V8 TIMES

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

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, June 3, 7:00 p.m., Old Car Garage. Kristy of J & B Radiators will be the speaker. Refreshments by Mary and Lou Gorenz.

Meetings will now begin at 7:00 p.m.

NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tentatively July 8.  7pm at Jackson House.

BREAKFAST GROUP: 8:30 a.m., Saturday, June 21st at Sopas in Bosque Farms. Meet at The Pit (UNM) parking lot for an 8:30 departure.

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


Hard headed and soft hearted?

Overlooking the heat on Sunday May 18 many Tumbleweed Club members showed cars at the Museum car show.    We all know members of the Tumbleweed club are dedicated to the history and preservation of 1932 to 1953 Ford cars.   We also know that many a heated and passionate, but friendly, discussion takes place regarding bias vs. radial tires, or 12 volt vs  6 volt electrical systems, or even to install spotlights or not.   Both sides in those discussions might be described as hard headed in their position.    Yet, at the museum car show our Tumbleweed Club members showed soft hearted attachment to non-Tumbleweed Club cars.   Isn't this wonderful?   I believe it is wonderful that our passionate club members can be soft hearted to other cars.

So what did the Tumbleweed clubs members bring to the show?  Please forgive if I have overlooked someone.  Joyce/ Jim Clements showed a VW, John Shelton showed a Jaguar, Jay Hertz showed two

Chevrolets, Jeff/Beth Jackson showed a Boss Mustang, Tom/Dee Patterson show a 1964 Galaxie, Bob Payne showed a 1960 Corvette, and Frank Corey showed a 1956 Mercury.   Of course our club was also well represented by Joe Abbin's Mercury, and Bob Quirci's 1937 pickup.  It was also nice to see club members who did not bring a car wandering around admiring all the fine autos.   Brilliant is how I would describe our members participation in this car show demonstrating hard headed attachment to the love of automobiles and wonderfully diverse soft hearted passion for their "day of the show" driving choice.

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Museum Car Show Photos

                    Joe’s Mercury              Chris’ Pickup  Bob’s Pickup       Bob’s Corvette




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

Vice-President: Bob Quirici (bjq1985@aol.com)

Secretary: Larry Williams (l-m-williams@comcast.net)

Treasurer: Lou Gorenz (lmgorenz@comcast.net)

Technical Director: Joe Abbin (roadrunnerengr@msn.com)

Touring Director: John Shelton (john.shelton33@yahoo.com)

Club Purpose & Membership Director: Larry Azevedo (dribblebit@comcast.net)



Members are encouraged to submit articles, ads and photographs for inclusion in the newsletter.  Please be aware we have a volunteer Newsletter Editor so please try and submit typed and proofed articles, minutes and comments (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




Larry Williams, Secretary


The May meeting was convened by President Jeff Jackson and a welcome was extended to David McClain and Don and Joyce Gorenz as new members. Members have received their newsletters and the minutes of the prior meeting are accepted as is.

Treasurer Lou Gorenz reported that at the end of April the balance in the checking account was $4974.92 and the savings account balance was $1395.65.

Happy Birthday to Geri Gallegos (3), Sue Mathes (3), Betty Leupold (21), Art Leupold (23), Ron Gigger (24), Mark Williams (29), and DJ MacAlister (30). Happy Anniversary to John & Betty Shelton (27).

Thanks for the refreshments to Jay Hertz and Joyce Clements (subbing for Ray Calderone).

The For Sale/Wanted sheet was passed around.


Old Business

Car Council Report: Jim Clements says that they will sponsor a car show.

Museum Car Show: Joyce Clements says that the Museum Car Show is a great place to invite folks to one of our meetings. It is scheduled for May 18th.

Breakfast: Our next breakfast on May 17th will be at Milly’s, located at 7308 Jefferson NE, and is brought to you by Lou Gorenz. Frank Corey picks Sopas in Bosque Farms for the June 21st breakfast.

Recipe of the Month: May’s recipe was provided by Joyce Clements. She selected Betty Leupold to provide the recipe for June.

April’s Tour: John Shelton and Art Leupold reported that a good time was had by all on the tour to Madrid which included a number of club cars.

Club Birthday Party: Memorial Day, Monday, May 26th will be the club Birthday Party Picnic at the Fire Station in Los Ranchos. Joe Abbin had a budget of $260.00 approved by the membership. There will be a 50/50 raffle and a table top swap.

Spring Thaw: Bob Agnew reported happily that Cuidando los Ninos will receive $8000 from his Spring Thaw event. That was made up of $4000 actually taken in that day plus another $4000 in matching funds. Bob also reported that the Kerrville, Texas Tour was very scenic and enjoyable. He put 1700 miles on his car on the trip.

