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Manawatu Branch

Volume 1793

August 2018

Discounts on Cook Strait Ferry Crossings All financial members of the VCC of NZ Inc can obtain a discount on ferry crossings, for individual or group bookings. You must show your membership card. Quote the required codes: Interislander WH5465 0800878898

Blue Bridge – ANTIQUECAR 0800844844

Number 09/300139

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

Vero: Commission for May 2018 = $151.17; Commission for June 2018 $492.11

COVER PHOTO: Cars gathered at Kimbolton during Mid Winter Meander. Photo Bryan Abraham


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Coming Coming Events 2018-2019 Events 2018 August 2018

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September 2018

October 2018

November 2018

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Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove NB No Club Night in August, with effort directed into the Daffodil Day Sunday Run 1.00pm from Chesters Rotorua Sulphur City Rally National Daffodil Day Car Show at Coach House car

park Feilding

Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Branch Vintage Rally Club night – combined with CHBVCC at Dannevirke. Speakers - Kaaren & Jim Smylie -Route 66 30 Sunday Run 1.00pm from Chesters 6 Branch Swap Meet 10 Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove 13-14 Wairarapa Branch 50th Anniversary weekend Club night 10.00am Defibrilator Training The Grove 17 22 -27 Targa NZ VCC South Island Time Trial 14 Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove 16-18 Veteran Rally Weekend, Nelson details from 03 544 9998

December 2018 January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019

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Branch Christmas Function 7.30pm The Grove Wairarapa Stretched Gymkhana details from

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Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Branch Club morning – with morning tea provided New Years’ Day Picnic tba Branch Veteran Rally Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove Branch Ruahine Ramble Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Branch AGM Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Club Night 7.30pm The Grove Branch Post Vintage Rally Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Club Night 7.30pm The Grove

Sunday Run details are in the Club Captain’s Corner each month. Regular monthly events are listed inside the back cover in each issue. Bookings for The Grove venue can be made through Creative Catering, Awapuni Racecourse Phone 06 354 2780 or

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From the Chair Hello Everyone, We had a well attended Club night in July with very interesting speakers Robin and Claire Brown who spoke about a four wheel drive they undertook from Vladivostok to London. Thank you to Trevor and Sandy Hardy for arranging this speaker and accommodating them. At July club night we looked at the notices of motion currently out for voting. Please do not vote “yes” for both of these notices of motion as they contradict each other. We also looked at the two remits which will be voted upon at the Executive Meeting which I will attend on 3 and 4 August. At club night we also thanked Ron Persson for his work as Secretary and welcomed Peter Robinson into the role. We have a busy few months ahead of us. There is NO CLUBNIGHT in August as we are concentrating our efforts into the National Day on 26 August. Please see the poster with the details in this issue. If you are displaying a car please arrive around 9:30am so that the cars can be in place by 10.00 am when the display will be open to the public. There is a gold coin entry with all proceeds to the Cancer Society. This is a national event with most other branches running an activity to support the Cancer Society. We are also delivering daffodils for the Cancer Society on other days. Please see Club Captain Bryan Abraham’s column for details about this.


In September we have our combined meeting with Central Hawkes Bay Branch which is being held in Dannevirke at the Services and Citizens Club, 1 Princess St, Dannevirke meeting at 6.00pm with a meal at 6:30pm which will be followed by our speaker, North Island Club Captain Kaaren Smylie. Please let me know if you are coming for catering purposes. The cost of the meal is $24.00 per person. October 6 is the swap meet. We still need helpers for the gates. Please have a look at the roster in this issue and let me know which slot if you can help. On 17 October we will have a morning meeting with the speaker yet to be finalised. We are having our Christmas meal on the third Wednesday of November this year. December will be a morning meeting with morning tea and a chance to take turns driving each others cars. We have ordered photo frames for display of photos in the club rooms. Please see the ad in this Tourer for the dimensions of the photos. Happy Motoring Sarah Howell

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Swap Meet 2018 - 6 October Roster

Kawakawa Road Gate (3 people)


Name Name Name

6:45am - 8:15am

8:15am - 9:45am

9:45am - 10.15am Dave Murray

South Street Gate (3)

7:45am - 9:15 am Josie Pearsson

9:15am - 10:45am Pat Monaghan John Rickard

10:45am -12:15pm

Clean up: (3)

2.00pm - 3:00pm

Show Car Director (1) Times tba Please send details of your preferred time slot and name to Swap Meet Roster Co-ordinator Sarah Howell 063746645 or - thanks.

