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THE VOICE OF THE VINTAGE CAR AUGUST 2018

HAPPY 60TH BIRTHDAY BAY OF PLENTY

VINTAGE CAR CLUB 17th August 1958 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

KLAXON MAILING

GARTH AND MARCIA REED

07 5764086

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— John Payne 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. August: Jack & Merilyn Anderson THIS IS THE LAST NAME 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. 3


August Local Events

Fri– Sat 3-4 Aug VCC AGM Napier Mon13th Aug

Club night

Wed15th Aug

Mid week run: Organiser Alan Pram

Fri 17th Aug

60th Birthday. Noggin and natter night at clubrooms.

Sat 18th Aug

60th Birthday. Breakfast at Pukehina and dinner at clubrooms

Sun 26th Aug VCC Daffodil Day: Organiser Ken Frew. This replaces end of month

Mon 27th Aug

Committee meeting. Note 7pm start

Tue 28th Aug

Noggin and Natter. Tauranga Citz Club

Tue 28th Aug

Daffodil delivery day, Tauranga : Organiser Kaaren Smylie

Wed 29th Aug

Close off for Klaxon articles

Fri

Movie night: Wild Hogs

31st Aug

Mid week run 15th August: Organiser Alan Pram Meet at Commerce Lane, Te Puke, 9am for a B.Y.O. smoko and 9.45am departure. We will head out for a scenic trip around the Bay Of Plenty’s Lake district taking in Lake Rotoiti, Lake Rotoehu, Lake Rotoma and Hongi’s track. There are plenty of photo opportunities and a delightful drive. We are booked in for lunch at the Whakatane Sport Fishing Club on Muriwai Drive. A very popular venue. Please sign in on arrival. The afternoon is a free time and a drive home along the coast road will give you the round trip. Don’t forget the ice creams at Matata. If it happens to be wet the visit to the Fishing Club is well worth the run.

End of the month run Sunday 26th Organiser: Ken Frew This is a fundraiser in conjunction with the VCC Daffodil Day. See the advert in this issue Klaxon for details Notice also on the notice board, cloud site or website. 4


Other Club Events 25th Aug: Sulphur City Rally. Rotorua VCC 29th Aug: North Island Model A Club. Steel ’n’ Wheels Festival 9th Sept: Auckland PVV, PWV, P60V Rally 14-15th Sep: Taranaki Rubber Duckie Motor Cycle Rally 23rd Sep: Waikato PVV, PWV, P60V Rally 30th Sep: Shed raid to BOP 6th Oct: Manawatu Swapmeet 12-14th Oct: Canterbury Swapmeet 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

BOPVCC Movie Night: Friday 31st August Hall open at 6pm movie starts 7.15 pm

WILD HOGS STARRING JOHN TRAVOLTA, TIM ALLEN, MARTIN LAWRENCE, WILLIAM MACY A GROUP OF BIKIES TAKE TO THE ROAD ON A HUMOROUS VENTURE Bring along your meal and favourite tipple. Then sit down and enjoy a real Classic Movie Cancer Society Daffodil Day deliveries Tuesday 28th August Pick up address: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 884 Cameron Road, Gate Pa, TAURANGA Time to arrive: to collect buckets of flowers - 9 - 9.30am Organiser: Kaaren Smylie RSVP to Kaaren by 20 August either by Phone: 021 66 43 41, 07 576 4180 or email: kaaren@smylie.co.nz Deliveries are for Tauranga, Te Puke, Mount Maunganui and Bethlehem but not in the CBD. Runners will be provided to drivers who do not have a navigator.

