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THE WIPER The Newsletter of the Gore Branch of the Vintage Car Club of NZ (Inc.)

January 2018 MEETINGS: SECOND TUESDAY of the month

at the Clubrooms, Waimea Street, Gore

Next meeting: 9th January Branch telephone number: 03 208 7424


2017-2018 Committee and Officers Branch Patrons Chairman Vice Chairman Secretary Treasurer Club Captain Assistant Club Captains

Neil McVicar, Ray Tressler Murray Proctor Greg Elder Katy Parish Tim Walsh John Tremaine Ken Buchanan Jim McFadzien Charlie Davis Greg Elder Bill Sheddan Keith Nunn Branch Recorder (Wiper Editor) David North Assistant Branch Recorder Position not filled at present House Convenor Des Brewster Assistant House Convenor Paul Corcoran Beaded Wheels Reporter Fay Graves Festival Rally Organiser Keith Dodds Assistant Rally Organiser Denis Knight Bar Manager Chris Scoles Assistant Starr McDougall Social Committee Beb Kennedy, David McDowell, John Parish Maintenance Supervisor Keith Nunn Maintenance Assistants Bill Ainge, Barry Clearwater, Keith Dodds, Alec McLennan Swapmeet & Parts Paul Corcoran Swapmeet & Parts Assistants Barry Clearwater, Evan Henderson, Bryan Neilson Hill Climb Evan Henderson Hill Climb Assistant Alec McLennan Sheriff Denis Knight Librarian Stewart Quertier Raffles Gerry Kennedy National Delegate David North Health & Safety Officer Des Brewster Privacy Officer Katy Parish Museum & HPP David McDowell Tuesday Ramble Co-ordinator Fay Graves Vehicle Identity Card signatories Evan Henderson, Denis Knight, John Parish, John Tremaine

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Front cover picture: Your esteemed Editor caught by Betty Clearwater (our roving reporter and paparazzo) looking a picture of relaxed sartorial elegance at the Josephville Hillclimb.

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Chairman’s Report January 2018 Well, we’ve survived the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. It’s a time of family reunions and get-togethers with friends, overeating and sometimes excessive rehydration. Last year, since the start of our motoring season, we’ve been quite busy with some very well-run events around the southern regions of our end of New Zealand. On behalf of the Branch I would like to thank all those who helped in any way with organising these. As I have said on many occasions, without the selfless volunteering of you, the members, we would not have many of the runs and functions that we have been able to enjoy. This year we have got a lot happening rally-wise, Festival Rally, Diggers Run, Swap Meet and the South Island Easter Rally in Invercargill just to name some, so no reason to be bored staying at home. Besides the social side of the club, one of the things that I have felt is a bonus of being a member generally is the amazing countryside that’s off the main roads, that I probably would have never seen (while still keeping my eyes on the road) otherwise. Without going off the main highways we tend to have a very narrow perspective of our own beautiful country. Happy Motoring Murray

WORKING BEE FEBRUARY 10th 2018 Starting at 8.45am Bring a leaf or an ordinary rake 4


Club Captain’s Report January 2017 Hope this report makes the bulletin, we have had problems with communications. (Several Reports seem to have disappeared into the ether. Ed.) Hill climb was a success by what I have been told. Thanks Evan and supporters, I thought I was going to be there, but a phone call to work fixed that. Xmas run organised by Keith was a real success. The pot luck tea and social hour brought out many stories of past runs. We need more of these social gatherings. Please give us your suggestions. Festival Rally is our next major run so please support this. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to you all. John Tremaine

From the Editor’s keyboard No wonder I lose track of time! I’m typing these words in mid-December but Christmas will be over by the time The Wiper is sent out and for many of you 2018 will have arrived by the time it arrives. I wonder how many of you will be making New Year resolutions? How about resolving to send me something to put in The Wiper? The branch has a total membership (including the joint and junior members) of almost 150, so why do we keep seeing the same few names at the bottom of stories and run reports? If it’s because of “somebody else will do it” syndrome, one month they won’t. So don’t leave it up to the “regulars”, just get writing or typing. After all, in the words of Jeremy Clarkson, “How hard can it be?”!! David North 5


