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September 2017

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

Coming Events Sunday 10th September—Daffodil run Daffodil run to the Ward property at Takapau. Start time from either Memorial Hall, Waipukurau or Upper Norsewood at 11.00am for a short run to the venue. Bring your picnic lunch, and cash if you want to purchase any daffodils. Visit Taniwha Daffodils later if you wish. For more details contact Rod 06 858 9562 or Graham Cheer 06 374 0864 Wednesday 20th September 2017 - Club Dinner and Meeting

Postal Address 94 Mt Herbert Road Waipukurau, 4200 NOMINATED POSITIONS CHAIRMAN Lynn Cross 06 858 9814 VICE CHAIRMAN Bruce Poole 06 858 9940 SECRETARY Shirley Foot To be held at LATITUDE 40°

SOUTH, Northumberland Street, Waipukurau (Picture 06 858 8301 TREASURER Theatre)

Arrive for refreshments from 6.00pm, Meal 6.30pm followed by the Meeting at 7.30pm

Buffet & Dessert — $25.00 per person — BYO Please contact Barry (06) 858 9956 or by Sunday 17th September 2017 with numbers attending. Barry is required to forward numbers to the restaurant a few days before to ensure we receive the service we require.

Saturday 23rd September— Wellington Branch visit

Suzanne McCool 06 856 8087 CLUB CAPTAIN Rod McKenzie 06 858 9562 COMMITTEE John Foot V.I.C. (I.D. Card) Coordinator 06 858 8301

Peter McCool The Wellington Branch is coming through to Waipukurau as part of their Annual Toms Tour and has invited members of the CHB Branch to join them for drinks and nibbles at about 5.00pm 06 856 8087 BYO at Thornton Lodge Motel, Waipukurau. Look forward to seeing you there. Barry Smales I have booked the Wellington branch members into the Hatuma Café for dinner at 6.30pm and need to know numbers and choice of meals from the CHB Members who may like to join Wel06 858 9956 lington Branch that day. Please advise Bruce Poole no later than Tuesday 19th September. PUBLICITY OFFICER The menu is as follows Sandra Cross Mains 06 858 9814  Roast Beef, Roast Vegetables and Yorkshire pudding Fish & chips and coleslaw EDITOR Desert Joyce Calder  Cheese cake and cream 022 166 1403 Apple crumble pie, custard and cream.

CHB Branch

Events Calendar

Other Events



Thurs Transport history lessons for a group of kids at 7th Waipukurau Primary School. Be at their bottom field off St Marys Rd at 1.30pm. It may be postponed if the weather is against us. If lousy, ring the Club Captain. 06 858 9562

Sun 10th

Daffodil Day— organisers Rod and Scarlett— Picnic lunch

Wed 20th

Club Dinner and Meeting— at LATITUDE 40° SOUTH, Northumberland Street, Waipukurau (Picture Theatre)

Sat 23rd

Wellington Branch will be visiting and our branch are invited to join with them for a meal at the Hatuma café. Contact Bruce Poole if you want to join in 06 858 9940

Wed 11th

Mid-week run to Herbertville for lunch at the pub (Burgers) Make sure you have plenty of fuel as it is about 50 miles from town. Contact Barry Smales 06 858 9956 or Merv McCullough 06 374 6342.

Wed 18th

Club Dinner and Meeting— Venue TBA

Any information about Swap meets around the country, is in the Beaded Wheels Magazine



21,22, Labour weekend—Waipukurau School 150th 23rd reunion & parade.

Wed 15th

Club Dinner and Meeting


Veteran Rally in the Hastings area. Organisers: Mike and Neroli Perry Contact: 06 878 8309


CHB Christmas Parade Club Christmas party

All done up and did not make it — by Gloria and Laurie Malcolmson Sending you these photo’s so you can see how we were when we left home. But because our Rover decided that the pipes under it should no longer join together, we had to turn round and go back home to pick up our every day car. We had just about made it to the golf course when this happened, so it took us nearly two hours to get to rally start. We had a great time and the views over some of the roads were amazing seeing them in the light of day, we went over the same roads in the night run but could not see a thing. I also won a spot prize which made the day even better. Thanks to everyone who helped put the rally on and to the Cancer Society for a great afternoon tea. Thanks once again.


