New England meet: a short history

Prior to a CMARC, there was a MARC. (That’s another history). MARC was founded by Bill Hall in West Hartford, CT in 1952 and the first “Regional Meet” as it was called, was held at Bill’s home in West Hartford in 1953. The next three Regional Meets were held with one in Newington and two in East Hampton. After these first four meets, the name was changed to “The New England Meet and that 1st New England Meet was hosted by the Massachusetts Bay Region in Jaffery, NH in 1957. The “Meets”, starting out as a gathering at a home, have grown into a three (plus) day affair with hundreds of Model A’s. A New England Meet now includes touring, dinners, dancing, door prizes & raffle, flea market, judging and an opportunity to meet with Model A’ers from all over the East Coast. We regularly see A’s from ME, VT, NH, RI, MA, CT, NY, NJ and PA a perfect place to make and renew lasting friendships. The first 19 Meets were hosted, on a rotational basis, by the Western Massachusetts Model A Club, The Model A Ford Club of Massachusetts and the Connecticut Model A Restorers Club. This all changed in 1976 when the Model A Ford Club of New Jersey asked if they could “run a meet”, the 20th NEM. The Little Rhodys stepped in for the 33rd meet in 1979, Long Island for the 37th meet in 1993 and The Minute Men of Massachusetts for the 45th meet in 2001. Again in 2008 the Adirondack A’s stepped in for the 52nd meet, the NH Lakes Region stepped up for the 53rd meet in 2009 and finally Pine Tree MAFCA ran the 56th meet in 2012. This brought us up to ten clubs in the rotation, however The Little Rhody Club dropped out of the cycle temporarily because they cannot find suitable accommodations in RI.

YearHost clubNEM#Location
1952Bill Hall’s Home W. Hartford, CT
1953Regional MeetW. Hartford, CT
1954Regional MARCNewington, CT
1955Regional MARCEast Hampton, CT
1956Regional MARCEast Hampton, CT
1957Mass Bay Region1Jaffery, NH
1958CMARC2Jaffery, NH
1959MARCOM3Laconia, NH
1960MARCOM4Laconia, NH
1961MARCOM/CMARC5Laconia, NH
1962MARCOM6Laconia, NH
1963MARCOM/CMARC7So. Egremont, MA
1964MARCOM8No. Falmouth, MA
1966Western MA10Chicopee Falls, MA
1967MARCOM11Plymouth, MA
1968CMARC12Moodus, CT
1969Western MA13Chicopee Falls, MA
1970MARCOM14Webster, MA
1971CMARC15Wallingford, CT
1972Western MA16No Hampton, MA
1973MARCOM17Plymouth, MA
1974CMARC18Cromwell, CT
1975Western MA19Chicopee, MA
1976MAFC NJ20Morristown, NJ
1977MARCOM21Lexington, MA
1978CMARC22Mystic, CT
1979Western MA23No Hampton, MA
1980MARCOM24So. Attleboro, MA
1981CMARC25Wethersfield, CT
1982Western MA26Sturbridge, MA
1983MARCOM27Plymouth, MA
1984MAFC NJ28Bernardsville, NJ
1985CMARC29No Haven, CT
1986Western MA30Enfield, CT
1987MARCOM31Westborough, MA
1988CMARC32Mystic, CT
1989Little Rhody33So. Kingston, RI
1990Western MA34Enfield, CT
1991MAFC NJ35Allamuchy, NJ
1992MARCOM36Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA
1993MAFC L.I.37Melville, L.I, NY
1994CMARC38Farmington, CT
1995Little Rhody39Newport, RI
1996Western MA40Pittsfield, MA
1997MAFC NJ41Park Ridge, NJ
1998MARCOM42Fitchburg, MA
1999MAFC L.I.43Smithtown, L.I, NY
2000CMARC44Cromwell, CT
2001Minutemen45Westford, MA
2002Western MA46Pittsfield, MA
2003MAFC NJ47Bridgewater, NJ
2004MARCOM48Falmouth, MA
2005MAFC L.I.49Smithtown, L.I, NY
2006CMARC50Windsor, CT
2007Minutemen51Sturbridge, MA
2008Adirondack A’s52Lake George , NY
2009NH Lakes Reg53Laconia, NH
2010Western MA54Sturbridge, MA
2011MAFC NJ55Whippany, NJ
2012Pine Tree MAFCA56Northport, ME
2013MARCOM57Hyannis, MA
2014MAFC L.I.58Hauppauge, NY
2015CMARC59Mystic, CT
2016Minutemen60Westford, MA
2017NH Lakes Reg61North Conway, NH
2018Adirondack A’s62Lake George , NY
2019Western MA63Hancock, MA
2021Pine Tree Model A Club64Newry, ME
2022MARCOM65Mansfield, MA

Future New England Meets

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