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Chairmans Chat by Jim Smylie

It was a real privilege for me on your behalf to announce to the Club at our AGM the appointment of Jack Hoven as our Patron. Jack is real stalwart of our Club, having been there since its very first meeting sixty years ago. During the last sixty years Jack has been tireless in his support of the Club, having amongst many other duties served as Chairperson 1964-66, 1971-1973, and 1997 -1999, then as secretary for 1976, treasurer 1968 and 1991-1996, and Club Captain 1961,1969 and 1987 – a total of 19 years dedicated service. Whilst not detracting from the many other members who have worked tirelessly for the Club during its existence, I can think of no one more worthy of the position as Patron than Jack. It is with mixed feelings I report that Alan Pram has resigned as mid week run convener, effective from November 2018. Sad, because we will miss Alan performing this special role in the Club, but happy for Alan who can retire with the well deserved knowledge that he has done a sterling job as mid week run convener for the last seven years. It has certainly made my job as chairperson, and that of my predecessors, a lot easier knowing that the important job of organising a mid week run each and every month was taken care of. Alan never let us down. My thanks to Alan for all he has done the last seven years. Now we have the not so easy job of finding a replacement for Alan’s role. Please give some thought to this matter. If the role has some interest to you, or you can think of some other member who may fill the role, please let me know. You can consider the role knowing Alan has made it somewhat easier for his successor in that he has kept details of each and every run he has organised over all those years. Finally, a sad note to report the recent loss of a special Club member, John Lucas. John and his lovely sister Deirdre have been great members of our Club for many years, and John will be certainly missed. Our thoughts are with Deirdre. Kaaren and I are off to the National AGM in Napier this weekend, Kaaren as North Island Club Captain, and me for the last time as Bay of Plenty Branch Chairperson. I have enjoyed my time attending these meetings, as well as the National Executive meetings held twice a year. It has been great for me to see the activities of the wider national club and the myriad of activities of the many different branches. During this time Kaaren and I have made many wonderful friends, and enjoyed the great fellowship that goes with getting involved with these various branches. In closing, do not forget the special general meeting to be held at our next Club night, the 13th August 2018. At that special general meeting we will be voting on a proposed change to our constitution allowing for the office of deputy chairperson. I do look forward to this remit being voted on positively, as this is an important office for the Club, and will to assist the smooth transition of one chairperson to the next. In anticipation that you will vote positively on this remit, I ask that you give thought to who you like as your deputy chairperson. Wishing you happy and safe motoring. Kind regards Jim Smylie Chairperson.

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“The Celebration of Life”

Kaaren Smylie

August for our Branch is a month of celebration! Here we are, 60 years later from the year when a plan was ‘hatched’ by our Club Patron Jack Hoven and a few others on the shores of Mount Maunganui, to form a Club for like-minded people who all share the same passion; driving historic vehicles, and having one hell of a lot of fun!

I am dedicating my column this month to highlighting but a few of the events happening during August, and several other activities that will be on offer later in the year.

The month of August kicks off in Napier with a ‘bang,’ our annual Vintage Car Club Annual General Meeting. This year, members throughout the country are being hosted by the Hawke’s Bay Vintage Car Club. I know many Bay of Plenty members are travelling down to the Bay for the weekend, not too shabbier place to visit, our Art Deco capital of the world!

Birthday Celebration Week: let the fun begin...

Monday 13thAugust – is Club night. Folks, please take note, be organized not to miss this meeting it’s going to be a fantastic night. Dedicated member and editor Paul Beck (Alastair our conveners right hand man) has spent many hours over the past few months working on and collating a movie of yesteryear of photos that go back to Day One when the Club was launched, until the present day. People, places and all those good times that were had by members of the Bay of Plenty Branch over the past 60 years. Such wonderful memories for so many people, I know there may be one or two of you that will become quite nostalgic when you view Paul’s movie. Friday 17th& Saturday 18th– is party time! Friday evening – ‘Noggin & Natter’ – Alastair and Paul have a excellent ‘Nog’ of difference lined up. Please make sure you arrive at the club rooms by 6pm, as the number of people who want to attend is increasing by the day. The Pizzas will be delivered for dinner no later than 6.30pm. Saturday morning – ‘The Brunch Run’ – Alastair has reported back to say already he has well over 80 booked for this event phew... Can everyone please remember to bring along to the Run for brunch your own cutlery, plates, and chairs, etc. Also please bring a bag to take your dirty dishes home. Saturday evening -I don't need to elaborate too much, but only to say the Saturday night dinner is well and truly sold out. 117 people will be seated for the dinner and the great entertainment that is lined up, Alastair is blown away with the

