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Magazine of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Otago Branch Inc.

August 2018

June mid-week run—Kakanui Coast Café The Otago RoadRunner is the official newsletter of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Otago Branch Inc. Views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the Editor or the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Otago Branch Inc.


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CHAIRPERSON

Nicola Wilkinson

markandnicolaw@gmail.com

476 4004

TREASURER

David Ross

vccnzobt@gmail.com

455 8800

SECRETARY

Marion McConachie

bmmcconachie@xtra.co.nz

453 0404

CLUB CAPTAIN

Keith Moore

Adrienne.moore51@gmail.com

453 0592

HOUSE MANAGER

Bill Partel

PROPERTY OFFICER

Bill Veitch

w.veitch@xtra.co.nz

489 1626

EDITOR

Eleanor Harrison

eleanor.harrison@otago.ac.nz

479 8280

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Colin Winter

wolseley2@xtra.co.nz

456 4382

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Kevin Mason

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Alistair Graham

COMMITTEE MEMBER

Andrew Roxburgh

488 4033

488 5198 alrmgraham@gmail.com

455 8834 488 3866

LIBRARIAN

Moira Cunningham

453 5777

TROPHY STEWARD

David Ross

455 8800

VEHICLE REGISTRAR & VIC

Bill Partel

488 4033

ARCHIVIST

Marion McConachie

453 0404

PARTS OFFICERS

Bill Partel

488 4033

George Martin

489 3621

David Cunningham

453 5777

Kevin Mason

488 5198

GROUNDS OFFICER

Bruce Murray

487 7281

BRANCH SCRIBE

Marion McConachie

453 0404

HONORARY SOLICITOR

Joe O’Neill

477 6801

THE AUDITOR

Arthur Patton

SPEED LIAISON SPARKAHOLICS CONVENER

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CLUBROOMS 125 Forbury Rd., Dunedin , 9012 Phone 455 0586

PO Box 5352, Moray Place Dunedin 9058

BRANCH EMAIL

otago@vcc.org.nz

COMMITTEE MEETS CLUB NIGHT

2nd Monday of month 7.30pm Friday 7.30pm to 11.00pm

MOTORCYCLE NIGHT

First Friday of the month

MONTHLY MEETING

Last Friday of the month 8.30pm

PARTS SHED

Friday 7.30pm – 9.30 pm. Wednesday 09.00am – 12.00 noon

ARTICLES FOR NEWSLETTER

Can be forwarded to your editor by the 3rd Wednesday of the month please

VERO INSURANCE APPLICATIONS Please quote Otago “Agent No H0300145— Inspector No 916” LIBRARY ROSTER AUGUST 3rd Kevin Mason 10th CLOSED 17th CLOSED 24th CLOSED 31st Bill Veitch OCTOBER 5th Moira Cunningham 12th Bruce Murray 19th Bill Veitch 26th Bryan McConachie

Library open 8.00 - 9.30 Friday night SEPTEMBER 7th Bryan McConachie 14th CLOSED 21st CLOSED 28th Paddy Williams NOVEMBER 2nd Kevin Mason 9th Paddy Williams 16th Bill Veitch 23rd Bruce Murray 30th Moira Cunningham

Welcome to New Members: The Otago Branch extends a very warm welcome to Ross McTaggart - who owns a 1948 Riley Correction- last month new member should have been recorded as Bob Griffiths - not Griffins - apologies Bob 4


BRANCH EVENTS (listed in bold) AUG Fri 3rd Wed 15th Sun 26th Mon 27th Thurs 30th

Fri 31st

Motorcycle Group Meeting Sparkaholics NATIONAL DAY – Cancer Society Daffodil Day Daffodil Deliveries with Cancer Society Midweek Run -Meet at Clubrooms 1.00pm Bring a Thermette Club Night - Talk - Home Security 7.30 pm start

SEPT Fri 7th Sat 8th Sat 15th Thur 27th Fri 28th Sun 30th

Motorcycle Group Meeting Autospectacular GM Night Rally Mid Week Run Club Night PWV/P60/P80 Rally

OCT Fri 5th 6th-7th Thurs 25th

Motorcycle Group Meeting Dunvegan Rally 12,13,14 Canterbury – Swapmeet Midweek Run 13th |& 14th Wairarapa -50th Anniversary Weekend Club Night

