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Newsletter January 2018


Cover photo Scooters ready to run in the Gold medal rally. See reports in this news letter. Closing Date for Wairarapa Zenith: 15th of each month. Contributions should be emailed to the Editor—editorwaivcc@gmail.com or posted to: PO Box 7, Masterton, 5840.

Wairarapa Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Clubrooms Postal Address Branch Website Club Night Spare Parts Committee Meet

A&P Showgrounds, Chester Road, Clareville PO Box 7, Masterton, 5840 www.sporty.co.nz/wairarapavcc

First Monday of the month (except January— none) and June (second Monday) at 7.30pm. Open each Tuesday morning following club night. Second Tuesday of each month at 7.30 pm

Call and see

Trevor Kenavan for all your joinery requirements

150 Main Street, Greytown Phone: 06 379-8008 Fax: 06 304-9004 2


Your Committee 2017/18 Chairman:

Willie James

372 4890 jwilliej600@gmail.com

Immediate Past Chairperson/ Treasurer: John Clark 378 0380 john@clark.net.nz Vice Chairman: Andrew Dittmer 379 6967 biffoditty@gmail.com Treasurer Robert Notley 0272121091 r.notley@yahoo.co.nz Secretary: Tina Goodin 02041099552 tina.goodin@hotmail.com Club Captain: David Hunter 379 9224 bonnydoone.4@gmail.com Committee: Paul Furkert 379 5355 paul.furkert@xtra.co.nz Gary Lang 372 7593 barbaralang@outlook.co.nz Brian Billing 021 242 6240 billing.au@gmail.com Hugh Hunter 306 9847 j.h.hunter@xtra.co.nz Custodian: Earl Goodin

0204 0624986 tina.goodin@hotmail.com 379 7918 betyjo29@gmail.com

Librarian: Pat Dutton Beaded Wheels Reporter: Kevin Ball 377 1236 Social Convenor: Val Ball 377 1236 Spare Parts: Frank Lipinski 379 7167 Tom Mitchelmore 379 7573 Magazine Editor: Jim Philps 370 9118 Vehicle Inspectors: Francis Pointon 378 6710 Graham Reidy 372 7855 3

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tomjean@xtra.co.nz editorwaivcc@gmail.com pointonmotors@xtra.co.nz g-a.reidy@xtra.co.nz


What’s on locally…… JANUARY

Sunday 14th

Coastal run is now going ahead. After much discussion members have expressed a wish for the run to be held. Francis Pointon is organizing it. Details on page 7

Sunday 21st

Wanganui vintage car club Burma Rally.

Thursday 25th

Wellington VCC annual Motorcycle rally. Tina has entry forms

FEBRUARY Sunday 4th Sunday 11th Monday 5th MARCH Monday 5th Saturday 10th APRIL Monday 9th Saturday 29th

Vintage machinery club harvest rally. Clareville show grounds Remembrance rally Tina and Hugh Club night Door Pat Speaker Tim Wilson

Club night. Door Gay and Barbara.Speaker Lester Price Rex Porter rally. Entry form page 9 with a spare on page 12 for your records Club night. Door David. Speaker from Vehicle testing regarding certifying vehicles. Veterans rally

Apologies It appears that I gave some members heart palpitations last month by printing that the Janice Groves rally was finishing in Morrinsville instead of Mauriceville. I apologise to those who prepared by loading extra petrol on board and packing an overnight bag and conversely, to those who were disappointed when they found that the rally wasn’t as long as they thought !


WELL DONE E MAILERS The committee are pleased to note that we are getting a very positive response to the request to change the method of delivery of your copies of Zenith. So far, since the call went out you have reduced the number of printed copies by 62. Long may this continue as we move forward . It reduces the amount of work and cost in mailing out copies and means that Kevin’s wonderful photos arrive in full colour. It is then possible for those that want to, to print it from your own computer at home. If you too would like to get your copy by email I’m only an e mail away ! Organiser of the Gold Medal Rally Peter Bull beside some of his late father Glen’s beautiful machines

The rally was fabulous and enjoyed by all. Well done ‘team Peter’.

