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VINTAGE CAR CLUB

Of

NEW ZEALAND

SOUTH OTAGO BRANCH

Split Rim


Office Bearers Chairman Robin McCall

Clydevale, R.D. 4, Balclutha 9274

Ph. 03 415 9288

Tuapeka Mouth, R.D. 4 Balclutha. 9274

Ph. 03 415 9169

Treasurer Paul McNabb

7 Suffolk Place, Balclutha

Ph. 03 418 1587

Newsletter Noeline Milne

noeljoy@xtra.co.nz

Ph. O3 417 4352

Secretary Gary Beaumont

The Quiz Night event was enjoyed by 21 participants with thanks to Kaye & Paul McNabb for putting together the questions and Susan Cross for assisting in Kaye’s absence on the night. Could you name all the streets in Balclutha? – this was a great challenge indeed, excellent way to get to know your town. The Annual Dinner saw 59 attendees at the Country Club in Milton. The meal was provided by Kelly’s Kitchen, the food delicious and company great. Robin McCall was presented with his 25 year Membership Badge, congratulations Robin. Bill Falconer was presented with the Service Tankard for Wednesday Run organisation and Noeline Milne the Ladies Trophy. At the August Monthly Meeting, Bill Cross was presented with a 35 year Membership Badge. Well done Bill on your dedication to the Club and thank you for keeping the Club history recorded. Wee Snippets from the meeting Tony Gold has purchased a 1972 XJ6 which was owned by the late Allan Hopkins. We look forward to seeing this about town. Doug Buchan’s Leyland ’76 which was sold new from Wilson Elliot’s garage has gone to the Geraldine Museum. Nigel Craig is looking for a steel cap for a Europa Petrol Bowser. See Gary Beaumont if you can help. The Wednesday Run to the Gasworks Museum in South Dunedin was enjoyed by those who were able to attend. Thank you to Ian McDonald for organising this outing. The Museum was interesting and they provided afternoon tea also. The October Run being held on the 4th. Meet at the Clubrooms at 1 p.m. Travelling to Tuapeka Mouth, Lawrence, Waipori and Waihola for a cuppa. International Model A Ford Day. Friday 15th September Paul McNabb organised a display of 4 vehicles, which were parked on the Clyde Street frontage of the Regional Ford showrooms in Balclutha. Many members of the public stopped by to inspect the cars, which always create interest as many older people can relate to them in some way. The purpose of the IMAF Day is to encourage owners to get their vehicles out of the garage, to use or show them, and generally raise the profile of the Ford Model A. It is hoped to make this day an annual event in South Otago. Opening Run 23rd September. Meeting at Beaumont 11.45 a.m. Picnic Lunch at Roxburgh. (Shelter


available if weather not so good) Visiting Harness Horse Racing trainers Geoff & Judy Knight at the Race Track, Roxburgh East approx. 1.30p.m. Afternoon Tea will be at Faigan’s Cafe-Store Millers flat approximately 3.15 p.m. This will be a relaxing day starting a little later so you can cast your vote before coming or if you haven’t then you can do it in Roxburgh. Gordon Duthie Clutha Rally 11 November 2017 Entry forms have been sent to the neighbouring Clubs and entrants from last year’s Rally. South Otago members, if you have not received one with this newsletter then please contact Stuart or Noeline Milne on 03 417 4352 or noeljoy@xtra.co.nz and we will get one to you. Coming Events: September 23rd September 26th September 30th October 4th October 6, 7, 8

Opening Run to Roxburgh 11.45 a.m. Beaumont Monthly Meeting 7.30 p.m. Otago Branch Dunvegan Rally Wednesday Run 1 p.m. Clubrooms Canterbury Branch Swap Meet & Display at Cutler Park – McLean’s Island Road

Monthly Meeting 26th September 2017 7.30 p.m.

South Otago VCC September 2017