The Ford Script, Volume 53, Issue 5 Page 1
ISSUE 5 Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America for 52 years May 2012
THE PRESIDENT’S CORNER
I'm so glad to know that some people, at least the men, read my last
president's message. However, you need to go back and reread the
article carefully. It's the pickup who is topless NOT the owner.
If you are sitting at home wondering what to do, just check out the
activity calendar. Not only do we have loads of local events but there
are many long distance and super long distance events scheduled. I
saw several Model A's with new passengers riding along on the last
tour. Great idea, if you have an empty seat, call and offer a fellow
member a ride.
Remember to continue to mix it up! Step out of your comfort zone and sit with some one different
at a meeting. Walk around and chat with people you don't know to make them feel welcome. If
you want to get involved, just give me a call and I'll help you!
Happy Model “A”ing.…Patti Meneely
TOUR TO TIFFANY FORD & LUNCH IN HOLLISTER - MAY 12
MEET WHERE: Between McDonalds & Wal-Mart
Monterey Plaza --5502 Monterey Rd. San Jose
Wayne Innamorato 408-370-3438
MEET WHEN: Saturday May 12 8:30AM
Tiffany Ford is hosting this event which should prove to be very fun and unique. We will meet at
our familiar place off Monterey Road at the Wal-Mart at 8:30 am and depart at 9 am. We should
get to Tiffany's around 10 am in time for coffee and donuts and then be ready at 10:45 for a tour
of the area. We'll start with a police escort through the San Juan Apple Valley then to historic old
town San Juan Bautista. From San Juan Bautista we'll travel over the San Juan grade into the
Salinas Valley and up and over the Old Stage Coach Road. After that we'll head back to Tiffany's
for a tri-tip lunch -- you won't want to miss this tour, especially the Old Stage Coach Road. So
check your oil, water, get your camera and let's get your A on the road!!!
Next Board Meeting Next General Meeting SCVC’s Mission
May 29, 2012 7:30 PM June 5, 2012 7:30 PM Statement
Nicholson home (650) 327-1974 Harry’s Hofbrau “To further the association
307 Durham St. Menlo Park 390 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, and education of Model A
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Sunshine Report: P. Kopf reported: Jeannie Day had surgery and is doing well now.
Sympathy card went out to Mark and Susan Colbeck for the passing of her father. Sign
“Get Well” card tonight for Nancy Jorgensen. Packy Casalino had eye surgery.
Note: Mary Lewis will be taking over for Peggy during May while Peggy is in Europe.
Edsel Award: Won by Mark Barrett won for snapping off his horn adjusting part. $95 fix.
Hard Luck Award: No winner this month.
Bob Hazleton Award: Thanks went to R. & L. Fontaine, J. & J. Guzzetta, D. Cole, D.
Rinaldi, L. Conger, L. Dal Canto and T. Kafer.
MAFFI FUNDRAISING BRICKS FOR SALE: Contact Chuck Christensen -
FROM THE SCVC LIBRARY
Need info on how to
restore a part for your car?
