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Hawke’s Bay Branch Newsletter

THE MAG april 2018

Official publication of the Hawke’s Bay branch of the vintage car club of New Zealand (inc.)

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HAWKE’S BAY BRANCH CONTACTS// Chairman: Ian Elmsly (Kay) p. 06 845 0577 c. 0274 790 682

Club room Hire: Ana Brock-Jest p. 06 835 1722 c. 021 022 75635

Past Chairman: Steve Donovan (Pam) p. 06 835 9956 c. 027 217 7730 stevedon@xtra

Editor: Kay Elmsly p. 06 845 0577 c. 0274 790 682

Club Captain: Esther Smith (Graham) p. 06 843 9668 c. 027 464-7314

Spares Manager: Brian Taylor (Margaret) p. 06 844 5982 c. 027 443 6009

Secretary: Peter Ball (Helen) p. 06 843 6979 Treasurer: Lyndsay Browne (Barrie) p. 06 835 8370 Committee: Steve Trott (Jo) p. 06 835 2452 c. 021 460 159 Malcolm Blair (Lesley) p. 06 843 7664 c. 021 576 360

Trevor Charman (Lyn) p. 06 844 5140 c. 027 292 6068

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HB Branch Life Members Allan Harris life member Trevor Charman life member

Volume 97 // Number 04 // April 2018

CONTENTS HB Branch Contacts 4 Chairman’s Report 6 Club Captains Report 7 The Breakfast Run 8 Up & Coming Events 9 Wairarapa Safari 10 On the Couch 11 HBVCC 50th Year Awards 12 Your Branch Photos 14 Just Joking Around 18 Hooters 19 Wanted/Club Spare Parts Corner 20 Messages To Club Members 21 Notice Board 22 Calendar of Events 24 Branch Events 25 For Sale 26

BRANCH DETAILS POSTAL: PO Box 3406, Napier 4142 Clubrooms: 67 Sandy Rd, Meeanee, Napier Phone: (06) 835 1483 email:

Club night 2nd Wednesday of month 7.30pm at Clubrooms supper provided. Clubrooms, library & Spares DEPARTMENT OPEN Tuesday morning 9-11am. Morning Tea available. 5


Well here we are again at the report writing time of the month, and has it been interesting! It was good to move forward from Art Deco and put that behind us and what a tremendous effort it was. At the time of writing we are still finalising the accounts but it certainly is obvious that we cleared raising $10,000 for the club. This of course includes the generous sponsorship of Euro City, which was particularly generous at $5,000.00 and which we should be very thankful of. The committee had a special de-brief meeting in which we analysed each and every activity we embarked on, asking the hard questions as to how each went both from an organisational view and how successful it appeared. A number of concerns were obviously raised as you would expect with the size of the event, but the negatives were certainly outweighed by the positives. All in all a great success and our thanks to those volunteers who stepped up and got stuck in. On the 10th of March the club put on a lunch for the four members that joined the elite group of the 50year brigade. Doug Bixley, Colin Campbell, Wayne Evans and Jim Sawer were presented with their 50 year pins and certificates by VCC National President Dianne Quarrie with each having the chance to give us an insight to their 50 years of Vintage Motoring. A great turnout and some great stories being told!! Congratulations to you all. Our club night on the 14th was a variation to what we have done in the past, and many thanks to Harley Cadwallader for being “on the couch”. This I believe was well received by those 55 odd members present as we had insight to the life of Harley and his experiences in flying and living April 2018

