THE VOICE OF THE VINTAGE CAR NOVEMBER 2017
The New Zealand Timber Museum, Putaruru
BAY OF PLENTY VINTAGE CAR CLUB (INC) Email email@example.com WEB SITE: www.bayofplentyvintagecarclub.com
JOE SCOTT (JILL)
KEITH PERKINS (JANE)
021 664341 or 07 5764180
JIM SMYLIE (KAAREN)
BRIAN PRATT (CINDY)
STEVE TITMUSS (MARION)
LINDA DOWNEY (DOUG)
JACK ANDERSON (MERILYN)
KEN FREW (DIANE)
KAAREN SMYLIE (JIM)
YVONNE BECK (PAUL)
JACK ANDERSON (MERILYN)
JACK ANDERSON (MERILYN)
DAVID JOBLIN (NOLA)
MID WEEK RUN
ALAN PRAM (JUDY)
ALASTAIR JONES (GWEN)
ALASTAIR JONES (GWEN)
IVAN ALLEN (YVONNE)
IRENE HILL (ROGER)
OWEN SMITH (JAN)
OTHER ELECTED OFFICERS
CATERING CLUB REGALIA
HONORARY SOLICITOR PETER BUTLER (MARION)
GARTH AND MARCIA REED
PAUL BECK (YVONNE)
PAUL BECK (YVONNE)
firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 07 5746482
CLUB WEBSITE: www.bayofplentyvintagecarclub.com For anytime Club enquires: Kaaren Smylie (Committee) 07 576 4180 or 021-66-43-41
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
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. November: Kay and Knud Nielsen 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
Thank you to those who HAVE volunteered
November Local Events
Sat 11th Nov
Working bee to tidy up clubrooms. 8-10am Morning tea provided.
Sun 12th Nov
BOP VCC Swap Meet and Car Show
Mon 13th Nov
Wed 15th Nov
Mid week run: Organiser Deidre Rennie
Frid 24th Nov
Movie night. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Sun 26th Nov
End of the month run. Best Lady Navigators Run: Organiser Kaaren Smylie
Mon 27th Nov
Tue 28th Nov
Noggin n Natter. This month to be held at the Clubrooms. BYO
Sun 3rd Dec
Club picnic and 50 year presentation
Tues 5th Dec
Seniors morning tea
Wed 6th Dec
Ladies Luncheon. To be held at Kaaren Smylieâ€™s Wanted
Donations of finger food required for the kitchen, suitable to sell to the public at the Swap Meet please.
ALL LEAVE IS CANCELLED FOR 11th and 12 NOVEMBER 2017 11th Nov: Clubroom clean up day. Bring brooms, shovels, gardening tools. 12th Nov: Calling all members to bring your club cars to Car Show/Swap Meet, plus to be available to assist on the day. I know that it is weather dependent but we are looking for 150 cars +.
So as we can make room and be ready could you please register your cars by e-mailing me on email@example.com by end of October. If you were at club night in September and have put your name on the list that is all we need, so far we have about 80 cars so buy some fuel and dust off the beauties and bring them on down! Ken Frew (Convenor)
Mid week run Wed 15th November Organiser Deidre Rennie The run will start from the Cliff Road club rooms at 10:00. We will be driving on a mixture of back roads and main roads and travel to Park Road Reserve, 190 Park Rd, Katikati. Bring your own morning tea from home or check out the Busy Baker in Katikati. Then we will drive back towards town, again on a mix of roads where lunch is booked for 12:30 at the Cider Factorie, 50 Oikimoke Road, Te Puna. Parking available for 35 cars so heaps of room. There will be an opportunity to try some ciders and even buy some to take home. If people want to check out what food is on offer they can take a look at the menu here. http://theciderfactorie.co.nz/restaurant-cellar-door/ Any questions, please let me know. Deidre 07 5767073
BOPVCC Movie Night Friday 24th November
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel and Richard Geer A follow on from the first movie. Sonny looks to expand his venture but things get in the way.