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response he has received from members wanting to come. This birthday week of celebrations the organizer's promise is not going to be one you will forget in a hurry. If you need to know further details, please don’t hesitate to contact Alastair on 576 1124 (Further information see advert) On behalf of all the Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club members, a massive thank you goes to you Alastair Jones, and your right hand man Paul Beck, for the many hours of work you have both dedicated to this 60th celebration to make it an event that will be very memorable to all our members. This won’t be the first or the last thankyou, you will receive. Bouquets to you both gentlemen!

Other Events: Saturday 25thAugust This particular weekend please use the opportunity to have a weekend of continual motoring. Beginning on the Saturday, the Rotorua VCC Branch are having their annual Vintage & Veteran "Sulphur City Rally." Further details of this Rally will be in next weeks ‘Buzz’. There are entry forms for this Rally on the notice board in the club rooms. Then Sunday the big day on the calendar for all Vintage Car Club members, our National Run! Sunday 26thAugust – VCC National Daffodil Day: At 1pm all 36 branches of the Vintage Car Club up and down the country will fire up their autos to do their part to raise monies for the Cancer Society. Ken Frew our Branch convener and his right hand lady Linda Downey, have organized for us a delightful 80km historic ramble in the country. The ‘ramble’ will have us finishing at a unique destination set in beautiful surroundings, where you will be provided with a scrumptious afternoon tea for $5 p.p. The home-made afternoon tea is going to be provided and donated by many of our club members. Thank you all so very much ladies (and men) for your generosity.

To lead the charge from the club rooms at 1pm will be our very own Truby Hollister-Jones. Truby is an old stalwart of our Club, and he will be driving his 1950 MK5 Jaguar decorated with a very large daffodil in recognition of the Cancer Society, you won’t miss Truby in a hurry.

To enter the Run it will be $10 per vehicle, and $5 per person for the afternoon tea, all monies raised on the day will go to the Cancer Society. Please remember this Run is not only for VCC members but everyone you know, the more the merrier. (Further details see advert)

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Tuesday 28thAugust – Fresh Flower Deliveries for the Cancer Society:

My little annual pledge to you members, can we please have some willing volunteers that can give up their morning to assist the Cancer Society with the delivery of their fresh daffodils to local businesses around Tauranga, Te Puke, Mount Maunganui and Bethlehem. You will collect your buckets of flowers for delivery between 9am -9.30am from the ‘The Church of Latter Day Saints’ 884 Cameron Road, Tauranga. The same as in previous years, I will be at the Church with the Cancer Society volunteers to assist you with the buckets, and give you your instruction sheets for the deliveries.

Rest assured you will not be expected to deliver flowers in downtown Tauranga with the parking issues etc. (Further details see advert)

You know what they say...good things come to those who wait...so for the ‘young at heart’ and the ‘not so old’ a few happenings that might tickle your fancy coming up: September 18th– Seniors Morning Tea October 28th– My Club Captains ‘Best Lady Navigators Run’

November 6th– ‘Melbourne Cup Day’ – (new event) November 18th – InterClub Run – branches include to date in the Run are; BOP, Taupo, Rotorua, EBOP December 4th– Seniors Christmas Morning Tea December 6th– Ladies ONLY Christmas lunch – (GIRLS DAY OUT - a bus excursion out of town for the day for the ladies and their (BFF) ‘besties’) December 16th– Branch Children's Christmas Party (Santa will be present with ‘presents’ for all the children) Volunteer Guides Required: The Tauranga Historical Society owns an 1880s villa ‘The Brain Watkins House,' and they want to promote the House as a destination for visitors, however they also require people to train as guides to assist them. If you are familiar with the place, and interested in being a volunteer guide could you please contact: Julie Green on 576 7150 or emailjjpandt@gmail.com Facebook:

Members, please don't forget we have our own Branch Facebook group. Deidre Rennie our 2019 “Pork Pie’ entrant is doing such a sterling job keeping the page updated daily with photos of interest, event reminders, and funnies. So when you have any photos of your rallies or events you have been on, or any other snippets you may consider topical and newsworthy to share with others, please email them through to Deidre on deidre.rennie@xtra.co.nz so she can post and share your adventures with others in our Branch.