Fri 26th NOV Fri 2nd Sat 3rd Sun 18th Thurs 29th Fri 30th

Motorcycle Group Meeting Taieri Tour 10th Clutha Rally Commercial /Veteran Rally Midweek Run Club Night

VCC National Events 2018 August 26th October 22-27th

VCCNZ National Day – proudly supporting Cancer Society Targa –VCCNZ South Island Time Trial This event is being run in conjunction with Targa NZ. It is on closed roads but is not a speed event. For further details contact Rod Corbett rcorbett@xtra.co.nz 03 423 1551 or 027 433 8772 November 12-15th Prince Henry Tour - starting from Ashburton November 16 -18th National Veteran Rally – Nelson contact: jimnkyra@xtra.co.nz 2019 Feb 15-17th March 3-8th April 19-21st October 19-20th

26th National Motorcycle Rally – Blenheim Carol Taylor 021 399 649 vccrally2019@gmail.com Pre ’56 MG National Rally – Cromwell National SI Easter Rally-Ashburton National Veteran Rally – South Canterbury -Timaru 5


Sparkaholics

Wednesday 15 August Library Dungeons — see page 9

Cancer Society Days

Daffodil Delivery and Daffodil Day Stall Hello People, the daffodil Presold deliveries will be on Monday 27 August. We have our usual drivers all attending except one. If anyone would like to join this group please let me know as soon as possible please. Will do need another two cars. This group should meet at the Cancer Society, Great King Street, 12 noon on that day please. The Stall on Friday, 31 August has not been confirmed yet. Last year we were at Mitre 10 but not sure what the arrangements for this year are. But we will man a stall somewhere for them. Please let me know if you are able to help on either day. If we go back to Mitre 10 we may consider making our stand more noticeable. Thanks Marion McConachie Ph 453 0404 bmmcconachie@xtra.co.nz

September Bike Night Friday 7th September Gary Winter will show a Castrol film. ' The Right Line'. I think this production goes back before Gary was a twinkle but should be of interest to our biker fraternity — Bill Veitch

Sat 15th September

GM Night Rally 6


In the Driving Seat Looking back at previous chairman’s reports my opening line seems to have a weather theme so I’ll just leave it at that. I would like to thank Bruce Murray for his contribution to the management of the branch - Bruce stepped down from the branch committee at the AGM.

The annual dinner and quiz was held on the 14th July and was enjoyed by everyone who was able to attend. It was great to see some of the newer members there - I hope they enjoyed their night. David’s quiz certainly had a lot of hilarity. Coming up in August is the National Day on the 26th. This event will be open to everyone in old or new vehicles -so spread the word around your family and friends as all the more the merrier. In September we will have the Autospectacular on the 8th while the following weekend on the 15th is the Vauxhall Club night rally. This event is organised by the Vauxhall club and based from our Club rooms. The Vauxhall Club welcomes everyone to join in - 7pm, $5 per vehicle and bring a plate for supper. Mark and I are organising this year’s run so it would be great to see a good contingent of VCC members. Keith Moore is arranging some guest speakers for our club nights. Please keep an eye out in the Road Runner for further information. Marion is heading to Napier shortly as the branch representative at the National AGM. I’m picking that they will be continuing with the discussion on fossil fuels so I’m looking forward to reading her report in the next Road Runner. She will also have the results from the notice of motions regarding the P80 classification. Mark and I are heading to Europe on the 6th August and will be away until the end of the month. Part of the trip will include a visit to the Schlumf museum plus the WW1 Battlefields. I’m sure we will have tales to tell on our return. Safe travels, Nicola 7


Midweek Run : June

A Group of 22 members left Dunedin at 10.30 am on Thursday morning for a pleasant drive up to Kakanui Coast Café for lunch. No written instructions. Drove along SH1 to Waianakarua, then turned right towards the coast through lush green pastures on a beautiful calm sunny winters day. Stu and Lyn Neill meet us at Waitati and Ron and Lynley Hammer and another couple meet us there for a very social, and relaxed lunch. Our new member Tony Pomfret, was surprised to see that Ron and Lynley arrived in a similar model Triumph to his own. So they spent a bit of time comparing notes. Heaven knows what direction Tony went home – didn’t see him. But understand he carried on exploring some more of those beautiful country roads. Everyone else returned home at their leisure. Was a good way to spend the day. Kevin has suggested that we bring Thermette’s for the next Thursday run. Wonder how many turn up with Thermette’s.

