PLEASE NOTE: All meetings include Show & Tell.  Members are encouraged to bring items to share.

NEXT MEETING: Next meeting is Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 at 7pm.  Program will be presented by Joe Abbin on Lubricants.  Refreshments will be provided by David McLain.

NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, April 9th, 7pm at the Jacksons’ house.

BREAKFAST GROUP: Saturday, April 20th, 8:30 am at Wecks – 10131 Coors Blvd NW, near Cottonwood Mall.

CLUB WEBSITE: Be sure to check out our website at www.abqfordflatheadv8.com   Updated “current Information and calendar” is on the current information page. More club pictures are on the website.

FORD V8 FOUNDATION WEBSITE: Another interesting website to check out is www.fordv8foundation.org





The Club breakfast will be held on Saturday, April 20th, at 8:30 am at Wecks, 10131 Coors Blvd NW, near Cottonwood Mall.  Good food and good company!       .                                                                                                           



Motor Oil for Collector Vehicles by Joe Abbin


Did Somebody Spoil the Oil? Most car owners are aware that “motor oil” is important to the proper operation and life of their car’s engine. In the past, we could pretty much assume that if we used motor oil that met the latest American Petroleum Institute (API) specifications, that we were using the best lubrication product and technology for our engines. Then approximately fifteen years, ago alarming reports surfaced reporting high wear and early failure of engines and engine components. Find out all about the problems and what you need to do to protect your engines at the meeting and bring your friends!



The plans for the Enchanted Circle trip are made and it will be a great tour
We will meet at Jacksons’ house (8322 Calle Picaflor NW) at 9:30am Friday, May 3 for departure by 9:45am.  From there we travel to Chimayo to visit Marco Oveido and his statues, bronze sculptures, his old car collection (there are rumors he is selling some of his cars so be ready).   Marco also has some world famous giant black donkey babies.  How do we know if the little critters will grow up to be Mammoth Donkeys?  We take Marco’s word for it.   We will probably lunch in Chimayo then travel to Taos.  In Taos, we have rooms set for us at the Sagebrush Inn.    Call them directly for your reservations and mention you are with the Ford V8 Club to get our discount rate.  Make your reservation by April 15!   Their number is 800-428-3626.  The Sagebrush Inn includes a free breakfast for us on Saturday morning.    We will leave for the Enchanted Circle Tour at 9am on Saturday morning and should easily be back in Albuquerque before dark Saturday evening.  For those who wish to spend extra time in Taos you won’t need to change hotels, just extend your stay at the Sagebrush Inn if you desire.
Remember this is a tour for our club but you do not need to drive your flathead unless you want to.  We’ll all have a great time along the way regardless of what you drive.


Reminder: The September 14th Tour to Chama and the Cumbres Toltec Railroad trip reservations need to be made now.  Details were emailed to everyone after the March meeting.  Reservations for the train ride may be made by calling 888-286-2737.  We are taking the September 14th Sunset Train Ride and sitting in a coach car.  Please tell the agent you are with the Early Ford V-8 Club.  Hotel reservations may be made by calling the Vista Del Rio at 575-756-2138.  Again, state you are with the Early Ford V-8 Club to get the discounted rate of $90 plus taxes.  Please let Beth know when you have completed your train reservations so we can track the members going. 




Beth and I just returned from a trip to Texas via Oklahoma City, where Beth and her sister took a quilting class.  I got to spend the day with my brother in law looking over his projects.  Lee has long had a 1937 Chevy pickup he calls “Old Blue” and for the last three years has been restoring a 1946 Chevy pickup.  Both are restored to stock.  He has the 1946 running now with many small things to complete.  When you walk into his shop you can’t help but be drawn to the huge, gigantic chrome grill on his bright red 1946!  Lovely truck that I took pleasure in trying to name, my favorite was “Old Red Tomato” but I bet he settles on “Big Chrome Grill”.


It is nearly April and we are faced with some interesting choices.  How do we get our cars ready for summer and how many trips can we cram into our summer schedules?  Well, you are in luck because our club has scheduled our Ford Flathead Tours in April and September to match the cool weather that our cars like.

