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Replica Timaru’s First Car Built by C. W. Wood

August 2017

NOGGIN ANDNATTER First Thursday of the Month

Hi Everbody Welcome to the next new era of the South Canterbury Branch. Now that the AGM is behind us and I would like to thank all the members that were able to attend the meeting I would also like to thank the past committee members for their contributions to the club John Foster for his able 3 Years of Chairmanship Caroline Gibson for her Secretarial expertise Terrance Irving for his contributions & working in well with the “oldies” on the committee & hope you will allow your name to go forward in the future. Your new committee is a mixture of new faces & “Upcycled” Members I would like to welcome the following members onto the committee or into their New Roles Miles Winter as Secretary Darren Ladbrook as Club Captain Alistair Day as Clubrooms Convenor Clive Merry as committee member The 50th Year Badge Award Dinner was held on Saturday Night July 22 nd Derek Brownie, Alan Hawke ,and Barry Smith were presented with their badges and Framed Certificates by Sth Island VCC Club Captain, Alon Mayhew who read out a resume for each recipient (Ably prepared by Barry Barnes) All the recipients gave entertaining replies reminiscing on some of their VCC experiences. Our Branch also presented each of the recipients with an engraved Stainless Thermo Mug A special acknowledgement was made of the support given to our recipients and all members by their wives & partners. “ Behind every Good Man is a Good Woman” Next Noggin & Natter we are hosting the Ashburton Branch for the Annual Quiz Challenge , so get your team together & help us retain the trophy! Our Quizmaster will be Alan Fergusson See you on the #rd of August Ashley

COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR 2017 – 2018 Branch Correspondence to P O Box 623. Timaru. 7940 Email; Phone 03 688 5234 Chairman Ashley Milliken (Evelyn) 686 0834 Immediate Past

John Foster (Marion)


Miles Winter (Trish)

021 344 883


Nola Day (Alistair)

688 6108

Club Captain

Darren Ladbrook ( Jo )

Newsletter Ed

688 8999

Shona&Bill Weir Email ;

Alistair Day ( Nola )

Parts Manager

John Campbell (Janet )


688 6750

Clubroom Convenor

Barry Barnes ( Carla )

688 6108 686 0282 688 5105

IT Officer

Shannon Stevenson

686 3263


Neil Manchester

688 2112

Frances Irving Clive Merry Wayne Irving (Michelle)

688 0370 0274 409 384 688 6457

Trailer Hire

Front cover— Interior of the Falcon Futura in the garage raid

615 9066


Site Convenor Grounds Convenor Committee

John Campbell Chairman

John Knowles (Val) Nola Day (Alistair )

686 0282 03 693 7680 688 610

Michelle Munro ( Gavin ) 686 4824 Colin Johnstone (Trish ) 03 693 9093 Gavin Munro (Michelle) 686 4824 Alan Patrick 615 8803 Lex Westoby 03 612 6556 Allan Geary 021 062 2132 Murray Martin 03 615 9905 Robert Bray

Identification Certificate Processing – Alistair Day Warren Cox

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BLUEBRIDGE COOK STRAIT FERRY Discount code : ANTIQUECAR Valid Travel Dates : Between now and 30th November 2017 Discounted Fares: 10% off all fares. ——————————————— INTERISLANDER FERRY. Booking Reference : WH465. Members are required to present their current NZ Vintage Car Club Membership. For Bookings refer to ———————————————


7-30pm at Clubrooms, Redruth St, Timaru Kitchen Duty, Bar Duty

DRIVERS, CARS AND HELPERS WANTED FOR DAFFODIL DELIVERY Monday afternoon, 21st August. In support of Cancer Society PLEASE ...PH John Foster 6159066

PLEASE…… Fill in your voting forms and return them to National office Dead line for next months newsletter is 26th August and it will be the Weirs again Woohoo!!!


Notes from the Library Barnes

by Barry

Carla and I have been away enjoying the winterless(?) north for a couple of weeks and hence missed AGM. I understand there was not any heated competition for the coveted position of Librarian and I am still in the role! On my return I found a few items had arrived in the Library including a book unusually entitled “A Boot Full of Right Arms”, donated by Clive Merry. It’s the story of the 1974 London Sahara Munich world cup rally by Aussie, Ewan Green, whose entry was a Leyland P76. From a quick perusal of the contents and photos it looks like an interesting read. Thank you Clive. Another box contained the book Edwardian Cars by Ernest Carter, and workshop manuals for MGA, MGA twincam, MG Midget MG Magnette MK111, and MGB special tuning. Also included were Instruction manuals for Bedford Model M, Bedford CF, and Ford 6cyl truck 1942,plus mechanical specifications for 1932 Ford V8 and B4. This latter booklet was printed in NZ and was not actually a Ford publication. There was no indication of the donor so grateful thanks, whoever you are! The 101 used the 201 in³ (3,292 cc) six, taking advantage of its stock electric start, a first in a tractor.[1] Run at much lower revs than the truck engine, the 101 came in the usual standard and row-crop models, with four-speed transmission, and was capable of 20 mph (32 km/h) on roads.[1] The row-crop model offered adjustable rear wheel spacing and rear wheel brakes, as well as PTO. There was also a rare model with a single front wheel.[2] They also featured hood sides with dozens of louvers, which disappeared late in 1941.[3] The Super was upgraded to the 217 in³ (3,554 cc) Chrysler in 1940, [1] giving it almost 50 hp (37 kW) at

