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THE VOICE OF THE VINTAGE CAR December, January 2017/18

2017 RESTORATION AWARD

KEN FREW WITH HIS WINNING RESTORATION FOR 2017 1965 FORD ZEPHYR SPECIAL

COLIN CAVANAGH 1978 FIAT SPYDER

KEVIN AND KATHLEEN BRIDGEMAN 1931 MODEL A TUDOR

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

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COMMITTEE CONTACTS

CHAIRMAN

JIM SMYLIE

CLUB CAPTAIN

KAAREN SMYLIE

SECRETARY

JOE SCOTT (JILL)

07 5441941

TREASURER

KEITH PERKINS (JANE)

07 5781231

PAST PRESIDENT

JIM SMYLIE (KAAREN)

07 5764180

COMMITTEE

07 5764180 021 664341 or 07 5764180

BRIAN PRATT (CINDY)

07 5447952

COMMITTEE

STEVE TITMUSS (MARION)

COMMITTEE

LINDA DOWNEY (DOUG)

021 02777931

07 5520794

COMMITTEE

JACK ANDERSON (MERILYN)

07 5766346

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)

07 5432629

VETERAN REP

IRENE HILL (ROGER)

07 5735432

APARELL

LINDA DOWNEY (DOUG)

02 102777931

WELFARE

LINDA DOWNEY (DOUG)

02 102777931

CLUB REGALIA

OWEN SMITH (JAN)

07 5702000

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 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—Joe Scott (Jill), telephone 07 544 1941 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. 4th Sunday Committee Meeting. Last Monday of the month Noggin ‘n’ Natter 4th Tuesday at 6:00pm Location Sequence of Noggin ‘n’ Natters 1, Tauranga- held at Tauranga Citizens Club, Corner Cameron Rd and 13th Avenue. 2. Te Puke- at Te Puke Hotel. Contact Martin Carey 573 7136 Paul McIndoe 5733328 3. Tauranga - Tauranga Citizens Club 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. April:

Sandy Piercy and Paul Lett

Please enter you name on the notice board list if you are able to help.

We are short of help again

WE HAVE NO PERSON WILLING TO CLEAN THE HALL UNTIL APRIL Thank you to those who HAVE volunteered 3


December and January Local Events

Sun 3rd Dec

Club Christmas Function and 50 year Presentation

Wed 6th Dec

Ladies Luncheon. To be held at Kaaren Smylie’s

Mon 11th Dec

Club night and special supper

Tues 12th Dec

Seniors morning tea

Sat 16th Dec

Children’s Christmas party

Mon 18th Dec

Committee meeting

Wed 20th Dec

Glimpse of the future Xmas run. Organiser Chris Cole

Mon 1st Jan

New Years picnic at Tuapiro Reserve. Organiser Peter Lawn

Mon 8th Jan

Club night and social gathering There will be no Mid Week run this month

Tue 23rd Jan

Noggin ‘n’ Natter Katikati

Sun 28th Jan

End of month run to Farming like Grandad event - Kawerau

Tue 30th Jan

Committee meeting

Thu 1st Feb

Close off for Klaxon articles

Ladies Luncheon: Organiser Kaaren Smylie Ladies Luncheon: Wednesday 6th December at 11.30am to be held at the home of Kaaren and Jim Smylie, 78 Maxwell Road, Tauranga. For any new members who may not have been to these luncheons before please supply a plate of food to share. Men are welcome. Contact is Kaaren: 07 5764180 or 021664341

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Event:

Seniors Morning Tea

Date:

Tuesday 12th of December

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

Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan

6th 21st 21st 27th 27th 28th

Feb: 3rd Feb 10th Feb 16-18th

Other Club Events Katikati Twilight Concert Wanganui Burma Rally Rotorua Lake Front Car Show Thames Wings and Wheels Show Katikati Twilight Concert EBOP VCC Farming like Grandad. Our club has an organised event for this. Eastern BOP - East Coast Rally Katikati Twilight Concert Hawkes Bay Art Deco

Details for many of the above events may be found on our notice board and cloud site 5


