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Southland Branch - Vintage Car Club of NZ Inc. PO Box 1240, Invercargill 9840

Next Meeting 7:30pm. Thursday, March 26, 2020 Ariki Lodge, 46 Ariki Ave, Otatara.

2020 Veteran Rally highlights.

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Office Bearers 2019/2020 Patron Chairman Past Chairman Secretary

Wayne Nicoll Ray McCulloch Gerry Pethick Janet McCulloch

Treasurer Club Captain Grounds Buildings Bulletin Editor

Sheryn Warren Tony Warren Olly Olsson John Burke Rae Wilson

Ken Officer Trevor Wilkey Casey Lyons Librarian Roy Shanks Parts Shed John Burke Alwyn Hoskins Neil Kidd ID Cards etc Ferg McDowell Welfare Officer Barry Hayman Southland Branch website VCC website My Vintage website

215 7136 217 9667 216 5496 217 9667 southland@vcc.org.nz 217 0524 217 0524

235 8567 (027 499 8769) wils@southnet.co.nz

Executive Executive Executive Executive Executive Executive Executive Executive Executive Executive Executive Executive

216 6056 217 8177 2159302 022 497 0764 235 8449 216 3639 www.sporty.co.nz/southlandvintagecar www.vcc.org.nz www.trash.co.nz/vccbb www.myvintage.co.nz Buy & Sell

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Bar Roster The bar is open from 4:30pm until 9:00pm. March

21 Peter Pryde 28 Tony Warren

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April

Trevor Wilkey Dave Birss Brian Dunick Ron Irwin

Your Ad Here Contact Rae Wilson for details wils@southnet.co.nz (03) 235 8567 or 027 499 8769 SVCC Rumour

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Editor’s comments This is my largest Bulletin so far. The size goes in steps of four pages so this one uses 7 sheets of paper and each sheet costs us, so I have limited it to this. Besides, it is not easy to find things of relevance to pad space out and I don’t want to use padding unnecessarily. After all, it’s called padding for a reason. Thanks to those of you who have voluntarily contributed articles or information for articles since I became editor. I have limited time and skills in this regard and do really need your help. It is your magazine and you can direct its content by contributing to it. If there is too much motorbike stuff for your liking, then contribute some other articles please. The oldies among us look to have a gain from the Corona virus with an increased winter heating allowance. They say every cloud has a silver lining, even if it is only for a few of us. As I am writing this it is St Patrick’s Day so excuse my foray into Irish jokes. It is, after all, my heritage too. My Grandad used to tell us Pat and Mick jokes and he always laughed while telling them. The Irish accent helps too. You will have to imagine that bit.  

Pat asks “How do you spell ‘paint’”. Mick replies “What colour?” Paddy went to a First Aid Course. The instructor asked him “What would you do if you child swallowed the front door key?” Paddy said “I’d climb in through the window”

Where do you stop with this stuff? Both locally and nationally it has been a busy time so happy reading.

April Rumour closing date is 16 April 2020.

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From the Chair Well another month of motoring in the South with our annual Veteran Rally to Riverton being held, it was disappointing that our branch numbers were down with the majority of entrants from out of town – 14 entrants 7 were from other branches. However once again it was a great run and thanks must go to Bruce Marshall and Stevie Randel for organising this event on behalf of the Club Captain as Tony took the Darracq out with Arthur once again telling him what to do and where to go!! This event was our 45th and some of the vehicles attending were on the first outing and are still in the same family. An ongoing issue with this event is that it always goes to Riverton so in our rally packs there was a voting paper on this matter – when these were counted the poll was 6 to 4 with it staying status quo with adding in some places to visit included in the run. Congratulations to Ashley Bell and his young navigator Lucas Nicoll as the overall winners of this event. At the February meeting a poll was taken regards the changing of the Branch logo. Of the 42 members attending 38 were against changing, 4 were for change and 2 don’t knows. This information will be taken with me when I attend the National Executive meeting in Wellington at the end of the month. There is a chart being made to advise members how to change the water filters. A copy of this will be with the spare filters and key which are kept in the kitchen and a copy will be taped to the inside of the pump room. Early in the month I attended the Race4Life my report on this is elsewhere in the Rumour. We will be looking at holding another working bee shortly to remove the back fence behind the parts shed and looking at the spouting’s on the parts shed. We will put out the date and time nearer the time. On the 29th this month the annual Drive a Dream will be held. This is a fundraiser for Rotary. Tony Warren will be taking the Darracq and it would be good if another 4/6 members supported him. This is a good community event, helping to put our name out there. A reminder that Mel Tapp will be speaking, at the March meeting, about the Stanley Steam car. Also I have to give away a dozen Oak tree seedlings come with a good pedigree. We pass on our sympathies to the Swan family on the passing of Alister.

