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THE MOTORING SPIRIT The Wellington Branch Newsletter March 2019

Joanne has her own train??

Smokin’!

Whanganui Vintage Weekend

29 Vauxhall, Neale Ryder. 28 Austin, Ian McCulloch. 37 Vauxhall, Bernie Quinn, at British and European Car Day.

60 years of Vintage motoring 1958—2018


The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc.) Wellington Branch Clubrooms

Halford

Place

Postal Address

PO Box 38-418,

(East end of Jackson Street)\ Petone

Clubrooms Phone 568-7463

Email: wellington@vcc.org.nz

Web page address

http://www.sporty.co.nz/wellingtonvcc

Branch Committee Chairman

Bill Pinkham

pinkham@outlook.co.nz

938-3407

Secretary

Alastair McCarthy

wellington@vcc.org.nz

589-8248

mccarthys@xtra.co.nz Treasurer

Peter McKeown

peter@smartpower.co.nz

233 5113

Club Captain/Trophies

Neale Ryder

joannemillar@xtra.co.nz

528-2580 0274 493-014

General Members

Don Hawkes

mdhawkes@xtra.co.nz

232-8514

Property Manager

Colin White

the-whitehouse@xtra.co.nz

569-6549

Club night coordinator

Brian Christensen

bestelectronics@outlook.com

565-0664

Newsletter Editor

Selwyn Warren

lifeonthecut@gmail.com

021 1928 222

Social Convenor

Tasi Betteridge

tasiandray@gmail.com

972-2367

Parts Mnger/memorabilia

Alick Jenner

565 –0174

Appointed Officers Librarian

David Crooks

dcrooks@xtra.co.nz

476-4588

Scribe to Beaded Wheels

Claire Benge

claire.benge@xtra.co.nz

589-8383

Workshop Custodian

Don Hawkes

mdhawkes@xtra.co.nz

232-8514

Fire Engine Custodian

John Jackson

jackapp@xtra.co.nz

234-8702

Motorcycle Representative Peter Simpson

psimpsonnz@gmail.com

566-2675

Vehicle ID

Roger White

white.house.stokesvalley@xtra.co.nz

563-6236

Vehicle ID

Don Hawkes

mdhawkes@xtra.co.nz

232-8514

Rally Secretary

Diane White

white.house.stokesvalley@xtra.co.nz

563-6236

Archivist

Michael Curry

alvishumber@gmail.com

526-9522

Web Master

Trevor Barnes

trevor.barnesnz@gmail.com

977-4332

NO CALLS AFTER 9:00PM PLEASE

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CHAIRMAN’S RAMBLINGS

Bill Pinkham

Look at this, March already and Autumn is just around the corner, the temperatures have started to come down, but that’s not a bad thing, a Model T driver recently told me that his radiator boils too often in the hot weather. There are still plenty of opportunities to get out there. Club night was an interesting look at the travels of the Smits, first thoughts were, WHY? But looking at some of the places they have been, WOW! what an experience. For some strange reason Bolivia was a place that interested me. Unfortunately, I enjoy my creature comforts too much these days. My days of sleeping in a survival tube in the snow on Mt. Tarawera are behind me, beside the fact that if I wanted to do such things, I would be doing them alone. Art Deco is over for another year and I can pack the clothes. Another pleasant event again this year, we noticed that there were a larger number of younger ones this year, younger means under 50, and some of the old events may have reached their use by date to, as they were missing from the program this year. Caught up with some old friends and enjoyed the sunshine. We’re looking forward to next year. March brings the Sunday run and the Horowhenua swap meet and the promise of the odd treasure. Next club night I intend to talk about the safety features of our clubrooms, so come along and maybe learn a thing or two about what to look for in a modern building so that you will be able to escape from it in an emergency.

