1 M. A. P. S 1 R E V I E W N E W S L E T T E R O F M A I T L A N D A U T O P R E S E R V A T I O N S O C I E T Y, S O U T H A U S T R A L I A M A P S - T h e H i s t o r i c M o t o r V e h i c l e C l u b o f t h e Y o r k e P e n i n s u l a MAY 2016 w w w.. m a p s - y p. o r g DO WE WANT SOUTH AUSTRALIA TO LOOSE OUTSTANDING FEATURES LIKE THESE? i.e. above WW2 Austin Staff car and below ALVIS Saracen Mk5 &WW2 JEEP MORE DETAILS ON PAGE 3
2 MAITLAND AUTO PRESERVATION SOCIETY INC P.O. BOX 86, MAITLAND, S.A. 5573, ELECTED OFFICE BEARERS for PRESIDENT: TREVOR CLERKE VICE PRESIDENT: GRAHAM KLINGBERG // SECRETARY : ERICA ANDREWS (H) TREASURER JOAN CORRELL COMMITTEE MEMBERS TREVOR BEAN JOE INGRAM I MARGARET KLINGBERG / GEOFFREY DAVEY geoffrey.davey3&bigpond.com ROD & VONNY HILL REGO OFFICER & AUTHORISED PERSON KEITH PENHALL / AUTHORISED PERSONS ROD NIXON (B), TREVOR CLERKE (H) JIM DAVIES RICHARD DUNS, MIKE OSBORNE EDITOR/PUBLIC OFFICER: MIKE OSBORNE EVENTS COORDINATOR GRAHAM KLINGBERG / MINUTES SECRETARY PUBLICITY & ASSISTANT EDITOR: JIM SEWELL PATRONS: DON & SHIRLEY ROSE LIFE MEMBERS: RON BRIGGS+, LOIS BRIGGS, KEN HEINRICH, HOWARD HEARD + DON ROSE, SHIRLEY ROSE,, MIKE OSBORNE, MARY OSBORNE, DICK PENHALL, JENNY PENHALL GENERAL MEETINGS ARE HELD THE FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH, EXCEPT JANUARY. 8PM AT THE CHATT CENTRE, ROBERT ST. MAITLAND. VISITORS & GUESTS WELCOME MAPS members wishing to join other members for social discourse and a meal before the monthly meeting need only ring the York Valley Hotel on and book a place on the MAPS table and turn up around 6 pm All welcome
3 DO WE WANT TO USE IT OR LOSE IT? Please read the letter below and if you d like to join a MAPS group visiting this worthwhile display, let the Editor, Mike Osborne, or Secretary, Erica Andrews know. We have some interest already, so please consider joining the proposed trip in the coming months.. Better still perhaps we, along with other historic vehicle clubs could make donations in order to keep the museum open? "Ladies and Gentlemen, The National Military Vehicle Museum / Military Vehicle Preservation Society is a Museum / Society dedicated to the restoration and preservation of Australia and in particular South Australia's military history. The Society has been in existence since the 1970s and the museum since the 1990's Regarding the museum, we currently rent the site ( 6 acres at 10 Sturton Road Edinburgh Parks in historic Heritage Listed Buildings which was a TNT explosives manufacture site during WW2 ). The Landlord, Goodman is selling the site and we are in the final stages of purchasing the site, with settlement end May 16. We have raised close to $50,000 through membership and have secured a loan for $200,000. We have paid a deposit, also can meet GST and have possible exemption from Stamp Duty as a not for profit organisation. However we still have a shortfall of approx. $55,000. Local Salisbury Council, SA Government, Federal Government, State RSL and others have been contacted for request of donation however nothing to date on the positive. What we are requesting from fellow Clubs, associates, members, and Committees is financial or other support in our plight to purchase the site. If our sale falls through, we 3 do not have the capacity to move, and know the museum / society collection will be broken up and sold interstate and overseas, being a great loss to the state. We are all facing hard times, both within our clubs and some of us personally, however any donation would be gratefully accepted, and of course, end of Financial Year so every dollar over $2 is Tax Deductible. Another option is organising a club run, with our entry fees at $8 each, we can also put on a BBQ for a small additional fee. If you would like to donate, ITS EASY, visit our website on the page there is a simple "click to donate" button. Tax deductible receipt will also be issued. Please help the museum, and more importantly the military history of South Australia. Kind regards Russell Vine Secretary / Public Officer National Military Vehicle Museum PO Box 174 SALISBURY SA 5108"
