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THE WIPER The Newsletter of the Gore Branch of the Vintage Car Club of NZ (Inc.)

December 2019

Next meeting: 10th December

to all our readers MEETINGS: SECOND TUESDAY of the month at the Clubrooms, Waimea Street, Gore Branch telephone number: 03 208 7424

2019-2020 Committee and Officers Branch Patrons Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Treasurer Club Captain Assistant Club Captains

Neil McVicar, Ray Tressler Greg Elder Paul Herron Bill Ainge Tim Walsh John Parish Rod Bell Charlie Davis Greg Elder Ray Taylor Branch Recorder (Wiper Editor) David North Assistant Branch Recorder Position not filled at present House Convenor Des Brewster Assistant House Convenor Paul Corcoran Social Committee Beb Kennedy, David McDowell, Russell Newland Beaded Wheels Reporter Jim McFadzien Festival Rally Organiser Denis Knight Assistant Rally Organiser Vacant Bar Manager Chris Scoles Assistant Bar Manager Murray Proctor Maintenance Supervisor Keith Nunn Maintenance Assistants Bill Ainge, Barry Clearwater, Keith Dodds, Russell Newland, Ken Youngson Swapmeet & Parts Gerry Kennedy Swapmeet & Parts Assistants Barry Clearwater, Paul Corcoran, Evan Henderson, Bryan Neilson Hill Climb Evan Henderson Hill Climb Assistant Stewart Quertier Sheriff Denis Knight Librarian Stewart Quertier Raffles Starr McDougall National Delegate David North Privacy Officer Bill Ainge Health & Safety Officer Murray Low Museum & HPV David McDowell Tuesday Ramble Co-ordinator Gerry Kennedy Branch Daffodil Day Co-ordinator John Tremaine Vehicle Identity Card signatories Evan Henderson, John Parish, John Tremaine Front cover picture:


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Chairman's Report December 2019 The Auction night after our November meeting went off very well with a large attendance of members. I hope you all got a bargain. Gerry and Star certainly made it an entertaining night! I find it interesting that we do not now have the car parts for sale at the Auction like years back. I suspect it’s because there are not very many old cars being restored. Pleased to report that I survived the National Veteran Rally at Timaru and the Rally to Mount Cook the following weekend. The Cadillac performed well. [Greg has kindly provided an excellent report and photos from the National Veteran Rally, included in this issue. The Editor] It’s been a busy month as I have also been over on the West Coast chasing those little fish! The end of the year is fast approaching so all the best to all members for safe motoring and a Happy Xmas and New Year. Happy Motoring Greg Elder


Club Captain’s Report December 2019 The P60 Run saw eight cars depart from the Clubrooms and another two joining at Arrowtown. The weather started off fine but rain arrived when we got to Arrowtown and didn’t let up for the rest of the afternoon. We had enjoyable visits to John Taylor’s collection and Karl Wood’s shed. A report is included later in The Wiper. [Thank you for that John. The Editor] The Christmas Run is scheduled for Sunday the 8th of December with a pot luck BBQ to follow. This will be a short, relaxed run with a visit to a shed or two followed by socialising at the Clubrooms. Come along and join in before the Christmas madness arrives. An entry form for the Festival Rally was in the last Wiper [and again in this issue. The Editor] so put pen to paper and get your entry in before you file it away somewhere never to be seen again. Denis and his team put a lot of effort into organising a great event so show them your support by entering early. John Parish

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From the Editor’s keyboard Welcome to the December issue of The Wiper. I always find this a difficult issue to put together as I hate seeing the shops full of Christmas goods and hearing Christmas songs replacing the (admittedly) annoying “muzak” months before the big day. BUT, by default, this is the Christmas issue as the next one won’t be delivered until after the big day. So, a very Happy (Merry?!) Christmas to all my contributors, without whom this newsletter would not exist, and all you readers, without whom all my efforts, and those of the contributors, would be pointless! It seems to have been a very busy month “vintage” car-wise, judging by the number of reports on Runs and Rallies I have received – and a successful month for some of our members, who have taken home trophies from two of the events. Congratulations and well done! I hope you all (contributors and readers alike) enjoy a happy and relaxing Christmas break and I look forward to the positive flood of articles that will no doubt result from all the free time you will have  David North

