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Issue : December 2017

The Model A Boys take time out for a chat at the maiden run for the Marlborough Flyer (the Steam train Passchendaele) more photos page 12 – 15 Vintage Viewpoint is the official publication of the Marlborough Branch of the Vintage Car Club of NZ (Inc).


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Branch Notices HOSPICE VEHICLE DISPLAY Waterlea Race course

11th March 2018

Entry fee is $5.00 per vehicle. The theme will be

JAGUAR

Gates open 09:30 Public open from 11:00, Close at 15:00. Please make an effort to bring what you have to make this a great Fun Raiser for Marlborough Hospice. We are also arranging for a number of Electric cars to be on display. For further info contact Pat Pascoe M: 0274421786

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for the next VINTAGE VIEWPOINT is

11th Jan ’18

What’s Inside: Chairman’s Report

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Club Captains Report

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Snippets from the Listening Post

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From the Blokes in the Shed

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Update from your Social Convenor

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Museum Custodian

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Motorcycle Notes & Events Coming Up

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From the Editors Keyboard

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The Marlborough Flyer

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Classified Advertising Section

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BlueBridge Booking Info Interislander Booking Info

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Marlborough Branch Officers

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Marlborough Branch Coming Events Calendar

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Chairman’s Report The other day I was addressed as " The Boss " - I am not the boss.

and we have had a review of some of our vehicle insurances.

We have got a very good hard working committee being; the guys up in the spares, shed maintenance, gardens and lawns, the museum and our hard working club captain. Lastly but not least, our ladies who contribute their labours week in and week out.

We continue to receive income from our parts sales etc. David being a true treasurer has got his finger on all the pennies.

I, as your chairman, am very pleased how everyone is working together, thank to you all. I wish to welcome new members Graham and Shirley Gifford, Harold and Noeline Grattan, please make yourselves known and enjoy our club. Discussions on 6 month and 12 month W.O.F continues with authorities. Recent ministerial comments has indicated some degree of appreciation of the reasoning behind extending the 12 month W.O.F regime to include older vehicles. We will be keeping a close eye on a " Notice of Motion " clause 3. l F. regarding the P80V category wording. Also a report from Rod Bradshaw FIVA vehicle technical commission on 40yr rule for MOT test exemption on the 8th oct management committee meeting. I was asked a week or two back how our finances are doing, without being too clever and taking over from David, the club (cash flow) is working well. While our expenditure is up recently due to a few maintenance issue we have taken care of

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Remember this club is yours to enjoy, participate in the various outings that Bob; on behalf of the Marlb. members (two and four wheels); or by Trevor and Glenn - for those who prefer two wheels to four... Please, show your appreciation for the time taken to arrange these runs and events for you, by attending from time to time. You are welcome even if you attend in a non qualifying vehicle. Finally Janice and I wish to extend to you all a very " MERRY CHRISTMAS " and we will all have a happy new year. Safe journey for those travelling to spend time with loved ones.

VINTAGE MOTORING,

Kelly


Club Captain’s Report Since the last newsletter we have had our run to Okiwi Bay for a BBQ, then seven cars, and fourteen members, went onto Waitata Bay for an overnight stay. Monday morning we drove onto the Port Lagar turnoff for a photo opportunity and the experience of more Sounds roads! The trip back home say us stop for two lunches to avoid wasting the abundance of food provided by the ladies! December 1st we saw the long awaited first official trip of the steam train from Picton to Blenheim. Our club did itself proud with eighteen shiny vintages in Picton and four amazing veterans in Blenheim. The response we had from the cruise ship passengers gave us all a buzz. There is a list at the Clubrooms for future trips to the Picton station for any"club eligible " vehicle. Please put your name down, or to find out more give me a buzz.

many people. They were not disappointed. We are lucky to have people in our club who are willing to share their passion with us. Thank you for the cuppa also. The Xmas party on Friday night. What can I say, but everything was spot on. The lovely decorated tables (and we only just fitted) the delicious meal, the fantastic "fairies", Father Xmas, the parcels distributed (and redistributed!) fruit and xmas cake. Truly a successful evening. I believe the kitchen is certainly the hub of things. Once again thank you to all the helpers who make every occasion successful and to Dale Nichols for her organisational skills to make it all happen. Cheers

Bob O’Malley : Club Captain

The garage raid was another success story with twenty five cars and twice as

Welcome to Our Newest Members New Members Welcome to our new members: Graham & Shirley Gifford- with a 1937 Nash LAFAYETT sedan. Philip & Janet Steel with a 1952 Morris Oxford 4 Door Sedan, And, Ross Kennington re-joined after a minor lapse of membership with his very nice 1957 Bel Air Chevrolet.

