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The Eastern Bay of Plenty Branch of

The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand PO BOX 2168, Kopeopeo, Whakatane 3159

May 2018

RUNNING BOARD

___________________________________________________________________________ Club Night: Last Thursday of the month (except December) at Whakatane Athletic Clubrooms, Short Street, Whakatane 7.00 pm Social get together Branch meeting starts at 7.30 PM

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THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NZ Eastern Bay of Plenty Branch Postal Address: PO Box 2168, Kopeopeo, Whakatane 3159 Branch Officers: 2017/2018 Honorary Branch Member

Lorolei Pollard

Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Treasurer Club Captain

Les Costar position to be filled Gail Costar Joy Growden Barry Keene

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Committee:

Steve Growden Lytle Hall Lorraine Stock Alan Stock Peter Hadley

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Editor

Margaret McKerras

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Beaded Wheels Reporter Almoner Name Badge Sales Parts Shed Supervisors:

Peter Donovan Lorolei Pollard Peter Donovan Phil Leaming Steve Growden Keith Watson

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Keith Watson Les Costar Keith & Margaret Watson Margaret Watson Lorraine Stock

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Margaret McKerras Les Costar

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donovanz@xtra.co.nz phil.leaming@xtra.co.nz growden@xtra.co.nz watsonkandm@gmail.com

Archivist VIC Collators: Saleable Items: Supper Supervisor Raffles Community Liaison: Whakatane: Kawerau:

07 308 7890 margaretmckerras@gmail.com les.gail.costar@slingshot.co.nz

Club Regalia For Sale: Contact: Keith and Margaret Watson (these will be available at Club Nights) EBOP Cloth Jacket Badges $7.50 EBOP Cloth Jacket Patches $10.00 EBOP Car Window Stickers $1.00 EBOP Car Bumper Badges $20.00 EBOP Lapel Badges $6.00 EBOP VCC Windscreen Stickers $2.00 EBOP Cloth Caps $15.00 Rally Number Holders s/s $15.00 NZVCC Winged Lapel Badges $7.50 VCC Cloth Winged Badges $13.00 EBOP Name Badges $15.00 (to be ordered) Please wear your name badge to VCC functions.

Club Night: At:

Last Thursday of the month (except December) Whakatane Athletic Clubrooms, Short Street, Whakatane 7.00pm Social Get-together Branch Meeting starting at 7.30pm

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From your Chairman: We have had an interesting month with 7 cars at the Family Expo. 13 cars from our Branch along with Tony and Lynsey Bartlett from Gisborne Branch on the run to visit Lesley and Steve McCann and their independent power system and the superb cakes baked by Lesley in her wood-burner stove. Thank you Lesley and Steve for your hospitality. 2 cars, Steve Jay in his Vauxhall and Noel and Lois Davies in their Falcon joined the Falcon Club for their annual trip to Te Kaha. 3 cars travelled to New Plymouth for the annual Maunga-Moana Rally. An interesting Rally especially for Mark and Karen in their Rambler Marlin, if you ask they may tell. We are only a month away from our AGM, so it is time to consider the direction of our Branch. Are we doing what you, the Members want, are there things you would like to do differently. Would you like to be part of the new Committee to help guide the Branch through the next year and beyond. At AGM time all Committee positions are available for nomination. Of course some Members who hold these positions would be happy to continue and we need the guidance of these experienced Members. Others who have served for a number of years may need a break. Gail who has been Secretary for four years will not be standing this year, so this most important position must be filled. The Secretary is the face of the Branch being mostly the first point of contact, all the information from the VCC Head Office is directed to the Secretary to distribute to the relevant Members. I am willing to stand for Chairman, for one more year, providing I am elected, as I have served for three years in this position and our Constitution allows for a maximum of four years. As we have run without a Vice Chairman for the past three years it is important that we elect one to assist the new Chairman and to learn the responsibilities of the position and to take up the roll when the time comes. None of these Committee positions are particularly onerous, they do take a little bit of your time and it can be quite rewarding when you are working with like minded people, keeping the wheels of our Branch turning. At our April Club Night last Thursday, it was voted on and agreed by the 16 Members present that the Branch purchase a 40ft Container and site it next to the existing one on the concrete pad of the old cowshed. In the coming weeks we will hold a working bee to dismantle the cowshed and clear the area for the Container, so watch out for an email for the date of the working bee. Your help will be appreciated. Les