4 4 C h r y s l e r 7 5 Bluebird Special 1925 Chrysler L i t r e B l u e b i r d Special. During the 1920's Malcolm C a m p b e l l s o l d Chrysler cars from his showroom in Kensington UK, now the Bluebird Cafe. Built to race at Brooklands where it lapped at over 100mph and in 1925 won the short handicap at speeds of 99.61mph. Photo courtesy of
5 5 MAPS EVENTS CALENDAR *Guest speaker June 2 general meeting, Danny Allen, Aerotech pilot, helped fight Pinery and Sampson Flat fires #Registration days Renewals/subs to be paid to treasurer and a receipt in your hand before log book is done. #June 26, noon, indoor bowling day at Wallaroo Community Sports Club, $20 for two-course meal and $5 for bowling. Wear flat-soled shoes. Names and money to Graham Klingberg at June 2 general meeting. *July 24: handover lunch, noon, Yorke Valley Hotel, Maitland. A la carte menu, with usual salad and vegetable smorgasbord. *August 8-25, Head of Bight trip. Includes visit to Whyalla car club. Contact Trevor Bean for copy of proposed itinerary; let him know by June 2 general meeting if you are going, plus length of your van. Primarily for carvanners but cabins may be arranged. *September 4: Freemasons Men s Health Observation Chook Run (fundraiser for the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men s Health); cost $20 per car. To start at Moonta (tea and coffee before departure) and end in Ardrossan (tea and coffee on arrival; scrumptious lunch $4). Owners of wooden wheelers (1930 and before) are encouraged to show them off on this run. *October 9: MAPS Kitchen Rules, at Wallaroo Town Hall, cost $10/head. Club to supply barbecue meats and salads for main course. Four pairs to cook desserts, to be judged by people s choice. Perhaps wine tasting. *November 6: Run to Greenock Aviation Museum. Meet at Federation Corner 10am, lunch provided by museum. Cost $10/head for lunch and museum entry. *December 4: MAPS Christmas lunch, Yorke Valley Hotel, Maitland. *January 1: New Year s Day at Port Vincent. *Australia Day 2017: MAPS turn to host. Provisional venue Sevenhill Winery.
6 6 INVITATION EVENTS 2016 These are events which might appeal to members. If you see or hear of similar events, please let the editor know and they can be added to the list. The Federation s web site is the place to look for many more. FOR MORE DETAILS ON SWAP MEETS -go to June 11-13th PADARC RALLY WEEKEND Sept 1st Old Car Day at Bethany Sept 25th BAY TO BIRDWOOD RUN Pre 1960 vehicles Oct 21st-28th Triumph Sports Owners Association 2016 National Rally based at Clare. Oct 8th & 9th Burra to Morgan Run Flyer out soon. Contact Mike Osborne for more information. Oct 16th Regularity Day at Mallala Oct Vintage & Classic Caravanners SA s Meningie Weekend Federation Tour 2017 West On Wheels dates are... Leaving Gawler 30th April and finishing in Port Pirie 13th May...total 14 days It is hoped that MAPS will take a role in hosting the visitors on the first couple of days of this tour PLEASE NOTE THE EDITOR INVITES MEMBERS OF MAPS & THOSE OF OTHER CLUBS TO SEND IN DETAILS OF EVENTS TO WHICH THEY THINK MAPS MEMBERS MIGHT WISH TO ATTEND. DETAILS TO THE EDITOR PLEASE INVITATION FROM BALAKLAVA We are having a history festival open day on Sunday, May 29th, at 2pm (with a yummy afternoon tea) to mark the 30th anniversary of Urlwin Park as a museum and also to officially open two new display areas our huge new stationary engine pavilion, and the Urlwin History Gallery (the property s original stone-walled shed which we have reroofed and refurbished inside). This building has never been open to the public before in its former life the Urlwins ran the property as one of the state s largest poultry breeding farms and the feed mixing equipment is all still there, still hooked up to 3phase power and still works! The building also contains Mr. Urlwin s original workshop ( ) which we are displaying as he had it, using quite a lot of his tools etc. The stone walled section of the building is over 100 years old. Now that we have finally got council approval (only took 5 months!!), we are also planning to have another special day (hopefully on September 11th) to open our new visitor centre at Urlwin Park a memorial to Joan Zacher (who left us a huge bequest), it will replace our humble little tea room; building is due to start about June 1st, after the history festival event is over.
