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The MARCH 2020

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Official magazine of the

THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NEW ZEALAND Canterbury Branch Incorporated


The MARCH 2020

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HUB

Official magazine of the THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NEW ZEALAND

Canterbury Branch


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CANTERBURY BRANCH EVENTS March 2020 Wed Thu Fri

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Rear Wheel Brake Rally

– Motorcycle Jim Toohey Rally – (to Scenicland Rally )

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COMMERCIAL NOGGIN

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Autumn 3 Day Rally

ANZAC Malvern Run (Dutton)

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2019-2020 MAIN COMMITTEE Chairman

John Coomber (Christine)

johnchriscoomber@gmail.com

03 310 7056 027 292 5206

Secretary

Rod Thrower (Lynda)

canterbury@vcc.org.nz

03 338 2320 021 126 3529

Treasurer

Kevin Sarjeant (Joan)

kevin.sarjeant@xtra.co.nz

03 365 1938

Club Captain

VACANT ROLE

Assistant Club Captain

Dave Inwood

magical_monaco@xtra.co.nz

03 327 4156

Vintage Convenor

Mike Milne (Sacha)

oldandrecovered@gmail.com

022 358 7246

Veteran Convenor

Tim Palmer (Barbara)

timbarb25@gmail.com

021 338 692 03 313 3952

P Group Convenor

Neale Cook (Sasha)

nealeandsasha@xtra.co.nz

021 295 3628

Commercial Convenor

Neil Shaskey (Louise)

neilandlouise@snap.net.nz

027 289 6201 03 352 8802

2019-2020 REPRESENTATIVES Motorcycle Convenor

Philip Jeeves (Marietta)

philipjeeves21@gmail.com

03 338 0666 022 025 9924

Spare Part Shed Reps

Ross Butler (Debbie) Wayne Stocks

rossrbutler@gmail.com waynesfoxy@gmail.com

03 352 3160 03 383 1380

9–90’s Co-ordinator

John Kuipers

03 332 7926

VIC Representative

Don Bennetts (Judy)

03 385 6333

Maintenance/ Clubrooms

Mike Foster

Bar Managers

Amanda Franklin (Wayne) Gill Stevenson (Kevin)

03 389 7066 03 327 5743

Noggin Displays

Don Muller (Marlene)

03 385 6850

Librarian

Owen Genet

03 358 2514

Assistant Librarian

Kay Shaskey (Graeme)

03 352 5217 027 279 9195

Swap Meet Chair

Colin Hey (Jenny)

03 359 8737

Swap Meet Sites

Neil Shaskey (Louise)

swapmeetsites@gmail.com

03 352 8802 027 289 6201

Barn Bookings/ Camping

Kevin and Claire Campion

kj.ec.campion@xtra.co.nz

03 312 7255 027 407 5344

03 359 8260

Beaded Wheels Reporter Tony Becker (Ngaire)

danebecker36@gmail.com

North Canty Noggin

Jeff Rogers

kiwijeffian@hotmail

03 421 2426 027 446 6964 022 131 7235

Hub Editor/Website

Rosalie Brown

vccthehub@gmail.com

03 332 3531

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Cover - Grabbing headlines this month was the demise of Holden, not unexpected but still causing waves among enthuisaists around the country. Pictured here a 1956 FJ. PHOTO ROSALIE BROWN

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CHAIRMAN’S REPORT The February noggin was very special with a display of Authentic Reproduction and Representation vehicles. Thanks to Clynt Inns, Darren O’Neil and Chris Parker for displaying their 1932 Alpha Romeo, 1952 C Type Jaguar, 1959 Ferrari and 1990 Acorn/ Bugatti type 37. The Alpha and Ferrari are good examples of the high standard of work done at Auto Restorations in Christchurch. February saw the first of Colin Hey’s Coffee and Old Cars gatherings on Sunday 16. This was a great success with over sixty vehicles arriving at our grounds and a lot of interesting conversations and admiring looks. We were very pleased to see a number of early veteran cars attending, and I am aware that some members of the public and tourists also turned up for a look at the vehicles. Thanks to you all for your support of this new venture. I hope we get a good attendance at the next one on Sunday 15 March. It was good to meet some of the new members, and I hope you all enjoyed the day. As I write this, we are approaching the annual branch rally, and I am sure that it will be a memorable event thanks to Katrina and her team. This month we have the rear wheel brake run on Sunday 8 and the Jim Toohey run to the West Coast 20 – 22 to co-incide with the Scenicland Rally. Sunday 15 is our second Old Cars and Coffee morning. The Back Country run had to be abandoned because the venue was not available and the extreme fire risk at present. The P. Group rally will be held on 6 April with entries closing on 31 March. The Autumn 3 day run will start at Darfield on 25 PAGE 6

April to co-incide with the Anzac Day rally.

JOHN COOMBER

We are looking for Chairman some cars on the morning or 1 April for a school in Rangiora – same as last November. (No – it is not an April Fool’s joke.) Let Rod or me know if you are available please. Rod will be attending the March Executive meeting in Wellington this month. Please advise him of any matters of importance to you. Happy motoring, John Coomber

NEW MEMBERS Welcome to our club. We look forward to meeting you at our coming events and activities. Tony Stuart 1928 Ford Model A Phaeton Martin Collins 1929 Ford Model A Closed Cab Truck David Johnson & Jillian Johnson. 1937 Chev Coupe Tracy & Jeremy Inwood. 1937 Morris 8 Misc Saloon, 1928 Graham Paige 835 Sedan.


