OCTOBER PROGRAM – LARRY JONES – STEAM CARS, THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE
Larry is restoring a classic Stanley Steamer and just recently achieved a successful firing of the boiler.
He will go over how a steam car works and the trials and tribulations associated with restoring his car.
There are dangers involved in operating such a vehicle of course and Larry recommends that you bring
your safety glasses and Kevlar suit for a demo. He is also looking for a test driver.
PLEASE NOTE: All meetings include Show & Tell. Members are encouraged to bring items to share.
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, October 1, 7:30 p.m., Old Car Garage.
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE PROVIDED BY: Bob Mathes and Bob Payne.
BREAKFAST/LUNCH GROUP: Saturday, October 26, 8:30 a.m., Furr’s Cafeteria on Wyoming.
OCTOBER ACTIVITY: October 14-18 National Tour. See the National Tour article for details.
CLUB WEBSITE: Be sure to check out our website at http://abqfordflatheadv8.com/.
NEXT BOARD MEETING: Tuesday, January 14, 7:30 p.m. Location to be announced.
MEETING REFRESHMENT VOLUNTEERS 2013
October Bob Mathes / Bob Payne November Larry & Meg Williams / Jim & Joyce Clements
December Holiday Party
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FOR OCTOBER 2013
Jay Hertz, President
I am happy to say that I have been selected to be one of the twelve trustees on the board of the Early
Ford V8 Foundation and Museum. My three-year term will begin January 1, 2014, just as I leave the
presidency of the Tumbleweed Regional Group. I am very excited about this opportunity. Among other
reasons, I will be able to meet and work with some of the nationally-known stalwarts in the area of Ford
preservation and history, people like Bill Tindall, Roy Nacewicz, Gail Bangiola, Ray Beebe, George Elbel,
Joe Floyd, Frank Scheidt, Ron Stauffer, and Jerry Windle, among others.
I thought I would take this opportunity to discuss the Foundation, its mission and current projects. The
Foundation was created in 1991 as an outreach program of the Early Ford V8 Club of America. Its
purpose is to educate the American public on the rich history and contributions of Ford Motor Company,
not only in the field of automobiles, but culturally as well. It serves as an aid to Ford restorers through
its ever-growing archives of printed materials and memorabilia, through its collection of Ford automobiles
and parts, through publications such as its Newsletter issued six times a year, and through its various
TUMBLEWEED CLUB OF NEW MEXICO OCTOBER 2013
RG #79, EARLY FORD V-8 CLUB OF AMERICA, PO BOX 21538, ALBUQUERQUE, NM 87154-1538
MEETS FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 7:30 P.M., OLD CAR GARAGE, 3232 GIRARD BLVD NE
From the Club bylaws: The general purpose of this Regional Group shall be to preserve and authentically maintain
Ford motor cars of the years 1932 through 1953 inclusive.
programs. Its library is on the way to becoming a premier electronic lending library, offering information
for restorers and historians alike.
The Foundation owns a plot of ground near the southern edge of Auburn, Indiana, consisting of about
2.5 acres, close to many other auto-related facilities like the Auburn-Cord-Deusenberg museum, eight
other car museums, the RM Automotive Auction Park, and the former factory sites of Hudson,
Studebaker, and Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg. The Foundation has built an 8000 square-foot museum on
the site where it houses its collections of vehicles, parts, memorabilia, and library. Thanks to two recent
grants-in-aid, the Foundation plans to build on the site a scaled-down replica of the Ford Rotunda
designed by noted architect Albert Kahn and originally erected in Chicago for the 1934 Worlds Fair, then
moved to Dearborn. Many years ago, the Rotunda was destroyed by accidental fire, and about all that
was saved was the outdoor signage, which the Foundation has acquired and is restoring. When the
Rotunda replica is built, the Foundation estimates that it will hold about 60 cars, adding tremendously to
the importance of the site as a museum. The Rotunda will also serve as a cultural center, hosting
programs and events for the public, along with an expanded gift shop and a theater.
