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PROPOSED CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017 - 18 MARCH 3 7 13 15 18 24

Saturday Mt Hutt Open Day Wednesday Princes Court Car rides Tuesday Committee Meeting Thursday Club Night - John Hall Vint. Machinery 7.30 Sunday John Stewart’s Run to Diamond Harbour Saturday Winchester Swap Meet

APRIL 2 8 17 19

Monday Sunday Tuesday Thursday

MAY 5 15 17

Saturday Swap meet Tuesday Committee Meeting Thursday Club Night- Toni Sweetman Speaker

JUNE TBA 19 21

Solstice Run Tuesday Committee Meeting Thursday Annual General Meeting

Rod McKimmie’s Run Radius Millstream Rest Home car rides Committee Meeting Club Night - Club Captains Night Trial


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BRANCH OFFICERS 2015 – 2016 Patroness Chairman IP Chairman Secretary Treasurer Club Captain Vice Club Captain Committee

Nat Exec Delegate Museum Custodians

Museum Assistants

Parts Custodians

Blowout Editor Blowout Typesetter Blowout Distribution Commercial Convener Motorcycle Convener Clubroom Custodians VCC ID Officer Trophy Steward Swap Meet Booking Swap Meet Co-ordinator Beaded Wheels Scribe Librarian Grounds Convener Auditor

Diane Ross (Rob) Trevor Begg Peter Jacob (Annette) Isla Jones (Roger) David Oakley (Marion) Peter Lambie (Susan) Roger Jones (Isla) Colin Sweetman (Cathy) Rod McKimmie (Dawn) Alan Begg (Jeanette) Karen Bell (Robbie) Barry Quantock (Natalie) Peter Jacob (Annette) Les Bennett (Marie) Trevor Coulter Jim Rooney (Audrey) Kevin Harkness (Bernie) Denys McEvedy (Marie) Mac Bruce (Audrey) Ken Kingsland (Avis) Gavin Smith (Gaylene) Kevin Harkness (Bernie) Eean Parkes Tony Adams (Diane) Diane Adams (Tony) Kevyn Begg (Iris) Alan Begg (Jeanette) Kelly Kingsbury (Barbara) Alan Gulleford (Chris) Chris Gulleford (Alan) Bernard Egan ( Marlene) Ron Galletly (Marilyn) Percy Ralston (Heather) (Monthly Roster) Rob Ross (Diane) Tony Adams (Diane) Karen Bell (Robbie) Noel Batty (Marie) Owen Wilson (Lorraine) Milner Jacob (Jan) Barry Quantock (Natalie) To Be Advised 5

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Chairman’s Report

Hi report time again. The Annual Rally has been and gone on a lovely fine day with only a fair turnout of cars on the day, ending up at Terrace Station in the Hororata area., Thanks to the Club Captain for a good day out. On the 4th of February we were invited to an open day at Joe’s Vintage Garage at Aeroview by the McQuarter’s family. There was a good turnout of vehicles and people for this day. Thanks a lot Peter and Lorraine. From the 9th February until the 11th February, ‘The Vintage Austin Register’ vehicles were In Ashburton and used the club rooms for the weekend. What a wonderful sight to see all those Austin’s, altogether 47 of them. A great run was put together by Owen and Lorraine Wilson, first in the Wakanui area going to The Batemans place for lunch, then to the ‘Ashburton Aviation Museum’. Craig and myself were the backup vehicle for the day and not one of them broke down., Thanks to them for a great day, Trevor & Craig. Club night was held on the 15th February at Gluyas Fords new building with a good turn of 31 members, Club Run to Diamond Harbour Don’t forget this day out. Bring the VCC Vehicle or the Modern. Meet at Hotel Ashburton at 9am sharp. Instruction sheet in the blowout on page . Winchester Swap Meet March 24th Gates open 7.30am Easter Run Monday 2nd April 10am at Club Rooms. Rod McKimmie’s run. Well the Swap Meet is not far away now, look forward to seeing everyone on the day. That’s about it for this month Trevor Begg Mystery Prize for the successful design/ideas used! Our rally committee which is organising the 2019 South Island Easter Rally based here in Ashburton, ask interested members to design or give us ideas for the official Badge/Plaque. The successful design will be used on stationery etc. as well as the plaque. Ideas could include something that ties in to Ashburton or our area, or maybe something totally different. Our artists will then use that idea to finalise the design for the plaque which in size is approximately 50-60mm and can be round/square/oblong/etc. Please convey/send your ideas as soon as possible to: Percy Ralston. 3 Mason Pl Ashburton. or 7

