OKANAGAN CHAPTER - 2012 EVENTS PICTURE COLLECTION - B

Photographs contributed by a variety of Okanagan Chapter Members.

CANADA DAY - WESTSIDE DAZE SHOW & SHINE

BEAVERDELL WEEKEND @ TREMBLAY'S

ANNUAL SHOW & SHINE

OKANAGAN CENTRE FAMILY FUN DAY

 

Worth a visit to check out Okanagan Center History. 

SUN POINTE VILLAGE SHOW & SHINE

NORTH OKANAGAN INTER-CHAPTER BBQ.

UNDER the K - SHOW & SHINE.

 

A FEW PICTURES FROM DENNIS & BILL . . .

. . . EXPLORATIONS FOR THE TOUR SOUTH.

We planned to visit this neat site. However, . . .

. . . they were closed on our Tour Day.

The Haynes family have a very interesting history in these parts.

 

Dennis & Bill's Driving Tour South

Initial playing card handed out for the Poker part of the Tour.

A little chat about todays activities.

Stop one, Penticon and Playing Card Number Two.

Oops! Need a boost!

Green Mountain Road on our way to Keremeos.

Time out for a Picnic Lunch and . . .

. . . Poker Card Number Three.

We travelled over Richter Pass to Osoyoos.

Osoyoos Museum was a very interesting stop.

Time for Card Number Four.

The two 'handsome dudes' responsible for today's event.

Some very interesting stories about eum runners in this area.

Final stop! Oliver Community Park.

This beauty lives in Oliver.

Time to buy that extra card to make a winning hand?

The winning hand is held by . . .

. . . CAROL! At this point folks were left to find there way home.

Sorry Garry, the sequence was just to good not include!

Of course, a visit 'TICKEBERRY'S' in OK Falls on the way home.

LEAVING PARKING SPACES AT BERGERON'S for . . .

. . . the arrival of the MODEL A TOURING CLUB.

North Okanagan Chapter members added to the collection of fine Vintage Tin.

Jack, Bruce & Jim met the group at . . .

. . . at the Lookout South of Vernon and lead them to Bergeron's.

Bruce & Cathy lead the group to their accomodations.

Hey Al, I don't think you will be able to keep up with the A's.

MODEL A TOURING CLUB - Our History

For two years running, 1998 and 1999, a group of west coast USA Model A touring enthusiasts, led by expert motor touring guide, Lee Chase, took their Model As on foreign tours to Europe and Baja California and enjoyed it so much, we thought we should form a Special Interest Group (SIG) in the Model A Ford Club of America (MAFCA). We incorporated as a not for profit California corporation and received our Charter from MAFCA in 2000 with Lee Chase as our first president.

               Search  -   Model A Touring for some excellent Tour pictures.

Counting the two pre-SIG tours, our members have visited The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. In 2007, we toured Alaska and in 2008 we toured the Maritime Provinces of Canada. In 2009 a group of members joined other car clubs and spent two weeks touring The Big Island of Hawaii. 2009 also saw two domestic tours; one in Southern Oregon and the other in New Mexico. We are a club on the move! 2010 saw us on an extensive fun tour of Oklahoma. New Zealand was our destination in 2011.  We visited Northwestern Canada in 2012 driving from Victoria to Banff and Lake Louise, then back to Vancouver.  A transcontinental tour of the USA on the Lincoln Highway was our latest adventure in June  July of 2013. Since then, we have planned at least one ambitious tour a year and visited such places as Moab Utah, Yellowstone, the California Lost Coast, and a fabulous visit to Portugal and Spain. Visit our tours page for an overview of all our past tours. SEARCH Model A Touring
 

We dont have to tell Model A Ford owners of the challenges and the thrills that we get when we take our cars to places where Models As are seldom seen. In foreign lands driving into town with 20 or 30 As with USA license plates is an invitation to stop and talkabout cars, the scenery, the towns and the people. We could be a gaggle of US tourists in modern cars and these fine citizens would not give us the time of day! We are continually surprised by the number of people in other lands that have such a strong appreciation of the Model A Ford and express a shared affection with us.

We are an international club as our members come from the USA and Canada. About two-thirds of our members are from Southern California, we have members from states that span the continent. You might  wonder how we can gather all these people from diverse areas and arrive as a group at our destinations in foreign lands. Members fly from common embarkation airports  in their geographic areas. We set up three ports of embarkation for the cars. These are situated on the Atlantic Coast; Pacific coast and the Gulf coast at cities nearest the majority of the tour members. A standard marine container is just large enough to hold three standard-length Model A Fords, so our tours are planned to take cars in multiples of three. Most tours comprise approximately 30 cars, though some tours are less.

The next day the Gang arrives at Bruce & Cathy's . . .

. . . to make some serious transmission repair to one of the A's.

No! Not this one! This is Bruce's project Model A.

Meanwhile, the ladies enjoy the ambience of Cathy & Bruce's log home.

Of course these folks are essentially tourists, so they spent time at . . .

. . . the O'Keefe Ranch and a Winery in the Okanagan Sunshine!

SEPTEMBER 2012 GENERAL MEETING

 

Notice we are still downstairs in the old Knights of Columbus Hall!!

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY

Mrs. Claus checking the members' Naughty & Nice List

Hmmmm! Santa is looking for . . .

For sure NOT Bruce . . . he is such a nice guy!

The group's Skits are always hilarious.