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

NEXT MEETING: Next meeting is Tuesday June 6th, 7pm, Program on Auto Paint by Jasen. Refreshments provided by Ray Calderon.   


BREAKFAST GROUP: Saturday June 17th, 8:30am breakfast at Lindy’s Coffee Shop, 500 Central NW.

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


June Breakfast

On Saturday, June 17th at 8:30am, club members and friends will be meeting for breakfast at Lindy’s Coffee Shop.  Lindy’s has been open in downtown Albuquerque since the late 1920’s.  It is located at 500 Central NW, the corner of Central and 5th Street.  Hope to see you there.

June 2017 Presidents Message – Joe Abbin

A Memorable Memorial Day

Our club picnic this year was a huge success with lots of visitors, good weather and good food. We were short on flatheads, but we did manage to attract member Betty Leupold and and her daughter Karla, several former members including the Krafts, Kathleen McCaughey, Jim Whaley, and others. We also signed up a new member, Phil Lovato, a noted ABQ car collector who now owns the Patterson’s ’53 convertible as well as many other flatheads. Paul Beck brought his great Model T truck and served as our official photographer for the event. Paul also won the $80 booty from our successful 50-50 raffle. Bob and Joan Quirici’s beautiful ’36 Ford truck won the board’s pick for favorite flathead, the Dick Precit Memorial Award. Thanks to all who attended and helped to make this a fun event. Thanks also to the Village of Los Ranchos for allowing use to use their beautiful facility!

This month’s meeting will feature Jasen from the Old Car Garage speaking on paint and coating systems for our autos, old and new. He will be assisted by manufacturer’s reps on these materials.

See you at the meeting and bring your friends!

June Birthdays

             Marka Catchpole (15)                   Vern Willan (19)               Barbara Polk (27)

Minutes of the May 2, 2017 Meeting

Jeff Jackson, substitute secretary

Joe called the meeting to order.  There were 15 members present and guest Roger Wilbur of Santa Fe.

Old Business:  The certificate for the brick purchased in memory of Art Leupold from the Ford V8 Foundation has arrived.

The treasurer reported the club is solvent and on budget. 

Joe proposed that members over 80 who have been members for at least 5 years receive a free membership in our local club.  Also, members less than 29 years old would receive one free year of membership.  Bob Agnew said the club can't afford that.  It will be discussed at the BoD meeting. 

Joyce reported for the Car Council.  The Museum Show registration is available. There will be a Car Art Show and Model Car display at the Museum during the car show.  A sign up sheet for volunteers was passed around. Featured cars are those manufactured in 1967.  The Los Lunas Swap Meet location size is being reduced, so it will be crowded.  Los Lunas may be preventing any other activities on the space currently used for the swap meet and soccer fields.  Please register early and tell Los Lunas residents of your displeasure so they can pass it on to their town council. 

Joe mentioned that the club's annual Birthday party will be on Monday, May 29th in Los Ranchos.

A motion was made and approved for Beth to make a quilt square representing our club for a quilt being made by the national organization.

New Business:  Jay Hertz gave a presentation on possible routes/options for touring in southern New Mexico. 50% of the members present indicated a willingness to help and/or participate.  A meeting was set for next Tuesday the 9th at 7pm at Jay's shop.  The tour is being proposed for an October time frame.

Show and Tell:  Joe brought a memorial card with an 1896 silver dollar, a memorial of Henry Ford's first car.  He also showed an unusual dealer plate from 1956.

Max baffled the audience with an unknown tool and also brought a blacksmith tool and a battery terminal cleaner.

The club took a break for refreshments, thanks to Jay for providing them.

Jay Rosenblum of Sutin, Thayer and Browne was introduced as the speaker.  Jay gave an interesting presentation on trusts and wills, advanced directives and power of attorney. Some key points to remember:

1). NM is a simple state for probate.

2). The current federal death exclusion tax amount is greater than $5 million a person.

3). Everyone should have a will in place because you don't know when something will happen.

