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March 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, 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

Wednesday 7th March Club Night will be a BBQ starting at 6pm. The Club will provide sausages and some bread.




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)

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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)

Club Captains Report. We thank Lynette Newall and Jim Boaden for the time they put into organizing the Beach Hop Run for the February Club Night. It was both informative and entertaining and those who participated enjoyed it. The evening finished with presentation of prizes and supper back at the clubrooms. Unfortunately neither of us was able to attend the Mid – Month Run but we hear it was enjoyed by all who did attend. Rebecca & Kathleen Coming Events Wednesday 7th March Club Night will be a BBQ starting at 6pm. The Club will provide sausages and some bread. Members are asked to bring a salad or a dessert please. An Invitation is extended to New Members – we would like to meet you. Mid- Month Run TBA Sunday 18th March Second Jack Crump Trial. Meet at Clubrooms for a 1.30pm start. Tuesday 20th March Committee Meeting. Other Branch Events 4th March Otago Vintage Venture th 11 March South Canterbury Mid- Island Rally. Entries close st 1 March 24th March South Canterbury Winchester Swap meet.

ALL BRITISH DAY On Saturday 24th February sixty British cars and four motorcycles gathered behind Scott’s Brewery in the Historic Precinct for All British Day, the feature car being Triumph. There was a good turn out of Triumph Sports cars, and other British cars from different areas of the South Island with an Oamaru car making up the sixteen and one half Triumphs on display. The run went out to Kakanui then circled back through Five Forks, Tokorahi, Windsor and finishing at Enfield Old School. The school has been converted into a Bed & Breakfast by Blanche and Craig Sturgess. They have done a great deal of the work themselves and are to be congratulated for their endeavours. Everyone will agree that the transformation is superb. We thank them for allowing our rally to conclude at their grounds. The majority of vehicles were wedged onto the concrete courtyard, some spilling onto the grass. It was a cosy atmosphere and enabled everyone to mingle with the group. Blanche and Craig generously gave their time to let anyone view their establishment. After lunch North Otago Vintage Car Club Chairman, Gilbert Ellery presented $1000 to the Heart Foundation. He congratulated everyone who took part and presented certificates to the following. Best Feature Car 1st Mark McLachlan Triumph TR250 2nd Peter & Julie Drummond TR3A 3rd Mark Williams TR2 Peoples Choice Best British Car

Best Original Car

Ken Lawson Austin Healey 1st Keith Barclay Rover 3500 2nd Brian Schou Jaguar 3rd John & Angela Lesley 1947 Jaguar 1.5 Don Speden 1957 Morris Minor

Best Motor Cycle 1st Gordon Pringle Velocette LE200 2nd Robert Hutton 1964 Triumph 350 3rd Bruce Watt 1929 AJS I would like to thank everyone for their help on the day Cheers Wayne

Important Notice to All Branch Secretaries There seems to be some confusion around the date of this year’s Canterbury Branch Swap Meet, despite it being published correctly in the official VCC Calendar of Events. I can confirm that the dates for this year (2018) are Friday 12th, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October. Just to clarify how the dates are set - the Canterbury Branch Swap Meet is always held on the second weekend in October. If, in any year, the 1st October happens to fall on a Sunday (as it did in 2017), this will be determined as being the first weekend of the month for the purpose of setting the Swap Meet dates. It would be appreciated if you could place a note in your next branch magazine clarifying the dates. Many thanks Colin Hey Chairman, Canterbury Branch Swap Meet Committee. -Rod Thrower. Secretary. The Vintage Car Club of NZ. Canterbury Branch Inc.

Central Otago 2018 Golden Times Rally


Saturday 21st April 2018

Rally Enquiries: Bill. Or Gill Crooks: 19B Devon St Arrowtown Home: 03 442 0255 Bill: 021 915 188 Gill:021 942 350


The Central Otago Vintage Car Club invites you to join the Autumn Festival in Arrowtown and to take part in our annual Golden Times Rally. As usual the Rally will have a strong emphasis on a relaxed social weekend with the chance to drive through some of the country’s best scenery. Period Dress to the era of your car is encouraged. There will be awards for your participation. The weekend event will include: Saturday: 21st Main street parking in Arrowtown has been arranged for your cars to be displayed from 8.45 am. Morning tea will be from 9:15 am on the Main Street Green. Rally packs will be distributed here. Cars will depart from the main street starting point at one minute intervals from 10:15am. Lunch will not be supplied and so you will need to bring a picnic lunch and thermos. Parade: The Autumn Festival Committee have notified us requiring to limit the number of vehicles in the Festival Parade to 20. On the entry form there is a choice whether to participate in the parade or not. On this basis the first 20 entrants wishing to go in the parade will get the spot. The vehicles in the parade will be directed by the Autumn Festival helpers. Afternoon Tea & Prize Giving at 3.30 pm At 4pm at the Arrowtown Bowling Club there will be an afternoon tea and prize giving and that will be the conclusion of the Rally. Closing Date: Is the 14th April 2018

MID MONTH RUN In typical Verna style the first run for 2018 was organised before most of us had recovered after Christmas and New Year festivities. Members were not deterred by the slight drizzle as we gathered at the NOVCC rooms in Stoke Street. On receiving written instructions we followed a scenic route which travelled via Homestead Road, through Weston, Kia Ora/Cormacks then finished at Gemmell’s Crossing. A very pleasant atmosphere as we enjoyed afternoon tea and caught up with all the news while sitting under the walnut trees. Thank you Verna. 12 vehicles, 25 adults, 2 grandies and 2 dogs. All were very happy and well behaved.

