WELCOME to the Northern Virginia Regional Group. Our club was chartered in 1977, and currently has over 154 active members, including six of our original charter members. Although the vast majority of our members live in Northern Virginia we also have members throughout the United States and in Europe. Our members own more than 150 early V-8s, ranging in condition from trophy winning Dearborn and Rouge class vehicles to tour cars and cars undergoing frame-up restorations. Our members vehicles include a wide variety of Fords, Mercurys and Lincolns, from plush Continentals to utilitarian tractors and commercial vehicles. We're probably the only Regional Group that at one time had three 1942 Ford Station Wagons. Many of our members regularly drive their V-8s to our club's functions, which are always planned to include our spouses.
Living in close proximity to the Nation's Capital, we have an abundance of places and events to chose from. Our activities include a spring Poker Run; tours to nearby scenic and tourist sites; picnics at area attractions such as the wine festival at Great Meadow; attendance at area antique car shows (including one at the Armed Forces Retirement Home which we help support with an annual donation); an overnight tour to a vintage drive-in movie theater and at least one multi-night, 350-mile round trip each autumn to an interesting historical site. In the past few years we've visited Colonial Williamsburg, President Woodrow Wilson's birthplace in Staunton, Virginia; and the National Battlefields in Antietam, Maryland; Harpers Ferry, West Virginia and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; the C&O Canal National Park and the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum in Strasburg. Each year we also host an annual antique car show in historic downtown Fairfax. Our Regional Group newsletter - VALVE CLATTER - has consistently won awards in the National newsletter competitions since 2003 and also the prestigious Golden Quill award from Old Cars Weekly.
In 2007 we hosted the Early Ford V-8 Club of America's Eastern National Meet at the end of May. In addition to the traditional car show with concourse judging and touring and display classes, we also provided attendees with an opportunity to take in some of the area's major tourist attractions such as George Washington's Mount Vernon, Old Town Alexandria and the National Air and Space Museum's spectacular Udvar-Hazy Center displaying the Space Shuttle Enterprise, a SR-71 Blackbird, the first Boeing 707 and a Concorde SST.
We hold our monthly general membership meetings at 7:00
p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, usually in the historic Hunter
House, located adjacent to the tennis courts at Nottoway Park, Court House
Road, in Vienna, Virginia.
Our club always welcomes new members, and ownership of an old Ford is not required. Just
bring along an interest in Ford Motor Company products from 1932 to 1953 and
enjoy our camaraderie, reliving and reviving memories of those wonderful and
Updated: September 10, 2016