About

The Palomar Mountain V-8’s
Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club of America, Inc.
Regional Group No. 148
A Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation (Incorporated August 7, 2001)

Club History

Palomar Mountain V-8’s Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club of America, Inc. (Regional Group No. 148) was formed November 8, 1996. Penfold’s Restaurant in Temecula, California was the site of the first organized meeting. The meeting was presided over by L. Bud Williams, the founder and first club President. In the first week, twelve (12) couples signed up and volunteered to fill all the positions to run this club, including our first newsletter editor, Marge Gilroy.

The object of the club is to have good fellowship and to drive our flathead Ford automobiles. The main activity of the group is to tour these Fords and share the flathead Ford legacy with all interested people. Another major object of the club is to welcome all “flathead” Ford products including the Lincoln V-12, Mercury V8 and Ford 4 Cylinder vehicles as well as the Ford V-8’s years 1932 through 1953.

Bud Williams asked for names for the club newsletter and his suggestion of “V8 Valve Chatter” was chosen. It was decided that it would be published monthly. The club finalized its Bylaws and became incorporated in 2001, and is now officially known as The Palomar Mountain V-8’s Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club of America, Inc.

In 2005 our members voted to host the Early Ford V-8 Club of America 2007 Western National Meet here in Temecula, California. It took a lot of planning and hard work, but was most successful and enjoyed tremendously by those who attended. Please check out our “2007 Western National Meet” information link.

Past Presidents
1996 & 1997 L. Bud Williams
1998 Ed Siegfried
1999 Howard Simpson
2000 Jay Harris
2002 Bob Curwin
2003 Bill Monteleone
2004 Al Hodges
2005 & 2006 Bud Gilroy
2007 Clark Mears
2008 & 2009 John Connelly
2010 Ted Thompson
2011 John Connelly
2012 Dan Krehbeil
2013 & 2014 Rudy Perez
2015 & 2016 Cal Westra
2017 & 2018 Cliff Gustin