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  • Skinner and Damulis to celebrate Model A Ford Day

  • The Fifth International Model A Ford Day will be celebrated at Skinner and Damulis Ford from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The annual event is celebrated worldwide to honor the Model A Ford. The public will be welcome to visit the Skinner location in Richfield Springs on State Route 28 to view the various models th...
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  • The Fifth International Model A Ford Day will be celebrated at Skinner and Damulis Ford from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
    The annual event is celebrated worldwide to honor the Model A Ford. The public will be welcome to visit the Skinner location in Richfield Springs on State Route 28 to view the various models that will be on display. The owners will be available to answer questions and show their prized possessions.
    International Model A Day is celebrated on Sept. 22. The event, which took place last year at the dealership’s former Herkimer location, had about 20 models on display. There will be free admission.
    Don Roberts, a member of the Mohican Model A Ford Club, said in a 2011 interview the Model A was built in 1928 to 1931. “It replaced the Model T that would have been in production,” he said.
    Roberts said the Model A was a more modern car, with a standard three-speed transmission, four cylinders and 40 horsepower.
    Roberts said the chapter conducts monthly meetings.
    The chapter’s website can be found at http://www.mohicanmodela.org.
    The Model A Ford was introduced to the public on Dec. 2, 1927 and manufactured through 1931. Nearly five million cars and trucks were produced during the four years. There were many body styles, such as coupes, roadsters, phaetons, two- and four-door sedans and a variety of commercial vehicles.

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