FEBRUARY PROGRAM – ELI CONTRERAS
We are pleased that Eli Contreras will be sharing his experiences building his pickup. Eli is not finished
with his project so this is a work in progress. Hopefully Eli can get some help with his project from the
experience in this club. And, I am sure Eli can tell us some interesting things about his project.
PLEASE NOTE: All meetings include Show & Tell. Members are encouraged to bring items to share.
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, February 4, 7:30 p.m., Old Car Garage. Refreshments by Joyce Clements.
NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, February 11, 7:00 p.m., at the Jacksons’ (see article).
BREAKFAST GROUP: February breakfast, 8:30 a.m., February 15 at Weck’s on Louisiana.
CLUB WEBSITE: Be sure to check out our website at www.abqfordflatheadv8.com
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FOR FEBRUARY 2014
Jeff Jackson, President
Snap Crackle Pop. Remember when that was the sound of Kellogg’s Rice Crispy cereal? Well that is also the
sound of Jeff waking up some mornings. I figure it takes about 10 minutes to get the joints motivating. At the club
breakfast Saturday I asked those present, including experts Art, Bob, Lou, and Larry how
long they warm up their flatheads. The consensus answer was start them with the choke,
immediately take the choke off then start moving. Wow, my body takes longer to warm up!
Double wow, my '41 likes the choke for several minutes. I was informed that if the
accelerator pump is weak that can happen. Also, during the breakfast I got to talking to
Larry Azevedo about lathes. I should have guessed that Larry was an expert. During the
breakfast he offered to teach me a little about lathes. That is why my picture this month is
me cleaning an old lathe I had in the garage but never had used. Nice breakfast, nice
learning experience. This example was brought to you by the “you all come out to
At the directors meeting several decisions were made and/or recommendations prepared.
For the next few months the Saturday meal will be breakfast at 8:30am on the third
Saturday of the month. For February, Art Leupold made the choice as to where we will eat
breakfast. Art picked the Weck’s on Louisiana just south of Montgomery. Art will also
assign the decision for March to someone at the February meeting. I see a trend here to get people more involved.
Art started the breakfast series and Mary Gorenz is starting the recipe series.
At the directors meeting we also reviewed the budget preliminary estimates, the tour options, and monthly program potentials. Frankly, we did not get as far as we wanted to so there is another Directors meeting scheduled for February 11th at the Jacksons and everyone is invited.
I am looking forward to the February meeting program. Eli will tell us about his pickup restoration. In addition to some pictures of his truck, work in progress, I hope he brings some good questions for the group. This seems a good way to get a newer member information and to introduce us to his project. A strong feature of this club is the benefit of each other’s knowledge brought and shared at each meeting.
I suspect you all saw the email where the National Club cancelled the cross country tour which would have brought the 1951 Ford Dearborn winner through Albuquerque. Guess that means we will all need to drive to Thousand Oaks for the fall meet to see the car. So far Bob, Jeff, and Jay are strong potential tourers for this event. How many more can we get from our club????
MINUTES OF JANUARY 7, 2014 MEETING
by Larry Williams, Secretary
Jeff Jackson called the meeting to order and presided. He told everyone we will have a busy meeting
and he will try to run the meetings efficiently.
There was one guest, Don Neidigk.
Everyone received their newsletters.
Minutes: There were no minutes for the December meeting, which was the Christmas dinner. Mary
Gorenz was thanked for making arrangements for the dinner.
Treasurer’s Report: Larry Williams gave his final Treasurer’s report for 2013. The checking account
ended the year with a balance of $1,491.92. The savings account ended the year with a balance of
$4,395.59. An annual report was distributed showing total receipts (including transfer from savings
account of $900.00) of $3,976.38. Total disbursements were $2,886.22. Excess of receipts was
Jeff added: (1) He wants a budget implemented this year; (2) Dues should be paid by March meeting;
and (3) The roster should be updated.
New Business: Happy Birthday to Helen Hertz.
We appreciate Joe Abbin providing refreshments as extras from his New Year’s open house. His
January 1 posole lunch was very enjoyable.
The want ad sheet for the newsletter was passed out.
There was no Show & Share car.
Jay gave Jeff some patches that will be on sale at the meetings for $10/each.
