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Volume 1785

November 2017


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.

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Coming Events 2017-2018 December 2017

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Committee meeting 7.00pm The Grove Note change of date Woodville Christmas Parade 11.00am Rugby Grounds Mid Month Meander 1.00pm from Chesters Feilding Christmas Parade Christmas Party – subsidised and catered Saturday Run 1.00pm from Chesters New Year’s Day picnic. Meet in Bulls 11.00am Feilding Longest Lunch Burma Rally. Details elsewhere Saturday Picnic 11.00am from Coach House Museum Feilding Branch Veteran Rally Committee meeting 7.00pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove Sunday Picnic 11.00am from Chesters Branch Ruahine Ramble Committee meeting 7.00pm The Grove Branch AGM 7.30pm The Grove Committee meeting 7.00pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove Branch Post Vintage Rally Committee meeting 7.00pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove Committee meeting 7.00pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove Branch Night Trial Committee meeting 7.00pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove

August 2018

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Committee meeting 7.00pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove

September 2018

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Committee meeting 7.00pm The Grove Branch Vintage Rally Club night 7.30pm The Grove

October 2018

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Branch Swap Meet Committee meeting 7.00pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove

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January 2018

February 2018

March 2018 April 2018 May 2018 June 2018 July 2018

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Sunday Run details are in the Club Captain’s Corner each month. Regular monthly events are listed inside the back cover in each issue.

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Notes from the Chair Seasons greetings everyone, We had a most informative Club night for November with a very detailed presentation about the history of Morgan by Stan Garmonsway. Stan also showed us photos of his visit to the Morgan factory. It was fantastic to have Warren and Jan Corkin in attendance with their Morgan Plus 8. Thank you to all three of you. Thank you to those who came to the working bee. A lot of unwanted plant material was removed, particularly from the bank. The Woodville Christmas Parade is on 9 December . Meet 11.00am at the Rugby Grounds; and the Feilding Christmas Parade is the next day, 10 December, meeting at 1.00pm. The Manawatu Branch traditionally supports these events. If you are able to attend please decorate your car with a Christmas theme. There will be a set of magnetic labels available inscribed with “Manawatu Vintage Car

Club” to be placed on the doors of the lead car. On 13 December we are holding our branch Christmas Party. It is not too late to register your interest. The cost is $25.00 per head for the meal. Please BYO refreshments. We need final numbers and payment by 1 December. Please contact Ian Howell for the bank account number or send a cheque made out to VCC to 4 Hospital St Dannevirke if you wish to attend. Please see Club Captain Bryan Abraham’s notes for other branch events. Sadly, Ron Persson has indicated that he will not be standing for the position of branch secretary next year. Happy motoring Sarah Howell Chair.

This is an invitation to the Manawatu Branch Christmas Party Venue: The Grove 13th December 2017, 6.00pm Three course catered meal Cost : $25.00 per person. Byo drinks R.S.V.P. with payment by 1st December To Sarah Howell 06 3746645 iansarahhowell@gmail.com 4

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Call for Contributions

Since my first edition in March 2015, there have been 3 letters to the Editor; 4 responses to the competitions I ran; 5 members who have regularly contributed interesting unsolicited articles; 16 willing contributors to the A – Z series (The ABC of the Manawatu VCC); rally reports from a variety of conscripted participants; a fantastic array of reports, information bulletins, rally entry forms and many, many photographs from our superb Club Captain; regular, timely, thorough Thoughts from the Chair. My thanks to all of you. Now –appearing in 2018 will be the letters S – Z. The Editor’s cup would runneth over if she received volunteers eager to claim a letter. So all of you whose car or bike is a Studebaker, Sunbeam, Standard, Stutz, Triumph, Twombly, Tatra, Union, Universal, Van Winkle, Vespa, Volvo, Vauxhall, Willys, Washington, Western, Whippet, White, Xenia, Xander, Yale, Yankee, Yellow Cab, Zent, Zip, Zimmerman (or any other vehicle beginning with…) please contact me to claim your LETTER. I expect some of the letters will be difficult – so feel free to offer me your variations/ fantasies/ for them.

