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February 2019 This year’s

Gymkhana is on the 24th of February. Make sure you don’t miss it!

Winner of this years Burma Rally, Bryan and Ashley Christie

Official Magazine of the Wanganui Branch of the V.C.C. of NZ P.O. Box 726, Wanganui . Street address – Patapu St, Wanganui East. Patron

Alan Bates

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Chairman: Vice Chairman:

Bruce Ardell Dave McDermid

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Secretary: Treasurer:

Liz James Neil Farrer

Club Captain: Rally Secretary/Trophies

Frank James Linda O’Keeffe

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Motorcycle Convenor:

Bill James


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Health & Safety

Linda Kendrick Chris White 0274431184 Dave McDermid

Branch Delegate:

Neil Farrer

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Kitchen Manager: Hall: (Custodian/Bookings)

Heather James

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Doreen Hardy Sue Voss Rob O’Keeffe Shane Hobman Dave Austin" " Trevor Roberts Chris White Dave McDermid

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Vehicle I. D. `s

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Chairman Bruce’s notes Greetings and Salutations 5 Grandchildren been and gone. Nice to have but as they work here the word, “Pay”, arose. Horrors, even I don’t get paid. 6-11 year olds don’t need money do they?

Busy, busy season ahead, you won’t get bored January club night, picnic, BBQ at the club rooms was enjoyed by 75+ members & friends. First time use of the club gazebo as a food tent. A great turnout, (Best we have had) Lovely social evening outside with families & Grandchildren and a number of new club vehicles present for viewing Burma Rally + Vintage weekend 18-21st January. What a great turnout of people and cars. Friday night meet and greet with the Vintage Weekend trustees, Main Street, Whanganui and Partners, Our Mayor and council members went down well in the Jubilee room of the Grand Hotel. Saturday “Wheels on Victoria Avenue”, bright sunny day was packed with cars and people all day. Saturday evening Classic Cruise went off well, thanks to Keith T and Peter H for organising this and afterwards at the Grand was packed with members for a social evening and dinner Sunday’s Burma rally day saw 113 cars come up to the start line, receive their instructions from Grandchildren

and flagged away by me. Nice scenic roads and afternoon tea back at the clubrooms. That night we had 175 people attend the dinner and prize giving at the Laird Park Bowling club and

presentation of Ross Glenny’s 50 year badge by Ed Boyd, Management Committee member. Sunday was a busy day for me and the family, 7:45am start at Moutoa Gardens to start the entrants off, do the rally, assist the afternoon tea, dinner and present the prizes and trophy’s and afterwards back to the clubrooms to photocopy more instructions for Monday’s run. and by the way Grandson broke his arm at the clubrooms so Dan, Jennifer and I were at the hospital till 12:30am Monday 7:45am all family in attendance for Bruce’s Wellington Anniversary day run. Saw all 55 cars assemble at the Cornmarket Reserve for a leisurely drive around the outskirts of the city and end up at Arles Homestead for late morning tea and to farewell our visitors. Continued

Overall the committee were well pleased with the weekend. A few adjustments for next year but there always will be and we were, once again, blessed by fine weather. Linda O and Frank J, a big thankyou and to all the hard working committee members, volunteers, helpers and Marshals over the 4 days. Also to Craig Ryland for supplying 3 cars for the Dazzle Ball. This is now the biggest event for the year for the club, well done all. February club night at The International Commercial Pilot Academy at Whanganui Airport saw an excellent turnout to hear Philip Bedford, Chief Executive Officer give us a talk on their operation in Whanganui. I think most of us were surprised at the size of their operation and the numbers they are working with. A very entertaining evening with supper. The North Island Club Captain’s tour will arrive in Whanganui on Wednesday 13th March.

