Living in close proximity to the Nation's Capital, we have an abundance of places and events to chose from. Our activities include a spring Poker Run; tours to nearby scenic and tourist sites; picnics at area attractions such as the wine festival at Great Meadow; attendance at area antique car shows (including one at the Armed Forces Retirement Home which we help support with an annual donation); an overnight tour to a vintage drive-in movie theater and at least one multi-night, 350-mile round trip each autumn to an interesting historical site. In the past few years we've visited Colonial Williamsburg, President Woodrow Wilson's birthplace in Staunton, Virginia; and the National Battlefields in Antietam, Maryland; Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; the C&O Canal National Park and the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum in Strasburg. Each year we also host an annual antique car show in historic downtown Fairfax. Our Regional Group newsletter - VALVE CLATTER - has consistently won awards in the Early Ford V-8 Club's National newsletter competitions since 1997 and also the prestigious Golden Quill award from Old Cars Weekly.
In 1987, 2007 and 2017 we hosted the Early Ford V-8 Club of America's Eastern National Meet . In addition to the traditional car show with concourse judging and touring and display classes, we also provided attendees with an opportunity to take in some of the area's major tourist attractions such as George Washington's Mount Vernon, Old Town Alexandria and the National Air and Space Museum's spectacular Udvar-Hazy Center displaying the Space Shuttle Enterprise, a SR-71 Blackbird, the first Boeing 707 and a Concorde SST.
We hold our monthly general membership meetings at 7:00
p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, usually in the historic Hunter
House, located adjacent to the tennis courts at Nottoway Park, Court House
Road, in Vienna, Virginia.
Our club always welcomes new members, and ownership of an old Ford is not required. Just
bring along an interest in Ford Motor Company products from 1932 to 1953 and
enjoy our camaraderie, reliving and reviving memories of those wonderful and