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January 2017

Vintage Viewpoint is the official publication of the Marlborough Branch of the Vintage Car Club of NZ (Inc). Issue 1: 2017


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BRANCH NOTICES

Hospice Vehicle Display

Waterlea Race Course 12th March 2017. This does not clash this time so love to see you there. In 2016 we had 350 Vehicles and raised $7000. Theme this time is JAGUAR. Information available from Patrick Pascoe P: 0274421786

Easter 2017

The Omaka Air show is on again and this time the theme is

‘Racing Through Time’ The Vintage Car Club is being ask to supply Vehicles for display on the main airfield. Only VCC eligible vehicles can register. Please give your name to Club Captain Bob O’Malley early as other VCC branches will soon find out. Organiser Patrick Pascoe P: 0274421786.

Front Cover:

Rae & Lyn Fairweather Overall Winners at the National Veteran Rally in Wanganui. Shown here with the two trophy’s — the Ian McLean Trophy for Overall Winner and William McLean Trophy for Peoples Choice with their beautifully restored 1913 Buick Model 28

What’s Inside: Chairman’s Report

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A Short Note from the Editor Club Captains Report

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Snippets from the Listening Post

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Scenicland Rally Form 10 Classified Advertising Section

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Marlborough Branch Officers

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Coming Events

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Please note this is a smaller than usual Newsletter. Your regular contributors will return in your February issue of the View Point.

VINTAGE CAR CLUB MARLBOROUGH BRANCH PO BOX 422 BLENHEIM 3


Chairman’s Report Happy New Year to you all, it’s another start for us, with activities , outings and the major event on our calendar year this year will be the VCC National Executive and Annual General Meeting in August, to be held here in the land of grapes, Blenheim. Our new Years Party was another big success, with David and his helpers preparing and cooking a beautiful fish meal, We started the year off with the traditional run to the Harris’s bach for Christmas cake and a cuppa. Heritage Day at Brayshaw Park is a day for the public to view our wonderful cars, which I hope you all make an effort to attend, our museum and library, also our facilities of which we are very proud of will be on show. The Marlborough for Fun organisers have invited us - members and our vintage cars / motorcycles to a concert in Pollard Park on the 12th Feb at 4:30pm, more details closer to the time. Apologies to members if I have been a bit short of late, but I have a small chip on my shoulder over the hiring out of the new mobile BBQ. I was against hiring it out during the discussions and my current feelings are still the same, BUT, I will learn to live with it. VINTAGE MOTORING, Lyall

View Point’s 2017 I have been thinking about the timing of the View Point and the terrible post system we have which delivers your newsletter late! Should we produce the newsletter earlier each month and have it out to you before the first of the month? For example your March View Point would close for print on the 22nd of February and be in your letterboxes around the 1st March. 4

What do members think? Do you have any ideas on speeding up the delivery? Please talk to your committee members if you think you have a way to resolve this. Late or missed newsletters are not much fun for members. Chris your Editor


Club Captain’s Report The run to the Onamalutu was postponed due to the weather. Instead a really enjoyable afternoon/ evening was held at the Clubrooms. The New Years meal was a huge success, thanks to David and the many willing ladies. Our club is blessed with a bench with more depth than the Allblacks. When two stand aside, ten more pop up! Thanks ladies. Lyall, we haven't seen those promised after dinner mints yet! The short run in January turned out to be a bit longer, with members spread from Ward Beach to Clarence. Coming up Waitangi Day. 6th February. Heritage Day at the park. Try to be there by 10am please. The planned run to Port Underwood is on 12th February, leaving the Clubrooms at 9.30am. We will be travelling through Picton and Waikawa. BBQ supplied. The boat trip to Arapawa Island leaves the Beachcomber office at Picton At 10am, so try to be there by 9.30 am. You will need to bring a $2 coin for parking in car park. The boat is hired for 6 hrs, 1hour each way which will give us approx 4 hrs

on the island. There is a bit of walking when we get there, so you have the option of either walk, or sit and gawk! In a setting like this, even sitting and gawking is pleasant, but don't forget to bring lunch, flask etc. We will be passing the old whaling station, so if anyone wants, we can poke our nose into that bay for a look from the boat. The boat is the new Beachcomber and can hold 150 people so there should be plenty of room for us to spread out. I have been approached by several members lately as to why the Committee did not allow Geoff Corbetts funeral afters to be held at the Clubrooms ,as requested by the family. The fact is, we were as dismayed as you, when we later found out that the request had been made and turned down. Bob O’Malley Club Captain

