The 8th  annual Iowa Model A Day event will be held

on Saturday, August 20th, 2015 in Amana, Iowa and run from 9 AM until 3 PM.

  • Preregistration forms are available for printing by clicking here.
  • This year the Club is again offering special event t-shirts for sale at $15. These can be ordered with your preregistration but on a separate form, click here view the form and print.
  • This year's IMAD poster is available for download and printing here.
  • The day's activities include:
    • an Upholstery Demonstration at 11:00 AM
    • at 1:00 PM there will be a Model A Touring Safety Q&A Session
    • Model A Era Display, with period clothing and furniture, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • For information about the Amana Colonies, click here.
  • The afternoon Tech Session have a panel discussion about Safety Accessories such as LED lights and seat belts.  Bring your questions to discuss with the panel and fellow Model A'ers.

       The back of the New Commemorative T-shirt
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Photos from the 2015 Iowa Model A Day in Amana

 

Fifth Annual Iowa Model A Day – An Overview

 

  • AUGUST 16, 2013 - Friday

 

It is mid-morning, and the sun is shining.  IMAD Committee members and club members are busy setting up signs, gathering materials, and preparing headquarters for the 5th IMAD show on Saturday.

 

Friday afternoon Model A’ers began arriving for the mini-tour scheduled to take off at 3:00 pm. (Note – this year’s tour, Aug 15th, is scheduled for 4:00 pm).  After gathering at headquarters (ITAC Theatre) for a pre-tour briefing, the tour begins.  The cars and their passengers drive though six of the seven villages with a stop at the Broom & Basket Shop in West Amana.  The next stop along the way is at Henry’s Market in Homestead for their Friday-night Farmer’s Market.  Several of the participants dropped off from the tour to spend the evening enjoying food prepared by one of the local groups there during the summer, and listening to music; again from locals that play at different functions.  (Note – reports were received all who stopped enjoyed themselves, and this year’s food and music will be specifically planned.)  Other attractions along the route are available for the drivers and passengers to see; galleries, workshops, and studios as part of “Art Night in the Amana Colonies”.  This is a collection of artisans demonstrating and displaying their crafts.  Another popular stop after the tour is the Millstream Brewery for a cool adult beverage.

 

  • AUGUST 17, 2013 – Saturday

 

Just as Friday did, Saturday also dawned sunny and beautiful.  The IMAD committee and club volunteers are busy parking their cars and heading to their perspective work stations.  Registration officially begins at 8:00 am; the arriving participants register at ITAC (Iowa Theatre Artists Company) headquarters, pickup their show packet (which includes a show button, dash plaque, window sticker, commemorative glass tumbler, and ticket), drive to the picture station to have their car photographed, and continue to 47th Avenue to park their cars; leaving them the rest of the day to enjoy the many activities.  These included the upholstery demo at the Millstream warehouse, and the tech session and fashion show at the ITAC headquarters.  Also, throughout the day, participants could partake in visiting the numerous merchants within Amana for food, many shops, wineries, demonstrations, and checking their ticket to see if they won a prize provided by merchants on the “Great Amana Ticket Hunt”.

 

 

A total of 102 Model A’s, AA Trucks, various Model A conversions (doddle bugs & tractors), and a couple Model T’s were proudly displayed along 47th Avenue through-out the day; with well over a thousand visitors looking at them.

 

At the end of the day, many of the participants staying over to Sunday, enjoyed the 60’s and 70’s music by a band playing at Millstream Brewery.  What better way to end a full day of Model A’ing than good “Old Rock & Roll”, and some cool beverages.  (Note – the 60’s & 70’s band is scheduled to play again this year.)

 

This year’s Iowa Model A Day is scheduled for August 16, 2014.  Check for schedules and updates at www.hawkamodelafordclub.org

 

 

 

Iowa Model A Day 2014 Review

AUGUST 15, 2014 - Friday

It is mid-morning, and the sun is shining. IMAD Committee members and club members are busy setting up signs, gathering materials, and preparing headquarters for the 6th IMAD show on Saturday.

Friday afternoon Model A’ers began arriving for the mini-tour scheduled to take off at 4:00 pm. After gathering at headquarters (ITAC Theatre) for a pre-tour briefing, the tour begins. The cars and their passengers drive though six of the seven villages with a stop at the Broom & Basket Shop in West Amana. The next stop along the way is at Henry’s Market in Homestead for their Friday-night Farmer’s Market. Many of the participants dropped off from the tour and spend the evening enjoying food prepared by one of the local groups there during the summer, and listening to music; again from locals that play at different functions. Other attractions along the route are available for the drivers and passengers to see; galleries, workshops, and studios as part of “Art Night in the Amana Colonies”. This is a collection of artisans demonstrating and displaying their crafts. Another popular stop after the tour is the Millstream Brewery for a cool adult beverage.

AUGUST 16, 2014 – Saturday

Just as Friday did, Saturday also dawned sunny and beautiful. The IMAD committee and club volunteers are busy parking their cars and heading to their perspective work stations. Registration officially begins at 8:00 am; the arriving participants register at ITAC (Iowa Theatre Artists Company) headquarters, pickup their show packet (which includes a show button, dash plaque, window sticker, commemorative glass tumbler, and ticket), drive to the picture station to have their car photographed, and continue to 47th Avenue to park their cars; leaving them the rest of the day to enjoy the many activities. These included the upholstery demo (applying a top to a Tudor sedan) and tech session (discussing water pumps, their differences and repair) held at the Millstream warehouse and the fashion display and show at the ITAC headquarters. Also, throughout the day, participants could partake in visiting with friends and visiting with the numerous merchants within Amana. Available was typical Amana German food, a variety of shops, wineries, demonstrations, and checking their ticket to see if they won a prize provided by merchants on the “Great Amana Ticket Hunt”.

A total of 95 Model A’s, AA Trucks, various Model A conversions and a couple Model T’s were proudly displayed along 47th Avenue through-out the day; with well over a thousand visitors looking at them.

At the end of the day, many of the participants staying over to Sunday, enjoyed the 60’s and 70’s music by a band playing at Millstream Brewery. What better way to end a full day of Model A’ing than good “Old Rock & Roll”, and some cool beverages. (Note – the 60’s & 70’s band is scheduled to play again this year.)

This year’s 7th Annual Iowa Model A Day is scheduled for August 15, 2015. Check for schedules and updates at www.hawkamodelafordclub.org.

These photos were taken at the 2011 Iowa Model A Day in Amana, Iowa.

It was a beautiful day.


 

Hawk A Model A Ford Club Meetings are the 4th Tuesday of every month, except December

and start at 7:00 PM at the Hiawatha Community Center.