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Northern Branch Recent Events '08

(page updated as events take place)

The Annual Galaxy of Cars
Feb 08

The Branch shine and show or concours is held
in conjunction with the Galaxy of Cars which made
a fitting venue with a few hundred other post war
classic cars and thousands of car enthusiasts and general public.

 

 

The Jowett Club line up consisted of an even spread
of the models.
4 Jupiters, 4 Bradfords and 5 Javelins competing for the Christie Cup.

 

The standard is improving as cars are being refurbished
and new members bring their rebuilt cars for the first time.
 The results are shown and certificates and the trophy
will be presented at the Annual Prize giving Dinner
(see table below)
 

 

Classic Car Weekend InterMarque Concours
Ellerslie 10 February

The theme this year was the "Golden Years"
and the Club decided to use the Jowett era of
competition successes from 1949 to 1953.
The display of mainly Jupiters was supported
by a display engine, banners and the display board
containing information on the racing and rally
successes of Jowetts.
As usual the cars drew an interested crowd,
and the display won third place
(a cup, a certificate and a cheque).
With our allocation of cars being devoted to Jupiters
the Bradfords of Ken Brownlie and Jim Scott
were displayed with the Microcar (under 1000cc) Club
and more success with first and runner up in the Commercial section.


 



Meguiars Fun Run, 9th February

This was the Saturday event of the Classic Car Weekend,

when around 200 classic cars assembled to simultaneously

depart to six different picnic destinations via a scenic two hour drive,

The Javelins of the Macfarlane’s and the Stanley’s

showed the Jowett flag amongst, Morgans, MG’s, Jaguars

and the like.

They had chosen the run to Port Albert on the Kaipara

Harbour as they had driven past the road many times

 but never actually been there.

 This is now a tiny settlement of baches, but originally was a

purpose built self contained settlement and rich in history.

After a picnic lunch a visit to a historical church and the local
 museum filled in the gaps what this place was in its heyday.


 

 

Jowett Weddings Cars
16 February
 

Bruce O’Brien remembers his grandfather, Eric Darks’Javelin
which he had had for all Bruce's life, and this car is still in the
family owned by Club member Lorna Johns, Bruce’s auntie
and the daughter of Eric. So he asked if the car could be used
for his recent wedding. Lorna’s Javelin is maroon so she
enlisted the help of Jim Scott and Alan Stanley
who also have maroon Javelins
The cars were all polished up for the day and
drew waves and honks as they chauffeured the bridal party around.
The wedding was at Alberton House and then went on into Auckland City.
 

 

Annual Dinner AGM and Prize Giving  March '08
This year the meeting and dinner were held in the rustic surroundings of Ryder’s Museum.
The AGM formalities were dispatched
promptly followed by a coal range cooked roast beef and vegetables and a few sociable drinks.
Then it was ice cream cones and into the mini theatre where we enjoyed the Movie "The Blonde Bombshells".
Interesting to see the older members clambering for the back row!

This Year's awards

Stanley Cup  (for turning out the most in a Jowett)
Ken Brownlie
 
Ray Hanson Memorial Cup (Gymkhana)
Not held in 2007
Broken Crankshaft Trophy (Fuel Economy Run )
1st : Ken Brownlie (Bradford)
2nd: Haydon Afford (Jupiter)
3rd: Jim Scott (Javelin)     (Pic to the right)
Bent Conrod Trophy  (Persistence in the Face of Adversity)
Neil Moore
Christie Cup (Pride of Ownership)
Terry North and
Gwen Hanson 2=
Results Below
 

Place

Owner

Type

/50

1st
 

Brendan Arnet Jupiter
 
475
 

2nd=
 

Terry North
 
Bradford
 
443
 

2nd=
 

Gwen Hanson
 

Javelin
 

443
 

4th
 

Alan Stanley
 

Javelin

 

436

 

5th
 

John Wolf
 
Bradford
 
392
 

6th
 

Alex Davidson
 
Javelin
 
382
 

Place

Owner

Type

/50

7th
 

Ken Brownlie
 
Javelin
 
368
 

8th
 

Kevin Lord
 
Jupiter
 
367

 

9th
 

Jim Scott
 
Bradford
 
317
 

10th

Ken Brownlie

Bradford 299
 

11th
 

Neil Moore
 
Jupiter
 
279
 
12th
 
John Holloway
 
Jupiter
 
276
 

13th
 

John Meharry
 
Javelin
 
240
 

Nth Shore Vintage Car Club Posh Picnic Rally 17th March '08

3 Javelins 3 Jupiters 1 Bradford joined the North Shore Vintage Car Club
on their Posh Picnic.
This was organised, very professionally, by Kevin and Marlene Lord.
 Jim Scott came fifth overall ,and first Jowett. How he navigated
and drove I don't know. Haydon and Bunty did well, as did Ken and Sam
but the others of us - Alan and Barbara, Dennise and Neil and Les
and Lorna have decided that we could do the rally again, 
with no advantage of having done it before.
Checkpoints! what checkpoints? Where was that road?
Oh well may as well keep going in the wrong direction,
we are running out of fuel!
What a disaster - but great fun. Thank you Kevin, we will remember
 

Post National Rally Noggin and Natter,   08

A good number turned up for a noggin and natter and to see the photos of the
National Rally recently held at Napier. An enjoyable night and a number of
members who did not get to the rally were heard to remark, "I wish I had
been there, and must go next year"

