THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER:
FOUNDED IN 1977 TO REPRESENT THE AUTO HOBBY IN NEW MEXICO
FOUNDED IN 1977 TO REPRESENT THE AUTO HOBBY IN NEW MEXICO
NEWSLETTER FOR OCTOBER, 2019
MEETS 4TH WEDNESDAY EACH MONTH, JANUARY-OCTOBER AT 7:00pm
NEXT MEETING TO BE AT OLD CAR GARAGE
3232 GIRARD NE
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019, 7:00pm
MEETING AGENDA: Swap Meet Wrap Up, 2020 Events
COUNCIL MEETING DATES FOR 2019: Note Regular Meeting Time is changed to 7:00pm. Oct. 23 (7:00). No meeting in Nov. or Dec.
Web site: http://www.nmcarcouncil.com. Robert Gold of the Wheels of Gold Corvair Club is web master. Jamie Saavedra of the GTO Club 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 email@example.com or Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WANTED: Old valve covers for kids to make downhill racers. Contact Michelle Garcia email@example.com..
MINUTES OF NMCCC MEETING SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
In attendance were: Jamie Saavedra-V8 Vixens; Mark Terkeltaub;NM Pontiac Club; Rebecca Georgia-Smelzer, Joseph Smelzer-Freaks of Nature; Dennis Seibert-Rickshaws; John Hayne-Horseless Carriage Club; Robert Gold-Wheels of Gold Corvairs; David Allin-Corvair Club, Model Car Club; Jim Clements-Ford V8 Club; Bill Taylor-Guest; Joyce Clements-Old Car Club; Ron & Su Rymarz-Rt 66 Cars & History; Bill Lemen-Lincoln Club.
Minutes not received in time for publication.
No official report was received so far for the meet.
The Four Corners Old Car Club newsletter reports:
“Not many of you members are swap meet folks, but I want to report on the annual swap meet the New Mexico Car Council hosts every year. For the past several years, the swap meet was held at the park in Los Lunas. However, 2019 dawned and the new Los Lunas Council decided the swap meet would not be allowed back, so diligently and furiously, the committee canvassed the area for a new site. They secured facilities with Isleta Casino, just south of Albuquerque. Us old time vendors were leery about the change – seems like every time a swap meet needs to move, it usually is a flop. Well, that was not the case this time! There were a few first time glitches, but all in all, it was a great venue, with lots of vendors and buyers. The Casino staff was very accommodating, the food tasty, and it was wonderful to not have to drive to a hotel room. Hats off to the Car Council for such a fine job. Sometimes it seems like very littlle thanks are given to the deserving volunteers. ‘Nough said, don’t you think!!” by Inez Garland
Editor’s Note: Speaking of volunteers, where were you? I think Jamie Saavedra, Rebecca Georgia-Smelzer and Mark Terkeltaub did a fantastic job, considering how few Council club members were there to help. Bill Lemen, Jackie Erickson, Anthony, Joe Smelzer, Waz Abbott and Dennis Seibert spent many hours over the three days of the meet helping wherever needed. John Doran and the Clements Family spent Sunday afternoon doing cleanup. I heard that Art & Robert Gold were there helping also, but I missed seeing them. Not being on site on Friday, I may have missed some volunteers. The Council and its member clubs owes a huge THANK YOU to all who helped. After all, the swap meet is what supports the Council activities, web site, newsletter and insurance, and it doesn’t just “happen”. It takes a lot of work and planning to get it done, and the burden shouldn’t fall on a dozen people. The Council is not “them”, it is “you”.
