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VINTAGE CAR CLUB

Of

NEW ZEALAND

Monthly Meeting

SOUTH OTAGO BRANCH

30th April 2019 7.30 p.m.

Split Rim


Chairman

Robin McCall

03 415 9288

Secretary

Gary Beaumont

03 415 9169

Treasurer

Paul McNabb

03 418 0539

Newsletter

Noeline Milne

noeljoy@xtra.co.nz 03 417 4352

April 2019 Valued friends and members have left us recently and we extend our heartfelt sympathies to all the families. Mr Russel Carr – Russel has been a supportive member over the years taking part in Weekenders, Rallies, Wednesday Runs etc. and assisting where he could. Jenny and friends/family often joined in too – we will miss Russel among the Club. Mrs Elinor Jamieson – devoted wife of member Mel Jamieson. Elinor joined in with Mel on many occasions, took part in Rallies, Club events and assisted with organising two Weekenders in the Oamaru area, often bringing their granddaughter Emma along too. Elinor’s cheerful nature, support and friendly manner will be missed. Our condolences to the family. Past member Mr Peter Greenfield – Peter came along to South Otago Club several years ago with Peter Umfreville. He was a keen Vauxhall man, living in Milton for a time and more recently in Balclutha. Mr Allan Budge – A Long-time member of the South Otago Branch, studious willing worker dedicated member and friend, Allan’s contribution to the Club over the years has been greatly appreciated with Lesley at his side. Motorcycles were his passion, participating in many events for South Otago Branch and neighbouring Clubs, taking part in Moped Runs and assisting with organising, motor repairs, knowledge and advice, also looking after the Parts Shed on our behalf. These people will be sadly missed. Following the business at the March meeting members enjoyed a video that Neville King had taken of the Annual Motorcycle Rally held in 2007. Gary Beaumont reported on the Executive meeting he attended on our behalf. Several items brought to our attention including Health and Safety for rallies and events and the 2021 International Rally. Gary has also updated our Branch Manual. Don Jenks reported on the Moped Run that several members attended in Tarras organised by John Martin. Excellent event, good roads and places of interest to see. Gore Club visit to the Town & Country Club. Several South Otago Members joined with the Gore folks for lunch. Vehicles were parked together on the grass area for a photograph. Jude McNab made us very welcome for lunch at the Club. Gerry Kennedy kept us entertained, the food was delicious and well presented. A mini car once owned by

Edna Sutherland was sitting on display in the dining room, very novel! Special guest, Mayor Bryan Cadogan entertained us with a brief history of his life and was happy to answer questions. Gore folks visited Wake Robin Nursery before venturing home through Glenfalloch Road, Lochindorb farm road which took them over the hill to the homestead continuing on via Owaka Valley. Wednesday Run Report – 18 vehicles with 34 people began the outing from the Clubrooms. A drive through the new Plantation Heights subdivision gave folks the opportunity to see all the new buildings going up and a view over Balclutha. Adam and Milne Builders gave a cherry wave as the vehicles passed the house they are erecting. The journey took them to Stirling, on to Kaitangata then Lakeside Road, Station Road meeting the Main Highway and travelling on to Garvan Homestead for the afternoon tea stop. The Women’s Institute ladies welcomed all indoors to see the items on view from the Disability Services, many taking advantage to make a purchase. Afternoon tea on the lawn in the sunshine finished off a splendid outing.

Auction Night – Monday 6th May – 8 p.m. This year it is our turn to join with the Vintage Machinery Club on their meeting night for the Annual Auction. These combined evenings are fun so bring along useful items to sell. Two separate tables operate being one for each club and the funds raised are a big help to each group. Supper will follow. A great time WAS had by the 4 people, Bairds and McNabbs who spent the week before Easter at the Ford Model A National meet, based in Te Anau. Over 130 cars attended this biannual extravaganza, which can be a real test of preparation and endurance. The first major run was the road passing the Mavora Lakes to the Walter Peak homestead. Two challenging fords helped to remove some of the copious amounts of dust on the Fords. The car parks were chokka, and gave the tourists delivered by the Earnslaw an unexpected bonus. After an extravagant lunch, it was return to Te Anau. Wednesday was a public display at Lions Park, with driving tests to challenge the entrants. Thursday was started by a visit to Borland Lodge for smoko, with the cars being split into two groups. One to bounce their way to the South Arm end, and the other an easier drive to Tuatapere and other Southland locations, both groups eventually returning to Te Anau for the opportunity to dress in period attire for the evening social. Great weather throughout the whole event. Both South Otago cars completed the event in one piece, and now await the next Nationals to be held in Gisborne in 2021. (As reported by Paul McNabb) Wednesday Run 1st May – Meet at the Clubrooms 1 p.m. for an afternoon outing. Coming Events: April 30th

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May 1st

Wednesday Run 1 p.m. Clubrooms

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Auction Night with Vintage Machinery Club 7.30 meeting 8 p.m. Auction

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