Chairman's Chat MOVING THE FEET Shirley and John Foot (plural of foot is feet) sold their house and purchased another on a somewhat flatter section. Coincidentally, the vendors were also a couple named Foot so on moving day there were two Foots moving out while two Foots moved in. that’s, four Foots tripping over each other’s feet. Looking at it from the viewpoint of the house, the Foots moving out were the earlier ones therefore the forefeet, while those moving in were the latter Foots, therefore the hind feet. Where does that leave us? Four foots, by name forefeet and hind feet, and eight feet on the ground but not a foot put wrong. Is that confusing enough? On a more serious note: John’s collection of cars and truck parts, timber and steel supplies plus miscellaneous items variously described with words starting with J or R all had to be moved. This was carried out by an enthusiastic bunch of members with cars, utes, trailers and even a truck with a hydraulic crane. Sweat was lost, fingers were pinched, food was eaten and beer was eventually consumed. This was all carried out with good heart and good humour, and is a credit to the members who stepped forward in the time of need. John had spent over a week in hospital with pneumonia and who knows what else, and only came home a couple of days before the start of the move. We were concerned for his wellbeing but he wouldn’t give up. Fortunately, we didn’t have to pick him up off the floor although we kept an old door back lest we had to load him onto the truck horizontally. After all that was done, Conroy’s did the hard part – shifting nice clean cartons of household goods.

DAFFODIL RALLY FOR CANCER A wonderful run on nice roads in good weather to a venue which was practical as well as pretty. Approximately 70% of our branch members turned out and another thirty cars from the general public, “petrol heads” etc. made for a very successful outing. Whilst the accounts are not yet sorted, the gross amount taken should approach $2,000. This is from entries, smokos, raffles and odd donations. Thanks must be extended to the organising committing consisting of Sandra as coordinator and publicity officer, two Cancer Society ladies plus Bruce Poole, Rod McKenzie and myself for the prior organisation as well as Treasurer Suzanne and the others who were involved on the day as marshals', raffle sellers and tail end Charlie's. While I consider it to have been highly successful, there is a little room for improvement in the starting point location etc. and the need for Plan B in the event of foul weather.

LYNN CROSS CHB Branch Chairman


Rod’s Rattling's The "Rally for the Cancer Society" went off extremely well on 27th August, far better than your committee ever expected. We had over 60 cars and crews participating, and the "Cancer Society" ladies had to supply afternoon tea for close on 150 people. Participants enjoyed a run into parts of Hawke's Bay that most hadn't been into before, and the views were really splendid for them to enjoy. We had a wee competition to keep everybody on their toes whereby the crews had to collect five sweets from five "Check Points" without eating or tampering with them before the finish, as in a "Poker Run", but using sweets instead of playing cards. Michael and Vicki Harding in their Sunbeam scored the best with four of a kind winning a substantial prize, and there was one disqualification. Our beloved Editor, Joyce, ate most of hers before the finish. Some people just can't help themselves! On Thursday,7th September, we need a few cars to visit the Waipukurau Primary School, where the children will be doing a history study on transport over the ages leading up to the sesquicentennial of Waipukurau being celebrated at Labour weekend. Our branch will also be involved at that time with a parade and one or two other things. In any case, we need a few cars at the school arriving at 1.30pm, and we may be asked to give rides or a talk about transport. I am sure some of our members will help with this. Coming up this month will be our proper annual "Daffodil Run" on Sunday 10th September, and again we will be heading to the Ward's property near Takapau for lunch. We will have two starting points. The main bunch will head out from Waipukurau by various roads, and the Southern folks will be able to start from Norsewood. Graham Cheer will set them off from upper Norsewood at about 11.00am, and the Waipukurau starters will leave the Memorial Hall carpark at roughly the same time. We have the use of the "Old Deer Shed", so if the weather is against us we will have some shelter where we all will meet. Bring your picnic lunch, some chairs, some stout footwear and have an enjoyable day. There will be time later to also visit "Taniwha" where there are also acres of daffodils. On Wednesday 11th October, Barry Smales, will be taking us on a mid-week journey to Herbertville for lunch, and where we will meet up with the Dannevirke contingent who will travel out from Dannevirke via Weber. Merv McCullough will be co-ordinating that end for us. You will be able to purchase a burger or something at the pub. A number of our members will also be attending swap meetings at Canterbury and Fielding in October. Take along your rubbish and exchange it with somebody else's! The Veteran Rally in November will be held this year in the Hastings area organised by Mike and Neroli Perry, and Mike tells me he has some interesting visits planned for the veteran owners to enjoy.