Ray McCulloch SVCC Rumour

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Vehicle Review Colour: Black/Red Cubic Capacity: 250cc Engine Number: 308 Frame Number: MF510 Country: United Kingdom Cylinders: 1 The British Excelsior Motor Company did not take that name until 1910 when the German motorcycle manufacturer of the same name went out of business. However, Bayliss, Thomas & Company had been producing motorcycles in Coventry since 1896, placing it among the first British companies to do so. Like so many early motorcycle manufacturers, it equipped bicycle frames with proprietary engines such as those of Minerva, Motor Manufacturing Company (MMC) and De Dion Bouton, the latter of which it built under licence. By 1903, Excelsior had claimed world speed records and advertised its products as having "no equal as a touring or business vehicle." The 250cc racing model was produced from 1934 until 1939. It developed 18bhp and, with an Albion four-speed gearbox, had a top speed of 80mph (129kph). Although it never won a TT, the Manxman enjoyed considerable and widespread success including winning the Manx GP three times from 1936 to 1938 in the hands of Denis Parkinson. The 250cc engine was changed to a shorter stroke in 1937 when an aluminium alloy cylinder head replaced the bronze one. This 1935 example was purchased for the NZ Classic Motorcycles collection from a private collection in Christchurch, New Zealand, in January, 2011. It was acquired by Transport World for their Classic Motorcycle Mecca collection in May 2016.

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25 and 35 year Membership Recognition (27/2/2020) At the February monthly meeting there was another catch up on presentations of 25 year and 35 years membership badges. It is important to continue to acknowledge these milestones in our membership. 25 Year Badge recipients 35 Year Badge recipients Russell Keen Ross Gibb Gerry Pethick Shona Ridd Keith Shieffelbein John Wallace Congratulations to all these recipients. Your membership of our club is valued.

‘Old Race Car’ Register The recent display and demonstration of Old Race Cars at this years’ Skope Race Meeting in February at Ruapuna was a big success and both the Canterbury Car Club and the Skope Committee have already indicated that they wish it to be repeated at next years’ event – bigger and better and we already have another three interesting cars lined-up. To help us with this project, the Banks Peninsular Branch of the VCC, wish to compile a free register of all such vehicles whatever their state of repair, restoration or condition, so that these ‘Old Race Cars’ are never lost or lose their identity. This documented information may also help owners to obtain history, knowledge and even valuable parts required to enable these racecars to once more be active. It was very apparent from many enthusiasts and spectators at Februarys’ event that these old race cars create huge interest and are a vital part of the old car movement which needs to be resurrected and encouraged. So if you missed this years’ display, have such a car or know of some-one who has, please drop an email with the details to either of the contacts below and we will be pleased to include on the register. Don Gerrard (021 2123074) email; gerrards2@yahoo.com or, Kelvin Brown, email; kelvinbrownnz@gmail.com

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Rally reports March Mid-week Rally Report Thanks Wayne for a very pleasant run and good weather. We left the racecourse and eventually came to the old Dunedin Road at Dacre, then followed the back roads to Gore. Our bikie friends know these roads well. Approximately 46 of us had an excellent meal at the Gore Town & Country Club. ********

