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The Eastern Bay of Plenty Branch of

The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand PO BOX 2168, Kopeopeo, Whakatane 3159

August 2019



Club Night: Last Thursday of the month (except December) at Whakatane Athletic Clubrooms, Short Street, Whakatane 7.00 pm Social get together Branch meeting starts at 7.30 PM 1

THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NZ Eastern Bay of Plenty Branch Postal Address: PO Box 2168, Kopeopeo, Whakatane 3159 Branch Officers: 2019/2020 Honorary Branch Member

Lorolei Pollard

Chairman Past Chairman Secretary Treasurer Club Captain

Lytle Hall Les Costar Karen Spackman Joy Growden Barry Keene

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Steve Growden Lorraine Stock Alan Stock Peter Hadley Mark Spackman Keith Watson Margaret Watson PJ (Peter) Hayman

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Beaded Wheels Reporter Almoner Name Badge Sales

Bruce Seddon Lorolei Pollard Peter Donovan

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Parts Shed Supervisors:

Phil Leaming Steve Growden Keith Watson

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Archivist VIC Collators:

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Supper Supervisor Raffles

Gail Costar Keith Watson Les Costar Keith & Margaret Watson Margaret Watson Lorraine Stock

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Community Liaison:

Lytle Hall

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Saleable Items:

Club Regalia For Sale: Contact: Keith and Margaret Watson (these will be available at Club Nights) EBOP Cloth Jacket Badges $7.50 EBOP Cloth Jacket Patches $10.00 EBOP Car Window Stickers $1.00 EBOP Car Bumper Badges $20.00 EBOP Lapel Badges $6.00 EBOP VCC Windscreen Stickers $2.00 EBOP Cloth Caps $15.00 Rally Number Holders s/s $15.00 NZVCC Winged Lapel Badges $7.50 VCC Cloth Winged Badges $13.00 EBOP Name Badges $15.00 (to be ordered) Please wear your name badge to VCC functions.

Club Night: At:

Last Thursday of the month (except December) Whakatane Athletic Clubrooms, Short Street, Whakatane 7.00pm Social Get-together Branch Meeting starting at 7.30pm


Chairman’s Report Hello All, Doesn’t time fly with month of July almost deceased, well it will be by the time you read this. The beginning of July was the Bi-monthly Classic Car Breakfast meet at the Red Barn, always a great place to start activities. Always well patronised by the EBOP VCC crew. The menu is varied, never the same with some different cars on display. Can’t comment on the food though, but I know it’s great as well. Hopefully all our members have had the opportunity to carry out some winter maintenance in readiness for the forthcoming car season. Also on many key car enthusiasts list for July was the Annual Rotorua Swap Meet, many bargain hunters out and about, but not too sure on bargains made. The chip caravan had a steady queue which was where my spending went but it was a reasonable weather day for Rotorua in the midst of July where you can get all four seasons in one day. Our July run that was set by Barry and Tessa was very much a scenic run with some knowledgeable info about places of interest as we journeyed through the Tuhoe Nation. The area has some great farming pasture land with some good roads. Certainly can’t get lost there with one road in and same road out, unless you have a four legged drive of course. Being in a topless Triumph made the adventure all the more special. Our run concluded at Alan and Lorraine Stocks home for afternoon tea which was the end to a nice day. I doubt the locals would have seen a 1934 Cadillac roaming their hills before that day. Thank you Barry and Tessa for the run and also to the Stockies for hosting us that afternoon, and also to all the members that turned out, 16 cars I believe, awesome. Our monthly meeting which is held on the last Thursday of the month was well attended, thank you all for that support. We are still on the lookout for an Editor for our Running Board magazine, our secretary is doing a great job filling in but she has a workload as well so let’s not burn her out, hopefully someone will come forward. Don’t forget to mark up your calendar for upcoming events, quite a bit coming up. ‘So Keep on Motoring’ Thank You all from the Steering Wheel. Lytle.


Club Captain Report August 2019 July Club Run There was fine weather for this country cruise and the 16 cars on the run all made it back to the afternoon tea stop at Alan and Lorraine Stock's home. They have a few hectares just out of Whakatane and it was a great place for us to finish the run at.

Above Wayne and Sharon Taylor's very smart recently acquired 1934 8 cylinder Cadillac and below some of the group at the start of the run.