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Club Captain Report May 2018 The Expo and Family Festival held at Rex Morpeth Park on Saturday 7th April went off well and our display created a lot of interest. A fuller report is elsewhere . Classics at Ohope also on Saturday 7th April had about 90 classic cars mainly Mustangs Falcons and Hot Rods. There were also about 30 retro caravans ranging in size from the very small to the very large. There were an estimated 3,000 visitors and the gold coin donations they gave raised $5,000 for the Ronald McDonald Charity. Our April Club run was a visit to Steve and Lesley McCann's. Their property is very interesting and there is an amazing collection inside their house. I think it would have taken several hours to properly look at all of them. They built the buildings and their log house themselves. Their power supply is also home made. They use the stream below their house to turn the 'turbine' which is the base of an old washing machine to create the power. This goes up a cable to a shed near the house where it goes through an inverter which changes it to 240 volts to give them normal house power. We had 14 cars on the run including Steve and Joy's latest car which is an extremely tidy 1982, 2 litre Cortina. There were also welcome visitors Tony and Lyndsay Bartlett from Gisborne who were on their way to Tauranga and saw that we had Club Run on and decided to join us. Tony is on the VCCNZ Management Committee. Our May Club Run on Sunday 27th has two events planned for the day. In the morning we are visiting the Whakatane Model Aero Club airstrip at Otakiri. They will talk about their hobby and fly some of their planes. They are also very interested in our cars and want to spend time with us and be told about our hobby. After lunch we will visit Barry Caulfield's truck and machinery collection at Awakeri As well as looking at his collection it be an opportunity to discuss his other projects. We will meet in the morning at the Riverslea carpark off Rata Avenue at 10.00am and leave for Otakiri at 10.15am. Please bring your lunch and chairs as we will probably have lunch in one of Barry Caulfield's sheds. If the weather is not suitable for the planes we will just visit Barry Caulfield. The AGM is on the last Thursday in May so think hard about assisting your club. All positions are available. But we especially need a Vice Chairman, Secretary and Beaded Wheels Reporter. Please nominate yourself or someone else. Night Owl raffle tickets will be on sale up until being drawn after the Night Owl Run on Saturday evening 16th June. Tickets are one for $2 or three for $5. They are available on club nights and club runs. Spare Parts Container. The motion put to purchase another 40 foot container was passed unanimously. The next step will be some working bees to prepare the site. The timing of these will be notified to you. Barry Keene

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From the Secretary: Our AGM is this Month Thursday 31st May Time to start thinking about who you would like on your Committee Or perhaps taking on a Committee Position yourself All positions are up for nomination We will definitely be requiring a new Secretary this year

Nomination Forms are in this issue of the Running Board Magazine Nominations will also be accepted on the night of the AGM The AGM will be preceded by a Pot Luck Dinner at 6.00pm the Monthly Meeting at 7.30pm followed by the AGM

Rally Entry Forms Entry Forms are available for: Waikato Branch - Double 50 Rally – Queens Birthday Weekend Sat 2nd – Mon 4th June (Entries close 25th May) Wanganui Branch – Annual Rally – Also Queen’s Birthday Weekend (Entries close 24th May)