Veteran Rally 7-2-2020 My Veteran Adventure by Janet McCulloch At the recent Gore Rally my husband kindly offered my services as a navigator to Greg Elder who was wanting to enter our Veteran Rally but didn’t have a navigator. However, it wasn’t until we were travelling to Wanaka from this event he informed me of this!! So on a cloudy Saturday morn, I duly got the lunch packed, gathered up my jacket and awaited the arrival of Greg. Once he had arrived, the car was unloaded from the trailer and all the relevant gear was packed into the back seat compartment we were ready to set off – however I was then informed that I would need a hat so, not owning one myself, borrowed one of Ray’s beanies. We all were to meet at the Windsor Community Church, George St for the start of the run. Once getting there, parking the car we got our instructions and duly sorted out the bits of paper onto a clipboard in readiness for our departure at 10.24am. In all there were 14 vehicles parked up ready for the start –there were 6 vehicles from our neighbouring branches; also another useless fact was that 8 of these vehicles attended the original rally in 1975. At approx. 10am the vehicles started heading off in minute or so intervals. We wound our way thru Windsor out to Bainfield Rd then to McIvor Rd until we reached the roundabout at Lorneville. Here we went thru the roundabout heading towards Riverton. By this time with the roof down it was getting a bit draughty so added the hat to my outer gear to stop the grey hair blowing everywhere and obscuring the views. After going thru Wallacetown we turned off onto the Oporo Flat Rd and wound our way towards Otahuti then onto Fairfax, and Otautau before coming out onto the main highway just before the Bupa Retirement Home on the outskirts of Riverton. While going thru Otahuti/Fairfax we had some rain. Nothing heavy though. On coming into Fairfax we noticed that there had been a heavy rainfall earlier which fortunately we had missed. Once we were on the main highway we turned into the Bupa complex did a lap for the SVCC Rumour

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residents who were outside enthusiastically awaiting our arrival then it was once again back onto the main road winding our way along several streets before coming onto Palmerston St heading towards our lunch stop - the Riverton RSA carpark. After a bite to eat, another catch up and as usual the manly gossip/skite session, we partook in the field tests. These tests were made up of driving a revolution of front wheel, throwing a ball into a bucket, throwing balls onto a Velcro board and guessing how high the top of your radiator was off the ground. On our way out to Riverton in passing chatter it worked out that both Greg and I visited Riverton quite a lot as children. Him staying in the family crib and myself staying at my grandparents, who lived on the corner of Roy & Walker St and then to Pop’s Uncle Joe’s crib on Hamlet St above Walker St. It was enjoyable reminiscing about the things we use to do – spending a lot of time at the roller skating rink, swimming, fishing just generally having a great time. So after conferring with Ray as to what his plans were we took a drive round to the back beach and then wound our way up and down several streets finding his family crib, where the old skating rink was and my family’s places were – aahh the memories. One thing we couldn’t get over was how flat the yogi was at the back beach. There wasn’t a ripple to be seen. We travelled back to Invercargill via the main road, loaded up the car into the trailer then out to the clubrooms for prize giving. In all it was a wonderful day, full of memories, no one broke down although there were some slight mechanical problems along the way. My one memory of this trip was sitting up in the car looking around at the scenery, smelling the countryside – some good smells, some not but in general how peaceful and calming it was just travelling along enjoying the day.

Veteran Rally 2020 Results: Veteran Vehicle Time Trial Field Tests

Greg Elder Tony Warren

1917 Cadillac Tourer. 1907 Darracq Service Car.

Veteran Motorcycle Time Trial Casey Lyons 1912 Humber. Field Tests Ray McCulloch 1911 Abingdon King Dick. Best performance by a model T Paul Heron 1911Ford Model T. Best performance by a four-cylinder Tony Warren 1907 Darracq. SVCC Rumour

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Concourse Vehicle Motorcycle Overall Winner

