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July 2019

Vol 56

Venture Waikato Branch

Newsletter of the Veteran & Vintage Car Club (Waikato) Inc.

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Editor’s Snippet Hi Everyone Welcome to Winter . We are now officially on the way to Summer having past the shortest day. Well our AGM had a good turn out of Members , unfortunately we did not get interest in several vital roles. I always subscribe to the theory “you get out of anything as much as you put in”. Just a shame that theory did not materialise on the night. Double 50 has been and gone , finally got the caked on slurry of the bottom side of the Chev cleaned off, thank you to Glenys and Bob for a route that took us through a nice bit of our great country. Congratulations to all the prize winners. Looking ahead we have the July Club Run , Theo’s Shed Raid and the Daffodil Run . All these events are expected to be well supported , make a note in your calendar.


If you are reasonably new to the Club these “coffee and Cruise” type events are the way people have indicated we need to go, so please join us on one or all of these runs. It’s a good chance to get the “Old Girl” out for a drive. Keep to the left and enjoy your motoring Bozy

Chairman Report Secretary’s Report

pg 4 pg 5

Club Captain Motor Cycle

pg 6 pg 7

Double 50 Home and away

pg 8,9 &12 pg 10 &11

July Club night Nth Island MC Rally Sale & Wanted adverts F ront Cover:

pg 12 pg 14 pg 16 & 17

Some of the Cars outside the Hall at the Lunch stop on the Double 50 Rally


C h a ir m a n ’s C h a tter CHAIRMANS REPORT. JULY 2019 Well folks here I am again, like the proverbial bad Penny I have returned. I made the decision while Marcia and I were on our holiday in the UK. Maybe the lovely weather we had made me a bit soft in the head. However nobody else wanted the job so here I am. I try to be a glass half full type of person and always try to look on the bright side of life, as the song goes. We do have some challenges facing us as a club and also as a National Organization. We need to make some changes in the type of events we have, the quantity of events we have, and the way our prospective members perceive our club. But we should not make changes just for the sake of change, they need to be well thought out and planned. We will no doubt make mistakes but that is part of life so some tolerance would be appreciated as your committee work their way forward in the future. You can never please all the people all the time, what we are aiming for is to please most of the people most of the time. To achieve this we will need your support as club members. The first change I feel we need to look at is the competitive element in rallies. There seems to be a shift towards a relaxed touring element with a nice destination. Maybe a short timed section to find a winner and the odd silent check to keep us on course, but probably no questions! Let me know what you think. The new Calendar of Events is now out so study it carefully and look at the events that you would like to partake in. There will be something for everyone to do. I don’t expect members to do everything but I would like members to do something. At the AGM we were left without a Secretary and a Treasurer, both key positions to the running of a successful branch. I am sure that amongst our members there is somebody who is prepared to take on one of these important roles. I look forward to being your Chairman for the next 12 months, and together we can have lots of fun. Keep smiling and keep left. Graham Pate. 4

S e c r e ta r y

Watch this Space Secretary Wanted This is an integral position on our Committee. If you have any inkling of taking this position please contact Graham Pate or any other Committee Member.


C lu b C a p t a in Again, all our motoring events are so well supported - from trolleys, Wednesday Wanders and Twilights, to our premium event, the Double Fifty. Thanks to those who made them so successful. Our AGM saw a good number of members attend and covered a range of points relating to our Club. The Constitution was reviewed and the changes approved. There was a bit of fun arguing over whether a Chairman was a man, or a person. For our Constitution the Chairman is a member so elected to chair meetings. It’s pleasing to have our survey findings supported by our National President, saying how much she enjoyed the National S I Easter Rally with no straight-line navigation or silent checks. There is little support for competitive rallies other than for the tradition of them. The point was made only 5% of members took part in our Double Fifty. I think it is correct to keep having them but I would have liked to see the Vintage Venture combined with the “P’s”, but with two rally routes, and an evening meal and social side – perhaps in the future. At present we have 2 sections going so well within our Club. The motor-cyclists and the Wednesday Wanderers. The project shed will, I am sure, operate as a section and also be as successful. To progress our project shed and equipment I intend to ask Committee to appoint 3 members to prepare 3 different sets of plans with quotes for consideration and approval. I would like to thank members who have given me the opportunity to be “of some use” to our Club for the next year. Terry 6

