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

August 2022

NOGGIN ANDNATTER First Thursday of the Month

Calendar of Events for the South Canterbury Branch of the VCC for 2022 /2023 2022 14th July 4th August 6th August terbury) 11th August 28th August 4th September ing) 8th September 10th September 25th September 21/22/23/24 October 4/5/6/November 12/13 20th November 3rd December

Mid-week run Swap Meet Continental run Mt Cook Safari weekend All American weekend Vintage / Veteran / Commercial run Xmas Party

2023 1st January 29th January 4/5/6/February 19th February 25th February 5th March 12th March 1st April 7th May 14th May 28th May 1st June 4th June 8th June 24th June

New Year’s Day Fairlie Ladies run Away weekend Chairman’s run Open day Motor bike rally Mid Island Swap meet PV Rally Mid-week run End of season run AGM All British Mid-week run Night trial

Mid-week run Quiz night (South Canterbury hosting) Garage raid (organised by South CanMid-week run Daffodil run (Cancer Run) Opening Run (South Canterbury host-

COMING EVENTS —————————————NOGGIN & NATTER, Thursday July 7th 7.30 pm at Clubrooms, Redruth St Timaru. KITCHEN DUTY Pauline Young, Lex Westoby BAR Quiz night with Ashburton at our Clubrooms Thursday August 4th

Garage Raid August 6th Meet at our Clubrooms from 8.45am for a 9.30 start We are travelling out of Timaru as far as Fairlie so it is planned that Members from south of Timaru will start at Fairlie & come back towards Timaru after lunch at Albury Ashburton& Timaru members will finish in Fairlie area Charge per person is $10.00 to cover lunch etc. Car pooling advised.

Swap Meet September 10th

If you know that you can help on Sept 10th or the week leading up to it, Let Nola know . Ph 6886108

August Chairmans Report


Hi every one Just to bring you up to date. The noggin this coming month is our quizz night with Ashburton so a good turnout would be appreciated. On saturday 6th August is our turn for the garage raid. Ashley's report will give you the info. Any queries phone him. The committee have got a speaker for September so as I said at the last noggin it is your club, so who is going to find one for the month of October. Please let me or one of the Committee know. Pauline and myself have been sorting out 25 and 35 badges and 50 year presentations I hope that we have got it right. Just one more to check and then post the paper work out to those who are to receive them. The management have changed the rules and everyone who is to receive these awards has to sign a declaration. Queer idea I know and it's causing headaches for many branches. We have a lot to catch up on. Hope everyone is keeping warm and well and managing to miss Covid. Cheers Alistair


Parts Shed Report for August 2022

This is a new beginning for me as the Parts Manager, however as we have a great team of helpers on Wednesdays who regularly turn out, I'm sure that the Parts will continue to flow in –and out First I must give a big THANK YOU to Clive Merry for standing in for me for the first two weeks of my new posting which gave me time to recover from the dreaded covid! Donations this month consisted of several DX.Vauxhall parts, including an Engine Block sundry Brake Drums and several other parts. These were kindly received from Roger Tackney. Visitors continue to flow in which is good to see and with the broad knowledge of our attending staff we try to see those who are after that elusive part go away happy. A valve Grinding Machine which came in some time ago has been sold. The customer didn't have much space left in the boot of his Skyline Coupe and had to tie the boot lid down. My thanks to Alistair Day and Norm Bunt who stayed after 12 o'clock to assist with this. The tyre heap has been reduced somewhat with the help of Clive and his contacts for the disposal of A water leak has developed over the area where the gearboxes are housed. A quick look on top of the container revealed ponding in the centre. This will require some remedial work very soon. Finally, a new 12volt Battery was purchased for the Tractor which pleased John Campbell. Remember we are open each Wednesday morning from 9am till 12noon at 19 Redruth St. Regards, Your new Parts Manager, Barry Smith.




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.

