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Old Fords Shine In Kingaroy

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Model A Ford Club of Queensland president Lindsay Harris, from Brisbane, and Chris Abrey, from Mt Tamborine, pour over the engine bay of Kev Pauli’s 1928 four-door from Highfields

August 19, 2019

Car lovers may have spotted a stream of classic Model A Fords on South Burnett roads over the past few days.

Seventeen members of the Model A Ford Club of Queensland did a club run to Kingaroy at the weekend for an overnight getaway.

On Sunday, they were the guests of the South Burnett Antique Motor Club which put on a barbecue lunch at their clubhouse for the visitors.

Many guests then stayed at the Oasis Motel on Sunday night.

On Monday morning, the visitors dropped in to Huston’s Ford to display their vehicles as well as check out the latest offerings from the American marque.

They then went to ‘Bethany’ for morning tea before wending their way back home.

The Model A Ford was released in Australia on May 17, 1928, and an estimated 31,000 were sold in the country.

Internationally, they were manufactured from 1927 to 1931 with more than 4.8 million produced in body styles including tudors, fordors, town cars, roadsters and utes.

The Model As line up under the blue oval at Huston Ford in Kingaroy on Monday morning

A younger brother, a five litre Ford Mustang, drew the attention of the A Model owners

Ron Johnman, from Carindale, with his 1928 A Model

Kev Dale, from Ipswich, with his 1930 A Model four-door

Lloyd Davies, from Geham, with his 1928 Model A nicknamed “Daisy” … it is dedicated to his great uncles, dairy farmers from East Cooyar, who were killed in action during World War I (this is the white Model A in the photo, below)

Mark Huston with some of the vehicles on display at his dealership on Monday … a 1983 F100 ute, a 2018 Mustang and a 1928 A Model

Seventeen vehicles from the Model A Ford Club of Queensland got together at the South Burnett Antique Motor Club clubhouse in Cornish Street, Kingaroy, on Sunday for a barbecue


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One Response to Old Fords Shine In Kingaroy

  1. Chris

    Great to see a technology nearly 100 years old still travelling the country roads.

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