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Coming Events for Taupo VCC 2019 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.

JANUARY Sunday 19th January

8th Annual Car Show at Rotoura Lakefront. See page 30

Monday 20th January

Committee Meeting 7.30 pm

Kirk Automotive

Lake Taupo Country Roads Rally 13th, 14th & 15th March, 2020

Information and Entry Form on page 17 of this mag! Print off a copy, fill in and return to Rally Secretary. That’s easy. If you chose not to enter the Rally and wish to Help Out, we’d love you to put your name forward. We require help in all area’s. Please forward your name to our Rally Secretary at heatherduncan@xtra.co.nz. Heather will pass your name onto a Rally Committee person. We already have had inquiries from out of Taupo, so if you wish to be part of our 2020 Rally, Register now! Our Rally Dinner will be held in our Clubrooms. Again, get in early and don’t miss out on a seat! December 2019 S

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Chairman’s Report

11 Club Captain’s Report 13 Reliks’ Journey from Chris tchurch to Taupo 16 Taupo VCC Club Out and About 17 Kirk Automotive Lake Taupo Country Roads Rally Entry Form 21 Ladies’ Night 22 Art Corner 31 Ross Bros Museum - Club Captains’ Weekend Cover image: Owen Duncan’s 1934 Chev Coupe

36 Interislander and Scenic Train Offer Updates 38 Taupo VCC 2019/20 Calendar Year.

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 KIRK Automotive SPARE PARTS Bruce Jefferies CLUBROOMS CUSTODIAN Owen Duncan VIC CERTIFIERS Bruce Jefferies Norman Pointon Brent Davidson

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Printed Mag Now Available! Printed copies of our monthly magazine, Taupo Torque, are now available from Copy Solutions in Taupo! We email the magazine to Copy Solutions each month, so if you would like a copy, you can visit Copy Solutions in Taupo and purchase one of the following 3 options:

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Printing Tips Although you can print this magazine to A4 (either actual size or scaled to A4), this magazine has been set up in A5 format. This allows you to print 2 pages up on an A4 or even a booklet if your printer supports it. If you open the magazine file in Acrobat Reader, and select file>print, under Page Size and Handling (see image below), you can print multiple pages per sheet. Click File>Print>Multiple>Pages per sheet> 2 If your printer supports printing both sides of the paper, you can also print a ‘Booklet’. Which allows you to print, then staple and fold up into an A5 magazine.

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Chairman’s Report

Neil Chave Chairman’s Report – December 2019 As November rushes through towards Christmas we are now thinking about 2020 and what we need to plan for next year with our annual Open Day and summer BBQ. But firstly in November, we held the Ladies Night and this was by all accounts a great success. The men took a drive out to Bruce & Trish Jefferies’ facility where Bruce keeps most of his car collection under lock & key. It was an excellent opportunity to take a close look at some of Bruce’s cars and share with him the

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histories as well as the challenges with getting some of the cars back on the road. After this, the men returned to the clubrooms where a club dinner was served. Thanks to the ladies that put a huge effort into making this night a success and the ladies also in the kitchen that served a great meal. Later in the month, a group travelled north to Cambridge to visit Ross Bros car collection. The ‘Club Captain’s Run travelled north on the Saturday morning of November 16th arriving at Ross Bros near Cambridge to be met by one of the family business owners and given a tour of the museum that is decked out in true 1950’s style. Lots of great cars from the USA and other parts of the world and even a Bentley Azure convertible. From here we moved into the next building where there is another outstanding display of earthmoving equipment and featuring one of the largest bulldozers in the world. There was a range of tractors and fire engines as well as a 1920’s garage and even a V12 Rolls Royce Merlin (Spitfire) engine that is under a rebuild for start-up at the Ross Bros Christmas party. After this, we were given a tour of the workshops and machine shop to get an idea of

