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

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday November 1, 7pm.  The program is elections and Table Top Auto Show.  Refreshments by Bob Payne and Bob Mathes.

NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tuesday November 15th, 7pm at Joe’s house, 11716 Tivoli Ave NE.

BREAKFAST GROUP: Saturday, November 19th, 8:30 am at Casa De Benavidez followed by antique shopping, see article below.

CLUB WEBSITE: Be sure to check out our website at   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



November Meeting – Election and Table Top Auto Show

Our meeting this month will be a mini car show featuring models, sculptures, promos, etc. brought by our members. Also as a sequel to last month’s auto art show, bring your own examples of auto art for show &tell! 





November Breakfast and Antique Shopping

We will be meeting at 8:30am on Saturday, November 19th at Casa de Benavidez, located at 8032 4th Street NW. After breakfast we will caravan to several antique shops located on 4th Street and see what treasures they have to offer.  Hope to see a good crowd for breakfast and shopping.



November Birthdays and Anniversaries

Jay Hertz (5)                                                   Vern & Pat Willan (7)

Betty Shelton (19)                                              Joyce & Jim Clements (30)

Leslie Montgomery (22)    

Ray Calderon (30)




President: Joe Abbin (

Vice-President: Lou Gorenz (

Secretary: Beth Jackson (

Treasurer: Frank Corey (

Director: Jay Hertz (

Director: R. Jeff Jackson (

Director: Bob Mathes (

Director: Al Seery (


Joe Abbin

My message this month is really more of a collection of items of interest.


Officers for 2017


We have a full slate of nominations this month for 2017 club officers. We will vote on these nominations and any others presented from the floor or by mail at our November meeting.

The nominees for 2017 officers are as follows:

President- Joe Abbin

Vice president- Bob Quirici

Secretary- Beth Jackson

Treasurer- Dave McLain

Directors- Jeff Jackson, George Abernathy, Jay Hertz, and Bob Payne

The new officers will take over January 1.The club has been privileged to have capable and energetic officers this year and I expect more of the same next year. Serving as an officer is fun and vital to the club’s ability to thrive. Thank you to this year’s officers and next year’s nominees for your willingness to serve.

November Meetings – Election and Table Top Auto Show

Our meeting this month will be a mini car show featuring models, sculptures, promos, etc. brought by our members. Also as a sequel to last month’s auto art show, bring your own examples of auto art for show &tell!  Unfortunately (or not) I will be at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas and will not be at the meeting.

We will have a board meeting this month on Tuesday 11/15 at 7:00 pm at my house (11716 Tivoli NE, 87111) to firm up the Christmas party plans. The Jacksons have graciously offered their home again for this event. Thank you Jeff and Beth!

Early Ford V-8 Club’s 2016 Western National Meet (10/17-10/20/16)

During October I attended the Early Ford V-8 Club’s Western National Meet in Bakersfield, CA. What a great time I had! There were about 211 pre-registrants, but about 50 cancelled prior to the meet, with about 40 of those for health reasons. This says a lot about the aging of the club membership. Nobody else from NM was present. There were 108 vehicles presented for concourse judging. 1941 was the featured anniversary year and about 5 1941 Fords and 1 1941 Mercury were on the concourse field. 1940 Ford’s seemed to be in the majority. No 1952-1953 Fords. Pictures of some of the vehicles are shown elsewhere in this newsletter.

I had the opportunity to spend time with Jerry Windle, the V-8 Times Editor , John McBurney, the Chief National Judge, Ken Bounds, the National President, Scott Kohler, the author of the soon to be published club sponsored engine book, Dave Graham, publisher of many early Ford reprint manuals, and many others. Attendees included four fellows from Australia, Grant Fleming from Canada (Grant came through NM a couple of years ago on his way cross country in his’36 roadster) and several other out of country visitors.

Some other tidbits from the meet in no particular order are as follows. The national club membership was 8635 members as of the end of September and has been holding steady for the last few years. The 1940 book is being updated and is expected to be the most thorough of all the club books to date. The 1933-1934 book is also being updated. The 1949-1951 Mercury book is still in-progress. The engine book is in final draft form and was previewed to the directors at the show. It will emphasize external engine features and should complement my book which emphasizes internal engine features and function. There is ongoing litigation from 2013 concerning a club business manager who was accused of fraud. A court hearing is scheduled for January 17. Next year’s Western National Meet will be in Salem, OR (9/11-9/14/16). The next Grand National Meet will be held in Dearborn or Auburn in 2018. Ray Naciewicz is organizing this meet.

Minutes of the October 4th, 2016 Meeting

By Secretary Beth Jackson

President Joe called the meeting to order.  There were 10 members present and 7 guests.  George and Jackie brought their friends Linda and Art Herman, who are moving to town from California.  Also visiting our meeting were the three program presenters, Paul McLaughlin, Perry Key and Tom Graham and two artist friends, Gabe and Tom.

