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April 2018

See you scattered all over town on the 15th on Pete Hardy’s run

Dave an

Kelvin Pratt’s 1920 Arrol-Johnston


Official Magazine of the Wanganui Branch of the V.C.C. of NZ P.O. Box 726, Wanganui . Street address – Patapu St, Wanganui East.

Wanganui@vcc.org.nz Patron

Alan Bates

06 344 5515

Chairman: Vice Chairman:

Bruce Ardell

06 342 7713

Secretary: Treasurer:

David Whiteside Neil Farrer

Club Captain:

Jim O’Neill

Rally Secretary/Trophies

Linda O’Keeffe

0210487089 dave.lynn@xtra.co.nz 06 343 6248 nfarrer@xtra.co.nz mob. 027 457 9634 06 3444566 mob. 0274447474 0274733767 wanganuirally@gmail.com

Motorcycle Convenor:

Jay Hart

0274540813

Health & Safety

Linda Kendrick Chris White Dave McDermid

02777 54644 zilda552@hotmail.com 06 3487335 06 3476915 Whanganuiriverboats@xtra.co.nz " " "

Branch Delegate:

Neil Farrer

06 343 6248

Kitchen Manager: Hall: (Custodian/Bookings)

Eilidh Pitkethley

06 213 0509

Doreen Hardy Sue Voss Rob O’Keeffe

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Dave Austin" " Trevor Roberts Dave Austin

06 3447513 06 345 8897 06 344 7513

Editor: Beaded Wheels Scribe Archivist:

Peter Hardy Fay Chamberlain Allan Ashwin

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Vehicle I. D. `s

Shane Hobman Bruce Ardell Linda Kendrick Frank James

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Committee: Trophies Manger

Truck Custodians: Librarian" " " Parts’ Custodians:

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RIVET Distribution Coordinator

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pedorhardy@xtra.co.nz

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Chairman’s Report Greetings Earthlings Well daylight savings had finished and that means more time in the shed maintaining or repairing the bit that fell off during the summer. There are a number of restorations being worked on at the moment! I’m looking forward to seeing them finished. The turnout to Club Nights and Sunday Runs has been very pleasing and we have also increased our membership by 7 new members over the year. Welcome aboard all new members, I hope you enjoy the ride. We had 40 cars assemble on 18 March at the Club Rooms to be issued with a “Hand Gastetner” copy of my instructions for our Sunday Run. We went off to the new Sewage Treatment Plant, Linda and Rob O’Keeffe’s ongoing restoration of a ’26 Buick and finally to Kelvin and Kerri Pratt’s. Kelvin and Kerry are the new owners of a 1926 Arrol Johnston formally owned by Wanganui Club member Denzil Dassger in the 1970s and ‘80s. A rare car indeed and we are lucky to have it still in New Zealand. You will probably never see another one. Members heard it running and now it is registered and has a WOF, ready for their daughter’s wedding. I’ve had a steady supply of VIC forms but want more please. Just fill them in and get them to Shane or me, please. The March meeting of the National Executive was attended by me, Neil as our representative, and Ed as a member of the National Committee. We were well entertained at our April Club Night by commercial fisherman, Murray Watson. See Peter’s report in this Rivet. This month’s run (April) is a scatter run organised by Peter and Doreen Hardy. Should be interesting. On 18 April, a number of your committee are going to visit Palmerston North VCC on their Club Night. Any members interested in coming along, please phone me. We will be leaving the Club Rooms at 6:15pm and will pool cars and travel to PN for the evening. We are guaranteed an interesting night. In May, one of our valued members, Geoff Lawson, is going to talk. He has a range of lifetime interests so could be speaking about anything. Don’t miss it and men, if you have a hat (preferably a bowler or a top hat), wear it! Ladies, a nice hat of some sort.


We have a Working Bee on Saturday, 20 May. Please bring working tools, ladders, trimmers and whatever else you think of. The June Rally entry forms are now in the Rivet. Please fill them in and get them to Linda asap. And finally a big thank you from Jennifer to all the Club members for the phone calls, visits, baking (yum), veges, fruit etc. It has been much appreciated. She has rcovered well thanks to me and has just started back at work.

Cheers Bruce A

I am told this is New Zealands oldest car, a 1895 Benz, any disputes?


I went  to  the  liquor  store   yesterday  afternoon  on  my   bicycle,  bought  a bottle  of  Rum  and  put  it  in  the   bicycle  basket. As  I  was  about  to  leave,  I   thought  to  myself  that  if  I  fell  off   the  bicycle, the  bottle  would  break. So  I  drank  all  the  Rum  before  I   cycled  home. It  turned  out  to  be  a  very  good   decision,  because  I  fell  off  my   bicycle seven  times  on  the  way  home. Supplied  by  Jim  Baird


Club Calendar All Club Runs meet at 1pm at the club rooms unless otherwise noted. Please note these events may be subject to change