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Josephville Hillclimb 2017 Event Report On Sunday the 26th November the Gore Vintage Car Club held its 12th annual Josephville Hillclimb. From first light the weather looked promising, and the day started with a quick detour to collect the relevant trophies from the Gore club rooms before heading to the Mitchell family property. Brian Neilson was kind enough to offer the use of his Chev truck to assist in the transportation of all necessary equipment. Upon arrival the sun was shining brightly down on the hill and a small breeze beckoned the drivers to do their best. Such heat however makes the start line a tricky proposition for those inexperienced with its intricacies, in no small part due to the slightly angled road and hot sticky bitumen that can often lead to spinning tyres!

Evan Henderson, Jaguar Mk2

Phil Benvin, Jaguar XK140

Willie Henderson, Jaguar Mk2

Terry Inder, Datsun 180B SSS

The radios and timers were tested, all relevant competitor paperwork was completed, and a few remaining cars were scrutinised by the ever8


present Terry Inder in order to satisfy all necessary official requirements. After some quick roadside tree trimming (thanks to our local tree surgeon Andy Christie), the first practice runs were finally underway at 11:20am. However, some competitors forgot the practice run was for "practice" and posted their best time (I'm looking at you Neil!).

Neil McDonald, Monroe Special

Gerald Longman, Austin Special

Pat Hurley, Mini Cooper S

David North, Toyota Corolla

The traditional break for lunch was held after the practice run where a few yarns were exchanged and then it was time for some serious "pedal to the metal", as the real racing began. When the dust had settled at day’s end the top honour belonged to Mervyn Frew in his Porsche 911, who was comfortably ahead of the rest of the field and the only driver to go under 30 seconds. Evan Henderson finally conquered the elusive (for him) 32 second barrier in his Jaguar Mk2. This was in part due to aggressive driving, but also because of 9


some technical changes - a higher speed differential and trumpets installed on the carburettors had the car running at peak performance and by all accounts the best it has ever gone. Grant Clearwater from Kerikeri in only his second visit driving a classic with a prestigious history - the McLaren Austin-Healey - performed well by demonstrating a philosophy of continuous improvement.

Dick Shanks, Daimler SP250 Dart

Mervyn Frew, Porsche 911 SC

Jim McFadzien, BMW 320

Grant Clearwater, Austin-Healey

Along with the usual suspects, Phil Benvin (Nelson) and Willie Henderson (Alexandra) were two new faces welcomed to the event. Phil started conservatively in his Jaguar XK 140 as he familiarised himself with the course. Like Grant, he improved with every run as his confidence grew, finishing with a very respectable time. Willie, always competitive by nature, utilised his considerable driving experience on a foreign course and his best time was close to breaking the 33 second mark. Not bad for a first attempt! 10


Graeme Taylor, Morris Minor

Greg Elder, Ford V8

Presentations were held at 1:45pm with Mervyn winning the Stewart Quertier Trophy for the fastest time, and Pat Hurley in his mighty Mini receiving the Alec McLennan Trophy for best performance.

The Gore Vintage Car Club would like to make a special thanks to the Mitchell family for the use of their property, the Eastern Southland Car Club and in particular Earl Hewlett and his wife Beth for their time and equipment, along with the flag marshals, time keepers, and all the others who helped make the day a success. I trust everyone enjoyed their outing and hope to see you all back next year for number THIRTEEN (unlucky for some)! 11


14 happy drivers after the presentation of trophies

The trophy winners: Pat Hurley (left) and Mervyn Frew (photo by the Editor)

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Credits: Event organisation by Evan Henderson and Alec McLennan. Event write-up by Mark Henderson in coordination with Evan Henderson. Event photography by Emma McDonald, Brian Neilson and Mark Henderson. 12


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Tuesday Ramble 28th November 2017 On Tuesday 28th November 35 members visited Gaynor and Chris Miller’s beautiful seven acre Hosta Garden at Glencoe. During our picnic lunch Chris told us a little about his car then Gaynor told us about her love of rhododendrons and hostas. She said she inherited her interest in gardening from her great-great-grandmother who, in the early days, came to Dunedin from Devon bringing cuttings of her favourite plants. Gaynor was lucky enough to visit the original Dunedin garden and take cuttings from the rhododendrons. They are still growing in Gaynor’s garden today.