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Re-launch of the Anniversary Rally:

Many, many members up and down the country for some time now have been asking if our branch will ever have another Run which is specific to us, as we did for a number of years at Anniversary weekend. The appetite and support for a Rally at Auckland Anniversary weekend dwindled away several years back, hence why it ceased to continue. I am pleased to inform you the short answer is YES we are going to have our own annual Run, and your committee does have something planned in the pipeline, so watch this space. Vintage & Classic Cars for display:

Recently I received a couple of requests from Rest Homes in Tauranga asking if some of our members would be able to volunteer an hour or two to bring along their autos for display for the male residents for their ‘Men’s Afternoon/Morning Tea events.' I will send more details out in the weekly BUZZ. Well that's it folks from me for this month. Chairman Jim and your committee members are all looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming celebrations.

A bonus for our Branch, we will be hosting our lovely President Diane Quarrie and her husband Geoff to our 60th birthday party! So get in practice now, get those dancing shoes out of the wardrobe and be ready to kick your heels up on 17thAugust. From me to you, stay healthy, happy and safe motoring to you all Kaaren

Advance notice: Event:

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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Your Klaxon Editor is Paul Beck

Contact Paul at

klaxoninfo@gmail.com or 07 5748482

Hi Everyone. August is now here and this month is our 60th birthday. Many months ago I started a collage of photos and research from the club archives so we had something to remind us of the history of our great club. At this stage I would like to thank Maurice Nottle and Trevor Mitchell for providing valuable information and backing the information with fact for accuracy. It has been a long road but fun and interesting trying to assemble all the information together for a display. At the start while I knew I had taken many photos myself I had no plan on what to do with them all, but as time went on I managed to stir the old brain into action with the result I have got together a video display, a static photo display of about 150 photos and a screen display of about 450 photos. All with very few of the photos repeating. Thank goodness for digital cameras I say, where photo’s can be edited, stored in a compact form and usable in a variety of ways. So here’s hoping it all comes off well. I am also looking forward to the work Alastair has done as well as it all sounds like a good time awaits us all. Once it has passed maybe I can get some work done around home and I know the old Humber needs a little bit of work doing to keep her in trim as well. I believe Alan Pram has indicated he would like to retire from the organizing of the mid week runs. He deserves a medal as he has, over several years organized some terrific runs and just how someone can come up with such a variety and have such a good knowledge of places to go has always astounded me. Every month there seems to be another gem place to visit and explore and the interest generated by that visit has members talking for a long time afterwards. There is no doubt Alan will be missed and has left a hard act to follow. In saying all this though I hope someone comes forward and puts up their hand rather than sits upon it, and follows Alans example. I feel the job is easy to organize, the hard part is coming up with the idea to start with. The reward is seeing the large number of people that attend on the day. Perhaps it could be said, “very gratifying”. While on the subject of runs. Our last mid week run to Sanctuary Mountain over in the Waikato was a great run. I have said it before and once again say it, the Waikato has some fabulous motoring once over the hill. We left on a fine day and travelled down the other side into fog. But after a while we suddenly popped out the other side of it and back into a fine day again. (for a while anyway) The bird center there provided a place to eat and while doing that we watched a video of what the trust has done to preserve the forest and birds. Then a guided tour through the bush which I am sure was enjoyed by all who attended. Yvonne and I had other things to do so departed the group and went over to Te Awamutu and then do the great circuit of following fabulous roads back to home. A great day and thank you Chris Railton for organizing it. Last but not least—our Klaxon. On our Club night Jim Smylie along with myself brought up the issue of the Klaxon and that hard copy is getting too expensive to produce. The committee have decided there is to be no free Klaxon from after Christmas. So if a hard copy is required it will have to be an additional part of your fee. If you wish a hard copy please forward $30.00 annually to our treasurer who will notify me for distribution. If you are already on the email version of Klaxon with no hard copy, and are happy with that, no action is required. A regrettable change I know but we must keep moving forward with the times. We must have a magazine but the cost (along with the delivery) is becoming a heavy burden to bear. 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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John Cuthbert Lucas

