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Christmas Challenge! Did you find all the hidden Christmas Car Horns in the Christmas issue of The Hub?

ANSWER: There were 14 Car Horns


CLUBROOMS: Cutler Park, McLean's Island CLUB NIGHT: 7.30pm Ist Thursday of the month Phone 03 359—7004


Main Committee


John Coomber (Christine)

027 2925206

03 310 7056


Rod Thrower (Lynda)

338 2320


Kevin Sarjeant (Joan)

365 1938

Immediate Past Chairman

Leigh Craythorne (Tony)

Club Captain

Dave Inwood (Linda)

Vintage Convenor

Brendon Eason (Elizabeth)

027 346 8324

343 2979

Veteran Convenor

Tim Palmer (Barbara)

021 338 692

03 313 3952

Group Convenor

George R Kear (Jorden)

027 221 4332

347 0315

Commercial Convenor

Neil Shaskey (Louise)

027 289 6201

352 8802

327 4156

Cover photo:

Adults and kiddies alike enjoying the Club Fire Engine during the Children’s Christmas Picnic. Photo taken at the 2017 Children’s Christmas Picnic, Sunday 10th December 2017. 3

2017-2018 Representatives Motor Cycle Convenor

Les Freeman (Margaret)

027 339 0962

358 4549

Spare Part Shed Reps

Ross Butler Wayne Stocks

352 3160 383 1380

9-90's Co-ordinator:

John Kuipers

332 7926

VIC Representative

Don Bennetts (Judy)

385 6333


Mike Foster

359 8260

Bar Managers

Amanda Franklin (Wayne)

389 7066

Bar Managers

Gill Stevenson (Kevin)

327 5743

Noggin Displays

Don Muller (Marlene)

385 6850


Owen Genet

358 2514

Assistant Librarian

Kay Shaskey (Graeme)

Swap Meet Chair

Colin Hey (Jenny)

Swap Meet sites

Kevin Clarkson (Shona)

021 0270 6525

Barn bookings/ Camping

Kevin and Claire Campion

027 407 5344

03 312 7255

Beaded Wheels Reporter

Tony Becker (Ngaire)

027 446 6964

421 2426

North Canty Noggin

Jeff Rogers

022 131 7235

03 313 8432

027 346 8324

343 2979

027 279 9195

352 5217 359 8737

Hub Editor/Club Website Brendon Eason


Club Events February


Thur Wed Thu Thu Sat Sat Sat Thur Sat Sat Sat Sun Wed Sat/Sun Sat/Sun

1 7 15 15 17 24 24 1 3 3 3 4 7 10/11 17/18

Noggin 9-90s Motorcycle Noggin Commercial Noggin Car Boot Fair Annual Commercial Rally Motorcycle Fish & Chip Run Noggin Moped Run Bicycle Clip-on Run Back Country Run 20th Rear Wheel Brake Rally 9-90s Canterbury Branch Annual Rally Jim Toohey Motorcycle Run

Check the online calendar for more up-to-date Events information on our club website:

COPYRIGHT STATEMENT: The contents of this newsletter may not be reproduced in a commercial publication without the Editor’s permission. 5

Chairman’s Report Welcome to another year of motoring events and fun. Over the holiday break we have had lots of rain (fortunately) and a lot of very hot days. I trust that you have not had overheating problems with any of your older vehicles. I know we sometimes frown on more modern vehicles, but there is something to be said for the air conditioning of our modern fleet in this sort of weather. The Children’s Christmas Picnic was a great success again thanks to Alan Parris and the team of helpers who put the event on. The same can’t be said for the Boxing Day Run, which was washed out with the rain. Christine and I joined the Craythornes, Easons, Bennetts and Glendays at the Woodend Beach domain for a picnic lunch under some trees. I understand that the rest of you sought shelter at the other Woodend domain for your lunch. We can’t always get it right. This month sees the boot fair on the seventeenth and the Annual Commercial Rally on the twenty fourth. At the beginning of March we have the Moped Run, Back Country run and Rear Wheel Brake Rally before the Annual Rally on the 10th/11th. March/April will be a busy time with many events on in this branch, and neighbouring branches so keep your eye on the Hub for details. For any members who may be interested, the March Executive meeting will be held in the Sudima Hotel at the airport on March 24. If you wish to register to attend, you must do so by 11 February. You will notice a few more of the dangerous old trees have been brought down, and others topped. Thanks to those members who have come out with chainsaws and taken away firewood and cleaned up the leftovers. We have an ambitious plan to upgrade the bar later this year, and some of you will have noticed the new refrigerated cabinet under cove just outside the bar area. We hope to commence the work during the winter period which is not so busy.


