Do You Love Old Fords? Our Club May Be for You!

Tell me about the Early Ford V-8 Club!

Members of the Early Ford V-8 Club of America are enthusiasts who preserve, maintain, and celebrate Ford-manufactured vehicles of the flat-head engine period – 1932-1953.  Ford ownership is not necessary – enthusiasm is the prime requirement.

Our Regional Group of the national club – RG #24 – was chartered in 1969 and now has over 100 members. We operate an active schedule of meetings, trips to local points of interest, longer tours of more distant areas, technical sessions, car shows,  social events, and other activities as desired by our members.  Driving our old Fords is part of the fun, but when weather or car condition does not allow it, we drive our “modern cars.”


We happily share our enthusiasm and fun with others who love old Ford vehicles.  Learn about membership here. We encourage prospective to attend an event or two to see if they like us, and to fill out and submit a membership application.  Again, we encourage Ford ownership but don’t require it for membership. If you want to acquire an older Ford and have questions about them, more experienced members will be at your disposal to advise you in selecting a vehicle and in upgrading and/or maintaining it.

Membership is $20 per year or $23 for a couple, prorated if you join after the first quarter.  We encourage our members to also join the national Early Ford V8 Club of America.  If you have other questions about the club, feel free to call John Caldwell at 678-575-9095.

When you’re ready to join, you will find membership applications for RG#24 and for the national club here.

Events and Calendar

Regularly Scheduled Events

Club Meetings: 1st Tuesday of each month (Club pays first $8 of members’ meals)
Saturday Social Evenings: 1st Saturday of each month

Upcoming Events

Club Meeting
Tuesday, May 1 at 6:30 PM
J.R.’s Log House Restaurant
6601 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard at Peachtree Corners Circle, Norcross, GA 30093
The Club will pay for the first $8.00 of each meal served and the members will pay the remainder which will include an 18% tip. Therefore, each person can order what he/she wishes.

Saturday Night Social
Saturday, May 5 at 6:00 PM
Blue Ribbon Grill
4006 LaVista Road, Tucker, GA 30084
Come join us for some relaxed fellowship and good food. It’s always fun. Bring your family or a friend. Please call Lamar Hart at 770-496-9928 for a reservation.


RG24 Tech Session – From the Gas Pump to Combustion

Bob Padvoano with his diagram of a fuel tank.
Bob Padovano explains a diagram of a fuel tank.

RG24 of the Atlanta Early Ford V8 Club held a technical session on Saturday, August 26th at the garage of Jerry Reichel, known more commonly as the Reichel Car Barn, in Buford, GA. Attendance was greater than anticipated with 34 members in attendance to hear Bob Padovano deliver a technical learning and sharing session on the Flathead fuel system.

Topics included the early Ford V8 gas tank, fuel pump, fuel filter, and carburetor, and there was plenty of time for questions and answers. Afterwards, a pizza lunch was provided. The session was great and many of the men in attendance requested more of these sessions to be planned and given in the future.

Multiple early Fords were also in attendance, parked in Jerry’s yard. Thanks to all for attending and making this session great! Special thanks to Jerry Reichel for hosting the event and Bob Padovano for delivering a wonderful session with great planning and execution.

Fuel pump demonstration
Jerry Reichel and Bob Padovano demonstrate a fuel pump

Members watch presentation
RG24 members are fascinated with the excellent presentation.
Jerry Reichel and members
Jerry Reichel addresses the members.

Ford on car lift
Ongoing projects form a backdrop for the presentation.