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Manawatu Branch

Volume 1787

February 2018


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.

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

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Coming Events 2017-2018 February 2018

March 2018

April 2018 May 2018 June 2018 July 2018 August 2018 September 2018 October 2018

November 2018 December 2018

4 14 21 25 3 14 21 30 – 1 Apr 11 18 5 9 16 13 20 23 10 17 8 15 12 15 19 6 10 17 22 -27 14 21 12 tbc

Branch Veteran Rally Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove Sunday Picnic 11.00am from Chesters Branch Ruahine Ramble Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Branch AGM 7.30pm The Grove North Island Easter Rally Waikato 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 Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove Branch Night Trial Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Branch Vintage Rally Club night 7.30pm The Grove Branch Swap Meet Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove Targa NZ VCC South Island Time Trial Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Club night 7.30pm The Grove Committee meeting 7.30pm The Grove Branch Christmas function details tba

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 info@creativecatering.co.nz

New Members

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

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Notes from the Chair Hello fellow enthusiasts, I trust that you all had an enjoyable Christmas. The New Year’s Day picnic was a huge success. It was great to have some Horowhenua and Wanganui members in attendance too. Thank you to Len and Gladys Haycock for arranging this run. Thank you to those who entered your cars in the Christmas parades. The new magnetic signage promoting the club worked well. Thank you to Bryan Abraham for continuing to create interesting runs. Please don’t feel that you can’t attend these events if your club eligible car is off the road. Feel free to come along in your modern. The branch has obtained a number of picture frames to display photos of our cars on the walls of the clubrooms. If you would like to display a photo of your car please bring a quality photo (not a digital print) to club night. Photos

need to be 8” wide and 6” deep with plenty of background around the car as some of this is cropped by the board. Derek Haycock has the Veteran Rally in hand. Thank you to Derek for all of your hard work. As the AGM approaches please give some thought to the job of Branch Secretary as this position becomes vacant at the AGM. This is a very necessary task for the functioning of the branch. Thank you to Ron for all of his work these past two years. Ian and I will attend the Club Executive Meeting in March in Christchurch and I will report back to the membership in the April Tourer. Thank you to Esmee for continuing to create interesting and informative Tourers. Happy motoring Sarah

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Manawatu Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc) will be held at the Branch Clubrooms “The Grove”, 684 Kelvin Grove Road, Palmerston North on Wednesday 21 March 2018 commencing at 7.30pm. Ron Persson, Secretary

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The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc) MANAWATU BRANCH Elected Committee Positions • Chairperson • Vice Chairperson • Secretary • Club Captain • Vice Club Captain • Treasurer • 4 General Committee Members *******************************************************************************

The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc) MANAWATU BRANCH 2018 Committee Nomination Form I nominate: _________________________________________ For the position of:___________________________________ Proposer:___________________________________________ Date:______________ Seconder: __________________________________________ Date:______________

Nominee: I accept nomination for the above position. Signature: ______________________________________Date:

Completed Nomination Forms are to be sent to:

The Secretary.Manawatu Branch VCC of NZ (Inc) P O Box 385, PALMERSTON NORTH

To arrive no later than Wednesday 14 March 2018

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From the Festival Director Letter to members from the National President Letter to members from the National President VERO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORIC MOTORING – NEW PLYMOUTH 2021 VERO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORIC MOTORING – NEW PLYMOUTH 2021 As I mentioned in my recent Beaded Wheels column, the Management Committee is fully As I mentioned in event my recent column, the Management is fully committed to this goingBeaded ahead.Wheels I am therefore pleased to adviseCommittee that Tony Haycock committed to this event going ahead. I am therefore pleased to advise will thatbe Tony Haycock has been appointed as Festival Director. The Management Committee having a has appointed as Festival Director. The Management Committee will be having a morebeen hands-on role with the 2021 event, hence the appointment of a Management more hands-on role with theDirector. 2021 event, hence the appointment of a Management Committee member as the Committee member as the Director. Although Tony is currently National Speed Steward and is well known for his travel and Although is currently National Steward and is well known for his travel and journalist Tony endeavours, in another lifeSpeed Tony has experience in event management and journalist endeavours, in another life Tonymajor has experience in event and recently has been involved in organising motoring events for management overseas clubs. recently has been involved in organising major motoring events for overseas clubs. We have taken on board the concerns and comments from many members about the future We have taken on board the concerns and comments many members about the future of our International Rallies and Tony has come up withfrom a new concept (see below) which is of our International Rallies Tony come with a newenthusiasm concept (see below) which itis exciting and innovative andand I have nohas doubt thatup with Tony’s and experience exciting I have no doubt will be aand veryinnovative successfuland event for our Club. that with Tony’s enthusiasm and experience it will be a very successful event for our Club. Diane Quarrie Diane Quarrie National President National President Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring - New Plymouth 2021 - A new beginning and whole Vero International ofInternational Historic Motoring new concept for ourFestival premier event.- New Plymouth 2021 - A new beginning and whole new concept for our premier International event. Forget everything you thought you knew about VCC International rallies. For 2021 we have a totally Forget everything thought you knew about VCC International rallies.bang For for 2021 webuck. have aThis totally new concept for ayou totally new style of rally. Shorter, sharper and more your is new concept for aand totally new style of will rally.notShorter, bang fora your This is THE old car, bike truck event you want tosharper miss. Iand can more promise you weekbuck. of motoring, THE old car, bike and truck event not want miss. I can promise you a week of motoring, entertainment and activities, the you likeswill of which youto have never experienced before! entertainment and activities, the likes of which you have never experienced before! We start the Festival with a massed arrival in New Plymouth on Sunday afternoon from the north We thesoFestival with massed arrival New Plymouth on Sunday afternoon from the- Monday, north andstart south, you have thea weekend to getinthere. We will then have four motoring days and south,Thursday so you have weekend to gethappening there. We then have four days - Monday, Tuesday, and the Friday. So, what's onwill Wednesday? You motoring might be thinking you can Tuesday, Thursday Friday. what's Wednesday? Youtomight thinking you can have a day off, andand if you want So, to you can happening but I don't on think you will want and I'llbeexplain why have a day off, and if you want to you can but I don't think you will want to and I'll explain why shortly. shortly. The four motoring days will see all entrants on the same route. If some of us are going to Hawera on The days will see on the route. If some us areday. going Hawera on day four X, wemotoring all are. You will get toall seeentrants all the cars, thesame trucks and the bikes,ofevery Noto more day X, we with all are. willgroup get toofsee all the every cars, the and other the bikes, more travelling theYou same vehicles daytrucks while the 4/5thevery of theday. rallyNo has gone travelling with the- your samemates groupincluded. of vehicles every day while the other 4/5th of the rally has gone somewhere else somewhere else - your mates included. Until now, there have been no National Rallies in the same year as an International. 2021 will be Until now, there have been will no National Rallies inVeteran, the sameMotorcycle year as an and International. willtaking be very different. Wednesday see the National Commercial2021 rallies very different. will see the National Veteran, Motorcycle and Commercial place. For the Wednesday other VCC categories which currently do not have a National rally, don'trallies worrytaking - there place. the other which currently do not have a National rally, don't worry - there will be For something forVCC youcategories too. will be something for you too. Rally headquarters will be the heart of the Festival and there will be good food, good drink, and Rally will beright the there heart -ofthe theideal Festival will be friends good food, drink, plentyheadquarters of entertainment way and to sitthere down with aftergood a great dayand of plenty of entertainment right there the ideal to sit withtime, friends great day Festival of motoring to tell lies about what you-have beenway up to. Atdown the same theafter Newa Plymouth motoring to tell lies about what you have been up to. At the same time, the New Plymouth Festival 6 The Tourer


of Lights will be taking place at Pukekura Park, and this world-renowned spectacle is both free, and only a couple of minutes walk from HQ . The public display will be a twilight event, and Friday night will see the final function, giving everyone the weekend to get back home for work. The proposed date at this stage is 17th to 23rd January 2021. The new format is something which has never been done by the VCC before and is the result of listening to comments from members and previous rally entrants over several years. It will be a gathering of the most diverse range of New Zealand and overseas motoring heritage ever to have been assembled in one place. Tony Haycock Festival Director

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.

Call for Contributions from the Editor

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 U – 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 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.

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The members would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors whose much needed support is vital to the success of our rally. Thank You

Major Sponsors

RALLY HEADQUARTERS at: Club Rooms of the; Waikato Veteran and Vintage Car Club MacLean St Cambridge

WAIKATO BRANCH OF THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB (NZ) INC.

Hosted by;

30th March - 1st April 2018

National North Island Easter Rally


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First car away

10.00am

The event is open to financial members of the VCC of NZ, and invited guests. Traffic regulations should be fully observed. Vehicles must be up to the club’s accepted standards regarding cleanliness, general and mechanical condition. The starter may refuse to start any vehicle which, in their opinion, fails to meet that standard. Organisers reserve the right to disqualify any entrant whose conduct is, in their opinion, likely to bring discredit to the event or the Club. Their ruling regarding any matters in respect of the running of the event will be final. This event will be run in accordance with the VCC of NZ rally rules. No computerised or electronic aids are to be used. Only one set of instructions will be provided to each vehicle entered.

$........

All correspondence and entries to:

Jan Dearlove P.O.Box 924. Hamilton. 3240 Email; waikato@vcc.org.nz Phone; 07 843 4542

Greg Terrill - Graham Pate - Brent Terrill

Note!! If yes, please place your name in the reference box followed by code NIER 2018

Y or N

Did you pay online?

Westpac 031568-0015832-03

If paying online please pay into the Waikato V & VCC Bank Account;

RALLY PLOTTERS

GST No: 55-366-462

ENTRIES CLOSE: Friday 16th February 2018

Date sent; ………/……………/2018

Cheque No ......................................

Total Paid

… Plaque @ $20 $……. …Fri BBQ @ $12pp $…….. ….Sat Lunch@$12pp $......... ….Sat Dinner @ $15pp $ ……. ….Sun Dinner @ $35pp $ ……. ….Extra person for; Sun Dinner @ $45pp $.........

Fees paid Entry fee inc. driver and navigator $ 35.00

Motorcycle

Commercial

Post 1980

The event is open to all categories of vehicles catered for by the VCC of NZ.

CLASSES

5 6 7

4

1 2 3

REGULATIONS

ACCOMMODATION Rally entrants are asked to make their own accommodation arrangements.

6.30 - 10.00pm Prize giving dinner at Gail’s of Tamahere - Entertainment by the Paul Trenworth (formerly Hamilton County Blue Grass Band) and Group

10.00am

Clubrooms for a Mystery Tour - BYO Picnic Lunch.

Dinner at Oasis Hideaway - with entertainment.

6.00pm

SUNDAY;

Rally finished at club rooms

4.00pm

12.00 - 1pm (approx.) Lunch break

Post War

Rally briefing. Note!! This is compulsory for Driver & Navigator

9.30am

Post 1960

Post Vintage

Fast Vintage

Slow Vintage

Club rooms open - Rally Packs collected (refreshments available)

6.30pm

8.30am

Evening BBQ

5.00pm

....................................... Class Entered Veteran

....................................... Vehicle make/year

....................................... Navigator

Driver

YOUR COPY

SATURDAY;

Club Rooms Open - Rally Packs collected (refreshments available)

Twilight Run

2.00pm

FRIDAY;

PROGRAMME

Waikato Branch of the VCC of NZ cordially invites you to take part in this year’s North Island Easter Rally to be held from Friday 30th March to Sunday 1st April 2018 This year’s rally will be starting at the Waikato VCC club rooms

North Island Easter Rally 2018 WAIKATO

Post War

$ …….

Y or N

$...........

Date sent…./….’18

$...............

Post to:

Jan Dearlove P.O.Box 924. Hamilton. 3240 Email; waikato@vcc.org.nz 07 843 4542

Note!! If yes, please place your name in the reference box Followed by code NIER 2018

Did you pay online?

Please ensure cheques are made payable to: V & VCC (Waikato) Inc. GST No. 55-366-462

TOTAL

……...Extra person for Sun Dinner @ $45pp

……...Sun Dinner @ $35pp (driver & Navigator) $ ……..

……...Sat Dinner @ $15pp

$…….. $.........

……...Fri BBQ @ $12pp ……...Sat Lunch@$12pp

$ 35.00 $...........

Motorcycle

Entry fee driver & navigator Rally Plaques ......@ $20.00 ea.

Fees Enclosed

Post 1980 Commercial

Post Vintage

Post 1960

Fast Vintage

Slow Vintage

Veteran

Indicate Class Entered

Name of Entrant................................................................ Address of Entrant ............................................................ ..................................................Post Code………………... Contact Phone No.............................................................. Email Address………………………………………………... Name of driver ............................................................. Name of navigator ............................................................. Make, model & year of vehicle; …………............................................................................. Registration No......................................... VCC Membership No................................ VCC Branch .......................... VIC# ………………….