Phillip Toomey Ray McCulloch Ashley Bell

1913 Humberette. 1911 King Dick. 1912 Renault AX.

Switzers Motorcycle Rally 14/15 March. The rally left from The Green Roofs (Wallacetown) at 9:30 am on Saturday morning. It’s a pretty fair distance from Wallacetown to Waikaia on a small bike or a girder forks style of bike. This was Lucas Nicoll’s first motorbike rally adventure (on Wayne’s 1924 Ariel) and it was great to have a new participant. The route was via the back roads to the west of SH 6 right through to Castle Rock and then via SH 6a and SH 6 to Lumsden for lunch at the pub. After lunch it was down SH 94 onto the old Balfour Road and then over Longridge North to the Balfour Ardlussa Road across the Mataura River at Ardlussa and on to Freshford and then Waikaia. Lucas didn’t quite make it to Waikaia and by now I expect both he and Wayne will have figured out why. Only one machine fatality in this distance is pretty good going. Sunday morning saw everybody gather at the Waikaia store for breakfast and then depart to join the British Motorcycle Gathering at Mandeville. Here Dave Sycamore was fortunate enough to come away with a small prize. You will have to ask him what and why. The return trip was via Gore and Hedgehope with no events along the way. It was a good weekend outing and the weather treated us well. Thanks to the organisers.

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Russell’s Ramblings Kerry Russell asks if anyone knows who could construct a wicker sidecar for his veteran Rover motorcycle? If anyone does, please phone Kerry on 021 194 5177. The Indian Twin in E Hayes (not Burt’s one) has been sold to a North Island enthusiast. Entry forms for the National Veteran Rally to be held in Gore will be out in June. Accommodation details will be out in the next Beaded Wheels magazine. Three Gore members recently had a once in a lifetime experience driving veteran cars in the filming of “The Power of the Dog” movie. It was not named after a 490 Chev’s mechanical ability. They drove near Queenstown and in the old part of Oamaru. A Chev and two Fords were used. Two Packards and a Hupmobile were used in the Dunedin scenes. Paul Herron has some details of the disposal of the late Robin Dixon’s vehicles. If you are interested, phone him on 03 208 9363. Some useful websites I have found for car and motorcycle parts are:    

https://motorcyclehubgears.com for hub gear parts and details. https://restorationstuff.com for mainly American veteran car accessories. https://www.vintagerimsaus.com/ for all types of car and motorcycle rims including motorcycle rims with both brake and belt rims. https://classicbikepartscheshire.com for a large range of Lucas and Amal carburettor parts and Triumph, BSA, Norton and Royal Enflied.

Condolences Our thoughts in the past month have been with: 1. Alister Swan’s family. Alister spoke to us at a club meeting about his trips round Australia and the delays they experienced when health problems beset them.

New Members Bruce Stuart and his wife Raewyn. They were overall winners of this year’s Southland Rally. Raewyn is Jean Brown’s daughter.

********** Two little boys were at a wedding. One asked the other, “How many wives can a man have?” “Sixteen” said his mate. “Four better, four worse, four richer, four poorer.” SVCC Rumour

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Welfare We have had some of our members suffer health difficulties in the past few months. The one’s I am aware of are:  Louisa Black has had a miraculous recovery and is attending our functions again.  Bill Skeggs. Now resident at Bupa.  Alwyn Hoskins. Alwyn is continuing to sort out his garage with help from his family.

This month’s meeting This month we have Mel Tapp from Balclutha joining us to talk and show a film about the restoration of his family’s 1919 Stanley Steamer which originated from Mataura. This promises to be a very interesting address.

Drive a Dream Drive a Dream is on Sunday 29 March this year at Teretonga Raceway. Please volunteer to help with this if you able to devote the time.

Easy Smiles: Natural Disasters Just Happen Nobody teaches volcanoes to erupt, tsunamis to devastate, hurricanes to swirl around and no one teaches a man how to choose a wife. Natural disasters just happen.