Biennial Motorcycle Rally

The Wellington Branch of the VCC will be holding the Biennial Motorcycle Rally on 26 – 28 January 2018. As in the past this will be an opportunity to ride in parts of Wellington not often open to the public, meet a great bunch of riders and share good food. The Rally pack will include a badge and free T-shirt. On Sunday 28 there will be a non-competitive ride and barbecue. Any questions to Rally Secretary, Peter Simpson psimpsonnz@gmail.com (04) 566 2675

VCC ID CARDS RENEWAL APPLICATIONS Message from Head Office NZVCC

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.

New Members

contact the Secretary, Ron Persson, to organise for a name badge to be made.

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Burma Rally - 21st January 2018 The Burma Rally will take place over Wellington Anniversary weekend and Wanganui’s popular Vintage Weekend. VCC members and Burma Rally vehicles play an important part in the weekend. This will be acknowledged by Mainstreet Whanganui at the inaugural Vintage Weekend Launch Do. All VCC members are invited to this exclusive event. The rally programme also allows you time to enjoy other Vintage Weekend activities.

PROGRAMME Friday 19th January: 5:30-8:30pm Frank Bar, Victoria Ave. Dress up, display your vehicle, mix, mingle and celebrate the launch of Whanganui Vintage Weekend 2018. Full bar and menu available at own cost $10 per ticket.

Saturday 20th January: 8:30am Rivercity Market opens on the Riverbank. Vintage Weekend activities continue throughout the day. 12:00-4:00pm Victoria Avenue, park in especially designated areas for display. Collect rally packs and enjoy the “Wheels on Victoria Ave” car show, Caboodle Street Carnival, period clothing stalls, traction engine rides and more. 1:00-3:00pm Parts shed will be open at the clubrooms, Patapu St, Whanganui East 5:30pm Classic Cluster: Meet at Mitre10 car park, pay $5 entry fee to the Vintage Weekend Trust to be in the spot prize draws. 7:15pm Classic Cruise prize draws begin at Breakers, The Grand Hotel, corner of Guyton and St Hill Streets. Prebooked, light dinner for Burma rally entrants available (limited to 60 people) restaurant meals available at own care

Sunday 21st January: The only competitive part of the rally, approximately 100 miles on all sealed roads. Collect rally packs and register for late entries at Moutua Gardens 8:30am Assemble on Taupo Quay, by Moutoa Gardens. Follow instructions from the marshals. 8:45am Briefing, all drivers and navigators must attend. 9:00am First vehicles away, starting times as indicated on your rally pack. At the finish of the rally park in especially designated areas and display vehicles. Collect pre ordered lunch or enjoy your own picnic lunch. 1:00pm onward Watch Paddle Wars from the riverbank, (man power vs steam power), a variety of water craft racing from historical Dublin St Bridge to the Waimarie Riverboat Centre. Enjoy afternoon festivities on the riverside, bands, food stalls, buskers and more… 6:00pm Pre dinner drinks at the Laird Park Bowling Club (entrance from Blind Foundation and Netball Courts carpark off Peat St) 6:30pm Dinner and Prize Giving We encourage period costume to be worn at any time during the rally and to Vintage Weekend activities, however it is not essential. Prizes will be awarded for the best period costume worn to the Prize Giving Dinner. The Tourer

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ENTRY FORM (Please state Christian Names for all people) Driver’s Name:................................................

Driver’s Name:................................................

Navigator’s Name:..........................................

Navigator’s Name:..........................................

VCC Membership No. .....................................

VCC Membership No. .....................................

Address ...........................................................

Address ...........................................................

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Email ..............................................................

Email ..............................................................

Phone ..............................................................

Phone ..............................................................

Vehicle Make ..................................................

Vehicle Make ..................................................

Year ..................... Model ................................

Year ..................... Model ................................

Reg No. ...........................................................

Reg No. ...........................................................

cc Rating .........................................................

cc Rating .........................................................

(Please quote class no.)