Seven cars and sixteen members ventured into Waimate territory via the backroads to “Odettes�, with the sole purpose of sampling the Devonshire Teas, Scones jam & Cream, amidst pleasant company. Leslie insisted protocol must be observed (little finger wise) A great afternoon was had by all. Thanks Verna.

Returned from the Beach hop. Exploring the harbour area and back to clubrooms for tea, coffee & refreshments.

Chairman’s Report I’d like to thank Lynette & Jim for the Beach Hop Run. Everyone found it very entertaining and learnt a thing or two as well. Everyone returned to the Clubrooms for supper, a social time and presentation of prizes. I hope Colin & Rosemary enjoyed the chicken. Next Club Night will be a BBQ starting at 6pm. Details elsewhere in this Distributor. Keep Your Tires Tight Gilbert

Teviot Tootling

Sunday 25th March 2018 Central Otago Vintage Car Club invites interested Scooter, Moped, Clip-on and Veteran Motorcycle owners to participate in our annual Moped Rally. Assemble at Commercial Hotel, Roxburgh at 10am. Entry Fee; $20-00 (includes registration and lunch) Entries close on Tuesday 20th March 2018. If further information is required, please contact: Lindsay Wilkie, Ph 03 4492128 email

COVCC “Blue Smoke & Pedals” Rally Registration Form Name …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Address ………………………………………………………………………………………………… E-mail Address …………………………………………………………………………………….. Phone …………………………………………Year & Make of M/C ……………………….cc………………………..

Registration Fee Enclosed; COVCC) Please post entries to: Lindsay Wilkie PO Box 1 Clyde 9320


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to arrive no later than Tuesday 20th March 2018

SCVCC Annual Swap Meet Winchester Domain SH1, March 24, gates open 7.30am. All makes car Display Something for everyone. Sites – Michelle Munro Ph 03 6864824 Or Email No dogs allowed.

VCC NZ NATIONAL VETERAN RALLY Nelson, 16-18th November 2018 NEWSLETTER No.1 We hope this information is of interest to you. We have extracted emails from the Vintage Car Club membership list for everyone that has a Veteran Vehicle listed, (even if it was only listed as parts). If you know of a veteran owner that has missed receiving this information please forward this to them. The Brief Plan is:1. Theme; “100 Years of Veterans” (All veterans will be 100 years old). 2. Events will be centred on Richmond Township, 12km. from Nelson City. 3. Friday 16th Nov. Registrations and Welcome meal at Nelson VCC Club Rooms. 4. Saturday 17th Nov. Rally Day around rural Nelson/Tasman Area & Evening dinner. 5. Sunday 18th Nov. Heritage Cruse of the District and Official Prize Giving Dinner. 6. A 2-3 day Post-Rally Tour (19th-21st) will be arranged if there is interest in this. 7. Model T’s Rally in Nelson Feb.2019, Vehicle storage will be investigated. The Veteran Rally will be preceded by the “Prince Henry Tour” 1. Tour starts Ashburton; assemble Monday evening 12th Nov. 2. Arriving in Richmond Thursday 15th with a Lay-day on Friday 16th. CONTACTS; 1. National Rally = 03 544 9998, Jim & Kyra Wareing. 2. Prince Henry Tour = 03 314 4322, Ray & Glenis Miller. Richmond Accommodation; (suggest you book early). Parkside Motel; 13 units, some covered car parking. 0800 161 212 Gladstone Motel; 12 units, 03 543 9984 Arthur Wakefield Motor Inn; 20 units, 03 544 7164 Oxford Court Motel; 12 units, 03 544 8003 Richmond Motel & Holiday Park; 19 Motel units, 11 Cabins, 12 Camp sites, 0800 250 218 Queen Street Holiday Park; Cottage + 40 Camp sites. 03 544 7677 Club Waimea Caravan Park; 74 sites, 03 543 9179 Richmond Motorhome Park, A&P Assn Show Grounds; Motorhome Assn. Members Park over, 027 941 2393. If you need help or more information Please use the Contacts above. If you don’t wish to be kept informed of developments please email; with your Name and VCC Branch and we will remove you from our mail list. Kind Regards; Veteran Committee; Jim & Kyra Wareing, Pat Kennedy, Rob Thompson.

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North Otago VCC March 2018  
North Otago VCC March 2018