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Catherine Bannon Winner of the Gold Medal for the best women rider on the recent Gold medal rally. Congratulations Kate

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Chairmans Chatter—Willie James Hello Fellow members. With the festive season fast approaching it’s a very busy time for us all preparing for the big Santa and the forthcoming New year celebrations.Our kind thoughts go out to those who are unwell at this time. After getting a fair amount of stick from cancelling the coastal run this coming January it will now be on the 14th Jan.. Details to follow by email shortly and will be organised by Francis Pointon. Recent events have included the Peter Chisholm rally with only three club cars attending but with moderns filling up the remaining tally. Thank you to Neville and Beth for organising this. The Gold medal trial turned out to be a very good run with over fifty motorcycles entered thanks to the Bull family for setting it all up and organising trophies etc. A bit of hill climbing was included in the Janice Groves rally with fantastic views over the Wairarapa from the top of the Rangitumau hill on a beautiful day finishing up at the Mauriceville Fair. Graham Gordon a foundation member spoke about his involvement with the club and his vehicles at our Noggin and Natter club night. A reminder for all to get your entries for the Rex Porter Rally in March. Their are a number of you that have not renewed your membership fees and paid the new members fee. Please contact Tina our secretary to discuss if there is a problem. The Lease for our Club House has finally been signed off after five years with the A & P Ass. so thank you to Tony Lane for seeing this come to fruition. Thank you everyone for participating in events over the last year and I look forward to seeing you all next year.

JANUARY COASTAL RUN Sunday, January 14th 2018 A casual run to the beach – all sealed roads Bring your lunch & sunshade & lets have a picnic About 100 miles Assemble 10am Masterton town square – for 10.30start Simple instructions – good weather ordered Gaye & Francis organisers Phone 378 6710 for more info

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VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NEW ZEALAND (INC) ~ WAIRARAPA BRANCH ~

REX PORTER MEMORIAL RALLY

~ REX PORTER ~ The late Rex Porter, foundation member and Past President of the Wairarapa Branch, joined the Vintage Car Club of NZ (Inc) in 1955 as a member of the Wanganui Branch, being the nearest to Wairarapa in those days. It is to this pioneer motorist, Veteran enthusiast and noted Club member, we dedicate this rally.

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REX PORTER MEMORIAL RALLY SATURDAY, 10th MARCH, 2018 ENTRANT/DRIVER: _______________________________________________ ADDRESS:_______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ NAVIGATOR:_____________________________________________________ CONTACT PH/E-MAIL:_____________________________________________ MAKE & YEAR OF VEHICLE:________________________________________ REG. NO.:_________________________

VIC No.:________________

VCC M/SHIP No.:___________________

TICK IF TOURING ONLY

ROUTE:

Long

Short

CLASS:________________ (see back page for categories)

PREFERRED SPEED: (Between 15 & 40mph):______________________mph ENTRY FEE:

$

25.00

PLAQUE (optional) $8.00

$___________

LUNCH:

BYO

DINNER:

# meals required @ $25.00 each_____

$___________

TOTAL

$___________

ENTRIES CLOSE 24th FEBRUARY, 2018 (No Late Entries Accepted) Payment details on the back of this page. RALLY ORGANISER: Andrew Dittmer 06 379 6967

RALLY TREASURER: Robert Notley 0272121091

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REX PORTER MEMORIAL RALLY SATURDAY, 10TH MARCH, 2018 THE RALLY: The Rally Assembly point is at the Vintage Car Club Rooms at Clareville A&P complex. Rally Briefing at 9.30am. First Vehicle away at 10.00am. This will be an all day competitive rally and will include most aspects of rallying. There will be two routes. The Short route will be approximately 80-90 miles for the day and the Long route approximately 130 miles. Competitors are able to choose the Short or Long route. The Long route may contains short gravel stretch but will present the Wairarapa countryside at its best. If there are insufficient entries in any one class, they may be combined. Entrants must bring their own lunch and thermos. Toilets are available at the lunch stop. The evening Dinner and presentation is at the Clubrooms at Clareville. 6.00pm Drinks—BYO 7.00pm Dinner and prize-giving to follow. REGULATIONS: 1. The event is open to financial members of the VCC of NZ (Inc). 2. Traffic regulations must be strictly observed. 3. Each vehicle must be up to the Club’s accepted standards regarding cleanliness and general mechanical condition. 4. At least one member of the crew must be a financial member of the VCC of NZ (Inc). Membership card must be available. 5. Failure to stop at a check point will incur penalty points. CLASSES: 1. Veteran Car 4. Vintage M/Bike 7.Commercial 9. Post War M/Bike

