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Trevor Begg 1937 Chevrolet Deluxe

Right: Les & Marie Bennett 1929 Plymouth Coupe Deluxe

APRIL 2019 Ashburton Branch of the Vintage Car Club of NZ

Vintage Repairs & Restoration For Repairs and Restoration of your Vintage and Classic Vehicles

Certified Automotive Engineer Contact David Oakley Ph. 021 370 956 Ph. 308 7323 Ashburton

Mobile 0274 316 058 2


Saturday Swap Meet Sunday Rotary Classic Car Run see page 20

6 - 13 16

Veteran& Vintage Tour see page 22 Club Night - Antique Night 7.30pm at Clubrooms

JUNE 31 - 3

Friday 31 May to Monday 3 June. Bells Run to Oamaru see page 19

TBA 20

Solstice Run Thursday Annual General Meeting

Please Note: There will not be a Club Run or Club Night for April as we are all busy with the Easter Rally. Also no Run for May with the Swap Meet on the 4th May and also the Rotary Club Run on the 5th May Club Night 16th May will be an Antique Night at 7.30pm at Club Rooms. Bring along anything old or antique, Jim Heath will be there. AGM time again 20th June 2019 Annual Dinner 19th July at the MSA this will be the last one here as it will be coming down in September, there will be a guest speaker this year as there is no 50 year awards. Don’t forget those Restoration of the year as this is presented on this night. Please contact me for this: Trevor Begg 03-308 3803 Mobile: 0274 741 422. 3

We stock high quality tools from trusted brands, including Hitachi, DeWalt, Bosch, PowerBuilt, Milwaukee and Makita. From D.I.Y. to the tradesman, we have the tools for the job.

34 Robinson Street, Phone 308 6415

When it comes to farm machinery parts, Palmer Agri Parts Direct Ltd has the knowledge, equipment and over 5000 parts in stock. Our extensive range of consumable parts and replacement machine equipment will get you back to work quickly. We have the ability To manufacture cultivation, harvest, Irrigation and general engineering parts in our fully equipped workshop.

Hyundai/Isuzu Mid Canterbury Workshop open 5-1/2 Days

WOF *$5.00 Discount to VCC Members LPG Certificates

All work carried out by Qualified Tradesmen

34 Robinson Street, Phone 308 6509

307 2415


BRANCH OFFICERS 2018 – 2019 Patroness

Diane Ross (Rob)

308 2356


Trevor Begg

308 3803


Peter Jacob (Annette)

308 8940


Karen Bell (Robbie)

021 0243 1955

Vice Club Captain

Peter Lambie (Susan)

302 0899


Roger & Isla Jones

308 5757

Colin Sweetman (Cathy)

307 7373

Rod McKimmie (Dawn)

302 5853

Noel Batty (Marie)

308 4003

Nat Exec Delegate

Peter Jacob (Annette)

308 8940

Museum Custodians

Les Bennett (Marie)

308 4705

Trevor Coulter

308 4817

Jim Rooney (Audrey)

308 4441

Denys McEvedy (Marie)

307 2728

Colin Sweetman (Cathy)

307 7373

Ken Kingsland (Avis)

03 308 6539

Gavin Smith (Gaylene)

308 2297

Trevor Clark

0276 235 990

Eean Parkes

307 1374

Club Captain

Parts Custodians

Tony Adams (Diane)

021 126 7992

Kevyn Begg (Iris)

308 6605

Alan Begg (Jeanette)

308 6171

Blowout Editor

Chris Gulleford (Alan)

0274 390 718

Blowout Circulation

Bernard Egan ( Marlene)

308 3999

Commercial Convener

Ron Galletly (Marilyn)

308 1940

Motorcycle Convener

Percy Ralston (Heather)

307 0084

Clubroom Custodians

(Monthly Roster)

VCC ID Officer

Rob Ross (Diane)

308 2356

Trophy Steward

Tony Adams (Diane)

308 3246

Swap Meet Booking

Karen Bell (Robbie)

Swap Meet Co-ordinator

Noel Batty (Marie)

308 4003

Beaded Wheels Scribe

Colin Sweetman (Cathy)


Grounds Convener

Rod McKimmie (Dawn)

302 5853


Your Office Administrator Kim


021 0243 1955

Commodore Motor Lodge

814 East Street, Ashburton Reservations: 0800 108 006

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Garden Setting All Ground Level Units Non Smoking All Refurbished & Affordable Parking Outside Units Expansive Off-street Parking Children’s Playground 3 Star Plus Qualmark rating AA Rewards MANZ Member

Livestock General Freight Grain & Bulk Cartage Fertiliser Hiab Unit Contact us at: Ashburton 308 4079

Ashburton 308 4079

Your Hosts, Chris & Paul Marriott


Chairman’s Report Hi all Well what a month it has been for all those people affected by the tragic events that happened in Christchurch, my thoughts go out to everyone. We would never have thought this could happen in little old New Zealand. Well the Parts Shed has now been painted along with around the Museum and the main gate, The chain has gone from the main gate and a new fence put along the drive, plus the gates have been moved out to the front of the Museum.

