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Coming Events for Taupo VCC 2019 NOVEMBER Tuesday 5th November

Rally Committee Meeting.

Wednesday 13th November

Club Night: Ladies’ Night.

Sunday 16th-17th November

Club Weekend Away.

Monday 18th November

Committee Meeting 7.30 pm.

DECEMBER Saturday 7th December

Taupo VCC Christmas Dinner.

Saturday 14th December

Taupo Christmas Parade.

Monday 16th December

Committee Meeting 7.30 pm.

Wednesday 18th December

Christmas Morning Tea at Clubrooms. Bring a plate.

While the ladies take over the Clubrooms for the part of the evening the Men will travel out to Bruce Jefferies workshop and talk rebuilding cars. Then return to the Clubrooms and have a light meal with the ladies after 7.00pm. Please travel to Bruce’s in your VCC car. Club Breakfast - First Sunday of each month At Coffee Club, Roberts Street. Special $10 menu for Club Members or order off their Menu. Register by phoning Owen on 07 378 8327. Be seated between 9.00 and 9.30 am.

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Taupo Vintage Car Club Officers

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Printed Mag Now Available!

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Printing Tips

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Chairman’s Report

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Club Captain’s Report

13 An Interview with Eric Foley 18 Ladies’ Night information 23 International Day of the Older Person 24 Art Corner 35 North Cape to Bluff Tour 38 Taupo VCC 2019/20 Calendar Year.

Cover image: Eric Foley’s 1968 Daimler Sovereign 4.2.

CLUB NIGHT The second Wednesday of the month at the clubrooms - Hickling Park, AC Baths Ave, Taupo.

CLUB DAY Third Sunday of the Month. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the articles and materials presented in this magazine are those of the authors and/or reference sources, and do not necessarily reflect the views held by the Taupo Vintage Car Club or The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand. Our intention is to stimulate discussion and enthusiasm among the VCC membership and the wider community. All photos, product names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners.

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Taupo Vintage Car Club Officers Taupo Vintage Car Club, PO Box 907, Taupo 3351

PATRON Graham Mock HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS Bob Pettigrew • Graham Mock • Joe Ridley • Norman Pointon CHAIRMAN Neil Chave 07 3765262 chairman@taupovcc.org SECRETARY Eric Foley 07 378 7006 secretary@taupovcc.org TREASURER Maureen Ransley 07 3776360 treasurer@taupovcc.org CLUB CAPTAIN Tony Mannington 07 3771598 captain@taupovcc.org MAGAZINE EDITOR Dean Packwood editor@taupovcc.org COMMITTEE Brent Davidson 07 378 2691 Chris Smith 07 378 4582 Marty Sutherland 07 376 7259

Owen Duncan 07 378 8327 Trish Jefferies 07 378 4774 Murray Stanley 07 376 8930

Non COMMITTEE POSITIONS ARCHIVISTS June & Graham Mock BEADED WHEELS SCRIBE Neil Chave CLUBROOM HIRE Eric Foley LIBRARIAN Trish Jefferies RAFFLES Pam Mannington RALLY SPONSOR Terrys Tyres. SPARE PARTS Bruce Jefferies CLUBROOMS CUSTODIAN Owen Duncan VIC CERTIFIERS Bruce Jefferies Norman Pointon Brent Davidson

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Chairman’s Report

Neil Chave Chairman’s Report – November 2019 Our club night in October was a movie night where we held a screening of ‘Ladies in Black’ and there was a good attendance of members to enjoy this show. We held a ‘Fun Day Sunday’ later in the month and this involved a morning playing minigolf at Taupo’s 18 hole Mini Golf course on Lake Terrace. For many, this was the first time many had played at this venue and it was a lot of fun with a wide range of scores. Brent Davison was probably the best on the day and we shall look at this venue again at some stage in the future for a club event.