Our plan is to meet them at the Marton Museum and Historical Society car park on Wellington Road, Marton, have lunch and I have organised a couple of places of interest to visit on our way back to the club rooms for afternoon tea. I would like a few members with vehicles to meet us in Marton at 12 o’clock and escort the tour members back to Whanganui. Bring your lunch and a plate for afternoon tea. I noted the passing of ex councillor Sue Westwood QSM. A very good friend of mine and Dad’s. After Dad’s passing she always called me Colin as I reminded her of Dad in so many ways. Farewell Susan thanks for your contribution to society and the city of Whanganui over many decades. Well that’s it for this month Happy motoring till next month

Bruce A

An Irish painter by the name of Murphy, while not a brilliant scholar, was a gifted and quite famous portrait artist. Over a short number of years, his fame grew and soon people from all over Ireland were coming to his studio to get him to paint their likenesses. One day, a beautiful, young English woman arrived at his house in a stretch limo and asked if he would paint her in the nude. This being the first time anyone had made such a request he was a bit perturbed, particularly when the woman told him that money was no object; in fact, and she was willing to pay up to 10,000 pounds. Not wanting to get into any marital strife, he asked her to wait while he went into the house to confer with Mary, his wife. They talked much about the rightness and wrongness of it. It was hard to make the decision but finally his wife agreed, on one condition. In a few minutes he returned. "T'would be me pleasure to paint yer portrait, missus," he said "The wife says it's okay."I'll paint you in the nude all right; but I have to at least leave me socks on, so I have a place to wipe me brushes."


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BURMA RALLY 2019 The Burma Rally for 2019 started for some 113 vehicles on a cool breezy and overcast morning and out they went through Okoia and the Warrengate heading through Santoft on through Bulls, Kakariki and onto lunch at Kowhai Park in Feilding. The afternoon took the entrants through Rongotea then the back of Tangimoana back through Bulls, Marton then home to Wanganui via No 2 Line and into the City. The afternoon run encountered high winds that made the drive challenging but for most competitors a lovely drive through the greater Rangitikei Region. Many competitors carried on over to the Vintage Car Club Clubrooms for a cup of afternoon tea and took the opportunity to have a look through the Parts shed - some found some treasured pieces they needed and purchases were made. The evening prize-giving and dinner was very well attended and provided a most enjoyable finale to a great day. Congratulations to all the entrants, special thanks to all the helpers and well done to the winners. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Cheers


2019 Burma Rally Class and Overall, Winners

Class 1 Lee and Karen Taylor 1915 Ford Model T

Class 3 Rod and Stephanie Rattray 1928 Austin 7

Class 4, and overall winners, Bryan and Ashley Christie 1929 Ford Model A

Class 5 Bill Turner and Steve Bright 1934 Chevrolet

Class 8 Graeme and Karen Langridge 1946 Ford Coupe

Class 10 Toni Jenkins and Jessica Hardy 1962 A35 Van

Karen Langridge got best dressed Lady

Class 11 Matt and Janelle Andrews 1963 Ford Anglia

Class 12 Roger & Diane White 1987 Mitsubishi Starion

You never surprise me!" a woman moaned one day to her long-suffering husband. " Buy me a surprise for my birthday. Something that can accelerate from 0 to 180 in under 4 seconds, ......and I would prefer it in blue," she hinted. Happy and excited, she was counting down the days to her birthday. Finally, she got the beautiful present her husband had thoughtfully chosen for her. He's dead now, but to his friends, he died a legend.

Request for vehicles Lyn Bergquist is pricing a small film shoot set in Patea for early next year and there are a couple of scenes that require pre 1960 vehicles, which is when the film is set. She is looking for farm vehicles, (a small truck?) a couple of cars and some sort of harvesting or planting machines for the first scene and for the second scene she is looking for cars, vans, rural trucks and so on to be parked outside a church and passing through the scene. The third scene will be at Jerusalem and require a farm vehicle. So, each day will be about 10 hours long and Lyn would like to know if anybody is interested and what costs would be involved (on a daily basis). Contact Frank James if you are interested.


