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The Veteran & Vintage tour around the West Coast May 2019



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

June 2019

NOGGIN ANDNATTER First Thursday of the Month


JULY 12TH July 21st

Thursday Saturday

Mid Week Run 50 yr Badge Presentation

August 4th August 9th August 16th August 26th

Saturday Thursday Thursday Sunday

Garage Raid —Timaru Mid Week Run Quiz Night with Ashburton @ Ash Cancer Society Run

September 9th September 30th

Sunday Sunday

Opening Run with Ashburton @Ash Continental Vehicle Day

October 20/21/22

Sat/Sun/Mon Mount Cook Rally

November 10/11 November 17/18 November 25th

Sat/Sun Sat/Sun Sunday

Safari weekend All American Weekend Vet/Vin/Comm Rally



Christmas Dinner



January 1st January 13th January 19th

Tuesday Sunday Saturday

February 2/3/4th February 24th

Sat/Sun /Mon Weekend Away Sunday Chairman’s Rally

March 3rd March 10th

Sunday Sunday

Motorcycle Rally Mid Island Rally

April 6th April 11th

Saturday Thursday

Swap Meet Mid Week Run

Fairlie New Years Day Parade Ladies Rally Open day

April 19/20/21


Easter Rally – Ashburton

May 9th May 19th May 26th

Thursday Sunday Sunday

June 2nd June 6th June 13th June 22nd

Sunday -Queens Bthday All British Run Thursday Branch AGM Thursday Mid Week Run Saturday Night trial

Mid Week Run PV/PWV/P60/P80 Rally Restoration Run


Branch Correspondence to PO Box 623, Timaru 7940

Phone: 03 6885234 Chairman: Secretary: (Evenings) Treasurer: Club Captain: Newsletter Ed:

Ashley Milliken (Evelyn) Miles Winter (Cia)

686 0834 021 344883

Nola Day (Alistair)

688 6108

Shona and Bill Weir 6886750 Email: C/R Convenor: Alistair Day (Nola) 688 6108 Parts Manager: Clive Merry 0274 409 384 Librarian: Barry Barnes (Carla) 688 5105 IT Officer: Shannon Stevenson 686 3263 Committee: Neil Manchester 688 2112 John Campbell (Janet) 6860282 SWAPMEET COMMITTEE Chairman: Colin Johnstone (Trish) 03 693 9093 Treasurer: Nola Day (Alistair) 6886108 Site Convenor: Michelle Munro (Gavin) 686 4824 Grounds Convenor: Barry Smith 684 7405 Committee: Gavin Munro (Michelle) 686 4824 Alan Patrick 615 8803 Lex Westoby 03 612 6556 Allan Geary 021 062 2132 For Identification Certificate Processing – Alistair Day 688 6108 Warren Cox 688 8758

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 ———————————————— Garage Raid 2019 North Otago VCC. Waimate VCC. South Canterbury VCC. Ashburton VCC.

Hi all The Ashburton Branch are holding the Garage Raid on the Saturday 10th August 2019 starting with a cupper from 9.00am at the Club Rooms on Maronan Road and leaving at 10am, The cost will be $5.00 per head for Pea Pie Pud as normal , we look forward to seeing you all on the day. Please put this in your newsletter Thanks a lot Trevor Begg Chairman Ashburton Branch —————————————————-

Deadline for Tricar is 18th June New Address



Annual General Meeting Thursday,6th June 2019 7-30pm at Clubrooms, Redruth St, Timaru AGM Agenda ALL WELCOME ————————————ALL BRITISH RUN. Sunday 2nd June. Meet at Caroline Bay north end car park. Car Show 9am to 10-30 Entry $15.00 per vehicle More info elsewhere in the TriCar. ———————————-


——————————————NIGHT TRIAL 22nd June

Meet at clubrooms 5-30 with your Tea and cars leave 6-30pm Can we PLEASE have a volunteer to organise a run. Contact Ashleigh 6860834 Supper to follow