It’s a big job moving these gates Mate!

Master painter Peter Jacob 7

This is looking real good now, many thanks to all that helped on the working bee to get the job done, also the big sign on the Museum has been done up.


Parts shed has been painted and looking great. Seven Vehicles went to the Mid Island Rally in Timaru on the 10 th March this was another good day out with two awards coming our way. The Oakley’s won the Vintage Class and my navigator Craig must have got it right for the PVV Class coming our way. The day was ended with a meal at the Gleniti Golf Club.. Sixteen cars took 21 people out for a run on the 17 th March at Radius Millstream which they all enjoyed, many thanks to all that came along. Club night for March was held at Annie’s Country Quilting in Tinwald with a good turnout of 22 members coming along and half the number being men which was very pleasing to see. Rachel & Robbie Maw gave us a good talk and a look around on LANDROVER what they do, Thanks a lot to them for giving up their time. 8

At Annie’s Country Quilting

The Easter Rally is going very well with 171 Vehicles entered. It has been a big job to get it all in place and this will be all over by the next Blowout. I look forward to catching up with everyone at this weekend. 9

Rachel Maw shows members some of the materials used to make the quilts. Rachel & Robbie Maw own Annies Country Quilting.

Winchester Swap Meet is on the 6th April Ashburton Swap Meet 4th May is getting close now so let’s hope for another good day . That’s it again from me. Trevor Begg. 10

NATIONAL EASTER RALLY 2019 UPDATE - APRIL This will be our last update as the Rally is only a few weeks away now. We have had a large number of entries, 171 vehicles and the rally is now closed. Entrants are coming from Hamilton in the north to Invercargill in the south with two entries from Australia, so Ashburton will be humming. All arrangements are now in place with large numbers coming to both the Saturday and Sunday night events. ‘It’s In The Boot’ will be great fun, especially for some lucky people. If you haven’t entered, but will be around the town over Easter, please come and join us at the Display Day on the 21 st, Easter Sunday. You can also bring your car to display (for a gold coin donation to the Scouts) from 10.30am to 2pm. The entrants will also be having morning tea at our clubrooms on the 22nd. We are looking forward to welcoming over 350 people to our town and showing them what Ashburton has to offer. Colin Sweetman Rally Secretary March 2019


Swap Meet 2019 This annual event will be held on Sat 4 May on Maronan

Road Tinwald and is our club’s major fund raiser of the year. Setting up will take place on the Thursday and Friday prior to the day. Planning is well under way and advertising is out in the public domain. Signage on SH1 at Fairton will go up mid-March. The success of this day is dependent on members helping out with the many tasks such as parking, traffic signage, office, site setting up, SH1 signage and site dismantling to name a few. As they say “Many hands make light work”. You will be contacted soon re your availability to help either leading up to, or on the day. We have a pool of experienced people but are always looking out for people to step up and assist. Karen Bell is again co-ordinating site bookings and it looks like we will have a full house as we did last year. Sites are $25 (Includes one entry) and entry is $5 for adults. Club members pay unless they have a “Volunteer Entry Pass”, given to those who attend working bees. This year’s site plan is the same as last year, which got positive reviews. With permanent changes to our car club entrance occurring soon, members are reminded that Swap-Meet Parking is available to them across the road at Ryal Bush. Thanks in anticipation Noel Batty Convener 12

Bell’s Run at Queens Birthday Weekend Friday 31 May to Monday 3 June. Will involve some shingle roads. Bring Morning Tea. Lunch options are picnic at Victoria Park or Light Lunch at Cafe on Queen. Please book accommodation at Ascot Oamaru Motel phone 03 437 9040 to avoid missing out. Please let Karen know when you have booked, as she needs to know numbers that are going. Phone 021 0243 1955

2019 VETERAN & VINTAGE TOUR START ASHBURTON MONDAY 6TH MAY FINISH HANMER SPRINGS MONDAY 13TH MAY Details yet to be finalised but we will be travelling through the Haast Pass Expressions of interest to Diane Ross, email; Address: 38 Keenans Road RD 2, Ashburton Phone 03 3082356 13


