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The Early Ford V-8 Club of America, Columbia River Regional Group
Mee ngs are held at The Abernathy Grange, 15745 South Harley Avenue, Oregon City, Ore- gon, on the second Monday of each month at 8:00 pm, social hour begins at 7:00 pm.
The Columbia River Regional Group is chartered by the Early Ford V-8 Club of America and is dedicated to the preserva on of Ford Motor Company vehicles and related historical mate- rials from the era of the Flathead V-8 engines [including all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehi- cles] from 1932 to 1953. Ownership of these vehicles is not required for club membership, however, all regional group members are required to be a member of the parent club, The Early Ford V-8 Club. Na onal dues are: $35.00 single, $38.00 joint membership. Regional dues are $10.00 per person.
The Columbia Overdrive is our monthly newsle er. It is mailed or e-mailed to each member.
The Early Ford V-8 Club of America was founded in Alameda County, California on August 8, 1963 They published their  rst newsle er, volume 1,number 1,[a single sheet] in Decem- ber 1963 ThenamewaschangedtoTheV-8TimesinFebruary 1965.Theclubwasincorpo- rated under California law on March 9, 1966.
The founder of The Columbia River Regional Group, [Bill Bolger] lived in the Oakland, Califor- nia area and joined the National Club in 1964. He moved to the Portland area in 1968.
Shortly a er moving to the area, Bill started the Columbia River Regional Group #10, the second V-8 club in the northwest.
Theotheris#9,Mid-Willame eregionalGroup.CRRG#10 wascharteredonJune2nd, 1968.Firstyearmembersarechartermembers.Wehad24 membersbytheendof

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