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April 2018

Warren, proud in his shed. See ‘Bits ‘n Pieces’

PO Box 458, LEVIN 14 Tiro Tiro Road, LEVIN


Patron

Tom Hayes

Chair

Colin Brooks

04 298 5458

Deputy Chair

Des St Clare

0274 191412

Secretary

Winton Cleal

04 293 3369

Treasurer

Jackie Job

06 368 2565

Club Captain (Joint)

John White Bob Barton bobandthegaffer@gmail.com

06 368 3299 06 367 8216

Branch Delegate

Warren Birch

04 905 2130

Committee

Derek Ransom Pete Collins Warren MacMillan

06 368 1011 06 368 8656 06 362 6156

Custodian Groundspeople

Andrew Judd Wayne Thrower Julia MacMillan

06 368 6891 06 368 5611 06 362 6156

Spares Team

Callum Farmer callumfarmer77@hotmail.com Rex Williams Mike Khull Bob Barton Jeff Fox Colin Brooks Robert Cammish

06 364 7238

Library Archives

Peter and Bev Kelly

06 368 3474

Spark Editor

04 971 2858

Spark Distribution

Mark Gibson gibbos2@outlook.com Bob Barton

VIC Team

Verdon Heath, Ivan Horn, Jeff Fox and Mark Morgan

06 367 0613 06 363 5633 06 367 8216 06 362 6013 04 298 5458 04 905 0772

06 367 8216

Meeting Branch Night - 1st Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm Committee Meeting - Last Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm Working Bee - Saturday following Branch Night at 9.00 am Spare Parts - Open Saturday following Branch Night


Well, what can I say? Yet another extremely successful Swap Meet, held on a perfect St Patrick’s Day! Everything seemed to go like clockwork, which of course means that a lot of work had been done in the background for this to happen. My thanks go to all who made this happen – there are too many to mention here, but you know who you are. If we all play our part, it is a success, which it undoubtedly was! Thank you, one and all! We can now move forward for another year knowing we have the resources to do so. I must thank all who helped put everything back in order after the day was over. It is quite a task to make the clubrooms ship-shape again, plus clean up the grounds etc. Your efforts are much appreciated. Thanks to Pete Collins for coordinating it all. This club night we welcomed two new members, Shane Kenneally and Bruce Jamieson. This makes seven new members since the beginning of March. I believe there are still more in the wings! Just marvellous! I hope you all enjoy your time with us, and join in with the Club activities. There is plenty going on to get involved with. Just enjoy yourselves. Warren Birch is still on the recovery list from his illness. Winton Cleal stepped into his shoes as Branch Delegate once again at the Executive Meeting in Christchurch held in March. Thank you Winton for doing this! We send you our best wishes, Warren, for a speedy recovery. Also best wishes to Bill Shattky who is in Winara House, Waikanae. After suffering a stroke before Christmas he is recovering slowly, and would welcome any visitors. I hear also that Tom Hayes is on the not too well list. Best wishes Tom, for a good outcome from your treatment. nd

22 of this month we have a BBQ at our clubrooms with the Machinery Club. This is always a fun event with a run around the grounds in our different vehicles, plus a chance to look them over as well. See advert in Spark. th

Our AGM is not too far away. 6 June to be precise! We need Club Captain(s), so get th your thinking caps on! The next event following this will be our Mid-winter lunch on 24 June, to be held in our clubrooms. This will be a catered meal. At $25 a head, this is a bargain. See advert in Spark. There will be some special badges being presented at this event, so keep the date in mind. I must thank Mark Dunn for running such an interesting and challenging quiz at our last club night. It had us all scratching our heads! Well done. We had about 20 round the table for a cuppa and chat at the latest Working Bee. It is great to see so many come out on a Saturday morning to join us. Keep it coming, all are welcome! nd

See you on the 22 !

Colin


Roster for May 2018 Merv Ludlow, Graham Marenzi, Bruce Marshall, Don McAlpine, Norm McBrearty. If you cannot make it for either kitchen duties on club night, 2nd May, or the Working Bee on Saturday 5th May (9 am till 12 noon) please let myself or Cheryl know on 04 298-5458. Speaker for May Club Night From the floor. Anyone with an interesting story to tell about their life please feel free to tell us all about it! (Maximum 10 minutes) ________________________________________________________________

Bill Shattky - Member Welfare Update Wayne Thrower reports, having visited Bill Shattky on Tuesday, 27 March, he found Bill quite happy under the circumstances and he’s not doing too badly. Wayne says that Bill would look forward to, and enjoy a visit, from friends if they could. It would certainly do the world of good for Bill. Most daytime hours either side of lunchtime is good. Please make an effort for Bill.

