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HAMILTON ZEPHYR ZODIAC CLUB INC.

THE MAGAZINE

OCTOBER 2010


EVENT CALENDAR 1st October

Aroha Cruise In

8th to 10th October

Brits at the Beach Tairua

17th October

Papakura Rod & Custom swap meet Bruce Pulman Park, Walters Rd , Takanini 7.30am to 2.00pm.

23rd October

Labour Weekend (Club Run) Run to the Northland – Bev & Terry Heappy

30th October

Huntly Lion’s shine off for cancer Huntly College

31st October

Taupiri Swapmeet Taupiri school grounds, SH1, Taupiri

14th November

Liz & Rods Ladies Run! (Club Run) Clevedon Markets

12th December

Christmas Run (Club Run) Organised by Earnie & Marg

January

NO RUN THIS MONTH


PRESIDENTS REPORT Considering the weather on the last run we had an excellent turnout and again treated like royalty by Chris & Rae, a huge thanks from all that attended. The sun came out at the important times and there certainly was a work out for drivers going over the goat track to a real back water privately owned museum, great stuff. Many thanks to John for chauffeuring us around in his latest purchase, has been years since we have been in a Mk4. Sadly we have been really let down by the panel & paint shop that has worked on Frank, write up later in mag. Having had to deal with Frank the Mk3 has not been progressing as planned and will not be finished for Labour weekend run, have gold coin already as taking Mk5. For those attending don’t forget to let Bev & Terry know your coming and plan for a great weekend. We have had contact from the Quinn’s and they are settling in at the bottom of NZ, sounds like the Z car club down there is well organised and have welcomed Brian & Christine with open arms. There is a need to fill Brian’s vacated position and there are further details later in the mag. A note from the organisers of the Twizel convention is there is already over 60 registrations and still climbing; accommodation could be an issue if you are thinking about booking at the last minute. There will be a meeting in November for those attending or thinking about attending. Our thoughts are with those in Christchurch who have been through the earthquake and we hope they keep their strength for the months of rebuilding ahead. Take care on the roads and catch up in the Northland, Mike.


SHERIFFS REPORT All sheriff's were absent from the last run, they have been busy saddling the horses and mucking out the stables....

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MONTHLY RUN NUMBERS REQUIRED: bevh1@slingshot.co.nz, or 09 4323715 As usual there will be the complimentary BBQ at our farm, and accommodation at the Comfort Hotel, previously known as the Settlers. On the Sunday, we have organised a visit to the new 'Morgan' Museum, next to the Hukerunui Pub . The pub will put on a lunch for us too. Sunday night will be dinner at the Comfort hotel. Children under 12 are half price. Adults $30.00. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, for those of you not familiar with getting to our place, we will meet you at the Oakleigh service station at 12.30pm. Our address for those of you with the talking lady on the dashboard is 967 Snooks Road, Maungakaramea. Cheers Bev and Terry Heappey Booking details for Comfort Hotel. Please state if you require a ground floor unit. Booking Number:61009 Phone Number: 09-438-2699 Corporate Single Studio $95.00 per night (Double Bed, Shower, Toilet and Tea and coffee facilities) Standard Studio $105.00 per night (Queen and single bed, Bath, Shower toilet tea and coffee facilities) Superior Studio $117.00 per night (Queen and single bed, Bath, Shower toilet tea and coffee facilities) Executive Studio $126.00 per night (Queen bed, Bath, Shower toilet tea and coffee facilities) (more information available on hzzc.co.nz website)


A NOTE FROM THE QUINN’S Hi all, Brian has started his new job and seems to be liking it, has been having a big sort out in the spray booth as it has been a bit of a mess to clean up but he is getting it sorted, I Invercargill is a pretty place with lots of old buildings and lots of parks, has been a bit colder but the last 2 days have been lovely and warm the sun is out and spring is defiantly in the air, Brian and I were glad we were not in Christchurch when the earthquake struck, we were there on the Tuesday night before it happened, I did feel some tremors early on the Sunday morning but nothing too bad, it was in the local paper about it reaching down here because I was wondering if I had imagined the tremors, Brian slept through the tremors. We will most probably go for a tiki tour around the place to have a look at some of the sites, have seen Burt Munroe's bike what a neat shop really is a must see for the men, Brian said a man could spend hours just looking at all the tools etc for sale, It is a hammer hardware store , well must go and do some more housework, cheers to you all, love Christine and Brian.

