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Hawke’s Bay Branch Newsletter


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

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VIEW THIS MAG IN FULL COLOUR ONLINE WWW.HBVCC.ORG.NZ The views expressed here in are those of the authors and do not necessarily express the policy or views of the Editor, the Hawke’s Bay Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc), the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc) or other publishers. The editor/committee reserves the right to accept, edit, publish, abridge or decline contributions submitted for publication. All names, dates and times published are checked against the material supplied and the editor/committee can have no responsibilty for mistakes in the copy supplied. Some material may be held over until there is sufficient space to publish it.

//Cover photo supplied by Bruce Carrad 3

HAWKE’S BAY BRANCH CONTACTS// Chairman: Steve Donovan (Pam) p. 06 835 9956 c. 027 217 7730 e. stevedon@xtra


Allan Twort p. 06 845 0438 e. Derek p. 06 843 7587

Club Captain:

Ian Elmsly (Kay) (Intermin Secretary) p. 06 845 0577 c. 0274 790 682 e.

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


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

Mag Printer: Liv Coleske p. 06 845 3276 e.



Steve Trott (Jo) p. 06 835 2452 c. 021 460 159 e.

Helen Ball (Peter) Cruise Ship Co-Ordinator p. 06 843 6979 e.

Malcolm Blair (Lesley) p. 06 843 7664 c. 021 576 360 e. Esther Smith (Graham) Beaded Wheels p. 06 843 9668 e. Derek Gordon (Catherine) Branch Custodian p. 06 843 7587

May 2017

Spares Manager: Brian Taylor (Margaret) p. 06 844 5982 c. 027 443 6009 Spare Crew: Dave Roberton 06 843 5151 Geoff Johnson 06 879 9700 Bruce Carrad 06 843 6717 Ian Workman 06 844 7162 Allan Twort 06 845 0438 Peter Crocker 06 876 4485 Derek Gordon 06 843 7587 Peter Ball 06 843 6979

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

Volume 96 // Number 05 // May 2017

CONTENTS HB Branch Contacts 4 Chairman’s Report 6 Club Captain’s Report 7 Sweet & Savoury report 8 Up & Coming Events 9 Ladies Run 10 Hooters 12 Your Branch Photos 14 Auction. Auction. Auction. 17 Annual General Meeting 2017 18 A Motorcycle Restoration 20 Notice Board 22 Calendar of Events 24 Branch Events 25 For Sale/Wanted 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

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT// By Steve Donovan

Welcome to May as usual the Year is fast slipping by. Next month is our AGM and we should see many changes on the committee so it will be a very exciting time. At the last Derek Kitchen we were able to say thanks to the volunteers who have put an immense time in supporting all Branch Activities. As you read many other branch newsletters they are always crying out for help. I believe we are well supported by our members which is evident in the variety of events we have throughout the year. From all reports the planning and sorting out of lots for the Goodall Auction is going well. Thanks to Brian & Derek and all people who have helped. Thanks to Steve Trott for sorting out some of the legal aspects of this Auction.

May 2017

I enjoyed the talk by Barry from the Knowledge Bank it is amazing the amount of work his group is doing and preserving the history of Hawkes Bay. I am sure it will be worth a visit to Stoneycroft House in the near future. Hopefully you have all survived the Easter Weekend storm. I write this with a sad heart as this is now my second to last report as your Chairman and it is time to reflect on the last few years. One thing I hope that in the future we will hold on to many of the traditions and activities which are the fabric of this Branch.

CLUB CAPTAIN/ SECRETARY REPORT// Bugger me! It seems like I have just done the March report and now we have April! What a month it has been. With Easter looming at the time of writing, we have already had the April run that was moved forward to leave your Easter break free! Very thoughtful of us I thought and with the excellent turnout on the “Sweet & Savoury” it restored my faith that we can attract a reasonable crowd for our Sunday runs. Keep it up. The 25 odd cars and 50 members had a very enjoyable afternoon ending with a very sociable dinner at Off the Track. Many thanks to Malcolm & Lesley Blair for organising the run. The run was followed by our Club night in which we were given an interesting talk by Dr David Barry Of the Knowledge Bank, housed in a building we have all driven past on many occasions and never really known what went on inside. Now we know and thanks to Esther Smith for organising an interesting speaker.

By Ian Elmsly

Talking about guest speakers, we have on the 26th April, compliments of Euro City, the additional gathering to met and greet All Black Coach Steve Hansen. To get visitors of Steve’s calibre are a real coup for the club and is an unexpected bonus added to our programme. Many thanks to Terry of Euro City for his generosity in organising Steve’s visit to Hawkes Bay and facilitating his visit to our club. I look forward to reporting on his visit in next month’s mag. I hope all who are coming along will enjoy his visit too. This publication of the MAG contains the second notice of the AGM to be held on the 14th June 2017, so please note this in your calendars. That’s all from me for now and see you all at the next event.


