MARCH 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, March 5, 2019 at 7pm.
Program will be presented by Al Santos on upholstery. Refreshments will be provided by Clements & Bosts.
NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, April 9th, 7pm at the Jacksons’ house.
BREAKFAST GROUP: Saturday, March 16th, 8:30 am at Range Café in Bernalillo, with a visit to J & R Museum after.
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, March 16th, at 8:30 am at the Range Café in Bernalillo, 925 Camino del Pueblo. Following breakfast, we will travel to J & R Vintage Auto Museum & Bookstore at 3650A NM-528 for a last tour. The Museum will be permanently closing soon. Here’s your chance to visit one last time! Items in the bookstore (Texaco & others) will be on sale at half price.
Larry Azevedo (6), Vi Chavez-Cropp (12), Bob Payne (15), George Abernathy (16)
Our featured speaker for the March meeting will be upholsterer extraordinaire Al Santos. Al has worked on auto upholstery in Albuquerque for decades and knows the “ropes.” He can fabricate virtually anything and he will tell you his secrets. You will enjoy this one!
MARCH PRESIDENT’S LETTER - R. Jeff Jackson
2019 has started with a bang and it is only going to get better. The Flatheads made a great impression at the Super Nationals. Now we are deep into planning two (yep folks 2) tours for the year. Please see the Directors’ recommendation for Tours included in this newsletter for details. The Tumbleweed Club is also going to make a splash at the Museum Car show. Everyone should plan to bring a club car to that event so we can all park together. We plan to make a poster for the event and hand out club business cards and draw the world to our club doorstep. Recent years have seen some dwindling of our club participation at the State Fair - not this year! Please plan to drive (push, pull or tow) your car so we can provide a big showing at the Fair.
Plan to come to the March meeting for sure, we need your input for finalizing the tour plans. Plus, the program at the March meeting is on upholstery provided by a fellow Jay has used that does good work at reasonable prices. Everyone loves a value proposition.
The Directors are going to recommend we use the excess funds of $158 from the October tour of Southern New Mexico to buy a square foot in the new Ford Foundation Museum location. The National Club recommends excess funds from tours be used to support the club and we feel this is appropriate use of the funds.
Minutes of the February 5th, 2019 Meeting
Beth Jackson, Secretary
President Jeff Jackson called the meeting to order. There were 18 members and 1 guest present. The speaker, Rod Williams from Horizon Glass was the guest. Treasurer David reported that the budget is on target and reminded members to pay their renewal dues. David also announced that our V8 Times Newsletter won a runner-up award in the National Club’s Newsletter Contest, thanks to editor Beth Jackson.
Happy Birthday greetings go out to Tom Patterson, Bob Quirici, Pat Bost, Chris Joiner and Richard Polk.
Thanks to Jay Hertz for providing tonight’s refreshments. The refreshment list is still missing several months and was sent around for additional signups. Also, the For Sale/Wanted sheet was passed around for additions, corrections and deletions.
Old Business: Jay presented President Jeff with a plaque awarded to the club at the Super National for a runner-up award in Club Display. Thanks to all the club members who displayed their cars at the Super Nationals.
Amy Joiner passed out lists of cars still available for purchase at J & R Museum.
Joyce, reporting for the New Mexico Car Council, said the May 19th Museum Car Show will feature trucks. Notify her if you will be bringing your truck so you may be placed in the front row. The Council is still waiting on information as to the location of the September Swap Meet.
The recipe of the month of February was provided by David McLain. Jeff appointed Beth Jackson to provide the recipe for March.
Rod Williams of Horizon Glass will be presenting tonight’s program.
The board will be meeting next Tuesday, February 12th to talk about tours. We invite anyone who has a specific tour interest to join the meeting.
The newest V8 Times magazine has an article on our club’s fall tour written by Jay Hertz and Jeff Jackson complete with numerous photos.
New Business: February’s breakfast will be held on Saturday, Feb 16th at Furr’s Fresh Buffet on Wyoming. After breakfast, we will adjourn to Ray’s house to view his collection of World’s Fair and Ford Memorabilia. In March we would like to visit J & R Museum in Bernalillo before it closes forever. Chris suggested having breakfast at the Range Café in Bernalillo before touring the museum. That will be on Saturday, March 16th at 8:30 am.
Featured member of the month of February was Max Glover. Jeff selected Ray Calderon to be spotlighted in March.
Jay, Chris and David reported that the Super Nationals Show was a great show. There were 7 cars in our club’s area and all 7 cars won awards. Next year it is suggested that we have a poster made with club information on display.
Joe Abbin had more of his books available for purchase. He displayed a brochure on crime from the 60’s in Albuquerque with the slogan, “If you see something, say something.” Jeff commented that he has read Joe’s book and it is very enlightening.
The Club will complete their purchase of a memorial brick from the Ford V8 Foundation for members who passed in the year 2018. Frank Corey, Pat Casias and Mistee Thomson are those that we are aware of.