The Foundation holds a 501c3 tax-exempt certificate. It derives its revenue from membership dues, gift
shop sales, sales of memorial bricks (like the ones we have bought in memory of Burt Loring and Dick
Precit), external grants, and revenues from special events. Several members of the Tumbleweed
Regional Group are lifetime members of the Foundation, and at least one has donated a vehicle to the
Foundation’s collection. A lifetime membership can be had for the reasonable cost of $675, and yearly
memberships are only $25 for those not choosing to be lifetime members. Needless to say, I regard the
work of the Foundation to be of great importance to us and our hobby, and I encourage each of you to
become a member and follow its successes and achievements. From time to time during my stint as a
trustee, I will bring you information on the developments associated with the Foundation. I hope you will
find the Foundation to be a boon to your hobby and to your knowledge of Ford history.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 MEETING MINUTES
by Beth Jackson, Acting Secretary
Vice-President, Jeff Jackson, substituting for President Jay Hertz, called the meeting to order and
welcomed new member Eli Contreras. The For Sale and Wanted sheet was passed around. Last
month’s minutes were approved by the membership.
Neva Coffee has announced her resignation as Secretary. Beth Jackson agreed to substitute for
September. No other volunteers stepped forward.
Larry Williams gave the Treasurer’s report. There are $4385.31 in the savings account, $850.49 in the
There will be a director’s meeting at Jay’s house on Tuesday, September 10th at 7:30 pm. All are
welcome and there will also be a tour meeting at that time.
Joyce Clements reported that the Los Lunas swap meet is coming along well with 234 paid spaces at this
time. Workers are needed for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please call Joyce to sign up.
Jim has items donated by club members and would like a volunteer to sell them at their booth for the club.
The All Clubs Picnic was a success with a good turnout.
National Collectors Car Day went well but has outgrown the venue at Mild to Wild.
September’s breakfast will be Saturday September 21 at The Range Café in Bernalillo. Meet at 8:00 am
at McDonald’s at San Mateo and Academy to caravan to Bernalillo. October 26th was selected for a
breakfast at 8:30am at Furrs on Wyoming.
The State Fair Car Show is Sunday September 15th. Please meet at the Caravan East parking lot at
7:45am to drive to the fair.
Jeff Jackson gave a report on registrations for the October National Tour. 23 Cars are currently
Max had a door handle for show and tell and announced a garage sale at his lot at 7th and McKnight on
Friday and Saturday September 6th and 7th.
Jay asked Jeff Jackson to head up the nominating committee for next year. Ray Calderon and Larry
Williams were selected to serve on that committee.
Birthdays and Anniversaries were announced and John and Lori Shelton were thanked for providing
Joe Abbin was thanked for bringing a car for inspection and admiration by the members. Joe Abbin
provided the program discussing building flatheads. Joe also thanks several members who have
provided him literature or information for his upcoming book. The meeting was adjourned.
OCTOBER 2013 CLUB ACTIVITY
October 14-18, National Tour
Please see Jeff & Beth’s National Tour article in this newsletter.
FINAL TOUR MEETING
Monday, September 30, 2013
We will hold our final meeting for the National Tour on Monday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Jay Hertz’
house. This is an important meeting to finalize plans and stuff the tour bags, and therefore attendance
is strongly encouraged.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
November 5, 2013 Meeting
Election of officers and directors for 2014 will occur at the November 5 meeting. Jeff Jackson is heading
the election committee and will be soliciting people for the various offices. If you would like to run for
office, or if you have a person to nominate, please contact Jeff by October 10 with your input. If any
positions are contested, we will have balloting at the November meeting. But, more likely, the slate
proposed by the election committee will be unopposed, in which case the slate will be submitted for a
vote (or by acclimation, if appropriate) at the November meeting.
December 3, 2013
by Mary Gorenz
Time to think about our Christmas party. Put the date on your calendar: It will be December 3rd, Tuesday
evening at 6:00 P.M. at the Cooperage. The same place as last year. There will be a copy of the menu
in the November newsletter, it is basically the same as last year. There will be a no host bar available.
Price will be $31.30 per person which includes tax and 17% tip. You will decide on your choice of food
that evening. We will have a gift exchange with stealing of gifts to make it more fun. Rules for the
stealing will also be in the November newsletter. We are asked also to bring cash or food donations for
the Roadrunner Food Bank.
Reservations and money will be given to treasurer, Larry Williams. Deadline will be November 25th,
however Larry will be happy to have your reservations ASAP.
2013 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
President: Jay Hertz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Vice-President: R. Jeff Jackson (email@example.com)
Secretary: Neva Coffee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Treasurer: Larry Williams (email@example.com)
Directors: Joe Abbin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dee Patterson (email@example.com)
Max Glover (firstname.lastname@example.org)
OCTOBER BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Happy Birthday to:
4 Eli Contreras
9 Linda Frazer
21 Larry Williams
30 Al Seery
Happy Anniversary to:
2 Bob & Sue Mathes
9 Bud Hennessy & Linda Frazer
Members are encouraged to submit articles and ads for inclusion in the newsletter, but please remember
we have space limitations. Article submissions may be reformatted for newsletter purposes, but they will
not be edited without the author’s approval. The deadline for submissions is the 20th of the month. Micki
Hughes, newsletter publisher, 505.359.3227, or email: email@example.com.