4). Be aware that beneficiary designations trump information in the will, i.e. IRA or bank account beneficiaries override wills! 

5). Finance Power of Attorney and Advanced Directive Power of Attorney are important documents because they control assets in your life before your will takes effect.

6). Bottom Line - It is critical that all of your documents are consistent and that you realize only what you express in writing is sure to occur.  Verbal directives have no force in law.

Relative to donating cars to a museum:  You must consider arrangements with museum before you die, a written understanding of how car is to be cared for and a donation of funds to provide that care. 



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



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.

William Stout was not a believer in the theory that the "teardrop" shape of an aircraft was the best streamlined shape for an automobile. Since the car was land-bound, rather than airborne, the automobile should be in the shape of a crab or turtle, thus making it less sensitive to cross winds. He introduced his Scarab in 1935 with a Ford flathead V8 in the rear. He believed his "terranautics" design made the car more roadworthy. The body of the car was suspended above the center of gravity, making the car bank into curves and have less tendency to roll over. The body was constructed of tubular steel hoops covered with sheet metal. The roomy interior allowed passengers to move about, use a rear folding table, and rearrange the two rear seats.

At the same time, Wunibald Kamm of Germany was also working on the idea that the teardrop shape was not ideal. He had proved that a teardrop shape did not need to come to a sharp point at the rear, but it could be truncated at a given point; the resulting flat rear became known as Kamm-back design. His and Stout's theories were not generally accepted by engineers, as they were stuck on the classic teardrop shape and shrugged off these new ideas.




Next month, another Ford V-8 streamliner.

Joyce Clements


Tumbleweed Early Ford V8 Club Calendar for 2017


Monday 29th Club Birthday Party and Picnic/Car Show


Tuesday 6th Club Meeting – 7pmAuto Paint.  Refreshments by Ray Calderon.

Saturday 17th Breakfast at Lindy’s Coffee Shop


Tuesday 4th Corrales Parade and Picnic at Azevedo’s

Tuesday 11th Club Meeting – 7pm’52 Fords.  Refreshments by Joyce Clements.

Saturday 15th Breakfast and tour of Colorworks


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












Memorial Day Picnic and Car Show
















June 1-4 – Rockabilly on the Route – Route 66, Tucumcari – Bands, car & bike shows, fun & games – Simon Cantlon (310)801-2727, RockabillyOnTheRoute@gmail.com, www.RockabillyOnTheRoute.com/,    https://twitter.com/RockabillyRoute, www.Facebook.com/RockabillyOnTheRoute

June 2-3 – Car-A-Fair 2017 – Carlsbad – www.carsclubofcarlsbad.com

June 2-3 – 19th Classic Car Show – Brandenburg Park, Red River, NM – C of C (575)754-2366 or www.redrivernewmex.com

June 2-4 – Aztec Fiesta Days – Aztec – Contact Chamber of Commerce

June 3 – Philip & Sons Customer Appreciation Car Show – 4101 4th St. NW – Open to classic, hot rod, vintage, muscle, custom cars & trucks – 9am-3pm – Hamburgers, hot dogs served – Philip (505)344-8202 or (505)264-9081

June 4 – Ziem's Annual All Ford Show – Ziem's Motors, Farmington

June 4-10 – VMCCA Western Nickel Tour – Reno, NV – wnkl2017@charter.net

June 9-10 – Pagosa Annual Car Show – Pagosa Springs, CO – Contact Chamber of Commerce

June 10 – 23rd Annual Summer Car Show Series – 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: Steve's Cruisan with the Oldies – 505-269-0496 or 505-332-9222 for info

June 10 – 7th Annual Car Show – Camel Rock Casino – Sponsored by Northern NM Junkyard Classics – 11am-5pm

June 10-17 – Hot Rod Power Tour – Kansas City, KS to Bowling Green, KY – Martha (949)705-3135 or


June 11-16 – VMCCA 1 & 2 Cylinder Tour – Kankakee, IL – Nancy Haley (815)383-3347

