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

NEXT MEETING: Next meeting is Tuesday July 11, 7pm. Program will be a video. Refreshments provided by the Clements.


BREAKFAST GROUP: Saturday July 15th, 8:30am breakfast at Golden Corral, 5207 San Mateo 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


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 and lemonade.  Bring your favorite side dish, salad or dessert!  Families welcome, bring your swim suits.  Don’t forget your chairs, sunscreen, bottled water and hats.  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 to 209 Hansen Rd.

Larry Azevedo

July Breakfast

On Saturday, July 15th at 8:30am, club members and friends will be meeting at Golden Corral at 5207 San Mateo NE. They have a terrific buffet so fill up on breakfast and conversation.


July Meeting Program

July’s meeting program will be a video, “Finding Number 9: A 40-Year Search.” Video is courtesy of Hagerty Insurance and is the story of a Sleeping Bear Dunesmobile. Please note that the meeting is on Tuesday, July 11th.


July Birthdays and Anniversaries

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

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

Jim Kontny (26)



The committee considering the tour of southern New Mexico in 2017 decided unanimously to postpone the tour until the fall of 2018. This was necessary in order to have sufficient time to plan the routes and give adequate time to publicize the tour. Discussion with Lou Mraz and Bruce Nelson (the current national tour director) confirmed the wisdom of this decision. The committee will remain in place and will get an early start on the tour for 2018. 

July 2017 President’s Message – Auto Theft in ABQ………………………Joe Abbin

We are on track this year to have experienced over 10,000 auto thefts in the Albuquerque area, approximately 27 per day! We have seen this before about 10 years ago. At that time the city, the state, and the county formed an auto theft task force which drove the numbers down to about 3,000 per year through more investigation, more prosecution and stiffer penalties. This approach would probably be effective today if sufficient manpower were available and deployed. Currently however, APD and the District Attorney’s Office are short on manpower. The situation appears hopeless at the DA’s office where they are over 8,000 cases behind, prompting the DA to publicly state that they would not be prosecuting most property crimes, including auto theft. So even if the cops were available and caught the offenders, the cases would be dismissed! It doesn’t take a detective to guess what effect this will have on property crime and auto theft in ABQ.

So, it is now more important than ever that owners do what they can do to protect their property. All the usual cautions apply: lock your car, no warmup’s in the driveway, garage your vehicles, install boots, clubs, cut-off switches, alarms, tracking devices, etc.  We can discuss this topic further at this month’s meeting on the 11th (not the 4th).

On the 4th, Larry and Lorna Azevedo will be hosting their annual picnic in Corrales. Bring your old Ford and a dish and come on down!

This month’s meeting will feature a presentation on a four wheel drive conversion of a 1947 Ford that recently appeared in print and which was previously in residence here in Albuquerque.

See you at the meeting and bring your friends!


Minutes of the June 6, 2017 Meeting

Dave McLain, substitute secretary

The President called the meeting to order at 7:10 PM; 13 members and 4 guests were present.

The Treasurer provided the treasury report and thanked everyone for their support at the annual picnic in May.  Additionally, the treasurer thanked Paul Beck for donating his 50/50 proceeds from the picnic back to the club. 

Joyce Clements gave a brief update on Bob Mathes and Neva Coffee and passed around cards for members to sign. Neva is recovering from pneumonia. Bob has moved to an assisted living facility, Casa Contenta in Rio Rancho. He would appreciate visitors.

Joyce did not have a written article from the Car Club Council but she did provide a few highlights.  She will provide a full article at a later date.  She also mentioned a vintage military vehicle display that would be worth viewing.  Joe suggested combining this event with a future breakfast.  Joyce can provide additional details about the vehicle display.

Joyce is also continuing to work with the Los Lunas City Council on hosting the space for the swap meet.  She passed around a petition for members to sign asking the City of Los Lunas to continue letting people use the soccer fields for events.

Joe announced that we would not conduct a 50/50 raffle or have any door prizes during this meeting.  He provided an overview of upcoming events in the surrounding area.