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Snippets from

“The Listening Post”

Scenic Land Rally 17th March 2018 is the date to watch for and note in your diary. (Sorry made a date error last month). South island Easter Rally 2018 Rally will be held in Invercargill - Rally forms in the library. Okiwi Bay BBQ & Waitata Bay overnighter Nov 12 had a good response to the lunch stop at Okiwi Bay after which fourteen members headed to Waitata Bay Lodge for the night. Greeted by the Lodge caretaker and two Kune Kune pigs. Just needed to watch your step that one didn’t step on one of their parcels left randomly on the driveway.

(Ed should have been there with some friendly H&S advice). In the morning we headed deeper into the sounds and after a short stop at the Bulwer turnoff we headed back stopping in a clearing just off the road for a cuppa and as much morning tea a we could eat. Made our way to Pelorus Bridge for a late lunch. Parking at Pelorus Bridge seemed to be manged quite well by most but a Left Hand Drive vehicle was a little out of alignment but the parking lines were not parallel we were told. Too bad Stu wasn’t there to mediate in the jovial discussions. We finished lunch with bulging tummy’s and there was still food to go begging including the remains of the previous days BBQ and much homemade baking was packed away for future consumption. In all a very enjoyable trip thanks Bob for another excursion into normally unvisited parts of paradise. CHRISTMAS A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL And to those who are unwell at this time, the members are thinking of you and hope the Christmas cheer will brighten your days ahead to the New Year.

Great views over the bay and the weather remained fine. All very well behaved I may add and everyone seemed to arise from the right beds in the morning. No fuel pumps out in this neck of the woods (150km from Blenheim) Note the safety precautions Kevin is taking to refuel the Model A

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Vintage View Point Chris advises that the Vintage View point will be published in January 2018 although it may be a slimmer version. All contributions welcome by the closing date of Thursday 11th January. This follows the first meeting of the committee on Wednesday the 10th January 2018.

Tony Smith Secretary


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From the Blokes in the Shed… Here we are,December and another one bites the dust. On reflection it's been a really good year for the spare parts scene. The team have really put their backs into the various aspects of "the Shed" and I couldn't be more proud of them all. Their standard of their work is exemplary. So, a great big thank you to all who have contributed their time, for and on behalf of our wonderful club. Looking forward, there is lots to be done. The big one being replenishing and stocking the shelves in our refurbished shed. After emptying the container, painting it, lifting it into the yard and altering it so as to be more accessible. And the list goes on. Anyway here's to the New Year. A Merry Christmas to you all from the Blokes in the Shed.

Cheers the Major

Update from Your Social Convenor Another year has passed us by and a very successful one it has been. I would like to use this opportunity to say a “Very Big Thank You” to ALL the kitchen help on Wednesday mornings and for all the other functions we have had during the year. Thank you also to our Club Captain, Bob, who has taken us on some really great outings.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Chrstmas and hope 2018 is kind to you all. Cheers Dale

Museum Custodian I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the members who have helped out in the museum during 2017, also those who have given up their Sunday afternoons to open for the public, Thank You. It has been great to hear comments from the locals and visitors “that have wandered through; “What a great museum”, or “my grandfather / father had one of these”. I would like to take this opperutunty to wish you all A Merry Christmas and hope to see you all in 2018. Cheers Bill

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MOTORCYCLE NOTES NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE RALLY

vicious Ariel kickback).

The organising committee is steadily moving forward with the massive job of organising the rally. When we were given the hosting, rights February 2019 seemed a long way away but now it seems very close and there is a lot yet to be done.

After lunch some headed back to town while others rode up to the lookout before carrying on around the Queen Charlotte track. Two that stopped at the lookout and parked their bikes on a downward slope suffered the indignity of flooded carbs, while one was able to preform a bump start worthy of Mike Hailwood, the other riders was more akin to a gut shot pukeko waddle.

It is the same for those of you restoring machines to ride in the rally. The rally entry closing date is now less than a year away (November) and your M/C has to be finished and VCC authenticated. Pull finger we want and value your entry along with every other Marlborough Branch motorcyclist. This may be your only chance to ride in a National M/C rally in your own province. Do not waste it. Some non-motorcycle branch members have already offered their help over the rally weekend which is good. We will need a lot more eventually.