SECRETARY’S REPORT Holiday was so great, plenty of fish, so I decided to stay away, (just joking).

The sign of a good holiday!

Good reports have come back to me on the Cars, Motorcycles & Coffee Morning, sorry I missed this first time event, hopefully I will make it next month. National AGM As you have probably have already heard Canterbury Branch have applied and been selected to run the Club National Annual General Meeting and Executive Meeting in August 2021 My job now is to put together a planning team of four or five willing members to make this happen. It will be my job if re-elected this year to take to the 2020 August Conference Executive a presentation which would need to include things like: Venue Catering Accomodation options Transport Connections as well as attractions of the area, Christchurch. …and our enthusiasm for running this event.

Don’t fear the unknown as the Branch Manual contains a ten page guidelines for hosting this event to guide the team though.

ROD THROWER Secretary ph 03 338 2320

I know deep down in the foundations of this Branch of 1300 members there is a group of willing members who would just love to step up and stamp their mark on this promotion of our fellowship and camaraderie in Canterbury. We as a newly built city have lot to show off. So come on “long-time member” or “new member” give me a call so I can put you in the larger picture.

CONDOLENCES Our deepest sympathies are extended to the families of those members and friends of the branch who have recently passed away. Susan Townshend PAGE 7


LETTERS LOOKING FOR A 1913 EMPIRE I am contacting you on behalf of the National Motor Museum, Birdwood, South Australia, convenors of the Bay-To-Birdwood old car run. You may be aware of the event which has been a biennial run since 1980, and has been recognised as one of the premier events since then. It attracts up to 1800 entries. The centre piece of the event is a Concours d’Elegance. An attraction planned for the 2020 run is to feature a gathering of as many of the previous winners of the Concours as possible. One of the outstanding winners was a 1913 Empire run-a-bout owned and restored by the late Donald Cuppleditch. This car was the only vehicle so far to have won the Bayto-Birdwood Concours on two occasions. Prior to Donald’s passing the car was sold and went to an enthusiast in Hamilton, New Zealand, but we have no further details. We believe the car is now resident in Christchurch, and could possibly belong to a member of your club. We would like to issue

The Empire taken in 1984, the year of its first win.

an invitation for the car to be displayed if that were at all possible. We would like to, at the least, have its current owner and whereabouts recorded and added to the museum’s data base for history’s sake. With this in mind, we are asking if you are aware of this vehicle and if you are, would it be possible, with the owner’s permission of course, to supply us with that information. Or alternatively if you know the owner, request him/her to contact me if they wish. Kevin Field kevinfield2@bigpond.com

Specialising in new parts for English Fords 1932-1980 ✆ 03 379 3775 PO BOX 13-515 CHRISTCHURCH WWW.ENFORD.COM PAGE 8


Insurance VERO CIS – telephone 0800 658 411 Canterbury Branch Agency Number 300130 This number needs to be quoted when taking out insurance for Canterbury Branch to benefit.

PHOTOGR A PHS WA NTED The Hub is looking for good photographs of Canterbury Branch members and their vehicles. If you have any photos you think are worthy of a wider audience please send them in to us.

The scooters are coming See page 17 for details of this year’s Moped Run

Photographs should be clear and in focus and supplied with a caption. If emailing them please ensure that you send the full size file and not a version that is “reduced for emailing”. We are also always in of need good quality cover photographs - so next time you are out on a club run grab your camera or phone and get clicking. Any queries give me a call in the office, tuesday-thursday 9am-4pm. Rosalie 03 337 2680. PAGE 9


CUTLER PARK GROUND MAINTENANCE CREW Cutler Park is a huge asset to our club but our grounds and buildings are substantial and require serious maintenance and on‑going ground and gardening works. We would love any members to join our ground maintenance crew on either a casual or permanent basis. Ground Maintenance days is the first Sunday of the Month and we work from 8am until noon. We have plenty of tools on-site but encourage members to bring any power tools that might help eg weedeaters, brush cutters etc. Joining us for a morning is a great way to meet club members and help out your club. Call me if you want more information or would like to register your interest in joining us or just show up on the day. Mike Foster 03 359 8260

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MIKE FOSTER Maintenance/ Clubrooms


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NOGGIN Superb February Display Our February Noggin Display was, “Authentic Reproduction & Representation Vehicles”. Authentic Reproduction Vehicles, (ARV), is an official VCC category with the definition: Motor Vehicles newly constructed to the exact specification of an original factory production model that comply with the VCC Code for Period Specials. (these are extremely hard to pick from an original vehicle)

Darren O’Neil 1959 Ferrari Testa Rossa (representation)

Representation Vehicles, (a new word to myself) are not replicas as they use modern components. We were very privileged to have these magnificent vehicles on display. I have never seen so many people taking photos of the display cars. Some members made a special effort, to come to the Noggin to view them. The workmanship is a credit to the tradesman who constructed them. Thank you to the following owners, for displaying vehicles and making a great display. Clynt Inns 1932 Alfa Romeo 8C Zagato (ARV). Clynt Inns 1952 C Type Jaguar (representation) Chris Parker 1928 Bugatti (Representation).