13th March 1939 – 5th July 2018

John’s parents, Jack and Grace Lucas lived in their family home at Te Aroha with Deirdre aged two years old, when John was born on 13th March 1939, their family was now complete. Deirdre looked after her younger brother as they grew up together. Their father had been a bank teller for over 42 years and their grandfather a barrister. They both enjoyed their passion for classical music, with Deirdre playing the piano and John his cherished violin from Vienna. They both looked after each other and their bond together was unique lasting all of John’s life. When John started work he joined the Post Office delivering mail for over 5 years. One of John’s other passions was to help people to learn to drive. He recollected an incident where a Head Master’s son came to him for lessons. When John saw the condition of the vehicle he told the young man to go home clean the car thoroughly and come back later, which he did and John gave him the instruction he needed. Eventually, John decided he wanted to take up farming and milked cows for Des and Dolce Wright on Stan Body’s farm. Later he bought some land and acquired 29 acres in Te Aroha and subdivided it into 63 sections. He named one of the roads, Grace Avenue after his mother and another Catherine Crescent after his surveyor’s wife. His next project was to buy a farm of 39 acres in Pooles Road Te Aroha. At the age of 46, John had a major heart operation, necessitating him having to give up the farm life. When Deirdre and John decided they would move to Tauranga to settle down, he transferred his membership of the Vintage Car Club – from the Waikato Branch that he joined in 1982, to the Bay of Plenty Branch on 5 th May 1999. They became involved in all of the branches activities with John entering his Austin Sheerline car that had been bequeathed to him by his Great Uncle, in various events. He became the B. O. P. Branch Club Photographer and later presented comprehensive albums to the Bay of Plenty Branch covering club events and he was also awarded his 25-year Membership Badge in 2007. In later years, John wanted a car with a bit more oomph and found a high standard black 1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE V8 with power steering and original cream leather interior. He was fastidious about keeping it clean not only inside and outside but also the engine bay, all to a mirror finish shine. He was always experimenting with different polishes and found Maguiar’s to be the best for his car. Joe Scott maintained both the Austin and the Mercedes for John who really appreciated the attention to detail Joe put into them for him. As time went by, John’s health started to deteriorate and the Mercedes was sold, then later on he had to relinquish the use of his driving licence. Deirdre became his chauffeur

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and he enjoyed being driven around and they both regularly attended our monthly club meetings. Just one week before his passing on the 5th July, John managed to play ‘Oh Danny Boy’ on his violin for Deirdre in Elmswood Rest Home. The funeral service was held at their local church, St. Johns Anglican Church in Otumoetai, Tauranga on Wednesday 11th July at 1.00 p.m. The church was full and standing room only, with Jenny a family friend who came over from Australia, family friends from Te Aroha, Christchurch and Whangarei mixing with all their local friends from the Bay of Plenty and surrounding areas. John and Deirdre had planned the service in minute detail. With three substantial hymns, interspersed with two readings, a touching eulogy from Geoff Crawshaw and humorous reflections by Joe Scott. At the appropriate moment the Reverend Arthur Bruce introduced a young Korean protégé violinist, known to Deirdre and John. Her name is Anna Lee just 16 years old accompanied by her mother. Anna gave a solo recital of Humorescue, written for the violin by the Czech Antonin Dvorak in 1894 with perfect pitch and intonation, acknowledged by respected applause at the end. There followed a second recital Meditation accompanied by Anna’s mother on piano, a favourite piece often played by John, that was written by the French composer Jules Massenet for the opera ‘Thais’, as an interlude piece for violin and piano. At the conclusion of this recital, we had heard perfection in musical form and the congregation applauded in profusion. Moist eyes were wiped by many that had heard this young girl’s performance. Anna is studying at a classical music college in New York. When the service concluded, everyone moved outside into bright sunshine to farewell John on his journey, for his last ride in Legacy’s special Cadillac Hearse in real style for his eventual rest in Te Aroha for a private service and burial.

