Tuesday, 29 November 2005

Classic Car Auction

Upcoming classic car auction at Turners on Saturday 3 December @ 2pm. Included is a 1938 Ford V8 sedan.

Friday, 7 October 2005



16th Oct Vice Presidents Rally a week early owing to
following weekend being a holiday
Place of departure Car Park next to Springs
Restaurant, Western Springs 10.30am bring a
Picnic lunch. Final destination still being worked
Will stop at a café and a place of interest.

5th Nov Committee Meeting 4.30pm
Club and Parts Night from 5pm BBQ bring
A plate children and fireworks

12th Nov …25th Anniversary Dinner at Dalma Court
7.30pm assembly time
Nov 13th Annual Inter club Gymkhana
At Omana Regional Park Maraetai
Check with Ant later on to see if we are going

4th Dec Committee Meeting 11am
Club and Parts Day 12 noon to 2pm

December we usually do the Santa Parade at Mangere Bridge, and have BBQ after no details yet
January is usually Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Show
5th Feb Committee Meeting at Galaxy of cars and members can bring club cars for our display...

If your car is not running just bring your modern along to meetings and runs etc. Exceptions where club cars only can go to meetings, like Galaxy of cars, we really want to see the members at Club outings which are organised for the members not just the committee…
The Gary Kelly Trophy is given to best presented vehicle on the October and April Runs...


Oct 7th /9th Christchurch Swapmeet

Oct 9th Papakura Rod and Customs Swap Meet
Bruce Pulman Park Papakura
15th Oct Auction at Pe Puke Vintage Auto Barn
List on www.vintagecars.nzhere.com

16th Oct BOP VCC Swapmeet, Satara Coolstore, Totara
Street, Mt Maunganui 7am

30th Oct Road Night Swapmeet Taupiri School SH1 Taupri.

4-5 Nov International Motor Show, Indoor event Centre
Baypark Speedway, Mt Maunganui

13th Nov Pukekohe HRC swap meet at club rooms
Franklin Road Pukekohe rain date 20th Nov

20th Nov Swapmeet at Cambridge Raceway 7am

26th Nov Celebration of Best Automotive Europe at 167
Sat Kitchener Road Waiuku 11am to 9pm

27th Nov Tour from above address to Wrights Water Gardens
Patumahoe. Trains may be run from Auckland by
Glenbrook Steam Railway. For more details contact
Bryan Davis at bg.davis@auckland.ac.nz all
Proceeds to Starship Foundation
Cut off date for entries 30.9.05.

14th Jan Car Show and swap meet Pukekohe Park Raceway

21st /22nd. Jan Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Show

22nd Jan Zodiac Car Clubs Ford Picnic all Fords welcome
Rear Southwards Car Museum Otaihanga Rd
Paraparaumu (04) 2972530

5th Feb Galaxy of Cars 2006

25th / 26th Feb Pukekohe Swapmeet…2006

4th/6th March Automania 2006 Puhinui Reserve Mangere

11th March Super Southern Swap 2006

19th March Karaka Historical Soc and Vintage Engine
Restorers Rally at Karaka more later

April 2007 The Australian National Sidevalve Rally of Australia is taking place in the country area of Cootamundra in NSW if you think you would like to take part a non refundable deposit $20 needs to be sent in by the 31.10.2005 to the Anglia Prefect Car Club of Australia. P.O. Box 195 Eastwood. 2122 NSW...Their E-Mail address ford10_nsw@hotmail.com
I have forms available with more detail if required



Be in early with bookings if you wish to go as motel is fully booked out by us, first in first served .
Outhwise you can certainly attend but you will need to have your own accomadation.
These runs in the past have been a lot of fun and we go to many places of interest.

RUN TO The Beach

For those of you who do not know where this beach is it is south of Auckland on the west coast…To reach it you go through the small country town of Waiuku.

On the way to the departure point at the BP service centre at Drury we had a call from Ant and Karen the organizers of this run to say Ant had been held up at work and to start off without them and they would catch us all up.

So when we arrived at Waiuku some of those who had not bought lunch acquired it at the local bakery whilst waiting.

Karioitahi is a black sand beach surrounded by tall cliffs which are on the weekend used by a lot of hang gliding enthusiasts, this week end was no exception there were a least twenty of them visible up and down the coast just seeming to hang in the air and the car park was full of cars with roof racks on.

Upon arrival those who thought to bring chairs put them out on the grass behind the cars and everyone ate their lunch while talking to each other and watching the people on the beach one group was trying to launch their glider by running along the beach but there was not enough wind, some brave people in wet suits were surfing …As it is a road, people were driving up and down from fishing and trail bikers were whizzing into the low sand hills

After lunch some strolled along the beach as it was very pleasant with no wind blowing and reasonably warm where they found a wrecked car on its side very interesting.. One couple had their dog that enjoyed a walk off the lead, two people had to leave early as they had something else on, another couple partook of the local restaurants fare and one had a read in his comfy chair...
Those people who turned out to this months club run, were Trevor and Keri Huggins accompanied by Ngaire Wilson in a modern, Ant Kite and Karen Preston in a modern(organizers) Philip Pearce accompanied by Brian McSwiggan in his club car and Thelma and Bud Semadeni club car ..

