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September 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 Well isn’t the year galloping away on us, a glimpse of Summer last weekend. I only hope it is fine for the Cancer Run on Sunday, come along anyway it should be fun and all money raised goes to Cancer. Another important event on the Calendar is the PV Rally. Graeme and Julie Rickard have assured me that is will be a nice “Drive in the Country”, so get your entries in to Graeme and Julie. The entry Form was in last months Venture. The other day I had a talk to Reece about the KM Ford. To Reece and your Team we all share your frustrations but this is looking very sharp and I am sure it will be lifted into the Katherine Mansfield House gardens complete and become a centre piece of this attraction. Once again I raise the question of Members receiving the Venture via Email. I think it will be the way of the future as we change the most efficient way to communicate with members. If you would like to receive the Venture via Email simply get in touch with me : We have enclosed a new 2018-2019 Events Calendar as the last one had several errors which had been over looked. Please save the confusion and dispose of the old one and use the Yellow model as gospel.


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

pg 9

Daffodil Day Home and away

pg 10 pg 12-13

September Club night pg 12 Paeroa Rotary Club Car Show pg16 Club history pg 17-19 Sale & Wanted adverts pg 20/21 Front Cover: 60th Birthday celebrations poster


C h a ir m a n ’s C h a tter Hi Folks Well now that most of the positions on Committee have been filled we can concentrate on other things. A very big thank you to all those who have come forward to offer their help it’s much appreciated. With Petrol prices rising it is time to look at how we compensate members for organising Club Runs. At present there is provision to pay $60 however under the new rules if we pay the organiser He/She is deemed to be an employee with all the attendant rules, ACC, Paye etc. A can of worms that we don’t want to open. We can reimburse the organiser but this requires them to furnish receipts for costs incurred and these get lost or forgotten. So I suggest that we go back to the system we used when I first joined the club and that was when you arrived at the start of a club run you paid the organiser some money and he gave you a set of instructions. Other clubs use this system and it works well. I would suggest that this figure should be $5 per car. Think about it and we can discuss it at next club night. Drive safely and take care out there. Tony.


S e c r e ta r y SECRETARY’S REPORT: Here we are with August underway and summer just around the corner, I hope all your cars have had oil changes and a grease, even been checked for trouble free motoring and all registered and got W.O.F’s. I would urge you to participate in club outings and use your older cars as a lot of other countries are now only able to drive on special occasions e.g. club days, so enjoy the freedom we have right now as it’s great to see them out and about. Here is what is happening in our corner of the country. ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE: Taranaki Branch 2018 Rubber Duckie Motorcycle Rally on 15th September – entries close 7th September. There has been a call for pre-1946 vehicles for the Napier Art Deco Festival from 14th to 17th February 2019. An entry form is available on the HBVCC website . Contacts are Steve Trott and Steve Donovan . The organisers of the Coromandel Charity Cruise are requesting that members register their interest in next year’s Cruise to be held on 16th and 17th March 2019. Please email them at .

FUTURE EVENTS: 23rd August – Visit to Anadale Rest home in Cambridge to show our vintage cars and maybe take some of the residents for a ride in the cars. Please contact Terry Pidduck on 07 846 4400 or 021 290 0985. 26th August club run—National VCC Daffodil day parade around Hamilton lake & to the classic car museum. Please register on our website to attend this fund-raising event. 14th, 15th & 16th September – Wheels in the Wilderness Spring Tour in the Waikaremoana area. Contact Jeremy or Barbara Brook on 07 8241 641 or . 23rd September – PV rally - Graeme and Julie Rickard organising. 30th September – Shed raid in B O P – Theo de Leeuw – possibly combining 5

with other branches. 6th October – 60th Anniversary Dinner – formal and elegant 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 visit the web site to register and then send your payment. 10th October – Club night Spruce Goose video. 17th October – Wednesday Wander is out of winter hibernation and will be visiting a Robotic Cowshed in the Morrinsville area. Please note there will not be a Hill Climb this year. The committee has decided to run the Hill Climb every 2 years. Double 50 Rally 2019 – Robert and Glynis Braddock have volunteered to plot this rally next year. OUT OF TOWN EVENTS: 14th to 16th September – Paeroa Vintage & Classic Car Weekend Street parade gathering at 10.30am in Taylor St. leaving at 11am to display through the main street. Contact Paeroa Rotary at . Various Newsletters have been received as follows: Eastern Bay of Plenty VCC VCC North Otago Bay of Plenty VCC North Shore VCC Rotorua VCC Marlborough VCC Far North VCC Sth Waikato VCC Auckland VCC CAR PARTS: Steve Cochrane’s looking for an Autolite Gdz -4806-a 6 volt, the shaft off the rear of the generator runs the water pump Hudson also did the same for a while. – hope a club member can help. Please email Steve at . That’s it for now. Happy motoring Derek


C lu b C a p t a in

Hi Folks

Whoops. Another Calendar of Events with this Venture. When I undertook to take the white one for printing, not only did I not check it, but never gave it a thought. But no problem – I know my way to the bottom of the class. Our last Club Run & Motor Cycle Run was well supported. The terrible weather the night before the Club Run did not put off those out for a drive and social get-together. Our Motor Cycle Section really showed up the importance of a good line to the weather Gods. What a perfect day for a ride and visit to see a uniquely powered motor cycle, a Muscle Car Museum and a display of yesteryear’s machinery belonging to the Ross Brothers at Hautapu. September has something for most of us to enjoy. The weekend away, Wednesday Wander, our Competitive Rally for the most Club- Eligible Vehicles in our fleet, and a Shed Raid to the Bay of Plenty, meeting up with fellow Branch members. As most members know, there is a sister Club in Hamilton. This is so good as it gives Classic & Vintage vehicle enthusiasts a choice of clubs. An approach was made to them to see if they would be interested in joining with us for a picnic/gymkhana in January with them agreeing we can look forward to a Fun/Social day to remember. I have presented the committee with a draft survey of Club activities. As mentioned before, the committee asked me to include the thought of a Club workshop with equipment for members to use and perhaps projects members may wish to achieve. While only a draft has been done, I have had lots of positive thoughts, even to the management-side of possible projects. Terry 7


Peter Spiller

Days to remember I will never forget the presentation of the 60 year membership award and garage sale, Myself, Lyn and family Susan and Darrell wish to thank all for a great 2 days plus the help with a lovely morning tea. It bought back memories of motorcycling with Greg in Taranaki in the 1970’s . The local entrants riding along the grass verges and the visitors on the rough Country roads. Plus memories of days gone by with other members Thanks Barrie and Family 8

PV Rally Thank you for the registrations received so far. We are looking forward to many more of you spending the day with us. We have planned a Rally for you to enjoy the beautiful countryside, with a point of interest to blow your hats off. Morning tea at the clubrooms from 8.30am and first car away by 10am. Please note there is approximately 5kms of good quality unsealed road. For your Entry form see your July Venture. Graeme and Julie Rickard


KM Ford Report Just a few lines re the project.  Painting of all steel work components is finally complete !!!  Pin striping of the body has commenced.  Wood grain body wrap to the firewall is complete as is the manufacture of the suppliers name plate.  Provision by others of the fibre glass seat and “ top” continue to be well behind schedule. It is looking increasingly likely the project will not be completed by Sept in accordance with the agreement the Club has with the Friends of Hamilton Gardens. Monday this week saw some possible completion of these items toward the end of this week.