Some of the cars at the afternoon tea stop.

Nobby's Nosh Tuesday 6th August at the RSA This is an annual event that was started by Nobby Clarke who was one of our active past members. After he died the Club decided to keep this going as an annual social event. We will meet at the RSA at 5.30pm for dinner at 6.00pm. On Tuesday nights they have their 'Steak and Ale' dinner for $20.50 as well other items on the menu. I will need an indication of numbers attending so if you have not yet let me know please email or text me (027 364 2886). I already have the 18 that were the Club night.

August VCC Daffodil Day Sunday 25th. Once again VCC Clubs throughout NZ are running events to raise money for the Cancer Society. Our Club will join with 29 other clubs and run a similar event to what we had last year. A number of other Car Clubs will be asked to join us to make the event as big as possible and also to hopefully get a lot of public support and raise even more money than last year. There were 50 cars last year and we are aiming for 75 this year. All types of vehicles are welcome to join. This will be our August Club Run. We will meet at The Hub opposite Briscoes but on the side of the car park that is closest to the 5

road at 1.00pm. Then there will be a town tour which will travel over the bridge along Hinemoa St. down Bridge St along King St down Domain Rd into McAlister St onto The Strand down to The Heads back into Kakahoroa Drive past Mitre 10 into McAlister then Peace St, Eivers Rd Landing Rd and back to The Hub for a Public Display where we hope to raise more money than last years $800.

September run to Paeroa, Friday 13th to Sunday 15th. This year Steve and Joy are again organising this trip to the Paeroa Vintage and Classic Weekend. It is taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 13th, 14th and 15th September. Steve and Joy take us on an interesting tour through parts of the Waikato arriving in Paeroa late afternoon. Those going will need to book accommodation early. Some of us are staying at the Pedlars Motel in Paeroa on the Friday and Saturday nights

September Club Run Sunday 22nd. After the Night Owl Straight Line section some mentioned that they would like to do the same run again but in the day time, so that is what we will do. Possibly those more confident could travel with those not so confident on this section. At the end of that straight line we have set another one that will take about 25 minutes in the south part of town where maybe you could try it on your own. Meet at Bunnings at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start. Afternoon tea at our place.

October Club Run Sunday afternoon 13th October. Meet at Bunnings at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start. This month our run will end up at Noel and Lois Davies place in Braemar Road to see their car collection and gardens.

Gisborne Labour Weekend Captain Cook Celebrations. October Labour Weekend, Friday 25th to Monday 28th, is the 250th Anniversary of Captain Cook arriving at Gisborne. Book your accommodation now. Other Clubs are joining us for the trip over to Gisborne and all are meeting in Opotiki at 1.00pm. We intend to leave from near the Hot Bread Shop CafĂŠ at 46 St John St Opotiki at 1.00pm on Friday October 25th.The cafĂŠ is just north of the intersection of Bridge St and St John St. The instructions for the tour will be handed out then and drivers can travel at their own pace. It is a scenic tour through the Waioeka Gorge, turning off to the right a few miles before Matawai and travelling down past the Rere Falls and the Eastwoodhill Arboretum arriving in Gisborne late afternoon


Ohiwa 'Campout'. Gisborne visit November, Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd. Gisborne and us have our annual get together again based at the Ohiwa Beach Holiday Park over this weekend. On the Saturday there is the rally followed by the BBQ dinner and prize giving when hopefully we will win back the interclub trophy. Several are staying the Friday and Saturday nights so when you book mention that you are with the EBOP VCC.