OCTOBER RUN After having to abandon the previous run to Havelock due to persistent rain it was pleasing to have a decent day and a good turnout of seventeen bikes. Darryl and Zig flew the V Twin flag with the Indian and Harley with the rest being a good cross section of brit and jap. Everyone made it to Havelock for lunch and the line up of bikes from the veranda looked impressive.

Baldly was out for the first time after having done a very nice restoration of the ex Gordan Finlay B.S.A he has it looking smart and sounding nice, mighty Mack drove from Picton with his new bionic leg after the first titanium rod insert parted company from itself and had to be replaced (it is yet to be deduced if this was faulty material, workmanship or

Thanks to Paul for once again providing back up. Several motorcycle members made it to the Car clubs run to Zigs to have a look at his new additions, fair to say all were impressed not only with the bike, cars and trucks but the shed and its layout had a few envious as well.

MOTORCYCLE EVENTS COMING UP December Sunday 17th

Annual pot luck lunch. Gather at the clubrooms at 10.30a.m. Drop off your lunch if your partner is not coming later (we hope she is). We will go to the Waterlea rest home to show off our motorcycles to the old folk. To correspond with age of the residents the older your motorcycle the better but all later models of course will be appreciated. A round of Christmas cheer at a watering hole will be had, probably the Cork and Keg before returning to the clubrooms for lunch at 12.30 – 45! January Sunday 21st Leave the park at 11am for lunch at Seddon.

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From the Editor’s Keyboard Its almost Christmas, again, where did that year go? I was looking back over past issues of the Vintage Viewpoint for a Tauranga member who wanted someone’s name/ details - long story short - after searching through most of 2012, we found what he wanted and an electronic version was sent on to him. I have just realised I have been your Viewpoint Editor since Oct 2011! Crickey, either I have been doing an okay job or no-one else wants the job! This year with assistance from your newsletter distributors Barry & Margie the job is so much easier for me, thank you. We wouldn’t have the newsletter ready on time if it wasn’t for Wendy at Custom Copy - thanks heaps! Not to forget Linda for her wonderful photos and even when I ask for copies at the 11th hour has never let me down. To all the regular contribtors, you make this newsletter what it is, keep doing what you are doing as we have one of the best branch newsletters in the country. The Past Year 2017 started out with Overall Winner (s) of the National Veteran Rally in Wanganui (and Peoples Choice trophy) local branch members, Rae and Lyn Fairweather with their beautifully restored 1913 Buick. February was, of course, Heritage Day and later in the month we took to the water to visit Arapawa Island and drove out to Port Underwood. While for the Motorcycle Section it was the National Motorcycle Rally up north in Waitomo. March is the ScenicLand Rally - well attended by local members and a run to the Onamaltu. May was our AGM, Classic Fighters, the Night Trial and featured David Longbottoms Coventry Eagle on the cover - geat story! June is the start of the Mud Plug season

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with the Roscoe Sporting Trial in Reefton and a write-up on David McKelveys BSA D1 Bantam.

July was Prize Giving time and the Snow Run, with our local Trial giving members time to clock up a few more points for the season. Aug featured the inaugural National VCC Daffoldil Day Car Show, best day ever for local car owners and admirers, with $8,000 raised and donated to the Cancer Society. September saw Rodendrons planted under the She Oaks and the last of the three series Mud Plug trials in Nelson.

Oct saw the Motorcycle section off to Hororata and members to the Canterbury Swap meet and Art Deco in Napier. Nov included a write-up from intrepid Motorcycle Virgins off to the Dunvegan Rally in the far south and members to the biennal Nelson branch rally. And here we are at December. It’s Christmas, the time to sit back a little, enjoy being with friends and family, the past twelve months have been busy and I haven’t included all the outstanding changes to the parts sheds, or projects completed by various members, you all deserve a break! This year for a change we will have a January issue (Note: closeoff on the Thursday 11th after the 1st meeting). Also different this year is there isn’t really a closed period for the branch. With the New Years Dinner on the 31st - replacing the Nog’n’Natter (normally on the last Friday) we are open again for the first committee meeting on Wednesday the 10th January. Have a good Christmas and Safe New Year if you thought 2017 was busy just you wait for the plans for 2018! Merry Chrstmas,

Chris de Wagt - V V Editor & Ian McKercher


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Aeroplanes and Aircraft Boats and Marine Furniture Appliances (ie) Fridges and Dishwashers Joinery and Kitchens (Old and New) Full or Part restoration Fibreglassing And more…...

