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THE September

HUB 2021




VERO CIS—telephone 0800658411 Canterbury Branch Agency Number 300130 This number needs to be quoted when taking out insurance for Canterbury Branch to benefit.


CLUBROOMS: Cutler Park, McLean's Island CLUB NIGHT: 7.30pm Ist Thursday of the month


Chairman’s Report


Motorcycle Report


Secretary’s Report


OCBC Report


Club Captain’s report


Daffodil Rally


Commercial Report


New Members


Vintage Report


VOG Report


Veteran Report


The Mart


Swap meet Report


Other Events




Entry Forms


Copy for the September Hub closes on

Wednesday 29th September Contact "The Editor", 34A Harrowdale Drive, Avonhead, 8042 Phone 03 342 9110 / 0277728660 Or preferably email

Cover photo: Time to reflect. VCC founding member Andrew Anderson enjoys the sunny Old Cars Bikes and Coffee morning following the 75th National AGM. The Skevington’s Chev makes a suitable backdrop. 3

Canterbury Branch Coming Events * September Thurs 2nd Sat 4th Sun 5th Wed 8th Wed 8th Sat 11th Wed 15th Sun 19th Tues 21st Wed 22nd Sun 26th October

Sun 3rd Thurs7th 8th-10th 13th 13th 16th-17th 19th 20th 24th

Noggin and Natter Special General Meeting Women Driver’s and Young Driver’s Rally

Grounds Maintenance Morning Motorcycle Noggin 9-90s Awards Dinner Commercial Noggin Motorcycle Reliability Trial and VIC day Old Cars, Bikes and Coffee Special Cancer Society Fundraiser Grounds Maintenance Morning North Canterbury Noggin Annual Veteran Rally Grounds maintenance morning Noggin and Natter Swap Meet Motorcycle Noggin 9-90s Girder Fork Rally Old cars, bikes and coffee. Grounds maintenance morning Commercial Noggin Grasskhana Cutler Park

* All events now subject to change For the latest status of our events check our website. Online readers click here.

Refer Pages 40 and 41 for Branch Officers, Representatives and Co-ordinators 4

Canterbury Branch Monthly Programme Noggin Night 1st Thursday of the month

Old cars, bikes and coffee 3rd Sunday of the month

9-90s 1st Wednesday after noggin

Grounds Maintenance Morning 1st Sunday and third Tuesday of the month

Motorcycle Noggin 2nd Wednesday of the month Commercial Noggin 3rd Wednesday of the month

Parts Department Wednesdays 12.30-5pm and every 3rd and 4th Sunday 9-12pm

North Canterbury Noggin 4th Wednesday of the month

For up to date information on what’s happening, have a look at our website. You can also see photos of most of this years past events. COPYRIGHT STATEMENT: The contents of this newsletter may not be reproduced in a commercial publication without the Editor’s permission.


Acting Chairman’s Report Sadly, we record the passing of our Branch Chairman Ross Butler. Ross was a long-time loyal member of our Branch having recently been awarded his 50-year Award. Not only did he organize several innovative runs and events for the Branch, he also served in an administrative way, being Branch Chairman in 1977 until 1981 and again in 1983 and 1984. He served again on the Branch Committee in 1982. He was elected Chairman once more in 2020 and 2021. He served as Secretary from 2005 until 2010 and was Branch Delegate from 1977 until 1982. In recent years Ross headed up the committee for the Parts Shed and since the earthquake in 2010 saw a tremendous leap forward in the re-organisation of spare parts starting with the new commercial shelving and compartmentation of spares. Our sincere condolences are extended to his wife Debbie and family. He will be missed by us all. 13/14/15 August 2021 was a busy weekend for the branch. We hosted the club’s Executive meeting and AGM at Ryders Hotel and our thanks are recorded to Marilyn McKinlay and Katryna Shaw (and their small team) for all the work they put in on behalf of the branch, to ensure its success. As this year is the 75th anniversary of the club, it was a celebratory weekend (especially for our branch, as the club began here in Christchurch) and a full programme of events was planned to mark this important milestone. On the Friday, a Special Anniversary Run and Shed Raid was organized for visiting members who were passengers in our branch members’ vehicles. The route showcased some of our city’s earthquake recovery and history before heading through the tunnel to Lyttelton, where a collection of well-presented cars and 6

motorcycles was admired by all. Returning “over the hill”, lunch of our own choice in either Lyttelton or Sumner was enjoyed, before returning to rally headquarters, passing more interesting sites (and sights!) which were described and noted on the rally sheet. A supporters’ bus tour of Christchurch city was also organized on Saturday afternoon following the AGM and a 75th Anniversary Dinner was held that evening with many embracing the black and white theme. It was pleasing to see a good number of Canterbury and Banks Peninsula branch members attending the AGM. (Please see Delegate Rod’s meeting report elsewhere.) The Sunday saw a great turn out at the branch Old Cars, Bikes and Coffee Day, where visitors and members alike had the opportunity of viewing a good number of vehicles, supporting the coffee cart and enjoying the delicious BBQ. We were so very fortunate with the weekend – COVID returned (were we surprised?) two days later and many events have had to be put on hold. Watch the branch website for updates. Leigh Note: The Special General meeting advertised for Thursday 2nd September is postponed until 7pm Thursday 7th October.