Class

SPEED MPH (please circle) A: 20-30

B: 30-40

C: 40-50

(Please quote class no.) See list overleaf)

Class

SPEED MPH (please circle) A: 20-30

B: 30-40

C: 40-50

Early Bird Entry Fee per vehicle (includes magnet) $30.00 $ _________

Early Bird Entry Fee per vehicle (includes magnet) $30.00 $ _________

or Late Entry Fee

or Late Entry Fee

$35.00 $ _________

Extra Plaque (no___) $5.00 $ _________

$35.00 $ _________

number attending

Extra Plaque (no___) $5.00 $ _________

Friday Launch

per person $10.00

$ _________

Friday Launch

per person

Sat. Dinner

per person $22.00

$ _________

Sat. Dinner

per person $22.00

$10.00 $ _________

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$ _________

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Sun. Lunch Pack per person $15.00 $ _________

Sun. Lunch Pack per person $15.00 $ _________

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Sunday Dinner & Presentation

$ _________

Sunday Dinner per & Presentation person $35.00 $ _________

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TOTAL $ _________

TOTAL $ _________

per person $35.00

Special dietary requirements:

Special dietary requirements:

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FOR YOUR RECORDS ONLY

COMPLETE THIS SIDE & RETURN WITH PAYMENT

Entries close: 12th January 2018 Late entries will be classed as non-competitive Send entry form and payment to: C/- Rally Secretary, Wanganui VCC, PO Box 726, Wanganui 4540 or Email: wanganuirally@gmail.com and pay by direct credit to 03-0791-0210433-00 Please remember to enter your details - name, car registration and Burma in the available spaces. Rally Organiser: Jim O’Neill 0274 44 7474 Rally Secretary: Linda O’Keeffe 0274 733 767

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CLASSES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7

Veteran Class Veteran Motorcycles Vintage - up to 2499cc Vintage - over 2500cc Post Vintage Cars Vintage Motorcycles Post Vintage Motorcycles

8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13

Post War Cars Post War Motorcycles Commercial Vehicles Post 1960 Vehicles (P60V) Post 1980 Vehicles Invited guests, Non-competitive and late entries

Rally Regulations 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

This rally is open to vehicles as defined in the rules of The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc.) Eligible entrants must be current financial members of The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc.), or overseas residents who are members of a recognised Antique Motoring Club. The entrant must either be the driver/ rider, navigator or passenger of the vehicle entered. Invited guests are deemed Non Competitive and should not interfere with the competitive section of the rally. All vehicles must display current Vehicle Identity Certificate OR Statement of Authenticity. Actions that may bring The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc.) into disrepute will incur disqualification. We advise that you carry a fire extinguisher. Any entrant found using any electronic navigation device may be disqualified. Late entries will be deemed as Non Competitive. Entrants must attend the pre rally briefing at 8:45am on Sunday 21st January

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I’ve learned that life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. Andy Rooney

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New Year’s Day Picnic

Meet at the Bull in Bulls 11.00am. BYO picnic lunch.

Feilding Long Lunch

Feilding Promotion has invited members to attend the Long Lunch again. This event will be held on Saturday 20 January 2018.  The wet weather alternatives will be either Sunday 21st or Monday 22nd of January 2018. Those interested in attending are asked to dress according to the age of their car, and bring along an appropriate picnic lunch. Food trucks will be in attendance. Ice creams will also be available this year. The event starts at 11.30am and concludes at 2.30pm. Please enter via the South Street gates. A man buys a sports car and is really beginning to enjoy it when he sees flashing lights in the rear view mirror. He guns it and is rapidly up to 160mph when he realizes what he is doing. He slows down, then pulls over and soon the cop pulls up behind him. The cop comes up to the window and asks, “What were you thinking, taking off like that?” “Well,” the man replies after thinking about it for a bit, “a few years ago a highway patrol officer ran off with my wife.” “What does that have to do with anything.” “I thought you were bringing her back.”

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The ABC of the Manawatu VCC R is for Riley

1936 Riley Adelphi 15/6 by Ian Howell I have owned this car since 1980 and have motored extensively around New Zealand over the years. Soon after buying the car, from Neale Whittaker in Waitara, the radiator sprung multiple leaks and in the process cooked the head. So while the engine was being sorted I decided to tidy the body and running gear, wouldn’t take too long was my thought – four years later the car was back on the road! The work included stripping the paint back to bare metal, repairing rusty guards and running boards. Plus getting cracked aluminium body panels welded and replacing some of the rotting wooden frame that caused the cracking. Not easy replacing wood framing with the panels still in place, having to work inside out so to speak. And new headlining, carpet and door trims.