Our car of the month is my 1970 Honda N360. I have owned this for the last 10 years having purchased it from Kaitaia. The Honda N360’s pre-dated the Honda Civic and were Honda’s first mass produced passenger car. They also came out in a 600cc version. Mine is a twin cylinder 4 stroke and is air cooled and conforms to the Japanese Kei car formula, being small and under 660cc. It has a 4speed manual transmission. Despite its size, the car has a reasonable turn of speed – it can happily keep up with the traffic around town and will cruise at around 50-60 mph on country roads. The Honda had a complete body-off restoration over a 5 year period by the previous owner, full bare metal repaint and full recondition even down to a brand new steering wheel. It came with a trailer load of spares, two engines and hundreds of parts, even an A-Frame - which I used to tow it back to Auckland from Kaitaia. It was a NZ new car and there aren’t many of these left now, so well worth preserving as a record of the early Japanese car industry. Colin Sweetman 14



Mid 1950’s. Good body, lots of mechanical parts for restoration. No registration or plate, 125cc engine. Contact Gavin Smith Ph: 03-308 2297 evening is best time. WANTED I am a new member [North Otago Branch]. I have Italian Vintage cars. Both an Ansoldo and a Diatto [both of 1923 vintage] and [naturally] would like to meet the owner of a Vintage Ceirano which I understand is in N.Z. and [hopefully] a member of the club. May I request your help with his contact details please. Best, Will. Ross Holden Communications & Marketing Officer Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc.) Email: Phone 021 2638488 WANTED Hi, my name is Sabin Perkins I am a member of the Otago Vintage Car Club. I am trying to find a rim for an Austin A55. The rims are 15� with a 4-stud pattern. I was hoping one of your members may have one for sale. My email address is or ring me on 03-412 8111 or mobile 027 923 4902 Regards Sabin Perkins 15


Certified for ALL Plumbing, Drain Laying & Gas Fitting For Prompt Efficient Service Anytime Town & Country Phone 027 484 6000 or 308 4690 after hours RICHARD BEGBIE PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING LIMITED


W.O.F. discount to members Accessories and parts for all models New and second hand tyres Full workshop Service Franchised to all major warranty schemes

Corner Harrison Street and Allens Road Phone 308 6194 16

CLUB NIGHT FOR MAY 16th MAY 7.30pm at Club Rooms. Bring along anything old or antiques to see what they may be worth or any information on them we have Jim Heath coming to talk and see what things are worth. So come on get that stuff out let’s have a good turnout.

Restoration of the year This is getting close again so give this some thought and contact me if you want to enter. Trevor Begg Ph:03-308 3803 Mobile: 0274 741 422.

Long Membership Badges Anyone due to receive their long Membership Badge please contact Peter Jacob 03 308 8940 so he can get things under way don’t leave it too late please. THIS COULD HAPPEN TO ANY OF US!


Alan writes; some tid-bits about Morris cars The song goes “regrets, I’ve had a few”. Mine was not having the vision to buy a 1930 Morris Isis for $100 back in about 1977. WOF and Reg, deceased estate, grand-daughter trying to get the house on the market. Ah well, fate eh? However there are some things which I remember as being of interest for this model. The single most interesting is that William Morris had set up the Pressed Steel Company and purchased for the 17.7HP Isis, some dies from the American company, Budd. These dies had been used to produce the Dodge Victory Six and also the Ruxton front wheel drive sedan. There were never many of these in New Zealand and probably none of the 1929 Wolseley Messenger 21HP which shared the same body. The single overhead cam engine with 4 speed gearbox had a fair old weight to pull along though at 28cwt so 60mph was about flat out. These were designed for the export market where American cars were doing so well so the design was probably quite inspired. The Morris Owner assured readers that ‘the car had every accessory and aid to comfort, not only that the average man, but even the average woman can want’. This included leather upholstery with pneumatic cushions at the front, and details such as a ‘Smoker’s companion’ (with lighter) and a ‘Ladies companion’ (with powder box) at the rear. The driver, meanwhile, could appreciate details such as finger-tip controls on the steering wheel and automatic thermostatically controlled radiator shutters, not to mention an electric fuel gauge on the instrument panel. At £385 it was described as ‘an entire revision of deluxe car values’. From: Morris the Cars and the Company by John Pressnell. Haynes Publishing 2013

1930 Morris Isis sedan with Budd/Dodge body



Ingredients: Cabbage { Shredded Carrots { Grated Spring Onions Chopped 6tsp Sesame Seeds } Toasted 1/2 cup Peanuts } 1 pkt 2min Noodles } Uncooked

Dressing: 1tbsp Sugar 1/3 cup Oil (Optional use favourite flavoured oil) 1tsp Salt 3tbsp Vinegar Noodle Flavour Sachet Prepare at least 10 mins prior to serving. This is nicer made day before and refrigerated.


