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

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7 pm. Old Car Garage at 3232 Girard Blvd NE. Refreshments by Jim and Joyce Clements. Program by Jay Hertz, “How the auto industry participated in WWII.”

NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 7pm. Jackson’s house, 8322 Calle Picaflor NW.

BREAKFAST GROUP: Saturday, February 21st, 8:30 am at Wecks, 4500 Osuna NE.

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

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



PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE    Jeff Jackson, President


I am not a baker. I don’t bake cakes or cookies for a living, I can bake but I am not a baker.   I am not a fisher either.  I can fish but results are limited.  I am, to coin a term, a Forder.  I like Fords, I own Fords, and I work on Fords; but how did I get this way, how did you get this way?   My first two cars were Dodges both before I had a driver’s license. Then Dad brought home a Ford Fairlane.  I almost purchased a 1969 GTO which likely would have made me a GM man, but Dad said no so I kept the Fairlane.  I’ve been a Forder ever since, not to the exclusion of other makes but as a preference.   You should think of what made you a Forder and tell the club, I am sure interesting stories will result.


As Forders we are fortunate to have a club stocked with expertise.  Not just pure stock (not spotlights), or years and years of experience, but also hot rodders, and judges, and even those with a passion for 1930’s cars, both Ford and Chevy. Let’s find ways this year to share our expertise both within and outside the club. You know, broaden our horizons plus further the club purpose.


At the club first BOD meeting we set some plans for the early part of the year.  The next BOD meeting is Tuesday, February 10. Please come and give your opinion.  We have begun planning for the overnight tour.  We’d like to go to Gallup and stay at the historic El Rancho Motel.   While in Gallup we can also attend the weekend Native American flea market where authentic Indian jewelry and blankets can be purchased at reasonable prices.  The El Rancho will give us a discount rate of about $72/room if we can assure 15 rooms.  So the pressure is on everyone to attend.


Jay Hertz’s presentation at the February club meeting is titled ‘How the car industry participated in World War ll’.  No doubt this will be a great presentation!











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

Vice-President: Lou Gorenz (lmgorenz@comcast.net)

Secretary: Beth Jackson (jbjaxun@gmail.com)

Treasurer: D.J. MacAlister (spqrdj@netscape.com)

Director: Joe Abbin (roadrunnerengr@msn.com)

Director: Bob Payne

Director: Bill Verant (WVerant@live.com)

Director: Jay Hertz (jdhhag1@comcast.net)



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, 505-890-2704, or email: JBJaxun@gmail.com


Minutes of the January 6 Meeting

Beth Jackson, Secretary

President Jeff Jackson called the meeting to order. He thanked last year’s officers and Directors and welcomed this year’s officers and Directors. There were 15 members present and one guest. Everyone had received the January newsletter. Our speaker, Kristy Smith of J&B Radiators, was introduced and welcomed. Mary Gorenz was thanked for setting up our wonderful Christmas party. We collected and donated $91.00 and 21 pounds of food to the Roadrunner Food Bank.

Outgoing Treasurer Lou reported an ending balance of $4,074.78 in the Checking account.

Birthday greetings went out to Ross Collord, Helen Grevey, and David McLain.

Kristy Smith from J&B Radiators gave us an interesting presentation on radiator choices for our classic flatheads. Many of our members knew her and have done business with J&B Radiators. She was very informative and answered many questions.

Refreshment signups for the year and For Sale/Wanted sheets were passed around.

Jeff announced that Frank Corey has graciously donated two balloon ride tickets to the club to be used as a money maker. The tickets are good until July 28th, a sunrise hot air balloon flight for 2 over Albuquerque’s Beautiful Rio Grande River Valley. These tickets will be auctioned off at the February meeting with all proceeds being given to the club.

Recipe of the month of January was provided by Beth Jackson. She asked Johanne Glover to provide the February recipe. Jacket patches are still for sale, $10 each. DJ MacAlister can get nametags made for any members wanting them for the reasonable price of $7.50. Jeff announced that the website is getting more interesting with Tech articles from others and lots of pictures.