E-mail Judy Dal Canto, our Club Librarian
CLUB OFFICERS VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
PRESIDENT: Patti Meneely 650-948-9301 Advertising: Rodger Griffin
VICE PRESIDENT: Will Lancaster 408-739-1444 Greeter: Lewis Petty
SECRETARY: Carol Mandere 408-528-0273 Historian: Kelly Bybee
TREASURER: Nancy Jorgensen 408-354-8627 Ladies’ Seminar: Nora Elderton
MEMBERSHIP: Bill Nicholson 650-327-1974 Nancy Peters
ACTIVITIES: Mark Colbeck 408-248-5747 Librarian: Judy Dal Canto
Wayne Innamorato 408-370-3438 Men’s Seminar: Chuck Elderton
EDITORS: Susan & Dave Jones 650-960-2429 Newcomers: Jay Day
Participation: Chuck & Nora
The Ford Script is published monthly by the Santa Clara Valley Elderton
Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America, P.O. Box 6918, San Publisher: Fred & Joyce
Jose, CA 95150. This newsletter is to aid in the restoration and Wilkinson
enjoyment of the Model A Ford automobile and keep club members Raffle: Shirley Hazleton
informed of events and activities. All members are encouraged to Sunshine: Peggy Kopf
submit articles of interest. Permission is granted to other Vest Materials: Liz Bueno
publications to copy material, provided that acknowledgement is Webmaster: David Van’t Hof
given. Email, mail or deliver all newsletter items to the editor by the ACCC: Terry Burtz
end of the monthly general meeting for inclusion in the Ford Script. MAFCA: Chuck Christensen
All correspondence concerning the Script can be sent directly to the MAFFI: Chuck Christensen
editor: Suggestions, photos, write-ups, and articles are welcome. NCRG: Mark Barrett
Susan and Dave Jones
email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to: www.scvcma.org for more information
Membership in SCVC is $25.00 per year, per family. Membership in MAFCA is a prerequisite for membership
in SCVC. Send $40.00 MAFCA dues to Model A Ford Club of America, 250 S. Cypress St., La Habra, CA
90631-5515 or join on the website: www.mafca.com
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*12 Sat. Tiffany Ford tour and lunch in Hollister meet at 8:30 AM and depart at 9:00 AM
Between McDonalds & Wal-Mart
Monterey Plaza --5502 Monterey Rd. San Jose
Wayne Innamorato 408-370-3438
13 Mother’s Day
*19 Sat. Combined Seminars - Topic is genealogy 9:30 AM
Lange home, 1172 St. Anthony Ct. Los Altos (650) 961-6183
20 Sun. Friendship Day 2012, Gates open at 8 AM with the usual $15 gate fee -- info can
be found at http://clubs.hemmings.com/mpotac/friendship.html
*25-27 NCRG Regional Meet in Sonora, CA
We will meet at 8:30 AM and depart at 9:00 AM from Christy Donuts in Park
Victoria Square (1291 E. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, NW corner N. Park Victoria Dr.
& Calaveras Blvd.) Contact Mark Barrett 408-371-7553 or Will Lancaster
408-739-1444 for tour plans
29 Tues. Board meeting, Nicholson home (650) 327-1974 7:30 PM
*5 Tues. General meeting, Harry’s Hofbrau, San Jose CA. 7:30 PM
*10 Sun. Model T Low-land tour to Tiffany Ford in Hollister
Meet at Starting line on Palm Dr. at the Oracle Agnews Campus (Palm Dr. and
Lafayette St. in Santa Clara). Meet at 7:15 AM, depart about 8:00 AM
Info Pat Meneely 650-948-9301 Registration forms and information can be found
on our Website: http://www.scvcma.org/
*14-19 NWRG Regional Meet in Boise, ID Contact Don Cole 408-370-2274
*18-22 MAFCA National Meet in Marquette, MI
*23 Sat. Seminars - Safety switch installation, Collars & embellishments, Enos home
26 Tues. Board meeting, tentatively at Jorgensen home 7:30 PM
*3 Tues. General meeting, Harry’s Hofbrau, San Jose CA. 7:30 PM
*14 Sat. Tour to Moffett Field -- tour Moffett and picnic lunch
*21 Sat. Seminars - Let me drive your "A"
31 Tues. Board meeting, Meneely home 7:30 PM
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APRIL 7th SEMINARS
Car Judging Seminar: Thirty-three
members attended the car judging
seminar at the Elderton’s garage on
Saturday, April 7th. Bill Cilker,
Chuck Christensen, Gene Mandere,
a n d Te d K a f e r s h a r e d t h e i r
expertise with the group as they led
teams through portions of the
judging process. Each leader spent
about a half hour on each of the
four cars presented. Thanks for
providing the cars go to Bill Cilker,
John Guzzetta, Bob Lewis, and
George Alexy. Also, a very special
thank you to our team leaders.
Intended as an
the seminar appears
to have sparked the
interest of at least a
couple of potential
new judges. As
interest began to
wane for the majority
after the second
turned their focus to
the ever popular
coffee, donuts and
Ed Enos gave a preview of the
scheduled June battery
disconnect switch seminar.