After we had finished mini-golf, the convoy headed south to the Wharewaka North Domain. We found a relatively private area for a picnic lunch, on perhaps one of the better days we have been able to enjoy outside, so far this spring. NOVEMBER 2019

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Over the Labour weekend the club hosted the VCC Targa vehicles that were to participate in the 2019 Targa Rally. On Sunday our clubrooms were used for scrutineering with James Cowie and Murray Hutton inspecting each car in detail. On Monday all of the Targa vehicles were on show at the Tongariro North Domain and we had a number of our club cars also on display. The Targa rally itself was formally flagged away on Tuesday morning. Coming up next month is the Ladies Night and this is scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th at the clubrooms. More information on what is happening will be sent out. The men on the same night will be heading off to take a close look at some interesting local cars and various projects that are currently underway. Each group will return to the clubrooms for a meal. On the weekend of 16th & 17th November we have the annual ‘Club Captain’s Run and this year we are heading up to Cambridge to take a look at a great collection of cars known as the ‘Ross Bros Collection’. We shall be leaving the clubrooms at 8.30 AM on Saturday 16th November(a bit earlier for slower cars) and travelling to Cambridge. After this, there is also a run further up to Hamilton to the Hamilton Gardens and if you choose then stay over on Saturday night then you can attend the Waikato VCC Swap Meet at Karapiro on Sunday. If you want to stay over on Saturday night you will need to make a motel booking early as accommodation, in general, seems to be in high demand. Neil Chave

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Club Captain’s Report

Tony Mannington Club Captain’s Report – November 2019 Pam and I have been out of Taupo for the last 3 weeks so we haven’t managed to take part in the Clubs activities in October. This report is coming from Siem Reap in Cambodia. We arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on the 11th of October and had a couple of days to explore the city before joining a Travel Marvel tour starting in Saigon and finishing in Siem Reap on the 24th of October. It has been an amazing experience boarding the RV La Marguerite in the port city of My Tho. While in Ho Chi Minh City in the morning we visited the Cu Chi Tunnel complex, an incredible tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters and the afternoon was spent on a History Tour. As River Boat cruised up the Mekong River, at several points the Captain dropped the anchor, we got off onto smaller boats and travelled to the small riverside towns visiting a French Gothic Cathedral., rice paper making and markets selling an array of seafood. No refrigerators, maybe some ice. All fresh and alive.

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One of the more sobering excursion was the visit to the Killing Field’s and the Tuoi Sieng Genocide Museum, located on the site of the Khmer Rouge’s notorious Security Prison 21. This was a very emotional time, not only for us travelling to their Country. All the tour guides had a story to share and tell, involving their own family members. They just wanted to share or tell the world what happened. Crossing the border from Vietnam to Cambodia was interesting, all passengers and crew had to line up in the ship’s lounge with your passport and show the Cambodian officials to make sure you are who you are. They call it photo recognition. It was a wonderful experience travelling along the Mekong River, a floating hotel, great company, great food sensational and very helpful staff in all areas of the boat. After leaving the Boat at Kampong Cham and travelling a 5-hour bus trip to Siem Reap it was time to explore the Temples of Bayon and Angkor Wat. Enjoying our time in Siem Reap exploring the local markets and time in “Pub Street”, at the Hotel, swimming pool outside our room.

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During travelling sometimes you get a little hiccup, last night we ran out of money so decided to use the money machine outside our Hotel. It swallowed our card and gave us no money, but receipt said we had withdrawn $100.00 US. The next day we managed to track down the bank responsible for the money machine. With lots of different banks in Siem Reap it wasn’t easy, the first 2 banks, one with guards outside carrying AK 47 were not helpful. Looking puzzled standing on a street Corner, out came the Restaurant Manager and asked us if she could help. We explained our situation and she went out of her way to track down the correct bank. She then took us to the bank in a Tuk Tuk, came in with us and explained to the bank staff our situation. She waited with us for over 1 hour while the bank went to the money machine to retrieve and return our bank card. We couldn’t thank her enough, she wanted no money for the Tuk Tuk ride or her time to and from her restaurant. We have booked a table at her restaurant The One by T, with 2 others that were on our trip, for our last night in Siem Reap. Catch you all when we get home. Cheers Tony.

