We still have a few openings for young people who would like to attend this program. We will be building this car at Jack Byrne Ford in Mechanicville. We will be working two Saturdays a month, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
If you or anyone you know might be interested in getting involved, please let us know as soon as possible as the program is already underway.
The following describes what we are looking for:
WANTED: Young men and women who are interested in the building of a 1931 Model A Roadster. You have to be between the ages of 13 and 16, enrolled in a local school, and be willing to give up two Saturdays a month. Work on the project for 6 hours per day, 5 1/2 hours work with a lunch hour and cleanup time. You will learn how to apply your math and science skills to a practical situation. You will get dirty, form a team, learn how to work with your hands, learn the history of the automobile, work with metal and wood, set valid goals, and learn from a wide variety of mentors, both young and old.
You need to have your parents' permission to apply. Parents are a part of this build because we need them to help make sure you are committed to the build, transportation to and from the build site, and positive reinforcement for our mission, to keep your minds clean and your hands dirty.
The Adirondack Model A Club, located in Clifton Park, has joined forces with Jack Byrne Ford of Mechanicville, to continue with our mission statement to teach young people about history of Model A Fords, use of hand tools, goal setting, timetables, cost analysis, how mechanical systems work, how we change mechanical energy into electrical energy, basic mechanics, painting, simple welding, and forming a team with others who are unknown to you.
Mentors will be almost one-on-one, and everyone gets a chance to work on every aspect of the car. We expect this car to take approximately six months to build. The car will be built on the Jack Byrne property, located at 1003 Hudson River Road, (Route 4 & 32), Mechanicville, NY.
If you wish to join our team, please send a composition of why you want to be a part of our team and a few words on who you are, what you would like to accomplish in the future, and what your career goals are.
Send your composition and the following information (Name, Address, Age, Phone Number, E-mail address, if you have one, and Name of the School you attend) to:
Adirondack A's Model A Ford Club
PO Box 1246
Clifton Park, NY, 12065