7 7 Minutes for General Meeting at Maitland Information Centre,8pm, Thursday, May 5, OH&S and welcome: President Trevor Clerke explained the room evacuation procedure and location of fire extinguishers, and welcomed members. 2. Present: As per the attendance register. 3. Apologies: As per attendance register, plus Don and Shirley Rose, Leanne and Peter Wallis, Rosemary Fitzgerald. 4. Confirmation of the April general meeting minutes as recorded in the Review: Vonnie Hill moved that the minutes as recorded in the Review be accepted as a true and correct record of the April meeting, seconded John Fitzgerald. Carried. 5. Business arising: Covered in future events. 6. Treasurer s report: Joan Correll presented her report, tabled it then moved that her report be accepted, seconded Richard Duns. Carried. Joan asks any payments made via bank transfer include name and payment s purpose. 7. Correspondence: INCOMING: Via committee meeting * from Kevin Kavanagh suggesting a Two Wells around the sheds trip excursion. *Invitation to Balaklava Museum History Festival open day May 29, 2pm, afternoon tea, music, farm machinery working demonstration; gold coin donation. *Invitation to attend Austin 7 club s regularity run at Malala on October 16. *Maitland Progress Association letter encouraging promotion of events in Yorke Peninsula Country Times Community Calendar. *Newsletters: The Vintage Bulletin April 2016 (The Vintage Sports Car Club of SA Inc.) Crank Case Murmurs 2016 (Broken Hill Veteran and Vintage Car Club Inc.) Crank Talk April 2016 (Pirie and Districts Automotive Restorers Club Inc.) The Busted Bumper March 2016 (Bordertown Vehicle Restorers Club) Tappet Chatter April 2016 (Adelaide Hills Motor Restorers Club Inc.) The Con-Rod March/April 2016 (The Northern Automotive Restoration Club of SA Inc.) (also ed) ed Ford Torque SA May/June/July 2016 (Model A Ford Club of SA) The Grease Rag May 2016 (Whyalla Vintage & Classic Car Club Inc.) The R & S Series Valiant Car Club of SA April 2016 newsletter SA Sunbeam News April 2016 (Sunbeam Car Owners Club of SA) Steering Column April 2016 (Historic Motor Vehicles Club Inc., Victor Harbor) Smoke Signal April 2016 and May 2016 (Veteran and Vintage Motorcycle Club of SA) Erica Andrews tabled the above correspondence and moved it be accepted; seconded Bernard Knope. Carried. 8. Business arising from correspondence: *K. Kavanagh investigating Two Wells trip; pencilled in for 2017 between May and September (hangi needs to be cooked in non-fire danger season). *Balaklava Museum open day and Austin 7 club s regularity run to be put in MAPS Review s invitation events section. *YP Country Times Community Calendar adverts possibly to be used for future events, such as the Freemasons Men s Health Observation Chook Run. (Cost of advertising in the YP Country Times Community Calendar is $7.20 per column centimetre, for example, a 6cm single column ad is $43.20.) Gulf FM to also be used to promote events.