For those who did not come you missed a nice pleasant outing.

Don’t forget the Annual Vice Presidents Rally on the 16th on this you have to navigate and locate things and answer some questions there are prizes for the winners.


Wednesday, 5 October 2005

Classic Car auction

Another classic car auction at Turners this coming weekend, with an Austin 7 van and a Ford Model A on offer. Auction starts Saturday @ 2pm.

Sunday, 2 October 2005

President's Report - October 2005

Hi everyone.

This month we had the run out to Kariotahi Beach; Karen and I were a little late as I'd been called out to fix some emergency PC issues, but we still managed to catch up at Waiuku. Along with the usuals (Bud & Thelma, Ngaire, Trev & Kiri) it was good to see Philip Pearce and Brian McSwiggan.

Philip is competing in the Targa again this year in his Fiat 124 Sport, starting from Papakura on Sunday 23 October and finishing up in Hastings on 29 October. If you see him, say hello and wish him good luck.

Don't forget in November our 25th anniversary dinner at Dalma Court. Only $20 per head for a smorgasbord-type dinner sounds good value to me, but you do need to let us know and pay in advance so we can confirm numbers.

Also, next years Easter rally is currently being organised. We have booked motel accommodation in the Thames peninsula area, and you will need to get in quick with your $310 entry fee (to the club's P O Box, please) in order to confirm your attendance.


Wednesday, 28 September 2005

Recently I went with


Recently I went with friends on a day trip with their Ford 8 & 10 Car Club. We used Bud’s Ford 10 Prefect. His Mother bought it in 1956, a Navy 1950 model (Remember those?)
Lovingly restored and cared for by Bud and Thelma, I had driven and had a ride in the car often but I had forgotten a lot about it.

The doors open really wide but to get in the back was quite tricky. Comfy bench seats, no seat belts though, only in the front...Bud really had to drive the “old girl”... No power steering and lots of gear changing...

Old memories came back on the hill from Orewa to Waiwera, the Fords in front were a bit slow and Bud lost his revs, no Prefect owner likes to lose his revs on a hill!!

We enjoyed afternoon tea at Puhoi Cheese Factory and started for home across country this time heading for Kumeu... The car didn’t care for one road, revs again, and we had to roll back down and start again.

Lucky it was fine, the windscreen wipers were a bit dodgy. I’d forgotten the small windows, the noisy engine and the small window winders.

As we reached home I was pleased I hadn’t hitched a ride in the gorgeous red Lotus parked near us at Puhoi. We had fun, Bud’s car features in John Crystals book “The Cars We Loved”…



All members and their Families
Past Members
Dalma Garden BBq Buffet Restaurant
252 Great North Road
Cost $19.95 per person not a byo.
reduced prices for Children according to age.

Drinks extra
Book by 30/10/05 with numbers coming
Payment to be made to club with

Thursday, 22 September 2005

Kariotahi Beach Meet

This coming Sunday (25 Sept 2005) meet at the Drury BP service centre on the Southern Motorway at 11am for a quiet run out to Kariotahi Beach.
Bring your own lunch, or there is a cafe / restaurant overlooking the beach.

Friday, 2 September 2005

President's Report - September 2005

The club's AGM was held last month. Where was everyone? Aside from myself and Karen, the only other members attending were the committee.

First of all, a big thanks to Jack Braekveldt, and Tony and Liz Golds for their recent contributions to the club with their committee service.

After much discussion surrounding the newsletter, it was decided to give the members the option of having their newsletter sent by email, rather than via post. This means you will get your newsletter quicker than normal, and also means we may be able to send you updates and reminders during the month about club runs or other club-related events.
To register for this, all you have to do is send an email here. Simple.

The club also intends to have a birthday evening dinner to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our inception. This is currently earmarked for November. Seating may be limited, so if you are intending to come along, please email us, or contact one of the committee.

That's about it for this month.

Thursday, 25 August 2005

Classified for August 2005

1950 Ford Prefect
Almost fully restored a huge amount of work has gone into this car, fully panel beaten, painted, reupholstered, new rubber on windows doors etc, original 6v side trafficators working, needs new tyres and engine bay wiring tidied up. Rego on Hold. Large amount of spares including front and rear suspension, motor, etc Car has been in garaged all the time. More that $10,000 spent owner selling For $3500 Phone Ian (07) 8494 966

A bonnet catch for a E93A Prefect phone Stephen on (09) 535 5283.

1950 Ford Prefect
No regristration or WOF since 30/9/03 Repainted several years ago. needs some work. $200 O.N.O. (06) 834 3881, 021- 720 314 Email terry.rae@xtra.co.nz Napier .