It’s time to use up the remainder of the ‘bangers’ from the Swap Meet! You’ve all done a great job, this one’s on the club! The Stationary Machinery Club is coming along to put on a good showing, just like last time!


If you know you’re due a significant milestone membership badge for continuous financial membership to the Vintage Car Club, could you please see the Secretary. Winton would like to discuss the application and presentation of the badge to you. Thank you.

Winton

The May 20 run is a short one, meet at the clubrooms at 10 30 am and we’ll drive to Murrayfield for lunch. Or you could just cut straight to the café if you like; we’ll see you there at 11 00 am.

Internet Banking: Acct No: 03 0667 0269227 00 – Quote your ‘Surname’ and event ‘Mid Winter’


Organising Committee are:

Your Secretary and Editor hold the documentation and information supplied for registration. Please ask for this or contact the Organising Committee direct. A promotional flyer has not been supplied by the organisers. The registration documents will not be published in Spark.

Ed.

Wairarapa VCC's next Stretched Gymkhana Paul Furkert <paul.furkert@xtra.co.nz> Mon 2/04/2018 10:43 a.m.

Hi everyone who competed in the 2017 Stretched Gymkhana. Due to issues with the horse people who also use the grounds, it looks like the date for the next Stretched Gymkhana may need to be moved to January 2019. Currently the A&P Society are offering us 2 weekends Jan 12/13 or Jan 19/20 (Wellington Anniversary weekend). If the gymkhana was to be held on one of those two weekends, which date would suit you better? Thanks Paul Furkert Organiser

________________________________________________________________ Winton is in the process of establishing an up to date email contact list for the branch. This means members will be contactable more rapidly in case of emergency, in cases of assistance required and perhaps last minute changes to rallies and meeting points. Collation is expected to take some time. However, please email Winton on fincle@icloud.com to be included. A blank email is sufficient, so he can accurately record your email address. Thank you.

Winton


From: Vintage Car Club of NZ (Inc) - admin <admin@vcc.org.nz> Sent: Tuesday, 13 March 2018 10:10 AM

Subject: AGM 2018 Hi Folks Whilst there will be the Notice of Meeting in the April/May issue of Beaded Wheels and the Hawkes Bay Branch delegate will speak on the AGM at the th March Executive Meeting, I can confirm the AGM will be Saturday 4 August rd 2018 with the Executive Meeting being the evening of Friday 3 August and after th the completion of the AGM on the 4 August. The meetings will be held at the East Pier Hotel in Napier. Kind Regards Julie Cairns - Gee Administration Manager Vintage Car Club of NZ - National Office


February Spark featured a 1912 Belsize Tourer. To all those who doubted they existed, George McLean has found this 1908 Tourer on Trademe! The seller claims it is the only Belsize in NZ, with a further two in Aussie. This car is 95% complete. The car is obviously for sale! Have a look at the auction, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not giving away the price! Listing No: 1574922675

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Another recommendation from George McLean. He suggests looking at this companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, it has an extensive catalogue of material for your restoration. They appear very professional and the company statement has a personal touch. This is a Californian company with plenty of polish. www.restorationstuff.com info@restorationstuff.com

Phone: 1-800-306-7008 Fax: 1-760-739-8843


MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE HOROWHENUA BRANCH OF THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB NZ INC HELD AT 14 TIRO TIRO ROAD, LEVIN ON 4th APRIL 2018 AT 7.30 PM. PRESENT: Chairman Colin Brooks welcomed 56 members. NEW MEMBERS: Shane Kenneally and Bruce Jamieson were welcomed by the Chairman. VISITORS: We welcomed Brian Petersen and John Carpenter. APOLOGIES: Warren Birch, Peter Nightingale, Tom Hayes, John White, Andrew Judd. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Taken as read and approved. Winton Cleal/Wayne Thrower. CORRESPONDENCE: Transmission Gully motor show off till next year. Notice from National Office regarding scam. TREASURER’S REPORT: Jackie read out the amounts (income) taken at the very successful swap meet. Similar income to last year. Jackie Job / Pete Collins CLUB CAPTAIN’S REPORT: Good swap meet. Ted Green motor cycle rally this weekend. 22th April: BBQ with Machinery club. 10.30AM for 12.30 BBQ. 20th May: Run to Murrayfield Café for lunch. 24th June: Mid-winter lunch at Clubrooms. Swap Meet: Pete Collins reported it was a very successful one. We had less volunteers this year and had some non-members help on the day. LIBRARY: We received half as much money this year from book sales than last year. Sellers when they leave and have not sold their books etc donate them to the club. 97 workshop manuals were donated to the branch from various sources and Williams Motors, who are selling up. SPARES: A30 sold at swap meet.1929 Essex parts, 39 Chev parts coming in to spares. GENERAL BUSINESS: Bev Gowenlock and Don Meek were thanked for all their work in the office on swap meet day. Winton gave a summary of what was covered at the VCC Executive meeting held in Christchurch in March. SPEAKER: Mark Dunn ran a quiz. Meeting closed at 9.05PM


