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VCC CLASSIFICATION VETERAN Vehicles constructed prior to 31stDecember1918 VINTAGE Vehicles constructed between1st January 1919 and 31st December 1931. POST VINTAGE Vehicles constructed between 1st January 1932 and 31st December 1945. POST WAR Vehicles constructed between 1st January 1946 and 31st December 1960

KING PIN Official Publication of the King Country Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Inc.

POST 60 Vehicles constructed after 1st January1961 provided that no vehicle is accepted for this class untilJanuary1st of the year that is thirty years after its original year of construction. FACTORY BUILT & HISTORIC RACING VEHICLES: As described in the club By-laws. PERIOD SPECIAL As described in the club By-laws.

Rob Wheeler outside the old hall on Campbell Wright’s farm. Insurance When you insure through Vero the insurance company which supports the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand through the International Rally, you are financial assisting your branch. Vero awards discount to the branches on a monthly basis. By ringing Vero on their 0800 658411 and quoting the Branch Number 300138 (This is also listed in the front of this Magazine.)

Campbell Wright’s Volkswagen with many years, of dust protecting the paint work.

March 2017


KING COUNTRY BRANCH of THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NEW ZEALAND. BRANCH OFFICERS 2016 -2017 A CHAIRPERSON

PHONE NUMBERS RICHARD EDWARDS 893 7896

VICE CHAIRPERSON SECRETARY

CAMPBELL WRIGHT

896 6065

NORMA DOUGHERTY

896 8777

TREASURER

JULIE GILBERT

896 6942

CLUB CAPTAIN

IVAN STEVENS

896 8379

KING PIN EDITOR

NORMA DOUGHERTY

SOCIAL CONVENORS JUDITH MANNING TONY MANNING LIBRARIAN COLIN MANNING CUSTODIANS

VCC CERTIFIER

TONY MANNING STEVE MAUNDER ROB WHEELER WAYNE GILBERT

896 8777

895 8227 895 8227 895 8227 895 8227 896 6828 895 8633 896 6942

BRANCH POSTAL ADDRESS CLUBROOMS C/o Secretary, 176 Taringamotu Rd 34 House Ave, TAUMARUNUI Taumarunui 3920 E-Mail kingcountry@vcc.org.nz MEETINGS VERO INSURANCE Last SUNDAY of Month Branch Number 300138 at 4 P.M. Phone: 0800 658 411

Branch Activities Monthly Activity Sunday 26th March a trip to

Pureora Forest Park Centre for lunch before visiting the plinth which marks the Geographical centre of the North Island. A great time of the year to visit this area. Meet at the clubrooms 10.15 to depart at 10.30 a.m. Bring a picnic lunch, chairs to sit on. Etc. Morning Tea on Wednesday the 5th April at 10.00 a.m. with participants in the North Island Club Captain Tour.

Programme for 2016-2017

Branch Member’s Roster for organising the monthly activity/rally March Trip to the Pureora district visiting the plinth which marks the geographical centre of the North Island. April May AGM at Clubrooms June Please support outings, as people have sometimes Out of Townthese Activities th made a great effort to out the arrangements North Island Easter sort Rally Friday 14th April tofor 16the visits. April in Auckland. I have the Entry Form. Name Badges. If you require a name badge or would like one, please let me know. I have been in touch with Davy Engravers, who are able to do some more badges. The Kaitieke Sport’s Club are having celebration over Easter to celebrate a 100years. On Easter Monday the 17th April, they would like to invite any members of our King Country Vintage Car Branch and their vehicle(s) to visit their event. Would anyone be able to attend, this KING COUNTRY BRANCH interesting event.


Motorbikes at Okahakura on the . 24 Feb.2017.for lunch. They had been to the Endean’s mill at Waimiha and had stopped for lunch at Okahukura, at the old school. The oldest one I identified was a 1923 Royal Enfield a 1924 Harley Davidson FE 7/9, and a1927 A.J.S. 1925 Harley Davidson FLJE. Nortons Triumphs Suzukis B.S.A.'s 1937 Morgan V Twin Three Wheeler, Goldwing, 28 Royal Enfeild, 2015 Norton, and 1952 Moto Guzzi several B.M.W's & Hondas.

A B/S.A.'s with Sidecar. By my count 32 Bikes all up, plus support vehicles Cheers - Colin Manning

Secretary Snippets At the end of February we had a couple of interesting things. On Friday the 24th of February participants in the National Motor Cycle Rally were at the Okahakura Hall for lunch. They had spent the last few days at the National Motorcycle Rally at Waitomo Caves. This week they have been involved in an After Rally Tour, in the form of a Hub Rally. They had been visiting the old mill in Waimiha district in the morning and were going to the Manu Ariki Marae in the afternoon, but this was cancelled. However they were at the Okahakura Hall for lunch. There were motorbikes from Dunedin, Christchurch, Gisborne, Auckland and Whangarei. Colin Manning was able to take some photos of them. (See over the page.) Norma Thank You Colin _________________________________________________________

Then on Sunday the 26th of February we had our monthly outing & meeting. Though the meeting was not held. An interesting trip to Campbell’s Wright place at Waituhi took place. This was thoroughly enjoyed by the members that attended. Ivan & Alison Stevens.(Rover) Wayne & Julie Gilbert,(Ford Capri) Norma Dougherty, Colin & Tony Manning,(Modern) Rob Wheeler in his Volkswagen.( great to see this vehicle going again) We visited the old Hall which is on Campbell farm where we had a delicious afternoon tea served by Glenda. Thank you Glenda. Then we were taken on a tour of Campbell sheds to view his collection of Volkswagen and cars. How many Volkswagens, did we see ???? The Catch Cry was ........But there’s more and another shed was found with Volkswagens in.


Peugeot Cars Rob Dowle

On the 15th March Rob Dowle a member of the branch for many years passed away at the great age of 94. Our thoughts are with his wife Mavis and daughters Heather & Kathyrn and the late Beaven and all the members of their rather large family. Rob & Mavis were very active members, and always willing to assist in many of the branch activities. They were the owners of the local bus company for many years. He was known as “The Apprentice. “

1968 Peugeot 404 (This car was in Taumarunui a few years ago.) On the Saturday the 25th March KCVCC member Nick Watson is hosting a Interclub weekend for Peugeot cars. There will be about 10 cars attending the event. They are using the Clubrooms as a starting point and base.

Then on Wednesday the 5th April a visit by North Island Club Captain Tour Group for Morning Tea at 10.00 a.m. at our Clubrooms. ??? After beginning their tour from Taupo the previous day.) They have stayed overnight in Taumarunui. They will visit the railway Museum before coming to the Clubrooms for morning tea. (This date has been change as they wanted time to look around Taupo.) A photo of the South Island high country of Richard and Sue Edwards on their recent tour of the South Island and the report........................maybe next month.

King Country VCC March 2017  
King Country VCC March 2017  
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