—————————————— GARAGE RAID 2019 Sat 10th August

The Ashburton Branch are holding the Garage Raid on Saturday 10th August 2019 starting with a cupper from 9am at the Club Rooms on Moronan Road and leaving at 10am The cost - $5.00 per head for Pea Pie Pud as normal. We look forward to seeing you all on the day. Trevor Begg, Chairman Ashburton Branch ————————————————-

CANCER SOCIETY RUN - 25th August Sunday Entry Fee, $20.00 per vehicle includes entry to venue ————————————————


Some of the entrants and their cars at the Blue Cliffs lunch stop on the PV Rally


THURSDAY 09/ 05/194

On a cool overcast afternoon 19 cars left the Clubrooms for the run. Travelling via Beaconsfield,Rockdale and Fairview Rds. we turn left onto Otipua Rd. to continue up to the roundabout taking us to Morgans Rd. Pages Rd. and down Kellands hill. Along Cartwrights Rd. to turn left onto the Pleasant Point Highway, turning left again at Levels Plain rd. taking us past the Timaru Airport and through to Arowhenua Rd. Turning right here to the Main Highway then left to Temuka where we drive via Domain Ave. and Milford Clandeboye Rd. as far as the Clandeboye Factory turning onto Rolleston Rd.( Has’nt this place grown) This takes us up to the next “T” turning left then right onto Badham Rd. then left onto Rangitata Island Rd. Left into Old Main South Rd. and then shingle for the next 2.5 km turning onto Farm Rd. then Factory Rd. and back to Temuka.( for those not wishing to go on the shingle rd. there was an alternative route via State highway 1) At Temuka we proceeded to the Domain to park in car parking area near Toilets. The weather had dropped its bundle well and truly by this time so it was grab the afternoon tea etc. and make for the Public Stand to where it was dry. Not much happening out on the pitch but we had our own entertainment up in the stand with a certain couple lighting up their gas stove to boil the billy for their cuppa with others giving them the required space to do so. Flasks and cups put away it was time to head for home to light our own fires. Another great attendance given the weather, and good to see yet another two new faces on the run. Alan and Bev White in their MG. with the top down!! No mishaps on the run that I am aware of with the exception of my ’59 suffering a stone through the right hand headlight somewhere on the day. Many thanks to Roger and Barbara Baird for the run and as always, am looking forward to the next one. Barry Smith.


ALL BRITISH RUN June 2nd , Sunday Where – Timaru North end car park, Caroline Bay Entry Fee $15 Per car When – Sunday 2 June Car show from 9am to 10.30 Then a run to the lunch Stop. Food available . Coffee cart should be there as well More info Phone Neil 0272011942

Notes from the Library

by Barry B


It’s been quiet in the Library this month which has allowed me to do some research related to the 1st National Veteran Rally in 1975. I had hoped to find a list of entries but not so far with any success. Branch Chairman of the day Dereck Brownie has loaned me copies of the entry form and an additional information sheet and a full report appeared in the Newsletter which has been helpful. If any reader has a copy of a programme or entry list I would still like to get a look at it and copy it. I was a participant myself and while many of the others are no longer around there are still a good number of us still going, so I am still hoping. I had cause recently to look up something in the excellent book “The Veteran Years of New Zealand Motoring “ by Pam MacLean and Brian Joyce. I had forgotten just how comprehensively it covers early motoring inn New Zealand including coverage of Cecil Wood who manufactured several vehicles in Timaru including a motorcycle a tricar and a 4 wheeler. Our Club Tricar is a replica of Cecil Wood’s three wheeler. If any member wants to get a feel for what bit was like to drive a car in New Zealand 100 plus years ago take a look at this. There are great old photos and a mine of information recorded therein. It would be great reading for some of our younger members and who knows perhaps an inspiration to restore a veteran. I was riding and driving veteran bikes and cars as a teenager and I don’t doubt our current youngsters could do so equally as well. And there are a few projects still out there. ————————————————-

John Campbell proudly showing off the Dodge Coupe of Bruce Selby’s which won the Sth American rally recently. John set the vehicle up for the event. John and Janet motored it on our PV Rally



