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Warkworth Wharf—Daffodil Day Rally

Wellsford— Wellsford—Warkworth VCC Club


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Neil Cremer (Lucy )

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Frances Ross

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Jeanette Lloyd (George )

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Anne Hamilton (Doug )

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John Duffy

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Frances Ross

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James Lawrie (Gloria )

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Neil Cremer

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James Lawrie

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Dave Oliver

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Denis Martin

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George Lloyd

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(The opinions expressed in this magazine are not necessarily the view of the branch).

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Chairman’s Report October 2017: No one yet has put their hand up for the role of Custodian/Hospitality. At our September Committee meeting, it was agreed this position could be shared by two people. It is not an onerous task or necessarily a role where the people appointed do all the work but rather one where they can arrange for it to be done through delegation or involving others. Please give some consideration to offering to take on this role. Thanks to Anne Richardson’s organisational skill, our Daffodil Rally for Cancer was a success despite the somewhat unpleasant weather, which we agreed could have been worse. Our branch raised almost $2,000, with minimal assistance from North Shore Branch and excellent support from the Warkworth/Wellsford Lions. We learned quite a lot from the experience. Firstly, we will be reluctant to partner with North Shore Branch again, unless they commit to doing their share of the work. We need more people both at Smales Farm and at Warkworth to help with registrations and collecting with the buckets. We need a different system for displaying the car numbers of those participating and a little more publicity may help. As it happened, we would not have been able to cope with any greater number of entrants at the display by the wharf so One Warkworth Business Association will need to be prepared to close off part of Queen St too to provide for a larger display. So, if we go ahead with this event next year, we may be calling for your help to run the event. We will not hold the Triple Combined Rally this year. The Club Captains of the three branches will need to discuss the future and perhaps timing of this event. At this stage, it is planned to hold the A re We There Y et? Rally for the Mike Brown Memorial Trophy on the weekend of 10 – 11 March 2018. The intention is to hold a run to Russell, over-nighting there on the 10 and returning on the 11 . th


From all accounts, the September Club Night was well attended and those present enjoyed Chris Harvey’s display of photographs from the Winter Woollies and other recent events. Jeanette Lloyd is organising October’s Club Night. You will see her notice in this newsletter with details of this event. Lucy and Neil Cremer organised a great Twilight Run for us last weekend. 31 of us sat down to dinner at the Salty Dog. It was a great evening and a great way to kick off Daylight Saving. Brendda and I shall be away until early November. Denis and Sheryl Martin are taking over the Chairman/Secretary roles. We will be joining Doug and Anne Hamilton on the London-Brighton Run on the same weekend that many of you will be on the Far North Tour. We should have a tale or two to tell when we return. Happy motoring Leon


DAFFODIL RALLY FOR CANCER 2017. It could have been a better day weather wise, registrations were a challenge with the gusty winds! Maybe we would have had more cars if the sun had been shining, but at least we had enough parking spaces. Those who came to either location seemed to be enjoying the cars and the chatter. More importantly we raised $1942.40 for the Cancer Society. $1120 for donations and the rest from collections at Smales Farm and Warkworth Wharf. So altogether satisfying. This event was a collaboration between Wellsford Warkworth and North Shore VCC branches with support from Caffeine and Classics monthly Meet, Hibiscus Coast Enthusiasts, One Warkworth Business Association and Warkworth Lions. I have tried to thank those of you who helped on the day, but again “Thank you” if you helped in any way. There were 83 participants who did the rally starting at the Caffeine and Classics Meet at Smales Farm, Takapuna; more than we expected. Of those,21 were VCC members. (8 from WW, 11 from NS, and 6 from other branches. The organisers of the Meet were very helpful and are happy for us to return next year. Cancer Society buckets were taken round to non participants and the public The rally wandered up the east coast through the bays, crossing in Oteha Valley to Albany Highway, Dairy Flats Highway, and along Kahikatea Valley Rd to the Kaipara Coast Highway. We added information to add interest, pointing out locations and history. Then the route returned to the East along the West Coast Highway and Woodcocks Road to Warkworth. The Warkworth Lions provided the marshalling for parking, and the Cancer Society buckets were taken round again. We had 29 vehicles on display that had not taken part in the Rally. (13 from WW and 1 from NS) So 112 joined in all. An article in Mahurangi Matters and local Facebook pages helped to publicise the event. One Warkworth Business Association provided Peoples Choice and spot prizes. The winner was local man Ian Davies’ Replica Ford Model T Bus built in UK in 1990, and second went to club members Carrick and Margaret Oliver’ 1950 Jaguar Mk5 convertible. It is likely that this will be a major annual national event so we will be talking to North Shore and our other partners so think about next year. How we could improve on the organisation and fun for participants, and how we can get even more money for the Cancer Society. If you have any comments, please let any of the committee know, and plan to join in next year. Anne Richardson.


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Correction from last months newsletter.

