NSVCC NEWSLETTER FOR â€“AUG/SEPT 2018
NORTH SHORE BRANCH (VCC)
NORTH SHORE BRANCH OF THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NEW ZEALAND. MAGAZINE
‘PROGRESS’ Club Address:
40 Masons Rd, Albany
Editors E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Club Nights: Every Wed from 7.30pm. Restoration Shed: Every Tuesday &Thursday Mornings 9am - 12pm Committee Meetings: Last Monday of the Month, 7.30pm (All Reports Email to Editor Within 2 days of meeting please)
Club Open Days:
First Sunday of the Month (2 – 5pm)
Ladies Night: 3rd Wed of the Month. Club Runs: Normally 1pm Start, 3rd Sun. of month. Always check the ‘coming event’s page, or elsewhere in Magazine, for information regarding these events. NSVCC Website: www.vintagecarclub-northshore.co.nz And email@example.com
The COMMITTEE Chairman Delegate Vice Chairman Secretary: Treasurer: Club/Capt Asistant Club/Capt:
Paul Collins Paul Collins Kevin Lord Maurice Whitham Ross Moon Richard Lloyd Neil Beckenham
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COMMITTEE Members: John Tombs Clive Sandham John Higham Barry Thomson Tony Sparkes Peter Lloyd Brian Cullen (Editor) ISSUE NUMBER: 473
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AUGUST ---SEPT 2018
NSVCC COMING EVENTS: AUG Sept
26 Daffodil Day Run 21 - 24 Spring Tour (Napier—4 days)
OTHER EVENTS: Auckland Branch—Mid week runs: 2018 *= Petrolhead for details SMALES FARM CAR SHOW—Last Sun of each month.
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An E/Mail has been received from Fulton-Hogan requesting access through our property, to the Motorway, to be used as a “Haul” Rd. It was agreed for Ross Moon to Draft a letter (for Approval by the Committee) to Fulton –Hogan for further discussions with them, regards this matter. Welcome to new members---Reg Hopper Martin Drew A letter of thanks is to be sent to Eric Wilson for allowing members to view his car collection. Requests for tools and Restoration parts is to be approved by Clive Sandham.
CHAIRMAN’S REPORT JULY-AUGUST 2018
Here at our branch work has begun on the preparation for our new shed, with building consent applications in to council. The ground has been scraped and levelled, and the trees removed from the boundary behind where the shed will be sited. All seems to be proceeding well. Around the club rooms work continues, with mowing and weeding etc by our gallant crew. Owen has been very busy sanding and repainting the end wall of the club rooms where the paintwork had deteriorated. Some metal shelving material has been supplied to us, so that shelves can be erected in the container to house some of the excess spare parts. Progress continues on the club vehicles. The start of July saw me participate in the Wellsford & Warkworth Winter Woollies Wander, which was run around the Paparoa area, and finished back at Warkworth. They had a good response entry wise and it was a great day out. Our own club run was well supported too with quite a number attending lunch at the Café, with a few extras going direct to the shed raid at 3pm. Thanks to Neil for organising. August sees the VCC National day with The Daffodil Rally like last year. We would like a good turn out again and it is a worthy cause to support. Entry forms are now available for the Spring Tour to Napier and if you require one please contact me and I will send one out to you. (I have tried e-mailing some but find that quite a number have changed their e-mail addresses and I do not have their new ones). This Friday (3rd August) I fly to Napier for the VCC National AGM and a report will follow in next months Magazine. Meanwhile happy motoring. Paul.
CLUB CAPTAIN’S REPORT AUGUST 2018 Despite the unpleasant weather, almost 40 members turned out to enjoy our lunch run and car collection visit, with it being perhaps the shortest club run at 1.7 miles. Special thanks to Arnold van Zon for the contact which allowed the club to visit this amazing Maserati collection. On Wednesday 22nd August we have arranged with the Vintage Austin Register to hold a film night at our Club Rooms, starting at 7.30 p.m. Please see flyer.