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Luckily I was able to find another radiator and head, which was going against the odds as only about six of this model Riley came to NZ. I also found an excellent preselecta gearbox at the Pukekohe swap meet. I suspect it had never been in a car, but maybe used as a training tool. These ‘boxes’ were standard equipment on Rileys from 1935 on, and worked really well once the driver got his or her head around how to use them properly! Their main problem was they were very heavy. Wire wheels were standard with a fine spline drive that wears after many years of use, so finding someone to repair the splines was a bit of a challenge. The original colour was black and ivory. Very conveniently the Company had a policy of scratching the chassis number The Tourer


and body colour into the underside of the aluminium bonnet, which of course is very useful now. I decided to repaint the car green and ivory, to match the green interior. British racing green of course – this combination really suits the car nicely. My car was sold new in 1936 to Henry Boys who lived on Porangahou Road in Waipukurau. In 1938 Charles Brewer of 47 Fitzroy St, Palmerston North bought the car, owning it until 1947. Ownership was transferred to Buglass and Brewer, Taonui St in 1943, then back to Charles Brewer in 1946. Leonard Drake was the next owner, 284 Park Rd, Palmerston North, keeping it until 1963. A brief sojourn in Hastings followed with Frank Renfrew, then back to PN to Ken Lidstone, 30 Fitchett St, PN. In 1969 Adelphi headed north to Taupo, leaving Palmie behind for 30 years until I moved down from Hamilton. Riley was a small family owned business who were in the weaving business in the 1870s – 1880s. Facing a decline in this cottage industry they bought out a bicycle manufacturer, Bonnick and Co. and prospered. In 1896 Percy, one of the five brothers, built himself a car. This was quite a remarkable achievement especially as he was only 16 years old! He was very inventive and put his name to a lot of patents over the years. Riley’s first vehicles sold were motor bicycles, tricycles and quadricycles, first exhibited in 1899 at Crystal Palace – so they were quite early on the motoring scene and quickly established a reputation for quality and performance. In 1906 Riley produced their first four wheeled car, which was the first to be fitted with detachable wire wheels as standard. A very successful business soon evolved manufacturing detachable wheels, peaking by 1913 when well over 150 different car makers were using them. After the war, production recommenced with 1500cc sv engined cars until 1926 when the factory developed the Riley Nine, with Percy’s famous 1087cc twin high mounted cam engine. It had a cross flow head with hemispherical chambers and coupled with really good road holding in a light fabric saloon, these little cars quickly became very popular. Riley vigorously pursued motor sport, including Le Man 24 hour races, Brooklands, and the Irish road races. At the same time a multitude of different body styles were produced, all in relatively small numbers. After 1934 other manufacturers were catching up especially price wise, Elegant from all angles. so Riley sales stagnated until the Riley Adelphi framed by inevitable happened in 1938 with the Mount Ruapehu receiver being called in. The Tourer

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2018 South Island Easter Odyssey Esther and Dave Williams are inviting vintage enthusiasts to join them on a 23 day tour which includes the South Island Easter Rally. 14 MARCH to 7 April approximately. Plan includes the Scenic Land Rally in Greymouth; the South Island Easter Rally in Invercargill with the possibility of taking part in the club captain’s tour after the Easter Rally. This will leave from Invercargill (see beaded wheels page 47) and end in Ashburton. 14 March   Cross on late ferry arrive Picton. 15 March    Picton to  Westport 16 March    Westport to Greymouth 17 March    Scenic Rally Greymouth 18 March    Greymouth to Methven over Arthur’s Pass. Turn off at Lake Lyndon to Lake Coleridge 19 March    Methven to Omarama - visit Geraldine, Fairlie and Lake Ohau 20 March    Omarama to Ranfurly - visit Duntroon, Elephant Rocks, Danseys Pass, Naseby 21 March    Ranfurly  - Explore Central Otago, St Bathans, Dry Bread, Omakau, Ophir, Oturehua 22 March    Ranfurly to Lawrence - visit Middlemarch, Lake Mahinerangi, Waiponi,  Bungtown 23 March      Lawrence to Queenstown via Roxbourgh, Alexandra, Cromwell 24 to 26    free days in Queenstown. 27 March      Queenstown to Te Anau 28 March      Te Anau to Invercargill   via Tuatapere and Riverton 29 March to 1 April    in Invercargill 2 April          Invercargill to Balclutha via Catlins Coastal road 3 April          Balclutha to Timaru via Dunedin, Palmerston, Oamaru, Waikato 4 April          Timaru 5 April          Timaru to Hanmer Springs via Christchurch, Amberley,  Culverden 6 April          Hanmer Springs to Blenheim  via Molesworth or Alternatives route 7 April          Blenheim to Palmerston North Contact Dave or Esther Williams 06 3585155 Palmerston North or e_williams@xtra.co.nz

