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March 2018

Vol 55

Venture Waikato Branch

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

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Editor’s Snippet Hi Everyone Another month has sped by. On February 18th the Club had a small contingent at Mansfield Garden Party. It was a nice low key day with many of us relaxing in the shade created by the Club Gazebo. As a Club we have many events on that are in the public eye . We get our cars out and use them, we display our cars at functions we are invited to. We do all this voluntarily. Have we ever given a thought to the organiser's and marshals who tirelessly give their time for our enjoyment. If you are not able to take part in a Rally maybe consider volunteering to help marshal for an event !!! There are a lot of events on in the next few months both Club events and events of interest to most folk. Hopefully there will be something that prompts a little madness and you will get your car ready and join us at a Club event. There is still more summer to experience and lovely Autumn motoring.


Keep to the left and enjoy your motoring Bozy

Chairman Report Secretary’s Report Motor Cycle Double 50 Flyer Club night Report Home and away

pg 4 pg 5 pg 6 pg 8 pg 9 pg 10/11

Februarys Club night KM Ford report Open Day Report Sale & Wanted adverts Front Cover:

pg 10 pg 12 pg 14/15 pg 16/17

Mansfield Picnic at the Hamilton Gardens


C h a ir m a n ’s C h a tter Hi All, Well, its “Happy Birthday” to the Waikato Veteran & Vintage Car Club, yes, 60 years since that first meeting at Stan Nolan’s workshop in Hood Street in February 1958. Google tells me New Zealand’s population was just over 2 ¼ million, Hamilton nearly 50,000 people and a Mr Braithwaite was Mayor! Sir Walter Nash was the Prime Minister, Sir Keith Holyoake was the Leader of the Opposition. Frank Sinatra was playing on the wireless, Elvis was in the army and a young Johnny Devlin was just starting to Rock Around the Clock, singing Lawdy Miss Clawdy! The All Blacks played three games that year against a touring Wallabies side retaining the Bledisloe Cup. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was the film to see at the movies. The MKI Zephyr was being superseded by the MKII. Holden and Vauxhall would have had equivalent models, but you needed overseas funds. There were plenty of Austin’s, Morris’s, the odd Rover and even a Jaguar or iconic Chev. A V8 Ford or Dodge Pioneer to replace your Humber would have been nice. It was the year of the Black Budget where cigarettes, alcohol and petrol were first taxed, and PAYE was introduced. We had a balance of payments deficit. The Harbour Bridge was under construction, Wairakei Thermal Power Station was completed, the first Turbo Prop Vickers airplane was put into service and the Top Twins were born! The good old days – we have come along way in 60 years and our old cars remind us of that. 60 years since the “New” old car club was founded.

Roy Rowe once told me of a rally which started in Garden Place and amongst the instructions, questions and tasks they had to return with a 3/8th washer from a tin full of bits and pieces strategically located by a post on the side road somewhere out around Temple View. The history of our Club is well documented, and we will mark this 60th year as a milestone and we intend to host a special function later in the year to celebrate the occasion. See you all at the Easter Rally. IAN 4

S e c r e ta r y

Secretary’s Report Entry forms available –

10th March Taupo Rally Entries close 24th Feb!! Hurry, hurry! 20-21st April Taranaki Maunga Moana Entries close 12th April

Other events Coromandel Gold Rush & Gumdiggers Charity Cruise 17/18 March CANCELLED due to road damage Te Aroha A & P Society have requested that we mark our calendars for their show on 3rd Nov 2018

VCC VIC Applications

Please make sure that the correct size photos are forwarded with all ID Card applications. They need to be the stated size on the application form so that they can fit in the appropriate space on the ID Card as well as the filing cabinet where individual photos are kept. Please also remember that it is a requirement that you send three identical photos – please refer page 6 of the VIC application form for further details. Canterbury Branch Parts Dept enquires. Owing to ill health could you please remove Des Fowler from your phone contacts re parts shed and replace with the following Ross Butler Ph: 03 352 3160 email: Wayne Stocks Ph: 03 383 1380 email: Brian Rogers Ph: 03 358 5322 PLEASE ADD BRIAN RODGERS

Hello re Morris J2 Pickup [around 1955-6] Our company has been looking for one of these for over 6 months now, I know, although rare, there must be one around somewhere as I have seen older restored models for sale. I would love to pay some deserving club the reward money for finding one we can use 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. Appreciate any help you can give. Thank you, Kind regards, GRAEME CLARK BOP COMMERICAL SALES MANAGER (Bus) 07 543 9129 (Mob) 021 908 630

That’s all for this month, folks.