The Magnificent Alfa Romeo 8C engine.

Darren O’Neil 1959 Ferrari Testa Rossa (representation). Joseph Mc Clintock, at Auto Restorations, did a huge amount of the work, on this vehicle.

Future Displays March: Annual Rally Winners. April: Commercial Rally winners & Mopeds & clip-ons.

DON MULLER Noggin Displays Co-ordinator Ph 385 6850 PAGE 11


9-90’s REPORT Well, we have had our first outing for the year. What a cracker! A lovely day, a very interesting route to the venue and the destination a dream: a garden for the ladies and a garage full of vintage cars, pre 1920 American cars, many of them never seen in New Zealand. A Sizaire Naudin, one of two left in the world. A Minerva, the size of a Sherman tank. A few of the names I remember: Moon, Kutz, Detroiter, Pierce Arrow, Edzel, Davis. The mind boggles. And then there was the workshop any mechanic would be proud of! Last, but not least, the Garden. Many of the ladies admired the beauty of it. 16 acres, a bit much for me! Thank you Kelvin, for sharing all this with us and thank you also to Grant Lomax and Graeme Sword for organising the outing for us. Between 40 and 50 cars took part. The sun shone as we had lunch in part of the garden.

JOHN KUIPERS 9-90’s Coordinator

March 11 Les Sloan Meet at Rolleston Community Centre at 9.55am

April 8 George Nimmo Meet at the Peg Carpark, Belfast Hotel at 9.55am

May 13 Ray MaGinnes Meeting place unknown as yet.

June 10 John Winchester Meeting place unknown as yet The team members organising the outings for the rest of 2020 are:

July 8 John Kuipers The Hangi August 12 Bruce Miles September 9 Tony Becker October 7 Alan Hill November 11 Tony Meikle December 9 John Kuipers The team and I look forward to seeing you all next time.

PARTS SHED OPENING HOURS

Every Wednesday 1–4.30pm Third & Fourth Sunday 9am–Noon Open first Thursday of the month on Noggin Night from 7pm. PAGE 12


OLD RACE CAR register started

The recent display and demonstration of Old Race Cars at this years’ Skope Race meeting in February at Ruapuna was a big success. Both the Canterbury Car Club and the Skope Committee have already indicated that they wish it to be repeated at next years’ event – bigger and better. We already have another three interesting cars lined-up. To help us with this project, the VCCNZ Banks Peninsula Branch wish to compile a free register of all such vehicles, whatever their state of repair, restoration or condition. We want to ensure that these ‘Old Race Cars’ are never lost or lose their identity. This documented information may also help owners to obtain history, knowledge and even valuable parts required to enable these race-cars to once more be active.

101 Harman St PO Box 9164 Christchurch 8149 New Zealand Phone 03 338 4307 email office@veterancarrims.co.nz

. Lock Ring heavy and light Now available

It was very apparent from many enthusiasts and spectators at Februarys’ event that these old race cars create huge interest and are a vital part of the old car movement which needs to be resurrected and encouraged. So if you missed this years’ display, have such a car or know of someone who has, please drop an email with the details to either of the contacts below and we will be pleased to include on the register. Contacts Don Gerrard Ph 021 212 3074, gerrards2@yahoo.com Kelvin Brown kelvinbrownnz@gmail.com

Beaded Edge Wide range 30x3 to 895x135 Split Rims Motor cycle rims

Well base Rolled Edge. All sizes

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VINTAGE REPORT It’s great to see our old cars stretching their legs and enjoying the weather we have been having over this Summer rally season. By the time this goes to print, the Branch Annual Rally would have been held and hopefully well supported by all sections. With the news that Holden will cease as a brand in 2021, I thought to look at this company’s early history (1856-1931) as it has had a major influence in the production of cars in our vintage section across several brands. THE HOLDEN STORY In 1852, James Alexander Holden emigrated to South Australia from Walsall, England, and in 1856 established J.A. Holden & Co., a saddlery business in Adelaide. In 1879 J A Holden’s eldest son Henry James (HJ) Holden, became a partner and effectively managed the company. In 1885, Germanborn H. A. Frost joined the business as a junior partner and J.A. Holden & Co became Holden & Frost Ltd. Edward Holden, James’ grandson, joined the firm in 1905 with an interest in automobiles. From there, the firm evolved through various partnerships, and in 1908, Holden & Frost moved into the business of minor repairs to car upholstery. The company began to re-body older chassis using motor bodies produced by F T Hack and Co from 1914. Holden & Frost mounted the body and painted and trimmed it. The company began to produce complete motorcycle sidecar bodies after 1913. Wartime trade restrictions led the company to start full-scale production of vehicle body shells. H.J. Holden founded a new company in late 1917, and registered Holden’s Motor Body Builders Ltd (HMBB) PAGE 14