BOP VCC Best Ladies Navigatorâ€™s Run Sun. 26th November Organiser: Kaaren Smylie. Club Captain. Time:
Mid day for BYO lunch ready for 1 pm start
A GIRLS AFTERNOON OUT!!! INSTRUCTIONS - the instructions will be handed out to the navigators at the briefing at 12.45pm THE RUN - is competitive but simple and fun!! RUN TIME - approx 55 miles (1.15 hour travel) PRIZES - on completion of the run at afternoon tea a trophy will be awarded to the winner, as well many spot prizes will be handed out!! AFTERNOON TEA - A 'Devonshire' tea will be provided to everyone at 3pm at the end of the run at the Club SURPRISE - a couple of stalls with 'girly' goodies for sale will be on display at the club rooms RSVP - 22 November for catering purposes please contact Kaaren either on 576 4180 or 021 66 43 41 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Seniors Morning Tea
Tuesday 11th of December
10am at the Clubrooms
This is a â€˜bring a plateâ€™ event and a good chance to provide or catch up on the gossip. Everybody welcome
Nov: 3-5th Nov: 4th Nov: 5th Nov: 17-19th Nov: 18th Nov: 19th Feb: 3rd Feb 16-18th
Other Club Events Far North Tour. Northland Rangiuru School Country Fair Waikato Veteran Rally Auckland M/C Rally and Swap Meet Greerton Vintage and Retro Fair Waikato Swap Meet Eastern BOP. East Coast Rally Hawkes Bay Art Deco
Details for many of the above events may be found on our notice board and cloud site 7
2017 GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE
WEDNESDAY 20 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 20 December, please line your cars up along Omokoroa Road just passed the second roundabout (about 3 kms from SH1). Lunch will be hosted by Bob Owens Retirement Village from 1.00pm until 2.30pm. Chris Cole 0274-545-586
News Flash! It is with deep regret I advise that John Redding has for personal reasons resigned his position as our Chairperson effective immediately. I take this opportunity to wish John and Lindsay all the best for the future and thank them both for their efforts for our Club since John took the Chair.
With Johnâ€™s resignation it falls on me as your Club Captain to ensure continuity of the management of the Club. To this end I asked husband Jim to chair our first committee meeting following Johnâ€™s resignation. With the exception of Brian Pratt, who is currently away overseas, this was done with the unanimous consent of the entire committee.
At that committee meeting it was resolved, pursuant to clause 9(a)(i)(111) of our constitution, that Jim be asked to act as chairperson for the Club until the next annual general meeting. Jim agreed with that request. However, Jim did state it was not his intention to seek election as Chairperson at that AGM.
The committee does realise some members may take exception to this course of action, which of course they have every right to do. In that case, pursuant to clause 12.(b) of our constitution, that person or persons may seek a special general meeting with the view of formally electing another Chairperson. To do that the concerned member or members would need to obtain signatures of five financial members and advise the committee of their wish for a special general meeting, which the committee will then immediately put in place.
However I, and the rest of the committee, do hope all members will be happy with its decision to have Jim act as chairperson in the interim. The year is well under way, and his ad hoc appointment will ensure continuity of the management of our wonderful Club.
With kind regards,
November is ‘a’buzzing…’ By Kaaren Smylie Club Captain There’s an old saying that goes,“What Happens on Tour Stays on Tour”...so sorry folks I can’t share any Route 66 gossip with you, however I think you got a pretty good idea from all the photos I sent through to Paul and posted on Facebook that we had fun. In the New Year at the February club night, the six of us (Stafford's, Goldsmith's and the Smylies) will do a mini-presentation to you of our adventures. In the meantime I can confirm our trip was everything plus, in spite of us visiting one to five car museums daily (yes girls you’re read right) we had many, many other adventures of difference each day, the girls and the boys all had a ball. Myself I would happily recommend ‘Gilligan’s Tours’ to anyone contemplating doing Route 66. Sam our tour leader who is the owner of Gilligan’s hails from Waimate in the South Island. The man does wear two hats; one as a pub owner, and two a tour operator. I can tell you young Sam runs a very sharp professional stress free tour.