SWEET & SAVOURY RUN// By Brian & Margaret Taylor

What a beautiful autumn day Sunday was. A good turnout of cars and nice to see new members joining the runs.

with afternoon tea at Treachers Lane carpark we meandered to St Andrews Limes (hence savoury) for tasting of their goodies.

Before leaving Splash Plant carpark we all had to do a memory test which entailed looking at 10 items on a tray for 30 seconds then we departed, zig zagging through town in Hastings with their lovely hanging baskets in Heretaunga Street. We headed towards Havelock North via St Georges Road, Crosses Road etc. to Arataki Honey (hence Sweet) after an informative talk by Mel, we had a look around and tasted the varieties of honey.

It was great to purchase some Hawke’s Bay food stuff to take to friends in Auckland for the Easter Rally.

On leaving we were presented with a gift of a lovely pot of honey to take home. After driving through Havelock North streets

Last stop was “Off The Track” for dinner and a look at Wims shed for the guys to look at another future Auburn. Memory test was won by Esther & Graham Smith and Trevor & Lynn Charman. It was a very pleasant afternoon with great company. Many thanks to the organisers Malcolm and Lesley.

NEW MEMBERS AFTERNOON NEW DATE// Saturday 20th May 2017 at 1.30-3.30pm Clubrooms Come along meet your fellow members and find out:

· How you could become more involved in the branch.

· · · · · ·

View the activities and displays

All about the VCC VIC’s for your car The range of branch activities The advantages of being a member of VCC Explore the secret world of the Library Be amazed at the hidden treasures in our spares department

May 2017

Afternoon tea with be provided. Please phone Esther Smith on 06 843 9668 by TUESDAY 16th May as we need to know numbers attending. Thank you.



• Time: 9.30 am for 10am start • Where: Club Rooms

• Time: 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Last weeks mid-week run was washed out thanks to ‘Debbie’ so the DIY/BYO/BBQ will be held this month.

New Members we invite you to come along and learn more about your Club.

Organised by Barrie Browne

• Where: Clubrooms

All details on page 8.

LADIES CLUB RUN SUNDAY 21st May Please see full details on page 10.



LADIES RUn SUNDAY MAY 21st 1:00pm Please note change of time

Rose and Shamrock Car park Porter Drive Havelock north

Please bring: A pen A plate of goodies for afternoon tea Any queries contact Helen 8436979

May 2017

FOR SALE 1937 Morris 8 Tourer

Often seen on Art Deco Weekends with Noddy, Big Ears & Mr Golly driving around the city, much to the delight of everyone. Great little runner but the owners now have a modern, 1965 Anglia 105E, so I am looking for someone to love me. Contact Barrie Browne p 835 8370 or e


HOOTERS// Anna @ Hooters

Hi Folks, The final round of the ‘Hooters Vintage Race Series’ was on the 8th/9th April and it was a fantastic turn out with 16 on the starting grid. Ray Ferner in the BSA walked away with the weekend 1st place with David BrockJest in close second although this may have something to do with the rest of the Hawke’s Bay contingent of Roger Greaney in the Buckler, Richard Anderson in the Vanguard and Paul Stichbury in the Humber, all ending up back in their trailers a little earlier than expected for a variety of technical hiccups. Although a great weekend was had by all and we certainly had some laughs! As they say - What happens in Taupo stays in Taupo! The Easter Weekend Ford Model A meeting seemed to be a huge success despite the cyclone causing damage and routes needing to be changed. The team did a great job and Trevor Charman also spent the day doing donation rides in Monte our Ford Model AA Bus. All for a great cause - The Cape Wildlife Sanctuary. We are on to our final week of cruise ships with two ships in this week and then it’s all over till October when we see the Golden May 2017

Princess starting off the cruise ship season with 2,636 passengers. We also see the huge Ovation of the Seas holding 4180 passengers, coming back with three visits scheduled at present, so it’s looking to be a bumper season with over 50 ships currently booked in. We traveled up to Auckland last week to attend the eXplore trade show where we spoke to a whole host of inbound tour operators all loving the tales of just what Napier and Hawke’s Bay has to offer their visiting clients. It seems we are now certainly considered to be a New Zealand ‘Must Do’ destination with more and more groups opting to add Napier and Hawke’s Bay to their travel itineraries. Next month we look forward to the Swap Meet on 7th May, our last weddings of the season and several conferences rounding this season off nicely. The Hooters showroom closes it’s doors to the public from 1st June and will re-open for the season 2017/2018 season on 1st September. Although we are always open for pre-booked tours and winter events. Other than that it’s time to batten down the hatches and get the gals ready for next season. Well that’s it for another month, be seeing you…

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» 26 Cars assembling at Splash Plant for start of run

» Above: Yum - Tasting the different honey’s » Left: Cars at Arataki Honey

May 2017

Âť Ant (Anthony) & Allison Williams Owners of St Andrews Limes.