INFORMATION FOR EARLY FORD V-8 CLUB MEMBERS REGARDING THE
NEW MEXICO 2013 TOUR
The tour will run from Monday, October 14 through Friday, October 18, with four touring days occurring
October 15 through 18.
The dates of the tour are October 14 through 18, 2013. A welcome desk will be open on Monday,
October 14, from 3:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m. at the host motel, the Elkhorn Lodge in Chama, New
The tour is organized to provide a core of interesting routes and tour activities yet provide flexibility to
tourers. Those wishing to linger longer or to deviate from the scheduled route or timetable are welcome
to do so. Driving mileage is never more than about 100 miles per day, allowing plenty of time to see the
local sights or sample the local foods or culture. The weather in October is normally very conducive to
old car touring, with pleasant 70 degree days and cool 40 to 50 degree nights. There is little likelihood
of precipitation. The planned routes avoid major highways and emphasize scenic views and historic
sites. Although sometimes reaching elevations over 7000 feet the routes are easily traversed by older
vehicles in good repair. Along each leg of the tour suggested eating establishments will be listed,
allowing choices depending on individual preferences. Each day’s tour and activities will be hosted by
one of the members of the Tumbleweed Regional Group, who will be knowledgeable about local points
of interest. At the beginning of each day the host will be available to outline the day and discuss history
and sites along the route.
Tourers should arrange for lodging in the following communities along the tour route:
1. Nights of October 14 and 15 (Monday and Tuesday) in Chama
2. Night of October 16 (Wednesday) in Taos
3. Night of October 17 (Thursday) in Santa Fe.
Lodging accommodations, reservations and payment are the responsibility of each tourer. A “host” motel
has been selected in each community. Information on other accommodations will be provided for those
unable to stay at the host motel. Early registration is the best method to assure space at the host motel.
For tourers lacking Internet access, printed lists can be obtained by contacting Jeff or Beth Jackson,
whose information appears below.
Points of interest and activities
Start of the Tour: Chama is located in northern New Mexico, within a half-day’s drive from either
Albuquerque or Denver. For those tourers wishing to include pre-tour or post-tour visits to Albuquerque,
which is the home of the Tumbleweed Regional Group of the Early Ford V-8 Club, a list of suggested
accommodations and activities will be supplied upon request.
In Chama: The recommended activity in Chama is a ride on the historic steam-powered Cumbres and
Toltec Scenic Railroad which travels on narrow gauge track over spectacular wilderness scenery, and
a tour of the railroad’s shops, rail yard and collection of steam locomotives and rolling stock, most of
which was built in the 1890s through the 1930s. The train trip selected for our tour is the one departing
Chama at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, returning to Chama at 4:05 p.m. that day, with a stop for
lunch at Osier, Colorado. To view the railroad’s website and make your reservations, visit
www.cumbrestoltec.com or call 719.376.5484 and ask for Kelly – though anyone at this number should
be able to assist you if you mention the V8 Ford Club Tour. There is no group discount but there are
discounts for retired military, AAA, or AARP.
Our host motel is the Elkhorn Lodge, www.elkhornlodge.net or 800.532.8874 or 575.756.2105. We have
reserved 22 motel rooms and 11 cabins for the nights of October 14 and 15. Cabins are of various sizes,
some accommodating as many as ten people, ideal for groups of tourers traveling together. When
reserving rooms or cabins, mention Early Ford V8 Club. Rooms or cabins not reserved by September
1, 2013, will be released to the public.
For tourers not electing to stay at the host motel, a list of accommodations in the Chama area (including
motels, hotels, RV parks, B&Bs and cabins) can be viewed on the Chama Valley Chamber of Commerce
website, http://www.chamavalley.com/lodging.html or obtained by calling 575.756.2306.
In Taos: Tourers may select from trips to the Taos Indian Pueblo (one of the largest inhabited Indian
dwellings built in adobe pueblo style), or to the home of Kit Carson. There should also be time to visit
the local art galleries (home to some of the Southwest’s premier past and present artists) and the historic
plaza with unique shops selling Indian and Hispanic wares. There are many restaurants specializing in
flavorful Mexican foods and other local cuisine.