in the Middle East and Australia. We have some amazing stories from under our noses in the club and Harley as the first one up certainly set the benchmark. Our Sunday Run was also an interesting twist to the norm as 19 Cars gathered at Humber St for our first “breakfast” run before being dispatched to the breakfast stop near the National Aquarium. Next off to the Farmer market via the picturesque Tuki Tuki Rd run where we had time to browse, gather lunch & coffees before heading off to the third stop of Dolce Vista vineyard where owner Gary had set aside his “shed” for us to have a presentation, tasting and lunch. Despite my personal aversion to early starts, it was a very enjoyable run and many thanks to Barrie & Lyndsay Browne for a great effort. Again, the run was well supported with a good turnout and to those who didn’t make it, you missed a good one. Last but not least, we hosted the Packard Group on Monday the 19th for dinner at the clubrooms, and we managed to feed and water 50 people for an enjoyable night. With many of the group being from America they were most impressed with our clubrooms and set up, not to mention the spread put on by Malcolm & Lesley Blair and Kay in the kitchen. I think it is fair to say, we have received many compliments about our clubrooms and our hosting over the past month or so, we should all be proud of the what we have achieved and impression we have left on those who have visited us. So on that note, I will sign off this report and prepare myself for attending the Exec meeting in Christchurch on the 23rd.

CLUB CAPTAIN// By Esther Smith

The club has been busy during the month to date. We finished off February with the first Kitchen for the year, a good opportunity to catch up with other members, thanks to Alan and Helen Twort and their team for organising it all. The 50 year awards lunch Sat 10th March, was a great event acknowledging our four long serving members of the VCC they were. Wayne Evans, Doug Bixley, Jim Sawers and Colin Campbell. Also acknowledged were Barbara Bixley and Marie Evans who have been just as big supporters of the club as their husbands. The awards were presented by our National VCC president Diane Quarry. We heard lots of stories, a few hair raising ones and saw the photos, but we only scratched the surface of their history with the VCC, there are obviously a lot more stories yet to be told, as the VCC has started presenting 60 year awards maybe we will see these guys back in 10 years time.. The lunch was catered by our own members Lesley and Malcolm Blair ably assisted by Paul and Jude Coe, it was yummy so thanks for your efforts. Lesley and Malcolm again put their pinnies on and were assisted by Ian and Kay when they catered for the Packard Rally dinner at the clubrooms last Monday this was a fund raising event for the branch. The March club run was organised by Lyndsay and Barrie Brown so it was never going to be straight forward.

We had an 8 o’clock start which was a bit hard on those who had celebrated St Patrick’s day the previous evening. I felt soft as with the drizzly weather, we had opted to take our “winter” vehicle the 1960 Humber Super Snipe instead of the Chev Tourer, and there was Hans and Marcia Paaymans braving the elements in their 1926 Buick roadster. A great day was had by all, but I’ll leave it at that as there is a report elsewhere in the MAG COMING EVENTS: Upcoming events are: • 4th April – Midweek run meet at the clubrooms at 10.30 am, • 11th April – Club Night. Don’t miss our guest speaker with a very interesting tale to tell • 15th April- Club run. Refer to the ad later in the MAG • 27th March- The Kitchen: A great social evening, Get your names to Allan and Helen Twort As you will have noticed, we are changing the club night to a more relaxed format. Ian did a really good on the couch interview with Harley Cadwallader last month, we have some more interesting speakers lined up but I always look forward to getting suggestions for the future. I look forward to seeing you all out and about at our branch events.



18th March 2018 The Breakfast Run saw Club members rise earlier than usual on Sunday March 18th to meet at the Humber Street rendezvous point to receive route instructions. The first part of the Run was an “urban meander” from the Pandora area down Prebensen Drive through the suburb of Tamatea, winding via some British “auto maker” themed streets in the Onekawa industrial area. The route then took us through the heart of Napier’s Art Deco suburb of Marewa and on to the seaside village of Ahuriri, following the coastline past the Port to our breakfast stop adjacent to the National Aquarium on Napier’s picturesque Marine Parade. Here we were treated by Donald & Diane Hurley to a much appreciated gourmet croissant filled with tomato, avocado, scrambled egg, sausage and bacon, topped off with Watties’ finest tomato sauce. After breakfast and a hot drink, the route took us through Clive and along Tuki Tuki Road on the Eastern side of the river to the Red Bridge. This has to be one of Hawkes Bay’s most picturesque country ambles and, as Barrie says, closely resembling the Tuscan country-side dotted with olive groves, vineyards, conifers and poplar trees and spectacular scenery. From the Red Bridge the rally proceeded to the popular HB Farmer’s