Some of the rhododendrons

Chris and Gaynor

Chris is the tree-lover of this amazing couple and Gaynor indicated that he had chosen many of the beautiful trees for their colourful leaves and special barks. Among them were many maples which were underplanted with healthy hostas of every shade of green imaginable.

Two of the hosta beds

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Ramblers’ cars and garden ornament(s?) (All photos by the Editor)

Gaynor loves hostas because of their form and colour. She has imported some from the U.S.A. and has bred many more herself. She is a retailer of hostas and was very generous with her knowledge of plants and trees, quietly walking around answering questions and naming her hostas. She told us when and how to split hostas, as well as how to care for them – not to just chop a bit off the sides. When asked how much time she spent in the garden, she replied “every day, for most of the day”. She really loves this piece of their Glencoe farm and with the help of husband Chris has one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen. The different shades of green and the gentle curved gardens with rustic seats in quiet corners were an absolute delight. The garden design was amazing and this garden seemed more like 20 acres than 7. Thank you for your time Gaynor and Chris Miller. Marylyn Copland 16


Tuesday Ramble 12th December 2017 As most clubs, organisations, societies, groups, and such-like do at this time of the year, The Tuesday Ramblers did it too! And what was it that we did? We had a Christmas lunch at the Gore Town & Country Club Restaurant, the food was wonderful and we didn’t need entertainment, we had Gerry! Ask Gerry someday why the man called his wife “Harvey Norman.” (And I read in the junk mail the other day, Gerry, that it is 30 months!!!)

The Ramblers chatting before the meal (photo by the Editor)

From and to all the Tuesday Ramblers, a Happy Christmas and come and join us in 2018. Fay Graves 17


January Tuesday Ramble 30th January 12.00 to 12.30pm: arrive at the North’s house in Riverton with your picnic lunch – and chair(s)! Feel free to make your own arrangements if you prefer, but be at the house by

1.15pm: when we will depart for a private viewing (with guides) of the John Husband exhibition at the Riverton Arts Centre (a gold coin or folding donation from each visitor will be collected before we leave)

Contact: David North Phone: 0211723281 No later than 25th January as numbers are needed for the visit 18


Saturday 24th February

Both routes are all tar seal GET YOUR ENTRY IN NOW! 19


Gore Branch events for the 2017-18 Season Event

Date

People Responsible

2018 Diggers Run

17th February (provisional date)

Ken Buchanan

Festival Rally

24th February

Keith Dodds, Denis Knight

Clearwater Capers

4th March

Charlie Davis

Frank Robson Run 11th March

Greg Elder

Swap Meet & Boot Sale

18th March

Paul Corcoran

Ladies Run

8th April

Fay Graves

Night Trial

12th May

Des Brewster

End of Season Run 9th June Tuesday Ramble

Jim McFadzien

Normally the last Tuesday of the month. (Variable in December)

Co-ordinated by Fay Graves

Editor's note to event organisers: if you want to see a report in The Wiper please provide one yourselves or organise somebody to do it for you. (N.B. This usually works best if you ask them before the event!)