Rod McKenzie CHB Branch Club Captain


DAFFODIL RALLY for CANCER What a wonderful afternoon we had yesterday – only thing was, some of us enjoyed it more in retrospect than at the actual time. Everyone worked so hard to make it all work – a big thank you to all those involved. Giving people the ability to pay by Internet banking was a great idea which was taken up by pretty much all the participants. We were also able to give the Cancer Society ladies some idea as to numbers for afternoon tea. VCC of NZ National President Diane Quarry and CHB Publicity Officer Sandra Cross

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In the end we had 66 cars and one motor bike with sidecar. Afternoon tea was provided for close on 150 people and a scrumptious spread it was too, thanks to the Cancer Society volunteers. People were generous, both the actual participants and the business who sponsored us. Thanks must go to CHB Cars, Hatuma Café, Rising Dough, Amcal Pharmacy, Mitre10, Stevenson & Taylor and Johnsons Electrical for rally raffle and spot prizes. Photocopying was done by Paper Plus and printing by CHB Print, while W.M. Story & Co. provided a pick-up base for entry forms. Everyone we spoke to was enthusiastic and looking forward to doing it – or something similar – again next year. There will be a few tweaks to be done here and there next year, but hey, nothing is aways perfect. SANDRA CROSS Publicity Officer



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John and Shirley Foot — THE BIG SHIFT In mid July we sold our house with the settlement date on the 21 st August. At this point we engaged a furniture removal company to move the house contents with me moving the workshop and vehicle parts. Moving the workshop was not going to be a small task as I had moved 12 tonne here from Cambridge. I started into getting all the small items boxed and away into a storage shed and then “disaster struck”. Two weeks before the moving date and with me being taken to hospital by ambulance with Viral Pneumonia which kept me in hospital for ten days. Then Club members started coming to the fore with offers of assistance. The workshop at the new property needed some alterations prior to moving and two members started in and made these alterations. We were then able to start moving the workshop on the Saturday and on that morning seven club members arrived with pickup trucks, trailers and a crane truck for all the heavy items. By the Saturday night all the real heavy items and a lot of light items had been moved. Sunday morning they were back again and had the job completed by lunch time. What a great Club we belong to, when your back is against the wall members stepped up and gave their time and machinery freely to help us through. I have not named those of you who helped as you know who you are. I hope you will accept this as recognition of what you marvellous people did for us.

