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December 2017

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 Secretary Jerry Wing 439-5197 Branch Address PO Box 360, Oamaru 9444 Email:

Newsletter submissions. Preferred formats are Open-office, Libreoffice 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

6th December

Wednesday Club Night. Secret Santa – bring a $5 gift to exchange and a Plate for supper.




Patron Chairman

Gilbert Ellery


Vice Chairman

Lee Orchard


Immediate Past Chairman

Wayne Abernethy


Club Captain/Joint

Kathleen Perry/ Rebecca George

434 7226 021 293 7714


Jerry Wing (Margaret)



Wanda Kent

434 7999


John Adamson (Wanda)


Les Gardner (Nola)

022 150 1955

Ralph Weir (Lois)


Peter Fulton-Bevers

976 2603

Clive Blunden

439 5207

Beaded Wheels Scribe

Clive Blunden


John Adamson (Wanda)



Robert Hutton (Mandy)

437 0774


Kathleen Perry


Newsletter Editor

Graeme Simpson (Wendy)


Newsletter Distribution

Lindsay Schaffer (Christine) (with Verna)

434 2223

Vehicle Verifier

Royston Shirreffs (Jackie)


Spare Parts

John Adamson (Wanda)


Royston Shirreffs (Jackie)


Bruce Watt (Barbara)


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

Club Captain’s Report Our main focus has been the organization of Windsor Rally which is being held on Saturday 2nd December. Members are asked to provide a plate of food for afternoon tea please and this is to be brought to the start of the Rally. We would like to thank the members who provided vehicles and joined us in the Santa Parade. We wish you a Safe & happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you all again sometime in 2018. Rebecca & Kathleen

Coming Events 2nd December Saturday Windsor Rally. The first vehicle leaves the Farmers’ market Car park at 10.00am. 6th December Wednesday Club Night. Secret Santa – bring a $5 gift to exchange and a Plate for supper.

Swap Meet 2017 Firstly a huge thank you to our team. Who worked fantastically in front and behind the scenes. I Decided to change the way we set up the event. So we had a girly area and of course the main event the boys area. We booked up so had to pop in an extra row. We had the local steam truck and 50 + vintage vehicles from the Christchurch VCC. Kathleen, myself, Gilbert and Jim organised a run/lunch from our swapmeet. There was so many Vintage vehicles and people. I’m happy to say the day was a huge success both weather wise and we managed a surplus of over $2650 rounded after expenses. A huge thank you to our sponsors, Mill motors, the Soc retreat and discount from Brackens and the Oamaru mail which kept our costs down. Also the Lions club who supplied great food. Lynette Newell.

Exploring Mesopotamia

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

North Otago VCC Decemeber 2017  
North Otago VCC Decemeber 2017