2017 GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE

Wednesday 20th DECEMBER Please mark this date in your diary. Each year, the December “Glimpse of the Future” Mid-week Run allows us to bring a bit of CHRISTMAS CHEER to the residents of some of the numerous retirement facilities located in the Bay of Plenty. This year we will commence the run at Omokoroa Country Estate and then drive past Acacia Park Respite Care residents. We will then proceed onto Waipuna Hospice where we will enjoy a morning tea whilst the Fund Raising Manager explains the financial challenges of running this amazing facility. After our morning tea we will drive into Matua Life Care Village. Residents from the independent villas may join the occupants of Radius Matua’s rest home and hospital facilities where, once again, the staff will have their patients lined up in wheelchairs and beds to admire our cars. The run will end at Bob Owens Retirement Village where we will be hosted to a light Christmas lunch whilst some of the five hundred residents come to admire our cars and chat with us. The emphasis is on Christmas Cheer. Many of the residents and patients in these facilities spend Christmas alone and lonely. Let’s light up their lives by dressing up the cars, wearing funny hats, and having a chat with our more elderly residents. You never know, you may even meet the original owner of your car – as I did one year! At 9.45am on Wednesday 20th December, please line your cars up along Omokoroa Road just passed the second roundabout (about 3 kms from SH2). Lunch will be hosted by Bob Owens Retirement Village from 1.00pm until 2.30pm. Chris Cole 0274-545-586

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BOP VCC ANNUAL

AND 50 YEAR BADGES PRESENTATION TO JOHN LAMB AND KERRY HART

WHEN: Sunday 3rd December WHERE: At the BOP VCC Clubrooms TIME:

3pm We welcome the following new members

Tom Zonneveld and Sue Kurtovitch. They have 2 MG cars Allan and Katrina Smith. They have a collection of Chevs and a Dodge James and Amy Turner.

They have a Triumph GT and a Toyota

Cathi and Dennis Barker They have 2 Chev Camaro’s And a Desoto Bruce and Susan Tait.

They have a FJ Holden

Carey and Valerie Fleet. They have a collection of Volkswagens

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Jim’s Chat

When I wrote my last Chairman’s Chat in June of this year I did not think I would be writing a further Chat so soon, indeed, if ever. But I am delighted to be of assistance following John standing down as Chairman, and thank you all for the support you have given me at this time.

What is great is that John has agreed to judge the vehicles at our Restoration Awards this year which, given his skills, he will make a wonderful job of. I certainly hope we see lots of John going forward as he has a lot to offer our Club; talent we sorely need. As always in the Smylie household, it has been a very busy time. Kaaren one gets little time to sit down and wonder what is next.

Living with

As you know since I last wrote Kaaren and I travelled across Route 66 in a new Mustang, a superb experience. In the few weeks we have been home we have travelled to a 50 year presentation at the Waitemata Branch, a most pleasant occasion, and also to Taumarunui to a Model T Rally around the central North Island. In addition, we have been involved in the numerous activities at our Club. All in all a busy, but great time. The Club is in good heart, last meeting we had the greatest attendance of members I have ever seen in my time in the Club, and then last Sunday our Ladies Navigator Run attracted many participants, particularly many of our ladies who we do not see enough of. I certainly hope your committee regularly organise other events which our ladies find attractive. Our December Club night is also going to be special. Not only is it our last meeting of the year, but the Club will be turning on a special supper with the intention of making it more of a social night than normal. In addition, we will also have Bill Granger, a city counsellor, and several senior staff from the council in attendance. Bill and his team will give us a short presentation on the progress of the proposed museum and the impact it could have for our club rooms, followed by a chance for you to ask any questions you may have on the subject. I do hope we have a large turnout on the night to show the council just what a large and vibrant organisation we are.

2017 has gone so fast and now we look forward to the festive season. I do hope you and yours have a wonderful time, that Santa is kind to you and look forward to 2018 with good health, vigour and enthusiasm.

Happy motoring and kind regards,

Jim Smylie

Meeting Convener

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“Christmas is a Time for Giving”… By Kaaren Smylie Club Captain So here we are again, my favourite time of the year, Christmas...That magical time of Santa, toys, children, trees, tinsel, elves and the Fella with the red nose, Rudolph! Whether you celebrate Christmas or something else, we know that Christmas is a time for giving and receiving, a chance to remember others less fortunate than ourselves, peace in the world and love near and far. Therefore whilst we’re talking about giving, ladies you are to be congratulated, you give and support your men folk all year round with their auto pastime, so I thought it was time to give back and acknowledge you all, hence the planning of ‘The Best Lady Navigators Run.’ The afternoon, in fact, was designed around the ‘gals’... and gals you came out in force...Thank you, each and every one of you. It was so wonderful to see so many happy smiling faces driving out of the car park, and guess who were in charge - interesting one of the cars lined up to leave had a lady driver and a lady navigator in it, well done Rosemary and your lovely sister-in-law. And of course, no one would ever forget the car with those other two colourful chicks in it, Alice (aka Alastair) & Gwen...Good sports you were girls, you gave everyone a good laugh. All joking aside though, the run did send a couple of powerful messages to me; our members are now super keen on the odd competitive run and we need to include in our runs a few more things that interest the ladies, (as well as the men). I will divulge to you I did have at least four gentlemen come up to me on the quiet and thank me for the run; they were so thrilled to do a run and have their ‘other half’ sitting beside them! Staying with the ladies; do not forget Wednesday 6thDecember Jim and I am hosting the ‘Ladies Christmas Luncheon’, don’t forget to please bring your other half with you. Jim has a really fun afternoon lined up for the boys, a wee bit of an adventure for them leaving us girls to get up to mischief! We will meet up with the boys later in the afternoon, so girls make sure you get your leave passes for the afternoon. (See advert) By the time you receive this Klaxon our ‘Club Christmas Party’/ Badge Awards/ Restoration Awards may have come and gone (depending on your trusty postie). However, if not, Sunday 3rdDecember we will be celebrating our Christmas Party, and at the party, we will be awarding several badges to some of our longest serving members; 50-year badges to John Lamb and Kerry Hart, a 35-year badge to Arnold Mortensen and a 25-year badge to John Griffin. As well the annual ‘Restoration Award’ will be awarded. A full-on celebration! (See advert)