Did You Know? Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they are called trailers. SVCC Rumour

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For Sale 1. RED KOTE Fuel Tank sealer for repairs to leaking and weeping fuel tanks. Made in USA by Damon Industries, suitable for fuels containing ethanol, dries firm but flexible. Contact: peter.alderdice@me.com. 2. 2x 15" crossply tyres suitable for a PWV car. Contact Levi on 027 3682865. The tyres are located in Gore. 3. 1964 RILEY 4.72 Tidy, excellent running vehicle. Lots of spares. $5600. Contact Alwyn 03 2159302. 4. 1929 De-Soto Sedan; Restored; no rego. Contact Mike 032358258; Email thehannas1@xtra.co.nz. 5. 1954 Vanguard. Comes with factory service instructions manual and owners instruction book. Registered and warranted ,some spare parts .Price $3;500 or near offer. Phone John Clegg, 03 2066766 or email johneve250@gmail.com.

Wanted 1. Wanted for a 1926 Buick Standard Tourer Model 25, a pair of rear doors and guards. No problem with some panel work and rust repairs. They have a double swage on the doors, one small one at the top, another bigger swage approx 30mm down from the top. Door handle hole approx 150mm down from top. Door size is 585mm wide x 510 high. Buick guys say either 25, 26 or 27 will fit. Please phone Ben, 06-2748514, or email benjulian@xtra.co.nz. 2. My partner and I are getting married in January 2021 and we would like to have 2-3 vintage cars please. Kind Regards. James Allen. Ph: 0274108770 if you can help us. ******************************

Pat and Mick are flying in a 2 seater plane when it goes out of control. As it spiralls toward the ground Pat says to Mick “If it turns upside down do you think we will fall out?” Mick replies “Nah! We’ve been mates too long for that.” SVCC Rumour

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Parts Shed The parts shed will be open the afternoon of meeting nights between 1 & 4 p.m. The following people can be contacted at any time if requiring parts or information on parts in our Parts Shed. John Burke 217 8177 Neil Kidd 022 497 0764

Library The lending library will issue books on the afternoon of meeting nights between 1 & 4 p.m. Other times by appointment - phone 216 6056 Missing: “Humber Pullman” workshop manual. This was borrowed prior to 2000 and is currently required for a restoration project. Please check your personal collection and return this item if you have it. Assistants needed: Roy still needs some assistants to catalogue and or computerise 400 post-war motorcycling magazines and over 1000 prewar motorcycling magazines. Contact Roy if you can assist. This sounds like a rather onerous task and can only be improved if a number of you volunteer, reducing the number of magazines processed by each person. Please help Roy. *************** Copyright of the contents of the “Rumour” magazine rests with the VCC of NZ Inc. (Southland Branch) unless otherwise stated. ***************

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Important dates Meetings and Social functions Southland

March April

26 16 19 30

SVCC monthly meeting 7:30 pm. Monthly Executive meeting. Closing date for April Rumour. SVCC monthly meeting 7:30 pm.

Rallys etc Southland

March April May

Gore

October

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Drive a Dream Mid-week Rally. Waimea Motorcycle Rally. Post War, Post 60, Post 80 Rally. National Veteran Rally.

Mid-week Rally – 1 April 2020 Departs from the Racecourse at 10:30 am. $15 per meal payable at the start. This month’s run is one we did some time ago and is a special request from camp mother to run it again. It has a little bit of everything including quite a bit of gravel. Contact Keith Shieffelbein 03 214 1147 or 021 070 4886 Dennis Williams 027 481 8757 before Sunday evening 29 March please. *************** Views and opinions expressed in the Rumour are those of the authors of the articles and are not necessarily those of the Southland Branch of the VCC of NZ, the Branch Executive or the Editor. Mistakes will be corrected if possible. ***************

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Can you identify this? (from last month) This is a modern Morgan and the body is still wooden framed. Take a look at this video https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=p4c9i250pc4 Last year, after 110 years under the control of one family, the Morgan Motor Company became majority owned by an Italian venture capital group Investindustrial, which is backed by businessman Andrea Bonomi. The Morgan Motor Company located in Britain doesn't change in a changing world. Each car is made by hand with a base model costing about $44,000, with some cars costing up to $300,000. People wait for over a year to get their exclusive hand-built cars with the shell made out of metal and much of the vehicle made out of wood. Working on the wood interior, workers use metal shears to individually shape a hood because each car has to be different. Every year Morgan produces about 600 cars. The company celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2011. It has a long and interesting history. Founded by SVCC Rumour

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Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan known as "HFS", it was then run by his son Peter, followed by Charles, Peter Morgan’s son. There are a number of sites worthy of viewing. Run a Google search for Morgan Motor Company and variations of.