ENTRY FORM V&VCC (WAIKATO) Inc. North Island Easter RALLY 2018


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ENTRIES AVAILABLE FROM THE 8TH DECEMBER 2017

Rally Director Greg Terrill Mob; 0272145816 Email; terrill@xtra.co.nz

The organisers are going all out to provide a memorable weekend for all entrants. This is going to be a National North Island Easter Rally with a difference

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Happy hour Dinner and prize giving.

Note: The rally route is Veteran car friendly

Sunday 11th March 9.30am. Meet at Clubrooms for farewell cuppa. Spare Parts Shed will be open.

6.00 p.m. 7.00 p.m.

Rally Presentation Dinner will be held at the Taupo Golf Club at 32 Centennial Drive.

After lunch, drive to finish.

Tea and coffee will be available at lunch stop for those taking their own food.

Saturday 10th March 8.30am. Registration. Rally Packs available at start at the Clubrooms 8.45am. Briefing. 9.00am. First car away to the lunch stop and end of the morning section.

Friday 9th March 6.00pm. At Clubrooms, off Spa Rd. Collect Rally Packs/Noggin and Natter BYO Food & Drinks Tea & Coffee provided

PROGRAMME

TERRY’S TYRES LAKE TAUPO RALLY 10th March 2018.

TAUPO BRANCH (INC)

Vintage Car Club of New Zealand

Post-vintage vehicles Post-war vehicles P.V.60 Post 60

Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5

3. In the event of a dispute, the decision of the Organiser, in consultation with the Chairman and Club Captain of the Taupo Vintage Car Club Incorporated will be final.

2. If fewer than three vehicles are entered in a particular class, then these vehicles will be placed in the next appropriate class.

1. One person in each vehicle MUST be a financial member of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand and may be called upon to produce their current membership.

RALLY REGULATIONS

Veteran and vintage vehicles

Class 1

CLASSES

Post Code:

_____

_____________

NO COST TOTAL $ 25 $ 15 $ 37.50

Deduct $5.00 discount off Entry Fee (not meals) if you are a financial member of the Taupo Branch

TOTAL $

Entry Fee. (per car) Lunch per person Dinner. per person

Phone number: _________________ Email address: __________________________ ________________ Navigator’s Name: Model. Make and Year: ________________ Class Entered: ______________ VCC Membership No ______________ Branch Name __________________ Car Registration No ________________________________

__________________

Name of Entrant ________________________ Address: _________________________

Alternatively pay by internet banking Westpac 030430-0246086-01 (And put your name as reference)

Please complete in full and enclose your remittance made out to: Taupo Vintage Car Club

Entries Close - 24th February 2018.

RALLY SECRETARY Eric Foley Phone 07 3787006. Email taupo@vcc.org.nz

ENTRANTS COPY - ENTRY FORM


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10th March 2018

Terry’s Tyres Lake Taupo Rally

Invite you to join us For the

Taupo Branch

Vintage Car Club of NZ Inc

Post Code:

_____

$ _____________

NO COST TOTAL $ 25 $ 15 $ 37.50

Deduct $5.00 discount off Entry Fee (not meals) if you are a financial member of the Taupo Branch

TOTAL

Entry Fee. (per car) Lunch per person Dinner. per person

Phone number: _________________ Email address: __________________________ Navigator’s Name: ________________ Model. Make and Year: ________________ Class Entered: ______________ VCC Membership No ______________ Branch Name __________________ Car Registration No ________________________________

__________________

Name of Entrant ________________________ Address: _________________________

Vintage Car Club of NZ Inc.

This means that if you are not a member of the Vintage Car Club of NZ Inc. and you wish to drive in this event in a vehicle owned by a Club member, we welcome you as a guest in a non-competitive capacity because the Club’s public liability insurance only covers incidents involving club members.

Events should be open to vehicles as defined by Club Rules. All vehicles accepted must be entered by a financial member of the Club. Either the owner of the vehicle or the driver on the day shall be a member of the Club, or if resident overseas, a member of a recognised overseas organisation.

Entries Close - 24th February 2018. Please complete in full and enclose your remittance made out to: Taupo Vintage Car Club Or if paying by internet banking tick here ( ) Westpac 030430-0246086-01 (And put your name in as reference)

The organisers of this event draw the attention of the participants to the following rule regarding eligibility.

