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August 2018

CENTRAL HAWKE’S BAY BRANCH of the VINTAGE CAR CLUB of NZ (Inc) Lamb Country Branch Email:

Contributions should be emailed to the Editor no later than (25th of each month)

Club Nights

7.30pm 3rd Wednesday of every Month

1974 Mk.3 MORRIS 1300 — OWNERS CHRIS & LYNLEY OWEN We bought this car from a local gentleman, who had owned it for ten years, in February this year (2018). It was sold new in New Zealand by Stewart Greer Motors Hastings to the first owner who was from Havelock North and the car was registered on 12th August 1974. This owner had the car for 34 years and only clocked up 74,000km. Our car has only had one other owner and with the odometer now reading 89,000km the car is still in as original condition.

Postal Address C/-73 Porangahau Road Waipukurau, 4200 NOMINATED POSITIONS CHAIRMAN Lynn Cross 06 858 9814 SECRETARY Ken Lyons 06 858 8093

TREASURER Kaye Carswell 06 856 9777

CLUB CAPTAIN When purchased the car looked like it needed repainting but after a good cut and pol- Rod McKenzie ish the original paint has come up with a good finish. It bears a registration plate 06 858 9562

unique to Hawke’s Bay with the HB prefix number plate mentioned by Rod McKenzie COMMITTEE in his detailed article featured in the June issue of “The Bleat”.

John Foot AD016 was the project code name given to what was to become the Austin/Morris V.I.C. (I.D. Card) Coordinator 1100/1300 range of vehicles beginning as the (Sir Alec) Issigonis project XC9002. To 06 858 8301

have a more stylish body for these vehicles Sergio Pininfarina was called in to design Peter McCool them. These cars were first produced in England from 1962 as an 1100 then from 1967 to 1974 they were produced as 1100 and 1300. They were pretty much the top selling car in UK and New Zealand in those twelve years and because of their popularity they were produced under six different names, Morris, Austin, MG, Riley, Wolseley and Vanden Plas. Around 2 million were produced and were very advanced for their time having hydrolastic suspension, front wheel drive and superior road handling in their class. 06 856 8087 Barry Smales 06 858 9956 Ruth Parker 06 858 5411

PUBLICITY OFFICER These vehicles were assembled in New Zealand from 1st February 1963 in two plants, Sandra Cross one in Petone and the other in Auckland. 06 858 9814

United Kingdom production of these vehicles ceased in the summer of 1974 and New EDITOR Zealand was the last country in the world to stop manufacturing them, and that was in Joyce Calder 022 166 1403 April 1975. New Zealand produced around 42,000 of these cars.

Wednesday 15th August 2018 - Club Dinner and Meeting To be held at the Leopard Hotel/Waipukurau Hotel, Ruataniwha Street, Waipukurau. Arrive for refreshments from 6.00pm, Meal at 6.30pm followed by the Club Meeting at 7.30pm. To ensure everyone receives their correct order please check when you pay on arrival Mains:

Fish, chips & salad Chicken Schnitzel, chips & salad Steak sandwich & chips


Brownie & Ice Cream Apple crumble & Ice Cream

One Main & Dessert $25.00 per person

Please contact Barry Smales by Sunday 12 August 2018 with numbers attending and your choice of food from the menu above. Barry is required to forward numbers and food requirements to the restaurant a few days before to ensure we receive the service we require.

Sunday 26th August — DAFFODIL RALLY Plans are well underway for the Daffodil Rally on Sunday, 26 August. We have checked the venue out and we think that everyone will be delighted with it. The drive there is not too long, on good tar sealed roads and with lovely views – not to mention the afternoon tea at the end of the run! Sponsorships are coming in nicely so we will have some good prizes to hand out. Entry forms are available from the following CHB business (Story’s and the Waipukurau Library), (Waipawa Library), (Dannevirke Information Centre) and at (Café Norsewood). Entry forms may also be obtained from Sandra Cross– please encourage all your family and friends to participate in this fun event. At our next car club meeting I will be asking members to help with marshalling on the day. Sandra Cross Publicity Officer




Sunday, 26 August 2018 Starting time 12.30pm with a car display at A&P Showground's, Waipukurau (North entrance, Mitchell St)

Run will start from 1 00pm

Entrant’s Name No. of Passengers Vehicle Rego. No. Email Phone No. ENTRY FEE: Car


Afternoon tea (per person)


Total cost


Please make cheques payable to Central Hawke’s Bay Vintage Car Club and post your entry to: CHB Vintage Car Club PO Box 321 WAIPUKURAU

Or internet banking option: Your Name in Reference Section, Daffodil Rally in Code Section, Central Hawke's Bay Vintage Car Club Bank A/C Number 02-0780-0035502-00

Please tick:

I agree to the Terms & Conditions *

* Guests are required to complete our official Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc) entry form prior to an event taking place. By completing this form you are included under the club’s Public Liability Policy HO­LPL­6107528 with Vero Liability Insurance Limited for property damage and personal injury .