VCC Christmas and New Year closures: The National Office will close on Thursday 21 December and reopen on Monday 8th January 2018. The Beaded Wheels office closes on Monday 18 December and reopens on Monday 15 January 2018. Julie Cairns - Gee National Office Manager 20


Other Events 2018 20th January

Cromwell Classic Car Show and VCC Swapmeet Central Otago branch

21st January

Jackson Rally, Otago Branch

27th – 28th January Dunedin-Brighton Run, Otago Branch 27th & 28th January

31st Annual Edendale Crank Up. Featuring: Chrysler, a Century of Fordson & also John Deere

3rd February

Gore A & P Show

3rd February

Southland Rally, Southland Branch

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16th – 18th February

Evolution Motorsport Classic Speedfest, Teretonga Park, Invercargill

17th February

Nelson Branch Swap Meet. Enquiries: (03) 548 3899; 027 454 8188

17th March

Scenicland Rally, Greymouth. Contact Rally Secretary b.m.woolhouse@xtra.co.nz or phone (03) 768 6625

24th March

South Canterbury Branch Swapmeet. Enquiries to the Chairman, John Knowles (03) 693 7680

30th March 2nd April

2018 South Island Easter Rally, Southland Branch Contact Glenys McKenzie, Rally Director Mobile: 021 388 649 or see website

1st – 7th April

South Island Club Captain’s Tour. Alon Mayhew: Phone 027 202 9491 or email sicc@vcc.org.nz

21st April

Golden Times Rally, Arrowtown. Organised by the Central Otago Branch

22nd September

Blossom Festival Rally, Alexandra. Organised by the Central Otago Branch

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Christmas Run & Pot Luck Tea We all met at the Clubrooms at 2pm and after signing the Register we were all given an outline on the afternoon’s run by Keith Nunn.

The Dodds’ Austin 7 re-appeared and Evan Henderson had a new toy, a Nissan 280Z

Keith asked us to take our speedo reading before leaving and then again on our return to the Clubrooms. Before leaving we were all asked a question by Keith, as to how many hectares there are out at Dolamore Park. I should have known because I was out there the weekend before with the MG Car Club. I probably saw the sign but it didn’t register with me. Anyway, the correct answer was 95 hectares, I didn’t even get half of that but never mind. The run went around a few streets in Gore, out past the sub-station, then turning right at Lady Charlton Road, onto Reaby Road and out to Dolamore Park. We were to enjoy a walk and look around at our own leisure but due to persistent rain we all headed off to Mandeville, turning right over the Otamita Bridge, down to Knapdale turning right, carrying on down past our old Clubrooms “The Nissen Hut”, across the Gore Bridge, onto Richmond Street, Avon Street and back to the clubrooms. We enjoyed a cup of tea, a natter and noggin until our pot luck tea, which was awesome. Many thanks to Keith, Des and helpers for a very enjoyable afternoon. Marlene and I were fortunate enough to be one of the winners, recording 56.2km, should have been 56km. Murray Proctor was the other winner with 34.6 miles. 22


Suspicious characters spotted on one of the Gore streets

The Walsh family’s Rolls-Royce Waiting for the bar to open? (All photos by the Editor)

Thank you to everyone for a very enjoyable day. Happy Motoring for the New Year. Russell and Marlene Newland

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What We Did On Our Holidays 2017 Sunbeam MIDSI Run (October 2017) By Bill and Dawn Sheddan After the TOPSI (Top of the South Island) run last year when the Rapier suffered from a headache and internal combustion problems and was laid up for ten months, I decided that I should bite the bullet and have the problem diagnosed. We pulled out the motor, (I say we but actually a fellow VCC club member did most of the work and must remain nameless as apparently it is illegal to do something for nothing in the eyes of the IRD). The donk was assessed by AER Invercargill and they gave me a comprehensive quote to do the job. I could possibly have sourced some of the parts myself through the Sunbeam Club but this could lead to possible guarantee problems if there were any parts failure in the future. To cut a long story short the Rapier was up and going after a rebore, new pistons, complete overhaul and with a new oil pump and radiator she was ready to go three weeks before the rally. In addition to the motor problems, I had experienced higher than normal stress levels emanating from the passenger seat in past runs so I had fitted a distraction in the form of a stereo unit. Now I cannot describe how beneficial this auxiliary unit is to driving pleasure and it worked as intended and worth every one of the several hundred dollars. By mid-day on Wednesday 11th Oct we were packed and off to Waikaka to drop off the pooch. The start point for the rally was to be the Pukeko CafĂŠ north of Christchurch on Friday morning but after driving half way round Australia (well not even quarter really) the previous month we decided to stop over at Oamaru and again at Kaiapoi to break up the long drive. We arrived at the Kaiapoi motel on Thursday evening without any problems after visiting Dave Craw in Christchurch who is not as healthy and active as he would like to be. Dave built my Tiger along with quite a few more which have appreciative owners both in NZ and Australia 24