On Wednesdays the shed and parts members are on site well into the afternoon. Any parts advertised for sale from the Parts Shed are able to be inspected on Wednesday mornings. If you are unable be at the shed on Wednesday morning’s or are from another NZ Branch and are interested in purchasing any of the listed parts please contact one of the “after hours" contacts; Earl Preston P: 03 577 7839 Bruce Mant-Old P: 03 578 5875 Tris Winstanley P: 03 578 3343 Tiger Lyons P: 03 578 9139

Regular Club Events ALL members are invited to join in whenever able to our regular branch outings and of course, our famous Wednesday morning tea / coffee and scones. For new members there are plenty of our regulars to talk to - you will find plenty of members to talk to with 60-70 members regularly attending. On the last Friday of the Month we hold our Noggin & Natter from 5.30pm at the club rooms. A sit down meal could be varied from a pot luck dinner to a club prepared meal price vary slightly but generally about $12.50 per person. Our branch committee meeting is held on the 1st Wednesday of each calendar month. Tony Smith : Secretary 11


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THE MARLBOROUGH FLYER

The locomotive, built in 1915, will soon be a common sight on Marlborough's railway line. A century-old steam train touted as a major tourist attraction for Marlborough finally has a departure date, and a new name. The Marlborough Flyer, a historic World War I locomotive, will make its first trip between Picton and Blenheim on December 1. Pounamu Tourism Group managing director Paul Jackson said getting the steam engine, known as "Passchendaele", up and running this year was significant as it marked 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele - a conflict the locomotive was a memorial to. The train would run under the name The Marlborough Flyer - a special reference to the famous Kingston Flyer, which had links to the region through its past ownership by Renwick man David Bryce, Jackson said. The train and her five carriages would run mostly on cruise ship days, with discounted fares for Marlburians and general members of the public on selected Sundays over summer.

The emotions and passions of the old "flyer" days still ran deep among rail fans in New Zealand, Jackson said. "The name was partially inspired by the Kingston Flyer which has links to the region, [and] we respectfully acknowledge the recent sad passing of the late David Bryce, who purchased The Kingston Flyer in 2011, and which also used Ab class locomotives, the same class that The Marlborough Flyer will operate." From STUFF Oct 2nd Ian Allen

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Letter to members from the National President VERO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF HISTORIC MOTORING – NEW PLYMOUTH 2021 As I mentioned in my recent Beaded Wheels column, the Management Committee is fully committed to this event going ahead. I am therefore pleased to advise that Tony Haycock has been appointed as Festival Director. The Management Committee will be having a more hands-on role with the 2021 event, hence the appointment of a Management Committee member as the Director. Although Tony is currently National Speed Steward and is well known for his travel and journalist endeavors’, in another life Tony has experience in event management and 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 of our International Rallies and Tony has come up with a new concept (see below) which is exciting and innovative, and I have no doubt that with Tony’s enthusiasm and experience it will be a very successful event for our Club. Diane Quarrie National President

Vero International Festival of Historic Motoring 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 new concept for a totally new style of rally. Shorter, sharper and more bang for your buck. This is THE old car, bike and truck event you will not want to miss. I can promise you a week of motoring, 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 and south, so you have the weekend to get there. We will then have four motoring days - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. So, what's happening on Wednesday? You might be thinking you can 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. The four motoring days will see all entrants on the same route. If some of us are going to Hawera on day X, we all are. You will get to see all the cars, the trucks and the bikes, every day. No more travelling with the same group of vehicles every day while the other 4/5th of the rally has gone somewhere else - your mates included.

the National Veteran, Motorcycle and Commercial rallies taking place. For the other VCC categories which currently do not have a National rally, don't worry - there will be something for you too. Rally headquarters will be the heart of the Festival and there will be good food, good drink, and plenty of entertainment right there the ideal way to sit down with friends after a great day of motoring to tell lies about what you have been up to. At the same time, the New Plymouth Festival.of Lights will be taking place at Pukekura Park, and this world-renowned spectacle is both free, and only a couple of minute’s 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

Until now, there have been no National Rallies in the same year as an International. 2021 will be very different. Wednesday will see

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FOR SALE - CARS Morris 1100 1964

Still warranted and registered Only 51,000 miles Original paint and upholstery. Couple of bumps and bruises as expected for its age. Alan P: 579 4294

Mk1 Zephyr 1954 Mk 3 motor Spanish Red & White Owen Robinson P: 579 3536

Reluctant Sale 1928 Austin Seven

In very good restored condition, will be sold registered and with WOF. Asking $13,000 ono

Jenny

P: 03 5777 155 Txt or P: 021 0729 733

1950s Morris Oxford. Very original condition and complete. A nice, reasonably rare Morris.

