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

November 2017

NOGGIN ANDNATTER First Thursday of the Month



August 3rd August 10th August 27th

Thursday Thursday Sunday

Quiz Night with Ashburton Mid Week Run Cancer Run

September 3rd


Opening Run with Ashburton

October 21/22/23


Mt Cook Rally

November 5th Sunday November 10/11/12 Fri/Sat/Sun November 18/19 Sat/Sun November 26th Sunday

Motorcycle Rally Safari Weekend All American Weekend Vet/Vin/Comm Rally

December 9th


Christmas Dinner

2018 January 1st January 7th January 13th January 20th

Monday Sunday Saturday Saturday

New Years Day Parade @Fairlie Ladies Rally Night Trial Open Day

February 3/4/5 February 18th

Sat/Sun/Mon Sunday

Weekend Away Chairman’s Rally

March 4th March 11th March 24th March 30th/April 1st

Sunday Sunday Saturday Fri/Sat/Sun

Mystery Run Mid Island Rally Swap Meet Sth Is Easter RallyAt Invercargill

April 12th


Mid Week Run

May10th May 13th

Thursday Sunday

Mid week Run PV/PWV/P60/P80 Rally

June 3rd June 14th June 17th

Sunday Thursday Sunday

All British Day Mid Week Run Restoration Run

July 5th



COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR 2017 – 2018 Branch Correspondence to PO Box 623, Timaru 7940 Email: – Phone: 03 688 5234 Chairman Ashley Milliken (Evelyn) Immediate Past: John Foster (Marion) Secretary Miles Winter (Trish_) Treasurer Nola Day (Alistair) Club Captain Darren Ladbrook (Jo) Newsletter Ed Bill & Shona Weir Email: C/R Convenor Alistair Day (Nola) Parts Manager John Campbell (Janet) Librarian Barry Barnes (Carla) IT Officer Shannon Stevenson Committee Wayne Irving (Michelle) Frances Irving Clive Merry Neil Manchester Trailer Hire John Campbell SWAPMEET COMMITTEE Chairman John Knowles Treasurer Nola Day (Alistair) Site Convenor Michelle Munro (Gavin) Grounds Convenor Colin Johnstone (Trish) Committee Gavin Munro (Michelle) Murray Martin Alan Patrick Lex Westoby Allan Geary Robert Bray

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For Identification Certificate Processing – Alistair Day 688 6108 Warren Cox 688 8758


New Member. Neville Davidson, Temuka, 58 Berkley—58 Mistral Welcome to our club . ——————————————When you are travelling and you would like to know what other clubs are doing for rallies go to National website You might be able to join in events in other areas ———————————————Of particular note were the welcome addition of a contingent from Nelson for the Mt Cook rally, amongst them the Mercers, ex SCVCC members who were enthusiastic members of our club when in our area. I also knew Ron Johnson and his wife ex Canterbury VCC who also shifted to Nelson from Nth Canterbury, these two both motored Model a Fords, (one a coupe and the other a roadster) but I won’t hold that against them! It was great to have the Nelson group participate, we hope they enjoyed the weekend.



NOGGIN & NATTER, Thursday, 2nd November

7-30pm at Clubrooms, Redruth St, Timaru Kitchen Duty, Bar Duty Rodney Don Speaker— The Weirs illustrated look at motoring around the USA. —————————————————Steve Dyson of the Waimate VCC. They are to have a 50th awards 2 of - at the Makikihi Pub on the 3 November, starting at 6.00pm, at a cost of $35 per head. His contact number is 03 689 8711. ——————————————————

Motorcycle Rally November 5th Sunday

More info contact Neil Manchester Ph 6882112 ——————————————————

Safari Weekend Nov 10/11/12 Fri/Sat/Sun

Further info contact Donald Campbell ph 6883033 ——————————————————

All American Weekend 18-19 November

Sat - Meet Caroline Bay Car Park 3pm for 3-30pm depart for cruise . Sth Cant Heart Kids will have a sausage sizzle.

Drive in Movie at Levels Raceway Gates open 7-30pm and Movie Here are two of the cars at Cave

Deadline for Tricar is 21st November New Address

starts around 8-45 to 9pm. Open to all makes of vehicles $25-00 per vehicle.

Sunday at Caroline Bay

Display = All American Vehicles 10am—2pm $15-00 per vehicle. All Proceeds to SC HEARTKIDS Info in this newsletter ——————————————————-

Sunday 26th November, Vet/Vin/Comm Rally

Meet at Clubrooms 9-30am An interesting day is planned ——————————————————

December 9th Saturday Christmas Dinner and 50yr Badge for Alan Miller

Clubrooms 6pm—7pm meal. Meal cost $32.00 per person. Tickets available from committee members

COVER Colin Lyons 1925 DELAGE.


