FEBRUARY 2019 TUMBLEWEED CLUB OF NEW MEXICO
RG #79, EARLY FORD V-8 CLUB OF AMERICA, PO BOX 21538, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87154-1538
MEETS FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 7:00 P.M., OLD CAR GARAGE, 3232 GIRARD BLVD NE
PLEASE NOTE: All meetings include Show & Tell. Members are encouraged to bring items to share.
NEXT MEETING: Next meeting is Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 7pm.
Program will be presented by Horizon Glass. Refreshments will be provided by Jay Hertz.
NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, February 12th, 7pm at the Jacksons’ house.
BREAKFAST GROUP: Saturday, February 16th, 8:30 am at Furr’s Fresh Buffet, 2004 Wyoming 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. More club pictures are on the website.
FORD V8 FOUNDATION WEBSITE: Another interesting website to check out is www.fordv8foundation.org
EARLY FORD V8 CLUB OF AMERICA WEBSITE: www.earlyfordv8.org
The Club breakfast will be held on Saturday, February16th, at 8:30 am at Furr’s Fresh Buffet, 2004 Wyoming Blvd NE. They have a good variety of delicious food. After breakfast, Ray Calderon is sharing his collection of memorabilia from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair with us. We will drive to Ray’s house nearby to view his amazing collection. Hope you can join us.
Tom Patterson (5) Bob Quirici (5) Pat Bost (9)
Chris Joiner (12) Richard Polk (28)
The program at the February 5th meeting will be presented by Rod Williams of Horizon Glass. Horizon Glass does auto glass and tint as well as specialty glass for buildings. Come join us for an informative talk.
Please remember to send in your membership renewal!
FEBRUARY PRESIDENT’S LETTER - R. Jeff Jackson
Wow, what a show the Tumbleweed Flathead V8 club put on at the Super Nationals in 2019. We had 7 members show their cars, 6 representing club vehicles. I was able to see the show on Friday evening and was really proud of our club and very impressed by the cars. David, who just drove his car over 1000 miles during the October tour, clearly spent a lot of time and energy cleaning his car and engine. D, who took a non-running car from Frank Corey's collection, had it polished up and looking fine. Larry Bost had his 1941 pickup mean and clean, Jay brought a 1933 Cabriolet, Jim Kontny brought his “Blues Brothers” ’46 Mercury and of course Richard Polk showed his pretty pick up. The surprise was Phillip Lovato who brought his 1953 Convertible really nicely cleaned up and was able to park it in the Tumbleweed club area. Jay Hertz coordinated this effort.
With the Super Nationals, great start to 2019, let's get serious about a couple of overnight tours this year. It looks like the Enchanted Circle Tour is best in the spring and the Chama/railroad tour fits best in the fall. This is because the Cumbres Toltec railroad doesn't open until late May. We will continue to discuss these options at the club meetings. It is really nice to see a group of old cars touring together. The thumbs up from other cars and the crowds in towns is a nice morale booster for us. Never forget, the key to a club's touring success is having members getting together and talking in the evenings and at meals. So, if your car may not be up for the tour, hop in your newer car and join us, see the sights, swap the fibs, and enjoy the company. Even if you may have seen the sights before, your eyes will behold the beauty again anew with your club friends around.
Breakfast this month is at Furr’s on Wyoming. Bring your appetite and save some time - the after breakfast tour is of Ray's amazing collection of 1933 Chicago World’s Fair memorabilia. Seldom will you have the chance to view this much history in one place, hosted by a well-informed man.
This month's club program will be given by Horizon Glass. They do old car flat glass as well as the newer curvy stuff.
I trust you noted that one of Frank Corey's cars (a ’56 Mercury Monterey) is the "Raffle Prize" in August at the Central National Meet. Buy some tickets from the Early Ford V-8 Museum and bring that car back to New Mexico where it belongs!