THE SUNDAY RUN

3rd March 2019

You can contact Ian McCulloch re future events, on (04) 237 6555

This month, we’ll be visiting a collection of tractors in Upper Hutt. I suggest we all meet up at the Mayfair Café in Upper Hutt, and proceed from there, after a cuppa and a bite to eat. See you all on the 3rd. Ian

Contributions for the Motoring Spirit are always welcome Articles, photos, reports or titbits. Electronic versions are preferred, but photos and text can be scanned or typed up. Send to the editor—Selwyn Warren, or arrange by phone with me, to get a hard copy by mail or at Club Nights. Contacts on inside front cover. 3


FROM THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE

Neale Ryder

February is about the busiest month of the year for old car stuff, which for most of us means the difficult task of selecting the event, or events you most want to attend. I picked the British Car Day, as having spent the last 2 years, on and off, overhauling the rear axle on the 1929 Vauxhall; it was the car to take along. As in every time I've attended, it was a great day with a number of interesting cars to see and people to talk to. It took me 2 1/2 hours just to get away from the car and have a look around. The number of older cars attending seems to be getting lower every year, there were 3 from the 20's and probably a similar number from the 30's but that seems to be a general trend everywhere. The work on the 20/60 paid off; as the rear axle is now quiet and replacing the driveshaft with the fabric joints, for a later style with proper U joints, has almost transformed the car. The cruising speed was around 42 mph when terminal harshness set in and with the replacement driveshaft fitted, 55 mph is a comfortable speed. Well worth the effort I think. Joanne and I also visited the Terracotta Warriors on display at Te Papa. Incredible, just about sums it up. The skill of the people who made these items several thousand years ago has to be seen to be believed. So best you go while it’s still here, it’s a lot closer than China. Regards, Neale Neale was telling me last club night, about the Terracotta Warriors display at Te Papa. It is truly amazing and well worth seeing. I have included a photo Neale took of one of the statues and because black and white doesn't do it justice, I’ve put it on the back cover. The photos on the front cover are also from Neale. Ed. ———————————————————————————————————————— A man went into a store to buy a chimney. “ How much is this one?” He asked. “Oh”, replied the salesman, “It’s on the house” Two lions were walking down the aisle of a supermarket. One turned to the other and said: “Quiet in here today, isn’t it?”

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FROM THE EDITOR’S LAPTOP

Selwyn Warren

As last Thursday was another beautiful day, I decided to catch the bus in from Miramar and get off at Courtenay Place, as I knew that the participants in the Talbot Antipodean Tour were in town. I found them at their Hotel, the Bay Plaza, in Oriental Parade. The participating cars were in the car park, getting minor tweaks done, prior to catching the ferry to Picton on the Friday. I spoke to one gentleman from Northern Ireland, whose car is the blue one pictured on the back cover. He said that they had been having a great trip and had enjoyed the Art Deco Weekend and the trip over to Whanganui, before arriving in Wellington. I caught up with Kevin Beasley from Auckland, who organised the trip and he said the trip had been going well with only a couple of minor problems and were looking forward to the South Island leg. I left them and walked down past Te Papa and on to the Wharves were there was a great deal of activity going on. The Pop Up market was going strong and the place was buzzing with people off the tour ship, other tourists and a big crowd of visitors from all over N.Z who were here for the Te Matatini competitions.

There’s always something going on in Wellington and nowhere better on a sunny day, than to walk the wharves, taking in the sites and visiting the Museums and Art Galleries that are around that area. Ed.

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Michael Curry

Over the past few weeks the archive has expanded its area, with shelving and a reading desk. This has given me the space to better sort the items that have been donated, accessioned and easily find when I’m asked for records. I now have a separate work bench for preparing records to be accessioned and filed for recording and for availability to members. Please, can anyone add to the archive, any photos of recent events, such as the Children’s Christmas Party, December Club night/BBQ and the Annual Rally, dinner and prize giving. Many thanks to the Branch Committee and to members, for your support of the Branch archive. You are welcome to visit this Branch asset on club nights or Wednesday mornings. Michael 5


