On April 28th, 1979 the
FEATHER RIVER "A's" came into existence in Quincy, California. At
that time the club was formally accepted into the Model A Ford Club
of America, MAFCA, becoming the FEATHER RIVER A's Chapter of MAFCA.
The original members were: Rick Barnum, President; Roy Pinelli,
Vice President; Jim Webster, Secretary/Treasurer; Sandy Pricer,
Nation Liaison; Phil Bresciani, Member; Danny Turner, Member.
The photo below appeared in the Feather River Bulletin on Thursday,
May 10th, 1979.
|Excuse photo quality,
newspaper photo's do not reproduce well and the original
is long gone.|
The caption under the
photo read "NEW CLUB FORMS- Local Model "A" Ford owners have
formed the Feather River A's Automobile Club - now a chapter
of the Model A Ford Club of America. At their first meeting in
April, Rick Barnum was elected president; Roy Pinelli, vice
president; Jim Webster, secretary-treasurer; and Sandy Pricer,
nation liason. The first outing of the group came when they
stopped at the new Bulletin offices Tuesday morning. From far
left is Roy Pinelli, Jim Webster, Rick Barnum, Sandy Pricer,
Phil Bresciani and Dan Turner, all standing in front of
refurbished classics. Tentative plans have been set to
participate in the "Fly In" at Gansner Airfield in June and a
drive by during the 1979 Plumas County Fair Parade in August.
The May meeting will include a tour to Graeagle this Saturday.
Club members will gather at the Safeway parking lot at 10 a.m.
and tour together to the Graeagle Picnic Grounds for a picnic
lunch and "tire-kickin", arriving about 11 a.m. Anyone owning
a Model A Ford or interested is invited to participate.
Ownership of a running vehicle isn't required; people
interested in attending the meeting may drive "modern iron."
Phil Bresciani, long
time Quincy resident
and the only founding member of the
Feather River "A's" who is still an
He is very active in community events. Phil
grew up on his fathers ranch here
in Quincy and is still
operating the family ranch.
He drives a 1931 Deluxe
Roadster that he has owned for many years.