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The menu shown here is what is on offer at Coffee Club Taupo during the evenings. The Manager of Coffee Club Taupo wishes to offer VCC members a complimentary glass of wine with every evening meal purchased. For your free glass of wine, be sure to state you are a member of the VCC when you go in.

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An Interview with Eric Foley What made you decide to get a VCC eligible car?

Was your car restored or did you restore it?

I have been a fan of early – mid 1930’s American cars since my early teenage years. The first vehicle I owned was a 1928 Plymouth I bought off one of my workmates for one hundred pounds. My parents were horrified at having an old car sitting outside their house! On one occasion we had 9 people and 2 kegs in the car. I sold the car to my cousin a couple of years later and it finished up abandoned in the Octagon in Dunedin.

Except for some refreshing of the paintwork, the car (a 1968 Daimler Sovereign 4.2) is original. It was first owned by a Christchurch doctor and then by the Service Manager of Gough, Gough, and Hamer of Caterpillar tractor fame. He shifted to Auckland and towed a large caravan north. I was looking for something easier to drive than the 1928 Plymouth sedan that I had owned for the previous 4 -5 years.

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I had admired Jaguar cars from the time of my first job- (with HMV in Cuba Street, Wellington). The manager purchased a brand new, metallic grey, 3.8 S type Jaguar (much the same style as my current car). I endeared myself to Arthur when I was shifting some stock into the shop from storage and I scraped the side of his new car. On looking around for a replacement vehicle for the Plymouth we looked at a number of options but were attracted by the colour of the Daimler – Willow Green - apparently the only one of that colour to come into NZ that year. It ticked most boxes – power this, electric that, so we bought it.

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How many VCC eligible cars have you owned? Over the years I have had the ‘28 Plymouth, a ‘28 Nash (8-cylinder, twin ignition), a ‘28 Dodge, a ‘34 Chevrolet and then finally, a registered warranted 1928 Plymouth. The ‘34 Chev was potentially a lovely car, but I was going to be 103 years old before it was on the road so we looked around for a going concern.

Where would you want to travel in your VCC car? I would quite happily travel anywhere. The car, to date, has been totally reli-


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able. Along with several club members we have done the Coromandel Gold Rush Rally a couple of times.

What would be your dream vintage car?

A 1932 – 1934 American sedan. I’m not too fussy as to which one- Ford, Chev, whatever. If Mr. Lotto was kind enough a Buick, Lincoln, Cadillac or Packard will fill the bill very nicely! (As would something like a Duesenberg or Auburn.)

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What advice would you give someone if they were buying their first vintage car? Figure out what you want, ask someone who is well informed about that make of vehicle and buy the very best you can afford.

What is the best thing about being a member of the Vintage Car Club? The company. Occasions such as Club Day and club runs enable you to spend time with members you may not engage with under other circumstances.

A little bit about me I was bought up in Wellington where I trained as a Health inspector. I came to Taupo to work for the County Council in 1978 intending to stay for 2 or 3 years. We got to like the place. Our children grew up here and one of them now resides here. I have been an active member of the pipe band since its formation in 1980. These days I am retired and spend my time on domestic chores and secretarial duties for the VCC and Taupo Pipe Band. If you’re interested in submitting an interview, click here to download the questionnaire, and email it to: editor@taupovcc.org

Taupo VCC Club Captains Weekend Away Saturday/Sunday 16th/17th November 2019 Please meet at the Clubrooms, slower cars 8.00am, faster 8.30am Travel to Ross Bros at Cambridge and travel to Hamilton Gardens. You can lunch in the cafe or we are planning on having a picnic lunch on the grass. Bring something to sit on and a picnic lunch. Some of us are staying in Cambridge over night and attending the Swap Meet on Sunday. Members may wish to just come for the day, returning home after Hamilton Gardens visit. See you at the Clubrooms Saturday morning the 16th. Further information contact Tony on 027942445.

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Ladies’ Night!