In Taos, the motel is Quality Inn south of downtown Taos. The hotel is on Hwy. 68 just north of where
Hwy. 585 intersects, on the east side of the highway. The hotel has interior hallways, a full restaurant,
room service and bar. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and complimentary high
speed internet. Rooms have one king or two queen beds, microwave, mini refrigerator, iron/ironing
board, and coffee maker.
A full cooked-to-order breakfast is included each morning (tip is not included – please remember to tip
your server!). Your breakfast is a choice of eggs and bacon, pancakes and bacon, French toast and
bacon, or cereal and grapefruit, served from 6:30-10:30am. Complimentary soup is served from 4-6pm
in the afternoon. Residents get a Manager’s special of $1 off drinks in the lounge from 5-7pm. There
are “Early Bird Special” dinners served in the dining room until 7pm. Dinners are traditional American
or Southwestern meals at reasonable prices.
Special rate is $59, single or double occupancy, subject to availability. Rates do not include taxes,
currently 13.1875%. Each additional person is $10.00 per night. Children age 17 and under stay free
when sharing with an adult. Please note that check-in time is 3 pm; checkout is at 11 am.
To make reservations at the Quality Inn, please call 1.800.845.0648 and refer to the “Ford V-8 Club Tour”
to receive the discounted rates. A credit card is required to guarantee the reservation.
More motel options are available at www.taos.org. The Taos Visitor Center can be reached
On the road to Santa Fe: This day will feature historic sites and towns such as Chimayo, Embudo
Station, and Espanola.
In Santa Fe: Tourers may select from visiting the oldest house in America, the magnificent Spanish-style
Catholic basilica, the central plaza with excellent shopping and eating opportunities, the governor’s
palace, the State Capitol, famous art galleries on nearby Canyon Road, and various museums of art and
Note on Embudo Station: Embudo was founded in 1881 when the Denver and Rio Grande Western
Railroad opened a station (depot) there on its Chili Line. The station was named after the village San
Antonio de Embudo, located 2 miles up the Embudo River, and until 1902 both communities shared a
post office and were known jointly as Embudo. In 1900, anticipating a separate post office in the village,
San Antonio de Embudo changed its name to Dixon. When the Dixon post office opened in 1902,
however, Embudo lost its post office. Embudo got a post office again in 1905 only to lose it in 1909.
However, since 1914 Embudo has had its own post office, zip code 87531.
Today, from the state road a concrete bridge, replacing the old wooden bridge, crosses the Rio Grande
to the “Embudo Historic District” which consists of the old railway station and associated buildings.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) gauging station at Embudo, to measure the flow of the Rio
Grande, was the first (USGS) stream gauging station and was established by John Wesley Powell in
1888. Embudo was also the first USGS training center for hydrographers.
Note on the historic Church at Chimayo: In the early 19th Century, nineteen families lived in what was
then called El Potrero de Chimayó (potrero means pasture). The land where the Santuario now stands
belonged to Don Bernardo Abeyta, one of the first members of Los Hermanos de la Fraternidad Piadosa
de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno (the Penitentes) in the area. Also, he was probably devoted to the
Christ of Esquipulas, a pilgrimage site in Guatemala where the clay is ascribed healing power. A nephew
of Don Bernardo was christened Juan de Esquipulas in 1805.
Bernardo Abeyta built a small chapel to the Christ of Esquipulas on the present site around 1810. On
November 15, 1813, he wrote to Father Sebastián Álvarez, the parish priest of Santa Cruz de la Cañada,
asking him to write to the Episcopal See of Durango for permission to build a bigger church in which the
people of El Potrero could worship Jesus as he appeared at Esquipulas and could hear Mass. The next
day, Fr. Álvarez wrote the letter, mentioning that cures were reported and many pilgrims were arriving.
On February 8, 1814, Francisco Fernáández Valentín, Vicar General of the Diocese of Durango, wrote
back with permission. By 1816 the chapel was replaced by the present church.
Abeyta’s daughter, Carmen Abeyta de Chaves, inherited the property and kept it despite an attempt to
force her to give it to the Church; a major source of her income was donations from pilgrims. Her
daughter, María de los Ángeles Chaves, inherited it in turn and was the owner as of 1915. In 1929, when
the owners were in financial trouble, members of the newly formed Spanish Colonial Arts Society bought
the property and donated it to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.
El Santuario de Chimayó was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1970.