MIKE MILNE Vintage Convenor on 25 February 1919, specialising in car bodies and using the former F T Hack & Co facility. By 1923, HMBB were producing 12,000 units per year. During this time, HMBB assembled bodies for Ford Motor Company of Australia until its Geelong plant was completed. From 1924, HMBB became the exclusive supplier of car bodies for GM in Australia, with manufacturing taking place at the new Woodville plant. These bodies were made to suit a number of chassis imported from manufacturers including Austin, Buick, Chevrolet, Cleveland, Dodge, Essex, Fiat, Hudson, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Overland, Reo, Studebaker, and WillysKnight. In 1926, General Motors (Australia) Limited was established using bodies produced by HMBB and imported complete knock down chassis. In 1930 alone, the still independent Woodville plant built bodies for Austin, Chrysler, DeSoto, Morris, Hillman, Humber, Hupmobile, and Willys-Overland, as well GM cars. The Great Depression led to a substantial downturn in production by Holden, from 34,000 units annually in 1930 to just 1,651 units one year later. In 1931, GM purchased HMBB and merged it with General Motors (Australia) Pty Ltd to form General Motors-Holden’s Ltd (GM-H). Throughout the 1920s, Holden also supplied tramcars to the Melbourne & Metropolitan Tramways Board, of which several examples have been preserved in both Australia and New Zealand. (Information from a free source)


End of an era

Photos from a meeting of the Canterbury Holden Club back in 2010. 1973 Holden Kingswood

1956 Holden FJ

1961 Holden EK stationwagon.

Bringing back the bench seat memories from a 1964 EH.

1968 Torano

IS YOUR CAR BUILT OR BODIED BY HOLDEN?

Holden Body badge on a 1928 Chevrolet tourer. PAGE 15


MOTORCYCLE REPORT First up this month, a sad duty. Motorcycle Committee member Barry Townshend’s wife Susan passed away on the 20th February. Barry and Susan have jointly served for many years on the motorcycle committee, especially in the treasurer and secretary roles. Of latter times Susan greeted club members arriving for the monthly main VCC Noggin by selling meat raffle tickets on behalf of the Motorcycle Section. Sympathies and condolences from the Motorcycle Section to Barry and the wider family. PAST EVENTS

CHRIS LEITH Motorcycle Section

29th February – Fish & Chip Run. This will be reported next month as this report was due a week prior. FUTURE EVENTS

11th March – Noggin Night. This will be at the Social Corner, VCC’s Cutler Park, with a 7.30 pm kick-off.

14th March – Moped Run. See details elsewhere in this Hub. Start & finish is the New World car park in Halswell, meet 10 am for a 10.30 am departure, 80 – 100 km run, back-up and spare fuel available. Kurt Ebrecht, 021 043 3707 is organising.

12th February – Noggin Night at the Tai Tapu Pub. About a dozen of the regulars

20th – 22th March 2020, Jim Toohey Rally. - Please note there is a change of

met for the monthly wet-the-whistle. One or two arrived a bit earlier so as to have a meal there; it was the night of the two-for-one hamburger deal.

date - the run will be going to the West Coast in 2020 and we will be taking part in The Scenicland Rally in Greymouth. A motorcycle friendly route is being organised. The dates are Friday 20th & Saturday 21st March. We will be riding over Friday afternoon 20th and back Sunday 22nd. Hotel accommodation is being booked at the Recreation Hotel, Greymouth, or at the Acheron Motel, which is very close by. Advise Mike Glenday if you intend going please, phone 021 192 0581 or mike. heatherg@xtra.co.nz. Mike is away until 7 March so you can contact Chris Leith, 021 217 7140 or leithcm@gmail.com for a (very) late entry. This run is normally a one night overnighter, but this time it will be two nights away. See last month’s Hub for more information.

23rd February 2020, Clip-on Run. Absolutely brilliant conditions greeted the entries to this intrepid event of commitment and determination. While the actual entry, at seven, was a little down on what was expected, the enjoyment of the day was in no way diminished. At about the ¾ mark (around the course) a stop at the Waimairi Beach Golf Club café was called for, and by this time the entrants and their supporters had swelled to 14 or more. The conversation must have been quite riveting, as some remained for over 1½ hours! From there it was a quick run back to the start in New Brighton Road, then home. In the eyes of the organisers the event was a huge success, in fact they have already got a route organised for next year! Many thanks to Alister and Doug for organising! PAGE 16


28th March – Fish & Chip Run. Start from

FINAL THOUGHTS

the BP Petrol Station on Moorhouse Ave, corner with Antigua Street; meet 10.15 am for a 10.30 am departure. Have got the possibility of a couple of garage raids available, so turn up to see which one we will be having a look at.

I think that is about it for this month, while it is still warm and fine get those bikes out and enjoy the miles of events being planned on your behalf! Keep the rubber to the road and treat each ride as an opportunity to learn!

5th April – P Group Rally. While normally promoted as a car event, it is actually one for any “Post” group of vehicle, whether they are cars or motorcycles. From Post Vintage (from 1932) to Post 1980, all vehicles in this band are welcome. This year the route is being organised as “motorcycle friendly” to encourage riders to take part. Start is 9am for field tests, then at 10am coffee then depart. There is an option to enter into concours, as well as two rally tours, one of 120 km, and one of 160 km (including some gravel). Entries close 31 March, but if you want a rally plaque then enter by 15 March, please. Entries online, or in last month’s Hub.