March has passed and it is high time we started driving our vintage Flatheads.  In this newsletter, we have the plans for the Enchanted Circle Tour.   We will leave Friday May 3 and return Saturday May 4. Get your hotel reservations made.

September is the tour to Chama and a ride in the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad.   As Jay told us at the last meeting the train ride will be in the evening with a near full moon to guide us.  Dinner will be served along with live music.   Beth sent a reminder note with telephone numbers.   The train is filling fast as a number of us already made reservations.

With all due respect to the pure stock group, which I also enjoy; after the October tour last year I am pretty well sold on tour driving in a supercharged flathead.  We are looking forward to the tours this year and really want to have everyone who can join us.  I understand from Larry Bost that some of the Old Car Club are interesting in the Chama train ride tour.  So, fellow V8 folks, get your reservations in early-fair warning.

Minutes of the March 5th, 2019 Meeting

Beth Jackson, Secretary

President Jeff Jackson called the meeting to order.  There were 20 people present including guests Larry Icerman and Al Santos.  Treasurer David was traveling so not present.  Happy Birthday greetings to Larry Azevedo, Vi Chavez-Cropp, Bob Payne and George Abernathy.  Thanks to Clements and Bosts for refreshments.  They did an outstanding job!  The For Sale and Wanted sheet was passed around for additions, deletions and corrections. 

Old Business:  Joyce, reporting for the New Mexico Car Club Council, said the May Museum Show is on track.  There will be a meeting on Wednesday, March 27th, 7pm at the Old Car Garage for volunteers to stuff the envelopes and bags for the May 19th Show.  The show will feature vintage trucks.  Contact Joyce if you will be bringing your truck and would like to park on the first row.  The All Clubs Picnic has a date change – it will be held Sunday, August 4th at Oak Flat Picnic Grounds.  The September 27-29th Swap Meet will be held at Isleta Casino this year instead of Los Lunas. 

The recipe of the month for March was provided by Beth Jackson.  Joyce Clements volunteered to provide a recipe for the April newsletter. 

Tonight’s program will be presented by Al Santos on upholstery.  Al has done work for Jay Hertz.

After a discussion, the date for the spring tour to Chimayo and the Enchanted Circle was selected – May 3-4. More information will be forthcoming.  The September 14-15 tour to Chama with an evening ride on the Cumbres Toltec Railroad has been set.  Reservation information will be sent out soon as train reservations need to be made.

New Business: Membership renewals are now overdue.  Please send your renewal in.

March’s breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 16th, 8:30am at the Range Café in Bernalillo.  Afterwards will be a visit to the J and R Museum.  April’s breakfast will be held at Wecks on Coors near Harbor Freight and Cottonwood Mall.

Featured member for March was Ray Calderon.  Bob Payne will be featured in April’s newsletter.

April’s program will be on lubricants presented by Joe Abbin.

Joe will be giving a presentation to the NE Community Police Council on crime statistics.  Albuquerque’s crime rate is #3 in the nation, behind only Detroit and Memphis. Police department statistics for 2018 state crime rate is about 16% less but we are still #3.

Joe has reserved the Los Ranchos City Hall parking lot for our annual Memorial Day picnic.  Details will follow.

Refreshments were enjoyed and the program on upholstery by Al Santos was very informative and enjoyed by all.

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Remember Spring Thaw is Saturday, April 27th at World Wide Automotive/Old Car Garage, 3232 Girard Blvd NE.  This is the time to have your classic car readied for touring for the cost of a donation to a good cause, CLN (Cuidando los Ninos).  Breakfast snacks and BBQ lunch will be served for a donation to CLN.  Reservations are being taken now – Desiree at 881-2722 for appointment.


