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October 2018

Vol 55

Venture Waikato Branch

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

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Editor’s Snippet Hi Everyone What a great event the Daffodil parade was, plenty of sun and plenty of cars. Around 170 cars completed the run with the help of the Traffic Management People to the Classic Museum. On the way to this Parade/run I was reminded why we all seem to have more than one car. I had the miss fortune of getting crashed into by another vehicle turning right as I proceeded thru the green light on Forest Lake /Avalon Dr intersection, colliding with me and doing a fair bit of damage to the car and my pride. I had several of our Grandies in the car with me. I towed the vehicle home ; swapped the Kids over into the 39’ and still arrived in time for the parade. Last Thursday I was involved with lifting the KM Ford into it’s final resting place at the new Katherine Mansfield Garden at the Hamilton Gardens. The car looks fantastic and it a real credit to Reece Burnett and his Team and WVVC for getting behind this project, and making it happen . I am sure it will be much enjoyed by folk of all ages long after we are all gone. I will have a full report on this car and the Project next month. Please enjoy the better weather and get your car(s) out and going for a cruise some where.


Keep to the left and enjoy your motoring Bozy

Chairman Report Secretary’s Report Club Captain Motor Cycle

pg 4 pg 5/6 pg 7 pg 8

The PV Rally

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Daffodil Day Home and away

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Octoberr Club night pg 12 Paeroa Rotary Club Car Show pg16 Club history pg 17-19 Sale & Wanted adverts pg 20/21 Front Cover: VCC Daffodil Parade Cars at the Classic Museum


C h a ir m a n ’s C h a tter Hi Folks Well spring has sprung and a week of fine weather puts a whole new completion on things so here’s hoping for a long fine summer. As you read this the KM Ford project should be finished and ready to be installed in the gardens. The official opening of which is scheduled for 12th November. I haven't seen the car yet but I am told it is fantastic and a real credit to Reece and helpers. It hasn’t been plain sailing as Reece has had to put up with many frustrations and hold ups along the way. The PV Rally will be done and dusted by the time you read this and Theo’s BOP Shed Raid will have been and gone. The next event will be the 60th Birthday celebration on 6th October and then in November the Veteran Rally and the Swap meet so we are really getting into the hectic time of year. Tony. CLUB BADGES FOR SALE These are available from the Badge & Trophy Guardian Graham Pate; Lapel or Cap Badges - enamelled Car Bumper Badges - cast in brass Windscreen Transfers Windscreen Vinyl Stickers Club Emblem Jacket Patches Number Plate Surrounds Rally Number Holders


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S e c r e ta r y SECRETARY’S REPORT: Well, September has arrived hopefully the rainy days are getting behind us and we can do some fine weather motoring, the “Wednesday Wander” is starting the summer season with a run to Terry’s for a BBQ etc. so hope some will have supported it. Then there is the shed raid to the Bay of Plenty on Sunday the 30th September and this should be a cracker, if you came to the meeting on Wednesday you will have some info from Theo but if you were unable to come then I hope to email you to whet your appetite. I have put entry forms for the Auckland motorcycle rally 16 and 17 Nov.; the Auckland Hunua 100 rally 21st October; the 17th National Motorcycle rally 23rd to the 25th of Nov. rally, and the South Waikato Vintage car club TTT rally 25th Nov. on the notice board in the clubrooms but if you want them emailed to you please let me know. Christchurch Office has asked us to let all members know that the amount raised for the Cancer Society on Daffodil Day was $60,000, which is $20,000 better than last year in 2017. The Club and the Cancer Society were extremely pleased with the result and wish to congratulate all participants. A&P Show Morrinsville at the recreational grounds March the 2nd 2019 there is going to be the Tractor club display 10am to 2.30pm and they are inviting Veteran and Vintage cars pre 1931 to join them, please contact Ron Tuck 07889 7231 or tractors and cars will be on show where the cattle used to be but no cows this year owing to the m bovis scare. Don’t forget that I am receiving other VCC newsletters so if you need a copy of anything please let me know, you can view them on the CHCH web site also. When you visit the clubrooms try to remember to look at the notice board by the kitchen servery as I’m putting all sorts of info on it like the Thames Wings and Wheels flyer on the 26th of Jan. next year along with other flyers. Just a reminder about the 2021 Vero festival of motoring in New Plymouth, I see and hear talk that members should be thinking of booking accommodation, so if you are thinking of attending put your name down somewhere, I have already booked at the Novotel so I know they have started a booking sheet. If you change your email address / phone / home address info can you please let me know so I can correct the club computer and let CHCH know, that way you don’t miss out on anything. Enjoy the next month’s motoring and look forward to catching up with you. Derek 5