August’s run on the 26th and is our Daffodil Day Run. This is the National Club fundraising event being held in conjunction with the Wellsford/Warkworth Club and the Waitemata Branch. We will be leaving from Smales Farm in Takapuna. The programme for the day is as follows: Date Sunday 26th August Cars assemble at 10 a.m. or before at Smales Farm. Cars away at 11.15 11.30 The run will take us up the west coast on sealed roads to finish in Warkworth town centre for a car display. The Warkworth Lion’s Club and the business community have organized parking etc for our cars. After the display the Waitemata Branch has arranged for a visit to the Kaipara Airfield to view vintage airplanes. A donation of $10 per vehicle will be collected with all proceeds going to the local Cancer Society. This is an open event which we have promoted through the Caffeine and Classics event. Please invite all your friends to make the day one to remember and let’s make a generous Contribution to the charity.
. On behalf of the Vintage Car Club of NZ and the Cancer Society, North Shore and Wellsford/Warkworth and Waitemata Branches we wish to invite you to join our National Rally. Caffeine and Classics Smales Farm, Takapuna Date: 26th August 2018 Assemble: At 10.00am or before Have a look at all the vehicles, register. Cars Away at 11.15am-------Donation of $10 per vehicle Your Tour will take you up the West Coast on sealed roads to finish in Warkworth Town Centre for a car display. After the display the Waitemata Branch has arranged a visit to the Kaipara Airfield to view some vintage airplanes. Prizes for “Peoples’ Choice”, walks along the wharf, cafes etc. All proceeds go to the Cancer Society. Contact: Anne Richardson: firstname.lastname@example.org; 021 277 9010
NOTICES STORAGE SHED; Several Club Vehicles are currently stored in this shed. Anyone can apply for the use of a space at a reasonable cost, (If available) --- If interested, please contact --- KEVIN LORD for details and rules governing the use of this shed. PH 09 4139157—0272350142 Eemail@example.com ❖ REMEMBER: Work on vehicles is NOT permitted in the storage shed. ------------------------------------
Club Rooms Bookings: (Members only) Please Contact: John Tombs---09 4785677 Restoration Shed Activities. Would all members please remember to return tools to their correct place at the end of the morning´s restoration activities. Would all members please remember to include their name and branch (Plus membership number) on any payments etc, in particular, any payments to Head Office when paying their membership subs. Thanks. Anyone wishing to purchase tools and equipment for restorations MUST FIRST obtain permission from Clive. If permission given, then purchases up to the value of $100 may proceed. If the purchase is to be in excess of $100, CLIVE is to request this at the next committee meeting.
Club owned Vehicles are available to members for their use on Club events etc. Contact Kevin Lord for information on conditions and availability of these vehicles. All requests must be passed by the committee. Basic Conditions for use: 1 2 3 4
The vehicles MUST be returned to the shed from which they were taken ---immediately after use. Fuel used must be replaced. Vehicle must be cleaned immediately on return. Any defects encountered must be reported to Kevin, or the person nominated for responsibility for the vehicle.
AD’S AND NOTICES North Shore Vintage Car Club Branch Price List ----------------------------Cloth Badges $6 (All Queries please contact NSVCC Car Badges $15 The Secretary) VCC Chrome Wings $25 VCC Brass Wings $20 ( All payments are to be NSVCC Lapel Badges $5 made to the: Rally Card Holders $10 North Shore Vintage Car Club) EDITOR’S E-MAIL ADDRESS; firstname.lastname@example.org
Name Badges: Would members please wear their name badges on rallies or events, to assist in helping to “get to know” each other, particularly new members. --------------------------------------
Please be sure to add your name to the list (in the club rooms) when attending rallies. -I.D.Cards: These are compulsory for all National Calendar Events. Be sure to take them with you. Photographs of your Vintage car. The club needs a photo of your Vintage Car to display in our club rooms, along side those already on display. These should be of a size 10 x 8 inches. Frames and captions are free. Remember, these photo’s are one of the main attractions for visitors, prospective members, and of course, current members. A Photo of your car can be arranged next time you attend a rally or club function. Please: Check with a committee member first. Events: Make sure you have a current W.O.F. & Rego. when participating in Club organized events. NOTICE FROM THE EDITOR
I have compiled an “up to date” membership list for our branch. It gives the names of current members and their Ph Numbers, and as well, the names of their wifes/partners ( where I have the information.) This list is available to all members—So if you would like one, please e/mail me at: email@example.com NOTE:(It will only be sent by E/mail)
COME JOIN NORTH SHORES
“SPRING TOUR” TO NAPIER 21st to 24th SEPTEMBER 2016 =============****=============
SPRING TOUR 2018
21st to 24th September Name: ………………………………………………
Total attending: ……….