8 8 9. Events, from events coordinator Graham Klingberg- (for details of these and others, see MAPS Review list): *REGISTRATION DAYS # #May 22, visit Mike and Gwen Mumford's at Brentwood. NYP and CYP members, meet at Maitland clubroom to leave at 10am for Minlaton, to meet SYP members at 10.30am at Harry Butler Memorial area, for BYO morning tea. Then travel in convoy to Brentwood for lunch; club to supply barbecue meats; please bring salad and sweet to share. BYO chairs. #June 26, indoor bowling day at Wallaroo Community Sports Club, $20 for two-course meal and $5 for bowling. Wear flat-soled shoes. Names and money to Graham Klingberg at June 2 general meeting. *July 24: handover dinner at Yorke Valley Hotel. A la carte menu, with usual salad and vegetable smorgasbord. *August 8-25, Head of Bight trip. Contact Trevor Bean for copy of proposed itinerary; let him know by June 2 general meeting if you are going, plus length of your van. Primarily for carvanners but cabins may be arranged. *September 4: Freemasons Men s Health Observation Run (fundraiser for the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men s Health); cost $20 per car. To start at Moonta (tea and coffee before departure) and end in Ardrossan (tea and coffee on arrival). Lunch $4. Owners of wooden wheelers (1930 and before) are encouraged to show them off on this run. *October 9: MAPS Kitchen Rules, at Wallaroo Town Hall, cost $10/head. Club to supply barbecue meats and salads for main course. Four pairs to cook desserts, to be judged by people s choice. Perhaps wine tasting. Guest speakers: June 2 general meeting, Danny Allen, Aerotech pilot, helped fight Pinery and Sampson Flat fires. 10. General business: *AGM is on July 7. Committee nominations forms now available; due back to secretary 14 days before meeting (i.e. June 23). Other positions also need to be filled. *Rare Spares Loyalty Club. Rare Spares has stores around Australia. It stocks parts for older vehicle models. Club is free for MAPS to join; each $1 spent at Rare Spares by MAPS members who have signed up earns MAPS 1 point. MAPS members who sign up get 10% off. Club gets 250 points and $100 voucher when it signs up. Points can be redeemed against various rewards including Rare Spares gift vouchers (e.g. 10,000 points = $400 gift voucher). *Joe Ingram reported metal car badges are available, cost $15 each. *There is a big sale of old cars, garagenallia, etc., at Cowra, May *Historic registration officer Keith (Dicky) Penhall has been approached regarding MAPS taking on conditional registration of hot rods. He explained this would mean HROs would have to do a special course for an extra qualification to be able to do this. The subject was considered four years ago when hot rods first became part of the conditional registration scheme. The committee will discuss the matter at its next meeting. *Vic Brown has cancer and is poorly; secretary to send thinking of you card. *Mike Osborne and Trevor Bean reported liaising with Federation re 2017 Federation car run on YP for three days (April 30, May 1-2); people expected. Organisers are measuring route. Stops to include Bublacowie, Barley Stacks Wines, lunch at Minlaton, day at the Copper Coast, evening meal at the Wallaroo Community Sports Club. Ask SYP club to help with catering. *Don and Shirley Rose say thank you for flowers, they are improving health-wise. *Colin Kalleske has HJ Holden ute for sale, needs work; phone *Two 0 birthdays were celebrated: Ken Heinrich 80 and Mike Osborne 70. * There were four Mother s Day lucky draw winners. 11. Meeting closed: 8.45pm. Next meeting, Thursday, June 2, 8pm.