Wednesday, 13th of Nov.

6pm and dinner at 7:30pm (BYO Drinks) Both Fiona Jones and Heather Duncan will have quilts, embroidery and sewing projects on display at the clubrooms for the Ladies’ Night. June Mock is joining us on Ladies’ Night with her samples of Felting and information on how to make felt.

Fiona started her quilting journey in Taupo about fourteen years ago after participating in quilting class at All Crafts shop which used to be situated in Tamamutu Street. Their tutor was a local quilting icon who to this day still quilts. Fiona loved the class and continued quilting, more recently working on smaller projects, and items containing embroidery and hand stitching. She has nearly lost count of the quilts she still has around the house. Heather started her quilting journey in Wanganui about 12 years ago, making blocks with a group of like-minded ladies over a glass of wine, or two, once a fortnight. Upon moving to Taupo with blocks which needed setting, she joined Taupo Quiltmakers to complete the project, and hasn’t stopped since. She works on a mix of projects, but mostly those which can be done on the sewing machine. Heather and Fiona met at the Quiltmakers Club, are current members and have remained friends since, often travelling together to shows and shops, and sewing sessions. Both will have some projects for you to look at and fondle on the 13th. See you there. Maggie Dawson, Studio 92, will be joining with a display of prints and cards which are also for sale.

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Terri Foley, a member of the Taupo Vintage Car Cub and Convenor of the Lake Taupo Genealogy Group, will have a genealogy display at the Vintage Car Clubrooms on Wednesday 13th November. Terri will provide some insight in how to get started on your family history journey and will talk about some of the most useful tools including Ancestry, genealogical DNA testing and using historical records, as well as the value of talking with family members. Terri has been a keen genealogist for some 35 years and she has published five family history books. She is currently working on her and Eric’s Life Story.The Lake Taupo Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists currently has 35 members. One of the main benefits of membership is ongoing learning, as members share their knowledge with each other and different speakers, including experts from out of town, talk at monthly branch meetings. Experienced volunteers from the group also offer free family history research assistance to members of the public at Taupo Library from 9am to 1pm every Thursday from February to November.The hours helping others can be quite extensive, but it is a personally rewarding experience that can prove very exciting as people find connections. Genealogy is far more than just names and dates. It’s about trying to solve mysteries and uncover the history and the stories of the past. Collecting family documents and stories gives a foundation for learning more about your family and yourself and the new connections found can bring families together.

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SOUTH WAIKATO BRANCH V.C.C. OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM : 2019 T. T. T. RALLY SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2019 Name of Entrant:: _________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________________ Year and make of vehicle:____________________________________ Entrants VCC Branch: ______________________________________ Number attending:__________________________________________ Entry class (pick from below):________________________________ Veteran (prior to 31-12-1918) Vintage (01-01-1919 to 31-12-1931) Post Vintage (01-01-1932 to 31-12-1945) Post War (01-01-1946 to 31-12-1960) Post 60 (01-01-1961 to 31-12-1980) Post 80 (01-01-1981 to > 30yrs old) • • •

Entry fee per vehicle $30:00 {includes rally plaque) BBQ sausages & bread / tea, coffee, hot water, milk supplied at end. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: Compulsory in all cars.

Please post with entry fee to: T. T. T. RALLY P.O.Box 403, Tokoroa 3444 By 17 th November

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SOUTH WAIKATO VINTAGE CAR CLUB ANNUAL T. T. T. RALLY SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2019. PROGRAMME : • Start at South Waikato Vintage Car Clubrooms • 09:00 Hrs: Begin registration & cup of tea • 09:45 Hrs: Briefing • 1000 Hrs: First car leaves designated start area. At completion of run{approx 3.0hrs} lunch {byo} Sausages sizzle / bread, tea, coffee, hot water & milk available at finish then presentation of prizes. RALLY INFO : The rally will once again be set through pleasant country and where possible, Forestry Roads. As is usual it is a family event. No fiendish navigational rules or instructions written to get you lost. PERIOD DRESS : We encourage you and your team to dress for the period when your vehicle was built or most typically used. We will award a prize for best crew/vehicle combination ENTRIES : To assist with organisation, entries should be sent by November 18. However we will accept them up to starting time. START LOCATION : South Waikato Vintage Car Clubrooms Vospers Road, Lichfield. (Off SH1 over railway line opposite Pottery shop) FUEL : The rally distance is approximately 120 kilometres. Please ensure you have sufficient fuel to complete the event.

