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THE VOICE OF THE VINTAGE CAR SEPTEMBER 2018

Daffodil Day 2018

BAY OF PLENTY VINTAGE CAR CLUB (INC) Email bop@vcc.org.nz WEB SITE: www.bayofplentyvintagecarclub.com

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COMMITTEE CONTACTS

CLUB PATRON

JACK HOVEN

07 5766222

CHAIRMAN

JIM SMYLIE

07 5764180

CLUB CAPTAIN

KAAREN SMYLIE

021 664341 or 07 5764180

SECRETARY TREASURER

KEITH PERKINS (JANE)

07 5781231

PAST PRESIDENT

JIM SMYLIE (KAAREN)

07 5764180

COMMITTEE

BRIAN PRATT (CINDY)

07 5447952

COMMITTEE

STEVE TITMUSS (MARION)

07 5520794

COMMITTEE

LINDA DOWNEY (DOUG)

021 02777931

COMMITTEE

DOUG BROWN (LINDA)

021 668117

COMMITTEE

KEN FREW (DIANE)

07 5764263

OTHER ELECTED OFFICERS HALL HIRE

KAAREN SMYLIE (JIM)

021 664341

LIBRARIAN

YVONNE BECK (PAUL)

07 5748482

PARTS SHED

JACK ANDERSON (MERILYN)

07 5766346

PROPERTY MANAGER

JACK ANDERSON (MERILYN)

07 5766346

NAME BADGES

DAVID JOBLIN (NOLA)

07 5441690

MID WEEK RUN

ALAN PRAM (JUDY)

07 5738428

NEW MEMBERS

JULIAN WEBB

07 5792441

NEW MEMBERS

ALASTAIR JONES (GWEN)

07 5761124

SWAPMEET

KEN FREW

07 5764263

VIC CERTIFICATION

ALASTAIR JONES (GWEN)

07 5761124

VIC CERTIFICATION

IVAN ALLEN (YVONNE)

APPAREL

LINDA DOWNEY (DOUG)

02 102777931

07 5432629

WELFARE

LINDA DOWNEY (DOUG)

02 102777931

HONORARY SOLICITOR PETER BUTLER (MARION)

07 5756892

WEBSITE

PAUL BECK (YVONNE)

07 5748482

KLAXON EDITOR

PAUL BECK (YVONNE)

07 5748482

KLAXON EMAIL:

klaxoninfo@gmail.com Fax 07 5746482

CLUB WEBSITE: www.bayofplentyvintagecarclub.com SECRETARY EMAIL: bayofplenty@vcc.org.nz For anytime Club enquires: Kaaren Smylie (Committee) 07 576 4180 or 021-66-43-41

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Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club

The Club Rooms are located at 29 Cliff Road Tauranga. P O Box 660, Tauranga, 3140. Key contacts are— Club Captain– Kaaren Smylie (Jim) Ph 021 664341 or 07 5764180 Secretary— Email : bayofplenty@vcc.org.nz Monthly events— Club night (except January) 2nd Monday Start time 7-30pm Mid week run. Wednesday following the club night End of the month run. Held on the last Sunday of the month. Committee Meeting. Last Monday of the month Noggin ‘n’ Natter 4th Tuesday at 6:00pm Location Sequence of Noggin ‘n’ Natters 1, Tauranga- Tauranga Citz Club. Cameron Road. Organiser Jim Smylie 2. Te Puke- at Te Puke Hotel. Contact Martin Carey 573 7136 Paul McIndoe 5733328 3. Tauranga - Tauranga Citz Club. Cameron Road. Organiser Jim Smylie 4. Katikati- at “Forta Leza Café”, SH 2 Katikati. Contact Owen Smith, phone 07 570 2000. If your birthday falls in this month please remember it is your turn to provide a plate for supper. Our thanks go to last months birthday people for the food provided. PLEASE remember to wear your name badges to all events. They can be ordered from David Joblin phone 544 1690 LIBRARY HOURS— The library will be open on club nights from 7pm. Also on most Monday mornings until midday Yvonne & Paul work in the library and members are welcome to call in to search for or return books. If making a special trip please phone home beforehand to ensure they will be there, phone at home on (07 574 8482 or 027 6098510)

HELP US HIRE OUT THE CLUBROOMS! CONTACT KAAREN SMYLIE 07 5764180

OR

021 664341

Hall Cleaning Roster Volunteers We all use the hall and love to see it sparkling clean. If you have forgotten to add your name just email the Klaxon or contact Kaaren or Jack and they will do it for you.

