2017 Upcoming Tour Details


Sept 7  Membership Meeting
Note: this is a week early.   

Sept 7  White River Valley Antique at Elnora 
This features tractors, steam engines, antique machine shop and a flea market.

Meet at Columbus West Hill Shopping Center and leave for Bloomington at 7:30 am.  Take IN 46 West to Bloomington and meet at McDonald’s on East Third St.  We will leave Bloomington at 8:30. Contact Roy Whiteman if you are coming from another direction and would like to make other meeting arrangements. (812-824-9662)

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:  There are only 3 rooms remaining at:

The Seasons Lodge                 
560 State Road 46 East under Model A Gathering
Nashville, IN 47448  
Phone # 812 988-2284   
Special rate of $119.00 plus tax     
Deadline for hotel rooms August 15

For those wishing to camp:  
You can camp at the KOA campground in Brown County:
The Last Resort                        
2248 State Road 46 East
Nashville, In 47448
Phone # 812 988 4675
Or, you can camp at the Brown County State Park: Phone # 812 988-6406

Event Schedule:
Friday:  September 8, 2017
Nashville is a major tourist destination so come early Friday and enjoy the downtown area. Dinner is on your own. 

5:00 to 6:00 Set-up for Mini Swap Meet at the Seasons Lodge. Contact Larry Morlock 812-371-6628.

6:00 to 7:00 Mini Swap Meet at the Seasons Lodge.

7:00 Register for the Tour you want to go on Saturday. There will be a presentation on Noblitt and Sparks, supplier of Model A Ford parts at the Seasons Lodge. And there will be time for visiting, too.

Saturday Tours
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.

Your Tour leader is Ronnie Lawson 812-343-2434.

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.

Your Tour leaders are Phil Sutton 812-369-9915 and Ed Dathe 812-332-1480.

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 then driving the back roads back to Nashville arriving by 5:00.

Your Tour leaders are Larry Morlock 812-371-6628 and Wayne Arnholt 812-522-1007.

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:

                 Mr. Wayne Arnholt
                12609 East Highway 50
                Seymour, In 47274

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.

Sept 9-10 Scottish Festival, Columbus (FYI)

Sept 14-22 Model A Days Gilmore Car Museum, Michigan Tour

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.

Sept 16-17  Hoosier Vintage Wheels Swap Meet and Show Johnson County Fairgrounds (FYI)
Sept 16  Hot Rods and Rock & Roll, Columbus IN (FYI)
Sept 28-Oct 1 Franklin County Antique Machinery Show (FYI)
Sept 30  Newport Antique Hill Climb (Sep 29-Oct1) (FYI)