Wolse­ley Car Club of New Zealand Inc.

New Zealand Classic Car - - Club Corner -

The Wolse­ley Car Club of New Zealand was formed in 1976 in Christchurch by a small group of Wolse­ley en­thu­si­asts. Not long af­ter the group formed, the club was an­nounced as an in­cor­po­rated so­ci­ety and a set of rules was cre­ated. The club is rep­re­sented na­tion­wide, with Auck­land, Bay of Plenty/waikato, Manawatu, Nel­son/marl­bor­ough, Christchurch, and South­ern Re­gion branches, and is also af­fil­i­ated to Bri­tish and Aus­tralian Wolse­ley reg­istries to en­sure the club keeps track of all mod­els and own­er­ship.

The club’s pri­mary ob­jec­tive is to pro­mote in­ter­est in the Wolse­ley by cre­at­ing a club newsletter, ar­rang­ing so­cial func­tions and meet-ups for mem­bers, pro­mot­ing and pro­vid­ing tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance, and cre­at­ing a li­brary of New Zealand Wolse­ley in­for­ma­tion that peo­ple can re­fer back to in years to come.

When it comes to Wolse­leys, the club has no favourites; they love them all, as mem­bers’ cars range from the lit­tle 1300 MKIIS to the much larger Hor­net ‘bread­van’. The car club rep­re­sents both the vin­tage and vet­eran mod­els, ex­tend­ing up to the more mod­ern front-wheel-drive cars.

The Wolse­ley Car Club hosts a na­tional rally ev­ery two years, with the Auck­land branch run­ning next year’s event, based across the Waikato. In al­ter­nate years, there is a rally in Australia, which sev­eral New Zealand mem­bers par­tic­i­pate in, as Aus­tralian mem­bers have been known to join in here.

Monthly events are also held by each branch, and club mem­bers of any lo­cal or na­tional branch are wel­come to at­tend and visit any other.

Join­ing the club is as sim­ple as com­plet­ing an on­line ap­pli­ca­tion form to help keep the club tick­ing along. Membership fees go to­wards a parts data­base that al­lows for mem­bers to pur­chase all those vi­tal bits and pieces nec­es­sary to keep their clas­sic Wolse­leys on the road.

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