July Website Updates July newsletter placed up Event’s ,_Enter online page developed and implemented. This page is for entering MtCookRally,Mid Island Rally and Post Vintage Rally. Behind scenes wordpress updates Upcoming More stories of various runs ,online versions of newsletter. Information about upcoming events, Members vehicles in gallery

MID WEEK RUN – THURSDAY 14TH JULY 2022 On a cool sunny afternoon, seventeen cars left the clubrooms and travelled around the adjacent streets ending up on Otipua Rd. Travelling north we turned into Wai-iti, Gleniti, Pages Rds and turned left into Kellands Hill Rd. We then turned into Washdyke Flat Rd, Laughton St and Racecourse Rd then onto HW8, turning left at the traffic lights then right onto Seadown Rd. Turning at Arowhenua Station Road, some cars were caught by the very deep water from the heavy rain, a lot of flooding was noticeable all through this area. Turning onto SH1 we travelled north and turned right Domain Ave. We then via various roads, drove past the Fonterra Factory, which is still expanding and turned left onto Factory Rd, after several twists and turns we arrived at the Temuka Domain for afternoon tea in the sun. A lovely trip enjoyed by all. The winners of the interesting quiz were Penny and Clive, well done hope you enjoyed your choc bars. Thankyou Barbara and Rodger for arranging the trip and quiz. MID WEEK RUN – THURSDAY 11TH AUGUST 2022

Meet at Clubrooms at 1.15 p.m. for a 1.30 p.m. start. Bring your afternoon tea. Organisers: Pat and Rodney Don PLEASE NOTE – THIS WILL BE THE LAST MID WEEK RUN FOR 2022 DUE TO SWAP MEET COMMITMENTS IN SEPTEMBER.



Notes from the Library August 2022 by Barry B 10 I have been pottering away in the Library on a couple of occasions over the last month and want to acknowledge a couple more recent donations. Bruce Robertson has donated a couple of high quality models of his vehicle of choice, Henry’s Model A, and they have been placed in our model cabinet. James Lang has donated a 1300 Marina Haynes Manual. Thank you to both gentlemen for their generosity. For some time (think 10 years or more) I have been aware of the need to bring some sort of order to our great pile of newspaper clippings. These musings were brought to a head by the recent receipt of a couple of Clearbook folders partly filled with clippings, so made a start on completing them and expended some of the cash from manual sales buying a few more of these folders so that I can give this project a bit of attention. There is also a pile of colour pictures ex calendars and the like, some historic photos etc that can also usefully be filed in this way instead of lurking in the desk drawer. Among the clippings I came across some concerning Barry Goodman and his 3 litre Bentley and as you will all know we have just heard the sad news that Barry had passed away. With the Editor’s indulgence I thought it would be timely to record something of Barry’s involvement and contribution to this Club and the Bentley story, of which many members now will be unaware. Barry joined the Club in the late 50s or very early 60s pretty much at the same time as older brother Brian and by 1961 was Branch Secretary, a post he held for 2 years. Note, he would have been barely 20 when he took on the job. His membership lapsed for a number of years as a young family man but he rejoined later and was our Branch Chairman 1999 2001. I am aware that he and Brian, later joined by Donald, had numerous vintage vehicles around the family Washdyke property, not all of which rated a mention in our club Newsletter before it came to be called the Tricar. One that I remember as a visitor from Invercargill was Barry’s everyday transport, a 1926 Standard 6 Studebaker converted to a light truck, but the focus of restoration effort early on was Brian’s 1921 Ansaldo roadster, and for Barry a 1926 Ford T coupe which was subsequently advertised for sale for 65 pounds in May 1962, Barry having in the meantime restored a 1910

Triumph motorcycle which he rode in the Jan 1962 Dunedin to Brighton rally and also 11 to Mt Cook the same year. This was later sold to King Dick owner Ian Barnes (no relation of mine). Don Oddie owned a 4.5 litre Bentley he later sold to Jim Sullivan and both

Brian and Barry had some involvement with that car which led Barry to

resolve that he was going to build himself a Bentley and that started by obtaining a set of pistons