Chairman’s Report… Des Fowler our Parts Shed representative has been unwell for two to three months and has been in and out of hospital. Many members from around the country ring Des about availability of parts, and I have been concerned about the number of calls his wife is having to deal with. After contacting Des, he has agreed to the contact listed in the Hub being changed to Ross Butler and Brian Rogers. Please contact either of these members for Parts Shed enquires. Our best wishes go out to Des and Janet at this difficult time. Enjoy your vintage motoring and stay safe on the road. John Coomber - Chairman

Secretary’s Report Happy New Year to all, and I hope you have had a good break with family and friends these last two months. I will be away during the first three weeks of February but will be able to access my emails if you require forms etc. I will be attending The National Executive Meeting in Christchurch on the 24 th March as your branch delegate, if there are any matters you would like raised at this meeting please let me know before or speak to me at the March Noggin. This is the six monthly meeting between the National AGM’s. Remember I am usually available up by the stage at most noggins if you require forms or have any issues you wish to raise with your committee. (Don’t be surprised if I ask you to put it in writing) Regards Rod - Secretary


Club Captain’s Report Happy New Year to everybody! Already the first HUB of 2018 has been produced. Thanks to Brendon for his hard work. I wish to thank Greg & Gail Lamb and Ian & Marilyn McKinley for towing the toilets to “Glen Ovis” near Hawarden and “Kaiwara Homestead” near Culverden. Also a special thank you to Doc & Jan Sidey and Bruce & Audrey Johns for hosting us on the day and making us feel so welcome. A few vehicles travelled home via the Kaiwara Road and out to State Highway 1 as an alternative, however this route involved 25kms of shingle. The Bush Telegraph informed us that someone in a Model A lost a wheel! The Childrens’ Christmas Picnic was once again a great success - with the temperature hot enough to bake Santa in his suit. Consequently we all moved into the main hall while the children received their presents. The fire engine with the pump going was especially popular in the afternoon heat. Thanks a lot to Alan Parris and his team for organising the day. Andrew Morrison organised the Boxing Day Run and although the weather was a little moist the hall in the Woodend Domain provided a great sheltered lunch spot. A few of us got temporarily lost, however most made it to the lunch venue. There was a rumour of about 5 or 6 vehicles permanently lost and last seen heading for Woodend Beach. A green Chrysler comes to mind and possibly accompanied by a Morris Oxford and a Rover. Thank you Andrew for an enjoyable day out. The Picnic Run was organised by Terry McQuinn with the destination at Gate House Winery. From reports there was a good turnout and an enjoyable day was had by all those attending. Thanks to Terry for organising and Peter for hosting the run.

The entry forms for the Annual Commercial Rally, the Back Country Run and our main Annual Rally are in this HUB. 8

Club Captain’s Report... Continued… PLEASE:- Could those members who won the trophies last year make sure they are returned to Leigh Craythorne or taken back to the clubrooms on Noggin Night before the date of this year’s rally – DON’T FORGET! Also we could do with some volunteers to run the field trials on Saturday, 10 th March for the Annual Rally. Cheers Dave Inwood - Club Captain

Commercial Report The final Commercial Noggin for 2017 was hosted by Lyndsey and Myra Saunders, and despite the less than ideal weather there was a good turnout for a pre-Christmas catch up, fortunately Lyndsey is well equipped for wet weather barbequing. There were a number of interesting artefacts to look over and guess their purpose, and I’m sure the neighbours appreciated the demonstration of a recently restored mobile V8 powered fire pump. January’s noggin was held at Don and Judy Bennetts home on a very pleasant warm evening, thanks for opening up the sheds and providing an excellent supper, obviously from the good attendance people remembered to put it on the calendar. Tony and Leigh Craythorne are hosting the February Commercial Noggin on 15 February, at 34a Harrowdale Drive, Avonhead, all welcome to attend as usual. The Annual Commercial Rally will be held on 24 February, details and entry form in this issue of the Hub.

Neil Shaskey - Commercial Convenor 9

9-90s Report

9 - 90s

Hi to everyone. For Christmas lunch we had 80 people joining us at the Woolston Club. I can say it was a noisy and happy atmosphere and I think everyone had a good time. We had our usual raffle and with that raffle and the money we had left over after I bought the Christmas presents 20 people went home with $20.00. So we start again in February for next Christmas. We had one couple who, I think, had a memory loss and they left without paying their $50.00 for the meals. As the organiser, I had to pay the shortfall so if it was you, please give me a ring and I will be pleased to hear from you. If you remember and don‘t ring me, then don’t come back to the 9-90s. Next year we will reimburse the organisers of each trip for all their expenses and we will charge $2.00 per car (or $1.00 per person) to cover this.

February 7

Meet at Peg Hotel Carpark, Belfast at 9.55am Organiser - Graeme Sword

March 7

Meet at Peg Hotel Carpark, Belfast at 9.55am Organiser - Ross Butler

Looking forward to seeing you all in 2018 and please wear your name badge. J K and the Team P S If there is an organiser who doesn’t want to be reimbursed that money will go to the Nurse Maude Organisation. (We may need them!)