Spotted! On pages 80 & 81 of the December issue of New Zealand Classic Car: “Where the Magic Happens in Riversdale” – a report on a visit to Greg Elder and his restoration workshop. In the November 18th online edition of The Ensign - a story about John Hughes and his 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur: X6iapSAvoiujiPR7gd3YfycfmO5xyGJa7nSRfziHTpLynT6vQ The Editor 6

A reminder of just how small “small� cars used to be! Stewart Quertier snapped this line-up of baby Austins at the Wheels at Wanaka event earlier this year.



Humming It's impossible to hum while you are holding your nose. YOU JUST TRIED DIDN'T YOU? Normally, when you hum, the air can escape through your nose to create the sound and, of course, it can't do that when you're holding it shut. Sent in by Marilyn Proctor 9


National Veteran Rally Timaru 18th - 20th October 2019 With my 1917 Cadillac all cleaned up and in its trailer behind my Ford Ranger on the Thursday, I was all ready for an early start on the Friday. The morning started fine but by mid-afternoon heading into Timaru the predicted rain started falling. The Timaru Club had arranged with one of their members for there to be a secure site to leave our vehicles and trailers. After detaching the trailer it was back into Timaru to my sister’s place where I was staying for the weekend. It was then down to the Vintage Car Club for a finger tea and to collect our Rally packs along with meeting up with other participants. Saturday morning dawned fine after 44mm of rain overnight. I was out early and unloaded the Cadillac, the 8kms drive into town to the Clubrooms was rather brisk in the 6ºC temperature but the sun was out and the forecast was good. I arrived for the 8.30 am start along with the other 51 entrants. My wife, Daphne, was unable to attend so Wendy Martin from Cromwell said she would navigate for the Sunday Rally. (Her husband John was riding his Veteran motorbike and I suspect she thought the Cadillac would be a bit more comfortable than being on the back of the bike!!)

Leaving from the Timaru Clubrooms

So after morning tea the vehicles were sent away on a drive to the Castle Claremont Homestead which is out west of Timaru. There we had a photo taken (which was given to us at the final dinner) in front of this beautifully-restored home. As I was travelling out by myself I was asked 11

to stop at the start of the drive and take some passengers up to the homestead. There I got a heck of a fright as I nearly walked into a drone at face level that was being used by the photographer of the event.

Outside Castle Claremont. (On the left is Colin and Joan Pearce’s (blue) Sunbeam.)

The Dining Room at Castle Claremont

We were able to look through the Homestead and walk around the gardens. After a couple of hours there I was very privileged to have as passengers National President Diane Quarrie and her husband Geoff. 12

Car Display. (Paul Herron’s Model T on the left)

More of the cars on display

We motored back to Caroline Bay in Timaru where the vehicles were put on display for the public from midday till 3 pm. After lunch the field tests were held. It was a great sight to see 51 Veteran vehicles lined up tightly in the centre of the Bay Park. It was too wet to park on the grass after the overnight rain. 13

As I had time to fill in after the display I drove out to the car racing circuit at Levels and parked the Cadillac up on the south bank viewing area and watched the last part of the 3-hour Endurance race which I had friends competing in. Amazing to see new Porsches, Audis, Camaros, Mercedes-Benz, etc. racing around the track. From there the Cadillac was returned to the confines of the trailer and then I went to the lovely evening meal put on back at the Clubrooms for 120-plus people. Sunday morning dawned fine and clear. Off to the Clubrooms again but this time for a later arrival time of 9am for morning tea and followed by the first car being sent away on the Rally at 10am. I had selected the long route and Wendy and I were also joined by John Martin as his motorbike magneto was misbehaving after getting wet on Friday. We motored out the back of Timaru through rolling countryside. At one point we had to backtrack as a sign post had been taken away overnight and we journeyed away down a gravel road in the wrong direction. Luckily, as Wendy had grown up in the area, she had local knowledge and was able to get us back onto the correct roads.

