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1 OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF Hosts of the greatest rally in the south! Proudly affiliated with the Council of Heritage Motor Clubs NSW Inc., & the NSW Southern Motoring Association Inc. Find us at wwvvmcinc.wordpress.com (just Google wwvvmcinc) THE FAMILY CLUB PO BOX 598 WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650 ESTABLISHED 1967 WAGGA WAGGA VETERAN & VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB INC THE FAMILY CLUB

2 REFLECTION NEWSLETTER OF THE WAGGA WAGGA VETERAN AND VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB INCORPORATED ESTABLISHED 1967 INCORPORATED 1987 OFFICE BEARERS PRESIDENT Annie Taylor VICE PRESIDENT Bob Maslin SECRETARY Janelle Clout TREASURER Brian Hanson MAGAZINE EDITOR Sue Kelly SOCIAL EVENTS DIRECTOR Ian Holgate REGISTRATION OFFICER Gerald Rainbird RALLY DIRECTOR PROPERTY & LIBRARY OFFICER David Campbell PUBLICITY OFFICER Julie Rockliff CLUB GROUNDS OFFICER John Rockliff SUB COMMITTEES SOCIAL EVENTS CLUB GROUNDS REGISTRATION MAGAZINE JUNE RALLY PUBLICITY Ian Holgate John Rockliff Gerald Rainbird Sue Kelly Julie Rockliff Bob Maslin Ian Holgate Peter Billingham Stuart Le Lievre David Bredin Craig Kelly Peter Fitzpatrick Ian Holgate Rob Le Lievre Merv Halbisch Annie Taylor Rodney Bredin Wayne Clout Chris Billingham John Rockliff Wayne Clout John Rockliff Brian Hanson Colleen Rainbird Bob Smith Ian Condon Craig Kelly Gerald Rainbird Robyn Petts MEETINGS Monthly meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the first Friday of each month at the clubrooms, corner of Docker and Morgan Streets, Wagga Wagga. All members, guests and visitors are welcome. CLUB EVENTS Club events are held on various days during the year. Please check the "Coming Events" section of this newsletter for details. For vehicles on Club Plates, a copy of the club magazine with the Events calendar showing the sanctioned events must be in the member s vehicle when on these specific events. The Club's Statement of Objects is as follows: STATEMENT OF OBJECTS For the association of persons interested in Veteran, Vintage, Classic and Post Classic motor vehicles. To encourage the restoration, preservation, use and display of these vehicles and associated literature, films, photographs, tape recordings and video tapes. To demonstrate the capabilities of these vehicles by engaging in competitions including economy trials, regularity runs, observation events, motorkhanas, concourse competitions and vehicle rallies. To encourage goodwill, friendship, and communication between members of this Club, and between members of this Club and all other persons, clubs and associations having like Objectives. WAGGA WAGGA VETERAN & VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB INC THE FAMILY CLUB - Page 2

3 MINUTES OF THE MONTHLY MEETING 2 nd FEBRUARY Held at the Clubrooms, Docker & Morgan Sts. Wagga Wagga Meeting opened by President A. Taylor at 7.30pm PRESENT : 36 APOLOGIES: 10 VISITERS: 10 Annie thanked everybody for coming, as we have some special things to hand out tonight. *Restoration Certificates were presented to 7 8 members who have completed a full restoration of their vehicle, 5 more will be handed out later. *Although it was 13 years since they were made Life Members, badges were presented to Marie Willis and son Paul who accepted his father Merv s badge. *The stirrers spoon was handed over to its new owner Craig Kelly *Members congratulated Phil Hoey on being voted Wagga s Citizen of the Year. Well done Phil * Annie welcomed prospective new members PREVIOUS MINUTES It was moved by J. Clout seconded C. Holgate that the minutes from the Monthly Meeting held on the 1st Dec and as read at the January Meeting be accepted. Carried BUSINESS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MINUTES Nil CORRESPONDENCE IN *Flyer for Lockhart Truck Show 3rd March *Invite to Harden Truck & Tractor 18th March *Letter from Wagga Council re Easter Saturday display 31st March *Bush Telegraph *Christmas card from A Long *Membership application from Justin Holmes CORRESPONDENCE OUT *Letter to Peddle Car Club re use of rooms BUSINESS FROM CORRESPONDENCE Membership application from Justin was accepted TREASURERS REPORT B. Hanson moved 2nd S. Kelly that the report as tabled be accepted carried COMMITTEE: * Sue has set up gmail accounts for each committee member, these will be in March Newsletter *Rally Meeting will be held Mon 5th Feb *John has replaced some toilet seats *Brian has removed 5 names from the membership list. Brian was given permission to transfer some money from investment account to general account. * Gerald reported that all vehicles on club registration have been passed as well as 2 new club registration vehicles. *The Rainbirds will be our delegates for the Bush Council Rally at Easter in Narrabri *Committee are looking at installing a zippy hot water service GENERAL BUSINESS Need to look at putting a timer on the Air Con s as have been left on PAST EVENTS Members attended Xmas Party Breakfast run Ian reported on coming events RALLY Preparations have started. Looking for a venue for Sunday Lunch. Have sent out a letter to past entrants re rally changes. GET WELL wishes to Doug Foster who has been in hospital. WAGGA WAGGA VETERAN & VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB INC THE FAMILY CLUB - Page 3