Did you know??

In 2018 there are 8628 VCCNZ members – an increase of 89 from 2017. There are 20,206 cars known to VCCNZ – an increase of 408 in the year. Manawatu has the second highest number of VICs per member.


Please note that all VCC ID Cards have an expiry. This expiry is upon change of ownership, or 10 years from the issue date. Your vehicle must also be as described on the Card. A Renewal form personalised for each vehicle ID Card is distributed by the National Office to current financial members, approximately 3 months before the expiration. Even if your vehicle has had no changes, this form must be checked, signed and forwarded to your Branch, along with the ID Card (if the photo correctly shows your vehicle in its present state), or three new photos, as stated on the form. Upon receipt at the National Office, the ID Card will be reissued and will be valid for a further 10 years unless there is a change of ownership or major changes to the vehicle during that time. It is compulsory for all National and International VCC Rallies that vehicles entered must have a current valid ID Card.

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Transferring Members

Dave Murray: ex committee member & treasurer and Claire have transferred to Waimate Branch. We wish them well.


Classic Motorcycle Club BIKE SHOW Barber Hall in Palmerston North 28 July from 10 - 6 and 29 July 9 -4 All welcome

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INTERNATIONAL MODEL A DAY SATURDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2018 • Plans to celebrate this auspicious and momentous annual occasion are well under way. Our Manawatu group will meet up with the Horowhenua lot late morning in Sanson, where we will have lunch. Probably at Viv’s Kitchen for a cream horn, not an ahoogah one?

• After lunch, we will go on to Marton where we will meet up with the Wanganui contingent. Then we will be proceeding to view an historic homestead that is not normally open to the public. The new owners have graciously offered to open the home for us to view as a one off. There will be a nominal charge for this, and will include tea or coffee.

• It is intended that everybody will have time to get off the road & back home before nightfall. • Preliminary numbers are needed for catering purposes, so if you intend joining, please let me know: Peter Robinson 06 356 7404 021 579 5595 The Tourer


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The ABC of the Manawatu VCC Y is for Ford Y

By Peter Kersel Y would you want to own or drive a Ford Y?

My history with a Ford Y goes back to before I had my driver’s license. My brother’s first car was a Ford Y; I was allowed to drive it and passed my driver’s license with this car. I was also allowed to drive it from Carterton to secondary school Wairarapa College in Masterton on the odd occasion when coming home on the bus was not available. It was originally a Ford Fawn colour and was in original good order when he first bought it in about 1959. He had it repainted pink and blue and upgraded to a teenager’s girl catcher dream car. How things have changed. He now has a couple of Jaguars, one being an E-Type. Come forward quite a few years; when we joined the Manawatu Branch of the Vintage Car Club we had a 1928 Pontiac which we used to go on various rallies. Finding it was getting fairly expensive to run we started thinking about a vehicle which we could enjoy with a young family and would be easier on the pocket. One night looking in the local rag someone was advertising a Ford Y in kitset form for sale. Rang the person up and went for a look, it was a 4 door model and was identical to the one that my brother owned. All seemed to be there in various boxes, the body and some The Tourer


of the panels had been sort of cleaned up, but it looked as if it could be a manageable project. Did a deal and brought it home. Stripped it down completely, stripped all the paint off back to bare metal, went to panel beating night school class and tidied up all the removed panels, mudguards, doors etc; the body was pretty good. Went through all the mechanicals building up with other parts the engine (used a 10hp motor as parts were more readily available), gearbox (ended up being hard to go from 1st to 2nd but worked) and diff. Got it painted, upholstered and then put all the bits and pieces on. With the help and advice from Murray Martin, Les Allbon and a few late nights we got it all together ready for using on rallies. We had a deadline for a particular rally but the main one was a Club Captains South Island Tour, which