2. Veteran M/Bike 5. Post Vintage Car 8. Post War Car 10. Post 60 Car

3. Vintage Car 6. Post Vintage M/Bike 11. Post 60 M/Bike

ENTRIES CLOSE 24th FEBRUARY, 2018 (Late Entries Will Not be Accepted) PLEASE FORWARD ENTRY FORM AND FEES TO: The Rally Treasurer, P O Box 7, Masterton, 5840 and Cheques made payable to Wairarapa Branch or Bank Direct to 03-0687-0323649-01 with your name & RP Rally as reference. Completed Entry Forms may be emailed to :- tina.goodin@hotmail.com A spare copy of the entry form for your record is on page 12 10


VERO INSURANCE — Important notice Please note; If you use the club policy with Vero to insure your vehicle, then the conditions require that you are financial member of the Vintage Car club. In other words, if your membership has lapsed, you are not covered by the policy.

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PORTER MEMORIAL RALLY SATURDAY, 10th MARCH, 2018 ENTRANT/DRIVER: _______________________________________________ ADDRESS:_______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ NAVIGATOR:_____________________________________________________ CONTACT PH/E-MAIL:_____________________________________________ MAKE & YEAR OF VEHICLE:________________________________________ REG. NO.:_________________________

VIC No.:________________

VCC M/SHIP No.:___________________

TICK IF TOURING ONLY

ROUTE:

Long

Short

CLASS:________________ (see back page for categories)

PREFERRED SPEED: (Between 15 & 40mph):______________________mph ENTRY FEE: $ 25.00 PLAQUE (optional) $8.00

$___________

LUNCH:

BYO

DINNER:

# meals required @ $25.00 each_____

$___________

TOTAL

$___________

ENTRIES CLOSE 24th FEBRUARY, 2018 (No Late Entries Accepted) Payment details on the back of this page. RALLY ORGANISER: Andrew Dittmer 06 379 6967

RALLY TREASURER: Robert Notley 0272121091

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Gold Medal Trial. 2017 Once again the Wairarapa branch hosted our annual Gold Medal Trial on the last Saturday of November. The weather was friendly to all with cloud cover keeping the sun at bay on an otherwise calm and muggy day. A record entry of 58 this year saw 56 leave the start, in pairs at one minute intervals. Riders and pillions aged from 9 to nearly 90 on machines from seven countries, no less than 22 different brands spanning 1914 to 2008. A more traditional format offered a choice of two rally routes running a ring around Masterton and Carterton, the longer including gravel sections. This year we started and finished at the club rooms with lunch at the Wainuioru Hall and an enjoyable evening meal at the RSA later that day. A relatively easy run translated to 5 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. Gold Medal: Catherine Bannon, Warrick Laing, Francis Pointon, David Gwynn and John Viner Silver Medal: Aaron James and Berry Wells Bronze Medal: Heather Sheridan and Peter Wright Best Veteran: Ashley Blair, 1914 Humber No vintage or Post Vintage entries. Best Post War: Catherine Bannon, 1956 BSA Best Post 60's: Francis Pointon, 1973 Triumph Best Post 80's: John Viner, 1986 Honda Ken Bull Shield: David Gwynn, 1971 BSA Best Sidecar: John Viner Hard Luck: Andy Bull and Willie James Best Lady Rider: Catherine Bannon Glen Bull Memorial Medal for Best Overall Performance: Francis Pointon I would like to acknowledge the support from other branches, those who travelled from Christchurch, New Plymouth and the Greater Wellington Region. Also a huge thank you to my wife Shonagh, mother in law Bev, Kevin and Val Ball, the Calquhouns, Ian Ingram, Andrew Dittmer, Sean and Nina, Chelsea, Candace,Barb,Brent, President Willie James, the RSA kitchen staff and my mother Maureen. All of whom helped to make this event a success. I for one look forward to next year and the opportunity to compete and enjoy a ride about the wonderful Wairarapa Valley. Rally Organiser: Pete Bull 13