NIGHT OWL RAFFLE Tickets for the Night Owl Raffle will be available at our May Club Night AGM and the Night Owl Run on 16th June when it will be drawn This very generous Raffle was donated by Lorolei for our 2017 Night Owl Run but due to small attendance on the night and there not being tickets available it has been decided to run the raffle over the next couple of months to be drawn at the 2018 Night Owl Pot Luck Dinner Tickets will have your name on them and will be awarded to the winner even if not present on the night, however it would be encouraging for as many Members as possible to attend this great social evening, which has been Lorolei’s baby for over 30 years It would be nice to see long-time Members who were there at the first Night Owl Runs to come along to this one Lorolei has been asked if this is a suitable outcome to her raffle and we have her blessing

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Membership List of Vehicles We have received from Head Office Membership Lists for all Members of the Vintage Car Club. This includes a list of Members Vehicles. As I noted last year, many of the Vehicles recorded under your names are well out of date, therefore it is an outdated and incorrect record. In the past this used to be updated yearly with your Subscription Invoice, however this is no longer the case. If you have sold or purchased a vehicle or vehicles in the last 5 years or so, please let Head Office know your current list of vehicles so that there is a correct record of Club vehicles. Email to: admin@vcc.org.nz Or post to: Vintage Car Club, PO Box 2546, Christchurch

Newsletters and Magazines from other Branches are available for you to read on-line. Go to http://vcc.org.nz and click on ‘News from our Branches’ and choose the Branch that you want to view.

Insuring your Vehicle through VERO When you insure your vehicle through VERO let them know you are a Member of the Eastern Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club And quote number: 300132 Contact Vero on 0800 658 411 Also if you have transferred from another Branch, you will need to advise Vero of your transfer so that commissions go to the Branch you belong to

Cook Straight Ferry Crossings for VCC Members: Bluebridge Ferry Discount Code ANTIQUE CAR 10% discount off all available fares between now and 30 June 2018 (excl. 15 Dec – 15 Jan and Easter Weekend). www.bluebridge.co.nz Interislander Discount Code WH5465 for fares each way: Off Peak Adult $47.00 Car $124.00 Peak Fares Adult $52.00 Car $137.00 www.interislander.co.nz

Gail

From the Editor’s Desk Our car on the front cover belongs to Steve and Joy. It is their newly purchased Mark IV Cortina. Another month has gone by and you may remember the plight of our wee Peugeot 306 coming home on the back of a truck. John took out the gearbox and the result of that was – we need to get another

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one. Not easy to find either, however I think he is on to one in Hamilton. Maybe by the time the next issue is ready to be emailed, it could be back up and running. Just read the latest email from Trademe MOD’S Motors and the writer has just got back from an interesting trip in the UK where he drove a lot of English cars from a “48 Morris lorry (ready for restoration) to the latest Aston Martin. He makes the following comments: “If you're old enough to remember the nationalisation of British Leyland in '75, and the birth of the Rover Group in the 80s, you likely remember a number of truly awful vehicles, from the Morris Oxford to the Austin Princess. Cars that suffered from bad design, a divided workforce, and dodgy quality control. Cars that resulted in British cars largely disappearing from new car sales in New Zealand from 1985 through to 2005. Despite this, the Brits have also birthed some of the greatest cars I've had the pleasure to drive. Cars like the original Mini Cooper S and the Lotus Elise and the early Range Rovers not to mention the timeless E-Type. After having a real purge, Great Britain is once again making some crash hot vehicles again. Since some eye-watering design failures, we're now seeing some modern classics like the Evora, the new Morgan and the magnificently mad Rocket 3 motorcycle. With the assistance of Triumph motorcycles, we're finally seeing British vehicle sales tick up again.” I really loved those old cars of the 50’s and 60’s – it is what we all grew up with so it is good to think the UK is back producing great cars again. The latest Jaguar is really nice. Our AGM is coming up next month so put that in your calendar – this is your club and you should be at that meeting to have your say.