Although I must confess, it was all go - no rest for the wicked! From 7am every morning until 8.30ish in the evening we were on the move, fabulous all the same, no time to get bored of one another, needless to say we had no divorces on tour, but then we didn’t have any vow renewals in Vegas either! The Gilligan tours run twice a year; the first tour happens in April, and the other in September. You may be interested to know the tour for September 2018 is planned to drive SUV’s from Minnesota to New Orleans following the Mississippi down, it will be one hell of a trip! I am a starter to do it, and I know a certain couple from Pyes Pa have the caught the ‘travel bug’ now as well, so watch this space. Anyway, back to the real world and the VCC. November folks is ‘a' buzzing with ten events on offer for you to choose from, kicking off with our big fundraiser of the year! THE SWAP MEET - happening on Sunday 12th November. Ken Frew our convener and his band of merry men have been beavering furiously away behind the scenes for some time now getting everything ‘ship shape’ for what is planned to be another great success for 2017. For those of you that have any persuasion over the weather gods, please ask them to look upon us favourably for that weekend will you? At last count, Ken confirmed he had over 100 cars registered for display, so if you haven't already got your name down, please pick up the phone now and call Ken! WORKING BEE - As well don’t forget we always have a working bee the day before on the Saturday morning for a couple of hours followed by a morning tea, and ‘many hands make light work’. So, if you can help Jack and the team, please put your ‘pinny’ on and come along. (See advert)
GREERTON VINTAGE & RETRO FAIR The following weekend Saturday 18th November is the Greerton Vintage & Retro Fair. This was the event that was to be held in March of this year but had to be rescheduled to a later date, due to the inclement weather conditions.
Dressed Man’ competition.
It is shaping up already to be a great day out for the public, with prizes to be won for three competitions; the ‘People’s Choice’ for the best car, and the ‘Best Dressed Lady and the Best
It would be fantastic to see as many of you there as possible. Please take this opportunity to dress up in your best threads, start up the engines and come along and show off your ‘pride and joy’ to the people of the Bay of Plenty. Recently there was a Hot Rod show at the Village to celebrate the annual Cherry Blossom Festival; this was a major success, and they had 150 cars on display! However I have it on good authority from Alastair & Gwen Jones it was so busy at Greerton that unfortunately they were turned away because there were just too many people there and they couldn’t fit anymore cars or humans in. I do know all the Vintage & Retro stalls at the School have now been pre-sold, so it’s shaping up to be a successful vintage and classic day out. (See advert) MOVIE NIGHT
Movie night in November is our last for the year, we will start up again at the end of March when it’s getting closer to daylight saving finishing. BEST LADY NAVIGATOR’S RUN - On Sunday 26th November we have the annual BOP Club Captain's run and I have been very particular that this event does focus on the ‘fairer sex.'
The Run will be short, easy and competitive, and it has been set by Ron & Kerry Elton. The Elton’s do have a reputation for setting interesting and great runs, so bring it on. A trophy will be awarded to the winner of the Run for the ‘Best Lady Navigator’; as well we will give out numerous spot prizes to the ladies. (You are going to be spoilt girls) The Run will start at 1pm and conclude back at the club rooms for the awarding of the prizes and a delicious Devonshire tea for everyone to enjoy. Additionally, I will have a couple of stall holders set up at the club rooms on your return with goodies that could tempt the ladies. An extra bonus girls (and boys as well) one of our new member’s artist Heather Anne Atkins, has agreed to have on display for you to view, a few pieces from her latest exhibition. Heather’s unique art was recently on show at ‘The Art Lounge’ at 32 Devonport Road. This talented lady created a ceramic piece that was presented to Diana, the late Princess of Wales by the then Governor General, Sir David
Beattie. Heather received from Princess Diana a letter of thanks which she treasures and still has sitting in her studio. So, folks, the afternoon should have a little bit of something for everyone (See advert) NOG & NATTER – we are going to trial the Nog & Natter which is due to be held in Tauranga in the month of November as a BYO at the Club Rooms. The movie nights have become so popular now, and very well patronised at the BYO dinner beforehand, your committee decided to try out having the N&N at the club rooms. If it’s a flop, and not patronised, we won’t do it again. However we thought once a year during the warmer months, it would make an excellent change and give you the members another opportunity to socialise, see you there with your take-aways. A couple of members have brought to my attention the importance of organisers of our various runs to make sure when they hand out the instructions they do include a cell phone contact number in case of breakdowns, or should anyone get lost whilst on route. I can assure you this is something we have done most times in the past; however I will make sure on ‘my watch’ it is compulsory going forward. 