South Canterbury VCC - August 2021

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Replica Timaru’s First Car Built by C. W. Wood

August 2021

NOGGIN ANDNATTER First Thursday of the


2021 - 2022 Year

8th July: TBA July

Mid-week run Garage raid (organised by Waimate)

5 th August 12th August 29th August

Quiz night (South Canterbury hosting) Mid-week run Daffodil run (Cancer Run)

5th September 19th September

Opening Run (South Canterbury hosting) Continental run

23/24/25 October

Mt Cook Annual Rally

5/6/7 November 13/14 November 21st November 27th November

Safari weekend All American weekend Vintage / Veteran / Commercial run Xmas Party

NEW YEAR 2022 1st January 30th January

New Year’s Day Fairlie Ladies run

5/6/7 February 20th February 26th February

Away weekend Chairman’s run Open day

6th March 13th March

Motor bike rally Mid Island

2nd April

Swap meet

8th May 22May

“P” Classes Rally End of season run

5th June 25th June

All British Night trial

COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR 2021—2022 Branch Correspondence to PO Box 623, Timaru 7940 Phone: 03 6885234 Chairperson Secretary Treasurer Club Captains Newsletter Editor

Ashley Milliken (Evelyn) Pauline Young (Wayne) Nola Day (Alistair) Gavin and Michelle Munro To be filled Email: Clubrooms Convenor Krystal Munro Parts Manger Clive Merry Librarian Barry Barnes (Carla) IT Officer Shannon Stevenson Committee John Lester Ross Parker Colin Hawke

SWAPMEET COMMITTEE Chairman Treasurer Site Convenor Grounds Convenor Committee

Colin Johnson (Trish) Nola Day (Alistair) Michelle Munro (Gavin) Barry Smith Gavin Munro (Michelle) Alan Patrick Lex Westoby Sandy McMillan Krystal Munro

Identification and Certificate Processing Alistair Day 6886108

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Penrite Oils Just to let you all know that I am still able to supply you with Penrite Oils for your Vintage Vehicles. Engine and Gear Box oils, also Steering Box grease. Phone Alistair Day 688 6108 ————————————————The Swap Meet Committee has a speaker system for hire. Enquiries to Michelle Munro 03 686 4824 or email


COMING EVENTS NOGGIN & NATTER, Thursday, August 5th 7-30pm at Clubrooms, Redruth St, Timaru Kitchen Duty, Gavin And Michelle Munro Bar Duty,

Daffodil Deliveries August 23rd It's that time of year again.I need your assistance as per usual to help deliver daffodils around the streets of Timaru.Not essential to bring a vintage or classic car but bring one if you want to .Delivery day is Monday the 23rd of August in the afternoon. Best to have a driver and runner Please give me a call on 615 9066 . John Foster

Quiz Night with Ashburton Thursday 19 th August at Ashburton Clubrooms 7.30pm

Get your team organised now.

Deadline for Tricar is 20th August Cover photo—— July Mid week run

New Address



South Canterbury VCC Chairman’s Report August 2021 Hi fellow members

July has been a fairly quiet month with in the club. In preparation for the next stage of the clubrooms re roofing job, Alistair Day has organised the painting of the new internal ceiling panels in Alan Geary’s shed. A big thanks to Alan for the use of his shed. AND the team of painters. When the job is completed there will be a number of 9mm ply off cuts painted white on one side that members are welcome to .These will measure 300x2400x 9mm thick. Contact Alistair or myself. Members attended the funeral of Warren Cox on July 15th with some cars on display. I spoke on behalf of the club. Warren served as branch secretary for 7 years and also was part of the Wednesday crew being chief mower of lawns up to the time of his illness. A sympathy card was sent to his family on behalf of the club. Club secretary Pauline Young is the grandmother of twin boys , Congratulations to Pauline, Wayne & family. A good number of members attended the Garage raid run by the Waimate Branch on Saturday July 24th. On a personal note , the Mini project is progressing well, doors on ,windows fitted, door cards fitted, dash cards installed (with great difficulty) carpets next. Brakes & clutch cylinders bled & working, engine running. Looking smart. The “Buick Bugle” literary award was a complete surprise, just turned up on the courier on Tuesday. I’m planning to drive the Buick up to Christchurch for The VCCNZ 75th AGM in August. Nola and Alistair are planning to take the 39 Chev up to the meeting. A lot happening in August with mid week run, Daffodil deliveries ,the Daffodil rally, & quiz night with Ashburton. Noggin & Natter, I plan to show a couple of video clips, one from the 2018 Devon WW1 steam convoy & some of a 2020 damaged Tesla Model X rebuild.

