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Lions Gate Model A Club
 
Dedicated Model A enthusiasts from across
British Columbia and Washington State!
 
  
     

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The Lions Gate Model A Club is a non-profit society dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of 1928 to 1931 Model A Ford vehicles. The club is based in Vancouver B.C. and is a chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America.
It includes members from Metro Vancouver, as well as the Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island and Washington State.
We enjoy monthly meetings, tours, technical seminars, workshops and social get-togethers.
Guests and new members, whether a current Model A owner or not, are always welcomed.
Please contact our president or membership director if you are interested in attending a meeting or joining the club.
See Contacts page for phone numbers, e-mail addresses and membership application.
 
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Lions Gate Model A Club Meetings

Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby, B.C.

Our next meeting will be April 16th. 2024

Guests interested in attending one of our meetings should e-mail a request to president and an invitation will be forwarded to you.

We are supplementing in-person meetings with Zoom video as well for those not able to attend.
An e-mail notice with a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent out to all members prior to the meeting.
If you do not have a camera on your desktop PC, you may want to purchase a webcam, or you can use a smartphone or simply phone in to a meeting to listen to the conversation

 
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What's New

 
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An updated membership roster for 2024 is now available in the Member's Area
Also minutes of March 12th meeting

 
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We now have a Lions Gate Model A Club Facebook Page.
This is a private Facebook Group intended for comunication amongst club members only.
For information on how to access and join please see the Members Area.
 
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The Northwest Regional Group will be hosting another HUB Tour this year in Redmond Oregon on September 8th - 12th.
For information and registration click on the following link.
NWRM 2024 HUB Tour

Note: Al Glen is planning to drive down early via the Oregon Coast. If you want to join his group please contact him.

 
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Here is a copy of the latest Cruising Canada newsletter.
Please note the campaign to write to your MP about the federal mandate on the use of ethanol in all gasoline.

Cruisin Canada November 2023

Also, if you want to fill up your tank with ethanol-free gas for winter storage, the nearest available supply is
the Ferndale Country Store, exit 262 off I-5, on La Bounty Dr., about 13 miles south of Blaine.
There appears to be no problem returning across the border with large jerry cans of gas.
Note: you may get up to 1/3 gal. of residual ethanol gas from a pump and hose when selecting ethanol-free gas
if the same hose is used for multiple grades, although the station noted is separate.

 
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Enjoy visiting antique aeroplane and automobile museums?
Terry Heselton recommends the Western Air and Auto Museum in Hood River Oregon, just east of Portland.
Click on following link for more information WAAAM

 
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Here's some tips from Hagerty for storing your car for the winter:
Winter storage tips

 

 
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Annual membership fees are due at the beginning of the year
Payments can be made by Interac e-transfer through your bank and will be automatically deposited in the club's bank account.
Instructions and the e-mail address to use can be found in the Members Area.
Payments can still also be made by mailing your cheque directly to Al Glen. Please make cheques payable to Lions Gate Model A Club.
Payment by cash or cheque will also be accepted at our monthly meetings
 
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A digital image of the NAACC Mark's 10% discount card is now available to download from the Member's Area.
Download the image to your mobile device and use it in place of an expired card.
 
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Jack Baryluk and Ben Tillak entered their cars in Restorer's Class judging at the Northwest Regional Meet in Victoria.
Jack received a bronze award and Ben received a silver award.

 
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Some important corrections to Les Andrews' Model A Mechanics handbooks are listed in Technical Tips  
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Here is a copy of the Spring 2023 NAACC President's Report from John Carlson.
This report relates to duty-free importing of vintage vehicles and parts
NAACC Spring 2023
 
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Here's an interesting Model A story passed along to us from Gerry
Hemmings
 
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Glen Yates has provided us with a summary of his recent Tech session at our September meeting, as well as other useful information on auto polishing.
See "Technical Tips" for details
 
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Welcome to the club new members:
Ed Tretwold with his 1930 Coupe
Jack Baryluk with his 1929 Roadster Pickup
Jack & Anita Dosenberg with their 1928 Roadster
Tom Zalm with his 1931 Fordor
Mark & Wendy Szczepanowski with their 1931 Cabriolet
Marc Brown with his 1931 Roadster (plus others)

 
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Club members are asked to review your information on the membership roster and photo gallery and send any updates or revisions such as new cars, spouses names, e-mail address etc. to webmaster  
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Club News and Communications  
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Here's some more interesting reading passed on by Stan Rothstein.
Click on this link to open The Benson Ford
 
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Stan Rothstein has passed on this Youtube video link that you may enjoy watching. It has lots of original Ford factory footage and advertising.  It's  called " 1932.The invention of the Ford V8 Engine" by Aaron Maynard.  It's about an hour long and covers from Model A to 1932. Click on this link to watch The Invention of the Ford V* Engine

Here's another interesting Youtube video with lots of pictures of Model A's Vintage Auto Pictures from Years Gone By

 
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A couple of pictures from the Vancouver Archives:  
 
Ford Assembly Plant 1020 Mainland Street, 1937

1020 Mainland Street - now  

Lumberman's Arch ca. 1934



 
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