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Northern Virginia

Regional Group 96
  Early Ford V-8 Club of America

NVRG Car of the Month
Jim Nice
1951 Ford Victoria Hardtop Convertible

22nd Annual City of Fairfax/NVRG Annual Antique Car Show

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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Celebrating Our 41st Year of Ford Flathead Fun!                                    Membership Information

WELCOME to the Northern Virginia Regional Group. Our club was chartered on December 11, 1977, and held our first meeting on March 7, 1978. We currently have over 154 active members, including six of our original charter members. Although the vast majority of our members live in Northern Virginia we also have members throughout the United States and in Europe. Our members own more than 150 early V-8s, ranging in condition from trophy winning Dearborn and Rouge class vehicles to tour cars and cars undergoing frame-up restorations. Our members vehicles include a wide variety of Fords, Mercurys and Lincolns, from plush Continentals to utilitarian tractors, commercial vehicle and military vehicles. We're probably the only Regional Group that at one time had three 1942 Ford Station Wagons. Many of our members regularly drive their V-8s to our club's functions, which are always planned to include our spouses.

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 simpler times.

Updated: 03/16/19