Remember the meeting time is 7pm every month from now on.

Patches for jackets and raffle tickets for the Central National Meet raffle will be on sale during the break.

Ford Foundation: Jay Hertz is on the budget committee for the Ford Foundation and he is sponsoring a Testamentary gifting program to benefit the Foundation. If you have any interest in gifting a car or a collection please contact Jay for more information and/or assistance.

Jay reported that a Ford Foundation Memorial Brick has been purchased for the three members who passed away in 2013. Also a plaque will be on display at the Memorial Day Picnic.

Show and Tell: Joe brought some parts for us to look at. Jim showed and talked about a lower air deflector that fits a 1948-1952 Ford pickup. Jeff has a number of new parts from Bob Drake from the fellow settling up an estate. Please contact him if you are interested. Please see the newsletter for the list.


New Business

June meeting program will be Christy from J & B Radiators. She will talk about Radiators and their shop.

June activity is a picnic at Sandia Lakes. The date is June 14th and the leader will be John Shelton.

Joyce reported that the Motor Vehicle Dealers will oppose the new state required inspection of cars sold by dealers showing damages.

Refreshments were followed by the program for this meeting presented by Larry and Lorna Azevedo. We played charades using car parts or events of the V8 era.  We had a hooting good time!  We have some talented members and some very talented members. Raffle tickets were earned for guessing the subject being acted out.  After much laughter the meeting was ended with the raffle and 50/50 drawing.  (Thanks to Larry and Lorna)



June Breakfast Group


The June breakfast will be at Sopas in Bosque Farms. This location was selected by Frank Corey. We will meet at the Pit parking lot and caravan, departing at 8:30 am with an estimated breakfast time of 9 am. Sopas is at 1700 Bosque Farms Blvd. in Bosque Farms. This is a good chance to take your V8 on a short drive.




Watergate Salad   by Betty Leupold

1 (3.4 oz) box instant Pistachio Pudding (dry)
1 (16-20 oz) can crushed pineapple (undrained)
8 oz. container Cool Whip
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Combine pudding in crushed pineapple;  fold in Cool Whip. Add marshmallows and nuts. Cover and let stand in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours before serving.  This is a fast and easy salad. For a large group, I would double the recipe.  Enjoy!!!!     



June Picnic To Sandia Lakes Recreation Area      by John Shelton


We have a planned activity at Sandia Lakes Recreation area on Saturday, June 14th. We will meet in the parking lot of Sandia Lakes, 76 Sandia Lakes Rd Sandia Pueblo, NM at 11:00am. This is just north of Albuquerque on NM Highway 313. Bring a picnic lunch.  Sodas and water will be provided.


Admission to the park is $3.00 for adults and $1.00 for children. Fishing is available for an additional fee.  Lakes are currently stocked with catfish and you may keep any fish 14 inches or longer.


The park is situated on 56 acres of bosque land and over 20 acres are water. The park was newly renovated in 2009 and has 3 fishing lakes with numerous shade structures.  It is a perfect location for outdoor activities with large areas of lush green grass, 2 miles of walking paths, large playground areas  and full service restrooms conveniently located.


We can enjoy wildlife and some beautiful scenery within close proximity to home.




Tumbleweed Show & Shine Picnic - Memorial Day 2014                               by Joe Abbin


Our annual Tumbleweed V-8 Club picnic and show was a great fun event with lots of flatheads, food and perfect weather.


Things got off to a rocky start when our show area at the Los Ranchos Village Hall Parking lot was filled by modern vehicles from a bicycle touring group that had arrived much earlier. The bicyclists apparently picked our reserved spot by happenstance. Things worked out fine however and our club just parked everywhere else until they returned from their tour and left. The fire department volunteered half of their driveway. So although we were scattered into four mini-shows, the cool weather made the partial lack of shade and grass a non-problem.


We had about sixteen flatheads and about the same number of other special cars including several street rods, a '60s Thunderbird, a '56 Ford Victoria, a '70s Mercury and others. Lots of drive-by visitors even though I failed to put an ad in the paper announcing our event. The food was great, topped off by a birthday cake announcing the 40th of our club and the 75th of Mercury. The cake was decorated with a funky portrait of Mr. Mercury with his winged hat on top of fat burner icing.


The raffle was a big success with the prizes that included a rare plastic '49 Mercury that played the "Mexican Hat Dance" among other favorites won by Bob Agnew, and a $73 cash top prize won by Bill Lemen. Tom and Dee Patterson's 1953 Ford convertible won the Dick Precit Memorial Award.


All in all a super event. Thanks to all who participated!








Tumbleweed Early Ford V8 Club Calendar for 2014


Tuesday 3rd Club Meeting 7:00pm  Christy of J & B Radiators: repair, replace, restore your radiators.