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Race4Life event. This is the second time this event has been held in Invercargill. The idea of this is to take those people who are unfortunately nearing the end of their lives for rides around Teretonga or over Teretonga, in either helicopters, race cars, motorbikes or prestige cars whatever their choices may be in conjunction with local Hospice. We as a Club were asked if we would volunteer our time and vehicles to help with this event so on the 3rd March I headed out to the Clubrooms to cast my eye over the Darracq, start her up and duly headed out to Teretonga for signing in and briefing. Other members out helping were Kevin & Ann McDonald (Rogers Yamaha) Brian Scully with their bikes and Lyall Bailey with his Jaguar. There were vehicles from as far as Dunedin, Central Otago and Gore helping among them were Aston Martins, Austin Healy’s, Jaguars, GT 40, Ferrari, Mustangs and TVR. Once the patients were loaded we started doing the laps keeping well left so that the faster cars could pass me – however I did get up to 70km going down the straight. Not a good thing however when you have to brake for the next corner, in total you did 2 laps per passenger load. The faster cars all had to travel behind a pace car. On each of the runs I gave a rundown of the history of the Darracq, among the people I had on board was a lady who thought the Darracq would make a nice car for her wedding, a lady who had actually lived 4 houses down in Ariki Avenue and a couple from Te Anau who were suitably impressed with the restoration work by our members. Even those with the faster cars were impressed with how well she travelled and handled. Throughout the day we were all provided with lunch which was donated by NW Windsor and when the patients had left the venue the volunteers were allowed to have a go around the track in whichever vehicle they wanted. Following the debriefing we gathered around for pizzas and beer and

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general chat. In all it was an excellent afternoon and a great chance to give back to the community – also a chance of going around Teretonga in a 113yr old car. Thanks for the opportunity. Ray McCulloch.

Targa 2020 VCC Time Trial – February News Letter Hi Everyone - Lots of info here, including Targa 2020 Itinerary with Accommodation suggestions attached. (Some Itinerary details may change slightly, but hopefully this outline helps with your planning). February has been hectic with activity including Skope, Ellerslie, Meetings with Targa & VCC North Shore, Mum's 96th birthday, & now Anne & I are off to walk the Old Ghost Road next week, so praying for fine weather! 1. Skope Classic Race Meeting: Thanks to Peter Cameron, Grant Ford, George & Fraser Kear, Grant Simpson, Russell & Brenda Yates, Graeme Sharp & Anne we had 8 cars on display along with other historic VCC race cars. The display was very much appreciated by the general public, especially our lunch-time circuits of the track, & the Skope organising committee have invited the VCC to have another display next year, (including our VCC Time Trial cars). 2. Ellerslie Classic Car Show: Thanks again to Paul Clark & Tony Butler for displaying their cars in the Newmarket Room at Ellerslie to promote our Targa 2020 events. This was also well supported by both the public & other car club members there for the day. Anne & I also had opportunity to meet a number of potential entrants for this year's event, & I've added them to our database to receive this & all future newsletters. 3. Standard Entry Fee Expires Tuesday 31st March: Current Standard entry fee of $2,900+gst expires Tuesday 31st March. From Wednesday 1st April the Late entry fee of $3,000+gst applies. Medical, Health & Safety and RallySafe fees remain constant. SVCC Rumour

