THIS MONTH'S NEWSLETTER:
FOUNDED IN 1977 TO REPRESENT THE AUTO HOBBY IN NEW MEXICO
NEWSLETTER FOR SEPTEMBER, 2021
MEETS 4TH WEDNESDAY EACH MONTH, JANUARY-OCTOBER AT 7:00pm
MEETING SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 AT 7PM
1717 6TH ST. NW
THE BUILDINGS OCCUPIED BY THE NM MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY. FROM MENAUL, TURN SOUTH ON 6TH ST. (STOPLIGHT THERE), GO UNDER THE FREEWAY. KEEP RIGHT. ON THE RIGHT ARE TWO CREAM-COLORED QUONSET HUTS. THAT IS THE DESTINATION. BRING YOUR OWN CHAIR IF YOU WANT A GUARANTEED SEAT.
COUNCIL MEETING DATES FOR 2021: September 22, October 27
Web site: http://www.nmcarcouncil.com. Robert Gold of the Wheels of Gold Corvair Club is web master. Art Gold, of the Wheels of Gold Corvairs, has volunteered to take charge of facebook. 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.
CAR COUNCIL MEETING FOR AUGUST 25, 2021
Present at the meeting were: Ron & Su Rymarz-Rte 66 Cars & History, OCCA; Joyce & Will Clements-Old Car Club; James Clements-Tumbleweed Ford V8 Club; Greg Nelson-Corvairs NM; Bill Lemen-LCOC; Cole Weatherred-Guest; Mike Fuller-NM Museum of Military History; Wayne Sottoway, Tim Hurley- American Truck Historical Society; Joe Ballengee-Alb Model Car Club; Alan Schwartz-Mercedes Benz Car Club.
In the absence of our president, Ron Rymarz started the meeting at 7:07. He must think he’s James Bond.
Introductions were made around the room. There were roughly 12 of us so it was relatively short and sweet.
We heard from our treasurer, we still have money.
Joyce gave us an update on the council trailer, as well as its contents. Basically at this point it’s a rolling door stop. That pretty much consumed the old business category.
On to the picnic. There was a lot of mixed feelings about the food etc.
Joyce then discussed the Loveland swap meet on September 18th. She also discussed several upcoming events that will be in your newsletter.
Also Joe mentioned the State Fair. The 19th of September is all makes day. Check your newsletter. Also Joe discussed the model cars for the hot rod nationals. That will have probably passed by the time you get this, but the display will be at the Lujan center.
At 7:31 Ron kicked us to the curb. Good night Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.
Your Secretary, Bill
NMCCC SPONSORED EVENTS
MEMBER CLUB SPONSORED EVENTS and OTHER NEW MEXICO EVENTS
February 1 and Later – David Fields firstname.lastname@example.org welcomes car clubs and other groups to visit the Globo Rojo Auto & Art Museum in Sunland Park. Arrangements can be made for meals. Nearby, in Santa Teresa, is the War Eagles Museum with WWII planes, history and a few cars of the era. Call (575)589-2000 for information there.