September: October:

Alastair and Gwen Jones Stephen and Janice Belcher

THESE ARE THE LAST NAMES ON THE LIST. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP PLEASE ENTER YOUR NAME ON THE NOTICE BOARD OR CONTACT KAAREN OR JACK

NO NAMES: DIRTY HALL IT IS UP TO YOU!! Please enter you name on the notice board list if you are able to help. All that is required is a once a month clean taking about 2 hours. 3


September Local Events Mon 10th Sept

Club night - Rod Brayshaw to speak Old vehicles versus Historic vehicles

Wed 12th Sept

Mid week run Katikati Ramble - Organisers Peter Lawn and Gideon deLautour

Tue 18th Sept

Seniors morning tea

Thu 20th Sept

Ladies luncheon

Mon 24th Sept

Committee meeting

Tue 25th Sept

Noggin and Natter Forta Leza Katikati

Wed 26th Sept

Close off Klaxon articles

Fri 28th Sept

Movie night - Hidden Figures

Sun 30th Sept

Shed Raid - Organiser Jim Smylie

Mid Week Run 12 September - KATIKATI RAMBLE 9.15am meet at Wairoa Bridge for a 9.30 departure to the Haiku Pathway (between Robert Harris and Hammer Hardware) where we will have morning tea ( byo) and have a look at their new bridge and take stroll around the park. Directions for the next venue will be given out here but will include a visit to Peter Lawns home where we will see some of Peter’s fine work which is a working steam engine made from scratch by Peter. There are other venues but at the time of writing this nothing is confirmed but we will inform members on club night. Lunch: will be at the Lighthouse Cafe (cnr Lockington Rd.) For more info: contact Gideon deLatour or Peter Lawn

End of Month Run 30th September - Organizer: Jim Smylie For the end of the month run this month we will raid 3 sheds in the Katikati area. Meet Clubrooms at 9am for a 9.15am start. For those who wish to leave from Wairoa Bridge we will meet you there at about 9.30am For those who wish to join us at Katikati we will meet those people at Katikati Information Centre at approx 10am. We will be combining with the Waikato Club as well on this run so should be an interesting day Our first shed will be at Tanners Point. Bring lunch with you. Regards: Jim 4


BOPVCC Movie Night - Friday 28 September

Hidden Figures Starring: Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons Women working at Nasa serve as the brains behind the launch into orbit of the astronaut John Glen. An untold true story.

Hall open at 6pm movie starts 7.15 pm Bring along your meal and favourite tipple. Then sit down and enjoy a real Classic Movie

Ladies Luncheon Organizer Merilyn Anderson When:

Thursday 20th September

Where:

At the Clubrooms

Time:

11.30am

Subject: Know your flags

Bring a plate to share

Men are welcome Seniors Morning Tea Date:

Tuesday 18th September

Time:

10am at the Clubrooms

This is a ‘bring a plate’ event and a good chance to provide or catch up on the gossip. Everybody welcome

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Other Club Events 9th Sept: Auckland PV, PW, P60 Rally 14-15th Sep: Taranaki Rubber Duckie Motor Cycle Rally 23rd Sep: Waikato PV, PW, P60 Rally 30th Sep: Waikato Shed raid to BOP 6th Oct: Manawatu Swap Meet 12-14th Oct: Canterbury Swap Meet 20–21th Oct: Auckland Hunua 100 Rally 16-18th Nov: Nelson National Veteran Rally 15-17th Feb: National Motorcycle Rally, Marlborough VCC. 14– 18th Feb Art Deco weekend in Napier

Details for many of the above events may be found on our notice board and cloud site

Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc) NOMINATION FORM FOR THE POSITION OF VICE CHAIRMAN

I nominate: ................................................................................. (print) For the position of: VICE CHAIRMAN (print) Proposer: .................................................................................(print)

Signature: .................................................................................

Seconder: .................................................................................(print)

Signature: .................................................................................