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Don't forget the discount of $200+gst for South Island entrants to assist with transportation costs. Details of Mates Rates & Family Rates are also available on the Targa website. Monthly payment plans are also available to assist with entrants cash flow Please contact me or the Targa office directly for details. 4. Targa Website + On-Line Entry Form: Available via this link https://urg.co.nz/2020-targa-entry/ for the VCC Targa Time Trial 2020, or go to www.targa.nz and click on the red ENTER HERE button top right. 5. Trailer Parking: For those planning to trailer their car to Auckland, two of this year's VCC entrants have very kindly offered parking space for tow vehicles & trailers at their property near Pukekohe. Details are yet to be finalised & there's likely to be a nominal charge for this convenience. Please email me if you're interested in booking a parking space & I'll forward you further info closer to the time. 6. Itinerary & Accommodation Bookings: While in Auckland recently Anne & I met with Peter, Vicki & Raewyn at Targa HQ to confirm details for the attached Itinerary. I've also contacted accommodation providers at each of our overnight venues. Some have agreed to a corporate fee, so please mention my name & Targa VCC Time Trial if you plan to make bookings with any of the accommodation providers highlighted yellow on the attached Itinerary, (where Anne & I've already booked for ourselves). 7. VCC North Shore: Also while in Auckland, Anne & I met with committee members of North Shore VCC who've very generously offered us free use of their clubrooms & two scrutineers for the afternoon of Monday 12th October. Northshore VCC have a brilliant facility, very handy to Albany, the North Harbour Stadium, our accommodation & Exit 410 (Oteha Valley Rd) off the Northern Motorway. Buck Buchanan will also be there on Monday afternoon 12th October to install RallySafe devices in all our VCC cars. SVCC Rumour

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I've also invited the North Shore VCC to display some of their member's cars with us on Tuesday afternoon at North Harbour Stadium. Please refer details on the Itinerary attached. 8. Spread the Word: Please feel free to forward this email with attachments to anyone else you think may be interested in joining us for the "Ultimate Time Trial 2020". (We've currently got 14 confirmed VCC Time Trial entries for 2020 so far). 9. Attachments: 8.1 Itinerary & Accommodation Suggestions; 8.2 Entrants Scrutineering & Document Checklist; 8.3 Targa 2020 VCC Time Trial A4 Poster; 8.4 Targa 2020 VCC Time Trial Half Page Advert.

Janet, Sheryn and I have copies of these attachments. Contact one of us if you want a copy.

10. Anything Else? For any queries or assistance completing Targa entry forms, VCC membership (driver/co-driver), or vehicle identity card (VIC) applications, or anything else, please call or email me. Regards, Rod Corbett. VCC Steward, Targa 2020 VCC Time Trial. rod.corbett88@gmail.com +64 27 433 8772

Highland Festival of Speed

These documents total thirteen pages long and are in Adobe Acrobat format so I have not included them here. Both Janet and I have copies so if you would like a copy, please contact one of us. SVCC Rumour

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Do yourself a favour *Go for medical check-ups even if not sick.* *Drink more water, even if not thirsty.* *Learn to let go, even if faced with grave problems.* *Endeavour to give in, even if you are in the right.* *Remain humble, even if you are very rich and powerful.* *Learn to be contented, even if you are not rich.* *Exercise your mind and body, even if you are very busy.* *Make time for people you care about*

It’s St Patricks day Let’s pay tribute to the Irish. I love their humour.  Why don’t you iron 4-leaf clovers? You don’t want to press your luck.

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Corona virus I note with interest that the UK is to ask those over 70 to self isolate. The headline was that the UK is likely to instruct the elderly to self isolate. I don’t appreciate or accept the relationship between ‘elderly’ and ‘over 70’. It’s a fact of life that our immune system deteriorates as we get older but who is to say that reaching a certain age means you are old. I don’t believe you are old until you have some disabling condition (does that include brainless?). It sounds like the chicken and the egg, doesn’t it? In the end it boils down to two things I think; 1. Personal hygiene. Washing your hands more frequently than you have been used to doing. This is the current promotion along with avoiding hand-shakes and other personal contact when virus transfer can occur. 2. Respect for the health and hygiene of others. We need to avoid passing on any infections to one another. So please stay at home if you are unwell or showing symptoms of becoming so and preserve yours and others personal space (a minimum of 1m is recommended). Social gatherings stand to get a lot louder don’t they? Braking habits of 50 + years of living will prove to be difficult and you need to start practising it now while lapses are excusable/tolerable. The big thing is; don’t be dismissive of these changes to what we consider to be natural human interaction. Make changes now. Don’t wait till it is too late to try to change your behavior patterns. Realise too, that gatherings of 50+ people may be banned. How are we to keep our fraternity going through that? The fact is that we don’t know how long that could go on for. It will likely be longer than the self isolation period. Do please be circumspect in all of this but don’t let it make you paranoid. We all have phones and I hope you all have sufficient friends and family to appeal to for help. If not there are 0800 help lines available and other club members to call on. Remember to keep a minimum of two weeks supplies of food and medication at all times. It is very important you don’t let your medication drop to less than the two weeks supply. Rae. SVCC Rumour