April May June July August September

15th, Sunday Run, Peter Hardy, Scatter Run 18th Members visit to Palmerston North VCC 21st Castrol Motor Cycle Rally 2nd Club Night 7:30pm Speaker Geoffery Lawson, Black Powder, Krupp Gun, 25ib gun, Antiquities Trust, Author 20th Sunday Run 19th Working Bee 9 - 12am 2 / 3 Annual Rally 6th AGM, 7:30pm, 25 & 35 year badge presentation 4th Club Night 1st Club Night, 7:30pm 26th Daffodil Rally 5th Club Night ,Shiny Parts Auction

VCC VERO INSURANCE SCHEME – CURRENT MEMBERSHIP Just a reminder, the VCC Vero insurance scheme is set up for those with current VCC membership. This is a reminder that if you have insurance cover under the VCC Scheme with Vero, current membership is a requirement. Also we receive a list each month that we can check against and confirm current membership to Vero. If you cancel your VCC subscription the Special Vero insurance conditions will not apply and the Cost of the policy will be different.


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THE MANAWATU BRANCH

POST VINTAGE RALLY SATURDAY 5TH MAY 2018 For Post Vintage, Post War, Post 1960 & Post 1980 vehicles and Vintage classification vehicles as non-competitive entries Meet at the VCC clubrooms in Kelvin Grove Road any time after 8.45am for cup of tea / coffee. The briefing will be at 9.15am. BYO lunch & hot water for drinks etc. and chairs etc. for a picnic. Total distance for the morning section is approx. 83 miles (133 kms) – or an alternative shorter non-competitive route of approx. 70 miles (113 kms) PLUS - an afternoon section of approx. 12 miles (20 kms) to a café - then approx. 20 miles (30 kms) back to PN

ENTRANT: ............................................................................................................................... NAVIGATOR: .......................................................................................................................... ADDRESS: ……………………….......................................................................................... TELEPHONE: (........) .....................................

EMAIL: ...................................................

VEHICLE MAKE & MODEL: ................................................................................................. YEAR: .............................. ENTERING AS:

REGN No.: .....................................................

PV / PW / P60 / P80

ENTRY FEE: $15.00 Entry only

or

PAYMENT METHOD: Cheque attached

Other: (Vintage or Modern) $30.00 being Entry plus optional Rally Plaque Pay on Rally Day

Internet Banking

Cheques payable to ‘Manawatu Branch VCC’ ENTRIES CLOSE:

Thursday 26th April 2018

RALLY ORGANISER: Bryan Abraham : Phone (06) 358 4014 Email bryana@xtra.co.nz (email the Rally Organiser for a PDF copy of this entry form - or for Internet Banking account details)

ENTRIES to: Bryan Abraham, 81 Apollo Parade, Palmerston North 4414.


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New Members. As we are very happy to welcome new memebers we are going to do just that. Earlier this season Leeanne Maguire, Frank and Margret Forlong, Mr Casley Broadhead and Mr James Whibley joined our ranks. You are all very welcome and if things look a little strange please feel free to approach any one of us for assistance. See you all at the Sunday run on April the 15th at 1pm prompt for details of participating in a scatter run. (Actually new members will be on a par with old members as this is a new concept to Wanganui VCC as far as I know)

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VINTAGE CAR CLUB OF NEW ZEALAND INC.

WANGANUI BRANCH

Annual Rally 3rd June 2018 Photo: John Kennedy, Martinborough

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22 Dublin St, Wanganui Entries close 24th May 2018 with the Rally Secretary, PO Box 726, Wanganui 4540 Email wanganuirally@gmail.com


CLASSES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Veteran Class Veteran Motorcycles Vintage - up to 2499cc Vintage - over 2500cc Post Vintage Cars Vintage Motorcycles

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Post Vintage Motorcycles Post War Cars Post War Motorcycles Commercial Vehicles Post 1960 Vehicles (P60V) Post 1980 Vehicles (P80V) Non-competitive & late entries

PROGRAMME SATURDAY:

SUNDAY:

6.00 pm

9.00am Assemble at the Cornmarket Reserve, corner of Somme Parade and Dublin Street 9.15am Safety Briefing, all drivers and navigators must attend 9.30 am First car away

Light Dinner at the Clubrooms Patapu St, Wanganui East BYO Drinks You can also collect your Rally Pack and Parts Shed will be open.

Dinner & prize giving will be held at Laird Park Bowling Club, Peat Street (Entrance from Blind Foundation and Netball Courts carpark) 6.00pm Pre Dinner Drinks 6.30pm Dinner Period Dress is encouraged but optional

Rally Organiser: Jim O’Neill 0274 44 7474

ENTRIES CLOSE: 24th May 2018


ENTRY FORM (YOUR COPY - PLEASE KEEP)

(Please state first names for all people)

Driver’s Name:................................................

Driver’s Name:................................................

Navigator’s Name:..........................................

Navigator’s Name:..........................................

VCC Membership No. .....................................

VCC Membership No. .....................................

Address ...........................................................

Address ...........................................................

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Email ..............................................................

Email ..............................................................

Phone ..............................................................

Phone ..............................................................

Vehicle Make ..................................................

Vehicle Make ..................................................

Year ..................... Model ................................

Year ..................... Model ................................

Reg No. ...........................................................

Reg No. ...........................................................

cc Rating .........................................................

cc Rating .........................................................