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And so, we must not forget our more senior members of the Club. John Payne as convener does a sterling job quarterly with his senior’s morning teas, for those folks who are unable to drive for whatever reason or are unable to come out at night, they have the opportunity to get together for a bit of ‘chin-wag’ over a cuppa at the club rooms. On Tuesday 12th December we will be having our ‘Seniors Christmas Morning Tea’ with a bit of Christmas cheer, Christmas cake, and as well a little touch of light entertainment is planned for the morning, so circle the date and arrive at 10 am. PLEASE NOTE: If anyone needs transport, please don’t hesitate to phone Jim or myself, we are more than happy to come and collect you. On Wednesday 20thDecember we have the annual Christmas Run around the retirement villages ‘Glimpse of the Future’. Chris Cole has another one of his excellent days planned for us, so if you are keen to join in, please don't hesitate to get in touch with Chris ASAP (See advert). And above all Christmas is all about the children, so special lady Linda Downey has planned a little children’s Christmas party for your grand-children/great-grand -children, (the little people in your life.) Linda, being a skilled school teacher has some great surprises in store for the children.

Amongst other things planned, Santa and his Christmas Fairy will be arriving with presents for all children under 10 years. Children over 10 and up to 12 years of age are most welcome to attend as well. We will have a lolly scramble, a treasure hunt and fabulous kid party food (See advert). 2018 kicks off with a bang on New Year’s Day! Peter & Jane Lawn have offered once again to organise the ever popular BBQ Picnic lunch at Tuapiro Reserve, thank you both (see advert). The 6th & 27thJanuary and 10th February are the dates when the annual ‘Katikati Twilight Concerts’ are on. Please contact Gideon de Lautour for further information. On Sunday 28thJanuary the EBOP Branch are having again their “Farming like Granddad” event. The BOP VCC had a remarkable turnout from members this year that drove down to Kawerau; therefore we will be making this event our end of month run for January 2018 like we did this year. You will be given further information nearer to the time. At this point, I wish to acknowledge and thank my fellow hard-working committee members for another year of great fellowship, support and fun. Every one of your committee members has their individual tasks they work on to keep your Club continually up to a very high standard, resulting in this Branch being the fastest growing in the country. Joe our top flight secretary and funny man, Keith your money man who is flawless, Jack who is the master of the partsshed, Ken Frew our Swap Meet convener and Brian & Steve who manage ‘Health & Safety’ all top blokes! Our welfare officer Linda, who takes care to make sure when a member is unwell they are checked upon.

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Thank you to Yvonne once again and her numerous kitchen helpers, and to the boys who always make the new members feel very welcome, Alastair & Julian. Additionally David Joblin, he does a sterling job taking care of your name badges. Big thanks to Garth & Marcia who beaver away tirelessly every month behind the scenes to organise the sending out of your ‘Klaxon’. Our well organised mid-week run man Alan Pram, Alan who never fails to surprise us continually getting the support of members new/old to set a Run...invaluable. Special thanks really must go to Paul our Editor and Yvonne, our librarian. Yvonne has our library running like clockwork, and Paul who always has the interest of the Club at the forefront produces an excellent informative monthly magazine. A week doesn’t go by when Paul will contact me with another good idea for us to try, that you the members can reap the benefits. Thank you all. And last but not least I haven't forgotten husband, Jim. The Smylies work as a ‘team’ on all events and happenings in our life, whether it is in our professional life or our social life. For us, the team spirit seems to work, and we believe unless we supported each other like many of you folk do as well; we wouldn't achieve what we do! So members not long now, by the time you read this Klaxon there could be only about 20 sleeps to go before the ‘Big Fella’ arrives to take care of one and all.