Swap Meet 2018

Bob and John Club Captains


Where can I get a silly hat like that?


At present Don and I are working on an Anderson stationary motor and as some parts are missing the search is on. I was able to get the mag I wanted from John Rapley. I had some parts for a brass carburetor that Don has restored and it fits the motor! Some other parts have also been made including a sprocket to suit the mag. I had a great job finding the right pitch chain, so I phoned Warren Vaughan, a member from Foxton who I knew collected Seagull motors plus motor mowers. What I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know was how amazing his shed is and Warrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great skills in many things. I can remember when our clubrooms were built, as a retired electrician, he was involved in the wiring. Warren was also a fitter and turner and 23 moved up to Foxton squawking Beach from the Hutt birds? Valley upon retirement. In the shed thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just about everything, including the chain I was looking for! Along the back wall, displayed in years, are the seagull engines. In the roof a full


size Canadian canoe he has made. Also a wooden Kayak, a wonderful wooden sail boat, handmade Oregon tapered masts and in another part there are a number of stationary motors, reel mowers and generators! A must for a club shed raid day! Rex and Brigid Williams were awarded the Restoration of the Year Trophy recently, for the restoration of their Sunbeam Rapier Fastback. The car was shown in Auckland at the February 2018 AGM of the Sunbeam Owners Club. Rex and Brigid were awarded the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Roy Axe Trophyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for the Best Fastback Rapier in attendance. Well done! Barry Walker has arrived home with a trailer load of tricks! Below is a picture taken on the Desert Road over Easter. He made a last minute round trip to Auckland to collect his treasure.


Before Christmas we decided that we would take our Morrie “Myrtyl” to Art Deco Weekend in Napier. She had been in storage for approximately 16 months and as you know, storing cars is not a good thing for them. So let’s get her a WoF and on the road. First of all the brakes had to be gone over and it was decided to replace the hand brake cables; this meant that the small guides that are bolted onto the chassis had to be replaced as one of them had broken. We had to have them handmade because I could not find them anywhere. The indicators had to be replaced and when you have 6 volts the difficulty balancing volts with wattage takes some time. Happily WoF day came around and she flew through so all’s good, or so I thought. I took the car up to Basil’s to have the opening head looked at. As Ruth says “You fiddled with it”. Well Basil and I got the head opening real good. However, a few days after this I noticed that when I braked there was a knocking sound coming from the right rear, down by the wheel. So I got my friend Murray Hislop, who is one of my neighbours, to help. We took out the floor at the back and the rear seat. I drove up and down our street while Murray tried to see where the noise was coming from. Well he spotted the problem and it was associated with the diff. Between the u-bolts holding the diff to the springs and the backing plate of the brake assembly, there is a tube that brings the axle to connect onto the diff. It was loose and was moving around, thus causing the noise. So I contacted Horowhenua member Bruce Lawrie at his garage asking if he could weld it for me. I carefully drove the car around to him hoping the wheel would not come off! We got her up on the hoist and welded. A couple of days later I contacted Basil because we just wanted to sort out the rear mudguards which had never quite fitted properly. On the way up to his place I pulled over to let traffic pass and she just took off, swerved hard to the left then to the right! I got her under control and as I was very near Basil’s house I just drove slowly there. We found that the right front shock absorber had broken off at the top (that is why she went right to left) so we welded that up. We were within two days of going to Napier but you have got to be positive and treat it as an adventure (I don’t know if Ruth thinks quite the same).


