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

Next Meeting 7:30pm. Thursday, November 28, 2019 Ariki Lodge, 46 Ariki Ave, Otatara.

Wayne Nicoll competing in the field tests at the National Veteran Rally in Timaru.

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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

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

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

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

********************** I felt uncomfortable driving into the cemetery when the GPS said, “You have reached your final destination” **********************

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

23 30 7 14 21

Tony Warren Trevor Wilkey Dave Birss Brian Dunick Ron Irwin

January 11 Russell Jenkins 18 Wayne Calderwood 25 Peter Pryde

Editor’s comments Please note that traditionally we do not produce a December issue of the Bulletin. I won’t be breaking that tradition this year. I would like to say thanks to those of you who have been supportive of my efforts to bring you the bulletin since June and particularly those who have contributed articles. We have been active as a club lately and the number of rally reports makes it easier for me to put the Rumour together for the publisher. This month I have put the Southland Rally entry forms at the back of the Bulletin. I hope this works for you as it gives more continuity to the rest of the articles without the entry form in the middle of things. Unfortunately, it means you will have to cut out the 2nd last page to submit your entry. Better still, enter online. Whatever you are doing this Christmas period, stay safe and enjoy the festive season. I look forward to seeing you all next year.

January Rumour closing date is 16 January 2020.

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From the Chair Well another month is just about gone and we’re getting closer to Christmas. On the 3rd we held the afternoon tea to present Alwyn Hoskins with his 50yr badge, this was a lovely afternoon with approx. 40 people attending. There was a lot of catching up especially those who came in from out of town. Janet and I motored the Darracq on the Commercial run. This is the first time I have driven it for some distance since repairing the motor in 2017. One thing I did notice however was that the hour meter fitted was showing 83 hrs however the log book only had up to 44hrs. Please remember for those who take her out that this must be filled in so if it could be bought up to date that would be greatly appreciated as it’s an immense help with the maintenance. Roughly working it out at 83hrs x 30mph its approx. 2,640 miles. The following weekend I attended the Arrowtown Motorcycle rally. Once again it was a good weekend. Thanks Tony for organising this. Only hiccup was the wind and rain and leaking boots – am crossing my fingers there might be a new pair under the tree for me – hint hint Janet. It was good to see Glen Kemp riding his father-in-law’s (Jack Cockburn) Velo and John Bevin riding his dad’s (Bill) AJS. We are looking at getting some more Club badges. Could you please read the information further on in the Rumour and advise your thoughts to me or the Executive, thanks. Next year prior to a Club meeting I’m looking at holding a car trail, ending at the Clubrooms for our usual meeting, this will be instead of having a guest speaker and will be held during daylight saving time. If you have any thoughts about this please don’t hesitate to contact me. A reminder please for those who have yet to pay their annual membership fees to National Office. Please get this actioned as this could be the last edition you receive. With our annual Southland rally coming up the same old problem rears its head of who is going to oversee/help with the meal. It would be good if we could get a group together to help with such events. At this stage Trevor & Norma Wilkey have offered to oversee the running of the Southland and Pea, Pie & Spud events. Please give this some serious thought otherwise we will have to look at the possibility of getting caterers in for our future events. This, of course, will increase the price we have to pay as members. As this is the last Rumour before Christmas, I wish you all well for Christmas and hope you have an enjoyable one. SVCC Rumour

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50 year Presentation On a warm balmy Sunday afternoon approx. 40 people gathered at the Clubrooms to witness the presentation of 50 year service award to Alwyn Hoskins. Alwyn was accompanied by his wife Dorothy, daughter Elizabeth and their granddaughter. After a short speech by the Chairman, the representative from National Executive, Mike Lavender, who was accompanied by his wife Sherryn, presented Alwyn with his badge and certificate. It was good to see among the guests Ray Tressler & Neil McVicar from Gore and Allister and Mary Stewart from Central Otago. It was also good to see David McIvor attending accompanied by his wife Elizabeth. Once the formalities were over, we all enjoyed a wonderful afternoon tea and a good gossip session. Thanks to those few members who helped on the day without your support such events as these don’t come to fruition.