Super National Pictures
Minutes of the January 8th, 2019 Meeting
Beth Jackson, Secretary
President Jeff Jackson called the meeting to order. There were 16 members present. Jeff told us the board of directors had had a meeting to plan for the coming year and it is going to be a humdinger of a year. Everyone reported that they had received their January newsletters. Treasurer David reported that finances were on track and that membership renewals had started to come in. He read a thank you note from Roadrunner Food Bank for the club’s donation in December, collected at the Christmas Party. David also mentioned that there is a surplus of money left from the October National Tour and the board agreed to discuss that at their next meeting.
Happy Birthdays were wished to Demetrio Lee, Helen Grevey and David McLain. Chris and Amy Joiner were wished a Happy Anniversary. Thanks go to Joe Abbin for providing refreshments for the evening. The sign-up sheet for refreshments was then sent around. The For Sale/Wanted sheet was also passed around for additions/corrections/deletions. Jeff noted that Dorothy Hammond is selling a 1941 Chevrolet Special Deluxe 2 door sedan and the ad will be in February’s newsletter.
Old Business: Joyce reported that the New Mexico Car Club Council will be having their first meeting of the year this month. The Museum Car Show is scheduled for May 19th and the featured vehicles will be Trucks. The annual Swap Meet will be changing locations but is still scheduled for the last weekend in September.
The recipe of the month of January was provided by Betty Leupold via an old club cookbook. David McLain volunteered to provide a recipe for February.
This meeting program will be presented by Jay Hertz and Will Clements and they will be showing pieces from their respective collections of Ford watches – both pocket watches and wrist watches.
New Business: Membership renewals are now due. Please remit $25 to treasurer David with any updates to your information.
January’s breakfast will be Saturday, January 19th at Golden Corral on San Mateo. Ray Calderon has graciously offered to have the club tour his collection of 1933 Chicago World’s Fair memorabilia after the February 16th breakfast so Jay suggested meeting at Furr’s Fresh Buffet on Wyoming for breakfast as it is close to Ray’s home.
Featured member of the month of January was Beth Jackson. Jeff asked Max Glover if he would consent to being interviewed for the February article and he assented.
Super Nationals is being held January 25-27th. Reggie is holding at least 4 spots for club members. Jay, Richard and Larry have already registered. Anyone else needs to submit their registrations immediately.
The board would like to have at least one, maybe two, overnight tours this year. Jay presented a possible tour to Chama, with a day taken to ride the Cumbres Toltec Railroad. It would probably be a 3 day, 2 night tour and would need to be in June or early autumn. Joe presented a tour to Taos with the next day being a drive around the Enchanted Circle – Angel Fire, Red River, Eagle Nest and Questa. It could be a 1 or 2 night tour. The club voted in favor of 2 tours but were evenly split on 2 or 3 day tours. The board will continue to plan.
Joe presented a crime report – Albuquerque is still high on the crime list – and offered copies of his new book to any interested members.
Joyce announced that Mistee Thompson’s funeral will be held Saturday, January 12th, 11:30am at First United Methodist Church on Coal. There will be a reception following in the fellowship hall.
Show and Tell: Joyce showed a very large safety pin from 1934 that belonged to her father and was labeled Key Tag. It was similar to the decorated pins that Roger Wilbur makes. Max told us a good friend in Arkansas who collects Fords (150) died the week before Christmas and he would find out what is happening with the collection.
Joe showed a book from England on one of his customer’s racecar – a Balten special with a Flathead.
Refreshments were enjoyed and Jay and Will presented a very informative program on Ford watches. Thank you, Jay and Will.
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Double Chocolate Cheesecake Squares (or rounds)
15 fudge striped cookies
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
2 pkgs (8 oz) cream cheese
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp flour
Preheat oven to 350F. Generously spray wells of brownie pan with nonstick cooking spray. (A large muffin pan will also work.) Place one cookie into each well. Set remaining 3 cookies to the side.
Place ½ cup of the chocolate morsels in a prep bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH 30-40 seconds or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring after 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. David & Debbie
In a separate bowl, microwave cream cheese, uncovered, on HIGH 30-60 seconds or until softened. Add melted chocolate; whisk until smooth. Add sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla. Whisk until blended. Stir in remaining chocolate morsels.
