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TARANAKI BRANCH 2017 COMMITTEE Chair Veronica Oliver Past Chair Colin Johnston Secretary Raewynn Kruse Treasurer Rob Thomson Club Captain John Muter(acting) Motorcycle Rep Rob Gudopp Librarian Bill Durling Editor Jim Logan Beaded Wheels Colin Johnston Committee Pat Stieller Brian Bolland Steven Oliver Alan Henry Name Tags Badges Geoff Blackbourn Custodian Russell Lambert Historian, Rose Cox Vehicle VIN’s Vehicle VIC’s Mid-Week Coordinators Parts Committee

CHAIRMANS REPORT 7522149

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A good group of members had the chance of seeing Keith & Barbara Wingate’s adventure while holidaying in Africa. I think all enjoyed the photos and videos that were shown.

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Members will see our new flag in the clubrooms that Brian Bolland has been involved with obtaining. August club night will see a representative for Health and Safety to let members know of what this will mean to us when we are attending club events here and around the country. This will be an eye opener for some members to hear what has changed in this area.

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Our Brick run will now be held in September so keep an eye open for this event.

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Happy and safe motoring and keep warm while the wintery conditions are here. Veronica Oliver - Chair

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CLUB CAPTAINS REPORT It was pleasing to see a good number of members attending the End of Registration run to the Stratford Mountain House last month. I hope you all enjoyed the outing. It is interesting to look back on this event in earlier years when we would drive up to the plateau car park to eat our sandwiches in the snow. The Cornwall and Terrill families would usually be the first to arrive and light a fire for us in the public shelter. Following lunch, most of us would hike up to the ski field which would take about 45 minutes. The higher you got often the snow was deeper and on the way down the ice took its toll causing us to slip and slide on our behinds. The Mountain House was then owned by Keith and Berta Anderson who were branch members and owned an Austin 7. It was customary to stop in for a glass of mulled wine to warm up before the drive home. I mentioned to members that we could perhaps try this next year but mostly got a negative response.

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Maybe something to do with age! Once the weather gets warmer I am planning a couple of picnic runs into the back country of north and south Taranaki. I will keep you posted on these. COMING EVENTS Sunday July 23 The Breakfast Run organized by Ron and Dianne Hyatt, starting at 7.30 from Merrilands shopping centre on Mangorei Road to be followed by breakfast and prizegiving at the Autolodge , a fully cooked breakfast will be $22 each. Thursday July 27 The Midweek Run meet at the car park next to Egmont Village Service Station at 1.30. Please bring something for viewing a collection and afternoon tea at a local café. Sunday July 30

Clubrooms and parts shed will be open.

Thursday August 17 Club night guest speaker Halliburton will be talking on health and safety management.

Jannie

Sunday August 27 V C C National Daffodil Rally for Cancer. For this event we are working in conjunction with the New Plymouth Cancer Society who are giving us their full support We are planning a non-competitive rally taking just over one hour costing each entrant $10 which will be donated to the Cancer Society. Following this a vintage and classic car display will be held and some members are making their cars available for rides to the public which will raise extra funds. We hope this display will take place at the East End Reserve but this is still to be confirmed. If any central or south Taranaki members wish to organize a similar event in your areas please contact me otherwise you are welcome to join us in New Plymouth. Some members will be required for marshalling duties, if you can help with this please call me. I will give full details of this most worthwhile event in next month’s report. Saturday September 30 The Brick Run, more details later. Safe Motoring, John.

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HI THERE I’m Rosie, your new Archivist I’d like to take the time To say hello, and also – say a little rhyme. All of us, that read this book, Are mad about our toys. Some of us are ladies and some of us are boys!! We go on runs and rallies, around the countryside, Enjoying all the scenery and of course the ride. We have Sunday runs and midweek runs, And Brick and Breakfast runs. We have an end of Rego run and a Rubber duckie too. Oh, of course, not to be missed, the Maunga Moana Rally. The members that plan all these runs Must be congratulated, because they are much appreciated. We also have our club nights, at which we have a natter. Then we finish it off, with a lovely cuppa. We also have “club room open” days But where are all those boys!! They’re in that blimmen Parts shed Searching Spare parts for their toys!! That’s the end of my wee rhyme, I hope you did enjoy. Cheers – ROSIE Branch Archivist

