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

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 7 pm. Old Car Garage at 3232 Girard Blvd NE. Personal defense presented by D.J. MacAlister.  Refreshments by Beth & Jeff Jackson.

NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 7pm. Jackson’s house, 8322 Calle Picaflor NW.

BREAKFAST GROUP: Saturday, July 18, 2015, 8:30am at Sadie’s, 6230 4th St. NW. Chosen by George Abernathy.

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


Breakfast on July 18th

We will be meeting at Sadie’s, 6230 4th St. NW for breakfast this month, location selected by George Abernathy. Time is 8:30 am sharp. Hope to see many of you there.


Corrales 4th of July Parade and Azevedo BBQ

The 4th of July parade will start at 10 AM, cars are to line up at 9 AM at Corrales Elementary. After the parade, the Azevedo's are hosting a BBQ w/ hot dogs and hamburgers, lemonade and water. Bring a side dish, salad or dessert. If you try coming north on Corrales Rd after about 9 AM it will be closed around the post office. Use the following back route to the
Azevedo's: Turn east on Meadowlark (just before the service station), go to the end and turn left on the dirt road, make sure the ditch is on your left, continue north on the dirt road all the way to Hansen Rd and then turn right.

Larry Azevedo

July’s Meeting Program

D. J. MacAlister has been a target and recreational shooter for 40 years.  D.J. holds NRA Certified Instructor status for the following disciplines; Pistol, Rifle, Home Firearm Safety, and Personal Protection.  She is a New Mexico Department of Public Safety approved instructor for Concealed Carry Classes and an NRA approved Range Safety Officer.

Tuesdays talk will be a short lecture on personal protection, home defense, and personal safety.  The specific firearms laws of New Mexico will be reviewed with particular attention to the carrying of firearms on your person, in your car, and in your home.  



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: Bob Payne

Director: Joe Abbin (roadrunnerengr@msn.com)

Director: Wanted for Open Spot

Director: Jay Hertz (jdhhag1@comcast.net



President’s Letter  by Jeff Jackson

"Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. The phrase gives three examples of the "inalienable rights" which the Declaration says has been given to all human beings by their Creator, and for which governments are created to protect. (from Wikipedia)   For the July newsletter, our thoughts should turn to the 4th of July activities, their meaning and application to each of us; however, it would be self indulgent of me to write on this subject so I leave you each to your thoughts ,treasures, and pleasures on the subject.

It is July and the year is half over.  We’ll bake in the New Mexico sun and dream of September or October when the weather will be cooler and our flatheads can run faster.  How are you doing on your 2015 plans?   Honestly, I am behind. I wish I had better excuses for being behind but alas last month’s excuses will have to suffice.

July will be another good month for club activities.   July kicks off with the Corrales 4th of July parade and Azevedo cookout.  Please see those stories in the newsletter.  Our July 7th meeting features a presentation and discussion on personal safety featuring DJ McAlister.  On the 18th we have our regularly scheduled Saturday Breakfast at Sadie’s on 4th street picked by George Abernathy.        




Happy Birthday to:                                      Happy Anniversary to:

Beth Jackson (12)                                           Jay & Helen Hertz (3)

Max Glover (15)                                             Harvey & Marka Catchpole (21)

Don Gorenz (25)                                             Mark & Kara Williams (25)

Jim Kontney (26)                                         




Minutes of the June 2nd Meeting   Secretary, Beth Jackson

President Jeff called the meeting to order. There were 16 people present, with guest Chris Abernathy. Treasurer DJ submitted a report of $4,935.78 in checking and $1,395.95 in savings. Thanks to Mary and Lou Gorenz for providing refreshments.

Old Business: Joyce reported that there were 308 paid entries at the May Museum Car Show. There will be a pizza party for volunteers on June 28th at Village Pizza in Corrales. Car Collector Day is July 11th and is wholly sponsored by Mild to Wild this year. Recipe of the month was provided by Jan Rothell. George Abernathy volunteered to submit a recipe for the July newsletter. The club birthday party picnic had a good crowd, good food, and lots of cars. Thanks to Joe for another great job organizing. The 50/50 raffle netted us $161, leaving the total expenses at $86 for the day. Art and Betty Leupold were presented with the Dick Precit Award for their 1939 Ford, they will keep the plaque for the coming year.

New Business: Saturday, June 20th is breakfast at Milly’s, 2100 Candelaria NE. This site was chosen by Don Gorenz. Next month will be chosen by George Abernathy and he selected Sadie’s on 4th Street.