along with many superbly engineered parts for Tiger conversions. Rumour has it that he may be parting with some of his collection of cars so it was nice to catch up with Dave again!

Some of the cars (with the Rapier to the fore)

It was handshakes and hugs all round (in the appropriate order of course) on Friday at the café while most were enjoying breakfast. Shortly after we set off to Reefton where we met up again for lunch. Now there is something about Sunbeamers that I should keep to myself but I can’t and I can’t help but notice, Sunbeamers have hollow legs. Now don’t get me wrong. It’s not a bad thing to have a good appetite but I can’t help but wonder what they do to work up such an appetite. A little drive to Reefton? Not likely. There is more to Sunbeamers appetites and I am going to check it out, closely – at next year’s BOTSI Rally that I am organising in Dunedin. From Reefton there we cruised down to Greymouth in the rain to our digs which incorporated the local Liquorland and also a nice restaurant where we had our evening meal and breakfast also.

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Our Saturday drive took us inland a bit for a scenic cruise around the resort town of Moana and Lake Brunner. I didn’t realize there was a large tract of flat farming land inland from Greymouth and Hokitika, prosperous too with dairy and forestry the main industry with tourism a close third in my opinion. Lake Brunner is a very popular holiday spot with new cribs and holiday homes popping up and even an attempt at a large apartment type building, probably time-share style without looking into it more fully. A bit like Tekapo twenty years ago. Investment opportunity anyone?

Surplus Jags at Greymouth

Our evening meal was at the revamped Monteith’s Brewery in Greymouth which is all very nice considering 90% of Monteith’s is brewed at Timaru and the new touristy “brewery” and eatery built to appease the locals. It closes at 8pm once again to appease the local pubs who won’t support the brewery unless it supports them. The meal was not a meal as such but tapas which I had to look up, too, to see what the word meant. It is small portions of beef, venison, sea food, whatever, 26


even whitebait but very nice even if you were still feeling a little hungry after. The beer drinkers enjoyed it and so did we but digestive problems dictate that I have to drink wine in the brewery! We stayed at Greymouth a second night before travelling down to Hokitika in the rain to a rather flash motel but still at a very reasonable cost ($125PN) This motel had cooking facilities whereas the previous motel did not so it was eggs on toast before I emerged from the motel only to be greeted “hurry up cause its breakfast at the honey house down the road at 10am”. And so it was another breakfast, nice too. The rest of the day, mostly raining was spent doing the touristy things in the area, exploring such places as Lake Kaniere and the Hokitika Gorge etc. The evening meal was back at a popular restaurant at Hokitika with the majority retiring early after a rather long day driving mostly in the rain. Monday dawned a little better with the rain receding and blue sky pushing through. Our little group of 23 (eleven cars) were mostly returning to Christchurch over the Arthur’s Pass later in the day so they had time up their sleeve to do the Treetop Walk among other things. I would like to do that someday so it’s on the bucket list. As we had to be back in Gore we said our goodbyes as they were having their breakfast and hit the road for home. After a Sunny the Club Mascot doing a stopover at Clyde for the night we balancing act at Hokitika Gorge were back in Gore Tuesday afternoon none the worse for wear. The little Rapier behaved itself this time and was well run in after 1150 miles in the past week. Along with its passengers we all had another enjoyable week on the road meeting up with others of the faith and getting out and about while we still can.