4 APRIL MEETING: Phil Hoey will give us a lesson on how to use a defibrillator. Meeting closed at 8.50pm WANTED!! ONE RALLY DIRECTOR We still would like someone to take on this position Even with a format change for the rally it will be very difficult to organise and coordinate without a dedicated Rally Director. Please consider this seriously as our Rally s have always been so much fun and bring so much joy to so many people. FINANCIAL MEMBERSHIP Our Constitution states that Fees and Subscriptions must be paid before the 1 st July in each calendar year. Members who have not paid their subs by the 1 st July will be deemed an UNFINANCIAL MEMBER. There is no grace period. When you are unfinancial your vehicles are UNREGISTERED and UNISURED. Annual Subs are due before the 1 st July. NEW ADDRESSES FOR COMMITTEE In the next magazine there will be details of the new addresses being used for WWVVMC communication Direct debit details for Wagga Wagga Veteran and Vintage Motor Club Inc. General account. Bank: Commonwealth Bank BSB: A/C No: Please include your name in the Payment Reference Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with those expensive, double-pane, energy-efficient kind. Today, I got a call from Home Depot who installed them. The caller complained that the work had been completed a year ago and I still hadn't paid for them. Helloooo,... just because I'm a Senior Citizen doesn't mean that I am automatically mentally challenged. So, I told him just what his fast-talking sales guy told me last year--that these windows would pay for themselves in a year--- Hellooooo? It's been a year, so they're paid for, I told him. There was only silence at the other end of the line, so I finally hung up. He never called back. I bet he felt like an idiot. Contributed by Rocky GUEST SPEAKERS At our April meeting Phil Hoey is going to talk to us about resuscitation and using a defibrillator. If you have an interest that you would like to share with the club members please contact Annie and she will gladly give you a spot. Small, large, car related or not. All welcome! 2017 CHRISTMAS PARTY A great night out was had in December. A beautiful evening drive out to Collingullie pub, where those who were able to attend enjoyed a lovely night. Photos on next page WAGGA WAGGA VETERAN & VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB INC THE FAMILY CLUB - Page 4

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6 RESTORATION CERTIFICATES Certificates of Merit in Vehicle restoration were awarded to eight members who have completed a full restoration of their vehicle. Five more will be handed out at a later date when those members are present at the general meeting. If you feel that your vehicle could meet the criteria for a Full Restoration please don t hesitate to make an enquiry to President Annie who will organise a certificate for you. Alan Cain 1963 Holden Special Sedan Merv Halbisch 1934 Ford Coupe Brian and Cheryl Hanson 1963 EJ Holden Utility Ian Holgate 1923 Gardner Radio Special Craig Kelly FB Holden Panel Van Malcolm Nixon Daimler Bus CC271 WAGGA WAGGA VETERAN & VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB INC THE FAMILY CLUB - Page 6