(Please quote just one class no.)

Class

SPEED MPH (please circle) A: 20-30

(Please quote just one class no.)

Class

SPEED MPH (please circle)

B: 30-40

A: 20-30

B: 30-40

Early Bird Entry Fee (received by 24th May) (includes magnet) $30.00 $ _________

Early Bird Entry Fee (received by 24th May) (includes magnet) $30.00 $ _________

or Late Entry Fee

or Late Entry Fee

Extra Magnet

$35.00 $ _________ $5.00 $ _________

Saturday Dinner per person $15.00 $ _________

Extra Magnet

$35.00 $ _________

number attending

$5.00 $ _________

Saturday Dinner per person $15.00 $ _________

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per person $15.00

$ _________

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Sunday Dinner per & Prizegiving person $40.00 $ _________

Sunday Dinner per & Prizegiving person $40.00 $ _________

_______

TOTAL $ _________

TOTAL $ _________

Sunday Lunch

per person $15.00

$ _________

Sunday Lunch

Please detail dietary needs:

Please detail dietary needs:

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Queries: Linda O’Keeffe A/hrs 06 344 7398 Email: wanganuirally@gmail.com

Cheques payable to: Wanganui Vintage Car Club Rally Secretary, PO Box 726, Wanganui 4540

Bank Deposits: 03-0791-0210433-00 REF: Your Name CODE: Your Vehicle Reg


Rally Regulations 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

This rally is open to vehicles as defined in the rules of The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc.) Eligible entrants must be current financial members of The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc.), or overseas residents who are members of a recognised Antique Motoring Club. The entrant must either be the driver/ rider, navigator or passenger of the vehicle entered. Invited guests are deemed Non Competitive and should not interfere with the competitive section of the rally. Actions that may bring The Vintage Car Club of New Zealand (Inc.) into disrepute will incur disqualification. We advise that you carry a fire extinguisher. Any entrant found using any electronic navigation device may be disqualified. Late entries will be deemed as Non Competitive. Safety Briefing: Entrants must attend the pre rally briefing at 9:15am on Sunday 3rd June.

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Murray Watson, April Club Night Speaker. Well those of you that missed last Wednesday’s monthly meeting missed a treat. “Best speaker we have had for a long long time”, I heard afterwards and that may have been an understatement. Murray Watson, Whanganui’s last commercial fisherman

certainly had us all enthralled with his history and explanation of inshore fishing Whanagnui style on his vessel Vedette II. He gave us various tips on survival and also on conservation that maybe provided an angle that we would not have thought of without his expert insite. Who would have guessed that a silver spoon would have been included on a commercial fishing boat? Who knew that we could not spot sharks on our fish finders as they have no swim bladder, may come in useful sometime. Sue Voss was very happy to receive this snapper, after it was filleted of course, when she won the competition and was also awarded her very own “Whitebait Filleting board”, probably the only one in the club! Thanks Murray, may the tides and weather stay favourable for you for the rest of the season and we know to avoid the “Spikey Dogs” at all costs!


Murray Watson demonstrating how to fillet a snapper properly. (You may notice Sue taking close attention in the background. I’m not sure why, maybe because it turned out to be her snapper or she was anticipating using the “Whitebait Filleting Board” she also won later?


Bruces and Jennifer Ardell’s Sunday Run Another very interesting Sunday run from the Ardells that attracted 40 plus cars to turn out on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. First stop was to the new Sewage Treatment Plant and a stroll up the hill. Quite enlightening but let’s give them time to get it up and running.

Second stop was at Rob and Linda’s workshop to see how the 1926 Buick Master restoration was going. Surprise of the day was a stop to visit Kelvin Pratt and his very memorable 1920 Arrol-Johnston. Let’s hope we see it on the road at the next Rally.


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From the desk of Jim O’Neill, Wanganui Branch Club Captain Our Annual Rally is rapidly approaching and for those who cannot rally I am desparate for marshalls. please contact me as soon as possible. Pete Hardy’s run on the 15th of this month will be interesting. Dick and I had the honour of trialling the route as we will be away in Arrowtown that weekend and we can highly recommend it, be there promptly at 1pm for the briefing as you are off at 1:15pm for a one and a half hour run and don’t even think about coming back late. Make good use of your time and have a great afternoon. Motor Cycle section have a Rally on Saturday the 21st so lots of bikes on display at the club rooms from 08:30 onwards and if you would like to volunteer they would welcome you I’m sure. Anyone who would like to volunteer to set a run next year please let me know, if your inexperienced we can always pair you up with someone to assist.

Jim My wife hosted a dinner party for all our friends, some of whom we hadn't seen for ages and everyone was encouraged to bring their children along as well. All throughout dinner my wife's best friend's four-year-old daughter stared at me as I sat opposite her. The girl could hardly eat her food for staring. I checked my shirt for spots, felt my face for food, and patted my hair in place, but nothing stopped her from staring at me. Finally I asked her, "Why are you staring at me?" Everyone at the table had noticed her behavior, and the table went quiet, waiting for her response. The little girl said, "I'm just waiting to see how you drink like a fish." Supplied by Jim Baird


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