SCVCC Chairman’s Report for June 2019


Hi all, Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun, I naively thought retirement was going to be more leisurely, some chance, during the past month I have been assisting Carleen Thomson find homes for some of David’s car collection, Thanks Clive Merry for your logistical support. Been on The Veteran/Vintage tour around the Haast to Hamner & home. More elsewhere in the Tricar, wallpapered 2 large bedrooms for a friend,and its only May 20th at time of writing this. The flood light at the rear of the clubroom has been replaced, thank you Barry Yates and Barry Smith for hooking it up . I’m sorry if the manner of accessing it seemed a bit precarious to observers but it was perfectly safe. From a former life I hold an Advanced Trade Certificate in Painting & Decorating and have had years of experience with ladders.

WE NEED YOU , that is members who are prepared to serve on the various committees ,PLEASE don’t be shy in putting your name forward, contact me for details.

See you at the AGM Ashley


NEW MEMBERS Dean and Shelley McLean Timaru Trevor Edmonston Fairlie Welcome to our club. Hope to see you on our Rallies

Whilst in Hokitika I managed a brief visit to a gentleman who is restoring a 1925 Std 6 Buick. The Sunday saw everyone head to Hamner via The Blackball Hilton, in pouring rain. The “Host” at Blackball was less than welcoming as she was getting ready for the Mothers Day Brunch, But we did manage a coffee. On to Reefton for an early lunch where the rain stopped. An uneventful trip onto Hamner and the Top10. A good meal at the Five Stags just down the road where a “This is your life” presentation was made to Rob Ross who turned 80 during the week. Rain overnight but woke to a fine morning & we headed home via Ohoka & Rolleston arriving at 3.30 pm There were some nice cars on the trip including a rare 1924 Velie from Auckland The Buick went well , needed no oil ,just lots of petrol ,travelled from Greymouth to Amberly on ¾ of a tank. Averaged about 14mpg for the Trip. South Canterbury Branch Participants were, Michelle & Gavin Munro, Nola & Alistair Day with Eric Robins, Janet & John Campbell , Gavin Ladbrook ,Evelyn & I. A good trip, the longest we have ever taken in the Buick Many thanks to Dianne & Rob Ross for their great organization & planning. Ashley Milliken.


The Veteran & Vintage tour around the West Coast May 2019

This excellent event was organized by Diane & Rob Ross of Ashburton. ( It started in Ashburton on Monday May 6th We Joined it on the Tuesday) and toured towards Timaru stopping at Gavin Ladbrook’s for lunch overnighting in Waimate. On to Cromwell via the Dansey’s for most. A two night stop in Cromwell with a meal at the Victoria Arms Hotel on night one with a visit to the Cromwell branch on the Wednesday evening. Thursday saw every one head to Haast in overcast/foggy conditions but only traces of rain. (It waited to that evening) An excellent meal at the Hard Antler, with John Campbell producing The “Pipes” had some of the staff doing the Highland Fling plus one young lady staff member borrowed the pipes and much to the surprise of her fellow staff members, expertly played a couple of numbers despite claiming she hadn’t played them for 3 years. A great Night The first breakdown occurred at Haast with the 1912 Renault running a big end. Fortunately Ashley Bell was able to borrow a car to get him& his wife to Christchurch. The Trip up to Hokitika went well with a fine day & great scenery. Gavin Ladbrook got a replacement generator fitted by Walter Giles at Whataroa. The Friday Night meal in Hokitika was excellent. In the Oceanview Room of the Beach Front Hotel, a nice modern facility. Saturday morning was free time with an escorted tour to The Hokitika Gorge on Saturday afternoon with a photo stop at the Memorial at Kowhitirangi ,to the seven men killed by the rogue gunman, Stanley Graham on 8/9th October 1941. Luckily we managed to avoid the showers when out of the cars Then on to The Westland Industrial Heritage Museum near the airport, where we saw a collection of large stationery engines ,some of which were started for us, plus a good fire engine collection & lots of other vehicles & stuff, well worth a visit. Whilst in Hokitika I managed a brief visit to a gentleman who is restoring a 1925 Std 6 Buick.



