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Southland Branch - Vintage Car Club of NZ Inc. PO Box 1240, Invercargill 9840

Next Meeting - Ariki Lodge, 46 Ariki Ave, Otatara 7:30pm Thursday, 30th August, 2018 Auction Night

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Office Bearers 2018/2019 215 7136 216 5496 217 9667 southland@vcc.org.nz Treasurer Sheryn Warren 2170524 Club Captain Ray McCulloch 217 9667 Bulletin Editor Dave Harris 215 6068 or 0272016722 dcharris@southnet.co.nz Southland Branch website www.sporty.co.nz/southlandvintagecar VCC website www.vcc.org.nz VCC forum www.trash.co.nz/vccbb

Patron Chairman Secretary

Wayne Nicoll Gerry Pethick Janet McCulloch

Social Roster Bar Duty

Bar Open 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm

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Lex Simpson Brian Dunick Ron Irwin Russell Jenkins Wayne Calderwood Peter Pryde Tony Warren Vintage, Post Vintage Rally Trevor Wilkey

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From the Editor Well the work on my TVR didn’t quite go as planned and it wasn’t ready for the August Wednesday run as planned. I was still short of the new front anti-roll bar links so put the old ones back on. Everything was back together on the Monday but I couldn’t get any brake pedal pressure up after bleeding the front brakes. I decided to bleed the back brakes to try and improve this even though I hadn’t touched anything in the rear brake circuit. I took the left rear wheel off and there is brake fluid on the wheel and brake drum from a leaking wheel cylinder. I was a bit surprised at this as I had already replaced these since I had the car. The cylinders are available but had to come from further north so wouldn’t be here until Tuesday so I turned my attention to making sure the Oakland was ready for the Wednesday run. A couple of days later I replaced the rear wheel cylinders but still had some problems getting the brakes to work. I think this was caused by the angle the master cylinder is mounted and that there was air trapped in the cylinder. Once that was sorted I took it in for a new WoF and after some minor exhaust repairs managed to get that issued. I am a bit disappointed that the notice of motion that Gerry and I put forward was not passed at the VCC AGM and that the other notice of motion was passed. The interesting thing is that both notices of motion actually received more than 50% votes in favour so it is just as well the VCC require a 75% majority for a notice of motion to be passed, otherwise they would have had two different amendments passed for the same clause in the constitution. This surprised me as if you were in favour of one of these notices of motions you would have been against the other. The fact that the rules have now been changed so that my TVR would not have been eligible when I initially applied for a VIC does not alter the fact that it was eligible at the time but those that issue the VIC decided not to follow the constitution and issued a VIC with a clause that stated it was not eligible until the following year. If this was what they wanted to do they should have put in a notice of motion as soon as they became aware of the eligibility timing, instead of not following the constitution and issuing VICs with an incorrect eligibility statements on them. This will always reflect very badly on those involved including the Management Committee who allowed this to happen.

Dave

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Chairman’s Report I recently attended the National AGM and Executive meeting in a wet and gloomy Napier. The Executive consists of the Management Committee and a representative from each branch. The AGM can be attended by any financial member. Of the 2 remits voted on by members prior to this meeting, remit 2 was the successful one. 59 votes were received from the Southland Branch. The annual club subscription is to increase by $5, plus $1 for joint membership. The reason for this increase is to allow for the employment of a part time worker to assist Julie at head office. Air NZ is planning a new advertising video featuring Classic and Vintage vehicles and is looking for suitable vehicles. Australia has brought in legislation outlawing the import or export of any type of asbestos, as mentioned in a letter in the August/September Beaded Wheels. If you are contemplating taking or selling a vehicle or parts across the ditch, or buying a car or parts from Aussie, please read this letter. One story to emerge concerns a group of exotic sports cars taken there for a rally, only to be told once the vehicles were unloaded that they could not be imported. When trying to take the cars away they were then told, sorry you can’t export anything with asbestos in it. It was finally sorted after much hassle. Our August meeting will be followed by the auction. This is a major fundraiser so please come prepared. There may be a few surprises. Cheers

Gerry

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Wednesday Run 1st of August 2018 On a cool sunny morning 19 cars and 42 people left the Racecourse for an interesting trip to Gore RSA. Lots of very twisting and rolling roads and a lovely meal. Thanks to Tom & Malcolm McDonald.

Wednesday Run 5th of September Depart Racecourse 10.15 lunch $16 per person payable at start. Names and numbers to Owen Wilson 2178123 or Barry Ryan 2141238 by Sunday 2nd September.

For Sale 1929 DA Dodge Coupe. Restored in 1985/86 by present owner. Has been a very reliable vehicle and has travelled trouble free on many club runs and rallies, twice to the North Island. Had a tidy up and a motor rebuild in 2008. Recently this year bearings bushes and seals were replaced in the gearbox and in the higher geared [4.3] diff, the rear brakes relined and stainless sleeves in the brake cylinders, water pump repacked and impeller replaced and new battery. Will have a new WOF and REG Would like an offer over $35k. Keith Shieffelbein Ph or tx 0210704886 Rumour

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Combined Rally – Gore – Short Route 11th & 12th August 2018 On a bright and sunny morning after a frost, David packed up the 1930 Ford Model A with the luggage. We left home at 9.30 a.m. to travel up to Gore. We arrived at Gore at 11 o’clock and had to assemble at the Gore Branch clubrooms at 11.30 a.m. There was a briefing and we had our B.Y.O. picnic lunch at the clubrooms before we started on the rally. There was no timed section and we were on the short route. We turned right out of the clubrooms, another right at T and then left at the roundabout; travelled straight ahead at the next roundabout and over the bridge. Left turn onto Hamilton Street, where Hamilton Street becomes Whiterig Road and that becomes Otamita Road and continued straight ahead. Right at T, left onto Waimea Valley Road where we travelled right via Nine Mile Road, Riversdale 11 km, right at T to stay on Nine Mile Road, another right, and then immediately left to stay on Nine Mile Road, straight ahead at the crossroads onto York Road. First right onto Liverpool Street where we visited the Waimea Plains Vintage Museum on the right. At the Waimea Plains Vintage Museum there were all different kinds of tractors. We pondered over the tractors for a while and then travelled on York Road which becomes the Riversdale-Pyramid Road where we followed this to the washed-out Pyramid Bridge to have a look at it. Then we travelled right onto Fingerpost-Pyramid Road, where we turned right onto Tayles Road (a short section of gravel) via left onto McMath Road, where we stopped to visit Maurice Smith’s amazing collection of all sorts of cars, Jeeps. We even came across a cream Morris Minor convertible ex Merv West. A member of the V.C.C, there were sheds everywhere with lots of things in them. Lots of memorabilia around the walls and lots of old tools etc. Another very amazing place was an ex-school

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classroom with lots of dolls and some beautiful kerosene hanging lamps, and other amazing things that brought back the old memories etc. After we had finished looking at the collection we returned to Tayles Road and turned right and another right at T Gore 26 km. Veering left onto the Riversdale-Gore Highway and followed this back to Gore, where we made our way to book into the Croydon Hotel and freshened up before meeting up at 6.00 p.m. at the Croydon Hotel for Happy Hour. At 7.00 p.m. we went into a room for a lovely evening meal. We had a few quizzes between the courses. Our table came 3rd equal (four quizzes in all). A good night and day’s outing had by all and an early night. Sunday 12th August – A very cold day as the sun didn’t come out. After breakfast, we packed up the car once again. Then we went over the road to the Gore Vintage Car Club where we all did our field tests. After the field tests we went inside the clubrooms for morning tea and a chat and also tried to warm up a bit. Then half of us motored down to A.G. Duncan Ltd in Waiau Street to visit A.G. Duncan’s car collection. Oh Boy! What an amazing collection of all sorts of cars. Some of the cars had been restored and some were not restored. A.G. Duncan also has a business as Fibrous Plasters and Builders. Then we travelled to 153 Waimea Highway to a man called Barry who is building an amazing big catamaran boat with twin hulls in parallel. He has a lot more work to get it finished, and he hopes to bring it down to Bluff to launch it. Then we came back to the clubrooms for a BBQ at 12.30 p.m. followed by results and prize giving. Then we all headed for home. A good Combined Rally had by all. Regards

Marilyn Calvert

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Russell’s Ramblings E Hayes have for sale magazine copies of the 1930 Motorbike Show. These English magazines have eighty pages of the latest models. A portion of the sales goes to the Club coffers. Well worth purchasing. Young vintage enthusiasts Alex & Lucas Nicoll have obtained a 1976 Skoda from Ashley Bell. Too young to drive on the road they are using it on the Patron’s West Plains Sheep Station. I spoke to ex Southland member Bill Brookland who has purchased Barry Smith’s dark green Harley twin. Bob informed me he now has 16 Harleys. These bikes must have survived New Zealand conditions well. Graeme Williams showed me a collection of motorcycles that will be on show when the floor is completed at the Motorcycle Mecca. I noted a 1930’s Brough and a 2017 SS100 Brough. A 911 Porsche was being totally restored while a small Airflow De Soto is nearby. Transport World is driving and transporting vehicles to Dunedin for the Autospectacular on September 8th. These are a 1966 Kombie Van, a 1982 2CV Citroen, a 1957 Ford Fairlane, a 1955 Ford and a 2016 Mustang convertible.

Russell.

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1938 Peugeot 515 Frame number: 2799 Engine Number: 2799 Peugeot displayed its first motor bicycle at the 1898 Paris Exhibition. It featured a De Dion-Bouton motor mounted perpendicularly on the rear wheel but it was never put into series manufacture. That same year, De Dion-Bouton manufactured a motorised tricycle for Peugeot that was equipped with a 239.5cc engine. In 1900, the tricycles were replaced by Quadricycles that were produced until 1903. Peugeot’s first real motorcycle was produced in 1901. It was essentially a bicycle frame equipped with a 1.5hp, 198cc Swiss ZL motor mounted under the front frame tube in front of the pedal crank. Final drive to the rear wheel was by belt. Between 1901 and 1939, Peugeot presented a total of 61 motorcycle models ranging from 100cc to 745cc. The first Isle of Man TT in 1907 was won by a Norton powered by a Peugeot V-twin. Peugeot also built the first double overhead-camshaft, desmodromic, four-valve, parallel twin in 1914. In 1933, the company showed two single-cylinder, 495cc, fourstroke motorcycles types 515 and 517. In 1934, a lightweight 515 broke nine world records including setting a new world 24-hour record and a new 3,000km record at MontlhÊry at average speeds of 118.7kph (73.8mph) and 118.1kph (73.4mph), respectively. The 515 features a unit construction motor with helical drive to the longitudinal camshaft and magneto. The oil pump is gear-driven while the dynamo, primary transmission and kick-starter are chain-driven. It has a hand-change gearbox, a rigid rear frame and leading-link girder front forks. The silencers are of a stylish Art Deco design made of cast aluminium. This example was acquired for the Nelson NZ Classic Motorcycles collection via a US auction house from Sinless Motorcycles in Woodworth, Louisiana, in January 2015, and it was acquired by Transport World for their Classic Motorcycle Mecca collection in May 2016

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July Meeting.

Arthur Warren brought along the 1948 Ford Pick Up that was restored by Murray Henderson.

Cover Photo: Tony Longman’s Tiki at the start of the August Wednesday run. This is based on a Morris 8 Series E and has a New Zealand made fibreglass body.

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50 Year Badge Presentation Sunday 7th October Congratulations to Ashley Bell who will be presented with his 50 year badge on Sunday 7th October at our clubrooms in Ariki Avenue. The Clubrooms will be open at 2:00 pm. The presentation ceremony will start at 2:15 pm sharp and this will be followed by afternoon tea. If you wish to attend please fill in and return the form below by 27th September. Send form to:

Southland Branch Vintage Car Club of NZ Inc. PO Box 1240 Invercargill 9840

Cheques payable to: Vintage Car Club of NZ Southland Branch Inc. Or Internet Banking: SBS: 03-1355-0799805-02 Please note your name & 50 year in the reference boxes

50 Year Badge Presentation Sunday 7th October 2:00 pm Name(s): _______________________________________ Please print clearly

Number attending: @$12.50 per person Total Payment Enclosed Or Tick here

________ $ ________

if paid by internet banking.

RSVP by 27th September

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Daffodil Rally for Cancer - 26th August.

Non-members welcome Meet at Club Southland, 115 Leet Street, Invercargill at 1:00pm for a 1:30pm start. Choice of short or medium routes. Entry fee $10.00 plus members a packet of biscuits. Run will finish at Clubrooms for afternoon tea. Afternoon tea will be a gold coin donation. All proceeds to the Cancer Society.

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Calendar Of Events Southland Branch Events

26th August

30th August 1st September 15th September 6th October 7thOctober 3rd November

Daffodil Rally for Cancer See page 12 for details Auction Night. 7:30pm at Clubrooms Round the Takis Run Leaving Preston Street 9:30am. Open to members & non-members, all bikes Garage Tour 1:00pm star ts 9 Abbot Str eet Vintage, Post Vintage Rally 1:00pm at Clubrooms. Entry form in the Rumour. Ashley Bell 50 year badge presentation Commercial Rally

Other Branch Events 12-15th November 16-18th November 15 - 17th February

Prince Henry Tour National Veteran Rally - Nelson National Motorcycle Rally - Blenheim Carol Taylor 021 399 649 vccrally2019@gmail.com.

Other Events 8th September

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Autospectacular Dunedin Russell McIvor & Colin Fleet have organised a van up to Dunedin. They still have a spare seat. Contact them if you want to go. Targa –VCCNZ South Island Time Trial

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Classifieds For Sale 1977 Triumph 2500TC ver y tidy 4 speed, Mustar d/Yellow colour , good tyres. $7500 Phone Jim Wilson on (03) 217 9698 Elliott 10-m metal shaper machine 3 phase, also wood copying lathe & chisels, single phase. Open to offers. phone Bill on (03) 212 8786. Workshop Equipment After over 50 years of restoring cars I am no longer working on cars so I have all of my gear for sale, including compressor, spray gun, trolley jack, socket sets, spanners etc. Contact Jim Taylor (03) 214 4206, 14 Gladstone Tce. 1923 Willys Knight Roadster new r estor ation, r eg on hold, open to reasonable offers. Phone Bill on (03) 212 8786 1978? Renault R18, r usty, motor r uns, 5spd, good glass etc.$550 ono. Bruce Edginton Ph 03-2140426 or email bruce56@windowslive.com 1998 Ford Mondeo SW, Dsl, live r eg, mint body, motor not running.$1850 ono. Bruce Edginton Ph 03-2140426 or email bruce56@windowslive.com

Wanted 1950s BSA Bantam. Pr efer ably D1 or D2 (the gr een models) but may consider later model. Any condition or completeness worth looking at so don't be afraid to try me with what ever you have. Ferg McDowell 032358449 or 0276149723 fergandenise@gmail.com Rover 90 Parts. Ross Holden has someone wanting Rover 90 par ts. Contact Ross at 021 2638488 or comms@vcc.org.nz 1966 MkIV Singer Vogue front parcel tray. Mal Par ker 021 037 1693 malrobparker@gmail.com 1920’s Salisbury Differential to fit 1920 Davis Phaeton Tour er . J ohn Lynn 027 448 1430

September Rumour. Closing date for the September Rumour is 19th September 14

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Parts Shed The parts shed will be open the afternoon of meeting nights between 1 & 4 p.m. The following people can be contacted at anytime if requiring parts or information on parts in our Parts Shed. John Burke 217 8177 Alwyn Hoskins 215 9302 Neil Kidd 216 3788

Library The lending library will issue books on the afternoon of meeting nights between 1 & 4 p.m. Other times by appointment - phone 216 6056 Copyright of the contents of the “Rumour� magazine rests with the VCC of NZ (Southland Branch) unless otherwise stated. Views and opinions expressed in the Rumour are those of the authors of the articles and are not necessarily those of the Southland Branch of the VCC of NZ, the Branch Executive or the Editor. Mistakes will be corrected if possible if they are pointed out to the Editor. My Vintage - www.myvintage.co.nz is a new online mar ketplace devoted to all those people who are passionate and enthusiastic about Old Cars and other old vehicles.

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