Asking: $400.00

Contact our Spares Blokes Earl Preston 577 7839 Bruce Mant-Old 578 5875 Tris Winstanley 578 3343 Tiger Lyons 578 9139

1954 Ford 10 Truck

Fully Restored, in going order

Asking $8,000 Oliver P: 03 5785 939

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PARTS FOR SALE D series Citroen Parts Two pallets of D series Citroen mechanical parts. Includes 3 engines, 2 gearboxes and a host of assorted bits.

$1000 the lot. Contact our Spares Blokes Earl Preston 577 7839 or Don Laing 579 4865

Wolseley Motor & Gearbox 1500cc Wolseley motor & gearbox. This unit is complete and a runner. No knocks, bangs or smoke

Asking: $400.00

Contact our Spares Blokes Earl Preston 577 7839 Bruce Mant-Old 578 5875 Tris Winstanley 578 3343 Tiger Lyons 578 9139

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MOTORCYCLE PARTS WANTED Wanted 1971-73 Head for 1972 Triumph T100 Contact Steve Gaudin matchy51nz@gmail.com or P: 03 5757 445 evenings Advertising in the Vintage Viewpoint is free to members of the VCC (not limited to our branch). Our close-off is the Friday following our branch’s monthly Wednesday committee meetings. To place an advert Contact the Editor, Chris de Wagt P: 5777 238 or E: chrisdewagt@xtra.co.nz Advertising Recommendations: Ads that work are ones that include a photo of what you are selling. If you don’t have access to an electronic photo bring me a photo you have and I will scan it for you. Remember; the newsletter goes out to all VCC branch in NZ, but as the different branches complete their newsletters at different times your advert may take a month before someone in another branch sees it.

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Branch Books and Badges AA CENTENNIAL CAR BADGES

$35 each

David Bool P: 03 579 4716

AA CENTENNIAL BOOKS

$25 each

Trevor Harris P: 03 572 5323

GARAGES OF MARLBOROUGH

$25 each

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"AFTER HOURS" PARTS SERVICE Earl Preston (Rose) 577 7839 Bruce Mant-Old (Dulcie) 578 5875 Tris Winstanley (Helen) 578 3343 Tiger Lyons (Eileen) 578 9139


The Historic Vehicle Authority of NZ The Vintage Car Club of NZ (INC.) The Historic Vehicle Authority of NZ The Vintage Car Club of NZ (INC.) The 2018 VCC code for discounts with Interislander are as follows: Off Peak Fares: 01 March – 28 March 2018 04 April – 18 December 2018

Adult Children Motorcycle Car/Van/Trailer up to 5.5 metres Trailer-Each half metre over 5.5 metres Premium Plus Lounge

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The VCC code for discounts with Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry are as follow: Discount code: ANTIQUECAR

$20.00 $55.00 18yrs plus

Valid Travel Dates: Between now and 30 June 2018 excluding peak season between 15 December and 15 January plus Easter Weekend.

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Each reservation must be made direct with Interislander online using the special link below– http:// www.interislander.co.nz/Booking/Group-Bookings.aspx or click on “Group Bookings” at the foot of our homepage www.interislander.co.nz To access these rates members must insert the reference “WH5465” Payment is required at the time of booking. Space is subject to availability at the time of the booking request. Refunds Once paid for fares are 90% refundable if cancelled prior to check-in and non-refundable if cancelled after check-in. Fares valid for specified dates only Members are required to present their current VCC Membership credentials on check in or retail fares will be charged. Fares valid for travel 01 Feb through to 18 Dec 2018 No discounted fares for travel 19 Dec 17 through to and including 31 Jan 2018 Bookings over this will need to be made online www.interislander.co.nz