I accept nomination: (signature) ................................................................................. PLEASE NOTE: NOMINATIONS MUST BE WITH THE CHAIRMAN BEFORE THE START OF THE SEPTEMBER CLUB NIGHT AND MUST BE SIGNED BY THE PROPOSER, SECONDER AND THE NOMINATED PERSON

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Chairman's Chat by Jim Smylie Well now we have our sixtieth birthday celebrations behind us, and what great celebrations they were!!! My thanks go to Alastair Jones for organising the wonderful three days, and to Paul Beck for his behind the scenes assistance to Alastair erecting the stage, producing a great video, and collating the wonderful montage of photos of past and current events of our great Club. My thanks also to the extended Allen family who, as always, provided us with great food on the Saturday night, and to our secret singer, Steve Belcher, who entertained us on the night. There are many others also that assisted in making the event the success it was, and to all those people thank you so much. What was great is that after sixty years we still had a founder member with us at the celebration. Our congratulations to Jack Hoven, who was presented his sixty year certificate on the night by our National President Diane Quarrie. As well as Jack we have another member, Trevor Mitchell, who qualified for his sixtieth certificate on the night, but was unable to be with us. Trevor, while still a member of our branch, now lives in Wellington, and Kaaren and I intend to present his certificate to him when next we pass through Wellington. Another huge success for us this month was the Daffodil Day Run organised by Ken Frew and Linda Downey. This was an interclub event whereby we invited members of local one-make clubs to participate. It was, I suggest, the biggest run ever organised by the Club, with over 120 vehicles of every description participating, and more than 240 people involved. The day was superbly organised, the weather was kind to us, and we raised $2,000.00 on the day to present to our chosen charity, the Cancer Society. We will present a cheque for this amount to the Cancer Society at our next Club night, so be sure to be in attendance for that occasion. Finally, a big congratulations to Ken and Linda for organising an event we as a Club can be most proud of. Well done. On another note, you will be aware, the Club held a special general meeting following its last Club night to amend the Club’s constitution to allow the office of Vice Chairperson. For some reason such office was not provided for when the constitution was originally drafted. Accordingly, elsewhere in this issue of Klaxon is a nomination form for this position. The committee intend to hold a vote if necessary to appoint a Vice Chairperson at our next Club Night So please give some thought as to who you would like as your new Vice Chairperson, a member who will likely be your next Chairperson when I stand down at the AGM? As you can see we have had a big month; but next month also looks to be a beauty. I am sure Alan Pram will not let us down in organising his penultimate midweek run, and I know our end of month run in which we join our brother members from the Waikato Branch in a shed raid in the Athenree area will be great.

I look forward to seeing you all at our Club Night on the 10 th. Have a great and safe month motoring. Regards, Jim Smylie

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Pedal to the Metal

By Kaaren Smylie

In the past week numerous members from our Club have planted their ‘pedal to the metal’ and volunteered to give their time to participate in planned events to raise money for the Cancer Society, and what a huge success it was all round.

On both occasions we were blessed with the grand weather, you must admit there is something a bit unique about getting the opportunity to drive in the countryside and take down your roof on a sunny day, or in VCC terminology go topless!

Our first event was the VCC National Run on Sunday 26thAugust. This was a tremendous achievement from our Club for the monies they raised for the Cancer Society. Ken Frew our organizer, his right-hand lady Linda Downey, along with their large team of willing helpers need a massive pat on their backs, as all their efforts unquestionably paid off, and as many of you well know planning and organizing runs are not a five minute job. Ken will furnish you with more details of that afternoon run at our September Club night. As well at that meeting we will have the manager from the local Cancer Society Ellen Fisher in attendance, and Ken will make the presentation to Ellen of the cheque for the $2000.00 raised.

Except for a few minor hiccups at the beginning of the day, and some members driving up long unsealed roads, and in a couple of cases members being chased off properties by barking dogs (myself inclusive)… the delivery of those many hundreds of daffodils to local businesses was all in all a great success! A big thank you to all the members who volunteered to give up their morning to do the deliveries.

