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BLOWOUT –

Ollie Hurst & David Oakley check out a car on the P60-80 Run

DECEMBER 2019 Ashburton Branch of the Vintage Car Club of NZ


Mobile 0274 316 058 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: ashburton@vcc.org.nz DISCLAMER

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.

ARTICLES FOR BLOWOUT BY 23RD OF MONTH PLEASE Please send to: chris.gulleford@outlook.com or post to: Chris Gulleford 38 Hastings Street KAIKOURA 7300 Chris Ph: 0274 390 718 2


PROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2019 - 20

December 1 Sunday 12-17 17 18 Sunday

Veteran & Vintage Run + Xmas Tea pg 7 Oakley Pre Xmas Tour Committee Meeting Veteran only Back Country Excursion pg 8

January 2020 1 Wednesday 18 Saturday 25 Saturday

New Years Day Run and BBQ See pg 10 Back Country Excursions pg 8 Annual Rally Entry Form pg 15

February 21 Friday TBA

BBQ to start evening PV/PWV Run

March 3-21 April 4 13 May 2 June TBA 18

Proposed Veteran Run North Island (D & M Oakley) Saturday Monday

Winchester Swap Meet Easter Club Run

Saturday

Ashburton Swap Meet

Thursday

Solstice Run Annual General Meeting

Facebook The VCCNZ has a Facebook page at: www.facebook.co/vintagecarclubofnewzealand If you want to add photos and short write-ups for insertion to Facebook please send to: comms@vcc.org.nz 3


BRANCH OFFICERS 2019– 2020 Patroness

Diane Ross (Rob)

308 2356

Chairman

Trevor Begg

308 3803

Secretary

Colin Sweetman (Cathy)

307 7373

Treasurer

Karen Bell (Robbie)

021 0243 1955

Club Captain

Peter Lambie (Susan)

302 0899

Vice Club Captain

Rod McKimmie (Dawn)

302 5853

Committee

Isla Jones (Roger)

308 5757

Rod McKimmie (Dawn)

302 5853

Alan Begg (Jeanette)

308 6171

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)

308 6539

Ron Winchester (Pam)

307 2981

Gavin Smith (Gaylene)

308 2297

Trevor Clark

0276 235 990

Eean Parkes

307 1374

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 Commercial Convener

Bernard Egan ( Marlene) TBA

308 3999

Motorcycle Convener

Percy Ralston (Heather)

307 0084

Clubroom Custodians

(Monthly Roster)

VCC ID Officer

Rob Ross (Diane)

308 2356

Trophy Steward

Tony Adams (Diane)

0211 267 992

Swap Meet Booking

Karen Bell (Robbie)

021 0243 1955

Swap Meet Co-ordinator

Noel Batty (Marie)

308 4003

Beaded Wheels Scribe

Colin Sweetman (Cathy)

3077373

Grounds Convener Auditor

Rod McKimmie (Dawn) NIMBA

302 5853

Parts Custodians

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Chairman’s Report Hi again, well Christmas is almost here so hope everyone has a good time catching up with family and friends over the break. I would like to thank Owen & Lorraine for putting on another great P60/80 Run on the 10th November. Report is on page 19. The paddock is getting cut for silage anytime now so that will tidy that up again. The new light bulbs have been put in the Museum which has brightened it up a lot. Thanks Peter Jacob, Colin Sweetman and Les Bennett for doing this. Club Night was at Alan McCormick’s car collection in town on the 21st November with another good turnout, it's good to see people coming to these Club nights. Report and photos in next month's Blowout. There will be no Club Night in December as everyone is busy. Don’t forget New Years' Day Run and BBQ at Domain, more on page 10. Don’t forget Annual Rally Entry Form due by 18th January to Peter Lambie. See page16 for details and cost of dinner held afterwards Craig & I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to more happy & safe motoring events in 2020. That’s about it from me for this year Cheers Trevor Begg. 5


MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY All members should by now have received their new Blue membership cards for the new membership year from National Office. If you haven't received one, and have paid, please contact me asap so that we can get this sorted for you. Please also note that if you have your vehicle insured with the VCC Vero Scheme, the insurance is only valid if you are a current member. You also need to be a current member to have your car displayed in our Museum. Many thanks, Colin Sweetman Branch Secretary

NEW MEMBERS The Club would like to welcome the following new members and also previous members who didn’t have their vehicles noted.