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Snippets from “The Listening Post” New Members A very warm welcome to new members: Cade Vercoe - 1972 Austin 1300 sedan, 1969 Riley Kestrel Sedan and a 1971 Wolseley 1300. Leon & Varley Broadbridge – 1962 Triumph TR4 Coupe Janet Steggle and David Hall 1934 International Truck and a 1964 Buick LE Sabre 4 door. Please join in when possible for the weekly Wednesday morning tea at 10-00 am. The Parts Shed is also open. Branch Noggin and Natter held last Friday of the month from 500pm at the club rooms. Watch the magazine for the interesting Sunday monthly runs that our Club Captain (Bob O’Malley) has put together. Nelson Branch Reminder The Nelson Branch are holding

their Swap Meet on the 18 February 2017. Ward Beach The Sunday 22 January run to Ward Beach was enjoyed by all who took part and the rain held off and very little traffic on the road to nowhere. As a bonus Barry Wilson’s grandson had taken a number of photos of points of interest that we all had a copy of and putting names to these was an interesting exercise, thank you Barry. After lunch some took the opportunity to travel further south to check out the quake cracked and slumped road. The Road is currently open as far as the Clarence Bridge. Murray Bown Murray has had a serious maintenance issue and has been to Wellington for head repairs.

Branch Photo’s on-line Go to the website: http://lindylaing.wix.com/mvcc password box: mvccb Linda charges $2 for a 4x6 or $5 for an A4 to cover paper and printing costs. If you would just like a copy of any of the files electronically just e-mail and they are free. Any problems contact Linda Tel/Fax: +64 3 5794865 E-Mail: lindylaing@gmail.com 6


Although Murray should be back in Blenheim to recover by the time the Magazine is out he will be taking things quietly for a while. The Branch wishes you a full recovery Murray National Veteran Rally Ray & Lyn Fairweather attended the National Veteran Rally in Wanganui and cleaned up the competition by winning The William Mclean Trophy (Peoples Choice and The Ian McLean Trophy (Overall Winner). What a remarkable effort, Congratulations Rae & Lyn. Some more details and photo should be in the Vintage View Point if I can get these to Chris on time. (Photo’s on the cover, this page of Rae and next page supplied by Rae & Lyn) Reminder If selling your vehicle ensure the Change of Ownership Form is completed along with the return of the Vehicle Identity Card. VIC application forms also require all of the details to be completed and signed off by one of the Branch examiners. Notification of Transfers forms are also available and are important when relocating to another branch Tony Smith Secretary

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She’s a Winner!

Rae & Lyn Fairweathers’ 8

1913 Buick Model 28


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2017 VCC Scenicland Rally Entry Form 18 March 2017 Entries Close 5 March 2017 Entrant’s Name ……………………………………………………………… Entrant’s Address …………………………………………………………… Town/City ……..…………….……

Postcode………………………...…..

Telephone …....……………..……

Cell phone ……………………..…..