April Birthdays & Anniversaries

Gene Dierschke (1)       Philip Lovato (1)                        Lou & Mary Gorenz (18)

Joe Abbin (4)                Lou Gorenz (8)                         Richard & Barbara Polk (23)

Lorna Azevedo (16)       Johanne Glover (16)                  George & Jackie Abernathy (28)

Nancy Agnew (17)         Bob Agnew (18)           




President: R. Jeff Jackson (jbjaxun@gmail.com)

Vice-President: Jay Hertz (jdhhag1@comcast.net)

Secretary: Beth Jackson (jbjaxun@gmail.com)

Treasurer: David McLain (fordshoeboxmclain@aol.com)

Director: George Abernathy (gabernathy@sunriseveterinary.com)

Director: Demetrio Lee (Dmost_1@yahoo.com

Director: Roger Wilbur (rogerwilbur88@gmail.com)

Director: Joe Abbin (roadrunnerengr@msn.com)

March Breakfast At Range Cafe

J & R Auto Museum


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Many club members and friends visited the J&R Museum after breakfast on March 16th.  Some cars are gone but there were still many fine cars to view.  The museum will be closing soon.

There will be an auction of the J&R Auto Museum cars on April 13-14 in Phoenix by Silver Auctions. You can get information on bidding, entrance to auction, etc. at    https://www.silverauctionsaz.com/spring-auction-details














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RECIPE OF THE MONTH  by Joyce Clements



Cake is an old Mormon recipe called “Health Cake.”

4 cups chopped, peeled apples  1 ½ tsp soda                 ½ cup sugar

1 tsp salt          1 cup honey      2 tsp cinnamon             1 cup honey       ¾ cup soft butter     2 tsp vanilla  2 eggs         1 cup chopped nuts

2 cups unsifted flour

     Pare, core & chop apples. Add sugar & honey and set aside. Sift dry ingredients together. Beat eggs with wooden spoon, stir in butter and vanilla, and mix uniformly lumpy.  Add dry ingredients then apple mixture and nuts.  Stir until just mixed.  Pour into greased and floured 13’ x 9’ pan.  Bake at 350 degrees about 45 minutes or until surface springs back when lightly touched.  Do not use a mixer on this cake.


6 Tbsps. melted butter               1 cup grated coconut                 2/3 cup brown sugar                 

½ tsp vanilla                             ¼ cup light cream or canned milk

            Combine all ingredients and spread on cake while still warm.  Brown lightly under broiler. 

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Our member of the month for April is Bob Payne.   Bob came to Albuquerque while in the service but he started life in Middlebury, Vermont.  In Middlebury, Bob’s first passion was snow skiing, a passion he continues today.  Bob said he once bet a man he had been skiing longer than him.  Bob won the bet!
Bob worked at a full-service gas station in high school- remember full-service gas stations?  There he learned to do tune-ups and pack wheel bearings.  While working in high school he acquired a 1934 Oldsmobile.  He recalls it looked like a gangster car.  Before finishing high school, he upgraded to a 1948 Ford and has been hooked on Fords ever since.  So hooked, he bought a brand new 1953 Ford when he graduated high school.
     Bob arrived in Albuquerque precisely on March 1, 1956 while in the service.  After his stint in the service Bob attended UNM and received a teaching degree.  He says after a couple years he decided that teaching wasn’t for him.  He went to work as an engineering lab tech in the Sandia weapons lab.  This was during the time the first laser weapons systems were being developed.
During a brief lapse of judgement Bob ordered a new 1960 Corvette with a 283-cubic inch engine.   Later, showing better judgement he decided not to sell the car.   It is probably one of the few one owner 1960 Corvettes in existence today.
     His current 1953 flathead convertible was purchased from Gab Joiner in about 1993.   Bob says it doesn’t give him any issues and he actually gave it a tune up once since purchase.  He has driven that car to various National Meets and even back and forth to Vermont.  On the trip to Vermont the car reminded him the tires were old by blowing one out near Oklahoma City.  He put on a new set of radials they are working fine.
     Bob bought a 1942 Mercury Coupe in Albuquerque for his brother in law in about 1976.   He recalls he purchased some parts for that car from the Clements and also joined the V8 Club about the same time.  It took nearly 15 years to get the 1942 back to his brother in law in Vermont.  To Bob’s knowledge that car sits in a barn today just as he took it to his brother in law.
     Bob has two daughters and 5 grandkids.   His passion, besides Ford and grandkids, is traveling.  He is truly a world traveler.  You need to ask Bob where has been and where he plans to go next.  Amazing!

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     The first Council Car Show was held on May 28, 1978 at the State Fairgrounds. Show entrants were charges $1.00, and spectators were charged $1.00. 130 cars entered the show, and the Council made $1,000.00 to do another show. No trophies were awarded, and volunteers helped park. Food was not available on the grounds, so a lot of us brought our own lunch. The show grew a bit, and car clubs started pre-selling tickets to spectators for $2.00 and turning in half the money to the Council, thus providing a bit of income for all. The show continued at the Fairgrounds for several years. The most memorable one for me was the show that took place in a downpour; water was running over the curbs. Car owners huddled in their vehicles, while spectators drove through to look. Al Seery may remember the search along the gutter for the bolts to his tow bar, which washed away in the running water.

     After a few years, the Fair priced the show out of that venue, and the show wound up at the Museum. We could not charge admission to the public, and the price was raised to $5.00 to enter a car. Trophies were added, and the price went to $10.00; there it has stayed.

     The show has grown to about 350 cars now, and trophies are awarded by participant voting in 23 classes. The Museum enjoys providing the venue for the show, Participants seem to enjoy the casual atmosphere with no music or stanchions, the nearby park and Old Town. Spectators always comment on the variety of vehicles that are entered.

     This year, the show will be May 19 at the Museum. The theme will be “Vintage Trucks.” If you have a truck you wish to enter, please see Joyce to reserve your spot; pickups will be in the first 3 rows at the north end of the parking lot; larger trucks will be parked on 19th St. A lot of interest has already been shown by truck owners. As usual, all makes and models of cars, trucks, and cycles are welcome. 80 trophies are available for vehicles 1989 and older. Come enjoy a nice day in the sun, visiting with your friends and enjoying a lot full of neat collector vehicles.  Drive your V8 and show it off.  Joyce



Members are encouraged to submit articles, ads and photographs for inclusion in the newsletter.  Please understand we have a volunteer Newsletter Editor so try and submit typed and proofed articles, comments, and new want ads (for sale items will continue to be updated at the meetings).  The deadline for submissions is the 20th of the month. Beth Jackson, 505-908-7564, or email: JBJaxun@gmail.com


Tumbleweed Early Ford V8 Club Calendar for 2019


Tuesday 2nd Club Meeting 7pm Program – Lubricants by Joe Abbin, Refreshments David McLain

Tuesday 9th Board Meeting 7pm at the Jackson’s

Saturday 20th -8:30am Breakfast at Wecks at 10131 Coors NW

Saturday 27th Spring Thaw-Old Car Garage


May 3-4 - Overnight Tour to Chimayo & the Enchanted Circle

Tuesday 7th Club Meeting 7pm Program Bill’s Lock & Key, Refreshments Ray Calderon

Saturday 18th Breakfast 8:30am Photos of Cars afterwards, tentative

Sunday 19th Museum Car Show

Monday 27th Club Birthday Party at Los Ranchos, 11-1pm


Tuesday 4th Club Meeting 7pm Program – Early Car Clubs of Albuquerque by Art Sena, Refreshments George & Jackie Abernathy

Saturday 15th Breakfast


Tuesday 2nd Club Meeting 7pm Refreshments Max & Johanne Glover

Thursday 4th Parade in Corrales and Hopefully Picnic at Azevedo’s

Saturday 20th Breakfast


Tuesday 6th Club Meeting 7pm Refreshments Beth & Jeff Jackson

Sunday 4th All Clubs Picnic – Oak Flat Picnic Ground

Saturday 17th Breakfast


Tuesday 3rd Club Meeting 7pm

Sunday 8th State Fair Car Show

September 14th Moonlight ride on the Cumbres Toltec Railway, overnight tour

Saturday 21st Breakfast

Thursday-Sunday 26-29 Annual NMCCC Auto Swap Meet @ Isleta Casino


Tuesday 1st Club Meeting 7pm Refreshments Amy & Chris Joiner

Saturday 19th Breakfast


Tuesday 5th Club Meeting 7pm Officer Election Refreshments Bob Payne

Saturday 16th Breakfast


Saturday 14th Club Christmas Party (tentatively pot luck)

