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THE VOICE OF THE VINTAGE CAR MAY 2018

LAST OF THE SUMMER WINE TOUR TO THE CHATEAU RUAPEHU THEN TO WHANGANUI

BAY OF PLENTY VINTAGE CAR CLUB (INC) Email bop@vcc.org.nz

WEB SITE: www.bayofplentyvintagecarclub.com

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COMMITTEE CONTACTS CHAIRMAN (acting)

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- BOP Vintage car club clubrooms. This is a BYO event. 2. Te Puke- at Te Puke Hotel. Contact Martin Carey 573 7136 Paul McIndoe 5733328 3. Tauranga - BOP Vintage car club clubrooms. This is a BYO event. 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. May:

David Joblin and Doug Wood

Please enter you name on the notice board list if you are able to help. Thank you to those who HAVE volunteered

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May Local Events Mon May 14th

Meeting night. David Nordell speaks on Bugatti restoration

Wed May 16th

Mid week run. Organiser John Carroll

Tues May 22nd

“Noggin n Natter� Katikati Forta Leza

Fri May 25th

Movie Night: The Lady Killers

Sun May 27th

End of the month run. Car show combined with TCC Event.

Mon May 28th

Committee Meeting. NOTE: Meeting to be held at Smylies

Mid week run 16th May - Fish and Chips and Bird Watching Organisers John Carroll and Gideon Delatour

This run will end at Kaiaua for a fish and chips lunch or bring your own picnic. Meet at Waipuna Bridge 9.15am for a 9.30 departure to Gilmour Rd. (by the lake) Waihi for morning tea. Time: 11.00am we will head off to Kaiaua via Ngatea. After lunch for those who want to, a visit to Miranda Shore Birds Centre is recommended, you can hire binoculars or bring your own. Some of these birds migrate from Alaska and Siberia to NZ up to 12000km. For any questions contact John Carroll (57887790) or Gideon Delatour (5494021)

End of the Month Run - Organiser: Kaaren Smylie This event is to be included within the program organised by Little Big Events who are behind OUR PLACE, TAURANGA. One of these events is a Vintage Festival to be held Friday 25th May, Saturday 26th May and Sunday 27th May.

On the Sunday we are to hold a Car show (IN TOWN) Next to the OUR PLACE Village as part of this event. Cars are to be parked 9.30am until 2pm. The public will be charged a Gold Coin donation to see the cars. Further details to be worked out and Kaaren will advise by email.

Notice to all members organising an event that requires printing The Club now has purchased a printer for our Library. We are now able to print off club runs details at no charge to you for a club event.

Requirements are: Save your details to a memory stick or email, or supply for photocopy if you prefer. then get to Paul or Yvonne. 4


Other Club Events

2nd June: Canterbury Irishman Rally 2nd June: Waikato Double Fifty Rally 8th July: Rotorua Swapmeet 12-14th Oct: Canterbury Swapmeet 16-18th Nov: Nelson National Veteran Rally 15-17th Feb: National Motorcycle rally, Marlborough VCC.+

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

Chairman’s Chat by Jim Smylie (acting Chairman) Chairman Jim is away on holiday this month. Somewhere in the centre of Australia. He apologises for not providing a column this month to keep you informed but will catch up when he returns. Paul

Secretary Notes by Joe Scott Joe apologises this month for no notes as he also is away attending to family matters. Paul

Notice to all members organising an event that requires printing. The Club now has purchased a printer for our Library. We are now able to print off Club runs details at no charge to you for a Club event. Requirements are: Save your details to a memory stick or email or I can scan if that is preferred, (however printing off an original always gives better copy) then get it to Paul or Yvonne. Note: we are not printing in Colour. 5


“Grass may not be Greener” Kaaren Smylie

We are all guilty of trotting out the idiom the ‘Grass is Greener on the Other Side,' especially when things in our life don't seem to flow as well as we had hoped, we then ask ourselves; are there more adventures to be had somewhere else?

Not entirely accurate of the Smylies adventures, because at the time of writing this we are on the eve of boarding a Qantas flight to Oz with fellow Taupo Vintage Car Club friends, to drive in a campervan across the Nullarbor Plain to check out if the pastures are greener over the ditch.

