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June 2018

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

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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, 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

The AGM is to be held at the club rooms at 7.30pm on 13 June 2018.




Patron Chairman

Gilbert Ellery


Vice Chairman

Lee Orchard


Immediate Past Chairman

Wayne Abernethy


Club Captain/Joint

Kathleen Perry/ Rebecca George

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Jerry Wing (Margaret)



Wanda Kent

434 7999


John Adamson (Wanda)


Les Gardner (Nola)

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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)

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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)

From the Secretary AGM, if you have any item which you wish to be discussed at the AGM please send it to the Secretary in writing by 8 June along with any nominations for Committee positions. Jerry Wing Secretary

Mid week run May Six vehicles and Eleven people took part in the run last Wednesday. After a short detour to avoid the road works at the end of Cross Street, it was onward and upward, along Awamoa Road to the edge of Kakanui. After following Happy Valley Road to the Main South Road we ontinued and then turned off t the Mill House. We enjoyed a coastal view all the way back to town, where we all enjoyed coffee and cake a the Galley Cafe. Thanks Verna for a lovely afternoon.

AGENDA Annual General Meeting 13 June 2018 7.30pm 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Welcome Apologies Minutes from the last AGM Matters arising Correspondence Financial Report Balance Sheet Reports, Chairman, Club Captain, Parts, Librarian, Archivist Election of Officers Business a. Delegate to National AGM b. Events for the National Calendar of events c. Rally Organiser’s for Windsor, M/C Rally and all British d. Branch Solicitor e. Branch Auditor f. End of Year function

10 General Business

From the Secretary The AGM is to be held at the club rooms at 7.30pm on 13 June 2018. Nominations for Chairman, Vice Chairperson, Branch Secretary, Branch Treasurer, Club Captain and a Committee of five members are now open. Fully completed nominations must be in the hands of the Branch Secretary by midday on 8 June 2018, Attached is a copy of the 2018 Accounts for your information. Jerry Wing Secretary

The Homestead Run with an ‘Early Mothers’ Day Twist’ & the ‘Ladies Show & Shine’. Wendy Pringle added the ‘Early Mothers’ Day Twist’ to our Homestead Run which was mapped out by Rebecca & Kathleen. Eighteen vehicles took part and the warm sunshine made it all very worthwhile. The venue was the Tokarahi Homestead which is now the home of the Mclaughlan family. Questions were asked and sweets were given out at the checkpoints on route to the Homestead. The Ladies Show & Shine was well received. A large display was assembled at the Homestead where Wendy had the sumptuous afternoon tea appropriately set out in the Grand Hallway. Members explored the front rooms of the Homestead while the judging of the Ladies Show & Shine took place and the history of the restoration of the Homestead was available for everyone to read. The Ladies Show & Shine was judged by the Mclaughlan children and Wendy. Verna Chambers won the ‘Prettiest Tea Cup & Saucer, Noel Perry won the most unique Mug and Kathleen Perry won the China teapot. A number of members dressed for the occasion which added to the atmosphere and we are very grateful to the McLaughlan’s for allowing us to visit. Special thanks must go to Wendy & Gordon Pringle for a huge amount of work in providing the afternoon tea and setting it up as well as writing the questions and organizing the check points. Thanks also to John Adamson & Wanda Kent who helped with a checkpoint. Kathleen Perry

From: Ross Holden <> Subject: Vauxhall parts Hello everyone. Another request through facebook that you may be able to help with. Getting quite of few of these now but the nice thing is, our collective efforts have enabled all these people to get some help with their project. Got helps of help for the man who wanted headlight covers for the 28 olds. He has organised to get a set Thanks to all those who replied. Here’s todays request from Anthony: “Hi. I have just purchased a 1939 Vauxhall 10 hp and typically im finding it hard to find parts or even if there are any others in NZ, Do you have any recommendations? Thanks Anthony”

Seeking any keen Power Cyclists Paul Furkert, a Wairarapa VCC member, has recently recommissioned a power cycle (Paul’s is a 1936 BSA bicycle driven by a 1951 Trojan Mini Motor (via a friction drive onto the rear wheel)). This machine has a top speed of around 20mph, so isn’t really suitable for going on standard VCC rallies. Paul is looking to get in touch with other owners of power cycles who might be interested in a Power Cycle rally. The idea is to all meet up at a county pub / campground somewhere in the North Island one weekend next summer, and do some short (and slow) explorations of the local area on our machines. Owners of other slow bikes (e.g. mopeds or veteran/vintage motorbikes with top speeds of less than 30mph) would also be most welcome. If you have a suitable machine, and would be interested in such a weekend away, please get in touch with Paul (email or phone (06) 3795355 or text 02040273746). If there is sufficient interest from cycle / bike owners, the finer details of the rally will be worked out in consultation with all potential participants.

From: Peter White <> Subject: Looking for Rover 14 Sport Saloon Hi I am a member of Far North Branch of VCC and have just purchased a 1935 Rover 14 sports saloon. This is an uncompleted project Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m looking for info on rather than parts. I have been talking to John Comber as I heard he had one but it is a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;37 the next model and a 12 not 14. John tells me he has come across a Black 14 of my model at one of your events. Is it possible this car belongs to one of your members that you could put me in touch with? Peter White Kaitaia

Club Captain’s Report The Anzac Day Regularity Trial and Field Tests created some laughs and we hope everyone who attended enjoyed themselves. We were delighted with the turn- out of members and vehicles. Also we were delighted with the attendance at the May Club Night when David Wilson was an interesting speaker for the evening. We thank Wendy Pringle for the huge effort she put into the ‘Mothers’ Day Twist’ on the Homestead Run and we are grateful for Gordon Pringle and John Adamson & Wanda Kent for manning check points. We are also very grateful to Kirsty & Nathan McLachlan & family for opening their home for our Homestead Run. It was great to have a large number of members and vehicles attending and we thank those who made an effort to dress up for the occasion. We are offering to do the Club Captain’s duties until the End of Season Function as there are a number of Events with results that still need to be processed and entered into the Club Captain’s book. We are offering too, to organize Windsor Rally again so that the incoming Club Captain does not need to be responsible for it. Rebecca & Kathleen

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North Otago VCC June 2018  
North Otago VCC June 2018