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was to take us around the South Island and going over some of the highest back country passes and interesting roads. With the Ford Y more or less just finished and on the road Margaret and I plus our 3 boys along with other members from PN travelled around the South Island going over the Rainbow to Hanmer Springs, down the West Coast, Crown range, Nevis Crossing, Hakataramea Pass, Erewhon Station and back to PN plus all the other places on the way. We had a ball and the Ford Y never gave us any problems. We used it quite a lot travelling around to various events, till we got side tracked to other things that growing boys get you into. Before the Rally in Invercargill I had the original 8hp motor reconditioned and put back into the car along with a gear box which was slightly better. Another Rally enjoyed by Margaret and I in the Ford Y along with a son, his wife and a grandson travelling in the EH Holden. So I guess you can say that Y we own or drive a Ford Y is that it has given us a lot of pleasure and many happy memories starting from when I could first legally drive a car. The “Boys” still talk about the South Island Club Captains Tour, thinking how did we all fit into the car, along with many other memories. The Ford Model Y was produced by Ford Britain from 1932 to 1937. It was the first Ford automobile specifically designed for markets outside the United States, replacing the Model A in Europe, it is sometimes remembered as the “Ford Eight”, The car was powered by a 933 cc, 8hp Ford Sidevalve engine and was available in two and four-door versions. In June 1935 a reduced specification two-door model was the only closed-body car ever to sell in Britain for just £100, a price it held until July 1937. The suspension was by the traditional Ford transverse leaf springs front and rear and the engine drove the rear wheels through a three-speed gearbox which, right from the start, featured synchromesh between the top two ratios. The maximum speed was just under 95 km/h and fuel consumption was 8.8 L/100 km. Although of American design, the Model Y took the British market by storm, and when it was first introduced it made a major dent in the sales figures of Austin, Morris, Singer, and Hillman. It went on to take more than 50 per cent of the 8HP sales.

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Manawatu Branch Email List Branch officers use emails to communicate with members in the periods between publication of the Tourer. While this includes reminders about upcoming events and closing dates, it is essential to advise of changes to advertised events and for notifications of bereavements etc. This form of communication is standard practice for any effective organisation. Emails are not sent out all that frequently and are released using the Bcc field so that addresses are suppressed from other recipients. From time to time members have been asked to advise the Club Captain of their email address. Very few members have responded and the Branch email list includes only about a quarter of our members. The Branch email list will be updated later this year from information in the VCC National Office members list. If you wish your email address to be excluded from the Branch email list please advise the Club Captain. Please also contact him if you wish to ensure that you are included in the list.


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Come and see many interesting vehicles (including a car from 1906!) on display at the Coach House Museum in Feilding from 10am to 1pm. Local VCC Contact: Entry to car display by gold coin donation Sarah Howell Ph: 06 374 6645 (all proceeds go to the Cancer Society) Email:

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Photos for Clubroom With the Branch being the foremost historical motoring authority in the Manawatu, it would be great for visitors and members to see the range of cars, trucks and bikes that members have. It doesn’t matter whether your vehicle is original condition, restored, or unrestored. Please send your photos to: The Secretary PO Box 385 Palmerston North 4440 Photo size 180mm by 130mm (5” by 7”) in landscape layout, with your name, and year, make and model of your vehicle. 14