Have a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Take care out there on the roads, safe motoring, stay healthy and happy and I look forward to 2018 with gusto! Team Smylie A GIFT FOR EVERY CHILD UNDER 12

SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER WHERE: BOP VCC Clubrooms TIME:

2-4 pm

CONVENERS: Kaaren and Linda Bring along your Children or Grandchildren Further details will be announced nearer the date

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Hi Folks, The silly season is well and truly upon us. The lead up to Xmas has our members spoilt for choice when it comes to activities. We were lucky to have reasonable weather for our Car Show/Swap Meet. This is a major event on our calendar and one that confirms the members’ ability to pull together when push comes to shove, okay so it was a bit cold to start with, however David and his crew made hay with the sale of sausages. A few meters away the sale of ice creams was zilch. By 10.30 Jill had a smile on her face as sales picked up. Some bugger stole our exterior broadcasting speakers, so Paul was perched up a ladder jury rigging an alternative. Be assured Health and Safety were involved. The turn out of vehicles (over 100) was one of the best I have seen when it comes to variety. A big thanks to Ron & Kerry Elton for providing a challenging end of month run for our Lady Navigators. To those of you that were confused or went home with a perplexed look on your face, “That’s ok,” but do not give anyone a hard time over it. Try – try again next year. I would urge you to attend our next club night as we have a few representatives from the Tauranga City Council who are going to enlighten us on the future of our club facility. Please let’s all keep our cool at this meeting. Expounding your anger will not help our situation. Based on that Christmas is just around the corner I for one would hope you all enjoy the experience with your friends and family. Come back to us next year with a smile on your dial. Joe Scott

Club Welfare notes: Margaret Goldsmith: We are thinking of you Margaret and hope all goes well for you in hospital Snow Greaves: Hope all is well for you Snow. Thinking of you both there. Bryce Strong: Glad to hear that things are sounding positive for you.

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Your Klaxon Editor is Paul Beck

Contact Paul at

klaxoninfo@gmail.com or 07 5748482

All articles must be in writing and received PREFERABLY early in the month, the close off date being Wednesday following the committee meeting. Hi All, Yet another busy month for me, however not as bad as the one before. There seems to have always been something on all the time. First our swap meet. Yvonne and I run the surplus books stall and while this does not sound much, in actual fact it is a massive effort. Over the year Yvonne collects, cleans and repairs books that are donated. The books that we already have a copy of get checked and the best copy retained. The other goes into the swap meet. This is a huge task and at the end she has put a lot of time into such a small reward, however the books get recycled and the purchasers are usually grateful to obtain their treasure. We quite often just go home and collapse at the end of the day. One small problem showed up while preparing for the swap meet was when I went to get the outdoor PA system working discovered the outdoor speakers had been pinched. A quick rethink and with a small speaker I had at home and an indoor speaker at the club we were soon underway again. What really annoys me is that some people think it is their very right to take anything they see fit. Then if they happened to be caught, abuse you as though it is your fault. Looks like we just have to suck it up and get a couple of replacements. Perhaps a little electricity in the appropriate place might deter a repeat. The Smylies, Staffords and Goldsmiths put on a great night talking about their route 66 Tour in USA. I had to do a sudden rush job producing a presentation for it but Jim being a good speaker made the night interesting and those that attended enjoyed the talk. Well done and thankyou for sharing your trip with us all. November was our last film night for this year and we get underway again next year. I feel the nights are getting popular even though the final night was not as well attended as usual. I have enjoyed sorting out movies and get a little extra buzz to see others enjoy it as well. I have started collecting new titles to view and possibly show already so watch the space for a restart of the evenings. It is good to see new people taking part in organizing our monthly runs. We are getting a slightly different flavor and looking good. I hope the trend continues. And while I am on the subject of runs it was really great to see the attendance of members from Warkworth, Taupo and Eastern BOP clubs at our last run. I daresay possibly there might have been a little arm twisting from Kaaren on that one. For them to come for an afternoon run is fantastic and hopefully some of our members will support those clubs in return. Kaaren has submitted a very busy program for the period leading up to Christmas. Hope to see a good attendance at them all and please send in plenty of articles for the Klaxon. The magazine can only be good with your help. From here, may I wish everybody a Merry Christmas and drive safely at all times. This year we have been looking good and may the New Year look even better. All for now, Paul

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This is your last chance to check By using something else like “transfer� does not identify who you are. Several people have done that.