7 Gerald Rainbird 1927 Hupmobile Sedan A Series Missing Larry One day Larry didn't show up. Bob didn't think much about it and figured maybe he had a cold or something. But after Larry hadn't shown up for a week or so, Bob really got worried. However, since the only time they ever got together was at the park, Bob didn't know where Larry lived, so he was unable to find out what had happened to him. A month had passed, and Bob figured he had seen the last of Larry, but one day, Bob approached the park and -- lo and behold -- there sat Larry! Lawrie Taylor 1927 Buik Master Tourer proud that when I got into court, I pleaded 'guilty'. 'The old judge gave me 30 days for perjury!!' Contributed by Ruth Foster AWARDS There were some awards handed out at the Christmas party, others at the meeting and some still to be done. One that Lawrie was very happy to hand over was the Stirrers Spoon to someone who couldn t understand how they got it! Bob was very excited and happy to see him and told him so. Then he said, For crying out loud Larry, what in the world happened to you? Larry replied, 'I have been in jail.' 'Jail!' cried Bob. What in the world for?' 'Well,' Larry said, 'You know Jane, that cute little blonde waitress at the coffee shop where I sometimes go?' 'Yeah,' said Bob, 'I remember her. What about her? 'Well, one day she filed sexual harassment charges against me and, at 89 years old, I was so WAGGA WAGGA VETERAN & VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB INC THE FAMILY CLUB - Page 7

8 LIFE MEMBERSHIP BADGES Although it was 13 years since they were made Life Members, badges were presented to Marie Willis and son Paul who accepted his father Merv s badge. A great evening was had looking at old photos and catching up with old friends and cutting celebration cake. WAGGA WAGGA VETERAN & VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB INC THE FAMILY CLUB - Page 8

9 OTHER CLUBS MAGAZINES Members who receive an electronic copy of another clubs magazine might like to forward them onto the editor and I will upload them to the website for online viewing for those who might be interested. MOWING ROSTER Saturdays 17 th February Ian Holgate Malcolm Nixon 3 rd March Stuart LeLievre Peter Billingham 17 th March Bob Maslin * Ray Harrison 31 st March Brian Hanson Will McAfee 14 th April Wayne Clout Adrian Clout 28 th April Peter Fitzpatrick Craig Kelly * Denotes Main Contact in charge of organising a key. The date indicated is the weekend you must mow. If you cannot make it, please contact the Main Contact to make other arrangements or change places with somebody from another weekend. Phil Hoey mows the main lawns and you only have to do around the gardens, the edges and clean the toilets. The full mowing roster is on the Member Section of the website. Sudoku # 23 Solution Sudoku #24 PAST RUN On Saturday the 3 rd February the club went on an evening run, that ended up at Coolamon for a running board supper. The winners of the evenings activities were the young Holgates, who were able to gather all the items on their list including a hub cap. Well done I am the one in my family who does all the driving, because my husband never learnt to drive in my opinion. Jo Brand (1957 ) British stand-up comedian WAGGA WAGGA VETERAN & VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB INC THE FAMILY CLUB - Page 9

10 FOR LOVERS OF POIROT Here's the car we all know and love - the incidental yet important player in many a Poirot mystery, whisking our heroes to and from the crime scene. How many times have we seen it bring some light relief to the proceedings as our favourite chap Captain Hastings talks about it, works on it or just drives it? continued to do well; Captain Hastings' beloved 2- litre Speed selling for eight years from 1925 to The company faltered in 1935, however and was nearly bought out by Rolls-Royce until another buyer - Alan Good - intervened. By this time Rolls-Royce had also taken over Bentley and Good was able to poach the man himself - W.O (Walter Owen Bentley) to work for Lagonda, who designed a new 2.6-litre straight-6-cylinder engine that would remain the backbone of the business well into the 1950s and end up having great ramifications for the future of the company Agatha Christie never mentions the type of car Hastings drives in the books - mainly because he only appeared in eight of the stories and Christie was no doubt more concerned with getting the plot and motive down properly. It's thanks, as ever, to the expansion of the character in the TV series that we can really enjoy Hastings' hobbies and adventures, especially with his car. Thus it was that the show's producers gave him one of the ultimate gentleman's cars of the 1930s - a 1931 Lagonda 2-litre Low Chassis Tourer Where would we be without Captain Hastings and his lovely Lagonda, eh? Where would Poirot be? Stuck in his flat, that's what - there's only so many taxis he can take after all. Who can forget it breaking down in The Adventure of Johnnie Waverly, or chasing after Mrs Daniels in The Adventure of The Missing Prime Minister? We'd never get to see half of Hastings' smashing wardrobe either, not least his superlative driving outfit. Lagonda was founded in 1906 at a time when many companies were setting up to produce the new-fangled motor car, including the likes of Rolls- Royce. As with so many of its peers it became favoured by the Edwardian aristocracy and increased its reputation through motorsport success, in particular in the 1910 Moscow-St. Petersburg race. After the First World War it Article posted by Bruce Partington-Plans on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 on WAGGA WAGGA VETERAN & VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB INC THE FAMILY CLUB - Page 10

