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History of Ford A Speed Technology (F.A.S.T.)
|F.A.S.T. originally started in May 1995 after a number of
officers and advisors from another Ford cylinder journal broke away
to start this new organization. We started publishing our own
newsletter in August, 1996. That newsletter has grown into a nice
magazine, referred to as the F.A.S.T. Magazine. It is now published 4 times
per year on a regular schedule and has won awards from both MARC and MAFCA.
Our magazine has technical articles, event reports, letters from
members, and a section for member's free ads. It also has
information from vendors of equipment and services for our vehicles.
The primary interest of F.A.S.T. is in improving the safety and performance of Model T, A, and B Ford engines, but we also welcome other vintage 4 cylinder cars. The majority of our member's interest is in the Model A Ford. We also have hill climbs, seminars, and other events.
The first F.A.S.T. hill climb was held in Tacoma, Washington, at the MAFCA National Meet in 1994. Every year, a number of hill climbs are held in many locations throughout F.A.S.T. land.
Most of our memberís cars are street-driven cars. You will see them at all major Model A events being driven on the tours and entered in judging competition. However, some of our F.A.S.T. members actively participate in competitive events such as Bonneville and dry-lakes racing, dirt-track racing, and quarter and eighth mile drag racing.
We are a non-profit organization with all volunteers.