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

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 7 pm. Old Car Garage at 3232 Girard Blvd NE.  Larry Azevedo’s Part III on the life of Henry Ford.  Refreshments by Bob Quirici and Neva & Marvin Coffee.

NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, December 8th, 7pm. Jackson’s house, 8322 Calle Picaflor NW.

BREAKFAST GROUP: Saturday, August 15, 2015, 9:00 am at Monica’s El Portal, 321 Rio Grande NW. Chosen by Al Seery.

CLUB WEBSITE: Be sure to check out our website at   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





Breakfast on August 15th

We will be meeting at Monica’s El Portal at 321 Rio Grande NW for breakfast this month, location selected by Al Seery. Time is 9:00 am sharp. This is in the Old Town area, just north of Central on the west side of Rio Grande.


August Meeting Program

Larry Azevedo will be giving his third lecture on Henry Ford. The first two lectures were quite interesting to all members and we are looking forward to learning more about this fascinating man.


Car Council All Clubs Picnic

Sunday, August 9th is the All Clubs Picnic at Oak Flat Picnic Area. The picnic goes from 10am to 3pm. If you would like to drive with other Tumbleweed Club Members, please meet at 9:30am at the Smith’s store at the corner of Tramway and Central Ave. Each attendee is asked to bring something to go with the burgers and dogs. Entry is $5 per car. Items needed are:

Chips, Beans, Lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onions (sliced and diced), Buns, Water, Desserts, Dips, Fruits,

Salads (fruit, vegetable, potato, pasta), Cheese, Ice, Mustard, ketchup, relish, Pickles, Plates & bowls,

Forks, knives, spoons, Napkins & paper towels

If you or your club can bring any of the above items, please contact Jamie She’s making a list and checking it twice.



President: R. Jeff Jackson (

Vice-President: Lou Gorenz (

Secretary: Beth Jackson (

Treasurer: D.J. MacAlister (

Director: Bob Payne

Director: Joe Abbin (

Director: Wanted for Open Spot

Director: Jay Hertz (



President’s Letterby Jeff Jackson

The world is going to heck in a hand basket!   Fights, local and international are ruining our world!   I know these things must be correct because it is my generation that is complaining.  Well, hold on a minute.  Didn’t my dad say the same things when there were protestors in the streets in front of UNM in the 1960’s, and didn’t Grandpa say the same things when…….


Maybe it is time to look again at the ongoing good stuff, you know; the small things in life that make us happy.  When my daughter was married the DJ had a contest for who had been married the longest.  In our group of friends 10 years ago that number was 45 years.   Today we have several married friends going on 50 and 60 years…. married life isn’t too bad after all.   This last week Beth and I went to a wedding in Kansas City.  It was a beautiful and uplifting event.  Both parties were from the same religion with a church wedding and hundreds (yes, literally hundreds) of guests.  Leaving the hotel for the wedding we starting talking to a couple who asked what wedding we were going to and we responded, “Bridget’s.”  They said,” Wow, we are going to Patrick’s!”   Bridget and Patrick were married that day and to everyone who attended the reception it was Bridget’s and Patrick’s.  That can’t be all bad.


We drove home on Sunday and Beth insisted on driving through some back roads of Kansas to visit her old hometowns.  Yes, even now some of those thriving metropolises of 600 people still exist.  We visited the rental home they had within walking distance of her dad’s work---he was a teacher.  We visited the first home her family owned and she pointed out the room she had to herself – first time she didn’t have to share with her sister.   But, the best uplifting news came when we drove by her old elementary school (combined grades) which was being converted, saved from extinction, to the City Hall and Public Library. There was a lady on hands and knees cleaning the planting area out front replacing the dead plants with live colorful plants.   In the car Beth said, “I will just take a picture through the window. Jeff, stay in the car!”  I walked up to the lady and during a brief conversation discovered she was the County Clerk and more than happy to open the City Hall/old grade school to let us walk through.   “Take your time, go anywhere you want. I need to finish my planting”, she said.  So off touring we went.  In the tiny basketball court/stage room we Face Timed Beth’s older sister who immediately recognized the room and proudly acclaimed, “I graduated 8th grade in that gym.  How did you get in?”


So yes, this is a tough time in the world and we “senior folks” have a right to complain; as long as we also recognize the good now and good times from the past and especially the County Clerk planting flowers on a Sunday afternoon.