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Hi Folks


K M Ford Report for Sept 2018 By the time you read this brief report, the K M Ford should be complete and the car may have been placed in the Katherine Mansfield Garden ready for the official opening in Nov. The project was completed within budget thanks in no small way to the community involvement that was generated, in what became not just a VCC project, but a Waikato community project. The following Branch members, in no particular order, contributed to the manufacture of the car by way of their time, their skills, sourced or provided parts/materials/sponsorship. Murray Ashby, Alan Julian, Don Wise, Howard Porteous, Graham McKenzie, Roy Rowe, Neil Dobson, Theo de Leeuw, Tom Andrews, Virginia Graham, Greg Terrill, Hugh McInally, Ian Patton, Graham Boswell, Alan Sharp, Alan Copping, (My apologies if I have missed someone’s name.) VCC members from other Branches that assisted with the provision of parts included:- Murray Pride, Bruce Shadbolt, Stephen Kidd, Neil Cox, and Geoff Fox. Businesses, organisations and individuals that contributed to the manufacture by way of their time; their skills; their facilities; and sponsorship, again in no particular order included; Wendy Dalrymples’ Sign writing and Pin Stripping Workshop; Hamilton Tube Bending; Classics Museum; Ahead Products Ltd Linkup Paint Supplies Ltd; USA Imports; Aotearoa Wooden Wheels; Perry Metal Protection; Gemco ; Roy Joblin; Emblems NZ; J P Marshall & Co; The Bolt Holder Ltd; NZ Sign Co; On Site Engineering Ltd; Tuscany Sculptures; Bearcat Tyres Pty Ltd; Mainly Motorcycles; Fairview Motors Ltd; Bryant Paint and Panel; Porter Cranes Ltd; Decorative Paint Effects; James Paint, Panel and Mechanical Ltd; Platinum Refinishing Ltd; Waikato Veteran and Vintage Car Club Inc Parts Shed. PTO 7

If you are able to support these businesses in the future, please do so – they supported the Club. The following photos illustrate the project at the time the Venture went to print My thanks, and the Club’s thanks, to all the individuals and businesses who assisted in making the project possible. Reece Burnett, Convenor

The KM Ford awaiting the crane to lift it into the Gardens.

Next month’s KM Ford report will have photos of the Crane lift and car positioning. 8

Motorcycle I hope you have now all receive the entry form for our run next month, if not let me know. Many of you will be aware that Neville Mickleson’s father Jack passed away a few weeks ago. Jack was a great advocate of motor bikes and loved coming on our rides and in particular the one we are having next month. He usual rode an old girder fork Velocette and often passed riders on more modern bikes, only for those riders to say, who that chap on that old bike, man he can ride well. He will be sorely missed, our condolences to Neville and Cheryl and family. This year is going by too quickly and we are now looking at what we have on in November. We have the annual Auckland Rally on the 16-18, National Classic Rally on the 23-25 which is being held at one of the camp site at Lake Karapiro, this is a great event which is worth entering or going along for a look. We also have the Annual M/C show in Auckland on the same week end. I will be in the South Island when those two event are on but if there is anyone wishing to go to Auckland please let me know and I will try and arranged carpooling like we have done in past. That is about all at the moment, safe riding. Peter Spiller


Waikato Veteran and Vintage Car Club Daffodil Rally for Cancer Sunday 26 August. Words & photos Ian Ramsay