9 AROUND THE HOUSES MIKE & GWEN MUMFORD s HOME, MAY 22ND A really remarkable MAPS Around the Houses trip to the Brentwood home of Mike and Gwen Mumford. OK, so the weather forecast was not that good, but we were promised shelter and few homes would have as much sheltered space as the Mumford's property. The drizzle joined the wind as we met up at the Harry Butler Memorial at Minlaton, from where our hardy party set off to Brentwood to be joined by others from the SYP area. I estimate that nearly forty people and three dogs attended. Few of us would have envisaged the size and scope of Mike and Gwen s collection. How come all the exhibits were so clean Mike told me the building had received the Gwen touch in recent days. So many items had family history attached to them. Even the old Furness caravan from Murray Bridge turned out to have once been the property of a relative.at Murray Bridge ( MAPS member Bob Haywood came up with that find.) Mike hopes to get the 1957 Ford Zephyr all fixed up to tow the van, painted in matching colours. Talking of towing, a collection of family photos included one of the Mumford family Ford towing a house, on its way from Myponga to Murray Bridge! The 1974 Honda 70 once used as daily transport by Gwen had a much easier time of things. Mike and Gwen were able to give us a great deal of background on the items in their collection as well as an insight to their lives in several areas of South Australia. During the time many of us were admiring the various items from dolls to tools, the MAPS cooking team was in action. The Clerke 9 BBQ trailer was all set up and the cooking set into action. Many thanks to Trevor, Lyn, Nola, Graham and Margaret for setting up a wide and well cooked range of meats. Good to see Wayne Mundy there with the Toyota Crown. Hopefully Wayne will have his licence back soon after his problems, not just the medical ones, but the bureaucratic ones! Richard & Barbara Duns, plus Rani the dog, had a day off in the Merc 300D. That s going even better now that Richard can stop the engine from within the car, instead of having to operate the diesel stop under the bonnet.. I think the joint expedition with Jim Davies to get a parts source has worked out well. Trevor and Graham thanked Mike and Gwen for their generous hospitality and presented a MAPS mug as a token of appreciation. The wet weather eased and we had a pleasant drive home in the Triumph Stag. Another good MAPS day out. If you weren t there, you missed out. Mike, Mary & Maisie MORE PICTURES OVER THE PAGE
10 10 MUMFORD PICTURES TODAY ABOVE Gwen back on her Honda 70 which has done just 1800 miles. It was later replaced by a Honda Civic car but Mike sold that, much to Gwen s displeasure! BELOW Bringing back memories of his youth, Mike has the 1957 Ford Zephyr, all lined up to town the Furness caravan. Just a little bit of work needed Mike.
11 ROUND THE HOUSES, SUNDAY, 22ND MAY Some pictures of pictures 11
12 12 BRITISH CLASSIC TOUR, MAY 1ST 2016 VICTOR HARBOR There are many ways of assessing how good a club is as regards various areas events, newsletter and welcome by members to name just three. I have to say that I d give 10 out of 10 to the HMVC for all three of these areas, as an event such as the British Classic Tour alone highlights the organisation and work by their members to put on an event for those far and wide. It has grown from a relatively small affair based on their clubrooms to a town centered show now attracting up to 300 cars. This could not have happened with great team work with the local council and support from sponsors such as Penrite and Rainsford Classic Cars. The cost to enter? Just $15 for a couple in a vehicle and that includes large serves of scones, jam and cream! With weather forecast we were not sure as to which car to take, but opted for the TR4A, but with the tin lid on! Me, Mary and Maisie in the car is a bit of squeeze, but just enough room, on the basis that we d buy food out. We headed off mid Saturday morning, taking the scenic route via Mallala, Hahndorf, Meadows and Willunga a great drive through the last of the Autumn leaves. We rent a dog friendly house on the outskirts of Victor Harbor and after a walk on the beach settled down for a quiet night. For Sunday, it was an early start with breakfast in the Ocean St Bakery. Even at that time, there was a lot of activity as the HMVC volunteers were directing entrants and setting up all the gear needed to