WEST COAST BRANCH – VINTAGE CAR CLUB APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER
Question time on the Cobden foreshore – Scenicland Rally
Clubrooms at Shantytown, Rutherglen Road, Greymouth
7685771 Bs IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN
Colin & Elaine Peacock
PR & MARKETING
NEWSLETTER & BEADED WHEELS
SCENICLAND RALLY CONVENOR
1st Thursday month – Committee meeting at Shantytown 7.30pm 3rd Tuesday month – Morning tea at Shantytown 4th Sunday month – Club Run
LOCAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS AT A GLANCE 17th April 29th April 15th May 27th May 10th June 17th June 19th June 26th August
10.00am TBA 10.00am TBA AGM Rosco Sporting Trials 10.00am Prelim notice
Morning tea, Shantytown Club Run – Note change of date Morning tea, Shantytown Club Run Venue to be advised Reefton Morning tea, Shantytown NATIONAL DAFFODIL DAY
Scenicland Coal Trail Rally - 17th March Well, it’s all over and according to the feedback we are receiving, our Rally was a huge success. We had 110 registrations which is an amount to be envied by many Branches. People came from Auckland to Bluff, some were on their way to the Easter Rally at Invercargill and a Wellington group had a tour to the South Island planned and decided to include us in their itinerary, plus a good number of members from our southern branches. John and Janis Fensom along with the Committee put a lot of effort into the planning and are pleased it turned out so successful. You should have your latest Beaded Wheels by now, turn to page 8 and you will see a letter from Murray and Mary Jobberns, Marlborough Branch which is very gratifying. Lyn & John Rothery have provided a great account of the Rally which will be in the next Beaded Wheels. The prize winners were – First place
Terry & Carol Stretch, Canterbury Branch
Ray Dawe, Canterbury Branch
John Tremaine, Gore Branch
First West Coaster Home – Donna Lee
Note that the date for the April Club run has been altered to the 29th, which means the date in the Beaded Wheels Calendar of Events is now incorrect. Colin will send details out when he has made his final arrangements. If you miss Colin’s email, give Colin or David and I a ring (phone numbers above.)
We welcome the following new members to our Branch Linsey and Deborah Bennington from Greymouth. They own a 1973 Leyland P76. Also Nick Harrison who has transferred from Nelson Branch and is now living in Reefton. He owns a 1926 Chevrolet Superior K plus numerous other vehicles and bikes. Looking forward to meeting up with you on our Club events.
We farewelled Bob Baxter who passed away last month after a battle with illness. Bob was a dedicated Chevvy man and we have extended our sympathy to Lorraine and the family.
The AGM is coming up in June and we would really like to get some fresh blood on Committee. As previously mentioned, Colin wishes to hand the Club Captainâ€™s title over to someone else. This is a position that could be shared quite easily and it is important to have a Club Captain (or Captains) to keep us up and running.
The Greymouth Rodders clubrooms (Anzac Park) are open on Fridays between 5pm â€“ 7pm for a social get together. This is BYO and members of our Branch are invited.
Word has it that we have another green Model A coming to the Branch. This time a 1929 Ford Sedan and (clue) it is going to live in Reefton. Also, our Branch Chairman Allan has been very busy. The day after the Scenicland Rally, he and Maria shot up to Nelson to take possession of an Austin 7 which he will debut at the Rosco Sporting Trials AND he has been to Dunedin and brought home a TAKA 100cc farmbike. Nostalgia here as that was the first bike he owned.
Take note of the following new details for the contact numbers at the Canterbury Branch parts shed… Ross Butler
EVENTS ELSEWHERE … We have received an invitation from the Geraldine ANZAC Commemoration Trust to attend their Anzac in Action 2018 weekend on 21 – 22 April at Rangitata Island Aerodrome which is about 15 minutes from Geraldine. If anyone is interested check out their website www.geraldineanzac.nz for details or contact me. This is biennial event and sounds like a fun weekend.
PLEASE NOTE – If it is not suitable to you to use your Club eligible vehicle on the Branch runs, you are more than welcome to come along in your modern as we welcome your company. You can go online to www.vcc.org.nz to read the current Branch magazines. On the home page you will see News from the Branches on the left. Click on that and you have access to magazines from other regions.
The Vintage Car Club of NZ is now on Facebook for those who are interested
VCC DISCOUNTS OF COOK STRAIGHT FERRIES – QUOTE… BLUEBRIDGE – Discount Code “Antiquecar” Valid until 30 June 2018 THE INTERISLANDER – Booking Reference “WH5465 Valid to 18 December 2018 For details and conditions refer to the VCC of NZ Website or your local Secretary
SERVICE BADGES â€“ To those members who are nearing 25, 35 or 50 years membership, please contact Membership officer David Campbell. You are entitled to a service badge for your continued membership. Check out the date you joined the Vintage Car Club.
NAME BADGES â€“ Also, please contact David Campbell if you would like a name badge. The Branch supplies your first one.
VIC FORMS - A reminder to all members who have VIC cards that are due to expire, you will receive a personalised RENEWAL FORM from the National Office at least three months before the due date. You cannot download a form off the internet. They are personalised for each individual vehicle. Please fill in and hand to Branch Secretary.
VERO INSURANCE - If you take your Insurance out with VERO they will then pay the Branch a small Commission which helps with Branch finances. Please note that when applying for Insurance cover with VERO you must quote the Branch number which is 36 plus your membership number. Also you are reminded that this scheme is set up for financial members only.
Gymkhana at the Reefton Racecourse