Spring came a week early as perfect weather shone over 170 vehicles gathered in a carpark on the edge of Hamilton’s CBD. This was one of over 20 events throughout New Zealand organized by branches of the Vintage Car Club of NZ to raise money for the Cancer Foundation. Ian Patton and the rest of his hi viz clad Waikato crew waved their arms about with suitable aplomb to organise cars so the Traffic Police could lead the parade away bang on 11am. The route wound west up Collingwood Street to Raukiwi Rd , past the many startled families and groups at the picturesque Hamilton Lake, through the commercial/ industrial area to the Classics Museum and 1950s styled Diner in Frankton – about 50 minutes from first departure to last arrival. A big thank you to Evolution Traffic Services. They donated their resources to control traffic and give the parade the right of way through tricky intersections. There was relief on many faces as the first challenge would have been climbing a 300m long steep grade to a STOP – no hot clutches or potentially innumerable hill starts. Vehicle ages varied from a 1909 Ford Model T through to late model muscle cars. The cracker day brought out the convertibles – a superbly presented 1936 red Auburn, I’m guessing a lot more spent on its restoration than the “barn find” on a recent TV episode of American Pickers. Soft tops also included a BMW, a Hillman, quintessential 1957 Chevs, a Morris Minor, a big blue Packard, Mercedes, MGs, kit cars, a cute little red Triumph Herald/1360, and a Mark 2 Zodiac. The gaggle of Ford Model Ts & As kept together, appearances ranging from burnished brass to one that looked like it had just come out of the Waltons, with dirt to the door handles after a jaunt through the Rotorua region’s metal roads the day before. A multitude of Minis were there, the most prominent a “Good Bye Pork Pie” yellow unit, sticky tape letting go and it shedding balloons as it got up to speed. A silver Torana GTR XU1, was one of a variety of Holdens displayed, its restoration the subject of a Classic Car magazine article back in 2010. Others included a slightly warm FJ, HT Kingswood and Monaro from the late ‘60s, an HQ 350 Chev/ Statesman - a “top of the line” model back in 1973 as well as HQ – HZ Premiers and an SLR 5000 sedan.... all numerous in their day but getting rare as rocking horse poop. The Poms and Europe were represented by Humber/Hillmans, Jags, Rovers, Vauxhalls, Wolseleys and VW Beetles. Japan was there with 1970s Datsun 180B sedan, coupe and utes resurrected from being potential piles of rust. A tidy little original faded yellow 1972 Mazda RX2 10A rotary auto parked itself between a 1964 Impala and 1930s Essex. Participants and visitors at both the start and Diner carparks had a good chance to talk with and question enthusiastic owners about their pride and joy as most cars 10

remained at the Museum till mid afternoon. The entry fee plus volunteers rattling their donation buckets in the crowds raised $2198.30, this combined with those from other rallies will be a worthwhile donation to the Cancer Society.


Events Ahead


October November December



60th Birthday Celebration



Club Night



Wednesday Wander



Veteran Rally



Club Night



Swap Meet



Wednesday Wander



Xmas Run



Wednesday Wander



Clean Chimney Santa is coming

Club Night 10th October Movie Time– “Spruce Goose” The DVD will be shown of the Spruce Goose, come along and enjoy a touch of history in this great movie. Jaffa’s are optional

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Events Ahead


October November December



Manawatu Swap Meet



Journey Through Time King Country



Hunua 100 Auckland



National Veteran Rally—Nelson



MC Rally & Swap Meet Auckland



Remember to leave Santa some cake

Wednesday Wander October 17th. Clubrooms 9.30 am Leave 10 am. A short backroads run to a computerised dairy farm just outside Morrinsville. Lunch at the Top Pub, Morrinsville. November 21st. Rangiriri Pub for lunch. Leaving from Gordonton. More later. December 16th. Take the oldies for a ride at RestHaven. Xmas lunch at the 5 Stags, Leamington. Andy Hammond. (07) 8235712 17


Joke After the bus stopped and it was her turn to get on, she became aware that her skirt was too tight to allow her leg to come up to the height of the first step of the bus. Slightly embarrassed and with a quick smile to the bus driver, she reached behind her to unzip her skirt a little, thinking that this would give her enough slack to raise her leg. She tried to take the step, only to discover that she couldn't. So, a little more embarrassed, she once again reached behind her to unzip her skirt a little more, and for the second time attempted the step. Once again, much to her chagrin, she could not raise her leg. With a little smile to the driver, she again reached behind to unzip a little more and again was unable to take the step. About this time, a large Texan who was standing behind her picked her up easily by the waist and placed her gently on the step of the bus. She went ballistic and turned to the would-be Samaritan and yelled 'How dare you touch my body! I don't even know who you are!' The Texan smiled and drawled, 'Well, ma'am, normally I would agree with you, but after you unzipped my fly three times, I kind of figured we were friends.'



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Next month we will continue with the mid 80’s 23

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.

As spring approaches it is a good time to check everything is working well on your car . If not the parts could be as close as the Parts Shed. Our Parts department has recently been donated many parts . Some have come from Andy Watson, who is a club member from Rotorua. He has Donated Land Rover and Velocette parts for our Spares Dept. These parts are Landrover, 2 front Mudguards,, 4 x 700 mudgrip tyres, Front & rear diffs, complete transfer box, Ohv head, clutch assembly and a Holden conversion adapter ring. Contact Howard Porteous for more information. For Sale 1917 Grant six Tourer This car is possibly one of two in New Zealand and one of 20 world wide. Built up from two bodies and up to eight other chassis. A few updates such as 12 volts and S U fuel pump 4 years full time work including professional panelwork ,painting, upholstery and hood on a non folding frame. Generator also needs connecting. Two brake rear wheels could need attention to bring up to present braking rules. This car motors well at 40 miles per hour and is reasonably economical Inspections and offers welcome . .Ph Barrie Grant 07 8485695 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 24

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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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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