Tire kicking included Wayne
and Julie’s new slant window
sedan making its premiere
appearance, and Chuck’s
recently completed closed cab
pickup air conditioning
exercise. by Chuck Elderton
Link to more pictures:
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Travel Aids Seminar: Traveling in a
Model A is an enthusiastic part of women’s
participation in club activities. Twenty-two
women came to the April seminar to hear
about travel tips. A few suggestions were
what type of clothing to take, such as zip-
leg pants that convert into shorts, neck
coolers, jackets and gloves for cold-
morning starts; items such as passports,
Sr. pass for National Parks, itinerary to
leave with family; lumbar pillow, insect
repellent, sun visor/hat/glasses/lotion, zip-
lock bags. The page of suggestions
makes a good checklist when packing.
On a long trip, one usually has anywhere from one, to maybe a
dozen or more maps if you’re going cross-country. To keep them all
in one handy place, the ladies sewed multi-pocket, folding map
pouches. Thanks to Vickie and Patti for bringing their sergers, and to
Jill, Nancy P and Nora for providing sewing machines.
Helen Christensen brought four quilts she made using ladies’ hankies
from our era and older. The hankies are the focal points and are
surrounded by solid and print fabrics that form each quilt. Stunning!
Lucky grandchildren!. by Nora Elderton
L i n k t o m o r e p i c t u r e s : h t t p s : / / s k y d r i v e . l i v e . c o m / r e d i r. a s p x ?
JOINT SEMINAR ON GENEALOGY - May 19
WHERE: Lange home, 1172 Saint Anthony Ct., Los Altos
! (650) 961-6183
In May the two Seminars will be combined and held at the Lange’s
house on Saturday, May 19 starting at 9:30AM. Martha Wallace is a
sought after speaker by numerous genealogy groups in Silicon Valley
and will describe how to use Federal Census Reports to fill in missing
information in your family tree. Martha is a retired middle school history
teacher who became quite serious about her genealogy research in the
1990s. In addition to spending lots of time hunting for ancestors, Martha
enjoys hiking in the hills and is a docent in era costume at the Rengstorff
House at Shoreline in Mountain View. She is a volunteer at the National
Archives, indexing Criminal Court Records for the mid to late 1800s.
PLEASE BRING YOUR CHAIRS. Also bring your sun screen and hats as overflow from garage
will be in the driveway. Rich Lange
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May 1st General Meeting Minutes, by Carol Mandere, Secretary
Called To Order: By President Patti Meneely at 7:29 pm
Location: Harry’s Hofbrau, San Jose, CA Flag Salute was led by Fred Wilkinson
President: Patti welcomed long time member Patti Jones from Arizona.
Greeter: Jay Day introduced: Windy and Charlene Rowe. They have a ’29 coupe and ’29 AA Flatbed.
Rafﬂe: Shirley announced the rafﬂe income of $147.
Vice President: Will Lancaster had no report. Will has “Classies” for any Script ads.
Secretary: The minutes from April’s meeting were approved as printed in the Script. Corres: Received a Thank You
letter from the Alzheimer’s Assoc. for our donation and a ﬂyer from Gaslight Auto Parts.
Treasurer: Nancy Jorgensen was ill. No report this month.
Editors: Dave and Susan on vacation. Membership: No activity this month.
Activities: This month’s tour to Tiffany Ford. Please sign up, as they need a head count. Meeting at 8:30 (Monterey
Shopping Plaza) and leaving at 9 am on Saturday, May 12th. Sat., May 19th is the Wings of History event. Drive on
your own. Friendship Day, Sun. May 20th. NCRG Roundup is the 25th - 27th. Meet at the donut shop at 8:30 am
and departing at 9:00. Side street parking behind the shopping center recommended on this weekday. Lowland Tour
for all cars 1940 and older on June 10th.
Seminars: R. Lange spoke about the combined seminar on Genealogy. Park on the street if possible & bring sun
hat/chairs. Nancy Peters reported that Nora has pattern working paper. See Nancy P.
ACCC: T. Burtz reported that Senate bill 1224 was dead in committee. Read a short article on Non-operation of
vehicles from the ACCC newsletter. ACCC is helping him with his case.
Historian: K. Bybee showed a short documentary about Henry Ford.
Librarian: J. Dal Canto had available tonight: “How To Restore Your Model A” volumes 1 thru 4, “Fashion Facts”
and the Pattern catalog. Copies of “Model A Memories” from the 50th for $15 each. Judy asked for interest in the
Jack Passey book. She may add it to the library.
