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WAIMATE BRANCH OF THE VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NEW ZEALAND (INC)

Committee Members for 2018-2019 Chairman

Steve Dyson

689-8711

Vice Chairman

John Dawson

689-7923

Secretary

Owen & Lorraine Richardson

689-8506

Treasurer

Robert Todd

689-8103

Club Captain

Suzanne Anderson

689-6355

Parts Department Keith Blackman

689-8278

Peter Bootsma

689-6011

Bill Ryan

689-7063

Club Room Convener Margaret Rogers

689-1001

Newsletter

689-6355

Barry Anderson

b.r.anderson@outloook.co.nz

September 2018


Coming Events September 1st

Swap Meet

Waimate

15th

Swap Meet

Hororata

October 6-8th

Swap Meet

Christchurch

November National Veterans Rally

Nelson

12th

NO VCC Swap Meet

Oamaru

28th

Dr Margaret Cruickshank 100 Year Waimate 2019

9th February Wallaby Rally

Waimate

Next Meeting: 20th September Business Meeting 7.00pm followed by General Business at 7.30pm This will be followed by a movie. Be sure to attend.

Club Captain;- Suzanne said that she has Cancer Society run of the 26th August organised, & has posters up around town. She needs cars & people to deliver daffodils on Monday 27th. General;- Steve reported on John Dawson’s attendance at the Margaret Cruikshank Centenary commemoration committee meeting, event to take place on 28th of November 2018, may require 6 Veteran or vintage cars. Swap Meet, suggested a barbecue as well as pies for sale, but meeting felt that we would struggle for manpower. Charges food @ $2, admittance $2, & site fee $5 . Some discussion about whether the club build & enter a cart in the proposed Soapbox Derby later in the year. Noted that that former member Keith Lange’s estate would be having another Garage sale, probably on the September 1st. Meeting Closed 8.05


Waimate VCC 16-08-18 Present;- as per attachment Apologies;- John Dawson, Barry Duff, Lorraine Richardson, Robert Todd, moved Bill Ryan & Suzanne Anderson passed Minutes;- of last months meeting taken as read, moved Barry Anderson & Trevor Holland passed Matters Arising;-Discussed putting up storage fees, left till next AGM, with a meeting recommendation that they be increased. Discussed at length the letter Peter Bootsma’s to the Editor in the Newsletter. Lengthy discussion about running a car boot sale in conjunction with the swap meet, but was agreed to by the meeting. Correspondence;- Very little as the computer on the blink. Letter from Robert & Caroline Gibson thanking club for storage space & included a donation for same. Moved Stuart Townshend & Graham Dennison Treasurers report;- In Roberts absence Steve presented the report.as per attached statement, moved Steve Dyson & Trevor Holland, passed

Chairman’s Report HI everyone Well a busy month with the national cancer day ,daffodil day and our swap meet I feel we did very well with all these events a big thankyou to all that helped National cancer day, from all accounts was a very good day throughout the country Timaru (S.C.V.C.C) did very well with well over a 100 cars.I feel our club was well up there, over $300 raised and about 25 car loads, not too bad for a small club and everyone really enjoyed the afternoon most ending back at the club rooms for a chat and a cupper On Monday the 27th about 10 of us spent about 2 hrs delivering bunches of daffodil’s to local businesses Saturday we had our swap meet which from all accounts was very good (no final figures yet) Dr Margaret Cruickshank’s 100yr commemoration seems to be well under hand with a good Representation from all organizations ,please keep in mind the date wed 28 nov because we mayb e required to transport people to and from venues. It is going to be a full on day,Lyndsay and John to keep us up to date. As you should have seen in the last Rolling wheels Peter is going to run a soap box derby and has asked us to put a trolley in so if anyone has any good ideas let us know . Thought for the month

Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have Thanks again for help and support YOURS IN MOTORING STEVE

Hall Convenor, Margaret Rogers she feeling her way as convenor, replaced some batteries otherwise all good. Parts;- Keith Blackman reported that they had sold a lawn mower & some other parts.

