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18 Apr 2021 - 8th Annual Swap Meet

The weather held and was perfect, apart from it being a bit freezing just around sunrise. Sellers and buyers poured into the Classics Car Museum grounds. Many people left with literal armloads of items they had found, often returning for more. Allan kept up a live commentary, broken up with some live music in the last hour or two.
Thank you to all the Club members who pitched in and did their bit. Also a big thank you to the Air Force Cadets who helped with parking, and sadly had to deal with some bad apples.

04 Apr 2021 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

A foggy morning greeted participants in April's Classics Car Meet & Boot Sale and Breakfast, but as the morning progressed the fog lifted and the sun came out.
Considering it was in the middle of the Easter long weekend there was a fantastic turnout of classic machinery from vintage to moderns on display and when the sun came out so did the people. The public were out enjoying the cars and the sunshine.
The Classics Boot Sale was also in evidence with a few bargains changing hands and the JukeBox Diner was doing a roaring trade with its Buffet Breakfast and coffee.
The JukeBox Diner car of the day was awarded to a very nice 1946 Ford Coupe NHP 231. Classics Museum cash prizes were awarded as follows: runner-up car of the day was a 1959 Ford Thunderbird KMU660. In 3rd place was a nicely restored 1968 Renault Floride JSYNZ. The furthest travelled prize went to a gentleman from Auckland who was driving a 1968 Holden Premier.
Another very enjoyable Classics Car Meet.
Richard Moore President HVCCC

07 Mar 2021 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

The March Classics Car Meet and Boot Sale at the Classics Museum in Frankton got off to a slow start. The overnight rain and threatening weather forecast as well as the aftermath of Covid restrictions obviously put some not so keen punters off. However those who did front up were treated to a nice fine morning with a great selection of classics to view. Even with the numbers being lower than usual there was still a varied selection of makes and models on view. The boot sale vendor numbers were also down but again a great range of automotive and related items was up for grabs. The JukeBox Diner's breakfast and coffee were also selling well.
The JukeBox Diner Car of the Day was awarded to a very nice 1954 Sunbeam Talbot (BP4554). Classics Museum cash prizes were awarded as follows: the runner-up Car of the Day was a 1962 Hillman Husky (EJG584). The Lady owner of a Classic Car was awarded to Deb in her Mini (IM BEB), and the Furthest Traveled award went to the owner of a white Mini who had Travelled from Matamata.
Richard Moore President HVCCC

21 Feb 2021 - Memorial Run

An excellent and challenging run, well organised by Graehame and Colleen. Two pages and 29 questions later we got together for lunch at the seaside in Kaiaua. From there, no questions, but some really out of the way unsealed routes took us to the Mangateparu Hall. All done by 3pm, and most folk got home to Hamilton by 4pm. Much car washing was in order and the run prizes were most appropriate.

07 Feb 2021 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

The morning's activities got off to a slow start, probably due to the fact that being in the middle of a long weekend folks were hoping for a lie-in. However as the morning progressed there was a constant trickle of cars into the car park. By mid morning the number had grown to what was considered an above average turn out. As usual the monthly gathering covered a broad range of classic makes and models including a vintage fire engine.
The Classics Boot sale vendors numbers were also up on previous months with some reporting good sales. The JukeBox Diner was also well patronised with its buffet Breakfast and coffee. Another very successful Classics Car Meet at Classics Museum in Frankton.
The JukeBox Diner car of the day was awarded to a 1985 Mustang [85MUZY]. The Classics Museum's cash prizes were awarded as follows: Runner-up car was a 1967 Austin Mini [DH6349], 3rd place went to a very nicely presented 1980 Ford Falcon [5 PNT 8] and a prize for the youngest classic owner went to a young gentleman driving a 1952 Ford Prefect [ACD137].
Richard Moore President HVCCC

03 Jan 2021 - Classics Breakfast and Boot Sale

The first Sunday in January is traditionally when most people are on holiday or at the beach, but despite that and with the weather threatening, a large number turned out with their classics to put on display and enjoy one another's company. There was quite a variation of vehicles across the range from vintage and classic including Japanese through to American muscle.
Despite the number of Classic Boot Sale sellers being down on previous months, some vendors made good sales. The JukeBox Diner Buffet Breakfast went down a treat as did their coffee.
The JukeBox Diner $50 voucher for car of the day was awarded to a very nice black 1950 Ford convertible. The Classics Museum cash prize for runner up went to a very tidy 1971 Austin Mini Ute and a couple from Bunnythorpe received a cash prize for being the furthest travelled.
A great morning out and a great way to start the Classic Car year 2021.
Richard Moore President HVCCC