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Dedicated Model A enthusiasts from across
British Columbia and Washington State!
 
  
     

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The Lions Gate Model A Club is a non-profit society dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of 1928 to 1931 Model A Ford vehicles. The club is based in Vancouver B.C. and is a chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America.
It includes members from Metro Vancouver, as well as the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and Washington State.
We enjoy monthly meetings, tours, technical seminars, workshops and social get-togethers.
Guests and new members, whether a current Model A owner or not, are always welcomed.
Please contact our president or membership director if you are interested in attending a meeting or joining the club - see Contacts page for phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
 
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Next Lions Gate Model A Club Meeting

Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, B.C.

Our next meeting will be via Zoom on December 14th. at 7:00 pm.
Note: the meeting is moved 1 week ahead of our normal time and will be less formal.

An e-mail notice with the link will be sent out to all members prior to the meeting.
Guests interested in attending one of our zoom meetings should e-mail a request to president and an ivitation along with the zoom link will be forwarded to you.

All club in-person meetings have been cancelled until further notice due to the current public health restrictions.

 
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What's New

 
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At our annual AGM on November 16th, Derek Morton, Matt Salli and Terry Heselton were re-elected as President, Recording Secretary and Member at Large, respectively.  
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An updated membership roster (July 2021) has been posted in the Members Area.

Welcome to the club new members:
Terry and Julie Robertson with their 1929 Roadster Pickup
Richard and Joanne Gaska plus Riley Pullin with their Tudor, O.C. Pickup and Roadster
Al and Janet Wood with their 1930 Tudor

Club members are asked to review your information on the membership roster and photo gallery and send any updates or revisions such as new cars, spouses names, e-mail address etc. to webmaster

 
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For those who missed our June meeting and the terrific video that Jon Carey created on repairing steering wheels, go to the Technical Tips page for the link to watch his video.
 
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Car Stories

Phil Kneeland of the Charter Oak Model A Club in California has been passing on car stories to NWRG clubs to maintain enthusiasm during these lockdown times. Some of the stories are short and some are long.  They are all good and very interesting.  The common thread is the authors telling about adventures or mishaps when they were younger. Click on the following links for the latest. If any LGMAC members would like to contribute their own story, please pass it on the your webmaster so we can share with Phil.

The Roving Fitzgeralds

Learning to Drive Country Style

My First Car

1917 Driver's Test

1960 Starliner

Model A Bus

Hard Luck Award

Franklin Roosevelt's Car

Car Games, a funny story

Pike's Peak Model A

Saga of Burnie

Burma Shave

Byron's Burnt Roadster

 
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March 31st. 2021
Ralph Bower treated Alf Cockle to a tour of the North Shore and a stop for refreshments at the A&W for Alf's 85th birthday.

 
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Annual membership fees for 2022 are due before January 2022
Payments can now be made by Interac e-transfer through your bank and will be automatically deposited in the club's bank account.
Instructions can be found in the Members Area.
Payments can still also be made by mailing your cheque directly to Al Glen.

 
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COVID-19 isn’t letting up and so we can’t yet meet in person as a full group. We have had a number of Zoom meetings already and they went very well. Watch for future Zoom meeting announcements in the coming months.
If you do not have a camera on your desktop PC, you may want to purchase a webcam, or you can use a smartphone or simply phone in to a meeting to listen to the conversation.
 
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Here is a new copy of the June newsletter of the North Island Model A Club of New Zealand.
NIMAFC Newsletter June 2021
 
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Here's another interesting newsletter, this one sent to us by the Model A Ford Club of South Australia. New Edition
MAFC SA News April 2021
 
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Club News and Communications  
The club has sent notices out to all members by e-mail over the past few months, regarding recent club news. It has come to our attention that we have some invalid e-mail addresses and in some cases none on record. Any members who have not received these messages should contact Derek and/or Mike to update your e-mail address.  
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An excellent overview of the Model A electrical system has been added to the Reference page. Thanks Gerry for passing it on.  
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Here's some more interesting reading passed on by Stan Rothstein.
Click on this link to open The Benson Ford
 
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Stan Rothstein has passed on this Youtube video link that you may enjoy watching. It has lots of original Ford factory footage and advertising.  It's  called " 1932.The invention of the Ford V8 Engine" by Aaron Maynard.  It's about an hour long and covers from Model A to 1932. Click on this link to watch The Invention of the Ford V* Engine

Here's another interesting Youtube video with lots of pictures of Model A's Vintage Auto Pictures from Years Gone By

 
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A couple of pictures from the Vancouver Archives:  
 
Ford Assembly Plant 1020 Mainland Street, 1937

1020 Mainland Street - now  

We would save this for restoration now...

 

Lumberman's Arch ca. 1934



Could this be the original Lions Gate Model A Club Stanley Park Tour?

 

 
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Revised Tour Rules and Guidelines have been created. See Tours page for the updated copy.
 
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