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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, 22nd February, 2018

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Office Bearers 2017/2018 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 24.02.2018 03.03.2018 10.03.2018 17.03.2018 24.03.2018 31.03.2018 07.04.2018 14.04.2018

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Bar Open 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm Peter Pryde Tony Warren Veteran Rally Trevor Wilkey Lex Simpson Brian Dunick Ron Irwin Easter Rally Russell Jenkins Wayne Calderwood

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Chairman’s Report A very enjoyable Southland Rally was held on Saturday 3rd. A good venue followed by a great BBQ meal and prize giving. Thanks to Ray and his team and all who helped prepare, cook and serve the meal, and clean up afterwards. The Motorcycle Show held at the Clubrooms in conjunction with the Burt Munro Challenge was reasonably successful with approximately 200 visitors. Many were impressed with the Clubrooms, especially VCC members from points north. We certainly have a facility to be proud of. There are however still some gaps on the Clubrooms Cleaning Roster! Thanks to all who contributed bikes for the show, and helped out on the door sales etc. You will be aware that there has been a lot of discussion, articles etc regarding vehicle eligibility dates. This mainly affects newer vehicles, but more of these vehicles are joining the Club, hopefully along with some new members. In an effort to resolve this matter Dave Harris and I have put forward a remit to be voted on by members before this year’s national AGM. The VCCNZ Management Committee have also put forward a remit on the same subject. These remits and explanations will be discussed at the Feb club meeting. Ray McCulloch and I will be attending the National Executive Meeting in Christchurch on March 24th. Anyone who would like anything discussed at this meeting please raise the matter at the next Club meeting

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Wednesday Run 7th February 2018 A nice day again in paradise had 19 cars and about 45 people leave on a great run. We went out Retreat Rd across to Branxholm up the South Hillend Dipton Rd to Dipton and then on to Lumsden, took the back road to Gore and onto the Old Balfour Rd that took us to the Balfour Tavern for lunch. There was no gravel, now that is very hard to do for a run as long as it was, about 130kms. Great roads and a great run you guys, lunch was very nice and the pub really looked after us. Thank you Barry and Viv.

Bob Mcbee and Maribel Salazar.

Wednesday Run 7th March 2018 Racecourse Gates 10.30. Meal $15.00 payable at start please. Names to Keith Shieffelbein at 2141147 by Sunday 4th March please. Some Gravel.

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VCC of NZ Notices of Motion 1. From D.C. Harris & G.T. Pethick That rule 3.1(f) be amended to read “f) Motor Vehicles constructed after 1st January 1981 provided that no vehicle is accepted for this class until January 1st of the year during which the vehicle becomes 30 years old, such vehicles to be known as Post 1980 Vehicles” Proposed by member 17/11727, D C Harris Seconded by member 17/02977, G T Pethick Explanation: This notice of motion does not actually change the meaning of the constitution it simply makes it impossible for the constitution to be incorrectly interpreted as is the case at the present time. The present wording used in the P80 class eligibility statement actually dates back to 2002 when it was introduced for the P60 class. The explanation that came with the 2002 notice of motion said “This notice of motion is simply to ensure that vehicles qualifying for this class become 30 years old during the year of acceptance instead of 29 under the present rule”. This is plain and simple and in no way suggested a vehicle is not eligible until the 1st January of the year after it reaches 30 years of age. 2. From Rod Bradshaw & Tony Bartlett. We wish to lodge a Notice of Motion for consideration in 2018, to amend the Club's Constitution in accordance with the Club By-laws, as follows: Current wording: Clause 3.1 (f) Motor Vehicles constructed after 1st January 1981 provided that no vehicle is accepted for this class until January 1st of the year that is thirty years after its original year of construction, such vehicles to be known as Post 1980 Vehicles Amend to: Clause 3.1 (f) Motor Vehicles constructed on or after the 1st January 1981 provided that no vehicle is deemed eligible for this category until the day immediately following the 30th anniversary of its original date of construction as determined in accordance with Section 2 of the Club Vehicle Technical Code, such vehicles to be known as Post 1980 Vehicles. (Refer By-laws) (Continued on page 6)