“The finished product” Colin proudly driving the Delage in it’s new livery looking very smart in medium blue with contrasting wheels. The history of this car was detailed in the September issue of TriCar



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

Brian A.Goodman 5.11.1940. 16 .10.2017


Brian joined the South Canterbury Branch of The V.C.C in January 1960 and was always an enthusiastic and hardworking member of the Branch. He served as a Committee member, Chairman, Treasurer, and Branch Delegate for several years. He was Chief Marshall for the 1968 National Rally, and Chairman for the 1981 National Rally in Timaru. He held the office of National Speed Steward 1980 –1995,and was National Vice Club Captain 1986-1989, and was committee member and Publicity Officer for the 100 year of the Car Celebration held in 1985. Brian owned many different makes and models of cars and motorcycles including Ansaldo, Clement Bayard ,Bentley ,Model T, Reliant, A.C.Sociable, Chevrolet, M.G.Midget, and several motorcycles namely Triumph, Harley Davidson, and B.S.A. He was a great supporter of Mt Cook and all local rallies, night trials, garage raids and organised many functions for the Branch including the first all night rally. One of the first cars he restored and rallied with brother Barry was a vintage Model T, but his favourite was his 3 litre Bentley which he and his brother Barry rebuilt starting with four pistons. He rallied this car extensively and even took it to South Africa to take part in a Bentley rally. He took part in the Bluff to Whangarei Rally held to Commemorate the 100th year of the motor car, and also competed in a rally in Australia and was a regular entrant in many rallies throughout New Zealand using both the Bentley and his 1930 Chevrolet roadster. Brian moved to Christchurch in 1986 and joined the Canterbury Branch and was an active member and Chairman of the organising committee for the 2010 National South Island Easter hosted by Canterbury. Brian will be sadly missed by his many friends in the V.C.C.and we extend our condolences to his wife Gay, his sons Jeremy, Hamish and Tim and their wives and families and his brothers Barry and Donald. Dereck Brownie

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FOR GOOD OLD FASHIONED SERVICE AUTO ENGINEERS (1984) LTD 14 EDWARD ST. TIMARU Phone: 688 8452 For all your vintage reconditioning Parts supplies suppliers of Penrite oils to South Canterbury to 20 years Suppliers to Farmlands.

SCVCC Website Updates September/October Updates - Motorcycle Rally information and form - October 2017 Tricar newsletter placed up - Further members' vehicles placed into gallery - Under

the hood wordpress updates

Due to being on the website, the Mt Cook Rally Form was 'shared' by the main Vintage Car Club Facebook page (


- More stories of various runs. Photo and story contributions are ENCOURAGED and can be sent to:

No ,the Austin’s 1936 Morris Tourer has not had wide wheels fitted, this is the result of a broken axle and the wheel shifting out at Tekapo. The car was trailered home leaving Bob and June stranded at Tekapo. Your editors were phoned to pick them up in the 59 Chev. Firstly Bob had to apologise for calling the Chev a “YANK TANK” otherwise he was walking home! He did admit though that it cruised nicely.



HARD LUCK STORIES of the weekend Were John Lester’s 1926 Dodge Tourer which “faded out” on route to the Hermitage with ignition problems. Try as they might the team of experts could not revive the engine so John had the indignity of being towed back to Twizel behind the 57 Dodge piloted by club captain Darren, which John said frightened the s—t out of him ! Seen here accepting the bad luck trophy.

SC VCC Mt Cook Run 2017 Club Captains Report Another Mt Cook run has come and gone a very enjoyable weekend away with fellow car enthusiasts made possible with the help and guidance of devoted club members that make my job a lot easier. Special tanks to Nola Day for her administrative help, Wayne Irving with route planning etc, John Foster, John Campbell, Alister Day, Jim Geddes, Janet Campbell & Gavin & Marilyn Ladbrook for their help with field tests and other tasks that presented themselves over the weekend. I would also like to thank the participants for their support of the event. With 69 entrants this year enjoying the sights of the MacKenzie area I’m sure this number will continue to grow as it is a thoroughly enjoyable weekend rally away. Thanks again to all involved. Cheers Darren


Our annual event made an impressive start from the clubrooms with 70 entrants, the largest for several years, entrants had time for a “catch up” over morning tea while awaiting their start times. The morning was cool with a cold southerly coming through just as we were all starting out with a skiff of rain while travelling up A “gaggle of Model A’s at Cave. One under through Taiko, Cave, repair! Burnetts road (past the Cave church) down onto Mona Vale road, up to Albury then through the backroads to the MacKenzie Pass then out Haldon Road to pick up on the main highway to Tekapo for lunch. This run was great, traversing a lot of areas not normally travelled and after Albury the weather was very pleasant. Tekapo to Twizel of course is on the main highway, traffic was not too busy and I noticed all our slower vehicles pulled well over where possible to let


traffic past, well done folks. What a great show the field tests made conducted on the green out front of Twizel on a beautiful morning, Darren Ladbrook and his team doing a very efficient job, this was another opportunity to check out all the entrants vehicles.