Saturday 14th Picnic at Sandia Lakes – meet in parking lot of Sandia Lakes at 11:00, bring your lunch.

Saturday 21st Breakfast at Sopas in Bosque Farms.  Depart Pit Parking lot at 8:30am


Tuesday 1st Club Meeting 7:00pm  Larry Azevedo with the first in a multipart series on Henry Ford

Friday July 4th Corrales Parade and picnic with Larry and Lorna.   We are encouraging the club to drive cars in the parade.

Friday July 11 – COLLECTOR CAR Appreciation Day Friday, July 11th with activities planned for Saturday, July 12th.

Saturday 19th Tour of Albuquerque Botanical Gardens and The Aquarium and Lunch (replaces Saturday breakfast)


Tuesday 5th Club Meeting 7:00pm To Be Determined (possible discussion of club history or shop safety)

Sunday August 10 – All Clubs Picnic will also be our tour activity.   This is a great picnic and nice drive.


Tuesday 2nd Club Meeting 7:00 Larry Azevedo presents the second part in the series on the life of Henry Ford

September 14th (Date Not Finalized)  State Fair

Saturday September 20th Breakfast

September 26-28 – NMCCC/Los Lunas Swap Meet


Tuesday 7th Club Meeting 7:00pm

Saturday 18th A ride on the Sandia Tram and lunch (replaces Saturday Breakfast)


Saturday Nov 1st Garage Tour Jay Hertz and Jeff/Beth Jackson with a lunch at the Jackson’s.  Drive your old car on the tour.

Tuesday 4th Club Meeting 7:00pm  Election of Officers and a Ladies night


Tuesday 2nd Club Meeting 7:00pm – Christmas Party

Discussed but not confirmed: Ed Boles and a tour of the Railroad Yard, probably an afternoon activity






Happy Birthday to:                                                Happy Anniversary to:      

Joyce Gorenz – 13                                                                none

Marka Catchpole – 15

Vern Willan - 19



Provided by Larry Williams



National V-8 Club ---- Request for input


We received the following from the National V-8 Club of America and will discuss at the June meeting.

“There have been a couple straw polls taken already and I am asking you to please take a straw poll at your next club meeting reporting to me the outcome. The board is looking to the future and making sure that NV8 stays a valuable club for our future generations.



1. Leave National V8 Club 1932-1953 and requirements as is.

2. Change the years from Ford 1932-1953 to Ford 1932-1959.

3. Allow modified power trains Ford 1932-1953.”



June 5-7 – New Mexico Motor Tour on Route 66 – Gallup to Tucumcari – NM Route 66 Association, 1415 Central Ave. NE, Albuquerque 87106 – Registration $35 in advance, $45 day of tour, T-Shirt $14-$16, Banquet $25 – Open to old, new autos, camper trailers, trucks, motorcycles – Vicki Ashcraft (505)831-6317 or www.rt66nm.org                                                     

June 6-7 – Car-A-Fair – At the Beach, Carlsbad – Friday: Early registration, Cruisin' Thru Time Auto Museum, Hot Dog Roast, Cruise to Drive-In movie – Saturday: Show, DJ music, door prizes, vendors, awards, Chili Cook-off – Entry $30 – Dave Kump (575)200-5534 or tgdrkump@gmail.com or Miles Caddell (575)361-2319 or milesc@plateautel.net or www.carsclubofcarlsbad.com                                                                                                          

June 7-8 – 8th Annual Fiesta Days Car Show – Minimum Park, Aztec – Sandra (505)320-7330 or www.aztecchamber.com       June 7 – Hooters East Show –San Mateo, Albuquerque – Setup 8-11am, show 11am-4:30pm, awards 4pm –Entry $20 – Drawings for prizes – 332-9222 or rftibbe@flash.net for more information                                                                     

June 7 – 4th Annual Hub City Car, Truck and Cycle Show – Fat Sat's, Belen (behind Road Runner Pit Stop Gas Station & Liquor Store) – All-day event, live music, trophies, prizes, outdoor cookout – Entry $25 ahead, $30 day of show – 864-7715 or 620-6931 or on Facebook                                     

June 7 – WalMart 850 Car Show – WalMart at Carlisle & Menaul, Albuquerque – Raise funds for Children's Miracle Network – Contests, food awards, music & more – Rosemarie at 884-6650                                                                               

June 7 – 10th Annual Luna Car Show – Luna Communiyt College Campus, Las Vegas – Cruise Night, June 6, 6pm-8pm – Open to all – Music, family activities, T-shirts, door prizes, dash plaques – Entry $20 – Proceeds benefit Auto Technologies Scholarship Fund – Enter at www.luna.edu – Anthony Baca (505)454-2591, (505)429-0425, or Gene Sandoval (505)454-2590 for more info                     