MOTORCYCLE REPORT 25 FEBRUARY Trevor Barnes Past Events: National Motorcycle Rally, Blenheim 15-17 February 2019 plus tours 18-22nd: Those attending were David Gwynn (1913 P&M), Paul Switzer (Honda 250T) Mark Switzer (Honda CX500), Peter Simpson (Matchless G3LS) and Trevor Barnes (CB400F). Paul had the 250T after finding metal in the R.E. oil. There were 189 motorcycles attending, riding a choice of four routes, all of which included the Hawkesbury road racing circuit. Many riders stayed on for the tour days – Mark headed off on Tuesday but David, Paul, Peter and Trevor rode Monday to Wednesday. Monday was to see two adjacent collections of mainly 70s sports bikes. Many of these were limited production homologation bikes for racing series, but included a Brough Superior and a Vincent. Tuesday we visited Ron Hebberd’s collection in Seddon before visiting and riding through Yealands Vineyard. Wednesday saw the bikes barged from Picton to Portage and a BBQ down the road towards Linkwater. Some riders rode to the BBQ including Trevor. BSA Rally 22-24 February: This was held in the Raglan area. Coming Events: Polished Rockers: 3rd March: Panhead Tasting Room, Blenheim St, Upper Hutt 12 till 4. Mail Run – Taupo to Napier, Saturday 9th March 2019: Entry forms are available. Open to all girder fork bikes, also rigid frame with sprung saddle, or plunger suspension. Dennis and Debbie are organised for transport and accommodation. Trevor has sorted accommodation for Adrian, Paul and Trevor. As the R.E. is out Paul will be driver using Adrian’s trailer. Ashley will travel independently. Jampot Rally 8th-10th March: At Pohangina Valley. Aarons North Island Tour: 16th-20th March 2019 (Flat Possum Tour): Fourteen riders and two in the van. Aaron gave out the route instructions. On 16th March the Hutt riders are to assemble at the top of Haywards Hill at 8.00am to join the Coast riders at Waikanae approx. 8:30am. Ted Green M/C Rally: Horowhenua, Sunday, 7 April: No information yet. Whanganui Motorcycle Trial: 13 April 2019: Note the date in the national calendar is wrong. Entry forms are available and have been circulated. Festival of Historic Motoring 2021 and next National Motorcycle Rally: At the National Motorcycle Rally the scheduling clash of the National Motorcycle Rally with the Festival was raised. The usual ruling from VCC National is that there will not be any other national event in the year of an international event. This is of extreme concern to motorcyclists because so many other events schedule around the biennial National, including the Wellington Biennial. After discussion a motion that our branch should support the running of a National Motorcycle Rally in 2021 was passed unanimously. This motion is to be presented to our branch committee. Cont: Next Page 6


M/C Report cont: Other Business: Peter Wright is recovering in hospital after an operation. It was also reported that Nicholas McLean (known to a number of us) was admitted to hospital while attending the Norton Rally. Next Meeting: March: 4th Monday 25th. At the Butcher and Brewer: 7:30pm. Future meeting dates: April: 3rd Monday 15th 4th Monday is Easter Monday May: 4th Monday 27th May: 4th Monday 24th Trevor Barnes.

February Kapiti Mid Week Run

Ann O’Rorke

We were blessed with fine weather for the midday visit to Gill and Brian Ward’s Raumati seaside home. Thirty six people attended, including four visitors from Britain. There were twelve club eligible cars, about half of them Jaguars. (This included Paul Wilson’s Proteus C type replica). As always Gill and Brian were fantastic hosts so everyone enjoyed a generous BBQ lunch after much car viewing and general discussion. Thanks to those who manned the BBQ or helped with the meal and dishes and special thanks to Gill and Brian. Trevor Barnes

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FEBRUARY CLUB NIGHT Part 4 of the ongoing world tour by Fred and Elisabeth Smits and Abel Fred and Elisabeth are back in the country for a short while, and came along to tell us about their last 2 years away. Remember, they have been away since 2014, popping back a couple of times in that period. This talk dealt mainly with their tour of South America, and started in Mexico in 2016, where the team visited Guatamala, Belize, where they stayed with a family of voracious red ants! then on to San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador. In June 2018, Abel was then shipped to Bolivia. Whilst the car was being shipped, there was a side trip to Cuba. Once Abel arrived, they visited Cartagena and surrounding areas, then August found them crossing the Equator to Ecuador and Quito, with a trip to the Galapagos Islands. New Year 2018, and they were off from Lima to Chile to catch a boat to do a 16 day tour of Antarctica, then back to the car again for yet more driving. Patagonia to Chile and then Argentina, before getting to Brasil and a trip into the Amazonas, where they camped in the jungles. It is interesting to note that from leaving Los Angeles at the start, to arriving in Brasil, they had clocked up 100000kms. By the end, Abel had done 138000kms. They drove over the Andes and had some trouble with the rear axle, so in Santiago they approached a Mercedes Workshop, where they were afforded every bit of help and assistance to rebuild the differential. They stayed there 3 months as parts were required, but they enjoyed that time. They’ve been to La Paz, which is the highest city in the World. Mixed with the local people throughout and spent many memorable moments with them. September saw them in Peru again, where they had their most memorable day, running out of petrol, getting stuck in a gutter, avoiding trees falling and nearly getting caught in a rock fall. In November 2018, they crossed the La Linea and into Bolivia, before reaching the Coast, so that Abel could be shipped to the U.K ready for the next 2 years, when in March 2019, the Smits go back and start motoring to Russia and returning via all the “Stan countries and then over to North Africa. Well done, Fred and Elisabeth. Thank you for allowing us to share your great experiences, with a humorous account and great photos and videos.