8th April – Noggin Night. At the Barn, Macleans Island. Club member David Ready (who is visiting from Australia) has motorcycled all over the world, so he is speaking on his travels, tours, and anecdotes…. Should be VERY interesting! As usual, 7.30 pm start.

25th April – Fish & Chip Run. A run is being organised to Darfield to join the Dutton Garage (est. 1911) Malvern ANZAC Day Run in the morning sometime. Because of this we may need to start a little earlier, so we will meet at the BP Station, cnr Moorhouse Ave and Antigua St, 9.45 am for a 10am departure. Full details next month.

Moped Run

14 March 2020 Meet at 10 for 10:30 start

Start and finish at the Halswell New World supermarket car park. This run will be about 80-100 km. Backup vehicle and spare fuel will be available. Please dress to be seen! Enquiries to Kurt 021 04 33 707

26th April – Scooter and Motorcycles up to 250 cc Run. Still on the drawing board, so please check in on the April Hub for more details.

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COLIN HEY Event Report

COFFEE MORNING A HIT Inaugural OCBC 

Some of the 60 cars present on the day

16 FEBRUARY 2020

OLD CARS BIKES & COFFEE The first Old Cars, Bikes and Coffee (OCBC) event on Sunday 16th February went very well indeed, with 60 cars and three motorcycles turning up at Cutler Park. It was really pleasing to see five veterans amongst them, including Bruce and Shirley Shadbolt’s newly restored L’Etoile, and Ian Close and his wife with their 1903 Oldsmobile. Both cars were trailered there – Shirley got her first drive in the L’Etoile

1903 Oldsmobile (Ian Close) and 1904 L’Etoile (Bruce & Shirley Shadbolt) get a trial around the club grounds PAGE 18

around the grounds, as did Ian (his very first drive!) in the Oldsmobile. Bruce has overseen the restoration of the Oldsmobile, and was there to give Ian some moral support and guidance on the finer points of the car – it was great to see Ian driving it around the grounds with more and more confidence. The day didn’t get off to a good start for Brian Newberry in his 1912 Little however – he suffered a nasty blowout just down the road from the clubrooms that left the inner tube firmly tangled around the inside of the front hub. Several members came to his rescue though, and Joseph McClintock made short work of changing the tyre and getting him back on the road. A huge variety of cars turned up, including a few club-eligible Japanese cars, and even a number of Fords which left around 9.30 to head to the All Ford Day at Wigram. The coffee van did well, and lots of socialising and mutual ‘vehicle admiration’ was going on. Most stayed on until about 11am – some stayed for a picnic lunch in the motorcycle


shelter, most went home to get on with other things, and some (like Jenny and I) departed with friends to have a pub lunch. It was agreed that 8am was a little too early for a start on a Sunday morning, so the gates will be open at 8.30am on Sunday 15th March for the next one. Remember you can arrive any time after that, and they will always be held on the 3rd Sunday of every month.

north canterbury noggin Fancy a drive north of the city? Join us at our regular North Canterbury Noggin

rangiora RSA OCBC

Fourth Wednesday of the month/- From 7.30pm 82/82 Victoria Street, Rangiora 7400

OLD CARS BIKES AND COFFEE Join us at our regular Sunday Morning Coffee Gathering

CUTLER PARK

3rd Sunday of the month from the new (and more civilised)

time of 8.30am

Enquiries to Colin Hey

Barn Hire

The Barn is available for hire to all members for birthdays, anniversaries, meetings, and other functions.

Contact Kevin or Claire on 03 312 7255

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COMMERCIAL REPORT

Thanks to Peter Monro for hosting the February Commercial Noggin, it was very interesting to have some time and daylight to explore the many things hiding around the place, and in particular check out the Minis both going and in projects progress.

NEIL SHASKEY Commercial Convenor

The Annual Commercial Rally was held on Saturday 22nd February, with 20 vehicles ranging from small to very large turning out for what ended up being a fine day for a drive in the country, fortunately all done before the rain arrived. Results for the day as below.

The March Commercial Noggin will be on Wednesday 18th at Graeme & Kay Shaskey’s, 181 Grimseys Rd, Redwood. Annual Commercial Rally Overall results 1 Arthur Bodger 1942 Ford Jeep 2= Mark Drury 1982 Mazda B2200 Bruce McCormick 1937 V8 Ute

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Timed section 1= Bob & Shirley Gough 1959 Morris Oxford Wellside Peter & Pam Yeatman 1954 Morris Cowley Ute 3 Arthur Bodger 1942 Ford Jeep