Back to the here and now, August will be another good month despite the heat.  Larry Azevedo will host another great session on Henry Ford at the August club meeting on August 4th.   And, the All Clubs Picnic on Sunday the 9th should be a little cooler this year what with the nice weather we are having.   Remember the breakfast August 15th will start at 9am at Monica’s El Portal on Rio Grande.



Happy Birthday to:                                      Happy Anniversary to:


Jeannine Kontney (1)                               Larry & Margaret Williams (19)

Bud Hennessy (3)

Harvey Catchpole (24)

Kara Williams (26)

Pat Willan (27)

Jim Clements (29)                                                                      



Minutes of the July 7th Meeting Secretary, Beth Jackson

President Jeff called the meeting to order. There were 23 people present counting guest Greg Abernathy. Treasurer DJ gave a report listing a balance of $4908.78 in checking and $1395.97 in savings.

The refreshment list was passed around and was filled out for the remaining meetings. Thank you all volunteers. The For Sale/Wanted sheet was also passed around.

Old Business: Joyce gave the Car Council report. Upcoming events are: Car Collector Day on July 11th, sponsored by Mild to Wild with hotdogs being served, followed by a drive to Tijeras; All Clubs Picnic on Sunday August 9th at Oak Flat Picnic Area with meats being provided and participants bringing side dishes and a cost of $5 per car; the Los Lunas Swap Meet on September 25th thru 27th; stuffing packets for swap meet at the Old Car Garage at 6pm on Wednesday, July 8th.

Recipe of the Month for July was provided by George Abernathy and he selected Vern Willan to provide the recipe for August. Patches for jackets were on sale at break and three were sold.

Jeff reported that the club website has all the newsletters, lots of additional pictures and tech articles from others. Next meeting he will bring info on the number of hits and yearly cost.

Marvin Coffee reported that the Palmilla Charity Event was a good event and enjoyed by participants and attendees. Joe also said he enjoyed it and suggested we make it an annual event. Jeff said he received several good comments by the staff at Palmilla and thank you’s.

Vern Willan reported that the Great Race event at the Unser Museum had an interesting group of cars, ’72 or older but with older cars given preference. Jay saw a ’34 Ford Phaeton. There were lots of fun activities.

There was a good group for breakfast at Milly’s on the 20th. Several members reported that the Azevedo’s BBQ was great as usual and well attended. Larry had bought another speedster and had five on display.

New Business: Saturday, July 18th will be the breakfast at Sadie’s. Site was chosen by George Abernathy. George chose Al Seery to pick the August location and Al chose Monica’s El Portal on Rio Grande.

There will be a Board of Director’s Meeting on Tuesday, July 14th at 7pm at the Jackson’s. We hope to finish planning programs and tours for the remainder of the year.

Jay Hertz, who accepted the chairmanship of the Club Purpose Committee, announce that Bob Payne had agreed to be on the committee. Neva declined but gave him some ideas. He asked for more volunteers. Joe Abbin suggested Ross Collord and George Abernathy and they both agreed to be on the committee.

Frank brought a Hemmings article on a 1951 Mercury Sport Sedan for show and tell.

The next meeting is August 4th and will feature Larry Azevedo presenting Part III of his series on Henry Ford.

Jeff announced that the club received a certificate from the National Club for our 40th anniversary. Joyce brought the original charter for the club.

Joe held the 50/50 raffle and Beth Jackson provided refreshments. DJ MacAlister gave a fascinating program on personal defense and the laws governing concealed carry in New Mexico. The members learned several tips on staying safe and asked numerous questions. Thank you, DJ.




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 24th of the month. Beth Jackson, 505-908-7564, or email:



Minutes of the July 14th Board Meeting

Secretary, Beth Jackson

Six board members were present. Jeff explained the goals for the meeting and everyone went to work on them. The August meeting will feature Larry Azevedo with his 3rd presentation on Henry Ford. Jay requested a few minutes to speak on a related topic. The board agreed that we should encourage the club members to attend the All Clubs Picnic on August 9th. The September program will be by Joe Abbin and he requested that his topic be Gas Mileage on Early Fords. The board agreed that would be a topic of interest. The State Fair is Sunday, September 13th and Jeff will be in charge as VP Lou will be out of town. The October meeting, which was slated to be a Ladies night, will be a video program as the two women present declined a “ladies” program noting they hear good things about the current programs from the women in the club. Joe will bring videos. The October breakfast will be in Moriarity with a tour of Archie Lewis’ following and will include a drive over the singing highway. Jay will contact Ed Boles to see if we can tour the rail yard and see Engine 2926 in October. It was noted that October is a good month to drive our flatheads. The November meeting will be officer elections and a Table Top model Display. The board recommended we have categories and People’s Choice awards for the models. The Club Purpose Committee headed by Jay Hertz will also report that evening. The board recommended that the Christmas party be a potluck at the Jackson’s house on Saturday, December 5th with a 1pm starting time. Meats will be provided, paid for by a modest $5/couple fee.  There will NOT be a club meeting on Tuesday, December 1st. The board scheduled a joint board meeting for the new and old board on Tuesday, December 8th at 7pm at the Jackson’s house. This will help the new officers and board members to get a solid start on the year.