Joe Abbin provided the delicious refreshments and we took a break before the new business portion of the meeting.

The January breakfast is Saturday, January 17th, 8:30 am at Furrs on Wyoming. Ross Collord chose the site for the February breakfast and picked Wecks on Osuna near Jefferson and I-25. That will be Saturday, February 21st.

The first board meeting of the year will be Tuesday, January 13th at the Jacksons. New and old board members and any interested members are invited to help plan the meetings and activities for 2015.

Members were invited to give their ideas and input on activities for 2015 to any officers or directors.

President Jeff asked the club to focus on two things beyond our regular activities this year.

1)     Plan and execute an overnight tour somewhere.

2)     Do more to exercise our mission of education by spending a good portion of our excess funds on an agreed education activity, exercise, scholarship, or other idea consistent with our club purpose. 

Now is the time to renew your membership for 2015. The dues are $25 and forms will be emailed and are available at the front table. Please renew by March 1.


Frank Corey reported on a fuel pump virus (a series of issues he was having with his fleet of 1953 Fords).

Joe Abbin announced there are 6 auctions in Phoenix in January and he highly recommends attending some or all.

The meeting was adjourned.                                                                  



By Johanne Glover


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1 tablespoon ground mild red chili powder               

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 lb fresh salmon filet

1 tablespoon vegetable oil (optional)

1 cup sweet pineapple salsa (see below)


In a small bowl combine the chile, sugar, and salt.  Cut salmon into 2 pieces.  Rinse, then pat dry with a paper towel.  Rub the chile mixture evenly over the salmon.  Sprinkle salt in a heavy skillet (or an unseasoned skillet to which you have added the oil).  Place over medium-high heat until hot. Saute' the salmon for 3-5 minutes per side, until crisp and brown on the outside and still moist and bright pink on the inside.  Serve on a pool of salsa.  Yields 2 servings.



2 cups diced fresh pineapple

2 med tomatoes seeded and chopped

3/4 cup chopped sweet onion

1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro

1 jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon ground coriander

3/4 cup ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic


In a large bowl combine ingredients. Refrigerate for 1/2 hour and then serve under the cooked salmon.


                                   FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES

Happy Birthday to:                                            Happy Anniversary to:

Tom Patterson (5)                                                  Ron & Marilyn Gigger (19)

Bob Quirici (5)                                                      Len & Jenny MacDonald (28)

Pat Casias (15)

Neva Coffee (19)                                          

February Breakfast


Breakfast will be held Saturday, February 21st at 8:30 am at Weck’s Restaurant located at 4500 Osuna NE. The location was selected by Ross Collord.  We plan to drive to JR Museum afterwards for a tour of the back lot (will be confirmed at the breakfast).

Last month we had 11 members and 1 guest turn out for breakfast at Furrs. See y’all at Wecks.


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Minutes of the January 13th Board Meeting

The meeting was called to order by President Jeff Jackson. Five board members and one guest were present. Bob Payne volunteered to be the Board Member in charge of Membership and Club Purpose. Technical director and our director duties are yet to be decided. President Jeff asked that the club work on two specific tasks this year, 1) planning and completing an overnight tour and 2) spending some of the club’s excess funds to further the club purpose of education. Treasurer DJ will develop a budget for the year. VP Lou will be instrumental in setting up meeting programs for the year. Secretary Beth will write up brief minutes to keep the entire membership informed. The board reviewed ideas left from previous years and decided on several meeting topics and activities. A preliminary calendar is published in the newsletter. The tentative plan for the overnight tour is to Gallup with a night’s stay at The El Rancho. That date has not been set but we are aiming for April. The second board meeting will be held February 10th to try to finish the calendar for 2015.  Secretary, Beth Jackson.


February Board Meeting

The second board meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday, February 10th at 7 pm.  Please come and help us plan out the rest of the year. The meeting will be held at Jeff and Beth Jackson’s house at 8322 Calle Picaflor NW. Directions:  This location is south of Paseo and east of Coors.  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.
The house is the corner of Calle de Alondre and Calle Picaflor. 8322 Calle Picaflor, phone 505.908.7565.