make things happen. We collected our vouchers for scones and jam, plus a route guide and some goodies from Penrite. There was time to look at the other cars as they came to the foreshore car park before being let loose on the run at 11AM, flagged off by a kilted man whose legs must have been colder than mine! The various British marques were assembled in groups with large numbers of MG s, Triumphs and Jaguars. For the MG s I liked the rare 1939 WA Tourer, powered by a 2.6 litre engine. TR s of all types were abundant. Of course, a Union Jack painted Jaguar was somewhat noticeable, but would you like a rego number- SHAGUAR? As well as the more numerous makes and models, the Singer Club fielded a nice selection. Chris Howes for the Sunbeam Owners Club looked to have issued a three line whip as the Alpine line up was very strong. Our run was about 70kms, taking us on and off Hindmarsh Island. The line of cars going over the bridge made a great picture as did those parked at the Murray Mouth turning point. The we headed back to Victor and parked on the Warland Reserve, just a short walk from the shops and hotels. There we met up with Sandy and Alan Martin of the CRCSA to see the 1954 Bentley Mark 6 saloon they recently acquired one of the best examples I reckon. Getting a look at the food from the Victor Hotel I headed off to get a Club Sandwich - enough for three I discovered. A fly past of two DH Tiger Moths put the icing on the day s cake. There were some awards, but I did not record them all. However, I was pleased to see an excellent Armstrong Siddeley Sapphire be named as the best saloon. Too often prizes go to over restored over chromed vehicles but that s only my view! We then headed off to Goolwa to see some friends who have just retired there and who look to be very happy. Next day, we had another bakery breakfast and then went to see Kip and Lyn Newbold at their hillside home overlooking Encounter Bay. This was a real treat with plenty to look at and to talk about. As they previously lived in the YP. Many MAPS members will remember them. Then, finally, head for home, with the TR4A going well as always. Thanks for another great weekend of classic motoring to all those involved. Mike O
13 13 SUBS & LOG BOOK PROCESSING These appear to be going well with about half the subs collected so far and a similar proportion of log books processed. Thank you to all those who have co-operated with the officers dealing with a demanding task which has to be done efficiently. With a number of opportunities and venues and method, there should be no reason for all members to ensure that by July 1st, the task will be 100% complete. A FURTHER REMINDER OF INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLUB MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL & LOG BOOK PROCESSING PLEASE READ THE DETAILS BELOW AND ACT ACCORDINGLY All members will have received a Renewal Notice. With details on how, when and where to pay your subs and to keep your vehicles on Historic Rego provided. Details of your membership, contact details and vehicles as stored on the club database were provided for you to update if required, along with your choice of what, if any you wish to be included. These details are not provided to any other organisation and the Club has to inform you of them being held. IS YOUR VEHICLE ON HISTORIC REGO? (CHRS) IF SO, HAVE YOU HAD YOUR VEHICLE(S) INSPECTED WITHIN THE LAST THREE YEARS AND BEEN GIVEN ONE OF THESE FORMS? This should have been recorded in the vehicle log book. IF NOT, YOU WILL NEED TO GET AN INSPECTION SLIP COMPLETED BY AN AUTHORISED OFFICER BEFORE YOUR LOG BOOK IS PROCESSED FOR THE COMING YEAR If you do not attend events with you vehicle(s) you need to be making plans now on how to get inspections done. If you have the car on CHRS for less than 3 years, it will need an inspection within three years of your ownership. See page 2 for HRO and AO details. ALL VEHICLES HAVING THEIR LOG BOOKS CHECKED AND PROCESSED REQUIRE A SIGNED AND WITNESSED STATUTORY DECLARATION ANNUALLY. There are 150 vehicles on CHRS via MAPS, so a lot of work to be done by the Officers involved. You can help by coming prepared use the check list on the Renewal Notice Ensure your subs are paid BEFORE trying to get your log books paid. If possible get your Stat Dec signed before the day. There are nowt WO remaining opportunities; Jun General Meeting and June 26t event NB NO INDIVIDUAL REMINDERS WILL BE ISSUED.