11 GETITOUT&GETITGOING Coming Events Events Calendar WOULD MEMBERS WHO ARE INTENDING TO ATTEND AN EVENT PLEASE NOTIFY THE SOCIAL EVENTS DIRECTOR BY EITHER PHONE OR . HOPING YOUR NAME MAY ENTICE OTHER MEMBERS TO ATTEND THE EVENT. Saturday 17 th February Wednesday 21 st February Tuesday 27 th February Friday 2 nd March Saturday 10 th & 11 th March Saturday 10 th March Annie Taylor Rob LeLievre VALENTINE EVENING VEHICLE CRUISE Leave Clubroom at 7.30pm for a cruise around the edge of the city and back to the clubrooms for supper and some fun MID WEEK RUN Leave clubrooms at 1.30pm and arvo tea somewhere ROB S WORKSHOP DAY Start 9.30am 10 Willow Tree Place GENERAL MEETING 7.30pm at Clubrooms please bring a plate to share for supper JUNEE RYTHEM RAIL FESTIVAL TEMORA RURAL MUSEUM 45 th LIVE EXHIBITION Huge working displays Tractors and Machinery as well as other displays POINTS SCORE BONUS POINTS Monday 12 th March Wednesday 21 st March Saturday 24 th March Tuesday 27 th March Easter Saturday 31 st March Rob LeLievre RALLY MEETING AT CLUBROOMS MID WEEK RUN Leave clubrooms at 1.30pm and arvo tea somewhere PEDAL POWER DAY AT CLUBROOMS Bring your old vehicle to help make a display between 9am and 12 midday ROB S WORKSHOP DAY Start 9.30am 10 Willow Tree Place EASTER SATURDAY FAMILY DAY BOTANIC GARDENS 50th Anniversary of the Botanic Gardens WAGGA WAGGA VETERAN & VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB INC THE FAMILY CLUB - Page 11

12 Friday 6 th April Ian Holgate th February GUNDAGI SHOW Vehicle display vehicles to be parked by 8.30am before Easter Egg Hunt. Old fashioned games, kids rides, entertainment chainsaw cutting display, wood turning food stalls and other attractions GENERAL MEETING & PIZZA NIGHT PLEASE Bring along a PIZZA to share with other members before the meeting. Pizza Dinner to start 6.30pm at Clubrooms Phil Hoey is going to be a guest speaker about the use of a defibrillator Please bring a plate to share for supper EVENTS FROM OTHER CLUBS AND SPECIAL INTEREST Saturday 24 th February Jim GUNDAGI TRACTOR PULL & SWAP MEET Held at the showground 3 rd March LOCKHART HISTORIC TRUCK SHOW Lockhart Showground leave club rooms at 8:00am 2 nd to 5 th March Marg Martin KALIMNA RALLY AT YARRAWONGA Thursday 29 March to Monday 2 nd April 70 YEARS OF LANDROVER Cooma NSW Easter CHMC Easter rally at Narrabri entries will close at 200 vehicles or the end of January Friday to Sunday 4 th to 6 th May AUTUMN TOUR For vehicles manufactured before 1931 being held at Parkes Program will be Friday 150km drive starting at 9.30am Shorter run starting at 12.30pm Saturday 150km drive starting at 9.30am Sunday farewell breakfast at 8.00am SWAP MEETINGS Saturday Sunday 23 rd 24th Jan ballaratswapmeet.com.au BALLARAT SWAP - Beside airport Sunday 25 th March GOULBURN SWAP MEETING - At the Goulburn Showground Saturday 14 th April ECHUCA SWAP Rotary Park Rose St 2 4 WAGGA WAGGA VETERAN & VINTAGE MOTOR CLUB INC THE FAMILY CLUB - Page 12