Tony Becker Phone 421-2426 10

VCC Canterbury Branch Clubroom Cleaners wanted! Our current cleaners (a family of four) have decided to focus on other commitments in 2018, so we are looking for either a Club Member or someone in their extended family to take over this essential role. It entails: • Cleaning of the hall, foyer, kitchen and toilet block following Club events i.e. Noggins, Meals, Dances, Socials etc. • Full training will be given to the next volunteers who take this on • Re-imbursement for travel, costs and time is factored into the role Please contact Brendon Eason to put your name forward and receive training: email: or cell: 027-346-8324


Motorcycle Report It is just two months since the last motorcycle notes and only a dribble of water has flowed under the bridge. Past Events. 25 November - Fish & Chip Run. 8 or 9 bikes left Coffee Culture Main North Road for a run to the Fossil Point Café, Greta Valley. Essentially over the Waimak, left to Rangiora, Sefton and inland until hitting SH1 just before the Waipara turn-off, Waikari, and then to Greta Valley via Scargill Valley Road. Good day’s riding, fine weather. 13 December – Christmas Noggin. A good turnout of 50 booked in for the BBQ meal at the Barn. Bucketed down, but we were dry… Special Thanks to Alan and June Bland for once again providing a BBQ meal to be proud of! Well done, and Thank You Alan & June! 2 January 2018 – New Year’s Run. Small turn-out of 6 riders on 5 bikes left McLeans Island. Plan was to go to Hurunui Café for lunch; on the way stopped at Roy & Trevor of “Trev’s Trees” near Balcairn, to have a nosey at their bikes. Mainly triples, Triumph & BSA; but some other interesting stuff as well. While we were engrossed on their bikes, Joseph’s immaculate 1927 AJS proved to be a show-stopper with Ron and his mates! Ron & Trevor joined our run for the day, on their BSA Triples. On to Waipara, and a stop at Fred Hicks to view a retro caravan in the process of restoration, plus a garage with some interesting old cars. Arrived at Hurunui Cafe, place shut. Buggar. On to Culverden for lunch at the Red Post Café, run over, so home. Future Events. 15th February – Motorcycle Noggin. Note Change of DATE to Thursday. Looking at going to Smash Palace, their Biker’s Night. We went in November and it was very successful, so let’s do it again before the cooler weather settles in.

24th February – Fish & Chip Run. Depart PMH Cashmere Road 10.30 am, again; riders decide on destination. 12

Motorcycle Report... Advance Notice. 3rd March – Scooter & Moped Run. This is for Mopeds, and also small (under 250cc) motorcycles. Starts at McLeans Island, assemble 10.00am for a 10.30 am start. 3rd March – Bicycle Clip-on Run. This is a NEW EVENT on the motorcycle run calendar. Specifically this event is for bicycles with small (under 50cc) motors attached, of the type popular up until the 1950’s or 1960’s. Modern BMX bikes etc. fitted with the cheap Chinese motors that have been recently obtainable are specifically banned; bring these along and you will not be welcomed at all. They need to comply with the 30 year rule for club eligibility. Alister McKenzie (ph 03 355 4017 or email is organising, along with Doug Watkinson (email If you have one of these Clip-on bicycles then here is an event JUST FOR YOU. Alister is keen to get a Clip-on group going, similar to Royce’s VOG group. See elsewhere for more details.

14th March – Motorcycle Noggin. Not decided yet, notice in next month’s Hub. 17th – 18th March – Jim Toohey Motorcycle Run. This year hopefully will be going to Reefton, but suitable accommodation is proving difficult to find. If we do need to change destinations you will be advised in the March Hub. Whatever, probably going over Arthurs Pass and back via Lewis, but more details later. Mike Glenday is organising.

Working Bee. Some trees have been topped and cut down, at the Island, and one has been grabbed as firewood for the Social Corner. No date decided yet, but when worked out you will be advised by an email send-out for volunteers to come out and cut up/split firewood, and have a general tidy-up. The corner is running out of firewood so here is an opportunity to replenish supplies. That is about the lot for now, keep the rubber to the road, and enjoy brilliant summer riding weather!

Cheers, CML. 13

PARTS SHED OPEN EVERY WEDNESDAY 1 pm – 4:30 pm THIRD & FOURTH SUNDAY 9 am – 12 noon Open first Thursday of the month on Noggin Night from 7:00pm.

Open Hours Monday to Friday 8:00 - 5:00 Saturday 8:00 - 12:00

96 Williams Street, Kaiapoi 7630


December 2017 Noggin Display December’s Noggin Display was, Motorcycles for the M/C Annual Rally. Once again these M/Cs made a Great display. Thank you to all members who displayed their motorcycles and Les Freeman who organised it. Whenever there is a display of “winners” from a past Rally, I will get in touch with you prior to the Noggin Night, to see if you are available to display your vehicle, if you are a winner and were not contacted, it was because I have already obtained the numbers for the display. There are only 3 or at the most 4 spaces to fill in the hall, unfortunately we don't have room for all the “winners.”