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Car Facts for Kids (and Parents) Information on the history of cars, engines, production lines, fuel types, modern cars, future trends and much more. The car, automobile, motor car or autocar usually has four-wheels and is a vehicle that uses its own motor engine system to transport passengers over purposely built roads. In 1769 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot of France arguably invented the first fullscale, self propelled mechanical vehicle or automobile. It was a steam-powered tricycle. In 1807 Nicéphore Niépce and his brother Claude are believed to have built the world's first internal combustion engine. They called it a Pyréolophore. However, they chose to install it in a boat not a car. That same year a Swiss inventor François Isaac de Rivaz finished his own internal combustion engine and used it to create the world's first internal combustion engine vehicle. The Benz Patent-Motorwagen is believed to be the first modern automobile. It was built in 1886 by German inventor Carl Benz. In August 1888, Carl Benz's wife, Bertha Benz, became the first person to drive a car over a long distance. Without telling her husband she drove one of their Benz Patent-Motorwagens along with her two eldest sons from a town called Mannheim in southern Germany to Pforzheim. Automobile trips before this were usually short drives, she wanted to prove the automobile they had invented was a useful contraption, that the general public could use. Bertha Benz's road trip was a pioneering drive and a key event in the technical development of the car. Covering 106 km (66 miles) each way she did the round trip in two days, solving numerous problems on the way. When the brakes needed repairing she invented brake lining. She used a hatpin to clean a blocked fuel pipe and insulated a wire with a garter. She located fuel at the city pharmacy in Wiesloch (hailed as the first fuel station in the world) and on her return home made other suggestions, such as the need of another gear for climbing hills. In 1892, Rudolf Diesel a German engineer invented a "New Rational Combustion Engine" which lead him to building the first Diesel Engine in 1897. As automobiles became more popular a need arose to manufacture affordable cars on a large-scale basis. Ransom Olds in 1902, debuted a production-line manufacturing system at his Oldsmobile factory in Michigan, USA. The Tourer



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Club Captain’s Corner

by Bryan and Catherine Abraham Notices

MID MONTH MEANDER – 15 August 2018 The August Mid-Month Meander is on Wednesday 15 August and is a 23 mile (37 km) run to Sanson to look through the historic St Thomas’ church on the corner of SH3 and A’court Street. Meet at the end of the Matthews Ave cul-de-sac (Palm Nth) near the railway station at 1.00 pm. The church is a Category 2 listed Historic Place. It was originally constructed in 1876-1877 with the bell installed as an addition in 1881. This is a modest sized church featuring many aspects typical of the Gothic Revival style of architecture which was used for most of New Zealand’s country churches in the mid to late nineteenth century. The timber used in its interior construction is both conspicuous and striking, as is the effect of the lofty gable in adding to the sense of interior space. In the nave the ceiling is supported by a series of scissor trusses whose diagonals are also echoed in the matchwood lining of the ceiling and the exposed timber frame bracing of the walls in the main section. Much of the building was constructed without nails with the peg and dowel construction used in the framing also visible. Don’t miss the opportunity to be shown through this historic church. After the look through the church a very nice afternoon tea has been arranged for us at a cost of $8 per head. Please bring the correct change. SUNDAY RUN - 19 August 2018 Because on the last Sunday of the August our members will be displaying their cars at the Coach House Museum for the Annual Daffodil Rally for Cancer, our monthly Sunday run in August will be a week earlier on Sunday 19 August. Meet at 1.00 pm at the Chesters Plumbing and Bathroom carpark in Tremaine Ave, Palmerston North for an approximate 25 mile (40 km) drive in the country over easy roads followed by a sit down and chat over tea or coffee and cabinet food. Reports 2018 NIGHT TRIAL – Results It was great to see three entrants from the Central Hawkes Bay Branch join us for The Tourer