September 9-19 – State Fair Model Car Contest & Show – NM Expo, Albuquerque – Enter models August 20-21, 9am-2pm – Models to be judged August 30-31 – Winners to be displayed September 9-19, others displayed as space permits – Pick up models, Monday, September 20 – See complete rules and details at https://statefair.nmexpo.com“Creative Arts” or Sponsored by Albuquerque Model Car Club – Joe email@example.com or Rich (505)837-1346
September 17-19 – 31st Annual British Car Rendezvous – Albuquerque-Las Cruces-Ruidoso – Open to British cars –Steve Keppler (915)549-6859 or www.baoa.org
September 18 – State Fair Hot Rod & Custom Car Show – NM Expo, Albuquerque – Craig Vencill –
Desk: (505)222-0788, Mobile: (505)250-6140, e-mail: Craig.Vencill@state.nm.us
September 18 – Cars and Canvases Art Show – Main Street, Farmington – 4-9pm – Arts & Crafts show, Car & Motorcycle show, live music, Sidewalk Chalk Art contest – Car entry $20, Art booth $25 – Benefit for Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity www.tresrioshabitat.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
September 19 – NM State Fair Classic Car & Truck Show – NM Expo, Albuquerque – Open to all makes, models of vintage and classic cars – Craig Desk: (505)222-0788, Mobile: (505)250-6140, e-mail: Craig.Vencill@state.nm.us
September 19 – State Fair Corvair Car Show – Heritage Ave, NM Expo, Albuquerque – Robert Gold
email@example.com or 268-6878
September 19 – 8th Wounded Warrior Car Show – 141 Roadrunner Pkwy, Las Cruces – Open to pre-2017 – Jr. Adams (575)644-5774
September 25 – Smokin’ Oldies Car Show – Courthouse Park, Deming – Dorinda (575)494-7072
September 25-26 – 36th Annual Corrales Harvest Festival – Corrales Rd near Village offices, Police dept, Senior center, Corrales – Open 9-5 both days – Car show open 8am both days to first come, first served, 20-25 cars, help with parking, bring your own chair – No entry fee – Food trucks, vendors, model RR display, Pet Parade on Sunday – Denise Stramel (505)892-6047 work, cell (303)775-2531
September 25 – American Lung Association Lung Force Walk & Car Show – Hoffmantown Church, Albuquerque – Contests, music, prizes – No entry fee, but Donations to ALA Research in NM encouraged – (505)814-7554 or firstname.lastname@example.org – Register on line at Lung Force Walk
September 25 – Wings-n-Wheels – International Airport, Las Cruces – 9am-4pm – Lodging available – Tom Reynolds, Direct: (575)644-6563, Main: (575)541-2471 email@example.com
September 25 – The Taos Plaza Takeover – Taos – 3-7pm – Parade, Show & Shine – Live band – firstname.lastname@example.org
September 25 – Cars & Coffee at Cottonwood Mall – South Parking Lot, Albuquerque – 9-11am – No cost, free coffee to first 50 participants – http://cottonwoodmall.com/events-news/event/2021/08/28/default-calendar/coffee-and-cars
September 26 – Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive – Starts Cafe Bella Coffee, 2115 Golf Course, Rio Rancho – Worldwide charity event for men’s health, Movember Foundation – Open to pre-1980 cars driven by elegantly dressed gentlemen in period dress – Prizes & awards – Full details and registration at www.gentlemansdrive.com – Follow on Facebook and Instagram – Drive ends in Albuquerque
September 30-October 2 – Jay Hertz Memorial Fall Tour of Northern New Mexico – Don Fernando de Taos – Hosted by Rio Grande Region of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America – Open to all makes, years of vehicles – Hotel reservations (575)-751-4444, mention "Group VCC" or "VCCA Tour" to get special room rate $105/night plus tax – 3- night, 2 driving day tour of beautiful northern New Mexico fall colors – Tours of Enchanted Circle Byway, Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Johnny Meier Classical Gas Museum in Embudo, El Santuario de Chimayo, Red River, Angel Fire, and more – Group dinner on final night – Registration fee $75, deadline August 30 – Contact email@example.com (281) 798-4648 or Mark Baca firstname.lastname@example.org (505) 850-6822 to register
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 or www.earlytimesstreetrodders.com
October 2 – Rocket Teen Center Motor Show – Behind Public Library, 3rd & Castillo, Belen – Entry $20, other donations requested – Setup 8am, show start 9:30am, awards 1:30pm – Proceeds benefit Rocket Teen Center Scholarship Fund – For more information (505)485 -8462 or Lucas.email@example.com
October 9 – 17th Annual Los Leones Show – Mesilla Town Hall, Mesilla – Jose Pena (575)644-3747
October 15-17 – Route 66 Tri-State Corvair Meet – Albuquerque – http://tristatecorvairs.com