Margaret

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NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc)

Eastern Bay of Plenty Branch Annual General Meeting To be held at the Athletic Clubrooms, Short Street, Whakatane

On Thursday 31st May 2018 Preceded by the Branch Meeting

at 7.30 pm AGENDA Present Apologies Minutes of previous AGM Matters Arising Chairman’s Report Treasurer’s Report Club Captain’s Report Election of Officers General Business

All Welcome Secretary: Gail Costar

All positions are up for nomination and if you would like to make a difference to the running of your Branch, please come along and either nominate a Member you wish to have on Committee, or maybe be part of the Committee yourself. Remember this is your Branch of the Vintage Car Club and your input is vital to the running of our Club.

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NOMINATION FORM for

COMMITTEE POSITIONS 2018 - 2019 The Vintage Car Club of NZ, Eastern BOP Branch (Inc.) I propose: for the position of or Signature of proposer: Signature of seconder: Signature of nominee: ----------------------------------------------------------

NOMINATION FORM for

COMMITTEE POSTIONS 2017- 2018 The Vintage Car Club of NZ, Eastern BOP Branch (Inc.) I propose: for the position of or Signature of proposer: Signature of seconder: Signature of nominee:

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South Island Odyssey 2018 was designated our year to attend Warbirds Over Wanaka, so for us North Islanders the trip turned into an Odyssey – 4 weeks trailing our 8m caravan from Pikowai to Invercargill and back, taking in both coasts as we did so. The chosen tow vehicle – our 2nd newest auto – disgraced itself within the first 20km and was returned home to be replaced by the 1987 Chev C10 pickup. A quick and heated transfer of all the travel items carefully packed in the Landrover to the Chev and forward progress recommenced. First overnight stop was at Ohakune – why? Smash Palace at Horopito of course! Who could miss an opportunity to pick through the treasures and admire the collection of dormant and running (semi) cars and trucks. Lorraine was “entranced”. That got the tour off on the right tone. The next day saw plenty of cars heading north towards Whangamata for Beachhop.

1987 Chev C10 and 8m of caravan at Lake Rotoiti in the Nelson Lakes District

We hopped Cook Strait courtesy of Interislander and headed off to the West Coast past the Nelson Lakes and through the Buller Gorge, Picton, Greymouth and Haast were one or two night stopovers along with other exploration points, in case you think we raced along in a day or so. We didn’t, we took our time and mingled with a few zillion camper van inhabitants at various scenic points – but no cars of interest. Once we exited Haast Pass into Lakes District and beyond, the wonders of the South Island as a repository for many of New Zealand’s older cars opened up to us. Approaching Easter and Rally time for many Vintage, Hot Rod, and special interest clubs we saw many great cars on the road. On the way south at Tapanui we saw a 1936 Dodge coupe on the side of the road outside the local library. I spied a likely looking character in the window reading newspapers, popped in to chat to him – and yes he was the proud owner, planning on heading to Ashburton for a rally at the weekend. We continued on to Invercargill and its magic museums. Bill Richardson’s Transport World, the Classic Motorcycle Mecca and E. Hayes & Sons Hardware Store displays. All three have well preserved and maintained historical vehicles presented beautifully in environments that encourage visitors to spend time savouring them. The best compliment I can offer is that I didn’t feel envious of their possession of any of their collections, as they show the cars, trucks and motor cycles are all getting the very best of care and are being displayed for anyone who visits to enjoy. The editor has photos from the three sites to fit in the magazine as space allows. I gave the camera a good working over, especially at the Motorcycle Mecca as many of the machines I had read about, but not seen before. Invercargill – Motorcycle Mecca – 1930 Henderson KJ 4 cylinder 1300cc

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Invercargill – Motocycle Mecca – 1905 Invicta 3 wheeler with steering wheel. The passenger sits in front to break the way and act as a wind shield.

Invercargill – Motorcycle Mecca – 1931 Morgan Super Sport with JAP V-Twin motor.

Invercargill – Motorcycle Mecca – 1953 BSA Goldstar 500cc

Invercargill – Motorcycle Mecca – a lineup of Indian Chiefs.