50 YEAR BADGE PRESENTATIONS & CHRISTMAS PARTY - It does seem somewhat premature to be talking about what's happening in December and January, but I must tell you your committee have some great events planned. December is full of celebrations beginning the month with our Annual Christmas Party, but what’s even more special is, at this party, we will be recognising and celebrating two of our well-known members Kerry Hart & John Lamb receiving their 50-year badges. These two fine upstanding gentlemen's enthusiasm in vintage cars dates well back to the ‘60s, I am looking forward to pinning on both of them their welldeserved badges. So folks put a big circle on Sunday 3rdDecember to come along and take part in celebrating with Kerry & John. We have everyone covered in December with some exceptional parties lined up. This is the committee's opportunity to thank you our members for all the support you have given to the club over the past twelve months. Although it might sound a bit ‘cheesy’ it’s true, without all of you, we wouldn’t have the great club we do have, the club that has the reputation for being the fastest growing branch in the VCC. So senior members, ladies, and even children/grandchildren we are having Christmas celebrations for you all during the month of December. GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE - Outside of our own Club we are also mindful of the elderly residents in our community, many of them whom are very lonely and alone. On Wednesday 20thDecember Chris Cole is once again giving us a fantastic opportunity to bring a smile to many of the faces of the residents of some of the retirement facilities, located in the Bay of Plenty when we do his annual “Glimpse of the Future” Mid-week Run. Once again Chris as always is so well organised has planned another excellent day out for us visiting six retirement villages, and ending up at Bob Owens Retirement Village where we will be hosted to a light lunch. (See advert) 2018 will kick off to a great start beginning with our annual BBQ lunch at Tuapiro Reserve. Following on we have the ‘Twilight Concerts’ in Katikati. Whanganui VCC has their infamous ‘Burma Rally,' Rotorua VCC has their annual ‘Lakefront Car Show,' and Thames Vintage Classic Cub has Wings & Wheels. See the advert in this Klaxon for these dates and many other events happening during the month of January.
In closing, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bryce Strong, who has recently retired as our website manager and reporter for Beaded Wheels. Bryce, you have done an excellent job for our Branch over the many years. The committee and the members thank you very much for your contribution, and wish you all the best for the future. Paul Beck will take over the position of website manager, and Donn White will be our new reporter for Beaded Wheels, thank you both gentlemen for agreeing to take these roles on. Remember folks any news you may have, or events you have been on that you think we could be interested in, please let Paul & Donn know. Let us not forget but thank all the numerous members of the VCC at Branch and National level who beaver away for many hours to keep the ‘wheels of motion’ ticking on, give up their time voluntary to make it all happen. Happy motoring, stay safe, stay well, and may your next month be filled with happiness and love! “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success” Henry Ford
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
Mary Headley: Mary shares an interest in older cars John Holbrook: John has a 1972 Fiat and a 1972 Morris van Welcome to the BOP VCC Mary and John. We look forward to meeting you
BOP VCC 2017 Membership List. A reminder to everyone: A 2017 membership list is available by electronic means. From Kaaren at : email@example.com or Paul at: firstname.lastname@example.org
From our Secretary Joe Scott Hi Folks, The month of October proved to be a very busy time. Positive things happen in our life as a result of the support of wonderful dedicated people. Volunteers that slug away to ensure our club members receive a smile on their face on a regular basis. I would like to recognise people like Garth and Marcia Reed. You hardly hear a peep out of this couple. How many of you realise that they place the labels on our Klaxon magazine and distribute and post them out to you all? There is a cost involved as there is with any volunteer work. But do they complain, “No.” Take your hat off to people like them. Looking forward to our Swap-Meet/Car Show on the 12th November. Please ensure you bring your vehicle so members of the paying public can have a good experience. The future of clubs such as ours depend on how they are perceived by the public and officials in high places. Jill and I were delighted with the article in the Klaxon about our old truck. A lot of good feedback “thank you.” I welcome Kaaren and Jim back from experiencing Route 66. They provided great feedback and photos. Christmas and the fine weather is not far away so join us in enjoying our club activities. “You reap what you sow in this life.” Happy Motoring! Joe Scott
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 an email to Paul at email@example.com If you are receiving Klaxon by email and are happy with it, you may cancel your hardcopy version. This saves the club a considerable amount of money in postage and printing. As an alternative a hardcopy version is usually available on club nights which saves postage costs. You may cancel your hardcopy by contacting Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Paul at email@example.com BOP VCC Website: Search bay of plenty vintage car club in your browser. It contains our magazine and other club information of interest pertaining to our club. BOP VCC Face book: The club has a Facebook page, however it is a private page only accessible to our members and approved people. Log onto your facebook page and search Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club. Then request to be a friend. If you are not a friend you cannot access it.
