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goodcar 05-11-2018 01:20 PM

Alexandria MN, Any Model Aers???
 

Will be moving to Alexandria, MN soon. Any Model A folks there??

brito36 05-11-2018 05:12 PM

Re: Alexandria MN, Any Model Aers???
 

I bought a AA Truck from an older man in Alexandria about forty years ago. There must still be Model A people still up there. One thing I still remember about Alexandria was that everybody there knew who we were and what we were buying. They were the friendliest people that I ever met. Several people in a restaurant came up and talked with us. Sounds like you made a good move....

1crosscut 05-11-2018 11:09 PM

Re: Alexandria MN, Any Model Aers???
 

Spent many, many summer vacations fishing in the Alexandria area. Used to go out an night with flash lights and catch leopard frogs to use as bass bait. We would keep them in lidded 5 gallon buckets. Dad would have all of us kids catch enough for several days of fishing the first night or two after we arrived. Usually had at least 50 on hand. One of our favorite tricks was to sneak over to one of the other tents in the middle of the night and quietly open the zipper just enough to dump in a bucket full and slide the zipper shut. Usually didn't take long for things to get "hopping" in the tent.

goodcar 05-12-2018 12:32 AM

Re: Alexandria MN, Any Model Aers???
 

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Originally Posted by brito36 (Post 1628031)
I bought a AA Truck from an older man in Alexandria about forty years ago. There must still be Model A people still up there. One thing I still remember about Alexandria was that everybody there knew who we were and what we were buying. They were the friendliest people that I ever met. Several people in a restaurant came up and talked with us. Sounds like you made a good move....

Will turn 72 in August, wife and I in good health but have no one here in Omaha, son lives near Alexandria. Know it's inevitable that the time is coming when we will need to move, lots of nice smooth quiet country roads in that area to drive the Model A. Now have to drive 5 miles in the city over pothole laced streets just to get out of town--to mostly busy highways. Thanks for the encouragement.

goodcar 05-12-2018 12:40 AM

Re: Alexandria MN, Any Model Aers???
 

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Originally Posted by 1crosscut (Post 1628148)
Spent many, many summer vacations fishing in the Alexandria area. Used to go out an night with flash lights and catch leopard frogs to use as bass bait. We would keep them in lidded 5 gallon buckets. Dad would have all of us kids catch enough for several days of fishing the first night or two after we arrived. Usually had at least 50 on hand. One of our favorite tricks was to sneak over to one of the other tents in the middle of the night and quietly open the zipper just enough to dump in a bucket full and slide the zipper shut. Usually didn't take long for things to get "hopping" in the tent.

Oh ya, the mischievous days of youth, had lots of fun doing those kind of things. I grew up in a small town, we made our own fun.

frank mcdaniels 05-12-2018 02:31 AM

Re: Alexandria MN, Any Model Aers???
 

I used to see a guy with th last name off Bass at the car shows He had a business called B and J auto that was from Alexandria.He had some beautiful model Ass and really knew his stuff. there are lots of model a guys in Fergus Falls just up the road. I’m about a 100 miles further north in Fargo Moorhead. we have a club herewith about 20 guys. Just start going to the local car meets and you will meet lots of old ford lovers. Frank

eagle 05-12-2018 07:59 AM

Re: Alexandria MN, Any Model Aers???
 

I'm at eagle bend, about 35 miles north east of Alex. There are quite a few model A ers around Alex. Good shop for repair, they do everything including Babbitt I hear. At the local parades there are always 5 or 6 at least. Second weekend of August is Rose City Threshing festival. I'll be there with my A, as will several more.

mleder 05-12-2018 08:19 AM

Re: Alexandria MN, Any Model Aers???
 

The Twin Cities Model A Ford Club has a very active chapter, about 240 members. There are tours and events as well as good meeting and clinics. Look it up on the web at :TCMAFC.org

1931flathead 05-12-2018 06:08 PM

Re: Alexandria MN, Any Model Aers???
 

the guy name bob bass I'm thinking he quiet with his shop supper nice guy he did great work on the model a's


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