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Magazine of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Otago Branch Inc.

March 2019

65th Dunedin - Brighton Run The Otago RoadRunner is the official newsletter of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Otago Branch Inc. Views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the Editor or the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Otago Branch Inc.

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VERO INSURANCE APPLICATIONS Please quote Otago “Agent No H0300145— Inspector No 916” LIBRARY ROSTER MARCH 1st Bill Veitch 8th Bruce Murray 15th Kevin Mason 22nd Moira Cunningham 29th Bryan McConachie MAY 3rd 10th 17th 24th 31st

Moira Cunningham Kevin Mason Bryan McConachie Bruce Murray Paddy Williams

Library open 8.00 - 9.30 Friday night APRIL 5th Paddy Williams 12th Bill Veitch 19th GOOD FRIDAY CLOSED 26th Bruce Murray

JUNE 7th

14th 21st 28th

Kevin Mason Bill Veitch Moira Cunningham Bryan McConachie


BRANCH EVENTS (listed in bold) MAR Fri 1st Sat 2nd Tues 19th Thurs 28th Fri 29 APR Fri 5th 12 -14th Thurs 25th Fri 26th MAY Fri 3rd

Sun 19th Thurs 30th Fri 31st JUNE Fri 7th Sun 16th Thurs 27th Fri 28th

Motorcycle Group Meeting Vintage/PV Rally 10th Best of British – Dunedin Sparkaholics 16th – Scenic Rally – West Coast th 17 – Swap Meet – Gore 8.00 am Contact Paul 03 2086862 Sun 24th Moped Rally – Central Otago Midweek Run Club Night - Speaker to talk about the railways Motorcycle Group Meeting 6th – Swapmeet – Winchester 13th Gerald Lynch Bloose Motorcycle Rally - Oamaru Otago Rally 9th – 21st National Easter Rally - Ashburton Anzac Day ? Last Thursday Run Club Night – Guest speaker tbc Motorcycle Group Meeting 4th - Swapmeet – Ashburton 6th -13th Vintage -Veteran Tour Restoration Rally Midweek Run Club Night - Quest speaker Motorcycle Group Meeting Branch AGM & Pot Luck Lunch Midweek Run Club Night – Guest speaker

VCC NATIONAL EVENTS 2019 March 23rd April 19-21st

October 18-20th

National Executive Meeting – Wellington National SI Easter Rally-Ashburton Branch 50th Anniversary Pennzoil Trophy: Entry forms are available at the clubrooms Veteran & Vintage Tour National AGM @ Executive Meeting – West Coast Greymouth National Veteran Rally – South Canterbury -Timaru

2020 October 16-18th

National Veteran Rally – Gore

2021 January 17 -22nd

International Rally -Taranaki area

6th-13th May August 16-17th


VINTAGE POST VINTAGE RALLY SATURDAY 2ND OF MARCH - Departing from the clubrooms at 1.15 pm sharp. Some people will need to be back in town on time to go to the Eagles concert! Please ensure you get your entries in to the organisers in before the event.


Tuesday 19th March at 10.30 am see page 12 MIDWEEK RUNS - The next run will be the Thursday 28th of March. Meet at clubrooms by 1pm. BYO afternoon tea. If weather not suitable for a picnic, we will go to a café.

Club Night—Friday 29 March 7.30—8.00 pm

Guest speaker for Club Night.... A manager, train driver, will talk on rail safety, freight and new plans for rail. 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 6

In the Driving Seat Last Sunday (17th) was the Lady Drivers Run organised by Ruth Edmunds. The afternoon consisted of a leisurely drive down the coast to Taieri Mouth, over the hill to Waihola and back to the Edmunds for a shared afternoon tea plus viewing of their museum and vehicles. It was a very pleasant afternoon which passed very quickly. My thanks to Ruth to agreeing to organise the run for us. The branch is helping out at the Best of British on the 10th March which this year is finishing at the Dunback Domain with the proceeds going to the local St John’s Ambulance. As in previous years we are looking after the gate at the entry to the domain and while I have a small group of volunteers I would always welcome more as this will allow others to take a break plus wander around the display. We will be meeting between 9am and 9:30am at the domain - food and drink will be available to buy however please feel free to bring your own. A couple of weeks ago Marion emailed out to branch members a draft VCC Constitution document which was forwarded to clubs from the National Management Committee. This document will be discussed at the National Executive meeting on the 24th March and I welcome any comments, alterations or additions that I can put forward on your behalf. If you could please have these to me by Thursday the 22nd March so I can collate them before leaving for Wellington on the 23rd. I have a copy of the document which I am happy to email to any members if required. Happy motoring Nicola