MAFCA: C. Christensen reported that the MAFCA rosters are ready. Check the May Restorer for the article on the
Pattern Project. Seeking 5 positions on the MAFCA Board. Please consider running. Board decided to select a new
printer for the Restorer. They will start with the Nov./Dec. issue.
MAFFI: C. Christensen reported that work has begun on the construction of the Model A Ford museum. They have
put a live cam on site. Check progress online at: www.mafﬁ.org/ Order blanks for bricks available. They still need
funds for the endowment to support ongoing maintenance of the museum.
NCRG: Mark Barrett reported that the fashion tea is sold out. The Hubley race will be Saturday night. Mark and
family will be having pizza dinner. Let him know if you want to join them. Tour up to Sonora and options for lunch
discussed by Will Lancaster.
Participation: C. Elderton reported that the quarterly report will be pushed back a couple of months due to their
travel schedule. Please remember to sign in for all events.
Sunshine: Jeannie Day had surgery and is doing well now. Sympathy card went out to Mark and Susan Colbeck for
the passing of her father. Sign “Get Well” card tonight for Nancy Jorgensen. Packy Casalino had eye surgery. Mary
Lewis will be taking over for Peggy while she is in Europe.
Vests: L. Bueno has patches and materials. Get ready for those touring season events.
Webmaster: D. Van’t Hof will now be sending out emails without everyones address visible. Better security. Send
pictures to D. Van’t Hof, D. Jones & K. Bybee from club activities.
New Business: Bill Cilker: Request for any member interested in judging to see him. He needs a couple of club
cars to block off the judging area Friday night, during the Roundup. See J. Guzzetta. Judges are also needed at the
National in Marquette. J. Day has cards if you need to ﬁnd help ﬁxing your car.
Mystery Part: T. Kafer reported that this month’s mystery part was a reverse idle gear and bushing.
Hard Luck: No winner this month.
Edsel: Mark Barrett won for snapping off his horn adjusting part. $95 ﬁx.
Bob Hazleton Recognition Honors: Thanks went to R. & L. Fontaine, J. & J. Guzzetta, D. Cole, D. Rinaldi, L.
Conger, L. Dal Canto and T. Kafer.
New Cars: D. Peters bought Marshall’s ’30 coupe. W. Innamorato bought a ’31 slant window.
Good of the Order: K. Bybee has a Best Western room to offer for NCRG. L. Conger has an Aladdin Motor Inn
room also. President Patti: May challenge; To get your cars out and drive them!
Next Board Meeting: Tuesday, May 29th, @Nicholson’s 7:30 pm
Next General Meeting: Tuesday, June 5th - 7:30 pm at Harry’s Hofbrau Meeting Adjourned: 8:37 pm
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Seen in the Shops on Fifth Ave. By Patti Jones
(Taken from May 1929 Needlecraft Magazine)
Contrary to predictions, reptile leathers for shoes
continued to be in vogue during this period of fashions.
Pumps like these are dressy with a higher heel and thin
straps. They could be purchased in “watersnake”, lizard
and genuine leather or specially treated calf resembling
reptile leather. They could be dyed in many colors, often
matching purses sold to complement the shoe.
As the Summer was beginning, there were new shoes
created for warm days. They consisted of gaudy prints,
combined with colored leathers, and in pongee fabric.
Evening slippers of crepe de Chine were dyed to match
the wearer’s evening gown.
Small silk envelope purses dyed to match the wearer’s
shoes are “tres vogue” for the year. It was stated in the
article “Of course you know that your handbag should
match your shoes…” Envelope style purses were
predominant and some with metal trim.
Scarves are accented with the “watersnake” pattern for
this style year. Many silk scarves in bright colors are
trimmed in “watersnake” skin pattern to complete the
purse and shoe ensemble.
It should be noted that during 1928-1929 buttons were
predominately used as fasteners on shoes. After that,
buckles were in vogue for the remaining of the Model A
submitted by Chuck Christensen
From the February 15, 1928 edition of Ford News: "During 1927, a total of 2,767,350 square feet
of blue print paper was used for the various plans and specifications prepared at the Dearborn
engineering laboratories in connection with the development of the new Model A and AA truck.
