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N.Z. National Rally 2011
Ohakune

 

Ohakune was the location for the 2011 National Rally
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The Ohakune Carrot

The Jowett Car Club of NZ National Rally

 

This premier event for Jowett owners did not disappoint. Held in the quaint alpine town of

Ohakune, albeit little snow on the mountain. Most trickled into town over Friday in time

for the evening meal and National AGM at the Ohakune Club. After dinner we were

learnt about history and goings on in Ohakune by our after dinner speaker from the

local community.

 Saturday saw most washing their cars for the Concours, however two Jupiters that limped

in on Friday were having repairs.  Greg D’anvers had lost all brake fluid and wheel cylinder

 seals had to be replaced. Neil Moore’s Jupiter had a layrub transplant and exhaust repairs

 along with clevis pin replacement that had vibrated free. Both cars were back running for

the afternoon Gymkhana. This is what makes rallies memorable and that feeling of

satisfaction when all is well after mishaps so far from home and parts

 The rest of us took the 20 minute drive to Waiouru where we lined the cars up alongside

army tanks and guns in front of the Army museum. While the cars were being judged,

we were able to enjoy the museum and a ride on an off road tracked army personnel

carrier over a rough course behind the Museum

Afternoon saw most of us putting the Jowetts through their paces on the speedy

cloverleaf or the more subtle don’t sound the bell completion

  Sunday morning dawned a clear day which was prebooked as we were going up the

mountain, where if cloudy would have been a disappointment. We gathered under the

”big carrot” beside the motel then left for National Park and the Chateau about a hour’s run.

 

 

 

 

So it was morning tea and scones in the grand lounge of the iconic Chateau.

Following this the Jowetts set off up the mountain road to the “Top of the Bruce” 5200 feet. 

All a little nervous at the start, but afterwards all the bragging about which gears were used

and who was the only Bradford to boil.

From here is was onto the 2 chair lifts and proceeding up for spectacular views and

refreshments 8000 feet up. For some this day and the drive and chair lift up the mountain

were a highlight and a personal achievement.

 From up here it was downhill all the way to the historic town of Raetahi for a look around

then back to relax before dinner

 Nowhere in Ohakune is far away, but for a social atmosphere the bus to dinner was great,

arriving together to an attractive venue which during winter would be too expensive. 

A fine meal, followed by the awards and trophy presentations along with the fun of

fundraising auction and bumper raffles made for a good night, and a boisterous bus back.

 Finally Monday after the farewell breakfast we all departed to all points north and south

or east, each having different intentions on the way home.  The famous “Smash Palace”,

many acres of cars for wrecking was just up the road and a worthwhile stop for those that

did so.  We understand everyone made it home safely and everyone had a fabulous time.

Being in a winter town in the off season meant that we were able to have access to

excellent accommodation, and other venues and activities which along with weather

ensured this was another Jowett rally to be remembered


 

       
On the way up Mt Ruapehu  and Arriving at the Chateau

John at the Chateau
    
Tea and Scones at the Chateau

   

Brian and Barbara heading up the mountain and Jowetteers are on top of the world


Concours line up outside Army Museum, Waiouru

Concourse at Army Museum
           
Bradford at Horopito

Fiat 500 at Horopito
   
Jim the Bus Driver at Horopito

 
Treka at Horopito                                         CB Bradford at Horopito

       
 John and Anne Andersons Bradford         Graham and Andrea Peggs Bradford

Gymkhana..."I didn’t hit the light, did I?"
 

The Royal Theatre
 
                          
Jowett rallies are not just for men     The Jowett Ladies Rock Band

 
 

 


 

NATIONAL TROPHIES
 
Ohakune
2011
L.J.GOLDING: BEST OVERALL PERFORMANCE (Concours and Gymkhana combined)
Alan Stanley (Javelin)
 

PAT & TERRY JOWETT: BEST CONCOURS JOWETT

Graeme Pegg (Bradford)

 

IAN & KATE LEIGHTON TROPHY: BEST BRADFORD

Graeme Pegg (Bradford)

 

CHAS KING TROPHY: BEST JAVELIN

Alan Stanley (Javelin)

 

ROBERT & ROBYN SMITH & FAMILY TROPHY: BEST JUPITER

Leo Bolter (Jupiter)

 

RAY HUMPHREYS TROPHY: BEST MOST ORIGINAL JOWETT

Dick Graham (Javelin)

 

BEST SPECIAL BODIED JOWETT

The Cameron Family  (DragonFly special)

 

FISK CHALLENGE SHIELD: GYMKHANA

Leo Bolter  (Jupiter)

 

MALCOLM BERGIN TROPHY: LADIES' GYMKHANA

Sherill Macfarlane (Javelin)

 

BERNARD & GAYLE LORD: MEN'S GYMKHANA .

Leo Bolter (Jupiter)

 

STANLEY FAMILY CUP: Younger Person’s award:

Lynlee Greig (Bradford)

 

DEREK SIMS MEMORIAL TROPHY: LONGEST DISTANCE TRAVELLED

Bryan Spragg (Javelin)

 

MOORE FAMILY MEMORIAL TROPHY, For all round Club participation

Bryan Spragg

 

WINDER TROPHY: PERSISTENCE IN ADVERSITY.

Neil Moore (Jupiter)

 

LINDSAY TARRANT:  CUP O TEA AWARD: FOR NATIONAL RALLY BLOOPER
Jim Scott

 

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