Jay Hertz spoke about the National Tour event and proposed using Ruidoso as the hub of activities.  This is a central location to allow day trips to several areas of interest, including Artesia, Roswell, Carlsbad, White Sands, Lincoln, Clovis, etc.  Bob Quirici has contacted area hotels around Ruidoso inquiring about their interest to host the National Event attendees.  The best venue based on interest, location, size and cost was Inn of the Mountain Gods outside of Ruidoso.  The proposed dates for the tour are 23-26 or 27, with discussion about whether to have the tour for 4 or 5 days.  The members decided it would be best to offer 5 days in order to give more flexibility for tour attendees travel plans.  Joyce provided additional information on Artesia, Roswell and other area events that she has been in contact with.  Jay and Joe will discuss the proposed option with Lou Mraz (National V8 Club Regional Director) and determine if we should move forward with a condensed planning period in order to host the event this October, or possibly schedule the event for October 2018 to allow for more detailed planning and advertising.  This is also dependent upon conflicts in October 2018 with the National Event calendar.

Jasen from the Old Car Garage provided a great presentation on automotive paint techniques and products. Thanks, Jasen.

Joe adjourned the meeting at 8:30 PM.


President: Joe Abbin (roadrunnerengr@msn.com)

Vice-President: Bob Quirici (qbtruc@aol.com)

Secretary: Beth Jackson (jbjaxun@gmail.com)

Treasurer: David McLain (fordshoeboxmclain@aol.com)

Director: Jay Hertz (jdhhag1@comcast.net)

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

Director: George Abernathy (gabernathy@sunriseveterinary.com)

Director: Bob Payne




The information and pictures below are from The Streamlined Decade by Donald J. Bush.

French designer Andre Dubonnet created this Dubonnet-Ford, or Dolphin, in 1936. The design was a "sleek projectile" following the traditional teardrop shape. Dubonnet was from a wealthy family, a former airplane pilot, and had a successful racing career during the 1920's. He spent a large amount of his money developing designs that would go faster on the track. The tail fin and wheel pants show a definite aircraft influence. He built this car and raced it against a stock Ford for comparison. The stock 1936 Ford V8 topped out at 81nph, and this streamliner went 108mph. Dubonnet took the car to Detroit and showed it to Ford and GM, but neither company paid it any attention. No one seems to know what happened to the car.




Joyce Clements



Joke of the Month

Have you ever asked your child a question too many times? My three-year-old son had a lot of problems with potty training and I was on him constantly. One day we stopped at Taco Bell for a quick lunch in between errands. It was very busy, with a full dining room. While enjoying my taco, I smelled something funny, so of course I checked my seven-month-old daughter, she was clean. The realized that Danny had not asked to go potty in a while. I asked him if he needed to go, and he said "No" I kept thinking "Oh Lord, that child has had an accident, and I don't have any clothes with me." Then I said, "Danny, are you SURE you didn't have an accident?" "No," he replied. I just KNEW that he must have had an accident, because the smell was getting worse. Soooooo, I asked one more time, "Danny, did you have an accident?" This time he jumped up, yanked down his pants, bent over, spread his cheeks and yelled "SEE MOM, IT'S JUST FARTS!!" While 30 people nearly choked to death on their tacos laughing, he calmly pulled up his pants and sat down. An old couple made me feel better, thanking me for the best laugh they'd ever.




















June Breakfast at Lindy’s






Tumbleweed Early Ford V8 Club Calendar for 2017


Tuesday 4th Corrales Parade and Picnic at Azevedo’s

Tuesday 11th Club Meeting – 7pmHagerty Video.  Refreshments by Joyce Clements.

Saturday 15th Breakfast at Golden Corral


Tuesday 1st Club Meeting – 7pmTools.  Refreshments by Dave McLain.

Sunday 13th All Clubs Picnic

Saturday 19th Tour to Madrid with Lunch


Tuesday 5th Club Meeting – 7pm1932/1937 Fords.  Refreshments by Mary & Lou Gorenz.

Sunday 10th State Fair

Saturday 16th Breakfast

Friday, Sat., Sun 22nd, 23rd, 24th Los Lunas Swap Meet


Tuesday 3rd Club Meeting – 7pmPowder Coating

Saturday 7th Drive to Chimayo

Saturday 21st Drive to Coronado Monument with lunch


Tuesday 7th Club Meeting – 7pmOfficer Elections and Program - Antique Toasters by Kathleen