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. May Website Updates - Mazda Capella sale notice placed up for Parts Shed, removed upon being sold. Placing the notice onto Facebook Marketplace generated interest from outside the SCVCC. - All British Day information given prominence on front page. - May 2019 newsletter placed up - Ron Cooper Humber 80 article link placed up - Further members vehicles added to gallery - Behind the scenes Wordpress updates Upcoming - More stories of various runs, online version of newsletter, information about upcoming events, members vehicles in gallery Stories and photos from members are ENCOURAGED and can be sent through to

Library Annual Report June 2019


The 2018/19 year has been another steady one for the Library with 120 items donated and processed during the year. Donations came from several sources but major donations came from Ashley Southgate and Grant Stewart and these items are shelved in separate collections. All donors are gratefully acknowledged. Duplicated magazines have been progressively left out for members to remove and are steadily disappearing. Borrowing has been steady with items being taken out and brought back each Club Night. A thank you to borrowers who have been returning items regularly without need for prompting. Items for placement in the display cases continue to trickle in and there is not much room left. The work on identifying and cataloguing the colour slides in the Library and converting them to computer images has been completed during the year. I thank members for their support. Barry Barnes —————————————-

SWAPMEET CHAIRMANS REPORT Overall the Swapmeet was a great success although the numbers through the gate was slightly down. This reduction in public numbers I think was due to the fact that there were other large events on around the region. The number of sites sold this year was well up compared to other years with only about 18 sites not sold prior to opening. A very pleasing trend. The setting up and running costs are continuing to rise which will need to be carefully monitored, these being Grounds hire, Advertising and Materials etc. The public parking this year was a vast improvement and done very professionly by the Winchester School. I would like to thank all those business and members who sponsored, loaned or supplied equipment for the Swapmeet. It was very pleasing and a big thanks to all the members who attended the working bees from Monday evening through to the final cleanup on Sunday, and also the members that did gate duty and other jobs on the day. Finally I would like to sincerely thank my hard working committee members for the many hours they dedicated to the success of the swapmeet which greatly benefits out branch and members. Colin Johnstone -- Chairman

Club Room Convenors Report.


Hi Everyone. Just to say that things have been shaping up well with the bar. We are continuing to get a regular income form the Club Room Hires, but unfortunately one group is no longer using our rooms, but we still have regular individual hires. We have a regular cleaner who we feel is doing a great job. Her hours were increased so as to cover extra things that we wanted done to keep our club rooms up to the required standard. I am more than happy with the way things are running, but we still have the problem of Kitchen Duty and Bar Person relief. Without our kitchen duty helpers, we can no longer run the bar, as it is part of our bar Licence that we supply food on the nights that we have our bar open. Please offer and put your hand up and your name forward to the Club Room Convenor for any month you can assist. Everything is supplied. All that the kitchen duty people (and I suggest 2) are required to do are set out the cups, heat savouries if we are having them that night, place food on plates, serve tea and coffees and tidy up afterwards. Not too big a job at all. IF everyone put their name in, you would only get a chance to do it about every three years. NOT A LOT TO ASK from club members surely. If names aren’t forthcoming then a roster will be set up and your name will be in the TriCar, and if you can’t do it that night it will be up to you to find a replacement. I thank all those who have helped during the past year, and some of these helpers have filled in at short notice., so special thanks to you. Financially we are holding our own, and with your continued support I hope it remains that way. Alistair Day, Club Room Convenor.



PV/PWV/P60/P80 Results Overall Winner John Foster Post 60 Alan Hawke

PWV Bruce Fayen Post 80 Nelson Bowden

Motorcycle Class Lex Westoby Time Trial PV 1st Penny Stevenson – 2nd Robert Gibson - 3rd John Foster PWV 1st Bruce Fayen

- 2nd David Roddick - 3rd Barry Yates

Post 60 1st Jim Geddes - 2nd Alex Stewart - 3rd Rodney Don Post 80 1st Nelson Bowden - 2nd Lyndon Goodman – 3rd Ross Brown