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International Day of the Older Person On 1st of October was the International Day of the Older Person and to help Older Person’s celebrate, our Taupo VCC Club Members were invited to bring our Vintage Cars along to the Summerset Retirement Village. Being rather short notice, a Rover, Model A, Morris Minor and a MGTF replica turned up at 10am to be greeted with hot savouries and scones. After morning tea and the rain had eased we made our way out to the cars to give some of the residents a spin around the block. The Model A was the most popular as we could take 3 at a time! The other cars also managed to get in several runs, and if the rain had stayed away we might have got the top down on the MG. One couple cancelled an appointment just to see our cars and go for a ride. Another successful morning out and about in our cars making smiles on people’s faces. Summerset have booked us in for next year, so keep the 1st of October free and it would be nice to have a larger group next time. NOVEMBER 2019

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Art Corner

“Lily” 1941 Packard Darrin Convertible Victoria, Super 8 Series 180 Original oil on canvas by Don Packwood www.donpackwood.co.nz

The Packard 180 was introduced for the 1940 model year (18th series) by the Packard Motor Car Company to replace the discontinued Packard Twelve as their top-of-the-line luxury model. The correct name of the model was Custom Super Eight One-Eighty. The car was derived from the Packard Super Eight One-Sixty with which it shared the complete running gear including the in-line eight-cylinder, 356-cubic-inch (5,830 cc) engine that developed 160 horsepower. Designer Howard “Dutch” Darrin had made a few special bodies on Packardbasis, beginning in 1937. He tried to sell Packard on the idea of Darrin-bodied cars being offered directly by Packard, and finally got his way after parking one if his creations outside the Packard dealers’ annual conference. For the 1940 model year, three Darrin bodystyles were available: the closed four-door Sport Sedan, the four-door Convertible Sedan, and the two-door Convertible Victoria.

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Rally Outline Friday, 10 April Rally Headquarters for the weekend will be our own clubrooms, situated at 14 Tiro Tiro Road, Levin. They will be open from 4 pm onwards, for participants to uplift their rally packs. This rally will be proudly centred around our purpose built rooms and adjacent show grounds. A full and detailed rally programme will be supplied in your newsletter and rally pack. At approximately 6 pm all participants are invited to a barbeque meal that will be held at the clubrooms. Please BYO drinks. This will be an ideal opportunity to meet fellow members and participants.

Saturday, 11 April At 9 30 am all vehicles are to assemble in front of the clubrooms for the day’s scenic rally. This will take you through the heart of the Horowhenua on flat, quiet rural roads. A driver and participants’ safety briefing will be held. All drivers and navigators must attend. At 10 am the first car will be away. The competitive participants will be supplied additional information regarding their competition prior. An optional lunch will be supplied at a local rural school. At the conclusion of the day’s activities, dinner is to be held at world-class Southwards Museum and Theatre Auditorium, situated in Paraparaumu. BYO drinks. Transport is available by bus if not wishing to drive to and from the venue and will return you to the clubrooms. Security will be maintained on all vehicles. Visit the museum at your leisure prior to dinner. The Wurlitzer organ will entertain before dinner. Period dress is encouraged.

Sunday, 12 April At 10 am assemble at the clubrooms with a publicised drive through tour of the Levin central area to follow. Return to the clubrooms for lunch. The afternoon will consist of a gymkhana for entrants and an entertaining display from several Ford Model T Race-abouts. The public will be invited to attend. In the evening, dinner and prize giving will be held at the Levin RSA. There is an open bar with no BYO permitted. Period dress is encouraged.