BRANCH AWARDS DINNER SATURDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2021 Clubrooms, Cutler Park. Bar opens 6.00 pm Please be seated for dinner by 6.30 pm Tickets ($35 single) will be available from branch committee members. If there are any special dietary requirements, contact Leigh 342 9110 or as soon as possible please.

See Branch Website for any changes 7

Secretary and AGM Delegate’s Report Well that was close, one days grace. Covid/19 has raised its ugly head again. Firstly I would like to thank all our members who stepped up to the plate when we really needed you. There are far too many to name, but those of you who were there on the four days know too well who you are and the mess we would have been in had you not volunteered your time and expertise. A special thanks to Marilyn McKinlay and Katryna Shaw for the hours and hours and of heartache and stress you have had to go though. Was it all worth it, well from my perspective I am very sure it was. Will we do it again I’m also sure we will when our time comes around again. Now to the business side of things: FRIDAY EXECUTIVE MEETING The Delegates were asked whose parts shed had a policy on the disposing of unwanted parts.( DO WE?) Letter from Hawkes Bay Branch on the wish for a name change to include “Classic /Car/Vehicle”. Discussion on the definition of the term “Classic”. Motion put that the matter be left to March Executive Meeting. Murray Trounson gave report on National office upgrades and stage one being almost completed. Change to Club Logo: From Canterbury’s perspective I presented a report on the very poor response to the request for feedback on the proposed Logo put forward by the Club’s committee. 47 responses in total counting joint members who sent in two. Sixteen were completely against any change. Thirty one were happy to agree to new Logo with some wishing to make changes to what was put forward. These emails (names excluded) were passed on to one of our representatives on the Clubs Committee. The main points put forward were the words New Zealand /Classic/or Heritage need to be included and the colours need to be changed. After a lengthy discussion it was Moved that any decision on the 8

Logo be left to the March Executive Meeting so the Committee can review if any changes are required. So to sum up if you feel strongly about this matter (for or against) you have till March next year to let the Club committee know in writing or email only. Approval for National Commercial Rally (Wanganui late October 2023) given. AGM On line membership change postal voting. Members 8,515 ( For 1339 )(Against 89 ) “Passed” Canterbury 1287 Members (For 205. 94.04 %,) (Against 13. 5.96%) 16 .94% Voted Remit to change the club Bylaw Passed Moved: George Kear Seconded: Murray Trounson. Report of Membership 70% Club Members are over 80 yrs. 40% aged 70 to 79yrs, 26% 60 to 69yrs, 19% under 60 Vero Historic Motoring Rally pointed out only one Motorcycle entry. Awards: Presentation to Andrew Anderson on reaching 75yrs Membership. John Goddard Trophy: To Kevin Tracy for contribution of 23 articles over many years to Beaded Wheels. Presidential Award: To Ron Hassell, Banks Peninsular Branch. Other Snippets of General Business. Discussion on the difficultly of the valuation of vehicles which appear to be reducing. (See section 36 Branch Manual in Library) Subscriptions remains the same at $55 Joint $10 plus GST Secretary/ Delegate Rod


Addendum To Secretary’s Report It is with great sadness I report on the passing of Ross. As those of you who would have been aware at our AGM Ross was struggling to be able to see written print and speak, and it was extremely brave of him to still try and complete his tasks as Chairman at this time in his illness. I have only got to know Ross in recent years and through working with him on committee. We always had a very good understanding of one another on the many tasks we had to undertake and he always made the right decisions for the wellbeing of the Branch. It was lovely to see him out at the grounds for OCBC last month even if it was only for a brief time it enabled him to see the Branch operating at its best during the National AGM. My thoughts are with Debbie and family at this very difficult time. May you now rest in peace Ross. Rod From VCC National Office Joint and Junior Members under age 21. We have found some instances where under 21 members living as a dependent child with a main member, had been set up as Junior members, when they met the criteria for Joint members. Joint members attract the lower Joint subscription, instead of the 50% discount for Junior members. If there are Junior members in your Branch, you might want to check if they qualify as Joint members so that they can be invoiced at the correct Joint rate in the next subscriptions invoice run later this year. Junior member status is for under 21 members that do not live with a main member.


Club Captain’s Report Spring is coming! The National AGM went extremely well. Thank you to all of those involved in helping get it off the ground. The weekend was full-on but fun! The Friday group had a trip to Lyttelton to see Geoffrey Edwards’s hidden treasures, which was well received. Our guest speaker came down with Laryngitis the morning of the AGM….. we quickly found someone to open the event and Royce Baker, our high calibre MC, stepped up to fill the gap at the evening dinner hosting 150 people. It was a real pleasure to show off our Club rooms on the Sunday with Old, Bikes, Coffee and Cars followed by a barbecue. Teams on the barbecue and in the kitchen whipped up a feed for approximately 125 hungry mouths. However, the real event was the kitchen clean up… a water pipe burst on the dishwasher and spurted out water over the whole kitchen! Not funny, but hilarious. Things coming up. Women drivers and young drivers rallies 4th September 2021. Awards dinner. Please get your tickets from a committee member or Leigh Craythorne directly: 11th September 2021. Motorcycle Rough Run and VICs on the 19th September 2021. Annual Veteran Rally 26th September 2021. Please remember in the current times of COVID, events may be cancelled/postponed. These announcements will be put on the website, but feel free to contact the organisers or myself if you are unsure. Be kind and considerate to others, eat chocolate and drink wine/beer. Stay safe. Katryna 11

Commercial Report Unfortunately Covid intervened before the August commercial noggin, so everyone had to stay home as instructed. The September commercial noggin will (here’s hoping) be as planned for August, hosted by Dave Cooper at 454 South Eyre Rd, on Wednesday 15th September at the usual time. Until then stay home safe and warm, and we’ll look forward to being allowed out and about again. Neil Shaskey Commercial Convenor.