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Market where a wide range of fresh produce, gourmet treats and artisan products are available. On this morning the appetising aroma of freshly ground and brewed coffee at the Farmer’s Market competed with the sweet, earthy odours from 1800 horses competing in the Horse of the Year Show at the nearby A&P Showgrounds. Leaving behind the Farmers market we were dispatched via the suburban streets of Hastings, onto Havelock to the lunch stop of Dolce Vista in Te Mata Mangateretere Rd. This is a small Artisan Winery specialling in Italian varieties and our host Gary had reserved the afternoon for us. After a talk on the vineyard and the compulsory “tasting” (very hard to refuse!) including the actual grapes which were very palatable, we set about enjoying our lunch and light hearted banter. A big vote of thanks to Donald & Dianne and Barrie & Lyndsay for catering a most welcome and appetising breakfast and to Barrie and Lyndsay for planning the routes, and the day. The 19 cars and 40 people was a good turnout to a great day. Arrivederci alla prossima! Caio.

UP & COMING EVENTS// MID WEEK RUN Wednesday 4th April ALWAYS 1st Wednesday of the Month. • Where: Meet at HB Vintage Club Rooms • Time: 10:30 am Unless otherwise advised. Contact Allan Twort (06) 845 0438.

CLUB NIGHT Wednesday 11th April Come along and enjoy a get together on club night to listen to our guest speaker who has some interesting tales to tell!! Byo drinks if you would like to bring some along.

SUNDAY CLUB RUN Sunday 15th April TOWN & COUNTRY RUN • Where: Start is at Anderson Park off Auckland Road • Time: 10.00am for a 10.30am get-away Please bring a Picnic Lunch/Chairs etc. More information will be available on club night 11th April. At 2nd stop we will to visiting a homestead & gardens and there will be a fee of $8.00 per person. Malcolm & Lesley Blair 06 843 7664

THE KITCHEN NIGHT 27th April Please give your name to Allan & Helen Twort by phone on 06 845 0438 or email no later than Monday 23rd April.



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An interesting Club night held on the 14th March, where Ian interviewed Harley Cadwallader, who told his tales of his experiences top dressing cotton fields during 1987/88 in the Sudan, Middle East.


HBVCC 50TH YEAR AWARDS// » Jim Sawers, Wayne & Marie Evans, Colin Campbell & Doug & Barbara Bixley receiving their awards from the National President Dianne Quarrie.


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» Wayne Evans, Jim Sawers, Doug Bixley & Colin Campbell with their 50 year awards.



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JUST JOKING AROUND// THE WISDOM OF AGE An elderly man in Queensland had owned a large property for several years. He had a dam in one of the lower paddocks where he had planted mango and avocado trees. The dam had been fixed up for swimming when it was built and he also had some picnic tables placed there in the shade of the fruit trees. One evening the old farmer decided to go down to the dam to look it over, as he hadn't been there for a while. He grabbed a 10 litre bucket to bring back some fruit.As he neared the dam, he heard voices shouting and laughing. As he came closer he saw it was 4 young women skinny-dipping in his dam. He made the women aware of his presence and they all went to the deep end. One of the women shouted to him, 'We're not coming out until you leave.' The old man frowned, 'I didn't come down here to watch you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the dam naked.' Holding the bucket up he said, 'I'm here to feed the crocodile.’

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HOOTERS// Ana @ Hooters Hi Folks, Wow this month has just flown past, Exciting News: Some of you may of already heard but the Hooters team are on the move. After a few years of looking and due to the ever expanding fleet, we have had to find ourselves a new shed. David is pretty handy with his DIY skills so has been busy renovating and getting the new place ready to rock and roll. No moving date yet as there is still a fair bit of work to do to create the new and improved Hooters HQ. Mr Donovan has joined the team and has been busy working on all the cars, he’s far too young to actually retire anyway! We’ve certainly got enough going on here to keep him amused in between his holidays! We have another new addition to the shed but this time I can’t let David take the blame. I may of purchased a Ford Model A to add to the collection, although after the season those bright orange wheels will be going! Never did understand the attraction of the Ford brightly coloured wheels, a lovely shade of cream perhaps would suit our ‘Daisy’ much more understated elegance.

