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The

Distributor

August 2018

The North Otago Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Inc.


Exhaust Specialists Pipe Bending Radiator repairs 30 Ribble street, Oamaru Phone/Fax

434 8777


Get the newsletter quickly and in colour. Send me an email at the address below and I will send a copy to you each month by email. If you have email please put it on our mailing list as it is an excellent way of providing updates and information during the month between newsletters. So the options are: 1. Receive Email newsletter but no printed version (saves the club printing costs) 2. Receive Email newsletter and printed version 3. Just be on our email list for updates. I use a list that hides the emails so yours will not be visible to other recipients. Graeme

Items for the Newsletter can be posted or dropped off to 6 Waiareka lane, off Saleyards road Or emailed to gsimpsonyyy@gmail.com Secretary Jerry Wing 439-5197 Branch Address PO Box 360, Oamaru 9444 Email:

northotago@vcc.org.nz

Newsletter submissions. Preferred formats are Open-office, Libre-office or MS Word as an attached document. Plain emails create extra work. Please, no “enter� key at the end of every line. Contact me for advice if not sure. Thanks, Graeme


NORTH OTAGO BRANCH OFFICE BEARERS

NORTH OTAGO BRANCH OFFICE BEARERS

2017-18

Patron Chairman

Gilbert Ellery

434-5289

Vice Chairman

Peter Fulton

0279320624

Secretary

Jerry Wing (Margaret)

439-5197

Treasurer

Wanda Kent

434 7999

Committee

John Adamson (Wanda)

4347999

Les Gardner (Nola)

022 150 1955

Ralph Weir (Lois)

434-5103

Lynette Newell (Jim)

4372525

Murray Frew

0274326756

Beaded Wheels Scribe

Kathleen Perry

4347226 kathleen2015@xtra.co.nz

Custodian

John Adamson (Wanda)

434-7999

Librarian

Robert Hutton (Mandy)

437 0774

Archivist

Kathleen Perry

4347226

Newsletter Editor

Graeme Simpson (Wendy) gsimpsonyyy@gmail.com

4348285 0272931059

Newsletter Distribution

Lindsay Schaffer (Christine) (with Verna)

434 2223

Vehicle Verifier

Royston Shirreffs (Jackie)

4371667

Spare Parts

John Adamson (Wanda)

4347999

Royston Shirreffs (Jackie)

4371667

Bruce Watt (Barbara)

434-5306

Immediate Past Chairman Club Captain/Joint

Club email address northotago@vcc.org.nz rd Committee Meetings 3 Tuesday of the month., Club Nights 1st Wednesday of the month (details in The Distributor)


From the Committee Events coming to be noted: South Canterbury Garage Raid 4th of August, we are coordinating Transport for this contact one of the Committee Delivering Daffodils for the local Cancer Society on Tuesday 28th of August again contact one of the Committee. There is a visit from the Essex Club who will be holding their AGM at our Club rooms on Sunday 4th November Our Swap Meet is Saturday 17th of November book your site now clear some of the rubbish from your Garage Saturday 1st of December is our Windsor Rally entry forms will be available soon We are looking for some new advertisers for this magazine if you want to advertise or know some one who does contact the editor


"Adventures of an Old Restorer" Kakanui. To the one or two of you who happen to read my scribblings each month, you will have gathered that I am not a purist, having said that, I would like to make my Morris 8 Tourer look as near as possible to the original whilst making her more in keeping with modern motoring. Last month I worked out the wiring, not as original as I am changing her to 12 volt, this decision was made a lot easier by the fact that most of the electrics were missing from the engine and body. I stripped the covering off 7 core trailer cable for the head lights, side lights and front winkers, carefully measured the lengths of the different wires then encased them in plastic, then heated it and it shrinks around the wires, keeps them all in place like a proper loom, it also looks good. For the winkers I have bought ones that bolt onto the front and rear bumpers, about 2 ins square, the old sidewall indicators were rusted and bent into a solid mass and have been removed, the new wood reinforcing I am putting in is in the same place as the indicators were, but even with the modern winkers on the bumpers she would not look right without the side indicators, so by using the old outside slotted strips and some rounded aluminium for the centres she will end up looking the same as she was. I have kept the original 'D' shaped rear light and am using it for the number plate light, as the car when finished will not be going the same speed as the rest of the traffic, I believe in being seen and one light at the rear is not on where safety is concerned, so I have managed to find a pair of 1940 Morris Minor glass rear light assemblies [ stop and tail ], they will be going on each rear wing and are shaped to the contour of the wing, they will give me bright brake lights and three rear lights, counting the original round rear light on the number plate, Well they are Morris! Thank you, All the best, Clive.


Not all model A’s


North Otago Branch of VCC of NZ (Inc.) Results for 2017 – 2018 Season.

