Upcoming Events


  • Thursday, December 8th, 2022, 6 - 9: Sara-Mana Model A Ford Club Christmas Party

      • Casual Christmas Attire

      • Each person is asked to bring a gift for our White Elephant Exchange. Gifts should not cost over $20.00

      • The Club is asking each couple to bring a dish serving 12

      • Please R.S.V.P. to Helen King

      • Location: Trailer Estates Club House
        1903 Bay Drive Bradenton, FL 34207

      • Hosts: Your Club's Officers



  • Tuesday, December 20, 9 am: Virtual Tech Day

      • Location: Zoom Meeting

      • Host: Mike Zelle


Few audiences have the opportunity to hear firsthand the experiences of an American race driver who changed the course of automotive history a century ago—or to learn of a global test of machines and men in an event so incredible, it has never been duplicated in the 100+ years since. Presenter Jeff Mahl brings to life the events of 1908 and the New York to Paris Great Automobile Race, richly illustrated with more than 70 original photographs (many unpublished). You will experience the Race, just as Jeff heard the recollections of his great grandfather, George N. Schuster, driver and chief mechanic of the winning American Thomas Flyer. Jeff’s presentation gives a true appreciation for the marvelous machines that propelled these daring men around the world.

Recent Past Events

  • Three Club Cars were displayed on Saturday, October 29 at the Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival.

  • On May 3 & 4, Five Club Cars were part of the action at the Murder Mystery: "Murder At the Juice Joint", a night of mystery and intrigue in the wild and romantic era of the roaring 20’s! Club Members Mr. & Mrs. JP Morgan Jr won the "Best Dressed" award. Barbara solved the Murder and won a bottle of mystery wine...:-)

  • On May 1st, five Club Cars were displayed at the Devereaux-Kaiser Car Show hosted by the Sarasota Firefighters Benevolent Fund.

  • At the 2nd Annual Water's Edge Car Show six Club Cars & one truck won 7 trophies on April 30, 2022!!!

  • Four Club cars were displayed at the Southeast High School Gatsby Themed Senior Prom on April 15, 2022.

  • Thirty Club Members and guests were treated to a fun and educational lecture on the Hemmings Great Race followed by a very satisfying lunch at the Anna Maria Oyster Bar on Wednesday, April 6 ( 2022 Hemmings Great Race Lecture Flyer with Map )

      • The Great Race is a time-speed-endurance rally, which relies not on top speed but accurate navigation and precise timing to deliver each team as close as possible to prescribed checkpoints over the 2,000+ mile route. Breaking a speed limit or missing a turn can knock a team out of contention…

      • Peter Brown and Susan Nourse described their experiences competing in the 2018 & 2019 Hemmings Great Race in their Ford Model A Boat Tail Speedster. We Learned how they overcame unexpected challenges from a badly scored piston to a train delay and how they are preparing for this year’s race.

  • On Tuesday, March 29, four Club Cars were displayed at the 5th Annual Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club Car Show.

  • 13 Club Cars were displayed at the Venice AACA Car Show on Sunday, March 27. On a beautiful Florida spring day, our Club won 5 trophies!!!

      • John Brennan won 3rd Place (out of 22) in the 1900-1948 class

      • John Cozza won 1st Place in the Hot Rod class

      • To keep in in the family, Janet Cozza won 3rd Place in the Hot Rod class

      • Jan Van Wart won the show's Most Original Car

      • Sara-Mana MAFC won the show's Club Participation Trophy

  • Ed & Lorraine Orr showed their Model A at the Gator Boys Annual Car Show on the same Sunday, March 27.

  • 20 Club members transported by 9 Club Cars enjoyed a fun filled drive, boat ride and lunch at Rum Bay Restaurant on Palm Island on Wednesday, March 23. Resourceful Club members overcame a thrown fan blade and electrical glitch to arrive on time...:-)

  • On Sunday, March 20, Five Club cars were shown at the Lipizzan Stallions benefit performance for the Myakka City 1914 School House.

  • Four Club cars were on display at Parrish Heritage Day Parade & Festival on Saturday, March 5.

  • On Saturday, February 26, Eight Club cars particpated in the Tanya Clavey Foundation Car Show. Three cars were trophy winners!! John Brennan's pick up won Best in Show, Bill & Kathy Priesmeyer's Deluxe Roadster: 1900 - 1940 Class, and Jeff & Helen King's 1931 Vicky: Peoples Choice

  • On Sunday, February 6, Eight Club cars were shown at the Vintage Wheels 32nd Antique Car Show.

  • 16 Club cars participated in the 2022 Edison-Ford Antique Car Meet on Saturday, February 5th!! Jan Van Wart's 1919 "Mother in Law" T was a winner in the 1901 - 1941 class.

  • On Tuesday, February 1 the Club held its monthly Tech Day at Charlie’s Barn. Peter Brown & Susan Nourse from the Pine Tree Model A Club of Maine joined the action. The Honey Tree Cafe did its usual fantastic job of serving 20 of us efficiently.

  • On Thursday, January 20, twenty-four Club members with 7 Model As drove to Ideal Classic Cars followed by an excellent lunch at British Open Pub.

  • On Saturday, January 15 Steve & Pam Diaz, Jeff King and Mike Zelle enjoyed the low key “Gentlemen Drivers, Cars & Breakfast” on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.

2021

  • On December 4th, three Club As participated in this year’s Myakka City Christmas Parade. Young and old really enjoyed this annual family oriented celebration.

  • On December 3rd, forty Club members and guests celebrated the holidays at our 2021 Sara-Mana MAFC Christmas Party. The venue was excellent, the food was superb, and the usual chaos ensued during the White Elephant Gift Exchange…:-)

  • The Florida Packard Club Annual Fall Meet was held on Sunday, November 21 at "Wits End".

  • On Saturday, November 20 9:30 the 2021 Florida Packard Meet Tour included gathered at Sarasota Classic Car Museum for a car show and Docent lead tour of their collection. After the tour everyone enjoyed lunch at St. Armands Circle followed by Long Boat Key drive with ice cream stop.

  • On Wednesday, April 28 twenty-one club members and friends drove one T, three As and an undisclosed number of modern cars to Ford's Garage in Brandon. Along the way we made a pit stop at the Apollo Beach Preserve. Excellent lunch, excellent weather and outstanding people contributed to this splendid club outing.

  • On Saturday, April 17 club members displayed 5 Model As, 1 Winton and 1 Brand X at Water's Edge First Annual Vintage Car Show. Three cars received people's choice awards.

  • On Saturday, March 20 Graham & Jan Haile, John Brennan and Mike & Nancy Zelle displayed their As & T at the annual Parrish Heritage Day Festival next to the new Parrish Community High School.

  • On Sunday, March 7 Al Leach, Ed & Lorraine Orr and Mike & Nancy Zelle displayed their As & Overland at the Lipizzan Stallions benefit performance for the Myakka City 1914 School House.

  • We had 10 cars participate in this year’s Edison-Ford Antique Car Show on Saturday, March 6. Al Leach’s car won a trophy!! All 10 cars had an extended complementary car wash on the return trip…:-)