We have all lost a dear friend, sincere, conscientious, dedicated and great fun to be with especially in the company of his dear sister Deirdre. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Deirdre and all her friends, whose privilege it has been to have known such a great man. Rest in peace John, and may peace be with you. Clive Taylor and Joe Scott – BOP VCC Members

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Important notice to all BOP members As outlined at our last meeting, Klaxon is undergoing a further change As from January 2019 Klaxon hardcopy will no longer be available free of charge. An annual subscription of $30.00 is required to meet the ongoing costs of production. Payable to the Club Treasurer by: 20th January 2019

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.

YOU WILL NEED TO DO THIS BEFORE 20TH JANUARY

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Visit to Kiwi Metal Polishers Top left: Kaaren holding the door of her car after being treated Top right: Doug Greens Graham Page outside his work

Above: A Mazda which is being treated cleaned and ready for paint Left: Doug Green explaining the dipping process to us. It takes 6 dips and a water blast then undergoes a rigid inspection. The biggest he has done is a hearse taking 16 dips before it was done.

Left: The Mazda ready for painting. Thank you Doug for opening up on a Sunday for us. An interesting trip.

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Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club

60th Birthday Celebrations 17 - 18th August A big thank-you for the huge response to our 60th--there will be quite a few surprises and you won't be disappointed. If you are going on the "Brunch Run", please take plate, knife and fork and chair. With 80 booked in, our hosts would appreciate that. If you live in Bayfair, Papamoa or Te Puke, ring Alastair on 5761124 for details on where to join the Run.

Programme as follows: Friday evening: 17th August A Noggin and Natter from 6pm onwards at Club Rooms. There will be pizzas, tea and coffee and fruit-juice provided by the club. Beer or wine over to you. Paul Beck has assembled a great cavalcade of old images to show on the big screen to keep an eye on while the reminiscing is going on. It will be a fun, relaxed evening. Saturday morning: 18th August. Depart from Club Rooms at 9.00am for a run to our brunch venue with a choice of two routes. You will enjoy a lovely meal in comfortable surroundings for $5 per person. Saturday evening: 18th August. Club Rooms at 5pm for pre-dinner drinks then at 6pm we sit down to a great 2 course meal complete with a 60th Anniversary cake and some bottles of table wine. Cost per person is $20. To secure your booking (strongly advised) Please pay Alastair Jones who will be available on our meeting night. NO LATER than 13th August. If you have not already booked you probably have missed your chance.

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Notice of Special General Meeting To be held at 8 PM. on the 13th August 2018 at 29 Cliff Road, Tauranga Pursuant to Clause 12 of the constitution and rules (the “Rules”) of The Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club Incorporated (the “Club”) the Club committee calls a special general meeting of the members of the Club to discuss and vote on the remit, (set out below) to change rule 9(a)(i) of the Rules, Remit: To change the wording of the first sentence of rule 9(a)(i) to read; Chairperson, Immediate Past Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Club Captain, Assistant Club Captain, Secretary, Treasurer and a committee of not less than four and not more than six general members. The immediate Past Chairperson shall stay on the committee for one year immediately following his/her term as chairperson.... The only change to this rule is to include the underlined word Vice Chairperson.

Some creative artwork

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Amusing signs are still alive Below: From Peter Butler while touring England recently. The Austin photos taken in Farnham near his sons house.

Left: Also from Peter Butler At the hotel they were staying at they had a flood. Needless to say they had breakfast somewhere else.

