PLEASE NOTE: All meetings include Show & Tell. Members are encouraged to bring items to share.
NEXT MEETING: Holiday Party, Tuesday, December 3, 6:00 p.m., Cooperage.
CLUB WEBSITE: Be sure to check out our website at http://abqfordflatheadv8.com/.
NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 p.m., Jeff Jackson’s home. See article for
directions. All members are welcome.
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FOR DECEMBER 2013
Jay Hertz, President
What an enjoyable two years I have had as president of the Tumbleweed Regional Group. Our club
really pulled together, drove our old Fords a lot, and enjoyed each others’ company. Here are what I see
as the highlights:
1. The creation and expansion of our website. Thanks to Jeff and Beth Jackson for spearheading the
project and maintaining the site. It is likely one of the best, if not the best, website of any regional group.
I expect it to grow in importance in the future.
2. The large number of tours we took, culminating in the National Driving Tour last October. While each
of our tours was fun in itself, the National Driving Tour was especially rewarding. We covered over 500
miles in five days with a caravan of 30 cars from five states. It introduced us to some fine fellow Ford
enthusiasts and was only the second national tour sanctioned by the Early Ford V8 Club of America. It
taught us a lot about planning, coordination and execution of an ambitious project, that came off very well.
Thanks again to all Tumbleweed members who participated in hosting this great event.
3. The expansion of our monthly newsletter. Not only has the newsletter grown in size and color photo
content, it has grown in educational value as well due to the large number of thoughtful articles submitted
by many members. We enjoyed technical articles (thanks especially to Joe Abbin), articles about the
Early Ford V8 Foundation and Museum (thanks especially to Joyce Clements), articles about our
activities (thanks to so many of you), and a series of historical articles which I and others wrote about the
Ford family’s involvement in such things as automobile styling and engineering, the two World Wars,
aviation, tractors, and corporate activities such as the Lincoln takeover and product sales in South
America. I think our newsletter is a fine example of a shared responsibility that we can all be proud of,
including our fine monthly minutes of meetings, our photos, our articles and other contributions. Under
Micki Hughes’ fine assistance, it has grown into an informative, educational organ that probably would
compare favorably to the best in our club.
As I leave office, my thanks go out to each of you. Each of you has contributed to the growth and
enjoyment of our regional group. Your friendship, coupled with your courtesies and your efforts at
promoting the club, will remain with me. My thanks and best wishes go out to our past officers who
helped make my job so easy. I couldn't have had nearly so much fun and support without you. Thanks
also to the incoming officers who will lead us in the future. I hope you will enjoy your service as much
as I have. We are part of a fantastic hobby, and the nice thing is that we share it together.
JANUARY 14, 2014 BOARD MEETING
Next BOD meeting is at 7pm 14th of January 2014 at Jackson house.
Jackson house is near the corner of Paseo del Norte and Coors. We are south of Paseo and east of
Coors. Phone 505 908 7565.
If you are on Paseo exit Coors and go south. Immediately when you are on Coors look east (toward the
mountains) and you will see a Ram service station. Turn east off Coors at the Ram service station.
Take an immediate left and go on the frontage road between the Ram station and the Riverpoint Sports
and Wellness Fitness Center. Be sure the Wellness Center is on your right. As you are passing the
Wellness Center the road turns to the right directly towards the mountains. Stay on the road and you will
see a large red dinosaur on your left, keep going. Shortly the road turns again to the right. Immediately
after the right turn you will see a small subdivision. The first street you can turn on is Calle de Alondre,
turn left on Calle de Alondre. Our house is on the corner of Calle de Alondre and Calle Picaflor. 8322
If you are on Coors you want to be just south of Paseo Del Norte and be looking for the Ram service
station that is on the east side of Coors. Turn east off Coors at the Ram service station. Take an
immediate left and go on the frontage road between the Ram station and the Riverpoint Sports and
Wellness Fitness Center. Be sure the Wellness Center is on your right. As you are passing the Wellness
Center the road turns to the right directly towards the mountains. Stay on the road and you will see a
large green dinosaur on your left, keep going. Shortly the road turns again to the right. Immediately after
the right turn you will see a small subdivision. The first street you can turn on is Calle de Alondre, turn
left on Calle de Alondre. Our house is on the corner of Calle de Alondre and Calle Picaflor. 8322 Calle
THANK YOU . . .
to the ladies who participated in the November Ladies’ Night program. Thanks, Betty Shelton, for sharing
your Fairy collection; you had some beautiful pieces to show. We learned a lot about pre-natal
development from Johanne Glover, with her models of the various stages involved. Neva Coffee shared
a host of old medical equipment from her collection; our ancestors are fortunate to have survived some
of the treatments. Marilyn Gigger showed us an intricate needlepoint picture she had created, something
anyone would be proud to hang in their home. Helen Hertz’s collection of Art Nouveau perfume bottles
and trinkets was dazzling; they showed a great deal of creative and artistic ability, and were stunning to
see. I hope all enjoyed seeing the variety of old buttons I brought in. We put on a good show ladies, and
I think it was enjoyable to all present. Joyce.
