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August 2018

Vol 55

Venture Waikato Branch

Newsletter of the Veteran & Vintage Car Club (Waikato) Inc.

REAA 2008

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Editor’s Snippet Hi Everyone As we move through the year with amazing speed I am reminded that there are a lot of business people who support the Club in it’s many activities . One of these such activities is the Venture advertisers. I would empower all of you to use their services if the need or chance arises. Bob and Steve (PGG Wrightson) give us our mag cover pages in full colour. So please consider all the services our advertisers have. As a Committee we are directed by our members what we do as a Committee around events. Terry Pidduck has kindly volunteered to organise a survey of Members to try and ascertain what Members really want and to hopefully find new direction in attracting future members, as they will become the new custodians of the Club “tomorrow”. So please take part in this survey when this comes out to you. Please do consider coming on this years Daffodil Run for Cancer. In spite of some glitches last year I am looking forward to this years event. “NO BOY RACERS TO BE SEEN HERE”. Should be good, just click on the website and follow the directions.


Keep to the left and enjoy your motoring Bozy

Chairman Report Secretary’s Report Club Captain Motor Cycle

pg 4 pg 5 pg 6 pg 7

The Spring Tour

pg 9

Daffodil Day Home and away

pg 10 pg 12-13

PV Rally Entry Form August Club night June Club Run Report Club history Sale & Wanted adverts

pg13-16 pg 12 pg 16 pg 17-19 pg 20/21

Front Cover: 60th Birthday celebrations poster


C h a ir m a n ’s C h a tter Hi Folks Well its good news time and the good news is that we now have a secretary. Derek Dixon is our new Secretary and a big vote of thanks goes to Derek for taking on the job. Another big vote of thanks goes to Gaye Dixon who has agreed to be our Treasurer. Ian Patton has been has been seconded on to the committee as there is no provision for immediate past Chairman to be on committee, hopefully this will be addressed in the revamp of our constitution. Jeromy Brook has agreed to be our scribe for Beaded Wheels, a position that Gaynor Terrill has held for the past few years. Thank you Gaynor. Barbara Brook is going to look after the raffles for us as last club night we ran a raffle only to discover we had no prize. So a big thank you to Jeremy ad Barbara. We still need a Social Convener and a Publicity Officer so if you think you could do one of these jobs we would be glad to see you. We also need a person or a group of people to plot next year’s Double Fifty. The Committee will organise the social side of the event so all you have to do is plot the rally. If you think you would like to do this get in touch and we will organise a team to help you. By the time you read this hopefully the leaky roof above the Ladies toilets will have been fixed. Look out for Terry’s survey as we need your input if we are to provide the types of events you want. Well that’s enough of my rambling’s. Drive safely and take care out there. Tony. 4

S e c r e ta r y SECRETARY’S REPORT: With the AGM now behind us and the new committee settling down we now have a secretary being Derek Dixon and a Treasurer being Gaye Dixon and no, we are not taking over the club but with no other person interested in the jobs we thought we would help out – but if someone would like to step up please call Tony, so---------- moving on – as you are all aware other club newsletters are available to be read on the VCC web site but if you need a copy please contact me as I will be keeping 2 months of newsletters on file and can send them to you. FUTURE EVENTS: 26th August club run—National VCC Daffodil day parade around Hamilton Lake & to classic car museum. Please register on our website to attend this fund raising event. 23rd September – PV rally -Graeme and Julie Rickard organising. 30th September – Shed raid in B O P – Theo de Leeuw – possibly combining with other branches. 6th October – 60th Birthday Bash – formal dinner at Classic Car Museum in Hamilton - $35 pp – subsidised by our club and numbers are limited to 140 people owing to the size of the venue. Please note there will not be a Hill Climb this year. The committee has decided to run the Hill Climb every 2 years. ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE: Rotorua Branch Sulphur City Rally on 25th August – entries close 18th August. Taranaki Branch 2018 Rubber Duckie Motorcycle Rally on 15th September – entries close 7th September. The organisers of the Coromandel Charity Cruise are requesting that members register their interest in next years Cruise to be held on 16th and 17th March 2019. Please email them at . That’s it for now. Happy motoring Derek 5