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Explanation: It has always been the intent of the VCC Executive, that a vehicle shall be deemed Club-eligible when it is 30 years of age or older. This intent is on record and has been reflected by the application of policy and practice as endorsed by the Executive. This Notice of Motion does not change the intent of the Constitution as determined by the Executive. It simply seeks to remove the ambiguity that has become apparent in the way that the current wording may be interpreted by anyone who is not conversant with that intent. The proposed amended clause also refers to Section 2 of the Club Vehicle Technical Code where the default dating steps are described that are used in sequence when the actual date of manufacture of a vehicle is unknown. Consistent with our Notice of Motion to amend Clause 3.1(f), we are lodging a Remit in accordance with the Club's By-laws, proposing to insert the clause below entitled "Vehicle Eligibility" into the By-laws, which are appended to the constitution. The clause describes the default steps followed to determine the date of construction of a vehicle. If the Executive passes the remit, the dating process will be readily available for the members to refer to, and will complement our Notice of Motion above. Our remit also proposes to include in the By-laws the definition of the term "Historic Vehicle", consistent with the meaning that is being accepted worldwide by historic vehicle clubs and by governing authorities. Once again, if the Executive passes the remit the definition will be more readily

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available for referral. We see greater appreciation of this as being important in future. Text of remit for inclusion in the Club By-laws. [i.e. The part coincidental to the Notice of Motion to amend clause 3.1(f)]: Vehicle Eligibility Vehicles shall be Club-eligible when they are 30 years of age or older. The date of construction of a vehicle shall be determined in accordance with Section 2 of the Club Vehicle Technical Code, by establishing the first available proven date commencing with; (a) Date of availability from the manufacturer if documented; then (b) Date of shipping or leaving the place of manufacture if documented; then (c) Date of delivery (which could also be the date of first registration in the country delivered to); then (d) Date of completion (if the vehicle has been significantly modified or altered); then (e) If none of the above dates can be established, a vehicle shall be deemed to be Club-eligible after the 31st December of the year that is 30 years after its determined 'year of manufacture'. Proposed: Rod Brayshaw Seconder: Tony Bartlett

Cover Photo: Russell McIvor’s 1957 Austin Healey 100/6 on display at the January Meeting. Russell told us all about the car.

February Meeting. The car on display at the February meeting will be Bill Skeggs’ 1923 Willys Knight Roadster.

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Russell’s Ramblings The Centennial Motor Show October 1956

A big event during the Southland Centennial was a motor show organised by local dealers, with 28 stands, 14 franchise holders and 14 taken up with displays allied to the trade or transport. The newspaper advertisements are interesting. Watts & Grieve have a Series S Bentley for sale at £5400 and in brackets (75 bales of wool). A 2½ litre Riley Pathfinder at £1452, a Morris Isis at £1072. No price on the MGA sports. The MGA that was on display is owned by Neil Manchester from Timaru. His English heritage papers show it was exported to Invercargill for a motor show. Neil bought it in a dismantled state at a Winchester swap meet. He will have his restored auto here for the Easter rally. The cars in the drawings are definitely drawn with an artist’s licence with small English cars stretched to look like American saloons. The female model in the Standard 10 certainly adds to its looks. A selling point in the Wright Stephenson’s Renault ad was that they could be bought in a variety of bright colours. The Southland Vintage Car Club stand showed a 1903 De Dion car, a 1910 Solar Villiers motorcycle belonging to Len McKenzie and Vern Russell’s 1910 Humber. The sectioned De Dion engine that was on show is in the Clubrooms and a 1914 Mercedes engine (I wonder what happened to this) was also on display. It was a frustrating time for would-be car buyers who had the money. The buy words were overseas funds and these were in short supply. One had 8

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to be in the know and the car dealers were kings. Conman Oliver Scott was selling bogus Chev Bel Airs and many hard headed Southland farmers and business men were caught in his scam. Oliver did time and punters never got their Chevs. Really mangled cars were straightened out and one could sell a car you purchased brand new and get a better price than you paid for it after three years. Aren’t we glad things have changed. Tales from the Mecca. 1931 AJS V Twin.

