PLEASE NOTE: All meetings include Show & Tell. Members are encouraged to bring items to share.
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, November 4, 7:00 p.m., Old Car Garage, 3232 Girard Blvd NE. The meeting will be a compare and contrast of the 1939 and 1949 Ford. Refreshments by the Coffees and the Jacksons.
BREAKFAST GROUP: Saturday, November 15th, 9am at the Jacksons, breakfast and garage tour, then on to Jay Hertz’s
CLUB WEBSITE: Be sure to check out our website at Updated “current Information and calendar” is on the current information page.
FORD V8 FOUNDATION WEBSITE: Another interesting website to check out is
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Jeff Jackson, President
Last month we discussed what you did and/or did not get done during the summer. I trust that discussion and our beautiful New Mexico October weather encouraged you to go out to the garage and get one or two last things done before it gets colder. Hard to believe how nice the October weather has been!
Last month I also mentioned get up and go. I am amazed at how much people get done when they spend a little time doing it. Think of Jay every day going to his shop and restoring another car. Or Art, always at the ready to help with anyone’s flathead project… or Joe, or Jim or Bob or (insert your favorite name here). I believe continued get up and go is simply the process of doing something on a routine basis. I talked to a lot of folks when I retired and one in particular became of key interest. This fellow worked until he was 70 and he did not want to retire then. When we talked I was dreaming of Fords and fun and exhaust fumes. When he talked he didn’t know what to do. We finally found him a wine tasting course and then a volunteer position and now he stays really busy. I dread to think of what he would have done sitting on the couch at home. Now don’t get me wrong, I can drag myself in at noon and check the back of my eyelids for 30 minutes. And, I know as I age my get up and go will reduce; but for now think of the wonderful pastime we share with our old Fords. Regardless if we work on them every day we do have a hobby, something that helps us get up and get busy.
I am not saying that only old Fords keep us going but I am saying that keeping old Fords going sure gives us something to do.
November is going to be another good month for the club. At the November 4th meeting Joyce and Jim will bring their ’49 and Art and Betty will bring their ’39 and they will compare the cars. I suspect a good deal of improvements between these 10 years even knowing the war hampered continued developments. At the November meeting we will vote for officers for 2015, another chance for you to influence how the club will go in 2015. Then on Saturday the 15th we start at Beth’s house at about 9 am for breakfast and a car garage tour. After vetting Jeff and Beth’s stuff we will all go to Jay’s shop for a view of some real prime automobiles. See the news article for directions and phone numbers.
November is the 4th is a day for voting for club officers and also the day for voting for government officials. Please remember to vote and have a voice in our country. If you read the entire newsletter you will see what a wonderful and dry sense of humor our current secretary has!
President: R. Jeff Jackson (
Vice-President: Bob Quirici (
Secretary: Larry Williams (
Treasurer: Lou Gorenz (
Technical Director: Joe Abbin (
Touring Director: John Shelton (
Club Purpose & Membership Director: Larry Azevedo (
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 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, 505-890-2704, or email:
Larry Williams, Secretary
Jeff presiding welcomed old members and new member Bill Verant.
Newsletters were received but there was some skepticism expressed as to the readers' attention span.
The only correction to the minutes was that there should have been a fifth member to the nominating committee.
Treasurer's report from Lou: Checking account balance of $ 4,613.42 & Savings account of $ 1,395.79.
Happy Birthday to: Happy Anniversary to:
Eli Contreras (4) Bob & Sue Mathes (2)
Linda Frazer (9) Bud Hennessey & Linda Frazer (9) (that saves one
Larry Williams (21) present a year)
Jenny McDonald (23) Don & Joyce Gorenz (19)
Al Seery (30)
Thanks went out for tasty refreshments to Larry & Meg Williams and Bob Payne.
The For Sale/Wanted sheet was passed out. Ads may be submitted later in the month by email, phone, or mail to Beth Jackson, newsletter editor.
Old Business:
Los Lunas Swap Meet- Joyce reported it was well attended and quite a number of volunteers were on hand to help out.
Recipe of the month was provided by Ray Calderon. He picked Bill Verant for October.
If you want a nametag, contact DJ McAlister. She can get you a very nice one for $ 7.50. Several people are wearing their new ones already.
Patches for jackets were on sale during the break.
Joe reported that the nominating committee is announcing the following slate for next year:
Jeff Jackson - President Bill Verant - Director
Lou Gorenz - Vice President Joe Abbin - Director
Beth Jackson - Secretary Bob Payne - Director
DJ McAlister – Treasurer
There were no other nominations from the floor.
New Business:
October 18th, the third Saturday which is breakfast Saturday, the plan is to meet at Flying Star on Juan Tabo @ 8:30 for breakfast. Then those that want to will go on to the tram.
