More club events

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Golden Bay A & P Show 2015

The annual Golden Bay A & P Show held at the Takaka show grounds on Saturday the 18th of January 2015, was well attended by about 60 cars all told, from our club and also the Vintage Car Club Nelson, Chrysler Club, Ford Club, Vauxhall Club and some privateers turning up to swell the ranks. The day was extreemly  hot but very pleasant under the trees.  The grand parade took place at about 1:30pm  and many participants made a quiet exit after that.

A brief overview of the quality of the display

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Rai Valley A&P Show 2015

Left: is the restored and fully functional traction engine which powered a sawmill on this very site many decades ago. It is powering a stationary hay baler on the other end of the belt giving demo's to the public. Very impressive!

Right: Some of the display inside the main building, cars from the 50's, 60's, 70's, & 80's+
Further right: More cars in the out buildings complete the collection of somewhere near 80 or 100 vehicles

 

Left: Our contingent of vehicles just before the rain devastated the day. Unfortunately the weather forecast put many people off as attendance was dramatically down. 
Right: The new Omaka Clssic car collection at Blenhiem. This is well worth a visit, it displays many of the cars we owned & drove and makes a nice change from the all American displays we are used to. A privately owned collection and very well presented.

Day trip to St Arnaud & Lake Rotoiti.
Sunday the 13th of July
.
So it was decided, a brass monkey run to Lake Rotoiti and the restaurant was duly booked other subtle arrangements made & all that remained was to do it!
Nice day at Takaka i Site car park with 6 cars lined up and set of at 10:00am with a brief stop at Tapawera arriving at St Arnaud and Clinkers Cafe' for a delicious lunch, a quick look through the boat museum and off up to the lake for a photo shoot.
As most people had other commitments for the late afternoon we disbanded and all went our separate ways.

Our wheels against the Lake Rotoiti backdrop.

Miss February & Miss November pose for the media!

aaaaaaaaaaaaiii