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This month’s Challenge

Find the 6 differences between these two pictures

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VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF N.Z.

(Southland Branch)

Post War, Post 60, Post 80 Rally 2020

Saturday, 16th May, 2020 Send entries to: Rally Organiser P.O. Box 1240, Invercargill, 9840 Save $$ & Time. Enter Online – click on: http://www.sporty.co.nz/southlandvintagecar March 2020 Online. 24 - Southland Vintage Car Club – Enter

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Post War, Post 60, Post 80 2020 ENTRY FORM Entries Close on 7th May, 2020 To: Rally organisers, P.O Box 1240 Invercargill 9840 ENTRANTS NAME: ADDRESS: DRIVERS/RIDERS NAME: If different to entrant YOUR RALLY NUMBER VCC MEMBERSHIP NUMBER MAKE & MODEL: REGISTRATION:

NOMINATED SPEED

YEAR

MPH

ENTRY FEE

$20.00

NUMBER FOR PEA PIE PUD ____ at $10 per person

$________

If Paying by Cheque Add an Additional $0.50c

$________

TOTAL PAYMENT ENCLOSED

$________

Please make cheques payable to: VCC of NZ Southland Branch P.O Box 1240 Invercargill 9840 Or Internet Banking: SBS: 03-1355-0799805-02

Tick if internet banking completed

Please note your name & Post War Rally in the reference boxes. To enter on our website – click on: http://www.sporty.co.nz/southlandvintagecar Or Google - Southland Vintage Car Club – Enter Online SVCC Rumour

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Rally 2020 ELIGIBILITY This event is open to financial members of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand to enter their Post War, Post 60 & Post 80 vehicles. EVENT Entrants will depart from the SVCC Clubrooms, Ariki Avenue, Otatara at 1.00pm on Saturday 16th May 2020. All entrants are asked to be at the clubrooms at 12.30pm. The format of the rally this year is a ‘Poker Run’. Pea, pie & pud meal to follow Rally at Clubrooms - $10 per person. GENERAL The rally route may include some gravel roads. Prize-giving between 5.00 and 6.00pm.at clubrooms. Let’s make this a big one. Even if you don’t qualify to enter the rally, at least register for the meal and join in the social time.

SVCC Rumour

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Post War, Post 60, Post 80 2020 ENTRY FORM Entries Close on 7th May, 2020 To: Rally organisers, P.O Box 1240 Invercargill 9840 ENTRANTS NAME: ADDRESS: DRIVERS/RIDERS NAME: If different to entrant YOUR RALLY NUMBER VCC MEMBERSHIP NUMBER MAKE & MODEL: REGISTRATION:

NOMINATED SPEED

YEAR

MPH

ENTRY FEE

$20.00

NUMBER FOR PEA PIE PUD ____ at $10 per person

$________

If Paying by Cheque Add an Additional $0.50c

$________

TOTAL PAYMENT ENCLOSED

$________

Please make cheques payable to: VCC of NZ Southland Branch P.O Box 1240 Invercargill 9840 Or Internet Banking: SBS: 03-1355-0799805-02

Tick if internet banking completed

Please note your name & Post War Rally in the reference boxes. To enter on our website – click on: http://www.sporty.co.nz/southlandvintagecar Or Google - Southland Vintage Car Club – Enter Online SVCC Rumour

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SVCC Rumour

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Southland VCC - March 2020  

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