See you in a couple more years! Ed 8


ADVANCED NOTICE Veteran and Vintage Tour 2019 VETERAN & VINTAGE TOUR START ASHBURTON MONDAY 6 MAY TH

FINISH HANMER SPRINGS MONDAY 13 MAY TH

Details yet to be finalised but we will be travelling through the Haast Pass Expressions of interest to Diane Ross, email; randross@kinect.co.nz Address 38 Keenans Road RD 2, Ashburton: Phone 03 3082356

2021 Vero International Festival Of Historic Motoring The 2021 Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring would like to announce that our website www.historicmotoring.co.nz is now live. We would like to invite all members and off-shore friends to go to the site and register your interest in attending the VCC's showcase event. This will assist us with projected numbers and the type of vehicles we will need to cater for. We would also like to introduce our official accommodation suppliers for the Festival, the Plymouth International Hotel and the Auto Lodge Motor Inn. Both are offering special discounted rates for Festival entrants and offer a full range of accommodation from selfcontained motel type units to luxury suites. You can follow the link from the Sponsors section of our website to contact them. When booking, please ensure you mention that you are attending the Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring, at the time of booking. Don't forget we also have a Facebook page. Vero International Festival of Motoring 2021.Like our page and keep an eye out for future updates Tony Haycock Festival Director festivaldirector@vcc.org.nz

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TWILIGHT RALLY

Report and results

Saturday 23 January After a somewhat doubtful morning on the Coast, a very pleasant afternoon greeted us as we headed towards Lower Hutt where, by 5:30pm, people were starting to gather in the clubrooms with their takeaway dinners. Sadly, the numbers were small with just eight cars showing up, however there was plenty of chatter going on and it was all very relaxed. It was great to see Nicky Renwick up from Blenheim with granddaughter Estella, providing Hal with a navigator and us with a lookout for silent checks We all got away around 7:00pm and soon learned a lot about Patrick Street and its architecture. The instructions took us to Eastbourne and we could not have wished for a better evening to drive around the Bays. There was a straight-line navigation section in Eastbourne itself and it was here that the silent checks had been planted. After going to the Wahine memorial there were more questions in the town centre before we headed back to Seaview and then up to the top of Wainuiomata hill to take in the sunset and views. Then back in the clubrooms where an enormous supper awaited Thanks to Deidre & John for the rally, and to Diane & co. for the supper! A really pleasant evening that deserved a better turnout Kay and Murray Hislop

Twilight Rally Results 1st Terry Mathers and Judy Wood:

1929 Ford Model A

2nd Murray and Kay Hislop:

1957 Jaguar

3rd= Roger and Diane White:

1987 Mitsubishi Starion

John and Jenny Jackson:

1963 Riley

5th Lyn and Richard Baines:

Triumph Spitfire

6th Ernie and Norma Pailthorpe:

1968 Austin Mini

7th Richard and Lyne Davies:

1971 Simca

Hal O’Rorke and Nicky Renwick:

Modern

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The following is an item sent in by David Young. It doesn't look all that great, but can be read blown up for those with email copies. I will run the rest in coming newsletters. Ed.

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COMING EVENTS

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National South Island Easter Rally.

Ashburton.

Contact Alastair McCarthy for details and entry forms. ======================================================================== A man went into a hardware store and asked for some nails. “How long do you want them?” Asked the assistant. “Oh,” said the customer. “ I was rather hoping to keep them.”

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From The North Island Club Captain The following article is from our North Island Club Captain, Kaaren Smylie. Just a gentle reminder that 2021 isn’t all that far away. Ed.

2021 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MOTORING: 2021 a rather daunting thought I know, but it’s only two years away when we will be knocking on the door of the year 2021. Like you all, my old time clock is ticking away pretty fast these days as well, so please start thinking folks about planning and your accommodation for the Festival. Already members are reporting back to their respective branches, accommodation near Pukekura Park in New Plymouth is booked up! Don’t forget to keep reminding your members at your Club nights of the ‘International Festival of Motoring’ and how quickly it is looming up upon us. I can report that Tony Haycock the Festival Director and his team of very qualified people are beavering away and putting in the hard yards behind the scenes to ensure this Festival is most memorable, so let’s get behind them and show our support. Also from Kaaren, some events that are coming up presently.