Future Noggin Displays. March: April:

Winners (some) from the Vintage Annual Rally. Winners (some) from the Canterbury VCC Annual Rally.

Don Muller. 15

Velosolex Owners Group... (VOG’s)

Our run this time took us around the Heathcote Stream via Ashgrove, Waimea & Eastern Terraces, a run we’ve done before and is a very enjoyable one although the roads certainly haven’t improved at all, crikey they’re full of potholes. Once crossing St Martins Rd we were on Riverlaw Tce and heading off onto a walking track that we “share” but this time there was a slight hold up. The children from nearby Opawa School had a swimming day at Waltham Pool so it was quite a hoot to stop and let them all through, lots of “hi fives” and smiles from these youngsters and plenty of questions about our “bikes” and “my Dad’s got a motorbike” statements. Once the coast was clear of the little “kiddies” we were off again around Riverlaw and into Hansen Park for a peaceful jaunt, only one walker through here and my word what a funny look VOG 1 got as he slowly passed her by! The eventual end for the morning run was at the Brickworks on Centaurus for our

lunch stop. The afternoon saw us heading back to our vehicles again via a similar route. Once again John McIntyre VOG 13’s bike ended up on the backup trailer, I think John might be ready to take a cigarette lighter to the infernal thing!! Hoping all our avid readers had a great Christmas and are now looking forward to a healthy & happy 2018. Royce VOG1


New Members Welcome to our branch. We look forward to meeting you at our coming events and activities.

Robert Kennedy. 1951 Norton Model 7. 1975 Norton MK 3.


Our deepest sympathies are extended to the families of:

Mary Stevenson, Beloved wife of Neil and family.

Alex (Jock) Dunn, Rangiora. 17

Ford V8 Trailer Pump While showing a neighbours friend my 1939 Ford V8 car some years go, he mentioned that it was a shame that he had wasting in his yard a Ford V8 Fire Trailer Pump. Someone had dismantled it some years before, then got sick of it and left it there to rust and deteriorate in the open yard. Nobody was very interested in putting it back together again and he did not have the time or inclination. He would like it to go to a good home, and if I was interested I could come and have a look to see if it was suitable for restoration. You have to follow up these leads quickly, so as soon as possible I went to view the remains. After viewing it, as far as I could work out most of the main parts were there, but all of the hoses, nozzles and fittings were missing. The tyres were flat and perished, various parts were spread around the yard, the paint was very faded, and the radiator tank was full of holes. A favourable rate for the purchase of the unit was agreed to and the next weekend I borrowed a large trailer to bring it home. It was nearly four years before I had enough time to consider starting the restoration of it. I started by putting it back together temporarily to see what was there. Surprisingly most of the parts were there and only had to be sorted out. So with the help of a few friendly experts it was put back together. Some temporary electric wiring fitted, fuel in the tank and I managed to get the engine started and ran it for a short spell. This gave my spirits a bit of a lift,so I completely dismantled the unit, except for the engine and pump which were extremely heavy to lift. The wheels, guards, engine side panels and trailer chassis were all sent to be sandblasted and then sent to the panel and paint shop for panel beating and painting. I was thinking of having a go at the painting myself but when you think of the problems of spray painting at home, middle of winter, outside with undercoat and red paint flying around at the back of a house on a residential section in town. I am glad I did not take the task on. (So was my wife!). All I had to do at the panel beaters was to select the red paint colour (there are thousands of REDS available) and pay the money for them to complete the task. Very easy!

After bringing home all the flash shiny painted parts I started the reassembly. This took me some time, as it was harder than I thought it would be. But I got there in the end. I enjoy putting clean painted bits back together, but I sure do not like the dirty boring job of cleaning everything up, but it has to be done by someone. Finally I had it reassembled enough to ask a mate to help get the electrics sorted out so it would start. When this was completed fuel, oil, water were added plus a battery and after a few hiccups the engine started and ran Ok. From disassemble to present condition took me 7 months mostly outside over the winter.


I worked very hard on this to get it ready in the last fortnight before the Ford V8 Clubs November 2017 Annual Rally and when I arrived at the start it drew some attention. I have not fitted any mufflers to the engine yet and it has only short pipes so it makes a considerable lovely loud noise at the moment. Other car clubs were at the start of our rally and the noise of a flat head V8 running on straight pipes sure brought the men over to see what was going on. I still have a lot of work to do on this unit, as I have no hoses or fire fittings to finish it off. If anyone can help with these I will be very grateful. I have disconnected the drive shaft between the engine and pump at the moment, as it is not good practise to run the pump dry. A clutch system to overcome this problem is being investigated.

