Welcome to the High Desert A's

The High Desert A's of Central Oregon is dedicated to restoring and preserving Model A Fords and to promoting this hobby throughout the region. We meet monthly in Bend, Oregon, and participate regularly in the regional meets sponsored by the Model A Ford Club of America (MAFCA). During the summer months we drive our restored vintage Model A's in various events including parades, short local tours, and longer tours to scenic locations in the Pacific Northwest.

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During the months of September, October, November, January, March, April and May we meet at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of the month at the VFW Hall, 1503 NE 4th St., Bend, Oregon. In December we have a Christmas Banquet in place of our regular meeting, and our February meeting is a special "Sweethearts Banquet" held at an area restaurant. During the summer months we meet at various times and days at members' homes.

In addition to these formal meetings the men (and many of the women) meet informally most Wednesday mornings at 8:00 at Jakes Diner, 2210 NE Highway 20, in Bend (near Costco).



Our officers for 2016-2017 are

  • President: Lee Thorsell
  • Vice President: Stella Bladholm
  • Secretary: Susan Worden
  • Treasurer: Karen Duncan
  • Sunshine: Carol Cartwright
  • Sgt.at Arms: Jerry Cartwright
  • Social Director: Linda Thorsell
  • Tour Directors: (Open)
  • Newsletter Editor: Karen Duncan
  • Webmaster: Jim Harrison

Contact Us

Our mailing address is:

  • High Desert A's of Central Oregon
  • PO Box 5652
  • Bend, OR 97708

Phone and Email Contacts:

  • Lee Thorsell, President: (541) 330-8907
  • Bill Barlow, MAFCA Contact: (541) 389-2694
  • Jim Harrison, Webmaster: (541) 410-3494