Kevin Keane - 1969 Austin 1300, 1961 Bedford truck, 1942 Ford truck. Ronald and Elsa Hydes - vehicles unknown Bernard and Diane Bradley - vehicles unknown Ian and Karen Baynes - 1967, and 1968 Anglia’s Terrance and Pamela Clark - 1976 Triumph 2500 TC Wyvern and Beth Jones - 1966 Jaguar E Type Basil and Beverley Attewell - 1969 Citroen AMI 6 Hayden Tasker - Honda 750 Edward Winchester - 1949 Land Rover, 1974 Rover 3500S, 1971 Rover 3500S We would love for you to write an article about your vehicle (s) including a photo if possible please. Either by email, hand written, phone, or which ever is the easiest for you. Thanks, Chris Gulleford (Editor) 6


Please Please

Check that the door to the Club Rooms has locked when leaving. Remember to put your hand on the Key Pad to lock it then turn the handle and try the door to see if it has locked. Veteran and Vintage Picnic Sunday 1st December This years picnic will be at a venue yet to be advised but will take the form of a 1920s country picnic and is intended for vehicles of the veteran and vintage classes only (1895 to 1931) Period dress and picnic accessories are requested but are optional. Meet at:

Tinwald Domain, Maronan Road at 11.00am For information contact David or Marion Oakley, 03 308 7323 or 021 370 956 This event will be followed by a Barbeque at the Club grounds. All members are invited to join in for the Xmas Tea, after 4pm. Please bring salads to share. BBQ sausages supplied.

NO DESSERTS PLEASE. 7


Back Country Excursion 18th January 2020 This excursion which is intended for veteran vehicles only, will travel from Hawarden to Whitnow Station and return to Hawarden. The total distance travelled will be 62 kms, which includes 46 kms of good unsealed road. There are no fords on the road. The unsealed portion of the road carries very little traffic as it is only used for access to various stations and is mildly challenging as it includes hills. A backup vehicle and trailer will be provided. Entrants will require a packed lunch. Road speeds on the unsealed portion of the road are envisaged to be low in order to prevent stone chips to paintwork, and to allow an enjoyable veteran motoring experience. Meet at Hawarden at the Resene paint shop car park, Hawarden Whakaari Rd, at 10.00 am. If the weather is unsuitable the event will be postponed. Space is available for parking trailers at the venue. If you wish to attend or for information please contact

David and Marion Oakley, Ph 021 370 956 or 03 308 7323 E: d.oakley@xtra.co.nz

I wonder

how long a previous worker on my spare back axle spent trying to undo this hub nut with his great big hammer and a chisel ‌. before he realised that it was a left hand thread? 8


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New Year’S DaY ruN Assemble at the Clubrooms 1.30pm Departure 1.45pm 1st January 2020 50-60km Run Bring your afternoon

HAPPY NEW YEAR

tea plus a pen. BBQ at the Ashburton Domain from 4.30pm Bring salad and dessert to share

SOME DAYS I AMAZE MYSELF, OTHER DAYS I LOOK FOR MY PHONE WHILE I’M HOLDING IT MY WIFE JUST STOPPED AND SAID ‘ YOU WEREN’T EVEN LISTENING, WERE YOU?’ I THOUGHT… ‘THAT’S A PRETTY WEIRD WAY TO START A CONVERSATION.’ Editor’s Apology The dates on the Annual Rally Entry Form published last month had the closing date as Friday 18th January 2018. It should read:

Friday 17th January 2020. 10


Ashburton Spring Rally What a perfect day for a rally, blue sky and sunshine. This time I’m riding our 90 year old AJS up from Temuka so leave with plenty of time in hand and avoid the highway as much as possible which adds at least another 20 km each way. Riding into the Club grounds reveals a good muster of cars, bikes and commercials. The grounds and buildings looking really neat and tidy are a credit to the members who take care of this. After a cuppa and chat we were briefed by Club Captain Peter Lambie and as we left we went through the sneaky and devious field tests. One involving being asked to set a crescent to 24mm and then it was measured. Can’t believe how far out I was. Did Percy Ralston giving lollies to the judges have something to do with this. A brief tour through Tinwald and Ashburton was followed by an enjoyable run to Wakanui and Seafield and then on to Pendarves where Leonie and David Rollinson welcomed us to their farm where we had a very relaxed lunch. We were invited to take a look through the beautiful gardens and also offered the opportunity to take a peek in the farm sheds . Great to see examples of earlier Case and International tractors being well cared for and also the new machines that bear both of the previous manufacturers names, Case IH. This is clearly a very well run cropping operation. Leonie and David know what neat and tidy looks like. Thank you for allowing us to visit. The afternoon run took us to Dromore and Mitcham and then back to the Club rooms and the prize giving. Veteran Car Trophy. Marion and David Oakley. 1914 Rover Capon Memorial Trophy. Time trial. Percy Ralston. 1953 Royal Enfield. Scott Trophy. Commercial. Nola and Ian Hydes. 1947 Fargo FKI Scott Trophy. Motorcycle. Percy Ralston. 1953 Royal Enfield Many thanks to Peter and all who helped for a really enjoyable day out. Gary Hawke Ed: Sorry this missed being published last month. 11


Ashburton Vintage Car Club

51st ANNUAL RALLY SATURDAY 25th JANUARY 2020 Commencing from the Clubrooms 86 Maronan Road Tinwald Ashburton

Secretary

Club Captain

Colin Sweetman

Peter Lambie

PO Box 382

53 Lambies Road

Ashburton

RD7 Ashburton

Ph: 307 7373

Ph: 302 0899

ashburton@vcc.org.nz

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p.s.lambie@xtra.co.nz


Payment by Cheque/Cash to Peter Lambie’s address as below Internet Banking: NBS ASHBURTON

Account Name: Vintage Car Club Of NZ Ashburton Branch Account Number: 03 1354 0429765 00 Please put your name under Reference or Code plus Annual Rally Please fill in and return payment to:

Annual Rally c/o Peter Lambie 53 Lambies Road RD 7 Ashburton ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 17th JANUARY 2020 Entrant’s Name ........................................................................ Address ........................................................................................ ................................................................................................... VCC Membership No:……………………………………………... Email ...................................................................Ph ............................ Driver .......................................... Navigator ....................................... Vehicle Make ...................................... Model .................................... Year of Manufacture ........................... Reg. Number ....................... Vehicle Class (Please Circle) Veteran PWV

Post 60

Commercial

Vintage

PV

Motorcycle

Preferred route, please indicate. Touring .......... Short.......... Nominated average speed ...................MPH Distance travelled to rally .....................Miles Concours Entry?

(Circle)

Yes

Entry Fee @ $15.00 per vehicle

No $

(No Entry Fee for Ashburton members) Optional: Evening meal is Buffet 2 courses $38.00 Per person Number attending

$

held at the EA NETWORKS CAFÉ, RIVER TERRACE ASHBURTON

Total payment

$

Evening meal must be paid for by 17th January 2020 13


Entrants Copy Payment by Cheque/Cash to Peter Lambie’s address as below

Internet Banking: NBS ASHBURTON Account Name: Vintage Car Club Of NZ Ashburton Branch Account Number 03 1354 0429765 00 Please put your name under Reference or Code plus Annual Rally Please fill in and return payment to: Annual Rally c/o Peter Lambie 53 Lambies Road RD7 Ashburton ENTRIES CLOSE FRIDAY 17th JANUARY 2020 Entrant’s Name ........................................................................ Address ........................................................................................ ...................................................................................................... VCC Membership No:……………………………………………... Email ...................................................................Ph ............................ Driver .......................................... Navigator ....................................... Vehicle Make ...................................... Model .................................... Year of Manufacture ........................... Reg. Number ....................... Vehicle Class (Please Circle) Veteran PWV Post 60 Commercial

Vintage PV Motorcycle

Preferred route, please indicate. Long .......... Short. ......... Nominated average speed ...................MPH Distance travelled to rally .....................Miles Concours Entry

(Circle)

Yes

Entry Fee @ $15.00 per vehicle

$

(No Entry Fee for Ashburton members) 14

No


The Ashburton branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand cordially invites you to participate in our 51st Annual Rally to be held on Saturday 25th January 2020 commencing from our clubrooms at 86 Maronan Road, Tinwald, Ashburton at 10.00 am.