Âť Everyone gathered around to listen to a talk given by Ant Williams of St Andrews limes on their products 15


38 Thames Street, Pandora, Napier Ph/Fax: 835-9656 Mobile: 0274 837 155

Come and talk to Tony before you spend those hard earned dollars * Discount for HBVCC members

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May 2017

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AUCTION/AUCTION/AUCTION 180 PLUS LOTS OF AUTOMOBILA AND RELATED COLLECTIBLES » AUCTION TO BE HELD AT THE HB VINTAGE CAR CLUBROOMS At 67 Sandy Road Meeanee Napier at 10am on Sunday 7th May 2017 in conjunction with the 25th Hot Rod and Classic Car Festival being held by the Marineland Street Rod and Kustom Klub. • Lots of petrol tins • Several signs • Heaps of old collectible spark plugs • Large old pedestal type spark plug cleaner • Lots of other goodies … something for everyone

• Lots of oil tins • Many old style jacks • Boxes of old and interesting tools • Old Repco sign

Net proceeds from the sale will be going to the family of the late Dick Goodall who was a member of the branch for many years. Catalogue and some photos will be available to download from the HBVCC website from early April. Viewing and registration from 8am Sunday 7th May Early viewing and registration for HBVCC and Hot Rod Cub members from 3pm to 5.30pm on Saturday 6th May 2017. Payment can be by cash or eftpos (credit cards will incur a 2% fee). If you need to draw out more cash an eftpos machine will be available at the Hot Rod Club. Sorry but no cheques will be accepted. 17


The Club Rooms: 67 Sandy Road, Meeanee, Napier On Wednesday 14th June 2017 Commencing at 7.30pm

May 2017

Hawke’s Bay Branch (inc) Of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (inc)

AGM NOMINATION FORM// Hawke’s bay branch (inc) Of the vintage car club of new zealand (inc)

For Committee and Officers to be voted on at the Annual General Meeting to be held on


at the Club Rooms, 67 Sandy Road, Meeanee, Napier at 7.30pm Position………………………………………………………………….. Nominee – Name………………………………………………………... Signature………………………………………Date…………………… Proposer – Name………………………………………………………… Signature……………………………………….Date…………………… Seconder – Name………………………………………………………… Signature………………………………………..Date…………………… All must be financial members of the Branch and Nominations must be in the hands of the Secretary at least 21 clear days prior to the AGM as per rule 9.6.


A MOTORCYCLE RESTORATION// By Bruce Carrad A memorable year was 1937 in the UK and also other places. In England there was the abdication of King Edward the VIII, Neville Chamberlain became Prime Minister ("Peace In Our Time") and the first British jet engine was ground tested by a chap named Frank Whittle heralding the birth of the jet age. Across the Atlantic in Canada a Ford V8 sedan came out of the factory destined for NZ.(eventually ending up in Pahiatua about 1942 and was purchased by my Dad). Meanwhile also in Pahiatua in early 1937 a young 5 year old was introduced to his first schoolteacher, me. Another significant event (to me anyway) happened at the Ariel motorcycle factory in Selly Oak Birmingham in the UK. On the 14th April 1937 a motorcycle rolled off the factory production line and was sent to a motorcycle dealer in Kent where some lucky motorcyclist paid ÂŁ66.10 or ÂŁ4210.57 in today's money, (a bargain) to ride away. Sometime in the 1980's, I forget exactly when, I purchased the frame of that bike with the intention of one day building a complete machine. Due to other projects, two wheels and four, nothing much happened for 20 or so years. I had though, during that period, been gathering and also making parts to make the frame into a complete bike. I did not have much to start with, a side valve engine, a gearbox, some engine plates, a front wheel hub, an oil tank, a frame of course but not much more. ( I have built 2 bikes starting with less) Following the completion of another Ariel restoration last year I decided to put a serious effort into rebuilding the 1937 Ariel. The frame was moved into the shed and work May 2017

started on making the various engine mounting studs and other missing bits and pieces.The plan was to first build the bike before stripping down and painting once I was satisfied everything was fitting correctly. Although the frame housed a 500 cc engine originally, according to the dating certificate I obtained from the Ariel Owners Club I decided to fit a 350 cc engine which I had parts of. The engine was missing the overhead valve gear and the cylinder head was not too good either. Another cylinder head was supplied by a friendly Ariel collector in Wellington and overhead valve gear from a Napier friend. My son made pushrods tubes for me, It's starting to look good. The back wheel was a problem. I had a later model hub which I thought I could use, until I found it was 1/2 an inch too wide. I managed to removed the 1/2 an inch by some carefull machining in the lathe, with BT's assistance. So far so good! The headlight started life as a car light but was converted to a motorcycle with the aid of a pair of tin snips and the welding plant, plus some lathe work. I must mention Alan Wakfield's help also. Many other parts were ordered from an Ariel parts supplier in the UK but India was the source of the major items, seat, tank and guards. All reasonably priced too. Two engine plates were laser cut by an Onekawa firm, an excellent job by the way. Wheel rims and the exhaust system came from the UK and fishtails from Czechoslovakia. Chrome plating of some small items was done by a Hamilton firm and many small parts were zinc plated by Currans in Hastings Once satisfied of the fitting of the engine, gearbox, petrol tank and back guard the bike was stripped and painting began. The frame