The September event calendar is shaping up to be full of activity, besides our regular monthly events we will be having another Seniors Morning Tea on Tuesday 18th September that our Secretary John Payne has organized, and on Thursday 20th September our convener for the Ladies Luncheon Linda Downey, has another lunch planned that will be held again at the club rooms. Our hostess this time for the luncheon will be our charming Merilyn Anderson. (Details for both events are in this Klaxon)

Sunday 30thSeptember is our End of Month Run, and Jim along with Theo deLewun from the Waikato VCC Branch have organized together a combined run for both branches to have a Shed Raid, visiting the most sheds of two of our members Trevor Gordon and Rod Brayshaw. (See details in this Klaxon)

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Speaking of Rod, he will be our guest speaker for Club night in September, and his topic for the evening is titled “Revolution rather than Evolution” – What could the future of Motoring be like in New Zealand? Rod’s presentation is very relevant to us all in the world of historic motoring as to what the future could bring for the legacy of our autos. Both our men and lady members will enjoy his talk and humorous jokes.

Following on from my ‘Captains Log’ column in the next edition of the Beaded Wheels, I would like to take the opportunity to inform you of the 2019 North Island Club Captains Tour that will be held next year from 7th– 13thMarch. And wearing my other hat as North Island Club Captain, it falls upon me next year to organize the annual Club Captain’s Tour. The ‘Smylies Tour’ that is planned for 2019 is titled the “End of the Summer Wine,” and when Jim and I mapped out the route we intend to take people on, we were mindful of the importance of encompassing as many VCC Branches as we can to visit, so all of us will get the opportunity to enjoy the friendship and camaraderie of other members.

The Tour will kick off in Tauranga on the 7th March at our Club rooms where entrants will register, meet and greet and enjoy a BBQ. We depart Tauranga the following morning and head in the direction of Taupo where we have the opportunity to join in with the Taupo Branches ‘Annual Lakes Rally’ for the weekend. The Branch Club Captain Tony Mannington is the organizer of this very popular Rally. Sunday 10 March we depart Taupo and motor in the direction of sun-drenched Hawke Bay to be met by fellow HB Branch Club Captain, Esther Smith. The ever-energetic Esther has a great Run organized for us, and during our stay in the Bay, we will be hosted by the HBVCC Branch.

Central HB Branch is the next stop, and our Tour Leader during our stay in Central HB will be the Branches’ Club Captain Rod McKenzie. For those members who know Rod from other Tours and Rallies over the years, you will know when he takes on a project no one ever leaves disappointed, watch this space.

Next stop is the Manawatu. The Manawatu Branch Chairperson Sarah Howell has been tremendous with her assistance to me to try and make the visit to their Branch one to remember, Sarah will be calling upon her Club Captain as well to plan a Run or two for us in their region.

We then travel towards the ‘Naki’ where we will be greeted by the forever cheerful Chairman of the robust Wanganui Branch, Bruce Ardell. Bruce’s branch will host us during our stay with an organized Run, and our final evening of celebrations and prize giving. In summary, you could say this ‘Tour' really is a Club Captains Tour, because at every stop a Branch Club Captain is integral to making this happen! Rest assured

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ladies because both Mr and Mrs S have set this Run, the ‘Mrs Person’ is cognizant that the Tour must have some appeal to the ladies, so there will be things happening that will have an attraction to you girls. It would be an added bonus if we could attract the odd young person to join us; therefore for this to happen, I do know all the stars must align. Entry forms for this Rally will be available for all Branches in November. (See the advert for this Tour in this Klaxon)

For those members that receive the weekly BUZZ email of events happening, newsbreaks and reminders, you may recall last week in one of my emails I mentioned the Deputy Principal from Papamoa College had contacted me to inquire if any member would be interested in mentoring a young lad who is wishing to build an electric car for a secondary schools competition to be held next year. He wants help with welding and the basics of restoring a car. If you are interested and do have a few spare hours each week to assist, can you please contact me. Email or Phone is both welcome.

On the lips of VCC members up and down the country regularly there is the concern of how we as members can encourage young people to join our organization. I think opportunities such as helping youths at College who are keen to learn about the motoring trade not only in future cars, but historic as well, is the ideal place to start.

Enjoy your month, keep happy and well, but most of all safe motoring!

