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)

Vintage Ford Owners 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 for the vintage ford owners club. 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.

YearPast Presidents
1996 & 1997L. Bud Williams
1998Ed Siegfried
1999Howard Simpson
2000Jay Harris
2002
Bob Curwin
2003Bill Monteleone
2004Al Hodges
2005 & 2006Bud Gilroy
2007Clark Mears
2008 & 2009John Connelly
2010Ted Thompson
2011John Connelly
2012Dan Krehbeil
2013 & 2014Rudy Perez
2015 & 2016Cal Westra
2017 & 2018
Cliff Gustin
2019Patsy Hamlin
Past Presidents