I’m at an age when my back goes out more than I do. Phyllis Diller 14

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Tourer Trader FOR SALE

1951 Sunbeam Talbot Mk2 Sports Sedan 2.3 litre $5000 ono. Original, with seat belts and indicators, leather refurbished/replaced, rust-free. Needs a new paint job. Runs well. Has both 15 inch and 16 inch wheels. Good 15 inch tyres. Owner downsizing. Ian Rowden 06 3567871 First four owners from Wanganui 1951 to 1995, then Taihape (Graham Robertson Member VCC), then Palmerston North 2004, off road, always shedded since 2006. WOF and reg on hold.

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FOR SALE

1972 Triumph Stag

Rego IG5771 • Manual transmission with O/D • Odo reads 61521 miles 5+ owners Rover 3.5lt V8 engine • Straight body and drives well. Very tidy upholstery • Good rubber • New battery, fuel pump, fuel line and coil. Asking $15,000 Phone Shane: 027-485-0316

From Mainland Auctions, Christchurch

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1955 Ford Ranch Wagon

NZ new with only 76 033 miles on the clock. Right hand drive. 3 speed manual. Engine: Standard 272 V8. Original B&H ENGINE SERVICES 2015 Ltd running gear. Rare spare car parts 298 Broadway Avenue- Palmerston North included. (Member NZ Engine Reconditioner’s Assn) A unique opportunity to purchase this Specialists in all beautifully restored classic car. This car • ENGINE RECONDITIONING has had a thorough old restoration, and and the exterior is in immaculate condition. • PARTS SUPPLY The interior has been lovingly restored of any make or model. to its original condition. ALSO • Shell Bearing Conversions Please view online via our website • Remetalling www.mainlandauctions.nz • Line Boring   • Unleaded Fuel Conversions Kind Regards • Balancing   • “Hard to Get” parts manufactured Leon and Rachel Mainland Auctions Christchurch LTD TELEPHONE: 357 1182 29 Elgin St FAX 356 6722 Sydenham Email: bhengserv@clear.net.nz Christchurch 8023 www.bh-engineservices.co.nz The Tourer

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Club Captain’s Corner Bryan Abraham OLIVE TREE VILLAGE CELEBRATIONS – 28 October 2017 In the October Tourer Ron Persson placed a request that some club cars attend Olive Tree Village to support them with their ‘being in business for 25 years’ celebrations. Nine cars turned up at the village and after a few speeches, afternoon tea, and a bit of mingling, the drivers headed outside followed by many village residents and staff – where most found their vehicle of choice and keenly lined up for rides. A short route had been put in place – left out onto Dalwood Grove, left into Clarke Avenue, left into Amberley Avenue, left into Caroline Crescent, and back into the Village. Several trips were made by most of the club vehicles – the ‘older’ vehicles generally being the more popular choice for rides. It was good that Ron was able to put this together and that there was a good turnout of a range of vehicles from the branch.

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Above: Rob Eason’s 29 Chev international Centre: Len Haycock’s 29 Chev Below: Murray Martin’s ’30 Studebaker

SUNDAY RUN TO FOXTON – 29 October 2017 The Simply Balmy Café at Foxton Beach was the destination for the October Sunday Run. With the weather threatening rain nine cars departed Palmerston North but as they got closer to the coast the weather improved - making the run out through Taikorea Road, Kellow Road, Downs Road, Wylie Road etc. a very pleasant one.