Email

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Driver’s Name ……………………………………………………… Navigator

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Other Passenger’s

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VCC Branch …………………………………………………..… Membership No ……………………………………. Vehicle –

Make…………………………………………………….. Year……………………………….…………… Model …………………………………………. Vehicle Rego…………………………………

VIC No ( if you have one ) ……………………… Please Bring your Name Badge VCC Rally Class (circle one) 10


Veteran

Vintage

Commercial

Post Vintage

Post War

Post 60

Post 80

Motorcycle

ENTRY FEES Entry fee (including Rally Badge and Lunch)

$

30.00

Saturday Lunch (At Gloriavale Community ) Free Finger food Buffet 1 Pm Adults______ Children ______ Please note NO Alcohol to be carried or consumed at the Community (Alternative Lunch Stop see over) Saturday Dinner Gourmet BBQ (with dessert) / Prize giving Adults ………….@$35.00ea Children under 15 $1 per year (ie 6yrs $6)@$1 per year Total Enclosed

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

ENTRIES CLOSE 5th MARCH 2017 Please make cheques payable to West Coast Vintage Car Club or Internet Banking Account No 12-3168-0039746-03 using your name as a reference. All entries forms must be posted to: Marie Woolhouse 41 Power Road Greymouth 7805 Ph: 03 768 6525 email: b.m.woolhouse@xtra.co.nz PLEASE MAKE A COPY OF YOUR ABOVE ENTRY FOR YOUR OWN REFERENCE

ELIGIBILITY At least one person in each vehicle MUST be a financial member of the Vintage Car Club of NZ (inc) and may be called upon to produce their current membership card, or, if an overseas resident, entered by 11


a member of a recognized overseas organisation, or be an invited guest of the Branch for the duration of the rally. In the event of a dispute, the decision of the Rally Committee will be final. RALLY PROGRAMME SATURDAY 18 March 2017 8.00am Rally packs pickup FrontLine Campus Opposite Repco Tainui Street Greymouth 8.30am

Rally Briefing. FrontLine Campus

9.00am

First car departs. (102 miles route)

1.00pm Free Lunch Gloriavale Community Please note NO Alcohol to be carried or consumed at the Community Alt. lunch stop If you do not wish to attend the luncheon provided at the Gloriavale Christian Community you are welcome to bring your own lunch and have it at the edge of Lake Haupri. 6.00pm

The evening BBQ at Shantytown begins and the prize giving is held.

Greymouth Seaside Top 10 Holiday Park, located at 2 Chesterfield Street Greymouth are again offering accommodation, all grades and types covered, including new Motels to our entrants. Please use the web site below for more information or P: 03 768 6618. For reservations call 0800 867 104. www.top10greymouth.co.nz

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"AFTER HOURS" PARTS SERVICE See us for:

Your next WOF Motor Registration Road User Charges Pre Purchase Inspections

Off Dobson Street, Blenheim Open: 7.30am-5pm Mon-Fri | 8am-12.30 Sat Ph: (03) 577 9942

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

Note: On Wednesdays the shed and members are on site well into the afternoon. Any parts advertised on page are for sale from the Parts Shed, if you are unable be at the shed on Wednesday morning’s and are interested in purchasing any of the listed parts please contact one of the “after Hours" contacts.

Blenheim Engineering Supplies Ltd

Auckland Street Box 34, Blenheim Ph: 03 578 0529 Fax: 03 578 0526 Sales @Blenheim-engineering.co.nz 13


The team at Norm Fowke Glass is pleased to help Members of the Vintage Car Club

SERVING MARLBOROUGH FOR OVER 30 YEARS Skilled Tradesman Prompt, Friendly Service

Norm Fowke Glass ALL CLASS, ALL GLASS

15 Bomford Street Blenheim Ph: 03 578 0850 Fax: 03 578 0977

www.nfglass.co.nz 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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Custom Copy Maxwell Road


The Historic Vehicle Authority of NZ

The Vintage Car Club of NZ (INC.) BLUEBRIDGE COOK STRAIT FERRY For Travel Dates:

12 November 2015 to 30 November 2016 The VCC code for discounts with Bluebridge Cook Strait Ferry are as follow: Discount code: ANTIQUECAR Valid Discounted Fares: 10% off all available fares Promotion Terms & Conditions Members must present a current Vintage Car Club of New Zealand 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.