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some of the massive rebuild work this company undertakes on heavy earthmoving equipment. Then for lunch, some went off to the Velodrome and others headed to the Hamilton Gardens for a picnic lunch. A number stayed over for the Saturday night to have a look at the Waikato VCC Swap meet at Karapiro on the Sunday. A great weekend away and everyone enjoyed the Ross Bros museum. With Christmas now upon us don’t forget the Christmas Party scheduled for Saturday, December 7th. This year we are holding at the club room to keep costs down as we have a local caterer to do the work and also it means its BYO so you can bring & enjoy your favourite beer and wines and realistic costs. If you are planning to come please pay the amount into the clubs account and remember to include your name. Also, we shall again be part of the annual Christmas parade so we need everyone’s car to turn up on December 14th – more details in this newsletter. The Rally committee also met in November and with the course now set and all the design work completed by Dean we are already to start marketing this event to other clubs. Give some thought to entering the 2020 Rally as it is now one of the major iconic events on the club’s calendar. Finally, to all members & families – have a great Christmas & a Happy New Year! Neil Chave

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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. 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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Club Captain’s Report

Tony Mannington Club Captain’s Report – December 2019 Remember this will be our last newsletter for 2019, Please note the program over the month of December, January and into February. We all need a rest after a busy year and the next newsletter should be available at the end of January. As you see there are a few things you should be aware of.

• Don’t forget Christmas Dinner at the Clubrooms, Saturday the 7th of December, from 6.00 pm. Please pay into Club bank account to reserve your seat. • Taupo Christmas Parade, we are waiting for confirmation and will let you know by email. • Club Christmas Morning Tea, bring a plate and a friend. To be advised by email. • January annual Rotorua Lakefront Car Show. Meet at Clubrooms at 9.00 am on Sunday the 19th of January. February always a big month, check the coming events page. Unfortunately, my health didn’t allow me to attend the Ladies’/ Men’s night in November. Many thanks to the ladies that brought along their “Hobbies” to share with our Club Members. Thanks to Bruce for opening up his “Toy Shed” to show our menfolk what has been going on behind closed doors. Bruce’s passion for restoring his cars to very high standards. It was good to see the finished Model A Roadster purring along toward Tuakau last weekend. A completed round trip with no roadside seminars.

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Special thanks to Maureen, Pam, Trish, and Eric who took charge of the kitchen duties and others that helped. Always a popular choice for our ladies’ night meal, A ham, chicken, buns, and salad goes down a treat. Club Captain weekend away to Cambridge to visit the Muscle Car Garage at Ross Bros went off well. Cars traveling to Cambridge and then on to Hamilton Gardens and others doing their own thing. A group of us opted to stay in Cambridge overnight, dining together and in the morning heading off to the Waikato VCC Swap meet. Another successful Club Weekend away. Who has got ideas for the next one? Referring back over the Club year I think the committee has done a good job putting together our Club Nights, Club Days with the weather being kind to us throughout the year and allowing us to get our cars out and about. It’s now time to “sign” off for the year and I will catch up with everyone at our Christmas Dinner. To all our members and friends, I wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and to those on the not so well list, get out and enjoy family and friends over the Christmas and New Year break and may 2020 bring health and happiness. Cheers Tony.

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Reliks’ Journey from Christchurch to Taupo Owen Duncan The journey with the 1934 Chev Coupe named ‘Reliks’ started when I spotted it for sale in the Beaded Wheels monthly magazine. After looking and dreaming about owning it for a month or so I rang Kevin Campion, the owner, and asked about its state of restoration. He informed me he purchased it from way up north sight unseen and had it transported to Christchurch. During his ownership, he had the motor and

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three-speed non-synchromesh gearbox re-conditioned which took him and a mate four years. After the second phone call, I asked if he would drive it to Picton where I would meet him. But my son, Chris, thought it would be much wiser to fly down and check it out first. So, away Chris and I went. On arrival at Kevin’s home, I instantly knew I had to have the little gem. We drove it around the block, getting totally lost. Thank goodness for Google Maps! I transferred the money and drove to the nearest gas station to fuel up, pick up a couple of bottles of water and headed to Picton. Chris spent the rest of the day with his partner and was to fly to Wellington to meet me and ‘Reliks’ to continue the trip back to Taupo. Unfortunately, no flights were available so he flew to Palmerston North where we had left his car. I undertook the complete journey home on my own! I was very nervous, to say the least about driving 900 kilometres on my own in a car 85 years old, in pouring rain and wipers that are about as effective as having none at all. Can’t beat Rain X. When I drove to the ferry terminal in Picton the lady in the ticket office told me it was the most beautiful car she had ever seen and gave me priority boarding which meant I was first on the boat and then first off in Wellington. Despite the rain, the journey to Picton along the Kaikoura coast was a highlight for me in this stunning little coupe. Everywhere I stopped folk would stop and ask where I was heading. When I said Taupo most looked stunned and wished me luck. Driving from Wellington to Wanganui I kept thinking this can’t be true as this Chevy was a dream to drive. Gear changes were still a challenge for me, double the clutch and find the right groove. 50mph were easy for her and she never missed a beat.