THANK YOU A huge thank you to those seven members of the branch for all their help. They arrived with vehicles, trailers, and a crane and also gave their time to shift all my machinery and vehicle parts to our new address. After having had ten days in hospital I wasn’t much help and without your invaluable assistance I would not have been able to move it all. Again many thanks for your help which was very much appreciated and I only hope I can return the favour at some time in the future. Our very sincere appreciation, thank you. 7

John and Shirley Foot

A SPECIAL INVITATION FROM THE HAWKES BAY BRANCH OF VCC TO EARLY VETERAN CARS (100 YEARS PLUS OLD) Come to Napier and join the HBVCC for the 30th Anniversary of the Art Deco Weekend in February from the 16th - 18th - 2018. We want to show the public what the earliest cars look like, how they perform and where it all started from. Our programme for 2018 has changed a bit as we have moved the annual rally from Saturday to Friday and plan to have a 3 or 4 hour run plus a picnic lunch at an historic Hawke's Bay homestead. There will be a special rally route for the early veterans (plotted by early veteran owners) to get you to the picnic on time. There will be a Special Prize Draw ($250 of petrol vouchers) Just for the 100 year or older cars that enter and participate in the 2018 Rally Event. Come and join the other 200 plus club eligible vehicles we expect to enter the 2018—30th Anniversary Event.

Go to the HBVCC website( for an Entry Form and Event Programme or email Entry forms for 2018 will be available from 20th August. Accommodation in Napier is already filling up for Art Deco Weekend so book now to avoid disappointment.

You will need to arrive on Thursday 15th to be ready for the rally on Friday 16th Feb. 2018. Contacts: STEVE DONOVAN and STEVE TROTT BOTH CONTACTABLE by email


Manawatu — VINTAGE RALLY — 16 September 2017 The Manawatu Branch VCC clubrooms will be open from 8.45 am to allow you and your crew to meet other rally participants and indulge in a hot drink and a biscuit or two before the 9.15 am briefing. As has been the case in recent years, the Vintage Rally will again be open to vehicles from VCC classification groups other than ‘Vintage’ - however vehicles from other classifications will be ‘non-competitive’ entries. Members who have only a veteran classification vehicle, or whose ‘vintage’ is currently off the road are more than welcome to participate in their ‘modern’ as a non-competitive entry if they wish. The morning section of the rally is approx. 75 miles (120 Kms) and is competitive for those who like a challenge – otherwise just follow the instructions and enjoy the scenery. The afternoon section is approx. 30 miles (45 Kms) and concludes at a nearby café. From the café there is approx. 15 miles (25 kms) of sealed road to return to Palmerston North. As with last year’s Vintage Rally, the route remains on the western side of the ranges so roads are relatively flat. There is only approx. ¾ mile (1.2 kms) of unsealed road on this rally. Bring your own picnic lunch, hot water, chairs etc., to help you settle in for an enjoyable lunch stop. If the weather is against us there is shelter at the destination. Entry Form Options : complete the form that is in this Tourer and mail it to the address on the form. if you would like the form emailed to you to prevent you from having to cut into your Tourer, email the Rally Organiser ( ) requesting that a PDF version be emailed to you. alternatively forget the form and just send an email to the Rally Organiser with all of the details that are requested on the form included in the email text. Payment Options : send a cheque in the post with your entry form ; pay on the day ; or email the Rally Organiser ( ) requesting account details to enable you to pay biInternet banking.