Well the trip up to Napier went very well, we did it in five and half hours travelling time so that was great. They said there were 40,000 people there and it sure felt like it. Myrtyl did not boil during the parade. The only problem I had was the sole fell off my old shoes just before the start of the parade, so I made a quick dash into a shoe shop and bought a new pair. Monday comes and we are on our way home and I am complaining about the road surface as the car seems to be bouncing up and down a bit. We stopped to have a cup of morning coffee and as the norm when I came out to get going, I went over the car to make sure all the wheels are on tight and also check under the front for oil and water leaks. I also have a look under the back. Well there was our problem and going up and down the left rear shock absorber had come undone! Yet we checked all that just a few days before. So I called into the next garage and the chaps in there put another bolt in for me and did not charge so that was very nice.

At this stage we were anxious to get home because of the storm that was coming. The wind was picking up a bit, but it was still very warm. South of Takapau Plains and north of Norsewood, there was an almighty gust of wind or a small tornado, we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what! Whatever it was, hit the car and shook it like a giant invisible hand and the opening head of the roof which was closed and locked was ripped out! We never saw it go, it was so quick. It was actually quite frightening but we managed to pull over. There were about six cars behind us at the time and I was convinced that the roof would have hit one of them, but they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop. We found the roof back down the


road. Now at least 15 cars had gone over the top of it and I was expecting to find it smashed to pieces! But no, each car had avoided it and it was in quite good condition except the wood frame was quite badly damaged. We put it inside the car and hoped it would not rain on the way home. Luckily it did not. We are already planning on taking Myrtyl up to Napier next year. See you there.

Winton and Ruth

Footnote: If you’re dopey like me and asked the question “why is Myrtyl spelt like that?” The answer is really very simple ... that was the only spelling available at Personalised Plates! Ed

________________________________________________________________ This is another George McLean find! He’s sitting back having a chuckle, adamant no one will get it right!

Answer later in this issue of Spark


When insuring your valuable items (property, car etc) with Vero, quoting this number results in a commission being made to the Horowhenua Branch. Thank you for your support.

Number HO/300137


Ray Sanson This photo is taken of Ray Sanson in 1937, when he was 20 years old. Born in Hawera and worked as a Blacksmith and Welder in Wellington. He was married 1939 to Nancy Feild and had five children. His son, Ron Sanson, lives in Bruce Road near Levin and has a 1952 Bedford truck which has been on the family farm near Greytown from new. Ray retired to Masterton and coached lower grade rugby for the Masterton RFC circa 1958-1962. This is where I got to know him. Motorcycle buffs will identify the bike and let the Editor know. Must have been travelling with a mate as a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;selfieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; was not known then! Contributed by Ron Sanson and Tom Hayes ________________________________________________________________

Photograph kindly supplied by Peter Nightingale


Initial contact:

Simon Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Hara Anniversary Committee simonsandieohara@gmail.com


SUNDAY RUN – 29th April 2018Meet at Chesters Plumbing and Bathroom carpark in Tremaine Avenue (Palm Nth) at 1.00 pm for a run to a small country café. The run is on fairly easy roads (i.e. not too hilly) but please note that the Café does not have EFTPOS. The total mileage for the afternoon (i.e. including back to Palm Nth) will be approx. 55 miles (90 Kms). END OF MONTH RUN TO THE KIMBOLTON SCULPTURE FESTIVAL – 28th April 2018 The Vintage Car Club has been invited to be part of the Kimbolton 2018 Sculpture Festival and this is an opportunity to not only promote the club but to enjoy a few hours out and about being part of the NZ Rural Sculpture Awards. Although you may choose to bring a picnic there will be autumn harvest and bar facilities at the festival with food trucks and stalls offering country food and beverage options. The event includes craft market stalls for goods that have been made, baked, grown or bred locally. There will be an opportunity for youngsters to try their hand at creative activities involving arty stuff and challenges. Horse drawn carriage trips through the village will be on offer along with pony rides and tractor rides. Watch some old fashioned games as six local towns battle it out for a top town prize that apparently involves getting fairly creative. There will be live all day music along with vintage machinery displays and demonstrations of heritage skills – blacksmithing, hand shearing, farrowing and woodworking. Meet in the public carpark in Aorangi Street in Feilding on the southern end of the railway station (opposite TRC Toyota) at 10.30am for this outing. To ensure that adequate parking space is put aside in the Kimbolton Domain for us to be able to group our vehicles together and picnic together, (our cars will be on public display by default of us attending) could those expecting to attend please let me know by 24th April so that I can advise the organisers of the number of car spaces they need to put aside for us at the Domain. (ph 06-3584014 : email bryana@xtra.co.nz) I notice that in the Web site for the Sculpture Festival that the organisers have included Vintage Cars in the ‘Take a Ride’ paragraph along with horse drawn carriage, pony and tractor rides. This will be up to individual car owners as nothing has been arranged or agreed to in this regard.


