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Hawke’s Bay Branch Newsletter

THE MAG january 2018

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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

Mag Printer: Liv Coleske p. 06 845 3276

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

Editor: Kay Elmsly p. 06 845 0577 c. 0274 790 682 Spares Manager: Brian Taylor (Margaret) p. 06 844 5982 c. 027 443 6009 Cruise Ship Co-ordinator Beaded Wheels: Helen Ball (Peter) p. 06 8436979 Spare Crew:

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

Volume 97 // Number 01 // January 2018

CONTENTS HB Branch Contacts 4 Chairman’s Report 6 Club Capains Report 7 Auction Night 8 Up & Coming Events 9 Art Deco Shop 10 Veteran Rally 11 Burma Rally 12 Your Branch Photos 14 Letters to Members 17 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


This is a hard one to believe! Firstly, I’m writing this report in December (due to MAG deadlines) and by the time you get to read it, it will be 2018!! Scary! Decembers final acts were the Christmas auction, raising $.960.00 for the club coffers, and the run of the 17th December, well organised and put together by Steve & Pam Donovan. Once again the auction was well received (hope I didn’t offend anyone!) attended by 61 members and with a few tipples at hand, a few laughs (better than pills) hopefully you all went home in good spirits! The run was a chance to show the cars off by a drive through the centre of town before moving on to the secluded woods for the lunch stop. Remember the song “if you go into the woods today”, well it was a surprise and a great way to end the years calendar.

January 2018

I hope you all had a good Christmas and a relaxing new year, and had some “me” time to put the feet up and enjoy life (or the old car). 2017 was but a blur, and seems to have passed even quicker than previous years. As a club we still managed to enjoy our runs, the social gatherings and the time spend in yesterdays cars. There have been some ups and downs, good and bad, but I’m sure the ups outweighed the downs. As we move forward into 2018 we have a busy schedule, with an informal run in January, and the earlier Club Meeting of 7th February together with Art Deco Festival. This promises to be a great event for the VCC, not only as a major fund raiser, but the chance to showcase our cars and the place we call home, Hawkes Bay. I look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

CLUB CAPTAIN// By Esther Smith

I can’t believe that I am writing this article, for what is effectively our January 2018 Mag. When did that happen.!!!! . Anyway I have got through my first six months as club captain, many thanks to those who have organised runs, picnics and other events and to the others who have offered to organise some next year, there will be a few surprises to keep us on our toes. The children’s Christmas party was a great day, my 3 year old granddaughter was so excited about Santa coming, but when faced with the reality she raced back into the clubrooms and hid in the men’s toilets, maybe next year it won’t all be so daunting. Thanks to Hilary and Richard Anderson for organising the day and to Allan Twort for donning the red suit, apart from the aforementioned grandchild, the kids were really thrilled you took the time to drop by. COMING EVENTS: Upcoming events are: • Jan 28th 2018 an informal run to CHB • 7th February Club Night (note this is a week early, to avoid a clash with Art Deco)

30 “Simply the Best “ these are Star cars and motoring legends that Steve Trott has spent the last year organising, cajoling and persuading the owners to come to Napier. After the parade the cars will be on display in the sound shell, but on the Saturday morning you can get a preview, as the cars will also be on display at the clubrooms between ten and eleven, all members are welcome to come and view the cars, you don’t have to part of the Art Deco morning tea to come along. 2021 Festival of Historic Motoring: We received a letter from our VCC National president Diane Quarry regarding the 2021 Festival of Historic Motoring which will take place in New Plymouth from the 17th -23rd of January that year. Tony Hancock has been appointed as the new festival director. It looks like been quite a different concept and style from previous events, it’s described as shorter, sharper and more bang for your buck. Sounds exciting so watch out for more details. Have an enjoyable Christmas and New Year, I look forward to seeing you out and about enjoying your cars next year.