As part of our tour of Northern NM our group will have the opportunity to spend the evening in Santa Fe,
NM one of the oldest and most charming cities in the US. There are numerous options for places to stay
but we have made arrangements with two that offer different samples of the local culture. Both are 3-4
star establishments with secure free parking very near the heart of Santa Fe. Both offer special rates for
our group. See below.
Old Santa Fe Inn
320 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM 87501
This is a small (43 units) and charming 40’s vintage motor court located only five blocks southwest of the
historic downtown Santa Fe Plaza. The central location allows one to walk to the best of what Santa Fe
has to offer, including more than seventy-five diverse and splendid restaurants, several museums, and
scores of uncommon shops and galleries. Nearby are the famous Loretto Chapel with its miraculous
staircase, the San Miguel Mission (the oldest church in the United States), and the Palace of the
Governors, the oldest governmental building in the United States. The warmth and colorful history of
Santa Fe is reflected in their guest room furnishings, which are hand-made by local craftsmen, and with
fabrics and rugs patterned from the Museum of New Mexico’s collection of local antique furniture and
textiles. Beloved local artist Willard Clark’s woodcuts decorate the walls and refer to a simpler time when
noteworthy artists and writers were first enchanted with Santa Fe. More information on the Old Santa
Fe Inn can be found on their web site, www.oldsantafeinn.com.
They offer our group members a special rate of $135 plus tax for a traditional room with a queen bed on
October 17, 2013 and for one additional night if desired. Other options include a rate of $145 plus tax
for a traditional room with a king bed and $155 plus tax for a traditional room with two queen beds for
the same dates. These special rates will be available until September 17, 2013, and members will be
able to cancel with seventy-two hours notice without penalty. After the 30-day cut-off, their standard
room rates will apply. They do not charge for parking or internet access. A full hot breakfast is also
included in the rates.
To reserve the special rates, club members should call the reservations department at 1.800.734.9910
and ask for the Early Ford V8 Club rate.
Hotel Santa Fe
The Hacienda & Spa
1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Direct 1.877.259.3409 or Fax 505.955.7835
The second recommended lodging is the elegant Hotel Santa Fe. It is a large (170+ units), full service
facility that includes an outdoor pool and hot tub, a fitness center & spa (Early Ford of America Group will
receive a 15% discount at the spa), and a restaurant and bar. The restaurant specializes in Native
American and New Mexican Cuisine and is open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. The pueblo style
hotel is partially owned by the Picuris Indians and is filled with over a million dollars worth of Native
American artwork. The hotel is located just down the street from the Old Santa Fe Inn thus facilitating
visits between guests of the two facilities. The hotel has a free shuttle that operates on demand and
covers the downtown area for those that prefer not to walk. Their website below can provide a virtual
The Hotel Santa Fe will be holding 15 rooms each night for October 17, 18, and 19, 2013 for the
Tumbleweed Early Ford of America Group at a discounted rate of $149 for their Picuris Junior Suites (one
king and a convertible couch). Other options are available. Individuals will be responsible for their own
reservations and room charges. The rooms will be held until September 17, 2013, so you should make
your reservations prior to that date for the group rate.
On the final touring day: The tour will travel to Los Alamos, site of the development of the atomic
bomb, present-day Los Alamos Laboratories, and tour the Bradbury Atomic Museum, and will then travel
to Bandelier National Monument with its Indian cave dwellings and beautiful forests along the Rio Grande
The cost of the tour is $25. Tourers will be provided a packet of handout materials and maps.
Registration must be received by September 1, 2013. All other expenses are the responsibility of each
tourer. Tourers are responsible for providing their own insurance. The Tumbleweed Regional Group and
its members assume no responsibility for accidents, injuries, damages or losses of any nature. Questions
regarding any aspect of the tour should be directed to Jeff or Beth Jackson by phone 505.908.7565 or
Registration may be done online at the TumbleweedV8 website www.abqfordFlatheadV8.com or by mail.
Mailed in registrations and all checks should be sent to:
Jeff and Beth Jackson
8322 Calle Picaflor NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Registration confirmation will be supplied when the registration fee is received.
Make Checks Payable to: Tumbleweed Regional Group
SEPTEMBER SWAP MEET
By Joyce Clements
The Swap Meet is going to be big. Over 300 spaces are sold already. Volunteers are needed to help
mark the field, help at registration, guard gates, direct parking, pick up parts, etc. If you put in a couple
of hours, you get free lunch and water. It is the biggest swap meet in the area; the 2012 meet here was
bigger than Denver’s. Vendors will be here from Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Utah, Indiana, Wisconsin and
Wyoming, as well as at least 15 New Mexico towns. More will be here the day the meet opens. Be there!