Jan 5

Motorcycle Club Captain

I hope you have all received the latest Venture with all the info regards what is planned for the up and coming running of the 25th Mooloo Rally in April. Things are starting to come together and I have received our 1st entre and have had a couple of enquiries from people wishing to come that have not been before, which is good. So please get your entres sent, as it make life a lot easier to have them in a steady stream, rather than having them all arrived as few days before close off. The rally route has been checked and Bob has found some very good back roads, many of which I am sure you will not have been on. Just a comment about the Blue Smoke Pedals. I have been to many of these events over the years but never been involved in help run them. I was asked if I would give Phil a hand with arranging the entre forms and mail out etc which I did. I must say it was a most enjoyable task and with the help of Phil, Mark, Judy & Tony etc it turned out to be a great show. Can’t wait until next year, hope the weather is as good. Safe Riding Peter Spiller

VCC VIC Applications Recently there has been a change in contact regarding VIC Applications. Greg Terrill has been looking after VCC Vic s (Vehicle Identity Card )for several years, his skill and expertise have been greatly appreciated. Dave Nordell has put his hand up to look after these. Dave‘s contact details are phone 021 502390 or Email Thank you Dave. Many of you will be aware that a current VIC is a requirement for a National Event such as The Easter Rally. Please make sure that the correct size photos are forwarded with all ID Card applications. They need to be the stated size on the application form so that they can fit in the appropriate space on the ID Card as well as the filing cabinet where individual photos are kept. Please also remember that it is a requirement that you send three identical photos. 6

North Island Easter Rally Hosted by Waikato Branch VCC The organsing committee are requesting your help on the Rally Day, Saturday 31st March. Marshals are needed for the following: at the start ( Waikato Branch Clubrooms) timing on the rally route at the lunch stop We would also like some help with tea making before and after the rally. If you are able to assist, please contact Gaynor phone (07) 8591207 ( evenings) email

I accidently gave my Boyfriend a glue stick instead of a chapstick. He is still not talking to me. Q Why were Indians in America first? A They had Reservations.

A BIG WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS Judith van den Broek, Matamata Simon Payne, Cambridge Scott Evans, Hamilton who have joined to our branch recently We hope that you will enjoy the club and it’s many activities If you have any queries either big or small please do not hesitate to contact any member of the committee and they will be more than willing to assist you in any way possible. Once again, welcome to the club. We hope to see you at the club night on the second Wednesday of the Month.



February Club Night In February the Club hosted Jason Cargo from the Hamilton City Council. Jason is the Business Development Manager for the Hamilton City Council. Jason updated us on the Tainui Ruakura Project and the many other projects which help shape the character and prosperity of the Waikato. The scope of this project was surprising to many. He spoke of the people who will be required to build and work in the new facilities.

Jason Cargo addressing the February Members Meeting

Jason talked about several other projects in the Waikato area that have been completed or will be completed in the near future. These included the District Heath Board who are going into the former Farmers building. This will bring around 650 people into central Hamilton. The new Visy cardboard Factory which is by the Hamilton Airport. It is strategically positioned close to Te Awamutu, Cambridge and Hamilton and employs around 75 people. Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Matamata and Morrinvillle continue to expand also with new shops and houses popping up all around. There are certainly some very exciting things to come in the Waikato. 9

Events Ahead


March April May



Ladies Rally



Club Night



Vintage Venture



Wednesday Wander



Mooloo Meander



Club Night



Wednesday Wander



Twilight Run



Club Night



Club Run TBC



Wed Wander



Shed Raid TBC



Double 50 Training day

Club Night 14th March Our Speaker is Bob Hayton presenting a Motoring Tour of Romania.! Bob and Jillian were away much of last year travelling and Romania was just part of their agenda. All those who experienced Bobs presentation on Greenland a couple of years back will agree “well worth attending�

Meeting starts at 8.00pm with parts shed open from 7.00pm. 10

Events Ahead



Fri-Sun 30th-1st North Island National Easter Rally




Maunga Moana Rally


Wednesday Wander March 21st . Meet at the Clubrooms 10.15am. Leave 10.45am. We go west all the back roads to Pirongia, lunch at a CafĂŠ . Thanks to Tom.

April 18th. TBA.

