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Hawke’s Bay Branch Newsletter

THE MAG march 2020

Official publication of the Hawke’s Bay branch of the vintage car club of New Zealand (inc.)

www.hbvcc.org.nz


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SEND IN YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS// ARTICLES, PHOTOS, REMINISCENCES, MECHANICAL TIPS, NOTICES, FUNNIES. DEADLINE 20th of the month (late contributions are accepted if time allows, please phone to check if this is ok) Email:

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VIEW THIS MAG IN FULL COLOUR ONLINE WWW.HBVCC.ORG.NZ The views expressed here in are those of the authors and do not necessarily express the policy or views of the Editor, the Hawke’s Bay Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc), the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc) or other publishers. The editor/committee reserves the right to accept, edit, publish, abridge or decline contributions submitted for publication. All names, dates and times published are checked against the material supplied and the editor/committee can have no responsibilty for mistakes in the copy supplied. Some material may be held over until there is sufficient space to publish it.

Front page image supplied by Lesley Blair. 3


HAWKE’S BAY BRANCH CONTACTS// Chairman: Ian Elmsly (Kay) p. 06 845 0577 c. 0274 790 682 ian.elmsly@xtra.co.nz Club Captain: Esther Smith (Graham) c. 027 464-7314 humber@xtra.co.nz Secretary: Peter Ball (Helen) p. 06 843 6979 hawkesbay@vcc.org.nz Treasurer: Paul Eager (Carol) p. 06 845 4779 c. 027231 4304 paul-carol@xtra.co.nz Committee: Malcolm Blair (Lesley) p. 06 843 7664 c. 021 576 360 malcolmblair52@gmail.com Kevin McGrath p. 06 844 7626 kevinmcgrath@xtra.co.nz Steve Trott (Jo) p. 06 835 2452 c. 021 460 159 stevetrott@xtra.co.nz Steve Donovan (Pam) p. 06 835 9956 c. 027 217 7730 stevedon@xtra co.nz Librarian Allan Twort (Helen) p. 06 845 0438 ah_ha@xtra.co.nz Club Custodian: Steve Donovan p. 06 835 9956 c. 027 217 7730 stevedon@xtra co.nz

March 2020

Club Room Hire: Ana Brock-Jest p. 06 835 1722 c. 021 022 75635 abrockjest@aol.com Cruise Ship Co-ordinator Beaded Wheels: Helen Ball (Peter) p. 06 8436979 jaxon.ball@gmail.com Mag Editor: Kay Elmsly p. 06 845 0577 c. 027 2866 480 ian.elmsly@xtra.co.nz Mag Printer: Liv Coleske p. 06 845 3276 themag.vcc@gmail.com Spares Manager: Brian Taylor (Margaret) p. 06 844 5982 c. 027 443 6009 Spare Crew: Geoff Johnson 06 879 9700 Ian Workman 06 844 7162 Allan Twort 06 845 0438 Peter Crocker 06 876 4485 Peter Ball 06 843 6979 Colin Sheriff 06 845 2572 John Durry 06 843 5798 Groundsman Trevor Charman (Lyn) p. 06 844 5140 c. 027 292 6068 trevlyncharm@actrix.co.nz

HB Branch Life Members Allan Harris life member Trevor Charman life member


Volume 99 // Number 03 // March 2020

CONTENTS HB Branch Contacts 4 Chairman’s Report 6 Club Captains Report 7 Maraekakaho Country Fair 8 Up & Coming Events 9 Art Deco 2020 Photos 10 Your Branch Photos 14 Wheels on Windsor 19 Wanted 20 Message to Club Members 21 Notice Board 22 Calendar of Events 24 Branch Events 25 For Sale 26

BRANCH DETAILS POSTAL: PO Box 3406, Napier 4142 Clubrooms: 67 Sandy Rd, Meeanee, Napier Phone: (06) 835 1483 email: hawkesbay@vcc.org.nz

www.hbvcc.org.nz

Club night 2nd Wednesday of month 7.30pm at Clubrooms supper provided. Clubrooms, library & Spares DEPARTMENT OPEN Tuesday morning 9-11am. Morning Tea available. 5