Monday, 13 April Morning tea will be provided at the clubrooms. Enjoy the company of members prior to leaving on your journey home. Our extensive parts shed and library will be open. Both have many items available to purchase. Depart at you leisure. A full detailed programme will be supplied in a newsletter and later in your rally pack.


Vehicle Classes A B C D

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Veteran Vintage Post Vintage Post War

Post 1960 Post 1980 Commercial Motor Cycle

Trophies Todd Park Restoration Trophy Presented to a vehicle entered in the rally for overall concours condition. This will be voted on by the attending public.

Wairarapa Trophy Presented to the best overall competitor.

Maxwell Trophy Awarded to the branch entering the winning team on the following basis: - One team per branch. - Team to consist of three vehicles, each being of a different class. One must be either Veteran or Vintage or both can be included. - Team members must all enter the competitive section on Saturday. - Teams and members names are to be advised in writing to Rally Headquarters before 8 pm, Friday, 10 April.

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Rally Regulations 1

One entrant in the vehicle must be a current financial member of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc) or a member of a recognised vintage motoring club. The entrant must be the driver, rider, navigator or passenger of the entered vehicle. All invited guests are deemed non competitive.

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The rally is open to vehicles defined in the rules of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc).

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All entered vehicles must possess a current VIC and display a current VIC sticker.

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Actions that may bring the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc) into disrepute will incur disqualification.

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The use of electronic navigational devices or calculators of any type are not permitted in or on vehicles entered in the competitive event.

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Late entries and/or entrants changing vehicles after 7 February 2020 will be deemed non competitive.

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All drivers and navigators must attend the safety briefing prior to the commencement of events on Saturday, 11 April 2020.

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The decision of the Rally Convenor, in consultation with the North Island Club Captain, will be final.

Rally Contacts Rally Organiser/ Convenor

Colin Brooks

PhH 04 2985458 PhM 027 4451449 colin.brooks@xtra.co.nz

Rally Secretary

Michael Gaffaney

michael@gaffaney.com

VCC Horowhenua

PO Box 458, Levin

Clubrooms

14 Tiro Tiro Road, Levin


ENTRY FORM 2020 VCC North Island Easter Rally Final Entries Close 12 March 2020

ENTRY FORM 2020 VCC North Island Easter Rally Final Entries Close 12 March 2020

VEHICLE Vehicle Make: Model: Year: Reg No: Vehicle Class: VCC VIC No: Rating cc: Competition(circle) Competitive Non Competitive Nominated Speed mph(circle) A:20-30 B:30-40 Route (circle) Short 55 miles Long 65 miles FEES Entry Fee Car plus Driver (Includes Rally Plaque) if paid before 7 Feb 2020: Extra Person: $15 pp x Late Entry Fee: Paid after 7 Feb 2020 $50 Extra Plaque: $30 x Friday BBQ: $15 pp x Child<12 $8 pp x Saturday Lunch: $15 pp x Child<12 $8 pp x Saturday Dinner BYO drinks: (Inc Museum Entry) $45 pp x Child<12 $25 pp x Bus Fare (return): $10 pp x Sunday Lunch: $15 pp x Child<12 $8 pp x Sunday Prize Giving Dinner Open Bar no BYO: $40 pp x Child<12 $10 pp x Total Payable: Please detail dietary requirements:

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ENTRANTS Driver’s Name: Navigator’s Name: VCC Membership No: Address:

Branch:

Email: Phone No: Mobile No: VEHICLE Vehicle Make: Model: Year: Reg No: Vehicle Class: VCC VIC No: Rating cc: Competition(circle) Competitive Non Competitive Nominated Speed mph(circle) A:20-30 B:30-40 Route (circle) Short 55 miles Long 65 miles FEES Entry Fee Car plus Driver (Includes Rally Plaque) if paid before 7 Feb 2020: Extra Person: $15 pp x Late Entry Fee: Paid after 7 Feb 2020 $50 Extra Plaque: $30 x Friday BBQ: $15 pp x Child<12 $8 pp x Saturday Lunch: $15 pp x Child<12 $8 pp x Saturday Dinner BYO drinks: (Inc Museum Entry) $45 pp x Child<12 $25 pp x Bus Fare (return): $10 pp x Sunday Lunch: $15 pp x Child<12 $8 pp x Sunday Prize Giving Dinner Open Bar no BYO: $40 pp x Child<12 $10 pp x Total Payable: Please detail dietary requirements:

Bank A/c No: 03 0667 0269227 02 Ref: Your Surname Code: Vehicle Reg No Cheques made payable to: Vintage Car Club of NZ Horowhenua Branch Post Entry to: Easter Rally Secretary PO Box 458 Levin 5540 or email: michael@gaffaney.com

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83 Tauhara Rd Taupo

Mobile: 0274 496363

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47B Matai St, Taupo

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Parts department hours are better than ever: 7.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday 8.00am to 1.00pm Saturday

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Taupo Vintage Car Club Magazine | Taupo Torque

North Cape to Bluff Tour Paul Collins the leader of theTour arrived at our Taupo VCC Clubrooms to enjoy an evening meal on the Monday night of the 30th of September before heading south towards Taumaranui. Arriving at approximately 6 pm for their evening meal: First Course, out of the Ransley Kitchen, Curried Kumara Soup and bread rolls. Second Course, out of the Mannington Kitchen, Cottage Pie, Butter Chicken and Sweet & Sour Chicken with rice and vegetables. Third Course, out of the Countdown Kitchen, Fruit Salad, Pavlova and cream. Pavlovas decorate with 1x Kiwifruit and 1x Raspberry. Paul has been planning this run for many months and including visiting as many as possible VCC Clubrooms on his way south. Paul contacting as many Clubs as possible to put on Lunches and Dinners for his group. With only 18 involved in the tour, we assembled some cooks and kitchen hands to undertake this task. Bruce manning the Parts Shed and reducing the Part Shed stock. Most went away with something. Thanks to all involved and again the Club made a profit to make it worth doing. Thanks to Maureen and her grandchildren, Michael and Olivia, Neil & Lorraine, Bruce & Trish, Tony & Pam.

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Targa 2019 VCC Car Displays at Lunch, Afternoon & Evening Venues Labour Day Mon 28th Oct - Taupo: Pre-Event Venue - Great Lakes Centre, Story Place, Taupo; Targa Competition, VCC Time Trial & Targa Tour Car Display from approx. 12pm (midday) to 2.30pm, with Ceremonial Start at 1.30pm.

Tues 29th Oct - Otorohonga: Lunch Venue – Whittington Lane (Please note: Limited parking space); Competition cars arrive from 11.20am & depart from 12.20pm = 60mins; VCC Time Trial cars arrive from 12.20pm & depart from 1.20pm = 60 mins; Targa Tour cars arrive & depart approx. 15mins after VCC Time Trial cars.

Wed 30th Oct – Whangamomona: Lunch Venue - Whangmomona Township; Competition cars arrive from 11.5am & depart from 2.54pm = 179mins; VCC Time Trial cars arrive from 12.55pm & depart from 3.54pm = 179mins; Targa Tour cars arrive & depart approx. 15mins after VCC Time Trial cars. Please note: SH43 from Stratford to Whangamomona will be closed from 10.20am, reopening 7.30pm. The only access to Whangamomona during this time will be via SH43 from Taumarunui/Ohura.

Wed 30th Oct – Stratford: Afternoon Display Venue – War Memorial Centre, Miranda Street, Stratford; Competition cars arrive from 3.50pm & depart from 5.15pm for New Plymouth Parc Ferme overnight; VCC Time Trial cars arrive from 4.50pm & depart from 6.15pm for New Plymouth overnight accommodation; Targa Tour cars arrive & depart approx. 15mins after VCC Time Trial cars.