For any inquiries contact SANDRA CROSS 06 858-9814

Entry closing date is 19 August 2018 No late entries will be accepted. Numbers will be capped. 3

CHB Branch August

Events Calendar

Other District Events

Wed 15th Branch Dinner and monthly meeting National VCC Rally (as per Cancer Run Last Sat 3rd Sun 26th year) organiser Sandra Cross Sun 4th

September Sun 9th

Spring Run—organisers John and Margaret Date TBA Cleland

Mon 17th Committee Meeting Monthly meeting in Dannevirke "County Wed 19th Club"


Mid week run to be arranged by Neil and Date TBA Pat Malcolm. Wed 17th Monthly meeting an Dinner

National VCC AGM (Napier) Wellington Branch visit to CHB: "Tom's Tour".

International Model A Ford Day Sat 22nd [World Wide]

Manawatu Swap Meet @Manfield 6th Fri 12th Sat 13th Sun 14th Canterbury Branch Swapmeet 13-14th Wairarapa 50th Anniversary Rally 19 - 22nd HB Branch VCC Safari


CHB Veteran Rally—organisers Rod and Sat 17th Scarlett McKenzie Sun 18th Homestead run with HB Branch in CHB Wed 21st Monthly meeting and Dinner

December January

Laurie and Gloria. Phillips' Shed at Te Rehunga. Dress-ups in 1960's theme. BYOR. 8th or 9th Xmas Party.


Shoal Beach Run—organisers Paul and Judy Jensen 1st

15th 17th 22nd 24th

Feb 2019


Sun Homestead run with HB Branch in 18th CHB 23rd to 25th Tin Lizzie Run, Putararu.

5 - 10 March

Taihape run

Art Deco weekend Model T Club Annual Rally, Nelson

North Island Club Captain's Tour passes through CHB

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When insuring your valuable items (property, car etc) with Vero, and quoting the CHB Branch number (39) results in a commission being made to our Branch. 4

Chairman's Report We are embarrassed by our riches. The membership continues to grow and meeting attendances continue to rise. There are frequently over forty coming, which is quite wonderful, but the downside is the decreasing number of venues we can use and, secondly, the time it takes to get served particularly with the second course. I think at this stage we would be wise to have the meeting in between courses to give the catering staff a bit more time if required. We have done this previously on one or two occasions. The July meal was less than satisfactory for some, depending what one ordered, and although there was space enough for our members it is questionable if we will go back. A very pleasurable run was organised by Gloria and Laurie Malcolmson on the 22 nd with a good number visiting our southern suburbs and driving roads less familiar. More elsewhere. Planning is well under way for the Daffodil/Cancer Rally. The route will be shorter this year and only 1.5 km is unsealed. More elsewhere. Editor Joyce recently had an email from Australia by a reader of Rod’s article on the single cylinder Model T engine. The writer was requesting permission to republish it in the magazine for the Vintage Car Club of Queensland. Permission has been granted and Rod has had contact with the requestee. Coincidentally I recently read an article in an Aussie magazine about a two cylinder Model T. (Maybe he got the rest of the motor.) If I can find the article and obtain permission, we’ll publish it in the “Bleat”. It is interesting and indeed gratifying to note how far and wide a publication from Central Hawke’s Bay is distributed and read. Keep an eye on your water and, while you’re about it, check the car as well. A very big welcome to new members Shanar and Melissa Holm, Michael and Susan Steele, Ross and Glenis Mitchell.

