Friday, 28 April 2006

Easter Rally Photos : Day 3

Easter Sunday: drive to Waihi and back.

Bud & Thelma (Prefect) and Chris (Model Y)

Jack & Debra (Anglia Tourer Ute)

Attracting interest at the historic rail station.

Old Jack. He's most impressed with his 12" stroke, but Debra thought the Weight in Working Order was more appropriate!!

Easter Rally Photos : Day 2

Easter Saturday: travelling to Coromandel township and back.

El Presidente going for a ride at the Waiau Waterworks, Coromandel.

The Model A club also visited the Waterworks while we were there.

Bud & Thelma exiting the carpark.

Easter Rally Photos : Day 1

Good Friday: travelling from Auckland to Thames.

On the road between Bombay and Miranda:

Model Y (Chris)

Prefect (Bud & Thelma)

Anglia ute (Terry, driven by Jack & Debra)

7W ute (Terry, driven by Martin); and Fordson pickup (Terry).

Resting at Waitakaruru:

From front to back: 7W ute, Prefect ute (John & Janice), Model Y, Prefect, Anglia ute.

Between Ngatea and Paeroa, crossing a canal on the Hauraki Plains:

Prefect (Bud & Thelma)

Prefect Ute (John & Janice)

7W ute (driven by Martin) and Model Y (Chris).

After arriving at Seaspray Motel at Waiomu Bay, Bud tries his hand at fishing.

Monday, 10 April 2006

Coming Swapmeets and other Events

14 April: Waihi Goldfields Railway celebrates 100 years of Rail.

22 April: National Die cast models and old toys fair and swap meet Northcote.

23 April: British and European Day Te Awamutu Raceway.

30 April: British & European Motoring show, Flemington Racecourse, Australia.

07 May: Marineland swapmeet and car display contact Ross (06) 844 7323 or email.

13 May: The annual Wellsford/Warkworth Swap Meet (Sat).

28 May: NSRA Annual Automotive swapmeet and display Spring Street Car Park, Tauranga.

10 June: All British Day at Bruce Mason Centre Nth Shore.

April 2007: The Australian National Sidevalve Rally of Australia, Cootamundra, NSW. If you would like to take part contact the Anglia Prefect Car Club of Australia, P.O. Box 195 Eastwood, 2122 NSW. or email.

Sunday, 9 April 2006

An artice regarding an exceptionally rusty Model Y can be found here. I'm surprised there were any salvageable bits at all.

Friday, 7 April 2006

South Island Modified Fordson

Recently Terry North and a friend rode their motor bikes from Auckland to the Main Land going across to the South Island on the interisland ferry; luckily for them it was calm both ways. Just after they came back there was a big storm with huge seas.
Terry’s bike was a 1988 350 Jawa which apparently gave no trouble on the trip.
Terry went down as far as Queenstown where he stayed with former club members and friends Roger and Kay for a few days. On the way back he made a point of going to a Wreckers yard in Oamaru where he had heard there was an unusual Fordson Van.

This van is unusual as it must have been made especially for the previous owner a baker; it has two doors on one side and one on the other plus the rear door. There are windows in the side doors. It is lined on the inside also and Terry considers though it has been there for some time (the wrecker thought it was too good to wreck and just stored it) that it is restorable.

The company that owns it is AUTO LAND DISMANTLERS, Owner Richard Cromwell, Main South Road, Oamaru ph (03) 434 9838, or email.
If you are interested in this vehicle he would accept a fair price as he would like to see it restored.
Hopefully you can get an idea from these photos that Terry tried to get the best angles to show you the features.
If any member acquires this for restoration let the club know, so others in the club can watch your restoration progress.