While we are en route, we plan not only to take in the sights of the plains but if at all possible we intend to visit the odd Vintage/Classic Car Club and wave the mighty Kiwi flag! Jim and I have spent the last five weekends Historic Motoring, we embarked and accomplished ‘Crossing the Great Divide Rally,' we delved into the ‘North Island Easter Rally' to finishing off with the ‘End of the Summer Wine,' with a couple of other rallies in between thrown in for good measure. It's fair to say; we have covered the territory near and far! Many a Vintage Car Club member have voiced that we may have bitten off more than we could chew....well, possibly, but hey what a brilliant way to while away the retirement years travelling the highways and byways meeting like-minded folks, living the dream.

There are two things everyone remembers: your first kiss and your first car. From Beetles to beamers, utes to discos, Kiwi’s have always had a fascination with motoring. Cars, trucks, motorcycles and even tractors see no bounds. The popularity of motoring museums and collections mean different things to different people. Some folks love the engineering and craftsmanship; others treasure the memories that come flooding back when they haven't seen a vehicle for 40 years. I, for one, reminisce about our family road trips, the nostalgia associated with our car and the long lasting memories that created the smell of times gone by, these are the ones I treasure to this very day.

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For previous generations, the obtaining of a driver's license and a car was the key to freedom and a milestone on the path to adulthood. I am sure after reading Rod’s article in last month's Beaded Wheels on what is happening right now in Europe you would have to agree motoring currently is becoming somewhat brutal; a ‘Revolution is happening rather than an Evolution’. How charmed are we to live down-under in little ol’ Aotearoa, without the hard and fast rules and regulations our European partners have to succumb to right now. In many countries in the northern hemisphere, you are not permitted to drive your vehicle to a rally, but as an alternative, you have to trailer it, the "polluter pays" road charges. This principle will present problems for the historic vehicle movement moving forward. Maybe sometimes we take our rallying as ‘a right,' with 100% free access to our roads 24/7. Therefore there may come a ruling that to drive an ‘older fossil powered vehicle' it will be a necessity for it to be recorded under a recognised vehicle club, ideally where its insurance policies restrict usage to 5,000 km/year or similar. It is the opinion of many how essential it is we, the Vintage Car Club should encourage our younger people to learn and understand what our historic vehicles are all about. Currently, we have the support of the public as we motor. If we lose this privilege it will be at our peril, therefore offering our cars to the likes of schools and fundraising ventures, should be at the forefront of future events. In fact, we need to grab any and every opportunity we can to display our cars where the public at large will be in attendance. Moving onto a couple of events coming up for our branch in May that perhaps you would like to make a note of in your diaries. Chairman Jim has lined up a very interesting and informative guest speaker for our club night on 14th May. David Nordell is the man, and he hails from the mighty Waikato Branch. David is the ‘Master of Bugatti’s’ and what this clever craftsman cannot do to refurbish Bugatti’s is incredible! Sunday 27thMay please circle in your calendars. ‘Little Big Events’ have planned a ‘Vintage Weekend’ to be held at ‘Our Place’ (Container City) which I am sure you have seen currently situated in the CBD. Little Big Events weekend programme is pretty exciting; Friday night on the 25thMay, there is going to be a drive in cinema. Saturday there will be Vintage Markets with live music and food, and on the Sunday (and this is where our club comes into the act) the organisers are planning a Vintage Car Show in the car park next door to ‘Our Place’ for the public to come and view the cars for a gold coin donation, and of course chat to the people behind the cars. Your committee unanimously decided that because this date falls on the same day as we would have had our End of Month Run, we will substitute our run with this event. I will email out further details closer to the date. Happy motoring folks, Kaaren

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Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc)

NOTICE OF

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

To be held at the Clubrooms, Cliff Road, Tauranga On Monday 11th June 2018 at 7.30 pm. AGENDA Present Apologies Minutes of previous AGM

Matters arising Chairman’s Report Treasurer’s Report Club Captain’s Report Election of Officers General Business Please forward all notices of motion or resolutions to be proposed:

To the Secretary, Joe Scott, Email: scott.jj1966@gmail.com or PO Box 660, Tauranga, 3140 on or before 28th May. Secretary – Joe Scott

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Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc) NOMINATION FORM FOR THE 2018-2019 COMMITTEE Positions available are: Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Club Captain, Committee (5), I nominate: ( print)................................................................................ For the position of: (print).....................................................................