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LADIES RUN REPORT 2019 Sunday 17th of February saw the Winters, Partels, Wilkinsons, Edmunds, Martins, and Harrisons depart the clubrooms for a drive over Blackhead to Waldronville, over to Fairfield and up Saddleview Road. Driving along the top before descending down toward Brighton. From there to Taieri Mouth, and over the hills to Waihola. We eventually arrived at our destination on Tirohanga Road via Henley and Outram. Alistair Graham and Anisley meet us there, as they had an earlier function to attend. Our hosts were Ruth and Gil Edmunds, who also set the route. They welcomed us to their home where we shared a pleasant afternoon tea out on the patio, in balmy conditions, before being shown around their collections of Minis, various mopeds, and a Fiat Bambina that Gil is currently restoring. Ruth is setting up a museum with all kinds of interesting memorabilia ranging for motoring signs to a collection of tins. The various cow and milk related items were a real novelty. When we arrived there Ruth had a jar full of toy animals which we needed to guess how many were in it. Marjorie and George Martin gained first equal with Marion and Bryan McConachie. We both received a valentine's theme Chocolate Red Rose for our efforts. Thanks very much to Ruth and Gill for the effort you put into putting this run together. Those who did attend enjoyed the afternoon, and appreciated the opportunity of seeing what you both enjoy doing. Marion.


Ladies Run, 17 February


VIC Applications – When completing these forms please ensure that you have the most up to date form – Check the VCC website – as these continue to be updated as procedures change etc.

Other Branch Rally Entry Forms - as you will see there are a lot of events happening in and around our region in March. I have emailed details to all members who have email addresses. There are also a few copies in the clubrooms, please ensure you leave at least one copy there, so that others can copy them. Photocopier is available. NNB: Please if you are planning to enter a local event, and running late with entry forms, please contact the organizer by phone or email to let them know you are coming. They need to know numbers for printing the instructions, and catering purposes for some events.

Spare Parts Shed – Parts shed is usually open every Wednesday morning Friday evenings when the clubrooms are open. Reminder – see if you can effective recycle your parts before scrapping them. NO TYREs by request.

The nearest AED defibrillator to the clubrooms is on the outside wall of the 4 Square shop on corner of Bayview Road. Please make a point of familiarising yourself of its location – Never know when it might be needed. SOLD OR SELLING YOUR VIC’D VCC VEHICLE ENSURE YOU SEND VIC CARD ALONG WITH CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP DETAILS TO NATIONAL OFFICE – Remember this paperwork is the property of the National Club – this is their way of keeping records of Vehicle ownership etc.

MIDWEEK RUNS - The next run will be the Thursday 28th of March. Meet at clubrooms by 1pm. BYO afternoon tea. If weather not suitable for a picnic, we will go to a café. Vero Insurance Scheme - Just a reminder, the VCC Vero insurance scheme is set up for those with current VCC membership. If they have insurance cover under the VCC Scheme with Vero, current membership is a requirement. 10

Club Night - Guest Speakers - It has been suggested that we ask you our Branch Members to step forward and offer to give a short presentation of a subject of interest to you. It may be your vehicle and its history, your past or present job, any travel, or visits to places of interest that might be of interest to your fellow members. Go on many of you will have some really interesting stories to tell. ENQUIRY RE – Hupmobile ownership I have just been researching my house and have found that the original owner Annie Blakeley (nee Lees) owned a hupmobile which was sold approximately February 2018. Enquirer was wondering if there was any way to track the ownership of the car and find out if it is in fact still in existence? She would appreciate any leads or information you could offer. Please email branch secretary with any leads on this one Thanks. Marion McConachie

OTAGO RALLY 13-14TH APRIL 2019 MARSHALLS REQUIRED The Otago Rally will be held on the weekend of 13-14 April. The organisers have asked if our branch would be prepared to provide marshalls for one or two stages on Saturday 13th April. In particular... SS 5 McIntosh Road (same stage as last year). Onsite from 10.00am to 3.00pm approx. Minimum of 4 needed (ideally 6). If there were more people available they could definitely use them. Please contact a committee member or your branch secretary asap possible if you would like to help with this event.


