04 Dec 2022 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

After all the variable weather over the last few weeks, it seemed to have settled and Sunday Dec 4th turned out to be a beautiful sunny day. A very interesting and diverse range of cars rolled in as the morning progressed.
The Classics Boot sale was also in progress and the Jukebox Diner was doing a brisk trade with its buffet breakfast and coffee.
The JukeBox Diner car of the day was awarded to a very nice MK1 Zephyr GKF286. Classics Museum cash prizes were awarded as follows: Runner up car of the day to an MK2 Cortina FG9887. Youngest Classic owner award went to a young gentleman with a very nice original 2-owner Mazda 323 OM4073 and the prize for a Lady owner of a classic went to a young lady with a very nice 1989 Mustang Convertible 85 MUZY. She had only owned the car a week and had driven it down from Auckland after the purchase.
Another very enjoyable Classics Car Meet.
Richard Moore, President HVCCC

06 Nov 2022 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

Starting with a beautiful sunny morning there must have been something in the spring air as the cars just kept on rolling in, and what a turnout! So many “new” to the meet up and there must have been close to 100 in total. Many thanks to the owners off all cars that turned out this morning.
So hard to choose a Car of the Day but just for the sheer rarity the 1965 Corvair owned by Alan Willers got that honour, America’s answer to the Beetle apparently with an air cooled rear engine. 2nd place went to Richard Button’s very original and tidy 1961 Triumph Herald convertible. Honourable mentions going to Krish Pillay’s 1970 Mini Ute and Trish Pointer’s 1979 Mini.
There were a couple of classics for sale, a Morris Minor with a whole lot of history in its “patina” and a very original Triumph Herald. See the photos for more info.
One more breakfast meet up to finish of the year on December 4th so let’s hope for fine weather and another great turnout! Please note there will not be a January breakfast meet as it would fall on New Years Day.
HVCCC Vice President,
Chris Jones

02 Oct 2022 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

Hamilton's Classics Museums October car meet got off to a slow start after heavy overnight rain and the threat of more looming large. This resulted in a lower than usual turnout, but there was still a very nice selection of cars on show. As the threat of rain disappeared and the sun came out, more cars drifted in as the morning progressed.
The Jukebox diner car of the day was awarded to a Dodge Challenger NBD412 and the Classics Museum's runner-up cash prize was awarded to a very tidy and original looking VL Commodore NM5947. The prize for furthest travelled went to Mark from Australia who is in NZ buying up classic Rovers.
Another enjoyable Classics Museum meet.
Richard Moore - President HVCCC

18 Sep 2022 - 27th Birthday Run & Dinner

An excellent two-stage run organised by Ralph. One leg went up and around Waingaro, working back along the main Raglan road. The other route went down towards Pirongia and then wound back up via Te Pahu.

In the evening the dinner was held at the ONEforty club in Dinsdale. Their usual buffet spread with desserts after, both courses quickly were vanquished by the guests. Many prizes were awarded - per stage and overall.

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04 Sep 2022 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

With heavy overnight rain and a forecast for more of the same, the outlook for Sunday's Classics Car Meet at Classics Museum did not look great. However, when Sunday morning dawned fine and with sunshine and clearing skies, the cars started rolling in.
As the morning progressed a large cross-section of classics had found their way to the meet. Considering the weather forecast and all the other events that were happening on the same day, the overall turnout was fantastic - with once again some unusual cars showing up.
The Jukebox Diner car of the day was awarded to a very nice original 1995 Nissan Silvia 85 S12. The Classics Museum's cash prizes were awarded as follows: Runner-up went to a 1957 Hudson Hornet BX415, 3rd for the day went to a nicely restored Mini PKP814 and the furthest travelled went to a couple from Auckland in the nicely restored Riley Elf DK5933.
Another very enjoyable Classics Car Meet.
Richard Moore - President HVCCC

07 Aug 2022 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

Classics Museum's August Classics Car meet got off to a slow start, mainly due to overnight rain and the threat of more to follow. The turnout was smaller than usual, but the rain held off so those who did come enjoyed a relatively rain free morning.
Minis Waikato had an early morning run finishing at the meet which boosted numbers with a good turn out of classic Minis.
The boot sale sellers were non-existent except for the Kids Can Charity stall that did brisk business all morning.
Due to the threatening weather outdoors a large number of patrons were seen enjoying the buffet breakfast and coffee in the Dinner.
The Jukebox Diner Car of the Day went to a nicely restored Mini Clubman GT FX3598. The restoration process taking some 9 years. The Runner-up Classics Museum prize went to a very nice Chevy Impala PBP743 and the furthest traveled prize was awarded to a gentleman from over Coromandel way.
Richard Moore President HVCCC

03 Jul 2022 - Classic Breakfast and Boot Sale

Finding my way through the "Waikato sunshine" AKA thick fog into the car park just after 8 - and already there was a great collection of cars in attendance. Just like the fog they kept on rolling in until almost 10am. Also a good turnout by the boot sellers and we will have a stand for the next few months raising money for the Pork Pie Run charity "Kids Can" so please come along and support that at future meets.
Tom kindly threw open the doors to the museum for free entry and a welcome relief from the weather just as it started to rain. Hard to choose the winners as always but the 1925 Buick was the overall winner of the Jukebox Diner voucher with the ’71 Chevy Nova and ’77 Ford Escort 1600 Sport as runners up. A special "Work in progress" prize went to the Ford flathead hotrod and the 3 members of the Austin Flying A Club getting the prize for the further travelled from Auckland.
• 1st - 1925 Buick ACU425
• 2nd - '71 Chevy Nova JAT379
• 3rd - '77 Ford Escort IP4463
• Furthest travelled - Austin Flying A Club
• Work in progress - Ford hotrod
Chris Jones, Vice President HVCCC