THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER:
FOUNDED IN 1977 TO REPRESENT THE AUTO HOBBY IN NEW MEXICO
NEWSLETTER FOR FEBRUARY, 2021
MEETS 4TH WEDNESDAY EACH MONTH, JANUARY-OCTOBER AT 7:00pm
NO MEETINGS SCHEDULED YET FOR 2021
PLEASE CHECK WITH THE ORGANIZER OF ANY EVENTS YOU PLAN OR WISH TO ATTEND BEFORE YOU GO. A FEW ARE TENTATIVELY PLANNED, BUT COULD GET CANCELLED.
COUNCIL MEETING DATES FOR 2021: None scheduled so far.
Web site: http://www.nmcarcouncil.com. Robert Gold of the Wheels of Gold Corvair Club is web master. Jamie Saavedra of the V8 Vixens is in charge of facebook. Both are doing a great job. Check the Council web site to make sure your club's info is correct. If not, contact Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org or Joyce at email@example.com.
UPDATES FROM THE NEW MEXICO COUNCIL OF CAR CLUBS
The NMCCC is still alive, just currently inactive due to State shut-down regulations. We will resume meetings as soon as allowed, but we will need a new meeting place, as the Old Car Garage will no longer be available. Ideas are welcome.
Jamie Saavedra has stepped down as President, as her term was up on June 30, 2020, and she has other obligations at this time. Robert Gold will be Acting President until we can have a meeting and discuss election of officers and board. At this time, no meetings are scheduled, and we are in a holding pattern until allowed to hold in-person meetings.
Several of the reps are talking with the Albuquerque Museum about holding one or two events in their parking lot. The Museum wishes to do something on May 16. We are working on what we can do within the state guidelines. SEMA has announced that Friday, July 9, is declared nationally to be Collector Car Appreciation Day, and the Museum is willing to work with us on something for Saturday, July 10. A suggestion has been made to have an informal Show and Shine for July 10 if we can. Both of these events are proposed, but they are tentative at this time. You will be advised if and when they will happen. Anyone with ideas or wants to help can contact Robert Gold, Joyce Clements or Bill Lemen.
Below are some events that are planned. If you would like to get out, make sure you contact the organizers of the event(s) before you go. Things keep changing. Maybe a bit of normalcy will return soon.
If your group is planning any event, please notify the editor firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
NMCCC SPONSORED EVENTS
MEMBER CLUB SPONSORED EVENTS and OTHER NEW MEXICO EVENTS
February 1 and Later – David Fields email@example.com wrote:
The spectacular Globo Rojo Auto and Art Museum in Sunland Park NM is open for appointments for car clubs and selected organizations commencing February 1st, 2021. Access to the full collection, including group choice of bbq or Mexican lunch is $20.00. A gourmet banquet with 3 entrees starts at $40.00 per person. A continental breakfast starts at $15.00 per person. All plans include drinks, tips, etc. Live music is available for an extra charge. Please let me know if you have any questions. Please forward this to other car and history based clubs. Also nearby, in Santa Teresa, is the War Eagles Museum that has lots of WWII planes, history and a few cars of the era. Call (575)589-2000 for hours and information.
