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May 2019 Issue: 346

Puff ‘n Stuff Central Otago Branch, Vintage Car Club of NZ Inc


Front Cover: From May Sunday Run to Murray Stuart’s at Omarama Back Cover: Golden Times Rally lunch break at Greg and Karelan’s

Club nights: Second Wednesday of Month. 8pm Clubrooms / Parts Shed: Litany Street, Cromwell.

Minutes of the last Committee Meeting The minutes of the last committee meeting are displayed on the bulletin board in the Club rooms. Please read them.

Next Committee Meeting The next committee meeting will be 4 June 2019 at 7:30pm in the Club Rooms. All club members are welcome to attend.

NOTICES 1-3 June — Queens Birthday Run to the West Coast. Please contact Editor if you plan to attend See details page 4 12 June — AGM — Agenda and nomination forms on pages 8 & 9 No Sunday Run for June

All British Day – Due to the difficulty of working this event around other events, it was decided to leave it out for this year.

Copy deadline for next edition FIVE days after meeting day. Stories and photos unable to be used in next edition will be saved for later editions. The opinions and information presented in this newsletter are those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the club or its officers. No responsibility is accepted for the accuracy of information or opinions expressed.




Partner: Phone: E-Mail: Murray George Mary Anne 0274333321

Chairman: Vice Chairman:

Graham Taylor


443 1416


Murray Pryde


443 5020


Karelan Doran


442 0962

Club Captain: Committee:

Noel Hassed, Greg Doran, John Martin, Roger Healy, Maureen Johnson. George Page,

442 3908, 442 0962 , 445 0598, 442 0861, 0223533910 442 1869

Club Rooms / Yard: Social Conv.: Maureen Johnson 0223533910 Parts Conv.: Roger Healy Kay 442 0861 Alister Stewart Mary 442 1146 John Loudon Sheila 448 7192 Noel Hassed Bernice 442 3908


Don & Lynne Yeaman

443 2730

Magazine printers and distributors: Greg and Karelan Doran Idle Torque: Librarian:

Graham Taylor John Martin ,


Health and Safety: Greg Doran , Karelan Area Reps: Arrowtown Alexandra Cromwell Wanaka -

Alister Stewart , Mary John Loudon Sheila John Martin Wendy Graham Taylor Cheryl

445 0598 442 0962 4421146 448 7192 445 0598 443 1416,

Bar Manager: Charlie Storey Helen 445 3181 Rally Conveners: Blossom Festival; Murray George, Ewen Duthie. National Day Co-Ordinator: Graham Taylor Golden Times: Greg Doran , Noel Hassad Moped Rally: John Martin


EVENTS CALLENDAR Please take care to read and copy to your diary! COVCC EVENTS 2019 June 1st — 3rd — The Queens Birthday run to the West Coast. June 12th— AGM August 17-18th — Combined Rally Central Otago. John Martin Details and Entry form pages 10-11 August 25th — Daffodil Rally to raise funds and awareness for the Cancer Society. September 28th — Blossom Rally

West Coast Run Queen’s Birthday 1 June 9:30am – • Leave Wanaka from 10 Clan Mac Road. Clan Mac Road is off highway 6 just opposite to where Aubrey Road meets the highway. We are the first house on the right. -- We plan to have a relaxed trip through to Fox Glacier taking in a few scenic sights and lunch on the way. •

Pot luck tea at Fox Glacier Holiday Park.

Lynne and I are booked into the Fox Glacier Holiday Park. Basic cabin for 2 people for 2 nights= $136 Self-contained cabin for 2 people for 2 nights = $210 Their phone number is 0800 521106 You are responsible for your own accommodation and booking. 2 June – Take in a few local sights. •

Drive through to Franz Joseph for a look around and a couple of walks and then on to Okarito.