the day. As noted below they picked up three of the first five places in the Night Trial. The notice for the Night Trial warned that approx. 7 miles (11 kms) of the route was to be on unsealed roads so it was always going to be either a dusty drive or a muddy drive. Spasmodic showers later in the afternoon and into the evening assured the latter so at the end of the Trial constants returned to the clubrooms with Sunday already mapped out for them as car cleaning day. As promised, there were no photographic clues on this run, but the first question which needed to be answered even before contestants left the clubrooms certainly resulted in a wide range of answers. Members will be familiar with the ‘gong’ in the members room which is used to gain attention before meetings – a steel cover welded to various bits of metal with a wooden handled ‘hammer’ attached on a length of wire. The first question was to guess the weight of this object. Contestants were allowed to pick it up and ponder their answers, and the guesses were quite varied. While the actual weight of the object was 9lb 10oz (or 4 kilos and 370 grams (4370 grams)) guesses ranged from 2 kilos to 11 kilos 2 grams. A couple of the Central Hawkes Bay Branch contestants guessed in the 4 kilos something range and gained some points. Their guesses were closer than those of any of the Manawatu Branch contestants. After guessing the weight there were just nine ‘fairly routine’ questions to tackle about signage or buildings all of which were close to the road - asking for information about spelling, dates, names etc.. There was one specific word which once found required contestants to make as many three letter (or more) words as they could from it. The word was HEAPHY and while a computer search on Scrabble sites in the comfort of home gave nearly 40 words (many of which the organiser had never heard of), contestants who found the word and answered the question averaged 9.5 words each with 14 being the most words from Lyn & Sandra Cross. • The winner of the Night Trial was Alistair & Richard Howard with a total of 57 points. • Second place went to Brian & Lyn James with 53 points. • Third place went to Lyn & Sandra Cross (CHB) – 52 points. • John & Shirley Foote and Bruce Poole & Mya Wairau (both CHB teams) shared fourth equal with 47 points. • 6th place was Dave & Esther Williams – 46 points. • 7th place was Max & Lynne Youle – 43 points. • 8th place was Brian & Margaret Robinson – 36 points. • Four entrants did not submit answer sheets.


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Two teams entered as non-competitive in their ‘moderns’ – and they both did well – in fact had they been competitive there would have been a different lineup of prizewinners. It could be that better headlights, a heater and a windscreen demister (‘home comforts’ that not all entrants in vintage cars had) helped give them the edge. • Keith & Avis Hughes achieved 55 points. • Ian & Sarah Howell achieved 48 points. Not wanting to lose anyone in the dark of the night up around the back of Pohangina (Spur Road / Zig Zag Road / Finnis Road etc), entrants were provided with a map in a sealed envelope with the route clearly marked up just in case anyone wished to check their whereabouts. All envelopes were returned unopened so no penalty points needed to be deducted for an opened envelope. The first three place getters received car cleaning products for their prize – and the winner also got a hardback book detailing New Zealand Vintage Car collections. Thanks very much to all who attended. Bryan and Catherine Abraham

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Mid Winter Wander 23 June 2018

Note: Map is an indication only, not a perfect replica of the route. The route took us from The Grove to Hansen’s Café, Kimbolton via Bunnythorpe, outskirts of Feilding, Halcombe, Cheltenham and Beaconsfield. Our 55+ people (25+ cars including 3 from Central Hawkes Bay branch) easily filled the café, and across the road at the pub there was a gathering of American classics, and a group of 19 Alfa Romeo enthusiasts were leaving the café as we arrived, so the town was humming. Credit to the Café who had ensured extra staff were on duty and that there was a good choice of food and drinks. The weather was kind, the company lovely, the café was warm, and for those who were part of the endurance test (ie also attending dinner and then the Night Rally) this idyll would have been the calm before the storm. Well done Bryan and Catherine. Esmee and Ian Rowden


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Night Trial 2018 By Lyn James We had just finished participating in the afternoon run to Hansen’s Café at Kimbolton and were welcomed by a roaring fire in the club rooms for Brian and I and many others to enjoy the Mid Winter Christmas meal. I do believe over 50 was the number of guests that had registered for this. These numbers slowly diminished as the folks were well fed and on their way home to watch the All Blacks play France no doubt to about 28 who were keen to tackle the Night Trial. We listened intently at the briefing of our instructions and found it was not to be timed and no silent checks and no photos to record to memory either and of course “ignore all no Exit roads” and fairly flat terrain. It was up to you whether you made it competitive or not.

Cars gathered in sunset at Clubrooms.