Address: ………………………………………………………………………………. Home Phone: …………………..
Meeting at Start ……
or joining at Matamata……..
or Joining at Taupo ……..
RALLY ENTRY FEE ………….. $ 25.00 Castle Museum visit - at Tirau ……………… ( ) @ 12.00 pp $ ……… Saturday Dinner – Hawkes Bay VCC …….......... ( ) @ 25.00 pp $............ TOTAL PAID $________
Please pay on line to NSVCC bank account 12-3072-0376473-00 (And put your name as reference so we know who paid)
And e-mail entry to Paul Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org Or make cheques payable to ‘NSVCC Spring Tour’ and post (with entry form) to “Spring Tour” C/- Paul Collins 74 the Bullock Track, R.D.3 Warkworth, 0983 Entries close 14/9/2018 Please book early – it helps with catering for the VCC
For more information phone Paul on Ph: (09) 4220500 or 027 2922204
MOTELS: Taupo: Chevron Motel 102 Tamamutu St Taupo Chantilly’s Motor Lodge 112 Tamamutu St Taupo
Palm City Motor Inn 31 Georges Dr Napier Deco City Motor Lodge 308 Kennedy Rd Napier
(Tell them you are with the Vintage car club Tour when making your booking). Some motels have been pencilled in (for a short time only), so you will need to quickly to ensure your accommodation.
Auckland North Vintage Austin Register Invite you all to a film evening On Wednesday 22nd August At 7.30 pm Approximately 2 hours running time of Austin Factory films The History of Brooklands To be held at: NSVCC Clubrooms 40 Masons Road Albany
Morris Motors Morris Motors Limited was a British privately owned motor vehicle manufacturing company formed in 1919 to take over the assets of William Morris's WRM Motors Limited and continue production of the same vehicles. By 1926 its production represented 42 per cent of British car manufacture â€” a remarkable expansion rate attributed to William Morris's practice of buying in major as well as minor components and assembling them in his own factory. Self-financing through his enormous profits Morris did borrow some money from the public in 1926 and later shared some of Morris Motors' ownership with the public in 1936 when the new capital was used by Morris Motors to buy many of his other privately held businesses. Though it merged[note 1] into larger organisations in 1952, the Morris name remained in use until 1984, when British Leyland's Austin Rover Group decided to concentrate on the more popular Austin brand. Until 2014 Morris Oxford vehicles (based on the 1954-59 Oxford) were manufactured with periodic enhancements in India by Hindustan Motors. Part of Morris's manufacturing complex at Cowley, Oxford is now BMW Group's Plant Oxford, headquarters of the MINI marque. The Morris trademark is currently owned by the China-based automotive company SAIC after being transferred from bankrupt subsidiary Nanjing Automotive. History
Early history WRM Motors Ltd began in 1912 when bicycle manufacturer William Morris moved on from the sale, hire, and repair of cars to car manufacturing. He planned a new light car assembled from bought-in components. In this way he was able to retain ownership by keeping within the bounds of his own capital resources. A factory was opened in 1913 at former Oxford Military College at Cowley, Oxford, United Kingdom where Morris's first car, the 2-seat Morris Oxford "Bullnose" was assembled. Nearly all the major components were bought in. In 1914 a coupĂŠ and van were added to the line-up, but the Bullnose chassis was too short and the 1018 cc engine too small to make a much-needed 4-seat version of the car. White and Poppe, who made the engine, were unable to supply the volume of units that Morris required, so Morris turned to Continental of Detroit, Michigan for the supply of a 1548 cc engine. Gearboxes and axles were also sourced in the US. In spite of the outbreak of the First World War the orders were maintained and, from mid1915 a new larger car, the 2-seat and 4-seat Morris Cowley was introduced. Inter-war years After the war the Continental engine was no longer available so Morris arranged