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Two different “Rovers” seen on the Christmas Run

Photo by Murray Proctor

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Gore VCC Supper Roster 2017 January February March April May June July August September

IF YOU ARE UNAVAILABLE ON YOUR ROSTERED NIGHT, PLEASE ARRANGE YOUR OWN SUBSTITUTE.

Fay Graves Russell Newland Ken Buchanan Des Brewster Gerry Kennedy

We need to cater for about 30-40 members each night. The cuppa and serving of the supper is to be arranged within the social committee. If necessary, small items can be bought at Gore New World and charged to the Gore VCC account.

October November December

A Sign of the Times‌ ‌but how successful will it be? The Auckland branch have notified their members that their bulletin will now be printed and posted on alternate months. The months in between it will be distributed by email as well as being available on their website (and, presumably, the VCC website) every month. This is to save costs and to avoid postal delays. It will be interesting to see how well this goes down with their members. (I know this would not be feasible for the Gore branch as we have a number of members who do not have email/internet.) The Editor

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FESTIVAL RALLY RAFFLE We are again collecting non-perishable grocery items to make up raffle prizes. A box has been set up in the clubrooms for your donations. Thank you Gerry Kennedy Reminders Non-commercial FOR SALE and WANTED advertisements are free to Club members. Each advertisement will be published in 3 consecutive issues of The Wiper. Please contact the Editor. The vinyl “VCC Wings” badges (as featured on the front cover) are still available from the Treasurer, cost $2 each. VCC name badges If you haven't got one, they are available from Van De Water Jewellers at a discounted cost of $18. The badges are black with white lettering and bear your name and Gore VCC. NB. Not wearing one at a meeting is likely to attract the Sheriff’s attention and result in a fine! The Wiper is also available by email. It arrives earlier than the postal or hand-delivered ones, the pictures are in colour and there are (working) hyperlinks. There are two versions, a pdf file and an online one. Let me know if you would like to try this out. The Editor 31


Online Bonuses Hot Rod Lincoln – but perhaps not quite what you might be expecting! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R7l7nDuj1o Ferrari 70th Anniversary Special at Goodwood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-K309k_npU 1969 Earls Court Motor Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUlIHywkJKI Classic Vauxhalls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnNbJNJkgW4 One for the grandparents out there! https://www.grownups.co.nz/interests/humour/joke-what-is-a-grandparent/

Newsletters from other branches Many Branch Newsletters are now posted on the VCC Website: www.vcc.org.nz/news-from-our-branches A very few branches are still sending us printed copies and these are displayed on the stand in the Library for three months. Others are received as pdf files or by email and can be forwarded to you on request: Ashburton, Auckland, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, Eastern Bay of Plenty, Far North, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough, Nelson, Northland, North Otago, Otago, Rotorua, South Canterbury, Southland, South Otago, Taranaki, Wellington and Wellsford-Warkworth. If you would like a copy, please contact the Editor or the Secretary.

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Technical Query A member has asked: How Do I Do This? The radiator grille on my project consists of a series of parallel and horizontal “C” sections of very light metal about 10mm apart. They were originally chromed on the forward-facing outside of the “C” strips but are now 60% rusty, 30% bubbling with rust underneath and 10% OK. I cannot remove the chrome with the rust underneath with a wire brush or emery cloth and am very reluctant to try the angle grinder as the metal is very thin. Please send any ideas or suggestions to the Editor. All answers received will be published in The Wiper. If any of you have any other questions you need help with, please feel free to send those for publication as well. If I get enough this could become a regular feature. The Editor

Waiting on the Front Porch On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of 20 years." The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only 10 years and I'll give you back the other 10?" And God saw that it was good. On the second day, God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a 20-year life span." 34


The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for 20 years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back 10 like the dog did?" And God again saw that it was good. On the third day, God created the cow and said, "You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of 60 years." The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for 60 years. How about 20 and I'll give back the other 40?" And God agreed that it was good. On the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you 20 years." But the human said, "Only 20 years? Could you possibly give me my 20, the 40 the cow gave back, the 10 the monkey gave back and the 10 the dog gave back; that makes 80, okay?" "Okay," said God, "You asked for it." So that is why for our first 20 years, we eat, sleep, play, and enjoy ourselves. For the next 40 years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next 10 years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. For the last 10 years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone. Life has now been explained to you. There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service. If you are looking for me, I will be on the front porch! Des Brewster