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Bill Richardson’s Transport World has great line ups of Fords through the years – all the letter versions built before the Model T, plus a great variety of Model A’s. But the emphasis is on trucks. Trucks, trucks and more trucks. Anything that could be carried over New Zealand roads has a truck to do so, and they are all displayed here. Everything on display is in top condition.

Invercargill – Bill Richardson’s Transport World – a lineup of Ford Model A’s& early V8’s.

Invercargill – Bill Richardson’s Transport World – 1957 Ford Fairlane.

Invercargill – Bill Richardson’s Transport World – plenty of trucks.

Invercargill – Bill Richardson’s Transport World – and more trucks.

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Invercargill – E. Hayes & Sons Hardware Store – now that’s what you call a great line in hardware.

Invercargill – E. Hayes & Sons Hardware Store – more motorbikes in amongst the Husqvarna yard equipment and welding gear.

E. Hayes & Sons is one of the best stocked hardware stores I have seen and I wish I could shop there every week. It could turn me into a shopaholic. And then spread through all that hardware goodness are, historical motor cycles. Wow, look for a tool or whatever, then feast your eyes on bikes that are legends for anyone who has enjoyed motoring around on two wheels. Sorry cyclists –you don’t rate a mention. After Invercargill it was time to head back to the Lakes – crowded Queenstown, colourful Arrowtown, picturesque Cromwell and glorious Wanaka. We have developed an interest in 1940-50’s Singer Roadsters (that’s another story) and through contacts spent a morning in Cromwell with the owners of a lovely 1952 Singer Roadster. They have recently shifted into town in Cromwell from what could only be described as a garden paradise property at Makaroa on the river that flows into the north end of Lake Wanaka. Look that location up on Google maps. Their Singer roadster is a fine example of one of England’s less numerous makes.

Cromwell – 1952 Singer Roadster 1500

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On the outskirts of Cromwell we visited Highlands Motorsport Park and its motor museum with its emphasis on circuit racing cars and performance cars. Another superb museum and a major visitor attraction. Having seen Highland Park I can see the basis for the improvements and upgrades at Hampton Downs in North Waikato now it has the same owner – Tony Quinn. Apart from the cars in the museum a bonus was coming across a visiting group of Daimler SP250 V8 sports cars in the car park. How often do you get to see 4 of these cars together on the road? Cromwell –Highlands Motorsport Park – carpark – visiting Daimler SP250’s sportscars.

Cromwell – Highlands Motorsport Park – 1922 Jewett Roadster Series 2.

Cromwell – Highlands Motorsport Park – 1925 Riley Redwing Sandracer.

Cromwell – Highlands Motorsport Park – 2014 Morgan 3 Wheeler – the modern retake.

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We enjoyed the brilliant colours of autumn in Arrowtown and drove over the Crown Range through Cardrona. At Cardrona Lorraine had about 6 attempts to get a clear photo of me along the 1928 Chrysler 62 sitting outside the iconic pub. Every time she pressed the shutter a car would flash through – the delay on the digital camera didn’t help. Cardrona Hotel – finally an almost unimpeded view of the 1928 Chrysler 52 outside the pub. On Easter Saturday we attended the focal point of our trip – the Warbirds Over Wanaka Airshow. We loved the airplanes and the show, and especially enjoyed that they even put on a crash right in front of our grandstand seats when a Yak fighter plane landing on the grass strip clipped a cherry picker and eliminated a wing and half its under carriage. Wanaka Airshow – towing away the crashed YAK fighter plane.

Even better still was the parade and display of Packard cars who had an international rally combined with the air show. The camera ran red hot and I think I photographed every car parked in the Packard display area. What beautiful cars being used for what they are intended – touring in grand style. Wanaka Airshow – luxury tourings – Packards on parade.

Cromwell Airshow – Packard display

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Cromwell Airshow – Packard display – which one is best? I could not choose.