Your Klaxon Editor is Paul Beck
Contact Paul at
firstname.lastname@example.org 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, This month has been really busy for me yet I could not work out why. It wasn't until I looked at my email count that all was revealed. 173 emails received to date this month alone, and still counting. Mind you, a large portion of them were from Club Captain Kaaren. The Smylie's, Stafford's and the Goldsmiths were travelling Route 66 in USA and Kaaren sent many photos through keeping in touch of where they were and what they were up to. 288 photos in all. What an effort on her part. I did discover she was working until the wee hours getting it all out so we could follow and enjoy her effort on Facebook. The grand finale` being the loading of the cars on the truck to take away. It is my bet we will hear more of the trip in the future. And talking about time racing by. Did any of you realize that there is only one more Klaxon to the end of the year. And while I was typing this out Yvonne is reading a Farmers Christmas special catalogue. Seems like so much to do and so little time to do it. What a ruckus I stirred up when in my last report I touched the subject of using false plates on our cars. Two letters are published in this issue on the subject. It seems a strange thing to me that both letters condone the illegal actions of others and say we should turn a blind eye to it. Sorry guys. Wrong is not an action I support. Safety comes first in my mind. We can still enjoy motoring in our cars within any rules set and in the eyes of NZ Transport must be seen to be a responsible organization. We can lose our good reputation very easily by the actions of a very few people. While on the subject of the MOT.—have you looked at your drivers licence recently. I have just discovered mine expires next year. Funny thing is I thought only other people got old except me. You must renew your licence at the age of 75 and then 80. You may need to sit tests. I do wonder why the oldies are singled out though as the only ones who must prove they can drive responsibly. I have been trolling through many old photos of our club this month and can’t help but smile at our early members and how young they look (including myself). Many say we don’t change much but sorry good people, the photos say otherwise. What a laugh I had. Of course many have now gone now and remain only in memory, but it is nice to look back occasionally and remember them. While on the subject of photos, one of the more humorous items there was a VHS tape of Bert Benge who had a 90th birthday which was celebrated at the Auto Barn, then later gave a talk of his early days as a mechanic working at Todd’s in the 1920s when Todd’s were in Wellington. The tape was starting to deteriorate so I copied it on to a DVD to preserve it. I had forgotten the sly humor of this guy but it all comes out in the video. Probably well worth showing one night. Kaaren has submitted a very busy program for the period leading up to Christmas for us all. 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. All for now, Paul
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A GIFT FOR EVERY CHILD UNDER 12
SATURDAY 12TH DECEMBER WHERE: BOP VCC Clubrooms TIME:
CONVENERS: Kaaren and Linda Bring along your Children or Grandchildren Further details will be announced nearer the date
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 1938â€“ 1940. 1938: The Farmers Trading Co give Aucklanders their first Trolley Bus Service from Wyndham street to the Hobson Street store. A free tram service from Reflections Beresford Street started 2 years earlier. 1938: New Zealand's first Zebra crossing was introduced in Petone. 1938: A start was made to convert the capitalâ€™s suburban rail network to electricity. The electric trains began on the Johnsonville service, and 2 years later on the Paekakariki line. 1939: Penalties were introduced for driving under the influence of alcohol and petrol was rationed with the introduction of Oil Fuel Emergency regulations during WWII. 1940: Tasman Empire Airlines (Teal) began business with a weekly return service between Auckland and Sydney using Empire flying boats. This service provided the first trans Tasman airmail service, part of a connection to Britain. Pan American also began a service from Auckland but the US Navy took that over the following year. 1940: Harewood Airport opened in Christchurch. 1942: Auckland is connected with Invercargill by a United Airways Lockheed Electra. 1942: Recorded the first fatalities on a NZ passenger flight with the crash of a Union Airways Electra on Mt Richmond near Nelson killing 5 people.