Using a scoop, fill wells of pan evenly with chocolate mixture until all the chocolate is used. Depending upon the size of the wells, the wells may be completely full.
Process the remaining cookies in a food processor until chopped. Sprinkle cookie crumbs evenly over chocolate filling.
Bake 18-20 minutes or until edges are firm and pull away slightly from sides of the pan. Remove pan from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes. Using a small serving spatula, loosen the cheesecake from the sides of the pan and serve. Enjoy!
MEMBER OF THE MONTH – Max Glover
Max Glover is our member of the month. Max was born in Wooster, Arkansas a while back. Max lived in many places including Texas where he worked in the oil field and in California. Max came to New Mexico in 1967 from California.
Max has owned several flatheads. His first was a 1940 Ford but his favorite was a 1940 Mercury Sedan Coupe. He reminisced that his 1940 Merc was a real beauty. Another of Max’s favorite cars was a 1957 Ford Ranchero. He explained that a wife and kids made the two door cars and especially the Ranchero ‘impractical’. Max currently has a very nice 1941 Ford convertible and a pretty 1940 Mercury.
Max’s wife Johanne likes cars also, but he also notes her priorities are Max, kids, church, friends then cars in roughly that order. Max did say Johanne really enjoys club events.
Max joined the V8 club in about 1995 about the same time he married Johanne. He is an active recruiter for the club. Beth and I attest to that fact. We were looking at garage sales when we first stopped to see Max’s stuff and before we knew it he had grabbed us by the ears and taken us to our first Tumbleweed Club meeting.
Max is normally active in the September swap meets but has slowed down some in the last year. Say howdy to Max as the February member of the month.
December 26,1939-December 15, 2018
Mistee Thomson was born and raised in Albuquerque and graduated from Albuquerque High in 1957. He and his high school buddy, Charlie, repaired old cars and hauled scrap to make money. He still owned the Model A Ford he drove in high school.
Mistee served in the Marines, panned for gold, worked in a machine shop, was a wrecker operator, worked in service stations, scrapped cars, collected old cars, was a mechanic for a time, a landlord, worked at Los Alamos Labs, or whatever he could do to make a living. He could get anything to run, even a brick, according to a friend.
Mistee was a member of numerous auto clubs (Model T Ford, Early Ford V8, VMCCA, Classic Car, Hudson, Studebaker, Horseless Carriage); he loved old cars of all makes and models. Mistee was a founding member of the Tumbleweed V8 Club and a life member of the National V8 Club. Mistee was not a restorer, but he drove whatever was running to events. In 1975, there was a V8 National Meet in Estes Park, CO, and Mistee decided to caravan with us to the meet. His vehicle was to be a 1941 Ford short school bus, which he had traded from us a year or so back. The bus was shabby, had a stuck V8 engine and no interior. About 3 days before we were scheduled to leave, he started working on the bus by putting a different engine in it. When we left for CO, Mistee was installing the third engine in the bus. A couple of days after the meet began, the old bus came rolling into the parking lot of the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park with Mistee sitting on a kitchen chair. He then drove the bus to the top of Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, the highest paved road in the US. He drove the bus on the rest of the tour. On the way home, the bus made it as far as Bernalillo before completely giving up. That was Mistee.
Mistee knew most of the people in the local car hobby, and he will be missed. He was usually smiling, friendly, full of advice, collecting cars and parts or tinkering with a car. He was a one of a kind free spirit. – Joyce Clements
Mistee 1941 Bus as found 1941 Bus in Colorado
ANNOUNCEMENT FROM ARTESIA
The Artesia Car Enthusiasts will have the 22nd Annual Main Event Car Show and Cruise on March 29th and 30th, 2019. This will be a memorial to Frank Hammond and will be a non-judged car show. Frank always said if they were only coming to the show to get a trophy we should give them one when they register, then everyone could enjoy the cars. The show will still be at the Heritage Plaza on Saturday and the cruise down Main Street Friday night.
