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Old 05-21-2013, 05:42 AM   #41
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Is it possible to close this thread with the pictures on it and then make it a sticky so it stays at the top of the list?

Great set of pictures and thanks to all that contributed to the Museum and the Grand Opening event!!

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Old 05-21-2013, 07:25 AM   #42
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Thanks Tim, what a great turn out and good pictures for us to share.It really makes you wont to go see it.
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Some more... some may repeat a bit.





My son and I are in this one

























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Old 05-21-2013, 08:40 AM   #44
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Thanks for those terrific photos. I almost feel as though I was there. I can't wait to visit the museum in person.

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Old 05-21-2013, 09:49 AM   #45
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Thanks to Tim and the rest of you that took the time to take and post all of those great pictures. Those of us that didn't go, now have an incentive to get to the MAFFI Museum to see it in person. Don/WI
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Old 05-21-2013, 09:52 AM   #46
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I have a ton more, but most would be repeating what is here. I tried my best to get the ribbon cutting, but too many people were in the way.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:23 AM   #47
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Great shots! Did you notice the dual stripe on the fordor? That was a factory option available only on a few models. That is the car restored by the So Cal Region of MAFCA.
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Old 05-21-2013, 10:54 AM   #48
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An enjoyable event to be remembered.

Does anyone know if there was an official count of how many Model A vehicles attended?
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:18 AM   #49
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Thanks for the great pictures! wish I could have driven my A there saturday but I had to work. I did take the family yesterday and really enjoyed it!
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:26 AM   #50
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Great photos! I even see a 68C peaking out of the background in the museum!

I hope to see this some day!
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:36 AM   #51
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Great photos! I even see a 68C peaking out of the background in the museum!

I hope to see this some day!
What is a 68C? I probably have a better shot I can post.

Which image was it in, if it was one of mine?
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:47 AM   #52
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It's a slant window cabriolet... Released by ford along with the 400A and the 180A (Deluxe 2 door Phaeton) as part of their deluxe series. Chrome windshield frames, lower tops, dropped steering columns Very low production numbers, like the 400A and 180A.

It's behind the man in the tan baseball hat.

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No ethanol here.....
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:59 AM   #54
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yes, great pics thanks to those whove posted . Interesting changes to the edison car as spoke of earlier, how about the rear open end bumpers and the non triangular joining plate. Would like to see this car more correct, without the 'changes' for change sake.
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It's a slant window cabriolet... Released by ford along with the 400A and the 180A (Deluxe 2 door Phaeton) as part of their deluxe series. Chrome windshield frames, lower tops, dropped steering columns Very low production numbers, like the 400A and 180A.

It's behind the man in the tan baseball hat.

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Oooh. Very nice! Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:32 PM   #57
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I can't add anything to the individual car photos others have posted, but maybe I can help give the overall flavor of the event. Model A's everywhere you looked! 374 showed up. I don't know how that compares with national MARC/MAFCA events, but it seemed like more to me. Here's some of the crowd at the opening ceremony remarks:




Here's a few taken pretty much standing in one place looking around:












Here's Edsel's car. As you can see better on photos others have posted, the mirror like finish was just amazing.



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Old 05-21-2013, 04:40 PM   #58
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As the Vice President of MAFFI I want to thank all of those who took the time and effort to come and see what MAFFI has been doing with all of your generous donations for the last 25 years. It was very rewarding from my own perspective to see the turn out with so many Model As in attendance. The current board of trustees and all of those who proceeded us work long and hard to make this museum possible. I'm glad to see the pictures and hear all the nice comments.

But now we need to make it continue. Of course we will always need more money but what foundation doesn't. What we need is the word spread about how great the location is and encourage others to visit The Gilmore complex and see the museum in person. The ideal opportunity would be in September for Model A days at The Gilmore, third week end in September. Look for information in the Restorer and News this summer, or visit maffi.org.

Again thank you all for your support in this project and I look forward to seeing you there at some Model A event that will be hold there.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #59
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I forgot to post this picture of Edison's Phaeton.



Thought the difference in color was interesting.

Here are a few more I didn't post before.








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Tim, thanks for including a picture of our Dixieland Pick-Up Band AA from Minnesota. The non-car-guy members of the band were very impressed with the Musuem. We were honored to be a part of this wonderful event.
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