A few Club members got together at the Pirongia Races and had a wonderful day out under the easy-ups. Some food and a lot of just visiting with each other. Exactly what our Club is about.
The Monthly Classic Car Meet at Classics Museum and Juke Box Diner at
Railside Place, Frankton got off to a great start with no rain on the
horizon and almost 50 classic cars showing up during the morning. This
was also the first Meet to incorporate the added attraction of a Classic
Boot Sale. This automotive-only sale got off to a good start with about
18 stall-holders selling from the boot of their classic vehicles. Some of
the stall-holders reported brisk sales during the morning with the event
winding down at around 10.45am.
Various prizes were awarded during the morning with the Juke Box Diner meal voucher for Car of the Day being awarded to a nicely restored 1965 Sunbeam Rapier and the runner up cash prize to a 1981 Toyota Corolla.
The Juke Box Diner Cafe did its usual well received buffet breakfast. Due to the success of the Boot Sale it will now become a part of all future monthly Classic Car Meets. Please note the Boot Sale is Strictly Automotive Only.
While the most of the world commemorated 100 years since the Armistice of 1918, we had a lovely run out to Tirau and Putaruru. The day started a little grey but soon improved. Three stops and a simple run through some green-lined backroads made for a good day out on the road. At a home and shed just off the main road in Tirau we saw some US classics and other projects, lunch followed at the Timber Museum and we rounded off with a truck workshop and museum just up the road in Putaruru.
With inclement weather overnight and with the threat of more rain the Classics Car Meet at the Classics Museum and Juke Box Diner got off to a slow start. With more cars showing up through the morning the final turnout of over 20 cars was a good result. Especially considering all the other car-related events happening around the Waikato on the day, not to mention the V8 Super Car Racing at Pukekohe which attracted over 110,000 people. The usual cash prizes were awarded over the morning with the Car of the Day's Juke Box Diner Voucher going to a very nice 1938 Chrysler. Unfortunately the late arrivals were too late to be in the prize draw. Next month's Meet, Dec 2nd also includes a Classic Car Boot Sale. Conditions apply: Items must come in the boot of a classic car and must be automotive or related only.
Finally a fine Sunday morning with no rain in sight greeted all those who turned out with their Classic Cars at the Classics Museum car park for the Monthly Classic Car Meet. There was a good selection of makes and models on show with everyone enjoying being able to browse the cars in the sunshine. The winning car, receiving the Juke Box Diner meal voucher sponsored by HVCCC, was a nicely restored 1971 Volvo coupe. The Classics Museum cash prizes were awarded in various fields and a stand-out was Vanesa's 1968 Ford LTD in NASCAR theme.
An overcast afternoon kickoff and the usual large turnout for a Birthday Run. Well organised and a very busy and challenging few hours on the road. At the end, a dinner at the 140 Club and the annual awards. Thanks to the Smiths for photos of the day.
The September Classic Car Meet at the Classics Museum and Juke Box Diner got off to the usual damp start. Still, a good number of people bought their Classics along for the event and by 9am the Diner was doing a great trade with the cooked breakfast going down a treat. The $50 Juke Box Diner meal voucher prize for Car of the Day was awarded to a nice 1946 Chev pickup and several other cash prizes were awarded to people for telling their car stories. Being Fathers Day there were also 2 cash prizes for Fathers.
A beautiful day for the second Daffodil Parade through Hamilton. Almost 200 cars turned up at the Wintec parking, then drove around the Lake and ended up at the Classics Museum. Thanks to Chris for the photos.
The change of name to Classics Car Meet did not change the weather
pattern, getting off to the familiar wet Sunday start. Despite the
weather there was a good turn out of classic cars and the breakfast was
well supported by the classic car enthusiasts many of whom came in there
moderns because of the weather.
The $50 Jukebox Diner prize for car of the day went to a very nice MK1 Zephyr, XF3735. The Classics Museum cash prizes were awarded - for Furthest Travelled: Bruce and Sharon from Pukokohe in their Anglia Estate, and the owner of a lovely 1969 Dodge Monaco.
An excellent turnout on a very rainy day. We had a great run with two interesting stops, the third was cancelled as it is all outdoors. Next time. The first stop was an interesting house, with tractors and cars which included Model A Fords and a Landrover rebuild. Then we had a bit of fun getting lost on a Straight Line section. At the second venue we saw a 1906 Cadillac, 1930 Chrysler "77" and so on. That was the morning tea, but it rained hard. Onward, with a timed section at 40mph and then to some wonderful Oxford Pies. Tony and Sheryl won the run, followed by Peter and Jan.
A fine Sunday morning with no rain was a welcome change for the July
Classics Breakfast at the Classics Museum Hamilton. A good turn out of
about 45 classic cars rolled into the car park during the early morning
with others coming along a bit later, but most were in time for the
prize-giving at 9.15am.
By this time the Juke Box Diner was really humming with the Classic Breakfast in full swing and finding a spare seat was a bit of a mission. One group had driven down from Auckland in their classics…