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VCC CLASSIFICATION VETERAN Vehicles constructed prior to 31stDecember1918 VINTAGE Vehicles constructed between 1st January 1919 and 31st December 1931. POST VINTAGE Vehicles constructed between 1st January 1932 and 31st December 1945. POST WAR Vehicles constructed between 1st January 1946 and 31st December 1960 POST 60 Vehicles constructed after 1st January1961 provided that no vehicle is accepted for this class untilJanuary1st of the year that is thirty years after its original year of construction. FACTORY BUILT & HISTORIC RACING VEHICLES: As described in the club By-laws. PERIOD SPECIAL As described in the club By-laws

KING PIN

Official Publication of the King Country Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Inc.

Insurance When you insure through Vero the insurance company which supports the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand through the International Rally, you are financial assisting your branch. Vero awards discount to the branches on a monthly basis. By ringing Vero on their 0800 658411 and quoting the Branch Number 300138 (This is also listed in the front of this Magazine.)

Car at the lunch stop, outside the Owhango School.

The Mayor Don Cameron flagging off the 1930 Ford Roadster driven Alan & Dawn Webb from the Bay of Plent

October 2019


KING COUNTRY BRANCH

Journey through Time Rally 2019 “25th Anniversary of the Journey through Time Rallies”

Of THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NEW ZEALAND. BRANCH OFFICERS 2019 -2020 PHONE NUMBERS CHAIRPERSON CAMPBELL WRIGHT 896 6065 VICE CHAIRPERSON STEVE MAUNDER 896 6828 SECRETARY NORMA DOUGHERTY 896 8777 TREASURER JULIE GILBERT 896 6942 CLUB CAPTAIN IVAN STEVENS 896 8379 KING PIN EDITOR NORMA DOUGHERTY 896 8777 VCC CERTIFIER WAYNE GILBERT 8966942 LIBRARIAN COLIN MANNING 895 8227 CUSTODIANS STEVE MAUNDER 896 6828 ROB WHEELER 895 8633 NIC WATSON 021 247 7340 Social Convenors Judith Manning 895 8227 Tony Manning 895 8227 BRANCH POSTAL ADDRESS CLUBROOMS C/o Secretary, 176 Taringamotu Rd Targa 2019 34 House Ave, TAUMARUNUI Taumarunui 3920 E-Mail kingcountry@vcc.org.nz MEETINGS/ VISITS Last Sunday of the Month at 2p.m.

19th October 2019 Results Veteran &Vintage Class Winner Doug & Doreen Green (Rotorua) 1929 Graham Paige Second Place Bruce & Claudia Jeffery (Northland) 1936 Austin Ruby Third Place Chris Edwards & Vicki Casier (Bay of Plenty) 1929 Ford Model A Pick-Up

Post Vintage Class 1932 to 1945 Winner Erwyn & Audrey Fail (Bay of Plenty)1938 Dodge Sedan

Post War Class 1946 to 1960 Winner John & Janis Gardener(Auckland) 1949 Ford Tourer Anglia Second Place Bruce & Ruth Shute (Waikato) 1954 Vauxhall Wyvern Third Place Steve & Jen Cornwall (Northland) 1951 Citroen Traction Avant

Post 60 Class Winner Les & Gail Costar (Eastern Bay of Plenty) 1978 MG BGT Second Place David & Jill Philps (Rotorua) 1972 Triumph 2000 Third Place Tony & Judy Brierley (Waikato) 1970 Wolseley

Post 80 Class Winner John & Shirley Foot (Central Hawkes Bay) 1985 Nissan Laurel P8 Second Place Steve & Joy Growden (Eastern Bay of Plenty) 1982 Ford Cortina Mark 5

Raffle Results Forgotten Highway Adventures Steve Cornwall (Northland)

Vero Insurance

Branch Number 300138

Phone Number

0800 658 411

Petrol Box Draw (Sponsor )Mobil Taumarunui John Foot (Central Hawkes Bay)


