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

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, September 6, 7pm.  The program is a comparison of the 1941 and 1951 Ford automobiles. Refreshments by the Glovers and Ray Calderone.


BREAKFAST GROUP: Saturday, September 17th at the TA Truck stop in Moriarity, 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



This month we continue our series of comparing cars at 10 year intervals.   This meeting also features the 75th anniversary 1941 car.    Jeff and Bob and Max can share their view and experiences with these cars to start the discussion, then we'd like everyone to help us further explore the cars of 1941 and 1951.



September Breakfast and Tour

We will be meeting at 8:30am on Saturday, September 17th in the parking lot of Smith’s at Central and Tramway NE.  From there we will be driving old 66 to Moriarity where we will breakfast at the Country Pride Restaurant at the TA Truckstop on the west end of Moriarity.  The weather should be splendid for getting out your flathead and taking a short road trip.



V8 Day at the State Fair

Sunday, September 11th is V8 day at the New Mexico State Fair. Club members will gather in the parking lot of The Caravan East (7605 Central Ave NE) and depart for the fairgrounds promptly at 7:30 am. We have been asked to enter as a group. All club members and any other interested flathead drivers are welcome to join us.





Los Lunas Swap Meet

The New Mexico Council of Car Clubs and Village of Los Lunas are sponsoring their 38th annual Meet in Los Lunas on Hwy 314 and Morris Road. Vendor setup is Friday, September 23rd after 12 noon and the swap meet opens Saturday, September 24th at 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, September 25th from 8:30am until 3:00pm. Several of our members will be there selling valuable merchandise, so head on out and look for that special part you have been needing. Each year the swap meet gets bigger and better! If you wish a spot to sell some of your own valuable merchandise, contact Joyce at 505-450-1203.





Connected Cars Revisited and Club Activities,etc.                             Joe Abbin


In February I noted that “The major cited potential advantage of these smart cars, safety, was also cited as a potential disadvantage. What happens if your guidance system is hacked or just fails?” Well guess what? A recent Associated Press article noted that the driver of a Tesla S vehicle was killed on May 7, 2016 when his vehicle was operating in the “Autopilot” mode and crashed into a semi-truck that crossed if front of him. The driver, Joshua Brown, was watching a Harry Potter movie before the crash. Apparently the Autopilot could not distinguish between the white truck trailer and the sky. Kyle Landry of Lux Research noted that there is “no mechanism in the system to enable it to know what it doesn’t know”. Tesla commented that Autopilot “still requires the driver to remain alert”.  Autonomous?  Sure, just relax.


Our August breakfast and tour were outstanding. After a breakfast at “Lollie’s” (our fallback when Little Anita’s proved low capacity), we were treated to a tour of Sam Griego’s wonderful Route 85 Museum. See photos elsewhere. Even the drive on Isleta Blvd was excellent. Did you note the giant roadrunner, the little castle, and the second story mobile home? Five raffle tickets to the member that can provide addresses or pictures of these landmarks.


The meeting this month will feature presentations on the 1941 and 1951 FoMoCo products. Come on down and bring your friends!



September Birthdays and Anniversaries

Joyce Clements (4)                                                   Tom & Dee Patterson (11)

John Shelton (4)                                                      Larry & Lorna Azevedo (21)

Jeff Jackson (8)                                                       Max & Johanne Glover (23)

Mary Gorenz (15)

Danice Calderon (27)





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 (



Minutes of the August 2, 2016 Meeting

Mary Gorenz, Acting Secretary

Meeting was called to order by President Joe. Guest Steve Lare was introduced.  No corrections to minutes, they were approved.  Treasurer’s report:  club is still solvent.

Joe passed out info on Southwestern National meet. 

Old business:  Breakfast August 27th, trying to arrange a tour of Sam Greigo's museum. 

There were several interesting door prizes for raffle.

New business;  Sept 11 is our day at the fair.  There will be a Board meeting next Tuesday, Joe's house 7 pm.  Thanks to George Abernathy for refreshments.

Interesting program by Jay Hertz and Bob Quirici on 1936 Ford cars and trucks.  Meeting adjourned.

Thank you, Mary, for taking the minutes.


Minutes of the August 9th Board Meeting

Secretary Beth Jackson

Six of the eight board members were present.  Lou will be in charge of heading up the September 11th State Fair event. The club members will meet at the parking lot of the Caravan East and will depart promptly at 7:30am to drive into the fairgrounds.  We will set up a small table with club information as this is the best event at which to engage the public and educate them on Flathead V8’s and our V8 Club.

Jeff will be in charge of the September 6th meeting program, comparing the 41 and 51 Fords.

The September 17th breakfast will be held at the TA truckstop in Moriarity.  We will meet at the usual place, Smith’s at Central and Tramway so we can drive together.

The nominating committee for new officers will be announced at the September meeting with nominations to be announced at the October meeting.

The October meeting program will be on auto art with Joe coordinating.  The October 15th breakfast will be at Sopa’s in Bosque Farm with club members meeting at the Pit Parking Lot at 8:30am to drive together.  There is an interesting church in Tome to visit after breakfast if anyone is interested. 