GUESTS ELIGIBILITY

RALLY SECRETARY Eric Foley Phone 07 3787006. Email taupo@vcc.org.nz

ENTRY FORM - SEND TO


THE MANAWATU BRANCH THE MANAWATU BRANCH

Veteran Rally Veteran Rally th February 2018 Sunday 4th February 2018 Sunday 4 classification For Veteran vehicles

Meet at the VCC clubrooms in Kelvin Grove Road any time after 9.00 am for cup of tea / coffee. For Veteran classification vehicles The briefing will be at 9.30 am. Rally start at your leisure after this time. Meet at the VCC clubrooms in Kelvin Grove Road any time after 9.00 am for cup of tea / coffee. This will be a very casual rally, with the maximum of 40 miles and a few stops of interest on the The briefing will be at 9.30 am. Rally start at your leisure after this time. way. This will be a very casual rally, with the maximum of 40 miles and a few stops of interest on the BYO lunch & hot water for drinks etc. and chairs etc. for a picnic. way. BBQ dinner at clubrooms. BYO lunch & hot water for drinks etc. and chairs etc. for a picnic. BBQ dinner at clubrooms.

ENTRANT: ............................................................................................................................... ENTRANT: ............................................................................................................................... NAVIGATOR: .......................................................................................................................... NAVIGATOR: .......................................................................................................................... ADDRESS: ……………………….......................................................................................... ADDRESS: ……………………….......................................................................................... TOWN / CITY: .……………….….......................................................................................... TOWN / CITY: .……………….….......................................................................................... TELEPHONE: (........) ..................................... Email ........................................................ TELEPHONE: (........) .....................................

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

VEHICLE MAKE & MODEL: ................................................................................................. VEHICLE MAKE & MODEL: ................................................................................................. YEAR: .............................. REG No. ..................................................... YEAR: .............................. ENTRY FEE: $15.00 RALLY PLAQUE: $15.00 ENTRY FEE: $15.00 BBQ DINNER PP: $15.00 RALLY PLAQUE: $15.00 BBQ DINNER PP: $15.00 TOTAL: $............ PAYMENT METHOD: $............ Cheque attached  TOTAL: PAYMENT METHOD: Cheque attached 

REG No. .....................................................

Pay on Rally Day  Pay on Rally Day 

Cheques payable to ‘Manawatu Branch VCC’ Cheques payable to ‘Manawatu Branch VCC’ ENTRIES CLOSE: 25TH January 2018 ENTRIES CLOSE: 25TH January 2018 RALLY ORGANISER: Derek Haycock : Phone (06) 356 1056 or 0274 419153 Email derek.and.beck@inspire.net.nz RALLY ORGANISER: Derek Haycock : Phone (06) 356 1056 or 0274 419153 Email derek.and.beck@inspire.net.nz ENTRIES & ENQUIRIES: Derek Haycock, 375 Albert Street, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North 4410 ENTRIES & ENQUIRIES: Derek Haycock, 375 Albert Street, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North 4410

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Len Shailer Ltd

“NZ’s Finest Automotive Platers”

THE CAR TAILORS

68 Wilson Street- Wanganui

191 ALBERT ST, PALMERSTON NORTH PHONE 357-9098 * All types of car upholstery * Vintage cars a speciality * Carpet Overlocking

The acknowledged experts on all types of Vintage and Post Vintage Nickel and Chrome Plating. We are one of those old-fashioned firms that take pride in the quality of our work. (Ask anyone who has dealt with us) For all your METAL FINISHING REQUIREMENTS Copper, Brass, Bronze, Silver, Alloy Plating,Gold, Antique Finishing and Metal Polishing Phone Dave on Wanganui (06) 345 5042 for prompt and efficient service

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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

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Feilding Auto Electrical Ltd “All auto electrical faults repaired on Alfas to Zephyrs”

Alternators & starter motors reconditioned or new Batteries - automotive, commercial, marine Computer diagnostics - Engine, ABS, Airbags etc MP3/CD Players supplied and fitted Car alarms Air conditioning Automotive parts and accessories at: Feilding Auto Electrical 71 Stafford Street, Feilding Ph: 323 8427 Mobile: 0274 423 967 Email: fae@inspire.net.nz

Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age — as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight. Phyllis Diller

