Southland VCC - July 2021

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July 2021

Rumour Southland Branch of VCC NZ Inc.

Calendar 29 July 2021 – Monthly Meeting 7:30pm at Ariki Lodge, 46 Ariki Avenue, Otatara. Please wear your name badge? Parts Shed The parts shed will be open the afternoon of meeting nights between 1 & 4 p.m. You can contact John Burke on 03 2178177 at any time if requiring parts or information on parts in our Parts Shed. 4 August 2021 - MidMid-week Run – see advert at the bottom of this page. 13 – 15 August 2021 – Celebrating 75 years of Historic Motoring (linked into the AGM & Exec meeting). Registrations Close 31 July; see our website to register online. 22 August 2021 – Daffodil Rally for Cancer see page two for full details. Please also see page three, for a way to make your own donation to the Cancer Society. 28 - 29 August 2021 - Around the Taki’s Run – see advert at the bottom of this page. 2 October 2021 -Vintage – Post Vintage Rally

The club Darracq alongside the Kingston Flyer Please read comment below.

From the Chair: Brian Dunick.

8-10 October 2021 – Canterbury Swap Meet Hi there fellow club members and welcome Cutler Park – Mclean’s Island Road. to this report from the Chair for July. I do 2929-31 October 20212021- National Veteran Rally hope you are all weathering this very cold – Cromwell. See note at bottom of the page. section of our southern winter? The planning for the National Motorcycle Rally in 2023 is in its early stages; but well on the way with three routes being planned, one for each class: short, medium and long. As you may be aware, the plan is to have this rally between the Southland Rally and the Burt Munro and we are moving ahead in that direction: more later.

Please support your local Cancer Society by delivering prepre-paid daffodils to businesses around the city.

Our grounds team of Olly Olsen and Stevie Randle have been hard at work and reorganised the area before the parts shed, putting up shelves etc and rediscovering old signs, some of which will find themselves on the front of our new bar.

The Darracq Should be There! Please consider putting your name forward (as an individual or team) to compete the Darracq at this National Event? Phone Ray McCulloch 217-9667

Plans are afoot to repaint the Clubrooms, inside and out; specs are being put together and a list of prospective painters will be asked to submit a price and recommendations. It is with regret that I record the passing of Keith Shieffelbein, on Thursday 15th July at his daughter’s home in Wellington. A service of celebration of his life is being held at the Crematorium Chapel on Thursday 22nd at 2.00 PM. A good attendance of club members would be appreciated. Continued Page 2

23 or 24th August – please phone Janet 2172179667 if you are able to help. Thanks.

National Veteran Rally 29-31 October Cromwell

Speaking of new bar, Peter Pryde and a keen team of helpers have demolished the old bar, re-routed the plumbing etc. in preparation of the new unit to be installed – well done Team Pryde!

Mid-Week Run 4 August 2021

Around the Takis Run 28 - 29 August 2021

10:30am Ascot Racecourse Gates Phone Ricky Ward on 213-1070 to register. $20.00 per person. RSVP by Sunday 1 August.

Please Phone Ray McCulloch on 2179667 if you would like to book in for lunch on Saturday and Accommodation in Te Anau that evening.


Dave Birss reported that the Wednesday run finished at the old Wairio Hotel, (now renamed the Takitimu Tavern,) and all participants enjoyed themselves!! The next run is on August 4th and is being organised by Ricky Ward, phone 03 2131070: $20, Racecourse 10.30. The joint venture between the Cancer Society and the Vintage Car Club of NZ is just around the corner and is to be a run organised by us, (Southland Branch,) locally Sunday 22nd August, departing Club Southland car park, 115 Leet Street, finishing back at our club rooms for afternoon tea. I ask that all participating club members supply a packet of biscuits. Vehicle entry is $10 a car and all the money raised goes to our local society. Please also support the online fundraiser – see page 3. At the next meeting, Sheryn is going to give an overview on how to access and use the VCC website – great, I will definitely learn something from that. The Cancer Society will be looking for drivers to deliver bunches of flowers around business areas of town, more on this at the meeting. Is there anyone interested in putting a team together to attend the National Veteran Rally in the Darracq this coming October? Talk to Ray McCulloch. Well that’s about all I have to say, see you at the meeting on the 29th July.

Auction Night 26 August @ 7:30pm Please start sorting through your sheds, looking for surplus items to donate to the club?

Have you checked out our club’s website:

www.sporty.co.nz/southlandvintagecar? It has

plenty of information, including all rumours from November 2015 to date. In fact, the rumour is always there before it arrives in the post! Especially now when the rumour isn’t in full production, this is a great place to keep up to date with the happenings of the club. Email newsletters and other notices as required are emailed to you from this website – if you would like to be included in these notifications please click here (which is at the top, in the middle of the Home page, you can unsubscribe at any time):

Recent additions are: The link to the website for the Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring (16-21 January 2022) – Entries Close 31 August 2021 The National Motorcycle 2023 Rally tab - click there to find out all about the format of this event


Help us Raise Money for the Cancer Society!

We hope to raise $2,000 on behalf of the club for this great cause – no doubt you or your family have been affected by cancer in some way. When you click on this tab (on our website) you are taken to this special page, where you can donate immediately, or order fresh flowers.

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Click on any of these amounts, or choose an amount you are comfortable with & input it here Click next, input your details on the next page etc.


Please Support our Sponsors:

46 Ariki Avenue, Otatara Postal: PO Box 1240, Invercargill 9840 Chairman: Secretary: Treasurer: Patron:

Brian Dunick Janet McCulloch Sheryn Warren Wayne Nicoll

027 229 7270 217-9667 021 712 198 215 7136