14 14 ATTENTION PRE 1940 VEHICLE OWNERS Last month, details on many of the pre WW2 cars were published in the Review, with the suggestion as copied below. How many of you would like to take part in this event, possibly with an incentive to take part? Sunday 4th September Starting point would be at Moonta at and the finish point would be Ardrossan The entry cost for a car load is $ At the start coffee and tea would be supplied to the entrants and also at the finish. The Lodge will provide a variety of salads, BBQ meat and bread for $4.00. Soft drinks will be available for those requiring them. More details to follow. Perhaps a special gift for those bringing their oldies - I mean cars! TALKING OF OLDIES - UPDATE ON OUR MUCH LOVED PATRONS Don & Shirley Rose. Just called tonight ( Sunday 22nd) and Don is going on OK at home, but Shirley must love hospital food, as she went back in on Saturday. Mike O JOKE TIME A school teacher asked her students to make a sentence containing the expression, "I presume.". One little girl held up her hand and said: "Yesterday, my mother hand washed the dinner dishes, and I presumed that the dishwasher was broken." "Very good," said the teacher. Another one said: "This morning, my father drove the Volkswagen out of the garage. I presume that the BMW wouldn't start." "That's excellent," says the teacher. Little Johnny, at the back of the classroom, gets up and says: "Yesterday, I saw grandpa leave the house with a newspaper under his arm and headed for the bush. I presume that... The teacher interrupted him and said, "I stopped you because you have no idea what your grandfather was going to do, so you can't presume anything. Johnny says, "Please, Teacher, let me finish my sentence." The teacher says, "Very well. Continue." "As I was saying, I saw my grandpa heading for the bush with a newspaper under his arm. I presume he was going for a s**t because he can't read." The Teacher is still undergoing counselling.
15 15 CAPTIONS I asked for some captions to Committee members photos, but was underwhelmed by the response, so here are mine! EVENTS CO- ORDINATOR, Graham Klingberg You try counting hands up for an event TREASURER, Joan Correll Flying a plane after driving my MG TC is easier SECRETARY, Erica Andrews Tuesday 19th July Annual General Meeting Come along and join in the action.. The A.G.M. will follow after the general meeting at 8.00pm. It is your Club so now is the opportunity to have your say and join the committee. A nomination form is included with the magazine and you are asked to think about serving your Club and going on the Committee. Nomination forms should be forwarded by July 13th to the Secretary, MAPS PO Box 86 Maitland 5573, or to address on Page 2 Mr. Chairman; how about you try taking the minutes for a change
16 HAPPY CARAVANNING- MARY OSBORNE LIVING THE GOOD LIFE AT MORGAN! 16
17 17 MORGAN LIVING RIVER FESTIVAL, 14-15TH MAY A great weekend trip in which to give the Dodge Kingsway its first outing after the extensive renovations in recent months. As the car was only finished on Thursday and our departure day was the next day, Friday 13th, I ll admit to having my fingers crossed. All went well, there and back, so well done and thank you to Richard Duns and the Ardrossan Auto Centre team. Good run to Morgan, via Auburn, Saddleworth and Eudunda. We booked in at the Morgan Riverside CP, but some others opted to camp on the riverside show area. Good spot, but a walk up the hill for the loo. A large selection of vintage and classic vans joined with a vast array of water craft. This ranged from a paddle steamer to small dinghies and canoes. Food and refreshment was an important part of the weekend. We enjoyed our meals at the Morgan Roadhouse, the local hotel and the takeaway café! However, the actual show had wide range of food and drink to savor. I enjoyed the Summer Ale beer and Mary liked the Sangria. Lots of stalls to look at and we would certainly go again. The caravan display was under the banner of Vintage & Classic Caravanners of SA. Members include Thomas Johansson, John & Chris Hunter from the Murray Mallee Auto Club. Thanks to them for all the work in putting on the display. Our 3.5 metre van looked pretty good, given the short time we have had her. Leonie Kavanagh loaned us a few things which matched the era of the van and our recently acquired electric jug was made complete with a power lead from Roger Wood. Pictures illustrate the Mays teardrop and Hawker s ute, the 1950 Dodge and 1968 Ferris van, Bob & Ellen Haywood s Chrysler Royal & Adventurer van, the Fargo Highway Palace of Dick & Judy Hart Mike O