Situation’s Vacant !! Tri car editor. & Vice Chairman.

How well known the slogan was outside the United States is a matter of conjecture, but this advertisement from the Autocar of May 14 1910 indicates either ”Imitation as the sincerest form of flattery” by Delaunay – Belleville agents,.The Burlington Carriage Co Ltd, or complete ignorance that this slogan was already in extensive use on the other side of the Atlantic! Barry Barnes


Ask The Man Who Owns One!

In 1902 James Ward Packard coined the phrase in relation to the products of his fledgling Packard company and it soon came to be used in nearly all of their advertising until the time of the marques demise as part of the Studebaker Packard Corporation with Studebaker production itself lasting only a few more years before the last ones were produced in Canada in 1966. As such it must have been one of the most successful and long lasting slogans used by the motor industry with a life span getting close to 60 years. In the early days the phrase was not always used as this 1908 advert from the Saturday Evening Post will show. By 1916, however the use of the slogan was much more ubiquitous as the next advertisement also from the Saturday Evening Post confirms.

Entries close August 30th P.O Box 1091 Dunedin Email


The Night Trial


Headed on a few left and right turns through Parkside looking for letterboxes, it was out into Fairview and Beaconsfield, and up into Taiko along the zig-zag and down the rolling hill country towards the back of Pleasant Point. Headed west to Sutherlands and Cave, it was a trip up over the hill into Cannington and onto Back Line Road, a few of us looking out in the

Scenic 'back block' country in day time, it was a different experience at night, the only evidence of civilisation being the distant plumes of smoke from chimneys of houses several kilometres away from one another. Through a few bush clad gullies, and over a few hills was Maungati, the route taking us past the Elworthy tranquility walk, before Holme Station and our clubrooms at Redruth – tea, coffee and biscuits going down a treat.

Thanks to the Munro's for an interesting run..

Shannon Stevenson

Alistair Day had organised a team of blokes to get all the painting done for the relining of the next part of our clubrooms, getting ready for when the builder receives all the ordered iron and replacement windows for the roof. A sincere thanks to all those who so willingly have given their time for this mammoth job . It involved applying two undercoats and one top coat. So many hours involved . A huge thankyou to Alan Geary for the use of his shed and his heater so that the painting could be undertaken in our winter weather. Many hand make like work, and it has certainly proved to be correct with this undertaking. Once again, many thanks Alistair Day —Coordinator.

Ashley’s Vauxhall with Tony McGillens A70 on the night Trial


2022 Weekend Away Painting Team in Action

5/6/7/8/ February Dunedin

The 10th Weekend Away is being planned for Dunedin and will see us start on Saturday from the Clubrooms and wend our way to the Edinburgh of the South. It is proposed to have a meal out on Saturday night (recommendations welcome) then do some visits and a tour around on Sunday with the usual communal meal at our accommodation that evening with another day for looking around on the Monday before leaving for home on the Tuesday morning. Suggestions for visits, eg Settlers Museum, Otago Museum Butterfly House, Olveston, welcome too. As usual, no entry fee unless a proposed activity requires that. Instructions provided before-hand. Club eligible vehicles welcomed but not essential. Nothing is mandatory just a relaxed weekend. Once again I would hope to see some new faces among the regulars. Prospective participants are invited to register their interest by email. or ring Barry Barnes 6885105.

From left, Barry Crossman, Rodger Bard ( back to camera) Wayne Young, Barry Smith

Tidy New Shed in Waimate

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Bereavements The Club extends its sympathy to the families of past secretary Warren Cox who passed away on July 7th and Leigh & Dave Roddick whose fathe Bert Patterson who passed away on July 18th. Also that of Dick Edwards on July 26th at Elloughton Gardens after suffering a major stroke two and a half years ago.

SCVCC Website Updates

To access other club newsletters go to scroll to News from our Branches as hard copy newsletters are not mailed out now.

Members Attending the night trial

Dick will be remembered in his role of Parts Manager and starting the process of reorganising the parts shed which has continued to date Dick participated in lots of events in the Red Triumph 2000, White S Type Jag & the A95 Our Sympathy goes out to his family A private cremation has been held.