Field Test PV 1st John Campbell - 2nd Les Bennett – 3rd Russell Dale PWV 1st Barry Yates – 2nd Bruce Fayen - 3rd equal Alan Geary – Ross Walkinshaw Post 60 1st Alan Hawke – 2nd Shannon Stevenson – 3rd Ross Luscombe Post 80 1st Nelson Bowden – 2nd Lyndon Goodman – 3rd Ross Brown

Overall Winner, John Foster


The Mid Island Rally ably assisted by Delwyn & Ross Luscombe who did the secretarial work, plus I planned the Chairman’s rally & The Restoration Run Nola day & Neil Manchester have done the PV Rally, Neil the Motorcycle rally, Vintage, Veteran and Commercial rally plus assist me with the Mt Cook rally route’s. In closing, I would like members to remember those Members who have lost family members during the past year. I plan to create a “Passing lane” folder of Members funeral sheets to keep on display at the Clubrooms, If anybody has spares they would like included, please contact me. In conclusion ,should I get voted back in as chair I look forward to serving the club o the best of my ability. Ashley Milliken Chairman


South Canterbury Branch Vintage Car Club of NZ Chairman’s Annual Report 2018/19 Dear fellow members, It gives me great pleasure to write this report on the year past The Club continues to be in good health with an increase of members over the previous year. Rallies have been well attended ,Mt Cook was down slightly on the previous year, this coming year looks more promising. There seemed to be a good attendance on the PV-P80 rally on May 19th this year. I was pleased with the attendance on THE Mid Island Rally on which we held a dinner and Presented 50 year badges to Ron Cooper and Lionel Suter The Club is hosting the National Veteran Rally the weekend before Labour Weekend and we are hoping to get lots of entries. Veteran car owners are also being offered free entry on The Mt Cook Rally and we are hoping for plenty of veterans on that. The route will be up the Waitaki Valley. Next year the club plans to host a Vintage only Rally over Anzac Weekend. Our Branch was well represented on The South Island Easter rally held in Ashburton with lots of “Silverware” coming back to the Branch including The prestigious Pennzoil Trophy. This is the First year that we will be holding the Branch AGM in June which has put a bit of pressure on our Hon Treasurer Nola & Auditor , I would like to thank them for their efforts. I would like all members to acknowledge the efforts of all committee members in keeping the Club on the Road ,especially Nola Day for keeping the “Books” straight Miles Winter for keeping the “paper works” in Order Clive Merry & the Parts Shed crew for their continued input. Colin Johnstone & the Swap Meet Committee for another Job well done. Shona & Bill Weir for their fantastic job in producing The Tri Car ,One o the best club magazine’s in the country. We are VERY fortunate to have their input. It has been good to see Eric Robbins “back in harness” keeping the gardens up to scratch assisted by Warren Cox with the lawn mowing. The Role of Club Captain remains vacant as I write. The committee sees the Role as that of a coordinator with various events allocated to certain member, NOT just your committee. This past year, I personally took on The Mt Cook Rally organizing and

PV RALLY by Editors Bill and Shona


A very good entry of 44 vehicles took part in a well planned rally organised by Nola Day and Neil Manchester. The route covered a diverse area west of Timaru with one section of gravel down Spur road past several “palatial homes” built on life style blocks with great views out to the mountains. The time trial was from the clubrooms to Rosewill and from there the route was to Pleasant Point, Totara Valley then back over to Cave for field test questions, ( as your editors were last on the run and had a job to do after lunch took a “short cut” via Pareora Ford road, thus missing the field tests!) Lunch venue was the old Blue Cliffs school grounds, a very pleasant spot enjoyed by all the entrants. The afternoon run was down Bluecliffs road across Talbots Road, Pareora River Road to Brassells Bridge and back to the clubrooms for prizegiving.. Thanks to the organising team for an enjoyable and well planned rally

Good to see Lyndon Goodman and family bring his parents Barry and Jenny out on the PV Rally.

PV Rally lunch12stop at the old Blue Cliff School

Field Tests at the Cave Township


Profile for Vintage Car Club of New Zealand

South Canterbury VCC - June 2019  

South Canterbury VCC - June 2019