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.