Club Captains Report February 2018 Our Annual Rally received 49 entries, about the same as last year. 30 years ago entries were often more than 100. Any ideas which may increase interest in our main event for the year could be useful! It appears that the “show and Shine� type of event which often does not include motoring the vehicles, is very popular, particularly among owners of what are easiest described as Classic vehicles. If more of those type of events are needed please let a committee member know about it. That type of event is very easy to organise, really all that is required is a venue and effective advertising. This month we had the PV, PWV rally on the 25th Feb, and in March Rod McKimmie is organising a run on Easter Monday. John Stewart has organised a run to Diamond Harbour on the 18th March, see advert in this Blowout. There is also the National South Island Easter Rally in Invercargill, followed by the South Island Cub Captains run ( which is open to all members) so there must be something available for everyone. Entries have closed for the National Easter Rally. Preparations for the 2019 National South Island Easter Rally are under way, the venue and caterers are booked, routes being planned and any suggestions regarding that event would be welcomed. David Oakley

Vehicles required for Rest Home outing Princes Court has requested us to take approximately 18 of the residents for a ride on Wednesday 7th March at 1.30 pm Please contact David Oakley if your vehicle is available. Ph: 308 7323 (Vehicles which are easy to access for elderly people are obviously preferable.) 8





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WANTED 2 only 500 x 18 Tyres Must be WOF Standard Phone Gavin Smith 308 2297 JIM’S TUCKER RUN WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH 2018 The Tucker Run will be to The Stables If you would like to join us for lunch, then please make your way to The Stables by 12.15pm Please phone Jim on 307 6614 with numbers, as the restaurant requires these prior to the day. COME AND JOIN US 9

Rob Ross

Stowells Trophy Veteran 4-6 Cyl


John Martin John Martin

Hamilton Trophy Longest Distance

Aitken Trophy First Entry Jocelyn Hosken Trophy Post War People Choice

1929 Rugby 1982 Mercedes

Neil Holland Barry Hunt Kevin Harkness Barry Hunt Ross Brown

Newland Trophy Time Trial

Hardluck Trophy

Philpot Trophy /Tray(post 60 Car)

Hosken Trophy Vintage Overall

Post 80's

1963 Pontiac

1929 Rugby

1953 MG

Neil Holland

1953 MG

1926 Alvis

1926 Alvis

1926 Alvis

1953 MG

1952 MG

1915 Dodge

1936 Wolseley

Bennett Trophy PW cars overall

Gielingh Trophy Post War M/C

Neil Holland

CR McLachlan trophy

John Martin

Ken Hand

Morrison Trophy Post War Car

Ralph Crum Ladies Trophy

Joe Barker

Begbie Trophy (post vintage cars


To all our prize winners, well done . ANNUAL RALLY 2018 PRIZE LIST

MT HUTT OPEN DAY Hi Everyone, we have had a phone call for the Open Day at Mt Hutt Ski Field on the 3rd March 2018. If the weather is no good it will be held on the 4th March. They would like to have some vintage cars go up the hill if we would like attend. It is from 10am till 4.00pm and they would like the vintage cars to meet at the first toll gate at 8am and go up first. The road will be in good order having just been graded. The chair lift will be going so you can ride up and have a look from the top and ride down again. There will be food up there also, or you can take a picnic lunch. This is a community fund raising event for the Methven Lions Club. The normal cost is $20 pp but they have given it to us for $20 for two people, any more in the car will pay more. I cannot go myself as I have a wedding on that day. If any anyone would like to go up please contact me on 03-308 3803 or 027 474 1422 thanks a lot. Trevor Begg. 11

