Model A Ford Clubs in Virginia and the Heritage Festival

Colonial Virginia Model A Ford Club

If you see a caravan of Model A Fords rolling into Halifax County during the Heritage Festival, look for members of the Colonial Virginia Model A Ford Club and the Virginia-Carolina Region of the Model A Restorers Club. Both clubs are affiliated with national organizations.

Rolfe’s discovery that tobacco could be grown in Virginia saved the colony. Soon the Virginia Company had a profitable crop and a representative government, known as the House of Burgesses.


There are 4 Virginia chapters that bring Model A activities to locations across the state. To learn more about a chapter, CLICK HERE.

The Links townhomes are a community within Ford’s Colony, featuring brick walks, 18th-century-style lighting, picket fences and lush landscaped courtyards. Located on the acclaimed Blackheath course, the neighborhood is bordered by four of golf’s finest holes and is wrapped by a pleasing golf course pond.

The club unites people who share a common interest in the Model A Ford, produced between 1928 and 1931. Members are encouraged to acquire, restore and preserve their vehicles and enjoy the fellowship of fellow enthusiasts through participation in a variety of sponsored family activities. Local regions of the Model A Restorers Club (MARC) provide the medium through which local members may exchange ideas and assist one another. If your area does not currently have a region, information on starting a new region is available from MARC.


The club meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, except June and December. Meetings provide an opportunity to meet other Model A enthusiasts and participate in learning, touring and just having fun with the cars. The Club is affiliated with the National Model A Ford Club and the Model A Restorers Club of America.

The Club has four Virginia chapters that bring activities to locations throughout the state. Please check with the chapter contact listed for each event for confirmation, as show sponsors sometimes change dates or location. The clubs can be found by clicking on the chapter names below.

Social Events

The Cape Henry Model A Ford Club is an organization of people who restore, preserve, and display their historic 1928-1931 Model “A” Fords. The club unites members with a common interest in the restoration and preservation of these unique automobiles and promotes fellowship through family participation in a variety of sponsored activities that center around these cars. The club is one of four Virginia Chapters and a member of the Model A Restorers Club (MARC) of the Mid-Atlantic Region.

This year the local community will be greeted by Model A Fords from the club and members of the newly formed VA-NC Region of MARC at the Halifax County Heritage & Antique Machinery Festival on May 4. These cars are attention grabbers wherever they go and are sure to draw your attention.

Train Layouts

The club’s elaborate train layouts are impressive to anyone who sees them. The trains in HO, Lionel O and two-rail O, HOn3 and N scale operate with the same precision as the real thing. They’re displayed in homes repurposed as exhibit space.

The colonists struggled with Indians and disease, but Rolfe’s discovery that tobacco could be grown successfully in Virginia saved the colony from collapse. The plant’s lucrativeness prompted the settlers to move inland, where they found cleaner water and fewer mosquitoes.

The low-maintenance lifestyle at Colonial Heritage includes an HOA that cuts the grass and trims hedges, and a full-time lifestyle director to organize on-site clubs and events. Residents are minutes from a hospital, less than 10 minutes from the nearest mall in Newport News and 20 minutes from the pristine beaches of the Outer Banks and Richmond International Airport. You’re also just a short drive from shopping, dining and entertainment in Williamsburg. Combined with Virginia’s gentle climate for taxation, it’s easy to see why Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranked the state as the No. 7 best place to live in the country.

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