A Note From The Assistant Club Captain For those who intend joining us for the Show Weekend Tour to Nelson, please defer payment until October when we can see what the future may hold. This may eliminate the need for any refunds. Thanks Dave Inwood (organizer)

CONDOLENCES Our deepest sympathies are extended to Debbie, the family, and friends of our Chairman Ross Butler. He will be missed by us all.


Vintage Convenor’s Report I am pleased to present my first Hub Report. I have been a member of the Canterbury Branch since 1980. My main focus over the pursuing years has been restoring a 1930 Model A Delivery vehicle. I have a running 1930 Deluxe Fordor Model A and a 1966 MGB Roadster. I am a member of the Model A Ford club, for which I have been Club Captain, magazine editor and current committee member. Since joining the committee of the Vintage Car Club Canterbury Branch I have had the luxury to have the help from Lyndsey Saunders and Mark Drury, in organising this year’s Vintage Rally, set for 6th in the my role in the committee, and hope we can attract more members to be active and involved in the Vintage scene. Annual Vintage Rally November 6, 2021 10.30am start at Club Members Roy and Shirley Grainger’s residence 94 Sabys Road, Halswell. (Allow time to view car collection before starting). Lunch Stop at a lovely country Domain west of start. (Toilets and shelter available if weather inclement). After Lunch a short drive to view a small Museum with an interesting large range of eclectic items on display. Drive to the finish at NZ Vintage Machinery Clubs grounds McLean’s Island Road. (Large Display Building housing various Machinery items from the past and a Ladies Memorabilia room to view. Also view a new building housing MV Tuhoe salvaged items and a collection of rare engines). (Toilets and shelter available). Afternoon Tea will be provided at this venue followed by Prize giving and Trophy presentation to lucky winners. Estimated rally distance approximate 60 miles. Field tests will be undertaken during the Rally. Get your entry in now. Any queries contact Rally organisers. Graham Evans 3515919, Mark Drury 3429297, Lyndsey Saunders 3228565. 13


.................................................. ......................... Drivers Name

Membership Number

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Phone Number

Cell Phone

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Vehicle Make

Numbers of Extra Passengers (include navigator)…………………….. Vehicle Entry Fee (includes afternoon tea)


Plaque (optional) if you require a plaque you must enter before 11 October Total to pay

$10.00 $

Enter online: Here or mail to: Graham Evans, 78A Jeffreys Road, Christchurch 8052 Payment by direct credit, with your NAME and “Annual Vintage Rally” to: VCC Canterbury Branch 03 1594 0096832 00 14

AUGUST NOGGIN DISPLAY The theme for the August Display was Post Vintage Coupes. I would like to thank the following for bringing their cars in on a dark and cold night. Graham Tulett - 1935 Citroen 7C Roadster, Lyn & Val Scott - 1935 Chevrolet Junior Coupe Roy & Shirley Grainger 1936 Dodge D2 Convertible Coupe, Shane Backhouse - 1937 Packard Sport Coupe Dave Inwood


Veteran Report With the weather starting to warm up again, a couple of veteran cars have already been spotted out and about. Brett O’Rourke brought his 1905 Brush to the OCBC meeting on the AGM weekend Sunday, and Malcolm McGibbon did his weekly grocery shop at the Darfield Four Square in the 1914 Swift a week ago. Other owners are getting their cars ready for the first run of the season later in September. As mentioned last month, the Branch Annual Veteran Rally will be on Sunday 26th September, and planning is well in hand. The finish destination is the Racecourse Hill homestead. The run will start at 10am at the Recreation Centre in Darfield where there is room for trailers if needed. All details are on the entry form. There is going to be an open day the Homestead and our cars will be parked nearby as an added attraction, so with that and some fun field tests, it will be an interesting day. Entry forms were in last month’s Hub on Page 38 and of course are on-line, so fill it in now while you remember. Other club eligible vehicles are welcome too, but won’t be able to take part in the field tests or be eligible for any of the awards. If COVID restrictions are still in place I will contact all those who have registered and advise what alternative arrangements have been made or whether the event has been cancelled. Last month we had a noggin at our place, and had a really good night. Around 20 people attended, and after a good yarn in the shed we all moved inside for supper and enjoyed a couple of veteran-related videos – one of the 2019 London to Brighton run, and another showing the restoration of a 1912 Mitchell. Thanks everyone who turned up, it was a good pre-start for the season ahead. Regards Colin Hey (Veteran Convenor)