ART DECO WEEKEND 2020 A SPECIAL INVITATION FROM HBVCC Come to Napier and join the HBVCC for Art Deco Weekend 2020 from February 20th -23rd. Kindly sponsored again this year by Euro City Ltd In 2020 the Featured Group will be an A-Z of Motor Vehicles. We are aiming to have a motor vehicle representing each letter of the alphabet. This may be a make or model. There will be a mixture of cars, commercials and motorcycles. Also we expect a mix of veterans, vintage and PV’s… manufactured in UK, Europe and USA. We currently have several cars coming in 2020 that have not been to ADW before. These include NZ’s second Duesenberg, our first L29 Cord, and a Stutz to name a few. We are still looking for a “Napier” vehicle to represent the letter “N”. I am also trying to find the owner of the Willys Knight roadster circa 1929-31 era that has the unusual paint design on the doors. We would also like to get leads on vehicles or vehicle models starting with letters Q, U, X, Y, Z. Please email any leads or ideas to stevetrott@xtra.co.nz asap. For 2020 the annual rally is again on Friday and we plan to have a touring run plus a picnic lunch at a great lunch venue. On Saturday we will have the morning tea and car show and popular choice at the HBVCC clubrooms, followed by the grand parade. Sunday events include a breakfast surprise at the HBVCC clubrooms and the Gatsby picnic in the afternoon. There are many other ADT events to choose from on Friday and Saturday nights. Come and join the other 180 plus club eligible vehicles we expect to enter the 2020 Event.Go to the HBVCC website for an Entry Form. (www.hbvcc.org.nz). Entry forms for 2020 are available now. Accommodation in Napier is already filling up for Art Deco Weekend so book now to avoid disappointment. We suggest you plan to arrive in Napier on Thursday 20th so you can attend the Dinner at the Clubrooms that evening. We have prizes for the best dressed couples again this year. Contacts: STEVETROTstevetrott@xtra.co.nz

Secretary Snippets. Thank you to all the members that assist with the organising of our annual Journey through Time rally. That busy time of the year is fast approaching, and there are a number events coming up. Christmas parade and rallies The Targa Rally is also on this week. Details were in last month’s King Pin. Last month I got things all wrong about the visit to Mr Corban’s Museum. The visit is on the Saturday not the Sunday. Also, four members of our branch were honoured with their 25year badges for continuous service. They were Steve and Fiona Maunder, both have held senior roles in the branch and organised a

number of Journey through Time rallies. Ivan and Alison Stevens were also given their 25 year badges for continuous service to the club. Ivan and Alison transferred to the King Country Branch from the Waikato VCC (Museum) 3 years ago, after lengthy • Trip to Jack Corban’s place service in that branch. rd

Saturday the 23 of November. Leave at 10.00 a.m. from the Clubrooms. Bring a picnic Lunch, chair drinks etc. Coming Events • SOUTH WAIKATO VINTAGE CAR CLUB ANNUAL T. T. T. RALLY SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER (Entry Form included in this newsletter)

• Taumarunui Christmas Parade and Market Day Saturday 7th December Parade starts at 12 noon.


This is the last part of the Register Report on the Technical Development in today’s world.

What is Shell GTL Fuel? Shell GTL Fuel is an alternative fuel to diesel, manufactured from natural gas using the Fischer-Tropsch process. This process breaks down gas molecules and reassembles them into larger uniform molecules in a carefully controlled manner. Shell GTL Fuel is part of the family of fuels called “paraffinic fuels” which have a formal specification EN 15940 under the European Standardisation body CEN. This new specification paves the way for legislators and manufacturers to specifically refer to these alternative fuels in legislation and handbooks. Shell and the energy transition The Paris Agreement has sent a signal around the world. A new energy system is emerging. It will unfold over decades, moving at different paces in different places. The transition offers challenges, opportunities and tough choices for governments, businesses and customers. The Shell Energy Transition Report sets out why Shell believe they will be resilient to expected changes in the energy system and how their strategy should allow them to thrive as the world transitions to lower-carbon energy. As well as describing Shell’s understanding of the transition, it provides information about their medium-term resilience, and examples of how they are already active in many of the growth areas that will drive Shell’s continued success. This could be the future of biofuels? ExxonMobil is researching the potential of algae to produce a lower CO2 emission alternative to existing transport fuels. Since algae can grow in salt water and on land unsuitable for crops, it could, if it can be turned into a biofuel, provide energy without posing a challenge to food and fresh water supplies.