HENRY FORD AT 75
By Joyce Clements
Details for the above story came from the August, 1938, issue of Ford News.
In 2013, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the 1938 Ford. On July 30, 1938, Henry Ford celebrated
the 75th anniversary of his birth. For his birthday, the citizens of his hometown of Dearborn declared a
civic holiday and staged pageants of his and Clara’s younger days.
The town of New Baltimore, where he set the world record for a mile in “999” in 1904, staged a parade,
a public gathering in the city park, and the car was an honored guest.
8000 Detroit children were invited to a gathering in the state fair Coliseum, where they sang “Happy
Birthday” and provided entertainment for Mr. and Mrs. Ford. The Fords arrived at the party in an early
Model T, driven by Jimmy Smith; he had piloted a winning Model T across the continent in 1909.
In the evening, a civic dinner was held for adults at the Detroit Masonic Temple, and over 1600 people
attended. Mr. Ford was presented with an inscribed gold plaque in honor of the occasion. Gifts and
greetings came in from around the world. Ford employees built an entire car out of flowers. Germany
sent a Grand Cross of the Supreme Order of the German Eagle, highest honor that the German people
may bestow on a foreigner.
Many dignitaries of the day were at the dinner and spoke of Henry Ford. Ford’s oldest employee, John
Wandersee, was seated at the head table. He had worked for Ford since 1902. Mayor Carey of
Dearborn said, “The world acclaims Mr. Ford, and rightly so. The United States of America acclaims him
as a great citizen. But we of Dearborn claim him as a friend and neighbor. We’re glad to wish him a
happy birthday. God bless him and may he have many more.”
A morocco-bound Book of Resolutions from more than 50 Michigan communities was presented by
Mayor Reading of Detroit. He said, “The youth of America has no better friend than Henry Ford. His
world-famous Trade School, and dozens of other schools maintained by him, are but examples of the
undying interest this man has in children.” Mayor Reading also presented Mr. Ford with a golden replica,
mounted on an onyx base, of the front page of the Detroit Free Press for July 30, 1863, the date of Henry
Mr. Knudsen, President of General Motors, expressed that Mr. Ford would be remembered more for his
humanitarian efforts than for his engineering genius. He said, “Mr. Ford raised the standard of living for
workers everywhere, and proved to industry that this could be accomplished without injury to business.”
Many more business and civic leaders spoke at the dinner, and Eddie Duchin played the piano as people
ate dinner. The pastry experts of the Detroit Athletic Club created a huge birthday cake decorated with
live roses, orchids, gardenias, and carnations. The cake was topped with a loving cup filled with
American Beauty roses.
EARLY FORD V-8 FOUNDATION & MUSEUM
by Joyce Clements
Former National President and Foundation Trustee, Don Rogers, spoke about the Foundation at the
South Lake Tahoe Meet: The V-8 Club promotes the restoration of early Fords, but the Foundation is
providing a place to preserve Flathead Ford history. A few years ago, there was some doubt among the
V-8 community as to whether the Foundation would ever build a museum of their own. Well, we have,
and we continue to grow with an eye on building our version of the Ford Rotunda while many of us are
still around to enjoy it.
The Ford Museum is partnering with the Model A Ford Club Museum at Hickory Corners, MI, the Edison
& Ford Winter Estates at Fort Myers, FL, and the Benson Ford Research Center. This means the
museums can exchange information, share advertising, and sell each other’s items in their gift shops.
The Lincoln Club has also broken ground for a museum at Hickory Corners, scheduled to open in 2014,
and may join the group. The cooperation is good for all museums concerned.
The latest restoration book to be published is the 1952-53 Ford by Ray Beebe and Craig Gorris, both very
knowledgeable fellows. The two-volume set has 488 pages of information on passenger cars and station
wagons. It is $49.95 + $4.75 S&H from the Foundation, P. O. Box 284, Auburn, IN 46706. You can also
order it online at the foundation web site, www.fordv8foundation.org. It is a great investment for 1952-53
Go to the web site, and check out the “Ford Store” to see all the neat “stuff” and books for sale. You can
find books that will help you with your projects, or just provide you with some entertaining reading.
Find out more about the Foundation at www.fordv8foundation.org. There is a donation page now on the
web site where you can make a donation or buy a brick in memory of a fellow enthusiast. Support your
local V8 Ford Foundation.
OTHER NEARBY ACTIVITIES
September 27-29 – NMCCC/Los Lunas Swap Meet – Morris Field, Los Lunas – Call 884.7912.