Some of the cars lined up at Pleasant Point, the author’s Cadillac in the foreground


First stop was at Pleasant Point where we spent half an hour visiting a very interesting garage called Obsolete Iron in the main street. From there we travelled to a reserve in Geraldine and parked under oak trees for a couple of hours. We had lunch there and the public were able to view the vehicles before we motored off and stopped at Geraldine Auto Restorations for a look around their workshop and buildings.

The author and sister (Janet) at the lunch stop

Fuelling up, old and new!


Afterwards, with a hot tail wind and a temperature of 28ºC, it was a nice cruise back to Timaru via Temuka and then we turned off the main highway and down Seadown Road and back out to State Highway 1 at Washdkye. It was fun motoring along at a good clip with Peter Le Gros in pursuit in his very rare 1913 De Dion Bouton with the De Dion’s big 4-cylinder engine singing along. (Magic!)

Peter Le Gros and his De Dion Bouton (foreground)

After dropping John and Wendy back in Timaru it was time to once again put the Cadillac back in its trailer for a rest before the Mount Cook Rally the following weekend. At 6pm it was along to the Seven Oaks Restaurant where the Dinner and Awards Night was held. It was a great night and wrapped up a fantastic weekend of Veteran motoring which was made even more special when I was awarded two Entrants’ Choice awards, the VCC National Trophy (which stays at the National Office) and one from the Timaru Branch (which I get to keep). Paul and Lynn Herron also attended the Rally in their Model T Ford and were awarded second place in Class 2 (Cars 4 or more cylinders). 16

VCC Trophy

Timaru Branch Trophy

Happy Motoring Greg Elder


P60 Run, 27th of October 2019 A small group of eight cars left the clubrooms in sunny conditions to head to Arrowtown on the P60 Run. First stop for some was the Five Rivers Café for coffee and then on to Arrowtown for a wander around the historic town and lunch. I usually try and avoid Queenstown because it is so busy but Arrowtown on this Sunday morning was just about as mad. To make matters worse the rain arrived at the same time as we did. After a quick lunch we all headed to John Taylor’s shed a bit early because of the weather. We visited this shed on a P60 Run only three years ago but there is so much to see that new items or items missed previously are spotted on each return visit. Thanks to John for opening up his collection for us to view.

Memorabilia in John Taylor’s shed

We then travelled to Karl Wood’s shed to see what he is up to, now that he lives near Queenstown. First port of call was a taste test of his on-tap home-brew and cider. 18

Gerry Kennedy (R) taste testing the home brew

Smoke fills the shed when the veteran Humber fires up 19

Karl has a large shed that is pretty full of mainly veteran cars and a variety of motorcycles. There is plenty of work required on the veterans that will keep Karl busy for many years to come. Unfortunately, he doesn’t think he will have a car ready for our 2020 National Veteran Rally but he does have a veteran Humber motorcycle that is a runner so maybe we will see him there. Thanks to Karl for hosting our visit. John Parish

REMINDERS VCC name badges: are available from Van De Water Jewellers at a discounted cost of $25. These badges are black with white lettering and bear your name and “Gore VCC”. N.B. If you’re not wearing one at a meeting you are likely to attract the Sheriff’s attention and be fined! The vinyl “VCC Wings” badges (as featured on the front cover) are still available from the Treasurer, cost $2 each. To Let: the Gore Vintage Car Club rooms are available to VCC members for personal functions at very reasonable cost. Email version of The Wiper A reminder for the computer whizz-kids out there. The Wiper is also available by email; either as a link to an online version or as an emailed pdf file. The pictures are in colour, it arrives earlier and the hyperlinks work too! Just send me your email address if you would like to try this.