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A couple more cars met up with the group at Foxton where Café staff had put an area aside for our use. This enabled us to sit together and enjoy afternoon tea and conversation. As usual at most outings, outside the cafe passers-by and locals seemed attracted to our cars. Thanks to all those who came on the run. Bryan and Catherine Abraham MID MONTH MEANDER – 9 December 2017 * * NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

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Promoted in the November Tourer as Sunday 10th December – I have since realised that I arranged this mid-month meander to ‘Flowers with Flair’ in Colyton clashing with the Feilding Christmas Parade which a number of our branch members support with their cars. I have been able to change the date of the meander to now be the day before Saturday 9 December. Meet at 1.00 pm at the Chesters Plumbing and Bathroom carpark in Tremaine Avenue (Palm Nth) on Saturday 9 December. ‘Flowers with Flair’ is a small business run by Julie O’Connor who uses imported silk flowers to create flower arrangements for Special Occasions; Memorials and Gravesides; Home & Office Décor; Wedding Flowers; Horseshoes & Garters; Christmas Arrangements etc. While you may have seen Julie’s stall at a local market, Fete, or Expo, this run will let you look at the Floral Studio at her home and give you the opportunity to talk to her about her business and the goods that she makes and sells.

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The visit will probably only take half an hour so there will be time to take a 12 km run afterwards to the Herb Farm (or an 18 km to County Fayre in Pohangina) - for a tea or coffee. SATURDAY RUN – 30 December 2017 For the last ‘Café run’ for the year meet at 1.00 pm on Saturday 30 December at the Chesters Plumbing and Bathroom carpark in Tremaine Avenue (Palm Nth) for a leisurely and fairly short (20 mile / 35 km) run on easy roads to a Café for afternoon tea and a chit-chat. LONGEST LUNCH – Saturday 20 January 2018 In January this year Feilding and District Promotion and Street Food Concepts joined together to present THE LONGEST LUNCH event. It was put together as a fun relaxing day out for friends and family to celebrate Feilding’s Settlers Day – the Longest Lunch being a creative Edwardian style event with food truck cuisine. The day included fun activities, live music and a community cricket match organised by the Feilding Cricket Club. Feilding and District Promotions Inc is intending to repeat the event in January 2018 and the Manawatu Vintage Car Club is again going to be invited to bring their families and vehicles along to enjoy the day. With there being no January Tourer I shall release information on this event as it comes available via the branch email list, however in the meantime mark the 20 January in your diary as an opportunity to give your vintage car an airing and enjoy a picnic.

If you are not on the branch email list please contact me with your email address so that you don’t miss out on information on this (and other) events. See the Directory for my email address. (If you haven’t received any emails from Bryan in the last year, then you are not on his list – please help us to develop a complete list for Branch Members – Editor) Bryan Abraham – Club Captain JANUARY PICNIC – Saturday 27 January 2018 Back to picnics, and hoping for the weather to be on our side for 2018. The destination for the first picnic for 2017 was Cross Hills Gardens at The Tourer

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Kimbolton, and the first picnic for 2018 is back to Kimbolton but this time to the Heritage Park. There is an entrance charge for this park - $7.00 per person. Please try and bring the correct change. Although the park is well known for its rhododendron collection (which will not be in bloom at the end of January), there are also azaleas and other fine trees and shrubs in the well maintained 11 acres of grounds. As well as bringing your picnic baskets and chairs etc., bring appropriate footwear for walking around on the grass paths. Meet at 11.00 am in the carpark in front of the Coach House Museum in Feilding on Saturday 27 January for an approx. 22 mile (35 km) drive to Kimbolton. Dogs on leads are permitted at the Heritage Park and the Chalet building at the park will be open to provide access to the conveniences and shade for anyone who might prefer to picnic under shelter rather than outside in the sun. If the weather is against us there will still be a picnic – a route to the Ashhurst Domain will be used where there is shelter which we had to use on a couple of occasions this year. We will try for the Heritage Park the following month.

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A policeman pulls over an old man in a pickup truck because the bed of his truck is full of ducks. The officer says, “Sir, it is unacceptable to have this flock of ducks downtown, take them to the Zoo this instant!”