MARCH Moving onto March; and in Auckland on 3 March at Lloyd Elsmore Park will be the ‘Brits Euro Show’. 8-10 March - Taupo branch have their annual Rally, and this year the Rally committee agreed to include in their Rally the entrants on the NICC Tour...many thanks team. 16 March – another Swap Meet, this time for the Horowhenua branch 16 March - St Paddy’s weekend, BOP branch members will be turning out in their forces for the Greerton Village ‘Vintage, Retro & Steam Punk Fayre,’ an excellent event that is well patronised by the locals and lovers of vintage and classic vehicles. Steam Punk has become very popular in recent times amongst VCC members so this event gives ‘Punkers’ another opportunity to dress up and enjoy tea-pot racing etc. 13


Burma Rally Wellington Members Results CLASS 4

NAME

POINTS

PLACE IN CLASS

Phil and Coral Kidd

263

4th

Fred and Elisabeth Smits

271

5th

Barry and Hilary Pettengell

396

11th

Terry Mathers and Judy Wood

380

10th

John and Deirdre Blakemore

494

12th

Alistair McCarthy and Angelica Edgley 639

14th

Murray and Kay Hislop

194

3rd

John and Jenny Jackson

248

5th

Aaron and Margaret Janes

454

7th

Chris and Geraldine White

456

8th

10

Bruce and Claire Benge

840

5th

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Tim Ross and Elisabeth Common

186

1st

Bernie Quinn

274

13th

Ernie and Norma Pailthorpe

1841

30th

Roger and Diane White

221

1st

5

8

12

Wellington Branch came away with two 1st places, Tim Ross and Elisabeth Common, and Roger and Diane White. It just so happens they all live in Manuka Street, Stokes Valley!! 14


Club Captains Monte Carlo Rally.

Report by Bruce Lawrie

Last year, Raewynn and I had the good fortune to be staying at 151 on LONDON Motel, during Whanganui’s Vintage weekend. The hospitality and friendliness shown by the Wellington Branch VCC members prompted us to rebook for this year. An invitation was extended to maybe join in the Club Captains Monte Carlo run in 2019 and enjoy an extra day’s fun and not just participate in the Burma Rally. We entered by email, obtained the necessary 3 maps from AA, and had the sealed instructions duly delivered to us by Winton Cleal, two days before the event. We spent one evening finding the waypoints on the maps and of course cutting and taping them together. A rough course was plotted. We set off on Thursday evening in Norman, our 1937 Chrysler, over the Rimatakas, to Featherston and stayed with friends for the night, to save us a run over the hill in the morning. Starting south of Martinborough at 8.00am, camera in hand we took a photo and were away. We picked up a few waypoints and headed into Masterton for a refuel just in case, then headed north through Mauriceville, across SH2, another waypoint, then into Pahiatua. Time was running out and only 20 minutes to make Woodville by 12.00 noon. There was some relief within Norman when we crossed the first rail crossing with 2 minutes left. The weather was fine in Woodville, so we enjoyed a picnic lunch in the reserve with other club members, till 1.00pm, then off again over Saddle Road just in front of a slow tar tanker; great, no pressure of faster cars pushing me along. We picked more waypoints south of Palmerston North and then headed north through Fielding to Vinegar Hill. Poor old Norman has a max speed of about 90kph and not brilliant brakes, so we let quite a few quicker vehicles pass us, especially on the downhills. I must admit the AA touring maps are not that accurate. We guessed that Rata was about the same distance from Whanganui as Bulls, so with 4.00pm looming, we figured that if we cut across the north side of Marton, we could pick up SH3 and the last waypoint at Turakina beach and make it into Whanganui on time: A quick glance at the fuel gauge said “E” for enough, so not only a photo but also a splash of 5litres from a can to get us to the finish. Heading up the hill from Whangaehu, Norman started to misfire so I backed off the throttle and coasted down the hills into Whanganui and through to the finish at 151 on London and handed in our drivers card at 4.50pm. Next stop was the gas station where a top up showed that we only had 2 litres left in the tank (that was a bit close) This was a very enjoyable event, well organised and in great company. We were surprised to win as it was our first Monte Carlo and only our third rally. Two other Horowhenua branch cars driven by Don McLaren and Vernon Heath, also scored well, to give a 3 car combined score, high enough to claim the Wellington—Horowhenua interbranch challenge. We will be back (if invited) Bruce and Raewynn Lawrie 15