If you no longer receive the Klaxon you have not renewed your membership. Have you transferred from another branch If you are a Vero member you will need to contact and advise Vero of your change of address and also change of VCC branch. All branches receive a small commission from Vero for members that hold policies with them. It is essential to notify Vero that you are a VCC member and have changed branches. This is so the commission goes to the correct branch. This is not automatically done by the VCC even if you have changed your address with them

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NEW YEARS DAY Monday 1st January 2018 Club Picnic at TUAPIRO POINT Organizer – Peter Lawn For those of you who would like to celebrate the advent of the New Year quietly, Peter & Jane Lawn invite you to join them for a seaside picnic at the beautiful Tuapiro Point Reserve just North of Katikati.

Directions to get there;

Peter suggests that you turn right into Kauri Point Road about a 5 minute drive north of Katikati, then left into Martray Road. Right at the ‘T’ junction into Tuapiro Road and follow it down to the sea front. Veer left, and park on the Reserve adjacent to the public-toilets. The above route is suggested as the turn off the main highway into Tuapiro Road further on is difficult. Not only is there plenty of places to picnic, but there is a lovely walk around Bush Clad Point. Sun umbrellas are recommended.

For further information please phone Peter 549 4338

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ATTENTION ALL MEMBERS Do you have any early photographs of events or items of interest pertaining to our Branch In August 2018 we will be celebrating our 60th anniversary and would like to collate any history of our Branch.

Even a tatty but important photograph may be suitable. Please send to: Alastair Jones, 7 Chestnut Way, Bellevue, Tauranga 3110. or telephone 07 5761482 Do not forget to put your name on an envelope so we know who to return it to

The Years 1945 to 1948 1945: The South Island rail link is now complete between Picton and Christchurch. Construction was stimulated by the wartime need for an alternative to Reflections road transport to save on petrol and rubber. 1945: All air transport services in NZ are nationalised and were operated by Union Airways. The fleet included 12 Lockheed Lodestars and 5 Electras. In 1947 the NAC began under its own licence. 1946: The RNZAF took delivery of its first Jet. It was a British Gloster Meteor. 1946: The Union Company’s Hinemoa is the first passenger ship to be built in Britain since the war. NZ railways began the first rail air service across Cook Strait using a DC3 chartered from the RNZAF. 1947: The Wanganella on her first peacetime crossing of the Tasman ran aground on Barretts Reef at the entrance to Wellington Harbour. 1947: The country sights its first helicopter, a Sikorsky which was based on the American ship, Northwind which was visiting Wellington. 1947: Newman Brothers introduced the first luxury coaches to NZ 1948: Firestone produced the first pneumatic tyre to be made in NZ. The factory was in Christchurch. 1948: The Fergy tractor arrives in NZ and revolutionised many aspects of farming in this country. 1948: A general speed limit of 50mph is imposed. This was increased to 55mph in 1962. 16


Vintage and Retro Fayre at Greerton by Paul Beck About 60 cars attended the first of the Vintage and Retro Fayre held at Greerton in November. While it was hoped to get more cars attending, we still put on a fair show and variation of vehicles. It was also good to see other clubs represented as well although under our flag. The Mini Club put on a good display as well as the Volkswagen Club. Shows such as these do work so far as club advertising goes and we did have another person collect an entry form and is keen to join us. We must keep interest alive and well because without new members we cannot survive. There is more to older cars than big motors and Rock and Roll and shows are one way of advertising ourselves. Top photo: My 1963 Humber Super Snipe and Stephen Lawson’s 1978 Rover display our club banner Second photo: Gwen Jones is mighty proud of her 1968 Morris Minor 1000 woody and she has every right to be. What a delightful car and it drew a lot of attention as well. Third photo: Getting together for a good old chinwag is what it is all about as well. I wonder if talk about cars came up anywhere during the conversation. Bottom photo: John Griffin’s car, a 1925 Buick Tourer. This car stands up well to close scrutiny. It is an excellent example and got a well deserved ‘Peoples Choice’.

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Club Debut this month at Greerton Village Two new members Cathi Barker and Dennis Hill rolled up at out meeting night this month. They heard about our show at Greerton and decided to join in. Both cars belong to Cathi and she wanted to show them off so brought both along. Partner Dennis also has two cars undergoing restoration and is enthusiastic as well. Just loved what we do as a club. I hope to see more of you both Sorry Cathi but did not get the year of your cars however the top photo is a DeSoto and the bottom photo is a Camaro SS.