This was to be about 50 miles in distance and ALL roads were named that we were to travel on and our 10 questions were in order as well.  There was also approx. 7 miles of unsealed roads which meant there could be some different looking coloured cars at the end of this trial as we had had rain recently . Gosh how easy and relaxed was this going to be but how on earth is Bryan going to get a winner out of this I hear myself say...but haha he had put in two questions that definitely would sort that out for him.  # 1 how much did this mystery object weigh (which was in the club rooms before we left). # 9 make 3 or more letter words out of the name of Heaphy which we had to identify by finding out the name of the buyer of Wool & Daggs.   As you know Bryan is pretty much onto things like this so this should not have come as such a surprise.   It was these two questions of course that put us into 2nd place. The Tourer


The first car away at approx. 7pm (being in the dark of the night) of the 14 lined up ( 3 from Waipukurau) and away at 1 minute intervals, supposedly. We headed out onto Kelvin Grove Road then turning left at the stop sign onto Ashhurst Road and then into Grove Road, Colyton Road, Oxford Street, Wyndham, left into Cambridge Street and then leaving Ashhurst for Pohangina Road, Ulyssess Road, then Watershed Road. Next it was Spur Road one of the unsealed roads we encountered and the first of two questions, spot lights to the fore either attached to vehicles or hand held to help with the eyesight.  Someone even reckoned they could count over 200 sheep in the far back paddock with all the light being given off.  With that behind us we entered Taonui Road, Valley Road and good old Zig Zag Road (unsealed and yes they were slushy)  Finnis Road and then back on Taonui Road and then it was back to the questions, 4 of them with one being “where can you get access to a Defribulator?” my immediate thought was are we going to need one of these tonight!!!  Continuing onto Reid Line East and right onto Dixons Line we were close to Bunnythorpe at this stage with another 2 more questions #9 being one of them and getting closer to the clubrooms via Stoney Creek Road, Henderson Line and left onto Henaghans Line. These last few instructions brought us around the back of the clubrooms to make an easy and safe arrival back with a Give Way sign to turn into our destination. Well thought out Bryan. Last car back was approx. 9ish with the fire still in attendance and a hot drink and Xmas cake to boot.  Great discussions were made over that hot drink as to whether everybody had the right answers or missed a turning (not getting lost) and the navi and driver still talking to one another.  There was mention of a car that had had some backing problems and coming in contact with a post (who shall remain anonymous) but as being noticed by their absence am unable to give more details other than to say you could have been awarded a hard luck prize.  I believe Bruce Poole from Waipukurau had his young granddaughter Mya Wairau as his driver (1965 Hillman Minx Series 5) who was to sit her drivers licence that coming week. I take my hat off to her for this undertaking as not the easiest of options with a night trial like this but she obviously felt confident as did Bruce. Well done Mya and we hope you received the result you wanted and came away with your licence. The results of the night were as follows: 1st:  Alistair Howard/Richard Howard 2nd: Brian James/Lyn James 3rd: Lynn Cross/Sandra Cross (Waipukurau). Congratulations to the winners.   We would like to take this opportunity to thank Brian, Catherine and Carla for your time, support, dedication and skill in setting up a big day like we have just witnessed and participated in which is by no means an easy feat.  It was a fantastic day and night and a successful new approach of combining the 3 events together. 


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Saturday 15th September 2018 For Vintage classification vehicles

and vehicles from other VCC vehicle classification categories as non-competitive entries      

Meet at 9.00 am at the Coach House Museum, 121 South Street, Feilding. The briefing will be at 9.15 am with the first car away at 9.30 am. The morning section includes some unsealed surfaces. The lunch stop is at a Country Pub. As reservations are necessary indicate below the number of & choices of meals required - but pay the Pub on the day for your meals. The afternoon run ends at a Café for afternoon tea (which is at your own cost). Mileage for combined morning & afternoon sections is approx. 80 miles (130 Kms).

ENTRANT : .............................................................................................................................. ADDRESS : ……………………….......................................................................................... TELEPHONE : ( ..... ) ...............................

EMAIL : ............................................................

NAVIGATOR : .......................................................................................................................... VEHICLE MAKE & MODEL : .................................................................................................... YEAR OF MANUFACTURE : ............................ ENTERING AS : ▪ Vintage

REG. PLATE No : ....................................