Coming up next club night At last, we will be entertained by Aleck Jenner, who has been relegated so many times in the past, that he has probably forgotten what he was going to do. He says it wont take long, but who knows how things will turn out! Also we are going to be entertained by Bill Pinkham, but this will be a more serious discussion. He has said in his ramblings that it’s time to let members know about safety in and around the club rooms, especially with regard to exiting in the case of a fire or earthquake. Probably a good idea and it would be in the interests of all to attend, Another of the visiting Talbots, on the Antipodean Tour that came through Wellington last week. Some more on the back cover of this Magazine. Ed.

The teacher called little Johnny to her desk. She told him: “This essay you’ve written about your pet dog is word for word, exactly the same essay as your brother has written.”

“Of course it is,” said Johnny “It’s the same dog!”

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Kapiti Coast Mid Week Run (last Wednesday of the month)

27th March 2019 Revisiting Southward Museum. Otaihanga Road, Paraparaumu Roderick Kinghorn has organised a really interesting visit to the museum. Directions: On the Southward Museum web site there are very clear instructions on the Contact tab: https://www.southwardcarmuseum.co.nz/ Parking: Plenty of parking. 10.00am: Meet at Museum Bentley Room upstairs for self-service coffee/tea and muffins: $5.00pp. Speaker: Manager, Craig Andrews, will give an outline of our visit promoting the Southward Museum complex as a multi-function destination. At the same time, the Museum is trying to broaden the interest of a younger generation to all things surrounding the spirit of motoring. 11.00am: Workshop tour. 12.30pm: Lunch: light finger food: savouries, sandwiches, muffins, coffee/tea, back in the Bentley Room: $13.00pp. 1.30pm: Wurlitzer Organ performance followed by a museum visit ($12pp) for those who wish to do so. Important: Please let Hal or Ann know by text, email or a call, whether you’re coming, by Saturday March 23rd as catering numbers are needed by then. Could you indicate whether you’re there for morning tea and lunch or just the latter? Thanks! Hal: 0274118162. Ann: 0274731136, or 045651162 or ann@annandhal.com Ann O’Rorke

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WELLINGTON BRANCH—CALENDAR OF EVENTS Club nights are on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Clubrooms, Halford Place, Petone (eastern end of Jackson St) at 7:30pm. The Clubrooms are also open Wednesdays from 9:30 to 12:00, and for Noggin & Natter Fridays from 7:00pm ($1 for biscuits, tea and coffee free) Motorcycle Meetings are usually held on the 4th Monday of the month in the Butcher & Brewer, 175 Jackson Street, Petone at 7:30pm.

FEBRUARY 2019

MARCH 2019

Sunday Run

3rd

Sunday Run

3rd

British & European Car Day

10th

March Ex. Meeting

TBA

Committee Meeting

11th

Committee Meeting

11th

Club Night

19th

Club Night

19th

Twilight Rally C.T

23rd

Gymkhana & Picnic

24th

Motorcycle Meeting

25th

Motorcycle Meeting

25th

Kapiti Mid-week Run

27th

Kapiti Mid Week Run

27th

Supper Roster.

Alistair & Angelica.

Supper Roster Dedre & John Blackmore/

MARCH 2019 CLUB NIGHT Alteration: Alick Jenner presents……..? April 2019

MAY 2019

Sunday Run

7th

Sunday Run

5th

Committee Meeting

8th

March Ex. Meeting

TBA

Club Night

16th

Committee Meeting

13th

Easter Rally

19th

AGM Club Night

21st

Kapiti Mid-week Run

24th

Ladies Rally

26th

Dawn Breaker Rally

28th

Motorcycle Meeting

27th

Motorcycle Meeting

15th

Kapiti Mid Week Run

29th

Supper Roster.

Bruce Benge & Tasi.

Supper Roster Terry Mathers & Judy Wood

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Terracotta Warriors. Te Papa.

Maybe early Ssang yong prototype!

Recent visitors to Wellington. Talbots on their antipodean Tour.

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Profile for Vintage Car Club of New Zealand

Wellington VCC - March 2019  

Wellington VCC - March 2019