Weekend Away Moeraki February


A laid back, non competitive event travelling to Moeraki. All welcome. Accommodation: There are a large number of holiday homes available on the internet. Google “Accommodation Moeraki” which will bring up Bookabach, Holiday Homes, plus other options, camping ground etc. Saturday 4th: Travel down along as little of the main road as reasonably possible, probable lunch stop at Oamaru. Sunday: Optional touring day and we hope to have the usual Sunday night gathering at our digs but that will depend on numbers participating. Monday: Head for home. Tuesday is actually the Waitangi Day holiday and intending participants may want to consider an extra night at Moeraki or another venue like say Danseys Pass Holiday Park and head home on the holiday. No entry fee and while club eligible vehicles are preferred that is not at all essential. Further details will be provided to participants prior to the event. Contact Barry Barnes preferably by email or phone 6885105 to register your interest. We will be overseas for 2 months from 23 August so early registration would be good.

A Northland Visit

By Barry Barnes When we in the Bay of Islands for a couple of weeks recently we were travelling in the far north when we came across the Matthews Vintage Collection in the Doubtless bay area as you near Aorere. We thought it could be worth avisit and came across a very eclectic display the life long collection of 1 man that featured cars from the vintage era onwards, motorcycles, automobilia, tractors historical household and general items literally some thing for everyone. Nashes featured strongly and I was taken with a 1927 Chev Capitol tourer which the owners, Lyn and Win Matthews, took to the Pan Pacific Rally in Christchurch via Cape Reinga and Bluff! It was a similar car to “Gert” who faithfully served as our family’s car in the mid 50s. As a 15year old it was my ambition to take over ownership of the old Chev, but, alas, that was not to be. We would definitely recommend anyone visiting Northland visit this museum and l understand that John Campbell and Ron Cooper have previously done so and no doubt there are others. I hope the Ed may be able to reproduce a few photos and if your interest is piqued Just google the Museum name and check out the gallery of their photos.

My sincere apologies for this late report from Shannon but the reading will be just as good this month as last month!

Restoration Run - 18 June 2017 by Shannon Stevenson On a frosty mid-June Sunday morning, over 20 vehicles, the oldest a 1923 Ford Model T truck, materialized outside our Redruth clubrooms for the Restoration run. With the day organized by the Irving family, serving cups of tea and coffee to warm us before setting out, it was interesting that a fair number of vehicles present were of the canvas top variety, albeit with the hoods up. With a variety present, a few of us were soon encountered by a Morris Marina pickup owner, keenly asking us 'experts' how much his vehicle was worth, one of us, Murray Martin, himself a Marina pickup owner. Although Barry Lovegrove is now no longer with us, it was pleasing to see two of his vehicles present, his Triumph 2500S now owned by Les Wenlock, and 1980 mini Clubman convertible, piloted by Grant Mitchell and sons. Hitting the road after 10, we were headed south, past a fleet of Jaguar owners cars out for a run of their own, and out west into the depths of Beaconsfield, before reaching the heights of Claremont, the dips of the Taiko valley, and the hairpin turns of Cleland Road Hill. With frost covering the ground, it was a trip through Raincliff – Clive Merry's 1928 Buick stopped at the rock art drawings – and Middle Valley, reaching the scenic Geraldine-Fairlie highway to reach the Fairlie Heritage Museum. With Ollie Irving armed with information sheets and guiding us to spaces in front of the vehicle barn, we soon set out picnic tables and chairs, braving the Mackenzie weather. Some interesting stories were told, particularly by Nola Day of the lunch stop on the recent West Coast Scenicland rally, visiting a large community based at Haupiri. With the Museum having opened its vast facility for us, much time was spent looking at the cars, trucks and farm machinery on site, along with historical Mackenzie museum displays and exhibits – one member proving their musical prowess on the piano housed in the former Fairlie railway station, on site since 1976.

Mid week Run—A very wet and cold grey day but a nice turn out even so, we set off in quite a few moderns and a few vintage. Up to Cave and back through wet roads lots of wet paddocks and stock to look at along the way. Arriving at our hosts for afternoon tea beside a cosy warm fire at Roz and Les’s. Thanks to Roz and Les for another great wee rally. The photo tells most of the story!!!