for Hotchkiss of France to make a near copy in their Coventry factory. This was used to power new versions of the basic Cowley and more up-market Morris Oxford cars. With a reputation for producing high-quality cars and a policy of cutting prices, Morris's business continued to grow and increase its share of the British market overtaking Ford to become in 1924 the UK's biggest car manufacturer, holding a 51% share of the home market and remaining enormously profitable. Possessed of a very large cash income Morris had a policy of personally buying up suppliers' businesses. For example, in 1923 he bought Hotchkiss's Coventry business which later became Morris Engines branch. He also brought in F G Woollard which became Morris Commercial Cars to lead the re-organization of their engine production from batch to flow, thus increasing output from less than 300 units per week to 1200. By 1924 the factory was making 2000 units a week with only a small increase in work space and labour force. Cecil Kimber, head of Morris's own original 1909-founded Morris Garage sales hire and repair operation in Oxford, began building sporting versions of Morris cars in 1924 labelling them MG. They were so successful a separate MG factory was soon established south of Oxford in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Having admired Budd's all-steel bodies Morris founded The Pressed Steel Company of Great Britain Limited in 1926 as a joint venture with Edward G Budd Manufacturing Company Budd International of Philadelphia, USA. Pressed Steel's factory was located over the road from Morris's factory at Cowley and supplied Morris and many other motor manufacturers. Morris withdrew from the venture in mid-1930. Budd sold their share to British interests at the beginning of 1936
The small car market was entered in 1928 with the Leonard Lord-designed Morris Minor, using an 847 cc engine from Morris's newly acquired Wolseley Motors. Lord had been sent there to modernise the works and Wolseley's products. The Minor was to provide the base for the MG Midgets. This timely spread into the small car market helped Morris through the economic depression of the 1930s. At the 1934 London Motor Show the Minor was replaced by the Morris Eight, a direct response to the Ford Model Y and, though Leonard Lord's handiwork, heavily based on it. In 1932 W R Morris appointed Lord Managing Director of Morris Motors Limited and Lord swept through the Morris works, updating the production methods, introducing a proper moving assembly line and creating Europe's largest integrated car plant But Morris and Lord fell out, and after 15 years Lord left in 1936 – threatening to "take Cowley apart brick by brick".Lord moved to Austin and they were to meet again in BMC —Morris, as Lord Nuffield, its first chairman. Lord succeeded him. As of 1 July 1935 Morris Motors acquired from W R Morris, now Lord Nuffield, in exchange for a further issue of ordinary shares to him, the car manufacturing businesses of Wolseley Motors Limited and The MG Car Company Limited. A separate private company, Wolseley Aero Engines Limited, was then formed to continue the development of his aviation interests. In 1936 Lord Nuffield sold Morris Commercial Cars Limited, his commercial vehicle enterprise, to Morris Motors Car production in Britain 1919-1938 (per cent) In 1938 William Morris, Baron Nuffield was raised to Viscount Nuffield. The same year he transferred his newly acquired Riley car business to Morris Motors Limited for £100.
Iron Lung Visiting London in 1938 during a polio epidemic Lord Nuffield saw a Both Iron Lung in use. He commissioned an improved design which could be produced using the techniques of car assembly and arranged production of approximately 1700 machines at the Cowley works, which he donated to hospitals throughout all parts of Britain and the British Empire Both-Nuffield respirators were able to be produced by the thousand at about one-thirteenth the cost of the American design.