SWAP MEET REPORT Believe it or not, it’s still all systems go for Swap Meet, and the committee is progressing planning on the assumption that we will be back at Level 1 by the planned Swap Meet dates of 7th, 8th, and 9th October. There are still a few sites available for booking, but get in quick and contact Neil Shaskey if you want one. If noggin proceeds this month, we will have the small signs available for collection – if you can take one or more and put them up somewhere in your neighbourhood, it would be a great help. Whilst at Noggin, please check the roster sheets. If your name is already there, please check that your allocated time is still OK, and if it’s not please change your time, or see me if you’ve had a change of plans. If your name is not there, please find a job you would like to do and a time that suits you and add your name. There is nothing arduous or difficult to do, all we require is an hour or so of your time over the whole weekend. At the September and/or October Noggin we will have weekend passes available to purchase. Remember that entry is $5 per day, or you can buy a three-day/ weekend pass (wrist-band) for $10 and just show it at the gate as you come through. The Back-up Plan Because of the uncertainties we’re currently facing because of COVID restrictions, we have devised a back-up plan to ensure we do indeed try to proceed with Swap Meet this year. We have a provisional reserve date of 26th, 27th and 28th November, and we will hold off making a decision as to whether we go to the later date until 2 weeks before the current planned date. Moving it out 6 weeks (if we can't run it in October) gives us the opportunity to reorganise the critical things, like toilets, food vendors, advertising and rosters for the new dates. The only downside is that the date for the Annual Motorcycle Rally will have to be brought forward one week, and will now be held on Saturday 20th November, the day before the Homestead Run. The key message is that there will be a Swap Meet, so keep the dates free, keep sorting your stuff out, and start looking forward to catching up with your mates from out of town again. Colin Hey Chairman Swap Meet Committee. 17

9-90s Hi to you all Ken James and Bruce Miles, they did it again. They gave us a new starting point that most of us didn't know about and a fantastic run to our destination through new suburbs and lovely countryside. It couldn't have been better until a lot of us got lost and, I mean, a lot but somehow we managed to get to the destination by following the car in front of us and hoping for the best. The destination was the property of John Ackroyd and what a place to visit. A few years ago we visited John at his previous home. Then he blew us away and this time he bettered his old record. A big thanks to John from all of us for making us so welcome. You made our day. We had 53 cars on the run, a good raffle, and big thanks too, to Fred Carpenter for supplying us with a sound system so we didn't have to speak so loudly. Thanks, also to Ken and Bruce for giving us such a good day. Ken decided to donate the entry fees to Child Cancer Society. September 8: Rex and Wendy Cameron We meet at Halswell New World Supermarket Carpark at 9.55am. They tell me our destination is Ashburton way and that it is a very interesting place. The entry fee is $9.00 a head pre paid. This is in addition to the rally entry fee, $2.00. Please pay before we set off. Please have the correct money. No IOU, No Eftpos and no change will be given. We will arrive there about 12 noon, have lunch and the raffle etc., an introduction about 12.30pm and then you can explore at your own speed and, if you are so inclined, you can stop at Ashfords on the way home. October 13 Ray Maguines Meet at the Dunsandel Community Centre at 9,55am and I have been told you need a full tank and an empty bladder. Looking forward to seeing you all next time. J K and the team


John’s 737/B&B Pictures from Tony Becker, Heather and David Mason.



The days are getting longer, not long to wait for the warmer weather… and of course, a Covid 19 lockdown gets in the way!!! Grrr! Not too sure what you guys have been doing, but I have heard a wee whisper that if your bike does not have direction indicators AND it is a pre-1978 that was first registered in New Zealand 1980 or later you do need to get a VCC endorsement on your VIC card to show the testing station people. It appears that it was mandatory that all motorcycles registered in New Zealand had to have direction indicators from 1978… Needless to say I have put in an endorsement application for my bikes. Apparently I do not need one for my 1927 Model N as it already has a head & tail light exemption… This is according to the VCC Canterbury Branch VIC officer. Past Events. 1st August – Round the Bays Run. I didn’t go, but apparently there was a reasonably good turnout – some 13 or 15 bikes. Great! Thanks to John for organising! 11th August – Motorcycle Noggin. I clean forgot… how slack is that??? 22nd August – Daffodil Day Run. Sadly, was cancelled due to the Covid lockdown 28th August – Fish & Chip Run – also Cancelled due to Covid lockdown. Becoming a reoccurring theme, isn’t it?? Future Events 8th September – Motorcycle Noggin. At this stage nothing formally organised so will be at Motorcycle Corner or if freezing cold in the Barn. From 7.30 pm. 11th September – Motorcycle Skills Training. Still awaiting for information on this from the organiser, so look out for information to come via the email later on. 19th September – Reliability Trial Event. Meet by the old tennis court 9.45 am for a 10.00 am start, at Cutler Park, McLeans Island. On at the same time as the 20