It was a mighty achievement by Barry and Brian, who had become a partner in Barry’s project, and later, because Barry could not get away to take part, Brian became the driver for the 1965 Haast Rally for which the car was completed with barely a couple of days to spare. At Te Anau during the course of the Rally, Brian let me take a drive and I have to confess that despite graunching virtually all of the gear changes in the crash box, I enjoyed it immensely and always hoped to find a derelict Bentley in a shed somewhere. That did not happen though I have ridden in another 3 litre and a couple of 4.5s, that is as close as I have come. Brian later took over ownership of the car and covered many miles in it including a trip to South Africa for an International Rally, but it was eventually sold in around the late 1980s I would guess. I don’t know where it is now or even if it is still in New Zealand. After Barry rejoined the Club he had a variety of vehicles. I recall a vintage Austin 7 saloon, a Durant coupe too if I remember rightly, the Mk V1 Bentley, a lovely refined machine, and a Morris Minor. It was with the latter machine that Barry and Jenny joined us on a couple of the early Weekend Away runs which in a way took things back full circle, for in the early 60s the most popular events were weekend trips, Mt Cook of course and Queens Birthday runs to Akaroa, Alexanda or other out of the way places, Danseys Pass being a favourite route. They were a bit more of a rugged group in those days. Sadly, health adversities over the last few years were a tough burden for Barry and his family but it was great to see him down at the Bay taking in the start of this years All British Day. Sincere condolences to Jenny and all the Goodman family.




MT COOK RALLY 2021 TROPHIES LAYCOCK CUP – Vintage Time Trial David Oakley MERCER TROPHY – Best Performance Two Wheel Brake Grant Jnes AV MARTYN CHALLENGE TROPHY – Vintage Field Tests David Mackenzie CES ENGLAND TROPHY – Best Vintage Overall David Oakley OWEN JONES MEMORIAL TROPHY – Vet/Vint Furtherest distance driven to the Rally Alan Hill TWIZEL BRANCH TROPHY – PV Time Trial Tony McGillen BRIAN GOODMAN CUP – Best Motorcycle Performance Neil Manchester JM CRAIG – Best Prepared Vehicle for Back Country Touring Russell Dale BARRY & JENNIFER GOODMAN CUP – PWV Overall David Dacombe JIM & PAT GEDDES TROPHY – Best Overall in P60 – P80 Classses Shannon Stevenson JIM SULLIVAN CUP – For Spirit of Vintage Motoring Rob O’Keeffe


Other Coming Events in the District & Elsewhere Waimate Henry Ford Day July 30th. Meet at Seddon

Square from 9am—11am for a lunch run to a Country Pub, (Lunch your care)


Quiz night with Ashburton in our clubrooms August 4th


Daffodil Run for Cancer August 28th


Opening Run with Ashburton Sept 4th


Traction Engine & Transport Museum Horse power Rally @ Levels Raceway 1-2nd October


Marlborough Branch Biennial Rally


National Veteran Rally 2023 23-25 February .Franklin Auckland Email,

October 14-16 Email,


Deadline for Tricar is 20th August New Address

Office Bearers 2022-2023 Chairman:

Alistair Day (Nola)


Vice Chairman: Colin Hawke (Glenys)


Immediate Past Chairman : Ashley Milliken (Evelyn)


Secretary: Pauline Young (Wayne)


Treasurer: Nola Day (Alistair)


Club Captains: Gavin and Michelle Munro


News Letter Editor: Les Rzepecky

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Clubroom Convener: Krystal Munro Parts Manager: Barry Smith (Lynette) Librarian: Barry Barnes (Carla)

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IT Officer: Shannon Stevenson


Committee: All of the above and John Lester ( Mary )


Identification and Certificate: Alistair Day, John Lester, Colin Hawke.

Swap Meet: Chairman: Colin Johnstone (Trish)


Secretary / Site convenor: Michelle Munro (Gavin)


Treasurer: Nola Day (Alistair)


Ground Convenor Barry Smith

( Lynette)

Committee: Gavin Munro (Michelle) Krystal Munro Lex Westoby

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Alan Patrick



FROM Pleasant Point Railway Hi VCC Members We are celebrating 100 years of Steam Locomotive AB699 on the Sunday 25th September 2022. This is South Canterbury Anniversary weekend. I am asking if your club would like to be involved with a static display? This will be a huge event and a good opportunity to show your cars. Regards Kent Greenwood 0279144645

Traction Engine & Transport Museum Horse Power Rally

1-2nd October 2022

Classic & Vintage Will be a HUGE Weekend ,plan to bring your car for the whole weekend Waimate Branch The parts shed will opened from 9.30 to 12.00am every 1st and 3rd Thursday in the month Join us for look around and as cuppa Regards Barry Anderson Waimate VCCBranch

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