MID WEEK RUN 15 NOVEMBER: by Gwen Jones Our mid week run for November was to be a visit to The Cider Factorie (yes that is the correct spelling) organised by Deidre Rennie (one of the newer members of our Branch). All those going met in the carpark by the Clubrooms at 9-50am for our briefing and set of instructions. We were all hoping that the rain would hold off (us in particular as the night before I had helped Alastair fold the hood down as he doesn’t like motoring with it up if he can help it. There was one change of plan and that was at Katikati where we were to have morning tea. The Park Road Reserve was too wet, so we were to all meet up at the Beach Road Reserve instead. This of course was not able to be conveyed to the folk from Katikati who didn’t come to

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Tauranga for the start. They unfortunately didn’t know of the change of venue, but luckily Jan and Murray Burt had to make a detour home to change vehicles and saw the three cars at Park Road Reserve and told them of the change and also gave them their set of instructions so they could get to the lunch stop. To get to Katikati we went along the back roads from Whakamarama and came out onto the State Highway at Pahoia. A good gentle run and was good to see what is happening in the countryside that you don’t get to see when going directly to a place. We arrived at The Cider Factorie, from 12 midday onwards and there was a good choice of menu for those who wished to partake of a meal there. A lot of the members tried the ciders they had to offer and others tried their beers (which unfortunately are not made on the premises). The restaurant hasn’t been open that long but service was good and so was the food. We didn’t hear any complaints. There were 24 cars in all and most arrived in their club eligible vehicles and the rain held off so it was a good trip in the Railton (I do sooo enjoy motoring in this vehicle). After our lunch we all dispersed off to our homes and from what I could gather everyone enjoyed the run. After the drinkies and lovely food the power nap sure felt good on our return home. Thank you Deidre for an enjoyable day out.

Above: The Katikati carpark at morning tea stop Right: The harbour provides a nice backdrop on a fine day

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2017 Restoration Award: by Paul Beck This year we had 3 contestants. A Mark 3 Zephyr Special restored and owned by Ken Frew was the winner overall. Ken bought the car in 2009 and pulled it apart intending to restore it straight away. However other things got in the way and the restoration lingered for many years until 3 years back decided to prioritise the job. This years car show was his target as he was also the organiser of the show as well. On the cars first appearance at that show we all knew there was a real contender for the restoration award. What a great job he has done. Every item has been carefully attended to, in an effort make it as original as possible. He is obviously very proud of it. Also in the contenders were Colin Cavanagh who had a 1978 Fiat Spyder. Colin also has spent quite a while restoring this car as other cars seem to get prioritised. Like Ken though the job was eventually completed. I overheard a few comments if it came to a choice without any other criteria, the Fiat was most popular.

THE CARS ARE CHECKED OVER AND UNDER TO SCORE A WINNER Of course things didn't seem too bad until Kevin Bridgeman showed up with his newly restored Model A Tudor. Then the competition became HOT!!. One glance at it and we all knew the judges had a real job on their hands. It is great to see cars that have been fully restored with pride. And the model A sits in that category just fine. Well done Kevin. A beautiful example. Kevin Bridgemans 1931 Model A Tudor Judges: Alastair Jones, John Redding and Don Wade On summing up their tasks as a judge none could agree to a winner but as they had to make a choice it came down to attention to detail such as using correct hose clips and bolts etc. So their final comment was all cars are superb but the winner was……….. Ken Frew with his Mark 3 Zephyr. 20


Presentation of Long Membership Badges: by Paul Beck This year we had 4 presentations however Arnold Mortensen who was to receive his 35 year badge was unable to attend. The badge will be presented to him at a later date. John Griffin was presented with his 25 year badge. John Lamb and Kerry Smith received their 50 year badges and much exposing and hilarity of past exploits was read out and enjoyed by all.

Above: Kerry and John after receiving their badges. Below: Alastair presents John with his 25 year badge

Below: Kerry and John cut the celebratory cake

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Pics of the Club Picnic and Awards Day.

All the shade is well sought after today

Love the hat Bob

ASBESTOS - the new nightmare Importers look out as many NZ laws are based on Australian law ..‌ So, you discovered a nicely restored vintage / thoroughbred / classic car in a specialist car auction in the UK; you are happy to pay for an independent condition report, the 10 - 15% buyer's commission, 20% purchase tax on top of that, bank transfer charges, car insurance (you managed to get it cheaper after joining a local UK club), collection charges, thorough cleaning of all under-body areas, tyres, floor mats etc., storage / handling fees, and any other export associated costs this could include tie-down straps, timber packing (clearly certified for import into Australia of course), wrapping of parts / protection for bodywork, draining of fuel tank, disconnection of battery and all associated labour costs. Then, just two weeks later, the car will be officially registered in your name - assuming you have personally signed the V5C transfer document from the previous owner of course. This will allow you to lodge the Export Section-11 with the DVLA, but since they don't acknowledge exports it will be best to keep meticulous copies of all paperwork in case anything goes astray (it often does). It will also