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Rally reports Arrowtown Motorcycle Rally I had just arrived in the country the previous weekend after a bucket list trip to ride Royal Enfield motorcycles around Rajasthan. JetStar mucked me around by calling my flight forward from Friday to Thursday necessitating an extra day’s leave. Ah well! Landed in Dunedin at 4pm on Thursday and picked up a rental car to head to Donald and Fay Ward’s where I was billeted. With only one stop for a Blue Cod supper in Milton I made good time in an economical 2019 RAV4. Didn't have a late night as I'm still not completely over the jet lag. Next day collected the bike(s) and went to ABB in Howorth Street to (hopefully) pass the WF. Friday night with no Nog n' Natter to attend, I made a point of catching up with cronies in town, telling lies and drinking modest amounts of beer (between the copious amounts). A fairly early night ensued as we had to be at Feldwick Gates to meet the backup vehicle to carry our luggage for us. The earlier drizzle was supplanted by persistent precipitation. So, wrapped in appropriate wet weather gear (plus hi-vis vests as requested) we set off to arrive at Lumsden before the official start. Uneventful trip there, the rain eased off as usual before we'd got past Winton where they were busy closing the road to facilitate the Tour of Southland cycling road race. Great to catch up with firm friends, family and colleagues in Lumsden where we took side bets about the likelihood of one another completing the rally good naturedly. As the official clock hastened, we started leaving in our allotted sequence. I managed to decide, despite the information being clearly marked on my entry, to follow the wrong shorter route to the end of the time trial at Athol instead of the longer route. We had an almost obligatory stop at Garston to drop in and see the latest owners of the Cafe there. The O'Driscoll clan. Unfortunately, due to a bereavement we didn't actually catch up. The Chatto Creek Motorcycle Club coincidentally arrived mid poker run too which must have been welcomed by the pub’s coffers. I managed to see many friends and acquaintances from my days in Alexandra. Next event was a hearty bagged lunch in Kingston then, with rain threatening again, we tried to make it around the lake dry. The rally organizers had their crystal balls deployed and arranged one field test there if they hadn't; it could have made the prize calculation interesting. SVCC Rumour

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Another unscheduled stop was more or less observed at the Frankton Arms Tavern. Once more attempting to dodge the wet stuff we fuelled and continued with an exception as Bronwyn's sprocket decided to not let her complete the run. Light rain to Arrowtown gave way to a small deluge as we arrived and dispersed to our various accommodations. A pleasant evening with lots of the available eateries benefiting from our dollars. The room set aside for our use in the New Orleans went largely ignored as we teased one another again about the days (and others) events. All too soon we were Motel bound to get the required rest before the field tests scheduled for the following morning. With the closing of the Bonjour CafĂŠ we had to find a new breakfast supplier and settled on Provisions CafĂŠ which collaborated very well. There we received the text messages that the field tests had had to be cancelled due to the awful weather. We arranged to meet in the Museum who had stepped up to offer a room for us to conduct the debrief and prize giving in. Then the stalwarts girded up and left in a mild downpour to head back home. Thankfully it cleared giving us the ability to dry off before Halfway Bay. Most of us stopped at Lumsden for refreshments/brunch then got to about Winton before the rain showed up again. So ended my 31st Arrowtown Rally. See you there next year? Mac <McGarry

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Annual Mount Cook Rally. Labour weekend 26-28 October 2019. On Friday 25 October, a cold overcast day, we packed up the 1975 Mitsubishi GTO with all our luggage. On the road outside the Ascot Hotel we met with the rest of the crew (Olly and Raewyn Olsson in their Marina van, Judith and Stuart Russell in their 1972 MGB GT, and Marie and Peter Hilston in their 1984 Mercedes 500 SL). We set off for Gore, going round the new roundabout at Edendale on the way. We met up with Mary and John Tremaine in their 1930 Model A Coupe in Gore and continued our journey. Just before Balclutha were stopped at a police checkpoint, checking warrants of fitness and doing breath testing. (We all passed). We travelled on to Caversham where we had lunch at Mitchellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pub. We all had yummy meals. Back on the road we stopped at Maheno to fill the cars with cheaper fuel and motored on to Timaru where we found our accommodation at Timaru Motor Lodge. It was a bit confusing as it had changed hands and is now called by another name. It was a good motel to stay in and very quiet. We all went to the RSA for a meal and after tea we went to the Timaru Vintage Car Club for the Meet and Greet from 7 PM until 9 PM and included supper. Then it was back to the motel for an early night. Saturday 26 October. We woke to a lovely sunny day although a bit cool. Showered and breakfasted, we went to the clubrooms where morning tea was provided. Our Rally Pack had us scheduled to leave at 10:13 AM. Leaving the clubrooms we turned right at the Give Way, left at T, right into Beaconsfield Road, right into Rockdale Road, right at T, acute left at Landsborough Road, left at crossroads, Barton Road, right at T left into Holme Station Road, across the bridge and right on to Pareora River Road, over the gorge, left into cliffs Road, left onto Cannington Road, right onto McKercherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gorge Rd (gravel), on to Mona Vale Road, left onto SH 8. We stopped at Fairley and bought some lunch and motored through to Tekapo. This was a wonderful trip up and down dale, around hairpin corners and amazing scenery with snow on the mountains. In Tekapo we turned right past the shops towards the motor camp and parked the car in the rest area beside the lake. Here we ate lunch in the glorious sunshine with a perfect view down the lake and the mountains topped with snow. SVCC Rumour