POST VINTAGE RALLY - 05 May 2018 The Manawatu Branch VCC clubrooms (The Grove – 684 Kelvin Grove Road) will be open from 8.45 am to allow you and your crew to partake in a hot drink and a biscuit or two before the 9.15 am briefing. The route for the Post Vintage Rally traverses the Tararua Ranges via the Pahiatua Track – and after that the route is relatively flat (similar terrain to the 2017 PV Rally). Morning section of the rally - choose on the day from either the: -

‘Full’ route – approx. 83 miles (133 Kms) which can be competitive or non-competitive (up to you) – or the

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‘Shorter’ non-competitive route – approx. 70 miles (113 Kms)

Afternoon section of the rally - approx 12 miles (20 Kms) concluding at a Café. And after the café there is approx. 20 miles (30 Kms) to return to Palm Nth. Members with Vintage classification vehicles (Jan1919 > Dec1931) are invited to participate in the rally as a non-competitive entry. Members who have only a Veteran classification vehicle, whose Vintage / PV vehicle is currently off the road, or who are not keen on taking their vintage over the Pahiatua Track are more than welcome to participate in their ‘modern’ as a non-competitive entry. There is an approx 3½ mile (5.5 Km) section of easy unsealed road on the ‘Full’ morning route of this Post Vintage Rally. There are no unsealed roads on the ‘Shorter’ morning route. Bring your own lunch, hot water etc, plus chairs, picnic rug or whatever - to help you settle in for a pleasant lunch stop. If the weather is against us there is a sheltered area at the destination in which we can have our picnic lunch. Entry Form Options: -

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Complete the form that is in the April Tourer and mail it to the address on the form. If you would like the form emailed to you to prevent you from having to cut into your Tourer, email the Rally Organiser requesting that a PDF version be emailed to you. Alternatively forget the form and just send an email to the Rally Organiser with all of the details that are requested on the form included in the email text.

Payment Options: -

Send a cheque in the post with your entry form; pay on the day; or email the Rally Organiser requesting account details so that you can pay by internet banking.

Rally Organiser email: bryana@xtra.co.nz


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We have 'volunteers' for the Library and Archives so we can finally retire! We will still be involved while they learn the ropes. Now the report â&#x20AC;Ś Once again we have had a successful Swap Meet and the library and archives will be funded for another year. Your library didn't sell as many surplus books and magazines this year, so there may still be a bargain for you. Some of the site holders were in the same boat! They didn't sell all of their books etc either, so as has happened in other years, their surplus has become your library's gain. Don McLaren and Pauline St Clare have started 'training' to become your new librarians. I am sure Pauline and Don feel they have been 'chucked in the deep end'! First Swap Meet day and then having to help clean, mend and process 97 new titles that have been placed on the library shelves (10 titles were placed on the For Sale shelves as well). See the Latest Arrivals folder for their titles. Yes! We are well on the way to 9,000 titles and very full library shelves. We give a big 'Thank You' to the following members for their generous donations of books, magazines and manuals to your library in March. Graeme McKenzie, Fred Carrick, John Williams, Mr Pettigrew, Peter Nightingale, Maureen Scott, Norm Cook, Norm McBrearty, John White and the Hospice, Rob Cammish and Mark Dunn. We also have to thank the gentleman who promised Autocar magazines at last year's Swap Meet. The magazines arrived in time to help complete our collection this year. We also thank our Swap Meet helpers for their great smiles, their wonderful company and their enduring patience. Thank you, Shirley and Hec, Pauline and Don. Peter hopes that all of you on club night, had a chance to check out the 'pocket editions' that John Williams donated to your library. I call them 'axle stands'! Bev and Peter Kelly Librarians and Archivists


Well with the weather Gods playing ball, once again we had a fantastic day for the Swap Meet. Of special interest to the motorcycle members of our branch and many others, is the fact that over the last two Swap Meets, the veteran and vintage motorcycle parts and unrestored motorcycles have started to make a showing, hopefully this will continue in years to come. With Spares roaring into life at 10 am, it would prove to be a weird day of unusual things selling, from wooden steering wheels, split pins, grease nipples, Bakelite trim, speedo cables, rubber trim and a Ford Model A overdrive. Also of importance the Austin A30 sold, finding itself a new home in the Wellington branch area, it will be picked up on the next working bee 7 April. Safe travelling everyone.