Second World War In the summer of 1938 Morris agreed to build equip and manage at government expense a huge new factory at Castle Bromwich specifically to manufacture Supermarine Spitfires. Nuffield's management failed, no Spitfires were delivered and from 1941 the plant had to be run by Vickers. After a major air raid damaged the Morris Bodies factory, the premises switched to the production of jerry cans, producing millions of these versatile containers for use during the rest of the war and following the ending of hostilities. The Cowley plant was turned over to aircraft repair and production of Tiger Moth pilot trainers, as well as "mine sinkers" based on a design produced at the same plant during the First World War. The Morris Minor was one of the most popular cars from Morris.
Post-Second World War production Production restarted after the Second World War, with the pre-war Eight and Ten designs. In 1948 the Eight was replaced by what is probably the most famous Morris car, the Morris Minor designed by Alec Issigonis (who later went on to design the Mini) and reusing the small car name from 1928. The Ten was replaced by a new 1948 Morris Oxford MO, styled like a larger version of the Minor. A later Morris Oxford (the 1956 Morris Oxford III) was the basis for the design of India's Hindustan Ambassador, which continued in production until 2014. The nine different cars made by Morris Motors and its wholly owned subsidiaries at the time of the formation of BMC
Morris Six 1Âź-litre 1250 cc
M.G. 1Âź-litre M.G.
Murphy says to Paddy, " What ya talkin into an envelope for?" "I'm sending a voicemail ya fool!" Paddy says "Mick, I'm thinking of buying a Labrador." "Blow that," says Mick, "have you seen how many of their owners go blind?" 19 paddies go to the cinema, the ticket lady asks "Why so many of you?" Mick replies, "The film said 18 or over."
The Grim Reaper came for me last night, and I beat him off with a vacuum cleaner, Talk about Dyson with death. I went to the cemetery yesterday to lay some flowers on a grave. As I was standing there I noticed four gravediggers walking about with a coffin, 3 hours later and they're still walking about with it. I thought to myself, they've lost the plot!!
My daughter asked me for a pet spider for her birthday, so I went to our local pet shop and they were ÂŁ70!!! Blow this, I thought, I can get one cheaper off the web. I was at an ATM yesterday when a little old lady asked if I could check her balance, so I pushed her over.
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Studebaker Museum and SAH select the world’s 10 most influential cars They range in status from iconic to mundane and in age from ancient to fairly modern. Some seem relatively straightforward while others appear almost out of left field. Yet the 10 vehicles selected for the Studebaker National Museum’s latest exhibit share two traits: None are Studebakers, and all of them helped shape automotive history. As opposed to many of the museum’s exhibits, 10 Cars That Changed the World, which opened last month, doesn’t feature cars selected by the museum’s staff. Instead, museum officials, working from the concept expressed in the exhibit’s title, enlisted the members of the Society of Automotive Historians to choose the 10 via ballot. They came up with about 70 suggestions, ranging from the 1939 Oldsmobile with its automatic transmission to the 1986 Ford Taurus with its aerodynamic design. Andrew Beckman, archivist for the Studebaker National Museum, told Design News that only three or four vehicles – the Ford Model T, the Volkswagen Beetle, the World War II Jeep, and the first minivan – made the final list relatively unanimously. “But beyond that, there was no majority,” he said. “No one’s ballot completely agreed with anyone else’s.” One would expect many of the 10 to date from the earliest decades of the automobile industry. Indeed, in addition to the Model T, the exhibit also includes an example of the Curved-Dash Oldsmobile, which introduced mass production to the automobile industry just after the turn of the Twentieth Century, and a 1912 Cadillac Model 30, the car on which Charles Kettering’s electric self-starter debuted. However, others date to as late as the turn of the Twenty-First Century. The front-wheel-drive Mini and the Citroen DS both featured innovative technology that would soon become widespread; the first-generation Ford Mustang, on the other hand, showed other automakers how to market successfully to specific demographic groups; and the 2001 Toyota Prius, though not the first hybrid, at least thrust alternative powertrains into the spotlight. The task of rounding up examples of the 10 vehicles on the SAH list fell to museum staff. The 1901 Curved-Dash Oldsmobile came from the R.E. Olds Museum in Lansing, Michigan; the 1984 Dodge Caravan from the Fiat Chrysler collections.
1934 Studebaker President Regal Roadster
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