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Your Klaxon Editor is Paul Beck

Contact Paul at

klaxoninfo@gmail.com or 07 5748482

Hi Everyone, So far as I am concerned about all I have this month is about our 60th party. As it has been my main focus for the last few months is it any wonder. I actually thought I was going to get an easy run up to it as I seemed to be right on top of my tasks but when one door closed, another seemed to open involving more work. But with Yvonne assisting where she possibly could, it did all happen and without any major hiccups. Thank you Yvonne. I do wonder though whether what happened next was just a coincidence or if someone else was looking over my shoulder. On the Monday afternoon while cleaning up the hall I felt I was a little off colour and that I was starting to come down with a cold. By Wednesday it was confirmed. On Thursday our internet failed at home and a technician came to repair on Friday. He replaced just about everything and said “fixed” But no sooner had he left and it failed again. They then wanted to replace more bits but I called “enough” I feel you are all on the wrong track. I want a new system. So all agreed to we now await the equipment to set up our new internet. I am only thankful that both these things did not happen a week earlier. It would have caused me real problems. Hopefully it will all be good by the time it comes to get Klaxon out. Talking about the Klaxon, there seems a bit of confusion about when we start the Klaxon subscription. It is not the intention to stop printing it, but only to cover the cost. I had a discussion with a member who seemed to think there will be no more printed copy and he took quite a bit of convincing that he was wrong. Klaxon will always remain as a club information magazine available to every member. The email copy is free and the printed copy if required by individual members will have to be paid for annually by subscription. If you require the printed version please refer to the advert elsewhere in this magazine for details. Some people are now getting the idea, which is good, that they no longer need to face the cost of printing club run instructions or other information sheets but we can do ourselves. All you need to do is get the details to me somehow (but please do not leave it to the last minute) and I will print it off for you at no cost to you. On the night of our festivities we had a small group of students working in the kitchen doing dishes and chores. This group represented a much larger group from the Mount College who are fundraising for a tour of Sri Lanka. While overseas they will be entering villages and providing labour and doing tasks for different projects etc. for the people of Sri Lanka. One of the girls, Grace, spoke briefly about it to us before returning back to the kitchen and was unaware what happened next. I must admit it even surprised me when after they returned to the kitchen, Don White came to me and asked who to give a $10 donation from one of our members to and while we were discussing that, enquires came also from two more people as well. A bowl was quickly passed around with the result the students were surprised to receive an extra contribution to their funds. In fact they were staggered to say the least and they express their heartfelt thanks to those that gave so freely. There is no doubt in my mind there are some very generous people around. All for now, Paul All articles must be in writing and received PREFERABLY early in the month, the close off date being Wednesday following the committee meeting.

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Report: 15th August Mid week run to Whakatane We gathered at Commerce Lane, Te Puke at 9am for a 9.45 departure and while we were waiting for instructions a bus arrived and out came lots of little children who were walked around the cars with their accompanying adults. There was great excitement and chatter from the children and adults as there was a great mixture of cars, old and more modern, ready to please any eye. After morning tea Alan gave out the route we were to follow and we were off. The route took us around the three lakes, Rotoiti, Rotoehu, Rotoma and also Hongi’s track. It was a lovely drive with the hills and scenery in their winter colours. Lunch stop was at the Whakatane Fishing Club, a popular venue for us. On return to Tauranga many had a compulsory stop for an icecream at Matata, Many thanks Alan for a wonderful tour. Jan and Murray

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2018 Daffodil Day Rally - Photos by Deidre Rennie

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Important notice to all BOP members As outlined at our July meeting, Klaxon is undergoing a further change As from January 2019 Klaxon hardcopy will no longer be available free of charge

Note: It is not the intention to stop printing Klaxon, but to recover the cost of printing it. An annual subscription of $30.00 is required to meet the ongoing costs of production. Payable to the Club Treasurer before: 20th January 2019

By Mailing your payment to:

The Treasurer BOP Vintage Car Club PO Box 660 Tauranga 3140 Or by Direct credit to:

Westpac Bank a/c 030435 0492753 00 Please use your name as reference. As we are trying to keep things simple. No copies will be available at the front table on meeting night. All hardcopy magazines will be posted. Regrettably the change has been made necessary due to increase of printing and mailing costs and the unreliability of delivery we now face. Klaxon will still be free of charge to all members who receive it on Email.