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I spent the night in Wanganui to catch up with my mates who were keen to check out this darling. Having their seal of approval I set off for Taupo via the Desert Road. What a change from the last couple of days. The sun was out to complete the journey. I had to stop in Taihape for a coffee break as the day was hot and no air conditioning in this old girl. The entire trip was a breeze for the coupe and three stages of 300 kilometres were plenty for me. I was pleased to arrive home with no problems with ‘Reliks’, in time for my 70th birthday. If you’re interested in submitting an article, email it to: editor@taupovcc.org

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THE ULTIMATE TIME TRIAL 2020 Photo : Proshotz Photography – 1957 MGA

13 - 18 OCTOBER 2020

Outstanding opportunity to drive iconic North Island roads as a Time Trial This is not a race, but rather an exercise in precise driving and time keeping to maintain a set average speed through all closed tarmac stages, (similar to a regularity trial, but with the safety of knowing that all participants have staggered start times, drive in the same direction, on the same road, with nothing coming towards them!) Entry: “Super Early Bird” discount entry fee is available until 16 December 2019 for VCC members in VCC eligible, road-legal cars (30+ years old), with a VIC (Vehicle Identity Card), and minimum third-party insurance. (“Early Bird” discount entry fee is also available to VCC members from 17 December 2019 to 31 January 2020). No special car modifications (roll cage etc), are required. Refer www.vcc.org.nz “National Events” for details. For more information check out www.targa.nz “2020 Events” Rod Corbett rod.corbett88@gmail.com 027 433 8772

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Taupo VCC Club Out and About Two of our Club Members attended the annual Model T Tin Lizzie Rally this year based at the beautifully refurbished Tuakau Hotel. Our Saturday Rally run lunch stop ended up at the Clovercrest Miniature Donkey Stud. (not everybodys cup of tea) They breed the American Miniature Mediterranean Donkeys that hail from Sardinia. Selling their baby Donkeys up to $5000.00 each. A great weekend, Bruce and Trish giving their Model A Roadster an outing after a major rebuild. Great to see the hard work and long hours spent getting back it on the road has paid off, purring along like a dream. Bruce and Trish, it’s now time to get out and enjoy it while the sun is shining.

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13th, 14th and 15th March 2020 Enquiries to Rally Secretary – Heather Duncan Email - heatherduncan@xtra.co.nz Phone 027 232 4866 | P O Box 907, Taupo 3351

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PROGRAMME: Friday 13th March 6.00pm

At the VCC (Clubrooms), off Spa Road. BYO food and drinks Tea and coffee provided

Collect rally packs / noggin and natter

Saturday 14th March 9.00 am 9.15am 9.30am

6.00pm 7.00pm

Registration rally packs available before start at Clubrooms Briefing Stage 1 – First cars away to the morning tea stop. Stage 2 – Cars away to the lunch stop. Stage 3 – Cars away to finish at Clubrooms Tea and coffee will be available at morning tea and lunch stops. Morning tea stop has café or BYO. Happy hour - BYO Drinks Dinner and prizegiving Rally presentation dinner will be held at: Taupo VCC Clubrooms.

Sunday 15th March 9.30am

Meet at Clubrooms for farewell cuppa. Parts shed will be open

CLASSES Class 1

Veteran and vintage vehicles (VET and (VV) Before 1931

Class 2

Post-vintage vehicles (PVV) 1932-1945

Class 3

Post-war vehicles (PWV) 1946-1960

Class 4

Post 1960 Vehicles (P60V) 1961-1980

Class 5

Post 1980 Vehicles (P80V) 1981 onwards

Touring Non-competitive

RALLY REGULATIONS 1.

One person in each vehicle MUST be a financial member of the Vintage Car Club of NZ and may be called upon to produce their current membership.

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If fewer than three vehicles are entered in a particular class, then these vehicles will be placed in the next appropriate class.

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In the event of a dispute, the decision of the organiser, in consultation with the Chairman and Club Captain of the Taupo Car Club Incorporated will be final.