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be a good idea to wait a couple of weeks to avoid any expensive delays at the docks. After the above items are in place you can organise transportation to the docks, pay the fuel surcharge, any emissions charges, motorway tolls, port loading and handling fees, shipping agent's fees, UK government taxes, hazardous goods surcharge, telephone calls, shipping costs, marine insurance, Australian import approval fees, Luxury Car Tax, GST on all of the above, the usual raft of unexpected extras and the odd carton of beer for favours. Oh yes, that's only to the wharf in Australia where handling and clearance fees really start to bite, but let's not go there. Now all you have to do wait for your Australian import approval before giving the go-ahead for shipping and make sure that your shiny new purchase will be approved by Australian Customs officials and the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service (AQIS) at the port of entry without any hiccups. Easy right? Well, not exactly. Here's where your nightmare really begins. Asbestos imports were banned in Australia in 2003, but goods were not effectively checked until March this year when a zero-tolerance order was issued. Though primarily directed at building materials from China, the tighter restrictions have also been applied (The Vintage Car December 2017 Page 13) to products across the board and that means vehicles of all types. Unfortunately, vintage and classic cars have also been caught in the net even though they were never high on the radar. This effectively means you will now have to decontaminate your new purchase. If you think decontamination is a tricky six-syllable word you're right; it's complicated in every sense. Asbestos was commonly used for head gaskets, manifold gaskets, clutch plates and brake shoes in vintage cars; but it can also be found in exhaust boxes, exhaust shields (including rope) and Bakelite items: gearstick knobs, switches, fuse boxes etc. It is almost certain your new purchase will have asbestos lurking somewhere. Even if it doesn't, you still need to prove your vehicle is asbestos free. And if you can't prove it complies, then make sure you have plenty of spare cash or a friendly bank manager because destructive testing and rectification on arrival can be prohibitively expensive. Failure to comply also means your car could be crushed and dumped at a hazardous waste tip. Worse still, you may be issued with a hefty fine for non-declaration of dangerous goods. To illustrate just how easy it had been up until now, I personally imported an original 1920's exhaust box from a maharaja's Rolls-Royce Ghost a few years ago. It came with a set of crumbly 90 year-old asbestos heat shields for use as patterns. The shields were sealed in heavy duty bin-liners and marked 'WARNING! ASBESTOS - OPEN WITH CAUTION!' The package was passed by customs and AQIS officers at an approved bond store and it was even awarded a 'PASSED' sticker despite being unopened. Hardly surprising when you think what was inside...... Health and safety laws vary around the world, but if we take the UK as an example, the use of amosite and crocidolite - commonly called brown and blue asbestos - was banned in 1985, while chrysotile, or white asbestos, was banned in 1999. In theory, any parts replaced since then should be asbestos free; the problem is how to prove it. Were the parts brand new or new old stock (N.O.S.)? Were the parts made in Britain or did they come from China where asbestos is still used? Did the previous owner(s) keep meticulous records? Did they keep all receipts? If so, did the receipts specify the manufacturer and / or the asbestos content? Did the garage take detailed photos of all parts replaced and progress photos of work done? Did they keep the original manufacturers' boxes? The answer to all the above is almost certainly a resounding "NO!" But even if by some miracle all these requirements were in place you would still need an Asbestos Survey from an accredited asbestos specialist because garages and most owners are not qualified to comment on asbestos content. Forward to August 2017. We - a friend and myself - were holidaying in the UK when we bought a 1988 Morgan 4/4 with only 25,000 miles on the clock. Having been dry stored for most of its life the car is an original rust-free example needing only cosmetic detailing to bring to a high standard. But it was built before 1999 and still fitted with many original parts, so it almost certainly contained asbestos. With horror stories of importers being clobbered with compliance