Bryan and I for one do not even own one.

Marion.

Ian Boyd Jurien Bay Vincent Motorcycle collection, Australia Featured in the July RoadRunner

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Hi One and All,

Wednesday 15 August

No one has put their hand up to co-ordinate trips but there is one still to be done. I was supposed to have it organised for July, but what with the excitement of the AGM and my new job it slipped the memory banks. We have a trip to the Library dungeons thanks to Stu Campion. It is set down for 10.30 am on Wednesday 15 August. Meet at the Vintage Car Club at 9.30 am to catch the 9.45 am bus. Bus in—use your Gold Card—free trip if you wish. Otherwise meet at the Public Library by 10.5 am for a 10.30 am start. NB: David Mills has needed to pull out of VCC commitments due to unforeseen circumstances. Please contact Stu Campion in the first instance in regards to this Sparkaholics event.

DUNVEGAN MOTORCYCLE RALLY Sat 6th & Sun 7th October 2018 This year we will be over-nighting at Sidey Lodge at Waikouaiti Boxed lunch will be provided at Naseby. Entry forms are available from: Brian Walker metalsprings@xtra.co.nz Bill Veitch w.veitch@xtra.co.nz VCC Clubrooms – Hardcopies on the bar

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Branch Rallies – thank you to those members who have put their names for-

ward to arrange branch rallies. We are still looking for others to help with these. Please let your new Club Captain know if you are able to help. This is a good way to get to know your branch members and have a bit of fun! at the same time.

Sparkaholics – Convener Needed - For this group to be able to continue. Several members have information for places to visit but are unable to co-ordinate. Please contact a committee member for further details. - David Mills has indicated that he is not in a position to do this. National Day – Sunday 26th of August – Cancer Society Fundraiser – Thanks for those members who attended the meeting on Friday 7 th July – B. Veitch is working on setting the rally route for the day. The car park beside the Ice Stadium on Victoria Road has been booked for the start of the run and then for Public Display on return. We will be needing marshalls from 12.30 am until 4.30pm - Please let me know if you can help even for half an hour. Also need some help from members to distribute advertising posters to various business’s and garages please. There will be a bundle available in the clubrooms for you to pick up and distribute. Thanks

Daffodil Day Deliveries - Monday 27th August – David is now not able to co-ordinate this event. Due to unforeseen circumstances. We wish him well with his recovery. We will still go ahead with this. Some back up drivers are needed for this day. Our branch has volunteered to deliver preordered daffodils to business’ around the city in our VCC eligible vehicles for the last two years. Contact Marion McConachie in the first instance. Contact details in the front of the Roadrunner. Autospectacular – 8th September – Those members who put their vehicles forward for Restoration Trophy are asked to make them available for the VCC Branch Display on Saturday 8th September. We are also looking for a Vintage Caravan to borrow, and any other items for this – to help with the Summer Holiday Theme. Please contact Bill Partel, or committee member if you are able to help. The Autospectacular committee have also asked for Veteran Vehicles for a separate Display – As it is felt that this class of vehicle deserves to be seen by the public as well. Please contact me if you are willing to display your Veteran Vehicle

Events coming up – keep an eye out for entry forms for the GM Rally and PWV/P60/P80 Rally in September’s Roadrunner. Club Night – Last Friday of the Month

We have a member of the

Police coming to talk on Home Security during Club Night in August – starting at 7.30pm with Club meeting to follow. Friends and family welcome. 10


