Dear New Mexican Truckers,
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy New Year.
Our first meeting of this new year is scheduled for January 21, 2017 at Vick's Vittles Country Kitchen at 8810 Central Ave. SE (east of Wyoming) at 8:30 AM we'll have some breakfast and then conduct our meeting.
Bill Donnelly, who is heading up our nominating committee, will present our slate of officer candidates which we will vote on.
Besides voting we will also fill out our annual financial report for ATHS Headquarters.
Also on the meeting agenda we have some truck related CDs to show during the meeting. And we may even have a "Slow Gear Contest" in the parking lot if we have time. Joe Rose is also planning on bringing a number of door prizes to give away.
After the meeting we will be asking for volunteers to help pick up trash on Paseo del Norte as part of our local "Adopt-A-Highway" program.
This being the month of January it is "Dues Paying Time" again and the good news is that our chapter dues are still only $10.00 per year, a definite bargain in this day and age.
We are looking to attract some new members for our local chapter so if you have some "old truck" friends bring them to this meeting. We would like to meet them and share our enthusiasm for these pieces of "vintage tin".
Hope to see you all at our next meeting. Till then,
Keep on Truckin'
American Truck Historical Society
New Mexico Chapter
November 2016 Newsletter
Dear New Mexican Truckers,
Hope you all are doing well on this fine autumn evening. As I sit here taking pen to paper I am looking out my picture window at a bright orange sunset. At times like these I am glad to be living in New Mexico where sights like these are common.
It is time again for one of our business meetings and we have scheduled a meeting for Saturday morning November 12, 2016 at 8:30 AM. The place we have chosen to hold this breakfast meeting is the El Camino Dining Room at 6800 4th Street NW. Some of you older members might remember us having some meetings at this location in the past. The food is good and they have a quiet room in the back for meetings.
We will be covering a lot of topics including;
1) The San Juan Mountains Chapter's Aztec Truck Show that was held in September. Joe will speak about this show and the trucks that were there.
2) The 2016 ATHS National Convention in Salem, Oregon. Joe was at that show also and he tells us that we missed a good turnout of neat trucks from the Northwest. Joe was there with Paul Beck and he got to see some of Paul's Washington treasures. Joe will give us a report about the show and if Paul is on hand we are pretty sure that he has some nice photos to share. Speaking of the Salem show those of us who are members of the national received a full color "Show Time" collectible booklet of all the trucks that were on hand.
3) At the present time Joe Rose is out of town on a trip up to the Northwest part of the country where he and his wife Anne are on a stern-wheeler boat trip up the Columbia River. I am pretty sure he will have some stories to tell us about the trip during our meeting.
4) Other miscellaneous topics will be discussed.
Joe Rose also wanted me to say that he has a number of door prizes to give out at the meeting. And he also has some mementoes from Salem to give away. He also wanted me to mention that we will have an "open hood truck show" in the parking lot so bring your favorite truck to the meeting.
At the present time half of our membership receives this newsletter by email. We would like to add more people to our email list so if you have an email address and want to receive your newsletter this way please pass on that information to Paul McLaughlin at our next meeting.
Well truckers this is all our news for now so I'll bring this newsletter to a close. Like Joe I am off on a trip but I'll be back in time to see you at our next meeting.
Checkout this article published in the 2004 issue of the wheels of time about Joe and A.L Rose's family trucking business started by their father Jess Rose.
The four trucking pictures were taken around 1950 in the Jemez Mountains. My dad's family trucked pumice from around the St. Peters Dome area on the East side of the Jemez Mountains to a block plant in Albuquerque. In the pictures of the downhill grade you can see the Sangre de Christo Mountains above Santa Fe in the background. I remember going to the pumice pit when I was young. We liked to hunt deer there because it seemed like the deer liked to hang out near the pit.
The other picture is of my brother and me by my fathers K series International around 1954. My father and his truck can be seen in the middle of the lineup in the downhill picture. I am the one riding the bucking horse. My Aunt Marge made that horse for me and I rode it in many a rodeo. :) I like to tell people I used to ride bucking horses at The Internationals.
- Jim White
Our last meeting was held on February 20, 2016 at the IHOP Restaurant on the north side of Paseo del Norte. President Joe Rose called the meeting to order at 8:50 AM and we covered a number of different subjects.
Joe Rose made a motion that we consider making a $50 memorial donation to the ATHS Library in Peter Well's name. This motion was passed and a check will be sent out.
Paul McLaughlin gave a talk about collecting toy trucks and had a number of vintage toy trucks on display.
Ken Mack talked about creating three member lists. List number one for the general membership would contain just names and telephone numbers for contact purposes. List number two would contain names, addresses and telephone numbers that members could use for contact purposes also. While list number three would contain names, telephone numbers and email addresses just for the officers of our chapter to use.
Harry Misel spoke about the New Mexico Military Museum closing and if people wanted to see the vehicles to do so within the next week or so because the vehicles are going into storage until a proper facility can be found to display them again.
Wayne Sottoway, our Treasurer, gave a Treasurer's Report that showed on this date that our bank balance stood at $607.00. Wayne also spoke about a benefit car show being put on for the Albuquerque Christian Children's Home at Tingley Coliseum on April 9, 2016. This show is being hosted by the GTO Club and the cost to enter a vehicle is $25 to $30.
After the meeting Fred Bailey lead a group of us on our Adopt-A-Highway clean up program along Paseo del Norte. Thanks to all who helped out.
Joe Rose and Paul Beck are going up to Salem, Oregon for the ATHS National Convention and Truck Show May 26-28, 2016 and were wondering if anyone else was planning on going. If so call Paul McLaughlin at (505) 296-2554 and I'll Pass the information along.
Our next meeting will be held on April 2, 2016 at the Murphy's Mule Barn Restaurant on North 2nd Street (Above Alameda) starting at 8:30 AM. And we have been offered a field just north of the Mule Barn for our "Slow Gear Race" so get your trucks ready and bring them out for this competition which will happen after the meeting.
Don't forget the Albuquerque Museum Car Show on May 15, 2016. We have had some nice displays at this show the past few years and let's try to have a better turn out for this year's show. Cost to enter a vehicle is still $10.
Jim White sent us a notice about a free "Spring Cruise and Schmoose Car Show" happening at the Sonic Drive In at 5000 San Mateo Blvd NE on Sunday April 17, 2016 from 10:00 AM till 3:00 PM. All invited.
Dues payments should be sent to Wayne Sottoway, Treasurer, 1320 Countryside Lane NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114. Dues are still $10 per year.
This is all our chapter news for now so we'll bring this newsletter to a close. Hope to see you all at our next meeting on April 2, 2016 at the Murphy's Mule Barn Restaurant.