June 7 – Back Street Grill Grand Opening – (Home of the Street Taco) 1919 Old Town Rd. NW Suite 6, Albuquerque – Would like a few cars – 842-5434 or facebook.com/BackStreetGrillOT                                                                               

June 7-8 – 7th Annual Show & Shine – Convento, Espanola – Larry (505)927-3318                                                

June 13-15 – 3rd Annual Swap Meet – 2500 Isleta SW, Albuquerque – Auto-related only – Space $25 to June 6, $30 after – Abie 315-6778 or Eddie Joe 315-4599                                                                                                  

June 14 – 19th Annual Mopar Fest – Haynes Park, Rio Rancho –  Father’s Day Event – All Mopar Car Show, Swap Meet and Model Car Show sponsored by the Mopar Muscle Club of NM & Rio Rancho Parks & Rec – Trophies in 20 classes: original, new generation, daily driver, long distance & other special awards –  Goody bags to first 125 entrants, event tees, vendors, Mopar model car show – Car trailer raffle/$5 – Paul at 896-8115 or www.moparclub.com for more information                                                          

June 14 – Los Alamos Car Show in Conjunction with the Chamberfest – Music, food vendors, door prizes – Entry $20 – Pre-registration encouraged at www.carshowinla.com – Questions, Mike Luna (505)661-9988 or hotcorner_sports@hotmail.com                                                                                                       

 June 14 – 2014 Carapalooza Car & Motorcycle Show – Zenith Park, James Canyon Hwy, Cloudcroft – 11:00am-3:00pm – Sponsored by Cloudcroft C of C – Entry $15 – Food, horseshoe tourney, pie auction, BAMM Music Fest – (575)682-2733 or tomb7@pvtn.net    

June 14 – Old Fort Days, 17th Billy the Kid Car Show – Ft. Sumner HS, Ft. Sumner – $25 entry – 9-4 –  Located behind the school, BBQ and crafts in the school gym – Contact Dick Haynes (575)355-7771 or Bobby Russ (575)355-7204                               

June 14 – Wheels Museum Building 100th Gala Birthday Celebration – 1100 2nd St. SW, Albuquerque – Silent Auction 5pm-7pm, dinner by Jane Butel & El Bruno's at 7pm – $100/plate fundraiser – Live entertainment, cash bar – Reserve by May 30 – (505)243-6269 or leba4@aol.com                                                                                                                    

 June 14-15 – Sagebrush 2014 Auto Show – Sagebrush Community Church, 6440 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque – June 14 3-9pm, June 15 9am-3pm – 922-9200 or www.sagebrush.cc/autoshow                                                                          

June 15 – 2014 Golden Gears Car Club Fathers' Day Car Show – Alamogordo – Jack Harris (575)491-9804                     

June 20 – Challenge Albuquerque Men's Rally & Car Show – Calvary, 4001 Osuna Rd. NE – Entry $2 $10 additional car – Awards 4pm, public viewing and voting 4-9pm – Register online at www.challengemen.org                                                  

June 20-21 – New Mexico Classic Car Show for Make-A-Wish – Convention Center, Ruidoso – BBQ 6/20, Car Show 6/21 – Entry $30 till May 18, $35 after May 18 – Donate $240 ($20/mo) and get a Wishmaker plaque, cap, T-shirt, special parking – Don Stockstill (575)937-5011, Dave Shorter (575)973-7016, Terry Williams (575)848-3044 or www.newmexicoclassiccarshow.com for info        

June 21 – Hooters West Show – Hwy 528 & Alameda, Albuquerque – Setup 8-11am, show 11am-4:30pm, awards 4pm – Entry $20 – Drawings for prizes – 332-9222 or rftibbe@flash.net for more information                                                          

June 21 – Annual Heritage Days – City Park, Portales – Don Massey (575)760-7500                                              

June 21 – Test N Tune – Arroyo Seco Raceway, Arroyo Seco – Roger (575)494-4794 www.arroyosecoraceway.com  

 June 22 – ASR Drags – Arroyo Seco Raceway, Arroyo Seco – Roger (575)494-4794 www.arroyosecoraceway.com 

June 28 – Summerfest Car Show – Heritage Park, Los Lunas – Vendors, live music, giveaways – Entry $20 advance, $25 day of show – Marty Otero 865-8987 or vsotero@yahoo.com – Los Lunas C of C 352-3596 or 450-6348



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.

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.

September 7-12 – 2014 National Driving Tour in Upper Peninsula, MI – "Say yah to da U.P., eh". For details, Keith Johnson (906)249-3262 (eastern time zone) or upv8tour14@att.net