Last year Jay received raffle tickets from the Central National Meet. Jeff has the tickets and they are for
sale for $5/each or $10/three. The prizes are three 20" clocks with the Early V8 Club logo. The special
prize is a 16"x30" acrylic painting of your car. Drawing is 8/22/14 at the 2014 Central National Meet
banquet. Tickets must be purchased and returned by June 1. The tickets will be for sale during the break
There is a National Meet in Thousand Oaks CA in September of this year. When the tour comes through
Albuquerque in September, we are encouraged to join the tour in a meaningful way. At the January
Board meeting where we discuss activities for 2014, it’s hoped the Board will want to add that as one of
our events for a short or long tour.
The website continues onward but it was not funded in October 2013 because Jeff and Jay forgot to
bring it up. Jeff was billed $192 and he paid for another year. The Club needs to decide whether to
continue the website and if so, a volunteer is needed to maintain the site. If not, Jeff will continue it until
October 2014 and then it goes down. Jay made a motion that was seconded by Eli and then passed to
reimburse Jeff for the website fee and to continue the website.
Last year the Club approved an expenditure of $50 for a magnetic sign, but the sign was never
purchased. Do we want to get a sign for the Club? If we get a sign, it will be displayed on a member’s
car at events and that car will lead the parade. After discussion it was determined that we will proceed
with the purchase of the sign.
Car Council Report. No report was given.
Breakfast/Lunch. After discussion, it was decided the January breakfast will be the third Saturday at
the Mustang Café at 8:30 a.m.
Show & Tell. Max brought an Ideal Industries soldering apparatus. Art brought a brochure from a
dealership along with a keychain and screwdriver.
New Business. Jeff said he was contacted through the website several weeks ago by a gentleman who
was acting as executor for his nephew or cousin’s estate who asked Jeff to sell some items for him. It
consists of some model flathead engines, some Chevy engine models, some other models and some
signs. Jeff would like to get the items out of his house and he suggested a price of 25¢ to 50¢ on the
dollar and he asked that people please come and buy some of this stuff. He said he is doing this as a
favor for this fellow because he contacted the Club.
Jeff announced that there are a number of items he would like to see pursued this year. He will be talking
to the BOD about these things at the January Board meeting and is hoping to make recommendations
to the members at the February or March membership meeting. He outlined some of those things so at
the break members could talk to the BOD members and share their thoughts.
• How do we handle the refreshment time raffle activity? Will someone volunteer to do it, or should
Jeff contact Mistee and offer him some type of deal to rejoin the Club and do the raffle?
• How do we want to handle tours this year? Do we continue to try to do something each month,
or would less frequent activities bring out more people?
• How do you feel about breakfasts and/or lunches? One location or different locations to be
• Sometimes we have conflicts and maybe a good way to handle it would be to put out a yearly
calendar and try to stick with it. At least our meetings, lunches and key activities could go on it.
Jeff said he will start one on the website and try to create a paper calendar for the meetings.
• A small amount of money could be set aside to award prizes at the Christmas dinner. For
example, an award for attendance and participation; maybe 1 point for every activity a
person/family attends and add a point or two if they drove a Club eligible car. We could also
determine in advance a point system for other things. We could have an award for the
person/family who best determines Club spirit. What do you think? Or a new member activity
award for anyone who joined the Club within the last 24 months and participated extra hard for the
Club. Jeff suggested $125 broken up between 2 to 4 awards.
• Newsletter. Some pictures this month and more in the future. Jeff asked Micki to request a
picture from anyone who submits an article for the newsletter.
• Speaking of ideas for the newsletter, who puts oregano on fried eggs? Who puts sugar in their
spaghetti recipe? Who thinks they are a good cook? Okay, under one of your chairs is a sign.
Who has the sign? It was Mary Gorenz. Mary is responsible for submitting a recipe for the
newsletter, and next month she will assign someone else to do it.
• Before the program, Jeff said he thinks it would be good for someone we haven’t heard from in
a while to do next month’s program. Eli was asked to talk about his pickup truck at the February
meeting. Eli agreed to talk about his pickup truck at the February meeting.
Program. Jeff and Beth presented an excellent commentary and program for the meeting, a review of
pictures from the October National Tour our region hosted, mainly focused on cars and just a few of the
sights we saw. Other participants helped out to make for a very interesting program.