VELOSOLEX OWNERS GROUP (VOG’s) February run

Isn’t modern technology amazing, here I am sitting in my caravan at Marchwood Park Motueka reporting to you about the latest VOG run held Tuesday 11 Feb and I didn’t even attend, what sort of a leader am I. Delegation is the name of the game and this time Grant Lomax stood in for me and arranged an amazing day with sunshine and heat and a great VOG run for all those that attended to enjoy. Instead of VOG 1 mounting a 49cc Velosolex on that day Jan and I were whipping over the hills to Kaiteriteri on our 350watt eBikes – unfortunately I must say they do have a lot more power than my poor wee Solex when it comes to hill work but both cycles bring a smile to ones face and that is what it is all about. Having fun. The VOG run this month took the team around Sumner with a start point from Ferrymead Historical Park’s lake where Grant Lomex, Jim Patterson and John Kuipers sail their radio controlled model yachts each week another great form of fun that I have only just recently found out that these guys take part in. Grant had organised a route along the newish cycleway that starts off from the Ferrymead Bridge and carries on right through to Sumner Village following the shoreline most of the way with some sections on the road a very nice journey on a good day fortunately for the team there was no Canterbury Nor’ Easter to hamper their journey across the causeway on that day, nobody got lost

ROYCE VOG 1 (in absentia)

this time – well I didn’t hear any reports of this so I assume that’s correct. After a circuitous route around many Sumner Village streets being mindful of stray dogs and pedestrians and wayward cyclists the guys headed back to the Valley Inn at Heathcote for a well deserved nosh up of wholesome food (read that as huge bowls of chips and wedges) to energise their toned bodies before heading back to the finish line. Being the gentleman that he is Grant had arranged our kindly backup Denise McKenzie to officiate in the awarding of the Hard Luck Trophy for this month to which she duly appointed Gary Thompson as the recipient. I don’t know what Gary had done but Grant was pleased he didn’t have to do this to his mate.

Have you been receiving the Hub and other emails from VCC Canterbury? If yes - then read no further, if no then we would like to update our records with your email address. Simply email your name, membership number and email address to the club National Office admin@vcc.org.nz

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WE WAN YOUT COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN If you want to make new friends and enjoy a challenge, we have a job for you!

2020 SWAP MEET COMMITTEE This is your chance to assist with this year’s Swap Meet, by joining the committee and having some active input into the organisation of the 2020 event. Our aim is to do our very best to raise funds to help maintain and run our branch and facilities for the benefit of all VCC members, and to have fun doing it. The committee meets once a month from April until November, on the second Thursday of every month. Meetings are relatively informal and social, but we get stuff done!

All positions are open for nomination: • Chairperson

• Workforce

• Secretary

• Traffic

• Treasurer

• Handbook Editor

• Site co-ordinators (2)

• Promotions

• Camping co-ordinator

All you need to do is fill out the form below, and give it in person to Colin Hey or Katryna Shaw or Rod Thrower on Noggin night, post it or scan and email it to the addresses below.

SWAP MEET COMMITTEE NOMINATION FORM 2020 I, ………………………………………………….……………………………………………agree to be nominated for the position of …………………………………………………… on the 2020 Swap Meet Committee. Signed ……………………………………………………….. Membership No ………………………….…………… Proposer …………………………………………………….. Membership No ………………………….…………… Seconder …………………………………………………….. Membership No ……………………………………… Post to the Secretary, P O Box 11082, Christchurch, or email to canterbury@vcc.org.nz to arrive no later than Thursday 2nd April 2020 Any enquiries please contact Colin Hey, phone 03 359 8737 PAGE 22


2020 AUTUMN RUN  Updated Programme Information Start: The carpark at Darfield Domain, this is on North Terrace. The entrance is around 50 metres before the recreation grounds carpark. (Please do not park at the Recreation carpark) Time: Be there by 9:30am so you will have time to look at the vehicles in the display for the ANZAC Day Run. Then it will be back to the cars where we will have a cup of tea and coffee around 10 o’clock. We will head off on our run around 10:30 am (Anyone who wants to leave earlier is welcome but please let me know at the start.) Lunch around 1 o’clock at the Geraldine Top 10 Camping Ground. Bring your own lunch. (The shops will be open when we arrive if you need to get something.) The afternoon is free to do whatever you like, until we all meet at The Geraldine Heritage Hotel for a light dinner at 6 o’clock ($25 per head) with very good music from Breakthru, a Geraldine country and western band. (A small cover charge will apply as we have to pay the band)

25-27 April

Sunday: Sunday morning will start with morning tea outside the hotel at 10:30am. The Sunday run follows a around-about way to Timaru for a photo shoot at a very nice 136‑year old castle where we will have lunch a sausage sizzle BBQ lunch at around 12:30pm (cost to be confirmed). The afternoon run is via Tlmaru and Winchester to Geraldine. Until we all meet again at the hotel for another light dinner and games evening. Monday: We start with morning tea outside the Hotel at 10:30am. The shops and supermarket will be open before we leave Geraldine for those who need to purchase their lunch. The run is a direct run to the Tinwald Domain Ashburton where we will have a bring your own lunch and a look around some of their displays (gold coin donation). Then after lunch it will be time to say goodbye as the run from here is directly home for you all. We would suggest you take the road through Leeston to avoid some of the traffic (The back-up vehicle will be the last to leave and will go via this route). Please take care on the roads keep good distances between vehicles to let the faster traffic pass wherever possible. (Have a safe trip home). Any enquiries contact Graeme Sword Phone 327 7812. The printing once again will be sponsored by Paper Plus Kaiapoi, who will also produce our 2021 calendar printed by Turkey Beach Productions Kaiapoi (orders taken, we sell these at cost).