Mid week run report by Ray Findlay October mid-week run saw 16 cars meet at the Wairoa River bridge for morning tea, this must be a popular meeting spot as the hot-rod boys met there at the same time for their run to Whangamata. Unfortunately the ground was a bit sodden for sitting on but after everyone was refreshed we set off via Whakamarama for the Puketoki Reserve, an easy 15k run. At the reserve we were met by Terry Edwards, chairman of the small band of volunteers who have established and maintain this unique and delightful area of around 100 acres. Terry explained the problems they had had with pest control and the considerable efforts that had been put into this ongoing battle. Their efforts have been rewarded by a huge reduction in pests and a resurgence of native bird-life. We started a walk through the native bush on the well maintained tracks with the explanatory signposts that explain the history of this area which was an important timber producing site with a large sawmill and their own railway to meet the harbour scows. About halfway around the rain saw us all scuttling back to our cars for shelter, about then the rain stopped and we had sunshine for lunch. Although our walk was cut short I'm sure many will return to have a further look around this delightful and very accessible reserve. Oldest car on the trip was Tony Frasers 1926 DeLarge which handled the journey with ease.
End of month run report by Alan Webb Putaruru Timber Museum Run (Sunday 29th October) Once again the day dawned with heavy rain, something we DODGY SPAN: This is a model of the Totara bridge which had been built in 1905 over the Waikato River at Ongaroto. have become accustomed too, "At the time, it was reputed to be the longest wooden that or wind. However, approxsuspension bridge in the world. It had been said that imately 10 cars arrived at “nobody in their right mind built a bridge that long out of 9.15am at our club room to wood" but after some years of use the bridge got so rickety, drivers and stokers in heavy trains were too scared to hear Joe Scott give a briefing cross it. "By the 1920s it was starting to get a bit of toothache as it and to let us know that there were some minor changes. was getting so wobbly the train drivers were scared to go across. The drivers came up with a plan that would save them from the twice-daily danger of plunging with the train and its "50 tonnes plus" of logs into the deep, swift river below. First, the driver would stop the train before it reached the 80-metre bridge. The stoker, the only other person on the train, would walk across the bridge. Once he was safely on the other side, the driver would set the train moving at its slowest speed and jump off before it got on to the bridge. The train would cross the bridge unmanned, and then the fire stoker would jump aboard and stop it on the other side, allowing the driver to cross the bridge safely on foot. The bridge was dismantled, without casualty, in 1933.
We motored over the Kaimai’s to discover that conditions were better. We stopped at the Waihou River Bridge picnic area for a pleasant morning tea. It wasn’t raining so we were able to mix easily. From here we carried on a short distance to the Putaruru Timber Museum. We were introduced to Tony Jakes who gave us a very interesting speech on early days in the milling in the timber industry and then showed us around some early machinery all pertaining to the early days of logging. At the end of our tour and inspection it was lunch time with some opting to have their lunch there while others chose to make the short drive into Putaruru to the “Wooden Farmer” where we enjoyed a very nice lunch with good company. A great day all round hosted by Joe and Jill. Alan Webb Left: Kinleith Sawmill undergoing contruction about 1950
Timber Museum at Putaruru
Below left: A huge 4 sider flat belt driven planer machine.