18 18 Of course carrots are good for you! Have you ever seen a rabbit wearing spectacles? How about thats for an article headline? Read on to find out more. The Gawler Club recently held a Saturday event which was certainly full of things to look at. The day started with morning tea at Virginia Nursery and then headed down towards the caravan park area, near the beginning of the Northern Expressway. Adjacent to a 200 acre carrot farm owned by the Bergamin family, there s small airfield Calvin Grove. Along side this is a government facility which houses equipment to deal with oil spills in the Adelaide marine area. Also in the area is a highly specialised propeller manufacturing unit, with state of the art CNC machines. We were able to see some processes being carried out, plus a test of propeller, mounted onto a hefty V 8 engine rig. In the next hangar there was an ultra light aircraft which had been designed to fly the Gulf St. Vincent. OK, so it never made that trip, but it was airborne 100 years to the minute in 2016 for centenary of the Wright Brothers first flight. What a great series of tales we were treated to! Then we went onto the carrot farm to see the crop and to hear about how they are grown and irrigated. Did you know, that a carrot grower gets just 20 cents a kilogram? That was where we heard the comment about rabbits in spectacles. Heading back to the house, we could see a plume of black smoke rising near where our BBQ lunch was due to be served. There was a sigh of relief when it was clear that it was not from the newly commissioned luxury BBQ trailer. What a machine has been be put together as a club facility! Just as well as twice the number of people turned up for the day than expected. Food was a sell out, with over 90 members present. The story does not end there. Before we left the airfield, there was a group of people three men and one lady who rather looked out of place. The lady would have been at home in a Spanish airport, as she was a flamenco dancer and after our BBQ lunch, she performed number of dances. I bet that s a first at a car club event. Mike O
19 19 ARE YOU REGULAR THESE DAYS? A suggestion from Tony Morgan, Secretary of Modern Regularity Events has invited MAPS members to a Run to Mallala on the 16th October for one of their events. The Austin 7 Club runs Regularity at Mallala and has invited us to go and have a look at the Regularity event plus go-karts are on the same day. Regularity is where the driver nominates time to get around the track and must be as close as possible to the nominated time, otherwise they are penalised. The speeds are just as great as racing but no competition is undertaken between drivers only with their own skills and judgement. Message from Alistair McAllister Wonder what happened to the complete V16 chassis that lived on a pig farm at Waterloo Corner back in the 1960's? I bought a rare Singer 11 from the owners at the time and I think the Caddie was being offered for about 150 bucks? Alistair McAllister If any one knows, contact Alistair at FOR SALE 1976 HOLDEN HJ UTE Little patches of rust, minor dent to tailgate along bottom frame, Front grill crack, tonneau cover and seat poor. 173 Cu. In motor OK $1950 Contact Colin Kalleske, Minlaton IN OLDEN DAYS, A GLIMPSE OF STOCKING WAS LOOKED ON AS SOMETHING SHOCKING..
20 20 CLUB CLOTHING AND MEMORABILIA The Club has a small range of items available to members. Stainless steel grille or bar mounting badge- $17.50 each or buy two for $30 A MAPS mug old and new design from $8. Clothing -Lightweight jacket and polo shirts in a variety of styles and sizes. Speak to Lyn Clerke about these on a club meeting night HOLDEN SNAPSHOTS Don Loffler s latest book 265 pages in hard back with glorious colour and monochrome photos- $40 IN STOCK NOW. Contact Mike Osborne to reserve your copy.