A very pleasant afternoon for our Club's year-end event. A good turnout for the short run, all ending up at the top of the ridge at Peter and Chris' home for good food and socialising. From here its wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a joyous 2020.
The monthly Classic Car Meet and Classic Boot sale was well attended with a broad selection of classic cars turning out on a lovely fine Sunday morning. The surprise of the morning was a beautifully restored John Deere Tractor that the owner had just recently imported from the US. As he lives nearby he was able to trundle down the road and drive into the Meet at Railside place. What a fantastic sight it made as it came down the driveway. As well as the usual array of cars there were another two clubs in attendance. The Custom and Classic Club started their run after assembling for breakfast. The northern branch of the Jowett Club who were in Hamilton for the weekend put on a fantastic display of about 10 or 12 cars in total with a mixture of Javelins and Jupiters and a lone 1951 Bradford Van. A great group of people who are very passionate about the cars and it was our pleasure to meet with them. Tom Andrews kindly opened up the Museum workshop for visitors to view which was much appreciated by all who attended. The Juke Box Diner award for car of the day went to the Bradford Van. Classics Museum cash prizes were awarded to the John Deere for slowest Classic and the owner of a very nice 1998 Ford Transit V8 received a prize for fastest van. The most distance traveled prize went to some folk from Tauranga. There were a few classic boot sellers trying their luck with a few sales taking place. The Juke Box Diner was doing its usual brisk trade with its buffet breakfast and coffees. A very successful meet to end 2019 and we look forward to more great meets in 2020 where we hope to crank up the Classic Boot Sale side of the event.
Perfect weather brought out 34 cars and so 70+ people on this run. Hand written instructions and a bag of lollies saw us off at the start. The first stop was Amore Roses on Vaile Rd, where we smelled the roses, ate some sausage sizzle and maybe had some coffee. Our 30+ classics addded to the Open Day. Back on the road we cruised through Morrinsville over to Paeroa to our next stop at AJ’s Ford Spares. Far beyond a 'shed' they have memorabilia, a vast selection of die-cast cars, and of course tons of spares for Ford cars. After an hour of exploring we crossed town to the L&P Cafe for lunch. Good food and efficient handling of our large group made for a great time. Dorothy the Anglia refused to start, but was surrounded by experts and soon joined the drive home. A big thank you for a pleasant run organised by Bob and Janet.
A capacity crowd and truckloads of goodies donated for the auction gave
for a lively evening. Some $1 bargains were had, but the bidding was good
on many items. Thank you again to Allan and Richard for being auctioneers.
The formidable team from Moore Bull Auctioneers will be back again!
What a great morning for the November Classic Car Meet and Boot Sale at the
Classics Museum and Juke Box Diner, Frankton Hamilton. The Juke Box Diner
Meal voucher for car of the day went to a fantastic 1967 Chevrolet El Camino
ute. We had prizes for the furthest travelled - a Holden HQ Premier Wagon
from Morrinsville, and the youngest owner of a classic - the 23 year old
custodian of the Hillman Super Minx, both receiving Classics Museum cash
prizes. Competing against two very popular Swap Meets locally was always
going to be a challenge and we only had the one boot sale seller this month.
The Buffet breakfast in the Juke Box Diner was also well attended.
Chris Jones, HVCCC
We met at the Countdown in Otorohanga and headed out on a short but very interesting run. Two venues in 10km. We could not have ordered better weather! From farm equipment to several Minis, an enjoyable run with food and time to visit with each other. At the end, a nice relaxed drive home.
The October Classic Car Meet and Boot Sale at Classics Museum and Juke
Box Diner in Frankton, Hamilton got off to a slow start. Heavy overnight
rain had patrons waiting to see if the weather was going to hold before
bringing out their pride and joys. By 8.30 the sun was shining and with no
rain in sight the cars started rolling in. A diverse range of cars turned
out with British, European, American Muscle, and Japanese makes all
represented. The Juke Box Diner Meal voucher for car of the day went to a
lovely 1929 Buick Master. The runner up was a recently restored 1972
yellow Plymouth Satellite and 3rd went to a very nice Datsun 1200 - both
receiving Classics museum cash prizes. A few boot sale vendors tried their
luck with more than a few sales taking place. The Buffet breakfast in the
Juke Box Diner was also well attended.
Richard Moore President HVCCC
Bob and Ruth Whiting are Life Members and Ruth recently turned 100. A few of us got together with Bob and Ruth at the Juke Box Diner to celebrate the great occasion.
A very well put together run on a beautiful day, enjoyed by all. And in the evening we enjoyed a dinner at the 140 Club.
The First Sunday in September was also the first day of the month and the
first day of Spring along with Fathers' Day. With all those factors in
alignment and the weather playing its part with a lovely sunny morning,
the monthly Classic Car Meet at Classics Museum/Juke Box Diner in Railside
Place was the place to be.
As the morning progressed a steady stream of classics rolled in and with the variety of makes and models on show it made for very interesting browsing for all the petrol heads in attendance. A few classic boot sale vendors were also trying there luck and one or two bargains were seen to be had. The Buffet breakfast in the Diner was also going down a treat with the patrons.
The usual cash prizes were awarded during the morning with the Juke Box Diner Voucher for car of the day being awarded to a very nice original 1974 AMC Matador Coupe and the runner up prize went to a Classic in Waiting, an early Mazda 323.
A cold, but rain-free morning saw a fair turnout for this run. We all made out way over to Kihikihi and wandered around the Space Museum. What an interesting place! We enjoyed some warmth, tea and eats across the lawn in the Presby church's hall. Then it was on to see Rob & Bev's great collection of cars - all in top shape and each with a story.
A good turnout gathered at The Oaks outside Morrinsville for a pleasant afternoon run. A bit of sun with lovely clouds and the green vistas made for an easy drive. The visit at St Andrews was informative as ever, with good eats and time to chat afterward. Photos: Allan Bull
A cold frosty, foggy morning greeted the early arrivals to the July Classic Car Meet and Boot Sale at Classics Museum and Jukebox Diner car park. As the sun slowly made its appearance through the gloom, the cars started drifting in and by 9:30am well over 40 classics had assembled. The wide range of different makes and models in attendance it made for a spectacular display. Several boot sale vendors were in attendance with a few treasures changing hands. With the cold temperature outside the Hot Buffet breakfast and coffee was going down a treat in the Jukebox Diner. The usual prizes were awarded during the morning with The Jukebox Diner car of day award going to a very unusual Toyota Century V12.