March 13 – Support Your Local Business Cruise – Aftermarket Auto Parts, 9131 4th St. NW, Albuquerque – Meet at Aftermarket 10am, cruise to Paseo, to Tramway, to Central, Rte 66 to Rock Canyon Taproom – Live music provided – Sponsored by LOE GTO Club – Bring a mask – Michelle firstname.lastname@example.org or Tony 994-4308
March 20 – Goldstar Memorial Car Show – Borman Autoplex, Las Cruces – Rich Lewis – (575)525-4556
April 9-10 – 17th Annual International Auto Show – Convention Center, Albuquerque – (505)768-4575
April 25 – Annual Cruise & Schmoose – Goodwill parking lot, 5000 San Mateo NE, Albuquerque – 10am-3pm – Free – Dash Plaques to first 100 – Bring a donation for Goodwill – Ron & Su Rymarz email@example.com
June 4-5 – 22nd Classic Car Show – Brandenburg Park, Red River, NM – RR Tourism Dept. (575)754-3030
July 9 – Collector Car Appreciation Day – This is set nationally. If your group is planning something, SEMA would like to know: SEMA Action Network (SAM)
July 13-17, 2021 – Grand National Cadillac/LaSalle Meet – Marriott Pyramid, Albuquerque – NM Region of the International Cadillac and LaSalle Club Grand National, sponsors – If you would like to help with the judging of the estimated 100 Cadillacs expected on Saturday, July 17, please contact the organizers; the local club does not have enough people to judge. Training will be available, and you must join the Cadillac club. Judging is made up of teams with an expert in a particular decade of car heading up the teams. They can contact Tom Rigirozzi firstname.lastname@example.org or Nick Manole email@example.com for more information. AUGUST
August 14 – 14th Donate for Life Car Show – Young Park, Las Cruces – Susan Brown (575)496-2627
August 27-29 – 2nd NSRA Nationals – NM Expo, Albuquerque – Open to pre-’92 – NSRA (719)327-0827
September 4 – Swap Meet & Vet’s Car Show – Big Daddy’s Flea Market, Las Cruces – Walter Brown (575)640-5920
September 19 – 8th Wounded Warrior Car Show – 141 Roadrunner Pkwy, Las Cruces – Open to pre-2017 – Jr. Adams (575)644-5774
OCTOBER – Route 66 Tri-State Corvair Meet – http://tristatecorvairs.com
October 1-2 – 34th Run to the Inn of the Mountain Gods – Inn of the Mountain Gods, Mescalero – Open to pre-’78 – Jerry (915)630-5218
October 9 – 17th Annual Los Leones Show – Mesilla Town Hall, Mesilla – Jose Pena (575)644-3747
November 6 – 24th Annual Vets’ Day Car Show – Veteran’s Home, T or C – Sam Shannon (575)740-3904
December 6 – Salvation Army Toy Drive – Old K-Mart to Rudy’s, Las Cruces – Noel Evans (907)209-5491
OUT OF STATE EVENTS
March 4-6 – Havasu Deuce Days – Rotary Park, Lake Havasu Park, Lake Havasu, AZ – Open to pre-’58 –
March 12-14 – 11th Spring Lone Star Nationals – Texas Motor Speedway, Ft. Worth, TX – Open to pre-‘88 –
Goodguys (925)838-9876 www.good-guys.com
March 13 – Classic Cars “Off Main” Show – Lions Park, Benson, AZ – Cindy Allen (520)631-5507
March 18-22 – Mecum Glendale Auction – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, AZ – (262)275-5050 www.mecum.com
March 20-27 – Barrett-Jackson Auction – Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ – www.barrett-jackson.com (480)663-6255
March 27-31 – 7th Annual Cops Car Show – Skyline Ranch Marketplace, San Tan Valley, AZ – Doug Horner
March 27-31 – Russo & Steele Auction – 18601 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ – (888)482-5315 www.russosteel.com
April 13-14 – Mecum Auction – Denver, CO
April 16-18 – 11th FITech Nationals – Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ – Open to pre-‘88 – Goodguys (925)838-9876 www.good-guys.com
April 24 – Rodders Days – Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ – Open to pre-’87 – Ken Burk (520)282-3494
May 21-23 – 2nd Salt Lake City Nationals – Utah State Fair Park, Salt Lake City, UT – Open to pre-’88 – Goodguys (925)838-9876 www.good-guys.com
June 4-6 – Ft. Worth Summer All Car Show – Texas Motor Speedway, Ft. Worth, TX – Open to all – Goodguys (925)838-9876 www.good-guys.com
June 18-20 – 47th Back to the 50’s Car Show – Minn. State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, MN – Open to pre-’65 – MSRA (651)641-1992 www.msra.com
June 24-27 – St. Ignace Car Show – Downtown, St. Ignace, MI – C of C (800)338-6660 www.stignace.com
June 25-27 – 35th Rocky Mountain Nationals – Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo, CO – Open to pre-’92 – NSRA (719)327-0827 www.nsra-usa.com
July 2-4 – 30th Speedway Heartland Show – Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, IA – Open to pre-’88 – Goodguys (925)838-9876 www.good-guys.com