OCBC coffee morning, so hopefully will provide some entertainment for the club membership at large. Joseph McClintock is organising and running this event. He will be setting up 2 courses for you to test your slow riding skills, and time accuracy skills as well. This type of event is ALL about the skills and accuracy of the rider, and very little to do with speed and power. Between the course runs will be a BBQ lunch, $5 a head for bread, snarlers, onions and tomato sauce – just what a biker needs!! The Classic Trials Club has been invited as well. Certificates will be handed out for meritorious performances. See elsewhere for more details. 25th September – Fish & Chip Run. This time there will be a time and place change as the F&C run is going to Hororata Swap Meet. Meet at the Yaldhurst Pub Carpark 8am; ride direct to Hororata . 13th October – Motorcycle Noggin. 16th October – Girder Fork Rally to Akaroa. The usual overnight event, to give to older girder forked bikes a trundle. 23rd October – Fish & Chip Run. This is Labour Weekend, so numbers might be affected. 27th November – VCC Annual Motorcycle Rally. Planning is under way, so mark this day ion your calendars now!! More details next month. For those events in September (or even later), if they cannot proceed because of future lockdown rules etc. I will advise via the email to all motorcyclists exactly what is going on. CML Motorcycle Reliability Trial

Cutler Park 19th September This event will involve riding around a set course of cones, trees etc at low speed. The winner will be the person who completes two runs at the closest times. This will mean that the winner could be riding a Solex. The first run will be behind the old tennis court and behind the children’s playground. This will enable people at the OCB&C morning to spectate. There will be a barbeque lunch at the motorcycle section. After lunch we will run a similar event behind the road frontage and the trees by the oval. These areas are not used for the Swap Meet. We are trying to encourage younger members

Bring your kids / grandkids Bring $5 for the barbeque Meet at 9.45 for a 10am start 21

GIRDER RALLY ENTRY FORM 16-17 OCTOBER 2021 The Girder Rally is for bikes pre 1945 or fitted with Girder Forks. Back up available. This years lunch stop is at Duvauchelle Hotel. The lunch must be paid for prior to the day. Indicate numbers for lunch on the entry form. The evening will be based around the Grand Hotel as usual, accommodation up to the individual. Sunday breakfast can be ordered from the Grand Hotel usually if required on arrival but plenty of local cafes around. Sunday stop, and prize giving is at the Tai Tapu Hotel before heading home. Start –The start place will change this year probably. It will be advertised via email on the website and in October’s Hub. RIDERS NAME:_____________________________ ADDRESS:_________________________________POST CODE:________ PHONE NUMBER:_________________EMAIL ADDRESS:_______________ VCC MEMBERSHIP NUMBER:__________________ MAKE OF MOTORCYCLE:_____________________ YEAR:______________ cc RATING:____________ ENTRY FEE $15.00 Veteran bikes free entry but riders pay for lunch. Lunch – numbers required_______. Covid 19 lock down stopped us from finalizing the cost but will be round the $16 mark. Entrants will be contacted and informed of the cost once known. TOTAL $_________ Make payment via internet banking- 03 0802 0099727 00, please ensure you put your name and name of the rally with the payment, then email the organizer the entry form. ENTRY FORM ON LINE HERE Mike Glenday, 11 Brahman Close, Prebbleton 7604. Ph: 021 1920581 Email - ENTRIES CLOSE – Sunday 10 October 2021 22

OCBC (Old Cars, Bikes and Coffee) Report The August OCBC was included in the itinerary of the National AGM, so it was the biggest OCBC yet with lots of visitors. Well over 100 cars and a few motorcycles turned out in perfect weather, and a couple of new members were signed up. The coffee van was busy all morning, and around 150 people stayed on afterwards for the BBQ lunch with the AGM delegates. The September OCBC will be held on Sunday 19th September, and is now going to be our last opportunity for a fundraising event for the Cancer Society now that we’ve not been able to run the Daffodil Rally. We’re going to make it an informal Show and Shine event, and we’ll collect donations for the Cancer Society as part of the proceedings. For those who have never been before OCBC is an open event held every third Sunday morning of the month in our club grounds, and any car, motorcycle or vehicle enthusiast is welcome to attend. Vehicles can be of any age, nationality or condition - if they are loved and enjoyed they are more than welcome to be put on display. A coffee van is always in attendance, and the Spares Shed and compound is also always open. For the September event we will also have small prizes for the best British, American, European, Japanese and Australian vehicle, and the best motorcycle. If COVID restrictions are still in place we’ll send out an email a few days before OCBC, but we can say that unless we have returned to Level 1 by then, OCBC will not go ahead. Photo: Colin Hey chats to Trevor Lightfoot and Ray Drury at Colin’s Veteran evening. (Page 16) 23