Max Glover said he finished therapy for his heart and is doing well. He is removing his club cars from the For Sale list and will be keeping them at present.
Refreshments were enjoyed by all, the raffle was held and we all enjoyed an informative program on auto and home glass from Rod Williams of Horizon Glass. He can make templates and fashion glass for your old car if glass is not available to fit.
Directors Meeting of February 12th
At the directors meeting we had a lively discussion about the planned Tumbleweed tours for 2019. No, we didn’t argue, we were just all so excited about the tours we wanted to make them enticing to the entire club. First! - These trips are designed for club cars BUT are not limited to club cars. The Directors strongly feel the key benefits of trips are the discussions and interactions we have and the memories we make - not the requirement to drive a club car. So, if your car is under the weather or if you just like air conditioning don’t worry, we all want you to come along.
The following note is an introduction to the recommendations we discussed. You will note there are many details to be discussed amongst club members at our next meeting. Consider this an introduction and food for thought.
Because the Cumbres and Toltec railway doesn’t open as early in the year as we thought, we decided to plan the Chimayo-Enchanted Circle trip for this spring. Marco Oviedo, the Chimayo magic man, sculptor, car collector, and donkey raiser has invited us to tour his gallery. The Directors suggest we leave on a Friday and drive through Chimayo on our way to the Enchanted Circle area. On Saturday, we would drive the Enchanted Circle and visit Taos and/or drive back to Albuquerque. Those with a desire to spend more time in the Taos area are welcome to stay Saturday night and return to Albuquerque on Sunday. There are two appropriate dates for this tour, April 26, 27 and possibly 28 or May 3,4, and possibly 5. The decisions to be made at the March meeting are to pick a date so we can inform Marco, decide where to stay Friday night (the Directors recommend staying in Red River because lodging should be less expensive), and if we should plan it as a two day or three day tour (the Directors recommend a two day tour so we don’t interfere with Sunday home activities). Please start thinking about your preferences and any questions you have.
The second tour would be leaving Albuquerque on Saturday, September 14 and driving to Chama so we can take the evening train. The outstanding part of this trip is the beautiful night view from the train plus, this is a music trip where a jazz band will be entertaining us at the dinner stop at Osiers station. The even more outstanding part of this trip is that the date coincides with a nearly full moon providing even better viewing from the train. The plan would be to sleep in on Sunday morning, because the train won’t arrive back into Chama until about 10:30, then drive to Los Alamos for a tour of the Nuclear Museum and return to Albuquerque late afternoon on Sunday. Those not interested in Los Alamos could drive directly back to Albuquerque at their leisure. This date is fixed by the moon! The decisions we need to make at the March meeting include what level train passage to reserve and when to depart on Sunday morning for Los Alamos. There are three options for the train starting at about $105 per person up to about $200 per person. The difference is the comfort level on the train. Every passage level is treated to a full dinner in Osier plus the live band entertainment. Personally, Beth and I will be walking around the train looking at scenery and not spending much time seated so we are not too concerned with the comfort level.
The key decisions for both trips need to be made in March to allow time to set up the Enchanted Circle hotel and to assure we can get tickets on this specific date for the Cumbres and Toltec train trip. Be ready!
RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Peach Pie the Old Fashioned Two Crust Way
1 (15 oz) package roll-out pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie (Pillsbury only) 1 egg, beaten
5 cups sliced peeled peaches
2 tablespoons lemon juice ½ cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Line a 9-inch pie plate with one of the pie crusts. Brush with some of the beaten egg to keep the dough from becoming soggy later.
Place the sliced peaches in a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour over the peaches, and mix gently. Pour into the pie crust, and dot with butter. Cover with the other pie crust, and fold the edges under. Flute the edges to seal or press the edges with the tines of a fork dipped in egg. Brush the remaining egg over the top crust. Cut several slits in the top crust to vent steam.
Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30 to 35 minutes, until the crust is brown and the juice begins to bubble through the vents. Cool before serving. This tastes better warm than hot.
Note: I use my own frozen peaches. The secret is to peel and slice your fresh peaches, bagging them in pie sized bags and sprinkling with Fruit Fresh. When taking them out for your pie, DO NOT thaw. Thaw in the microwave only long enough to break into slices. Then prepare with other ingredients and bake in your prepared pie crust. The pie will be as good as when the peaches were fresh.
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)
MEMBER OF THE MONTH – Ray Calderon
If you had a 1928 to 1953 Ford between about 1970 and 2005 there is a good chance you talked to Ray Calderon when you called Job Lot Automotive for car parts. Ray was the specialist for 1928 to 1948 Ford vehicles and also handled calls for 1949 to 1953 fords. Ray purchased a 1935 Ford in 1976 and joined the Ford Flathead V8 club in Long Island shortly thereafter. He fondly remembers car tours around the Island. Lest you think they were short tours, Ray reminds you that the distance from one end of Long Island to the other is further than from Albuquerque to Gallup! Unfortunately, eye sight issues forced the sale of his car in 2005.