Entertainment Book - $60.00 - $11 is donated to the VCC - Contact Branch Secretary if you would like one. Targa Rally – our branch has been asked if we would supply some marshalls at Forsyth Barr on both the Wednesday and Thursday pm time to be advised – bring along your VCC eligible vehicle to include in the Public Display. Mornington Cable Cars Restoration Society – Will be looking for Vintage Cars to display during their Open Day. A date for this is yet to be advised. Keep your ears peeled for this one. DO YOU KNOW WHERE TO FIND YOUR NEAREST AED DEFIBRILATOR? The nearest defibrillator to the clubrooms is on the outside wall of the 4 Square shop on corner of Bayview Road. Please make a point of familiarising yourself of its location – Never know when it might be needed. SOLD OR SELLING YOUR VIC’D VCC VEHICLE ENSURE YOU SEND VIC CARD ALONG WITH CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP DETAILS TO NATIONAL OFFICE – Remember this paperwork is the property of the National Club – this is their way of keeping records of Vehicle ownership etc. Drop of point for Local Rally entry forms: If you want to leave entry forms at the branch clubrooms – please take them along on a Friday night or Wednesday morning, and ensure that the appropriate person receives it. The committee will not take responsibility for any that potentially may go missing. The other alternative if you are opposed to posting them is to email the organizer with a copy of the entry form. ONLINE PAYMENTS FOR BRANCH RALLIES NB: our Branch Treasurer has respectfully requested that you only make online payments for our Major Rallies e.g. Taieri Tour, Dunvegan and Dunedin Brighton. Please make payments for smaller rally entries of $5.00 Preferably by cash. MIDWEEK RUNS - last Thursday of the Month unless otherwise advised. Meet at clubrooms by 1pm for a drive and afternoon tea stop. If the weather looks promising on the day bring your afternoon tea, as we might find a spot where we can have a picnic afternoon tea! Vero Insurance Scheme - Just a reminder, the VCC Vero insurance scheme is set up for those with current VCC membership. It may be a good idea to remind the unfinancial people that you are ringing, that if they have insurance cover under the VCC Scheme with Vero, current membership is a requirement. 11


Ramblings Do you Remember? Part 2

Bob Culver - Jowett Car Club of NZ Inc The Driving Experience Motor cyclists in shirt sleeved. Pillion passengers. Cyclist without helmets. Car drivers wearing hats. “Doubling” on pushbikes. (Is modern design a deliberate attempt to prevent this? Bikes could not cope with two present day over-weight bodies. In the 1950’s many persons weighed only 10 stone). Delivery bikes with huge front compartment. The first Vespa motor scooters, and Zundap mopeds. Hand signals, semaphore trafficator signals. On trucks, tilting mechanical hand contraption. The first blinkers. English migrants giving UK hand signals. Rural newspapers delivered by bus driver throwing, including over roof to l.h.s. (Wellington paper boys also used to fold and bend papers boomerang shape and hurl to distant houses). “Running in. Please Pass” signs, the vehicle at a steady 30 mph. (A tradition from the days of hand fitted bearings). At night, oncoming cars with quivering headlights (Lamps were mounted on the mudguard: as these developed cracks for the attachment rusted, the whole assembly shook. Many, Bradfords included, vibrated anyway). Occasional vehicles with the UK dip system.. the right-hand headlamp extinguished. V8’s with candle like headlamps zooming past and disappearing into the distance… with no light pool visible on the road. Cars emitting constant blue smoke. (The colossal consumption associated this is almost unknown today: a pint per 100 miles and much more). Trucks under load completely enveloped in black diesel smoke. Trucks and buses on hills at jogging speed, walking speed, and less. (I can recall a logging truck on the Taupo Rd. Our Hillman would not go sufficiently slow in 1 st! We had to keep restarting). In my 17 bhp Austin Seven on hills I passed many trucks with ease (albeit at 25mph) Now trucks overhaul my 60 bhp Hillman at 55 mph. Trucks creeping downhill in low gears with faded brakes. Truck drivers waving you to pass. Market gardener’s trucks stacked to dizzy height with empty cabbage boxes. Horse floats and other trucks trundling along at less than 40 mph. (With transport licensing most trucks were limited to local work. In the early 1950s the speed limit for trucks in the UK was very low so most were geared accordingly). Petrol tankers delivering: the driver dipping the ground tanks. Beer delivered to pubs in wooden barrels and rolled down through a footpath trapdoor. Milkmen delivering, runners radiating out from the vehicle. Stirring exhaust sounds. In the 1960s a pronounced exhaust as standard was common. Much overtaking was spirited at high rpm in the gears and many cars were sixes. Now everything ambles past at half the rpm. On suburban hills, whining gearboxes on 1920’s cars. (Crash boxes with straight cut gears). Later, the exquisite sound of two stroke TS3 Commer trucks (3cyl, 6 pistons opposed, high revving supercharged diesel 2 stroke). The Sunday drive, a tradition with many for years. (Died out as cars became more modern and a short run no longer a satisfying experience). Trucked Model T’s with family groups rugged up, often with dog or two, travelling on the tray (Hawkes Bay). 12