September 28 – Fiestas de Chile y Arte – Washington MS, 10th & Park SW, Albuquerque – Art displays,
chile cook-off, Show & Shine, music – 10:30am-4pm – Marisol 400.4815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 29 – Sandia Lakes First Ever Car Show – Sandia Lakes Rec. Area, 100 Hwy 313, Sandia
Pueblo – Vehicle Entry $15, Admission $3 – 11am to 4pm – Prizes include hotel stay, golf, dinner, spa,
gift basket, fishing permits – Cassandra 505.771.5190 or email@example.com.
September 29 – Pin-Up Puppy Pageant & Cruise – Route 66 Malt Shop, 3800 Central SE – Setup 3-
7pm, Dog Show 6pm, Cruise Central 7pm – Registration $5 for dogs, cars free – Funds to Valencia
County Animal Shelter – Informal car show, no awards, live music, food, vendors – Ungie Davila, La Loca
Magazine www.lalocamagazine.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 4-5 – 26th Run to Ruidoso Downs – Ruidoso Downs Racetrack – Pre-'78 – Ron Duscha
915.598.0621 or www.zianet.com/rtrd.
October 4-6 – 21st Lone Star Nationals – Texas Motor Speedway, Ft. Worth, TX – Pre-'73 – Goodguys
925.838.9876 or www.good-guys.com.
October 5 – First Semi-Annual Hot Air & Hot Wheels Car Show – Balloon Museum – Hosted by Rainbow
Roadrunners, Proceeds to benefit Agora Crisis Center – Entry includes Car Show w/awards, Dinner,
Afterglow, Fireworks Display with Indoor Seating – Raffle Drawing for 1961 Corvair 700 (Tickets $10) –
Entry $85 per person or $600 for table of eight – Reservations email@example.com.
October 6 – 13th Annual Fiesta of Wheels – Balloon Fiesta Park – Be at Los Ranchos Journal Center RR
Station, Osuna & El Pueblo, 7:30 AM. Official call when field is ready – Might mean waiting until 9AM
for safety & road access – Obey all traffic laws and give right-of-way to buses – firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 6 – Bombardiers 2nd Annual Car Show – 5400 Sevilla NW (Coors & Sevilla), Albuquerque –
1pm-6pm – 839.7087 or email@example.com.
October 11-12 – SE NM Swap Meet & Car Corral – 1802 Main St., Artesia – Dorothy Hammond
October 12 – Los Lunas Pumpkin Pie Cruz – Wells Fargo Bank, Bosque Farms – 1:00pm – David Silva
505.550.8415, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 12 – Southwest Drag Racing Association – Bracket Racing – Must be member by July 6 to enter
October 12 – Los Leones Car Show – Old Mesilla Plaza, Mesilla – Jose Pena 575.644.3747.
October 14-18 – Tumbleweed V-8 Club National Driving Tour – Chama to Santa Fe – Open to Ford
Motor Co. vehicles 1932-53, members of National Early Ford V-8 Club – Includes Cumbres &
Toltec train ride - $25 to register – See V8 Times or Jeff Jackson to sign up.
October 18-20 – SWMS Driver School, Road Race & High Performance Driving Experience – NAPA
Speedway, 100 Speedway Park Blvd. SW – Spectators free – John Slenes email@example.com –
October 19 – Hidalgo Car Show – Hidalgo Fairgrounds, Lordsburg – Ed Kerr 575.313.2606.
October 20 – ASR Drags – Arroyo Seco Raceway, Arroyo Seco – Roger 575.494.4794 or
October 26 – Mopar Challenge Race – Abq Dragway, Albuquerque – 11am – firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 26 – 8th Pancho’s Car Show – Pancho Villa State Park, Columbus, NM – 575.531.2711.
For information/flyers about area events: http://nmcarcouncil.net/events-2/
2013 CLUB EVENTS
Date Meetings Resp.
Date Activities Resp.
9/27-29 Swap Meet Clements
10/1 Steam Cars, the Wave of the
Future: Larry Jones
Abbin 10/14-18 Western National Tour Board
11/5 Elections & Women’s Night
12/3 Holiday Party Board
If you can help with any of the activities, please don’t hesitate to volunteer.
For Sale: Rebuilt generators, starters, carburetors, distributors, water pumps, clutches, etc. for your
flathead. Best deal in town. Also parts. What do you need? Art Leupold, 505.299.7154.