Jokes of the Month

Senior Citizens Are Valuable.
We Are More Valuable Than Any of The Younger Generation.
We have Silver in our hair.
We have Gold in our teeth.
We have Stones in our kidneys.
We have Lead in our feet.
We are loaded with NATURAL GAS


I recently picked a new primary care physician. After two visits and exhaustive lab tests, he said I was doing "fairly well" for my age.   A little concerned about that comment, I couldn't resist asking him, "Do you think I'll live to be 80?"  He asked, "Do you smoke tobacco or drink beer or wine?"  "Oh no," I replied.  "I'm not doing drugs, either." 

Then he asked, "Do you eat rib-eye steaks and barbecued ribs?" 
I said, "No, my other Doctor said that all red meat is very unhealthy!"  "Do you spend a lot of time in the sun, like playing golf, sailing, hiking, or bicycling?"  “No, I don't," I said.  He asked, "Do you gamble,
drive fast cars, or have a lot of sex?"
No," I said. "I don't do any of those things." 
He looked at me and said, "Then why do you care?"


Texas Tour

The 42nd Annual Texas Tour takes place in 2015 from April 10-12, in Abilene. The sponsor this year is the Big Country Early Ford V-8 Club. They have especially invited the Ford V-8’s to join the tour. The cost is $90.00 registration fee, plus $80.00 for each additional adult. This fee includes the Welcome Party on Friday, The Saturday Lunch, and the Awards Banquet on Saturday night. Friday is a tour of Dyess AFB and a Ladies’ Lunch and Shopping Tour optional at $20.00 extra cost. Friday evening is the Welcome Party, with entertainment. Saturday is a driving tour to Ford Chadbourne, about 86 miles round trip, including lunch. There is popular choice voting and an awards banquet Saturday night. Sunday is good-bye time.

If interested, you can contact Holly Hoemke, 4008 S. Treadaway, Abilene, Texas. Her phone numbers are (325)672-5774 or (325)428-9550. Her e-mail is Hollyleath5@gmail.com. Late registration fee of $25.00 applies after March 10.




By Joyce Clements

     Originally gloves were worn by primitive people for protection against weather and prickly growing things in their environment. The wearing of white linen gloves was adopted by church bishops as a symbol of purity. By the 12th century, they had become an integral part of lavish church rituals, and gloves were quite colorful and fancily decorated. Next to adopt gloves were kings for fighting, hunting and hawking. They became part of coronation ceremonies and gradually more and more a symbol of pomp and circumstance. As the gloves began to be fringed, embroidered, tasseled, bejeweled and scalloped, they caught the attention of the ladies.  They needed to be an article of fashion.

     Catherine de Medici of France was the first queen to challenge the sole right of kings to wear gloves. She collected them and made gloves important items in her wardrobe. Queen Elizabeth of England adopted gloves to use as flattering and flirtatious items to be worn with her clothing for grand public appearances. Mary, Queen of Scots, left an elegant collection, refusing to wear any gloves to her execution, so as to prevent any "rude" person from taking them.

     Many gloves were ill-fitting until Xavier Jouvin perfected a cutting die to standardize the sizing. Xavier was a native of Grenoble, France, the city of gloves. Measuring the length of gloves also came from France: they may be 4-button, 8-button, and on up. The measurement is derived from the length of the glove from the wrist and upwards on the arm. The buttons were originally 1 inch apart.

     Gloves became a necessary part of any fashionable outfit. Different styles are to be worn on different occasions. Summer fashions dictate short gloves in pastels or white; these might be very sporty for casual events or more sedate for work or cocktails. Winter gloves are of heavier materials, such as suede or leather, and are meant to cover the hand to the bottom of the sleeve. The color and style must coordinate with the complete outfit. Formal occasions call for long gloves if the dress has short sleeves or is sleeveless; these can extend well above the elbow. Brides should have their arms covered, either with long sleeves or long, elegant gloves. There are also riding gloves, driving gloves, golf gloves and hunting gloves; these are specially designed to suit the activity.