Proposer: (print)..................................................................................... Signature: .............................................................................................. Seconder: (print).................................................................................... Signature: .............................................................................................. I accept nomination: (signature) .............................................................. PLEASE NOTE: NOMINATION FORMS MUST BE WITH THE SECRETARY BEFORE THE AGM MEETING By email to: scott.jj1966@gmail.com or post to: PO Box 660, Tauranga 3140.

BOPVCC Movie Night Friday May 25th Everyone welcome including other clubs. Entry is free 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

Movie: The Lady Killers

Starring: Frankie Howerd, Jack Warner, Katie Johnson, Alec Guinness and Peter Sellers. 9


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, April seems to have flown by leaving me wondering what happened. But then on reflection it started off earlier in the month for Yvonne and I with a trip to my hometown Otaki. I used to be in the Fire Brigade there and they were celebrating their 100th birthday. Although their biggest event is to be held on Queens birthday weekend, I decided to attend the “actual date formed� ceremony. After which we retired to the fire station for supper and drinkies. I was pleased to see the old 1940 V8 taking pride of place in the motor bay in amongst the celebration. What a fabulous job they have done on it to keep it looking great. The reason I have put it in my notes though, is because when the Goverment took over the Fire Service I stated that when the V8 was to be replaced I wanted the Otaki members to purchase it. This happened and I am pleased to say that they also purchased the Karrier Gamecock which came after the V8. We left Otaki the next day to meet up with our car club which motored down from Tauranga to stay the night at the Chateau Ruapehu. We were really looking forward to this as both of us have always had it on our bucket list as one of the things to do. After a night in luxury we all left and headed towards Whanganui. The organized trip took participants down the Whanganui River road but as we have done that road several times Yvonne and I decided to bypass it and go over the Parapara road. What a lovely drive it was with the trees just showing a little autumn colour. We met the group again at the Grand Hotel in Whanganui. By the time Sunday came around it was off to home via the Waiouru museum. A great week it was. During the month I continued to research and copy photos etc. for our 60th anniversary in August. Getting my thoughts together and how to project to the club on the day. My part is progressing well which seems to be more than what else is happening. Despite repeated calls from Alastair for thoughts and information, the response is zilch. Very disappointing I must say. The club is failing to rise to celebrate the event and it could quite possibly even be a non event through lack of interest. While a 60th event is possibly not of the same significance as a 25th, 50th or 75th it does rate as an achievement worth noting. I am pleased to announce that at long last the club has purchased a printer. This situation arose when our library computer packed a sad and the committee gave permission to replace it. It was then realized that the printer was not compatible with the new computer. Permission was obtained to replace it and several avenues were explored resulting in replacing the printer with one that would enable us to print off runs and other club events. This has quite often irked organizers of club runs as they normally print off directions at their own cost. While some may consider that not to be a problem, others feel it is unfair for them to be burdened with the cost. It will be interesting to see how this new development works out. My thoughts are that the option is there now for others to take advantage of. In signing off, I hope that after this month all our travellers return from their respective holidays and share a little of their journey with us all. Also not to forget our elections are coming up for committee. If you feel you would like to contribute to the running of our club, then please let someone know. Paul

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Last of the Summer Wine Tour On the 13th April the club departed from Te Puke for a 3 day touring run, destination, The Chateau Ruapehu. An overnight stop and the next day headed to Whanganui via the Whanganui River road. The 3rd day to return home to Tauranga again. No reports have come in of the trip so will leave the photo’s to say all. Paul Beck

Top left: A grand view of the mountains ahead Top right: The Grand Chateau Ruapehu Left: The weather is closing in on us. Photo from car park 10. Near the top. Bottom left: We start the Whanganui river road trip. Bottom right: Alan Pram. Organiser surveys the river scene ahead.

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Top left: We settle in at the Chateau for happy hour. Centre left: Yvonne and I enjoy the Paraparas drive. Lower right: From the Durie Hill Memorial Tower Whanganui, looking towards the mountain. lower left: The owner of the Grand Hotel in Whanganui takes the ladies to Ed Boyds museum in his vintage bus.

