Drivers Education Day

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The roads of Mapleton were terrorized on Saturday, as Model A’s swarmed the roads of town. They were everywhere put-putting through town waving and honking at both pedestrians and motorists alike. We had eleven cars turn out for the event. It ranked third in participation behind the movie, and the July 24th parade.

The day started out with driver’s training. Colette reacquainted herself with the “A” she used to drive to work years ago. Elaine got behind the wheel for the first time in years, and Becky learned how to drive an “A” for the first time ever! Margaret, stretching her legs to reach the floor, learned how to operate a clutch and use a stick-shift...

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2nd Annual Road Rally

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The 2 ½nd annual road rally had a much better attendance than our previous attempt. We would have liked to have seen a better turn-out; but we still had fun with the five Model A’s, two modern irons and eleven people who were able to enjoy each others company; and for some—misfortune.

We met at the Rock Canyon trail head where last years rally ended. After receiving instructions and a refresher on some rules, we started the clock and the cars headed off in ten minute intervals. We had a couple false starts but within a half hour everyone was on their way.

It wasn’t long before we were passing each other, criss-crossing paths and making U-turns in the Indian Hills...

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Christmas Light Tour

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I cannot think of a better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by using our Model A to make things cheery and bright. 16 brave souls and three festively lit Model A’s faced the cold December air as we held our first annual(?) Christmas Light Tour.

We started at Shopko in Spanish Fork and took our 6 car convoy down to Salem to enjoy the lights setup on and around Salem Ponds. It was a beautiful site! Model A’s adorned in Christmas lights winding their way around the festive pond. After pausing for a few minutes for pictures, we made our way back up to Spanish Fork to enjoy the Festival of Lights...

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Fall Colors Tour/ IMAD 2014

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To celebrate International Model A Day we took advantage of the changing weather and had our fall colors tour. We took the opportunity to try our hand at manifold cooking as we made our way up American Fork canyon. The weather was perfect and our manifold cooking was a success for all those who tried it. We had 8 cars and their owners in attendance to try this unique method of cooking. As usual there was no shortage of food, laughs and good times!

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Road Rally turned Hobble Creek Tour

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With only two participants in our second annual road rally, Brimley’s took first and the Macks took an extremely close second. Actually, we did not feel that just showing up was challenging enough, nor did it merit an award so we decided to reschedule the rally for another day. Instead we took to the road and enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Hobble Creek Canyon’s right fork. After taking in the scenery and posing for a few pictures, we made our way to Sonic for some good food. We all had fun, but greatly missed the attendance of the rest of the club.

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2014 Salem Days Car Show

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Due to short notice, were only able to get a couple of cars to the Salem Days show. Butch Scott and the Mack’s brought their cars while the Thompson’s and Cope’s (sans Model A’s) also made it out to support the club. The Mack’s received sponsors choice from O’Reilly Auto Parts and are excited to join the ranks of award winning Model A’s for the 2014 summer. Show organizers expressed interest in the club and highly encourage us to attend next year.

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2014 Lindon Days Car Show

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Despite the wet weather, UVMAC was well represented at the Lindon days car show. We had six member’s cars in attendance as well as three prospective members. Congratulations are in order for Clyde Munson, Karl Furr and Dan Berg who were awarded jackets.

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We’re in the news!

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We have gained some local media attention from ServeDaily (a south Utah Valley newspaper). They have published an article highlighting our club. We hope that this will help draw in some new members. Visit ServeDaily.com to read the e-edition, the article can be found on page 6 of the newspaper.

We have reserved about 15 copies of the paper for club members. If you would be interesting in receiving one of these copies, please contact either Robert or Greg.

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Model T, A and B Reunion – Hill Climb 2014

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The Utah Valley Model A Club attended the second annual Model T, A and B hill climb hosted at the RW Erickson Foundation Museum during the annual Antique Power Show. When we first arrived we found the hill climb already in progress, so we set up our chairs and joined in cheering on our only Model A participant — Clyde. Each round saw improvements in his time. He whittled it down from 15.847 (30.14 mph) to 15.55 with a top speed of 30.82 mph on the 1/10 mile hill climb. Not bad for a completely stock car.

The cars varied from a Model T Huckster to a highly modified speedster who clocked 85 mph at the finish line.

After the competition, we split up and visited the various buildings and displays. Erickson has separate buildings for trucks, planes, cars, tractors, motorcycles etc...

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Progressive Dinner

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This month we had our first annual progressive dinner. We spent the evening cruising around Utah county hitting different club members houses for various courses of the meal. We had so much food at each stop we could have easily fed 100 people! As a kid my mother always told me, “don’t be ungrateful, eat everything on your plate, there are starving kids in Africa.” Naturally we did not want the food to go to waste so I sent it to my waist instead. I’ve come to the conclusion that if you have a goal to lose weight, don’t join a Model A club!

We started our food extravaganza at Tim and Syd Crocketts home under the shade of an old apple tree, complete with wind chimes and a gurgling fountain. Greg passed out menus to get us started. Then we enjoyed appetizers galore...

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