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The Eastern Bay of Plenty Branch of

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

October 2019


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

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

07 308 4044

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.

Unfortunately as our Chairman Lytle is away on holiday with his family we have no Chairman’s Report this month!

Club Captain's Report October 2019 Paeroa Vintage and Classic Weekend. This was another successful weekend well organised by Steve and Joy. Our Club had eight cars there. Total vehicles in the Parade numbered over 150 which was a record number. The trip to Paeroa was relaxing and enjoyable on good back country roads. We stopped in Te Aroha at Angie's place where we were shown around by Angie and her husband and saw a huge collection of English memorabilia concentrating on the Royal Family. You name it and it was there. Every room of the large old house was full of Royal Family souvenirs and personal memories. The house tour was followed by a visit to the large garage where several American vehicles were stored.

Start of the 150 car Parade

At Angie's Place

On the Sunday Steve and joy had also arranged a visit to a dairy farmer who had a shed full of English cars. There were Rovers, Minis, Hillmans, Vauxhalls, Austins, Morris, a Capri and Humbers and a recent model Mustang on the front lawn.. Another very interesting stop. I do not know how Steve and Joy keep coming up with these places to visit. This farmer also apparently has a shed full of tractors that maybe okay for a visit in the future.

September Club Run. It was perfect weather for this month's run. It was disappointing that only five cars arrived to do the run. But it appeared that a good time was enjoyed by most and we ended with afternoon tea where the worlds problems were largely solved.

The low attendance could have been due to it being a straight line exercise and also having the Paeroa Weekend the previous weekend and then Kawerau Woodfest the following weekend. Next year at the August Club night we should try to remember to discuss the September programme.

Cars in the September Club Run. from the left 1974 Austin 1300, 1930 Model A, 1973 MGB, Mercury, 1962 Falcon

John Lamont's 1962 Rover P5

Kawerau Woodfest. The weather was fine for our Clubs display at the Kawerau Woodfest. There were 10 cars in our line up including Les and Gail's newly restored Austin 1800 out on its first Club Event. This is the ex Gary and Liz Bryson car that went through the Edgecumbe floods. It is now a very tidy looking car and something Les and Gail can be proud of. Below are a few photos from the day.

Christmas Parades. The Kawerau Parade is on Saturday the 14th December and Harry and Gay have asked those who want to come round to their place for lunch afterwards. Gisborne Interclub November 1st,2nd and 3rd Keep the first weekend in November free. It is our Club's turn to host the Gisborne Club again and also again it is being based at the Ohiwa Holiday Park. Some are staying both Friday and Saturday nights. You can book sites, cabins or motel units by phoning 07 315 4741. Mention you are with the EBOP Vintage Car Club. Mark and Karen Spackman are arranging an interesting rally and we hope the Inter Club Trophy ends up back in our Club. Come for all or part of the weekend. We will need numbers for catering so will be asking for these shortly. Numbers required are for those wanting a BBQ meal on Friday night at $2 a head and numbers for Saturday night which the Club will pay for. If you come for the Saturday only numbers are needed to know how many rally sheets to print off. Gisborne 250th Our Club is arranging a tour from Opotiki to Gisborne We depart from the Opotiki Hot Bread Shop and Cafe in St John Street at 1.00pm on Friday 25th

October. The route will take us through the Waioeka Gorge then turns right a few miles north of Matawai and follows back roads down past the Rere Falls and Arboretum to Gisborne. Closer to the time we will ask for numbers going.

Gisborne 250th celebration of Captain Cook's arrival over Labour Weekend Saturday morning is free so there is an opportunity to attend the Markets and go shopping. There is a VCC run Saturday afternoon arranged by the Gisborne VCC and a dinner that night, I think at the RSA. The Celebration events are on Sunday and involves the VCC cars visiting historic sites concerning Captain Cook. This tour is also arranged by the Gisborne Club. A Casual dinner at the Gisborne Cub rooms is being planned that night. On Monday morning there is a cup of tea at the Clubrooms and the Parts shed will be open We make our way home on Monday. Some going via Hicks Bay and staying the night there. Others may go home via Motu. If you are joining the Hawkes Bay Club from Napier you will need to register with them for their run to Gisborne on Friday and their Saturday morning visit to the Arboretum. A month or so ago Rodney Clague, Gisborne VCC Secretary, sent an email to all North Island Clubs letting them know about the Hawkes Bay Friday event and also about our Clubs run from Opotiki to Gisborne on the Friday so we hope a few members from other clubs will join us. He has since sent a follow up email. To join in the Gisborne Club arrangements during the weekend you will need to register with them. Their forms have already been sent to you and they would like you to register by Friday 4th October. After that there is a late entry fee of an extra $15.