Please “Tick” the lunch option and help support a Country Kids Education fundraising committee.


ENTRY FORM ENTRY FORM

GUEST INDEMNITY WAIVER ADVICE

To be sent to Taupo VCC as below:

The organisers of this event draw the attention of participants of the following rule regarding eligibility:

Email entry form to: Heather Duncan – heatherduncan@xtra.co.nz Phone 027 232 4866

Events should be open to vehicles as defined by Club Rules – All vehicles accepted must be entered by a financial member of the Club. Either the owner of the vehicle or the driver on the day shall be a member of the Club, or if resident overseas, a member of a recognised overseas organisation.

Pay total owing below via internet banking to: Westpac 03 0430 0246086 01 Please use your Car Rego as Reference. Alternatively post this form along with your remittance to: Taupo Vintage Car Club, PO Box 907, Taupo 3351 Name of Entrant:

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Address:

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Phone Number/s:

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This means that if you are NOT a member of the Vintage Car Club of NZ Inc and you wish to drive in this event in a vehicle owned by a club member, we welcome you as a guest in a non-competitive capacity and because the Club’s public liability insurance only covers incidents involving Club members, we ask that you sign the indemnity waiver below.

Email:

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INDEMNITY WAIVER

Navigator’s name:

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I agree not to hold liable the Vintage Car Club of NZ Inc, Taupo Branch, it’s members, officials or representatives, for any loss, however caused, or for the consequences of any action by an official member or representative of the Vintage Car Club of NZ Inc, and accept that my participation in this event is as a non-competitive guest only and I do so entirely at my own risk.

Make, model & year:_______________________ Class entered:

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VCC member No:

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Branch Name:

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I/we have read and accept this Indemnity Waiver

Car Reg No:

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Signature …………………………………………………

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Note: If not a VCC member, please sign waiver overleaf.

Entry Fee (per car) ___ Lunch (per person) ___ Dinner (per person) ___ TOTAL OWING

$25.00 $15.00 $35.00

Name (print in full) ……………………………………… Date ……………………………………………………… IMPORTANT: Your entry will be confirmed via email. Please contact heatherduncan@xtra.co.nz if you don’t receive confirmation from us by 28th Feb, 2020.

Note: If you are a financial member of the Taupo branch deduct $5.00 discount off the car entry fee (not meals).

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Mobile: 0274 496363

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T: 07 377 0445 M: 0274 820 598 E: jandgeades@xtra.co.nz

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

Parts and Services offer a comprehensive parts and service solution for your car, van, ute, truck, trailer, caravan, fifth-wheeler or campervan. We’re all about smart servicing – that means getting the parts that you need, and servicing your vehicle to your satisfaction every time.

Still at; 1 Miro Street, Taupo Web; partsandservices.co.nz Phone; 07 378 2673


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Ladies’ Night Our Clubrooms looked like a busy colourful Evening Market. The evening was most informative, featuring six women with such interesting and vibrant stalls. While we mixed and mingled with nibbles and drinks, we listened to a presentation from each of them. It was most enlightening hearing about what lead to their commitment, the preparation and time required, the highlights and difficulties encountered, with some opportunities to add some of their special ‘hobby’ stories. Our members’ displays, talks, and demonstrations clearly reflected their extensive creativity, hard work, huge time (and cost) commitments and lots of patience. Similar qualities to our owners of Vintage and Classic Cars!

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Art Corner

“Woody” 1947 Chrysler Town & Country 2-door Convertible Woody Original oil on canvas by Don Packwood www.donpackwood.co.nz

Introduced in 1941, the Town & Country used wagonlike wood framing and panels for the body sides under a sedan’s steel roof. Instead of a flat-lifting window and dropping tailgate, the roof ’s slope carried through a fixed window and a pair of center-opening wood doors below. It was moderately restyled for 1942, and the Town & Country returned after World War II purely as a status symbol. A four-door sedan and a convertible replaced the wagon, keeping its wood panels and adding a wood decklid. Most sedans rode on six-cylinder Windsor chassis, and the convertibles used those of eight-cylinder New Yorkers. Chrysler claimed it was “a new concept in car design to link your worlds of work and play.” The labor required to build and maintain what was advertised as “The Beautiful Chrysler” doomed the Town & Country. In 1949, when the redesigned Chryslers appeared, the Town & Country was down to a convertible. The wood-trimmed series ended with a two-door hardtop in 1950.