NATIONAL SOUTH ISLAND EASTER RALLY PENNZOIL TROPHY NEED A TEAM FROM OTAGO BRANCH TO ENTER THIS The rally is happening at Easter in Ashburton. There are a number of members going from Otago Branch. As with other Easter Rallies our branch enters a team for the Pennzoil Trophy – this is for Interbranch Competition. Each branch enters a team of four vehicles each of a different category class (i.e. Veteran, Vintage, PWV, P60, P80)

Please let me know if you are attending the Rally and if you will be interested in participating in this competition. We won’t know what this involves until we get there.

Best of British on the 10th of March: 4-6 marshals required at the lunch stop. Please contact our Branch Chairperson if you are able to help.

GORE SWAP MEET - 17TH MARCH 8.00 am start Contact Paul: 03 2086862

March Sparkaholics on the Taieri Tuesday 19th March at 10.30 am Turn into Hazlett Road from Dukes Road at the big green equestrian building. Meet at the modern black building on the right just 60 metres from the corner. We can get numbers for lunch at Nellies and advise them on the day. Bill Veitch. Phone: 489 1626


The 2021 Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring We would like announce that our website is now live. We would like to invite all our members and off-shore friends to go to the site and register your interest in attending the VCC's showcase event. This will assist us with projected numbers and the type of vehicles we will need to cater for. We would also like to introduce our official accommodation suppliers for the Festival, the Plymouth International Hotel and the Auto Lodge Motor Inn. Both are offering special discounted rates for Festival entrants and offer a full range of accommodation from self-contained motel type units to luxury suites. You can follow the link from the Sponsors section of our website to contact them. When booking, please ensure you mention that you are attending the Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring at the time of booking. Don't forget we also have a Facebook page, Vero International Festival of Motoring 2021 Like our page and keep an eye out for future updates. If you or any of your members have any questions about the Festival, please contact me at, or feel free to ring me on 021 662 441.

Tony Haycock, Festival Director


Results for 2019 65TH Dunedin-Brighton Run Class 1: Vehicles less than 4 Cylinders 1st Wayne & Denyse Henderson 1906 Cadillac Model M 2nd Rob & Diane Ross 1907 Cadillac Model K 3rd Ryan Boult (Philip Boult) 1913 Alldays and Onions Class 2: Vehicles - 4 cylinders or more– under 20hp 1st Ryan Dewes (S. Kidd) 1914 Talbot 2nd = David Oakley 1914 Rover 2nd = Colin and Joan Pearce 1914 Sunbeam Class 3: Vehicles 4 cylinders or more over 20hp 1st Paul Herron 1911 Ford Model T 2nd Nevin Gough 1914 Buick 3rd Glen McConachie (T Devereux) 1917 Dodge Class 4: Motorcycles without gears or variable transmission 1st Russell Dale 1911 King Dick 2nd Andrew Roxburgh 1910 Triumph 3rd Graham Boyd (Colin Pearce) 1911 Indian Class 5: Motorcycles with a gearbox or variable transmission 1st Casey Lyons 1912 Humber 2nd John Martin 1913 Royal Enfield 3rd Percy Ralston 1915 Douglas W.D. READ CUP - Field Tests for cars 1st Wayne Nicol 1908 Cadillac 2nd Rob Ross 1907 Cadillac 3rd Gavin Hunt 1903 Darracq TAIERI MOTORCYCLES CUP - Field Tests for motorcycles 1st Russell Dale 1911 King Dick 2nd Percy Ralston 1915 Douglas 3rd Casey Lyons 1912 Humber DCC FESTIVAL CUP - Best Overall Performance (cars) 1st Wayne & Denyse Henderson 1906 Cadillac Model M 2nd Paul Herron 1911 Ford Model T 3rd Rob & Diane Ross 1907 Cadillac Model K ALLAN CRICHTON CUP - Best Overall Performance (Motorcycle) 1st Casey Lyons 1912 Humber DCC FESTIVAL TROPHY - Best Dressed to Era of Vehicle 1st Earnest George and Family 1916 Overland 2nd Wayne & Sharyn Nicol 1908 Cadillac 3rd Jenifer Gough 1914 Buick W.D. READ TROPHY - Entrant’s Choice AA CHALLENGE CUP - Concours d' Elegance (cars) 1st Bob & Andree Hayes 1909 Ranault 2nd S. Kidd 1914 Talbot 3rd Rob & Diane Ross 1907 Cadillac Model K MCIVER & VEITCH TROPHY - Concours Motorcycles Russell Dale 1911 King Dick


65th DunedinBrighton Run

Winters in the Wolseley

Mayor Dave Cull Opening Speech


65th DunedinBrighton Run

Kevin Mason giving instructions

Veterans at Carey's Bay

Locomobile at Carey's Bay Sunday after Brighton Run



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