Saturday, June 13th is our charity event at Palmilla Senior Living, 10301 Golf Course Road NW, 9-11 am. Please bring your car and park before 9am.

Gabe Joiner’s memorial service will be held at 10am on Wednesday, June 3rd at Sagebrush Church on Coors.

Thanks again to Frank Corey for donating the balloon ride for auction. The Jacksons and Art took their ride this past weekend. Art reported that it was a wonderful ride and Frank was crazy not to go himself.

Jay was not present to report on his committee’s progress on spending money to promote the club purpose. Frank asked why we need to get rid of funds, Jeff explained that since the 2000 meet the club has been holding money to use for the club purpose and it is time to accomplish the goal.

July 4th will be the annual parade in Corrales and the BBQ at the Azevedo’s. Look for details in your newsletter.

Sometime in the month of June a group will get together to go to George’s and help him decide what he needs for the 1946 car he is putting together.

Ray brought a 1949 “green book” (actually orange) for show and tell. It is a 1928-1948 parts book. Jim said you can order reprints and the nearest year after your car was made is the best one to get.

The raffle was held by Joe, netting the club $8 and then everyone enjoyed refreshments. There was no program due to car problems by DJ, however we are looking forward to hearing her program at the July 7th meeting.


Charity Event at Palmilla Senior Living

On Saturday June 10th our club had a Charity Event at Palmilla Senior Living Center.  Ten club cars plus a 19641/2 Mustang were displayed for the Seniors to enjoy.   Marvin and Neva Coffee brought their ’35 and Vern brought his speedster.  Palmilla provided coffee and cookies for the club.  Many seniors came out on a nice Saturday morning to see the cars and reminisce with us about these cars and their memories.  Joe Abbin and Don Perkins, from the early years of the Dallas Cowboys, recounted working together at Horn’s service station in Albuquerque.  We were thanked many times by the residents and staff of Palmilla and asked to do this again next year.

















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: JBJaxun@gmail.com




     Many of us knew Gab Joiner, some for many years. He was a car guy. Gab owned a great number of cars, including V-8 Fords. He was working on a couple of 1932 Fords and a 1935 Ford when he passed away. Gab participated in the cross-country Great American Race for many years, with wife Evonna as navigator. Once he drove a 1932 Ford, and another time he was in a 1934 Ford. He and Evonna won the race one year. When the race group was facing bankruptcy, Gab and some others stepped in and reorganized the company, so that the race could continue.

     Gab was not only a car guy; he was a major force in the building of Rio Rancho, which became his home. He opened the J & R Museum there to display his cars to the public. He contributed a great deal to his community, both financially and time-wise. He will be well remembered there.

     The Clements travelled on many New Mexico tours, of which Gab and Evonna were a part. One memorable one was to Silver City. Gab trailered a Model T to drive on the events when he got there. At the end of the tour, Gab decided that driving the T through the Black Range sounded like fun. He had so much fun that he drove the T all the way home to Rio Rancho, with the tow vehicle following behind. Gab and Evonna always enjoyed these tours. They were constantly smiling and glad to talk cars with anyone. We, among many others will certainly miss visiting with him in his restoration shop, batting the breeze and admiring his many projects.

     Gab was a national V-8 Club member and has been a Tumbleweed member in the past. He contributed to our 2000 National Tour. The Clements would like to send a donation to the V-8 Foundation in memory of Gab. Since he was not currently a local member, the donation should be sent on an individual basis. Frank Corey has added to our contribution. If anyone else would like to make a donation, you may add to our fund, or you may do so on your own. Since Gab was a builder, we'd like to see ours go to the building fund. See me at the meeting in July or call 884-7912 if you'd like to add to the fund.

Thanks. – Joyce Clements


Recipe of the Month

Spanish Cream

By George Abernathy

1 envelope gelatin

1/4 c sugar

1/4 tsp salt

3 eggs separated

3 c milk

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 c sugar

Mix gelatin, 1/4 c sugar, salt, beaten egg yolks and milk in heavy pan. Cook slowly until it coats spoon. Cool until slightly thick, stir in vanilla. Then beat egg whites and 1/4 c sugar until stiff. Stir in and chill.

Joke of the Month

A little boy was doing his math homework.  He said to himself, “Two plus five, that son of a bitch is seven. Three plus six, that son of a bitch is nine…”  His mother heard what he was saying and gasped, “What are you doing?”  The little boy answered, “I’m doing my math homework, Mom.”  “And is this how your teacher taught you to do it?” the mother asked. “Yes,” he answered.  Infuriated, the mother asked the teacher the next day, “What are you teaching my son in math?”  The teacher replied, “Right now, we are learning addition.”  The mother asked, “And are you teaching them to say, two plus two, that son of a bitch is four?”  After the teacher stopped laughing, she answered, “What I taught them was, two plus two, THE SUM OF WHICH is four.”