Daffodil Rally – The Rally That Wasn’t (but there’s still a bit of hope!) Well, by the time you read this, we probably still won’t be out of Lockdown – whether it be Level 3 or 4. And it will be no surprise that both the original planned Daffodil Rally day of 22 nd August and its back-up date of 29 th August have both come and gone, and the Rally hasn’t happened. For the second year in a row! This was extremely disappointing, not just because of all the work I put in organising it, but more so for the Cancer Society, who now stand to miss out on many thousands of dollars in donations that this VCC National Day generates. The good thing is that the rally routes and event plan will not go to waste – they can be re-used next year. I must acknowledge the many members that volunteered their help for the day, and also to the management at the Pak’n’Save Rangiora, and the New Brighton Club, who were particularly helpful and accommodating in allowing us to use their car parks as start locations. But we have a couple of back-up plans. 1) In order not to lose sight of this important fundraiser for the Cancer Society, we now invite all of our members, or anyone with any sort of special interest vehicle (car, motorcycle, trike, commercial) to bring it along to our next Old Cars, Bikes & Coffee (OCBC) event on Sunday 19th September, where we'll hold an informal Show'n Shine event. There we will collect donations for the Cancer Society. For those who have never been before OCBC is an open event held every third Sunday morning of the month in our club grounds, and any car, motorcycle or vehicle enthusiast is welcome to attend. Vehicles can be of any age, nationality or condition—if they are loved and enjoyed they are more than welcome to be put on display. A coffee van is always in attendance, and the Spares Shed and compound (an experience all on its own) is also always open. For the September event we will also have small prizes for the best British, American, European, Japanese and Australian vehicle, and the best motorcycle. 2) Additionally, in between now and 19th September, we are running a fun competition through the VCC Facebook page. All you need to do is take a photo of your vehicle in an outdoor setting at your home address and post it to the VCC NZ Facebook Page: 24 The photograph must feature at least one daffodil somewhere in the photo. Then go on line to the Cancer Society donation site vintagecarclub and in the “Search for a Fundraiser” box, search under Vintage Car Club, and make a donation to your nearest VCC branch. On 20th September we will pick what we think is the best photo and announce the winning photo on the VCC Facebook page. On contacting us, the winner will be sent a $100 Repco gift card. Stay safe everyone, and have fun in lockdown. 2021 ALL BRITISH DAY Sunday 17th October

The 2021 Canterbury All British Day will be held on Sunday 17th October. The start point will be the coffee morning at our Vintage Car Club grounds on McLeans Island Road, where vehicles will need to assemble between 8.30am and 10.00 am. At 10.00 all British vehicles will depart on a scenic run which will take participants to the Amberley Rock’n’wheels event in the Amberley domain. Normally we would go to a venue of our own, but this year the Amberley Rock’n’wheels event has been postponed from 4th September due to COVID restrictions. This has clashed with the date reserved for the All British Day. Because the Amberley event is attended by a large number of British vehicles we will combine with that event for this year. The entry fee will still be $10.00 per vehicle which will admit the vehicle, the driver and one passenger. Any extra passengers will be $5.00. This will be collected when you arrive at Amberley Domain. All proceeds go to the Amberley Lions club. Please bring a picnic lunch, or food may be purchased at Domain. A coffee van will be operating at the VCC grounds at the start point from 8.30am. The event is open to British vehicles of all ages (veteran to modern) and all types motorcycles, cars and trucks. Please note that if the event is cancelled due to COVID restrictions or for any other reason, the All British Day run will be cancelled too. IF IT’S BRITISH AND CAN BE MADE ROADWORTHY, PLAN TO BRING IT! NO ENTRY FORM REQUIRED – JUST TURN UP ON THE DAY Organiser: Colin Hey, Phone 359-8737 or 021 882 807 Email 25


Late Chairman Ross with National President Diane Quarrie

Gay Goodman, Shona Clarkson , Gill Stevenson and Betty Crowther at feeding time.

Busy at the barbeque; Barry Crowther, Bryce Shaw and our cordon bleu chef Wayne Stocks.

Pat Dewhurst (Auckland) looks surprised. Marilyn is amused.

Happy in the kitchen: Matthew Hey, Gill Stevenson, Andrea Dallow, Gay Goodman

Shona Clarkson prepares for the onslaught


National President Diane presents a commemorative certificate of thanks to Canterbury Branch for the AGM weekend. Accepting it are the organisers Marilyn McKinlay and Katryna Shaw. Well done those two! Below: Roy Grainger, Mike and Heather Glenday enjoy the sun.

Secretary and Delegate Rod with Katryna at the AGM dinner

George Kear deep in thought with minute taker Mike very busy during the AGM.


New Members A warm welcome is extended to the following new members. We look forward to seeing you at our events. Malcolm Blazey 1948 Ford Prefect Rick Lamb & Hally Martinez 1976 Porsche 911s Coupe 1984 Rothmans Race Porsche Carrera Coupe Andrew Garlick 1934 Chevrolet Master Sedan 1955 Chevrolet Belair Sedan Anthony Dacre 1938 Wolseley 14/16 Saloon 1955 Wolseley 6/90 Saloon 1956 Wolseley 6/90 Saloon 1955 Bentley SI Saloon Mervyn Johnston 1965 Ford Zodiac Sedan Martin Sutherland 1964 Rover 90 P4 Sedan 1958 Rover 105S Sedan John Hunt 1983 Ford Laser Ghia Saloon (pictured)



Velosolex Owners Group

AUGUST 2021 RUN “What a difference a day makes”, so said the 1975 hit song by Esther Phillips. Well that certainly was the case on Tuesday 10th August the day that the VOG’s once again hit the roads (and bike tracks) for their season of fun & frivolity – some seasoned motorcyclists might think what’s this guy on? The day certainly was superb after the shocking weather we had on the Monday. Barry Browning organised our run this time starting from he and Rhonda’s home on Old North Road Kaiapoi and heading out along some quiet roads towards cycle tracks that VOG 1 never knew existed in the Kaiapoi area. It wasn’t until we got some 5k’s from the starting grid that we discovered one of our riders Wayne Gath had gone missing – eek where’s he gone, surely he’s not lost already – yes he was !! Dave Backhouse did some back tracking and discovered Wayne heading along the wrong side of the Cam River. Turns out Wayne couldn’t start his trusty stead right at the starting grid and by the time the little “tart” fired up we had all disappeared into the distance. Oh well all turned out well in the end so off we headed again but not for long. This time Gary Thompson on his very “quick” ‘Solex came to a sudden stop – oops the fuel tank was empty. The fuel economy of 1ml/100km shrinks when you tune these beasts to the utmost. So a quick fix of another litre in the tank and we were on the way again heading off to our destination in the Ohoka area to view a collection of American veteran vehicles at Kelvin Finlay’s huge shed situated on his property sited in a lovely sunny area. What an amazing collection Kelvin has there, some quite rare examples of vehicles we probably never saw on our roads back in those days of the early 1900’s I won’t even start to describe what we viewed, all I can say is “wow”.