Whether it's a full rebuild or a WOF failure, contact us for new mechanical spares and rubberware for

Consul, Zephyr, Zodiac Ask For Your Free Price List We also carry a growing range of spares for Anglia, Prefect, Consul 315, Mk 1 Cortina, 8HP and 10HP models right back to 1932

ENFORD SPARES Ltd PO Box 13-515, Christchurch.  03 379 3775 Fax 03 379 4775, e-mail graeme@enford.co.nz


Aroha Cruise In Aroha Cruise In Itinerary Friday 1 October

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5.30 p.m. 7.30 p.m.

Town muster Drive in movie

Saturday 2 October

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10.30 a.m.

Display Te Aroha Town Centre

Sunday 3 October

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10.00 a.m.

Sunflower cruise

For further information, please contact Te Aroha I-site 021 250 2679

07 884 9090 or

Cost for Saturday display $5.00 per vehicle. All proceeds to local charity.

Vice President Vacancy As required by the Club Constitution, club members are required to elect a new Vice President due to Brian Quinn’s resignation. Nominations are being called for this position, club members being nominated must be aware and agree to the nomination. Please post nominations with person being nominated, the nominee and the seconder to the HZZC club Secretary arriving no later than 18th October 2010. If only one nomination is received that nominee will be elected into the position until voting again at the next AGM. If there is more than one nomination a special meeting is required which will take place at the November Club run in which a vote of members present will be undertaken to determine the successful nominee.


A Sympathy Thank you notice from Carol, The girls and their families which arrived by post 19-09-10, addressed to the Club.


OUR LAST OUTING If there is one good thing about the King Country weather it is either very hot or very wet. Well, we can say we got both as rained all the way down, on the way home, couple showers during lunch and beautifully fine when taking the Z cars out. We decided against driving our Consul all the way to Taumarunui so we headed off in our Mk5 to meet club members at Otorohanga. John Silcock offered to be our chauffeur for the day so we left our Mk5 at Oto and convoyed down to Chris & Rae’s. It must have been almost 30 years since I have been driven around in a Mk4 and have to say what a lovely experience compared to a Mk1 Consul. There was eight Z cars, one Mk5, one Model A and one Essex, nothing like a little bit of variety. For those who have not experienced Chris & Rae’s hospitality, you really have not lived. Morning tea laid on, absolutely scrummy lunch including wild pork, I just about recon we could have a run here every month. Somewhere in between the food and chatting we had a club meeting and welcomed backed new old members, Kay & Robert. Once all the food settled we made our way to private museum out in the sticks and travelled along a road that the Z cars would not have seen since they were new. All I can say is I was glad it was John that had to steer over the goat track and I’m sure his shoulders & arms grew some extra muscles as a result. The scenery was amazing and we could see for miles, a short lookout stop and then a look at an old water wheel that has been restored and it was used to power a house up on the hill in the early pioneering days. The private museum was really in the land of nowhere and the collection was something to view. A real reminder of what our early settlers used and how they lived, we would think our throats are cut these days if we had to live like they did. The cafe up the road was closed so most made their way home while some took up the offer for a cuppa at Chris & Rae’s. One behalf of those that attended, a huge thanks to Chris & Rae (& Rae’s mum makes the best carrot cake) and we look forward to next year. Mike & Lee-Anne


Our Poor Old Frank! It is bad enough having an accident in your classic car, it is even worse when you strike a heap of problems trying to get the car repaired. We are insured with Vero and you would assume an insurance company that puts itself out there as a classic car insurance specialist would be great to deal with, unfortunately to date they are not high on the list of being recommended. The reality is that the assessors that they use have been hopeless and the one dealing with our Mk 1 Zephyr praised how great the repair was and how impressed he was with the repairer. The repair was that great that we are unable to obtain a WOF on our car as there is still accident damage present, I am not kidding, we cannot get a WOF. You would think that Vero would deal with this immediately, but oh no, they have to review and consider with some high up dude in Vero, and then decide what to do about the situation, I kid you not. We have a Mk1 Zephyr that has creasing in the front strut brace, top door hinge housing partially ripped out of the front pillar, creasing in the floor etc. The whole front of the car is out of shape and I have seen less orange peel on an orange than the repaint done on the car, it even has silicon and heaps of dust and hair under the paint as well, what a great feature. I can strongly not recommend Fleet Image to undertake any type of work on any classic car (or maybe any car) and they have branches in Te Awamutu & Hamilton. Current situation is after some very strong words with an assessor who eventually decided to look at the car properly at home, is that Frank will go back to Fleet Image (we have no choice) to be fully assessed (again). The assessor was in disbelief that a professional repairer can do such a bad job. Will keep all posted, Mike & Lee-Anne


MIDDLE OF THE ROAD A magician was driving down the road, then he turned into a drive way... Why don't aliens eat clowns. Because they taste funny. What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh Two snowmen are standing in a field. One says to the other : "Funny, I smell carrots too". What do you get when you cross an elephant and a rhino? el-if-i-no

Budget Cars Under $10,000 Great Cars at Great Prices ~ First Cars from $2000 ~ Cars Utes Vans 4x4s Finance and Trade-ins Available ~ No High Pressure Sales Tactics Coffee Available Only To HZZC Members! Any Vehicle Purchased By A HZZC Member‌ Will Benefit The Club By A $100.00 Donation!!