June 12 – 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

June 16-17 – DOCC Annual Car Show – Main St, Durango, CO – (970)247-8761

June 17 – 22nd Annual Mopar Fest – Haynes Park, Rio Rancho – Open to Mopars – Paul (505)896-8115 or www.moparclub.com

June 17 – New Mexico Backing the Blue to Support 10-82 – Home Depot, Hwy 550 & Sprint Blvd, Rio Rancho – Sponsored by New Mexico Jeep Group & New Mexico 4-Wheelers – Fundraiser for NM Law Enforcement members to support their families in times of need – Rally, show and raffle prizes – Start 9am to register and sign waivers, depart for Pit 10:30am – All car & truck clubs invited; clubs with 10 or more cars may enter as a group – Must register and sign waiver to participate – Entry $15 – Food, drinks, live auction, raffles for car accessories & other items, entertainment – For more information facebook.com/nmbtb/ or e-mail backingtheblue@newmexicojeepgroup.com   

June 17-18 – Sagebrush Church Fathers' Day Weekend Car Show – 6440 Coors NW (between La Orilla and Paseo del Norte) – Saturday 3-9pm, Sunday 9am-3pm – Raffle tickets for 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle at www.sagebrush.church/autoshow – 922-9200 for more information

June 18 – Golden Gears Fathers' Day Car Show – Alameda Park, Alamogordo – Jack (575)491-9804

June 18 – Pinon Hills Annual Fathers' Day Car Show – Pinon Hills Church, Farmington

June 18 – Fathers' Day Car Show – Rio Grande Retirement Community, 2331 Westside Blvd, Rio Rancho (across from Rust Hospital) – 2-4pm – Would love for one of more clubs to have as many cars as possible – Call Shellie Pierini (505)994-2800 or e-mail 549Act-Coord@hawthornret.com if you can go

June 18 – Races – Arroyo Seco Raceway, Arroyo Seco – Roger (575)494-4794 www.arroyosecoraceway.com

June 19-23 – VMCCA Muscle Car Tour – Southwestern Indiana – Darrel & Romona Wilkinson (765)932-5635 or wilkinsondarrel@wmconnect.com

June 23 – 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

June 23-24 – Make-A-Wish Classic Car Show – Convention Center, Ruidoso – Ken Paul (806)236-3066

June 23-25 – Street Rod Nationals – Pueblo, CO

June 24 – Summer Heat Custom Car Show & Concert – The Downs, Santa Fe – Presented by Southwest Promotionz – Open to lowriders, motorcycles, muscle cars, hot rods, lowrider bikes, dub cars, classics – Food & drinks, car hop, beer garden, kid zone, awards, live performances & much more – (505)629-5519 or (505)660-7344

June 24 – 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

June 24 – 6th Annual Knights of Columbus BBQ Challenge & Car Show – Our Lady of Guadalupe Church – Entry $25, benefitting Special Olympics and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Roof – Open

challenge for best BBQ, Knights of Columbus competition – For information Miguel Troncoso(505)948-4021 or biggie505.sk@hotmail.com

June 24 – 5th Annual Antique Truck & Car Show – Silverton, CO – Contact Chamber of Commerce

June 25 – License Plate Land of Enchantment Regional Meet – Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center, 9800 4th St. NW – Stopover for license plate collectors (ALPCA) en route to national meet in Ontario, CA – 8:00am-1:30pm – Michael Wiener (505)688-0004 or bestplates@aol.com

June 25 – Blake's Lotaburger 65th Anniversary Show & Shine – Blake's, 641 Coors NW – Free admission – Open to all vehicles but prefer 1952-1965 – 1952-era vehicles will receive Blake's gift card – Free soft drinks & giveaways – Music by DJ Rockin' Rob – Joe Mascarenas (505)235-5900



June 7-11 – 2017 Eastern National Meet – Chantilly, Virginia hosted by Northern Virginia RG #96. Call Bill Simons or e-mail bsimons@rustinsurance.com.

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.