3 bottom photo’s: Ed Boyds collection.

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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. If you are happy with the email version you may cancel the posted version which is a considerable saving to the club in postage. Alternatively you may cancel the postage version and pick up a printed copy on club night at the front table. To do either please advise klaxoninfo@gmail.com 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 Face book: 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 club information of interest pertaining to our club. REAR VISION With our 60th anniversary coming up perhaps it is timely to reprint this article written by Jack Hoven. This article is reprinted from a Klaxon issued in 1964, with minor alterations to retain context, and is Jack’s vision of what the future could be. (Was he correct?) Fifty Years Ago – by Jack Hoven Now that the club is fifty six years old, it gives me great pleasure to write a few notes for the KLAXON. It seems only a little while ago when our club was just a bunch of chaps who restored old cars as a hobby and of course, we thought it would go on like that forever. I remember the time when Alan Cameron had only one Model A. When he bought the second one, he said it would be all he would finish in his lifetime, but as he kept on living, he never stopped. Seventy-five Model A’s and still going strong. Good work Alan. Yes those were the days. You could still pick them up then and cheap too!! I once sold a 1925 Chev for twenty-five pound. Makes me cry now, but don’t forget, wages were different then. Sixteen pounds a week was good money. Today that will just buy a bottle of coke, that is, if you don’t take it away. The big change came when we ran well and truly out of cars. That was in the

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1970s. By then there wasn’t a vintage car nor even a pre-World War Two car left in the world that had not been fanatically restored. Restorations were suddenly a thing of the past. All we could do was polish and talk. When in 1978 Ford re-opened its old Model T factory at River Rouge to turn out millions of Model T’s in all shapes and sizes for the vintage car-hungry nations of the world, it only made things worse. It just meant that Model T’s were not scarce any longer and anybody owning a Model T, old or otherwise, was frowned upon by the real enthusiasts and so, scarce cars became even scarcer. John Inder left for the U.S. as a colour consultant on Model T’s and it is said the Ford’s new slogan “any colour except black” originated from him. It is in that period that Bill Janes rolled his beautifully restored Sunbeam on purpose, just so he could start restoring again and Bob Laming in desperation, got hold of a discarded horse shoe, build a car around it and claimed it was a Bugatti, but it never qualified as a PVT. Geoff Beetham is now the only man in the world who still owns a dozen unrestored cars and a pilgrimage to this Vintage-Mecca is, by the true vintagent, regarded as more enjoyable than a visit to Beaulieu and participation in “LondonBrighton” combined. Yes, things have certainly changed. With sun powered batteries of today it is hard to believe that only fifty years ago cars were still running on petrol and every few hundred miles you had to fill up your tank. Petrol was big business then. Their kingdom collapsed however, when the wells ran dry. Practically all traffic was on ground level and it was normal practice for traffic travelling in opposite directions to share one and the same road. And of course, collisions were the order of the day, yet we never gave it a thought, until Les Coupe invented and patented the eternal spiral system, as is common practice today. The rotund figure, known as the statue of safety, in the Sir Leslie Coupe Park, is no less than our editor and ex-president. Smoking was quite legal in those days and one member who was a representative for a well known tobacco company, used to distribute free smokes at our monthly meetings and was often seen after the meeting was over, together with the president, sweeping up cancer-butts, as the ashtrays provided were usually ignored (this is a hint). Yes and to think that it is forty-five years since I started my Stude. Doesn’t time fly? She is nearly finished now, just waiting for my grandson to fix the clock. It seems a long time to restore this car, but what can you expect, with me spending all my time writing nonsense for the KLAXON. P.S. Les, I have just been trying to get ahead a bit. Please put this article away for 50 years so I can have a month holiday then. Jack Editor: Sorry Jack, short of copy right now. Footnote by current editor: Club Officers at that time were: Editor: Les Coupe Chairman: Jack Hoven Secretaries: A & D Cameron Club Captain: J M Webb Treasurer: Morrie Nottle