July 4 – 36th Annual July 4th Car Show – Holz Chevy, Hales Corners, WI – Open to pre-’90 – (414)250-8879
July 9-11 – 23rd Summit Nationals Show – Ohio Expo Center, Columbus, OH – Open to pre-’88 – Goodguys
August 5-8 – Street Rod Nationals – KY Expo Center, Louisville, KY – Open to pre-’92 – NSRA (901)452-4030 www.nsra-usa.com
August 14 – Airport Show and Swap Meet – Denver, CO
September 10-12 – 23rd Colorado Nationals – The Ranch Events Complex, Loveland, CO – Goodguys
September 24-26 – 28th Lone Star Nationals – Texas Motor Speedway, Ft. Worth, TX – Open to pre-’88 Goodguys (925)838-9876 www.good-guys.com
September 24-26 – 37th Run to the Pines – Pinetop Lakes Country Club, Pinetop, AZ – Open to pre-’73 – Randi Corbin (928)358-9666
October 1-3 – 20th Del Mar Nationals – Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – Open to pre-’88 Goodguys
October 9 – Truck, Car & Cycle Show – Pro-Tech Diesel Shop, Anthony, TX – Richie Rivera (915)412-7267
October 9 – 33rd Annual Cars in the Park – Vets’ Memorial Park, Sierra Vista, AZ – Janet Forbes (520)249-9756 www.sierravistacarclub.org
October 16 – 15th Annual Classic Car Show – The Gregory School, Tucson, AZ – Open to pre-‘2000 – Rotary Club (520)440-4503 www.rotarytccs.com
October 20-24 – 43rd Run to the Sun – Bridgewater Golf Course, Lake Havasu, AZ – Relics & Rods (928)855-0933 www.relicsandrods.com
November 6 – 14th Cops & Rodders Car Show – Kino Sports Complex, Tucson, AZ – Bonnie (520)207-2878
November 19-21 – 24th Southwest Nationals – Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ – Open to pre-’88 – Goodguys
2020 MOPAR Challenge Series Events ABQ Dragway – Info: www.moparclub.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest Motorsports – Sandia Speedway in Albuquerque: Go to www.swms.org for more info.
NAPA Speedway – 100 Speedway Blvd. SW, Albuquerque – www.napaspeedway.com for schedules or (505)352-8888
Albuquerque Dragway – On Broadway south of Rio Bravo, east on Bobby Foster Rd. – www.abqdragway.com or call 888-925-2227 for details
COFFEE AND CRUISES
CHRISTIAN RODS & CUSTOMS
Christian Rods & Customs Cruise Night – 3rd Saturday each month, April-October – Fastino's, 2600 Juan Tabo NE 6:30pm – Free event. www.christianrodsandcustoms,org or see facebook.
"Daniel's Under the Hood Crew" Cruise Night – 3rd Wednesday Evening each month, year around – 5:00pm 'til ? – Abuelito’s on Hwy 313, Bernalillo – Open to all vehicles and clubs – Contact Priscilla 505-250-7990 for updates.
Fastino's Cruise Nights – 2600 Juan Tabo NE – Fastino’s Car Show, 5-8pm, one meal per car that stays for an hour or more. Weekly shows will last until cold weather sets in. Melinda Otzenberger (505)401-2994 – Open to all – No fees
DONUT DERELICTS – ALBUQUERQUE
Donut Derelicts aka Burrito Bandits meets in the The Market Place at the Journal Center, at 8AM on Saturdays. There are several places there for coffee or breakfast: Dos Hermanos, Satellite Coffee, Hello Deli and Twisters... 7620 Jefferson NE (on Jefferson between Paseo & San Antonio). Meet in the NW corner (where we park). Spread the word – all makes of cars. Everyone welcome!!!! email@example.com Pat Salerno, Director RGC
CARS & COFFEE – ALBUQUERQUE
Cars & Coffee: April thru October, every second Saturday, 8:00 till 11:00, Grace Church parking lot 6901 San Antonio NE (Corner of San Antonio and Louisiana), free event, coffee & donuts. All makes, models, years welcome. Bruce Shaffer, Route 66 Car Show, firstname.lastname@example.org, (505)301-8857
OWL CAFE – ALBUQUERQUE
Owl Cafe invites car clubs to eat at the Owl, 800 Eubank NE. Bring your club, and they will reserve parking and the patio for your meeting or get-together. You get a free scoop of ice cream with any purchase. Call (505)291-4900 to reserve.
CARS & COFFEE – RIO RANCHO
is a free Car Meet on the first Saturday each month. Location is Cafe Bella Coffee, 2115 Golf Course Rd. SE, Rio Rancho. Open to all vehicles. No fees or judging. We may partner with a charity to help raise awareness and/or funds. In warm months meet at 7am, 8am in cold months. www.facebook.com/cafebellacoffeenm
BREAKFAST AT RICH FORD – ALBUQUERQUE
Saturday mornings from 7:30-9:30am, car owners meet at Rich Ford on Wyoming and Lomas for breakfast in the Mustang Café, Car guys, Ford and Chevy fans, meet there – an impromptu group that shares stories and pokes fun at each other. All are welcome. Paul McLaughlin at email@example.com, if you have questions.
