THE ORIGIN STORY
The Model ‘A’ Ford was the successor to the Model ‘T’ Ford.
For some time Henry Ford had been reluctant to develop a new model. He regarded the Model ‘T’ as the ideal car for the masses and did not see any need to replace it. However by the mid-1920s the Model ‘T’ had been in production for over 15 years and was showing its age when compared to other cars of the period. The Ford Motor Company was losing market share as consumers opted for the products of Ford’s competitors which offered more features and modern styling and engineering. Finally Henry was convinced of the need to develop a new model.
MEMBERS' COLLECTIONSIt's mostly about the cars, and a little about the guys who love the cars
ABOUT THE MODEL 'A' CLUB OF SOUTH AFRICAWelcome!
MACOSA is home to folk who are addicted to the world’s most popular vintage car – the Model ‘A’ Ford, built from 1927 to 1931 (Model ‘B’ and Model ‘T’ devotees are included too).
We encourage the driving, preservation and enjoyment of these amazing machines as we explore the historical treasure-trove that is South Africa.
Events - Planned and spontaneous - take place locally and countrywide, announced and reminisced about on the website (MACOSA members are notified by phone for those spur-of-the moment breakfasts and sundry get-togethers).
You do not need to own a Model 'A', a Model 'B', or a Model 'T' to be a part of the club, but it helps if you do. One step at a time, as they say.
MACOSA membership enables you to mix with the like-minded folk and enrich your journal of motoring memories, photographs, and your 'A', 'B', or 'T's heritage - and have a whole lot of fun along the way.
If you are not a member of MACOSA, it is never too late to switch on your headlights. It could be the most rewarding thing you ever did (Annual fees are set on low beam. Honorary Membership is offered; please contact us if you'd like to join and if dimes are not exactly a dozen for you right now. Discretion is assured.)