Below left: Remember the old double desk
Right: An old jail house
Right: Putaruru Forest School room
Letters to the Editor Dear Editor, A recurring concern about the possibility of BOP Br being exposed to a large insurance claim as a result of some incident arising from a Branch activity needs to be dealt with for once and for all. I would like to quote from the Minutes of the AGM recently held at Blenheim as I'm fairly sure a large number of members will not have taken the time to read them. I quote directly "After reviewing the Club's current policies, the Statutory Liability has increased to a $2 million limit of indemnity as well as the Insured description being updated to "The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Incorporated and all its branches throughout New Zealand" and the updated Business description of "Vehicle Club and all associated motor vehicle club activities including swap meets, part sales and vehicle wrecking, magazine publisher and distributor. That's it, end of story, we need to put our concerns aside and get on the business of enjoying all the Branch's (Club) activities because we are covered with a castiron cover. Yours, Alastair Jones Hi Folks, Concerns regarding Club vehicles being subject to scrutiny over WOF and Registration compliance prior to VCC organized events. A wise man once told me, if it ainâ€™t in black and white (not in the regulations,) keep your pen in your pocket. If an enthusiastic organizer wants to go down that road they would be unwise to try and action a policy. (A policy has no substance.) In other words, you will just make a fool of yourself. Enforcement can only be carried out by authorised persons who have the delegation to administer punishment. Why would you worry about being refused entry to any event, it has not happened in my life-time. My advice would be let status quo apply. If a Club member wants to do something dodgy like swap the plates etc.; they have made an informed decision about the risks of rejection by their Insurance Company and their chances of involvement with Enforcement Authorities and frankly they are prepared to take the risk. Some people need to get off their high horse. People like you and me take risks every day. Your Secretary In reply to both Alastair's and Joeâ€™s letters If a club member has used other vehicle plates on their car they do take a calculated risk. However it also means the vehicle has NOT undergone a WOF check. It would be picked up if they tried. That vehicle though is possibly dangerous putting everyone at risk. Including myself. It does not matter how much we have insurance cover for. Insurance is the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff. While we may be adequately covered, I have yet to see an insurance company that will pay out if negligence is concerned. Health and Safety is all about identifying and minimising any risk of a possible accident. If no assessment has been carried out and risks identified and minimised we leave ourselves wide open to criticism. If a policy is formed and in place (and followed) should an accident happen it looks much better to have tried (and only documentation can prove that) than not to. Paul Beck Editor
This Months Club Debut
1926 Delage DI. Owner: Deidre Rennie Photographed at our mid week run at Puketoku Reserve Delage founded his company in 1905 then was later acquired in 1935 by Delahaye. Delahaye stopped manufacture 1953. The Di model was originally fitted with a 4 cylinder motor about 2 litre 11hp then later upgraded to an OHV 2.121cc motor
Oh dear, Jack! When I ask how you are and the reply is â€œlike a Studebaker. Just keep goingâ€?. What has happened??
Vodafone notice for change of email address. Vodafone email services will be closing 30th November. The following domain names are to be closed clear.net.nz es.co.nz ihug.co.nz paradise.net.nz pcconnect.co.nz quik.co.nz vodafone.co.nz vodafone.net.nz wave.co.nz If you have one of the above domains, you will need to open a new email account with a new password. Do not leave it till the last minute. DO IT NOW!!!! However, do not forget to advise Klaxon and the VCC of your new email address.
Getting old jokes from the book, Over the Hill
Now I’m over 50, my doctor says I should go out and get some fresh air. I said “All right, I’ll drive the car with the windows open.” I’m getting to an age when I can enjoy the only sport left. It is called hunting your spectacles. Anyone can get old, all they have to do is live long enough. When in his seventies Sir Malcolm Sargent was asked to what he attributed his great age. He said, I suppose I must attribute it to the fact that I haven’t died yet. Middle age is when your clothes no longer fit and it is you who needs the alterations Joe arrived home from a shopping trip at the supermarket. As his wife checked through the groceries she complained that he had forgotten many of the items he was supposed to buy.
At least I remembered to drive home in the car this time announced Joe with an air of satisfaction. Car!. What car? We don’t own a car shrieked his wife. I’m going to the garage for my 10,000 mile service said Robert to his wife. Don’t you mean you are taking the car for its service quizzed his wife. “No, I’ve got so many spare parts I think it’s better to be checked by a garage than by a doctor.”
