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New Zealand Classic Car - - Club Corner -

he Rolls-royce and Bent­ley Club of New Zealand (NZRRBC) ex­ists to en­able those peo­ple who en­joy th­ese won­der­ful cars to get to­gether from time to time. Club mem­bers help each other with in­for­ma­tion about the cars and their up­keep, and sources of re­li­able ser­vic­ing, but mostly they just have fun. Club mem­bers meet for sum­mer picnics, for Sun­day lunches in the win­ter, and week­ends away to in­ter­est­ing places. There are sev­eral op­por­tu­ni­ties dur­ing the year to join in longer tour­ing ral­lies or­ga­nized by this club, or oth­ers which in­vite the NZRRBC to join them. You do not have to have a Rolls-royce or a Bent­ley to join the club, but it is a good idea to join if you fancy buy­ing one, so that the ex­pe­ri­ence of the mem­bers can help you to buy a suit­able car, as its his­tory and own­er­ship will prob­a­bly be known to them, and a wise pur­chase can be made. The club main­tains a tech­ni­cal li­brary, and has a tech­ni­cal of­fi­cer to as­sist with re­quests from club mem­bers. The club is en­joyed by fam­i­lies and is not only the prov­ince of the male of the species, in fact the present chair­man of the North­ern divi­sion is a keen mo­tor­ing lady who, along with her part­ner, has driven their 1930 Rolls-royce from Auck­land on car ral­lies to the bot­tom of the South Is­land on two oc­ca­sions, and also their 1952 Bent­ley Mark VI dur­ing the five-yearly In­ter­na­tional Vin­tage Car Rally of New Zealand which last time was based in Wan­ganui for two weeks. At present the club num­bers around 200 mem­bers with mostly, but not ex­clu­sively, older or pe­riod cars — al­though ve­hi­cles owned by the mem­bers range from 1920s to the present day, with the great ma­jor­ity from 1940s to 1990s. The web­site gives the in­for­ma­tion needed to join the club, which has three re­gions to cover all New Zealand — North­ern, Cen­tral and the South­ern re­gions, with bases in Auck­land, Welling­ton and Christchurch. Many events are held in ar­eas out­side th­ese main cen­tres, so that all mem­bers can join in at some stage. For ex­am­ple the Na­tional AGM for 2016 will be held over AN­ZAC week­end in Napier, while the 2103 AGM was held at the Chateau Ton­gariro. If you are in­ter­ested to come and join one of the club’s out­ings, you would find a friendly group that would love to see you.

SEND CLUB PRO­FILES AND PHO­TOS TO: CLUB COR­NER, NZCLASSICCAR, PARK­SIDE ME­DIA, PO BOX 46,020, HERNE BAY, AUCK­LAND 1147; OR BY EMAIL TO: editor@clas­s­ic­car.co.nz

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