We are open to any suggestions; your ideas may be better than ours

• Tea at local restaurant at Fox. 3 June – Meander on home taking in more scenic sights on the way. Note: There is no fee or registration for the run but we need to know who is coming in case of any changes. Please contact Lynne or Don Yeaman (03 443-2730) Cell 02102384490 Email


———————————————————————————————————OTHER EVENTS 2019 June 1-2-3– Irishman Creek Rally- Canterbury VCC Starting in Fairlie August 16-17 National AGM — Greymouth October National Veteran Rally — South Canterbury, Timaru October 28—Nov 2 Targa Time Trials 2020 October 16-18 National Veteran Rally, Gore 2021 January 17-21st Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring, New Plymouth. Check all the details on the website

Mike Hanning’s 1918 Buick at Golden Times Rally Arrowtown

VCC Branches that would like any of their events noted in our magazine, please contact us with the details. Don & Lynne Yeaman ( )


Chairman’s Report We have no Chairman’s Report for this month, it will be included in his report at the AGM. (Editor)

Working Bee 4 May 2019 The first of our Working Bee’s to begin replacing the fascia and gutters was held on 4 May 2019 with a good attendance. Ewen and Graham and helpers made a very good start on this with completion planned for near future. The yard was flattened and raked over and the flax bushes inside the fence as well as the cabbage tree were denuded of dead leaves and the red hot pokers and the asparagus were tidied up. The Chestnut tree also got a good haircut. A few hours work really tidied up our yard.


Editor’s Comments This will be the last time this year that you will hear me harping on about the AGM. I have mentioned it in the last two newsletters in the hopes that with enough advanced warning that we will get a good turnout on 12 June. There is a nomination form on page 9 that you can use to nominate or be nominated for any of the positions, whether they are vacant or not. If you wish to volunteer for any of the positions I’m sure you will be most welcome. This is your time to have a say in how your club is run. So come on have a go! Last Club Night we had a number of guests from the Vintage and Veteran Tour which was travelling from Cromwell to Hanmer Springs via the Haast. This tour was organized by Dianne Ross of Ashburton and she gave us a brief rundown on how this event first started. It really does show what you can do with an idea and how it can transform into a well attended event. Part of the attraction for this tour is that it is for Vintage and Veteran cars and is structured as such. It is not a rally nor is it competitive, it is simply a tour involving having a great time, great scenery and great old cars. We are approaching that time of year when a number of our members put their registrations on hold and give their old cars a rest for the winter months. This then becomes an ideal time to start remedying some of those niggling problems that you may have noticed during the summer. Get started on them now before it gets too cold in the shed otherwise spring will suddenly be here and so will those same niggles in your car. With regard to storing your car over the winter months, there are quite a variety of opinions on what should be done including “just park it". Some of the more promoted actions are • Change oil and filter (if you have one) and run the engine for a few minutes. • Lubricate all grease points and hinges. • Check anti-freeze. The above points are to help prevent corrosion. • Fill tank with fuel and add fuel stabilizer. • Put car on jack stands. • Plug exhaust and air intake, you’d be surprized where mice can get into. Use something like tinfoil and don’t forget to remove it in Spring. • Connect battery to a maintenance charger. • Clean and cover you car with a breathable cover. When Spring comes you are ready for another season of happy vintage motoring.

Cheers for now. Don


VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NEW ZEALAND CENTRAL OTAGO BRANCH NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday 12 June 2019 8:00pm Central Otago Vintage Club Rooms, Litany St, Cromwell Agenda •

• • • • •

Apologies Minutes of AGM held 13 June 2018 Matters Arising Chairman’s Report Treasurer’s Report— Balance sheet and accounts to 31 March 2019 Election of Management Committee: —Chairman —Vice Chairman —Secretary —Treasurer —Club Captain —Committee (no less than 3, no more than 6) Election of Non-Management Committee —Property Manager —Parts Manager —Bar Manager —Social Convener —Editor —Scribe for Beaded Wheels —Librarian —Health and Safety —Club Delegate —Rally Conveners — Blossom Festival — Golden Times — Moped — National Daffodil —All British Day


(AGM Agenda Continued)

