Model A Fords race around Superspeedway
by AZIZA JACKSON
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The Central Alabama Model A Ford Club held their “four-lapper race” Saturday morning at the Talladega Superspeedway.  A total of 52 Model A Fords lined up around the track and started their engines.
The Central Alabama Model A Ford Club held their “four-lapper race” Saturday morning at the Talladega Superspeedway. A total of 52 Model A Fords lined up around the track and started their engines.
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TALLADEGA — The Central Alabama Model A Ford Club held their “four-lapper race” under a large Alabama blue sky Saturday morning at the Talladega Superspeedway.

A total of 52 Model A Fords lined up single-file around the track and started their engines.

“This is the largest function we have had so far,” said Cecil Freeman, past vice president of the Central Alabama Model A Ford Club.

“They had a ball, they said it was one of the best things they have done with their antique cars.”

The Central Alabama Model A Ford Club consists of Model A Ford owners with model years ranging from 1928 to 1931.

“We had about seven or eight participants from other Model A Clubs from Tennessee, Georgia, and different ones out of Alabama,” Freeman said. “It was a treat for everybody to get out and do that.”

Although the race did not produce any winners or losers, it served a centerpiece for a weekend of fun and fellowship for car lovers of all ages.

“Everybody came in on Friday afternoon,” Freeman said. “We had a firehouse dinner with Gerald Grizzard, about 130 people came out. A band was there, the Bluegrass Buddies were playing music. We gave out door prizes and socialized.”

Freeman said the group left their hotels around 7:30 Saturday morning to head to the Talladega Superspeedway.

“We had 105 people on the track, that’s how many people toured the museum,” Freeman said.

The group displayed their antique vehicles in front of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. while they toured the inside of the museum.

Talladega County Probate Judge Billy Atkinson then welcomed everyone to Talladega as they sat down for lunch at Diamond Lil’s Restaurant on Alabama 21.

The “4-lapper race” comes on the heels of the club’s “Sweet Home Alabama” function that was held in October of last year.

That annual event has grown in number each year, however Freeman said Saturday’s event turned out to be the club’s largest and most widely-attended function as of yet.

The purpose of the Model A Club is to serve as a medium for members to exchange ideas, information, and parts. The club also assists members in their efforts to restore and preserve their Ford vehicles to their original condition.

For more information on the Central Alabama Model A Ford Club or how to become a member, contact Freeman at 256-225-3250 or at cfreeman43@aol.com.

Contact Aziza Jackson at ajackson@dailyhome.com.