Thurs 31st Oct – Stratford: Lunch Venue – War Memorial Centre, Miranda Street, Stratford; Competition cars arrive from 11.55am & depart from 12.55pm = 60mins; VCC Time Trial cars arrive from 12.55pm & depart from 1.55pm = 60mins; Targa Tour cars arrive & depart approx. 15mins after VCC Time Trial cars.

Thurs 31st Oct – Whanganui: Early Evening Venue – Queens Park Memorial, Whanganui; Competition cars arrive from 5pm & depart from 6pm for Parc Ferme overnight = 60mins; VCC Time Trial cars arrive from 6pm & depart from 6.45pm for overnight accommodation; Targa Tour cars arrive & depart approx. 15mins after VCC Time Trial cars.


Taupo Vintage Car Club Magazine | Taupo Torque Fri 1st Nov – Taihape: Lunch Venue – Memorial Park, Taihape; Competition cars arrive from 11am & depart from 12pm (midday) = 60mins; VCC Time Trial cars arrive from 12pm (midday) & depart from 1pm = 60mins; Targa Tour cars arrive & depart approx. 15mins after VCC Time Trial cars.

Fri 1st Nov – Palmerston North: Early Evening Venue – The Square, Palmerston North; Competition cars arrive from 5.15pm & depart from 6.15pm for Parc Ferme overnight; VCC Time Trial cars arrive from 6.15pm & depart from 7.00pm for overnight accommodation; Targa Tour cars arrive & depart approx. 15mins after VCC Time Trial cars.

Sat 2nd Nov – Dannevirke: Lunch Venue – A and P Showgrounds, Dannevirke; Competition cars arrive from 1pm & depart from 2pm = 60mins; VCC Time Trial cars arrive from 2pm & depart from 3pm = 60mins; Targa Tour cars arrive & depart approx. 15mins after VCC Time Trial cars.

Sat 2nd Nov – Palmerston North: End of Event Venue – The Square; Competition cars arrive from 5.40pm; VCC Time Trial cars arrive from 6.40pm; Targa Tour cars arrive approx. 15mins after VCC Time Trial cars.

Taupo VCC Christmas Dinner Saturday 7th December 2019.

Club Christmas Dinner will be held in the Clubrooms this year, so please mark your calendar now. Invitation will be sent out in late November, be prepared to what we have sorted out for this years Dinner.

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Taupo Torque | |Taupo TaupoVintage VintageCar CarClub ClubMagazine Magazine

Taupo VCC 2019/20 Calendar Year. 2019 Wednesday 13th November ���������Club Night: Lady’s Night. Sunday 18th-17th November �����Club Weekend Away. Monday 18th November ���������������Committee Meeting 7.30 pm. Saturday 7th December �����������������Taupo VCC Christmas Dinner. Saturday 14th December �������������Taupo Christmas Parade. Monday 16th December ���������������Committee Meeting 7.30 pm. Wednesday 18th December ���������Christmas Morning Tea at Clubrooms. Bring a plate

2020 Saturday 1st February �������������������Taupo VCC Open Day and BBQ. Wednesday 12th February �����������Club Night, Summer BBQ at Clubrooms, 6.00 pm. Sunday 16th February �������������������Club Run/Blind Run. Monday 17th February �����������������Committee Meeting 7.30 pm. Wednesday 11th March ���������������Club Night 7.30pm. Fri/Sat/Sun, 13-15th March �������Taupo VCC Annual Rally Sunday 15th March �����������������������No Club Run due to Rally Monday 16th March ���������������������Committee Meeting 7.30 pm. Tuesday 24th March ���������������������Hospice Morning Tea 9.45 am. Wednesday 8th April ���������������������Club Night 7.30 pm. Sunday 19th April �������������������������Club Run. Lunch Run. Monday 20th April �����������������������Committee Meeting 7.30 pm. Wednesday 13th May �������������������Taupo VCC AGM.

Club merchandise available on Club Nights. Baseball Cap - $14.00 Polo Shirt - $33.50 Bucket Hat - $17.00 Fleece Jacket - $59.00 Club Lapel Badges and Car Stickers We have most stock available at the club rooms.

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