Celebrating 50 years, 1973 – 2023!

Many of the founding members of the 59th Region were air force personnel stationed at Griffith Air Force Base in Rome, NY. Glenn Anderson served as the first president. Ray Beebe is the current President-Emeritus. Arel Brown is President.

Our club hails from the Mohawk Valley
in east-central New York State.

The Mohawk River runs between the Adirondack Mountains to the north and the Catskills to the south; from Rome to Utica, forming a large valley before it flows on to Albany, where it joins the Hudson River.

Arel and Barb Brown
Arel and Barb Brown
Mohawk Valley Region #59 group spirit

We have about 50 members. Most live in or around the valley, within a 60 mile radius; but members hail from as far north as Watertown, and as far south as Binghamton, NY.


Justin LaChausse, Show Chairman
Many thanks to Justin for all his hard work spearheading this event.

Delores Pugh, Show Accountant
Thank you Delores!

The 2024 Clayton, NY, show will be our club’s second national eastern Meet! In 2002 we successfully hosted the Early Ford V-8 Club’s national eastern meet in Vernon, NY, with over 200 participants.

Phil Williams


Arel Brown, President
Al LaChausse, Vice President
Marcia McKinney, Secretary
Phil Williams, Treasurer


Meetings are once a month at member homes, garages or specially arranged locations. and include a meal. All are welcome. Email for information.

2002 national president Charlie Gunn
presenting award to Al Mattei
Mark Moriarty with Nancy

The WESTERN NEW YORK REGION #3 is our full partner for the 2024 Eastern meet.

Mark Moriarty, president of Region #3, designed our show logo!

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Special thanks and gratitude to President Emeritus Ray Beebe, serving from 1998-2022 as president, and his wife Kathy, both of whom contributed many, many, years of hard work and dedication to this club.

Cathy and Ray Beebe
Mark Moriarty, Arel Brown, Justin LaChausee, Al LaChausse and Brian Donohoe