2013 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
President: Jay Hertz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice-President: R. Jeff Jackson (email@example.com)
Secretary: Neva Coffee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: Larry Williams (email@example.com)
Directors: Joe Abbin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dee Patterson (email@example.com)
Max Glover (firstname.lastname@example.org)
2014 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
President: R. Jeff Jackson (email@example.com)
Vice-President: Bob Quirici (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Larry Williams (email@example.com)
Treasurer: Lou Gorenz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Directors: Joe Abbin (email@example.com)
John Shelton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Larry Azevedo (email@example.com)
DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Happy Birthday to:
4 Dee Patterson
4 Margaret Williams
27 Dorothy Hammond
31 Joan Quirici
Happy Anniversary to:
11 Jim & Jeannine Kontny
19 Ray & Danice Calderon
21 Art & Betty Leupold
21 Bob & Joan Quirici
26 Jeff & Beth Jackson
26 Tom & Birdie Stacey
30 Bob & Nancy Agnew
30 Jim & Joyce Clements
Members are encouraged to submit articles and ads for inclusion in the newsletter. Article submissions
may be reformatted for newsletter purposes, but they will not be edited without the author’s approval.
The deadline for submissions is the 20th of the month. Micki Hughes, newsletter publisher, 505.359.3227,
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 21, 1:00 to 4:00
Art and Betty Leupold invite you to an open house at their home to celebrate their 50th Wedding
Anniversary. Their address is 4500 Piedra Blanca NE. No gifts, please.
EARLY FORD V-8 FOUNDATION & MUSEUM
by Joyce Clements
Our Tumbleweed President, Jay Hertz, is now a nominee for a Director of the Foundation. He will offer
a legal perspective to the projects of the Foundation. Please encourage Jay in his new role to help the
Early Ford V8 Foundation. Consider becoming a Foundation member. It’s our history.
Go to the web site, and check out the “Ford Store” to see all the neat “stuff” and books for sale. You can
find books that will help you with your projects, or just provide you with some entertaining reading.
Find out more about the Foundation at www.fordv8foundation.org. There is a donation page now on the
web site where you can make a donation or buy a brick in memory of a fellow enthusiast. Support your
local V8 Ford Foundation.
OTHER NEARBY ACTIVITIES
December 7, Saturday – Toys for Tots Cruise. Meet at Wells Fargo Bank in Bosque Farms at 1:00 p.m.
Leave around 1:15 p.m., cruise to Brad Francis Ford, where they will have a section roped off for us to
park and a cook-out for us to enjoy. Toys are going to the Marines. This is a good time to help the
community and drive our cars. Bring toys for girls and boys, new and unwrapped. It is important to
R.S.V.P. so we can give Brad Francis a head count: email@example.com.
JOYCE’S APPLE CAKE RECIPE
1 Pillsbury yellow cake mix
Eggs, oil, water
4-5 medium delicious apples
1 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c sugar
Grease and flour 13"x9" pan. Peel, quarter and core apples; cut quarters into 3 or 4 slices. Put butter
and water into pan and add apples. Cover and cook over med heat until apples are heated through and
water is gone. Shake pan occasionally to prevent burning. Turn out on plate to cool. Blend sugar and
cinnamon. Mix cake according to box directions and pour into prepared pan. Stand apple slices, core
side down, into cake batter in rows. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mix. Bake at 350 degrees until cake
tests done, about 35-40 minutes. Serve warm or cooled.
2014 NATIONAL V-8 MEETS
All the meets will be honoring the 75th Anniversary of 1939 model Ford products.
June 23-26 – Eastern National V-8 Meet in Gettysburg, PA – “Celebrate America in your Ford V-8,”
August 19-22 – Central National Meet in Springfield, IL – “V-8ing Joy in Illinois,” www.nirgv8.org or
Jay has entry forms and raffle tickets for this meet.
September 2-5 – Western National Meet in Ventura, CA – “Fords & Folks in Thousand Oaks,”