was done first so that assembly of parts could start. I happened to have the correct shade of red paint for the tank which came already chromed so after masking to get the correct shape of the panels it was duly sprayed. The gold lining was done with an aerosol can and lining tape. Assembly of the engine was fairly easy. A new big end bearing which I had in my spares was fitted while the main bearings passed inspection and were not replaced. I had 3 cylinders so selected the one with the least wear to use. After all I wasn't planning to tour the country on the bike! A new piston was obtained from Australia and new valves and guides from the UK fitted to the head. A magdyno ( magneto and generator assembly) which I had previously rebuilt was fitted to complete the engine assembly, well, more or less as there was the small matter of a carburettor to be built out of bits and pieces from the parts bin. This exercise was to result in many hours fiddling with fibre washers and facing some parts before petrol leaks were finally cured. The first starting of the engine revealed another problem with the carb which was cured with a change of a jet. The wiring loom I made and had braided by an Auckland firm who had done many looms for me when I used to make them

for other customers. Luckily the voltage regulator I fitted functioned perfectly. All the other electrics worked as well after a few adjustments. Next major job was the spoking up of the wheels. It is important to get the right "offset" to the rims in relation to the hubs. I thought I was clever and had the offset correct, but no, it turned out that both wheels had to be adjusted later. I was pleased, however, after final assembly of the bike to find both wheels in perfect alignment as this results in " hands off " steering. As speedo drive gears, which hide in the gearbox, are practically unobtainable now I fitted a cycle speedo which I happened to have on another bike. Not needed as it had a working speedo anyway. The first ride took place mid March and was to prove pretty uneventfull as no real problems came to light. There are still a few jobs to do, front stand, rear chainguard, battery carrier and footrests to make. I " borrowed" some off another bike for the test ride. With 7 bikes in my collection I don't plan on building any more! 21

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

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May 2017

CLUBROOM HIRE: Contact Ana Brock-Jest

Work: 06 835 1722 (Hooters Vintage & Classic Vehicle Hire) Mobile: 021 02275635 (Please only bet ween the hours of 9am - 5pm) Email: 68 Thames St, Pandora, Napier 4110



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Ia n ha s some en tr y fo rms fo r th os e w ho m ay w ish to at te nd .

Te Aroha Business Association is proud to once again bring you the Aroha Cruise In 2017 and this year, the event will be held on Saturday October 7th, 2017 and will be our 10th Anniversary!


Please note that Earlybird registrations are now open for $5 per car. Entries received after August 31st will be $10. Head to our website www.cruisein. to book in now! Also, accommodation will disappear fast so make sure you book yours sooner rather than later.










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FOR SALE WANTED// TRIUMPH MK 2 2.5. Parts and manuals. Phone Dave Roberton 06 843 5151. HUMBER SUPER SNIPE MK 11 and 1V parts and manuals. Phone Dave Roberton 06 843 5151. CLOTHING TAPE Mend your furs in time for Winter Art Deco Weekend 2017. $3.50 per metre. Phone Carolyn on 06 844 3324 or email ROVER 2000TC ENGINE/GEAR BOX Parts and manuals. Phone Dave Roberton 06 843 5151.

CLUB SPARE PARTS CORNER// Bradford Barrel and Cylinder Head $100.00 Head Gasket’s Graham Page 6 & Worsley 1954-59. Chrysler – Pair of Head lights 1925-27 $80.00 complete. VGVF – Valiant Tail Lights New. 4 E H Holden Clutch Plates $30.00 2 1935 Chev Axels $30.00 1 1928 Chev Axel $30.00 2 1942 Dodge Axels $30.00 Bosh ZU4 Mag $100.00 1937 Chev Head Light Lens $50.00

Phone Brian Taylor on 027 4436009 or contact the Club’s Spares Dept. on Tuesday mornings between 9am & 11am on 06 835 1483. May 2017

Allan Jones Joinery New Kitchens, Renovations, All Joinery Work, Repairs & Maintenance 30 years serving the Bay

“The Trunk Man”, maker of fine “Vintage Car Trunks” since 1992 View us on: TradeMe No: 1051398663

Ph: 06 844 3959 Mobile: 0274 469 331 Napier, N.Z.


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