In January, 1927, a total of 148,350 square feet was required. This increased to 234,400 square
feet in July and 350,750 feet in December. The year's total was an increase of 143,150 feet over
1926. During the last five years consumption of blue print paper has increased 1,681,900 square
feet, only 1,085,450 being used in 1923. During this time the number of men increased from one
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TOUR TO JACK & MONA PASSEY COLLECTION(S) - Apr. 15, 2012
April 15th (tax day) is usually a day people want to skip but not our club. April 15th turned out to
be a beautiful day and quite a tour. We met at 8:30 at Almaden Fashion Plaza and enjoyed
brownies compliments of Pat Hawkins in celebration of her and Gene's birthday -- happy
birthday. Twenty-nine A's and a few modern cars rolled out onto the roadway at 9am equipped
with four maps and headed for our first stop; Chitactac-Adams Heritage Park. By the time we all
got to Jack’s we added another two A’s plus a cool Corvette for a total of 49 member families
which accounted for approximately 70 people in attendance.
Even with the available emergency pee pot (thankfully which no one
used) the stop turned out to be a bit of an extended stop but no problem
as everyone enjoyed each others company while we waited. With
everyone relieved and ready to
go we headed out to Jack
Passey's home for a look at his
It was easy to find Jack’s driveway
thanks to Pat Lovejoy who was waiting
at the entrance plus Pat instructed the
lone CHP to stop traffic just before
I think our reputation preceded us as Jack's wife Mona had two big batches of cookies for
us. Jack was amazed at the number of people and A’s that visited but he was more than happy
to share a few stories and of course share his cars. He also allowed us to see his collection of
airplane models and car memorabilia upstairs, which he normally keeps as off-limits, so that was
Judging from the comments no one
was disappointed with Jack’s collection
and everyone left with at least one
favorite, be it a Lincoln, Packard,
Locomobile, Pierce Arrow or maybe
even a model A. I’m sure everyone
really appreciated that Jack is a special
and rare individual in the antique car
circle and it was really a special treat to
meet him and see his collection.
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From Jack’s we turned to map #2 and headed to
Carmona’s BBQ Deli – and listening to the smacking lips
I’m guessing everyone was well fed!! John and Juanita,
the owners, set up their restaurant to accommodate our
group and it turned out to be a gigantic social hour and
more like a family BBQ and as we ate we were joined by
Jack, his wife Mona and his helper Tom. We ate, drank
and we were happy!
Next on the agenda and on Map #3 were the Rodgers
House and Agricultural Center located in the Watsonville
Fair Grounds. The Rodgers House, normally closed on
Sundays, was opened for us. We were met by eager
docents outside the gate and escorted inside where we were split into groups for touring the
various buildings, including the very first group to have a look inside their new community
building- the highlight being their antique bar which was quite impressive. While there was much
to see and visit I think the Rodgers House was the standout of this visit. Built in 1870 as a
farmhouse it was eventually occupied by Carrol and Esther Rodgers in 1920 – Esther was the
sister of John Steinbeck. It is a designated Historical Landmark and was moved in 1998 to the
Fairgrounds where it sits today.
By the time the last group ended their tour it was around
3:30 and some A’s had departed. It was time to turn to Map
#4 and head home, but wait, what about ice cream? A
mention of ice cream and apple pie swept the remaining
crowd – a call was made to Gizdich Ranch – they are open
until 5pm was shouted out – how do we get there? – Don
Cole says follow me!! A stampede to the parking lot where
our trusty A’s fired up and we were off on a mini renegade
tour! The CB’s cracked – what map do we use – no maps
just follow Don was barked back – I’m guessing 10-12 A’s
pulled into Gizdich Ranch which at that time of the day
injected life into the ranch, and eat pie and ice cream we
did!! As we left Gizdich ranch I pulled out Map #4 and
headed home – got my A in the garage around 6pm and
thought there isn’t a better way to spend April 15th than with
your Model A and your Model A friends – what a great bunch of people! by Wayne Innamorato
Link to more pictures:
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CLASSIES For Sale 1929 Model A Sport Coupe
in excellent condition. Forest green body
FOR SALE Now is your chance to own an and black fenders, white canvas soft top,
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