Club Captains Report On the opposite page you will find I have made an apology to Val Ball for the omission of her name from the Torq Hudson Trophy leaders’ board that was in last month’s magazine. In conversation about that I realised there is some confusion about how points are awarded. I was not a club member when the scheme was conceived and put in place, but since taking over as Club Captain it has been my job to collate the points. The Trophy is to reward participation in branch activities – club nights, rallies etc – and any points on offer have to be available to any members who wish to join in. On the other hand duties and tasks carried out by committee members do not attract points. These are specific responsibilities e.g. Beaded Wheels scribe, Custodian etc. that are undertaken by members who have volunteered for the job.Even attending the monthly committee meetings do not attract points.It’s just members doing it for the good of the club, and they are quite happy not to be rewarded for that. It seems some interest is being taken in the Torq Hudson Trophy now, especially from those in the hunt for the major prize. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence but at the December club night there were 8 ‘club’ cars in the car park which is about 6 or 7 more than usual. Attendance in a club vehicle is worth an extra 2 points so perhaps the race is on. I’ll be putting up another progress list early in the New Year and then it will be the sprint to the AGM to learn the winner. David Hunter WELLINGTON VCC MOTORCYCLE RALLY– LUNCH On Thursday 25th January the club is hosting lunch for the Wellington VCC club annual motorcycle rally. Vall Ball has asked me to extend an invitation to any of our members who might like to join the group and enjoy the company as well as another of Val’s fabulous lunches. Let Val know if you think you will be going. The time for the lunch is a little uncertain at the moment , but if you keep in touch I’m sure it will work out. 14


An Apology In the last issue of the Zenith, if you remember, there was a Torq Hudson Trophy progress report, showing a points leader board that I compiled. Several members’ noticed the absence of Val Ball’s name from the list and wondered why? Rightly so, too. Val of course, along with Kevin whose name was on the list, is one of our very active and involved members. It was a mistake of course, an omission when the list was typed up for emailing to Jim, our Editor. Val should have been in the list with a very health 24 points and I have apologised to her personally for the omission which was very graciously accepted. (Thank you, Val). I’ll be making sure I double check things when I compile the next progress report. David Hunter Peter Marshall On behalf of the Wairarapa VCC I would like to express our condolences to the family of Peter Marshall. Peter was a unique character. I first came across him when he was reconditioning an engine for Bill Winhal. I still have the Morris 8 engine he reconditioned for me. Peter would assist you with anything you asked him to when he worked for ‘Brakes and Spares’ . We would often have brake and clutch problems with trucks stuck on the side of the road. A call to Peter and most of the times he could sort the problem out over the phone, even though he was probably flat out with his own work. Peter reconditioned the brakes and re-bored the engine in my Plymouth. I think that every mechanic in the Wairarapa would have at some time called on Peters knowledge. I consider it a privilege to have known Peter. Hugh Hunter