Tumbleweed Early Ford V8 Club Calendar for 2019
Tuesday 5th Club Meeting 7pm Program Horizon Glass, Refreshments Jay Hertz
Tuesday 12th Board Meeting 7pm at the Jackson’s
Saturday 16th Breakfast 8:30am Furr’s Fresh Buffet on Wyoming, Tour at Ray Calderon’s afterwards.
Tuesday 5th Club Meeting 7pm Program Upholstery, Refreshments by Joyce Clements
Saturday 16th Breakfast 8:30am
Tuesday 2nd Club Meeting 7pm Program – Lubricants by Joe Abbin, Refreshments David McLain
Tuesday 9th Board Meeting 7pm at the Jackson’s
Saturday 20th Breakfast
Saturday 27th Spring Thaw-Old Car Garage
Tuesday 7th Club Meeting 7pm Program Bill’s Lock & Key, Refreshments Ray Calderon
Overnight Tour - tentative
Saturday 18th Breakfast 8:30am
Sunday 19th Museum Car Show
Monday 27th Club Birthday Party at Los Ranchos
Tuesday 4th Club Meeting 7pm Program – Early Car Clubs of Albuquerque by Art Sena
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 11th All Clubs Picnic
Saturday 17th Breakfast
Tuesday 3rd Club Meeting 7pm
Sunday 8th State Fair Car Show
Saturday 21st Breakfast
Thursday-Sunday 26-29 Annual NMCCC Auto Swap Meet
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
2019 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
President: R. Jeff Jackson (email@example.com)
Vice-President: Jay Hertz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Secretary: Beth Jackson (email@example.com)
Treasurer: David McLain (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director: George Abernathy (email@example.com)
Director: Demetrio Lee (Dmost_1@yahoo.com)
Director: Roger Wilbur (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director: Joe Abbin (email@example.com)
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, 505-9087564, or email: JBJaxun@gmail.com
February 9 – Dr. George Car Show – Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Indian Wells, CA – Tim Smartt (760)360-9798
February 22 – Valencia HS Car Show – Valencia HS Auto Shop, 310 Bonita Vista Blvd, Los Lunas – Arrive 7-8am, ends around noon – Anthony Chavez (505)859-0491or Office (505)565-8755
February 22-24 – 44th Annual Decatur Swap Meet – Wise County Fairgrounds, Decatur, TX – Auto Club
March 8-10 – 9th Spring Lone Star Nationals – Texas Motor Speedway, Ft. Worth, TX – Open to pre-’88 – Goodguys (925)838-9876 or www.good-guys.com
March 9 – Vets & Non-Vets Car Show – Borman Autoplex, Las Cruces – Open to all – Rich Lewis (575)650-7074
March 10 – Fords on Fourth – Fourth Ave between 6th & 9th Sts, Tucson, AZ – Open to Fords – Dave Carroll (520)668-0402
March 15-17 – 10th Spring Nationals – Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ – Open to pre-’88 – Goodguys (925)838-9876 or www.good-guys.com
March 23 – Feed NM Kids Car Show – Philip & Sons, 4101 4th St. NW – Non-perishable food donation
is required for entry – Lunch for all participants – Raffle – Starts at 9am, lunch at 11;30am-2pm, raffle at 2pm, show ends at 3pm – Philip Lovato (505)264-9081 OR (505)345-5865
March 29-30 – Artesia Car Enthusiasts 22nd Annual Main Event Car Show and Cruise – Main Street, Artesia – As a memorial to Frank Hammond, it will be a non-judged show, as Frank always wanted a show where everyone could just enjoy the cars – Show will be at Heritage Plaza on Saturday, the cruise down Main Street Friday night.
March 30 – Liberty Tax Car Show & Market – Kimberley Pierce (505)379-8884, Liberty Tax or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – Reservations required starting in March
May 19 – Annual NMCCC/Albuquerque Museum Car Show – www.nmcarcouncil.com
July 12-13 – Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day – www.nmcarcouncil.com
EARLY FORD V8 TOURS
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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