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From the desk of Frank James, Wanganui Branch Club Captain Hello to you all. January 2019 events at the Vintage Car Club have gone very well with the New Year Picnic-BBQ being held on a fine hot evening with high numbers of Club Members and their families attending. Well done to everyone. Vintage Weekend was a busy one with great numbers attending the various functions from Friday through to the Monday. Congratulations to everyone who participated and special thanks to all the helpers over the weekend especially to those who helped make Sunday’s Burma Rally an enjoyable and successful event. The high winds and temperatures were big tests for all. Well done to the various Class winners with regular Rally entrants and Wanganui locals Bryan and Ashley Christie taking overall honours. This years Gymkhana will be held on Sunday 24 February 2019 at Charlie and Cathy Anderson’s property at 135 Union Line Wanganui to commence at 1:30pm. There is no need to meet at the VCC Clubrooms first just travel direct to Union Line – from the top of Durie Hill proceed along No 2 Line until you reach the Matarawa Church then turn right into Union Line and continue carefully along this Road until you reach Anderson’s property which is on the left side of the Road. Please bring a plate to contribute to the Afternoon Tea – tea and coffee will be provided. The March Club Night will be at the Vintage Car Club Clubrooms with Peter Clifford being our Guest Speaker. I’m sure you will all find Peter a very interesting person who has travelled the Globe widely following his loves of Motor Cycle and Formula One Car racing together with his writing about these sports. Come along and enjoy these events.


Vintage weekend facts, we are getting bigger! Facebook hits on the Whanganui Vintage Weekend were up 15,000 from August and up 459 in the last month alone. The pages reached over 80,000 people and generated over 7000 page veiws. Although Facebook is not everything its something that can be acurately measured and hows much more interest as the year progress.

Club Calendar

All Club Runs meet at 1pm at the club rooms unless otherwise noted.


24th Gymkhana at Charlie and Cathy Andersons. Meet at 135 Union Line, time 1:30pm


6th Club Night, Speaker Peter Clifford international Motor Cycle racer, owner and journalist. 13th North Island Captain Visit. 17th Sunday Run, Bruce Ardell


3rd Club Night, Speaker Heidi Armstrong 7th Wanganui Road Rodders Park-Up City College Sat 13th Castrol Motorcycle Trial Sun 28th Sunday Run Ian Chamberlain


1st Club night 19th Sunday Run

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New members We welcome the following new memebers who have joined our branch recently. Dont forget it’s the new members that will keep our club alive so keep encouraging your friends and relatives to come and join us. • Glenn and Raewyn Wadsworth - 1930 Ford Model A Pickup • Roger and Heather Stent - 1967 Singer Vogue • Bryan Coskerie and Gwen Stuart - 1961 Triumph Cub and 1986 Honda GB500 Motor Cycles • David and Margaret Gosnell - 1989 Porsche 944S2 Cabriolet.

Burma Photos

Wheels on Victoria The “Wheels on Victoria Avenue” car show was pictured as a great opportunity for all of the various car clubs in Whanganui to get together and “Strut their stuff” and boy did it work this year, and then some more. It’s not limited to club members and if you have a car you consider a classic then turn up and show it, we have never turned a car away

and we won’t be starting next year. Estimates for attendees this year were about 300 vehicles which climbed substantially from last years show. With you help we should be able to reach 400 in 2020 and fill even more blocks of Victoria Ave with your awsome automobiles. Thanks for all the VCC members that helped and we will be looking for more assistance next year.

Whanganui Mitre 10 Mega Classic Cruise Whanganui Mitre 10 Mega again sponsored the event that takes the cars from the Wheels on Victoria Avenue and visits the people of the town on their streets. Hundreds of the general public came out of their homes to cheer and wave as the cars drove past on one of the two cruises. One cruise stayed in town and one took a more rural route allowing the occupants

chance to blow the cobwebs out of their hair. Both cruises ended up at the Grand Hotel after about an hours travelling and then the participants joined us for the Mitre 10 Mega draw where 10 lucky ticket owners recieved their prizes. All of the ticket money raised from this raffle was presented to the local cancer society manager, Jane Beamsley, by Hayden Gibsen, of Whanganui Mitre 10 Mega and Keith Turner & Peter Hardy the organisers. This event is also open to all and we are looking for even more cars, more ticket sales and more cash for our chosen charity.