RUBBER DUCKIE RALLY MARSHALS REQUIRED Duties: Enter silent checks on rider’s cards, when requested. Record both silent checks and times on rider’s cards. Also wanted: Assistance to set out/open course – this is a 6-hour job. Contact Robert Gudopp ph. 751 1395. 4


Midweek Run Thursday 25th May, 2017. A breezy sunny day. We all meet at the Normanby Hall. Twenty-three members were present. We were given instructions to arrive at our unknown destination. We saw smoke stacks in the distance and thought that was where we might be going, but we turned left on to Skeet Road then right onto Mania Road, and soon arrived at Dairy for Life Fonterra, Kapuni. We were signed in and taken into the board room. Our guide Brad presented a slide show. We were given a safety briefing and given safety gear to wear. We proceeded through several areas of the Factory. Fonterra’s Kapuni plant processes whey and permeate from dairy product around the North Island. Pharmaceutical grade lactose (milled, sieved and spray dried) is produced in the main plant which produces 50,000 tonnes of specialty lactose each year. It is used in tablets, such as Panadol and asthma inhalers. Then we proceeded back to the board room and were given a delicious afternoon tea by the company. Thank you, Ron and Margaret, for an enjoyable afternoon. Robyn Henry

FOR SALE-SWAP

➢ 16inch tyres cross ply 2 ,525x16 one at 600x16 good order one is new, make offer to 022 60 14245 Bill Durling ➢ Rover P6 2000 Auto 1969.141200 KM (88,000 miles) colour Burnt Grey. An extremely good example of the model, this is the ex-Jim Hancock car. Asking $7000.00. Full details and photos e mail malmalsmart@icloud.com / phone 06 751 2376 ➢ Stack of 30’s Morris 8 spare parts, many & various, $1300 ono, see Trademe listing # 1314008447 for pics & further details etc, &/or call Bruce on 06 7588856 to view or for further details ➢ Tin trunks to fit on carriers of vintage or P V cars.Small to suit smaller English make cars, $100 ph 0275365740. Medium suitable for larger vehicles, $60 ph 20240806350 ➢ 1937 Morris 12 Saloon, dismantled, needing full restoration for details and viewing contact Les Bognuda, ph 7552810(mem) WANTED TO BUY ➢ 63/64 HA Viva wanted for parts must be complete and or mobile, ph Brian 06 2728027(mem) ➢ Ford Zephyr Mk III grille Badge. ➢ 1 or 2 metre painting trestles, must be lightweight, ph 0274188045 ➢ Zenith Carburetor, models 24T-2 or C1323 or C1264 to fit Ferguson 19 or 24 HP tractor, Ph 06 7584873 (mem) ➢ 1937 I/2 ton Chev truck or rolling chassis, ph Pat 7546096(mem)

The Taranaki Branch of the V C C does not take any responsibility for claims made in relation to condition or performance of items appearing

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“For Sale”

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DETAILS OF EVENTS AUGUST 3 5 17 27

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OTHER EVENTS Check dates with the local Branch 13 Janice Groves Memorial Run Wairarapa 26 Sulphur City Rally Rotorua 27 VCC National Charity Run Day

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Committee meets at 7.30pm Rubber Duckie Rally Club night from 7.30pm Clubrooms and Parts shed open

VCC National Charity Run Day

Closing date for September Topical Torque, 13 August Please forward articles to the Editor, Jim Logan 76C South Road N P 4310-or email to djlogan@ihug.co.nz 7

OTHER EVENTS Check dates with the local Branch 3 Kairangi Hill Climb Waikato 10 PV/PW/P60/P80 Rally Auckland 10 Peter Smith Memorial Rally Wairarapa 16 Vintage Rally Manawatu 23/24 PV/PW/P60/P80 Rally Waikato

16/17 Rubber Duckie Motorcycle Rally This magazine is also available by e-mail as a PDF file. If you would prefer to receive a copy this way please contact the Editor. Pictures are usually in colour Views and opinions expressed in Topical Torque are those of contributors and not necessarily those of the Taranaki Branch of the V C C of N Z, the Branch Executive or the Editor. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Clubrooms: 1040 Mountain Road - SH 3A Inglewood