Opening Run. 1st

R & J Shirreffs

1939 Chevrolet.

2nd eq L & C Schaffer 1973 Rover. G. Ellery

1950 Bedford Ute.

Teapot Rally 1st G. Ellery

1950 Bedford Ute

2nd eq C. Blunden

1928 Willys Whippet

J Adamson/W Kent

1956 Karrier Estate Station Wagon.

Ladies Run 1st Wanda Kent

1968 Hillman Imp MK2

2nd Rebecca George 1964 MGB

Highest Placed Local Entrant in Windsor Rally C. O’Hara

1979 Escort Van.

Jack Crump Memorial Trials 1st C. Walsh

1987 Ford Falcon

2nd J. Adamson/W Kent

1952 Hillman Minx Saloon

3rd R & J Shirreffs

1939 Chevrolet

Overall Timed Trials 1st R & J Shirreffs

1939 Chevrolet

2nd C. Walsh

1986 Falcon

3rd eq J Adamson/W. Kent

Hillman Vehicles

L & N Gardner

1955 Light 15 Citroen Big Boot


Anzac Day Field Tests 1st Wanda Kent

1968 Hillman Imp MK2

2nd R. Weir

1940 Willys Jeep

3rd G. Ellery

1950 Bedford Ute.

Regularity Test 1st R. Hutton

1959 Triumph Speed Twin Motorcycle

2nd eq E & B George 1926 Chrysler Truck Wanda Kent 1968 Hillman Imp MK2

A SPECIAL INVITATION FROM HBVCC TO OWNERS OF CLUB ELIGIBLE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 2019 IS THE YEAR OF THE COMMERCIAL For the first time ever Commercial Vehicles will be the Featured Marque for 2019. Come to Napier and join the HBVCC for Art Deco Weekend 2019 from February 14th -17th. Kindly sponsored again this year by Euro City Ltd. 45000 people attended ADW in 2018. The Grand Parade on the Saturday will be limited to pre 1946 vehicles with a wheelbase of 160” or less. No tractors or trailers allowed. A weight limit of 3 tons will also apply. Here is your chance to show off that great Commercial vehicle along with Commercials from the Bill Richardson Transport Museum. We suggest you plan to arrive in Napier on Wednesday 13th Feb so you can participate in a special run for just the Commercials on the Thursday ending up at Off the Track restaurant for lunch. Attend our Valentine’s Dinner at the HBVCC Clubrooms that evening. Prizes for best dressed COUPLES this year. For 2019 the main rally is again on Friday and we plan to have a 3 or 4 hour run plus a picnic lunch at an historic Hawkes Bay homestead. Come and join the other 180 plus club eligible vehicles we expect to enter the 2019 Event. Go to the HBVCC website for an Entry Form. (www.hbvcc.org.nz). Entry forms for 2019 will be available from 20th August 2018. Accommodation in Napier is already filling up for Art Deco Weekend so book now to avoid disappointment. Contacts: STEVE TROTT stevetrott@xtra.co.nz STEVE DONOVAN stevedon@xtra.co.nz


A SPECIAL INVITATION FROM HBVCC TO OWNERS OF 100 YEARS PLUS OLD VETERAN CARS Come to Napier and join the HBVCC for Art Deco Weekend 2019 from February 14th -17th. Kindly sponsored again this year by Euro City Ltd Following the great response from the public to the 23 veterans we had in 2018 we again want to show them what the earliest cars look like, how they perform and where it all started from. We already have several early commitments including ADW first timers : a 1915 Locomobile, 1918 Twin Six Packard , Veteran Renault For 2019 the annual rally is again on Friday and we plan to have a 3 or 4 hour run plus a picnic lunch at an historic Hawkes Bay homestead. If there is sufficient demand there will be a special rally route for the early veterans (plotted by local veteran owners) to get you to the picnic on time. There will be a special prize draw ($250 of petrol vouchers) made from just the 100 year or older cars entered in the 2019 rally event. Come and join the other 180 plus club eligible vehicles we expect to enter the 2019 Event. Go to the HBVCC website for an Entry Form. (www.hbvcc.org.nz). Entry forms for 2019 will be available from 20th August 2018. Accommodation in Napier is already filling up for Art Deco Weekend so book now to avoid disappointment. We suggest you plan to arrive in Napier on Thursday 14th so you can attend our Valentine’s Dinner at the Clubrooms that evening. Prizes for the best dressed couples this year. Contacts: STEVE TROTT stevetrott@xtra.co.nz STEVE DONOVAN stevedon@xtra.co.nz


SMALL BYTES COMPUTING 3 Otepopo St Herbert Ph 4395197 0274358983

For All Your Computing Needs New systems, repairs Printer & Fax servicing

Gillies Service Centre Ltd Subaru, Nissan and Honda

Service and Parts

We service all makes and models Complete workshop service

Tyre shop

Gillies Oamaru. Phone 433-1199


For Sale/ Wanted ads Keep those ads coming. Remember these ads are read by members of other branches and car clubs. PARTS DEPARTMENT

Latest Listings : Cars - Rolling Cars Low Lite Morris Minor, Straight, looks rust free, complete, good for restoration. Austin A30 and 2 A35's 1954 Hillman Husky SV Austin Ruby bonnet and front guards in restored condition. Offers wanted Rare Spares: 1 Dort Block 1 Saxon Car Motor CITROEN motor spares STUDEBAKER COMMANDER blocks (2) 1926 Buick chassis and parts Chev blocks and heads, some crack tested NOS BMC parts some panels and bumpers 1954-55 Vauxhall diffs and suspension parts Ford 10 motors complete 1 100E 50's Chev doors and bonnets, chromes and spats Reconditioned crank shafts for Wolseley Austin 110 and Morris Oxford Van Large selection tail light lenses Assortment new tie rod ends Hub caps and speedos Parts shed open every Tuesday afternoon 1:30pm to 4:00pm or by appointment Contacts:

John Adamson Roy Shirreffs Bruce Watt

ph 434 7999 ph 437 1667 ph 434 5306


Local Irishman’s Neil Watt and Lindsay Purvis

Slow but not last

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