Museum custodian Dave Roberts told me the interesting history of this bike. Due to production costs only 100 were made, this being the only one in New Zealand. The Blenheim owner had left it in the fowl house when he moved to Southland in 1950 to work, never to return to Nelson until 2010, aged 90 years. Dave knew of the motorcycle when a child. It was found and restored by the late Alan Black of Nelson. Alan had to cast a head. The motorcycle was sold at auction after his death and went to the USA. It was brought back to NZ from Las Vegas in 2014 by Tom Sturgess. The second owner, Lyn Hannen contacted the collection in 2015 and was reunited with the bike at 93 years of age. The 1911 Indian that Ray McCulloch had mechanically restored for Brian Pearce was standing next to the latest Indians in E. Hayes. It was a good comparison showing how motorcycles have evolved over the years from a small somewhat fragile Indian to the present bikes, but I suppose the riders had as much fun riding either.

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Easter Rally My thanks to those who have approached me with offers of assistance both for marshalling and in the kitchen on the Saturday evening. We are still in need of another couple of pair of marshalls and another pair of hands in the kitchen would be appreciated. The bar will be open as usual on Saturday evening. Assistance from those not representing our Branch in the Penzoil Team Trophy in the running of the field tests determining that Award would also be appreciated. My thanks also to Howard Kingsford-Smith who is chief judge for the Concours Trophy. The Parts Shed, Library and Pop Up Vintage Clothing Shop will all be open from 9.00am on the Monday morning.

Glenys

Southland Rally 2018 There were approx. 60 vehicles this year, including 3 motorbikes. We all left the clubrooms, one by one, before navigating our way through to our destination, the Browns Domain. It turned out to be not a bad day following the copious amount of rain we had just two days prior. Following lunch, of course, came the field tests. They comprised of four parts, all challenging yet good fun. Our laugh for the day was the part with the spanner on a rope – the rope was to be held by the driver while the other end was attached to a stationary point. A spanner was attached half way along the rope. The aim was to not let the spanner touch the ground as you drove the circumference of the length of rope. Lets just say, driving in a circle is not our forte and an arm was almost lost out the window! The BBQ and prize-giving followed in the evening, a good chance to catch up with everybody. All in all, we enjoyed our day and would like to thank the Club, especially Ray and Janet for the extraordinary effort they put in to the day.

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Results Veteran 1-2 Cylinder Road Section – Bell Cup Wayne Nicoll 1908 Cadillac 1-2 Cylinder Field Tests Wayne Nicoll 1908 Cadillac Veteran Concours – Herman Cup Wayne Nicoll 1908 Cadillac 1-2 Cylinder Overall Winner Wayne Nicoll 1908 Cadillac Vintage Vintage Road Section – Jones Trophy Bill Ainge 1929 Austin 12/4 Vintage Field Tests Olly Olssen 1930 Chrysler Vintage Concours – Coutts/Eunson Cup David McIvor 1924 Beardmore Vintage Overall Winner Wayne Raynor 199 Dodge Standard 6 Post Vintage Post Vintage Road Section Dave Calvert 1935 Morris 8 Post Vintage Field Tests Glenys McKenzie 1935 Austin 12/4 Post Vintage Concours Neil McDonald 1936 Chevrolet Truck Post Vintage Overall Winner Dave Calvert 1935 Morris 8 Post Vintage Post War PVPW Road Section Owen Davies 1947 Buick Super PVPW Field Tests Geoff Timpany 1957 Chevrolet Belair PVPW Concours Sandy Kidd 1950 MG PVPW Overall Winner – Kingsford-Smith Cup Angus Petrie 1954 Trojan 20 Post 60’s P60’s Road Section Stewart Russell 1972 M GB GT P60’s Field Tests Dave Sycamore 1966 Mark 1 Cortina P60’s Concours – Hoffman Cup Howard Kingsford-Smith 1965 Mustang P60’s Overall Winner Stewart Russell 1972 MGB GT Veteran Motorcycles Veteran Motorcycle Road Section – McCulloch Cup Casey Lyons 1912 Humber Veteran Motorcycle Field Tests – Willis Trophy Casey Lyons 1912 Humber P60’s Motorcycles P60’s Motorcycle Road Section Regan Lyons 1972 Harley Davidson P60’s Motorcycle Field Tests Regan Lyons 1972 Harley Davidson P60’s Motorcycle Overall Winner Regan Lyons 1972 Harley Davidson Overall Motorcycle Winner Casey Lyons 1912 Humber Best Performance by a Austin – NZ Motor Corp Trophy Bill Ainge 1929 Austin 12/4 Best Lady Driver – Brass Cup Glenys McKenzie 1935 Austin 12/4 Hard Luck – Bent Rod Roy Shanks 1915 Ford Model T Overall Winner – NZ Automobile Assn Tray Wayne Nicoll 1908 Cadillac

