Jowett Car Club of New Zealand (Inc)








N.Z. Northern Branch


Photo Courtesy of NZ Classic Car Magazine.

A resent photo shoot of Nth Branch cars for an article celebrating Jowett 100 yrs


The Northern Branch of the Jowett Car Club of New Zealand is a friendly group whose interests are centred around Jowett vehicles. We invite interested persons to join. You don't have to have a Jowett, we can soon find one for you! You'll find it relatively inexpensive for such an interesting classic vehicle. The club has a full supply of New and 2nd Hand Parts, and members are very helpful with restoration assistance and advice. 

Enquiries about Northern Branch and Activities:
If you are interested in getting to meet the members, or learn about or see Jowetts come along to the weekly 'Shed Night', or would like to join us on a club run or event Please use the email link below
Throughout the year we also have several 'non official' events and get togethers, ranging from helping members get 'wrecks' home, to impromptu club displays at vintage steam shows and other classic car club shows
Northern Branch Contact:  


Weekly Event Shed Night:   Wed 7:00pm at the Shed Massey Auckland
Phone: Ken 833 8473

Some members also gather on Friday mornings


Coming Events

These are the fixed Annual events with date and time, meeting place of the next event.

Please note the year of Dates listed below...those of pervious year still have to be scheduled and updated.


Kumeu Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival:   7am 19th to 5pm 20th Jan 2019

Kumeu A&P Show Grounds

Whilst not a club event several members were expected to attend. Entry was free to those that brought a classic , hot rod, vintage type car


Thames Wings and Wheels: 26 January 2019

10:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Thames Aerodrome, Thames
An event hosted by the Hauraki Aeroclub and Thames Vintage Classic Car Club. A static display of aircraft and vehicles.
$5 per person / under 12yrs free


Meguiars NZ Classic Car Fun Run:  Sat 9th Feb 2019

A chance to participate in a scenic rally with a large number of different classic cars and show the Jowett marque. Last year several members entered this event that boasted around 200 classic and exotic cars

Link to the website for further information and entry form.

NZ Classic Car Elleslie Intermarque Concours: Sunday 10th Feb 2019
This is the largest classic car show in New Zealand and includes classic and exotic cars from past and present

Further details

See Concours De'elegance Contact, Details and previous Shows


Brits at the Beach:  15, 16 ,17th Feb 2019
Programme if you want to arrive early
This is a weekend at the Coromandel seaside town of Whangamata,  2 hours drive from Auckland.
It is a celebration of all things British, but a key part is British Cars and motorbikes
The shops in the town get behind this event with British themes in their windows, music and food is British along with other attractions.
Last year some Jowett members attended and they intend returning this year
ith over 500 British Classics expected, accommodation is expected to be tight. If you are having no luck, check with local Jowett members
So why not come along for the weekend or just drive down for the day (probably Saturday Parade is best).
Need to book the evening events and accommodation early also you will receive a separate email
Full details on their website


Pukekohe Swap Meet:   7am 4th to 3pm 5th March 2019
Not an Official Club day out, though attended regularly by many Jowett Club Members. General Admission $5/day, Selling sites $40 for the weekend, gates open 7am Sat, 8am Sun
This is one of the largest events of its type in Australasia.

Auckland Classic Brit &Euro Car Show combined with Jowett Pride of Ownership: : 10am to 3pm 3th March 2019
While the Club is not going as a group, Jowett Cars are invited to attend.
We understand over 450 cars are already registered
There is a café, but also suitable for picnics and you will be able to wander around the Howick Historic Village
Howick Historical Village
Lloyd Elsmore Park Pakuranga
Entry gold coin donation
Further information go to

Karaka Vintage Rally: This is a Bi annual event    next event 2020

 Corner Linwood and Blackbridge Roads, Karaka

This is a Jowett Car Club supported event, Jowetts to be in place by 9am (no charge)

 Open 9:30am for general viewing,

Family $20, Adults $10, Children 5-15yrs $2, under 5 free
A great day out with more than just Classic Cars
Displays of Vintage : Traction Engines, Farm Machinery, Tractors, Tanks and Military Vehicles, and Motorcycles. Working displays of steam stationery engines. Craft stalls, Pipe Band, Dog Obedience, and Rides in various vehicles.
Food, drinks and bar available


  Northern Branch AGM and Annual Prize Giving Dinner: Saturday March 16 2019

Always a good social evening and again being held at Ryder’s rustic restaurant

We will have a coal range roast dinner followed by ice cream and a movie in this mini theatre.

Be on time for a 5.30pm start

Cost is $30 per head

We must pay for the numbers we book for, therefore it is a must to RSVP by Thursday 14th to

John Wolf 09 416 7511 or 027 441 6001 or

  Beach Hop  Nostalgia Rock 'n Roll Festival: 27nd to Sunday 31th March 2019

Vintage, Classic, Caravans, Hot Rods.