• •

Signatories to Cheque Account General Business

Vintage Car Club of New Zealand, Central Otago Branch Nomination Form NOTE: The Nominator, Seconder and Nominee must be financial members. I nominate ………………………………………………………………… ( Please Print) For the position of …………………………………………………… ( Please Print) Nominated by …………………………………………………………… ( Please Print) Signed ………………………………………………………………………… Seconded by ………………………………………………………………. ( Please Print) Signed ……………………………………………………………………….. I ………………………………………………………………… accept the nomination ………………………………………………………………… ( signature of Nominee)


Combined Rally – Cromwell 17 & 18 August 2019 All members of the Gore, Southland, South Otago and Central Otago Branches are invited to attend the Combined Rally based around Central Otago on the above dates.


Saturday 17th August 11.30am Assemble at the Central Otago Branch Clubrooms Litany St Cromwell for a BYO picnic Lunch and Briefing. A cup of hot soup tea or Coffee is supplied also. 12.30pm will start an around the block tour with places of interest to view along the way as well as a field test or two 6.00pm Meet up at the Harvest Hotel for a noggin and natter 7.00pm Evening Meal

Sunday 18th August 9.30am Assemble at the Central Otago Clubrooms for morning Tea 10.00am complete in a field test or two and then visit some places of interest around Cromwell. 12.30pm Lunch at the Harvest Hotel followed by Prize giving. Head for home for those that need to. Contact your friends in Cromwell and arrange a bed for the night or The Gate - Harvest Hotel would love to see you Entrants are required to book their own accommodation For your records; Vehicle entered ________________________ Saturday Evening Meal: yes ( ) and number ( ) Sunday lunch: yes ( ) and number ( ) Any Enquiries contact John and Wendy Martin 03 4450598

The worker


Combined Rally 17th& 18th August 2019 Entry Form ( Entries Close 6th August 2019

VCC Members Name­________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________ Post code__________Phone__________________________________ Email_____________________________________________________ Branch____________________________________________________ Vehicle Make______________________________________________ Model:_________________________________Year_________ Short Route 70kms ( ) Long Route 100kms ( ) Please Tick Rally Activities and Payment No Cost Sub Total Saturday evening Meal _____@ $40.00 __________ Sunday Lunch _____@ $20.00 __________ Rally Badge _____@ $15.00 __________ Total $_________

Forward entry to: John and Wendy Martin 11 Bell Ave Cromwell 9310 If paying by cheque please make payable to Central Otago VCC. If paying by internet use account number 06 0921 0035742 01 And note your “Name” and “Combined Rally” in the reference field Payment made by (

) Cheque or Internet (

) please tick one


Arrowtown Autumn Festival The day started with heavy rain in the early hours lessening as the day progressed. We set out from Luggate, Cheryl and friend Judy Thompson in Cheryl’s Mini 1000, myself and navigator Harold, in my Austin 1300 newly back on the road after some Harold the navigator post Targa engine renovation. It was a splash rather than a drive over the Crown Range, and even at that hour the traffic was increasing. Why is the Autumn Festival so popular? The autumn colours surrounding Arrowtown even in that rainy light were inspirational, the setting on Buckingham Street with cars ranging from Veterans, Mike Hannings 1918 Buick on one of its first outings, another was his son Anthony with his outstandingly original Lincoln sedan with a purring V12. The challenge is to find roads where ‘vintage’ motoring can take place as the traffic can be quite intense. It was here that the organisers led us through some of the ‘old’ and new subdivisions, Arthurs Point, Queenstown Hill, Frankton and Shotover Country. Finding the street signs had some of us over running, turning around in quiet streets suddenly busy with traffic, signs that appeared from behind a bus or at funny heights and angles hidden behind burgeoning greenery, Then to lunch at the Doran’s Morven Ferry Road, where it was a chance to socialise and view the cars, and some of Greg’s projects—his beautiful classic wooden boats including a yacht rescued from Dunedin and restored. The rally headed for Cromwell and the Clubrooms for afternoon tea, more chatter, a look at the parts shed and presentations. To the organisers; Karelan, Greg and Noel well done. Graham Taylor