October 16 – Magdalena Parade & Car Show – High School & Main St, Magdalena – Benefit for Kids’ Science Cafe – Pre-registration $20, $25 DOS – 9am parade & registration, 10am-3pm show, awards 2pm – Raffles, food vendors, music, demonstrations – Jim Sauer (505)977-3134 or firstname.lastname@example.org, James Chaves (505)507-7022 or email@example.com
October 30 – Feed NM Kids Car Show & Lunch – Philip & Sons Mechanic & Hot Rod Service, 4101 4th St NW, Albuquerque – Phil Lovato firstname.lastname@example.org
October 30 – 31st Last Chance Fun Run – Alameda Park, Alamogordo – Jack (575)491-9804
November 6 – 24th Annual Vets’ Day Car Show – Veterans’ Home, T or C – Sam Shannon (575)740-3904
November 20 – “Just for the Hell of It” Car Show – Body Works, Las Cruces – Mike Garcia (575)541-5772
December 6 – Salvation Army Toy Drive – Old K-Mart to Rudy’s, Las Cruces – Noel Evans (907)209-5491
OUT OF STATE EVENTS
September 15-18 – Denver Auto Show – Elitch Gardens, Denver, CO – Sponsored by AAA and CADA
September 17-19 – Vail Auto Classic Tour/Show – Lionshead Village, Vail, CO – Open to all – Mark Bergman (518)232-6544 www.vailautomotiveclassic.com
September 18 – All Classic Cars Off Main – Lions’ Park, Benson, AZ – Cindy Allen (520)631-5507 or
September 18 – 6th Annual St. Jude Children’s Hospital Benefit Car Show – Landmark Lincoln, 5000 S. Broadway, Englewood, CO – 9am-2pm – Kid-designed trophies, prizes, coffee, donuts, lunch cookout, DJ music, raffles – Info at www.StJudeCarShow.com, register at registration@StJudeCarShow.com – Call (303)827-9864
September 18-19 – 52nd AACCA Swap Meet – The Ranch, Loveland, CO – No pre-registration – 11x20 spaces $35, space guaranteed – $5 admission – www.pvr.aaca.com or (970)222-5230 for more information
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 Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals – Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – Open to pre-’88 – Goodguys (925)838-9876 or www.good-guys.com
October 6-9 – Hershey Fall Swap Meet – Hersheypark Stadium, Hershey, PA – Google Hershey Swap Meet 2021 for full details
October 6-9 – AACA Eastern Fall Nationals – Hershey, PA – (717)656-7720
October 7-10 – MCA Regional Car Show – Casino del Sol, Tucson, AZ – Open to Fords – Pueblo Club (520)429-7807 or www.mustang.org
October 8-9 – Beeline Cruise-In – Green Valley Park, Payson, AZ – On-line registration after July 1 –
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 11-15 – AACA Southeastern Divisional Fall Tour (1971 & Earlier – Mt. Airy, NC – (614)580-1950
October 12-16 – VMCCA Convertible Top Tour – Branson, MO – Jim Cohen, Tour Director (417)860-1446 or
email@example.com or Ginger Cohen, Registrar (870)577-4572 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 13-16 – Chickasha Fall Swap Meet – Grady County Fairgrounds, Chickasha, OK – (405)224-6552 for info or to reserve a space
October 15-17 – Western Tri-Five Invasion – Famoso Drag Strip, McFarland, CA – Open to Tri-Fives – Tri-Five Assn (855)567-1957 or www.americantrifive.com
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 18-22 – AACA Central Divisional Tour (1996 & Earlier) – Broken Arrow, OK – (918)527-9560
October 20-24 – 43rd Run to the Sun – Bridgewater Golf Course, Lake Havasu, AZ – Relics & Rods (928)855-0933 www.relicsandrods.com
November 2-5 – SEMA Show – Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV – (866)229-3687 or www.semaSAN.com
November 6 – 14th Cops & Rodders Car Show – Kino Sports Complex, Tucson, AZ – Bonnie (520)207-2878
November 6-13 – VMCCA Western National Tour – Cottonwood, AZ – Malcom or Jane Stinson (928)368-7442 or email@example.com
November 11-13 – AACA Special Western Nationals – Phoenix, AZ – (602)999-6594
November 14-17 – AACA Western Divisional Tour – (1996 & Earlier) – Phoenix, AZ (602)999-6594
November 19-21 – 24th Southwest Nationals – Westworld, Scottsdale, AZ – Open to pre-’88 – Goodguys
2020 MOPAR Challenge Series Events ABQ Dragway – 6/26, Saturday, 6:00 pm; 8/21, Saturday, 4:00 pm (Rockin’ and Racin’); 10/9, Saturday, 11:00 am; 10/31, Sunday, 11:00 am – www.moparclub.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Southwest Motorsports – Sandia Speedway, Albuquerque – Rio Grande III – Races and Performance Driving Sessions; June 26-27: Summer Breeze Grand Prix III – Races, Performance Driving Sessions, and SWMS Race Licensing School; July 24-25: Sandia Super Cup III – Races and Performance Driving Sessions; August 28-29: Fast Heat IV – Races and Performance Driving Sessions; September 25-26: Karting Kraziness by The Gokartel - Races and Perfor- mance Driving Sessions; October 23-24: Miata Mayhem by Car Crafters - Races and Performance Driving Ses-sions. Events are run by COVID guidelines. Sessions include run groups for modern, vintage, open-wheel, karts and performance driving (street cars). For more information, go to www.swms.org.