Fish and Chip Run  May, 2008

Participants in the 2008 Fish 'n Chip run to Kaiaua gathered on a
fine and sunny morning at the Jolly Farmer Tavern in Drury.
The turnout was good, around 20 people
 in four Bradfords, two Javelins, a Jupiter and another car.
 As this was the eighth run, it has become increasingly difficult
 for the organisers to find new ways to get to Kaiaua,
 and the morning tea was at the Wairoa Dam,
where we’d been once before.
The Bombay/Hunua scenery is magnificent, and with little traffic
on the country roads we were able to enjoy classic motoring.
The Bayview Hotel was warm and welcoming, as always,
 the fish and chips plus a beer went down well,
and the car park turned into a car show as about a hundred
Harley-Davidson motorbikes arrived, followed by
20 Mazda MX-5 sports cars!
The general feeling was that the 15 questions to be answered
on route were now up to their usual cryptic standard,
 unlike last year’s event which resulted in three entrants competing
for first place.
 This time the winners were Neil Moore and Dennise Whitham,
with Lorna and Les Johns second and John and Joan Wolf

Next year the run may be to a place other than Kaiaua,
the criteria being that any destination must have a warm pub and fish and chips!

There were only minor untoward incidents this time, including an improvised
air cleaner retainer being made on the spot for a Bradford,
and we are pleased to report that no-one ran out of petrol!
              

Mid-winter Robin Hood Spit Roast July , 2008


 

40 something people braved the weather to enjoy a spit roast lamb dinner.

Every thing was organised to be warm and undercover.

The Hogget had been hung, then marinated over night, then roasted and

basted Robin Hood style over an open fire for several hours by Keith

in the carport where the Bradford is normally parked.

In the mean time  Deby and Margaret roasted up potatoes, kumara, peas,

along with making trays of home made apple crumble all served hot with

ice cream for desert.

Afterwards photos of Jowetts types not seen in NZ. and of the

UK National Rally, attended by several NZ members,

where shown on the big projector screen
 

Economy Run:  Oct 08

Great weather,
 great morning tea stop and lunch at the boutique Franklin zoo made this and enjoyable event.
We had the pleasure of having Scottish Jowett members Drummond and Judy Black join us for the first section
before continuing on their New Zealand journey.
Congratulations to Terry North in his Bradford obtaining the best economy.

Jowett members also have other interesting cars,
seen here at start of economy run
Enjoying the morning tea stop
An ideal lunch setting in great weather at the Franklin boutique zoo

And lunch on the other side of the fence

 

Place

Name

Car

Litres used

Gallons

Miles

Mpg

km

L/100km

1

Terry North

Bradford

11 2.42 111 45.87 178.63 6.16

2

Bunty Condon

Jupiter

13.86 3.05

111

36.41 178.63 7.76

3

Neil Moore

Jupiter

14.29 3.14

111

35.31 178.63 8.00

4

Ivan Paul

Javelin

14.59 3.21

111

34.59 178.63 8.17

5

Alan Stanley

Javelin

16.3 3.59

111

30.96 178.63 9.13

6

Ken Brownlie

Javelin

16.37 3.60

111

30.83 178.63 9.16

7

Lorna Johns

Javelin

19.41 4.27

111

26.00 178.63 10.87
Keith Andrews

69 Chev Camaro

LPG

n/a

111

21.28 178.63

n/a

Bob Culver

Hillman Minx

14.61 3.21

111

34.54 178.63

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Weekend Away November 08
This year 5 Bradfords, 5 Javelins, 2 Jupiters and a Hillman Husky gathered for the easy two hour run to this pretty little seaside town. A garage forecourt had been booked to display the cars right in the middle of town. The line up was a bit thin at the advertised display time as one member who is a specialist older car mechanic had condensers cut out within miles of each other on both of his vehicles.  However in the true spirit of enjoying classic car runs, roadside repairs were undertaken and soon a full muster and soon we had a steady stream of interested locals and the Hamiltonians who had come to Raglan for the day.  The small town meant that during this time we could explore the town on foot and lunch at the several eateries

Mid afternoon had seen everyone booked into their cabins at the campground and the convoy assembled for a tour round the coast to the famous left hand break ( whatever that means) surf beaches and up to the lookout . Then about 20 minutes along a goat track road tested the suspension of our Jowetts, but we were rewarded with stunning views along the coast , out to see and straight down the steep gorge. A drink in a seaside bar, a swim, or further exploring of the town finished off the afternoon
Evening was a festive affair with dinner at the Raglan Club with Christmas crackers, Santa and live music. Most danced the night away then strolled back across the little bridge to the camp.
The glorious whether continued on Sunday and our first stop was a small collection of vintage Austins that were the local bridal cars. From here a 20 minute drive to the middle of nowhere to the Bridal Veil falls.  A 5 minute bush walk lead to these very pretty falls.  The run then took us to the Hamilton Zoo for lunch and sometime checking out the animals before we broke up and made our ways home.
 

Good to be joined on Saturday by Waikato members from Cambridge, Hamilton and Morrinsville, involving out of town members is a key part of the weekends away. An excellent and fun weekend with stunning weather and interesting activities.

Gymkhana, Barbeque and Bonfire

A triple activities event was the Gymkhana, barbeque and Bon Fire on Guy Fawkes weekend.  The event started mid afternoon with the gymkhana which on the grass and some sloping area, much wheel spinning with no movement meant a shortened event was required. However it was fun, a winner determined and we could then relax with a drink or two beside the barbeque to await darkness and the lighting of the bonfire and fireworks.  Thanks to Brenda and Ken Brownlie for hosting this event on their property

          Gymkhana  Results

 

 

1

Jim Scott

Bradford

2=

Bunty Condon

Jupiter

2=

Ken Brownlie

Bradford

4

Ivan Paul

Javelin

4

Alan Stanley

Javelin

 

 

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