Swap Meet 2018 This annual event will be held on Saturday 5th May at our Club rooms on Maronan Road Tinwald and is our club’s major fund raiser of the year. Setting up will take place on the Thursday and Friday prior to the day. Planning is well under way and advertising is out in the public domain. The success of this day is dependent on members helping out with the many tasks such as parking, traffic signage, office, site setting up, SH1 signage and site dismantling to name a few. As they say “Many hands make light work”. You will be contacted in the next few weeks re your availability to help. We have a pool of experienced people but are always looking out for people to step up and assist. Karen Bell is again coordinating site bookings which are on a par with previous years. Sites are $25 (Includes one entry) and entry is $5 for adults. Club members will pay unless they have a “Volunteer Pass”, given to those who attend working bees. This year the sites on the back paddock, are being moved south because the ground is being used for another purpose and is not available. Thanks in anticipation Noel Batty Convener 12


Peter Lambie, Roger & Isla Jones, Trevor Begg, David Oakley, Peter Jacob, Colin Sweetman, Alan Begg, Rod McKimmie, Barry Quantock & Karen Bell. Apologies; Diane Ross, Noel Batty Minutes; Minutes of the previous meeting as circulated taken as read. Moved, Alan /Colin AIF Business arising; Emailed members that were late to pay, only four are still to pay Contact has been unsuccessful with J Lilley, a letter is to be sent. Motion, a letter is to be sent to J Lilley requesting the removal or car from museum, Moved Colin/Alan AIF. Correspondence in; VCC Assorted club magazines VCC Beaded Wheels VCC update list of branch members & unfinancial members VCC H&S checklist VCC Notices of motion VCC Updated VIC forms VCC National Day date confirmed at 26th August 2018. Swap Meet enquiry South Canterbury parts shed contacts Request for rally number holder, Palmerston North T Adams request for receipt for vehicle purchased Correspondence out; Registration for Executive meeting, 24th March 2018 Sudima CHCH Badges & Medals Emails to committee & members Motion; that the inward correspondence be received and the outward approved, Moved Peter/Colin AIF Finance; Accounts for payment; AP Spark $65.60 AP Genesis Energy $48.74 AP Masterguard $63.25 Heartland Design & Print $359.07 Warehouse Stationary $300.00 Your Office Administrator $44.85 Ashburton Council $180.93 Caltex $25.05 GL & PM Moore, refund $109.00 All Fed Up $2555.00 Terrace Station $1200.00 Allenton Rugby Club $150.00 Karen Bell $23.16 13


Vero $403.77 Annual Rally $3690.00 Interest NBS $40.91 Motion, that the financial report be received and payments approved, Moved Isla/Karen AIF Reports; Parts Shed; received and in Blowout Museum; Nothing to report Swap Meet: Read and in Blowout Letters to be sent to Plains, Domains Board and Guardsmen. Discussion re parking with altered site layout, once decided a plan is to go to Karen to forward to site holders. Grounds report; Good grass growth, site to be mown again Club Captain; PV, PWV run on 25th Feb, all organised Club Captain’s night trial Thursday 12th April Diamond Harbour run 18th March Easter run 2nd April Wheels Week; Putting together the list of events, looking for sponsors Health & Safety; There were no incidents or accidents reported for the month. H&S checklist to be used prior to events. Applications for membership received from, Mark & Nicky Robinson, 1930 Ford Model A Tourer Application for Lighting Endorsement received from, G Hunt, 1903 Darracq Application for vehicle identity card received from, M&D Oakley, 1971 Volkswagen G Hunt, 1903 Darracq Application for vehicle identity card renewal received from, None received General Business; Mount Hutt invitation, an invitation was received for our members to take their old vehicles up Mt Hutt, leaving the car park at 8.00am. Information emailed and in Blowout. Radius Millstream are again holding their event, they are wanting cars to take people on a short tour followed by a BBQ, 8th April, information to follow. Princess Court are looking for vehicles for a short run in Feb/March, information to follow R&M, the club rooms are in need of a few things done, A new back door mat, A Begg Water blast front steps as they are slippery when wet, A Begg Repair main entrance, T Begg Cancel drum hire, T Begg It was decided that all future runs should disclose the route lengths so the drivers of older vehicles are aware of distances. VCC Notices of Motion to be included in the Blowout. H&S documents to be completed before each run.


