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October 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

Wednesday 4th October Club Night Pot Luck Tea 6.30pm. Please bring in goods for the Swap Meet Raffle.




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)

September Club Captain’s Report We were delighted with the attendance at the Opening Rally and we were pleased with Waimate members’ reaction to winning back the Tea Pot. The First Jack Crump Trial will be held on Sunday 1st October. It will start from the Clubrooms at 1.30pm and a picnic afternoon tea is planned with the option of returning to the Clubrooms if the weather is unsuitable. The October Club Night will be a Pot Luck Tea on Wednesday 4th October. On Sunday 29th October we plan to hold the Lady Drivers Run and combine it with a Homestead visit. Rebecca and Kathleen

October Coming Events Sunday 1st October First Jack Crump Trial. Start Clubrooms 1.30pm. Picnic afternoon tea weather permitting. Wednesday 4th October Club Night Mid Week Run

Pot Luck Tea 6.30pm.


Sunday 29th October Lady Drivers Run It is hoped that this run will be combined with a Homestead Run. Other Branches 6th – 8th October Canterbury Swap Meet th 15 October Otago PV/P60V/P80V Rally nd th 22 – 24 October South Canterbury Mt. Cook Rally. rd 3 November Waimate – Presentation of 50 year Badges to Lindsay Hossack & Trevor Holland to be held at the Makikihi Hotel, 6pm. Cost is $35 per head and if you want to go let Steve Dyson 03 6898711 or John Dawson 03 6897923 know.

A SPECIAL INVITATION FROM HAWKES BAY BRANCH OF VCC TO EARLY VETERAN CARS (100 YEARS PLUS OLD) Come to Napier and join the HBVCC for the 30th Anniversary of Art Deco Weekend from February 16th -18th 2018. We want to show the public what the earliest cars look like, how they perform and where it all started from. Our programme for 2018 has changed a bit as we have moved the annual rally from Saturday to Friday and plan to have a 3 or 4 hour run plus a picnic lunch at an historic Hawkes Bay homestead. There will be a special rally route for the early veterans (plotted by early 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 that enter and participate in the 2018 rally event. Come and join the other 200 plus club eligible vehicles we expect to enter the 2018 30th Anniversary Event. Go to the HBVCC website( for an Entry Form and Event Programme or email Entry forms for 2018 will be available from 20th August. Accommodation in Napier is already filling up for Art Deco Weekend so book now to avoid disappointment. You will need to arrive on Thursday 15th to be ready for the rally on Friday 16th Feb. 2018. Contacts: STEVE DONOVAN and STEVE TROTT both contactable on email

Hi Folks Whilst I have had a few people put money in to the Club bank account for their subscriptions, without the required reference information, there is only one that I can so far not identify. The date the money was inputted in to our account was 6 September 2017. Reference – all I have is the word Transfer I do not want to give the amount as that is the only way I will be able to determine that it is correctly the person who contacts me. However it is over $100. Can you put a call out in your branch newsletter, to anyone who transferred money in to our account on 6 September, paid over $100 and did not put a reference number – not even a name – to contact national office. Thanks Kind Regards Julie Cairns - Gee Administration Manager Vintage Car Club of NZ - National Office


OTAGO BRANCH 45th ANNUAL TAIERI TOUR SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER 2017 For More Information contact: Graeme Duthie Ph: 4885242 Email Marion McConachie: Ph /Fax: 03 453 0404 Email

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 October 2017  
North Otago VCC October 2017