Old Business:  The minutes were approved as printed in the newsletter. Treasurer Frank reported the club’s finances to be in fine shape. Joyce reported on the September swap meet and said it was very successful with 517 spaces sold.  The September breakfast in Moriarity was good but sparsely attended.  The trip to Chimayo was also reported to have been good but only two cars and three people attended. 


















Bob and Nancy Agnew                       Sculptor Marco Oveido                      View while driving


New Business:  Joe reported that the nominating committee had a slate of suggested officers and directors.  President Joe Abbin;  VP Bob Quirici;  Secretary Beth Jackson;  Treasurer David McLain;  Directors Jeff Jackson, Jay Hertz, and George Abernathy.  We still need a volunteer for the 4th director.  The ballot will be printed in the November newsletter.

The October 15th breakfast will be at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms.  Joe will be attending the Western National Meet in BakersfieldOctober 17-20th.  Joe asked for a volunteer to host our Christmas potluck which is to be held on Saturday, December 10th .  Jeff announced that he and Beth are cleaning out his Dad’s house and will be holding a garage sale this coming Friday and Saturday.  Joe said that tomorrow night will be the drive-in at Fastino’s.

There were no refreshments.

We had an outstanding presentation on Auto Art by Paul McLaughlin, Tom Graham and Perry Key.  Gabe Gonzales also brought some of his work to show.  These are all talented artists and we enjoyed viewing some of their work.


Christmas Party

Our annual Christmas party will be a potluck on Saturday afternoon, December 10th at 1pm.  The party will be at the Jackson’s house (8322 Calle Picaflor NW).  The cost is $3 per person.  The hosts will cook the meat, with side dishes provided by those attending.  Tea, water and coffee will be provided.  Reservations are required and can be made and paid for at the November club meeting or by contacting Beth Jackson before December 5th.   Reservations may also be made by mail to our club address.  Requested side dishes are salad, vegetable, dessert or bread and can be confirmed when you call or send in your reservation.  The deadline for reservations is December 5th to help in the planning. Remember there is no club meeting in December.  Last year’s party followed this format and we had a large crowd, delicious food and a very pleasant time.


Our annual gift exchange will take place during the Christmas Party.  If you wish to participate, bring a wrapped gift labeled male or female, and you will go home with a lovely gift.  Please make the gift something you would like to receive and keep the cost under $20.  Please call Beth at 505-908-7564 if you have any questions.


Recipe of the Month

The recipe below is from "Range Recipes of the American Cowboy" by Jack Cannon. The book came from the estate of Jeff Jackson's parents. Submitted by Joyce Clements.


Tumble Weed Delights

AUTHOR: Paul Thompson of Tijeras, New Mexico

YOU WILL NEED: A sauce pan and a stirring spoon

INGREDIENTS:  2 pounds of very young, very tender green tumbleweeds

                               1 tablespoon of butter

                                Salt and pepper to taste

                                Water to cover tumbleweeds

PREPARATION: Cut stems and leaves from the roots. Discard roots. Wash stems and leaves in cold water until all dirt is removed. Put into sauce pan. Heat gradually in own juice and boil until soft. Season to taste with salt, pepper and butter. Serve hot with your favorite cowboy meal.

SERVINGS: 3 to 4 cravers of green vegetables




Joe’s Pictures from the 2016 Western National Meet































Tumbleweed Early Ford V8 Club Calendar for 2016


Tuesday 1st Club Meeting – 7pmElections, Table Top Show.  Refreshments by Bob Payne and Bob Mathes.

Tuesday 15th Board Meeting – 7pmJoe’s house

Saturday 19th Breakfast and Antique Shopping Tour


Saturday 10th Club Christmas Party Potluck, 1pm

Saturday 17th Breakfast – 8:30am Kap’s at 5801 Central NE




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:




October 29 – 22nd Annual “Spooktacular Halloween Show” at Hooters East – San Mateo – Setup 6am-10am – Show 10am-5pm, Open to all spooky and creepy makes and models, Entry $20 – 40 classes – 50 Special Haunted Awards, Creeper Races, Costume Contest for Cars, Kids and Adults, 50/50 drawing and raffle supporting the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  Music by: Steve's Cruisin’ with the Oldies – 505-269-0496 or 505-332-9222 for info


November 1-4 – SEMA Show – Las Vegas, NV – Check for details

November 5 – Cops & Rodders Car/Cycle Show – Hi Corbett Field, Tucson, AZ – E. Brantley (520)207-2878 or

November 5 – 20th Annual Veterans' Day Car Show – Veterans' Hospital, T or C – Sam (575)894-4222

November 7,  22nd Annual Charity Car Show at Hooters East – San Mateo, Albuquerque – “Charity Show” Supporting the Leukemia Lymphoma SocietySanMateo – 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. All proceeds go to supporting the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.  Music by: Steve's Cruisin’ with the Oldies – 505-269-0496 or 505-332-9222 for info