Workers travelling on truck trays. Some factories sent a covered truck around the suburbs to gather workers. Tramping club trucks with members rugged up on the side and eagerly sniffing the potential delights in the passing slipstream. The variety of vehicles. 1920’s and 30’s models of radically different appearance than the latest. Estate cars. Later, Bedford van and other passion wagons. (Fathers of girlfriends were presumably not enthusiastic. I guess universal flatting and especially mixed flatting eliminated the motivation). Also, later, slow rustic house trucks. Dune buggies. Friday night in town. The busiest time of the week when all towns came to life. The picture crowd thronging the street. Young men paraded their pride and joy cars. Ford and Chev coupes and Mk 1 Zephyrs. Curbside parking available almost everywhere. Not confiscated for bus lanes etc. An unmetered unlimited spot could be found within ½ km of anywhere almost anytime. Not impossible even 9 to 5 weekdays surrounding downtown in main cities. Super heavy steering. ¼ turn free play in steering. Brakes which didn’t however had the push. Feeble handbrakes, umbrella handbrakes. Five and more turns of wheel lock to lock. Truck and bus drivers wrestling with slow heavy steering. (Which limited their excesses, now completely unchecked). Non-synchro gears. Double declutching. Stopping to change into 1 st. Grated gears, backfiring, deliberate and otherwise. Cars. Notably V8’s, stalled at intersections, “flooded”. Vanguard taxi drivers in Wellington fiddling under the bonnet to free gears. Difficult starting: resort to the crank handle. A neighbor used to convey his children, myself and my brother to Sunday school. His 1935 Chev sometimes needed a crank start. Large sixes are difficult to swing at the best of times: the restricted range of language he considered useable on a Sunday added hugely to his frustrations. On one occasion he was loaned a 1926 Chev; a car an adult could stand up in). Cab beside engine buses. Rides in: absolutely shattering din uphill at crawling speed. Prams clipped to the front of buses. Roadside tea stops. Thermettes. Tea at the beach and other picnic spots. Driving on the sand. Getting stuck. Designated parking has killed the cup of tea picnic stop. Hunting for petrol on weekends and after hours (8am to 5pm!) Drivers “gutter gripping”. Boy racer types sitting propped against the door pillar for support. Oncoming cars heeled over, floating on suspension, crossplies drifting on the seal with huge yaw angle Three, or four, on the front seat. Three, four and more in the back. Children in the arms. The lovestruck: Two occupying 1/3 of the front bench seat width (not all aspects of motoring have improved!) The cosy intimacy of the front seats of small cars. Bradford estates, family aboard, part of the main flow at 45+mph. Jupiters by roadside with bonnet up! (Not common but very noticeable and memorable!). Stopping to assist stranded motorists. Fiddling under the bonnet: with success. (Whereas now all a mystery. Out of town, traffic was often very sparse. Unlike today a breakdown could be a very protracted event. My father often used to stop and ask motorists if they needed assistance. He could often help). Trams: showers of molten metal sparks rolling across the road. Motormen struggling to change over the trolley pole. Oncoming trams suddenly coming onto your side of the road… Stopping beside trams whilst persons alighted (It was an offence to pass a stopped tram). Where the open road was parallel to the railway, the splendor of steam engines paced alongside. Interesting goods trains, with many small wagons and varied cargo. No boring containers. 13


Cyclists in general. In everyday dress, on practical upright bikes with mud guards. Very many children and youths rode to school. Bicycles left unattended everywhere. (for 20 years my mother left her bicycle all day outside Woolworths Levin in the rack, unlocked. Now would be gone by lunch time). Police on bicycles. (At Levin the local policeman cycled a mile to meet the Express every afternoon about 5pm. Today his bike would be immediately graffitied and /or stolen and he mugged). Traffic offices who exercised discretion. And issued warnings (not like when accountability and quotas ensure that a ticket is always issued). Respect for Police‌. Accidents with bystanders gathered. Now an army of firemen, police, ambulance staff, helicopter, rapidly arrive and screen the scene. Then events evolved slowly. Often only the ambulance and/or one traffic officer or policeman was present. All who could do so assisted or observed. Horrendous crash scenes. Before seat belts the injured and worse were often strewn far from the vehicles. (A few scenes certainly shaped my wary attitude to driving. When the Western Hutt road was made four lane it was part opened at two. Motorists assumed four lanes and there were several head on smashes in one weekend. One occurred just in from of me. The cars were so destroyed I could not identify, and some occupants were 10 metres away). (still more to come‌ trust you can stand it)