JANUARY 14, 2014 DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES
By R. Jeff Jackson, President
Jeff and Beth Jackson Lou and Mary Gorenz
Larry Azevedo John Shelton
Larry and Mark Williams
Key discussion points:
Budget: Preliminary budget shows the club membership and misc income doesn’t pay for club planned
activities. Work ongoing to find ways to increase membership and reduce cost. See note in the
newsletter about hardcopy mailings of the Newsletter. Meeting location options were discussed but no
Increasing club membership and increasing club activities. Ideas were solicited from everyone.
Increasing the activity level in meetings was judged a key ingredient. Larry A. talked about how the
Model T club has grown by having Saturday work sessions. A question remains if the Early Ford V8’s
lend themselves to work sessions. It was proposed to try and have some work sessions for repair of
individual pieces like generators and starters etc. These items are elementary for some but not all of the
club members. We need to check with the membership and find a suitable location.
Is the Car Council working with the New Mexico State Legislature and, if so, how can we get involved.
Jeff to check with Joyce.
Monthly meals were discussed. Decision was to have a breakfast at 8:30am on the third Saturday of the
month with a club member picking a location each month. We will try this for several months then check
with the membership about continuing.
Bob Quirici proposed several tour options. John Shelton took Bob’s list for review and potential
discussion at the February meeting.
Jeff is to post a preliminary calendar on the website and in the newsletter. NOTE this is preliminary.
Potential Club Meeting topics:
March Exhaust John Shelton seeking speaker
April Game Night Larry and Lorna Azevedo
May Preparing your car after the winter Jeff check with Bob Agnew
Other Meeting topic ideas:
Titling cars in New Mexico John Shelton checking
How to find parts not assigned yet
Ladies meeting not assigned (consider 2 or 3 during the year)
Radiators antifreeze, repair etc. Jeff to check with JandB
FEBRUARY 11, 2014 BOARD MEETING
By Jeff Jackson
We will be holding our next directors’/officers’ meeting on Tuesday, February 11, at our house, 8322 Calle
Picaflor (phone 505.908.7565) beginning at 7:00 p.m. Our house is near the corner of Paseo Del Norte
and Coors. We are south of Paseo and east of Coors.
From Coors immediately south of Paseo Del Norte. 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 toward 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
Calle Picaflor, phone 505.908.7565.
FEBRUARY BREAKFAST GROUP
The February breakfast will be February 15th, the third Saturday of the month at
Weck’s on Louisiana. It is early in February because February starts with a
Saturday. Art and Betty Leupold picked the venue this month. Art will turn that duty
over to another person to pick the March location. Remember February 15th at
8:30am, breakfast at Weck’s, 3921 Louisiana NE, just south of Montgomery. Be
there or be square!
FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Happy Birthday to:
5 Tom Patterson
5 Bob Quirici
15 Pat Casias
19 Neva Coffee
Happy Anniversary to:
19 Ron & Marilyn Gigger
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)
Technical Director: Joe Abbin (email@example.com)
Touring Director: John Shelton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Club Purpose & Membership Director: Larry Azevedo (email@example.com)
Members are encouraged to submit articles, ads and photographs 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, 505.359.3227, or email:
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
CHERRY PUDDING CAKE
by Mary Gorenz
2 Cups Flour
2 Cups Sugar
2 Tbsp. soda dissolved in 2 tsp. water
1 #2 can Cherries and juice
½ tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. oleo or butter (melted)
1½ cups nuts.
Mix sugar, flour, salt. Add eggs and Cherry juice, mix. Add oleo and soda. Fold in cherries and nuts.
Bake in greased 10 or 11 x 13 pan, 30 to 45 minutes @ 350.
Start when cake goes in oven:
1½ cups brown sugar
2 Tbsp oleo (melted)
2 tsp. vanilla
1½ Tbsp. flour
1½ cups hot water
Cook 20 to 25 minutes. Pour on cake while hot.
by Joe Abbin
Lots of interesting cars in Scottsdale for the auctions, but one
of the most interesting was a 5/8 scale, hand-built, 1934 Ford
Tudor replica. This car is one of about four scaled down
replicas of different cars built by the same man. They run,
drive and are licensed for the street. This one uses a Fiat
drive train. He has also built a 1942 Ford convertible, a 1939
Chevy four door, and a 1950 Mercury two door.
He was inspired by, and picked a scale compatible with the trailer tires for his
THANK YOU NOTE FROM GRANT FLEMING, RG149, WITH 1936 ROADSTER
by Joe Abbin
And Happy New Year from the frozen north! It’s going to be minus 40 here tonight.