 Web site here Beach Hop

  National Rally: 
Friday 5th – Monday 8th April

This year being held in Upper Hutt

Accommodation details are in the December Flat Four

It is highly recommended that you secure your accommodation now

Organising Branch is Central Branch,

contact or phone 04 589 6158


Waiuku Steel and wheels festival:  Sunday May 12 2019

 Queen St Waiuku Town Center

 Gold coin Entry

Waiuku Steel Wheels festival Waiuku

Post National Rally Get together: 2019 details to be advised 

Queen’s Birthday on Queens Wharf   2019 details to be advised

Garage Raid  : 2019 date and details to be advised

A visit to local sheds/car collections, followed by a barbeque at “The Shed”

Organiser: Tony Kloet 09 810 9866  

Rotorua VCC Swap Meet:   14th July
Open from 6:30am - 2.00pm
39Annual Central North Island Swap Meet & Car Show
Rotorua Stockcar Track, Paradise Valley Road
For Swap Bookings contact
Neville Harper 07 348 2412 Mob 027 494 7249 email

Event coordinator Andrew Watson Ph (07)357 5656, email
Entry Seller's vehicle & Driver $10.00 per site All Others $5.00 per person


Jowett Car Club’s 17th Annual Fish ’n Chip Run 2019 details to be advised 

Spit Roast Get together: 2019 details to be advised 

 At Keith and Debs  Shed Manurewa  
Now a popular annual event


Robin Hood style Lamb hung for a week, marinated over night, spit basted and cooked over open fire Roast veggies with peas, cauli and/ or broccoli

Desert..  Home made Hot apple crumble and/ or chocolate self saucing pudding , cream and ice cream

Tea / coffee

BYO  and  a chair

Start arriving around the 5 - 5:30ish For a social chat and catch up

 Dinner serving starting 6:30ish

$20 head limited to 40 people

Our hosts Keith and Deby Andrews,

Assisted by John and Joan

09 267 2521 or  021 0833 9254

RSVP to John : 09 4167511 or


Fuel Economy Run: 2019 details to be advised 

  Paeroa Antiques Fair, Vintage & Classic Car Show:  !5, 16th. 17th Sept 2019 
The Aroha Cruise In is a celebration of classic cars, bike and hot rods.  Organised by the Te Aroha Business Association , this is one of the Premiere car and bike events in New Zealand, held in the historic Spa Town of  Te Aroha in the Waikato.   A gold coin donation for public entry, with a minimal fee to register and display your vehicle – this is an event you can’t afford to miss!  Nestled under majestic Te Aroha mountain, the Aroha Cruise In is full of things to see and do and will keep you entertained over the weekend. Show and shine day is Saturday, October 1st.
More information

  McLeans Island Swap Meet:  9am 11th to 2pm 13 Oct 2019
Canterbury Branch VCC at Mcleans Island Park
Friday is now a public day with a $10 general admission, VCC Mem Card Holders $5
Saturday & Sunday $5 for all adults and all accompanied school children are free.

Ngatea Monster Garage Sale:   9am to 2pm Sat 12 Oct 2019

The run is to Ngatea Town Monster Garage Sale  combining with our Fuel Economy Run

 This will be a run to Ngatea with a couple of hours to search out a bargain, followed by short run to our lunch stop before

  making our way over the hills to refuel and have afternoon tea while the results are calculated

  Start is at the BP Layby on Southern Motorway, just before Drury turnoff.  You need to arrive to be all fuelled up and ready for an 8.30am start.  Tip: Ensure your car is filled right up until fuel remains visible in the filler tube as at the end we will refill to this level                                            

    Organisers: Sherill and Bruce MacFarlane 09 2780660


The Very Vintage Day Out.  next event 2020 

Alexandra Park, Auckland.

 10am to 6pm

See all details:- Click here

There is live entertainment all day. Music, singing, competition show for the models,

burlesque, stalls, food, bar, high tea option. It is all inside the main building with the

cars displayed right outside in between building and racecourse. And lots of

photographers taking great shots of the cars with the models.

Guy Fawkes Bonfire and Barbeque: , 2019 date and details to be advised
Come along for barbeque, fireworks and a look at what’s going on in the Shed. Start around 6pm.
BYO : Refreshments, something to eat (BBQ available), Fireworks
46 Sunnyvale Rd, Massey, Further details Ken 09 833 8473
The bonfire will be lit after dark

Combined Car Clubs Gymkhana:  2019 date and details to be advised

 48 Carter Road Oratia (look for Chev sign at gate)

Be there at 10am for a 10.30 am start

Bring a picnic lunch

 This is a great day with each Car Club organising an event in the morning and another in the afternoon, so there will be several events to try your skills on.  As well as competing against the other Clubs, Jowetts compete for our own trophy the Ray Hanson Memorial trophy.

No dogs please

Further info from   John   027 441 6001    or Ken 027 492 2507


South Island Rally: 2019 date and details to be advised

Contact Keith: 03 313


Cambridge  VCC Swap meet:  18th Nov 2019
Lake Karapiro Domain 6:30 to 5pm
From the North SH 1 thru Cambridge Over the Waikato River, Right into Shakespeare St, 8th Left, into Browning St which runs into Maungatautari Rd, travel 6 km to the domain.
Organised by Waikato Branch VCC & Waikato Vintage Tractor & Machinery Club
Enquiries to Reece Burnett ph 07 856 5287 or George Gardner ph 07 839 1822

Stragglers Cambridge Charity Car Show:  2019 date and details to be advised
Lake Karapiro Domain
Gates open at 8.00am  entry by Gold Coin Donation for Charity.
All Welcome
For details contact Dale Gerrand 027 293 0414

Jowett Weekend Away: 2019 date and details to be advised


  Need to be booking, units only held until 15 November

Having been to many places within a few hours’ drive from Auckland, we are this year, for the first time going to Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula. 

The dates have been set and luxury accommodation has been secured at reasonable prices.

These units have been booked until mid-November but to ensure you get one you should book early and avoid having to stay somewhere else.

 Units can be up to 3 bedrooms and there is a heated pool


Special prices have been negotiated for the Jowett Club, so you must say you at booking with the Club

1-2 people (One bedroom) $150

4 people (2 bedroom) $230

6 people (3 bedrooms)$290

Note: No pets allowed 

Please make bookings direct with the apartments.  Oceans Resort   Phone 07 8695222

 Also, please register your attendance to


   Christmas Barbeque: 2019 date and details to be advised 


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