The 1931 Model A Ford
What is the A-400 Group?
The A-400 Group is an association of admirers of the 1931 Model A Ford Convertible Sedan. The A-400 club was formed in the mid-1950’s and was chartered as a MAFCA Chapter in 1974. The group is spread across the USA and several other countries around the world. The club functions are to publish a newsletter, maintain an A-400 web site and to sponsor seminars at get-togethers at both MAFCA and MARC meets. Our focus is to:
- collect and publish information on the A-400
- to maintain a roster of all known owners
- to foster communication between A-400 owners
The A-400 story
(As published in the Nov/Dec 1966 issue of the Model “A” News. Download.
One of the central focuses of the A-400 Group is to congregate at MAFCA and MARC National Meets. Our next opportunity is the MARC National Meet in Lexington, KY, June 24-28, 2013.
If you are able to attend, either with or without your A400, please contact Mike Shotwell, 805-890-5113. Check the March/April edition of the “Model A News” for complete registration information. You can also go to the host Chapter site. (Click Here…CKMARC.com)
- Website: The A-400 group's current website benefits include access to:
- a current newsletter
- historical documents
- parts prints and sketches
- Ford archive photos,
- hard-to-find A-400 parts
- Seminars: Seminars and educational programs at the MARC and MAFCA National Meets.
- Networking: This is always the most fun – networking with fellow A-400 owners.
The group President is Mike Shotwell: Email MDShot@aol.com – Ph. 805 890-5113.
The group Vice-President is Steve Rogers: Email Stever1931@aol.com – Ph. 708 525-4424.
Club Secretary and A-400 Group roster keeper:
Joop (pronounced “Yope”) Plaggenborg, the group's secretary, has assumed responsibility for keeping the A-400 roster. Group members who have an A-400, please contact Joop and provide him with contact information: Email: Ford400A@aol.com – Ph. 508 361-1185.
Technical Support Committee
A400 Group members seeking technical information in regard to restoration or technical data interpretation, please contact the Tech Committee Coordinator, Tim O’Brien: Timothyobrien31@yahoo.com – (508) 431-6252. Additional Tech Committee support members include: John Hash: email@example.com – (253) 833-9364, Bill Underwood: firstname.lastname@example.org – (423) 886 4476, and Bill Edstrom: Bill@Edstrom.com - (715) 686-7298.
Art and Information Director, Mike Shotwell, 805 890-5113; Tech Director, Pat Tyler.
Join Us - Application Form:
To become a member of the A-400 Group, please download the membership application form from the link below, fill it out and mail with a check as instructed.
Download the application Form (PDF)
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