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A Book review by Paul Beck

Paddock to Podium by Max Rutherford On picking up this book I originally thought it was just another Racing Drivers book going on about how well he or she won races. However a further glance revealed it was the mechanics view of what went on behind the scenes and the development of the formula cars. Max was born in New Plymouth NZ and first started his career by fixing up motor bikes and racing Go Karts. He admits school did not interest him very much but when it came to making things it was natural and could achieve things others could not. He went overseas and worked for a driver unpaid at first then progressed through assembly and track maintenance to become well recognised. He admits times were tough with some drivers but as time progressed he became well known as being a good mechanic and cars that he worked on very rarely broke down. He rubbed shoulders with McLaren, Fangio, Stewart and Moss and a few of them were sorry to learn he was to return to NZ. In fact he was even given a trophy for being the best mechanics in Formula 1 for the 1969 season. I found the book most interesting and it gave another view of the drivers and the racetrack. It is well recommended if you enjoy motor racing and its scene. This book was donated by Graham Tillson and is available in our 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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The years 1967– 1969 1967: General Motors opens a new assembly plant at Trentham. 1967: Aero Engine Services of Hamilton are now manReflections ufacturing Air Tourer aircraft previously made in Australia. The Fletcher aircraft also made by the same company made its maiden flight this year. 1967: An NAC Friendship service connects Auckland, Tauranga, Taupo and Wellington. Air NZ DC8’s now fly through Tahiti to Los Angeles. 1968: Straits Airfreight Express (Safeair) Began a Bristol Freighter service to the Chatham Islands. 1968: 14 Skyhawk attack aircraft are ordered for the RNZAF. 1968: New Zealand’s worst storm with winds gusting to 125 knots causes the Wahine to run aground at the entrance to Wellington Harbour. Only 4 of the ships 8 lifeboats could be used in the 6 metre waves and 51 people die. 1968: Civil Aviation, Road Transport and other departments are now incorporated under the recently created Ministry of Transport 1968: A 3 times weekly “Blue Streak” daylight express railcar service is introduced but was later discontinued after being proved unsuccessful. 1969: The Rangitoto sailed from Auckland and marked the end of a 96 year old passenger service provided by the vessels of the New Zealand Shipping Company. 1969: Natural gasses and traces of oil are detected at Maui 1 oilfield off Taranaki Coast. 7 months later, drilling began at Maui 2. These gas field were further developed for automobile fuels. 22


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Clean out your sheds and bring those surplus parts down that you purchased from our Swap Meet BOP VCC LIBRARY Contact: Yvonne 07 5748482

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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. 1981 Triumph TR7 Soft top. 75,000 miles. In excellent condition. Comes with service history and manuals. Rego on hold. Contact Graeme Lusby for further details. Phone: 075761032 or email: gjlusby@gmail.com

3 x 1938 Morris 12s - reconditioned motor sleeved to original size - 3 bodies with plenty of spare parts - $3,000 for the lot if any of your members are interest. We look forward to hearing from you. Contact billknudsen@kinect.co.nz For Sale. 1930 Ford Model A Roadster NZ new. Fully restored and registered 36252 miles. Phone Derek Bryan.07 5796298. For sale. 1984 MB 280SL Mercedes convertible. Excellent condition with maintenance receipts. Reg. and WOF. $30,000. The car is able to be viewed at Papamoa on appointment. For further information contact Gerd on 0272409498 or email gerd.matthesius@gmail.com Wanted to buy – For Chev 1937 to 1939 - looking for steering wheel, towbar, original or aftermarket heater, exterior sun visor and period dress up accessories. Phone (07) 863 3554 or email kiwisteam@clear.net.nz 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: Art Deco to 1970s clothing: Anne and Ray are moving and downsizing and are unable to keep their period clothing. Available are Ladies dresses, matching hats and handbags. Men's waistcoats. Contact: Anne Nitschke Ph. 07 5739264 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

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Bay of Plenty VCC August 2018  
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