Just a few notes about these fire pumps. In the Second World War New Zealand was very short on fire fighting equipment and with the threat of the Japanese bombing our cities and towns something had to be done. The Colonial Motor Company in Wellington built 3500 of these Trailer Pumps and 1800 were positioned at many places around New Zealand especially in seaside towns and cities. The rest went to allied forces abroad. A 500 GPM pump was fitted to a 100 Hp Ford V8 engine with cooling coming from the water pump to the radiator tank. No fan was fitted and no cores were in the radiator which was only a water tank shaped like a radiator. The unit was mounted on a trailer so could be towed by any car available when required. I plan to take this unit to displays and shows around the country to show others who may not have seen one before. Thank you to everyone that assisted with advice, skills and parts. Lyndsey Saunders.


Homestead Run - November 2017 It had been a very long time since I have been on a Homestead Run! The rally started at South Eyre Road, Clarkville. It looked great with a paddock full of over 100 cars – all makes and models. We turned left out of the gate and went through Ohoka, Rangiora, Ashley, Sefton, Balcairn and the back roads coming out onto the main highway at Waipara. We travelled through Waikari and out the back of the Hawarden area arriving at Doc & Jan Sidey’s homestead “Glen Ovis” for morning tea. Doc gave an interesting talk on the property. His prize winning Corriedales were on view in a pen and his sheepdogs were making friends with the visitors. I couldn’t get over how deep and soft the wool was. We travelled through Masons Flat, Medbury and Culverden to Bruce & Audrey Johns’ homestead “Kaiwara” for lunch. Bruce gave an interesting talk on the property. We looked through the beautiful entranceway in the house then outside to the old dairy shed and outbuildings. Bruce also opened his art gallery in Culverden for us to view the art works. We went home via the shingle alternate route (Kaiwara Road). One of our Model A members lost a wheel en route - thanks to John Gregan for his rendition of Kenny Rogers’ “You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel” to keep the spirits up! (And the young guys who stopped and helped put it back on). A lovely day out on two lovely properties – thanks to the owners and to the organisers. Wendy Cooper


2017 Homestead Run

For more photos of this event, go to: 21

2017 Children’s Christmas Picnic

2018 Boxing Day Run (accidental alternate venue)


2018 Boxing Day Run

For more photos of this event, go to: 23

2018 Picnic Run to Gatehouse Wines

For more photos of this event, go to: 24

2018 Picnic Run to Gatehouse Wines FROM THE PASSENGER SEAT Approximately 28 cars assembled at VCC Clubrooms for a 10.30am start for the first run for 2018. We left on an awesome 21 degree morning - amazing after the storms and high winds earlier. Heading to Halswell Junction Road via Pound Road we entered the new Waterloo Business Park. Very impressive area with buildings of an extremely high standard. After wending our way through various crescents and avenues we continued on to Waterloo Rd, into Barters Rd, Maddison and Kirk Rds then left at Newtons Rd and past the Women's Prison with an instruction "visiting hours are posted on the gate!!." We travelled through the Weedons and West Melton area passing Tresillian Vineyard, Melton Estate Vineyard and through the new West Melton Subdivisions. We then Crossed the Main West Coast Road and traversed Weedons Ross Road, crossing Halkett Road into Langdales Road passing Langdales Vineyards and arriving at Gatehouse Winery and Vineyard in Jowers Road for our picnic lunch in the shaded areas of some lovely large old trees. At the lunch stop we found that 12 more cars and passengers had driven directly to the venue . We were treated to an interesting variety of veteran, vintage and post vintage cars it was nice to be able to look at the assembled cars as the veteran cars are not seen at general rallies and they are very pretty and interesting to look at and have the owners talk about the restoration and skills required to drive these lovely old survivors. Gatehouse Wines is a private winery where grapes are crushed and stored and then bottled for the owner and for other small vineyard owners. The owner Peter Gatehouse has made some of the equipment necessary for the above tasks. Thanks to Peter for accommodating us all in pleasant peaceful surroundings. Great to see a good turnout. Thanks also to Terry McQuinn for a very pleasant day and the easy to read instructions in the larger print. Bev Crew


Canterbury Branch Up Coming Events 2018 VCC Canterbury Car Boot Fair Saturday 17th February 2018 Open to any Club Member. Start from 7:30am. Vehicle Parts Shed will be open from 9:30am. Parts Shed will run a BBQ.

2018 Commercial Annual Rally Saturday 24th February 2018

Entry form in this copy of The Hub - or Enter Online

Moped Run Saturday 3rd March 2018 This is for Mopeds, and also small (under 250cc) motorcycles. Starts at McLeans Island, assemble 10:00am for a 10:30 am start.


Canterbury Branch Up Coming Events Back Country Run Saturday 3rd March 2018 The Back Country Run is open for cars pre 1936 and Commercials pre 1960 or at the organiser’s discretion.

20th Rear Wheel Brake Rally Sunday 4th March 2018 The event is open to early cars, commercials, and motorcycles without drum brakes on the front axle. The day comprises non-competitive runs with start & lunch stops at places of historic interest, then concludes with an early meal that leaves plenty of time to be home before dark.