The ballot for new officers will appear in the November newsletter with elections to be held at the November meeting.  The November meeting will also have a tabletop model show unless someone comes up with a better idea.  The November breakfast will probably be an antique shop tour and lunch on November 19th and will be coordinated by Beth.

The December Christmas Party is to be a potluck again as we had last year.  We will be soliciting hosts for the December 10th event so please be thinking about it.  Breakfast will be held at Kap’s on Central on Saturday, December 17th.

Jeff demonstrated the video that was shot of Jay and his car.  The board discussed different ways of filming.  The camera will go to the State Fair to do some practice filming.


Photos from Sam Griego’s Route 85 Museum














Recipe of the Month

Company Casserole   by Marilyn Gigger


1 lb. ground beef          1 lg. onion, chopped          1 clove garlic, chopped        Chopped green chili, optional

1 can mushroom soup     ¼ cup diced green pepper    1 8oz. pkg elbow macaroni    1 cup cheddar cheese, grated

1 lg. can tomatoes         1 T parsley                   salt and pepper


Lightly brown beef; add onion, garlic & green pepper; cook about 30 minutes.  Cook macaroni and drain.  Mix it and soup into beef mixture.  Pour into baking dish; top with cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees until heated through and cheese melts, about 30 minutes.  (Double recipe and freeze half.  Now it is ready for unexpected company!)



Tumbleweed Early Ford V8 Club Calendar for 2016


Tuesday 6th Club Meeting – 7pm1941/1951 Fords.  Refreshments by Glovers and Calderon.

Sunday 11th State FairMeet at the Caravan East before 7:30am.

Saturday 17th Breakfast – 8:30am, TA Truck Stop in Moriarity, meet at Smith’s, Tramway and Central.

Friday, Sat., Sun. 23rd, 24th, 25thLos Lunas Swap Meet


Saturday/Sunday 1st & 2nd - Northern New Mexico tour

Tuesday 4th Club Meeting – 7pmAuto Art, Perry & McLaughlin.  Refreshments by Mary & Lou Gorenz & Jay Hertz.

Saturday 15th – Breakfast at Sopa’s in Bosque Farms with a possible Tour of Tome


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

Saturday 26th Antique Shopping Tour and Lunch


Saturday 10th Club Christmas Party Potluck

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:




If you go to, you can download all the information and registration materials for these meets, and/or find contact information.

September 13-19, 2016 – Great Southwestern National Driving Tour, Colorado and Eastern Utah. Sponsored by the Hi-Country Regional Group, contact or Lou Mraz 303-548-0168.

This week-long tour will begin in Canon City and end in Monument Valley or western Colorado (as you choose), with a return back to Canon City for those who need to do so.  This tour is a long distance driving event, which will cover approximately 1000 miles.

September 18-22, 2016 – Blue Ridge Parkway National Driving Tour, North Carolina

October 17-20, 2016 – Western National Meet, "Let the V8s Roll", Bakersfield, California.  See page 15 of the July/August issue of the V-8 Times magazine for information.  Joe will have fund raiser raffle tickets available at the September meeting. They are $5 each or 3 for $10.  Prizes include new Stromberg and Holley carburetors and a Ford Shop Clock and will be given away at the Meet.


September 3 – 22nd Annual Summer Car Show Series at Hooters East – San Mateo, Albuquerque – 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 Cruisin’ with the Oldies – 505-269-0496 or 505-332-9222 for info

September 3-4 – Tractor & Motor Vehicle Drive & Rally – Wildlife West Nature Park, Edgewood – Parade to Tractor Supply in Edgewood starting 9am Saturday; must register and sign Driver Safety Pledge to participate – Freeovernight dry camping, food on premises, Saturday night Chuckwagon dinner show with Watermelon Mountain Jug Band, Sunday 2pm tractor games with cash prizes, nature park and Bean Museum – Roger Alink(505)281-7655 or 1-877-981-9453 or

September 9-10 – 20th Annual Run to Hillcrest – Hillcrest Park, 10th & Sycamore, Clovis – In conjunction with Clovis Music Festival & Rotary Arts in the Park – Open to street driven vehicles thru 1984 – Awards, arts & crafts, zoo next door, valve cover races, dash plaques, door prizes, live music – Raffle: '83 Chevy El Camino Conquista – Free hamburger fry for participants on Friday – Entry $30 to Sep 1, $40 after – For further info Jerry Bailey (575)693-2511, Red Nevins (575)309-5172, James Fuller (575)769-0912 or on face book

September 9-10 – Hot Rod Rally: Ribs, Rods & Rock n' /Roll – Elephant Butte – '50s, 60s theme – BBQ rib cook-off & eating contests, Marilyn Monroe/Elvis Presley look-alike contests, hot rod burnout, music, beer garden, awards, parade, rally – (575)744-4892 or

September 9-11 – 26th Annual Rio Grande Valley Regional Rendezvous – Courtyard Hotel, Farmington – Sponsored by British Auto Owners – For registration and information Steve Keppler (915)549-6859