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After lunch we continued on SH 8 to Twizel where we stopped for two nights at the High Country Lodge Motel and Backpackers. After settling in we sat outside on the patio and had Happy Hour. A guy who was getting married the following Saturday was having his Stag Do. He was going around with a blowup doll. The guys were all friendly and stopped to talk to us Saturday evening we all walked the short distance to the pub for the evening meal. Then we walked back to the lodge and hunted for a bigger TV to watch the All Blacks versus England match (and the All Blacks lost). Sunday 27 October. The trip to Mount Cook. We woke to another lovely day. After greeting everybody we met the guys from the Stag Do. They had survived their night out and were going fishing. We motored down to the start area in front of the Mountain Chalet Motels for the field tests starting at 9:30 AM. We had to answer some questions but we didn’t do that very well. After completing the field tests we headed south on Wairepo Road, left at T, right into Ostler Road, left into Tussock Bend Estate, right into Max Smith Drive, right onto Ostler Road and then left into ‘The Drive’ (This was a massive area of new houses) second right and left at the T. Left again at the stop sign and left into Ohau Road, first left at ‘Paul Smith Earthmoving’ sign and left into Glen Lyon Road. After crossing the dry concrete Ford we turned right onto Private Road keeping the canal on our left and then turned right onto SH 8 and left onto SH 80 towards Aoraki Mount Cook. The weather turned very wet and windy and was very frightening. A motorcyclist finished up in the ditch but we finally made it to the hotel and parked our cars on the grass area opposite the hotel. We had a lovely meal at the pub but the weather was still very wild. Quite a few cars were damaged because the wind was whipping up fine sand onto the bonnets of the cars. Both Olly’s and Peter’s vehicles were damaged. We went back to the lodge for a rest before attending the presentations and another yummy meal. None of the Southland contingent received any placings. Monday 28 October. We woke to another lovely sunny day, packed the car once again and travelled to Omarama with beautiful scenery and a small amount of snow on the mountains. In Omarama we had a look in the Antique Shop and The Glen Craig’s Clothing shop before heading to Alexandra via the Lindis SVCC Rumour

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Pass. Olly and Raewyn turned off at Cromwell to head to Queenstown while the rest of us continued to Alexandra for lunch. After lunch the others headed for Invercargill and we went to visit David’s brother in Clyde. After a cuppa they showed us round the new homes that have been built. The area has really gone ahead. From there we headed home. There were 69 entrants (four couples from Southland branch and one couple from Gore branch). The GTO covered 1145 km in four days and on inspection we found that it too had suffered chipping in the wind at Mount Cook. It was a well-organised rally and enjoyed by all. That’s all folks. Marilyn Calvert.

November Mid-week Rally Report A good turn out on a lovely day for a picnic run which allowed plenty of time for a good chat before the run started. We left the racecourse gates and made our way to Findlay Road and Mill Road North. Then along Lorneville – Dacre HWY onto Woodlands, enjoying the spring time scenery then on through Dacre Morton Mains and turning left at the historical war monument then on past the old Mokotua Garage. Heading back to Invercargill on the Moto-Rimu Road and Boundary Road, then along Tweed street straight ahead to Otatara to the Club rooms on Ariki Ave. Everybody congregated outside taking advantage of the beautiful sunny weather. Thanks to Wayne Calderwood for a great day out and for manning the Bar.

Commercial Rally The recent commercial rally held on the hottest day in Spring although low in numbers was a really great fun afternoon. Starting at Feldwick Gates at 1.30pm which was a really busy, exciting place on a hot afternoon and the vehicles showed themselves off to interested members of the public. Everyone had a memory and an “I remember” moment which are great to listen to and you can generally hear something you didn’t know before you started talking. Travelling through town and finishing off at the Tussock Creek end of Forest Hill Reserve. Three field tests which changed to two with the shelter in the Reserve turning into a hot house and taking care of the last test which was to see who would make the best pikelet but due to heat the weather won SVCC Rumour

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by causing the mixture to rise before cooking. Hot or cold the weather always plays a part in rallies. Forest Hill was a stunning place to finish off and if people haven’t been there for a while go and pay a visit and see how great it looks. Prize giving at the clubrooms and with the 1.30 start made it a great afternoon. Overall winner David Sycamore in a 1954 Ford F100. David Sycamore

Russell’s Ramblings Roy Shanks has received some 400 post-war motorcycle magazines and Cust Programmes to catalogue for the club library. Your bike may be featured. Dallas Ryan has had his Cool 1933 Ford V8 running and complianced. Painting is next. He has done it this way in case it had to be altered. Robbie Eunson’s 1929 Rex-Acme motor has been renovated. The 500cc Blackburne motor is a quality unit with flywheels and shaft machined from a solid billet, ball bearings holding cams. Robbie says it is superior to a JAP motor. The 1913 Royal Enfield twin is finished. It has a clutch and no gearbox. It will run well. Son Greg has purchased a Model P Triumph that was in the Sid Ayling workshop. They just keep turning up. Peter Shanks has a rare 1600cc OHV PV 544 Volvo auto which he imported from California. It’s very original. Only five of this model came to New Zealand. Nick Wearing is working on a 1931 DL 45 Harley Twin and a Harley Peashooter for a friend. This is to be completed for the Bert Munroe event. I understand 20 Australians with bikes are also entered. How about a New Zealand versus Australia team event? We can beat them! Have a look at your veteran vehicle to see what is required to do to it for October next year’s NZ Veteran Rally in Gore. The branch is tying up the loose ends at the moment. A film evening is one of the items. If you are looking for motorcycle levers and controls email chas@primus.com . These are in stainless steel. SVCC Rumour

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New Zealand made fuel pumps are available from www.fuelflow.co.nz . As an interesting aside, automatic parking is not confined to vehicles produced in recent times. Packard had a self-parking system called a fifth wheel back in 1933.

Take a look at it in action at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMsRJrlbyMI

Condolences Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a good month. Nothing to report.

New Members None this month.

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Vehicle Review

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Replacement Club Badges We are looking at getting some more hat badges made, although smaller than the previous ones. The measurements and style are shown in the picture. Prior to doing this we would like feedback from members as to whether this is should happen or not. Please voice your thoughts to either the Chairman, the Secretary or any Executive member.

Subaru Logo

Google really does know everything.

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For Sale 1. 1953 BSA B31. Very tidy bike and goes well. $4500. Previous owners include Trevor Gilmour and Gerry Longman. Ph 215 9512.

Wanted 1. AJS S3 gearbox and AJS OHC engine and gearbox parts Brian Forth 19 Condada Drive Banksia Park 5091 South Australia 2. 60 x 18 crown wheel and pinion outside diameter 11Âźâ&#x20AC;? to fit a Clement Bayard back axle. This is to be fitted to a 1906 Gladiator. Contact Ben Julian (benjulian@xtra.co.nz.)

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2019 Arrowtown Motorcycle Rally Results: Veteran Section: 1st Road Section 1st Field Tests

Brad McLeod Triumph Model T Brad McLeod Triumph Model T

Vintage Section: 1st Road Section 1st Field Tests

Nick Wiering 1921 Harley FE Tony Warren 1928 BSA Model L

Post Vintage Section: 1st Road Section Stewart Gutsell 1944 Indian Chief 1st Field Tests Jason Roberts 1937 BSA M23 Post War Section: 1st Road Section 1st Equal Field Tests ES2

Ray McCulloch 1955 Triumph Tiger 100 Mac McGarry 1950 Matchless G3/L Trevor Chalmers 1952 Norton

Post 60’s Section: 1st Road Section Bronwen McKay 1965 BSA C15 1st Equal Field Tests Stuart Francis 1977 BWM R100/7 & Sidecar, Ross McCulloch 1961 Triumph Tiger 110 Post 80’s Section: 1st Road Section 1st Field Tests

Barry Skilling 1984 Honda Goldwing Not Contested

Publicans Choice

Stewart Gutsell 1944 Indian Chief

Best Prepared Vintage: Robbie Eunson 1930 Rudge 500 Best Effort by a Veteran: Brad McLeod Triumph Model T Best Performance by Pre ’32: Brad McLeod Triumph Model T Best Performance by PWV: Ray McCulloch 1955 Triumph Tiger 100 Best Performance by Post 60’s: Bronwen McKay 1965 BSA C15 Best Restoration: Greg Eunson 1930 Ariel 500 Had Luck Trophy: Bronwen McKay 1965 BSA C15 (broke down after road & field tests) Overall Winner: Bronwen McKay 1965 BSA C15

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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 Alwyn Hoskins 215 9302 Neil Kidd 216 3788

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 *************** Copyright of the contents of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rumourâ&#x20AC;? magazine rests with the VCC of NZ Inc. (Southland Branch) unless otherwise stated. ***************

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Important dates Meetings and Social functions Southland

October November

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SVCC monthly meeting 7:30 pm. Closing date for November Rumour. SVCC monthly meeting 7:30 pm.