Saturday 18th Breakfast


Saturday 9th Christmas Party, location TBD

Saturday 16th Breakfast

 More Pictures of the Tumbleweed V8 Birthday Party in May





July 4 – Santa Fe Pancake Breakfast on the Plaza Vintage Car Show – Historic Santa Fe Plaza – Sponsored by Santa Fe Vintage Car Club & Santa Fe Police Dept – 7am-1pm – Entry $20, proceeds to "Shop with a Cop Program"  – 80 car limit – Food, music, T-shirts, Cars – Mustang Ed (505)310-0381 or Buddy (505)699-2687

July 5-8 – Buick National Meet – Brookfield, WI

July 8 – 23rd Annual Summer Car Show Series – Hooters East – San Mateo – 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: Steve's Cruisan with the Oldies – 505-269-0496 or 505-332-9222 for info

July 7-16 – Syracuse Nats Week Tour – NY State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY - Tour hotline 1-800-664-1362 or www.streetrodderweb.com

July 9-14 – VMCCA Chrome Glidden Tour – Roanoke, VA – Robbie Gray chromegliddentour2017@yahoo.com

July 10 – Driving Divas All Woman Car Shine & Show – Fastinos (between Menaul and Candelaria) –   5pm to dark – Open to all cars and drivers; woman-driven cars get free meal – Karen Campbell or Melinda Otzenburger. karencampbellwithrt66@hotmail.com

July 14-15 – Rod & Customs Thin-Air Nats – Green Mountain Falls, Colorado Springs, CO

July 15 – 8th Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day Poker Run – Enchanted Trails RV Park, 14305 Central Ave. NW– Pick up card and map between 9:30 & 11:00 am – Complete run and sheet to be eligible for win – One free hand per collector car – No buy in's – www.nmcarcouncil.com 

July 14 – FCOCC Collector Car Appreciation Day – Wines of the San Juans, Blanco – (970)903-4177

July 18 – Freddy's Car Show & Cruise In – Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steak Burgers, 10201 Central NE – Starts 5:30pm – Free frozen custard – DJ music by Rockin' Rob – Joe Mascarenas 235-5900

July 18-22 – Oldsmobile Nationals – http://www.oldsmobileclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017- Nationals-Registration-Website-20170201.pdf – Albuquerque – (505)263-3565                                                                           

July 21 – Santa Fe Cruise Night on the Plaza – Historic Santa Fe Plaza – Sponsored by Santa Fe Vintage Car Club & Santa Fe Police Dept – 5-9pm – Entry $20, proceeds to "Shop with a Cop Program" – 80 car limit – Food, music, T-shirts, Cars – Mustang Ed (505)310-0381 or Buddy (505)699-2687

July 22 – 23rd Annual Summer Car Show Series – Hooters West – Alameda – 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: Steve's Cruisan with the Oldies – 505-269-0496 or 505-332-9222 for info

July 22 – 22nd Annual Car Show – Hillcrest Park, Clovis – 8:30 am-3 pm – Outdoor judged car show open to all motorized vehicles – Trophies in 20 classes – Pre-entry till July 19 $15, $20 after – T-shirts, prizes – Selmus Price (575)749-6570 or C of C (575)763-3435

July 22-23 – Rocky Mountain Train Show – Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO – Sat 10 am-5 pm, Sun 10 am-3 pm – www.RockyMountainTrainShow.com  or www.forneymuseum.org

July 28-30 – 11th Annual Rte 66 Festival – 8th & Aztec, Gallup – Open to cars, motorcycles, hot air balloons – Unique pottery trophy for best of show plus $1500 cash award – Raffle for vehicle giveaway – Steve Gurley www.gurleymotorcoroute66carshow.com (505)722-6621

July 28-30 – 30th Pacific NW Nationals – Washington State Fairgrounds, Puyallup, WA – Pre-'73 – Goodguys (925)838-9876 or www.good-guys.com

July 28-August 6 – Speedway Motors Tour – Lincoln, NE to Louisville, KY – Tour hotline 1-800-664-1362 or www.streetrodderweb.com

August 1 – Freddy's Car Show & Cruise In – Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steak Burgers, 10201 Central NE – Starts 5:30pm – Free frozen custard – DJ music by Rockin' Rob – Joe Mascarenas 235-5900




September 11-14 – "A Capitol V8 Affair" Western National Meet sponsored by Columbia River RG #10 in Salem, Oregon. Call Steve Lemmons (360)430-3285 or e-mail ihateoldcars@hotmail.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, 505-908-7564, or email: JBJaxun@gmail.com