This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

From the Secretary’s Desk So far this month things are ticking over quietly on the Branch scene, (note: this does not necessarily apply to your scribe!). It’s the time of year when subscriptions are due and they are rolling in nicely. Keep up the good work and make sure that you identify your on-line payments so Julie in Head Office doesn’t tear her hair out! Two new members can now be officially welcomed into the Club as we have their processed applications back and there is one new application in the pipeline. A warm welcome to: Barry Spry with a Ford Coupe and Wayne & Sharon Taylor with a Cadillac

Unfortunately Mark and I didn’t make it to either the Paeroa trip or the Club run in September. However we did have a trip down to Palmy North to attend an elderly relations funeral, which led to an unexpected invitation to a meal with the Central Hawkes Bay and Manawatu Branches where they combine for one meeting a year in Dannevirke. Also unexpectedly they had a guest speaker on the topic of the Vero International Festival of Motoring to be held in New Plymouth early 2021. We have probably been a bit remiss in promoting this event, as the VCC management were hoping that 10% of members from each branch would attend. It has been a bit difficult when the cost of registration hasn’t been finalised. However a show of hands from the 75 people in the room indicated that virtually all were keen on attending. We will have a speaker visit us in the New Year to pique our interest but you should be thinking of booking accommodation! Excuse me a second while I change hats—Now I have the Running Board cap on! If it wasn’t for the very comprehensive article by our Club Captain, and some photos sent in by Margaret Watson your Running Board would be very Slim indeed! Remember that your magazine is what YOU make it! Also I seem to be getting quite a bit more paid work and consequently some-one else will have to step up in the New Year and take this role on. I am happy to be secretary but not to cover more than one role at a time! Keep the wheels turning……Karen

Our Club Calendar of Events October 2019 October Sunday 13th

Club Run. Meet at Bunnings at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start. We will then travel out to Noel and Lois Davies home, 778 Braemar Road, to look at their car collection and gardens.

Fri-Mon 25th to 28th Our Club is arranging a tour from Opotiki to Gisborne to attend the

250th celebration of Captain Cook's arrival. We leave from the Opotiki Hot Bread Shop and Cafe in St John Street at 1.00pm on the Friday 25th. Gisborne VCC has arranged a run Saturday. Celebration events are on Sunday, home Monday. Some going via Hicks Bay and staying the night there. Others may go home via Motu. Thursday 31st

November Fri - Sun 1st to 3rd Thursday 28th

December Saturdays

January Sunday?

Club Night. At the Athletic Club Rooms in Short Street. Meet from 7.00pm and the meeting starts at 7.30pm

Ohiwa 'Campout'. Gisborne Interclub visit. Based at the Ohiwa Holiday Camp. Their phone number is 07 315 4741 Club Night. At the Athletic Club Rooms in Short Street. Meet from 7.00pm and the meeting starts at 7.30pm

Christmas Parades replace our monthly club run NO Club Night this month

Chairmans Run If you don't have a vintage on the road, come along to club runs in your modern

Rest stop on way to Paeroa

Learning the finer points of an unusual picnic set in Te Aroha

Steve & Joy’s Cortina and Peter & Robin’s Ford Jailbar

The starting line-up for a trip to Paeroa.

This is my late aunt with her mother’s (my Grandmother) 1919 Ford Model TT. Grandma owned this from new and had an extra wide cab built in Feilding to seat 4 people and compartments to hold papers as she travelled nearly 100 miles a day doing a mail round between Bulls Greatford and Feilding twice a day. It also had a heavy duty radiator fitted with a heavy brass top tank. These was made by the American Radiator Co. and were used during the war in the desert. We believe Grandma bought a new vehicle every year. This truck is owned and restored by Peter Nightingale in Levin.

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

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Eastern Bay of Plenty VCC - October 2019  

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