Inputs scheduled for the next few weeks include;  Clear coating of all polished brass work.  Infilling the tyres to make them solid as soon as the pin striping on the wheels is complete.  Final assemble as the completed component become available

Regards Reece

BOP Shed Raid Date: Sunday September 30th. Assemble: Waikato VCC, 9:15am for departure at 9:30am (there may be some of you that wish to drive directly from Hamilton, pleae see instructions below. Route: Drive via Morrinsville, Paeroa to Waihi township and on to Katikati. Sheds: arranged are visits to two or three BOP VCC members sheds the first of which is 4 Tuapiro Road, Tahawai, Katikati at about 11:15am, the run will include a stop at Rod Brayshaw's restoration workshop and will finish at an Avocado pack house where a cup of tea or coffee will be available. Bring lunch: for those that wish there are plenty of cafes on the way to purchase food & drinks Warning: we will be joined by members of the BOP VCC, this will be a fun day and a pleasant drive through Karangahake Gorge to Waihi and onto Katikati Any questions: feel free to contact Theo de Leeuw 027 490 3248 10

Congratulations Barrie On achieving 60 Years of VCC membership

BOP Shed Raid

Greg Terrill and Tony Brierley present Barrie Grant with his certificate and 60 year badge , well done Barrie. 11

Events Ahead

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Club Night



Wed Wander



PV Rally



Shed Raid to BOP




60th Birthday Celebration



Club Night



Wednesday Wander



Veteran Rally



Club Night



Swap Meet



Wednesday Wander




Club Night 12th September Dave Harris MTA National President.

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


Events Ahead


September October



Auckland PV, PW, P60 Rally



Manawatu Vintage Rally

Sat & Sun


North Shore Spring Tour



Auckland Ladies Run



Manawatu Swap Meet



National Veteran Rally—Nelson


Wednesday Wander

September 19th. Clubrooms 9.30am leave 10am. We go to a shed christening with a bit of history on the way. See Terry Pidduck's piece elsewhere in this voluptous,verisimilitude copy of the Venture. October 17th. Clubrooms 9.30am leave 10am. A short backroads run to a computerised dairy farm just out of Morrinsville. Lunch at the Top Pub in Morrinsville just for a change. Thanks to Derek Dixon for organising this one, and yes he lives in Morrinsville! November 21st. Rangiriri pub for lunch. Leaving from Gordonton. More details later. Andy Hammond. (07) 8235712 13

Joke Two Irish men, Kearney and O’Riordan were looking at a mail order catalogue and admiring the model. Kearney remarks to O’Riordan,” Have you seen the beautiful girls in the catalogue”? O’Riordan replies, ‘Yes, they are very beautiful. And look at the price.’ Kearney says, with wide eyes, “Wow, they aren’t very expensive. At this price, I’m buying one.’ O’Riordan, smiles and pats him on the back, “Good idea. Order one and if she as beautiful as she is the catalogue, I will get one too.” Three weeks later, Kearney, the youngest of the two asks his friend, O’Riordan, “Did you receive the girl you ordered from the catalogue ?.” O’Riordan replies with a glint in his eye, “No, but it shouldn't be long. She sent all her clothes yesterday.” 14

Joke Only a farm kid would see it this way! When you're from the farm, your perception is a little bit different. A farmer drove to a neighbor's farmhouse and knocked at the door. A boy, about 9, opened the door. "Is your dad or mom home?" said the farmer. "No, they went to town." "How about your brother, Howard? Is he here?" "No, he went with Mom and Dad." The farmer stood there for a few minutes, shifting from one foot to the other, mumbling to himself, when the young boy says, "I know where all the tools are, if you want to borrow one, or I can give Dad a message." "Well," said the farmer uncomfortably. "No, I really want to talk to your Dad, about your brother Howard getting my daughter Suzy pregnant". The boy thought for a moment, then says, "You'll have to talk to my Dad about that. I know he charges $500 for the bulls and $150 for the pigs, but I have no idea how much he charges for Howard." 15


Continued from last month Venture page 21



Next Month we will continue with the late 70’s and early 80’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.

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. If you want more information call Howard to follow up . 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

d Wante



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.


Veteran & Vintage Car Club (Waikato) Inc. Branch Officers 2017/2018 CHAIRMAN VICE CHAIRMAN

Tony Brierley Dave Nordell

* 07 856 3509 *

021 0246830 021 502390


Derek Dixon




Gaye Dixon Terry Pidduck Graham Boswell No appointment Jeremey Brooke CUSTODIAN/BOOKINGS Andy Hammond

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