Saturday 2nd March 2019 For vehicles from all VCC vehicle classification categories Meet after 8.45 am at the Coach House Museum, 121 South Street, Feilding for a tea / coffee before the Ramble. The briefing will be at 9.15 am with the first car away at 9.30 am. The route does not include any unsealed roads. The Ramble ends at gardens for lunch (entry cost included below). Bring some walking shoes if you intend to go exploring in the afternoon. Mileage for the morning is approx. 68 miles (110 Kms). There will be opportunity for petrol before embarking on the afternoon section. Afternoon mileage to a Café then back to Palm Nth is approx. 30 miles (45 Kms).

Evening Function Saturday 6th April 2019 Tickets on sale March

River City Park Up (Open Air Charity Car Display 500-600 vehicles)

Sunday 7th April 2019

ENTRANT : .............................................................................................................................. ADDRESS : ……………………….......................................................................................... TELEPHONE : ( ..... ) ...............................

EMAIL : ............................................................

NAVIGATOR : .......................................................................................................................... VEHICLE MAKE & MODEL : ....................................................................................................

Veteran, Vintage and Classic Cars, Hot Rods, Muscle Cars, Drag Cars, Stock Cars, 4WD Vehicles, Motorbikes, Boats, Traction Engines,

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two or more persons in car

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Trade Stalls and Displays

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one person in car


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Cash on the day

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Cheques to be made payable to the ‘Manawatu Branch VCC’

Wanganui Road Rodders


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ENTRIES CLOSE: Thursday 21st February 2019

For Sale Two new 650 X 16 tyres, BF Goodrich Pattern for sale $150 each cal Frank 06 3438421 94 3.8 Commodre auto problem 99 Ford escort rego & wof. suspect blown headgasket Renault 12 tl rough body,good mecanicles and interior. Saab 9000.turbo. Ph 06 273 8717

No rego Mercedes 2.8 98 Citreon bxt2d turbo bent valve Ford prefect 58 sidevalves Triumph Mayflower 53 with papers Peugeot 405 manual trans tidy Saab 900 Ph 06 273 8717

1976 Triumph 2.5 twin carbs, manual with overdrive and power steering. Good sound reliable car. $3200 ONO Phone 027-4454-628 or 021-94-50-20 Exchange, two 24 stud V8 Heads for two 21 Stud V8 heads. 06 3458897 1947 Morris 8 E series 2 door saloon.. $4000 since there is no warranty or rego currently on it and there are a few issues. It will also have 3 spare tyre treads an 2 spare inner tubes for the tyres. Phone: 0220864154 Email: 1969 Jaguar 240. 6 cylinder capacity 2483. Imported into New Zealand 1975. Two New Zealand owners.Fully restored 1997. Equipped with Power Steering. Current WOF & Registration. Immaculate condition. $30.000 or near offer. Phone 3484914 1997 Toyota Corolla GL 1.6. 192,000Km, 1600cc petrol 5 speed manual with current WOF & Rego 2 owners from new Cambelt recently replaced and new water pump fitted Very economical and well looked after, in excellant condition 02777 54644 for expressions of interest

Two DENIS Bros Vintage Motor Mowers in as is where is condition, One Premier Mk 1 30� and the othe a 24 inch. Offers please to 06 3458897

Tyres for sale. 165 X15 Firestone retreads (2) " 165 X R14 Tubeless retread" 195 X 65 R15 Firestone Retread 5.50 X 13 Second hand" " 175-65 R15 S/Hand good Tread" 175-65 R14 S/Hand good Tread 175-70 R13 S/Hand good Tread "195-65 R15 S/Hand good Tread" BR 78-13 Retread 600-12 Retread Wanganui Auto Services Ltd, 81 Ingestre St. Phone Kelvin / Janet 3455454

Wanganui VCC Purpose built Parts Shed We have an outstanding collection of engines, gearboxes, body parts, spares, new and used, from a vast range of manufacturers. These parts span from the early 1900’s to more modern production vehicles. If you are looking for anything, large or small, to keep your car on the road call us to see if we can assist, you will find our prices unbelievable. Trevor Dave Chris

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