The budget was reviewed, we are on target for the year and it was agreed that the board will recommend $3000-$3500 be used to further the Club purpose of education. Jay and his committee will work towards making a recommendation for this expenditure.

President Jeff handed out copies of the officer and board member duties to be reviewed by the individual board members. There will then be a copy available for the nominating committee to use when recruiting candidates for next years’ slate of officers and board.

This successful board meeting was then adjourned with the next scheduled board meeting being Tuesday, December 8th.




Recipe of the Month

Two Step Green Chile and Pinon Meatloaf

By Vern Willan


1 Cup Chopped Roasted Hatch Green Chile

½ Cup Roasted New Mexico pinon nuts

2 Cups Chopped Onion

2 Garlic Cloves, Minced

¼ Cup Butter

1 Pound Ground Beef

½ Pound Ground Turkey

½ Pound Ground Pork

3 Tablespoons Ketchup

¾ Cup Crumbled Saltine Crackers

1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

2 Eggs, Lightly Beaten

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Tabasco Hot Sauce


Step 1: Melt butter in a skillet and add onion and cook until soft.  Add the green chile and garlic and continue cooking until all ingredients are soft.  Put mixture into large bowl and mix in all the meat.  Add all the rest of the ingredients listed above and mix again.

Step 2: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Put the above mixture into a loaf pan and bake for about 75 minutes making sure the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.  Pour off any accumulated liquid and let rest at least 10 minutes before serving.

This is something I found in an old Ford Times. When women went to work in a factory, long hair was susceptible to getting caught up in the machinery. Therefore, women were supposed to restrain thieir locks, and this was one way to do so.

Joyce Clements


Jokes of the Month

While attending a Marriage Seminar dealing with communication, Tom and his wife Grace listened to the instructor. “It is essential that husbands and wives know each other’s likes and dislikes.” He addressed Tom, “Can you name your wife’s favorite flower?”  Tom leaned over, touched Grace’s arm gently and whispered, “It’s Pillsbury, isn’t it?”

“Cash, check or charge?”  I asked, after folding items the woman wished to purchase.  As she fumbled for her wallet, I noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.  “So, do you always carry your TV remote?” I asked.  “No,” she replied, “but my husband refused to come shopping with me, and I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him legally.”

Tumbleweed Early Ford V8 Club Calendar for 2015


Tuesday 4th Club Meeting 7pm Larry Azevedo on Henry Ford.  Refreshments Bob Quirici and the Coffees

Sunday 9th All Clubs Picnic

Saturday 15th Breakfast 9:00amMonica’s El Portal at 321 Rio Grande Blvd. NW.


Tuesday 1st Club Meeting 7pm  Joe Abbin on Gas Mileage on Early Fords. Refreshments Ross Collord & Jay Hertz

Sunday 13th State Fair

Saturday 19th Breakfast 8:30am

Fri - Sun 25th -27th Los Lunas Swap Meet


Tuesday 6th Club Meeting 7pmProgram is Ford Videos. Refreshments by Al Seery & Jan Rothell

Saturday 17th Breakfast and tour of Archie Lewis’ in Moriarity with a drive on the singing highway.


Tuesday 3rd Club Meeting 7pm Officer Election and Table Top Model Display. Refreshments Ray Calderon and Leupolds

Saturday 21st Breakfast 8:30am with a tour of Dave Dawn’s garage following.