I personally enjoyed the meet and visited with lots of the old-time vendors, some of my favorite people. It was nice to just be on no schedule and have the freedom to wander and shop. I talked to a great number of vendors during the meet and while doing cleanup, and all but one said they’d done well; that one said he’d done sort of OK. The meet had a few bumps along the way, but all in all should be considered a success. The first time at a new place with new management is always a learning experience, and things will be better next time. Where will you be in 2020 when volunteers are needed to manage and help with events? – Joyce
NMCCC SPONSORED EVENTS
MEMBER CLUB SPONSORED EVENTS and OTHER NEW MEXICO EVENTS
October 18-19 – Golden Gears 30th Annual Last Chance Fun Run & Show – 18th Cruise In South Sonic 5:30, 19th Alameda Park, Alamogordo – 8am & start run 9am, Show & Shine Alameda Park after Run till 3pm – Entry $20 – Jack (575)491-9804
October 19 – Muscle Car Cruise to Sandia Mountains – Meet at Vintage Restaurant, 8000 Paseo del Norte,
Albuquerque – Arr. 9:30am, dep. 10am – For more info Shannon Whitehead (505)480-8687 or Patrick Ley
October 19 – Stateliners 13th Annual Car Show – Municipal Park, Anthony, TX – Celebrating club’s 60th Anniversary – Registration 8:30am-noon, show Noon-4pm – Entry $25, admission by generous donation – Open to all varieties of vehicles – Trophies for classes and club participation – Proceeds to support Municipal Park improvements and club donations to local charities – For information (575)649-9556, (915)526-5558 or
October 19 – Los Altos Church of the Nazarene Car Show & Chili Cookoff – 229 Erbbe St, Albuquerque – Starts 9am – Kandice Wagoner (505)553-4174 phone or text or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 19 – 3rd Annual Rods, Customs & Classics Car Show – Jay Redlin Farmers Insurance Agency, 9720 Candelaria Rd. NE (1 blk e of Eubank), Albuquerque – Entry $15 early, $20 DOS – Awards, door prizes,
goody bags 1st 25 entries – Entry includes 1 meal item, side dish & drink – For more info (505)298-3950
October 19 – 24th Punkin Chunkin Festival – Estancia – Stella Chavez (575)848-7112
October 19 – Knights of Columbus “Show ‘n Shine” – Holy Family Catholic Church, 562 Atrisco SW, Albuquerque – Fundraiser for Special Olympics – Entry $10 donation – Registration 8-9:30am, show 10am-4pm – Open to all – Adrian Armenta (505)553-1639
October 19 – Sandia Mountain Lions Car Show – Mountainside Methodist Church, 4 Penny Lane, Cedar Crest – 10am-2pm – No registration Fee – Info Bob Jones (505)205-3140
October 20 – Car & Bike Show – Legacy Fleet & Auto, 2485 Bosque Farms Blvd, Bosque Farms – 10am-6pm – Open to all – More info at (505)916-0442
October 26 – Trunk or Treat – Airport, Farmington – 5-8pm
October 26 – Route 60 Car Show – Main St & Hwy 60, Magdalena – Fundraiser for Kids’ Science Café – Registration 9am, show10am-3pm, trophies 2:30pm – Entry $20 – Music, food, raffles, demonstrations, kids’ activities – More information James (505)507-7022 (leave a message) or email@example.com
October 26 – Annual Pachanga Car Show – Klein Park, Las Cruces – Oscar (915)251-0194
October 27 – MCJROTC 1st Annual Tricked Out ‘n “Treatin’ Halloween Car Show – Cibola High School, 1510 Ellison Rd NW, Albuquerque – Entry $20 – Proceeds to Marine Corps JROTC expenses to national
competition in Orlando, FL – Setup 8-10am, show 10am-3pm – Prizes, awards, drawings, kids’ costume
contest, face painting, games, food, fun – Melissa Robinson Melissa.Robinson15@yahoo.com
October 27 – Maize Maze Vintage Truck & Tractor Festival – Rio Grande Community Farm, 1701 Montano Rd NW, Albuquerque – Registration 9am – Live music, food trucks, beer garden – More information
October 31 – Red Ribbon Parade & Car Show – Dona Ana Elementary School, Las Cruces – Madeline (575)527-9506
November 2 – 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
November 2 – Car & Bike Show – Las Cruces First, 5605 Bataan Memorial West, Las Cruces – Entry $20, $25 DOS – 9am-2pm – Proceeds benefit Open Gates Ministries – T-shirt with entry – Trophies – Joe Polanco (575)642-0219 or Nufie Hernandez (575)202-5793
November 2 – Feed NM Kids Car Show – Philip & Sons Service, 4101 4th St. NW, Albuquerque – Entry $25 – Proceeds to Feed NM Kids Thanksgiving Meal – Donations welcome - Entry includes raffle ticket & lunch –
Show 9am-3pm, lunch 11:30am, raffle & awards 2:00pm – Philip Lovato (505)264-9081, (505)338-3665 –
www.FeedNMKids.com or text “thanksgiving” to (505)375-6627
November 9 – 23rd Annual Veterans’ Day Car Show – Veterans’ Home, T or C – 9am-3pm – Entry $25 by October 9, $30 after, free admission – 10x10 swap space $25 – All Proceeds benefit NM Veterans’ Resident Fund – Awards, dash plaques – Jennie Bustamante (575)894-8445, Ginny Shannon (575)894-4287, Sam Shannon (575)740-3905 – Veterans’ Day Ceremony at Home on Monday, November 11 – Hot beverages & pasties 8:30am front lobby, tour facility 9:00-9:45am, ceremony 10am – Donations accepted
November 9 – Matanza & Low Rider Car Show – 2002 Bridge Blvd SW, Albuquerque – Entry $10 – Fundraiser for Cornucopia Adult & Family Services – 11am-2pn – Food (posole, chicharrones, more), live mariachi music, face art contest, kids’ games, silent auction, beer garden – https://cornucopia-ads.org
November 10 – 3rd Annual Veterans’ Day Freddy’s Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show – 10201 Central NE (just w of Eubank), Albuquerque – All present & past veterans invited to attend. Set up 7:30-10am, Show starts 10am with singing of National Anthem – Open to all classes: classics, trucks, motorcycles, vintage, patinas, muscle cars/trucks, hot rods, lowriders, lowrider bikes, exotics, special interest vehicles – In lieu of entry fee, please donate elementary school age supplies for a neighborhood elementary school – Also a toy and coat drive – Please do your best to help out our kids – Awards given at 3pm, door prizes, 50/50 drawing – Manager to raffle off a beautiful one of a kind 26" Freddy's Bicycle like last year – Special appearance by Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their Elf 1-4pm – Also Bill Fouch & Route 66 Calendar Girls – Music by Rockin' Rob doing his great songs Contact Rob at 881-4320 or Joe Mascarenas at 235-5900 for more information.