CHAIRMAN’S REPORT// By Ian Elmsly

Well, we can all breathe a sigh of relief, Art Deco has been and gone! So firstly, a massive thank you to those members who got in behind and lent a hand across all areas where help was needed. From long standing members to new additions it was great to see you all mucking in and this is what makes a club. So well done to you all. As our main fund raiser, it is important that we get Art Deco right and first and foremost provide enjoyment and satisfaction for participants. I think we managed this with a successful “Leap Year” dinner on the Thursday night, where we fed, watered and entertained over 100 people. Fridays Rally was very well attended with a relaxed start (very well staged I might add!) and a great venue at Puketapu for lunch. Saturday’s morning tea gathering pre the Parade went off without a hitch with the judging of people and cars completed on time (and impartially!), prizes presented before dispatching to assemble for the Parade. This proved the usual trials & tribulations and muttering about “traffic management” around town and then the main feature of the Parade kicked off and we all settled down to enjoy showing off our cars. The afternoon cars rides went well despite the well parked cars around the “track” (clearly some Vintage Car owners believe they are exempt from using the grey matter when parking and consider they are the only ones of importance!) but we survived and the gratitude and pleasure from passengers makes it all worthwhile -a smile at the end March 2020

of the ride tells it all!! Sunday’s breakfast proved a challenge with the un-tropical weather hitting us and the clubrooms overflowing as we tucked into a great breakfast while being entertained by the Bay City Stompers, keeping out of the wind. Exit here and guess what – back into town and more car rides. Closed cars were the popular choice for many and although numbers were down, they braved the cold wind and there were smiling faces at the end of each ride, and that’s what it is all about. So well done to all you willing (or pressganged) volunteers who make this popular event a success. I’m not going to list your names but rest assured you willingness is appreciated by the committee, and doesn’t go un-noticed. In the lead-up weeks before Art Deco it was pleasing to note that we had a total of nine new members, so a big welcome to you and we look forward to seeing you at the various events. Sadly during these weeks we also had two members pass on in Bruce Carrad and Peter Koorey and our condolences have been passed to their families. So with all this activity done & dusted, maybe a week’s rest will be good (I know I’m going to slow down for a few days) before we move onto March. Let’s hope the warm weather holds for us and we can get back out there with our cars and have fun.


CLUB CAPTAIN// By Esther Smith

Well Art Deco is done and dusted, the clothes are packed away for another year, by then we will be in our new house and will be able to find everything. This year it was a bit hit and miss, I realised part way through the parade that I didn’t have my gloves on, but at least I had more on than the young lady who referencing the statue of the Spirit of Napier was wearing little more than a coating of body paint.

provide helping with parking.and catering etc

Graham and I had the job of organising the Friday rally and what a great day it turned out to be, we had about 110 entrants over three different routes, a short, medium and a longer version which included some gravel road, which put some entrants off selecting that route as they didn’t want to have to wash their cars for the parade on Saturday. After taking the cars through Napier city, and out into the hills behind Bay View we ended up at the Bridgewater’s lake at Puketapu. The development of this lake and the surrounding plantings have been a labour for Roger and Diane Alexander over the past 40 years, we were certainly very grateful for their forethought as the shade and vista they provided was most welcome on a very hot day, entrants were more than happy to linger there were even a few who were spied having an afternoon siesta . Our visitors were as usual impressed at what Hawke’s Bay has to offer in the way of good motoring roads with little traffic.

Maraekakaho Country Fair: Saturday March 21st –This will be our March club run, we are off to the country, see elsewhere in the MAG for details.

We also can’t let the weekend pass without the mention of our sponsors Eurocity and Pest Control Specialists Ltd, also the admin. assistance that Fast Track Finance provides in compiling the rally entrants data and the amazing assistance that all the volunteers

On to other matters: Wheels on Windsor Sunday March 8th –The VCC haven’t attended this event as a club for some while, The plan is that the VCC Flag will be set up in a good spot and we will all meet there, so come along for a bit of tyre kicking and a chance to see a wide variety of cars, see elsewhere in the MAG for details.

April Club Night – Tony Roberts who has recently transferred to the HBVCC will be bringing along his McLaren M10A and will talk about the car and its racing history. COMING EVENTS: Upcoming events are: • Wednesday 4th March –Mid week run meet at the club rooms and Committee night • Sunday 8th March –Wheels on Windsor • Wednesday 11th March –Club Night • Saturday 21st March –Run to Maraekakaho Country Fair • Friday 27th March–Kitchen Night Looking forward to seeing you all out and about exercising those cars !!

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MARAEKAKAHO COUNTRY FAIR SATURDAY MARCH 21ST// PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS INSTEAD OF THE SUNDAY RUN.

Meet outside Rooster’s Brewery, 1470 Omahu Rd, Hastings. 9.30am ready for a 9.45 start. Bring a picnic or there is food and drink for sale at the market

March 2020


UP & COMING EVENTS// MID WEEK RUN Wednesday 4th March

CLUB RUN Saturday 21st March

ALWAYS 1st Wednesday of the Month.

YES YOU HAVE READ IT CORRECTLY IT IS A SATURDAY. DETAILS OF PLACE AND TIME TO MEET AND ARE ON PAGE 8.

• Where: Meet at HB Vintage Club Rooms • Time: 10.30am

WHEELS ON WINDSOR Sunday 8th March More details on page 19.