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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 1957 – 1959 1957: The first New Zealand Holden car was assembled by General Motors in Petone. The model FE Holden replaced the FJ and also was available as a Reflections Station Wagon. 1958: The first of NAC’s turbo-prop Vickers Viscounts went into service between Auckland and Christchurch. 2 more are on order for the following year to be ready for when Rongotai Airport opens. 1959: The largest crowd of 80,000 people ever to attend a sports meeting in NZ watch the 6th Grand Prix at Ardmore. The previous record was set at the 1950 Empire Games at Eden Park. 1959: Rongotai Airport at Wellington was officially opened. It was marked by an impressive air display including an RAF Vulcan Bomber which almost crashed on a landing display. 1959: NAC began replacing its aging DC3’s with Focker Friendship F27’s. 1959: The Auckland Harbour Bridge opens to the public and 106,500 people walked across the 3348ft long structure. A couple of dramatic incidents happened when a woman nearly dropped her baby over the side when she was bumped, Dozens of hats were blown over the side in the wind and several children awaited their parents at the Queens Wharf Police Station. 1959: Gas and condensate is discovered 21/4 miles beneath the surface at Kapuni, South Taranaki by Shell, BP Todd Oil Services. 3 years later Gas and Condensate were produced from the well.

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BOP VCC 60th Birthday 17th August

Our big day is a little over 5 months away and so far there has been no comment on any proposals. Initial suggestions were to fill in the whole weekend with various activities, but we need your opinion as to what format you prefer please. A suggested format is as follows Start off of on Friday night with a Noggin and Natter at the Clubrooms with lots of “The Way We Were” from the clever hand of Paul Beck on the Big Screen. Finger Food provided by the Club. Saturday morning I suggest a re-enactment of the “ first gathering” with suitable cars and founder members, followed by a Run to an early venue and return to Clubrooms for a lunch provided by yourselves. Later on Saturday, a Cavalcade of cars around the suburbs and city well advertised to show the public we are still alive and motoring. Sunday morning a Breakfast Run to a private venue. Sunday afternoon, finish off with a late luncheon and a CAKE cut at the Clubrooms. I have asked the Committee to consider funding as much as possible by the Club and to possibly use the proceeds from the raffle to achieve this, and the response has been positive. However, we need your comments to get this Celebration underway without delay, so, get in touch with Ken Frew -5764263, myself 5761124, or any Committee Member to voice your opinions. Alastair Jones

NEW ZEALAND POST IS INCREASING ITS CHARGES IN JULY TO $1.20 If you are happy to receive your Klaxon on line only and do not require a printed version posted to you, please advise Klaxoninfo@gmail.com You will still be able to pick up a printed version on club night at the front table if required. 16


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A note of concern to all members. At the last club night on April 09 I parked my Rover in the VCC carpark in a line of cars third row back. Nothing outstanding to report there - one would think. However when I went to jump in the Rover the next morning I noticed considerable damage to the front bumper. As I had washed the car the previous afternoon I knew straight away that this was a very recent incident. I attended the club night with Stu Gradon and my son Sam and they will both vouch for the fact that the trip to the VCC clubrooms from our homes that night was incident free. After examining the damage to the front bumper on the Rover I noticed that the vehicle which had backed into it had done so with such force that a plinth was completely knocked out of the bumper and was missing altogether. I then travelled back to the VCC clubrooms car park to see if the missing plinth could be found. Sure enough there it was sitting on the asphalt where I had parked the night before. A fair amount of other shrapnel and shards (painted white from my car) were also in evidence on the ground. Obviously my Rover had been damaged in the VCC carpark - by one of our members' vehicles as they left from the meeting. Our group were one of the last to leave and none of us noticed the damage in the dark. Whoever hit the Rover would known that they had a low speed accident. It was not just a little bump which could have gone undetected. After smashing into my Rover (most probably whilst reversing) the culprit simply did 'a runner' and did not come back into the club rooms to ask about whose car that was damaged. When parking in town these days people doing 'a runner' after damaging another person's property sadly is becoming common place. What I find annoying is that the damage to my vehicle was knowingly done by another BOP VCC member and they haven't owned up. Maybe they are frightened by the fact that they did around $500.00 damage (retail). Another member of BOP VCC - Bob Hyslop of Courtney Road Panelbeaters agrees with my assumption that whoever hit my car after the last club night is fully aware of what happened because of the force involved. Bob along with several other BOP VCC members that I've spoken to about this matter all agree that this incident although not major - has a sad ring to it in that the offender's actions place other members who were there on the night under suspicion. Donn White Owner of the crumpled Rover 620

