WEST COAST BRANCH â€“ VINTAGE CAR CLUB MAY 2017 NEWSLETTER
Clubrooms at Shantytown, Rutherglen Road, Greymouth
Colin & Elaine Peacock
PR & MARKETING
NEWSLETTER & BEADED WHEELS
SCENICLAND RALLY CONVENOR
John and Janis Fensom
1sts 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 16th May 21st May 11th June
10.00 9.30am at BP AGM
18th June 20th June 23rd July
ROSCO trials 10.00am TBA
Morning tea, Shantytown tearooms Club Run to Hari Hari 11.00am Hokitika Chartered Club followed by lunch at 12.45pm Reefton Morning tea, Shantytown tearooms Club Run
APRIL CLUB RUN Reports are that the club run to Otira was a very enjoyable day. Colin managed another fine day so he was a happy chappie. 37 members came along. May Club is on 21st May, please note that this a week earlier than normal owing to the AGM being on the 11th June. The run is down to Hari Hari for lunch at the Motor Inn and a stop at Ross on the way home for some fun. Colin will contact everyone with details.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 11th JUNE Attached to your newsletter are the minutes from the last AGM plus a nomination form for your use. The meeting is to be held at the Hokitika Chartered Club at 11.00am. We have the use of the upstairs room for the meeting which will be followed by lunch at 12.45pm. Lunch is $20 per head, details of menu in next month’s newsletter. And a note from Chairman Kevin… “As it is that time of year again and our AGM is fast approaching, it would be great if you can give some thought around nominating yourself or somebody else to be available for Committee. Many hands make light work and new people bring new ideas. It doesn’t take up too much time we meet once a month for a meeting, there is always others to assist you with any events we are involved in. It is important that we keep our club alive and would appreciate having some new members on board, please give it some thought. If you would like any information or have any questions please do not hesitate to give me a call. Thank you” Regards Kevin Tucker 03 7684847
ROSCO TRIALS â€“ 18TH JUNE John Fowler is again starting to organise the annual Rosco Trials at Reefton. He will be requiring some offers of help for marshalling, afternoon tea, etc. Give him a ring if you are able to travel up to Reefton on Sunday, 18th June and have an enjoyable day.
NATIONAL OFFICE will be closed from 1st â€“ 9th June as Julie will be on leave. Make sure you get any new member applications, VIC applications into me by 19th May to enable them to be sent over for processing before she goes away.
GO BRIDGET The following is a report from Kevin & Lynda and photos from Nola & Allan Weir on their recent journey up north to the recent Model A Rally at Easter. Thank you both for your info.
13th National Model A Meet Napier 5 cars left Greymouth on the 11th April to make our way to Napier, on a mission to return the wooden spoon back to the North Island that one of our members had presented to them in Wanaka 2 years ago, We stayed at Picton the first night and had a smooth early morning sailing on the 12th, on arriving in Wellington we all headed out to Peter Jacksons Weta Workshop then all proceeded over the Rimutakas through to Masterton. Lunch stop was at the Tui Brewery and also done the brewery tour with the Tui Girls!!, then carried on to Napier battling the
elements of cyclone Debbie. Friday started the rally with clear skies, this day was orientation day which allowed us to get familiar with the area, meet and greet saw 148 entries. Saturday events had to be changed to plan B, we were unable to go to Cape Kidnappers due to the damage from the cyclone but alternative routes still provided an excellent day of local scenery. Saturday night was a dress down and depression dinner. Sunday was the â€œShow and Shineâ€? and Gymkhana, Sunday night was the formal dinner and the finals of the Hubley racing with Bridget Fowler taking out 2nd placing. Monday morning was the departure breakfast with over 300 people attending, a great turnout to say our Goodbyes. Overall a very enjoyable event and looking forward to Te Anau in 2019. From Napier we all headed to Taupo and visited the Prawn Farm for lunch and the Huka Falls, we drove up to the thermal pipeline before heading into Taupo, stayed in a nice place that had mineral pools overlooking Lake Taupo. Meet up with some Christchurch members for dinner at the Club. Next day carried onto Taumarunui calling into Kinloch for lunch lovely area, travelled to Omori on the edge of Lake Taupo, a guy that was in the rally approached us and invited us to his house for coffee, stayed at Taumarunui nice meal at the RSA. Next day we travelled through The Forgotten World Highway to New Plymouth, stopped for lunch at the Whangamomona Hotel, lots of history and old photos here, stopped at various points of interest along the way, a very enjoyable experience. Travelled through to Stratford and then onto New Plymouth. The next day after helping out some Canterbury members with some spare parts we headed for Whanganui via the Coastal Highway, after stopping for a brief comfort stop a man approached us and invited us to his bloke shed to view his massive collection of veteran and vintage, classic cars and motorbikes, he also had a large display of memorabilia on departure he gave us instructions to visit another place further down the road, the boys were in their element!! We then travelled onto Whanganui. We enjoyed a meal at an Irish Bar and a few glasses of Guinness!! Friday morning headed off to Wellington to catch the ferry for a 12.30pm sailing. We all stayed the night in Picton before heading back to the Coast. Approx 2000 miles travelled, with no breakdowns from any of the West Coast cars and plenty of fun had by all, great memories of a great trip. Looking forward to Te Anau Kevin and Lynda Tucker
LUNCH STOP AT KINLOCH, EDGE OF LAKE TAUPO
AT TUI BREWERIES
LUNCH STOP FORGOTTEN HIGHWAY
AT WETA WORKSHOPS
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.
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VCC DISCOUNTS OF COOK STRAIGHT FERRIES – QUOTE… BLUEBRIDGE – Discount Code “Antiquecar” Valid until 30 Nov 2017 THE INTERISLANDER – Booking Reference “WH5465” For details and conditions refer to the VCC of NZ Website
SERVICE BADGES – 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 – Also, please contact David Campbell if you would like a magnetised 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.
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.