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JIM TOOHEY

20 – 22 MARCH FRIDAY TO SUNDAY

MOTORCYCLE RUN

(SCENICLAND RALLY) 

ENTRIES CLOSE 8 March 2020

ENTRY FORM This year we are riding to Greymouth to take part in The West Coast Branch’s Scenicland Rally. The run will leave late morning on Friday 20 March, via Arthurs Pass - stay two nights at the Recreational Hotel and return Sunday 22 March. Backup will be provided. Accommodation has been booked, thank you to the members who advised me after the December Hub came out to say they are going as we are paying a deposit soon. If members have not told me then please advise me asap, if

more want to attend than beds I have booked then they may be away from the main group in a motel/hotel. A motorcycle friendly run is being organized for riders and we will attend the evening rally event on the Saturday. I will organize the entry forms for The Scenicland Rally, once costs for that event are known and you will be contacted for payment. Further info regarding the start and time for the Friday will be in March Hub. Something a bit different than our usual run but will be worth it.

RIDERS NAME

MEMBERSHIP NUMBER

PHONE NUMBER

CELL

EMAIL ADDRESS

MOTORCYCLE YEAR

MOTORCYCLE MAKE/MODEL

$ 20.00

Entry Fee ACCOMMODATION (Total cost for two nights) SINGLE - shared

$100.00

DOUBLE

$200.00

SCENICLAND RALLY COSTS – separate from above, as stated you will pay these fees once I know them, they cover Scenicland entry fee/lunch & evening meal on Saturday.

Total to pay

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ONLINE PAYMENT ON

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Post your entry and/or cheque to organiser: Mike Glenday Alternative 11 Brahman Close Contact: Chch 7604 Chris Leith Ph 03 344 0425, Ph 021 217 7140 021 192 0581

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Internet banking to VCC Canterbury Motorcycle Acct Account Number: 03 0802 0099727 00 Reference: JIMTOOHEY


ANNUAL

P GROUP RALLY

SUNDAY 5 APRIL 2020

ENTRIES CLOSE 31 March 2020.

If you require a plaque you must enter before 15 March

ENTRY FORM PROGRAMME 9am assemble at Cutler Park. We will have field trials before 10am coffee and then depart. CONCOURS Concours will be judged at Cutler Park. Cars entered for Concours need to be at Cutler Park by 9am sharp.

RALLY ROUTES We have two rally routes to help cater for the wide range of car years covered. Choose a route you feel most comfortable doing. Long route will have some shingle. Lunch will be at a domain followed by prize giving around 3pm.

DRIVER’S NAME

MEMBERSHIP NUMBER

PHONE NUMBER

CELL

EMAIL ADDRESS

VEHICLE YEAR

VEHICLE MAKE/MODEL

NOMINATED AVERAGE SPEED FOR THE RALLY ROUTE

$ 5.00

Vehicle Entry Fee. Plaque - optional (If you want a plaque you must enter before 15 March

$

$10.00

$

Total to pay

YES

NO

120km

160km

Concours Entry (tick your preference) Run choice (length is approximate)

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Internet banking to VCC Canterbury Branch Account Westpac Barrington Account Number: 03 1594 0096832 00 Reference: PGROUPRALLY PAGE 25


This is the third year that this event will be held and once again we are very fortunate to have a partner in Dutton Garage (est 1911). The featured vehicles, as before, are those built during the war years and a medal will be presented to vehicles 100 years old and over. (VIC is required). All club eligible vehicles are welcome with those produced after 1945 participating in a support category.

MALVERN RUN ANZAC DAY

A commemorative number plate, will be given to all participants and the Malvern News will be including an entry list of pre1945 vehicles along with the route for the information of Malvern residents.

Three choices of meals will be offered so please indicate in your meal choice on the entry form.

Optional lunch is being supplied at the Willows Cafe at the Hororata Golf Club (Glentunnel), where vehicles will again be on display for the residents to view.

Come and join us on what is a very special day, remembering those that made the ultimate sacrifice and doing it in cars and on motorcycles that they would recognise.

supported by DUTTON GARAGE

Entries will close on the 31st March and no late entries can be accepted.

ADVANCE NOTICE

IRISHMAN RALLY 2020

The rally will start on Saturday morning in Christchurch on 30 May and then in Fairlie for Saturday night and Sunday  George Kear

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SUPPORTED BY DUTTON GARAGE

MALVERN RUN ANZAC DAY

SATURDAY 25 APRIL 2020

ENTRIES CLOSE 31 March 2020

ENTRY FORM The run will be preceded by a public display of the vehicles in the Darfield recreation ground carpark from 10am to 11am so please assemble from 9:30 when your day’s rally pack will be available. Please park where instructed. The route travels on secondary roads (no shingle, easy veteran motoring) through the Malvern District and passes the War Memorials of Darfield, Sheffield, Hororata, Glenroy and Glentunnel. Feel free to stop and pay your respects with a poppy at each. Distance is approx 50 miles (80ks).