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Janice Groves Memorial Rally 3 rd December 2017 Organisers: Willie James & Robert Notley Good weather for a rally is always welcome but for this year’s Janice Groves it was essential. Not just good either, what was really wanted was a cloudless sky, no (or very little) wind and amazingly that is exactly what we got. Just right for driving up a dirt track to the top of a mountain. We started at the clubrooms, headed out to Gladstone then back to Masterton and roads west of the town. All the time we were heading towards the base of Mt Rangitumau. The slopes of the mountain are farmland with a woolshed not far up from the road which was the staging point for the climb. Some of our number opted to stay there while others not wanting to make the drive themselves hitched a ride in a car with a spare seat. Then off we went. It’s a long steep climb but the track was in good condition and dry of course. Several cars cooling systems found the going tough but only one needed to be parked up with its driver making the rest of the journey as passenger in a passing car. The view from the summit is magnificent. All the way down the valley to Palliser Bay and seemingly endless countryside in the other directions. I heard someone say that in a decent Nor-Wester it is impossible to stand and I could quite believe it. No problem on the day though, with only a pleasant breeze to keep the temperature down a little. Then it was time for the exciting part – going back down. The track on the upper part of the slope is zigzagged and definitely not the place for brake failure. I was riding in Hugh Hunter’s 1930 Plymouth which, despite having flash hydraulic brakes, Hugh had it firmly in 1st gear for the descent and I’d assume others were being just as prudent. Having descended from the heavens it was off up the Rangitumau valley and near the top turning west on to a paper road over farmland. This one was rough but slow speed and a careful watch for holes and ruts avoided nasty mishaps. A complication for the downhill run on Dorsets Road to the Mauriceville road was a hill climb being held by the Wairarapa Car Club. That necessitated waiting and then descending in a convoy on a very dusty road. One of those ones where being in an open car is very much a disadvantage. We finished at the Mauriceville Domain where the annual country fair was in full swing. Parking had been reserved for us so it was park up, have some lunch and a wander. This was a competitive rally and a sheet of tricky questions had been compiled (by Robert and Sue Notley) for the entrants to puzzle over along the way. Winners were the Goodins, just ahead of the Byrnes with the O’Haras and Lanes in equal 3 rd place. A big thank you to Willie and Robert for putting this one together and I’ll let Paul Furkert have the last word on this. In an email to committee members re club business, he included the following: “Special thanks to Willie (and Robert) for organising the run up Rangitumau. That run was exactly what I had envisaged as an “ideal rally” when I joined the VCC.” Also, well done to Alec O’Hara, who has posted on YouTube an edited video of the rally (nearly 40 minutes) taken from a camera mounted in his Mini Enter “Wairarapa Vintage Car Club 2017 Janice Groves run” to see where we went or see yourself perhaps if you were on it. Joining in for the drive were:

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Earl & Tina Goodin

1975 Valiant Ute

Simon & Andrea Byrne

1952 Armstrong Sidderley

Alec & Simon O’Hara

1979 Mini Le

Hugh Hunter

1930 Plymouth

Matt Hunter

1935 Morris 8

David Hunter

1958 Morris 1000 Van

Tony & Myrna Lane

1973 Mercedes

John & Rae Kennedy

1922 Rolls Royce

Nev & Beth Taylor

1997 Mustang

Jeff & Christine Percy

1967 Vauxhall Cresta

Donald & Marlene Robbie

1969 Mk 4 Zephyr

Kevin & Val Ball

1982 Toyota Starlet

Ian Ingram

1973 Hillman Hunter

Matt & Anna Parsons

Mini 1000

Tom & Jean Mitchelmore

1961 Morris 1000

Phil & Lyn Smith

Mazda MX5

Kevin Troy & Bev Cameron

Triumph Stag

Willis & Grant St Clair

1963 Riley 4/72

Willie James & Robert Notley

1956 MG Magnette

Peter & Nola Groves

1924 Austin 20

Paul Furket

1949 Landrover

Graham & Ann Clark

1947 Hillman

Ian Laird

1938 Buick

Francis Pointon

1964 Mini Van

David Hunter

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My Gold Medal Trial. 3rd Time Lucky! Two previous attempts proved I rode miles too slow and way off any medal winning form! 2017 run started off badly, my new helmet and visor (a birthday present from Gaye) causing my eyes to water all the way from home to the clubrooms. Fortunately I had some black tape in my bag which I used to seal round the top edge, solving the problem. The morning run was very easy and all familiar territory . I decided to up my average speed about 5mph on my last attempt and I was able to compensate for the gravel patches by speeding up another 510mph. Meaning Paierau Road was fast and from the checkpoint at Te Ore Ore to Tauweru was fast, plus owing to the road conditions it was a fast finish to lunch, which was fun. All decisions were made on the fly, I didn’t even have a watch on me! Fast being 55-60mph The afternoon run I started dead on 1pm and followed a green fumigation machine (Vespa) until I could stand it no longer (the smell) so blasted up Kourarau hill to put him well behind me, settling down to my average speed again at the top. It was disconcerting to be passed by so many, just riding for fun, however I stuck to my speed pretty much with one exception at Kokotau, where I made a stupid error and had to make up time! Interestingly at Matarawa, of the 5 riders in front of me at the time, only one stopped at the railway stop sign. In the past we would have had a marshall there dishing out penalties! After Dalefield I got severe cramp in my right leg and rode like Rossi (with my leg out straight) or standing up on the pegs for about 10 minutes till it came right. Unfortunately the burning smell I noticed then was my motorcycle pants melting on the front pipe! Relieved to finish with no other problems. An easy enjoyable run – congratulations to Peter our organiser. Unbelievably I picked up a Gold Medal, overall winner and the Glen Bull prize for best performance. You could have knocked me over with a feather at the prize giving. Will be interesting to see if I can ever repeat the performance. FRANCIS POINTON No. 45 Black 1973 Bonneville. average speed was 35mph 18

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This is important, please read As most members will be aware, Maureen Bull has been working very hard for some years now on the preparation of the 50 year history of our club . At this month’s committee meeting Maureen presented her work to date, which I can assure you, is not only comprehensive, but an outstanding piece of work, which will forever be a treasure for the club. Maureen’s passion for detail has required her to make an exhaustive search of the Wairarapa archives, as well as contacting members and digging through club records. Unfortunately some of the records she needs are missing. In particular she is very keen to find the Minute books for the years June 1997 to 16th June 2008. If you know of the whereabouts of these documents, please contact Maureen or any committee member.

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What did you guess?

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The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand now has a new facebook page. The page will have interesting stories, posts on events and photos of vintage car activities from around the country. To start with, we would like you to do the following: For those who already have a facebook account: Go to the VCC facebook page and LIKE it. Posts will then appear in YOUR facebook stream and you can share them with your friends For those who don’t have a facebook page or don’t want to set up an account: Click on the link below and then save it in bookmarks in your internet browser. You will then have easy access to the page whenever you want to see the latest posts. Please note that this facebook page will include notification of upcoming events and stories but it’s not a buy, sell and exchange page. There are other avenues for that information. We would also like you to email pictures and include a couple of words about the photo from club events around the country for posting on the page. This will provide content of interest for enthusiasts around the world. Send pictures and stories to: comms@vcc.org.nz To access the club facebook page go to: https://www.facebook.com/ vintagecarclubofnewzealand/ or type Vintage Car Club of New Zealand into facebook search. This page is your portal for fun stuff that is happening for vintage car enthusiasts around the country. The more stories you supply, the more relevant the page will be.

Club Library Members are most welcome to borrow books/articles from the Club Library. Please record your name and the book’s title(s) in the Lending Book so that they can be tracked is necessary. If you have any old books/manuals and wish to get rid of them, Pat Dutton, our Librarian, would be love to take them off your hands. Pat can be contacted on (06) 379 7918.

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From your Editor……….. Please note the new email address and telephone number for contacting your editor. Jim Philps: Phone (06) 370 9118 or Email editorwaivcc@gmail.com. Looking forward to receiving all your stories and advertisements.

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Maureen needs your photos Maureen has been thrilled by the response to her request for photos. Well done all who have supplied the ones she wanted. HOWEVER !! There are still some outstanding so if this includes YOU Maureen would love you to get in touch. She is working very hard on the history and has now set a deadline of March 18th 2018 to have all photos and copy on her desk You can get in touch with either Maureen Bull, 9A Hogg Crescent, Masterton, or contact any of the Wairarapa Branch Committee Members. Its the photos that tell the story!

Howard Jones 1936 Mac Velo Elaine Churchill 1934 Morris Howard Sims 1928 Ford Model A Pick up Truck Paul &; Judi Lamb 1930 Singer Porlock Gordon Clode & Family Photo Ray & Lois Whitcombe Archives Kopuaranga School, second Clubrooms 1976-1991 Roy & Frances Elwin 1934 Lagonda Rapier Nev MacArthur 1928 Scott TT Replica Rex Porter 1900 De Dion Voiturette with Olive Wolters H J Jones Garage Lincoln Road, Masterton Alf Lambess 1930 Austin Swallow 2004-’11 Economy Trials “ Nev Taylor AJS motorcycle Martin Hutchinson 1904 Mountaineer Peter/Christine Riddell 1952 BSA Golden Flash John/Sheila Clark 1955 Daimler 2014 24


New donations to library Donated by Geoff Donovan 1959 –1971 Mini workshop manual A B.M.C. Service publication

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VEHICLE INFORMATION VEHICLE ID Members who wish to apply for Vehicle Identification Certification (VIC), are asked to contact one of our Branch Vehicle ID Officers. Their names and contact details are provided in each Zenith magazine (generally on page 3). If you wish to participate in any National VCC event, you need to have a Vehicle Identification Certificate. Please don’t leave it to the last minute as it takes some time for the processing of paperwork. VIC Applications: Must be accompanied by the appropriate form which can be downloaded from the VCC NZ website or contact your club secretary. The form should be sent to your local branch secretary for processing. SELLING YOUR VEHICLE? If your vehicle has VIC Certification and you sell your vintage vehicle, please notify NZVCC, P O Box 2546 Christchurch. Ph: 03 366 4461 Fax: (03) 366 0273 or E-mail: admin@vcc.org.nz. INSURING YOUR VEHICLE/ POSSESSIONS? When you insure through VERO, you are helping our Club financially. Just let them know that you are a member of the Wairarapa VCC and quote this number: 043302 COOK STRAIT FERRY BOOKINGS Both the InterIslander and BlueBridge Ferries offer a variety of discounted fares to VCC Members. Contact the companies directly using the Vintage Car Club group booking codes. The staff are generally very helpful. INTERISLANDER: Ph: 0800 878 898 Quote Group Booking Reference Number WH5465 BLUEBRIDGE FERRY: 0800 844 844 Quote Discount Code: ANTIQUECAR 27


FOR SALE Garages available Garages are available in a secure situation in Solway. Power supplied $75 per month GST included Contact John on 0274434800

Parts Department Remember the Parts Department is open every Tuesday morning following our monthly Club Night or contact Frank or Tom for a private viewing - (06) 379 7167 (Frank), (06) 379 7573 (Tom) This months specials !! Dodge 4 gearbox Morris commercial steering box 1938 Nash steering box Austin 12 steering box 4x650/16 cross ply tyres Chev 4 engine 1923/25 (?) Some bearings donated by L Ponstra Carbs donated by Willie James Brake cleaning fluid donated by Brian Billing An assortment of light bulbs Austin A40 parts donated by Jeff Percy Chev parts donated by Logan Smith

FOR SALE An arc welder with cable and helmet Kohler 5hp motor Contact spares department 28


Advertising in the Zenith You are welcome to advertise your goods for sale, swap or buy. The advertisement does not have to relate to cars/parts, anything goes. These advertisements are free to VCC Members. Contact Jim Philps, phone: 06 370 9118 or editorwaivcc@gmail.com. Please note advertisements will only be published for three consecutive months unless I am notified otherwise.

Don’t forget our business advertisers Their advertisements help to pay for the production of this publication. When you need a product or service consider using one of the companies advertising in the Zenith. They help us—why not reciprocate by giving them your custom.


WHAT’S ON AROUND THE COUNTRY COMING EVENTS 2018 JANUARY 21st Wanganui VCC Burma rally. FEBRUARY 2018 Sunday 4th Manawatu branch Veterans Rally. Phone Derek Haycock 06 356 1056 for an entry form. Entries close on 25th January 16-18th Hawkes Bay VCC 30th anniversary Art Deco weekend.


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Sender: The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand Wairarapa Branch (Incorporated) P.O. Box 7 MASTERTON 5840

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