CARS-N-COFFEE – OWL CAFE
1st Saturday of the month – July-December, 2019, Cars-N-Coffee, The Owl Cafe, Lomas & Eubank, Albuquerque – 7:30-10:00 AM. Join us for Hot Coffee, Free Donuts, Hot Cars!! (505)291-4900
FREDDY'S CAR SHOW & CRUISE IN – ALBUQUERQUE
1st and 3rd Tuesday each month, starting April 2nd, meet at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steak Burgers, 10201 Central NE, Albuquerque. Cruises go till November 11, weather permitting. Hours: 4:30pm-8pm. Get a delicious free frozen custard, show off your ride and have some fun. Call Joe Mascarenas (505)235-5900 for details.
LAS CRUCES SONIC
There is a Cruise In from 6-8pm at the Sonic on Foothills Rd. in Las Cruces each Saturday night, April-October. And Dion’s on Lohman October-April. Call Rex Porter (575)650-8547 for information.
LAS CRUCES PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Pancake Breakfast takes place in the EAA hangar in Las Cruces the 3rd Sunday each month. Call Wes Baker (575)541-1198 for information.
CRUCES CARS & COFFEE
Milagro’s Coffee. For information on days and times, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or see their facebook page Cruces Cars and Coffee. The facebook page has pictures and information about the sponsoring group.
LAS CRUCES SUNDAY CRUISE
2nd Sunday each month, start at Apodaca Park to ???. Call Hector Castro (575)650-4018 for information.
CAFFEINE & OCTANE, EL PASO
Caffeine & Octane takes place in El Paso, TX, on the 2nd Saturday each month, from 9-11am, Western Beverage Liquor Store parking lot, 6104 N. Mesa at Dew. For info Lloyd Bohn email@example.com Southwest Classic Car Club
EL PASO CRUISE IN
Meet at Blake's Lotaburger, Hawkins & I-10, El Paso, every 3rd Friday. Call Clark Scott (951)965-1727 for information.
CRUISE NIGHTS ON THE PLAZA – SANTA FE
Sponsored by Santa Fe Vintage Car Club & Santa Fe Police Department, cruise provides food, music, fun, vintage cars. Entry $20 – 80 car limit (1st come 1st served) – Proceeds go to "Shop with a Cop Program". Call Mustang Ed (505)310-0381 or Buddy (505)699-2687 with questions
CARS & COFFEE – SANTA FE
First Saturday every Month, 8-10am, Santa Fe Cars and Coffee has moved back from water Street parking lot to four seasons Rancho Encantado. It remains the first Saturday of each month from 9-11am. They have coffee on the patio entrance to the restaurant. Breakfast is expensive. Sponsors are Paul Kalenian and Bob Hall.
EAST MOUNTAINS CARS & COFFEE
"East Mountain Cars & Coffee is held every last Saturday in the months April to October. The first one for 2019 is Saturday 4/27/19, from 8:30am to 10:00am, at the parking lot between Cabra Coffee and the Cedar Crest Post Office. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or Deb Toner email@example.com.
HOT ROD/OLD CAR BREAKFAST & CHILE FIX
Hot Rod/Old Car Breakfast & Chile Fix meets every Tuesday, 7-9am, at Chile Fix, 3351 Candelaria NE (west of Carlisle). For Car People, about Cars. Join us and bring a car buddy, invite your friends. Eugene Burditt & Joe Cromey.
NNMSR CARS, COFFEE & DONUTS – FARMINGTON
Second Saturday each month, Dunkin Donuts, San Juan Plaza. 8:30am-? (505)609-3547
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NMCCC 2020-2021 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
Acting President Robert Gold Wheels of Gold CC firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Bill Lemen Lincoln Owners Club email@example.com
Treasurer Joe Ballengee Alb. Model Car Club JoBall@aol.com
Director Michelle Garcia LOE GTO Club firstname.lastname@example.org Director Perry Key New Mexico Artists email@example.com
Director Mark Terkeltaub New Mexico Pontiac Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Joyce Clements Old Car Club email@example.com
Web Master & Newsletter – Robert Gold Wheels of Gold CC firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Editor Jamie N. Saavedra V8 Vixens email@example.com
Parliamentarian Bill Lemen Lincoln Owners Club firstname.lastname@example.org