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Targa NZ-Vintage Car Club South Island Time Trial 2018 Targa NZ is known as “The Ultimate NZ Road Race” & for the second time only is returning to mainland lower South Island for 2018!! With your support an entirely new event to be run in conjunction with Targa NZ South Island Rally may become known as “The Ultimate NZ Time Trial!” Open to all Vintage Car Club members & those of affiliated clubs with VCC eligible vehicles. Why-: To create a unique motoring spectacle of older vehicles being driven & displayed to encourage younger people to join VCC & existing members to use their classic & vintage cars as intended. When-: Monday 22 to Saturday 27 October 2018 (5 days of driving closed tarmac roads!). Where-: Otago/Southland/Central Otago (Start/finish to be confirmed, but some significant stages include Otago Harbour hill roads, the Catlins, Teretonga, Highland Park, the Crown Range, Queenstown-Glenorchy return etc). How-: Time trial competitors will have a unique opportunity to drive all closed Targa stages with the safety of knowing that all participants have staggered start times, drive in the same direction, on the same road, with nothing coming towards them!! This is not a balls-out speed event, but rather an exercise in precise driving & timekeeping to maintain a set average speed over iconic lower South Island roads. Entry fee will be significantly discounted from standard Targa competitor fee of $7,280 + gst, but will still cover all essentials including timing, tracking, medical & recovery as for Targa competitors & Targa tour. (Current discussions with Targa NZ management suggest $2-2,500 + gst). We need a minimum 20 registrations of interest to make this work. Please email Rod Corbett rcorbett@xtra.co.nz to register your interest or call Rod on 03 423 1551 or 027 433 8772 for further information. We’re also seeking a major sponsor for naming rights to this unique event to help minimise the entry fee for participants. Please email suggestions to Rod Corbett rcorbett@xtra.co.nz

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The ABC of the Manawatu VCC S is for 1930 Studebaker Director Six GL Owned by Murray Martin Written by Esmee Rowden

In 1971 the remnants of a Studebaker were on a trailer on their way to the tip. It was in many bits, with the chassis lying beside a fence. Murray heard about it and managed to take possession. Amazingly the original ownership papers were found among the many parts. This car began life with a Mrs Margaret Walker in 15 Churcher Street, Feilding. It was probably imported to the Hawkes Bay where there were several agents.

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Murray restored the vehicle himself with help from a few friends. Gavin Reid was a traveller with Cory-Wright and Salmon and travelled through the lower half of the North Island. He became a Studebaker detective, finding a replacement handbrake, fuel tank and steering box. These were in a bog in Pahiatua where a Mr Swanney had a number of old cars. Gavin found a big Erskine in the bog, so he and Murray and Murray’s son Chris spent a day retrieving the parts they wanted. Murray went to Night School (Technical Training Institute) in Rangitikei Street to learn how to panel beat, and then did all this work himself. Keith Chilcott – who was a house builder - helped redo all of the woodwork – much of it had to be replaced. Murray fabricated patterns in hardboard for the front end and Keith then reproduced them in Kahikatea. The whole family were involved in the final elements of the restoration. Dot made the blinds and other trim, daughter Joanne did all the beading around the doors, while Murray and Chris worked on the engine. The chassis was assembled without the aid of a Handbook or Manual. Later on Murray did find a Handbook. The body is made by Studebaker (South Bend, Indiana) and is a 4 door sedan, made of steel with a wooden frame which had to be considerably repaired. The Studebaker was on the road in 1980, just in time to go to the VCC International Rally in Rotorua where the Studebaker won the Concours – a testament to the fine attention to detail that Murray has always given. Our 3 old cars have all benefitted from Murray’s insistence that all work is done to a high standard. Murray is the same age as the car. Its first outing in Rotorua was an ideal excuse to celebrate both Murray’s 50th birthday and the car’s 50th – apparently it was a great 1 ton party. One of many coincidences occurred in Rotorua when the car was recognised by members of the Barber family who had owned it in 1934 and again in 1960. This chance meeting resulted in Murray and the Studebaker doing two Barber family weddings. The Barber connection recently emerged again when Murray was part of the VCC display at Olive Tree Retirement Village and he met a Mrs Barber who was very keen to have a ride. She recognised the car by its colour! When I asked Murray about any major incidents / breakdowns he replied with his usual straight face ‘I’ve never had to walk home’. He did concede that there had been a puncture when they were in Christchurch– he had put 2 new retreads on the car and one failed. Son Chris to the rescue – he organised replacement tires to be sent overnight from Hawkes Bay. The Studebaker has been to 7-8 Art Deco weekends, 6 International rallies including Palmerston North where Murray was Chief Mechanic, and 3 Studebaker The Tourer