Tuesday 17th (tentative Board meeting with new and old officers and directors plan for 2020)

Saturday 21st Breakfast

Upcoming Events

March 30 – Air-Cooled VW Swap Meet – General Parts, 203 California NE – 8am-4pm – Call Rocky to

reserve a table space (505)266-5896; questions: Sean (505)514-3360

March 30 – Liberty Tax Car Show & Market - Albuquerque – Kimberley Pierce (505)379-8884 or kim@197au.com

April 5-6 – Texas Regional Falcon Show – Holiday Inn, 14055 Park Dr, Tomball, TX – Open to Ford Falcons – Todd Gaudin (281)467-4607 www.falconclub.com 

April 5-7 – 19th Del Mar Nationals – Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – Open to pre-’88 – Goodguys (925)838-9876 or www.good-guys.com

April 5-7 – 16th New Mexico International Auto Show – ABQ Convention Center – New cars – (505)768-4575 www.newmexicoautoshow.com

April 6 – 2nd Annual Sports Medicine Car Show – Farmington HS Parking Lot

April 6 – Smokin’ Oldies Show & Shine – Courthouse Park, Deming – Dorinda (575)494-7072

April 6 – Kars for Kids Car & Cycle Show – Cochise College Auto Tech Center, 645 S. Hwy 92, Sierra Vista, AZ – Sponsored by Boys & Girls Club & Fraternal Order of Police – Open to cars, truck, motor cycles of all ages – Registration 8-10am or online at www.bgcsvaz.org – Registration fee $25 before March 25, $35 after – Live auction 2:00pm, awards 2:30pm – T-shirts, dash plaques, door prizes, food & product vendors, public safety displays – Info at(520)515-0055 or fop28@cox.net or www.CruisinArizona.com

April 6 – 3rd Annual Fallen Officers Show – 8500 Montana-Univ Shop, El Paso, TX – Eloy Serna (915)494-1710

April 6 – Showing of “American Graffiti” – Natural History Museum, Dyna Theater – 7pm – Admission  $10 or $7 for members – Bring your v8 to decorate the parking lot – berengeroctaviano@gmail.com or www.abqfilmx.com

April 6 – Spring into GAP Car Show – Hope Christian HS – Misty Fleming misty10771@gmail.com

April 13 – Golden Gears Swap Meet & Car Corral – Granada Center, 700 E. First St, Alamogordo – 8am-2pn – Vendor Space $10 – Jack (575)491-9804

April 20 – Advance Auto Parts 2nd Annual Park, Shine & Show – 10026 Central SE – Food trucks,   prizes, free admission, open to all classes – Setup 8-10am, show 10am-3pm – Joe Mascarenas 235-5900

April 20 – 3rd Annual Car Show “2019 Just Spring It” – Sunset Run Park, 10th St, Hwy 54/70, Alamogordo Bypass – 10am-3pm – Food vendors, music, burnout contest, T-shirts, awards – Sponsorships available – Johnny V Customs (575)415-6095 or Robbie Garcia (915)603-8977

April 26-28 – NNMRS 37th Annual Indoor & Outdoor Car Show – Magee Park, Farmington – Indoor Trade Show – Celebrating the 50’s – Live entertainment, concession stands, 27 classes w/3 trophies per class – Phil Kennedy (505)609-3547, Albert Montoya (505)330-9393 or www.northernnewmexicostreetrodders.com

April 27 – Spring Thaw (Get your Car Tuned for Summer Touring) – Old Car Garage, 3232 Girard NE – Oil change and diagnostics for a donation to Cuidando los Ninos – Reservation required: 881-2722

April 27 – Roosevelt Middle School PAC Car Show – 11799 S. Hwy 14, Tijeras – 10 AM-2PM – Open to classic, original, custom, truck, hot rod, motorcycle – Awards, live music, food, beverages, fun for kids of all ages – Registration $20 – Prefer pre-registration – 100% of proceeds benefit RMS – Seeking sponsors and vendors – Liz at alleyfarms@yahoo.com or (505)433-9380 or Rene klobster@gmail.com