PARTS FOR SALE M8 Series 1

parts for sale, also pair of personalised plates

MYMOR8

Stan P: 03 577 5509

Model ‘A’ Ford 1930/31

Emmer 2 tooth steering box in excellent condition.

Complete set of Model ‘A’ Ford Shock absorbers in good working order. 1930 Model ‘A’ Ford 1930 Cabriolet. On running gear, good body, in need of restoration. A selection of Model ‘A’ Fords for sale.

Les P: 03 528 7924 or

vintagecars@xtra.co.nz

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 at www.bluebridge.co.nz 15


WANTED A pair of exterior door handle one locking to finish restoration 1929 Chevrolet AC International as per the photo. Chris Walbran P:031338201

MOTORCYCLES OR M/C PARTS WANTED Velosolex/Power Pak or similar cycle motor Please contact Brian on tuffey@gmail.com or P: 021550429 and leave a message.

Wanted 1971-73 Head for 1972 Triumph T100

Wanted for 1938 Morris 8 air cleaner, carburetor and hubcaps ( steel wheels )

Contact Steve Gaudin matchy51nz@gmail.com or P: 03 5757 445 evenings

Bryan P: 035739283

FOR SALE - CARS Morris 1100

Mk1 Zephyr 1954

1964 still warranted and registered Only 51000 miles Original paint and upholstery. Couple of bumps and bruises as expected for its age.

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

Alan P: 579 4294

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Marlborough BRANCH OFFICERS Branch Spokesperson

Club Captain

Lyall Mooney (Val) 573-9292 Patron Trevor Harris (Doreen) 578-4142

Bob O’Malley (Shirley)

572-8380

Tony Smith (Jen)

578-2679

Lyall Mooney (Val) 573-9292

David Bool (Janice)

579-4716

Chair Person Committee

Parts Custodians

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

578-2319 578-4452

Museum Custodians

Model T Custodian Don Jamieson Ben Habershon

Examiners Ron Hebberd (Shirley) 575-7196 Ray Fairweather (Lyn ) 578-6841 David Kemp (Debbie) 578-6270

Social Convener 573-9292

Beaded Wheels Scribe Carroll Wiblin (Graham)

578-8418

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

574-2318 578-9044

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

Park Admin Delegate Tony Smith (Jen) David Bool (Janice)

Treasurer

579-5053 574-2318 572-8008 578-9412 578-9044 578-9907

John Armiger (Denyce) Chris Bird (Sharon) Ed Matkin (Julie) Lawrence Brehaut (Joy) John Monson (Dot) Kelly Landon-Lane (Janice)

Val Mooney (Lyall)

Secretary

577-7839 578-5875 578-3343 578-9139

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

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)

578-4142 577-6453

578-1435 578-4322 579-4819 578-1895 578-1332 579-4865 572-3955 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

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

Delegates to the Executive 578-2679 579-4716

Lyall Mooney (Val) Tony Smith (Jen)

573-9292 578-2679

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COMING EVENTS FEBRUARY FEBRUARY

6TH FEB - HERITAGE DAY Feb 6th Heritage Day at Park Any member can display their vehicle, includes a Motorcycle display and Keown Cup judging for the motorcycle section. Feb 12th Port Underwood Trip and run through Forrest. Meet at 9.30 at the Clubrooms February 17th-19th National Motorcycle Rally Good luck and safe ride to all local VCC members attending.

Feb 18th Nelson Swap Meet BBQ

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COMING EVENTS FEBRUARY Feb 26th Boat trip to Arapawa Island. This is a trip to a Paua farm and a huge gun emplacement overlooking Tory Channel entrance. The trip is well worth the effort, Country Calendar have been there twice! Cost is $50 per head. Note change of advertised time 9:30 am at the Beachcomber wharf in Picton. List of names at Clubrooms or give Bob a ring on 572 8380.

COMING EVENTS MARCH March 12th Hospice Day Waterlea Racecourse. Entry from 9.30am. $5 per car March 19th Onamalutu Domain. Leave Clubrooms at 3pm BBQ tea.

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Marlborough VCC January 2017