November 14 – Driving Divas Regular Show – Fastino's, 2600 Juan Tabo NE – Open to all, but only women drivers eat free – Starts 5pm – Melinda Otzenberger 401-2994

November 18-20 – 19th SW Nationals – Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ – Pre-'73 – Goodguys (925)838-9876 or

November 19 – "Just for the Hell of It Car Show" – Body Works, Las Cruces – Mike (575)541-5772

November 20 – Races – Arroyo Seco Racetrack – Roger (575)494-4794 or


December 17 – Driving Divas Going to the Dogs Christmas Benefit Show – Fastino's, 2600 Juan Tabo NE – 1-4pm– Open to all, but only women drivers eat free – Melinda Otzenberger 401-2994




For Sale: 1939 Ignition switch & column lock with key.  Allen Tachometer/Dwell meter with stand.  Call Max Glover 505-792-2011 or 505-249-7433.

For Sale: 1955 Ford RadioArt Leupold 505-299-7154

For Sale: Pickup Shell for 8’ bed, 6’ wide, $200. (has 3 slider windows.)  VW Tow Bar, $150.  BF Goodrich M&S tire, 305x65x18R, 50% tread, $25.  1975 Ford F150 XLT, fully loaded, very good runner w/Ford LWB shell, very low miles. $5500. It’s a Ranger!  1983 Chevy custom deluxe, 1 ton dually, has a car hauler and car toter bed on it, needs engine. $1600.  1993 Chevy 1 ton short school bus, needs engine rebuilt. Very nice condition, $1500.  Please call and look-see!  Call Lou at 505-450-1789

For Sale: One Firestone tire, 600:16 WSW. Very good condition, but probably very old.  Very little wear, $35.  Frank Corey 505-299-5168


For Sale: Restored 1951 Ford F1 with a flathead V8 239 in Taos.  Mike Stauffer is asking $12,000 and says the color is a green/silver mix, ala Chrysler 300. Email Mike at .





For Sale: 1948 Ford Sedan, all original, black, runs good.  $7500Call Mike at 505-730-0963



For Sale: 1940 Ford Sedan. Ground up restoration. $17,500. Call Neil Farhotz for info at 505-315-2291.

For Sale: 1971 XR7 Cougar. Been in Jim Phillips family 40 years. Good condition, 96,375 miles, no rust, runs good, landau top, PS, AC, no accidents, clean. 2017 NADA = $13,687 average. Asking $9000 OBO. Ken and Judy Chapman 505-291-0929

For Sale: 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 4-dr, 3-speed w/OD (OD not hooked up). No PS, PB. 292 V8. $15,000 OBO. Ed 298-6166

For Sale: 1952 Teardrop Trailer Project, not quite finished. Has VIN#. 4’x9’. Lots of pictures. Asking $3,125.00. Wayne Mikosz

For Sale: 1967 Ford F100 short bed pickup. Julie Wellman (505)286-4106

For Sale: 1970 Ford F250 Pickup Camper Special. Arizona truck; Rust Free, 1975 Merc 460 V8 with C6 tranny. Built for towing. Good power train; you start the body. Body solid, no evidence of damage. $4000.00. Call Joe, 715-533-3614. (cell)

For Sale: 1937 Ford V-8 60 engine. Has motorcycle transmission adapted, alternator, custom headers and single Stromberg carburetor. $1500. Also 1950's sprint car. Raced in Albuquerque till 1980. Remodeled in 1971 to 365-inch Chevy (bored 350). Car built by McCluskey of AZ. Parked since 1980 except for some vintage races. Must be sold within 30 days. Ken 401-5259.

Services Offered: Vintage engine rebuilding, any make, any model. Stock or modified. Dynamometer testing available. Results guaranteed. References available. Gary McGlasson, 505-250-1586.

Services Offered: Frank Corey, who has made a meeting presentation about the mechanical aspects of Ford overdrives, is available to consult on the electrical aspects as well. Frank has a supply of overdrive parts for sale, for those who may be interested. Frank can be contacted at 505-299-5168 or (




Ballot for 2017 Officer Election Tumbleweed V8 Club


President:  Joe Abbin ___________    Write in _______________________________________________


Vice-President:  Bob Quirici _________   Write in ____________________________________________


Secretary:  Beth Jackson __________   Write in _______________________________________________


Treasurer:  David McLain ___________   Write in ______________________________________________


Directors:  Vote for three:   Jay Hertz _________, Bob Payne ____________, George Abernathy__________


Write in __________________________________________________________


Note:  Jeff Jackson is automatically a director as past president.


Mail Ballot to Tumbleweed V8 Club, PO Box 21538, Albuquerque, NM 87154-1538

It must be received by Tuesday November 1 to be counted.