November 16 – LUNG FORCE Walk Car Show – Hoffmantown Church, 8888 Harper Rd NE, Albuquerque –
Sponsored by American Lung Assn – Check in 7:00am, show 8-11am Register at www.lungforce.org/walk –
Maria Geisseler Mgeisseler@hmespecialists.com
November 23 – “Just for the Hell of It” Show – Body Works, Las Cruces – Open to all – Mike Garcia (575)541-5772
November 23-25 – NSRA Model Train Show “Rails Along the Rio Grande” – Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque – Sat
9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm – Adults $5, under 12 free, free parking – Big operating train layouts, new & used
model trains & accessories – www.railsalongtheriogrande.org
December 7 – 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
December 5 – City Christmas Parade – Farmington
OUT OF STATE EVENTS
October 13-20 – Biloxi East Tour #8 – Biloxi, MS-Lake Havasu, AZ – Open to pre-’73 – Tour Hotline 1-800-664-1362 or www.streetrodderweb.com
October 13-20 – Sacramento West Tour #9 – Sacramento, CA-Lake Havasu, AZ – Open to pre-’73 – Tour Hotline 1-800-664-1362 or www.streetrodderweb.com
October 16-20 – 42nd Annual Run to the Sun – London Bridge Resort, Lake Havasu, AZ – Open to pre-’73 – Rods & Relics (928)855-0933 or www.relicsandrods.com
October 19 – 13th Annual Classics Car Show – The Gregory School, Tucson, AZ – Open to pre-2000 – Rotary Club (520)440-4503 or www.rotarytccs.com
November 2 – 13th Cops & Rodders Car Show – Kino Sports Complex, Tucson, AZ – Bonnie (520)207-2878 or www.soazlef.org
November 16 – DTA’s 70th Birthday Car Show – Indoor Merchandise Mart, Denver, CO – Celebrating Denver Timing Association’s 70 years – Seeking vintage hot rods
November 22 – Veterans’ Parade – Durango, CO – 11am
November 15-17 – 22nd SW Nationals – Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ – Open to pre-’88 – Goodguys (925)838-9876 or www.good-guys.com
2019 MOPAR Challenge Series Events ABQ Dragway – October 12 – 11am; Optional make-up dates if needed: October 26, November 3. Info: www.moparclub.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest Motorsports – Race Dates for Sandia Speedway in Albuquerque: Go to www.swms.org for more info.
NAPA Speedway – 100 Speedway Blvd. SW, Albuquerque – Asphalt Track, 3/8 Clay Oval, Dirt 300 Sand
Drags – 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 – The Fastino’s Car Show, 5 to 8 p.m., one meal per car that stays for an hour or more. These 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 Cruise-In, every 2nd Saturday, April thru Oct, 9am. All makes, models, years welcome. Show & Shine, free coffee. Donations go to a car repair fund for widows and single mothers in the community and two orphanages in Juarez. Grace Church, 6901 San Antonio NE (NW corner of Louisiana & San Antonio). We raffle gift certificates from our sponsors: NAPA, Discount Tire. Buy tickets early and often. 263-9700 or 266-0518
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.
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES
R & C Sumthin's Ice Cream Shop Saturday Night Cruising – 902 N. Date St., T or C – 1st Saturday of
month, May-Oct, 5-9pm – Food, music, ice cream, dash plaques (575)894-1040, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2018-2019 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
President Jamie Saavedra V8 Vixens firstname.lastname@example.org Vice President Robert Gold Corvair Club email@example.com
Secretary Bill Lemen Lincoln Owners Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Dennis Seibert Rickshaws email@example.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 Corvair Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Editor Jamie N. Saavedra V8 Vixens email@example.com
Parliamentarian Bill Lemen Lincoln Owners Club firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2019 – 7:00 PM
OLD CAR GARAGE, 3232 GIRARD NE