• 16th -18th February. Art Deco weekendThe 30th Anniversary of Art Deco ART DECO: The Committee held an additional special “Art Deco” meeting where we focussed solely on the organisation of events and timelines for that weekend. It’s definitely all coming together well, we are going to see some amazing cars with the


AUCTION NIGHT// The Christmas auction night went very well with 61 people attending. After a short meeting it was straight into the auction with our “International Auctioneer Basil� who had just arrived off his yacht. With a drink in hand and nibbles on the table the bidders got into out-bidding each other for some great parcels with our auctioneer keeping us entertained. Thanks to Hooters who were unable to attend but donated a very generous prize to be auctioned that had a retail value of $250.00. $960 was raised on the night.

ART DECO SPONSOR Also on the night, Malcolm Blair, representing Eurocity, presented a cheque for $5,000 to the club as Principal Sponsor for Art Deco 2018. This presentation was accepted by Steve Trott on behalf of the club, as Art Deco co-ordinator and principal organiser for the 30 best cars that will be taking part in the festival. This is a very generous donation from a local business, and one that all members should be aware of as a major supporter of our club.

Great effort for all those who came along.

NOTICE FROM THE CHAIR Meeting Change. Further to my announcement at the last club night, there is a slight change. We will now be having a CLUB NIGHT on WEDNESDAY THE 7TH FEBRUARY. This is one week earlier than normal due to Art Deco starting on the 14th February. We will then have our normal Kitchen on Friday 23rd February. My apologies for the changes, but they are necessary. Ian Elmsly, Chairman. January 2018


THE KITCHEN NIGHT 23rd February 2018

• Time: 10.30am


• Where: Behind Waipawa shops off Kenilworth St This will be a very informal run. We will go tiki touring to end at the Tikokino hotel for lunch about 1pm. As I will need to let the pub know approx. numbers please RSVP by Wednesday 24th Jan.

Please give your name to Allan & Helen Twort by phone on 06 845 0438 Or email no later than Monday 19th Feb

Please email Esther at or phone 06 8439668.

MID WEEK RUN Wednesday 3rd February • Time: 10.30am • Where: Meet at HB Vintage Club Rooms Unless otherwise advised contact Allan Twort (06) 8450438




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Veteran Rally Sunday 4th February 2018 For Veteran classification vehicles

Meet at the VCC clubrooms in Kelvin Grove Road any time after 9.00 am for cup of tea / coffee. The briefing will be at 9.30 am. Rally start at your leisure after this time. This will be a very casual rally, with the maximum of 40 miles and a few stops of interest on the way. BYO lunch & hot water for drinks etc. and chairs etc. for a picnic. BBQ dinner at clubrooms.

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AUCTION NIGHT// » Cheque presentation from Euro City of $5000.00 for Art Deco 2018, presented by Malcom Blair on behalf of Euro City to Steve Trott on behalf of the HBVCC.



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LETTERS TO MEMBERS FROM THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT// Letter to members from the National President

VERO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORIC MOTORING – NEW PLYMOUTH 2021 As I mentioned in my recent Beaded Wheels column, the Management Committee is fully committed to this event going ahead. I am therefore pleased to advise that Tony Haycock has been appointed as Festival Director. The Management Committee will be having a more hands-on role with the 2021 event, hence the appointment of a Management Committee member as the Director. Although Tony is currently National Speed Steward and is well known for his travel and journalist endeavours, in another life Tony has experience in event management and recently has been involved in organising major motoring events for overseas clubs. We have taken on board the concerns and comments from many members about the future of our International Rallies and Tony has come up with a new concept (see below) which is exciting and innovative and I have no doubt that with Tony’s enthusiasm and experience it will be a very successful event for our Club. Diane Quarrie National President

Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring - New Plymouth 2021 - A new beginning and whole new concept for our premier International event. Forget everything you thought you knew about VCC International rallies. For 2021 we have a totally new concept for a totally new style of rally. Shorter, sharper and more bang for your buck. This is THE old car, bike and truck event you will not want to miss. I can promise you a week of motoring, entertainment and activities, the likes of which you have never experienced before! We start the Festival with a massed arrival in New Plymouth on Sunday afternoon from the north and south, so you have the weekend to get there. We will then have four motoring days - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. So, what's happening on Wednesday? You might be thinking you can have a day off, and if you want to you can but I don't think you will want to and I'll explain why shortly. The four motoring days will see all entrants on the same route. If some of us are going to Hawera on day X, we all are. You will get to see all the cars, the trucks and the bikes, every day. No more travelling with the same group of vehicles every day while the other 4/5th of the rally has gone somewhere else - your mates included. Until now, there have been no National Rallies in the same year as an International. 2021 will be very different. Wednesday will see the National Veteran, Motorcycle and Commercial rallies taking place. For the other VCC categories which currently do not have a National rally, don't worry - there will be something for you too. Rally headquarters will be the heart of the Festival and there will be good food, good drink, and plenty of entertainment right there - the ideal way to sit down with friends after a great day of motoring to tell lies about what you have been up to. At the same time, the New Plymouth Festival 17

LETTERS TO MEMBERS FROM THE NATIONAL PRESIDENT [CONT.] of Lights will be taking place at Pukekura Park, and this world-renowned spectacle is both free, and only a couple of minutes walk from HQ . The public display will be a twilight event, and Friday night will see the final function, giving everyone the weekend to get back home for work. The proposed date at this stage is 17th to 23rd January 2021. The new format is something which has never been done by the VCC before and is the result of listening to comments from members and previous rally entrants over several years. It will be a gathering of the most diverse range of New Zealand and overseas motoring heritage ever to have been assembled in one place. Tony Haycock Festival Director

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HOOTERS// Ana @ Hooters People are either on holiday, have guests visiting or on special occasions and everyone is just in such a fun loving mood. This month alone we have been blessed to witness several birthdays, a wedding proposal, a surprise son’s arrival from the UK, yep mid-tour and a 50th wedding anniversary. It really is an honour to be part of these beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. Hi Folks, Hope you all had an amazing Christmas and are looking forward to 2018! Meet ‘Betsy’ (Insert Image) Yep, it’s another new addition to the fleet and she really is stunning. A 1930 Willys Whippet. Betsy joins us from Cambridge where she was restored by an engineer. She is immaculate and drives wonderfully. A unique feature is that the centre button is the starter, the lights and the horn! It has been a crazy end to the year with weddings, cruise ships, wine tours and of course lots and lots of Art Deco Tours. The weather has just been amazing. Most of you know that we used to run the business in the UK but what most will never understand, is just how much nicer it is to run it here in sunny Napier, Hawke’s Bay. We love what we do and we love old cars, but what we really love is the unique pleasure of being able to make someone’s experience.

How many people get to say they spend all day making people smile? What a vocation! Which leads me to: I know I make this plea regularly but we still need drivers for our ever growing fleet, if you fancy joining the crazy team then please do come and have a chat. If you love people, Napier and most of all driving vintage cars then this could be the perfect part time job for you. We are also still looking for a mechanic to join the team, whether it be a tinkerer, part timer or someone wanting regular work. Come and have a chat if it sounds like your thing. Really missed seeing you all at the Xmas Auction but unfortunately it was after the Ovation of the Seas and as you can imagine it was a manic day for the team and did unfortunately include a few breakdowns and car change overs so the team were working late into the evening. Hope you all had an amazing evening and had a lot of laughs. :-) Well that’s it for another month, be seeing you…