     If you wear gloves, never eat, drink or smoke with them on. Take them off to play cards or apply make-up. Don't wear jewelry, except bracelets, over gloves. Do wear gloves for shopping, church, driving, garden parties and visiting. Wear them while dancing and at cocktail parties, until drinks and hors d'oeuvres are served; at that point turn them back at the wrist or remove one glove. Remove gloves completely at the dining table.

     The above information all comes from a booklet, "Gloves: Fashion & Etiquette" published by the Hansen Glove Corporation in 1961. Enjoy!








Frank Corey generously donated to our club a certificate for a sunrise hot air balloon flight for 2 over Albuquerque’s Beautiful Rio Grande River Valley. Included with the flight package are: 2 full color company hot air balloon T-shirts, 2 real crystal souvenir champagne flutes, 1 continental brunch (served after flight), 2 full color hot air balloon post cards, 2 hot air balloon flight pins and 2 full color trading cards!  These tickets are for a two person ride and valued at 250$ each.   If you wish to bring friends you can for an additional $169 per person. The auction for this valuable certificate will be held during the February 3rd meeting.





Tumbleweed Early Ford V8 Club Calendar for 2015 Tentative


Tuesday 3rd Club Meeting 7pm  How the auto industry responded during WWII by Jay Hertz.  Refreshments Joyce Clements.

Tuesday 10th Board Meeting 7pm at the Jackson’s

Saturday 21st Breakfast at Wecks with a drive to and tour of the JR Museum after.


Tuesday 3rd Club Meeting 7pm  V-8 Club History by Jim and Joyce Clements. Refreshments Leupolds and Glovers.

Saturday 21st Harla Mae’s Tour and Lunch


Tuesday 7th Club Meeting 7pm  Paintless Dent Repair. Refreshments Ross Collord.

Saturday 18th Breakfast 8:30am

Saturday 18th Spring Thaw, Worldwide Automotive

?? Date  Overnight trip and tour to Gallup.  Overnight at El Rancho and visit to Indian Flea Market


Tuesday 5th Club Meeting 7pm  Compare and Contrast 1936 and 1953 Automobiles. Refreshments Ray Calderon.

Saturday 16th Breakfast 8:30am

Sunday 17th Museum Car Show

Monday 25th Club Birthday Party at Los Ranchos


Tuesday 2nd Club Meeting 7pm  Maintenance of Cars. Refreshments Mary & Lou Gorenz.

Date unknown Charity Event @ Nursing Home

Saturday 20th Breakfast 8:30am


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

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

Saturday 18th Breakfast 8:30am


Tuesday 4th Club Meeting 7pm  Comedy Night

Sunday 9th All Clubs Picnic

Saturday 15th Breakfast 8:30am


Tuesday 1st Club Meeting 7pm

Sunday ?? State Fair

Saturday 19th Breakfast 8:30am

Fri - Sun 25-27 Los Lunas Swap Meet


Tuesday 6th Club Meeting 7pm  Ladies Night

Saturday 17th Breakfast and tour of Archie Lewis’ in Moriarity


Tuesday 3rd Club Meeting 7pm  Officer Election

Saturday 21st Breakfast 8:30am


Tuesday 1st Club Christmas Party

Saturday 19th Breakfast 8:30am











February 6-8 – 24th Supernationals – EXPO NM, Lujan Complex, 6 buildings, 200 vehicles from 9 states.  Magazine Feature Cars, Local and Regional Show Cars, over $7,500 in cash and awards – Sign up at www.thesupernationals.com,  – Reggie rftibbe@flash.net or (505)332-9222

April 10-12 – 42nd Annual Texas Tour 2015, Abilene – Sponsored by Big Country Early Ford V8 Club – Holly Hoemke (325)672-5774, (325)428-9550 or Hollyleafh5@gmail.com for registration information

June 8-11 Early Ford V-8 Club Eastern National Meet – Concord, NC – Includes NASCAR Race Shop Tours, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Swap Meet and Concours – cesconm@bellsouth.net or www.efv8.org 

July 12-16 – Early Ford V-8 Central National Meet– Cragun's Resort, Brainerd, MN – Pontoon boat rides, Concours, Surprises – www.efv8.org for registration