Bob (Agnew), I want to thank you and your staff again for having treated us so well
when our '36 roadster was having problems en route back to Canada after the
Tahoe meet in June.
And the hospitality which you and the other members from Tumbleweed RG 79 showed us at the
barbecue on Saturday was tremendous. Much appreciated. Please pass on our greetings to all of them.
Worldwide’s newsletters are excellent. Please continue to send them.
Perhaps you have seen page 65 of the November-December V8 Times issue. Attached below are color
versions of the photos which appear there.
By Joyce Clements
FORD AND THE WORLD WARS
The Ford Times of June 11, 1943, traces some of the history of Ford war
production during World War I and World War II.
In 1943 Henry Ford was again elected president of the company, after the death
of Edsel. Edsel had been president for the last 25 years. His sons, Benson and
Henry, as well as his widow were elected to the Board of Directors. The company
was then in the midst of producing war products for a second time.
During WWI, Ford produced Eagle boats for patrol and submarine duty; by the end of that war, they were
coming off the assembly line at the rate of one in ten days. Ford also produced field guns, tanks
(powered by two Model T engines), Model T ambulances and trucks, guns, tin helmets, and Liberty
aircraft engines. Ford was a leading producer of war materials instead of automobiles for the duration.
Even before the US was in WWII, Ford was again producing war materials. Their products were bigger,
more diverse and complex than those produced during the earlier war. Jeeps, larger and more powerful
tanks, amphibious vehicles, staff cars, trucks, and guns rolled off the assembly lines by the thousands.
Another assembly line assembled Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, and the Willow Run plant was turning
out B-24's in impressive numbers. Precision navigation instruments were also being manufactured.
Many Ford employees entered the military services, and housewives were taking over assembly line jobs.
The ladies were trained at Ford to do everything from welding to operating cranes, and they took over
a large portion of the manufacturing process. These gals were an important contributor to eventual
victory by the Allies.
Ford Motor Company encouraged employees to buy war bonds, and did payroll deductions for their
purchase. The “War Bond Hero” was recognized. Another payroll deduction started at this time was the
Withholding Tax. Each employee was required to fill in a short “Withholding Exemption Certificate”
enabling the company to deduct the “Income Tax at source of wages” for Uncle Sam. The law was to
go into effect July 1, 1943.
Along with the rest of the country, Ford and its employees were giving their best for the war effort and
hoping to return to a normal life soon.
OTHER NEARBY ACTIVITIES
January 31-February 2 – 23rd SuperNationals Custom Car Show – Expo New Mexico – Entry $45 by
January 17 – TNT Promotions 505.332.9222 or www.thesupernationals.com
February 7-9 – El Paso Autorama – Convention Center, El Paso – Greg Magnon 210.832.8444 Ext 204
FAX 210.832.8228 or Quincy Barnes 210.832.8444 or www.autoramaelpaso.com
February 8-9 – Tri-State Swap Meet – National Western Complex, Denver, CO – 303.428.6046.
February 21-23 – 36th Annual Decatur Swap Meet – Wise County Sheriff’s Posse Grounds, 3101 S. FM
51, Decatur, TX – Wise County Antique Auto Club – 940.389.0054 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For information/flyers about area events: http://nmcarcouncil.net/events-2/
2014 NATIONAL V-8 MEETS
All the meets will be honoring the 75th Anniversary of 1939 model Ford products. Entry forms, costs, and
schedules for all the meets can be found at www.earlyfordv8.org. Joyce will have sample entry forms
at the meeting if you are interested in any meet.
April 3-5 – Texas 2014 Tour of the Hills – Hosted by Capitol City RG #121 at Kerrville TX – Jeff and
Joyce have Registration Forms – Contact Joyce Parsons at 512.515.5413 or email@example.com.
June 6-9 – Australian National Meet in New South Wales, Australia – “V8 Dream in 2014” for the
really adventurous. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with queries.
June 23-26 – Eastern National V-8 Meet in Gettysburg, PA – “Celebrate America in your Ford V-8”
for the less adventurous. Visit www.ENM2014.com for information.
August 19-22 – Central National Meet in Springfield, IL –“V-8ing Joy in Illinois” closer to home. Visit
www.nirgv8.org for information. Jay has entry forms and raffle tickets for this meet.
September 2-5 – Western National Meet in Ventura, CA – “Fords & Folks in Thousand Oaks” in sunny
California. Visit http://www.venturav8s.com for more information.