The Editor


Christmas Run Sunday 8th December 2019

Assemble at the Clubrooms at 3.00 pm for a short run followed by a BBQ tea at the Clubrooms Bring along a salad and some Christmas nibbles to share and some meat for the BBQ Decorate your car in the Christmas theme and be in with a chance to win a prize Any enquiries contact John Parish Ph 208 5505 21

Gore Branch Events for the 2019-20 Season Event

Proposed Date


2019 Christmas Run

Sunday 8th December

John Parish

2020 Charlie Davis, Ray Taylor

Diggers Run

Saturday 8th February

Festival Rally

Saturday 22nd February Denis Knight

Clearwater Capers Run

Sunday 1st March

Frank Robson Run Sunday 8th March

Charlie Davis, Ray Taylor Greg Elder

Gore Swap Meet

Sunday 15th March

Gerry Kennedy

Ladies Run

Sunday 5th April

Janet Brewster

Night Trial

Saturday 9th May

John Parish, Greg Elder

End of Season Run Saturday 6th June

Charlie Davis, Ray Taylor

Annual Dinner & Trophy Night

Saturday 18th July


National Day Daffodil Sunday 23rd August Rally for Cancer


National Veteran Rally

Friday 16th to Saturday 18th October

Tuesday Ramble

Normally the last Co-ordinated by Tuesday of the month. Gerry Kennedy (Variable in December)

Paul Herron

Editor's note to event organisers: if you want to see a report in The Wiper please provide one yourselves or organise somebody to do it for you. (N.B. This usually works best if you ask them before the event! 22

Other Events 2020 25 – 26 January

Edendale Crank Up. Featured marques European Tractors, Japanese Cars pre 1990

22nd February

Nelson Swap Meet Bazaar, Richmond Phone 03 540 3115 or mobile 027 590 1042

4th April

South Canterbury Swapmeet & Bazaar Contact: Michelle 03 693 9093

10th – 12th April (Easter Weekend)

28th National Morris Minor Convention. To be held in Greymouth. Contact Ross McClelland

10th – 13th April

National North Island Easter Rally, Horowhenua. Contact Michael Gaffaney: phone 04 905 2402 or email

2nd May

Ashburton Swapmeet

23rd August

National Day Daffodil Rally for Cancer

10th – 13th September

Hawke’s Bay Vintage Only Rally Contact Esther Smith or Rod McKenzie email

16th to 18th October

National Veteran Rally, Gore Branch. Contact Paul Herron: phone (03) 208 6121



2021 17 – 22 January th


Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring, New Plymouth.

Q. Why did no-one bid for Rudolph and Blitzen on Trademe? A. Because they were two deer. 23



October Tuesday Ramble We gathered at the Gore Clubrooms on a fine but rather cold morning and headed off at 11.00 am for Winton as the first major destination point. We motored via Waimumu, Te Tipua and Hedgehope. On the way to Winton we got stuck behind a tractor towing a ute who wouldn’t pull over and let backed up traffic pass creating frustration to the point where an idiot overtook on double yellows. Fortunately there wasn’t an accident. We continued on and then had to slow down for a torrential downpour. I don’t know about anyone else but 40 mph was as fast as I could go and still see. From Winton we travelled towards Invercargill and met up with the others behind the Ryal Bush garage before carrying on to the Tudor Park Garden at Branxholme. We were welcomed by owner Joyce Robins who gave a short health and safety talk and a description of the garden.

Joyce Robins (L) and Gerry Kennedy (photo by the Editor) 26

Joyce walked the extensive gardens with us explaining how they came about and what the plantings were. I can’t tell you what the majority of the plants were, but I can appreciate their look and the picturesque surroundings they are in. It was a pity it was so wet underfoot and the weather was not at its best as I’m sure that later in the season, when all the blossoms would be out, it will be really spectacular.