April 27 – Walk for Autism, Kite Fest & Car Show – Balloon Fiesta Park – Would like about 40 cars –   $20 donation requested – Proceeds go to support autism research – Andrew Faber afaber@altamiranm.org 

April 27 – 19th Park ‘n the Park Car Show – Cabezon Park, Rio Rancho – Open to pre-’84 – Community Center (505)891-5015 or www.visitriorancho.org

April 28 – Cruise & Schmoose – Goodwill Parking Lot next to Sonic Drive In, 5000 San Mateo NE – No entry fee, just show off your ride – Ron or Su – rryma5@aol.com



Go to Early Ford V-8 Web Site for More Information

April 26-28 47th Annual Black Bart Tour – Jackson, CA – Sponsored by San Joaquin RG – Tour Gold Country of California – Debbie Sanders: email: sandersdebbie7@gmail.com or (408) 458-0398.

May 19 – 47th Annual Petaluma Swap Meet – Petaluma Fairgrounds, Hwy 101 at Washington St, Petaluma, CA – Sponsored by Redwood Empire RG –  Gates open 5:00 am – Free parking & entry for buyers – 20'X25' space $30 – Information: Dave Peterson at 707-527-9183 or 1davepete@comcast.net – One of longest running swap meets in northern California

June 15 – Early Ford V-8 Club National Drive Your Ford V-8 Day – Drive your 1932-1953 Ford car, truck or tractor, your Mercury or Lincoln, out and about. Take along membership information and seek new members.

July 15-19 – Driving the Driftless National V-8 Driving Tour – Winona, MN, Wisconsin, Iowa – Sponsored by Twin Cities RG

August 24-27 – Central National Meet – Auburn, IN – Sponsored by Ohio, Indianapolis & Auburn Blue Oval RGs – See new additions to V-8 Museum: new Ford Rotunda, 18 1936 Fords, and Frank Corey cars

September 14-20 – National Parks V-8 Driving Tour – Grand Junction, CO, Western Colorado and Eastern Utah – Sponsored by Hi Country RG





For Sale: 1947 Ford Fodor Super Deluxe. This is an original New Mexico rust-free car, 239 V8 with 87K miles.  It uses no oil and was painted 9 years ago (Ford gray).  The interior is good with original headliner.  New parts include: complete brake system, front and rear springs, tube shocks all around, 8 volt battery, Coker white wall tires.  This car has been garaged for 40 years, has original Ford glass, a Fulton visor, super deluxe bumper tips and grille guard.  This is a fun-driving, family car. Price $12,500. Roger Wilbur, 505-983-7885.

For Sale: New All State Guardsman bias tire, 670-15, wide white wall, never been on ground. $80.00. Call Ron, 505-869-2988.

For Sale: Rear Extender for 2001 Ford F150 crew cab. $50. Chuck Spurgeon 299-8489

For Sale: Radiator for 1953 Ford P.U. – very good $150. Gary McGlasson 505-250-1586

For Sale: ’76 Ford pickup cab only, no interior with power brake unit on firewall. 505-850-2290.

For Sale: '64 T-Bird, '29 Model A, '55 4 door Chevy. All nice cars. Model A is the nicest. Bird and A are stock. '55 Chevy has upgrades to engine and running gear. If interested in more info, I can put you in touch with the owners. Bruce Shaffer, Route 66 Dream Chaser Tours bcougar67@msn.com or 301-8857

For Sale: 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe 2 door sedan, unrestored original with 51,908 miles.  No body damage and no rust, headliner and interior is very good.   All glass is good with no cracks. Asking $18,500, contact Dorothy in Artesia, 575-746-9477.  Can e-mail pictures upon request. dorothy@tberryweb.com 





Wanted: Need a running 1940-1948 flathead engine. Mike Magnes 505-730-0963.

Wanted: A left front fender for a 1940 Ford pickup. Mine has a piece cut off of it.  Email David Scott at dlscott96@msn.com

Services Offered: Vintage engine rebuilding, any make, any model. Stock or modified. Dynamometer testing available. Results guaranteed. References available. Gary McGlasson, 505-250-1586.









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