AUTUMN TRAILS A’S
Autumn Trails A’s Club Meetings
September 16: International Model A Day
October 8: Autumn Trails A’s Club Meeting
October . 14: Club Event Field Trip
October 26: Trades Days starts at noon
October 27-28: Trades Day 8-5
October 28: Model A Clubs Banquet @ 5 p.m.
October 29: East Texas Piney Woods Driving Tour
Nov. 12: Autumn Trails A’s Club Meeting
December: tba Holiday Party
AND SWAP MEETS, PICNICS, EVENTS
SELF DRIVING TOUR MAP OF EAST TEXAS AUTUMN TRAILS, CLICK HERE.
We've Set the Date for THIS Year
2023 AUTUMN TRAILS
OCTOBER 27-28-29, 2023
ANTIQUE CAR WEEKEND
FOURTH SATURDAY EACH YEAR
FRIDAY EVENING, SATURDAY, SUNDAY
Flea Mkt. Trades Days Oct. 26-29, 2023
FLEA MARKET, TRADES DAY, SWAP MEET: CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM
Winnsboro City Park, 900 Wheeler Drive
Winnsboro, TX 75494 RAIN OR SHINE!
TRADES DAYS ARE FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY
ART & CRAFT FAIR BY AUTUMN TRAILS ASSOCIATION, CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM
OCTOBER 28, 2023 8 A.M - 5 P.M., SETUP @ 7 A.M.
DOWNTOWN WINNSBORO ON
ELM STREETS AND MARKET STREETS
Saturday October 28, 2023, 10 a.m.
ANTIQUE CAR PARADE ALL VINTAGE CARS / CAR CLUBS WELCOMED! FOLLOWED BY PARKING ON MAIN AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW. 58TH YEAR: CLICK HERE FOR ROUTE MAP.
The parade leaves from Railroad tracks 2.5 miles west of Downtown Winnsboro, line up any time that morning; 56th year, All Antique Vehicles Invited to Participate!
Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
BBQ Dinner for Model A Clubs, Winnsboro City Auditorium, 600 Wheeler Drive; DOORS open @ 5:00 p.m., dinner at 5:30. For dinner tickets, contact us here. PHONE & DINNER RESERVATION FORM.
Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 9 a.m. Autumn Trails vehicle road tour thru the Piney Woods of east Texas; Model A's leave out first on the tour, modern irons (vehicles) welcomed to follow through the beautiful east Texas forested winding roads. Done by noon; meet up at the Trails Country Motel at 500 E. Coke Road / FM 515 by 8:45 a.m., leave out by 9 a.m., with a break, done by noon back to Winnsboro. CONTACT US HERE.
OFFICIAL AUTUMN TRAILS WEBSITE:
From MAFCA'S MARCH NEWSLETTER "THE FLYING QUAIL"
The Autumn Trails antique car parade in Winnsboro, Texas on the fourth Saturday of October each year is one of our favorite times. (Master Model A movie maker, the late Victor Duncan made one of his movies about Autumn Trails.) A couple of years ago, well I guess it was three since AT’s as shut down like everything else in 2020, we were able to get three of the four family Model A’s together for a photo. This is my all time favorite photo. Our ‘29 Murray Town Sedan, our son’s low mileage, unrestored ‘30 Murray Town Sedan and our daughter’s ‘31 steelback Victoria. (courtesy of John Icenhower)
September 16, 2023
The Autumn Trails A/s, Dallas Ford Model A Club and the Tyler Model A Ford are taking a road tour through east Texas and meeting up at the Mid America Flight Museum.
A group will leave the parking lot of the Brooshires grocery store, in Quitman, at 9 a.m.
Travel will be Hwy 37, north to Winnsboro, taking a right on FM 515 / Coke Road to Hwy 11 and turning right, east towards Pittsburgh / Mt. Pleasant. Take the Loops 271 to Mount Pleasant, and the address is 602 Mike Hall Parkway, Mount Pleasant, Tx, 75455.
