Many of our cars are restored to original Ford factory specs. Some have modifications mainly in the performance and safety categories. Several of our members have built up “retro rods”, that is early Ford V-8s with the original engines modified as if they were built from stock cars in the ‘40s and 50s as hot rods. We are, however, basically a stock Ford Club and adhere to the rules of our National Association in which we actively participate and take great pride.
We Meet on the first Tuesday of every month except December, at 7:30 pm at a restaurant at a central location in the San Fernando Valley. Members and non-members alike are encouraged to drive their Flathead Ford and Mercury V-8s to the meetings and our tours. Each month, a different speaker talks about anything from Flathead Ford topics (Upholstery, memorabilia, etc) to current events (Auto Theft prevention, Mars Exploration Rover, Historical and current events of interest in our geographic area, etc)
Restoring, showing and driving our Flathead Fords on the road is the central theme of the club. Recent tours have included Santa Paula Airport, Solvang and Santa Anita Race Track. As a club, we visit the wide variety of automotive museums in the greater Los Angeles area. Recent meeting topics have included The Restoration of Ford Woodies, The Use of Leather in the Interior of Ford / Mercury Cars and the adventures and plans of members who have driven their Flatheads long distances such as across the country to attend Early Ford V-8 Meets “The Nationals”, and visit family and friends. American, California and local history also plays a role in the planning and execution of our programs
The Valley V-8s prides itself on the involvement of member spouses. While the club is focused on Flathead V-8s, it is also a social endeavor with emphasis on the family. As such, a variety of car and non-car related events are offered so that people can enjoy our cars in the context of our diverse community in the company of good friends.
WE WELCOME VISITORS AND GUESTS AT OUR MEETINGS
Throughout our >40 years as a club, many members have stepped up to act as officers. They have all helped the club in their way, but the president makes the biggest impact every year. So, here is a list of our presidents over the years. Mr. Durkee and Mr. Boskovich are tied at 4 times each!!!
|2015||Don Durkee and Vasken Hagopian|
|1970||Club Started in ’71|