(Veteran/ PV/ PW/ P60/ P80/ modern)

NUMBER OF LUNCH MEALS REQUIRED (approx $15 per head) : ....... pay the Pub on the day -

Please indicate alongside the lunch menu options below how many of each are required:

 

 

Roast Pork with Veges Pizza n Chips (12” pizza)

RALLY ENTRY FEE : ▪ $15.00

entry only


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Fish n Chips

▪ $30.00


Chicken Salad n Chips

Cash on the day

with optional Rally Plaque

Cheque attached

Cheques to be made payable to the ‘Manawatu Branch VCC’

ENTRIES TO : Bryan Abraham, 81 Apollo Parade, Palmerston North 4414 : Ph (06) 358 4014

Email for internet banking acct details or a PDF copy of this entry form

ENTRIES CLOSE: Saturday 1st September 2018 Late entrants will be unable to book a pub meal – a cut lunch in your car will be your only lunch option.

RALLY ORGANISERS : Dave & Esther Williams, 12 Hollows Crescent, Palmerston North Ph (06) 358 5155

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Mid Month Meander En France aka Views from our Hotel Balcony in Auxerre France by Ian and Esmee Rowden

We were fortunate to be in Auxerre for their Bastille Day Eve Fire Works celebrations which were along the river Yonne outside our Hotel. Then on the day after Bastille Day – now renamed “the day France won the World Cup” – we looked out the window and saw a number of vintage and classic cars and bikes go by.

Who can name them all?

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Sarah Howell (Ian)

06 374 6645


Bryan Abraham (Catherine)

06 358 4014

SECRETARY: Peter Robinson (Ann)

06 356 7404


06 358 4014

Bryan Abraham (Catherine)


Ian Howell (Sarah)

06 374 6645


Trevor Hardy (Sandra)

06 323 4040

John Ireland (Anne)

06 323 4170

Brian McPherson (Deirdre)

06 354 6310

Ron Persson (Josie)

06 354 5266


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06 323 4040

John Ireland (Anne)

06 323 4170


Esmee Rowden (Ian)

06 356 7871


Gary Millar (Marion)

06 354 8298


Gary Millar (Marion)

06 354 8298


Sarah Howell (Ian)

06 374 6645


Ian Howell (Sarah)

06 374 6645


Gary Millar (Marion)

06 354 8298


Murray Martin (Dot)

06 354 5960

John Ireland (Anne)

06 323 4170

CLOSING DATE FOR NEXT TOURER – 20TH AUGUST 2018 The next issue of the Tourer will be September 2018.

Please send your contributions: rally reports, your motoring stories, cuttings, technical reports, humorous articles, photos, drawings etc

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Manawatu Branch Meetings held at the Clubrooms “The Grove”, 684 Kelvin Grove Road, Palmerston North Third Wednesday of each month from 7.00pm. Meetings start at 7.30pm. (Please wear name badges at all Club events) • Committee Meeting— 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. • BYO Tea — First Sunday of each month from 5pm at the Clubrooms. • Parts Shed — Opens from 2pm first Sunday of each month. • Library — Open on club nights, and by arrangement with the Librarian. • Noggin & Natter — First Tuesday of month at 7:30pm. Murray’s Irish Bar Feilding. Vintage Car Club Vehicle Classifications • Veteran Motor Vehicles constructed prior to 31st December 1918 • Vintage Motor Vehicles constructed between 1st January 1919 and 31 Dec 1931 • Post Vintage Motor Vehicles constructed between 1st January 1932 and 31 Dec 1945 • Post War Motor vehicles constructed between 1st January 1946 and 31st Dec 1960 • Post 1960 Motor vehicles constructed between 1st January 1961 and 31st Dec 1980 • Post 1980 Constructed after 1st January 1981 provided that no vehicle is accepted for this class until January 1st of the year that is 30 years after its original year of construction • Factory Built, & Historic Racing Vehicles -as described in the Club By-laws • Period Specials - as described in the Club By-laws

THE TOURER: New Zealand Registered Magazine.

The Official Newsletter of the Manawatu Branch of the Vintage Car Club of NZ (Inc) Email: Phone: (06) 354 8582 Clubrooms: ‘The Grove” 684 Kelvin Grove Road PO Box 385 Palmerston North 4440

Manawatu VCC August 2018  
Manawatu VCC August 2018