Most of the 50 or so cars were Packards, but there were several other makes of similar class – among them some V-12 Cadillacs, large Lincolns, at least one Cord, and a Railton Straight Eight – something else I had read about, but never before seen. Talk about sensory overload. All mixed in with spectacular scenery and topography where planes could dive off into hidden valleys as if they had gone to ground and then reappear like magic miles away. If you have this airshow on your list – lock it in and go. Cromwell Airshow – Packard display – wow – a Railton Straight Eight.

Cromwell Airshow – Packard display – superb and super cool!

After the air show we returned to the Wanaka Airport to go through the adjacent National Transport and Toy Museum. This fascinating place houses one of the largest private collections in the world! With over half a century of collecting and preserving pieces from the past, the museum boasts rare and unusual aircraft, cars, trucks, motorcycles, fire appliances, military vehicles and tractors, and a massive nostalgic collection of toys and models. However, the quality of the collection does suffer somewhat from an excess of quantity over quality. A massive display, yes, but some of the exhibits are cramped and much of it is in “as collected” condition. I am sure everyone can find an example of their favourite make, model or whatever in one of the many buildings. They have a massive hole in the ground out the back that eventually will become the lower 5 levels of a large 8 or 9 floor building to

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further house the collections, such is the scale of the Museum. See http://nttmuseumwanaka.co.nz/ for more background on this massive undertaking. There was a vintage car rally in Invercargill over Easter, Jaguars met somewhere in the South at the same time, and there was a Ute Muster over on the West Coast, so we came across interesting vehicles travelling to and from these events all over the place. As we worked our way north from Wanaka we came across Burkes Pass with its small village, smaller church, and a craft store complex which has a collection of 1950’s and 1960’s cars and trucks of mainly American origin. Some are operating, most have seen better days and are now display pieces. At Burkes Pass we spent time with the owner of one of England’s finest – a V12 Jaguar E-type who was waiting for a tow truck to arrive from Geraldine to carry him home to Ashburton. The E-type was very definitely in disgrace as its recently reconditioned fuel pump had given up the ghost – again. I think a new pump would have been a better option even at a cost of $700-$800. It is a little embarrassing when your 150mph capable pristine tourer sits obviously disabled on the side of the road and you have to talk to all the curious passers-by who love peering at stationery Jags. I hope his towie had a low loader truck. We left him on the roadside and continued north – through Temuka, Winchester, and Geraldine – based on the fact that they were towns we had heard of and wanted to see what is behind the names. Winchester and Geraldine are often mentioned in conjunction with vintage car restoration projects. We stopped briefly in Geraldine for a break and to plan our route onwards. As we drove away I realised we had been parked alongside the Geraldine Vintage Car and Machinery Museum – and someone beside me had seen it and never said a word! So I punished her and stopped 200m up the road and walked back to walk through the old treasures displayed in Geraldine. One section with the older cars was pretty interesting, a second shed was average and the remainder was nirvana for those interested in farm machinery – heaps of it – with workshops continuing the good work. Further north in Christchurch, we enjoyed an afternoon at Ferrymead to see trams and preserved vehicles in their Transport Hall. Skipping details such as snow, ice, cold and lengthy roadworks and broken roads around Kaikoura we drove on to Blenheim where we skipped a visit to the Omaka Classic Cars as I have visited them twice in the last couple of years. However if you are passing through Blenheim and haven’t seen this collection – do so. It is a well laid out collection of the cars we and our parents drove during the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s – all well maintained with great stories behind them and they have a great restoration workshop attached which is continuing the good work. I’ll get back there in the near future and will enjoy another stroll around. Omaka Air Show next year anyone? And so after a bouncy trip back across the Strait we were on our drive back home via the Wairarapa and Hawkes Bay. So we finished up travelling 4500kms, 3500kms with the caravan hitched on, and the Chev burnt over 1000 litres of premium gasoline. Almost incident free apart from a leak in a seam of the radiator tank, fixed with anti-leak additive, a gas regulator replacement in the caravan, and a puncture in a caravan tyre apparently picked up in the last few kms as it was only seen once the van was parked at home. We enjoyed scenery and historic vehicles all around the South Island, and visited as many iconic place names that piqued our curiosity as we could reach. There are more places and collections to see, so another expedition is planned. Get out there while there is gas in the tank! Oh, and the Chev as a tow vehicle attracted plenty of attention and opened conversations at many stops. It will be the vehicle of choice next time, not a backup.