Lynn Cross CHB Branch Chairman


Rod’s Rattling's A good turn-out of branch members to the run put together by Dannevirke members, Laurie and Gloria Malcolmson, on 22nd July enjoyed a day of reasonable winter weather and a couple of interesting stops. A comprehensive report elsewhere in the “Bleat” follows. Next month, on Sunday 26th August, is the branch support for the “Cancer Society”run with the National VCC day throughout the country. Thousands across New Zealand will turn out for this worthwhile cause, and not just VCC eligible vehicles, as any member of the public is invited to attend the day. Bring along a cobber in his/her modern and let them enjoy what we enjoy playing with our elderly vehicles. Unfortunately, Scarlett and I can’t attend this year as we will be in Australia at that time visiting family, but will be interested to hear any reports when we arrive back home. There is a note elsewhere in the “Bleat” from our co-ordinator, Sandra Cross, explaining where the start is and what the programme for the day will be. It would be wonderful to get a high percentage of our members along for this event. If you have recently joined the branch and have not received your name badge yet, come along to a meeting or a run and Scarlett will have your badge for you. These are ordered for members each time we get to require 10 or more. Some are replacements where there’s been a badge lost, some have the vehicle a member owns and is driving on the badge, and of course most are simply members’ names. Make sure you wear yours at each occasion as it helps us older folk remember who you are. Sometimes it is a bit difficult to remember who goes with which car, and then which man or woman go together as well, so name badges are a big help. There were a couple of cars new to the branch at Dannevirke the other day. Ken Lyons turned up in a very tidy Jaguar I hadn’t seen before with Shirley Foot navigating for him, and Michael and Vicki Harding arrived in their new purchase, a very rare 1962 Studebaker GT Hawk. On 4th August is the National Vintage Car Club AGM being held in Napier where I shall be attending as your branch delegate. I would like to encourage as many members as possible from the branch to go along and learn a bit about the running of the club from the National level. You may be surprised at just what goes on and how the politics of things work out. The meeting will be chaired by our own branch member, Diane Quarrie, who is currently the President of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand. Reports will be made from the various office holders of the hierarchy of the club, and I am sure that anyone attending will be most interested to hear what is to be said by the Club Registrar, Rod Brayshaw, as he is also our representative at FIVA, the International organisation for old motor vehicles.

Rod McKenzie CHB Branch Club Captain


Tararua Trundle — July Club Run — by Ralph Browne On Sunday 22nd July 39 members with 19 vehicles met at the North end of Dannevirke for the start of a day out in Tararau organized by Laurie and Gloria Malcolmson. After over night rain the day turned out mainly sunny and ideal for a country drive.


After photos and a briefing we headed south from Dannevirke. At Oringi we turned towards the ranges and drove through mainly Dairy farms of the Maharahara and Papatawa districts. To make sure we were paying attention Laurie and Gloria had a question sheet to be filled in as we went along. From Woodville we headed towards the gorge, crossed over the Manawatu river on the Balance bridge then travelled through the Balance area.

1962 Studebaker GT

We turned over the Mangatainoka river towards Pahiatua passing the huge Fontera factory. At Pahiatua we had a shed visit. Jim Chalmers, a collector of Austin vehicles from the 1950,s had a display of 6 Austins including a very rare Austin Atlantic on display, plus a 1947 Ford V8 all in very tidy working order. In his large shed he had arranged a very nice morning tea with scones provided by Joan Southey. Thank you to Jim for showing us his collection and answering many questions. From there we went to the Tui Brewery, Mangatainoka where we had a nice lunch and prize giving. Rally Question Winners Odometer count Lucky spot The last person to arrive was

Gary and Janet Weaver John Cleland Wayne McDonagh Jim Spicer

Thank you Laurie and Gloria for a very interesting day out.


Mid Winter Plunge Run — Sunday 24th June 2018 — by Ken Lyons From photographic evidence seventeen vehicles , owners and passengers assembled in Tavistock Place before beginning our journey to the township of Porangahau. Lynn Cross had organised this run which had us leaving Waipukurau via Farm Rd and then Middleton Rd to Porangahau Rd. Our left turn took us into Blackhead Rd, just past the Historic Wallingford Homestead and Station. Home since 1847 to five generations of the Ormond family. Johnny and Jen and their children the last generation to live there. The homestead has been sold after Johnny passed away in 2014. Our right turn into Hunter Rd took us past another Historic home Chapelwick built for the Hunter family in 1854. It has now been renovated and modernised to provide luxury B & B accommodation and is also available for weddings and functions. Our destination in Porangahau was the property of Eddie van Duyn. Eddie lives in his camper bus on site and has two large shipping containers fitted out as engineering workshops. It is here that Eddie pursues his passion building small, and some miniature steam engines. Eddie makes all parts for these engines in his container workshops. All power is supplied by generators onsite. He has a working collection of steam engines set up on a display panel, run with compressed air supply. Three model Tug boats are also on display. One each of British ,European, and American design. Some of the steam engines on display fit into these models. A very interesting talk given by Eddie, unfortunately a little difficult for us to all get up close due to the confined space inside the container workshop. After a stop at the local Porangahau store for ice creams ,pies etc we made our way back to Waipukurau. Although evidence of flooding was obvious on our journey the weather was kind to us for the afternoon. All roads clear for our 100k out and back trip. Thanks to Lynn Cross for organising this very enjoyable afternoon.