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Have you got spare time over the holidays? Have a clean out in the garage and we will see you at the Swap Meet & Boot Sale Sunday 18th March! Gerry Kennedy

Links to other branch newsletters and websites Southland branch website, includes their newsletter (Rumour): http://www.sporty.co.nz/southlandvintagecar Auckland branch website, includes their newsletter (The Bulletin): http://www.avvcc.org.nz Bay of Plenty branch website, includes their newsletter (Klaxon): http://www.bayofplentyvintagecarclub.com/ Hawke’s Bay branch website, includes their newsletter (The Mag): http://www.hbvcc.org.nz/ Rotorua branch website, includes their newsletter (Side Curtains): http://www.rvvcc.org.nz/ South Canterbury branch website: http://www.southcanterburyvintagecarclub.co.nz Wairarapa branch website: http://www.sporty.co.nz/wairarapavcc A look at Australia: http://www.gawlercarclub.com/ 36


ADVERTISEMENTS FOR SALE The Club has stackable chairs for sale. All in good condition, plywood seat and back, metal tube frame. The more you buy, the more you save. Selling fast, be in quick! Contact Gerry for a great deal, phone 027 233 4634 or (03) 208 5806 1/3

FOR SALE 1967 Singer Vogue. English-assembled, 3 Southland owners. All original seats and carpets. Probably the only one in NZ with overdrive. Present engine 1840cc with custom extractors. Has been a great club car, runs as P60V0400. $5,000 FIRM. Phone Jim McFadzien, (03) 208 0121 2/3

WANTED Looking for 1958-59 FC Holden right hand front mudguard, right hand front indicator and rear windscreen. Please contact Chris Scoles on 0272265967 if you can help. 1/3

WANTED

New or new/old stock windscreen washer solenoid for my 1986 Toyota Corolla 1.6GL Liftback. David North. Phone 02117 23281 or email northd14@gmail.com 2/3

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COOKERY CORNER White Bean and Garlic Purée Dip Purée this dip well to obtain a buttery and almost fluffy texture which combined with the kick of garlic is sensational. Makes 2 cups. Ingredients 1 cup dried white beans 8 cloves garlic, peeled 1 tbsp chopped parsley 1 tsp salt ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Instructions Soak white beans overnight in plenty of water Next day drain beans and place into a saucepan with fresh cold water. Bring to the boil then simmer gently for about 50 minutes or until beans are very tender, drain well and cool Place garlic into bowl of a food processor, pulse to chop. Add parsley, salt and white beans, process to purée. Drizzle in oil to form a smooth paste. Adjust seasoning if necessary From: Simple Café Food by Julie Le Clerc

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Run reports, articles of interest, photos, technical tips, letters and feedback are always welcome. Please send all contributions to David North

before the 21st of each month for inclusion in the next Wiper If you don't have a computer I can type up a hand-written article or put your notes or jottings into shape for The Wiper. If you prefer I can even take notes as you talk to me and write up the story for you - I am always ready to help so just let me know how! e-mail: northd14@gmail.com physical mail: 4 Trotter Street, Riverton 9822 telephone (mobile) 0211723281 Remember that insuring your vehicle(s), boat(s), house(s), contents or travel with Vero Insurance and quoting the branch number (300135) results in the branch receiving a commission payment Please support our advertisers so that they, in turn, can continue to support the Branch The opinions and statements in The Wiper are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the policy or views of the Gore branch or of the VCC. The branch accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of any statements. The Wiper is printed by i-Cue 10 Wood Street, Invercargill. Telephone (03) 218 3350 39


GORE BRANCH VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NEW ZEALAND INC.

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Gore VCC January 2018  
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