26 Jun 2022 - Mid-Winter Christmas Run and Lunch

A rather dreary morning but a good turnout of almost 60 people and all their (mostly) classic cars. After a good coffee from the Diner, we took simple instructions to convoy out to Raglan. The task was then to take a photo of the car and find a matching song. Allan displayed some of these at the end of an excellent buffet lunch at the Raglan Club.

05 Jun 2022 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

It was certainly a chilly start but the sun was trying to break through for a while, although it gave up and let winter win through. Even with the chill in the air and it being in the middle of a long weekend, we had a great and varied turnout with a couple of interesting conversions. The ex-US school bus that was now a "Cool Bus" converted to a camper and the E Type Jaguar converted to running a Nissan Diesel engine! Some might call it sacrilege but as the owner pointed out, it was a ground up restoration by the previous owner and there was no original engine with it - plus it's reliable, cheaper to run and doesn't leave a trademark British classic calling card on the garage floor!
Prizes awarded as follows, thanks to the Classics Museum and Jukebox Diner:
• Car of the day - James Gunn's 1968 Mustang GT Fastback VENUM1
• 2nd - 1960 Ford Falcon 2 door GTZ257
• Furthest travelled (with a classic) was a couple from Hawkes Bay
• Special prize of most interesting vehicle - the Cool Bus NFR381
• Platinum Jubilee prize - Rod Mason's Standard 10 CF834
Chris Jones - HVCCC Vice President

22 May 2022 - Annual Swap Meet

This year's Annual Swap Meet was jam-packed with many sellers, with much on offer and a steady flow of people coming through the gate to hunt for items. The rain mostly left us alone, with a few bursts coming through later in the morning.

The Museum was open for $5 entry and the Diner and their coffee tuk-tuk made brisk trade the entire time. Between noon and 1pm the rain started to get too much and some sellers packed up, so by 1pm only the determined were still 'open'.

Thank you to the Club Members that pitched in on Saturday and also from 5am till after 2pm on Sunday. Also a big thank you to the Mini Club and the ATC cadets for their help through the day, and of course the Classics Museum for opening up their parking lot for the event. See y'all again next year!

15 May 2022 - Picnic Run to Otorohanga

A rainy Sunday still saw 20 cars and their contingents of club members show up. We took a really novell route, past Mystery Creek and then carving through some very scenic countryside, dotted with trees in late autumn colours. The rain had us gather under the cover of the Otorohanga train station for our lunch. Afterwards, we could explore the town a bit and the Museum was open, which has many artifacts - many with a tale attached. Thank you to Graham and Colleen on putting together a memorable run.

01 May 2022 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

The morning started a little chilly and even tried to rain from an almost cloudless sky at one point but the sun won through for a beautiful morning. Did somebody say May 1st!
What a great turnout we had, with over 80 classic cars turning up over the morning including a number that we’ve not previously seen.
Car of the day Jukebox Diner voucher went to the green “Dick Bullis” Chevrolet Camaro owned by Andrew Moore and the Classics Museum runner-up to the 1930 Ford Model A Roadster.
Chris Jones, Vice President HVCCC

03 Apr 2022 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

Hamilton's Classics Museum & Jukebox Diner's April Classics Car Meet turned out to be a boomer. The morning dawned with early fog which cleared later in the morning. The extra hour of sleep due to the change in Daylight Saving overnight must have been the catalyst that gave all the late risers time to get their act together - i.e. get out of bed, get in their classics and come on down to the Car Meet.
The turn out was exceptional, around 100 cars I believe. There was everything from Model As to late model classics including an Alfa Brera. The Jukebox Diner car of the day went to a 1928 Model A XW3638. The Classics Museum's cash prizes were awarded as follows: 2nd place went to a Black Thunderbird COOL62 and 3rd place went to a 1958 MGA 1GHOST. The furthest traveled prize went to a lady from Manurewa traveling in an Oldsmobile.
The Classics boot sale was also in progress during the morning with some bartering taking place and goodies changing hands. The Jukebox Diner was busy all morning with their buffet breakfast and coffees.
Tom Andrews, the Classics Museum owner, very generously opened the museum doors for free entry all morning. A very nice gesture for every one who attended. A big thanks to Tom.
A very enjoyable classic morning out
Richard Moore, President HVCCC

06 Mar 2022 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

A fine Sunday morning was on hand for Hamilton's Classics Car Meet at Classics Museum / Jukebox Diner car park. As the morning progressed a diverse selection of cars rolled in with all their owners enjoying a general get together and chat. The classics boot sale was also in progress during the morning and the Diner was doing its usual trade of breakfast and coffees.
The JukeBox Diner car of the day was awarded to a very original 1933 Rolls Royce RR1933. Classics Museum cash prizes were awarded as follows: second place car went to a 1993 Jaguar XJ12 convertible IVPJ and 3rd for the day was a very tidy 1971 Holden Kingswood FR3940. The furthest travelled prize went to a gentleman from Rotorua.
Another very enjoyable Classics Car Meet.
Richard Moore, President HVCCC

06 Feb 2021 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

Hamilton's Classics Museum and JukeBox Diner's February car meet went ahead as scheduled under the current Covid-19 Red Traffic Light Protocols. There was a good turn out of cars early on considering the weather was threatening, but when the rain did come it put a damper on further participants venturing out. However there was a group of Mustangs on show some of which had come from Auckland and the local Mini Club were in attendance and starting a run later in the morning.
It was a good general turn out of cars considering the weather with some interesting cars not seen at this meet before. The weather put a damper on the classics boot sale with only a handful of vendors trying their luck but the JukeBox Diner was doing its usual trade with its Buffet Breakfast and Hot Coffees.
The JukeBox Diner car of the day was awarded to a very nicely restored Model T JTE934. Classics Museum cash prizes were awarded as follows: 2nd place car was a very nice and quite rare 1979 Ford Mercury Zephyr POSSM and 3rd went to a 1963 Hillman Super Minx AP8529 in a tidy unrestored condition. Prize for furthest travelled went to a Gentleman from Auckland.
Richard Moore, President HVCCC

02 Jan 2022 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

The first Classics Car Meet of 2022 at Classics Museum/Jukebox Diner got the year off to a great start with a brilliantly fine morning and a good turnout of cars.
Considering it was the middle of the New Year long weekend, the number of cars and supporters that turned out was impressive. Obviously not everyone had headed out of town for the long weekend.
Numbers were also boosted with the arrival mid-morning of a group of Triumphs belonging to the Triumph Register. The Classics boot sale was also in progress and the Jukebox Diner was doing a brisk trade serving their breakfast and coffee.
The Jukebox Diner car of the day was awarded to a very nice 1969 Triumph TR4 MERV T. The Classics Museum cash prizes went as follows - runner-up car of the day a 1939 Hudson MRLOCO, and 3rd was a Bugatti style replica BWK526, with 4th going to a 1963 Austin Cambridge AM6462. Furthest travelled went to travellers from Helensville.
A great start to the 2022 Classics Car Meets.
Richard Moore, President HVCCC