Complimentary morning tea/coffee will be provided before the rally. Briefing will begin at 9.45am with the first vehicle away at 10.00am. Two routes are offered, a long route containing some gravel roads and a short route which will be explained at the briefing Vehicles entered for concours must be on the Club grounds by 9.00am ready for judging. This event is open to all financial members of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand. We welcome all classes of vehicles that are recognised by the Club. The Rally organisers, in conjunction with the Branch Committee, will handle any disputes. Those with Trophies from last year are requested to return them prior to the Rally, or confirm that they will bring them on the day of this year’s event. Please bring your own lunch and afternoon tea. Please return to the Clubrooms by 5.00pm for the prize giving presentation. Optional: Evening meal is Buffet - 2 courses at the EA NETWORK CAFÉ River Terrace Ashburton. (See inside page for details and price) 15


POST 60/80 CRUISE On Sunday 10th November we left the Ashburton Domain in Grant’s 1968 Rover coupe with approx. 33 other cars on a run organised by Owen and Lorraine Wilson. The run went up Mitchem Road and onto Thompsons Track to Rakaia, travelling over the bridge and turning towards Leeston. The rally’s first stop was at Leo Parnham’s farm, where a cuppa was enjoyed in a lovely sheltered garden, until Leo opened his large shed so we could view his very large interesting range of vintage and veteran vehicles. The shed was dismantled in Christchurch then rebuilt to house the large combine harvester, down one side of the shed was all the vintage tractors, approximately thirty tractors, some of which had been imported from the USA, whilst the rest were from around the South Island. The other side of the large shed housed vintage and veteran cars, this collection of roughly twenty-five cars mostly consisting of Fords. Upon leaving Leo Parnham’s property we travelled to Leeston and onto Rolleston where most of us enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Izone Café. After leaving Rolleston we travelled to Prebbleton to the home of the second shed to see a very impressive collection of cars belonging to Ant Hanning. The cars ranged from a 1907 model T Ford (one of only seven in the world) to modern day vehicles. Ant told us that one car, a 1934 Lincoln V12 cruised at 100kms very nicely, but consumed fuel at 33L/100km or to the oldies it was at 8 mile per gallon. He said that he would like to collect one Ford car for every year from 1907 to present day. At the completion of our visit everyone found their own way home or followed the instructions given. Thank you to these people for opening their sheds, I am sure everyone really appreciated it. A very lovely day was had by all and I would like to thank Owen and Lorraine for an enjoyable day out. Colin & Pauline Read "The committee would like to sincerely thank Owen and Lorraine Wilson for their time and effort in organising this run".

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Gary Stratford's

Colin Sweetman's

Lunch at Izone 17


More vehicles attending the P60/P80 Run

1958 Ford Skyliner

Cliff and Cindy Begg's Rover 18


Members enjoy mingling around the vehicles and below having afternoon tea

As I am lying around, pondering the problems of the world, I realise that at my age I don't really give a monkey’s anymore. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, but is still fat. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 5 years, while, A tortoise doesn't run and does mostly nothing, yet it lives for 150 years.

And you tell me to exercise?? I don't think so. 19


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THE GREAT NEW ZEALAND JOURNEYS INTERISLANDER RATES QUOTED FOR-NZ Vintage Car Club Booking Reference: WH5465 The below rates are based on prices to date, inclusive of GST and subject to availability. Off Peak Fares:

Each Way

Adult Children Motorcycle Car/Van/Trailer up to 5.5 metres Trailer-Each half metre over5.5 metres Premium Plus Lounge Off Peak Travel Dates 01 March 08 April 20 15 April – 15 December 20

$48.00 $26.00 $42.00 $124.00 $22.00 $55.00 18yrs plus

Peak Fares:

Each Way

Adult Children Motorcycle Car/Van/Trailer up to 5.5 metres Trailer-Each half metre over 5.5 metres Premium Plus Lounge Peak Travel Dates 01-28 February 20 09-14 April 20

$53.00 $26.00 $52.00 $137.00 $24.00 $55.00 18yrs plus

Booking conditions and instructions for members are: Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander online using the special link below– Book online at https://www.greatjourneysofnz.co.nz/members-fares To access these rates members must insert the reference “WH5465” Payment is required at the time of booking. Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request. Refunds Once paid for fares are 90% refundable if cancelled prior to check-in and non-refundable if cancelled after check-in. Fares valid for specified dates only Members are required to present their current NZ Vintage Car Club Membership credentials on check in or retail fares will be charged. Fares valid for travel 01 February through to 15 December 20 No discounted fares for travel 16 December 19 through to and including 31 January 20 Bookings over this will need to be made online.