Finance, The large investment is due at Heartland Bank, Isla researched interest rates from other banks and the Heartland rates were the best. Motion, We reinvest the money currently with Heartland back with Heartland at 3.6%. moved Colin/David AIF Send a letter of thanks to NBS and Gluyas Ford for sponsorship of the Annual Rally. Xero Accounting, Your Office Administrator has recommended that we move to Accrual Accounting to make invoicing and payment a lot easier for the treasurer. This change will incur and increased cost of $470.00. Motion, we change to the Accrual Accounting system as suggested by My Office Administrator, Moved Colin/Roger AIF The Annual Rally is subsidised for our members from the McFarlane fund that we invested a number of years ago, this is to continue for future Annual rallies. Swap Meet, the committee would like to offer a Coffee vendor a site at the swap meet this year, the Lions were consulted and did not agree so a meeting has been arranged for the 20th February to resolve a good outcome for both parties. Motion, The committee supports the idea of having a coffee vendor at the event, moved Colin/Barry AIF Motion, We, the committee, need to meet with the Lions to discuss this issue, David/ Karen AIF Next Meeting 13th March 2018 at 7.30pm Clubrooms Meeting closed 9.30pm Signed................................................. Chairman


VCC Ashburton Committee Meeting Tues 13 Feb Swap Meet 2018 report Advertising – all free advertising is in place. Paid adverts in 2017 came to approx. $500. Will book similar with radio and newspaper. Lions catering – Lois has contacted Karen re Coffee. Karen has info. Toilets – accepted offer of 2 free. We will have cleaning cost of approx. $80. With possible change to layout due to potatoes, thought this was worthwhile. Blowout article ready to send to Alan re reminder to members and help request on lead up and day. Letters – Domain Board, Plains and Frontiersmen. Peter has done in past. Site – Barry is aware of possible changes necessary in the back paddock. Alternative plan to be drawn up re sites and parking. Thursday team setting up and Friday team setting up as usual. Toilets, mini skips coming Friday afternoon. Sites 2019. There was mention last year of changes to sites layout. If changes occur this needs sorting before all admin work, booking sheets, master plan, bookings on day etc etc is done. Noel Batty 15

March 18th Club Run A run to Diamond Harbour is leaving from Hotel Ashburton at 9am Travelling to Leeston’s new Hotel for morning tea & a tour through the new pub. There is a small cost for morning tea of $4.00 pp for hot drink & muffin or scone, with different flavours. Cold drinks will be available at bar. From there we will travel to the Black Tulip and go over Gebbies Pass and travel to Diamond Harbour for lunch at John & Clare Stewart’s Holiday Home. This day can be any VCC Vehicle or the Modern. This should be a different day out. Bring lunch and afternoon tea. This will be on wet or fine. Contact one of the following if need be. Trevor Begg 0274741422 … John Stewart 0272232515.

FULL DIRECTION SHEET OPPOSITE PLEASE TAKE THIS WITH YOU Easter Monday Run 2nd April Leave Club Rooms at 10am Bring Lunch and afternoon tea. Thanks Rod & Dawn McKimmie for organising this run. Why are men happier? You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of shoes - one colour for all seasons. You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look. You can 'do' your nails with a pocket knife. You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache. You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes. No wonder men are happier! 16

Diamond Harbour Car Run Sunday 18th March 2018 Leave the Hotel Ashburton Car park at 9am, travel to Rakaia over the bridge and turn to go to Leeston, to arrive at the new hotel in Leeston called the ‘Crate and Barrel ‘on Market Street (just beside the green Farm Source building at the south end) arriving at approx 9.45am. Morning Tea will be available at a cost of $4 per person for self service tea/coffee and a scone or muffin, we have got a good price for everyone and it needs to be supported.. Then the Manager will show us around the new hotel complex. At approx 11.15am we will travel to Springston and turn right to Lincoln. Follow the road around to Tai Tapu, turn right onto the Akaroa highway, then turn left at the ‘Blue Duck Café’ and travel over Gebbies Pass to Teddington, turn right at the ‘Teddington Pub’ towards Diamond Harbour. As you come into Diamond Harbour look out for the pink ‘On the Spot Dairy’ then turn left into Ranui Crescent and follow around to number 15. Parking will be tight and need to be on the side of the road. You will need to bring your own picnic lunch, afternoon tea and chair, and enjoy the views of Lyttelton Harbour from our holiday house. There are steps leading down to our deck and grass area. Travel home at your leisure. The distance to get there is approximately 110km, and please feel free to come in your modern car. 17