Saturday 5th 1pm Club Christmas Party at the Jacksons

Saturday 19th Breakfast 8:30am


August 1 – 21st Annual Summer Car Show Series at Hooters East – San Mateo – Setup 7am-10am – Show 10am-4pm, Open to all years makes and models, Entry $20 – 40 classes – 50 Special Awards, 50/50 drawing and raffle supporting the Leukemia Lymphoma classes – 66 Specials, Cash Awards, Creeper Races – Music by: Steve's Cruisin' with the Oldies –  (505)269-0496 or 505-332-9222 for info

August 2 – Summer in Hyde Park – Hyde Park, Santa Fe – Sponsored by Old Santa Fe Trail Corvettes – Open to Corvettes – Information at

August 8-9 –  Route 66 Casino Hotel Calendar Car Show – Route 66 Casino on I-40 – “The Casino Calendar Picks,” 12 Cars picked and photographed for 2016 Calendar –  Setup 7am-10am – Show 10am-5pm – Open to all years, makes, models – Pre-Entry $30 – Free T-shirt, 60 classes – 66 Specials, Cash Awards, Creeper Races – Music by: Steve's Cruisin' with the Oldies – 505-269-0496 or 505-332-9222 for info – Entry forms at Yearwood Performance

August 9 – All Clubs Picnic – Oak Flat Picnic Area, South Rt 337 – Open to all Council of Car Clubs members – Hosted by Land of Enchantment GTO Club and Rickshaws Car Club – 10am-3pm – $5/Car – Attendees bring a salad, side dish or dessert to go with burgers or dogs – 50/50 Raffle, door prizes, fun for all – Contact Jamie

August 10 – Driving Divas Anniversary Show – Fastino's, 2600 Juan Tabo NE – 5-9 PM, yes on a Monday – Open to women-driven cars only

August 14-15 – 24th Run to Copper Country – Gough Park, Silver City – Pre-'79 – Doug Colgan(575)388-3468

August 15 – Wine & Shine Classic Car Show – Wines of the San Juan, Blanco – 10am-3pm – Live music, great food, awards – Registration $10 by July 31 includes wine glass, $15 after, no glass – Awards are original local water color paintings – Brittny  or (970)903-4177

August 21-22 – 6th Annual New Mexico Motor Tour – Enchanted Trails RV Park – RegistrationFriday 11am-3pm, Enchanted Trails RV Park, W. Central – 505-688-5829 for questions or directions – Saturday cruise to La Ventana and Grants, car show at Enchanted Trails, raffle prizes & drive in movie – Website for more info, call 385-1410 or email

August 22 – Old Tyme Shop Ice Cream Parlor Custom Car Show – Hwy 337 (old 14) 10 miles south of Tijeras – 10am-4pm – Entry $15 – Live music, $1 hot dogs, sno-kones, kids' cones, popcorn – Awards for hotrod, custom, classic, motorcycle, muscle car – Limited space: 281-3892 to pre-register

August 22 – 8th Donate for Life Car Show – Young Park, Las Cruces – Susan (575)496-2627

August 22 – Elephant Days Car Show – Elephant Butte – Susannah (575)744-4892

Aug 22 - 21st Annual Summer Car Show Series at Hooters West – Alameda – Setup 7am-10am – Show 10am-4pm, Open to all years makes and models, Entry $20 – 30 classes – 25 Special Awards, 50/50 drawing and raffle supporting the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  Music by: Steve's Cruisin' with the Oldies – 505-269-0496 or 505-332-9222 for info

August 26-30 – Birds of Enchantment 2015 Regional Convention – Sheraton Uptown Hotel, 2600 Louisiana Blvd. NE – Hosted by Pajarito T-Birds – For information: 1-800-325-3535 or 2015.html

August 26-29 – Get Your Kicks at Motorfest 6 – Auburn, IN – Proceeds to benefit Early Ford V8 Foundation – Get-Togethers, driving tours, Military and Air Zoo museums, V8 Museum, swap meet, farewell banquet – Contact Pat Fenner (937)218-1932, (937)382-1678 or

August 30 – 23rd Annual Make-A-Wish Car Show – Reliable Chevrolet, 9901 Coors Blvd. NW– Sponsored by Rio Grande Corvette Club and Camaro Club – Proceeds go to Make-A-Wish – Trophies in over 30 classes, raffles, music by DJ – Sherry Maples or (505)200-2558 or David Ivey (day 846-7121) (night 298-0089 or Ed Eubanks 934-8827


September 4-7 – Camino Real Run Vintage Car Rally – Socorro County – Rally over 2-lane black top, car show, banquet, club awards, tours, county fair, rodeo, tours – Sponsored by Socorro C of C – E-mail for the information available at this time

September 5 – CC Swap Meet – Mayfield HS, Las Cruces – Walter Brown (575)640-592