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Hi Folks Our calendar of events is all sorted and will be with this month’s Venture. Kaaren (North Island Club Captain) wrote in the last Beaded Wheels with the thoughts of her facilitating interbranch activities. She invited Branch Club Captains to ring her. When I rang, she said the idea was already planned for our Branch. Theo’s shed raid joining B.O.P.’s Club run. This sounds so good. I also rang Graeme re the P.V., P.W.V., and the P80 Rally, to see any help was needed. He said all going well, with only a few i’s to dot and t’s to cross. The number of entrants for any rally does not mean a good or bad event but it is so good for an organiser to be well supported with entries. Most of our cars are club- eligible which suit Graeme’s rally. At our last Club night the 60-yeat birthday celebrations were discussed. Lets make the dinner and evening, one all will remember and look back on with pleasure and pride. There is a limited space for diners, so please don’t be tardy when booking. Also Jeremy spoke of the weekend away he is organising. It is so good to be off the beaten track and Waikaremoana sure meets this criteria. Our Club has provision for Branches to have special interest groups. These are good, providing the Branch is on the larger size (membership-wise) and therefore can provide enough members to form a group and a member is prepared to spearhead it. Our Branch meets these three, and Greg floated the idea with our committee to form a Veteran group. He also spoke at the Club night saying he was prepared to test the interest of Veteran folk to ‘see how it goes.’ It would be so good to see our veterans out more. The public relate well to our oldies and they really enjoy them when they are seen, even if only on display. Terry Pidduck


Motorcycle I have been in touch with Chris regards giving us a talk on his Helicopter Powered M/C and we have arranged to meet him on the Sunday 12th of August. We will meet at the club rooms, which will be opened at 10.15 and we will leave at 10.45 for a short ride to Hautapu, where the bike is on show. The place we are visiting have arranged to put on a cupa for us and said that we welcome to have our lunch there, so please bring it with you. We have been asked if we could keep the numbers attending to around 20, so can you please drop me an email,, letting me know that you will be coming. After our talk and a looking at some very interesting vehicles and items of plant and machinery we will take a ride in the country back to the club rooms. All arrangements for our Tokoroa run on Saturday the 13th October have been made, coffee at the Rhubarb cafĂŠ, lunch at the Tokoroa Club and dinner at The Club House. I see the Rubber Ducky M/c rally in New Plymouth is on Saturday the 15th of September for those members that usual go. That is about all at the moment, safe riding. Peter Spiller

KEY’S Would all the past committee members etc return their keys so I can issue them to the new committee members. Thank you. Andy Hammond Custodian.


Spring Tour - Wheels in the Wilderness For newcomers to our club, have a read of this year’s Spring Tour ad, then phone either Jeremy or Barbara Brook, Godfrey or Jackie Larsen to hear more about it then book your accommodation. The Spring Tours are totally fun weekends, expeditions to further away destinations on roads well suited to a variety of old cars - lots of gravel, winding and interesting roads. They are casual, relaxed weekends, organised and participated in by anyone, in this case, the Brooks and the Larsen’s, who feels like a three day weekend away driving the old cars - and with something a bit out of the ordinary included. They are a great opportunity to get to know each other, share meals and experiences (breakdowns, repairs etc.) and laugh a lot. Previous weekends have been to the Coromandel, Port Waikato, the King Country, The Forgotten Highway, Eastern Bay of Plenty and Ruapehu. Last year's run morphed into a Summer Tour in December, a fabulous time in and around Opotiki which included the twenty of us driving up the Motu Road, walking in the bush and along the beach and playing hilarious 'golf' for the coveted 'Green Jacket' Jeremy





