WEST COAST BRANCH â€“ VINTAGE CAR CLUB OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER
Clubrooms at Shantytown, Rutherglen Road, Greymouth
7685771 Bs IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN
Colin & Elaine Peacock
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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 October No October Club Run owing to Labour Weekend 21st November 26th November 17th December 19th December
Morning tea, Shantytown
Morning tea, Shantytown Club run Christmas & fish & chip run Morning tea Shantytown
EVENTS ELSEWHERE Canterbury Branch Swapmeet – October 6th, 7th & 8th. If you contact Canterbury Branch you can buy a pass for the meet. This involves a bracelet, don’t know much else. Check out your Beaded Wheels for contact details. Don’t forget the Nelson Biennial Rally 13-15th October. We do have members going up to Nelson. I now have entry forms for the 2018 Easter Rally to be held at Invercargill. There are members going from here, so again, contact me if you are interested. BITS AND PIECES Last month’s Club run to Berlins was a pleasant day, Colin had another fine day to mark up, it was great to catch up with some of our Westport, Reefton and Maruia based members. We send our very best wishes to Maria Giles who is presently in Christchurch Hospital. We hope it won’t be too long before Maria is back home with us but she is certainly in the right place at the moment. Get well soon Maria. To others who are or have not been well, out best wishes to you also for a good recovery.
Our monthly morning tea meeting at Shantytown is still being well attended, in fact we have at least 12-14 members come along each month. We have several ladies come along too. It’s just an informal chat and get together over a coffee and scone, still priced at $5 for a filtered coffee and a scone. We are always pleased to see a new face, as well as an old one of course. As I have not a lot to report this month, and we are early, I thought I would share this with you, courtesy of the “Rolling Wheels” the Waimate Branch magazine. I think some of us can relate to it now.
If My Body Was a Car
If my body was a car, this is the time I would be thinking about trading it in for a new model. I’ve got bumps and dents and scratches in my finish and my paint job is getting a little dull… But that’s not the worst of it. My headlights are out of focus and it’s especially hard to see things up close. My traction is not as graceful as it once was I slip and slide and skid and bump into things even in the best of weather. My whitewalls are stained with varicose veins. and it takes me hours to reach my maximum speed. My fuel rate burns inefficiently. But here’s the worst of it… Almost every time I sneeze, cough or splutter, either my radiator leaks or my exhaust backfires!!
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 – 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 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.
SOME PHOTOS FROM THE BERLINS CLUB RUN 24 SEPTEMBER 2017