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Our 60th Celebration - My Side of the Story by Paul Beck I reckon it was a petty good event myself and the club should be proud to say that our 60th was well and truly marked in the clubs history. It all started last year when Alastair Jones announced he was to put together an event for our special day. He started looking around for ideas. I myself gave it some thought and as I had quite a few photos, figured my contribution should be along that form but I needed to start very early compiling information on anything involving the club. I advised Alastair my thoughts at that time even though I was unsure what format I was to take to present the photos. It soon became very clear to me that first a video should be made of the clubs history and how it grew with Tauranga, and leaving the membership history to static displays. But all this would take a huge involvement of time and effort, so I immediately got under way. Information was sought from club archives which provided photos and sometimes dates which became very important. Also a huge help came from Winton Nicholson who gave me several video tapes all nicely sorted out and easy to follow. Also I got in contact with Dorothy Hoven who still had photos stored on her computer from producing the 50th Anniversary Book. After many months of toil and sometimes frustration I had produced a video and played the draft copy to Alastair and a couple of other members to see what they thought. I was open to suggestions at this point what to do with it and it was decided to open the celebrations by playing it at our August meeting night. It was after this Trevor Mitchell who was one of our founding members sent in several bits of information that needed to be put in the video. So after quite a lot of editing and thought, the story was altered and considered final. I must admit I was rather overwhelmed by the response of the club members after playing it and have lost count of the number of members who have thanked me for it. After making the video on the history of the club it was time to recognize the members and their cars. This was done in a slide presentation and was much easier to produce. The slide presentation was to be put on the screen on the Friday Noggin and Natter night. About 480 slides of a mixture of members, cars or events was shown along with short clips of Winton's videos. The printed photographs were all on display as well (about 150 of them) showing a mixture of members cars, members or special events and also quite a few old newspaper cuttings and early club correspondence of when the club was formed. All photographs are named for future identification and also laminated in the hopes to keep them preserved for future use.

That was my part complete and ready to go. Or so I thought. Out of the blue came information that we had a singer Stephen Belcher in our membership who normally was accompanied by a band. However it wasn't possible to have a band but he had a CD. On playing the CD (which was karaoke) I discovered I needed a special program to read the graphics. This got quickly installed on my computer and we were away. Full thanks go to Stephen and wife

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Janice who were at the time renovating their kitchen and did not really have time to put into a project like this but persist they did with a great result. Then at the same time Alastair had teamed up with Peter Butler to do the Two Ronnies. So I made up a table to fit the stage and put together 2 microphones to make it look real. I downloaded a Big Ben recording for an introduction and we were set to go. What a hoot it was. They really deserved all the applause they got. During all this I tried to keep Alastair informed of what was happening but quite frankly he had other pressures to deal with. I think he may have been a little overwhelmed with the response he got from people wanting to attend. But he dealt with it all in a positive focused manner and remained firm. Thank goodness he did because the result will be remembered for quite a while I feel. And with the event being attended by National President Diane Quarrie and her husband I feel the word will quietly spread. So to round off. I can only say to Alastair and Gwen. It was your idea. Somehow you got through it all and pulled it off. A GREAT EVENT AND WELL DONE.

Left: Organizer. Alastair Jones, Club Captain, Kaaren Smylie, VCC President, Diane Quarrie, Diane’s husband Geof and Gwen Jones.

Both founding members present at the function and the clubs only life members Joy Inder and Jack Hoven

Noggin and Natter night function. Below: Jack cuts his birthday cake

Below: Gideon DeLautour on the BBQ

Noggin and Natter night function

Saturday’s brunch

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Above: Kaaren Smylie Best dressed woman Top right: Janice Belcher. Runner up Right: Ron Elton Runner up

Below: Roger Clark Best dressed male

Noggin and Natter night Right: Roger and Rosemary Clark Below: Peter Butler and Bob McGarva

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Above: The Two Ronnies

Above: Roy Orbison act

Below: Stephen Belcher on stage

Below: Merilyn Anderson and Julian Webb

Above left: Les and Helen Duggan left: Lynda Downey, Ken Frew and Doug Brown Above right: Jack Anderson and Colin Cavanagh Right: Joe and Jill Scott. Yvonne Beck 18


