[Congressional Record Volume 158, Number 149 (Tuesday, November 27, 2012)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1810]
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                          HON. JOHN R. CARTER

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, November 27, 2012

  Mr. CARTER. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize the Lone Star 
Model A Ford Club upon achieving a milestone in the club's history. 
This Saturday, December 1, 2012, the club will meet for their 1,000th 
weekly breakfast in Georgetown, Texas.
  Organized on September 26, 1993, in Georgetown, Texas, the Lone Star 
Model A Ford Club is for owners and admirers of Model A Fords who are 
interested in restoring and maintaining the automobile in a manner to 
attract prestige and respect within the community.
  The Lone Star Model A Ford Club has served as a medium of exchange of 
ideas, information and parts for admirers of the Model A Ford car, 
manufactured from 1928 through 1931, and to aid them in their efforts 
to restore and preserve the car in its original likeness.
  In addition, the Lone Star Model A Ford Club encourages and maintains 
among its members the spirit of good-fellowship, sociality, and fair 
play through sponsored activities including the use of the Model A Ford 
and family participation.
  The Lone Star Model A Ford Club has consistently supported local 
civic endeavors by displaying their Model A's whenever asked by nursing 
homes, retirement homes, civic clubs, the Chamber of Commerce, the City 
of Georgetown, and Williamson County, including, during the re-
dedication of the Williamson County Courthouse after its renovation.
  The Club has twice hosted the statewide Model A Ford Convention in 
Georgetown with attendance as high as 550 people from throughout Texas 
in 1998 and again in 2005 and has been selected to host the 50th 
statewide Model A Ford Convention to be held in June 2013 in Round 
Rock, Texas.
  Club members began meeting for weekly breakfasts every Saturday 
morning in October 1993 and have consistently continued this weekly 
social activity to this day.
  Mr. Speaker, I congratulate the 77 family members of the Lone Star 
Model A Ford Club on the occasion of their 1,000th weekly breakfast 
together and encourage our state's citizens to congratulate these 
individuals whose efforts should be recognized in preserving an 
important part of our nation's motoring history for the benefit of 
future generations.