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PARTS SHED

Contact: Jack 07 5766346 or Colin 027 2629161 Clean out your sheds and bring those surplus parts down that you purchased from our Swap Meet BOP VCC LIBRARY Contact: Yvonne 07 5748482 We are accepting good clean car service manuals or books that relate to automobile history or travel for our club library.

If you have any of these that are no longer in use at home then why not donate them to the club 19


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Come to 200 Waihi Road next to the BP Summit Talk to TONCI BARCOT about tyres. We provide a fast friendly service at a very competitive price. We supply and provide Tyres, new & old, Wheel Balancing, Wheel Alignment, WOF Repairs & Batteries Ph. 07 578 2381, Fax 07 578 2381 Mobile 027 2899484

Your connected accountants At Walton Railton we understand you have goals and we are passionate about using our knowledge to help you reach them 415 Cameron Road (Cnr Eighth Ave & Cameron Rd).

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MENS SHORT SLEEVE POLO WITH POCKET & LOGO NAVY/WHITE TRIM SIZE S,M,L,XL,2XL

PRICE $35.00

WOMENS SHORT SLEEVE POLO WITH POCKET & LOGO NAVY/WHITE TRIM SIZE 8,10,12,14,16,18,20

UNISEX LONG SLEEVE POLO WITH LOGO NAVY SIZE S,M,L,XL,2XL

PRICE $25.00

PRICE $35.00

UNISEX POLAR– FLEECE JACKET WITH LOGO

UNISEX POLAR– FLEECE VEST WITH LOGO

NAVY /WHITE TRIM SIZE S,M,L,XL,2XL

NAVY /WHITE TRIM SIZE S,M,L,XL,2XL

PRICE $ 45.00

PRICE $ 40.00

CAP WITH LOGO NAVY SIZE ONE SIZE FITS ALL PRICE $ 10.00

BUMPER and LAPEL BADGES $30 EACH: Coloured in, Chrome, Nickel or Bronze finish Contact: Owen Smith 07 570200 21

$10 Each LAPEL BADGES Same size as 50c coin Contact: Steve Titmuss or Kaaren Smylie


For Sale and Wanted

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 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. 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.$39,000 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 For Sale. 1930 Model A five window coupe. Registered in NZ. Beautifully restored. Ground up restoration. Expression of interest and further information contact Lindsay Mackereth ph 0276024420 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 Headlight covers wanted. Hi everyone. Thought I would fire this request around. Someone may know. Reply to this email and I can put you in touch if you have any ideas. “I’m looking for headlight covers for 1928 Oldsmobile. I saw someone advertising, I think, In the Beaded Wheels a while ago. Anyone know”? Ross Holden, Communications & Marketing Officer, Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc.). Phone 021 2638488, Email: comms@vcc.org.nz

LOST/MISPLACED--We can't find our DVD "KIWI FLYER" which features the very funny story about the trolley race at Nelson. Is it tucked away among some of your DVD's, Contact Alastair Jones 5761124 22


BUSINESS FOR SALE AS GOING CONCERN ENQUIRIES TO PETER

CLASSIC TYRES For beaded-edge, high-pressure/straight-sided, well-based cross-ply, radial, wide whitewall, imperial, metric, car, truck, motorcycle, also whitewall trims, steel & wire wheels. Warehouse: 4/64 TUKORAKO DRIVE, MOUNT MAUNGANUI

PETER WOODEND Web: classic-tyres.co.nz Email: classictyresnz@gmail.com Postal: P O Box 2245 TAURANGA 3140 07 571 5525 Mobile/warehouse: 027 605 4040

An exclusive 15% discount to all Vintage Car Club readers Your car adds so much to your life, but now you can give it back. THE FINAL TOUCH PAINT REPAIR SYSTEM removes stone chips, scratches, scuff marks and dull paint returning your car to the factory finish the you first fell in love with

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