The cost for the Casserole Evening is not $10 as printed in the last newsletter but I am reliably informed that we now charge $15 per person for a club night meal.

5.30pm onwards at the club rooms $15 payable on the door.

REMINDER Please remember if you are paying your annual subscription by direct credit to National Office this month, make sure that you include your membership number as the reference for the payment. Without this Julie Cairns-Gee, the office manager, has no idea who it is to record the payment against. Welcome to new members: Dave and Shirley Vickers – 1964 Ford Zephyr Mk 3 Steve Paddison and Felicity Wyatt – 1935 Austin 10 Special 1938 Ford V8 Standard


Club Captain’s Reminder, November 2017.

This has been wri en on Saturday Sept 9th as I am away on holiday for 5 weeks from 10th September, Neil Cremer is organising September’s Twilight Run. Please meet at the Wharf to start at 4.00pm. The run will finish at the Salty Dog, Snells Beach for a meal at 6.00pm.

Wednesday lunch will be on Oct 4th at the Top of the Dome Cafe. October’s club night will be a casserole night organised by Jeane e. The end of the month will be busy. The Kowhai Fes0val Big Day Out is on Oct 28th. I hope we can have a good turn out of vehicles on display. I do not know where we will be. The organisers are slow to make final decisions. To date, we will be in our usual space between the Paper Plus and McDonald Adams Optometrists. They shut Queen Street at 8.00 but we need to be there by 8.30am. We usually leave about 2.30 before they reopen the roads at 3.00.

The following day will be our last Sunday run before Christmas. It will be a Coast2 Coast run star0ng with breakfast on the East coast and finishing with lunch on the West Coast. You can BYO or use local cafes. We will meet in the car park on the beach at the end of Snells Beach Road, Snells Beach, at 9.30. November and December will include Santa Parades, a Posh Picnic and our first Christmas Lunch. More details later but put 4th and 17th December in your diaries now.

Spring is on the way, back in October, Happy and Safe motoring, Anne


Helpers at the ready Warkworth Wharf Daffodil Day


First prize winner “Peoples’ Choice”

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Denis and Sheryl, Grant & Sharon , Robert Page, along with ourselves, travelled down to Drury to meet with the Auckland Car Club for their midweek run. Organised by Barry Birchall, who told us there were some 70 cars on the run, we thoroughly enjoyed ge@ng out into the country and enjoying the sunshine. The route covered some 55km as we meandered through Ararimu, Hunua, Clevedon, outskirts of WhiAord, into Brookby, eventually finishing at the home of Steve and Sue Keys, in Flat Bush. What a beau0ful property. We were greeted by some very curious llamas and welcomed by a very hospitable Sue with very tasty scones, along with tea and coffee. The Keys purchased Moorfield in 2011 and replaced the previous owner’s large collec0on of art with an equally large collec0on of petrol memorabilia, plus a few special cars. Steve’s father, Les, was a very prominent and ac0ve member of the Vintage Car Club twenty five years ago and I expect he was part of the inspira0on for amassing this incredible display. There were petrol cans from all corners of the world, all manner of petrol pumps, pain0ngs and photos of a huge variety of cars, from racing cars, to hot rods & bikes. There was also a signed photo of Bert Munro and his famous “Indian”. All this was overlooked by two delighAul suites for B & B guests. The cars on display were immaculate with 2 rare Auburns a Packard Phaeton and a Ford V8 Roadster, among others. Anne Hamilton

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Mid-week Café Run Settlers Day – Matakohe Museum. Church Service at 9.30 a.m. with the open day from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Club Night – Casserole Night – Jeanette Lloyd is the organizer. Club Coffee and Cleaning morning Club Committee meeting – 7.00 p.m. at the Clubrooms Kowhai Festival. Details have not been provided but we assume that we will park and display as we have done recently outside the Post Boxes and WINZ from 8.00 onward. Coast to Coast Sunday Run, starting with a café breakfast at Snells Beach and ending with a BYO picnic lunch. Meet at the carpark on the beach at the end of Snells Beach Rd at 9.30 a.m.

1 Nov: Mid-week Beach Picnic 4–6 Nov: Northland Branch Far North Tour. This year includes a day run to Cape Reinga. 9 Nov: Club Night – BYO BBQ and salad to share 15 Nov: Club Coffee and Cleaning morning 16 Nov: Club Committee Meeting 25 Nov: Warkworth Santa Parade 3 Dec: 17 Dec:

Posh Picnic at the home of Brian and Rosemary Sollis Christmas Luncheon – Salty Dog

17 Jan:

First mid-week picnic of the year

4 Feb: 11 Feb: 24 Feb:

Leigh School Fair and car display. Gymnic Annual Swap Meet

10–11 Mar: Are We There Yet? Rally for the Mike Brown Memorial Trophy

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Wellsford-Warkworth VCC October 2017  
Wellsford-Warkworth VCC October 2017