Monthly Newsletter of the Wairarapa Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand July 2019 Welcome to the new format of our newsletter designed to inform members of the upcoming events and activities. The lack of an editor to continue publishing the Zenith has brought us to this...but we would love to hear from anyone who would like to take on this role. Also, this newsletter will be posted to you this month but we will be emailing future newsletters to as many members as possible. PLEASE let Beth Taylor know if you are unable to or would prefer not to receive the newsletter by email and I will happily post it to you. Your New Committee At the AGM held on June 10th, the following appointments were made: Chairperson: Tina Goodin email@example.com 02041099552 Secretary: Beth Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org 063796040/021732832 Treasurer: No appointment made Club Captain: Kevin Ball email@example.com 063771236/0279577426 Committee: John Clark firstname.lastname@example.org 063780380 Chris Giles email@example.com 063796559/021433995 Simon Oâ€™Hara firstname.lastname@example.org 0211412332 Carolyn Colquhoun email@example.com 063780306/0210721308 Hugh Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org 063069847/0276659911 Frank Lipinski 063797167 Social Convenor: Val Ball email@example.com 063771236/0279577426 Custodian: Earl Goodin firstname.lastname@example.org 02040624986 Beaded Wheels Scribe Kevin Ball email@example.com 063771236/0279577426 Librarian: Pat Dutton firstname.lastname@example.org 063797918/0277112735 Spare Parts: Frank Lipinski 063797167 Tom Mitchelmore email@example.com 063797573 Barry Wells firstname.lastname@example.org 063771152 Jeff Percy email@example.com 063774622 Vehicle Inspectors: Francis Pointon firstname.lastname@example.org 063786710 Graham Reidy email@example.com 063727855 Hugh Hunter firstname.lastname@example.org 063069847 Upcoming Rallies and Events Sunday July 7th: Gravel Challenge Gather at The Farriers Car Park at 9.30am for a 10am start. We predict the rally finishing about lunch time. The rally is centred around Mauriceville on seldom used roads, with easy instructions. Organisers Francis and Gaye Pointon. Phone 06 3786710 for more info. Look forward to seeing you on this rally. Sunday August 25th: Daffodil Rally This rally is held annually by most of the VCC clubs around NZ to raise funds for the Cancer Society. The cost to enter is $10 and all the money raised goes to the Cancer Society. Meet at the Square in Martinborough at 10am.
From there you will be given instructions to Greytown, Carterton and Masterton with stops along the way for the public to admire the cars. Everyone is welcome no matter what kind of vehicle you drive so make it a fun day out for all the family. Contact Beth Taylor for more details. Sunday September 8th: Peter Smith Memorial Rally organised by the Austin Register Details to follow. Sunday 13th October: New Member’s Rally. A big welcome to our many new members – details to follow. Club Nights Monday July 1st: NZ Road Memories 1920’s – 1960’s. This DVD looks at the cars, trucks and buses that have been used in New Zealand from the 1920’s to the mid 1960’s – and the roads they have been driven over – as recorded on newsreels and publicity films of the era. Come and enjoy the memories and perhaps spot your parents or grandparents car in the line-up! Monday August 5th: “Rallying and its Rules.” A refresher for old members and an education for new members in preparation for the” New Members Rally” being held in October. Expert rallying members of the club will outline the rules and regulations of rallying and the various types of rallies available. Mark these dates in your calendar now. Other Notices and Events Manawatu Classic Motorcycle Club SWAP MEET – Sunday 10th November at the clubrooms, The Grove, Kelvin Grove Road, Palmerston North. 8am to 1.30pm. Contact Dave (021715201) or Clive (063555953) for more details or email email@example.com. The Great Journeys of New Zealand – Scenic Train Offer- use the Promo Code WH5465 to get 10% off the best possible fare when travelling on the Northern Explorer, Interislander, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine. Reservations can be made direct with Scenic Journeys online at: www. greatjourneysofnz.co.nz. Current NZVCC membership card must be shown at check-in or full retail fares will be charged. Membership card must be in the name of the person travelling. FOR SALE: 1990 Honda Legend Exclusive. Immaculate body, dark grey metallic, leather, cruise control, sunroof. Cam belt replaced in September 2017, Travelled 196K, 30 year for VCC coming up. This would be a great car for restoration. Phone 06 3788808. Welcome to new members – a big welcome to all new members, we look forward to you joining us in the various activities of the club. If you have not received a name badge please contact Beth Taylor to arrange this. The cost of the badge is $15.50 each. Congratulations to Graham Clark on receiving his 35 year membership award and to Judi Lamb and Craig Lamb for their 25 year membership award. Library Book Sale – There is still a great selection of books available to purchase. These books are either duplicate copies or are not required by the club. These books will again be on display at the next club night on July 1st. Spare Parts Department – Don’t forget our spare parts department is open the first Tuesday in the month from 9am to 12 noon, or you can contact Frank Lipinski for a private appointment. Tina and Willie will be attending the National Executive Meeting and AGM of the VCC to be held in Greymouth on 16th and 17th August. There the application for our club to host the 2021 National Motorcycle Rally will be considered and hopefully accepted. Work has started on organising this rally already with a team of motorcycle riders at the helm. The rally is set down for 12th to 14th March, 2021 with the after rally tour 15th to 18th March, 2021.
Wairarapa Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Clubrooms: Postal Address: Branch Website: Club Night: Spare Parts: Committee meet:
A&P Showgrounds, Chester Road, Clareville PO Box 7, Masterton 5840 www.sporty.co.nz/wairarapavcc First Monday of the month (except January ) and June (second Monday) at 7.30pm. Open each Tuesday morning following club night Second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm