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August 2017

CLUB

BULLETIN

P.O. Box 403, Tokoroa 3444


Vintage Car Club of New Zealand

South Waikato branch.

P. O. BOX 403 TOKOROA 3444 southwaikato@vcc.org.nz SWVCC CONTACTS Chairperson: Pieter Deutz Ebeling: Phone 07 883 6854 Treasurer/Secretary: Frances Munden: Phone 07 886 5965 Club Captain: Roger Drower: Phone 07 886 7723 Im. Past Chairman/Vice Chairman: Pete Smit: Phone 07 886 4501 Parts Co-ordinator: Roger Drower: Phone 07 886 7723 Sheriff: Roger Drower: Phone 07 886 7723

Club rooms – Stone building - Lichfield, State Highway 1 between Tokoroa & Putaruru Meetings - First Tuesday of each month at clubrooms 7.30 p.m.


General knowledge quiz given at last meeting 14 quick fire questions ranging from, Name 3 vehicle makes starting with A, through to common road rules. They were all given with friendly banter and some of the answers at times had the room in fits of laughter and even had some funny justification for answers given. Being a vehicle orientated club it was surprising how many struggled to find a word that started with F and ended in uck and was not classed as a bad word. There will be another quiz given at the next meeting so put your thinking caps on and come along for a laugh. As an AA Contractor that gets called to numerous vehicles with flat batteries I have used a number of different jump packs with varying degrees of success and overall, I have found one that is great for most circumstances. It is a Powerall brand sold by Repco for about $200. It charges from a cigarette lighter socket and once charged holds a full charge for a few months, jump starts about 20 times on a charge, is about 8" x 4" in size and weighs less than a kilo. It has usb ports for running a GPS or charging cell phones as well as a handy LED torch built in. This is a product that does work. Kim Munden

Bullet Points from this month’s meeting A minute’s silence was had for Graham Coopers Wife Dawn, our sympathies to the family. Our President Elect, Pieter Deutz-Ebeling will attend the AGM in Blenheim Next Run will be a Garage Run. Meet at Tokoroa Locksmiths, 11 Mannering St, Tokoroa at 10am Sunday 20th August TTT Rally Committee advise that the Raffle will be held with contributions being asked for and can be dropped off to Frances & Kim at Tokoroa Locksmiths. Any and all donations gratefully accepted. Our TTT Rally is still a while away but planning is already underway. Chuck has suggested a Poker Run for October. Chuck will organise this. Thanks Chuck Neville informed meeting that there are Motor Neuron Puppies for sale, See Neville for these lovely little puppies.

Birthdays this Month Birthday Wishes go out to


Eric Dewstow for August 14th John Patterson for 19th August Many Happy Returns for the day lads.

Future Dates • • • • • • •

Garage Run Tokoroa 20th August Sulpher City Rally Saturday 26th August 2017 Hamilton Classic Car Parade Sunday 27th August 2017 Daffodil Rally for Cancer 27th August 2017 Waikato Branch 42nd Post Vintage Rally Waikato 2017 24th September 2017 Classic Bike & Car Dam Run Saturday 28th October 2017 TTT Rally Sunday 26th November 2017

Jokes by Chuck INSTANT CURE A Pharmacist walked into his shop to find a man leaning against the wall. “What is wrong with him?” he asked his assistant. “He came in for cough syrup, but I couldn’t find any so I gave him an entire box of laxatives.” “You idiot,” said the chemist, you can’t treat a cough with laxatives.” “Of course you can,” the assistant replied , “Look at him...He daren’t cough now.”

VCC Website VCC.ORG.NZ Our National website has many items of interest including Events Nationally & Downloadable Forms We as a club have an email address: southwaikato@vcc.org.nz Send me an email and I can add you to the Club email contact list


Eastern Bay of Plenty: $10 per vehicle. Meet at the Bunnings car park (Phoenix Drive) at 1pm, followed with a tour of Whakatane. Local Contact: Barry Keene (07 3088204 or btkeene@clear.net.nz) Bay of Plenty: $10 per vehicle. Enjoy a country run that starts and finishes at the club rooms on Cliff Road, Tauranga. Assemble for a 1pm start with the day ending with a potluck tea. Local Contact: Ken Frew (07 576 4263 or kenanddiane@xtra.co.nz) Rotorua – $10 per vehicle. Assemble in the Mitre 10 car park at 10am, with a short run through town to follow. Local Contact: Cliff Wickham (07 3480680 or cliffsautos@xtra.co.nz) Taupo – $10 per vehicle. Meet at the Clubrooms in Hickling Park at 1pm and then head out for a run towards Motuoapa. Local Contact: Neil Chave (07 3765262 or landnchave.home @vodafone.co.nz)


South Waikato Vintage Car Club Presents

The 2017 Classic Motorcycle & Car Dam Run Saturday 28th October 2017 Route:

Morning section approximately 130 km Lunch stop

(shops and fuel available)

Afternoon section approximately 100 km Start: Tokoroa Club (Cnr Chambers and Campbell St) Briefing: 09:30 am: 1st vehicle away: 10:00 am Dinner: 6:30 pm at the Tokoroa Club ▪ Beer battered fish, fries and salad OR ▪ Roast dinner with all the trimmings $20 per head Accommodation: Mayfair Court Motel, Tokoroa (secure shed for bike storage) Ph. 07 886 7399 or 021 345 570 (within a walking distance of Tok Club) Registration:

Name: ………………………………………………………………………………………………… Address: ……………………………………………………………………………………………… Phone No: ……………………………………………Email: ……………………………………

Vehicle entry fee $20.00

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Dinner $20.00 per head

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TOTAL

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Please make cheques payable to: South Waikato Vintage Car Club P.O Box 403 TOKOROA 3444 Or Direct credit: SWVCC 03 0463 0273363 00 Code: DAMR Reference: Your Surname All enquiries to Robin Atkins: 07 8865702 (Work), 07 8867844 (Home)

Entries close 23rdth October 2017 for catering arrangement


SOUTH WAIKATO BRANCH V.C.C. OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM: 2017 T. T. T. RALLY SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2017 Name of Entrant: __________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________ Year and make of vehicle: ____________________________________ Entrants VCC Branch: ______________________________________ Number attending: _________________________________________ Entry class (pick from below): ________________________________ Veteran (prior to 31-12-1918) Vintage (01-01-1919 to 31-12-1931) Post Vintage (01-01-1932 to 31-12-1945) Post War (01-01-1946 to 31-12-1960) Post 60 (01-01-1961 to 31-12-1980) Post 80 (01-01-1981 to > 30yrs old) • • •

Entry fee per vehicle $30:00 {includes rally plaque) BBQ sausages & bread/tea, coffee, hot water, milk supplied at end. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS: Compulsory in all cars.

Please post with entry fee to: T. T. T. RALLY P.O.Box 403, Tokoroa 3444 By 18th November Direct Credit ACC: SWVCC 030463027336300 CHEQUES made to “SOUTH WAIKATO VINTAGE CAR CLUB”!!!

SOUTH WAIKATO VINTAGE CAR CLUB ANNUAL T. T. T. RALLY SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2017. PROGRAMME: • Start at South Waikato Vintage Car Clubrooms • 09:00 Hrs: Begin registration & cup of tea • 09:45 Hrs: Briefing • 1000 Hrs: First car leaves designated start area.


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At completion of run {approx 3.0hrs} lunch {byo} Sausages sizzle / bread, tea, coffee, hot water & milk available at finish then presentation of prizes.

RALLY INFO: The rally will once again be set through pleasant country and where possible, Forestry Roads. As is usual it is a family event. No fiendish navigational rules or instructions written to get you lost. PERIOD DRESS: We encourage you and your team to dress for the period when your vehicle was built or most typically used. We will award a prize for best crew/vehicle combination ENTRIES: To assist with organisation, entries should be sent by November 18. However, we will accept them up to starting time. START LOCATION: South Waikato Vintage Car Clubrooms Vospers Road, Lichfield. (Off SH1 over railway line opposite Pottery shop) FUEL: The rally distance is approximately 120 kilometres. Please ensure you have sufficient fuel to complete the event.

TOKOROA LOCKSMITHS For all your lock requirements Keys cut Lock sales Mobile service Lock problems solved Owners: Kim & Frances Munden Phone: 07 8866930 Email: toklocks@xtra.co.nz

South Waikato VCC August 2017