up and we thank Ken Trudel for his efforts to date. Next steps are to book the Ferry ride and consider some of the activities we will be participating in during our stay. Please look for additional information via email over the next several weeks.

The club also voted to fund the 60th Anniversary of MARCOM which will be held on July 30th 2016. Many of our current club members have dedicated many years to MARCOM and we look at our 60th anniversary as a celebration of those individuals who helped sustain the club to this point. Board members have agreed to supply a tent/chairs in addition to a commemorative anniversary gift to everyone who brings a Model A. Remember our goal is to get 60 Model A’s at the event. Registration is required, so please sign up at the next meeting or email Pat Zwicker to register at a29lady@aol.com.

Thank you to Bruce & Jane Ketchen for providing the monthly meeting program. We all enjoyed the video of Luis Matar’s adventure of non-stop travel across the country in his custom Cadillac. A lot of laughs were had as we witnessed tires being changed at 35 MPH, running board showers, and a custom barbecue in the back seat. This was definitely a unique adventure not taken by many but revealed some ingenuity and brought a lot of smiles to all who witnessed. Next month we will show a video on Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone vacationing in the wilderness as they pondered their next great innovations. Don’t miss this interesting American documentary of people who in many cases shaped our current lifestyle.

Many thanks to our members who continue to support our monthly meeting. We had over 40 people at our May meeting. Members contributed food items, raffle gifts, and most importantly their time to make our meeting fun for all. Your generosity and contributions are recognized and appreciated. We encourage all of our members to participate and are open to ideas and suggestions. Please reach out to me if you are willing to help in any way.

Best Regards,

Bill Brum
President
Model A Restorers Club of Massachusetts