DAY 1

DAY 1 THURSDAY 7TH MARCH. TAURANGA HOSTED BY BOP BRANCH

DAY 2

DAY 2 FRIDAY 8TH MARCH TAUPO HOSTED BY TAUPO BRANCH

DAY 3

DAY 3 SATURDAY 9TH MARCH TAUPO HOSTED BY TAUPO BRANCH

DAY 4

DAY 4 SUNDAY 10TH MARCH NAPIER HOSTED BY NAPIER BRANCH

DAY 5

DAY 5 MONDAY 11TH MARCH WAIPUKURAU HOSTED BY CENTRAL HAWKES BAY

DAY 6

DAY 6 TUES 12TH MARCH PALM NTH HOSTED BY MANAWATU BRANCH

DAY 7

DAY 7 WED 13TH MARCH WANGANUI HOSTED BY WANGANUI BRANCH

KAAREN SMYLIE

MOBILE 021664341

N. I. Club Captain:

EMAIL nicc@vcc.org.nz

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Book review by Paul Beck

Mailman of the Birdsville Track by Tom Kruse The Birdsville track in Central Australia is well known for being lonely and for twenty years Tom Kruse was the mailman responsible for delivering the mail and stock following nothing but an old Aborigine track. The track if you could call it that was between Maree and Birdsville, at times was flooded out and there were two great sandhills to go over. He also carried a few passengers who sat on top of the load on the back and part of the deal was to lend a hand when the truck was stuck. Steel plates were carried under the deck of the truck and when he couldn’t make it over a sandhill had to lay the plates down to form a crude track until he got over the top. Usually the trip took three days, But it was a very hard three days. The truck was a Leyland Badger however it had an extended tray and when the diff broke got modified with a dual wheel setup off an old wrecked Thornycroft. This proved to be a very workable solution as the old system was very prone to breaking down and snapping axels. Many of Tom’s repairs were done on the track in the outback somewhere so he became very adaptable and anything goes as long as he got to his destination. The book I seemed to easily connect with and follow the stories as it is a series of tales told by Tom. It finishes with the truck being restored to its original glory and doing a re-enactment of the mail run to make a film.

I enjoyed the story and at present am trying to locate a copy of the Back of Beyond movie. This book was donated by Graham Tillson is available in the Club Library.

OUR CLUB ELECTRONIC SITES Klaxon: Klaxon is available on email. If you are not receiving Klaxon by email then we do not have your email address. To correct this send a request to: klaxoninfo@gmail.com

Klaxon Posting: Klaxon is emailed to all available email addresses free of charge. A hard copy will no longer be available free of charge after Jan 20th. A hard copy may be obtained by posting $30 annually to PO Box 660 or by direct credit to Westpac Bank account 030435 0492753 00. Use your name as reference in both cases. BOP VCC Cloud Site: This site is a google cloud document site for our club members to access. It contains other club magazines and run information sent to us and stored in one convenient place for you to access and read. To get access to the site send a request to klaxoninfo@gmail.com BOP VCC Facebook: The club has a Facebook page, however it is a private page only accessible to our members and approved people. A request to be friended to the page must be sent to Kaaren who will do that for you. If you are not a friend you cannot access it. Send request to: Kaaren@smylie.co.nz BOP VCC Website: Search bay of plenty vintage car club in your browser. The site contains our magazine and other information of interest pertaining to our club.

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Illnesses

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Choir of eight (pl)

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Completely sealed

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Windy bursts

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Period in time

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Snare

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Keep for later

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Retired soldier

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Bodies largest artery

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Trainee Tradespersons

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Sacred songs

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Down and outer / Hobo

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Level / Equal

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A request for information - Can anyone help Dear Paul Beck, Editor of Klaxon, I am a member of the Waitemata Branch of the VCC and am starting on the rebuilding of a 1925 Bullnose Morris Oxford Two seat Roadster that the late Captain Ian Bradley had bought in 1973 and had successfully reduced to many, many separate parts and I am trying to get an idea where it came from. As you see the dash had this sticker on it and the only other piece of information is from a list of chassis numbers from the Bullnose Club in England which has a name of N.F. Thomson in NZ. Date and further information on this was unknown. From the look of the sticker, the company would have been a well established one in the 1960s and may have had some contact with the vehicle when it was running. As with wanting to get a VIN for the car I have to provide evidence that the car was registered in NZ. Would you be able to put the details of this letter into the Klaxon to see if it would be able to put me in contact with someone who knows of the fate the company and if there is any archive material left of the company which may help my research. Best Regards, Michael Greig 09 4456 760 or 027 2455 786 Email: michael.john.greig@gmail.com