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VCC of NZ TARANAKI BRANCH 40th Annual “Rubber Duckie” Motor-Cycle Rally 16th September 2017

VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NZ TARANAKI BRANCH 40th ANNUAL “RUBBER DUCKIE” MOTOR-CYCLE RALLY 16th September 2017 NEW PLYMOUTH

“DIVERSITY” The Taranaki Branch invites you to enter their 40th Annual Motor-Cycle Rally. The rally routes will be over good surfaced roads, some unsealed, with instructions in large print. VENUE: NEW PLYMOUTH TOP TEN HOLIDAY PARK, 29 Princes Street, Fitzroy, New Plymouth will be Rally H.Q. for our Annual Motorcycle Rally. Dinner and Prize giving will be held at the Fitzroy Golf Club, Record St, approximately 700m from the Top Ten Holiday Park. PROGRAMME: Friday 15th 3.00 pm R.H.Q. opens 6.00 - Drinks, followed by evening meal and Noggin and Natter Saturday 16th

Rally Instructions available from 8.15 am. 8.30 am - Briefing 9.00 am - First bike away Lunch 6.30 pm - Pre dinner drinks 7.15 pm - Informal smorgasbord dinner (Ticket holders only) Prize giving FACILITIES: Accommodation - motels, tourist flats, tourist cabins, standard cabins, camper sites, tent sites, swimming pool, linen hire. All meals are available on site to ticket holders only.

RALLY RULES 1. This event is open to financial members of the Vintage Car Club of NZ and invited guests. Invited guests are eligible to compete for prizes, but not VCC trophies. 2. Veteran, Vintage, Post Vintage, Post War, Post 60 and Post 80 machines are eligible. 3 The organisers reserve the right to disqualify any entrant whose conduct is in their opinion likely to bring discredit to the event or to the club and their ruling regarding any matters in respect of the running of the event will be final. CLASSES - Note: Start times will be allocated in order that entry is received within class.

Overall Winner 2016 “Rubber Duckie” Bill James

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Veteran (pre-1919) Vintage (Jan 1919 – Dec 1931) Post Vintage (Jan 1932 – Dec 1945)

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Post War (Jan 1946 – Dec 1960) Post 60 and Post 80 (Jan 1961 – Dec

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Combination Morgan Trike Invited Guests (at Rally Committee discretion with eligible machines up to 1985)

A minimum of three entries will be required to constitute a class. If insufficient entries are received for any one class, these entries may be allocated to another suitable class. ENTRIES CLOSE 8th September 2017 with Rally Secretary, Sue Street, 36 Essex Street, New Plymouth. Ph (06) 753 9100 email: sue.street@xtra.co.nz Please make cheques payable to: Vintage Car Club of NZ Taranaki Branch OR: Direct Credit TSB Bank: 153949-0381958-01


ENTRANT’S COPY 40th ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RALLY 16th September 2017 Name of Rider

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Address

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Name of Navigator

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Phone No:

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Email address: (if applicable) ____________________________________________ Make, Model, & Year of Vehicle ___________________________________________ Registration No: ______________________ Class ____________________________ VCC Membership No: _________________ Expiry Date _______________________ The course will be 110 miles with 6 miles of metal in untimed sections. If you require lunch stop petrol please advise when entering - Tick box Average Speeds - Tick Option

26 – 37 mph (F)

24 – 32 mph (S)

Accommodation: YOUR RESPONSIBILITY - Contact New Plymouth Top Ten Holiday Park, 29 Princes St, Fitzroy, New Plymouth Ph / Fax (06) 758 2566. (To ensure on site accommodation please arrange before 1 st Sept)

No. ENTRY FEE includes morning & afternoon tea and Rally Plaque Friday Evening Meal (Soup, Mains, Dessert) Saturday Breakfast Saturday Lunch Saturday Evening Smorgasbord Meal Sunday Breakfast

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Rate $30.00 $15.00 $7.00 $15.00 $38.00 $7.00 TOTAL FEES

Total 30.00

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