Shannon Stevenson at MacKenzie Pass

Mt Cook Rally 2017 Results

Veteran Vintage Trial 1st Alan Averis


Veteran Vintage Field Test 1st Dallas Brownie 2nd John Lester 3rd Chris Milne

Vintage Time Trial 1st Dallas Brownie 2nd Terence Irving 3rd Andre Kraenelin

P 60 Time Trial 1st Geoff Clegg 2nd Wendy Averis 3rd Joyce Jones

Post Vintage Time Trial 1st Gordon Dacombe 2nd Alistair Day 3rd Peter Heaslip

P 60 Field Test 1st Shannon Stevenson 2nd Geoff Clegg 3rd Darrell Hydes

Post Vintage Field Test 1st Gordon Dacombe 2nd Gavin Ladbrook 3rd Ross Parker

Commercial Time Trial 1st Kelvin Marriott 2nd Helen Cholmondeley 3rd Grant Keeley

Post War Vehicle Time trial 1st (Perfect Score) Tony Mc Gillen 2nd Shona Weir 3rd Salwyn Palmer

Commercial Field Test 1st Bill Dense 2nd Grant Keeley 3rd Helen Cholmondeley

Post War Vehicle Field Test 1st Shona Weir 2nd David Roddick 3rd Tony McGillen

Motor Cycle 1st Lex Westoby


Lunch Stop at Tekapo On up to the 9 Hermitage for lunch with all our usual parking area in front of the hotel full and overflowing. Westerly showers coming off the mountains dampened things a little but not too bad with tourists as usual fascinated by the rally vehicles. Prizegiving on Sunday evening was well run and chaired by John Foster, an interesting and lively event enjoyed by all with just about all the recipients of awards being present. Many thanks to Club Captain Darren and his team for putting a most enjoyable Mt Cook rally weekend. —————————————————— STOP PRESS Mt Cook Rally Alan Averis' daughter Robyn Lee sent through this shot of the Overland, being 'pulled over' by the cops. The photo was placed up on the NZ Police facebook page.

Alan, what have you done??

10 The 2017 Mt Cook rally was a milestone for Derek Brownie as he attended his 50th event I gather. The Brownie 1925 Buick Tourer was motored by Dallas Brownie and Derek was most impressed I’m sure by son Dallas taking out most of the trophies for the vintage section of the 2017 rally. Here the Buick is photographed on Waratah Road en route to the MacKenzie Pass.

2017 Results, Mt COOK RALLY


Marchant Wigley Rutherford Bros Challenge Trophy Alan Averis A V Martyn Challenge Trophy – Vintage Field Event – Dallas Brownie Sandwich Tray – Veteran & Vintage - Dallas Brownie Laycock Cup -Best Vintage Time Trial - Dallas Brownie Ces England Trophy – Best Vintage Overall Dallas Brownie Twizel Branch Trophy – Best Overall P V V Gordon Dacombe Owen Jones Memorial Trophy – Veteran or Vintage Vehicle furtherest driven to Rally – Bob Butchart from Hawera

Most impressed to see ex Russell Paul’s 1920 Hupmobile being motored on the rally by the new owners, the MacKenzies of Stover Farm, Geraldine

Barry & Jennifer Goodman Trophy – Best P W V Overall Tony McGillen John Dowling Cup – Veteran Time Trial – Alan Averis H Mercer Trophy – Mt Cook Rally – Best performance 2 wheel brake vehicle other than a class winner - Paul Finch Jim Sullivan Cup for Spirit of Vintage Motoring – Rob Ross – Wayne Irving ( Roving Mechanics) Pat & Jim Geddes Trophy for Best Overall in P60 class Geoff & Barbara Clegg from Australia. Hard Luck Trophy – John Lester. Lady Driver – Best Performance - Shona Weir Longest Distance travelled to Rally – Geoff & Barbara Clegg from Australia. Brian Goodman Cup – Best Motor Cycle Performance. – Lex Westoby





South Canterbury VCC November 2017