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Monthly Meeting


26th March 2019 7.30 p.m.

Split Rim


Robin McCall

03 415 9288

Next Wednesday Run 3rd April – 1 p.m. Clubrooms


Gary Beaumont

03 415 9169


Paul McNabb

03 418 0539


Noeline Milne 03 417 4352

The run will finish at Garvan Homestead on S.H. 1 where you will be hosted by Bob and Bronwyn Alexander and the Lovells Flat Women’s Institute ladies will cater an afternoon tea at $5.00 per person. Also there will be a talk/display of items from Rochelle Fox of Disability Services with aids to help with everyday tasks etc. These will be available for purchase. The ladies look forward to your support for their fundraising venture.

March 2019 Welcome to new members Mr & Mrs Trevor Martin of Owaka. We trust you will make yourselves known to members and enjoy all the Club has to offer. A very interesting visit was made to the Auto Restoration business of Jason Brookland on High Street following the meeting. Jason has worked in the industry since leaving school earning many qualifications over the years. Vehicles he is presently working on include Falcons, E Type Jag, Holden Kingswood, Dodge, an Austin Truck and the Chevrolet Coupe belonging to member Peiter Post. The work he is doing requires a lot of skill and I observed he makes an excellent job. The Weekender was discussed at length and decided to leave it for this year as time/date was not suitable for many, also there will be cruise ships in Dunedin during the month of April when it was mooted to be. Gordon Duthie is working on a day outing for the coming months and John Cook has an idea for a Weekender for the year 2020. Robin McCall spoke of the upcoming Wheels into Wanaka at Easter where Alan Dippie has a big display organised. Gore Branch Visit – 26th March Town & Country Club Balclutha 12.30 p.m. for lunch of Fish & Chips $15.00 each Book with Jude McNab by the 22nd March. 03 4181522 Members to bring their Vintage vehicles along as their will be a photo taken. Following lunch the Gore Club members will travel to Glenfalloch, Lochindorb and home through Owaka Valley. South Otago members can join in if they wish. Wednesday Run - Don Jenks organised a visit to the Tahakopa area. 24 people came along for the run starting at the Clubrooms 1 p.m. McCall’s came in their new vehicle, a 1969 Zephyr Zodiac. Leaving Baclutha travelling towards Owaka, turning onto Hunts Road, travelled passed Katea Dairy Factory, Owaka valley Road, over Morris Saddle to Tawanui, Puketiro, down thru bush and headed for School Road, Tahakopa, and MacLennan, crossing over the bridge. Next descended the Puho Hill turning into Dons paddock and to the top of the hill where there is a cell phone tower. Great view of Papatowai and surrounding area. Returned to MacLennan and Owaka on the main highway with a cuppa at the Lumberjack café. Thank you Don for an interesting afternoon and learning the history of where all the Sawmills were and who ran them.

A boy asks his father, "Dad, are bugs good to eat?" "That's disgusting. Don't talk about things like that over dinner," the dad replies. After dinner the father asks, "Now, son, what did you want to ask me?" "Oh, nothing," the boy says. "There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone."

45th Annual Motorcycle Rally Report and Results. By Roger Smaill - Convenor Held on Saturday 9th March. There were 21 Entries. This was slightly down on last year but reasonable considering the National Rally very recently was held at Blenheim. Weather conditions were excellent for riding. The Rally had a short timed section from the Clubrooms to Greenfield then continued on to Tapanui via Clydevale and Waipahi. Lunch was held at the Tavern at Tapanui with a Barbeque being provided at a reasonable cost. There was a good turnout from Invercargill and at their request we had part of the prize giving there as this enabled them to return via Gore without having to return to Balclutha. There was only minor problems with any of the bikes and Phil Sell as our recovery man went unemployed. The Prize giving was completed back at the Clubrooms after afternoon tea. I would like to thank all those Club members who brought morning tea and the ladies who helped in the kitchen in serving it. Also those members who assisted me, in particular Ian McDonald, Neville King, Allan Budge, Dave Renton, Gary Beaumont and Phil Sell. Prize Winners:1st Post Vintage – Robin Benington South Otago 1st Post War – Bruce Murray - Dunedin 1st Post 60 – Bill Veitch – Dunedin st

1 Post 80 – Ray McCulloch – Invercargill

Riders Choice – Bruce Christie - Dunedin Overall Runner up – Bill Veitch

Longest Distance – Errol Brown – Te Anau Overall Winner – Bruce Murray

Lawrence Car Show Saturday 23rd March 2019 Gordon and Beryl Duthie have been busy organising the Car Show being held at Simpson Park. Vehicles to arrive from 10 a.m. Prize giving will be 1.30 – 2 p.m. There will also be the opportunity to take part in a drive with prizes for this too. Proceeds from the day will go towards a Skate Park for the town. They look forward to your support.

Coming Events March 23 24th 26th rd


Lawrence Car Show from 10 a.m. – Simpson Park Blue Smoke & Pedals Central Otago Mopeds Gore Club Visit to T & C for lunch 12.30 p.m.


Monthly Meeting 7.30 p.m. Clubrooms


Wednesday Run 1 p.m. Clubrooms

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South Otago VCC - march 2019  

South Otago VCC - march 2019