In the dreary, rainy cold of NZ Winter, our Mid-winter Christmas got underway. We visited the obligatory "interesting shed" in the form of StudeVILLE, and enjoyed lunch together at a Cafe. In the evening the day was ended off with an amazing dinner at the RSA in Te Awamutu. Prizes were awarded for the best formally dressed couple. This event saw a good turnout of about 70 people in all.
Due to overnight rain and a very cool early morning breeze the June
Classic Car Meet and Classics Boot Sale at the Classics Museum / Juke Box
Diner got off to a very slow start with very few cars in attendance by the
official start time at 8.00am. But with no more rain in sight and the sun
starting to shine the cars slowly started rolling in and by 9.00am there
was a good variety of Classics in attendance with more arriving as the
morning progressed. The Classics boot sale was also in action with several
old hands and one or two new sellers trying their luck.
With the cooler temperatures the Juke Box Diner hot buffet breakfast was going down a treat with many of the patrons as was the hot coffee.
The usual cash prizes were awarded during the morning. The Juke Box Diner Meal Voucher for car of the day went to a very nice split window VW Combie Van and the runner up car of the day was a 1966 Chev Biscayne.
Considering the weather it was another very successful Classic Car Meet at Classics Museum and we look forward to next month.
The mid-week run saw a very high turnout for the tour of the Toyota Factory in Thames. We were guided through the facility in four groups. What an interesting process getting cars up to resale condition, fleet preparation, etc. Afterwards some of us drifted over to the Wharf for some Fish and Chips and went shopping before heading home.
A huge turnout of about 70 members filled the room for the AGM. The committee were returned much the same, adding two new people, one being a new editor for the Kollector. AGM is also Awards Night so trophies and certificates were presented in various their categories.
Despite a foggy cool Sunday morning the May Classic Car Meet at Classics Museum car park was very well attended A great range of classic vehicles were on display during the morning with their owners warming up with a cup of coffee or the buffet breakfast in the Juke Box Diner. There was also a good number of classic boot sale venders offering their wares with a few bargains changing hands during the morning. The usual cash prizes were awarded during the morning with the Juke Box Diner meal voucher being awarded to car of the day, a very nice Buick Wagon.
A 'spot of rain' could not dampen the enthusiasm for the Swap Meet this year. People were still coming in late into the day. Bargains were to be found, and were found. Not all the cars sold at the Auction held from 12:30. People maybe came bargain hunting more than collectable searching. A great day and much thanks to Richard, Allen and the many Club members who put time into making this event such a success.
A lovely crisp and sunny Sunday morning heralded the start of post daylight saving and the April Classic Car Meet and Boot Sale. Cars slowly started arriving at the Classics Museum car park and as the morning progressed it was time to ponder whether people had got confused as to whether to turn their clocks forward or back. However as the magic hour approached (8.00am for breakfast in the Diner) there was a steady stream of classics rolling in. A good number of Triumphs from the Auckland club fronted to boost the numbers and by 9.30 the numbers swelled to over 70 cars in total. A small contingent of classic boot sale venders offered their wares with a few good sales being recorded. The usual cash and meal vouchers prizes were awarded during the morning. The Car of The Day, Juke Box Diner Meal Voucher Award went to a very nice 1968 Triumph Spitfire. A large number of people mixed and mingled with the cars and their owners and the Juke Box Diner did a great trade with the Buffet Breakfast.
What a beautiful day and a good turnout for this run. Along the way we visited two excellent venues to satiate our love for old vehicles.
The March Classic Car Meet at Classics Museum was the best ever turnout to date with the car park packed with classic cars of all makes and models. With over 70 cars in attendance it was a tough job to pick the winners. A nice original HQ Holden won the Juke Box Diner $50 meal voucher and a 1937 Riley Lynx was the runner up receiving a cash prize. Several other cash prizes were awarded during the morning. A large turn out of people mingled with the owners during the morning to look and talk about their cars and this continued late into the morning. A group of early Holden Car Club Members from Auckland displayed their cars and several Chrysler Club members also attended with their cars. A great morning was had by all who attended.
Another fine Sunday morning and another great selection of Classic Cars turned out at Classics Museum for the Monthly Classic Car Meet and Boot sale. The usual cash prizes were awarded during the morning with a beautifully restored 1950 Jowett Bradford ute taking out the car of the day award. The Juke Box Diner did its usual Buffet breakfast and coffee which always goes down well with the congregation at large. There was also a good number of Boot Sale participants.
The first Classic Car Meet and Classic Boot sale of 2019 set the year
off to a great start. The nice fine morning saw well over 50 classic cars
turning out with their owners, who where obviously enjoying the occasion,
judging by the amount of chatter and car gazing that took place. There was
another good turn out of approx. 18 Classic Boot Sale venders selling from
the rear of their vehicles. Although 1 or 2 sneaked in a vehicle that was
not a classic to sell from it was still a good result. Hopefully
they will be in their Classic next time.
The Juke Box Diner did its usual Buffet Breakfast which always goes down a treat with public. The monthly cash prizes were awarded during the morning and the Juke Box Diner car of the day award went to a very nice 1964 Chrysler 300.
Richard Moore - President HVCCC