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rallies and a number of long weekend Studebaker ‘Hill Holder’ rallies. They have toured up to Cape Reinga – at least to Mangonui before transferring to the bus and south to Bluff. The group on the far North trip were a casual lot and a motel owner was rather concerned over the ‘risque’ sleeping arrangements (dormitory style) which gave them all a laugh. The Studebaker has carried 271 bridal parties throughout our region. Surely this is a record which will never be beaten since there are fewer weddings these days. An average of 7.3 a year (and lots of dressing with white ribbons, Dot?). Murray and Dot have recently sold their ex-Fred Hollows 1963 Mercedes to Auckland and their Austin 7 has gone to new pastures in Cromwell. Dot is concerned that it copes with the heat down there! The Studebaker still has one other Studebaker as a wedding car friend in the shed – Murray’s faithful 1961 Holden FB which is his daily runabout. Note from the Editor: In the mid-1920s, Studebaker began renaming its vehicles. The model previously known as the Studebaker Standard Six became the Dictator during the 1927 model year—internally designated model GE. The name was intended to connote that the model “dictated the standard” that other automobile makes would be obliged to follow. It was produced from 1927-1937. The Dictator was Studebaker’s lowest-price model, followed (in ascending order) by the Studebaker Commander and Studebaker President series. There was a Chancellor in 1927, too, but that year only. In June 1929, Studebaker began offering an 8-cylinder engine for the Dictator series (221 cubic inches, 70 bhp at 3,200 rpm), designed by Barney Roos, though the old 6-cylinder option was continued for another year. Dictators were available in a full range of body-styles. In retrospect, the choice of the model name might seem unfortunate. One writer began a history of American perceptions of dictators with the introduction of the Studebaker Dictator. He noted there were political problems in the name ‘Dictator’, making it unusable in European monarchies. The same applied in British Empire countries which imported the car. Diplomatically, Studebaker marketed its Standard Six as the Director in these countries.

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Club Captain’s Corner

Reports and Notices all by Bryan and Catherine Abraham

SUNDAY RUN TO MURRAYFIELD – 26 November 2017 Fine weather made this 75 minute run to the Murrayfield Café & Museum a very pleasant drive out past Foxton and over the Whirokino Trestle (bridge) then left onto Whirokino Road (the turnoff before crossing the second bridge which spans the Manawatu River). The route then took the ten cars through Shannon and onto SH57 to Murrayfield where an eleventh car and driver was waiting for the group to arrive. And inside the Café tables had been set up for the twenty one people who sat around chatting over drinks and food of their choice for about an hour and a half. MID MONTH MEANDER TO FLOWERS WITH FLAIR AT COLYTON – 9 December 2017 A slightly disappointing turnout for this outing with just five cars meeting at Chesters Carpark for the run to the home and workshop of the owner of Flowers with Flair.

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Taking advantage of the fine weather, Julie O’Connor had gone to quite a bit of trouble setting up sheltered outdoor seating and a presentation table from where she explained how she got into business, talked about her products, and discussed how it has grown from just

basic flower presentations to a range of over forty arrangements made from good quality imported silk flowers. And after an interesting and informative time at Flowers with Flair the group moved on to the Herb Farm Café to enjoy a bit of social time around drinks and cabinet food. FEILDING CHRISTMAS PARADE Great to see several branch vehicles in this parade. END OF MONTH RUN TO THE WOOLSHED – 30 December 2017 Another fine day and the drive took a fairly direct route out along No1 Line, Lockwood Road, Mill Road, Leen Road, Kaimatarau Road and Kellow Road to the Woolshed Café on SH1. Sixteen people in nine cars made the journey and as with previous visits to the Woolshed, we were greeted by staff who had put aside and prepared ‘The Landing Room’ for us, and who promptly delivered our food and drink orders. This was the last branch outing for the year and the last of eight end of the month ‘Café’ runs for 2017. The year also saw eight Midmonth Meanders,

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three end of month picnics, Ron Persson’s club visit to the Olive Tree Retirement Village, Len Haycock’s New Year Day picnic run, and of course five rallies (the Veteran Rally which was organised by Derek Haycock, the Ruahine Ramble, the Post Vintage Rally, the Night Trial, and the Vintage Rally). A very big thanks to all who assisted with the 2017 outings and an equally big thank you to those who supported the outings with their attendance.