DRIVER’S NAME

MEMBERSHIP NUMBER

PHONE NUMBER

CELL

EMAIL ADDRESS

NUMBER OF PASSENGERS

VEHICLE YEAR

VIC NO FOR 100 YEAR VEHICLES

VEHICLE MAKE/MODEL

Vehicle Entry Fee

$ 20.00

$20

Meal Option $15 each. (Not included in entry fee)

Number Required

Indicate your preference and number required.

x $15 per meal

Option A Butchers Pie Meal: Pea, Pie, Pud

$

Option B Butchers Pie Salad: Pie, salad & chips

$

Option C GF Vege Frittata

$ Total to pay

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mal-anita@xtra.co.nz

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BETTER

Thinking of selling of just looking for some confidential real estate advice? Call Neale Cook your residential sales professional today. Special packages available exclusively for fellow VCC members. 03 375 4827 | 021 295 3628 | neale.cook@bayleys.co.nz WHALAN & PARTNERS LTD, BAYLEYS, LICENSED UNDER THE REA ACT 2008

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Re s i d e n t i a l / Co mme rc ia l / R u ra l / Pro pe r t y Se r v ice s


other branch and organisation events 8 MARCH 2020, Mid Island Rally, Oragnised by South Canterbury Branch. For any queries, contact Ross on 03 688 8515 or email srluscombe@xtra.co.nz 15 MARCH 2020 Gore Swap Meet Waimea Street, Gore - 8am start. Enquiries to Gerry 03 28 5806.

29 MARCH 2020 18th Annual North

Canterbury Classic Tour.

Enter before 7 February 2020 to avoid late fee

Final Closing Date – 12 March 2020 and must be with the Rally Secretary PO Box 458 Levin or to Michael Gaffaney - michael@gaffaney.com

You are invited to the above event. Start venue is the ex Woodlands cafe now renamed better half. Corner SH1 and Ashworths Beach Road, Leithfield. Registrations accepted from 9.15 am to 10.45am. $15 per vehicle. This year’s route will be a little different from previous outings. At the finish of the afternoon section, there is to be a free half hour concert followed by complementary afternoon tea. This will be at a country hall. Proceeds to be donated to the restoration of this historic country hall. Organiser Trevor Stanley: ph 03 314 8628.

12TH/14TH MARCH 2021

Two Speed Events SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2020. BMMP Taupo. Great Lake Taupo. SUNDAY 3RD MAY 2020. Hampton Downs. Roycroft Trophy Races.

All Pre December 1960 cars are eligible (with only period modifications allowed) or “continuation” models whereby the specification was not changed from December 1960 (eg 850cc minis are OK, 1275 Coopers are not !) Vehicles must have either a VCC VIC or an MSNZ COD for the correct year represented. Drivers require MSNZ or VCC race licence. Entries are already open at www.motorsportentry.com Make sure that you enter the VCC races and not the MSNZ one! Queries to

2021 National Motorcycle Rally Details on Club Noticeboard.

22 MARCH 2020

Moped Rally, Central Otago Contact John Martin 03 445 0598 or email: martin_jw@xtra.co.nz

4 APRIL 2020

South Canterbury Swapmeet & Bazaar Contact Michelle 03 693 9093

2 MAY 2020

Ashburton Branch Swapmeet Contact Karen Bell, 021 0243 1955, email: funky_gran117@yahoo.co.nz

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MARKETPLACE For Sale

FROM THE PARTS SHED

DISMANTLING Morris 21/6, Morris Oxford series 3 (three cars and one ute). All vehicles are as is where is, will sell as complete or parts. Also Citroen Traction Avant (L15) 1938‑40 2 x front guards 1 rear guard assorted bumpers. Text 021 142 3385.

Members are welcome to bring along any scrap that they are wanting to get rid of. Note: Wheels with tyres on will not be accepted.

1924 STANDARD MODEL V3 Sadly my restored registered warranted Standard with its very lively 1300cc OHV engine, 3 speed gearbox, English built aluminum bodied touring car is for sale $16,500. The paint and body has a patina, motors extremely well, cruise all day at 40 mph. Multi spares. Motored since 1974 all over NZ. Contact Trevor Lightfoot for further details Ph 3851 200. trevor.wendyl@xtra.co.nz THE AUTOMOBILE MAGAZINE Bundles of 12- $25. Years 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 plus 2002 has 4= $8 and 2000 has 1 which is $2. These magazines cover vehicles from the 1880s to the 1960s -a fabulous read! Trevor Lightfoot Ph 3851 200 Christchurch or trevor.wendyl@ xtra.co.nz

SCRAP METAL DAY WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH

Talk to us in the Parts Shed or contact: Ross Butler, 352-3160 or 021 314-221

Wanted 1915-16 Model T Ford front and back mudguards and a front body to top bracket, hoodbows, any condition. All wanted for barn find project. Phone John 03 347 4111. Morris Minor 1100 petrol tank wanted. Phone Peter on 389 8674 or 021 212 8088.

Want to get your copy of The Hub by email?

The FEBRUARY 2020

HUB

Official magazine of the

THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NEW ZEALAND Canterbury Branch Incorporated

Simply email your hub delivery preference (email) along with your name, membership number and email address to the branch secretary canterbury@vcc.org.nz AA BADGES Open to offers phone Alison on 359 8669. 

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Future issues of the Hub will only be emailed to those members who are not receiving a printed copy.


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The Hub - March 2020  

Official magazine of the Canterbury Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand

The Hub - March 2020  

Official magazine of the Canterbury Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand

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