For Sale: For any of the following parts, sold at give away prices or free, call Bud at 505.715.3951:
• 1940 Ford front crossmember and other frame parts.
• Southwind gas heater parts: Carburetor, cleaned and kitted with copper line and fittings for heater.
• 1947 Radiator for V8 car that has been gone through by Lamb radiator and modified for Chev V8.
• 1936 Ford front crossmember.
• 1935 Ford rear brake assemblies with shoes and park brake cables.
• 1947 Ford steering column in good shape with wheel, horn ring, housing, lock, pitman arm.
• 1947 Ford steering column frame bracket.
• 1940 Ford left rear fender.
• 1940 Ford standard grille in decent shape.
• 1940 Ford Standard instrument cluster with speedo and all gauges.
• 1947 Ford speedo and gauges.
• 1940 Ford rear seat cushion in good shape (Free).
• 1947 Ford clutch and brake pedal assemblies with frame bracket and cross shaft pivot for clutch
• 1947 Ford V8 complete exhaust system from engine back.
• Other parts that I can't think of offhand.
For Sale or Trade: Cabinets, shelves, workbenches, tables, misc. metal shapes while they last. Various
Flathead and Model A parts. Please call Max Glover, 249.7344.
For Sale: 49-50 Merc OD Trans complete and in good condition. John Shelton, 243.9877.
For Sale: Offenhauser 3 duce intake manifold for 49-53 Flathead. Eli Contreras, 298.5150.
For Sale: 1940 Mercury Sedan, nice body, incomplete, has title, $4000 OBO. 1949 Lincoln
Cosmopolitan, has title, motor & all parts, customized, $5500 OBO. Carolyn Smith, 865.4652 or 204 Los
Lentes Rd. NE, Los Lunas.
For Sale: Must thin the fleet due to health. Call for more information. Doug Huth, 217.1711.
• 1958 Mercury Turnpike Cruiser 4 door $4,900, nice car, could use some restoration.
• 1958 Edsel Bermuda station wagon $34,900, second owner, totally restored, beautiful, one of 1,456.
• 1962 Cadillac Fleetwood $13,900, second owner, 41,000 miles, unbelievable original interior.
• 1963 Mercury S-55 4 door $7900, rarest full size ’63 Merc, 1,203 built. Buckets, floor shift, PW, power
rear window, factory A/C included, rebuilt “Super Maurader” 390.
• 1971 Lincoln MK III $14,900, second owner, 72 K miles, beautiful red/black car.
• 1977 Mercury Colony Park station wagon $3,500, second owner, totally loaded. (My friends bought
this car new.)
• 1978 Lincoln MK V $7,800, metallic apricot, moonroof, 460 engine.
For Sale: 46 Ford PU 1/2 ton Running Boards. Richard Polk, 291.1423.
For Sale: Two 1941 Mercury Sedans, 95% complete, 8 new tires. Larry Azevedo. 410.1909.
For Sale: Two V8 60 hp engines mostly complete, $1000. Larry Azevedo. 410.1909.
For Sale: Mint 1932 NM license plates (pair). $250 OBO. 291.0010.
For Sale: 1953 Mercury Monterrey 4-door. Engine rebuilt but not in car. $10,000 invested, asking
$4,500. Dave Zoller, 892.8417.
For Sale: 1940 flathead engine with the 3 speed trans. Needs water pumps and distributor. $800. Ed,
For Sale: Pristine, #1 1965 Chevy Impala SS 327 Convertible, metallic candy apple red, white top, new
white leather bucket seats, black carpet and console. Factory A/C, original rebuilt 327 motor,
transmission & radiator, new paint, 5 new whitewall tires, spoke spinner hubcaps, 83,957 original miles.
Always garaged, no rust, NM owner, $45,000. Only interested buyers call Eileen 869.0423 for
For Sale: Studs, Cranks & Dipsticks is a collection of over 50 stories and 220 pictures, by Cliff Helling
of the Early Ford V-8 Club, author of the 1933-34 Restoration Manual. Cliff has collected these stories
and pictures over a number of years. You can enjoy the wit, insight and humor for $15.00 + $2.55 S&H.
Order from C. Helling, 3950 Merino Ave, Watertown, MN 55388. Information can be obtained at
Wanted: 1948-52 Ford pickup 3-speed transmission, rear end, driveshaft, to fit V8 engine. Need 1930-31
Model A Victoria body sheet metal parts. John Douglass email@example.com.
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
OCTOBER PROGRAM – LARRY JONES – STEAM CARS, THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE