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SOUTH OTAGO BRANCH Next Monthly Meeting Tuesday 26th November 2019 7.30 p.m.

Split Rim


Robin McCall

03 4159 288


Gary Beaumont

03 415 9169


Paul McNabb

03 418 0539

Newsletter Noeline Milne 03 417 4352

November 2019 Sunshine this morning (17th) but will it last, each afternoon we seem to be getting a big downpour. Not good for getting the lawns and garden done. The Club was so lucky to get a beautiful day for the Clutha Rally. Participants were able to enjoy their day without brollies and raincoats. Gary and Martin did a great job organising the Rally and many thanks must go to them for all their efforts. Phil Sell displayed his Motorcycle at the Club which we are grateful for and David Renton looked after the Raffles. The Town & Country Club provided plenty of food for all at morning and afternoon tea time, the venue worked out well. A friendly Rally enjoyed. The route took us for a circuit around the Clutha Views Rest Home for residents to see all the vehicles, there were many waves and smiles. On to Stirling, Inchclutha, back to Balclutha, Owaka for a circuit of the town then on to Kaka Point with the lunch stop at the Community Hall. Afternoon run was make your own way back to Balclutha for afternoon tea, raffle draw and prize giving. It was good to see Russell Findlater able to make the day as co-pilot for Roger Smaill. Russell took a tumble off his Yamaha 300 Motorcycle earlier in October so not as mobile yet until he heals.

Following the October Meeting Neville King showed a short film of the 1st South Otago Rally with commentary by Mel Tapp. This was taken on 8mm film. There were approx. 60 vehicles. They travelled to Tuapeka Mouth and went over the Punt which was built in 1895. Lawrence Camp Ground was the lunch stop. Great to see all the beautiful vehicles and many familiar faces. If you didn’t finish the Rally you did not get your plaque. There was also footage of the Leyland Truck the Club members were to restore. On its way from Romahapa to Clarksville Garage – quite a journey in its unrestored state. This project didn’t really work well and the truck ended up in Oamaru.

Wednesday Run – 7 Vehicles with 18 people enjoyed a visit to Mercervale Nurseries for the outing this month. The daffodils had finished flowering but the McLarens have an extensive selection of plants to choose from, some found a treasure or two for their garden. They have an attractive garden also.

Wednesday Run for 4th December will be the last for the year. Meet at the Clubrooms 11 a.m. to travel to Toko Mouth via Wangaloa. Bring your picnic lunch – hall available if wet. Tennis Court if you’re keen to have a hit. If you have a Thermette bring that along too. The Otago Branch will join in also. Milton folks can go direct if they wish. Edendale Crank Up on 25-26th January will feature European Tractors and Japanese Cars pre 1990. Edendale has a new layout for the roadway as they redesign the Highway which will now go a new direction cutting off the Dairy Factory. Condolences to member Noel Willets and family on the passing of Sylvie.

Rally Results:

Coming Events:

Veteran – Nevin Gough- Otago- Model T 1918 & Overall Winner





Vintage – Paul & Kaye McNabb – South Otago. 1929 Model A Post Vintage – Stuart & Lynette Neill – Otago – 1939 Dodge D11 Post War – Murray Lloyd – South Otago – 1952 Triumph Renown

7th January

P60 – John Adamson – Oamaru – 1968 Hillman Imp P80 – Kevin Mason – Otago 1982 Ford Cortina Commercial – Bryan Neilson – Gore – 1942 Chevrolet Lady Driver – Linley Hammer – Timaru – Triumph 2000S Long Distance – Sandy McMillan – Timaru – 1973 Morris Marina Good Samaritan – Wayne Batt – South Otago


25-26th 28

February March


22nd 15


Monthly Meeting Wednesday Run Nth Otago Windsor phone 03 4347226 Edendale Crank up Monthly Meeting Gore Festival Rally Gore Swap Meet

We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday time and look forward to 2020

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South Otago VCC - November 2019  

South Otago VCC - November 2019