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
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:
to 5pm 19th Jan 2020
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:
Sat 25th Jan 2020
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
Meguiars NZ Classic Car Fun Run:
8th Feb 20
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. https://www.concours.org.nz/tours-info-and-online-entry.html
NZ Classic Car Elleslie Intermarque Concours:
9th Feb 2020
$15 entry under12yrs Free
This is the largest classic car show in New Zealand and includes classic and exotic cars from past and present
Concours De'elegance Contact, Details and previous Shows
Brits at the Beach:
14, 15 ,16th Feb 2020
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 www.britsatthebeach.co.nz
Pukekohe Swap Meet:
2nd 3rd May 2020 to be
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:
Sunday 1st March 2020 10am to 3pm
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 http://www.briteurocarshow.nz/
Karaka Vintage Rally:
Sun 22nd March 2020
This is a Bi annual event
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:
2020 to be advised
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beach Hop Nostalgia Rock 'n Roll Festival:
25th to Sunday 29th March 2020
Vintage, Classic, Caravans, Hot Rods.
Web site here
3rd to 6th April 2020
This year being held in
Click here to download 2020 National Rally
It is highly recommended that you
secure your accommodation now
Click here to download 2020 Registration form
Organising Branch is
Steel and wheels festival:
to be advised
Queen St Waiuku Town Center
Gold coin Entry
Post National Rally Get together:
2020 details to be advised
Queen’s Birthday on Queens Wharf
2019 Sat 1st June thru. Monday 3rd
Celebrate The best
of British Culture this Queens Birthday Weekend at Queens wharf.
Club have book 6 car display places
Garage Raid :
2020 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:
6:30am - 2.00pm
Annual 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 email@example.com
Event coordinator Andrew Watson Ph (07)357 5656, email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
2020 date and details to be advised
9.15 for a 9.30am departure Or arrive at 8.45
Meet at the BP lay-by on the
southern motorway (just before the Drury exit)
Entry fee is $2 per car for club funds. No Jowett,
no matter, all types welcome. Out of town members are welcome to come
directly to the hotel (not Kaiaua) to join us for lunch
approximately 12.45pm. Call the organisers for new location.
New destination and new organizers so come along
and see what we have. The run finishes at a country pub for lunch
This event will be held unless the weather is
To check phone organisers; Alan and Sharon
Price 09 833 8575 or 027 668 0672 before 815am
(after 8.15am: Alan P 0276680672 or Alan S 021
Fuel Economy Run:
Sunday 22nd Sept 2019
This is your
chance to dust the cobwebs off your Jowett and take a relaxed drive
with a couple of stops and lunch and finishing in the Greenlane area
for afternoon tea or a drink. We will be competing for the Ray
Hanson Memorial trophy.
at BP Garage on Green Lane Road East (opposite Ascot Hospital)
at 9.30am (but arrive earlier to gas up) Entry $2 per car
Tip: fill your
tank until level is halfway up the filler tube as that is where we
refill to at the end
On this day
you will visit two harbours, view a small collection of interesting
vehicles, stop at the beach for an ice-cream if you fancy, check out
The Wood Zone shop, take your Jowett hill climbing, lunch at a Garden
Centre and returning to the same BP garage where we started. Relax
with a drink while the results are calculated. An optional question
page for your passengers to win a petrol voucher will be available but
not compulsory. Answers will be easily visible without slowing down so
as to not interfere with your Fuel Economy.
Jowett, no problem, bring another vehicle and see what fuel economy
you get. Friends welcome
This event will
run if weather is marginal, but if terrible call Bruce 021 619 628 or
Sherill 021 120 5460 to confirm
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 www.cruisein.co.nz
McLeans Island Swap Meet:
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
Sherrill and Bruce MacFarlane 09 2780660
Celebration of the Boxer Engine
19th 20th Oct 2019
2 day weekend at Pukekohe Raceway.
Jowett Car Club will be doing a display of the
very 1st flat 4 (boxer) engines designed
The Very Vintage Day Out.
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.
If you want to
know what goes on talk with Bunty. Phone 09 412 9451 and also let
her know if you will be attending
Flat Nats (Boxer engines):
19th and 20th October 2019
Pukehoke Race track 7am Registration for those using the track
7:30am 19th Oct 2019
7am Registration for
those using the track 7:30am 20th Oct
Flat Nats is a national
gathering of Subaru’s and this year they are making it a celebration
of the boxer/flat engine. How can such an event not have Jowetts
present and indeed we are planning on attending and having our display
engines on display. VW and Porsche etc that have flat engines have
also been invited
This is the day we will focus on. It will start with anyone driving a
flat engine car can get out on the track for low speed laps while the
media take pics and video of the cars. There is a gold coin donation
per person and passengers are allowed and no special safety gear is
required for this cruise around.
After this the cars will park up and we will have our display stuff on
show. Their pre event notice says “the Jowett Club and other flat
engine Clubs will have a line up of their cars. There was genuine
interest when it was announced Jowett was going to be there”.
So lets make it a good line up of out Jowetts
If anyone was keen there are 2 speed events which you can enter. On
Saturday there are actual track sessions where you can join a group
suitable for your car and rotate around the track for 20 minute
sessions throughout the day. Cost is $180 and a helmet and cotton
overalls or a race suit are required. And on Sunday you can put your
car on the Meremere dragstrip at a closed event for flat engine cars .
Anyone interested in these 2 speed events contact Alan over the next
couple of weeks for the details of events
Flat Nat Detail Link
Guy Fawkes Bonfire and Barbeque:
2nd Nov 2019 Cancelled.
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
Further details later.
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,
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:
date and details to be advised
Cambridge VCC Swap meet: 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:
date and details to be advised
Lake Karapiro Domain
Gates open at 8.00am entry by Gold Coin Donation for Charity.
For details contact Dale Gerrand 027 293 0414
Sat 30th Nov/Sunday 1st Oct
date and details to be advised
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