(Photos by Murray Proctor) 27

(Photo by Murray Proctor)

After an hour, or thereabouts, we were invited in to Joyce’s house to have our lunch in warm, dry and comfortable surroundings. Joyce joined us and another hour or so passed with conversation about the gardens, lifestyle and people from years past, no politics, great. We said our goodbyes to Joyce and thanked her for inviting us into her garden and house. We then made our way home at our leisure. Pity about the weather, nothing we could do about it. I had a great day and I’m sure everyone else did as well. Murray Proctor From the Editor’s Christmas Crackers When bakers around the world went on strike, they claimed they kneaded more dough. I was going to look for my missing calendar, but I just couldn’t find the time. 28

Lester Charles Marsh 28 Feb 1946 – 22 Oct 2019

We have known Lester Marsh since 2005 when we moved from Kelso to Waimumu. Lester and Gwen were our new neighbours and we weren’t moved in long before Lester called in to introduce himself. Lester was a friendly outgoing man who took the time and made the effort to get to know all the local residents. Often when we were going around the 29

sheep Lester would be standing in a gap in the hedge to have a yarn. These were not quick chats but we learnt a lot about the local area from him. Lester was the youngest in a family of nine children and was born in Leeston near Christchurch. At a young age his family moved to Clinton and Lester made friends with local farmers’ sons. Whenever he could, Lester would spend time with his mates at their family’s farms. He had a passion for animals and eventually got a job as a farm hand. Lester was like a sponge and soaked up all he could learn about farming. As a young man he moved around various farming jobs gaining experience and knowledge until he finally got a manager’s job at The Peel in the Otapiri Gorge near Gore. He became good friends with Peter Grant who farmed next door. Lester eventually purchased 40 acres at Waimumu, leased other land and worked for Ken Bowmar (where we now live) and Alister Allen, doing silage contracting. He was kept very busy until the kids left home and then gave up the leased ground, stopped working for Ken but carried on with the silage contracting until he retired in about 2012. One of Lester’s loves was his Series 1 Short Wheelbase Land Rover that he had owned for over 30 years. It was affectionately known as “Old Leaner” due to the angle the cab leaned at. Around 2009 Lester set about restoring “Old Leaner”, stripping her down to the chassis and rebuilding her. He did a lot of the work himself and got others to help with bits he couldn’t do. She was finally re-registered in 2012 and came on our 2015 Festival Rally. No longer an old leaner, the Land Rover is a credit to Lester’s perseverance. Lester is survived by his wife, Gwen, their two children, Nigel and Corina, and grandchildren. We miss the yarns at the gap in the hedge with one of life’s good buggers. Rest in peace Lester. John & Katy Parish


Lester’s Land Rover, post-restoration


Annual Clutha Rally 2019 (South Otago Vintage Car Club) With a different format from what has been in the past, and a new venue, the Rally started from the South Otago Town & Country Club following the usual morning tea. Whilst travelling to Balclutha on a day when the weather forecast was good for inland regions and not so good for the coast, and watching the darkening sky to our right, we had hoped to be heading inland but on receiving the instructions we found otherwise. The competitors on the short route left the Club, detoured around the Clutha Views Rest Home and headed off towards Stirling. At this point we (the navigator) had a lapse and missed a turn which was to take us around the Inch Clutha Island, so we were a bit lost! After travelling through Kaitangata and not finding the required streets, we headed back to Balclutha where familiar street names appeared and we were on course again heading to Owaka. On our way we toured through the Telford Agricultural Training facility, answering a few Rally questions, and continued towards Owaka. A further detour took us through the Awakiki Bush Scenic Reserve area, back to the Owaka Highway then via Ahuriri Flat Road and Karoro Creek Road to Kaka Point then a right turn down to view the Nuggets and the Lighthouse. As we had visited the area a few months previously we did not go down (and so missed the last question) but headed back to our lunch venue at Kaka Point. By this time the day was quite pleasant and we were able to walk along the beach and sit in the sun before returning to the Town & Country Club for afternoon tea and prize-giving. Although we had a good number of our Branch members at the Rally, only Bryan and Frances Neilson picked up a trophy - for winning the Commercial Section. Congratulations to them. 32