Motorcycle Some of you will have met John Hartles over the years at Motor Cycle rallies, sadly John passed away a few weeks ago. He owned a number of very nice BSA’s and was always a starter at the Mooloo but sadly he could not make this year, our condolences to Heather and family. Mike Arthur has very kindly offered us various AMC and BSA C11 motor cycle parts which I will put in the Club room’s spares department, so come and have a look you never know what you might find. It is funny how things go regarding the VIC’s I am asked to do. Most of the time it is just the odd one but lately I have be asked to help get four bikes on the road, an Indian, Yamaha, BSA and Norton and all have expressed interest in becoming a club member. I am waiting for confirmation about the place we are hoping to visit on our run on Sunday the 11th of August and will let you know as soon as I hear. In the mean time Safe Riding Peter

A BIG WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBER Margret Bryce– 1961 Morris Minor 1000 1972 Honda CB350 We hope that you will enjoy the club and it’s many activities If you have any queries either big or small please do not hesitate to contact any member of the committee and they will be more than willing to assist you in any way possible. Once again, welcome to the club. We hope to see you at the club night on the second Wednesday of the Month.


Double Fifty

1-2 June 2019

Organisers : Glenys and Robert Braddock Saturday evening started with the traditional pea/pie/pud evening, with some added extras supplied by those expert chefs, Bronya and Hugh. This meal provided a great start to the weekend. It was very pleasing to see that the weather was relatively fine on Sunday as Greg was adamant we were going to be driving the Chrysler with the top down. We left home at a reasonable time only to see three vehicles coming back towards Hamilton. We started to question ourselves as to whether the start was at the clubrooms, however it did not take long for us to realise that there had been an accident on the Expressway so we turned around and sought an alternative route to Cambridge. We arrived to hot coffee and a lovely morning tea set out for entrants. Glenys provided the customary briefing before the rally started and off we set. We rallied around Cambridge and crossed the high level bridge which provided a degree of confusion for many entrants, ourselves included. Mmessage to self: always follow the instructions and not assume we think we know what was intended. Some straight line followed and we travelled through Roto-o-Rangi to Parklands Road and enjoyed the countryside with no silent checks to find. We eventually came to Aotearoa Rd. This road started as a wide tarsealed road but soon became a narrow twisty gravel road. At this point I was very grateful for the rain we had earlier in the week as there was no dust. We followed Les and Lesley Webster in their Model A through this section and we were able to follow the lines Les took with the corners. Quite an interesting road and one we cannot recall using in the thirty odd years we have been taking part in branch events. Once we found the road we were looking for we turned onto tarseal again, big relief, only to go back onto a short gravel section again. The lunch stop was at Arohena School where the hot soup, filled roll and cake were very welcome. There was one timed section and after that we were instructed not to travel above 32mph for the rest of the rally. We were told that there was one hour for lunch. I wonder how many thought it didn’t really matter and left a bit early, only to find Glenys parked out side the Wharepapa South Store taking the time. After lunch we had a relatively short run back to the clubrooms and enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea. The evening function was at the Cosmopolitan Club in Claudelands. Dinner over and the prizegiving commenced. All prizewinners received a gift, courtesy of Glenys who had come up with a novel way of “regifting”.. 8

