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“Dripfeed” NEWSLETTER OF THE BANKS PENINSULA BRANCH OF THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF New Zealand (INC) VOLUME 39, No 4 May 2017 Editor: Craig Cowie 404 Bower Ave, North Beach, ChCh 8083 Ph. 3833-159, e-mail: Club Officers: Chairman:

Craig Keenan

322 1006


Ron Hasell

942 1105

Branch Address: 27 Showgate Ave, ChCh 8042 E-mail:

AGM / Noggin & Natter: 2nd Thursday of the month. 

Noggin 7-30 pm at the Papanui RSA. Upham Room - enter either from 55 Bellvue Ave or the first entrance on the left on Harewood Road (Papanui Road / Main North Road. Thursday 11th May. We look forward to seeing you there. Supper is provided.

The AGM follows at 8pm ____________________________________________________________________________

From the Editor: Greetings to you all. As I write, I’m looking forward to the Hadstock Park Gymkhana on Sunday 7th May. You might get Dripfeed after the event if you’re on snail mail, but not to worry, the Balcairn Trial follows in July and then the Rosco and Marlborough versions. We had a discussion in the Committee last week about one of our traditional events, the Pomeroy Trophy. Unfortunately the conclusion is that we can’t run it as we have for at least three reasons. The first is that Ruapuna is currently so heavily booked that we can’t get a useable slot during the day and two, noise restrictions come into force at 6pm precluding a run into the evening and three, it is now prohibitively expensive to hire the track for a small club such as ours. I imagine it’d be pretty prohibitive for a club the size of the state of Texas actually. An option is to go further afield to Levels. We’ll explore that as an option, but don’t hold your breath. Regards Craig If you wish to receive Dripfeed by email, please let us know. _______________________________________________________________________________

The Branch Magazine on the Web Many branch magazines are now available for reading on the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand’s website.

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The magazines are published as soon as they are received each month and can be accessed by going to and clicking on News from our Branches down the left side of the homepage. To go to your chosen magazine either click on the magazine cover or the underlined date of the publication. This will take you to the magazine and by clicking on the small square next to the + sign you can enjoy a full screen reading experience. In time we hope to be able to publish all branch magazines each month. Enjoy your reading. Ross Holden Communications & Marketing Officer Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc.) Phone 021 2638488 Email:

Banks Peninsula Veteran Rally I wasn’t there, but someone who was noted that the weather was not good at the start and we only had 6 starters, but it cleared for lunch for our field tests at Loburn. Awards were presented: Age Mileage Richard Foster 1915 10hp Humber. Field Tests Graeme Sword 1914 Triumph Junior. Concours Alasdair & Beryl Brass 1915 Buick Cx24 Roadster Overall Alasdair & Beryl Brass 1915 Buick Cx24 Roadster.

Rosco Sporting Trial Sunday 18 June 2017 at Reefton Members of the Vintage Car Club are invited to participate in our Sporting Trial. The event follows the style of “Trials” events which were popular in the UK in the 1950s, where drivers and their crews Members of the Vintage Car Club are invited to participate in our Sporting Trial. Please refer to ‘Coming Events’ for the information portal.

Coming Events (Banks Peninsula Branch events highlighted) . 

Banks Peninsula Branch AGM. Thursday11th May 8pm. Papanui RSA. Upham Room. Enter either from 55 Bellvue Ave or the first entrance on the left on Harewood Road (Papanui Road / Main North Road.

Nelson Sandy Bay Hillclimb 21st May. Details from Ron. Entries close 12 May.

Rosco Sporting Trial West Coast VCC. Sunday June 18th Reefton. See above and also an Email from Ron on 1 May.

Irishman Creek Rally, Sat 3 - Monday 5 June 2017. Start time is 8am for an 8.30 departure from Twizel. There is accommodation in Twizel or 30km up the road on Omarama. Alternatively you could start at 6 in Fairlie. Ring for bookings as we have found that websites show this weekend booked out but this is not the case. Saturday and Sunday will be in Fairlie so please make your accommodation arrangements with this in mind. Dripfeed May 2017

Banks Peninsula Branch, Midwinter Dinner Friday 14th July, 6pm. Speeches 6:15 – 7:00. Tai Tapu Hotel. Contact Ron.

Balcairn Trial. BP Branch. Sunday 23rd July. Entry form / regulations etc. from Ron. From the Angler’s Arms Hotel at Sefton, head north up Pembertons Road. Turn right at the T junction into Marshmans Road. Straight ahead onto the shingle and turn left about 50 metres before the ford into Flemings Road and follow the signs. Vehicle parking will be in the region of the traditional first test Timetable    

8.00 8.30 (sharp) 9.15 9.30 (sharp)

Breakfast at the Farm Assemble at the venue for vehicle inspection Driver’s briefing. All drivers and passengers must attend. Competition begins

Organiser’s Craig Cowie / Craig Keenan. Entry forms from Ron Hasell. Details in June / July Dripfeed. Meals and refreshments will be available on the day.

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