50th Dinner presentations

Award Presentations at A.G.M July

FOR SALE— Quantity of seasoned sawn Southland and West coast Beech. Five 8x2 Nine 6x2 Seven 4x2 All approx. 3 metres long Will negotiate price Alan Hawke, Ph (03) 6157044

SCVCC Website Updates July Website Updates

- July Newsletter placed up - Parts Shed Morris Oxford FOR SALE - Cancer Society Car Rally information placed up - Behind the scenes Wordpress updates made - 60 Years Membership of our branch - Alan Averis and Terry Wilson Upcoming - More stories of various runs, online version of newsletter, information about upcoming events

Waimate Garage Raid 22-7-2017 Well what can I say, Rain, Fridays downpours certainly had a dramatic effect on attendance, After checking on Friday evening, we were told it was still on but the attendance on Saturday was VERY small, One group from Ashburton, two groups of three from Timaru ,none from Oamaru. The road was fine only a small amount of surface water near the Morven Hall, Certainly there was plenty of evidence of water over SH1 on the Friday. In all we visited 7 “sheds” 3 before lunch & 4 after. Shed 1,an interesting collection of mainly Allis Chalmers Tractors plus a “Barn Find” Model T 4 door Sedan of about 1925 Shed 2 near Morven. A great “Man Cave” with some Ford Escorts & Cortina’s,A nice original Mk 2 4 door Escort, a sound 2 door Mk 1 Escort under development + a very tidy Mk1 Cortina, all with mechanical tweaks. The owner also has a Mk2 Cortina 1600E under Restoration Shed 3 also at Morven was about Model T’s . A 1915 restored Station Hack, a nearly finished TT truck, a partly complete Model A Woodie,& a restored chassis for a T Truck After a Lunch of hot soup +”Pea,Pie & Pud” +tea and coffee were headed off to Shed4 a large shed in upper High Street with a collection of Massey Fergusson Tractors. Shed 5 A long shed with quite a collection of vehicles,1952 Chev, Similar age Oldsmobile,3 Austin 7’s,1928 Chev Truck, a 1927 Model T 2 door sedan, an restored Caterpillar D4 almost completely reassembled. Another restored crawler tractor.+ A large Mercedes Tandem drive Truck Shed 6 A real treat A Very nicely presented collection of 3 Early 60’s Ford Falcon Futura convertibles, a Futura 2 door hard top,a 1970 Falcon, 67 Mustang in original condition, A GMC pick up PLUS an immaculate Ferrai 328 Shed 7 a collection of unrestored “Saved” tractors plus a couple of Falcons plus a “Desert Baked” 1957 Cadillac with lots of Patina, a big project or parts car ? It has all its original paper work with it, plus a long bed Chev 70’s pick up with potentional. A Big thank you to the Waimate Branch for hosting this event.

Ashley Milliken

Annual Quiz Night…. August the 3rd This year its in Timaru at our club rooms And Ashburton will join us. Get together your team of four...quiz starts at 7.30 p.m This is always lots of fun. See you all there


July 13th July 22nd tion August 3rd ton August 10th August 27th September 3rd Ashburton October 21/22/23rd ly November 5th November 10/11/12th November 18/19th November 26th December 9th 2018 January 1st rade at Fairlie January 7th January 13th January 20th February 3/4/5th February 18th March 4th March 11th March 24th March 30th - April 1st Invercargill April 12th May 10th May 13th June 3rd June 14th June 17th July 5th

Thursday Saturday

Mid Week Run 50 year Badge Presenta-


Quiz Night with Ashbur-

Thursday Sunday Sunday

Sat/Sun/Mon Sunday Fri/Sat/Sun Sat/Sun Sunday Saturday Monday

Mid Week Run Cancer Run Opening Run with

Mt. Cook RalMotorcycle Rally Safari Weekend American Weekend Vet/Vin/Comm Rally Xmas Dinner New Year's Day Pa-

Sunday Saturday Saturday Sat/Sun/Mon Sunday Sunday Sunday Saturday Fri/Sat/Sun

Ladies Rally Night Trial Open Day Weekend Away Chairman's Rally Mystery Run Mid Island Rally Swap Meet S. I. Easter Rally at

Thursday Thursday Sunday Sunday Thursday Sunday Thursday

Mid Week Run Mid Week Run PV/PWV/P60/P80 Rally All British Day Mid Week Run Restoration Run A.G.M.

Mid Week Run - August 10th. Meet at clubrooms at 1.30 p.m. Going to a cafe after the run for a drink etc. Thanks. Barry Smith.

South Canterbury VCC August 2017  
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