Dear New Mexican truckers,
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope you all had some memorable holidays.
Our first meeting of 2016 will be held on January 9, 2016 at the Mule Barn restaurant on N. 2nd St. just above Alameda. The meeting starts at 8:30 AM and we will be discussing a number of topics.
The first topic we will talk about his our financial situation because we have to send in a financial report to ATHS Headquarters right after the meeting. Then we will hold our election in all positions are open for the coming year, president, vice president, treasurer, and secretary. If you would like to serve in one of these offices please let your feelings be known either before or after meeting.
After the meeting, weather permitting, we will drive a short distance north up to Henry Pacheco's truck yard for our “Low Gear\Slow Gear Race”. So bring your old truck out for some fun. And we will also try to pick up some litter at our “Adopt A Highway“ spot on Paseo Del Norte.
By the way the Murphy's Mule Barn Restaurant has a new owner and he has really cleaned up the place.
Harry Misel tells us that all vehicles in the New Mexico military history Museum are going to have to be moved because they lost their lease at their present location. Harry is working with the city of Albuquerque to find a suitable display place for these special historical vehicles. Here's hoping they find a new location soon.
Did you happen to see our President Joe Rose on the television the other night? It seems Joe and his wife Ann were returning from a Christmas trip to Dallas to visit family. On the way back they were caught up in a blizzard and had to seek shelter from the storm. They stopped and stayed in a motel for a couple of days until the highway was cleared. Well the motel owner charged them one price for the first night and doubled the price for the second night. Joe didn't think that was fair so he contacted the local television station to air his concerns and they didn't think that doubling the room charge was fair either so they put Joe on the air to talk about the problem. Last we heard the motel owner and Joe came to an agreement about what they thought was a reasonable charge.
My Bronco book is still selling very well and I am about to finish another book and send it to my publisher. We have already signed a contract for another book and my publisher and I have talked about republishing some of my earlier truck books in the future. So it looks like I am going to be a busy man for a while.
At our last meeting somebody asked me how many members are on our roster at the present time and I said between 40 to 50 which I think is a pretty good number. However we have plenty of room for more members so if you have friends who were interested in all trucks bring them to our next meeting so they can see what we are all about. Let's share all this enthusiasm we have for all this "old iron" we like to collect and build up our numbers.
Well folks this is all I have to report now so I'll bring this newsletter to a close. Hope to see you at our next meeting and that some of our events planned for this new year.
Keep on Truckin