Club night for March 15th at 7.30pm will be John Hall from the Vintage Machinery Club speaking about his trip to Canada & the 3 day train trip across this country and other places. There will be photos and a talk. This will also be suitable for women as it is not all machinery and cars. John and his wife have a daughter over there and have done about 9 trips. Please bring a small plate for supper. April 8th Radius Millstream Rest Home would like some cars for a short trip around town, Could I please have some names for this. We will be given morning tea then a BBQ after the run. We will meet at the Rest Home at about 9.30am. They will need to be closed cars and be advised ‘first in get to go’. Please note this date to be confirmed. Trevor Begg. Club night for April 19th is the Night Run. David will have more on this Run in next Blowout. Club night for May 17th will be Toni Sweetman, Restorative Justice Co-ordinator for Safer Ashburton. This should be an interesting night as she was a policewoman, then took this job on, so let’s have a good turnout. SCVCC Annual Swap Meet Winchester Domain SH1, March 24, gates open 7.30am. All makes car Display Something for everyone. Sites – Michelle Munro Ph 03 6864824 Or Email No dogs allowed. 18

1949 Fordson van in use by the caterers at The Marlborough Club in Blenheim. Photographed outside the Club 14th February 2018 Sometimes we Seniors don't Understand Directions‌ I went to my nearby Amcal Pharmacy, straight to the back, where the Pharmacists' high counter is located. I took out my little brown bottle, along with a teaspoon, and set them up on the counter. The Pharmacist came over, smiled, and asked if he could help me. I said, "Yes! Could you please taste this for me? Seeing a senior citizen, the Pharmacist went along. He took the spoon, put a tiny bit of the liquid on it, put it on his tongue and swilled it around. Then, with a stomach-churning look on his face, he spat it out on the floor and began coughing. When he was finally finished, I looked him right in the eye and asked, "Now, does that taste sweet to you?" The Pharmacist, shaking his head back and forth with a venomous look in his eyes yelled, "HELL NO!!!" I said, "Oh, thank God! That's a real relief! My doctor told me to have a Pharmacist test my urine for sugar!" I'm not allowed to go back to that Amcal, but I really don't care, because they aren't very friendly there anymore 19

Canterbury Branch Swap Meet There seems to be some confusion around the date of this year’s Canterbury Branch Swap Meet, despite it being published correctly in the official VCC Calendar of Events. I can confirm that the dates for this year (2018) are Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October. Just to clarify how the dates are set - the Canterbury Branch Swap Meet is always held on the second weekend in October. If, in any year, the 1st October happens to fall on a Sunday (as it did in 2017), this will be determined as being the first weekend of the month for the purpose of setting the Swap Meet dates. NOTICE TO ALL OF OUR MEMBERS If you have changed your email address or would like information emailed to you, please send an email to: Secretary, Peter Jacob at The Vintage Austin Register held their rally base at the Ashburton VCC clubrooms. This photo was taken at Joe’s Garage at Aeroview. This is just an example of the beautiful cars that took part in the rally. The other photos on the next page Were at the Aviation Museum.


Austin Register at Aviation Museum


49th Vintage Car Run. Held on the 27th January, another superb summers outing, with a great turn out. We left at 10am, travelled through Ashburton heading toward Dromore, onto Methven over the Rakaia Gorge arriving at Terrace Station at Hororata. We lunched under the magnificent trees in the garden, while Mr & Mrs Foster made us welcome and gave us the history of the 19th century property that is now a charitable trust established in 2002 to preserve and maintain the homestead and associated buildings. The homestead is primarily the family home which has been added to and altered many times. The earliest part of the house came from Australia in the mid 1850’s as a pre- cut three roomed house. The farmland has been sold off over the years but the house remains, maintained as a sort of museum. The founder was Sir John & Rose Hall, John was a pioneer, run holder, politician, and democratic reformer. He became Mayor of Christchurch, & 12th Prime minister of NZ.