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For Sale VCC of NZ Winged Cloth Badges $13.00 each. Contact EBOPVCC on easterbayofplenty@vcc.org.nz or Keith Watson on watsonkandm@gmail.com

Out & About. April Run The April Club Run was a very interesting visit to the McCann's on Sunday afternoon 15th April for a 21 mile tour from Edgecumbe to Steve and Leslie McCann's home. 15 cars gathered at the car park in Edgecumbe, it was an overcast day but warm.

Further up on the Braemar Road, rain threatened but never eventuated. The McCann’s property is situated up a long drive through beautiful native bush then onto a clearing where the house is.

It is a completely self sufficient life style, Peter built the log house and self contained set up and small hydro power station. The kitchen has a huge coal range for cooking which also heats the home.

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Photos of the stream, sluice and turbine which was made out of a washing machine. Several of the more energetic people, walked down the hill to where the water was pumped up to a pump house which generates the electricity. As we left our generous hosts offered us feijoas and passion fruit for anyone who wished to take some home. A very interesting and enjoyable afternoon.

The Expo and Family Festival The 'Expo and Family Festival' also called 'Have a Heart' was held on Saturday 7th April in great weather and the seven cars from our Club put on a fine display. There were lots of organisations present that were all able to help those in the community in some way. So anyone wanting any sort of assistance could find it there. These stalls were all inside the stadium and were well patronised by the hundreds of people that came along. Outside there were several types entertainment to keep the families occupied and the kids appeared to be having a fabulous time. Everything was free and this include the sausage sizzle the hangi (which most of our group took advantage of) along with tea coffee bottles of water and scones. The Trust that puts all this on needs to be congratulated. Our display of vintage cars had plenty of people of all ages showing interesting in them and many of us spent time talking to these people. The cars included Walter and Alison McFarland with their 1949 Alvis Drophead Coupe and 1928 Chevrolet Ute. Harry and Gay Sutcliffe with their very smart 1958 Wolesley 6/90. Ian Hardie in his 1974 Austin 1300. Ben and Marion Vermuelen in their DAF which created a lot of interest. Peter Donovan in his recently acquired 1974 Daimler that looks immaculate, and Tessa and me with our 1973 MGB Roadster and 1926 Willys Knight. They all made a fine display lined up on the grass and shining in the sun.

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Calendar of Events MAY 2018 May Sunday 6th Sunday 27th

Thursday 31st

Classic Car Breakfast- at the Red Barn from 8.00am Club Run. Morning visit to Model Aero Club strip at Otakiri if the weather suits, leaving Edgecumbe Riverslea carpark off Rata Ave at 10.15am. In the afternoon we visit Barry Caulfield's Truck+ Collection at Awakeri. If it is not okay for flying we may visit Barry Caulfield in the morning. Bring a picnic lunch. AGM - Club Night - Pot Luck Dinner. Get your nominations in to Gail

June Sat/Sun 2nd & 3rd Waikato Double 50 Based at their Clubrooms in Cambridge Sat/Sun 2nd & 3rd Wanganui Annual Rally Sat 16th Club Run. 'Night Owl' Rally- Plotted by Keith and Margaret. The Night Owl Raffle will also be drawn. July Sun 8th Sun 22nd August Sat 25th Sun 26th

Rotorua Central North Island Swap Meet Club Run

Rotorua Sulphur City Rally Club Run. Daffodil Day Run - Meet at Bunnings at 1.00pm. We will ask other clubs to join us on a run through town ending with a public display and raise money for the Cancer Society.

If you don't have a vintage vehicle on the road, come along to club runs in your modern.

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