September 10 – Las Cruces CC Swap Meet – Mayfield HS, Las Cruces – Walter Brown (575)640-5920

September 10 – CARS United Way Charity Car Show – Canyon Street, downtown between Fox & Mermod,

Carlsbad – in conjunction with Dirt Dobber Reunion – Registration & setup 8-10:30am, Awards 3:30pm – 1st, 2nd, 3rd places in 40 classes – Info Dave Kump (575)200-5534 or Miles Caddell (575)361-2319 or to register

September 10 – Mopars at the State Fair – EXPO NM, 300 San Pedro SE, Albuquerque – Open to Restored or partiallyrestored Mopars – Must pre-register – Paul Van Ostrand896-8115

September 10 – Classic VWs at the State Fair – EXPO NM, 300 San Pedro SE, Albuquerque – Albuquerque Air

Alliance/Rt66 vdubs will hold their annual State Fair Car Show on Sat Sept 10th – Free show open to all air cooled Volkswagens regardless of club affiliation – For more info and to register call show coordinator – You must pre-register as spots available are limited  – Sean Squires

September 10 – 17th Orphan Car Show – Power Ford, 1101 Montano Rd, Albuquerque – Registration 9-10am, show 10am-3pm – Entry fee $10 – Open to all brands no longer in production (others welcome if space permits) –

Sponsored by Horseless Carriage, Zia Hudson-Essex-Terraplane, Crosley Clubs – 877-9181 & leave message

September 10 – 7th Annual Eunice Car Show – Marshall Park, Eunice – Gary Essman (575)441-5952

September 10 – Downtown Showdown Rod & Custom Show – Cecilia's Cafe, 230 6th St SW, Albuq, 8am

September 10-11 – 20th Annual Sunset Grille & Bar Hot Rod, Muscle Car & Cycle Show – Balloon Fiesta Park,

Albuquerque – Entry $35.00, $45.00 day of show – Move in Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 8-10am – Can register at Sunset Grille, 6825 Lomas Blvd. NE – 1st 100 cars get 20'x20'space – Overnight security– To benefit Presbyterian Healthcare Foundation – Info at 294-7273 or 265-1604

September 11 – VMCCA at the State Fair – EXPO NM, 300 San Pedro SE, Albuquerque – Open to Original or

Restored Vintage Cars 1976 and older – Bill Gilmore 294-8348 or

September 11 – Model T Fords at the State Fair – EXPO NM, 300 San Pedro SE, Albuquerque – Open to all NM

Model T Fords – Vaughan Rockafellow 410-7492

September 11 – Model A Fords at the State Fair – EXPO NM, 300 San Pedro SE, Albuquerque – Open to all NM

Model A Fords – John McDowell

September 11 – Early Ford V-8s at the State Fair – EXPO NM, 300 San Pedro SE,  Albuquerque – Open to all Ford Motor Co products from 1932-53, original or restored – Lou Gorenz 450-1789

September 11 – Classic Tractors at the State Fair – EXPO NM, 300 San Pedro SE, Albuquerque – Open to tractors 1976 & older – Harley Tucker 321-1567

September 12 – Driving Divas Trunk Show – Fastino's, 2600 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque – Open to all, but only women drivers eat free – Spotlight your car – Starts 5pm – Melinda Otzenberger 401-2994

September 16-17 – TNT Races – Alien City Dragway, Roswell – Ben Thomas (575)626-8338

September 17 – NNMSR Swap Meet – San Juan Plaza (next to Dunkin Donuts), Farmington – 8am-3pm –  Northern New Mexico Street Rodders – Bob Fuller or

September 17 – Hot Rods & Custom Cars at the State Fair – EXPO NM, 300 San Pedro SE,  Albuquerque – Open to all NM rods & customs, limit of 50 – Joe Velasquez 344-1547 for entry

September 17 – 22nd Annual Summer Car Show Series at Hooters West – Alameda, Albuquerque – 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 Cruisin’ with the Oldies – 505-269-0496 or 505-332-9222 for info.

September 17-18 – Concours du Soleil "Art that Moves" – Saturday Evening 6pm, Black Tie Gala, formal, $250 each – Sunday public show, 11am-4pm, $20/person – 2016 Categories: American Classics, Low-riders, Lemons,

Italians, Masterpieces (previous year’s winners) – Submit cars online at or 883-6240 for more information.

September 17-18 – TNT Races – Arroyo Seco Racetrack – Roger (575)494-4794,

September 18 – FCOCC Car Show – Brookside Park, Farmington – Richard Fassler

September 18 – Corvairs at the State Fair – EXPO NM, 300 San Pedro SE,   Albuquerque – Open to Corvair cars,

trucks, vans 1960-1969 – Robert Gold 268-6878

September 18 – Classic Chevys at the State Fair – EXPO NM,  300 San Pedro SE, Albuquerque – Open to Chevy cars, trucks, GMC trucks 1912-1985 – Jerry James 401-4747

September 18 – Our Lady of Sorrows Fiesta Car Show – Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Bernalillo – Register 7:30-10,  Show 10am-2pm – Car $25, motorcycle $15, bike, $10 – Anthony Apodaca (505)514-5470