Tumbleweed Early Ford V8 Club Calendar for 2015


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

Tuesday 7th Club Meeting 7pm  D.J. MacAlister on Personal Defense  Refreshments Beth & Jeff Jackson.

Saturday 18th Breakfast 8:30am Sadie’s at 6230 4th St. NW


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

Sunday 9th All Clubs Picnic

Saturday 15th Breakfast 8:30am


Tuesday 1st Club Meeting Joe Abbin on Superchargers 7pm

Saturday 19th Breakfast 8:30am

Sunday 20th State Fair

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 with a drive on the singing highway.


Tuesday 3rd Club Meeting 7pm  Officer Election and Table Top Model Display

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


Tuesday 1st Club Christmas Party

Saturday 19th Breakfast 8:30am



July 4 – 4th of July Parade – Alamogordo – Line up on Oregon Ave 9am,Enter from Indian Wells Rd

July 4 – Annual Pancakes on the Plaza Car Show – Santa Fe – Car Show, bands, arts & crafts – go to 

https://www.pancakesontheplaza.com/event-schedule/santa-fe-vintage-car-club for complete listing of events – Charley Yonker for more information bigbopper43@q.com

July 4 – Hot Rod & Custom Show – Mountainair Elementary School, Mountainair – (505)847-2585

July 4 – Freedom 4th Car Show – Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque – Bree Ortiz 977-5523 or www.cultureABQ.com

July 11 – 6th Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day – Hosted by Mild to Wild, 1300 3rd St. NW – 11am-2pm Show & Shine – Hot dogs served – At 2:30pm cruise along Route 66 to Village of Tijeras Town Hall for more – 244-1139 or jeeps4us8495@yahoo.com

July 11 – British Car Roundup Car Show – Hooters parking lot, 1708 Highway 528, Alameda and Corrales Rd – Sponsored by British Auto Owners Association – Show runs 10:00am- 1:00pm – All cars to be lined up by 9:30 – Entry $10/car – Awards presented for various categories – For information: Chris (970)560-1950

July 11 – National Car Collector's Appreciation Day – Desert Sun Motors, N. White Sands Blvd.,

Alamogordo – 10am-3pm

July 11 - 21st Annual Summer Car Show Series at Hooters East – SanMateo – 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 Society.  Music by: Steves Cruisin with the Oldies – 505-269-0496 or 505-332-9222 for info

July 11 – Show & Shine in the Evening – Pep Boys, Las Cruces – Open – Brian Crawford (575)644-0534

July 17 Show & Shine at First National Bank’s Quilt Show – Alamogordo Fairgrounds –10:00am-2:00pm – Jack Harris (575)491-9804 or brebiz@yahoo.com

July 17-18 – 33rd Land of Enchantment Run – Civitan Park, Farmington – Dennis Hahn (505)947-1797

July 17-19 – Northern NM Street Rodders Car Show – Old Downtown, Farmington – Friday registration at Region Inn, Scott & Broadway 12-5pm and Sun Ray Casino for meet and greet, food & drinks available – Show Saturday in downtown – Bob Fuller rfuller16@gmail.com

July 24-26 – 9th Annual Rte 66 Car Show – 8th & Aztec Aves., Gallup – Open to all – Steve Gurley       (505)722-6621

July 25 - 21st Annual Summer Car Show Series at Hooters West – Alameda & Coors – 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: Steves Cruisin with the Oldies – 505-269-0496 or 505-332-9222 for info

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

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 pfenner@cinci.rr.com




For Sale: 1939 Ignition switch & column lock with key. Snap-on “MT540” Volt meter, Amp meter Tester, with stand.  Allen Tachometer/Dwell meter with stand. Antique Outboard Motors, 7.5 HP Firestone and 12.5 HP Montgomery Ward.  Garage shelving units and cabinets.  Selection of Casters, rubber and steel wheeled.  Steel, aluminum and stainless steel shapes and sheets for DIY projects.  Trailmaster enclosed trailer, 16 ft. X 8 ft with two axles and ramp rear door. Call Max Glover 505-792-2011 or 505-249-7433.