Letter to the Editor Members of the Waikato Vintage Car club must be impressed with committee’s efforts to keep membership strong for the future. Maybe we need new ideas, bring a new member to club night like Lions service club does, or maybe events for younger members (Japanese car day????) Pommie car day?? Whatever. I have spent the last 30-40 yrs on car committees from MG in Auckland, Hamilton and Thames Valley car club and still sponsor events for these car clubs. Every year MG have track day and I put $500 towards the track hire with 3 other sponsors to keep entry fees down despite the $4500 hireage fee for around 50 cars on the club circuit (normal size track is $9500), Jags, Minis, Austin Healeys etc. Waikato VCC is very lucky Mike Tubbs sponsors the annual Hillclimb which is very well organised to help with costs etc. I help TVCC with their annual interclub gravel rallysprint 8.6km at Walton – we had 62 entries at $180-00 each-in 2018 and I organised resident signatures, road and fence damage for competitors from Whangarei to Tauranga. Council normally requires 70 days for road closures for all events –about 10 hillclimbs , 4 autocrosses and 2-3 motorkhana’s. Waikato VCC is one few clubs still printing magazines which is well done by Bozy and crew, and emailed newsletters are not what you really want for old school members. Cheers for the future and I am hoping to compete in your next Kairangi Hillclimb without a broken gearbox in my MGBV8 . Andy Lowe Garage Sale Sale __- Sunday Sunday 19th 19th August.—59 August.—59 Ayrshire Ayrshire Drive Drive Hamilton Hamilton Garage 60 years years of of Car Car Mechanics Mechanics items items and and some some domestic domestic items. items. 60 VCC Members Members and and their their mates mates are are invited invited to to Barrie Barrie Grants Grants Garage. Garage. VCC 11

Events Ahead


August September October



Club Night



Wednesday Wander



National VCC Daffodil Day



Club Night



Wed Wander



PV Rally



Shed Raid to BOP



60th Birthday Celebration



Club Night



Wednesday Wander

Club Night 8th August Paul Johnson will speak on his days working at the Vauxhall Works in England. I am sure that this will be an interesting insight into one of the worlds motoring greats. So come along listen and learn to Pauls address.

Meeting starts at 8.00pm with parts shed open from 7.00pm. 12

Events Ahead





Sulphur City Rally



National VCC Daffodil Day




Wednesday Wander August 15th. 12 - 2pm for lunch and a pint. at The Top Pub, Morrinsville. On your right if you're heading north on H.Way 26. Andy Hammond. (07) 8235712

Wednesday Wanderers Wanted! Don't be shy! Come and join the regulars and find out what we're up to in September and beyond! On the third Wednesday of every month, leave the lawnmower in the shed with the gardening tools, give the grandchildren back and let the dog take itself for a walk. Get out your pride and joy (that'll be the car not the missus?) and enjoy some quiet backroads motoring with convivial company. Andy Hammond.

(07) 8235712


A SPECIAL INVITATION FROM HBVCC TO OWNERS OF CLUB ELIGIBLE COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 2019 IS THE YEAR OF THE COMMERCIAL For the first time ever Commercial Vehicles will be the Featured Marque for 2019. Come to Napier and join the HBVCC for Art Deco Weekend 2019 from February 14th -17th. Kindly sponsored again this year by Euro City Ltd. 45000 people attended ADW in 2018. The Grand Parade on the Saturday will be limited to pre 1946 vehicles with a wheelbase of 160” or less. No tractors or trailers allowed. A weight limit of 3 tons will also apply. Here is your chance to show off that great Commercial vehicle along with Commercials from the Bill Richardson Transport Museum. We suggest you plan to arrive in Napier on Wednesday 13th Feb so you can participate in a special run for just the Commercials on the Thursday ending up at Off the Track restaurant for lunch. Attend our Valentine’s Dinner at the HBVCC Clubrooms that evening. Prizes for best dressed COUPLES this year. For 2019 the main rally is again on Friday and we plan to have a 3 or 4 hour run plus a picnic lunch at an historic Hawkes Bay homestead. Come and join the other 180 plus club eligible vehicles we expect to enter the 2019 Event. Go to the HBVCC website for an Entry Form. ( Entry forms for 2019 will be available from 20th August 2018. Accommodation in Napier is already filling up for Art Deco Weekend so book now to avoid disappointment. Contacts: STEVE TROTT STEVE DONOVAN 14