The Years 1970 - 1973 by Paul Beck 1970: The Southerner express complete with Buffet car began the Christchurch to Dunedin to Invercargill service replacing the South Island Limited Express. 1970: The NAC’s Long serving DC3 is to be replaced with the Fokker Friendship Reflections 1971: The all sleeper Silver Star Express began service between Auckland and Wellington. Built in Japan the train offered single and double room accommodation but like the blue Streak proved unsuccessful. 1971: Saw the last scheduled steam train service in NZ. The overnight Christchurch to Dunedin express. 1971: The Navy commissioned a Leander class Frigate, the HMNZS Canterbury. 1972: Saw Air NZ replace the last of its Lockheed Electra’s with DC8’s. 1972: The RNZAF started withdrawing its Vampires from operations. 1972: NZ introduced a seatbelt law making it compulsory to wear seat belts in cars registered after 1965. Three years later the law was amended to vehicles registered after 1955. 1972: The latest interisland vessel the Rangatira undertook her first voyage south from Wellington. 1973: Crash helmets became compulsory to be worn at all speeds on Motor Cycles by both riders. 1973: Air NZ takes delivery of its first DC10 wide bodied jet. 1973: The dramatic increase in world oil prices hits NZ hard and had a far reaching affect for many years to come. NZ started to experience an economic crisis.

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ANSWERS TO CROSSWORD ACROSS

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Infatuation

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Nightly

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Pigtail

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Ugly

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Aged

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Organ

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Until

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Opium

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Fiance

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Added

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Typewriters

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Ailments

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Octets

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Airtight

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Gusty

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Era

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Trap

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Reserve

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Veteran

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Aorta

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Apprentices

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Hymns

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Tramp

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Austin 7hp Parts - extensive stock of new spares for all Austin 7s 1923-39 Catalogue available. Also many parts for other pre-1940 Austins - Big 7, 8hp, 10hp, 12/6, etc. Peter Woodend. 07 571 5525 or 027 605 4040

Note: new email address: classictyresnz@gmail.com For Sale. 1930 Ford Model A Roadster NZ new. Fully restored and registered 36252 miles. Phone Derek Bryan.07 5796298. For Sale:1915 FORD MODEL T TOWNCAR, 2 speed dif, brass radiator and accessories. Fully restored and registered. For further enquires please phone Derek Bryan 07 5796298. For Sale: 1906 Reo Runabout, Single Cyl. 8 HP. Two forward 1 reverse. Good reliable veteran. Present owner 41 years P.O.A. Bob Taylor. Ph. 075526592 Tauranga. For Sale: 1913 Swift Cycle car. 2 cyl veteran. 3 speed goes well. Good runner. Price $25,000 or near offer. Bob Taylor. Ph. 075526592 Tauranga For Sale: 1920/21 Sunbeam 16hp light Sports tourer. Originally a side valve 3 litre but replaced by an OHV Block from 1921 16/40. Two wheel brakes improved. An older ground up restoration and still in good condition. A rare model. Only 8 known 16/40s are known. With spares. NZ$45,000. Contact Bill Janes, 37 Church St, Gate Pa, Tauranga, 3112. Email: sunbeam@kinect.co.nz or phone 07 578 7583 For Sale: 1928/29 Singer Junior Tourer. Fully Restored and immaculate. A real honey of a car. New Leather upholstery and hood. Registered until 9/18. WOF exp. 03/18 Owner relocating and no room. Reluctant sale. Some spares Contact: Ph. 027 328330 (owner) Or 0276655115 (on behalf) For Sale: 1937 Chev Bus. We are in the process of selling our Club Vintage Bus. It is has been in our club for a number of years. Our numbers are becoming few and the ability to be able to continue to home this beautiful bus is now of concern. We are offering to clubs first and at present are looking at expressions of interest. Please reply to this club email southwaikato@vcc.org.nz and I will forward onto our Club President, Pieter Deutz-Ebeling. Wanted to Buy: 1930-31 Ford Model A Roadster. Prefer a car with a sound body that needs some tidying up. Contact David Stafford. ph 075433684 or 0274510700 Wanted to Buy: Brake pipe flaring tool that can do single and double flares. If anyone has one for sale they can contact me on 0274993004 Craig Williams Wanted to Buy: A99 or A110 or 6/99 or 6/110 diff head, with a ratio of 3.5 4:1. Possibly from an auto version of any of these cars. Nigel McFadyen 022 158 6306 URGENT REQUEST : Garaging for 1929 Singer Junior until sold. The home has been sold and must be vacated by 5

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