The old man confirms that he will and drives off. The next day the officer sees the same man in the same truck still full of ducks. Only this time all the ducks com/books/15Cat.htm[25/02/15 9:50:41 am] are wearing sunglasses. The officer pulls him over again and yells, “I told you to take these ducks to the Zoo!” The old man replies, “I did! But now the little buggers want to go to the beach!”

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Ruahine Ramble – 3 March 2018 Planning for the 2018 Ruahine Ramble is well under way with the route now set and the first check having been completed. With the Saddle Road having busied up through being the main route to the Wairarapa the decision has been taken to avoid to crossing the ranges. Also considered was the loss of the gorge as a ‘flat road’ alternative (which was used by some of the entrants in the 2017 Ramble to Ormondville), and which could preclude some lower powered vehicles from participating in the Ramble.

ustin 8 Clip Art - History & register of the Austin Eight

The 2018 Ramble will therefore not follow the usual terrain and as a result the morning route is an easy one of approx. 75 miles (120 Kms) through rolling countryside which will suit vehicles of all VCC Vehicle Classifications. The afternoon section is also on good roads and is quite short – ending at a Café which will be the end of the Ramble.

History & register of the Austin Eight

The Ramble will follow the theme of recent years and will be a relaxing noncompetitive outing. There are no unsealed roads; just approx. 1¾ miles (3 Kms) of State Highway in the morning and a similar length in the afternoon. So keep 3rd March free, and the Entry Form and other information will be in the February Tourer. If for any reason you need a copy of the entry form before it is Austin 8 Register Austin Eight Clip art by Guy from Belgium Austin 8 History published please email me requesting a copy. ( bryana@xtra.co.nz ) Austin 8 Military Austin 8 Manuals Austin 8 Brochures Austin 8 Adverts

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Directory BRANCH COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN:

Sarah Howell (Ian) 06 374 6645 iansarahhowell@gmail.com

VICE CHAIR:

Bryan Abraham (Catherine) 06 358 4014 bryana@xtra.co.nz

SECRETARY:

Ron Persson (Josie) 06 354 5266 ron.persson@gmail.com

CLUB CAPTAIN:

Bryan Abraham (Catherine) 06 358 4014 bryana@xtra.co.nz

VICE CLUB Vacant CAPTAIN: TREASURER: Ian Howell (Sarah) 06 374 6645 iansarahhowell@gmail.com COMMITTEE:

Trevor Hardy (Sandra) 06 323 4040 ts.hardy@xtra.co.nz John Ireland (Anne) 06 323 4170 Ireland.clan@inspire.net.nz Brian McPherson (Deirdre) 06 354 6310 briandeirdre@slingshot.co.nz Bill Williams (Lynda) 06 323 2717 waltwilliams51@yahoo.co.uk

CLOSING DATE FOR NEXT TOURER – 20TH JANUARY 2017 The next issue of the Tourer will be February 2018.

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

to: The Editor erowden@gmail.com

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APPOINTED POSITIONS SWAPMEET CO-ORDINATOR:

Trevor Hardy (Sandra) 06 323 4040 ts.hardy@xtra.co.nz

EDITOR:

Esmee Rowden (Ian) 06 3567871 erowden@gmail.com

CUSTODIAN:

Gary Millar (Marion) 06 354 8298 gw.millar@hotmail.com

LIBRARIAN:

Gary Millar (Marion) 06 354 8298 gw.millar@hotmail.com

DELEGATE:

Sarah Howell (Ian) 06 374 6645 iansarahhowell@gmail.com

PROPERTY:

Vacant

BEADED WHEELS: Ian Howell (Sarah) 06 374 6645 iansarahhowell@gmail.com PARTS SHED:

Gary Millar (Marion) 06 354 8298 gw.millar@hotmail.com

ID CARD ADVISORS:

Murray Martin (Dot) 06 354 5960 dottiem@clear.net.nz

John Ireland (Anne) 06 323 4170 ireland.clan@inspire.net.nz

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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 7.00pm. • 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: Manawatu@vcc.org.nz Phone: (06) 354 8582 Clubrooms: ‘The Grove” 684 Kelvin Grove Road PO Box 385 Palmerston North 4440

Manawatu VCC December 2017  
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