You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake. You know you are getting old when your bottom hits the settee before you have even sat down and the supermarket cart rattles less than your dentures. My grand mother started walking 5 miles a day to stay in shape when she was 60. She is 97 today and we don’t know where the hell she is. Youth is expert at everything and experienced at nothing.
Signs that you are an old wreck. Your birth certificate is written in Roman numerals. Archaeologists dig up things you remember from your childhood. Your best loved music is only available on vinyl. He is so old his blood group has been discontinued.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR YOUR PHOTOS OF AMUSING SIGNS The rules: The photograph must have been taken and location given by the contributor. (must not be copied from another source such as the web or a book) Provided by Paul Beck Sign overload This photo was taken a few years ago just above Papaaroha in the Coromandel. It may have been pulled down by now??
How on earth you are meant to read it and take it all in while driving is beyond me and yet was put up by the Transport Safety. Then a little beyond is narrow bridge and right of way. Then 100 yards up the road another right of way sign which is just visible in the photo. On the other side of the bridge (not in the photo) was a keep left sign. All in a space of 2-300 yards.
OUR CLUB ELECTRONIC SITES 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 an email to Paul at email@example.com If you are receiving Klaxon by email and are happy with it, you may cancel your hardcopy version. This saves the club a considerable amount of money in postage and printing. As an alternative a hardcopy version is usually available on club nights which saves postage costs. You may cancel your hardcopy by contacting Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Paul at email@example.com BOP VCC Website: Search bay of plenty vintage car club in your browser. It contains our magazine and other club information of interest pertaining to our club. BOP VCC Face book: The club has a Facebook page, however it is a private page only accessible to our members and approved people. Log onto your facebook page and search Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club. Then request to be a friend. If you are not a friend you cannot access it. 25
Crossword — by Dave Ryan 4
Modified fast vehicle 3– 3
open public place
Not required now because of GPS
Eton College students
Loses control of car
Connecting sloping surface
Scoundrels, disrespectful to women
A class or category
Vehicle rear warning device
German word for motorway
Henry and Edsels surname
Tax or duty (Pl)
0°celcius or 32°farenhight
Make fun or provoke
Driver taking up all the road
Monastery where monks live
Firearm fired from the shoulder
Abbreviation of automatic
Group working together
Who made the little Rambler ?
ANSWERS TO CROSSWORD ACROSS
PARTS SHED Contact: Jack 07 5766346 Reminder to all members Clean out your sheds and bring those surplus parts down for our Swap Meet BEFORE 12TH NOVEMBER ______________________________________________________________
This is your last chance The Swap Meet is very close A number of parts have arrived lately. But we need more Contact Jack on 07 5766346 27
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BUMPER and LAPEL BADGES $30 EACH: Coloured in, Chrome, Nickel or Bronze finish Contact: Owen Smith 07 570200 29
$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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Night Truck. Fully restored. Further details available Contact is : Eric Robinson 0274503601. or email: email@example.com For Sale. 1926 Willy’s Night Truck. Sleeve Valve Engine. The body is lovely but the upholstery need a tidy and the parts are there for the motor. Phone number is 07562336. The truck is stored in Tauranga. (Paul Lett) advertiser 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com Wanted: 12 Volt Generator suitable for 1928 Austin 12/4. Contact Graham Savage on 07 3087683 or 0274773731 Wanted: STORAGE REQUIRED ASAP Clean dry storage required for approx 6 months for vintage car please contact Ivan Allen 07 5432629 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
BUSINESS FOR SALE AS GOING CONCERN
ENQUIRIES TO PETER
For beaded-edge, high-pressure/ straight-sided, well-based cross-ply, radial, wide whitewall, imperial, metric, car, truck, motorcycle, also whitewall
PETER WOODEND (VCC Member)
Web: classic-tyres.co.nz Email: email@example.com Postal: P O Box 2245 TAURANGA 3140
07 571 5525 - Mobile/warehouse: 027 605 4040
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