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charges of up to $15,000 on arrival - in addition to the normal import fees - we were determined not to go down the same path. We were initially advised - by our Australian Import Agent (in July) - that all we had to do was change the brake pads and shoes. He assured us that nothing had been rejected by AQIS or Customs officers and all would be well if we just took a few photos and notes. This, he said, would avoid the risk of an expensive strip-down and inspection at the port in Australia. No worries we thought, but we soon discovered there were no consistent guidelines in place, meaning procedures varied from state to state. With rules apparently being made on the run, our advice changed every two weeks as horror stories began to emerge. The auto-grapevine was buzzing with terrible tales of vintage and classic cars being wrapped in decontamination tents at the docks while teams of mysterious specialists in space suits removed items for destructive testing. Having worked in the engineering industry my whole working life, I was well aware of expensive on-site charges, so decontaminating the Morgan was a nobrainer for us. There's nothing like a gun to the head to help open the wallet and besides, my partner's father died of mesothelioma two years ago, so we had no trouble buying a big box of bits from a reputable supplier. The parts included a head gasket kit, manifold gaskets, clutch plate (they come with a pressure plate these days), brake pads, and brake shoes - all asbestos free of course. While some parts had 'ASBESTOS FREE' printed on the box, some didn't. We asked the supplier to confirm the asbestos free status on the receipt; an unusual request, but they happily obliged. Of course, their assurance was worthless because they are not asbestos accredited. We also contacted several manufacturers for reassurance, but all failed to comment. So, after taking detailed photos of everything, we drove off with the big box of bits to find an asbestos specialist. Not surprisingly, this turned out to be easier said than done. Most asbestos specialists are familiar with building and industrial products. Some also handle shipping and steam boilers, but very few are familiar with or interested in vintage and classic cars. We tried several specialists within two hours drive from base and eventually found one who agreed to take on the job of issuing an Asbestos Survey. To save money we decided to tackle the replacement work ourselves, but this became a challenge as we dodged frequent rain squalls and howling Atlantic winds on an open driveway. Two named storms didn't help, then the really cold weather arrived and we suddenly found ourselves skidding on ice in early November. We kept on adding more layers of clothing until we resembled a pair of mummified Michelin men, but the clutch proved too much of a challenge in the freezing conditions and we decided to hand the job over to a local garage - complete with asbestos walls and roof! Just when we thought everything was ticked off and in the bag, we discovered that asbestos was commonly used as a filler in underseals, anti-drumming agents, and even canvas bonnet tape. As luck would have it (we needed some at this stage), we discovered an asbestos specialist who lives in the same village. What's more, he loves old cars and hotrods and he also had a workshop nearby. Our Morgan received a second inspection and samples of underseal were removed for testing at an asbestos laboratory. It's interesting to note the work was done without wearing space suits, though all samples were double bagged and clearly marked as potentially hazardous. Anyway, to cut a long story short, the underseal tested negative, so it was a positive result for us. The Morgan was finally declared ASBESTOS FREE, the survey was pinned to the dashboard like a trophy along with detailed photos and empty parts boxes. At the time of writing - late November 2017 - we are hoping for a good outcome at the Port of Brisbane. Oh, I almost forgot - we also have to pay 10% GST on all asbestos related work carried out and on top all parts purchased. Since the asbestos strip-down blew out to include a new cambelt, a new radiator core and replacement hoses etc., it will be a significant figure. Unfortunately (for us), it's way too complicated to even think about asking for a refund of the 20% V.A.T. in Blighty................Š David Fryer The source of this publication was from the VCC Queensland

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Austin 7hp Parts - extensive stock of new spares for all Austin 7's 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 Rover 1984 SD1 , SE v8 Iridescent blue, NZ assembled, original paint, auto has been serviced along with a professional tune up, new head lining, new shocks, new boot struts, stainless exhaust system, new brake pads, near new tyres, very good order with no rust or rattles, has rego & wof. $8000 o.n.o. Ph Bob 07 5444144. For Sale. Two 6V LED white stop & tail light bulbs, BA15D fitting (opposite pins), for negative earth. These are a direct plug-in replacement for 18/3 and 21/5 W incandescent bulbs. $25 each. Graham Fairless. ph. 57 11 002. For Sale. 1926 Willy’s Knight Truck. Sleeve Valve Engine. The body is lovely but the upholstery needs a tidy and the parts are there for the motor. $15,000 ono. Contact Eric on 07 5623336 or 0274503601. or email: brenda.eric@live.com for further information. The truck is stored in Tauranga for viewing. For Sale. TRIUMPH DOLOMITE/ TOLEDO 1850 PARTS. Seats back and front, door cards & armrests, dashboard and instruments plus other furnishings. Good condition : Phone Neal Lindsay 07 578 9579 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 12's - 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 Triumph 2000/2500 parts - full set of tan leather seats in good order $150, steel rims 14 x5.5 (ex Triumph Stag) $50 for set of 4, Rostyle hubcaps $25ea, 2.5PI manifold & metering unit $25. Contact Paul Denniston 027-5134726 or email paul@denniston.biz For Sale. 1930 Ford Model A Roadster.NZ new Fully Restored and Registered 36252 Miles.$50000 Phone Derek Bryan.07 5796298. Wanted: 12 Volt Generator suitable for 1928 Austin 12/4. Contact Graham Savage on 07 3087683 or 0274773731 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

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