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Motorcycle Show 2018 Over the weekend of Burt Munro event the Vintage Club held a Motorcycle Show raising funds for The Heart Foundation. The show featured Japanese bikes from the 1960’s thru to 1987. In all we had 4 British bikes, 4 European bikes & 20 Japanese bikes. This event was to show the general public the range of bikes that are now covered by the Vintage Car Club rules. This turned out to be a great success with visitors from all around the world coming to have a look ie: Australia, Germany, UK and of course NZers. All were very impressed with the display and also our Club Facilities. We also had the Club Darracq out on display to which the public had the chance of having their photos taken with or on it. A lot of the visitors were very impressed with Colin Fleet’s Honda 350 as it seemed to bring back fond memories of years gone by. A couple of Australian guys told some of our Club Members that they had been discussing that they hadn’t seen Suzuki Rotaries & Waterbuckets in a while and walked into the hall and found one of each on display. One of the bikes on display was a 750 Honda owned by Ewan Hilston which he had recently purchased back after selling it years ago. This was one of his early motorbikes. On behalf of the Vintage Car Club I would like to thank all those that helped with this event, from those suppling bikes, to those who supplied equipment and manned the door. Ray McCulloch Club Captain

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Calendar Of Events Southland Branch Events 3rd March Easter 2018 12th May 19th May

Veteran Rally Entry form in this Rumour. South Island Easter Rally Entries have closed. Waimea M/C Rally PWV/P60/P80 Rally

Other Branch Events 17th March 15th April 12-15th November 16-18th November

Westland Branch Scenicland Rally Ray Tressler Afternoon Tea See below Prince Henry Tour National Veteran Rally—Nelson

The Gore branch will be celebrating their branch patron, Ray Tressler's, 50 years membership of the Vintage Car Club. They extend an invitation to any of our members who may wish to join them for an Afternoon Tea, at their Waimea Street clubrooms, on the 15th April from 2 pm. Katy Parish Gore Branch Secretary 03 2085505

Scenicland Rally Tour Are you interested in a five to six day round trip? Rally is being held in Greymouth on 17th March, 2018. If interested contact Trevor Wilkey (03) 2128971 or Olly Olsson (03) 2361408. March Rumour - Note early closing as the editor is away to Australia. Closing date for March Rumour is March 7th.

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For Sale BSA C15 Motorcycle parts - Steve Winteringham 03 218 3228. 1936 Ford C Model Flathead motor (r eco), chassis wheels etc. Dale Simmons 03 215 6615 1936 Ford C 2 door Rolling Body. Dale Simmons 03 215 6615 1926 Ford New Beauty Model T Ear ly 70s r estor ation in good condition. Stored for the last 10 years. Registration current and on hold. This is a vey rallyable motor vehicle. Photos available on enquiry - POA For further enquiries call Tony 0272845840 1965 PB Vauxhall 3.3 front & rear windscreens. Laurie Keach (03) 215 8865 1933 Ford Y Complete. Car was in drivable condition and restoration work had been started, good straight body, an excellent restoration project for someone. Deceased estate. Offers wanted. Contact Jill 027 3154769.

Secure lock up gar age space available for car stor age.$30.00 per week Phone Sharon 021 0429636

Wanted Morris J2 Pick Up. Our company has been looking for one of these for over 6 months as it was our first ever company truck and we have our 60th anniversary next year and are trying to recreate one for nostalgia reasons. Graeme Clark BOP Commerical Sales Manager (Bus) 07 543 9129 (Mob) 021 908 630 Graeme.clark@roofguard.co.nz 14

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Wanted 2006 Vero Rally Bags Wayne Nicoll Phone (03) 215 7136

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 library will be open 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.

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