THE 2021 FOUNDERS PRINCE HENRY TOUR CROMWELL-RANFURLY-CROMWELL 1 – 3 NOVEMBER 2021 Thank you for considering entering this VCC event. We look forward to your company during this three-day tour of relaxed veteran motoring following the National Veteran Rally. It is being organised by Nevin Gough and Kelly Findlay. Accommodation and lunches during the tour will be the responsibility of the entrant. Evening meals will be at the Ranfurly Hotel while in Ranfurly. No booking has been made just show up and order off the menus. There will be a backup vehicle with trailer following the tour. Monday November 1st: Meet at The Gate at 10am to receive instructions and briefing. We will stay the night in Ranfurly. Tuesday November 2nd: Meet at the Ranfurly Hotel at 9am. We have the use of the Breakfast Room, inside the main doors to the right, all morning briefings will be in there. We stay in Ranfurly again tonight. Wednesday November 3rd: Tour departs from Ranfurly, and returns to Cromwell in the afternoon. Meal and Prize giving will be at 6.00pm at The Gate. Payment for all meals will be direct to the venues at the time. Please book your own accommodation in Ranfurly as soon as possible. Accommodation at the Ranfurly Hotel is limited with a few ensuite rooms, if booking here please mention that you are part of the Prince Henry Tour as they have blocked off all rooms for that week for a month to allow our tour to get in first. Other accommodation is available at Ranfurly Holiday Park, Ranfurly Motels or Hawkdun Lodge.

NB: There will be some gravel roads this year

Contact Nevin Gough 021 1150312 Email

Garage Raid to Waimate July 7th


A good number of South Canterbury members attended the “Raid” After gathering for a coffee we visited 3 sheds in the morning ,back to the clubrooms for a “pea, pie pud” lunch & 2 in the afternoon. The first shed had mainly Massey Ferguson Tractors ,Plus a full size Everglades Style Air Boat powered by a huge Chev 454 cu in big block engine. Very impressive. Shed 2 saw a collection of English Fords including Mk1 Consul & Zephr Mk2 Consul, several Escorts Shed 3 was a immaculate new build shed with a 2 pole hoist and full collection of “gear” “I’m envious” .A Morris 1000 body needing lots of new repair panels ,was on a rotisserie . A lot of work ahead. Also on the property was a oil re refining machine. After lunch we moved on to shed 4 of Peter’s Another good size new build shed ,large enough to fit 8 cars ,But it was all motor cycles. Quite a number of Triumphs , a beautifully restored 1914 New Hudson, a Partly restored BSA V twin a Lovely 1929 Norton. Plus others. On to shed 5, Murray Dempster’s where we viewed a militaria collection of vehicles and firearms including rifles ,Bren guns ,tommy guns, communica-



Assembled Garage Raiders Being addressed by Club Captain Peter at start

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1914 New Hudson



A bit close to home perhaps, Contact the Parts Shed & they may be able to assist.

Nice Chev “Puddle Jumper” with transfer case out at Murray Dempster’s

This month the club has been given a collection of Chev and Model A parts courtesy of member Max Rose and a Wolseley 1100 project from member Sid Lockhart which has been sold to one of the parts shed regulars. Nelson Bowden also brought in an assortment of his spares. On behalf of all members I thank these folk for allowing the club to benefit from their kind donations. We still have the 87 Corona available to purchase. Interest is picking up for the new motoring season with recent Wednesday morning visitor numbers higher than in the last couple of months. Remember we are here to help with your needs from 9 to 12 on Wednesday mornings and we remind you to bring a sample of what you are seeking if at all possible. Kind regards Clive Merry Parts Manager Scvcc Just some of the rifle collection at Murray Dempsters


Garage interior circa 1912. Courtesy SC Museum


This week has seen the demolition of the old Army Hall in Barnard St Originally built as the Olympia Hall opened April 23rd 1910. In November 1911 Webber & Smily shifted their garage from Cains Terrace to the two storied building to the left of Photo.By 1915 the garage was empty .In 1919 Mr F Baker took over the garage & also the Olympia Hall with the arched doors made as wide as possible to accommodate cars. In 1922 the premises were taken over by Cecil W Wood .As the invoice copy from 1924 The is a photo somewhere of the hall crammed with Model T Fords. There were still events held in the building .1928 Ben Watson held the lease and by 1940 it had become Watson-Hervey Motors. 1934 saw the construction of an indoor bowling green on the 2nd floor of the workshop building. The NZ Govt purchased the building in 1944 for use as a drill hall. After the Army moved out the building was used as a religious centre and purchased by the TDC. Alan Dunn & Grant Keeley pose with their Model T’s out side the buildings.

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