Michael & Lee-Anne Bryant 0274 230 119

41 Lyon St, Kihikihi Te Awamutu Phone: 07 871 8183 Fax: 07 871 8165 Email: thbees@xtra.co.nz


TWIZEL CONVENTION Easter 2011, visit www.fordzephyrsc.com for convention details and early bird registration.

NEEDLE CRAFT HOBBYIST Is there anyone out there who needs xstitching or tapestry work finished off? Because you just haven't had the time to do it anymore? Or would you like one done, but you don't know how to do them? I am free and able, to do one for you at a reasonable rate. (Largest tapestry so far is 1100cm x 800cm, largest x-stitch is 580cm x 520cm) Just email Dianne at peewee4@xtra.co.nz And if you like, I can also email you some photos of some of the work I have done.

CLUB BANNERS/SASHES We now have a stock of these available for purchase at $15.00 each. Contact the treasurer for more details.

BRITS AT THE BEACH Drive in Movie Grand parade of British cars and bikes British bands British food at participating eateries British fashion show Stalls and trade fair etc. etc. You can register interest, vehicle or bike on line at www.britsatthebeach.co.nz

WELCOME To our newest members G & M Menzies of Huntly with their Mk4 Zodiac R & K Eccles of Tokoroa with their Mk3 Zephyr


PUZZLE NUTS

Last months solutions Breakfast Half hearted Ready for anything Once in a blue moon Cross roads Cross breed

Moral Support Backdoor Painless operation

A friend in need Quite Right SumMary

Middle aged Travel overseas Hitting below the belt

For instance Your time is up Forgive and Forget


THE EDITOR’S BIT A little quiet on the recipe front at the moment, haven't had much of a chance to catch up with you all on the runs.

Articles, comments, questions, complaints – Email mag@hzzc.co.nz Phone 07-848-2238 Fax 07-848-2239 Snail Mail PO Box 15598, Dinsdale, Hamilton

Remember to have your articles and reports to us before the 20th of each month.

CLUB REGALIA PRICE LIST Polo Shirts (small to XXL) Caps Logos Club Car banners Number Plate Surrounds (pair) Name Badges

$45.00 $13.00 $12.00 $15.00 $15.00 $10.00

Pricing excludes postage. To order, please contact – Secretary Pat Galbraith  07-572-2790 Treasurer John Cramond  07-856-8761


CLUB CONTACTS President Vice President Secretary

Mike Duff Brian Quinn Pat Galbraith

 07-871-9953  07-883-1922  07-572-2790

Treasurer

John Cramond

 07-856-8761

78 Hudson St Hamilton

Editors

Andrew & Wayne

 07-848-2238

PO Box 15598, Dinsdale,Hamilton

Sheriff Deputy Sheriffs

Dave Franks Rod Routley Twinette Walker

 07-828-8612  07-854-0375  07-323-7291

43 Caspian Pl, Papamoa Beach, Tauranga

Executive Committee Members

Dave Franks Bev Heappey Pauline Hazelton Brett Pederson John Silcock

 07-828-8612  09-432-3715  07-574-3332  09-232-9898 A/H  07-823-4225

Social Club Committee Members

Bernie Tronell Chris Browne Dave Tamihere Terry Heappey Ernie Harvey Rod Routley Greg Orr

 07-345-9324  07-896-8787  07-323-7291  09-432-3715  09-233-6697  07-854-0375  07-544-0954

Website Administration

Andrew & Wayne

 07-848-2238

New Member Coordinators Sth Auckland Bay of Plenty Hamilton Rotorua Northland King Country

Ernie Harvey Merv/Pauline Hazelton Bob Ferris Bernie Tronell Terry Heappey Ross Woodhill

 09-233-6697  07-574-3332  07-847-7065  07-345-9324  09-432-3715  07-873-8914

CLUB OBJECTIVES -

To preserve all makes of Zephyr, Zodiac, and Consul motor vehicles To have club activities incorporating members and their cars To promote Zephyr Zodiac Club Hamilton Inc DISCLAIMER The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily the views of the club or its committee. The club accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the statements and articles of interest are welcome.



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