2018 Canterbury Branch Annual Rally Saturday & Sunday 10th & 11th March 2018

Entry form in this copy of The Hub - or Enter Online


Canterbury Branch Up Coming Events Jim Toohey Motorcycle Run Saturday & Sunday 17th & 18th March 2018 For those new to the club, this run is an over night trip in March every year, named after Jim Toohey who many years ago organised the event and was tragically killed the night before the event. Open to all club acceptable motorcycles.

Anzac Day Run Wednesday 25th April 2018


Check the online calendar for more up-to-date Events information on our club website:


Have you tried our new improved website yet?

For the latest: Branch information Online rally entries Newsletter—The Hub Gallery

Events and rallies Interactive calendar Winners Contact the Club


Annual Commercial Rally Saturday February 24th 2017 The Annual Commercial Rally will be on Saturday 24th February. All club eligible commercial vehicles welcome, so if you own or are able to beg/borrow a truck, van, ambulance, hearse, or any other type of commercial vehicle then bring it along. Entries in by 16 February please, and given the diverse nature of commercial vehicles an indication of the number of people attending would be appreciated. Rally start will be from the Brooklands Fire Station, meeting at 9.30am to collect rally information, departing from 10am onwards. The rally will have a timed section during a drive through the countryside, bringing a picnic lunch is suggested although there are a couple of options for food and drink near the lunch stop. After lunch field tests will be at Cutler park, followed by afternoon tea provided for rally participants, rally results and catching up on events and stories from the day.

Tea and coffee will be available, or bring your own drink of preference. Assistance would be appreciated with rally marshalling, field tests etc, any willing volunteers can contact the organiser: Neil Shaskey on 0272896201 or email


Annual Commercial Rally, 24th Feb 2018 ENTRY FORM


Mem No.


No. attending

Vehicle Type Make/Model

Vehicle Year Average speed: 25mph Entry fee:




$20 including rally plaque and afternoon tea.



Or by email to: Or mail to: Neil Shaskey, 8 Autumn Place, Christchurch

Payment by direct credit, with your name and “Commercial Rally” to: VCC Canterbury Branch,03 1594 0096832 00 Or by cheque, payable to VCC Canterbury Branch.

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Hub Editor email: 32

Back Country Run, 3rd March 2018 ENTRY FORM Entrant

Mem No. Home


Phone Make


Vehicle Type Vehicle Year 2 Wheel Brakes

Entry fee:

4 Wheel Brakes




Or by email to: Or mail to: D. Inwood, 126 South Eyre Road, R D 2 Kaiapoi 7692.

Payment by direct credit, with your name and “Back Country Run” to: VCC Canterbury Branch,03 1594 0096832 00 Or by cheque, payable to VCC Canterbury Branch.

Entries close 24 Feb 2018 The Back Country Run is open for cars pre 1936 and Commercials pre 1960 or at the organiser’s discretion. Assemble at Balmoral Reserve on left just over Hurunui Bridge. Make sure your brakes are in good condition and carry chains that fit, fire extinguisher and tow rope. DEFINITELY NO DOGS! Assemble at the start with a full tank of fuel, your morning tea and lunch at 8.30am for briefing at 8.45am. Or ring organiser Dave Inwood for more information – Ph 327-4156. 33

20th Rear Wheel Brake Rally Sunday 4th March 2018 The event is open to early cars, commercials, and motorcycles without drum brakes on the front axle. The day comprises noncompetitive runs with start & lunch stops at places of historic interest, then concludes with an early meal that leaves plenty of time to be home before dark.

Four routes are offered to provide an option for all eligible vehicles. These include a Short route on sealed roads suitable for one and two cylinder vehicles. A second longer sealed route is offered, as well as a mixed route that travels over sealed and gravel roads. The Long route also travels over mixed road surfaces, but is longer and with more gravel sections. Please select your route based on the type of roads you wish to motor and the distance you want to cover. The day's programme is: 9.00am Meet at Hohepa at 23 Barrington Street, Cashmere. Head up the drive to park where directed. Please park all modern support vehicles on the street. 10.00am

After a talk about the property the first vehicles depart on the run.

12.30pm Arrive at Waianiwa Homestead near Greendale. Please bring your own lunch for a picnic in the grounds. If wet we will have lunch nearby and visit the homestead in the afternoon. 2.30pm

After a talk about the property depart on the afternoon run.