Andy Hammond. (07) 8235712


KM Ford Project This project is making good headway as the final parts and services are starting to be completed. The guards for the project have arrived and at the present time the process of aligning and fitting them, including making the associated supports, is taking place. The bending of the windscreen and ‘Top’ support frame steelwork is complete. The balance of the brass pipe for the windscreen frame has also arrived which means the windscreen frame can now be completed. Graham Boswell is investigating how best to get the completed car into the final position in the Katherine Mansfield Garden. This project has been carried out by a very enthusiastic group of volunteers. It would appear that there are a number of Branch Members of the understanding that the K M Ford project is being funded by the Branch. Such an understanding is incorrect. The project is NOT being funded by the Branch. The project is being funded entirely by the Friends of Hamilton Gardens Inc. in the main from cash donations received from individuals, donations of parts/time/services/expertise etc. in the main from Branch members, and from sponsorship in the form of goods and services or cash from businesses located mainly in the greater Waikato region. The car is expected to be in position by May. It will be slightly raised off the ground on four piles. As a stationery display, it has been built of materials which are able to withstand weather and children. Its construction is part original Model “T “parts, some fabricated parts and some parts imported from the US.


Photos showing front and Rear guards sitting in place on the KM Ford

Open Day Raffle At the Open Day recently the lucky winner of the Raffle for a huge kit (360 piece) of drills and driver was drawn. The winner was Pete McMullen. Pete is a member and lives in Hamilton. Well done Pete, you will be able to start on that list of chore’s and earn a few Brownie points.


Open Day Report 25th February


Hugh McInally

ith enthusiasm a small number of us arrived at the clubrooms at 7am to prepare for another club Open Day. Gazeebo and flags were erected. Signs were placed out on the road to guide the public to our parking area on the field. The BBQ was set up. Bags of onions had been peeled and sliced by Judy (Brierley). What a tearful job - thanks Judy. The weather had been forecast for fine and sunny. For the first time in a long time the forecast was correct. Thank goodness for that. By 9am display cars had partly filled the car park. Yes, partly filled. By 9 I was starting to worry a little that we were having an Open Day with only a few cars on display. I must admit more than once I asked myself, why? Why, with a club of 450 members with over 300 (min) cars on the membership books and all we can muster on the Open Day is 15 cars at 9am?? What are we as the club committee doing wrong?? Why can’t we get more cars in attendance? My panic subsided as the morning progressed with cars slowly dribbling in to the point that by 11am we had about 34 cars and 7 motorcycles. Good to see the motorcycles in attendance. By the time the cars on display were settled in we had a good cross section of cars on from Model T’s to an Austin display to a lovely Model A to Ian Patton’s beautifully presented black Vauxhall. I will take this opportunity to say a BIG THANKS to those that took the time and the effort to trailer or drive their cars to the event. The day progressed Judy had the BBQ humming along with cooked sausages coming off the line in abundance. In the kitchen Bronya (McInally) and Nola (Exelby) produced freshly baked scones by the tray full. Another thanks to the ladies that supplied plates for the banquet table. While I have pen to paper, who made the Anzac Biscuits, they were delicious? So was the day a success!! I think so. The public wondered through in a steady stream. There were 3 or 4 Membership Applications filled out by potential members. The weather was perfect and more importantly all members in attendance seemed to be enjoying the day out, which is all we could hope for. Once again, to those that presented their cars and for all the helper’s a BIG THANKS!! 14


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

Austin A95 1956? Been parked in a shed for 20 years. Two owners. Needs sorting. No Reg. Spare engine(s) and gearbox(s) etc. Must go very soon as the property has been sold. Contact Lawrence Duxfield in Orini. (07) 8244092 5

For Sale Rugby Radiator 1924-26 four cylinder . No leaks. $100 . Contact Reece Burnett phone 07 8558974


For Sale, Tubes Two Olympic 550/600 X 19 Tubes, NOS $20 EACH Two 650/700 X 16 Tubes long spout used $20/pair Two 550/600 X 18 Olympic Tubes, used $20/pair One 400 X 19 Tube used $10 One 600 X 20 (or 30 X 5) Tube used $10 Contact Theo (027) 490 3248



For Sale Is it time you had a clean out at home? Maybe a spare car “For Sale” , you can advertise a no cost to members in the Venture. Simply send me what you have to sell, I can help writing it. Conversely if you need to build up with a few missing “treasures” you can advertise in the wanted adds.

For Sale Ford TT Truck 1919. Solid rear tyres. Complete but partially disassembled.. Rust free, some restoration work has been done.. Cab and deck sound. Engine c.85574 new rings, blue plate L4750. Researched history. Located in Rotorua $3000 ono. Phone 07 3574876 or 027 7574876


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.



Ian Patton Dave Nordell Jan Dearlove Bev Taylor Vacant Graham Boswell Jenny Patton Hugh McInally CUSTODIAN/BOOKINGS Andy Hammond LIBRARIAN Robyn Doughty

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Waikato VCC March 2018  
Waikato VCC March 2018