Discounted Fares: 10% off all available fares Promotion Terms & Conditions Members must present a current VCC membership card upon check-in as proof of eligibility to Bluebridge staff. Failure to do so will result in a fare difference being required to be paid prior to boarding. Full payment is required at time of booking. Transferring to a sailing outside of the discounted offer period will require an additional payment to match the available fares. Bookings can be made online at www.bluebridge.co.nz by entering the promo code above or by calling 0800-844-844 (8am to 8pm, 7 days), and quoting the promo code. Normal fare rules regarding refunds and cancellations apply. Full Bluebridge ticket terms conditions can be viewed www.bluebridge.co.nz

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Marlborough BRANCH OFFICERS Branch Spokesperson Kelly Landon-Lane (Janice) 578 9907

Newsletter Editor Chris de Wagt (Mac) 577 7238 E: chrisdewagt@xtra.co.nz

Club Captain Bob O’Malley (Shirley)

572 8380

Patron Trevor Harris (Doreen)

Newsletter Distribution Barry & Margie Wilson

578 1587

578 4142

Secretary Tony Smith (Jen)

578 2679

Parts Custodians Earl Preston (Rose) Bruce Mant-Old (Dulcie) Tris Winstanley (Helen) Tiger Lyons (Eileen)

577 7839 578 5875 578 3343 578 9139

Motorcycle Section Rep Trevor Harris (Doreen) Glenn Harris (Paula)

578 4142 577 6453

Museum Custodians Mike Gray (Karen) Bill Nicholas (Dale) Wayne Frew (Carol) Denny Greer (Audrey) Ross Kennington (Rona) Don Laing (Linda) Alan Jones (Liz) Colin Grant (Mariann) John Monson (Dot) Earl Preston (Rose)

578 1435 578 4322 579 4819 578 1895 578 1332 579 4865 972 3955 578 7894 578 9044 577 7839

Model A Custodian Johnny Johnson (Jane)

578 6489

Librarian Barry Wilson (Margie)

578 1587

Health & Safety Officer Ed Matkin (Julie)

572 8008

Chair Person Kelly Landon-Lane (Janice) 578 9907 Treasurer David Bool (Janice)

579 4716

Committee Lyall Mooney (Val) Chris Bird (Sharon) Ed Matkin (Julie) John Monson (Dot) Bill Nicholas (Dale) Robb Galloway (Adele)

573 9292 574 2318 572 8008 578 9044 578 4322 578 2395

Model T Custodian Don Jamieson Ben Habershon

578 2319 578 4452

Examiners Ron Hebberd (Shirley) Ray Fairweather (Lyn ) David Kemp (Debbie) John Armiger (Denyce)

575 7196 578 6841 578 6270 579 5053

Social Convener/Kitchen Administrator Dale Nicholas (Bill) 578 4322 Beaded Wheels Scribe Carroll Wiblin (Graham)

578 8418

Grounds Administrators Chris Bird (Sharon) John Monson (Dot)

574 2318 578 9044

Photographer Linda Laing (Don) 579 4865 www.lindalaingphotography.com

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Delegates to the Executive Kelly Landon-Lane (Janice) 578 9907 Chris Bird (Sharon) 574 2318 Park Admin Delegates Tony Smith (Jen) David Bool (Janice)

578 2679 579 4716

Clubrooms Phone :

578 0616


COMING EVENTS CALENDAR In Marlborough this Month…. December 10th Run to Fighting Bay. Leave Clubrooms 9am. Thanks to Tony Flood. December Sunday 17th Annual pot luck lunch for the Motorcycle Section December 31st New Year's Eve meal at Clubrooms 5.30pm

Next Month…. January 2nd Cancelled) After over 30 years of having a traditional New Year V.CC. Picnic at our Bach, we have regrettably found it necessary to break the tradition. For many years we have enjoyed the pleasure of hosting you, but for now, it is on hold. In anticipation of your understanding and support, we say "thank you" Trevor & Doreen. January 14th BBQ Tea Onamalutu. Meet 2pm Clubrooms January Sunday 21st Motorcycles leave the park at 11am for lunch at Seddon. January 26th Noggin & Natter 5.30 Clubrooms Pot Luck tea.

Further down the road …. February 6th Heritage Day at Park February 17th Nelson Swap Meet February 25th Boat trip outer Pelorus on new Mail boat $50 each

And even more later…... March 7th Fish & Chip run to Picton Foreshore March 11th Hospice vehicle display March 17th&18th Scenicland Rally

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Merry Christmas to All VCC Members

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