Model A club motors through town

Fans of classic Ford bring their cars to Sandusky area for the weekend SANDUSKY Antique car owners had a "Model A" day
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

Fans of classic Ford bring their cars to Sandusky area for the weekend

SANDUSKY

Antique car owners had a "Model A" day to tour Sandusky Saturday.

Several dozens Ford Model A owners from across northern Ohio and portions of Pennsylvania took to the highways for a weekend on the road featuring the greater Sandusky area.

A few modern makes and models looked out of place Saturday as the touring group filled up spots in the Merry-Go-Round Museum's parking lot.

Drivers brought their cars from as far as Erie, Pa., for the trip that combined several regional clubs for Model A lovers' activities.

The events in Sandusky are being put on by one chapter of the Penn-Ohio Model A club, which has 12 chapters across Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

"We have 32 cars here today," said event planner Jeff Johnson, who helped coordinate the festivities along with his wife, Valery.

Each chapter meets once a month throughout the year, he said.

The club as a whole holds six monthly driving events during the summer and an annual tour, Johnson said.

While touring the Sandusky area, the Penn-Ohio Club members visited the Thomas Edison Birthplace, the Berlin Fruit Box Company and Firelands Winery.

Today, Model A owners will begin their day with a rally along the back roads of Erie County to make stops at the seven different continents in their quest to get "Around the World in 60 minutes."

Each stop will have costumed members representing their designated continent and asking drivers trivia questions related to their continent.

The Penn-Ohio Model A Ford Club was formed in 1955 and is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and the use of the Model A Ford car produced from 1928 through 1931.

For museum visitor Rhonda Jeanneret, the Model A's were icing on the cake.

The Lima womanhad planned the trip to the museum not knowing the cars would be in town.