Cuppa & Parts Morning 1st Thursday and 2nd Saturday of every month 9:45—12.00 noon


Club Captains Report It was very pleasing to see the Rally to raise funds for the Cancer society so successful. All who took part really enjoyed the opportunity to visit some places around Waimate that we don’t always have a chance to see. The Fire Station, Bushtown, Quinn’s Arcade, and Whites Plastics Industries proving very popular. The beautiful day certainly helped to make the day a success. The weather also played its part for the Swap Meet the next weekend. The sites were well filled with some room for a couple more. Also making the club rooms available for some inside sites proved popular. This could be a side to the swap meet that we might develop. The film advertised for last months meeting was a slip up on my part date wise. It will be screened on our ‘big screen’ after this months club meeting. Thanks to all the members who gave up their time to make these events successful, providing afternoon tea after the Cancer Rally, and supervising at the places visited, Also helping at the swap meet. The club really felt like a rejuvenated group, hopefully this can continue with members supporting and enjoying more events. Safe driving. Suzanne.

Donald’s eyeing up his next mode of transport


(Front Cover) 1960....The Bobby Darin "Dream Car� When fins were in. What, a blind spot? Therefore they made the rear roof all glass The 1960 DiDia 150 was a luxury, custom-designed iconic, handmade car also known as the "Dream Car" forever associated with its second owner, singer Bobby Darin. The car was designed by Andrew Di Dia, a clothing designer, who Bobby Darin had met whilst on tour in Detroit in 1957. Darin telling Di Dia at the time that he would purchase the car if he ever "hit it big�. For seven years, from 1953 to 1960 the DiDia 150 was hand-built by four workers, at a cost of $93,647.29 but sold to Darin in 1961 at a cost of over $150,000 (1.5 million today). ] At the time the car was listed as most expensive 'custom-made' car in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. ] The body was hand-formed by Ron Clark and constructed by Bob Kaiser from Clark Kaiser Customs Its metallic red paint was made with 30 coats of ground diamonds for sparkle. Built in Detroit, Michigan, clothing designer Andrew 'Andy' Di Dia designed this "unrestrained and unconventional" automobile. Only one example was ever built. The normal V8 engine is located at the front with an engine displacement of 365/427. It has a rear-wheel drive, the body and chassis is hand-formed from 064aluminium with a 125-inch wheelbase alloy tube frame. It has a glass cockpit in back, a squared steering wheel and thermostatically controlled air conditioning system. The interiors rust coloured in contrast to the ruby paintwork. The design included the first backseat-mounted radio speakers and hidden windshield wipers, that started themselves when it rained. Other features include retractable headlamps, rear indicators that swivel as the car turns, 'floating' bumpers and a trunk that was hinged from the driver's side. Each of the four bucket seats have their own thermostatically controlled air conditioning, individual cigarette lighters and ashtrays, as well as a radio speaker. The original engine, a Cadillac V8, was later replaced by a 427 high-performance by Ford when it was taken on the show circuit. When Bobby drove the car to the Academy Awards, Andrew Di Dia and Steve Blauner followed behind him in a limousine. The car had two fans and a switch that you had to turn on.Bobby didn't realise, so it heated up. All the magazines said the car caught fire but it didn't.

Waimate Vintage Car Club Daffodil Rally for Cancer Waimate turned on a beautiful sunny day for the Waimate Vintage Car Club's Daffodil Rally for Cancer on Sunday 26th August, which included members and visitors. The Rally began with a drive thru Bushtown which is looking good. We then drove to White Engineering where business owner Andrew White gave us a very informative presentation, which included how he came to start up his successful business. Andrew also gave us a working demonstration of how he creates one of his many plastic products. The vintage cars then headed to the Arcadia Theatre to visit the Grand Old Lady who is patiently waiting to be advised of her destiny. We then drove to visit the Waimate Volunteer Fire Brigade - Station 88 to check out the Fire Engines. Then it was time to return to our clubhouse for afternoon tea. Waimate Vintage Car Club wishes to thank all concerned for assisting with making our Daffodil Rally for Cancer a success Marie


Cancer Run Swap Meet Saturday was a lovely day for the Waimate Vintage Car Club to hold their annual swap meet. This year for the first time sites were available inside the club rooms as well as the usual sites outside. There were car enthusiasts from Dunedin north. It was great to catch up with other like minded searcher for that elusive car part. The indoor sites were well supported by groups raising funds, and selling everything from vegetables to books. Thanks to all who supported the swap meet, and see you all again next year.

Suzanne Anderson

Waimate VCC September 2018  
Waimate VCC September 2018