Ingredients: 3 Cups Cooked Rice 8 Button Mushrooms Sliced 3 Spring Onions 1/4 Cup Roasted Cashews 1/4 Cup White Vinegar 1tbsp. Soy Sauce 1tbsp Sesame Oil 1/2tsp Sugar

Mix ingredients together and toss into cooked rice.


Ingredients: 270ml Coconut Milk 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter 1/2 small Onion finely chopped 1tbsp Thick Soy Sauce 2tsp Brown Sugar 1 +1/2tsp Chilli Sauce Garlic & Ginger to taste 1/4tsp each: Cumin, Coriander, Turmeric. Heat all together, stirring to cook Onion and dissolve Peanut Butter. Yummy over Chicken Kebabs. 19

Parts Shed Report No report this month.




6 Gavin Smith

4 Trevor Clark


Alan Begg

13 Eean Parkes

11 Tony Adams


Kevyn Begg

20 Alan Begg

18 Gavin Smith

15 Trevor Clark

27 Kevyn Begg

25 Eean Parkes

22 Tony Adams 29 Gavin Smith


308 2297

Tony Adams

0276 235 990 Kevyn Begg 307 1374

Alan Begg

0211 267 992 308 6605 308 6171

Other Regions Parts Shed Hours Canterbury

Every Wednesday, 1pm-4.30pm. 3rd & 4th Sundays 9am-12 Noon.

South Canterbury Phone John Campbell, 03 686 0282

Next Committee Meeting 16TH APRIL AT 7.30PM 20





6 Trevor Coulter

4 Jim Rooney

1 Les Bennett

13 Ken Kingsland

11 Colin Sweetman 8 Denys McEvedy

20 Les Bennett

18 Trevor Coulter

15 Jim Rooney

27 Denys McEvedy 25 Ken Kingsland

22 Colin Sweetman


Denys McEvedy

307 2728

Jim Rooney

308 4441

Colin Sweetman

307 7373

Ken Kingsland

308 6539

Trevor Coulter

308 4817

Les Bennett

308 4705


at 2 – 4 pm Odd jobs and a cuppa We may even talk about old cars. Museum and Parts Shed will be Open


About Us CLUB NIGHTS: 3rd Thursday of the Month, 7.30pm Clubrooms and Museum – Maronan Road Postal Address: P.O. Box 382 ASHBURTON Telephone: (03) 308 4595 Email:

Clubrooms Custodians Roster 2018/19 as per AGM If the month allocated to you does not suit





Trevor & Craig Begg

Roger & Isla Jones

Peter & Susan Lambie

Peter & Annette Jacob




January 2019

Bernie & Kevin Harkness

Ian Moore





Val & Peter Knight

Owen & Lorraine

Milner & Jan Jacob

David & Marion Oakley


Anne & Stuart Bernie & Kevin Hart Harkness

ARTICLES FOR BLOWOUT BY 23RD OF MONTH PLEASE Please send to: or post to:

.Chris Gulleford

38 Hastings Street KAIKOURA 7300 Chris Ph: 0274 390 718 The opinions and views expressed in Blowout are not necessarily those of the Editor or The Vintage Car Club of Ashburton. No offence is intended nor will the officers of this club be liable for any breach. 22

Ashburton Canvas Canvas Shade & Motor Trimming

JOHN or JARED *Vintage Cars * Motorbike Seats * Hay Covers *Caravan Squabs * Roll Out Bin Covers * Sail Shades * Ute Covers * Awnings *Roll Out Blinds * Repairs * Custom Cars * Telephone 03 307 7307 or 027 362 8231 11 PETER STREET, ASHBURTON


Ashburton Vintage Car Club PO Box 382 Ashburton

 Two fully qualified restorers, dedicated to restorations only  Insurance and Private Work  Loan cars available  Accepted by all insurance companies Locally owned and operated family business Phone: 03 3085238 or Duncan 0272831513, Debra 0272921969 104 South Street, Ashburton – email We work along side Goulds Towing and provide a HASSLE FREE service. 24

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Ashburton VCC - April 2019  

Ashburton VCC - April 2019