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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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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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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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ENTRANT’S COPY Please remove this insert, complete both copies and retain the Entrant’s Copy. Mail the handwritten form to the address below or scan and email.

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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$25 Local Registration. Eligible for all prizes. To All Members, Rotoura branch of the VCC are holding their 8th Annual Car Show at Rotoura Lakefront Domain on Sunday, 19th January 2020. It is very informal, anyone can display, and there is a gold coin request from drivers which will be donated to St Johns Ambulance. In 2019, Rotorua VCC raised $1500.00 for St Johns with donations from drivers and the public with over 330 cars on display. Taupo VCC are always part of this event and it’s great to catch up with fellow VCC Club Members. Meet at the Clubrooms 9.00am and leave 9.15am for Rotoura Display cars from 10.00 am to 2.00pm. Take picnic lunch or enjoy one of the Cafes in “Eat Street” The Soundshell markets and other Holiday market activities will also be adjacent to the Car Show.

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Rotorua Vintage & Veteran Car Club Inc proudly present the

8th Annual Rotorua Lakefront Car Show 10am - 2pm, Sunday, 19th January 2020 ALL CARS, BIKES AND COMMERCIALS WELCOME! The venue is the Rotorua Village Green at the Lake Front, off Whakaue Street. This is an informal car show open to any individuals or clubs to display their vehicles. Drivers will be asked for a gold coin donation upon arrival. All monies raised will be donated to St Johns Ambulance Rotorua. Car clubs are welcome to display their vehicles in a group. During the day drivers and their companions can enjoy their own picnic lunch under the trees, or take advantage of local eateries, including Rotorua’s “Eat Street” which is at the southern end of the show area. Rotorua’s Soundshell Market will be in operation adjacent to the Car Show, as well as other holiday attractions.

Over 330 vehicles were on display at last year’s show, and the event has been very popular with locals and holiday makers alike. Vehicles have ranged from early vintage to almost new. For further information email info@rvvcc.org.nz or like our Facebook page (Rotorua Vintage Car Club) for any updates. We look forward to seeing you there!

ALL PROCEEDS DONATED TO ST JOHNS AMBULANCE ROTORUA

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Top left: One of the 2 largest bulldozers (175 ton) in NZ. Both now redundant due mainly to operating costs. Above left: This brute when fully restored will only be seen in the wee small hours shifting the biggest of gear. Below: Seen recently, a certain Chevy coupe getting a helping hand home from a certain Ford Mercury coupe.

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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.


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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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SCENIC TRAIN OFFER Promo Code:

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Booking conditions and instructions for members are: 10% off best available fare. Please read fare conditions prior to continuing through the booking process • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Reservations can be made direct with Scenic Journeys online at http://www.greatjourneysofnz.co.nz Click on Book – top of page Book a train Enter journey details Enter WH5465 into the promo code box Click continue Choose fare type- discount will be applied/shown Continue Add any extras if required Continue through the booking process. Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request. Date and time changes as per fare conditions. Current NZ Vintage Car Club membership card to be shown at check-in or full retail fare will be charged. Membership card must be in the name of the person travelling Fares subject to change with notification. If booking from outside NZ you will need to request your booking be made via email. Valid for travel 101 February through to 15 December 20 DECEMBER 2019


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RATES QUOTED FORNZ Vintage Car Club Booking Reference:

WH5465

The below rates are based on prices to date, inclusive of GST and subject to availability. Off Peak Fares:

Each Way

Adult Children Motorcycle Car/Van/Trailer up to 5.5 metres Trailer-Each half metre over 5.5 metres Premium Plus Lounge Off Peak Travel Dates 01 March 08 April 20 15 April â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 15 December 20

$48.00 $26.00 $42.00 $124.00

Peak Fares:

Each Way

Adult Children Motorcycle Car/Van/Trailer up to 5.5 metres Trailer-Each half metre over 5.5 metres Premium Plus Lounge Peak Travel Dates 01-28 February 20 09-14 April 20

$53.00 $26.00 $52.00 $137.00

$22.00 $55.00 18yrs plus

$24.00 $55.00

18yrs plus

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Taupo VCC 2019/20 Calendar Year. 2019 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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