North Shore Vin­tage Car Club

New Zealand Classic Car - - Club Corner -

The North Shore Vin­tage Car Club was es­tab­lished in 1973 and is a branch of the Vin­tage Car Club of New Zealand (es­tab­lished 1946).

The club pro­vides a great place for like-minded ve­hi­cle en­thu­si­asts to gather, share their ex­pe­ri­ences, and con­trib­ute to the wider com­mu­nity. It holds reg­u­lar events, from weekly club nights ev­ery Wed­nes­day to ladies nights and monthly club runs.

“Our main in­ter­est is vin­tage and pre-1916 vet­eran cars, but any­one with a ve­hi­cle over 30 years old is wel­come,” says club pres­i­dent Peter Lloyd.

The club is very well set up and op­er­ates out of a prop­erty in cen­tral Al­bany on Auck­land’s North Shore. The club and its mem­bers also un­der­take restora­tion jobs at their club prop­erty. Along­side a fac­tory 1949 Bed­ford tow truck, a 1935 Chev fire truck, a Mor­ris 8 and a Wolse­ley, mem­bers are cur­rently bring­ing back to life a Den­nis Bus that was found in a swamp in the Waikato. The bus had been sit­ting in the mire for over 35 years when the club man­aged to re­trieve it. On fur­ther re­search, it was dis­cov­ered that this is the only re­main­ing ex­am­ple in the world, so mem­bers are look­ing for­ward to see­ing the fin­ished prod­uct.

The club hosts a large an­nual swap meet and show, which is a great chance to check out a wide num­ber of club cars, as well as look into club’s amaz­ing fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing the im­pres­sive spare parts depart­ment.

For more in­for­ma­tion, to see cov­er­age of the club events, and catch up on the lat­est news, head on­line to vin­tage­car­club-northshore.co.nz.

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