There was also a parade of the boots and bonnets and the talented sisters, Tracey and Carey-Ann,were the declared the winners. Their bonnets were very pretty and they had even made their boots from fur. Congratulations to all of the placegetters and Murray and Trish McKie were not only the first Waikato they were also overall winners. Auckland Branch won the teams trophy and also the Auckland-Waikato trophy. We enjoyed our day out, as I’m sure all of the other entrants did as well. Grateful thanks must go to Glenys and her team. It was unfortunate that Robert was unwell, however Glenys was ably supported by her friend and by Tony and Judy Brierley and Kelvin and Christine Davis. There were 50 entrants with only 27 from Waikato, which equates to less than 5% of our membership. As this is the showcase event for the branch,this is more than a little disappointing. Gaynor Terrill

Results Vintage

Post Vintage

Post War Vintage

Post 60

Post 80


Joe Bruntlett & Carey Anne Ward


Les & Lesley Webster


Leon & Brenda Soul


Colin & Pam Bell


Gavin Welch & Sophie Zhao


Ken & anne Foot


Brian & Lorraine Cossey


Pieter & Johanna Deutz Ebeling


Murray & Tris McKie


Ivan & Alison Stevens


Bob & Debbie Ballantyne


John & Shirley Foot


Allan & Christine Albon

3rdSteve & Joy Growden

Overall placing continued on page 12 9

Events Ahead


July August September



Club Night



Wednesday Wander



Club Run



Shed Raid



Club Night



Wednesday Wander



Daffodil Rally for Cancer



Club Night



Wednesday Wander



PV Rally

Club Night 10th July Mr Wayne Waratini (ex NZ Army) will address the Members on life in the Army and life after leaving and joining civilian life. Wayne will be introduced by Fred Rix. This is sure to be a glimpse of what many of us know very little about.

.Meeting starts at 8.00pm with parts shed open from 7.00pm. 10

Events Ahead




Wellsford / Warkworth Winter Woollies Wander



Rotorua—Central NI Swap Meet



National Daffodil Rally for Cancer



Sulphur City Rally



Auckland PV Rally




Wednesday Wander July !7th

Winter Drawers On! July 17th.

12 midday at the Top Pub Morrinsville.

August 21st.

Pilot Bar. Morrinsville.

September 18th. Top Pub. Morrinsville. October 16th.

Spring is in the air! A bar-b-que and a garage warming.

Andy Hammond. (07) 8235712


Results—continued 1st overall

Murray & Trish McKie

1st Waikato

Murray & Trish McKie

Team Event



Glenys Braddock

Hard Luck

Gavin Welch & Sophie Zhao

Good Deed

Roy Rowe

All the Finalists for the Best Bonnet award at the Dinner.


Joke Did you hear that after 120 years of driving on the left hand side of the Road Irish motorists are changing to driving on the right side of the Road. Road Safety Experts say it is such a big job that it is going to be implemented in stage , with trucks (Lorries) being the first to change then cars following in 2 weeks later.


Northland Motorcycle Rally Six Branch members were entered for this year’s Northland Motorcycle Rally at Whangarei, but with personal incidents intervening only four finally made the journey north to join the other sixty riders. These were Alan Grime, Murray McKie, Bob and Jillian Hayton. The morning course of seventy miles was in scenic country largely new to us all, with lots of narrow bendy roads, many with shaded hilly sections and a green lichen strip down the middle of the lane. This proved to be quite tricky in the sometimes damp surface conditions. Even the big bikes had difficulty keeping up to their 40mph average – those who had selected a slower speed had an undoubted competitive advantage. From the VCC clubrooms at Maunu we were taken in a clockwise circle around Pukenui Forest via Ruatangata and Ngararatunua almost into Kauri before heading north for Hikurangi where many riders were seen to be enjoying a mid-morning coffee, quite unaware of what lay ahead. From there it was now Glenbervie Forest we were being taken around. A long stretch out to the coast at pretty Sandy Bay where ‘blow the timing’ we just had to stop and take in the view. Then on to Matapouri, resting place of the Rainbow Warrior, and south to Tutukaka and Ngunguru where timing ended. Inland again via Kiripaku to Glenbervie, then to find SH1 into town with main road traffic and back to the clubrooms for lunch. The shorter untimed afternoon section made use of Cemetery Road to get to scenic Otaika Valley and Maungatapere, before heading for the Poroti Pub as a landmark followed by a short section of Kokopu Road from the morning’s endeavours. Then we were turned into Kara Road and back into Maunu to end a great but tiring day’s riding on some super motorcycling roads and to our collective relief all blessed with fine weather. At the sociable evening dinner it was pleasing to find that Alan had been awarded 1 st place in the Post Vintage Class and Jillian again took the Lady Rider award. The rest of us clearly spent too much time admiring the views!