JOKE A 79-year-old man is having a drink in a bar. Suddenly a gorgeous girl enters and sits down a few seats away. The girl is so attractive that he just can't take his eyes off her. After a short while, the girl notices him staring, and approaches him. Before the man has time to apologize, the girl looks him deep in the eyes and says to him in a sultry tone: "I'll do anything you'd like. Anything you can imagine in your wildest dreams, it doesn't matter how extreme or unusual it is, I'm game. I want $100, and there's another condition". Completely stunned by the sudden turn of events, the man asks her what her condition is. "You have to tell me what you want me to do in just three words." The man takes a moment to consider the offer from the beautiful woman. He whips out his wallet and puts $100 dollars in her hand ---He then looks her square in the eyes, and says slowly and clearly: "Paint my house." (Our needs change as we get older, and we tend to look for bargains) 15

June Club Run to Museum at Mt Maunganui

Above is a photo with the club cars in front of the hanger of the museum at Mt. Maunganui, What a great visit that Graham Pate organised and by the look of the members faces during lunch everyone was having a good day, so much to read about and covering the days of the Teal, NAC and Air NZ in NZ plus a lot about the New Zealand men and women in the forces during world war 2 then at the end of the walk about the boardroom was opened up especially for us (the club members) to view an array of hand built miniature aircraft engines that do actually run and a guide to explain what each engine was designed for and what type of aircraft that full size engine fitted into, a very good visit and so pleased I went, a great day out so thanks to Graham for the outing. Derek Dixon.


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Next Month we will continue with the late 70’s. 19

PARTS SHED Need a new WOF? Need new Wiper Blades, need new light Bulbs, Generators or Alternators—We have lots of new “Armatures” and parts to keep your car rolling. See the Parts guys– Howard, Reece, Don and Wilbur.

For Sale Punch Motor Cycle, 1964– 250 cc 2 Stroke. Model SG. Pre lube oil mix. Original Black paint & pinstripe. In very good original condition run and rides great. New Battery , new Rego and WOF. Has been shed stored for a number of years. Has paper work. Asking $5500 Phone Gary 07 8494964 work or a/h 07 8298876 8

For Sale Four tyres 450/475x21border line for wof . Champion spark plugs N8 suit Austin A35,30,55,60. Rover 1953-58,models 60,75,80,90. Champion N4C. KLG 40H may suit tractors. Smiths G20 Told possibly vintage era tractors. Phone Kelvin 07 8546344 or 0274 975208.


For Sale GOOD YEAR RADIAL 185 X 75R X 14 tread is near new only done about 15 miles, this tyre I got out of the spare after getting a puncture and found it was the wrong width for my car. Reasonable offer, Please phone Derek on 021 147 3509 . 8

For Sale

Vintage genuine fur full length coat, size 14 – 16 made by Universal Furs . Very good condition. $120.00. Can email a photo if you want. Ph Brian Wilcock 07 8558063 email 10 20

For Sale Model A Ford parts I am having a clear out of excess parts They include wheels gearbox brake parts head early generator headlights truck and other parts too numerous to list ring me Sensible offers Come and have a look. Phone Ron 078848285 Ron Finucane 10

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Hello. I had your club recommended to me from the CVCC as to possibly having contacts in your area for vintage mopeds. I live in Central Otago and are part of a group who are looking for 1950's and 1960's mopeds for sale either complete or as projects. I.would appreciate any assistance you maybe able to provide to us in regard to this thank you. Please contact Email* 6

For Sale & Wanted Adverts If you place an advert in the For Sale or Wanted department we will run the advert for two months and then automatically remove it. If you want it Repeated, please drop me a line.. Please note!! Adverts need to be submitted by the 15th of the Month.

Notice We are getting non members ask about putting an advert in the For Sale or Wanted section of the Venture. After a discussion with the committee it has been decided that an advert from a non Waikato VCC member will incur a $15.00 charge. This will cover a three (3) month insertion. After the three (3) months it will be automatically withdrawn. The information in this newsletter and on the club’s web site, is supplied as a service to club members. Articles and other copy of interest are always welcome and encouraged. The opinions expressed in this newsletter and on the club’s website are those of the author alone. Neither the club nor any of its officers accepts responsibility for the accuracy of any statements or opinions.


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