The weather has certainly been crazy this month causing cruise ships to cancel and change days last minute on more than one occasion. All fun logistics to work out, It’s a good job I like a challenge and the team’s pretty flexible. We can certainly see the end of season on the horizon with just 8 ships to go. The team have done fantastically well this season and are looking forward to a well deserved break. Although winter then hits and we can’t wait for the start of the new season again. C’est la vie! Well that’s it for another month Be Seeing you.


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CLUB SPARE PARTS CORNER// For any enquiries phone Brian Taylor on 027 4436009 or contact the Club’s Spares Dept. on Tuesday mornings between 9am & 11am on 06 835 1483.

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MESSAGES TO CLUB MEMBERS// Annual General Meeting 2018 Notice is hereby given that an Annual general Meeting of the Hawke’s Bay Vintage Car Club will be held at the clubrooms. WHERE: 67 Sandy Road Meeanee, Napier WHEN:

Wednesday 13th June 2018 Commencing at 7.30pm.

Hello We are Members of the CHB VCC, and in Feb we were passengers on the Celebrity Solstice Cruise Ship that spent the day in Napier. We want to pass our thanks on to the HBVCC Members who were present on the Wharf with their cars immaculately presented and everyone dressed in Art Deco outfits. Everyone looked great and lots of the Cruise Ship passengers remarked on how good it was. We think the Port of Napier was the best Port visited and the effort the Club had gone to was appreciated. Can you pass this on to your Club Members. Janet and Bill Rendle (Dannevirke)

NEW WEBSITE! Members check out our new look website. New layout, more photos & Information. Take a look on

PHOTOCOPIER The Club has a new photocopier in the library. Members are able to use this at a cost of 10c per copy unless it is for Club business then it is Free. 21

NOTICE BOARD// If you want to add any notices to the notice board please contact the Editor.

CLUBROOM HIRE: Contact Ana Brock-Jest

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FOR SALE// CLOTHING TAPE Mend your furs in time for Winter Art Deco 2018. $3.50 per metre. Phone Carolyn on 06 844 3324 or email FOR SALE 1952 Ford Perfect – Car is virtually complete and goes. Needs Restoration - $100.00 Phone Bruce 06 8444 408 FOR SALE 1928-34 S.V & OHC MORRIS MINOR PARTS Chassis. Front & Rear axles. Springs. Motors- 3 & 4 sp. Gearboxes. Radiators. Wheels. Tyres. Instruments Some body panels. Manuals FOR SALE Vehicle body Trolley 2.1 x 1.0 FOR SALE 1963 A40 FARINA (AUSTIN) with many spares. Gear Box. Doors. Glass. New Tail Door, Seals, Carpets. Rego on Hold. Manuals etc. FOR SALE 1913 FABRIQUE NATIONALLE. TYPE 1950 Recond. Motor. Sankey wheels as new 21 inch tyres. Part original body, some remade original type body panels. Guards. Doors etc. FOR SALE Complete Set Automobile Quarterly Books (204 bks + 4 index’s) Contact Neville Wilson 06 845 3333 or email FOR SALE MORRIS MARINA UTE 1981 Very Good Condition. Lots of spares $6,000. Phone Basil Rouse on 06 835 6068 or 027 2030811 FOR SALE Triumph 2.5 Factory Repo, Workshop Manual $80. Ph Dave Roberton 843 5151. FOR SALE: CUSTOM MADE OIL DRIP TRAY: Galvanized Steel, in as new condition. L. 2.0m. W. 0.80 m D. 0.03 m. An essential item to keep your garage spotless. $50.00. Phone John 06 843 7558.

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