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CD FOMC May 2018

Electric Conversion Could Bring Shock End to Heritage Motoring By Roy Hughes Submissions Secretary Federation of Motoring Clubs The draft game plan prepared by the Productivity Commission to transform New Zealand into a low emissions economy puts fossil-fuelled heritage vehicles amongst the proposed targets for elimination. To achieve the objective of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 the commission is proposing to convert our transport fleet to electricity, plant many more trees, and phase out fossil fuels. Suggested strategies include a “freebate” scheme by which petrol and diesel vehicle owners will effectively subsidise people buying electric vehicles. Stringent exhaust emission standards would be imposed on cars coming into the country, especially used ones including collectable classics. Other suggestions include restricting any ongoing use of fossil fuels to the electricity system so the remaining gas or coal is only available to boost generation when there are not enough “renewables” left to top up all our Teslas at the end of a mid-winter working day. Interestingly the commission’s report confirms that the manufacture of lithium ion batteries can generate much higher CO2 emissions than building and using fossil-fuelled vehicles. But as all the batteries are made overseas the commission says there is no reason for New Zealand to be concerned as the CO2 emissions created to power our electric vehicles will be added to the totals of other countries. But the obvious practicalities of replacing the nearly four million internal combustion vehicles in the New Zealand fleet with electric powered alternatives by 2050 would appear to be more insurmountable than the commission apparently expects. With less than 8000 electric vehicles on the road so far and new or used imports introduced to our fleet at around 300,000 a year it would take a much greater economic upheaval than the commission envisions to achieve anywhere near the net zero carbon target by 2050. In the meantime the commission is proposing various measures to make the use of fossil-fuelled internal combustion vehicles much more costly and inconvenient. These include pushing up the price of petrol and diesel by lifting the carbon price up to 12 times higher, and basing vehicle registration fees on a vehicle’s emissions potential. 16


Potential policy changes that could endanger the continued use of fossilfuelled heritage and collectable vehicles were the main focus of discussion at the recent FOMC Annual Conference in Auckland. There was unanimous support for a motion that the FOMC urge the Ministers of Transport to give due consideration to the importance of heritage vehicles and associated industries and ensure the present unrestricted use of these vehicles is retained and not compromised by any changes in Government transport policies. At a rough calculation it is likely the total value of the accumulated heritage collections of just the FOMC’s membership exceeds $10 Billion. For a Government to arbitrarily declare all those cherished vehicles effectively obsolete and unusable would raise constitutional issues which are not adequately addressed in the Productivity Commission’s draft report. There is also a wide range of currently successful firms which rely on the repairing or restoring of New Zealand’s fleet of heritage vehicles to provide jobs for many thousands of highly skilled and valued workers. Beyond the bounds of the restoration industry there are also a vast number of other commercial operators such as magazine publishers, holiday resort owners and restaurateurs who rely on the steady flow of business from motoring enthusiasts to maintain their viability. And judging by the resolve of the delegates at the FOMC’s annual conference the commission’s planned electric future has by no means brought an end to the discussion.

A large Bentley had just found a parking meter and was backing carefully towards it when an Austin, quick as a flash nipped in. The world is for the quick and clever, shouted the driver. The Bentley kept on backing, getting faster and faster. He rammed the Austin knocking it straight out of the parking space. You’re wrong, said the Bentley driver handing his particulars to the driver of the now damaged Austin "the world is for the strong and rich." From Bill Veitch

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Restoration Rally Sunday 20th May 18 We arrived at the clubrooms shortly after 12.30pm to see that the judges: David Ross, John Paramor and Stu Campion had 4 entries this year to judge for the Restoration Awards for 2018. Graeme Duthie had entered a Model T Ford Tourer. Alex Benson had his Sunbeam Tiger and Keith Moore his 1936 Chevrolet Sedan. One entry from the motorcycle section, a Moped entered by Paddy Williams 1957 Heinkel Perle. Results to be announced at the coming AGM.