On the road again (as Willie Nelson sang) and we now headed off to our lunch stop at the Plough Hotel in Rangiora via some long quiet straight country roads. What more can one ask for “ the purr of the little 50cc engine in your ears the sun shining down upon you and the rural smells up your nostrils” heaven on 2 wheels. A very pleasant lunch stop it was with Denise McKenzie joining us to have a catch up with “her boys” after she had done backup all those times for us before Alister’s passing. Great to see you Denise. The afternoon run was short and sweet without any mishaps travelling along the Passchendaele Bike Trail that follows Lineside Road all the way back to Kaiapoi and the return to Barry & Rhonda’s to complete a “long day out” . Thanks to Rhonda for doing backup on the day and to Barry for the organising. Until next month. Royce. (VOG1)

The Gang


The Hororata Highland Games 6th November VCC Display for all Vehicles up to P60V

The Hororata Highland Games are a fantastic day out and are regarded by many as the best Highland Games outside of Scotland. If you haven’t been before then now’s your chance. Once again this year, the VCC has been afforded the opportunity to display vehicles at the event. Due to space limitations and a request from the HG organisers, all vehicles up to (but not including) P60 and later are able to take part. The day is especially suitable for Veteran vehicles. The start this year will be at 10:00am at the Cenotaph 1.5km north of Hororata (cnr Hororata Road & Downs Road) where the cars and motorcycles will be lined up in order of age ready for the Grand Parade entrance at 10:30am. Once there, all vehicles will do a parade lap and then be parked up for display. You will then be free to participate in and enjoy a fantastic day out. Entertainment includes the various Highlands events, great music for all tastes and various vendors of food and beverages including whiskey tasting. Bring your picnic lunch or patronise the food stall holders A special entrance price has been arranged and venue entrance wrist bands will be part of the rally pack. The special entry price (Driver and vehicle $20 plus $12 per additional passengers) is only available to rally entrants and their passengers. These wrist bands will not be accepted at any of the public entrance gates. (Public entry on the day is $30.00pp). Also, your entry means your commitment to remain on display until 4:00pm. No exceptions, at the insistence of the HG organisers. Feel free to wear Scottish regalia and to dress your vehicle up for the occasion. It is a wonderful opportunity to promote our club and display our vehicles to the large number of spectators (nearly 10,000 last year) that attend the games, and enjoy the event ourselves. For those with early veterans there is space for trailer parking at the Hororata Cenotaph. Get your entry in early because the numbers will be limited.

Please note that due to a clash of dates this year this event is on the same day as the Annual Vintage Rally, which will be run completely separately. Vintage vehicles are requested to support the Vintage Rally – this will be fixed next year and going forward. Anyone requiring further information please contact me. Malcolm McGibbon 0274 338047 See you there. Hopefully covid won’t intervene.











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SHOW WEEKEND TOUR - 12-14 November 2021 Entries need to be received by Saturday, 6 November 2021.

Accommodation needed in or near Richmond, Nelson for 12, 13 & 14th November 2021. Start at Southbrook Park, on South Belt, Rangiora. Arrive approximately 8.30am for briefing before 9am start, Friday 12th November.

____________________________________________________ Driver’s Name Membership Number ____________________________________________________ Phone Number Cell phone ____________________________________________________ Email Address ____________________________________________________ Number of Crew ____________________________________________________ Vehicle Year Vehicle /Make/Model Number for evening meal at Waimea Club, Richmond on Sat 13th _____at $30 = $_____ Entry fee per vehicle


Number for morning tea at Nelson VCC ____at $5 each = $____ Total amount to pay $________ The morning tea at Nelson VCC is a fundraiser for their Club – please support this. Online Direct Credit to 03-1594-0096832-00, please put your name and name of the rally with the payment. (SEE PAGE 12) Participants choosing to travel to Nelson prior to Friday, 12th please inform rally organiser; Dave Inwood. 126 South Eyre RoadR.D.2 Kaiapoi Ph: 327-4156.


Vehicle Auction Information From Gore Branch Many VCC members will have known, or known of, Robin Dickson of Pukerau, Southland. Robin amassed a considerable collection of vintage, veteran and other VCC category cars and the Gore branch is assisting with the auctioning of the collection. Covid permitting, the first batch of cars (1940s to 1980s) will take place at the Southern Field Days site, Waimumu, on the 25th of September. I have been asked to circulate the attached notices to all VCC branches and would be grateful if you could publicise the auction to your members. Many thanks, David North Bulletin Editor Gore VCC Gore VCC

Apologies for the indistinct print because of the available space. The Secretary or Editor can email you a larger copy on request.