Callum


WANTED Any Ariel 500 head parts, valves, guides, springs etc. I have a bare head that I am setting up. Phone Shorty 06 3636795 DID YOU KNOW? As a member of the Horowhenua Branch you are entitled to advertise here, free of charge. You can advertise to Buy, Sell, Swap and list Wanted to locate those elusive parts. This magazine is published online so greatly improves getting your message out there! Contact the Editor, email address on page 2.

1952 Sunbeam Talbot, 2 door convertible, 90% restored only needs carpet and hood, driveable, no WoF or Reg. Been off the road since 1989, offers around $12,000. Tel 067584244.

‘Urgent Sale – Must Make More Room’ Engines and Cars For Sale BMC A Series 1000cc, 1100cc, 1300cc – BMC B Series 1800cc. These engines are ex Morris Marinas. North South engines. Morris Minor 1000cc engine and gearbox complete. Engine and box run okay. Morris 1300 Engine, complete with gearbox, radiator ex front wheel drive car. 2 x 1100cc engines complete. 4 x 1100cc engines, no heads. 2 x 1800 engines complete. All engines have SU carburetors. Boxes and boxes of spares galore. 1 x 1956 Split Window Morris Minor, 2 x Morris 1000 cars, 2 x A40 Farina cars all with many spare windscreens, side windows etc. Make an offer for the lot or whatever. I live at Foxton Beach. The cars and engines are in Ohakea. Phone Ross Caske on 06 3635731 if interested.


1929 Buick 6 Partly Restored. Upholstery done. Lots of spares. Offers. Contact Katrina Avison (owner) in Nelson 027 5394198 or contact Graham Lawton 04 9023622

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1936 Austin Ruby brake shoes and Austin Big 7 or Any parts for a 1952 Commer Austin 8 3 stud pressed Karrier. All parts considered, steel wheels. Contact Barry more particularly after front Walker; 027 3487661

guards. Help appreciated. Contact: Don McLaren Phone: 021 1172418


Kapiti Coast Mid Week Run (last Wednesday of the month)

Wednesday, 18 April 2018 Visit to the Rush Collection of Historic Cars and Memorabilia, 51 Mahua Road, Feilding

Please note this outing is a week earlier due to Anzac Day falling on the 4th Wednesday in April The collection includes historic racing cars, other vehicles of road and commercial interests, working brass items, over 2,500 Dinky, Matchbox, Corgi model toys and an extensive library. 9.30 to 9.45am Meet at Hyde Park Village Café, State Highway One, for morning tea. The Café is on the left, approximately 5 km north of the end of the Expressway. 11.45am Meet for lunch at Viv’s Kitchen, Sanson. It is located 500 metres along on the right on State Highway One after turning left towards Bulls at the Sanson Intersection. 1.15pm Depart for the Rush Collection (directions available at the lunch stop). Cost $10 per person and includes tea or coffee. If you would like to come, please let Alison or John Kinvig know by Sunday, 15 April 2018. Email: jakinvig@xtra.co.nz, Phone (04) 234-1262 or John on 027-4524326.

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CALENDAR of COMING EVENTS April April

8th 15th

Ted Green Memorial Motorcycle Rally Mitsubishi Motors Heritage Day. Starts Todd Park Porirua at 9 am, concludes Southwards Museum 4 pm. See the advertisement in the March edition. nd April 22 Free BBQ with the Machinery Club. Be at the clubrooms about 10 30 am. The machinery boys will put on a good showing. nd May 2 Horowhenua Club Night th May 20 A short run followed by lunch at Murrayfield Café. Start at the clubrooms 10 30 am or go straight to the café for 11 00 am. th June 6 Horowhenua AGM and Club Night th June 24 Mid Winter Luncheon at the clubrooms. A delicious catered meal put on by Raewyn’s Caterers. Arrive midday to be seated at 1 pm. Cost $25 th July 4 Horowhenua Club Night th July 15 Night Owl Rally st August 1 Horowhenua Club Night August 12th Run to Coach House Museum Fielding August 26th VCC National Day – Support for Daffodil Day September 5th Horowhenua Club Night th September 16 Visit NZ Police Museum, RNZPC, Porirua th October 6 Manawatu Branch Swap Meet - Manfeild Park Feilding Sellers ($20) from 7 am, Public ($10) from 9 am th October 14 Run to Southwards Car Museum and lunch in the Café th November 18 Tararua Trundle th December 9 Horowhenua Branch Christmas Party rd March 3 Transmission Gully Motor Show. Held at Battle Hill Farm by the Plimmerton Rotary Club. Any enquiries to: John White Phone 06 368-3299


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