Sunday Run 12 May Four cars and their occupants plus visitors David and Lorna Wright (Banks Peninsula VCC and living near St Bathans) met at Tarras for morning tea. Due to predicted inclement weather (which didn’t arrive until on the way home) only Chairman Murray and Maryann were brave enough to travel in a vintage vehicle. After lunch at Omarama where we were joined by Russell Gutschlag, we drove to Murray Stuart’s lifestyle block a couple of minutes north of the township. There was a variety of Model A’s in various stages of repair, a couple of old trucks and hotrods aplenty to view as well as interesting little huts, one of which was furnished as a tack room and another as an old fashioned hair dressing shop. The men spent some time drooling over Murray’s huge shed and all the equipment. The Stuarts run some sheep and cattle on their 100 acres as well as horses for guests, trekking and other activities. There is also an oval track which Murray and co-driver Noel entertained us with a half dozen laps in Murray’s Model A. All in all a very enjoyable day out. Lynne

Below: Murray George going for the lap record.



Targa 2019 Time Trial When: Monday 28th October to Saturday 2nd Nov 2019. Where: Central & Lower/Mid North Island – Refer Draft Event Programme. What & Why: Outstanding opportunity for VCC members to drive iconic North Island roads as a time trial. This is not a race, but rather an exercise in safe, precise driving to maintain a set average speed over closed tarmac stages. (Similar to a regularity trial). It’s also a great opportunity for VCC branches to raise public awareness of the VCC & hopefully attract some new & younger members. Cost: Substantial 30% discount of standard entry fee for VCC members with VCC/VIC eligible cars = $4,790 reduced to $3,353 + Medical Levy & RallySafe. (All entry fees are + GST). Refer for further details & discounts. Contact: Rod Corbett rod.corbett88@gmail 027 433 8772 for further details.



Parts Dept. The Parts Department is the place to go if you are looking for that electrical and related bits; points, condensers, spark plugs, distributor caps including some magneto caps, and that is only part of two shelves. A lot of this is NOS . At the working bee the floor in the tunnel barn has been cleared, there are quite a few bits for Triumph 2000 s and Hillman hunters including instruments Carburettors manifolds, steering racks, also quite a lot of BMC stuff. There are filters, fanbelts, gaskets, motors, gearboxes, new speedo conversion drives ie mph to KPH make your car 20% faster! We are selling a quantity of 200 universal beam (RSJ) in good condition. 3x 6m , 6x 3.1m, 4 x 3,9m $25per m or $1000.00 the lot. Build mum a clothesline. Puff N Stuff DISPLAY ADVERTISEMENT RATES From June 2017 Full Page $300.00 Half Page $ 150,00 Quarter Page $ 75.00 Contact the Ed for info.





For Sale

1964 MK11 DAIMLER Full engine & parts (250 V8) Full interior, door cards, seats, wood trim, dash and gauges Full body (dismantled) Motor gasket kits (new) Phone ; Phil 027 660 3859 Anita 021 062 5691

Wanted Wing mirror for a 1975 Austin Maxi. Only need the bracket but happy to buy the whole mirror if required. Chris Winter Phone: 03 448 5110

It’s a bit worrying when you can remember all the words to a song from the 1980’s but you can’t remember what you went into the shed for.


VAUXHALL VIVA, 1974 4 door sedan, 1245cc. Rego on hold, virtual rust free Central Otago car that has been in Cromwell since new. Needs exhaust fixed, Drivers seat needs re-upholstered I have later seats that could be fitted from a Nissan. Fitted with later engine. I am second owner. Phone Alf. 0211107707.

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Level 2 O’Connells Pavillion Queenstown 027 217 0442 5-14

Graham Taylor Mechanical Ltd 114 Shortcut Road, Luggate. 443 1416 027 248 9942 MAXXIS TYRES -- MIXTECH BATTERIES — SPAREX AG PARTS


Return Address: 10 Clan Mac Road, RD2, Wanaka, 9382


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