A SPECIAL INVITATION FROM HBVCC TO OWNERS OF CLUB ELIGIBLE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 2019 IS THE YEAR OF THE COMMERCIAL For the first time ever Commercial Vehicles will be the Featured Marque for 2019. Come to Napier and join the HBVCC for the 2019Art Deco Weekend 2019 to be held from February 14 th -17th.

Kindly sponsored again this year by Euro City Ltd. 45000 people attended ADW in 2018 The Grand Parade on the Saturday will be limited to pre 1946 vehicles with a wheelbase of 160� or less. No tractors or trailers allowed. A weight limit of 3 tons will also apply. Here is your chance to show off that great Commercial vehicle along with Commercials from the Bill Richardson Transport Museum. We suggest you plan to arrive in Napier on Wednesday 13th February so you can participate in a special run for just the Commercials on the Thursday ending up at Off the Track restaurant for lunch. Attend our Valentine’s Dinner at the HBVCC Clubrooms that evening. Prizes for best dressed COUPLES this year. For 2019 the main rally is again on Friday and we plan to have a 3 or 4 hour run plus a picnic lunch at an historic Hawkes Bay homestead. Come and join the other 180 plus club eligible vehicles we expect to enter the 2019 Event. Go to the HBVCC website for an Entry Form. ( Entry forms for 2019 will be available from 20th August 2018. Accommodation in Napier is already filling up for Art Deco Weekend so book now to avoid disappointment.




A SPECIAL INVITATION FROM HBVCC TO OWNERS OF 100 YEARS PLUS OLD VETERAN CARS Come to Napier and join the HBVCC for Art Deco Weekend 2019 from February 14 th -17th

Kindly sponsored again this year by Euro City Ltd Following the great response from the public to the 23 veteran cars we had in 2018 Art Deco weekend we again want to show them what the earliest cars look like, how they perform and where it all started from. We already have several early commitments including

ADW first timers 1915 Locomobile 1918 Twin Six Packard Veteran Renault Veteran Renault

1910 Locomobile

For 2019 the annual rally is again on Friday and we plan to have a 3 or 4 hour run plus a picnic lunch at an historic Hawkes Bay homestead. If there is sufficient demand there will be a special rally route for the early veterans (plotted by local veteran owners) to get you to the picnic on time. There will be a special prize draw ($250 of petrol vouchers) made for just the 100 year or older cars entered in the 2019 rally event. Come and join the other 180 plus club eligible vehicles we expect to enter in the 2019Event. Go to the HBVCC website for an Entry Form. ( Entry forms for 2019 will be available from 20th August 2018. Accommodation in Napier is already filling up for Art Deco Weekend already so book now to avoid disappointment. We suggest you plan to arrive in Napier on Thursday 14 th so you can attend our Valentine’s Dinner at the Clubrooms that evening. Prizes for the best dressed couples this year. Contacts: STEVE TROTT STEVE DONOVAN

1918 Twin Six Packard


VCC of NZ TARANAKI BRANCH 41st Annual ―Rubber Duckie‖ Motor-Cycle Rally 15th — 16th September 2018