Joe has agreed to sell his third book at a discount to club members. A 10% discount brings the club member price to $ 20.00 and Joe will donate $ 10.00 to the club for each book sold. A great deal !!! so see Joe.
By motion made by Jim, seconded by Jay, and a unanimous vote, the Club will buy two cases (80 of his new books) from Joe for $ 400.00( this is at his cost ) and donate them to the Ford Foundation. The books will in turn sell from the Foundation for $ 21.95 each. Therefore 80 books is a contribution of $1,750.00 for an out of pocket expense of only $ 400.00.
Also, by motion, second, and unanimous vote the Club will continue and fund the website. The cost is expected to be $192.00 per year. Frank and Joe will work on shortening the name.
Next meeting is on November 4th (normal 7 PM time). We will be comparing and contrasting the 1939 and the 1949 Fords. Art has agreed to bring his '39 and Joyce and Jim will bring their '49.
Minutes Continued
The November breakfast will be as usual on the third Saturday November 15th. This will be a breakfast and garage tour. Note this is a date change from before. We will have breakfast at the Jacksons at 9am, followed by a tour of their garages, and then on to Jay Hertz's garages for another tour. Everyone please drive your old car for this event.
Joe mentioned Dave Staub for a possible future program on "Southwest Transportation ".
Bob Payne has visited the Miniature Museum in Carlsbad, California and recommends it highly!
The Christmas Party will be on Tuesday, December 2nd again at the Cooperage. Mary Gorenz has graciously agreed to coordinate the event.
The program for this meeting was a sharing of automobile related memorabilia.
Breakfast on Saturday, November 15th will be held in conjunction with our garage tour day. Breakfast will be served starting at 9:00 am at the Jackson’s house, 8322 Calle Picaflor NW, phone 505-908-7565. We will then drive to Jay Hertz’s garages and tour his collection of cars and memoralbia.
Directions to Jacksons: At the Ram service station on Coors immediately south of Paseo del Norte turn east then immediately north and go between the Ram Station and Riverside Wellness. Go past the red dinosaur, curve right and turn into the housing subdivision on your left (east side). Go down Calle de Alondra two blocks to the Jacksons’ house. Look for cars.
Directions to Jay’s: Going west on Comanche from I25 in one block turn north on Alexander Blvd. Continue and turn right on Midtown Place and then immediate left on Midtown Place (same name street). Go to the end of Midtown and continue and his building is on the right. Look for club cars in the area.
No host cocktails 6 to 7 P.M, Dinner at 7:00 P.M.
We will have the same great menu as last year and the price stayed the same. $25.00 plus tax and tip for a total of $31.30.
After dinner we will have the gift exchange. Each person please bring a gift, wrapped and marked man, woman or either. Gifts should be something you would like to receive yourself. Value of gift should between $10 and $30. You will be given a number and the gifts are chosen by number. The person can take a gift already selected by someone else or select a new gift. Gifts may only be stolen once. This is fun so we hope all will participate.
Also, if you wish and we encourage you to bring a donation of cash or check for Road Runner Food Bank.
We have a choice of 4 entrees: Prime Rib of Beef, Fresh British Columbian Salmon, Grilled Hawaiian Chicken, Steak and Shrimp. All come with a choice of French Fries, Baked Potato or Rice Pilaf along with their famous salad bar as well as coffee, ice tea or soda. Choice of entrée may be made that night.
Cost again is $31.30 and checks can be mailed to the Treasurer:
Lou Gorenz
11010 Wilshire N E
Albuquerque NM 87122
You may pay at our November meeting. Deadline for reservations is November 21, 2014.
From Bill Verant
PINEAPPLE CASSEROLE ¾ cup sugar (I use ½ cup because I prefer it less sweet)
6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups Kraft finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 (20oz) cans pineapple chunks in natural juice, drained, reserving 6 Tblsp of pineapple juice
1 cup cracker crumbs (recommend Ritz, I use the low-fat Ritz)
4 Tablespoons butter, melted, plus extra for greasing pan
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a medium-size casserole dish with butter.
(Note: to fill a 9x13 dish for a potluck, I had to double the recipe.)
In a large bowl, stir together the sugar and flour. Gradually stir in the cheese. Add the drained pineapple chunks and stir until the ingredients are well combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.
In another medium bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, melted butter, and reserved pineapple juice, stirring with a rubber spatula until evenly blended. Spread this crumb mixture on top of the pineapple mixture.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Leslie Montgomery and Bill Verant
Submitted by Joyce Clements
November 5, 1895 – George B. Selden was issued patent number 549,160 for his "road engine," for which he was later to be challenged by Henry Ford.
November 1, 1931 – The final Model A Ford was produced in the United States.
November 8, 1931 – Ads appeared in Time Magazine featuring the stainless steel Model A Ford.
