Summer is here and MARCOM is in high gear. A great turn out for our June meeting as we all enjoyed the Edison-Ford video “Into the Wild”. As with everything these great innovators attempted, they combined their fascination with the natural world, business interests, and inquisitive nature to share ideas and advance their work. With 5 personal chefs and the company of the president of the United States, seemed like a nice camping trip to me. I hope everyone enjoyed the video.

Our touring season is in full swing. Charles and Gloria Jacobsen have prepared a tour on June 26 to the beautiful Blithewood mansion, gardens & arboretum in Bristol, RI. There is a $8 entry fee (discounted rate) to be paid to Charles & Gloria at the time of entry. July 4th parades are also on the schedule in both Squantum & Duxbury. The Duxbury parade is a paid event for our club if we are able to enter 5 cars. Please consider supporting this event for the good of the club. Look for further detail on these tours in the newsletter, website, and email.

Our July 1st club meeting will be transformed into an Ice Cream Tour. Members are encouraged to drive their Model A’s to Cresent Ridge Dairy, 355 Bay Road, Sharon, Ma. for 7:00 PM. There will be plenty of parking and from what I am told some great ice cream. We are asking everyone to tour from their home to Cresent Ridge as we will not meet at the church that evening. We hope to see many of you there.

MARCOMs’ 60th Anniversary is coming together nicely. Our venue is set, tent & chairs secured, and gifts purchased for everyone who brings a Model A. Our goal of 60 Model A’s is very achievable as we have invited other regional Model A clubs to join our event. To date we have 28 cars and 55 people registered and folks continue to sign up. Your board members continue to work behind the scenes to pull this event together. However, we are in need of several volunteers that day to assist with parking. Please let me know if you can help.

The 1st half of our year has been fantastic! I want to personally thank the MARCOM board members, and club officers for their efforts to administer club activities. We are always in need of your support to offer tours and programs. We also encourage our members to consider accepting board or officer roles going forward. Many hands make for light work and our goal is to have fun with our cars so please consider joining in.

Best Regards,

Bill Brum
Model A Restorers Club of Massachusetts