4.30pm Arrive at the Famous Grouse Hotel in Lincoln for an evening meal. There will be time for a drink first. 5.00pm A light meal will be served. A few bottles of wine will be given away and the summer evening will allow plenty of time for vehicles to return home before dark. We would be pleased if you can join us. Please also phone if you can assist on the day. Your help will be appreciated. Please direct inquiries to: Peter Barnett, phone 358-5956


20th Rear Wheel Brake Rally Sunday 4th March 2018 ENTRY FORM Entrant


Address Make


Vehicle Vehicle Year Rally Routes - Please choose one 1 & 2 Cylinder Route only - 40 mile with 1 km of gravel on the final road to the homestead. Short Route – 50 mile with 1 km of gravel on the final road to the homestead. Mixed Route – 55 miles with 10-15% gravel. Long Route - 60 mile with 25% gravel. Entry including rally entry, badge and evening meal for one. Additional evening meals at $30.00 / adult or $18.00 / child 10 years or younger

Total (One entry and two meals is $81.00):


Enter Or mail to: Peter Barnett, 8 Nepal Place, Christchurch 8053 Payment by direct credit, with your name and “Rear Wheel Brake” to: VCC Canterbury Branch,03 1594 0096832 00 Or by cheque, payable to VCC Canterbury Branch.

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Copy for the March Hub closes on 18 February 2018 Contact "The Editor", Brendon Eason By phone 343 2979 or preferably email

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The Barn is available for hire to all members for birthdays, anniversaries, meetings, and other functions. Contact Kevin or Claire on 03 312 7255

Canterbury Branch Web Site email: Postal address: PO Box 11-082, Sockburn, Christchurch Our bank for direct credit payments is Westpac Barrington Mall A/C 03 1594 0096832 00 Please enter your name and event entered or other details of deposit. 36

Jim Toohey Motorcycle Run, 17th/18th March 2018 ENTRY FORM Entrant

Mem No.


Email Make


Motorcycle Vehicle Year

Pillion/Other attending

Entry fee: $10.00 per rider Back up and incidentals Accommodation: $55.00 per person - this will be sharing a twin room cost per person. I have three doubles booked if couples are attending. $110 a couple. Meal costs are your responsibility of course.


Enter Or by email to: Or mail to: M Glenday, 11 Brahman Close, Prebbleton 7604. Payment by direct credit, with your name and “Jim Toohey” to: VCC Canterbury Branch Motorcycle Section, 030 8020099727 00 Or by cheque, payable to VCC Canterbury Branch.

Entries Close 9 March 2018

This year we are off to the West Coast, accommodation is at Greymouth, Recreational Hotel. Hopefully there will be a shed type raid on the Saturday afternoon prior to finishing at our accommodation or Sunday morning. There will be a back up provided for the weekend. I will require numbers attending so get your entry in early. For those new to the club, this run is an over night trip in March every year, named after Jim Toohey who many years ago organised the event and was tragically killed the night before the event. Open to all club acceptable motorcycles. Starting time – 9.15am for 9.45am start. Starting place – coffee at Coffee Culture, corner of Main North Rd & Daniels Rd (where the start of Fish & Chip Runs have been starting).


North Canterbury Noggin Fourth Wednesday of the month, Rangiora RSA from 7:30pm

INSURANCE Vero CIS – telephone 0800 658 411 Canterbury Branch Agency Number 300130 This number needs to be quoted when taking out insurance, for Canterbury Branch to benefit. 38

OTHER BRANCH and ORGANISATIONS EVENTS See Notice board posters for more information.

Sunday 25th February 2018 Twin Rivers Motoring Extravaganza A & P Showgrounds, Curletts Rd Entry Fee:- $15.00 per Vehicle.

Saturday 10th March 2018 Lake Taupo Rally Entry Forms available from Clubroom Noticeboard 17th/18th March Coromandel Charity Cruise **THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED** Sunday March 25th 2018 North Canterbury Classic Tour Start venue : Woodlands CafĂŠ. Corner Ashworths-Beach Road & SH1, Leithfield, North Canterbury. Registrations from 9am to 11am. Cost $15 per vehicle. Includes New Zealand Classic Car magazine and other goodies. Breakfasts and/or morning teas available at start venue. All vehicles welcome, from veteran to modern classics. This years route will include some surprises. Sunday 6th May 2018 Ashburton Plains Rotary Car Rally Details available from Clubroom Noticeboard

MARINE PLYWOOD * 18mm BS 1088 -$165.00. 1220x2440mm. * Second grade - 12mm $65.00, 18mm $85.00, 25mm $112.00 all 1200x2400mm. * High Pressure Laminate -12mm $80.00, 18mm $90.00. all 1220x2440mm. * Anti Slip -18mm $100.00 1220x2440mm. * Bending Ply - 4mm $80.00. 1220x2440mm Phone Paul 027 277 8049 39

FOR SALE Humber Super Snipes, series V,1966 models x2 I have two Humber Super Snipes, series v,1966 models. One is driveable and has had repairs carried out in preparation for recertification. The second is part-way through brake replacement and has been off the road for nearly 30 years, but was driven last year. I would be interested in hearing from someone who would be dedicated enough to see their restorations completed. Regards Graham Robinson, ph 379 3533 or email: 5 of 19" 3 Bolt wire wheels suitable for a light vehicle in reasonable condition some surface rust other wise good condition. $250 the lot. Phone Corran Vincent 021565688. 1929 Chrysler Sedan 65 not complete. Most of the hard work has been done. 5 x new tyres. Everything is here for it. Asking $11,000. 1978 Bedford 250 Campervan original Cresta Craft vehicle. Has WOF and will be registered upon sale. Resprayed, and everything original. Asking $15,000. 2003 VW Passat full service history for this vehicle. Asking $2,000. Phone Duncan Gunther 385 0948.