NEW YEAR’S DAY PICNIC – 1 January 2018 Once again Len Haycock organised a great picnic and this year over forty cars made their way to Mt Lees reserve and therefore no doubt eighty or ninety something people were in attendance. From the meeting place in Bulls the route took the group south over the Bulls bridge, onto Wightman Road, Mingaroa Road, into Halcombe, onto Mt Biggs Road and then Ngaio Road. After about three hours mixing, mingling and bush walking in

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the sun, people began heading away with some having come from as far afield as Wanganui to participate in the event. A great way to start club activities for 2018.

TWO WHEELS ENGINEERING

NOTICE: SUNDAY RUN – 25 February 2018

Meet at 11.00 am at the Chesters Plumbing and Bathroom carpark in Tremaine Avenue (Palmerston North) for a pleasant drive to a local picnic spot. Bring your lunch, hot water, chairs and whatever else you might need to settle in for a sociable al fresco lunch. If the weather is against us on the day still come as a route to an alternative venue has been prepared which will allow us to go ahead with our picnic plans under shelter.

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RUAHINE RAMBLE – Saturday 3 March 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 indulge in a hot drink and a biscuit or two before the 9.15 am briefing. As advised in the December Tourer, with the Saddle Road having gained State Highway status and becoming very busy as a result of now being the main route to the Hawke’s Bay and the Wairarapa the decision has been taken that the Rally will not cross (or even stay close to) the ranges. 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 Ramble will follow the theme of recent years and will be an easy relaxing non-competitive outing. Morning section of Ramble – approx. 75 miles (120 Kms) Afternoon section of Ramble – approx. 16 miles (25 Kms) to finish the day at a Café. There are no unsealed roads on this Ruahine Ramble – just approx. 1¾ miles (3 Kms) of driving on a State Highway in the morning and a slightly longer distance on a State Highway in the afternoon. The morning route does pass a couple of petrol stations and some public conveniences, and in response to a small number who have asked the question – no, there is no straight line navigation. This is an easy straightforward run and if for whatever reason you are unable to bring your vintage on this Ramble then come along in your modern. Bring your own lunch, hot water etc., plus chairs, picnic rug or whatever - to help you settle in for an enjoyable lunch stop, although there are chairs and tables at the destination. If the weather is against us there is a very comfortable sheltered area at the destination in which we can have our picnic lunch. Entry Form Options : • Complete the form that is in this Tourer and mail it to the address on the form. • If you would like the form emailed to you so that you can avoid 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. The Tourer

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• Pay on the day. • Email the Rally Organiser requesting account details so that you can pay by internet banking.

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THE MANAWATU BRANCH

Ruahine Ramble Saturday 3rd March 2018 This is a non-competitive Ramble for all club eligible vehicles. Meet at the VCC clubrooms in Kelvin Grove Road any time after 8.45 am for cup of tea / coffee. The briefing will be at 9.15 am with the first car away after 9.30 am. BYO picnic lunch & hot water for drinks etc. Bringing chairs etc. is optional as there is shelter, chairs and tables at the destination. Distance for the morning is approx. 75 miles (120 kms) - plus approx. 16 miles (25 kms) for a short afternoon section to a Café (which is the end of the Ramble), then approx. 20 miles (30 kms) back to Palmerston North.

ENTRANT: ............................................................................................................................... NAVIGATOR: .......................................................................................................................... ADDRESS: ……………………….......................................................................................... TOWN / CITY: .……………….….......................................................................................... TELEPHONE: (........) .....................................

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

VEHICLE MAKE & MODEL: ................................................................................................. YEAR: .............................. ENTRY FEE:

$10.00

REG No. ..................................................... or

$25.00 entry fee with optional Ramble Plaque

PAYMENT METHOD: Cheque attached

Pay on the Day

Internet Banking

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(email the Rally Organiser for a PDF copy of this entry form - or for Internet Banking account details)

Cheques payable to ‘Manawatu Branch VCC’ ENTRIES CLOSE:

Thursday 22nd February 2018

RALLY ORGANISER: Bryan Abraham : Phone (06) 358 4014 Email bryana@xtra.co.nz ENTRIES To: Bryan Abraham, 81 Apollo Parade, Palmerston North 4414.

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FEILDING LONGEST LUNCH


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1972 Triumph Stag

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Alison can send you more photos on request.

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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 FEBRUARY 2018 The next issue of the Tourer will be March 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

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