In San Leandro, California, in 1963, a group of early Ford v8 enthusiasts began holding monthly meetings of the Early Ford V8 Club. After the incorporation of the national club in 1966, they became known as the Golden Gate Charter Regional Group #1, EFV8CA. This opened the path for other regional group formations. An Ohio regional group and the Western New York Early Ford V8 Club in Rochester, NY became the 2nd and 3rd regional clubs chartered by the national club in February 1966. Regional group #2, the first Ohio group, has since folded. A bit of early national club history follows:
In 1969, Bill Steil initiated the formation of the Early Ford V8 Club – Puget Sound Regional Group (EFV8PSRG). Following is his initial letter to the National EFV8 Club requesting formation and the minutes of the national club which accepted that request. In addition, we have added a 1969 trivia page that may help place this club’s formation into an historical perspective.