Wellsford/Warkworth Winter Woollies Wander During the first weekend in July Tessa and I went up north to take part in the Wellsford/Warkworth Winter Woollies Wander. This was also the 40th year since the club was formed in 1979. I was on the committee involved in setting the first Wellsford Winter Wander. In the second year Audrey Littin, who owned the Wellsford Wool Shop and was an active club member, said she would sponsor it and asked if we would call it the Wellsford Winter Woollies Wander. Several years later there were many members in the Warkworth area and the name became the Wellsford Warkworth Winter Woollies Wander. This year the rally started at their club rooms in the old Satellite Station building just south of Warkworth. They have refurbished the building and it has become very good club rooms. The rally took us south to Waiwera then west to Kaipara Flats and Glorit then north to Tapora Community Hall on the edge of the Kaipara harbour for lunch. The morning section was about 75 miles and included typical Northland gravel roads with potholes and corrugations in places that challenged the suspension. The afternoon part of the rally started with a timed section with two speeds involved and was on good gravel roads. We travelled north east from Tapora and went through Wellsford then out towards the east coast and down to Matakana ending the rally at the Warkworth wharf. The afternoon distance was about 40 miles. There were silent checks and questions all day and a number of over-riding instructions such as 'take all roads beginning with the letter K'. We had to frequently refer to the front page of the instructions to keep these fresh in our minds. The weather was lovely and fine and there was lots of good views and scenery. There were 47 entries with 7 in the Vintage class, 9 PV, 7 PW, 21 P60 and 3 P80. It was interesting to note that about 40% of entrants were in the touring class. The dinner and prize giving was held at the Warkworth Golf Club which is on the road to Matakana and quite a good venue. It was a well organised and enjoyable rally. On Sunday morning there was a visit to a Pottery in Matakana followed by a BBQ lunch at their club rooms for those who wanted to stay. After the rally Tessa and I travelled north to visit relations. We went up the east coast to Whangarei then up to Kaitaia and Mangonui and back to Whangarei. We got back home on Tuesday evening. We travelled in our 1973 MGB which gave us no problems. The photos below were taken at the lunch stop at the Tapora Community Hall.



From the Secretary Wow that month disappeared in a hurry! Sure hope the next is a little longer, and a quick look at the calendar confirms that indeed it is with Five Thursdays in August. Feel a little guilty about sending Chairman and Delegate Lytle off to the AGM in Greymouth on his own but I’m sure he will find it an interesting experience with plenty to report back for next months meeting. So far our Branch seems to be ‘bucking the trend’ of some that I read about with an increase in membership, up 10 on last year and rising! That’s great, but I am concerned about maintaining people’s level of interest. Any suggestions/ideas are always appreciated by the Committee and especially our hard-working Club Captain.

Insuring your Vehicle through Vero When insuring your vehicle through Vero let them know you are a Member of the Eastern BOP Vintage Car Club And quote number: 300132 Contact Vero on 0800 658 411 If you have transferred between Branches you need to notify Vero so that your commission Will go to the Branch you belong to.

Cook Strait Ferry Crossings For Bluebridge Ferry Discount use ANTIQUE CAR. Off-peak rates apply from now until 14 December. Book on-line or phone 0800 844 844. For the Interislander Discount Code use: WH 5465 This can also be used for the Great Journeys of NZ Scenic Train Trips.10% off best available fare.

Members- If you have a name badge please remember to wear them to VCC functions. (Do as I say not as I do!)


2020 National North Island Easter Rally Horowhenua Branch is responsible for this event. Our club rooms are in Levin. We have great country roads to motor on. To help us plan for this event can you please ask your members if they intend to come. Some idea of numbers will greatly help our forward planning. Thank you. Winton Cleal, Secretary, Horowhenua branch Vintage Car Club. Let Karen know if you think you might like to attend, could be good to get a group together!

Remember: No matter where you go……………..there you are. Drive Safe Karen

Other Club Events August 2019 August Saturday 17th Saturday 31st

National AGM. Hosted by the West Coast Branch Rotorua Sulphur City Rally

September Sunday 1st Classic Car Breakfast. From 8.00am at the Red Barn Friday 13th - 15th Paeroa Vintage and Classic Weekend. Tuesday 24th - 29th North Cape to Bluff Tour Starts Today. You can join and leave at any stage. October Saturday 19th Labour Weekend

Journey Through Time. King Country Annual Rally Gisborne 250th celebration of Captain Cook's arrival. VCC run Saturday, Celebration events Sunday, home Monday. Some going via Hicks Bay and staying the night there. Others may go home via Motu. Our Club is arranging a tour from Opotiki to Gisborne leaving Opotiki at 1.00pm.


VCC of NZ Winged Cloth Badges $13.00 each. Contact EBOPVCC on or Keith Watson on 07 312 9081.

Lots of vacant space here! Room for an article on your car maybe, a photo or two, or if I had time I might inflict a recipe on you!!


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Eastern Bay of Plenty VCC - August 2019  

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