The first International Model A Day began in 2008 when Bruce Adams and others came up the idea for this event, first held in 2009.
Many chapters celebrated International Model A Day on the weekend of September 16, 2023. Several groups plan to send accounts of their events to share on the MAFCA web site at www.mafca.com.
SELF GUIDED DRIVING TOUR MAP OF EAST TEXAS PINES & HARDWOODS
SWAP MEET DATES CHECK OUT “OLD RIDE” FOR THEIR LIST OF SWAP MEETS.
MODEL A NEWS - NATIONWIDE
2025: MAFCA National Tour – The American Civil War
(planned by Arlen & Trish Evans, Dallas Ford Model A Club)
The AUTUMN TRAILS A'S next club meeting is slated for Sunday, October 8, 2023
at 1:00 is for dutch lunch and meeting about 1:45
at location to be announced.
Club members or guests, questions?
We welcome you; just call 903-8 one 6 - 33 zero 3
VISITOR'S / GUESTS ARE WELCOME!
FOR QUESTIONS, CALL TEX WILLIS AT
903 - 816 - ZERO 638
WELCOME! ENTERTAINMENT SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 2023
Movie & Tour at Mineola Lake Country Playhouse & Historic Select Theater
From the Ford Model A club, The Autumn Trails A's, hobbyists and fans.
Gas up your Model A's and come join us for a little Day Tour to Mineola, Texas! Attendees can come from near and far, find a spot to have lunch on the way or eat in Mineola, and then meet us at 1:30 p.m. for a tour of the historic Lake Country Playhouse, the oldest, Continuous-running theatre in Texas
At 2:00 p.m., we'll grab some refreshments from the Select Theater concession stand and we will watch "Speedy", a 1928 silent movie starring Harold Lloyd.
We are working with the City of Mineola to block off the parking in front of the theatre for the Model A's. If this goes over well, we may to try to do this again in September, 2024 for International Model A Day, because we can also cater food at the theatre!
Admission is FREE for any club Model A members; only $5 for the General Public. Come join us!
CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO PRINT MAP, OR CLICK TO PRINT 2023 SCHEDULE
PUBLIC NEWLETTER WITH MODEL A TIPS
PUBLIC EVENT CALENDAR
HOBBY NEWS, CLICK HERE.
AUGUST 2023 Public Newsletter (click)
For members' version newsletters, click
Member tab at the top navigation menu ribbon bar: contains minutes and business info, birthdays, anniversaries, Sunshine updates.
In 1975, a movie was made about the Antique Car weekend of Autumn Trails in Winnsboro, TX. Victor Duncan rented out movie equipment and held classes to teach students how to use the equipment, from shooting the film, cutting, editing and producing. He made many films about the Model A Ford cars, like working on brakes, carburetors, cooling system. This is one of them films.
WHAT WE DO
WE APPRECIATE ALL OUR MODEL A FORD HOBBY FRIENDS
The Autumn Trails Model A Club members meet once a month and go on periodic group tours. They exchange ideas, information and parts for admirers of the 1928-1931 Model "A" Ford car, and to aid them in their efforts to restore and preserve the car in its original likeness. The Club has many regional members who conduct year-round tours to historic sites, attend museum and entertainment venues, and travel the scenic roads of eastern Texas. The yearly Autumn Trails celebration is held in Winnsboro each weekend in October, with the Autumn Trails Antique Car Rally held the fourth weekend; now held for over 58 years, since 1963.
AUTUMN TRAILS A'S OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
President, Errol Barber
Vice President, Tex Willis
Secretary, Rebecca Yeager
Treasurer, Vicki Clark
Newsletter, John B. Yeager III
Model A Cartoons, Amy Yeager
Press contact & Website Admin, C.G. Willis , 903 dash 816 - 3303, and Advisor, Vicki Clark
Board of Directors
SCHOLARSHIPS & COMMITTEE
Chana Gail Willis