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
Fastino's Cruise Nights – 2600 Juan Tabo NE – Fastino’s Car Show, 5-8pm every Wednesday, weather permitting. Indoor dining room is closed, but drive-up window is open for walk-up or drive-up service. Masks are not required, but bring one with you. 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, Molina’s Catering 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
TACOS & RIDES
Tacos & Rides is a meet hosted by New Mexico Motor Events and Cafe Bella Coffee, 2115 Golf Course Rd. SE, Rio Rancho, each Friday night from 7pm-9pm. Open to all rides, all builds held 51 weeks a year! Mike Gonzales email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions.
CARS-N-COFFEE – OWL CAFE
1st Saturday of the month – July-December, Cars-N-Coffee, The Owl Cafe, Lomas & Eubank, Albuquerque – 7:30-10:00 AM. Join us for Hot Coffee, Free Donuts, Hot Cars!! Sid Martin (505)291-4900.
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 email@example.com or see their facebook page Cruces Cars and Coffee. The facebook page has pictures and information about the sponsoring group.
LAS CRUCES SUNDAY CRUISE
3rd Sunday each month, Downtown Plaza. Call Hector Castro (575)650-4018 for information.
LAS CRUCES MONTHLY SWAP MEET
1st Saturday, Big Daddy’s Flea Market. Walter Brown (575)640-5920
CAFFEINE & OCTANE, EL PASO
Caffeine & Octane takes place in El Paso, TX, on the 2nd Saturday each month, from 9-11am, Peter Piper Pizza, Coronado. For info Charles Roybal firstname.lastname@example.org
EAST MOUNTAINS CARS & COFFEE
"East Mountain Cars & Coffee is held every last Saturday in the months April to October. The first one for 2021 is Saturday 4/25/21, from 8:30am to 10:00am, at the parking lot between Cabra Coffee and the Cedar Crest Post Office. Contact email@example.com for more information or Deb Toner firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL CRUISE NIGHT
Old Tyme Shop Ice Cream Parlor on south Rte. 14 – 6:30pm-Closing, 2nd Saturday each month, June through October. Food & drink specials, family friendly.
CARS & COFFEE AT COTTONWOOD MALL
Last Saturday of the month in the South Parking Lot of Cottonwood Mall, 9-11am. Free coffee for first 50 participants. No fees. Open to all makes, models. For more information: email@example.com or
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NMCCC 2021-2022 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
President Robert Gold Wheels of Gold Corvairs firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Ron Rymarz Rte 66 Cars & History email@example.com
Secretary Bill Lemen Lincoln Owners Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Joe Ballengee Albuquerque Model Car Club JoBall@aol.com Director Michelle Garcia LOE GTO Club email@example.com Director Perry Key New Mexico Artists firstname.lastname@example.org
Director Joyce Clements Old Car Club email@example.com
Newsletter Joyce Clements Old Car Club firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Master & Newsletter – Robert Gold Wheels of Gold Corvairs email@example.com
Facebook Editor Art Gold Wheels of Gold Corvairs firstname.lastname@example.org
Parliamentarian Bill Lemen Lincoln Owners Club email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: The Council would like to host a swap meet in 2022 and following years. We need volunteers to plan and execute the meet and a place to hold it. If you would like to see swap meets continue and are will to help find a location and plan the meet, please contact any of the officers in the above list. Thank you.