The challenges ahead for us: Hardly any authority thinks about exceptions for historic vehicles until they are reminded of the existence of historic vehicles. There are some best practices, but when an exemption regime for historic vehicles is there, the main question is how to enforce it, so how do we identify historic vehicles as being exempted. One World solution is: to give historic vehicles a special status within our vehicle registration system, so the historic vehicle status can be recognized when using automated license plate recognition. Another is: to use our VIC card and windscreen sticker as a recognition method.20Responsible use is the key to our future enjoyment of our motoring. FIVA introduces its new Guide for historic motoring One of the highlights of FIVA’s annual General Assembly, held last year in Gibraltar, was the presentation of the FIVA Guide for responsible use of historic vehicles on today’s roads. It reminds owners and drivers of historic vehicles of the importance of caring for the environment, and for the safety of other road-users, when taking a trip in a historic vehicle. CARING FOR THE ENVIROMRNT CARING FOR THE ENVIROMRNT CARING FOR THE ENVIROMENT Historic vehicles represent the history of mobility, technique and design. They were not built to meet today’s standards. Historic vehicles give evidence of technical developments from the very early up to more recent times and help us to learn about the technical and cultural evolution of mobility. The owners of historic vehicles are custodians of the ‘rolling museum’ on the road. They are mostly very aware of the complex questions of environmental and climate protection and of the challenges confronting urban areas in particular. By emphasising the great value of the preservation and public presentation of historic vehicles, FIVA has been successful in gaining lasting respect from society. To keep it this way, it’s very important that each owner of a historic vehicle exhibits careful and responsible behaviour, whenever using a historic vehicle in public spaces or on private ground.


SOUTH WAIKATO BRANCH V.C.C. OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM : 2019 T. T. T. RALLY SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2019 Name of Entrant:: _________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________________ Year and make of vehicle:____________________________________ Entrants VCC Branch: ______________________________________ Number attending:__________________________________________ Entry class (pick from below):________________________________ Veteran (prior to 31-12-1918) Vintage (01-01-1919 to 31-12-1931) Post Vintage (01-01-1932 to 31-12-1945) Post War (01-01-1946 to 31-12-1960) Post 60 (01-01-1961 to 31-12-1980) Post 80 (01-01-1981 to > 30yrs old) • • •

Entry fee per vehicle $30:00 {includes rally plaque) BBQ sausages & bread / tea, coffee, hot water, milk supplied at end. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: Compulsory in all cars.

Please post with entry fee to: T. T. T. RALLY P.O.Box 403, Tokoroa 3444 By 17 th November

Direct Credit ACC: SWVCC 03 0463 0273363 00 CHEQUES made to

“SOUTH WAIKATO VINTAGE CAR CLUB”!!!

SOUTH WAIKATO VINTAGE CAR CLUB ANNUAL T. T. T. RALLY SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER 2019. PROGRAMME : • Start at South Waikato Vintage Car Clubrooms • 09:00 Hrs: Begin registration & cup of tea • 09:45 Hrs: Briefing • 1000 Hrs: First car leaves designated start area. At completion of run{approx 3.0hrs} lunch {byo} Sausages sizzle / bread, tea, coffee, hot water & milk available at finish then presentation of prizes. RALLY INFO : The rally will once again be set through pleasant country and where possible, Forestry Roads. As is usual it is a family event. No fiendish navigational rules or instructions written to get you lost. PERIOD DRESS : We encourage you and your team to dress for the period when your vehicle was built or most typically used. We will award a prize for best crew/vehicle combination ENTRIES : To assist with organisation, entries should be sent by November 18. However we will accept them up to starting time. START LOCATION : South Waikato Vintage Car Clubrooms Vospers Road, Lichfield. (Off SH1 over railway line opposite Pottery shop) FUEL : The rally distance is approximately 120 kilometres. Please ensure you have sufficient fuel to complete the event.


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King Country VCC - October 2019  

King Country VCC - October 2019