November 2, 1935 – The 1936 Lincoln Zephyrs made a debut in New York, Detroit, Baltimore, Washington, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
November 4, 1938 – Mercury was introduced by Ford Motor Company.
November 1, 1945 – Post-war production of Lincoln and Mercury started.
November 8, 1945 – The first post-war Mercury was completed.
November 19, 1959 – The last Edsel was produced.
November 9, 1962 – The Ford Rotunda burned to the ground at Dearborn, Michigan
The October breakfast was held at the Flying Star Café on Juan Tabo. We had eleven members attend including new members Ross Collord and Bill Verant. There were five fine vintage automobiles driven. No one wanted to ride the tram that day so after breakfast we adjourned and continued our day.
Happy Birthday to: Happy Anniversary to:
Jay Hertz (5) Vern & Pat Willan (7)
Betty Shelton (9) Marvin & Neva Coffee (21)
Leslie Montgomery (22) Jim & Joyce Clements (30)
Ray Calderon (30)
Tumbleweed Early Ford V8 Club Calendar for 2014
Tuesday 4th Club Meeting 7:00pm Election of Officers and compare and contrast the 1939 and 1949 Fords.
Saturday Nov 15th Garage Tour Jeff/Beth Jackson and Jay Hertz starting with breakfast at the Jackson’s. Drive your old car on the tour. Come to the Jackson’s at 9am.
Tuesday 2nd Club Meeting 6:00pm – Christmas Party at the Cooperage.
Saturday 20th - Breakfast
October 27 – 1st Annual Ghouls Gathering Halloween All Woman's Car Show – Presented by Driving Divas – Fastino's, 2600 Juan Tabo NE – 5-10pm – Open to all makes & models woman driven – Costume party, Trick or Treat, door prizes, awards – Melinda 401-2994 or Karen 620-5278
October 30-November 1 – Grand Ole Tour, 2014 – Clarion Hotel, San Angelo, TX – Info at (325)223-8377 or
October 31 – Annual Halloween Fun Night – Old Tyme Shop & Ice Cream Parlor, 10786 Hwy 337 S (10
miles south of I-40 from Tijeras) – 6-9pm – Decorate your car – Trunk of Treats, cake walk, outdoor movie, hot dogs, pumpkin sales, raffle, cider, scary-okie, games, candy (something fun for everybody) – Sponsor a game – Barbie at 281-3892
November 8 – Veterans' Day Car Show & Swap Meet – Veterans' Hospital, T or C – Open to all – Enter on site, $30, Swap Space $25 – Sam Shannon (575)894-4222
November 8 – Fiber Art Exhibit & Car Show – San Ysidro Old Church, Corrales – Route 66 theme – Barbara Lower
November 16 – ASR Drags – Arroyo Seco Raceway, Arroyo Seco – Roger (575)494-4794 or
November 19-20 – ABQ Law Enforcement Convention – Convention Center, Albuquerque – Co-hosted by the Sheriff's office, APD, Farmington police, and NM State police – Theme for 11/20 is "Albuquerque, the Mother Road of Route 66" – Need pre-1973 cars to fill ballroom at CC from NM car clubs – or Russ Hague
November 22 – "Just for the Hell of It" Car Show – Body Works, Las Cruces – Mike Garcia (575)541-5772


Joke of the Month
Two men, Jim and John, were walking their dogs when they passed by a restaurant. “Let’s go in and get something to eat,” Jim suggested. “We can’t,” responded John, “don’t you see the sign say NO PETS ALLOWED.”
“Aah that sign,” said Jim “don’t worry about it” and taking out a pair of sunglasses, he walked up to the door. As he tried walking into the restaurant he got stopped at the door, “sorry no pets allowed.” “Can’t you see,” said Jim, “I am blind, this is my seeing eye dog.”
“But it’s a Doberman Pinscher, who uses a Doberman Pinscher as a seeing eye dog?” the man asked. “Oh,” Jim responded, “you must have not heard, this is the latest type of seeing eye dogs, they do a very good job.”
Seeing that it worked, John tried walking in with his Chihuahua. Even before he could open his mouth, the doorman said, “don’t tell me that a Chihuahua is the latest type of seeing eye dog.”
Thinking quickly John responded in an angry voice, “You mean they gave me a Chihuahua?”
For Write-In
President: Jeff Jackson ______ ____________________
Vice-President: Lou Gorenz ______ ____________________
Secretary: Beth Jackson ______ ____________________
Treasurer: D.J. MacAlister ______ ____________________
Board of Directors: Joe Abbin ______ ____________________
Bill Verant ______ ____________________
Bob Payne ______ ____________________
This is the slate of officers we will vote on at the November 4th meeting. If you are not able to attend you may mail your ballot to the club mailbox but it must arrive before the November 4th meeting. The address is:
Tumbleweed Regional Group
Early Ford V-8 Club of America
PO Box 21538
Albuquerque, NM 87154-1538