2017 Upcoming Tour Details
July 27-August 6 National Meet at Gettysburg (Sutton)
For those going to the National, Phil to will call to let you know where to meet.
Pioneer Engineers, Steam Engines 3707 S 200 W, Rushville, IN (on your own)
“Jeffris Junction Trip”
Steve Jeffris is the musician who has performed at our last two Christmas parties. He has invited us to visit his collection of railroad stuff, musical history, old cabins and other things he has collected at his home place in southern Marion County he calls Jeffris Junction. We will leave Eastbrook Plaza at 10:00am; visit the Shelbyville airport to see one of the old arrows that guided early airmail pilots, then lunch at Cracker Barrel in Shelbyville. After lunch we will go to Jeffris Junction, spend some time there, and then back home on country roads.
Greensburg Power of the Past (on your own)
Tristate Gas Engine and Tractor Show
at Portland (on your own)
Tri-club picnic at Johnson County Park
This is our 4th Tri-Club picnic @ Johnson County Park at the Indiana Live Steamers shelter house across the road from the Heart Nut shelter house. We got rained out last year. Lunch will be @ 12:00 noon, with meat, drinks
and table service furnished. Please bring a covered dish and folding chairs for your comfort. Car games and train rides will be @ 2:00. Such a great time. Please come and join in the fun. Any questions call Ronnie Lawson (812)343-2434.
September 8 and 9
Kentucky-Indiana Model A Gathering Sept. 8 and 9 Drive your Model A, hosted by the Columbus Model A Club
Hotel arrangements: We have a block of 25 rooms at:
For those wishing to camp:
Or, you can camp at the Brown County State Park: Phone # 812 988-6406
Friday: September 8, 2017
Nashville is a major tourist destination so come early Friday and enjoy the downtown area. On Friday, the Seasons Lodge has set aside a gathering room for our group to congregate. Dinner is on your own. There will also be a mini-swap meet from 6 pm-7 pm EDT. If you have parts to sell, bring them.
At 7:00 pm EDT, we have a meeting room reserved at The Seasons Lodge for Ron Lawson to make a presentation on Noblitt and Sparks, supplier of Model A Ford parts. There will be time for visiting, too. Also, please remember to check out the Saturday tours and let the tour leaders know which one you will attend.
Three tours will be offered on Saturday September 9, 2017. You will choose from one of the following tours:
Tour 1: Leave at 9:00 am from the IGA parking lot across from McDonald's in Nashville.
We will be stopping in Columbus to see a 1931 Model A Coupe sculpture by J. Seward Johnson Jr. The sculpture is titled "When I Was Your Age". It has a man standing outside the car pumping up the tire with a tire pump. A little boy is sitting in the front seat.
We will be stopping at the assembly plant in Columbus that built the Model A Hub Caps, Model A Tire Pump, Model A Jacks, Radiator Outlet Pipes, Model A Brake Lever, Model A Muffler, Model A Mirrors, Model A Heaters, Grab Handles, Intake and Exhaust manifolds.
We will be also going to the Exit 76 Antique Mall, 12595 N Executive Dr., Edinburgh, IN 46144. It has over 600 booths and lighted cases, full of everything from antiques and collectible to modern creations. It is truly a collector's dream!
We are planning on being back in Nashville around 5:00 pm so you can freshen up for the banquet that night.
Tour 2: Leave at 9:00 AM from the Hotel parking lot. This will be a tour of the backroads of Brown and Monroe County to Lake Lemon and lunch at Scenic View overlooking Lake Monroe, Indiana's largest. After lunch we will head to the TC Steele State Memorial and some more backroads arriving back by 5:00.
Tour 3: Leave at 9:30 AM from the Hotel Parking lot. This will be a tour on State Road 135 South to Stonehead and Story, a getaway spot for many city folk’s hectic lives. After lunch a leisurely drive to the TC Steele State Memorial and back roads back to Nashville arriving by 5:00.
On Friday please let the tour leaders know which trip you plan to take.
Saturday Evening Banquet
September 9, Saturday evening, the banquet will be held at the hotel with a full buffet including: country fried chicken, pork medallions, three salads, vegetables, 4 kinds of potatoes, fried biscuits, beverages, and baked cobbler.
The cost is $25.00 per person including tax and gratuity. Please send checks made out to: Columbus Indiana MARC/MAFCA. Send your reservation and check by August 30 to:
We will have entertainment on Saturday night, furnished by the Columbus Club. Music from the era will be provided by Mel Chance and the Noteables.
Any questions call Ronnie Lawson 812-343-2434 or Phil Sutton 812-369-9915.
September Michigan Trip
Thursday Sept 14 South Bend, an afternoon at the Studebaker museum and overnight in South Bend
Friday Sept 15 Morning at the South Bend Chocolate Tour, and a look at Notre Dame.
Afternoon in Kalamazoo, MI and the next 2 nights at the Headquarters Hotel for Model A Days.
Saturday Sept 16 A day at Model A Days at the Gilmore Museum and the Model A Museum.
Sunday Sept 17 Frankenmuth, MI Bronner’s Christmas Store and the German Shops.
Monday Sept 18 Bay City, MI. This will be a day along the Lake Huron shore.
Tuesday Sept 19 Alpena, MI. This day continues our tour of the Lake Huron shoreline.
Wednesday Sept 20 Traverse City, MI. We will switch lakes and head over to Lake Michigan.
Thursday Sept 21 Holland MI We will continue south along Lake Michigan and take in some of Holland’s sights.
Friday Sept 22 Back home in Indiana. This is a driving day.
The deadline to sign up is August 15th. Please let Phil know if you plan to go on this trip.