Frances and Bryan Neilson proudly displaying their Winner’s Certificate

Bill & Annette Ainge



Irish Furniture Dealer Murphy, a furniture dealer from Dublin, decided to expand the line of furniture in his store, so he decided to go to Paris to see what he could find. After arriving in Paris, he visited with some manufacturers and selected a line that he thought would sell well back home. To celebrate the new acquisition, he decided to visit a small bar and have a glass of wine. As he sat enjoying his wine, he noticed that the small place was quite crowded, and that the other chair at his table was the only vacant seat in the house. Before long, a very beautiful young Parisian girl came to his table, asked him something in French (which Murphy could not understand), so he motioned to the vacant chair and invited her to sit down. He tried to speak to her in English, but she did not speak his language. After a couple of minutes of trying to communicate with her, he took a napkin and drew a picture of a wine glass and showed it to her. She nodded, so he ordered a glass of wine for her. After sitting together at the table for a while, he took another napkin, and drew a picture of a plate with food on it, and she nodded. They left the bar and found a quiet bistro that featured a small group playing romantic music. They ordered dinner, after which he took another napkin and drew a picture of a couple dancing. She nodded, and they got up to dance. They danced until the bistro closed and the band was packing up. Back at their table, the young lady took a napkin and drew a picture of a four-poster bed on it. To this day, Murphy has no idea how she figured out he was in the furniture business. Sent in by Fay Graves 35

Online Bonuses Castle Claremont: Caroline Bay: Pleasant Point: Obsolete Iron: Geraldine Auto Restorations: Tudor Park Country Stay and Garden: Time to look in the shed again?! 60-year-old Lotus classic race car a 'jewel' to drive: Opinion: Why I chose a cheap classic instead of a modern first car: Classic Christmas songs: The Editor 36

Blonde Buys New Alligator Shoes A blonde was on vacation in the depths of Louisiana. She wanted a pair of genuine alligator shoes, but didn't want to pay the high prices. After unsuccessfully haggling with of one of the shopkeepers, the blonde said, "Maybe I'll just go out and catch my own alligator, so I can get a pair of shoes at a reasonable price." Later in the day, the shopkeeper spotted the young woman standing waist deep in the water, shotgun in hand. She took aim at an alligator, killed it and hauled it onto the swamp bank. Lying nearby were several more of the dead creatures. The shopkeeper watched in amazement as the blonde flipped the alligator on its back and shouted in frustration, "Darn, this one isn't wearing any shoes either." Sent in by Janet Brewster


An assortment of Ferrari “stuff” This selection was inspired by a monthly e-Newsletter that I get from Talacrest in the UK, who style themselves “The World's Number One Classic Ferrari Dealer & Specialist”. The latest newsletter featured a 1969 Ferrari 365GTC that they are selling. The advertisement includes the car’s history which features this gem, illustrating how very different Ferrari values were in the 1970s compared to now: It would seem that Mr Astor kept the car for about a year before a Mr Don Nelson of Leicestershire bought the car .............. The next car was a 250 GTO bought in 1971 "to drive into London so that the 365 GTC didn’t get scratched."! There was also this link to a page of short videos detailing some of the cars Talacrest will be taking to a new car show and concours event in Riyadh. David Piper features in a few, talking about his racing cars which, as some of you may know, were always painted green. The "old man" he refers to in the 330 P4 video is, of course, Enzo Ferrari: Some videos with a New Zealand connection A New Zealand Ferrari collector: Ferrari 70th Anniversary Event in New Zealand: and two without! Visiting an Immaculate Ferrari Collection: Ferrari Evolution (1947-2017): The Editor 38