Rallys Southland

November

Hokonui Hill Climb. See p19 for details. Josephville Hill Climb.

February March

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December

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Moped Rally

December January

Otago

Mid-week Rally Mid-week Rally Edendale Crankup. Southland Rally (Entries close 16 January) Veteran Rally

Mid-week Rallies Wednesday Rally 4 December 2019. This will be our Christmas Rally. Departs from the Racecourse at 10.30am. The meal is $15 per person, payable at the start. Numbers please by Sunday 1st December to Tom or Malcolm McDonald Ph 2169206 or cell 0272169244. Midweek Rally 8 January 2020 This is to be a picnic run stopping to have a look at the Glenham Tunnel. Recommend you bring gumboots and a torch. We will then go on to the Glenham Hall for lunch. $2.00 per head for the Hall hire a please. For more information phone 03 235 8438 (Malcolm and Noeline Shaw).

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MOPED RALLY - Otago Branch Sunday 1st December Gather at the car park north end of the Dunedin Railway Station, 10.00 am. Entry $20 per person. For lunch catering please advise Bill Veitch your entry 027 2010565 *************** 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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Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Southland Branch)

SOUTHLAND RALLY

Saturday 1st February 2020 Entries close Sunday 19 January 2020 Save time & money: enter online www.sporty.co.nz/southlandvintagecar SVCC Rumour

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Southland Rally 2020 Entry Form Owner’s Name:

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Postal Address: _________________________________________ Email Address: _________________________________________ Mobile & or Home Phone Numbers: __________________________ Driver/Rider’s Name: _____________________________________ Your VCC Membership Number (i.e. 17/12345): _____ What is your Own Rally Number (if you have one): ___ Vehicle’s Year: _______ Make & Model: ___________ Please advise its number of cylinders: _______________ Registration No: ___________ Nominated Average Speed: __________ mph or km/hr Route (tick):

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Are You (tick): Competitive

Long Non-Competitive

PAYMENT Entry Fee:

$ 20.00

2 Course Meal at $20 per person: No: ____

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Payment must accompany your entry form – please post to: Rally Organisers, Southland Vintage Car Club PO Box 1240 Invercargill 9840 Or: Pay by Internet Banking: SBS 03-1355-0799805-02  Tick if paying by internet banking Please note your name & Southland Rally in the Reference Boxes SVCC Rumour

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Southland Rally 2020 Saturday 1st February 2020 Eligibility: This event is open to financial members of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand to enter their Class Eligible vehicles. Event: Entrants will depart from the SVCC Clubrooms, 46 Ariki Avenue, Otatara at 10:30am on Saturday 1st February 2020. All entrants are asked to be at the clubrooms at 10:00am for a rally briefing. General: The rally will include a break for lunch, followed by Field Tests; please bring your lunch with you. After the Field Tests, we will return to the clubrooms via a leisurely return run. Prizegiving and evening meal will commence at 6:00pm.

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Southland Rally 2020 Your copy of the Entry Form Owner’s Name:

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Postal Address: _________________________________________ Email Address: _________________________________________ Mobile & or Home Phone Numbers: __________________________ Driver/Rider’s Name: _____________________________________ Your VCC Membership Number (i.e. 17/12345): _____ What is your Own Rally Number (if you have one): ___ Vehicle’s Year: _______ Make & Model: ___________ Please advise its number of cylinders: _______________ Registration No: ___________ Nominated Average Speed: __________ mph or km/hr Route (tick):

Short

Are You (tick): Competitive

Long Non-Competitive

PAYMENT Entry Fee:

$ 20.00

2 Course Meal at $20 per person: No: ____

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*********************** A duck, a skunk and a deer went out for dinner at a restaurant one night. When it came time to pay for the meal, the skunk didn’t have a scent, the deer didn’t have a buck, so the meal went on the duck’s bill. *********************** SVCC Rumour

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