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SCENIC TRAIN OFFER Promo Code: WH5465 Booking conditions and instructions for members are: 10% off best available fare. Please read fare conditions prior to continuing through the booking process • Reservations can be made direct with Scenic Journeys online at http:// www.greatjourneysofnz.co.nz • Click on Book – top of page • Book a train • Enter journey details • Enter WH5465 into the promo code box • Click continue • Choose fare type- discount will be applied/shown • Continue • Add any extras if required • Continue through the booking process. • Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request. • Date and time changes as per fare conditions. • Current NZ Vintage Car Club membership card to be shown at checkin or full retail fare will be charged. Membership card must be in the name of the person travelling • Fares subject to change with notification. • If booking from outside NZ you will need to request your booking be made via email. • Valid for travel 101 February through to 15 December 20 JIM’S TUCKER RUN WEDNESDAY 4th DECEMBER

The Tucker Run will be to The Stables If you would like to join us for lunch then please make your way to The Stables by 12.15pm Please phone Jim on 307 6614 with numbers as the restaurant requires these prior to the day. COME AND JOIN US

re-TYRED TOILERS PLEASE NOTE:

NEXT MEETING 30th January 2020 at 2 – 4 pm Odd jobs and a cuppa We may even talk about old cars. Museum and Parts Shed will be Open 22


Commodore Motor Lodge

814 East Street, Ashburton Reservations: 0800 108 006

For All your Rural Cartage Requirements

Email:office@commodoreashburton.co.nz

         

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 www.ruraltransport.co.nz

Your Hosts, Chris & Paul Marriott

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FOR SALE Holden engine for sale with conversion to fit Landrover. Contact Parts Shed. DECEMBER

JANUARY 2020

FEBRUARY 2020

7 Tony Adams

4 CLOSED

1 Kevyn Begg

14 Gavin Smith

11 CLOSED

8 Trevor Clark

21 CLOSED

18 Eean Parkes

15 Tony Adams

28 CLOSED

25 Alan Begg

22 Gavin Smith 29 Eean Parkes

PARTS SHED OPEN 10 - 12 SATURDAY IF ROSTERED DATE DOES NOT SUIT PLEASE CONTACT GAVIN Gavin Smith Trevor Clark Eean Parkes

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 17TH DECEMBER AT 7.30PM 24


RICHARD BEGBIE PLUMBING AND GAS FITTING LIMITED

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

ALLENTON AUTO CENTRE

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 25


MUSEUM ROSTER 2019- 2020 DECEMBER JANUARY 2020 FEBRUARY 2020 7 Ron Winchester

4 CLOSED

1 Colin Sweetman

14 CLOSED

11 Denys McEvedy

8 Les Bennett

21 CLOSED

18 Jim Rooney

15 Ron Winchester

28 CLOSED

25 Trevor Coulter

22 Denys McEvedy 29 Jim Rooney

IF ROSTER DATE DOES NOT SUIT YOU PLEASE CONTACT JIM

Denys McEvedy

307 2728

Jim Rooney

308 4441

Colin Sweetman

307 7373

Ken Kingsland

308 6539

Trevor Coulter

308 4817

Les Bennett

308 4705

Ron Winchester

307 2981

Clubroom Custodians Roster

2019/20 as per AGM If the month allocated to you does not suit please arrange to swap with someone else. June

July

August

September

Roger & Isla Jones

Peter & Susan Lambie

Peter & Annette Jacob

October

November

December

January 2020

Bernie & Kevin Harkness

Ian Moore

February

March

Trevor & Craig Begg

Anne & Stuart Bernie & Kevin Hart Harkness

Percy & Heather Owen & Lorraine Wilson Ralston 26

April

May

Milner & Jan Jacob

David & Marion Oakley


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

Ph:307 2415

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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 www.panelcraftltd.co.nz – email info@panelcraftltd.co.nz We work along side Goulds Towing and provide a HASSLE FREE service. 28

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