―SEA THE LIGHT‖ The Taranaki Branch invites you to enter their 41st Annual Motor-Cycle Rally. The rally routes will be over good surfaced roads, with very little gravel, with instructions in large print. VENUE: NEW PLYMOUTH TOP TEN HOLIDAY PARK, 29 Princes Street, Fitzroy, New Plymouth will be Rally H.Q. for our Annual Motorcycle Rally. Dinner and Prize giving will be held at the Beach Street Hall, 80 metres north of Devon St East, approximately 800m from the Top Ten Holiday Park. PROGRAMME: Friday 14th 3.00 pm R.H.Q. opens 6.00 - Drinks, followed by evening meal and Noggin and Natter Saturday 15th Rally Instructions available from 8.15 am. 8.30 am - Briefing 9.00 am - First bike away Lunch 6.30 pm - Pre dinner drinks 7.30 pm - Informal smorgasbord dinner (Ticket holders only) Prize giving FACILITIES: Accommodation - motels, tourist flats, tourist cabins, standard cabins, camper sites, tent sites, swimming pool, linen hire. All meals are available on site to ticket holders only. RALLY RULES This event is open to financial members of the Vintage Car Club of NZ and invited guests. Invited guests are eligible to compete for prizes, but not VCC trophies. Veteran, Vintage, Post Vintage, Post War, Post 60 and Post 80 machines are eligible. 3 The organisers reserve the right to disqualify any entrant whose conduct is in their opinion likely to bring discredit to the event or to the club and their ruling regarding any matters in respect of the running of the event will be final. CLASSES - Note: Start times may be allocated in order that entry is received within class.

A minimum of three entries will be required to constitute a class. If insufficient entries are received for any one class, these entries may be allocated to another suitable class.

ENTRIES CLOSE 7th September 2018 with Rally Secretary, Sue Street, 36 Essex Street, New Plymouth. Ph (06) 753 9100 email: Please make cheques payable to: Vintage Car Club of NZ Taranaki Branch OR: Direct Credit TSB Bank: 153949-0381958-01

Triumph Motorcycle

Vintage Sunbeam Motorcycle


41st ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RALLY RETURN COPY 15th – 16th September 2018

Name of Rider




Name of Navigator ______________________________________________________________________ Phone No:


Email address: (if applicable) ______________________________________________________________ Make, Model, & Year of Vehicle _____________________________________________________________ Registration No: ______________________ Class ____________________________ VCC Membership No: _________________ Expiry Date _______________________ The course will be 117 miles for long course and 98 miles for short course. Both includes 1 mile of metal. (Metal section untimed).

Average Speeds - Tick Option

24 – 35 mph (F)

22 – 30 mph (S)

Accommodation: YOUR RESPONSIBILITY - Contact New Plymouth Top Ten Holiday Park, 29 Princes St, Fitzroy, New Plymouth Ph / Fax (06) 758 2566. (To ensure on site accommodation please arrange before 1 st September)

No. ENTRY FEE includes morning & afternoon tea and Rally Plaque Friday Evening Meal (Soup, Mains, Dessert) Saturday Breakfast Saturday Lunch Saturday Evening Smorgasbord Meal Sunday Breakfast


Rate $30.00 $15.00 $6.00 $15.00 $35.00 $6.00



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RATES QUOTED FOR NZ Vintage Car Club Booking Reference: WH5465 The rates below are based on prices to date, inclusive of GST and subject to availability. Off Peak Fares:

Each Way

Adult Children Motorcycle Car/Van/Trailer up to 5.5 metres Trailer-Each half metre over 5.5 metres Premium Plus Lounge

$47.00 $25.00 $40.00 $124.00 $20.00 $55.00 18yrs plus

Off Peak Travel Dates 01 March – 17 April 19 24 April – 15 December 19 Peak Fares: Each Way Adult Children Motorcycle Car/Van/Trailer up to 5.5 metres Trailer-Each half metre over 5.5 metres Premium Plus Lounge

$52.00 $25.00 $50.00 $137.00 $22.00 $55.00 18yrs plus

Peak Travel Dates 01-28 February 19 18-23 April 19 Booking conditions and instructions for members are:  

Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander online using the special link below–

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To access these rates members must insert the reference “WH5465” Payment is required at the time of booking. Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request. Refunds Once paid for fares are 90% refundable if cancelled prior to check-in and non-refundable if cancelled after check-in. Fares valid for specified dates only. Members are required to present their current NZ Vintage Car Club Membership credentials on check in or retail fares will be charged. Fares valid for travel 01 February through to 15 December 19 No discounted fares for travel 16 December 18 through to and including 31 January 19 Bookings over this will need to be made online.

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$3.00 each Contact Suzanne McCool

HAWKE’S BAY NEW ZEALAND CHB Information Centre at the Old Railway Station Phone 06 8586488 17

Central Hawke's Bay VCC August 2018  
Central Hawke's Bay VCC August 2018