CLUB NIGHT Wednesday 11th March

KITCHEN NIGHT Friday 27th March Please contact Malcolm and Lesley Blair on 06 843 7664 or email malcolmblair52@gmail.com. If you are attending, no later than Tuesday 24th March.

Come along to the club night and enjoy a natter and a cuppa after the meeting. You may like to bring some byo drinks along.

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YOUR BRANCH PHOTOS// THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER//

» Best dressed couple

» Nicola the best dressed female with Lee-Anne

» All the Gentleman lined up for best dressed

» Don the best dressed male with Lee- Anne

» Visitors being entertained

» Visitors being entertained

March 2020


YOUR BRANCH PHOTOS// RALLY & SATURDAY MORNING//

» Puketapu Rally Destination at Roger & Diane Alexander’s property.

» Saturday morning tea

» Cars at the Club

» People’s choice award – Trevor Bills 1930 Cadillac V16 Phaeton

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YOUR BRANCH PHOTOS// prize for best dressed female was won by SATURDAY MORNING PRIZEGIVING// The Lou Mathieson but was not there for presentation.

» Sponsors choice- Phil Henley 1906 Model K runabout

» Best dressed family – Charman family

» Best Dressed Boy – Hunter

» Best dressed Girls – Sophie & Cloe

» Best dressed Male – Murray Ashby

» Art Deco Rally Award winners Rod & Carol Naylor - 1926 Dodge roadster

March 2020


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YOUR BRANCH PHOTOS// ART DECO 2020//

» Thursday Night leap year dinner

» Tom Andrews from Classics Museum Hamilton giving his talk on his Bugatti

» All the couples lining up for the Best Dressed

» Our entertainer’s Tessa-May. Kerry Unsworth, & Jeff Foley

» Cars Lined up for start of Friday’s Rally

» Finishing rally for a picnic at Puketapu

March 2020


» Enjoying the picnic surroundings

» Morning tea at the club rooms

» Morning tea at the club rooms

» Great display of Historical vehicle’s at the club

» Breakfast on Sunday morning served with a smile

» Lining up for breakfast 15


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March 2020


YOUR BRANCH PHOTOS// SATURDAY PARADE & SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST//

» Ready for breakfast

» Bay City Stompers entertaining the guests

» Looks yummy 17


WOW - HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED//

March 2020


Meet at the park, look out for the VCC Flag. 19


WANTED// WANTED BLACK TV CABINET, 350x700x430 with two glass doors. Phone Dave Roberton 843 5151 WANTED DODGE PARTS My son Alec’s 1925 has just wrecked a 20 inch steel disc rim, so we are desperately trying to locate at least one to get the vehicle back on the road. An extra 1 or 2 would be great so as to have a spare. Contact Simon O’Hara phone 06 370 8844 or cell 021 141 2332. WANTED RIMS 1928 Fast Four sedan, at least 2 x 19 inch split rims to fit onto the wooden spoke wheels. We would be keen to hear of any other spare Parts to suit the 1928 fast four and both 1924 and 1925 cars. Contact Simon O’Hara phone 06 370 8844 or cell 021 141 2332. WANTED AUSTIN CHAMP PARTS ph. Pete Judd 0274 483025. ANYONE WANTING LED LIGHTS LED V INCANDESCENT LIGHTS. Just fitted 6 volt parking lights, hard to tell the difference. Anyone after 6 volt lights including headlights give me a call. Bob Ackerley PH. 876 6968

If any of these ads are no longer required please contact “The Editor” Thank you.

CLUB SPARE PARTS CORNER// For any enquiries phone Brian Taylor on 027 4436009 or contact the Club’s Spares Dept. on Tuesday mornings between 9am & 11am on 06 835 1483. March 2020


MESSAGE TO MEMBERS//

Hawkes Bay Branch

Proudly presents the

Back to Basics Swap Meet Meeanee Speedway Pit area 67 Sandy Road, Meeanee 10th May 2020 

New and Used Automotive Parts

Automotive Memorabilia + Collectables

Models, Books + Brochures

Car Corral for the sale of cars—$20.00 at the Meeanee Speedway pits

Sellers to set up at 7am

Public Entry 8am—entry $10 per person

Site $20.00, includes one person

Any enquiries: Phone Steve Donovan on 027 217 7730 Or contact HBVCC at www.hbvcc.org.nz or 21


NOTICE BOARD// If you want to add any notices to the notice board please contact the Editor.

