05 May 2024 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

The weather turned on a beautiful fine crisp autumn morning. The sunshine must have got everyone out of bed early as the cars started rolling in early and continued to do so during the morning.

As is usual, at this meet, the mix of cars was spread over many different makes and models, with classics from modern to vintage and everything in between. Plus a handful we had not seen at this meet before.

The Golden Oldies stock car club also put on a very impressive display of their cars. The Jukebox Diner car of the day went to a nicely restored Datsun 1600 SSS GC2404 and runner-up went to another nicely restored car, a 1974 Ford Cortina HI539 owned by Evan R. The Classics Museum cash prizes were awarded as follows: 3rd place to a 1960 International Pickup EX4290 and 4th to a 1968 Triumph Vitesse ED1544 owned by Chris J. The Furthest traveled prize went to a gentleman from Huntly.

A great turn out of vehicles probably getting towards the 150 mark.
Richard Moore, President HVCCC

20 Apr 2024 - East Hamilton and Ohaupo History Tour

Phyllipa organised a very interesting run. Although it turned out to be a rather wet morning, about 30 folks started out from the Museum at 9am. First stop was the St Andrew's Presbyterian on Te Aroha St, where Phyllipa treated us to an organ recital. After some refreshments the next venue was a visit to a significant historic home from 1923 in Wellington St. Truly gorgeous interiors, this was the home built by Bill Young, architect of the iconic Post Office (now casino) in town. We then went down the road and two decades forward in history, to the cosy development known as Hayes Paddock, a total of 200 homes built as government housing during the WW2 years. Simple but solid homes, well maintained to this day. After that we drove out to Ohaupo and the Memorial Hall. Down to about 23 people, we had lunch and later a talk about the history of the village. Some people browsed an antique store or two before heading home, still in the rain.

14 Apr 2024 - 11th Annual Swap Meet

Months of planning and preparation came together. Final site preparation was on Saturday, so all was ready for a 5:30am start on Sunday 14th. Much appreciated help came from the Mini Club and Air Training Cadets. Vendors rolled in and set up. The public soon followed and there often were queues at the gate at various times of the morning. The weather played along, and apart from a short burst of rain around 10:45, it was sunny. An interesting mix of automotive and other items were on offer. It looked like a lot of people were leaving with new finds in their arms. Things wound up from noon and almost everyone was gone by 1pm. A big thank you to all those who pitched in and made the day a success.

07 Apr 2024 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

After the March meet being completely washed out due to heavy rain it was a relief to have a fine but cloudy morning for the April meeting. As the morning progressed the sun came out and so did the classics in large numbers. Some old and some not so old, but all classics in their own right.

The Waikato must be blessed with many sheds housing classic cars that only see the light of day occasionally. Wouldn't it be great to see them all turn up on the same day? If they did I am sure we would run out of parking space.

As happens every month there are always some new cars and faces turn up that we have not seen before, or if we have, then very occasionally. The boot sellers were doing their usual trade and the Jukebox diners buffet breakfast and coffee was going down well.

The Jukebox diner car of the day went to a 1928 Model A Tudor JAS834 and 2nd to a 1937 Dodge van CZ6733. Classics Museum's cash prizes were awarded as follows: a 1973 VJ Chrysler Valiant PGM528 and a very nice CF Bedford Van JA7107. The furthest travelled prize went to a gentleman from Manakau.

Another very enjoyable and interesting Hamilton Classics Car Meet
Richard Moore, President HVCCC

17 Mar 2024 - Club Run to Raglan

A fine morning saw a fair turnout of about 20 cars and nearly 40 people. Quite a lot of traffic was on the road to Raglan, but everyone got there safely. The rain seen over the town from the top of the pass nicely departed as we approached. This meant we could sit out at the picnic area and not deal with more rain. Food had been pre-ordered from Raglan Fish & Chips and duly arrived. Tony was sporting a very early green Club shirt… 1997-ish? Everyone ate and chatted as the gulls hung about hoping for some scraps. Thanks to all who helped with handing out the food orders, rubbish collection and so on.

03 Mar 2024 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

Due to heavy morning rain, this month's Classics Car meet was deemed a non-event. No prizes were awarded due to the small number of cars in attendance and the ones that were on display were mainly HVCCC club members.
We are in our 6th year of running this event and this is the first time we have had a complete wash out. We hope for better weather next month.
Richard Moore, President HVCCC

04 Feb 2024 - Outdoor Meeting & BBQ

The morning saw a near-record turnout. Sunday's weather was beautiful, a total contrast to the waves of stormy rain that pelted past on Saturday. In the evening we held an outdoor meeting along with a BBQ, from 6pm to about 8pm. The parking lot was completely filled up with members' cars and nearly 70 people attended.
We have a very interesting guest speaker lined up for March, so be sure to be there.

A note about the Raffle draw and other prizes. The process used to be done with little paper numbers in a hat, but now is run as a program on a laptop - all aimed at being more impartial. The number range is entered and then a process runs, generating numbers from the numbers in the pool at random. Each number in the pool has a counter and the first number to trigger past a threshold is the winner. It is almost embarassing that as the author of this code that at this event, all the randomness converged on the committee, myself included - 5 out of 5 draws! People signed in on the form at random. All the numbers picked by the program are random - you can come audit the code! ~Jan

04 Feb 2024 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

After a very wet and windy Saturday, Sunday the 4th turned on a beautiful fine morning with brilliant sunshine to set the scene for another memorable Classics Car Meet at Hamilton's Classics Museum. As is becoming the norm each month a wide range of old and new classics were on display during the morning.

The Jukebox Diner car of the day and runner-up prizes were awarded as follows: first place was a 1965 Morris Minor Woody DD6305 and the runner-up a 1972 Toyota Corolla GG9360. Classics Museum's cash prizes were awarded to a Triumph TR7 TR7FHC, a 1996 Nissan Skyline GTR96 and furthest travelled went to a gentleman from Whakatane driving a T-Bucket.

Another very enjoyable Meet
Richard Moore, President HVCCC

21 Jan 2024 - Picnic Run

The almost too perfect weather saw 37 cars and a good crowd of 68 club members and several guests arrive for this short outing. We ended up setting up the easy-ups at the shores of Lake Puketirini in Huntly, spreading out across the huge lawns. Good food and good company was enjoyed. And with the over-enthusiastic sun, any shade was highly valued. Keep and eye out for more about the day in your March issue of Kollector (the Feb issue was already mailed out by the time of the run).

07 Jan 2024 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

Hamilton's first Classics Car Meet for 2024 certainly got the year off to a great start. With a beautiful fine morning and no sign of rain to deter the classic owners, the cars started rolling in early and continued to do so throughout the morning. By judging time there were approx 90 to 100 classic cars of all eras on display. It certainly made it hard to pick a few winners when there were so many great cars to choose from. There were a few Classics boot sale vendors trying their luck and as usual the Jukebox Diner buffet breakfast and hot coffee was going down well.

The JukeBox Diner car of the day was awarded to a very nice 1951 Jowett Javelin RF8090. Runner up went to a very very tidy 1977 Triumph 2000 IQ374. The Classics Museum cash prizes were awarded as follows: 3rd place to a 1967 Chrysler Valiant DG1309 and 4th place went to the proud lady owner of a very nice 1963 Singer Vogue FQR736. The award for furthest travelled went to a Mini owner all the way from Tokoroa.

Another very enjoyable Classic car meet and a great start to 2024. A huge thank you to our sponsors, the Classics Museum and the JukeBox Diner, for your continued support.
Richard Moore President HVCCC