Alan Grime (1st PV) with HarleyDavidson 14


PARTS SHED Need a new WOF? Need new Wiper Blades, need new light Bulbs, Generators or Alternators—We have lots of new “Armatures” and parts to keep your car rolling. See the Parts guys– Howard, Reece, Don and Wilbur.

In the parts shed we have a new stock of Rally Number holders , these are priced at $15. Prepare your ride for some of the Rallies coming up. Contact Howard Porteous for more information. FOR SALE 1925 Austin 12/4 Clifton Tourer. Goes really well, Reg and WOF up to date, piles of spare parts. A rare vehicle of this age in original, if worn, condition. Owned by 2 Waikato members for last 58 years. $25.000.00 ono. Phone 07 8434542 or 0274923521 8

For Sale 1930 Austin 7 Ulster replica project. All running gear available including flattened spring to jive the correct ride height. Motor and suspension bits galore, gearboxes including 4 speed unit. Mudguards lights and instruments are all there as well as 4 new tyres and good wheels. Included are id plates and numbers off the donor car which had a rotten body. Included is a lot of literature on A7 specials and a copy of a book on building an Ulster replica. Offers (bigger the better) Morris 12 motor and gearbox, Apparently the same as early MG and or Wolseley $200.00 ono 1300 Austin/Morris motor/gearbox Offers Daimler 2.5 V8 Parts Speedo Cable (new) windscreen rubber (new) engine gaskets including head and sump. Brake booster diaphragm (new) 1 x front brake rotor (new) air cleaner, brake booster, steering box, front screen, workshop manual, parts book (scruffy) Offers. Contact Greg Terrill Ph 0272145816 8

For Sale 1929 Dodge DA parts. 2x engines, gearbox, steering wheel plus assorted parts. Contact Alan Sharp Ph 8496306 10 16

For Sale AA Car Badges— one is around 1940’s, one is around 1950’s Anyone interested please phone David Hall , Cambridge Ph 827904


For Sale 50 years of Venture and Beaded Wheels magazines. Make an offer Colin Wiseman 310 Coast Rd , RD5 Thames Ph 07 8682416

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Wanted 1935 Studebaker Motor or Short Block Pease phone Alan Day 027 4954256


Wanted: Somebody to help finish off an Austin Atlantic – windows, wiring and getting certification. A potential new member approached me regarding this last Club night. If interested, please phone Terry – 027-272-6319 9

For Sale & Wanted Adverts If you place an advert in the For Sale or Wanted department we will run the advert for two months and then automatically remove it. If you want it Repeated, please drop me a line.. Please note!! Adverts need to be submitted by the 15th of the Month.

Notice We are getting non members ask about putting an advert in the For Sale or Wanted section of the Venture. After a discussion with the committee it has been decided that an advert from a non Waikato VCC member will incur a $15.00 charge. This will cover a three (3) month insertion. After the three (3) months it will be automatically withdrawn. The information in this newsletter and on the club’s web site, is supplied as a service to club members. Articles and other copy of interest are always welcome and encouraged. The opinions expressed in this newsletter and on the club’s website are those of the author alone. Neither the club nor any of its officers accepts responsibility for the accuracy of any statements or opinions.


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