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THE ULTIMATE TIME TRIAL 2020 13 - 18 OCTOBER 2020

THE ULTIMATE TIME TRIAL 2020

Photo : Proshotz Photography – 1957 MGA

Outstanding opportunity to drive iconic North Island roads as a Time Trial This is not a race, but rather an exercise in precise driving and time keeping to maintain a set average speed through all closed tarmac stages, (similar to a regularity trial, but with the safety knowing that all participants 13 - 18ofOCTOBER 2020 havePhotography staggered start times, drive in the same direction, on the same road, with nothing coming towards them!) Photo : Proshotz – 1957 MGA Entry: “SuperOutstanding Early Bird” discount entry fee is available 16Island December 2019 VCCTrial members in VCC opportunity to drive iconic until North roads as afor Time eligible, road-legal carsrather (30+ an years old), with a VIC (Vehicle Identity and third-party insurance. This is not a race, but exercise in precise driving and timeCard), keeping to minimum maintain a set average speed (“Early discount entrystages, fee is also available to VCC members fromthe 17 safety December 2019 tothat 31 all January 2020). throughBird” all closed tarmac (similar to a regularity trial, but with of knowing participants special car modifications cage etc), are with required. have staggered start times,No drive in the same direction, (roll on the same road, nothing coming towards them!) Refer www.vcc.org.nz “Nationaluntil Events” for details. Entry: “Super Early Bird” discount entry fee is available 16 December 2019 for VCC members in VCC For (30+ moreyears information www.targa.nz “2020and Events” eligible, road-legal cars old), withcheck a VICout (Vehicle Identity Card), minimum third-party insurance. Rod rod.corbett88@gmail.com 02717 433 8772 (“Early Bird” discount entry feeCorbett is also available to VCC members from December 2019 to 31 January 2020). No special car modifications (roll cage etc), are required. Refer www.vcc.org.nz “National Events” for details. For more information check out www.targa.nz “2020 Events” Rod Corbett rod.corbett88@gmail.com 027 433 8772

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS// MARCH

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4 MID WEEK RUN COMMITTEE MEETING

1 MID WEEK RUN COMMITTEE MEETING

11 CLUB NIGHT

8 CLUB NIGHT

21 CLUB RUN (THIS IS CORRECT, IT’S A SATURDAY)

19 SUNDAY CLUB RUN

27 KITCHEN NIGHT

24 KITCHEN NIGHT

FUTURE EVENTS// 17-22 JANUARY 2021 VERO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORIC MOTORING

March 2020


HBVCC BRANCH EVENTS//

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FOR SALE// CLOTHING TAPE Mend your furs in time for Art Deco Festival 2020. $4 per metre. Phone Carolyn on 06 844 3323 or email carolyn@asian-seed.co.nz. FOR SALE 1952 Ford Perfect – Car is virtually complete and goes. Needs Restoration - $100.00 Phone Bruce 06 8444 408 FOR SALE Portable gramophone with a number of 78 records. This gramophone has been restored and is in excellent playable condition. A must for Gatsby Picnic, Art Deco, homestead run etc. $275 Mark Jenkinson 027 942 1146. FOR SALE 963 AUSTIN A40 farina Mk 2 Countryman with spares, mobile, partly dismantled in preparation for painting, as is, Rego on hold 1937 DODGE commercial Coupe, leather seat 230c, imotor, good reliable vehicle in good condition. 1982 TVR Tasmin 2.8l roadster, collectors model, first of modern wedge styling, built by old established british company, based on space frame, ford cologne v6 motor and ford components, holds VCC P80 classification. Phone Neville Wilson on 06 845 3333 to view. FOR SALE SINGER VOGUE SERIES 1 to 4. Grill bottom half in very good condition $50.00 Phone Colin on 06 878 5969 or bmck@xtra.co.nz FOR SALE ¾ DRIVE SOCKET SET SK ¾ inch drive socket set in excellent condition. Set includes 9 sockets from sizes 15/16 to 1 5/8 inch + 1 Tipco @ 1 11/16. 1 x elbow bar @ 450 mm 1 x universal joint drive 1 x extension @ 200 mm 1 x extension @ 400 mm. Original tool box. These are very good quality tools in excellent condition. There are some minor marks on the box. Phone Colin on 06 878 5969 or bmck@xtra.co.nz FOR SALE AUSTIN VANDEN PLAS 4 litre R new old stock oil filter cartridge $15.00. Phone Colin on 06 878 5969 or email bmck@xtra.co.nz. FOR SALE AUSTIN A30/A35 STEERING IDLER new old stock still in box. $50.00 +freight or pick up. Phone Colin on 06 878 5969 or bmck@xtra.co.nz. FOR SALE AUSTIN/MORRIS 1800 WHEEL TRIM. It has a few marks on it. $10.00. Phone Colin on 06 878 5969 or email bmck@xtra.co.nz. FOR SALE MODEL T PARTS including 1 partial vehicle with engine, 2 more engines, 5 transmissions, diffs,. front axles, body parts, 5 chassis, Ruckstell axle parts, plus heaps more. Would prefer to sell as bulk lot. Pete Judd 0274 483025. March 2020


Singer Vogue Series 1 to 4. Grill bottom half in very good condition $50.00 Phone Colin on 06 878 5969 or bmck@xtra. co.nz

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