Wairarapa VCC’s

1st annual “Stretched Gymkhana” Sunday November 5th 2017

The Wairarapa VCC would like to invite your members to attend a new event we are holding in November. Inspired by some of the “off-tarmac” events reported on in the Beaded Wheels, that are held by other branches (especially branches like Banks Peninsular and Waitemata), on Sunday November 5th 2017 the Wairarapa Branch is holding their first annual Stretched Gymkhana.  Do you like the excitement of gymkhana style driving on grass?  Would you enjoy the challenge of trying to navigate at speed, through a winding course, against the clock? o The course will be sufficiently challenging to ensure unsafe speeds cannot be obtained – this isn’t a “Speed Event”.  Can you meet the challenge of driving a course consistently, so as to maintain, as far as possible, the same time each lap? If you answer YES to all of these, then the Stretched Gymkhana is an event not to be missed. Event outline:  Driver’s briefing will be at 9:30am, with the event expected to finish mid-afternoon (BYO lunch).  The course will be between ½ a mile and a mile in length  A bit like a classic gymkhana’s cones course, there will be lots of sharp turns on the course (the course will be designed to ensure that excessive speeds (i.e. greater than the speed limit) cannot be obtained)  Where possible hazards such as water crossings, hills etc. will be included in the course  All drivers will have 3 (or more) timed runs over the course, after which the best time for each driver will be calculated (this becomes their individual target time).  From then on drivers have to try and match their target time, with 1/2 the field dropping out each time, until a winner is found o For example, if there were 16 drivers, once each driver’s target time has been determined (from the practice runs), all 16 drivers have another run. Then the 8 drivers whose time was closest to their target time would move into the next round. These 8 drivers would have another run, and the 4 whose time was closest to their target time would have another run etc. Notes:  This event is not a “Speed Event”. It falls under section 20 of the Branch Manual, as a driving test. For more information please contact the organiser, Paul Furkert ((06) 379 5355 or  The inaugural event will limited to 32 combinations (driver + vehicle), so please register early to ensure you don’t miss out  The event is reliant on ground conditions being suitable. The organiser may alter the course (or event structure) at late notice if necessary, as dictated by the weather. STRETCHED GYMKHANA 5th November 2017 Location: Wairarapa VCC Clubrooms, Chester Road, Clareville, Carterton Driver Briefing: 9:30 am Limited to 32 entries. Early bird entries close 1st November 2017 Post entries to: Rally Secretary Wairarapa VCC P O Box 7 Masterton Email entries to: Organiser: Paul Furkert (06) 379 5355 or ................................................................................................................................................. Stretched Gymkhana 5th November 2017 Entry Form Names of Driver(s): ........................................................................................................................ VCC Branch: .................................................................................................................................... Contact details (Phone number and/or email): .............................................................................. Make, model and year of vehicle: ................................................................................................... Entry Fee: $10 (per combination (driver + vehicle)) $ ................................... Late entry fee: additional $5 (for entries after 1 November) $ ................................... TOTAL $ ................................... Please make cheques payable to Wairarapa VCC or pay by internet banking to A/c 03-0687-0323649-01 10 Please put your name and “gymkhana” in the reference.

1914 Overland Model 79T Touring Fully Restored A great motoring vehicle Spare parts and information Won best restoration award in 2008 at the Willys Overland Club Victoria, Australia. Price: $60,000 Phone: Neil Cox 021 023 33948

Competing in the CHB Veteran Rally, February 2016

1931 Cadillac LaSalle 3 window rumble seat coupe, needs finishing. Not much more to spend but a bit of labour that will keep you out of the pub for a while. These are listed as classics in the Classic Car Club of America. I think there are around six of these world wide out of the six hundred odd manufactured in 1931. I am Looking to get around $85,000. Same old story owes me more just don't have the time/will to finish. Contact Keith Hopping 021742302 . Can be viewed at home in Waipawa, CHB. 11

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For Sale 1982 XJ6 Jaguar Series 3 Looks and runs great $3500 ono Sold with new WOF and Reg Ph: 0274453199 Labour $50.00 per hour + GST and Materials

FOR SALE — 1977 MGB Roadster — $11.500 — Contact Rod McKenzie — 06 858 9562 This car was imported from California in the early 1990's. It was changed to RHD and the black bumpers removed and fitted with the earlier chrome style bumpers after it arrived in NZ, which gives it the look of a much earlier car. It is a manual and has O/D fitted. Mileage is indeterminate as the Speedo was changed when the O/D was fitted, but is thought to be 71,000 miles (presently shows 18,042 miles) Includes an unrestored Hard-top. A good little car for summer motoring, but we can't take guests or grand-children. It has a VCC VIC card.

See Tony Haycock's report p96 of "Classic Driver" magazine issue 60.



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Central Hawke's Bay VCC September 2017  
Central Hawke's Bay VCC September 2017