For Sale:  Rebuilt 1949-50-51 Mercury transmission.  Art Leupold 505-299-7154

For Sale: Call for information and prices on the following: 1) 2 drum roller (compactor) gas driven;  2) 2 wheel pick up bed trailer;  3) Ford F150 chrome grill, 2010 and maybe other years.  Lou Gorenz 505-450-1789

For Sale: 1950 Merc Coupe, project car. Lots of new parts and lots of extras. Body in great shape, new paint. Bob Mathes 505-507-6995.

For Sale: 1946 Ford 59A-B motor, complete with all accessories including air cleaner, carb, fuel pump, water pumps, exhaust manifolds, heat riser, generator, starter, clutch, pressure plate and flywheel for $200. Engine is stuck and will need to be rebuilt, but should be good candidate. Also other new and used flathead parts. Bud Hennessy budhennessy@comcast.net

For Sale: Atlas 6 inch Metal Working Bench Lathe, Variable Speed Motor. Completely rebuilt, rewired, and powder coated. Mounted on rolling wooden cart with drawers full of accessories. Hundreds of extra parts.  Original Owner’s Manual, many parts lists, and service records.  $1,000.  D.J. MacAlister  505-884-1687

For Sale: 1957 Ford Front Fenders, left and right. $350 each. D.J. MacAlister 505-884-1687

For Sale: 1954 Mercury 256 engine, long block. Dennis Potter 505-259-9012

For Sale:1973 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Near perfect condition from constant garaging, One family owned since original purchase in 1973, Unmodified; 95,225 driven miles, Original interior, vinyl roof and paint, Mechanically sound; 350 cubic inch engine, automatic transmission, power steering and brakes. For price, other info, photos: ebbshoe@aol.com

For Sale: Raffle tickets for 1952 Ford pickup with flathead engine. Tickets $10 each or 6 for $50. Proceeds to benefit Cuidando los Ninos Rotary Foundation. Drawing to be held second weekend of Balloon Fiesta. Bill Lemen 505-450-1203.

For Sale: 5 Wheels, Mag 15” 5x5.5 with Michelin tires. Currently on my 38 Ford Pickup. $500.00 Vern Willan 505-238-2028.

Wanted: For 1940 Mercury Fordor: Nice hubcaps, grill parts, 1940 Ford tie rod. Jim Clements 505-884-7912.

Wanted: Any old Ford hubcaps (not in great condition) for wall art. Please no caps that are overly rare or expensive. Mark 505-315-1494

Wanted: Auto storage building and auto storage lot, would like to purchase. Please call Jim Clements at 505-884-7912 or email oldcarnut1932@earthlink.net

Wanted: A potential new member needs a 1950 Ford front wheel hub/drum for his 1950 4 door sedan. Please call Bill Verant 505-269-6810 or 505-217-5293.

Wanted: Don Chasteen, from Illinois wants to purchase a 1932 – 1935 3 window coupe or convertible.  If you have one for sale call Don at 812-606-7845.  He will be in Albuquerque in early June.

Services Offered: Vintage engine rebuilding, any make, any model. Stock or modified. Dynamometer testing available. Results guaranteed. References available. Gary McGlasson, 505-250-1586.

Services Offered: Frank Corey, who has made a meeting presentation about the mechanical aspects of Ford overdrives, is available to consult on the electrical aspects as well. Frank has a supply of overdrive parts for sale, for those who may be interested. Frank can be contacted at 505-299-5168 or (frankford4@aol.com).

For Sale:1934 Ford Tudor. Professionally restored by Clyde Bangiola. Features: 1940 Lincoln Brakes, 1936 21 Stud Inserted Mains, Original Eddie Meyer Speed Equipment, Merc. 4” Crank & Pistons, Original Potvin ¾ Race Ca, Stromberg LZ Carbs, Dual outside 39 Cadillac Mirrors, Mandarin Maroon/Black Fenders Urethane Enamel, Columbia 2 Speed Rear 3.54 Gears, Steering 1956 Ford PU, Lincoln Tranny 26T, 39 Shifter with matching numbers, 50’s style signals auto cancel, Leather Interior, Lumbar, Wilton Wool Carpet.  Original Ford Accessories: 1934 General Jumbo Wheels, 8 Day Sandoz Clock Mirror, AM Radio, Cowl Lights, Dual Dash Gauges, Horns & Windshield Wipers, Dunford Tool Box, Greyhound Radiator Cap, Grille Guard, Rear Window Shade & Rare Windwings. Too many other items to mention. Asking $49,000. Call Clyde or Gail 928-554-5788 or 928-300-4855. Members of Early Ford V8 Club since 1969.