1937 Model C
Needs finishing Lots of parts no WOF or Rego. Mileage showing 6927 Price $3000 Phone Ray in Whangarei (09) 438 5986

1951 Fordson Truck
Running, no WOF or Registration, rust removed. No front windscreen .mileage 67000 $1500 O.N.O. Phone Kyle (07) 884 4226 (Te Aroha)

1951 Ford Prefect.
As previously advertised $3000 Phone Peter (07)863 6320 Waihi

The club has parts from a 1952 Prefect... A front assembly with good king pins and brakes.
The reconditioned 6 volt starter motors are $75
The 6 volt two brush type reconditioned generators are $75.
There are still new style T shirts in an assortment of sizes and colours check them out when you come to the shed for parts day.

When you are looking for parts for your restoration or repairs check out your club first as we do have a lot of mechanical parts and also body parts, some seats, reconditioned radiator, starters, and generators. Grilles. Headlights. Bakelite surrounds, windows and windscreens, handles and winders. Gaskets. Motors and gearboxes (not reconditioned); and boxes and boxed of bits.
Parts can be sent on a courier to you.

Wednesday, 24 August 2005

July Run 2005


On the 17th of July we had a mystery run which left the Westgate Car Park at the end of the North-western Motorway to travel to parts unknown.

All participants were given an instruction sheet which I hope was easy to follow. Traveling first along Highway 16, then on to the Riverhead Road for a very short time then along Old Railway Road which was the site of the old railway line to Riverhead I believe, then turning on to The Old North Road which was followed almost to Helensville the lunch destination.

After arriving at the Helensville Railway yards and looking at the old engine there, members went and had lunch or coffee at their chosen venue. Some picked the café in the Old Railway station which is not used now as no passenger trains go as far as Helensville except for occasion excursion trains.

Afterwards we strolled about looking in the various antique shops, including one in the Old Post Office (the usual Post Shop now is in one of the local shops). One of the members pointed out the building where he was born ,it not now being used as a hospital.

All the cars then made their way to the Woolworths car park; upon leaving there we went to Route 16 another collectable store just before you come into Helensville from the Auckland side this was situated in the old petrol station.

The next stop was the main attraction of the day the private museum of Iron Park on Highway 16 at Te Pau just south of the Parakai turnoff hidden behind the trees is a large shed with an amazing collection of machinery dating from the 1900’s plus an array in the surrounding yards including this 1916 Saunderson Universal G Tractor which ran on kerosene the only example in N.Z a 2cylinder Masport Serial No and a 1928 1¼ ton D-16 Stewart Truck with 8 forward gears.

The members had a great time poking about and Terry found something interesting to purchase under the tree’s outside.

In another outside shed there was a huge engine which was started up with a series of huge explosions I think it started on compressed air made by another engine which was running as well (I am not that technical) this engine was used in various MOW hydro systems being built in the early 1950’s..

It was a 1948 Super Scavenger 6 cylinder supercharged 2 stroke 8 ½ x 13 stroke 576 H.P at 600 RAM direct coupled 500 K.W Alternator 85 Litre engine. 28 Gallons per Hour of diesel

It was 5 metres long and 2 ½ metres high or that is what the information card said... A seriously big orange engine which impressed all those onlookers

Members watching the big engine being started at Iron Park:

Stu and Gail, Brian in door way and Bud in front of Stu

While the engine was running some of the ladies retreated to the shop area and partook of the free tea and coffee provided said the noise was too much.

I think most enjoyed the outing those that came were Berni Engleback and daughter, Phil Johnson and his friend Stan; Brian and Bev Coutts; Terry and Joanna North and daughter Brenda; Ngaire Wilson: Stu and Gail Tudor all in moderns
And John and Janice Gardner and Thelma and Bud Semadeni in club cars.

It was good to see some new faces on this run hopefully they will come to future outings.

Monday, 22 August 2005

Turners Classic Car Auction

Saturday 27 August 2005 @ 2pm; Penrose, Auckland.
Once again a great and interesting line up from Model A pick up to Porsche 996 Carrera, Sports cars, luxury cars,vintage trucks and a super original FJ Holden, NZ new late model Audi and Peugeot.
Check them all out here.

Sunday, 21 August 2005

Club Newsletter by Email.

The club's AGM was held this afternoon. Where was everyone?

Anyway, one of the new ideas to come out the meeting was having your
newsletter sent by email. By registering for this, you will not only get
your newsletter quicker than by normal snail mail, but there may be the
possibility in the future of more frequent updates and reminders just
before club runs.
To register, all you have to do is click here or
at the bottom of the page, and then send the email window that pops up.
It's that easy!!

A new beginning.

Hi there.

After many years, an update to the website to allow for easier maintenance, more info, and to allow more than just one person (me) to update it.
So expect to see more information placed here in the near future.