It is a great credit to all of the owners in the time and work involved in getting their vehicles back to pristine condition. Sharp on 1pm Rally organiser, David Mills called everyone to order to distribute rally route instructions. This amounted to approx. a page and three quarters of instructions with a question for about every second direction. His briefing words of wisdom were: read carefully, follow the instructions you cannot go wrong. Most would have found as we did you could not speed read or assume what you thought may have been the answer, they all required a careful check. Road signs were also askew in a number of places. On one turn the road name was missing altogether, but it was obvious the double posts had very recently been replaced. The journey was a familiar track to Green Island, Fairfield, Mosgiel, North Taieri, Outram, Momona, Outram and return to the clubrooms for afternoon tea. The results of questions answered ended in a tie between the McConachie’s and Thomson’s. By the narrowest of margins, the Thomson’s were declared the winners for the day – hence the report. 16 cars turned up for the run plus 2 motorcycles, covering 57 miles on the run for the afternoon. Thank you, Dave, for your running of this event. Merv T.

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MOTORCYCLE RESTORATION AWARD 2018 Graeme Dalton Cup 1957 Heinkel Perle (Moped) Owner: Paddy Williams History of Vehicle Heinkel was a builder of aircraft during WW2. They began making mopeds in the early 50’s to provide the German people with a cheap form of motor transport. They extended this to include motor scooters and a small car rather like an Isseto. Aluminum being the main material. This was built in 1957 and exported to NZ. Condition of vehicle when restoration started I bought this from Doug Willis in Invercargill. It was in the condition that can be imagined having been found in a farm dump. It cost very little which was more than it was worth. It was pretty much rubbish. Restoration was done over about a six-year period.

Vehicle components (i.e. original or salvaged parts) All motor and ’frame’, wheels, hubs, guards, are original as received by me. I would be fairly sure they are actually original as a very low price item it is unlikely they were replaced. The motor, gears were restored. The exhaust and control cables were new ex the Heinkel Club in Germany. Restored by Owner or Professional Paintwork by professional. All other work by owner with some assistance for friends.

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OTAGO VCC Restoration Achievement AWARD 2018 1926 Ford Model T Owner: Graeme Duthie

Date:

15 May 2018

History of Vehicle I have owned this car since 1959. After the accident it was used again until it was dismantled and stored when I first married. After 2000 I removed it from storage and the rebuild started. Condition of vehicle when restoration started Roll damage in June 1961 Vehicle components (i.e. original or salvaged parts) Whole body is original, except that the right rear corner had to be rebuilt and rear guards procured. Restored by Owner or Professional Mostly by owner. Rear panel by professional, also paint by Harry’s and upholstery kits fitted by Ian Ingram who also made the top.

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Otago: Assemble 1pm at Ice Stadium (entrance via Moana Rua Road) off Victoria Road, Dunedin for a short tour south of Dunedin along the Brighton- Taieri Coast. Returning to car park for a public display until 4.30pm, BYO afternoon tea (but some food vendors will be on site). Gold coin entry to public display $10 entry per vehicle for Rally (all proceeds to the Cancer Society)

VCC Local Contact: Marion McConachie Ph: 03 453 0404 Email: bmmcconachie@xtra.co.nz

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Targa Rally - Update Hi Everyone, 1. Entries-: We’ve had a flurry of activity recently resulting in 22 confirmed entries by close of Early Bird Discount Saturday 30th June! We’re delighted with this number but there’s still room for more, and with entries open until Friday 28th September please don’t miss this opportunity to be part of an outstanding first time event! Oldest car entered so far is a 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom 1, with other entries including Austin x2, BMW, Ford x2, Jaguar x4, Kato, MG x3, Morgan, Porsche x2, Saab, Toyota, Triumph x2 & one TBC. Several entrants & their cars have joined VCC specifically for this event which is very pleasing, & we look forward to them participating in future events along with existing VCC members. 2. Welcome-: A very warm welcome to Raewyn Anderson who has recently joined URG/Targa NZ as Event Administrator. We very much appreciate the assistance Raewyn is providing to our event. Raewyn is based at URG/Targa HQ in Auckland & her email is info@targa.co.nz 3. Newsletters-: Info-News will continue to be sent to the current database to keep all informed of general Targa-VCC time trial activity. (If you want to opt out of receiving these please email me back with “Opt Out Targa-VCC InfoNews” in the subject line). A separate newsletter for time trial entrants only will also be sent shortly with more specific event information & requests. 4. Assistance-: As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me for assistance completing forms, car queries, VCC, VIC etc. Please continue to spread the word & keep entries rolling in! Regards, Rod Corbett. rcorbett@xtra.co.nz

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Email: otcl@es.co.nz Postal: 406 Hillside Road, Dunedin Phone 455 5029

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