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he Auck­land Vet­eran and Vin­tage Car Club was es­tab­lished in 1954. The club is af­fil­i­ated to the New Zealand Vin­tage Car Club, along with 35 other branches, and en­joys a na­tion­wide mem­ber­ship of ap­prox­i­mately 8500, with the Auck­land branch hav­ing 658 mem­bers. The clu­b­rooms are si­t­u­ated at 39 Fairfax Av­enue, Pen­rose, and are open ev­ery Thurs­day from 7pm to 10.30pm, and ev­ery Satur­day from 4pm to 7pm. The clu­b­rooms are li­cenced, so a con­vivial at­mos­phere gen­er­ally pre­vails. The third Thurs­day of the month is club night, and the club usu­ally has an in­vited guest speaker.

The club has a 30-year rule that al­lows all types of mo­tor ve­hi­cles up to 1986 (30 years old) to par­tic­i­pate in club events. Within the club, there are mo­tor­cy­cle, com­mer­cial, and sta­tion­ary en­gine groups.

Each month, there is a run to a place of in­ter­est, and, in ad­di­tion, there is the op­tion of at­tend­ing events at other branches. Mem­ber­ship en­ti­tles you to six bi-monthly publi­ca­tions of Beaded Wheels mag­a­zine, and a monthly Auck­land-branch bulletin. The club has an ex­ten­sive li­brary, with most books be­ing able to be bor­rowed.

Re­cently, the club has ex­pe­ri­enced an in­crease in lat­er­model ve­hi­cles be­ing in­tro­duced and used in club events, and its mem­bers sin­cerely hope this trend con­tin­ues.

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