He worked with Kate Sheppard for women suffrage and led the parliamentary fight to have the legislation passed. This year being the 125th anniversary of the passing of the Bill granting women the right to vote. We had an enjoyable walk around the gardens and homestead. Taking us back in time to view vintage cars, horse drawn vehicles, shed of implements used on the farm, paintings of Hall & family, books lining the library, objects collected on tour, cabinets full of exhibition memorabilia such as moa bones, gizzard stones etc. Another small room is the children’s room with a collection of toys and games dating back to 1816. An old snakes and ladders game was based on vices and virtues, unpunctuality led you straight to the workhouse. The run ended with people heading back to Ashburton for an enjoyable meal, company and reminiscing of latter years. If we don’t share our history, how will we know what it was like in the old days?

Barbara Ewan

Ed: Thanks Barbara for this great report 23



To all Branches In accordance with the Club By-Laws, there are two Notices of Motion that were received by the due date (10 January 2018). These are now being sent to each branch so that they can be discussed with members who will then have the opportunity to make submissions to the proposers no later than 20th March 2018. Proposers and seconders of Notices of Motion will be responsible for ensuring that they are clearly worded and free from ambiguity after considering submissions received. These two Notices of Motion must be in the hands of the Club Secretary/Treasurer no later than 20th April. The final Notices of Motion will be posted to Branch Secretaries by 10th May and published in the June/July issue of Beaded Wheels. Voting papers are sent out to all members (not more than 42 days and not less than 26 clear days before the Annual General Meeting). Please make sure your branch committee and members discuss these and get back to the relevant people with any comments or submissions if you wish. Kind Regards Julie Cairns - Gee Administration Manager Vintage Car Club of NZ - National Office 24

Ed: Sorry about the poor copy of this letter it was the best I could do 25

Thanks for this Bernard - don’t we all wish those were the amounts we would pay today. 26




3 Jim Rooney

7 Les Bennett

5 Kevin Harkness

10 Mac Bruce

14 Denys McEvedy

12 Trevor Coulter

17 Kevin Harkness

21 Jim Rooney

19 Ken Kingsland

24 Trevor Coulter

28 Mac Bruce

26 Les Bennett

31 Ken Kingsland



Denys McEvedy

307 2708

Jim Rooney

308 4441

Mac Bruce

307 8919

Ken Kingsland 308 6539

Trevor Coulter

308 4817

Les Bennett

Kevin Harkness

308 8162

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Odd jobs and a cuppa We may even talk about old cars. Museum and Parts Shed will be Open 27


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Parts Shed Report 11/2/18 Sales this month $110.00 Good numbers of visitors to the Parts Shed this past month. Opened today (Sunday) for the Austin Register people. Made some sales to them and they seemed happy that the Parts Shed was open for them. The Roster got a bit out of line over Christmas but should be okay now. Gavin Smith MARCH 3

Alan Begg



7 Gavin Smith

5 Kelly Kingsbury

10 Kevin Harkness

14 Eean Parkes

12 Kevyn Begg

17 Kelly Kingsbury

21 Alan Begg

19 Tony Adams

24 Kevyn Begg

28 Kevin Harkness

26 Gavin Smith

31 Tony Adams


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Kevyn Begg

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Alan Begg

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Kelly Kingsbury

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Kevin Harkness

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Tony Adams

Eean Parkes

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Trevor Begg

Roger & Isla Jones

Peter Lambie

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January 2018

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Articles for Blowout Please send to: Chris directly: or post to: Alan & Chris Gulleford 38 Hastings Street KAIKOURA 7300 Alan Ph: 021 0298 6213 Chris Ph: 0274 390 718 The opinions and views expressed in Blowout are not necessarily those of the Editor or The Vintage Car Club of Ashburton. No offence is intended nor will the officers of this club be liable for any breach. 30

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Ashburton VCC March 2018  
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