Annual Veteran Rally Programme: 9.30 to 10.00am assemble at the Darfield Recreation Centre, North Terrace, Darfield for morning tea (supplied). 10.00am Pre start briefing begins. Two routes, 15km approx. for slower vehicles, 30kms for faster vehicles’ Finish destination Racecourse Hill Homestead SH73, 6km west of Darfield in time for lunch (BYO). Concours judging and Field Tests will be held in the afternoon. Vehicles will be on display at the Homestead open day.

Driver’s Name. ………………………………………………………... Membership Number …………………………………………………. Email address ……………………………………………………….. Phone numbers Home…………….…..Mobile:…………………... Vehicle


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Vehicle entry Fee: $20. Rally Plaque: $10 (optional, but entry required by 29th August) Competitive entry: Preferred Route:

Concours Yes / No (Please circle option) Field Tests Yes / No (Please circle option) Short / Long (Please circle option)

Pay by: Online Direct Credit to 03-1594-0096832-00, please put your name and name of the rally with the payment. Enter on-line by clicking HERE or by posting this entry to: Event organiser Colin Hey 34 Rossington Drive, West Melton 7618 ENTRIES CLOSE SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER 35

FOR SALE TYRES – STOP PRESS – All future orders for new classic and vintage tyres from U.S.A. will be increased by 10%. Existing stock at old prices. Most sizes available, crossply, black and whitewalls, some second-hand. Phone Jack 03 352 6672. Cellphone 0274 322 041. Many Thanks, Jack Porter. Canterbury Branch. 05/01298 Austin Healey 100/6 1958 BN4 After more than 20 years and over 60,000 miles of enjoyment ,we have decided to find a new home for our well known and well motored Healey .

Expressions of interest and details from Alan Wills 021 08700692 (03) 332-7225 No Wanteds This Month — Really?

Ellesmere A and P Show Saturday 16th October

An invitation is extended to the Vintage Car Club to attend the A and P Show. Free entry for driver. Passenger will have to pay $15.00 entry fee at the main gate at the Leeston end. You will be directed at the main gate to your parking place. Please arrive Saturday morning before 9.30 at the latest.




OTHER BRANCH and ORGANISATIONS EVENTS See Notice board posters for more information.

Hororata Swap Meet 25th September See Below. 50th Dunvegan Rally Contact: Bill Veitch. 03 4891626 Cell 027 2010565 or email Ellesmere A&P Show (See elsewhere) Targa 2021 VCC Time Trial 24th-30th October. Contact: National Veteran Rally 29th-31st October Contact: Or our Branch Secretary for details and entry form. Marlborough Branch Mud Trial: Postponed probably 3rd October Contact:


2021-2022 Representatives Motorcycle Convenor Paul Ainsworth (Joss)

Bar Managers Gill Stevenson (Kevin) 027 432 1391 03 327 5743 Velosolex Group Royce Baker (Janice) Amanda Franklin (Wayne) 03 322 5529 03 389 7066 Parts Dept. Rep. Wayne Stocks

Librarian Owen Genet Contact Kay, below.

9—90’s Co-ordinator John Kuipers (Colleen) 03 332 7926

Assistant Librarian Kay Shaskey (Graeme)

03 383 1380

North Canty Noggin Alan Hill (Barbara) 03 313 6008 021 161 5866 Beaded Wheels Reporter

Tony Becker (Ngaire)

03 421 2426 027 446 6964

Trophy Custodian Leigh Craythorne (Tony) 03 342 9110 027 460 4508

Hub Editor Tony Craythorne( Leigh) Swap Meet Colin Hey (Jenny) 03 342 9110 03 385 6333 027 772 8660 027 860 9545 03 359 8737 021 883 807 Maintenance/Clubrooms Mike Foster Swap Meet Sites Neil Shaskey (Louise) 03 359 8260 022 359 8260 03 352 8802 027 289 6201 Barn Bookings/Camping Kevin and Claire Campion 03 312 7255 027 407 5344 VIC Representative Don Bennetts (Judy)

03 352 5217


2021-2022 Main Committee Acting Chairman

Veteran Convenor

Leigh Craythorne (Tony) 03 3429110 0274604508

Colin Hey (Jenny) 03 359 8737 021 883 807


Vintage Convenor

Rod Thrower (Lynda) 03 338 2320 021 126 3529

Graham Evans ( Anne) 03 351 5919 027 320 7948

P Group Convenor


Neale Cook (Sasha) 021 295 3628

Robyn Cox (Eric) 021 237 6777

Club Captain

Commercial Convenor

Katryna Shaw (Bryce) 021 0277 2375

Neil Shaskey (Louise) 03 352 8802 027 289 6201

Assistant Club Captain Dave Inwood (Linda) 03 327 4156 027 307 7636



And to fill the last space, a cautionary tale from Jeff Rogers. He sprayed his car with rust remover.


The Barn is available for hire to all members for birthdays, anniversaries, meetings, and other functions. Contact Kevin or Claire on 03 312 7255

Canterbury Branch Web Site email PO Box 11-082, Sockburn, Christchurch Our bank for direct credit payments is Westpac Barrington Mall A/C 03 1594 0096832 00 Please enter your name and event entered or other details of deposit. 42



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