WANTED// WANTED Second hand tyre & tube - 30x3 (or similar) to fit 23inch rim - any condition considered - phone Bruce 06 878 6141 or 0274 511 824. WANTED 1930 to 1945 Roadster must be in excellent condition. Don’t mind a bit of work good money paid for good car. Phone 06 8431992. WANTED Black TV cabinet, 350x700x430 with two glass doors. Phone Dave Roberton 843 5151 WANTED 3.5 kg LPG bottle. Any condition. Phone Dave Roberton 843 5151 MORRIS MINOR PARTS WANTED AND FOR SALE. I have bought a rough 1958 MM as a workhorse. I need the windscreen washer assy, a brake upgrade, (the larger bolt on Wolseley system for choice, or the 60’s 8” MM drum set up, but anything considered), perhaps headlining hoops, an indicator stalk, a few little bits. I have a pair of warrantable crossplies for the originality buff and a new set of russet carpets to trade or sell. David Gardiner 06 835 9492 STORAGE WANTED. I need somewhere secure to keep spares and parts, anything up to a small car. There simply isn’t enough room at home! It could be a small lock up area or I’d consider a proper workshop and take everything there. The closer to the Bluff the better. I expect to pay rent! David Gardiner 06 835 9492 WANTED. Black TV cabinet, 350x700x430, with two glass doors Roberton Ph 8435151


WANTED. Black TV Cabinet, 350 x 700 x 430 with two glass doors. Ph Dave Roberton 8435151.

CLUB SPARE PARTS CORNER// Large selection of Austin 7 Ruby Parts. NEW STOCK. Call in and have a Look! DISC PADS – ALL $20.00 A SET for the following – Toyota Rave 1994, Toyota MR2 1991, Toyota Land Cruiser 2007, Toyota Estima 1990 to 1997, Honda Legend 19871989, Ford Laser, Nissan Bluebird 1986, Mitz Galant, Mitz Chariot, Mercedes 1986

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. January 2018

MESSAGES TO CLUB MEMBERS// FROM NATIONAL OFFICE With the closing down of emails through Vodafone, there are still a large number of members who may not have changed their email address yet, or have not advised national office when they paid their subscription. SO ALL MEMBERS PLEASE advise Julie at National Office of all changes including email addresses. NATIONAL OFFICE NEED THE CORRECT INFORMATION IN THEIR DATABASE The ones that are closing down through Vodafone changes are as follow. •



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

Rotorua Vintage & Veteran Car Club Inc proudly present the

6th Annual Rotorua Lakefront Car Show 10am - 2pm, Sunday, 21st January 2018 ALL CARS, BIKES AND COMMERCIALS WELCOME! The venue is the Rotorua Village Green at the Lake Front, off Whakaue Street. This is an informal car show open to any individuals or clubs to display their vehicles. Drivers will be asked for a gold coin donation upon arrival. All monies raised will be donated to St Johns Ambulance Rotorua. Car clubs are welcome to display their vehicles in a group. During the day drivers and their companions can enjoy their own picnic lunch under the trees, or take advantage of local eateries, including Rotorua’s “Eat Street” which is at the southern end of the show area. Rotorua’s Soundshell Market will be in operation adjacent to the Car Show, as well as other holiday attractions.

Over 200 vehicles have been on display in previous years, and the event has been very popular with locals and holiday makers alike. Vehicles have ranged from early vintage to almost new. For further information email or like our Facebook page (Rotorua Vintage Car Club) for any updates. We look forward to seeing you there!


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FOR SALE// CLOTHING TAPE Mend your furs in time for Art Deco Weekend 2018. $3.50 per metre. Phone Carolyn on 06 844 3324 or email FOR SALE 1939 Plymouth P9 Touring Sedan. HB Car sold by Tourist Motors in Napier Nov. 1939. Many Spares, full history sound reliable Art Deco era vehicle. $19,750. Contact Mark 06 8765180, 0279421146 or email FOR SALE. Tanner Band Saw. Model 14BFG on base, 2.4 high. Tradesman Quality. Very good condition $250. Triumph 2.5 Factory Repo workshop Manual $80. Ph 8435151. 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 MORRIS 10 & 12 Mechanical parts. 16 inch 18 inch & 19 inch Tyres. FOR SALE Vehicle , tilt Deck Trailer 3.3m x 1.3m FOR SALE Vehicle body Trolley 2.1 x 1.0 FOR SALE AUSTIN 7 parts, Manuals & Related Books. 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

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