Ray was born in Manhattan, NY and moved to ‘the Bronx’ in 1950. From there he moved to Queens in 1970, then Long Island in 1976. Saying Ray is a born and bred New Yorker would be true. He says ‘my wife and I looked at a lot of places and chose Albuquerque to retire’. They liked the friendly people and he loves the tree lined street where he lives.
Ray and Danice joined the Albuquerque Newcomers Club, a group focused on educating newcomers to the variety and beauty of Albuquerque and New Mexico. They learned a lot as members of Newcomers.
Ray also joined the Tumbleweed Club when he arrived in Albuquerque and says ‘they rolled out the welcome mat for me’. And, when they discovered the knowledge I had from working at Job Lots ‘they loved me’. Ray says he knows parts from 1928 to 1948 by heart. As we all have witnessed, he is pretty darn good in those years.
With waning eye sight Ray depends mainly on others for transportation. He credits Jim and Joyce Clements for keeping him involved in club activities. He thanks them for getting him to so many club meetings all these years.
Many of us went to Ray’s house after the breakfast on February 16 to see his extensive collection of transportation related items especially from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and Ford memorabilia. At the end of the meeting Ray announced he is moving to Gallup to be closer to his granddaughter and son. We’ll all miss you, Ray! Visit often.
Tumbleweed Early Ford V8 Club Calendar for 2019
Tuesday 5th Club Meeting 7pm Program Upholstery by Al Santos, Refreshments by Joyce & Jim Clements and Pat & Larry Bost
Saturday 16th Breakfast 8:30am Range Café in Bernalillo followed by a tour of J & R Museum
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
May 3,4,5th - Overnight Tour - tentative
Saturday 18th Breakfast 8:30am Photos of Cars afterwards, tentative
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, Refreshments George & Jackie Abernathy
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 4th All Clubs Picnic – Oak Flat Picnic Ground
Saturday 17th Breakfast
Tuesday 3rd Club Meeting 7pm
Sunday 8th State Fair Car Show
September 14th Moonlight ride on the Cumbres Toltec Railway, overnight tour
Saturday 21st Breakfast
Thursday-Sunday 26-29 Annual NMCCC Auto Swap Meet @ Isleta Casino
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
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
March 2-3 – Hot Rods & Cool Bikes – Colorado Springs
March 3 – Car Show to Benefit Ricky Sanchez – O’Neil’s Pub, 3401 Juan Tabo – Benefit for family of Camaro Club member who survived head-on collision – Free to enter, but donations gladly accepted & appreciated – All donations go to help family with medical bills for multiple surgeries – Setup 9am, show 10am-2pm – firstname.lastname@example.org
March 3 – Toy Show & Swap Meet – Tucson Convention Center, AZ
March 9 – Rich Ford Car Show – Lomas & Wyoming – 9am-3pm – Free – Open to all years, makes, models – Big Foot on site – Enter on Wyoming side – Bruce Shaffer email@example.com or 301-8857
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 15-16 – 29th Annual Chickasha Pre-War Swap Meet – Chickasha, OK – www.pwsm.com or Mike or Susie Ersland (405)224-9090
March 15-17 – 10th Spring Nationals – Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ – Open to pre-’88 – Goodguys (925)838-9876 or www.good-guys.com
March 16-17 – Glendale Swap Meet – Glendale, AZ
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 - Albuquerque – Kimberley Pierce (505)379-8884 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 5-6 – Texas Regional Falcon Show – Holiday Inn, 14055 Park Dr, Tomball, TX – Open to Ford Falcons – Todd Gaudin (281)467-4607 www.falconclub.com
April 5-7 – 19th Del Mar Nationals – Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – Open to pre-’88 – Goodguys (925)838-9876 or www.good-guys.com
April 5-7 – 16th New Mexico International Auto Show – ABQ Convention Center – New cars – (505)768-4575 www.newmexicoautoshow.com
April 6 – 2nd Annual Sports Medicine Car Show – Farmington HS Parking Lot
April 6 – Smokin’ Oldies Show & Shine – Courthouse Park, Deming – Dorinda (575)494-7072
April 6 – Kars for Kids Car & Cycle Show – Cochise College Auto Tech Center, 645 S. Hwy 92, Sierra Vista, AZ – Sponsored by Boys & Girls Club & Fraternal Order of Police – Open to cars, truck, motor cycles of all ages – Registration 8-10am or online at www.bgcsvaz.org – Registration fee $25 before March 25, $35 after – Live auction 2:00pm, awards 2:30pm – T-shirts, dash plaques, door prizes, food & product vendors, public safety displays – Info at(520)515-0055 or email@example.com or www.CruisinArizona.com
EARLY FORD V8 TOURS
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April 26-28 – 47th Annual Black Bart Tour – Jackson, CA – Sponsored by San Joaquin RG – Tour Gold Country of California – Debbie Sanders: email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com – 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