COOKERY CORNER Gluten Free Zucchini Fritters Slice 1 small onion and sauté in a little butter or olive oil until soft Add to a large bowl with 2 eggs, a splash of milk, 1 cup fine cornmeal, 1½ cups chickpea flour, 1 tsp gluten free baking powder, 1tsp sea salt, ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper, the grated zest of 1 lemon, a handful of chopped parsley and 2 grated zucchini (courgettes). Mix well Heat a little rice bran oil in a pan and drop in a spoonful of the mixture Cook gently until golden brown on one side then turn over and cook to golden brown on the other side Remove and enjoy Gerry Kennedy

“Jenny” A man was sitting reading the newspaper when his wife hit him on the head with a frying pan. “What was that for?” he asked. His wife replied, “That was for a piece of paper with ‘Jenny’ on it I found in your pants pocket.” The man replied, “When I was at the races last week, ‘Jenny’ was the name of a horse I bet on.” His wife apologised and went on with the housework. Three days later the man was watching television when his wife bashed him on the head with an even bigger frying pan. Upon regaining consciousness he asked why she had hit him again. His wife replied, “Your horse phoned!” Sent in by Gerry Kennedy 39

Gore VCC Supper Roster 2019/20 December January February March April May June July August September October November


Frances Neilson Gerry Kennedy Russel Newland To be advised To be advised To be advised To be advised To be advised To be advised To be advised To be advised To be advised

We need to cater for about 30 to 40 members each night. The cuppa and serving of the supper is to be arranged within the Social Committee. If necessary, small items can be bought at Gore New World and charged to the Gore VCC account.

My thanks to those who have come forward. If the month you are listed for doesn’t suit let me know so I can rearrange them or you can work with another person on the roster to swap. Des Brewster

From the Editor’s Christmas Crackers Q. How do snowmen get around? A. By riding an “icicle” Q. What is Santa’s favourite pizza? A. One that is deep and crisp and even. 40

ADVERTISEMENTS FOR SALE 1972 MGBGT, manual with overdrive. 87,000 kms. Very tidy. New carpet. Very good interior. Excellent bodywork and paint. All hard work done. $13,000. For more information etc. contact: Russell Newland, phone (03) 2085899 or 0274425406 1/3

FOR SALE Expressions of interest are invited for 4 Firestone tyres, size 6.00 x 20 inch in good order and suitable for split-rim wheels. Contact Gary Mulqueen 03 208 9232 3/3

FOR SALE and WANTED advertisements are free to Club members. Each advertisement will be published in 3 consecutive issues. Please contact the Editor


Newsletters from other branches Most of the Branch Newsletters are now posted on the VCC Website each month: A handful of branches still send us printed copies and these are displayed on the stand in the Library. Most of the others are received by email as pdf files or links to online versions. These can be requested from the Editor or the Secretary.



Run reports, articles of interest, photos, technical tips, letters and feedback are always welcome. Please send all contributions to David North

before the 21st of each month for inclusion in the next Wiper If you don't have a computer I can type up a hand-written article or put your notes or jottings into shape for The Wiper. If you prefer I can even take notes as you talk to me and write up the story for you - I am always ready to help so just let me know how! e-mail: physical mail: 4 Trotter Street, Riverton 9822 telephone (mobile) 021 172 3281 Remember that insuring your vehicle(s), boat(s), house(s), contents or travel with Vero Insurance and quoting the branch number (300135) results in the branch receiving a commission payment Please support our advertisers so that they, in turn, can continue to support the Branch The opinions and statements in The Wiper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policy or views of the Gore branch or of the VCC. The branch accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of any statements. The Wiper is printed by i-Cue 10 Wood Street, Invercargill. Telephone (03) 218 3350 43




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