WANTED Ford V8 1940 to 1947 pistons 3, 3/16 plus 0.06 inch oversize. I'm seeking one Ford piston, 3,3/16 inch, plus 60 thou oversize. If you have a full set I'll be interested. Any joy? Regards, Rodger Bisset, Central Otago Branch. email: Landrover Rear Reflectors I'm looking for a rear reflectors for my Landrover army trailer that I'm restoring. If you are able too help me out that would be fantastic. Thanks in advance. Matt Phone 021 666 7954 or email: 1956 Rover 90 Petrol Tank Hi, I'm looking for a petrol tank ,for the above car can you please help, thanks Barry email: Morris 1300 rims and good dash pad to suit 1971 model wanted Phone Daryl 03 3885521 or 0274341014 or email:

1957 Austin A50 Cambridge 13 inch rims and hubcaps No A pressed into hubcap 4 1/2 pcd. Phone/txt Andrew 0276116225. or email: Liqui Vehicle Tilter Missing in action (currently stored in someone else’s shed): my Liqui Vehicle Tilter – attaches to the hubs on one side of a car and then tilts the whole vehicle so the underside can be worked on. Loaned about a year ago - I remember putting in on someone’s trailer one noggin night, and unfortunately I didn’t write down who I loaned it to. I have a need for it and would like it back please. If you have it you will know who to contact, but in case you have forgotten too, it’s Colin Hey. Thanks in anticipation.

1950's Starliner caravan Complete or parts of. Any condition. Also Comett drawbar coupling. Phone/txt Andrew 0276116225 or email: Motorcycle 1950, to 60 era Minimum capacity 350cc (preferably larger). Single or twin. Does not have to be perfect, and a little fettling to get it going is acceptable, but not a complete restoration. If you have something in the shed that fits this description, give Phil Jeeves a call on 338 0666, or email: 600/650x21" tyres to use for moving project Phone Brent on 033254223 or email: 41

REMINDER AT ALL CLUB EVENTS Please show your Membership Card to purchase alcohol at the Bar



This year’s card looks like this Due to alcohol licencing requirements, we can only sell to current VCC members, or visitors sponsored by a member






VCC Canterbury Branch 2018 Annual Rally Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th March 2018

Veteran Vehicles

Vintage Vehicles

Prior to 1918

1919 to 1931

Post Vintage Vehicles 1932 to 1945

Post 1980 Vehicles

Commercial Vehicles

Post 1960 Vehicles 1961-1980

Constructed after 1981 and is 30 years old

All Commercial vehicles over 30 years old

Post War Vehicles 1946-1960


All Motorcycles over 30 years old

Open to ALL Club eligible vehicles (any vehicle manufactured up to 1987)

Starts at Cutler Park, McLeans Island Road, Christchurch 45

Annual Rally, 10th & 11th March 2018 ENTRY FORM Entrant:

Mem No.







Vehicle: No of Cylinders:






Average speed:














Entry fee:


Plaque (optional @ $10.50)

@ $10.50


@ $29.00 each

Prizegiving Meals - No of



Enter Online Or by email to: Or mail to: D. Inwood, 126 South Eyre Road, R D 2 Kaiapoi 7692

Payment by direct credit, with your name and “Annual Rally” to: VCC Canterbury Branch, 03 1594 0096832 00 Or by cheque, payable to VCC Canterbury Branch.

Entries close Wed 21st Feb 2018 46

VCC Canterbury Branch 2018 Annual Rally Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th March 2018 •

The Annual Rally will start at Cutler Park on Saturday, 10th March.

Rally briefing will be approx 9:30am with the first car away at 10:00am.

The time trial will commence at the exit to Cutler Park.

The field trials will be held at the lunch spot in a country domain.

Judging for concours will also be at the lunch stop.

There will be a choice of 3 rally routes – short, medium and long.


VCC Canterbury Branch 2018 Annual Rally Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th March 2018

Sunday Events: •

Sunday, 11th March will also start at Cutler Park.

Start time on Sunday will be 10:30am.

This will be a relaxed non-competitive run finishing at Cutler Park for the prize giving dinner.

Take your picnic chairs and lunch etc.

The bar will be open at 4:30pm with the meal at 6:00pm.

We hope to see you all on the Annual Rally in any one of your Club eligible vehicles! Remember, if your vehicle is out of action, you can assist by being a helper on the day. 48

Canterbury VCC February 2018 updated  
Canterbury VCC February 2018 updated