Upcoming Events

  • Sat
    11
    Jan
    2014
    9:30 amHalswell Quarry Christchurch

    Note new date due to poor weather forecast for the Sunday. This event has been brought forwards one day.

    Picnic at Halswell Quarry. Head down to the Quarry and drive straight through to the end (Findlay Park) there is car parking available although it can get busy later in the day. Laid back picnic under the trees. Same spot as last 2 years. Great place to start the new years, very informal, there will be BBQs on site for any food you may wish to cook plus any leftover refreshments from the Christmas party! We will be there from about 9.30am

    Incidentally a bike race is scheduled for Saturday so best to go down Lincoln/Halswell Road to Halswell and turn left to the quarry on Kennedys Bush Road. Some of the roads around Cashmere Road will be closed or subject to delays.

  • Tue
    28
    Jan
    2014
    7:30 pmBecks Ale House

    At Becks Southern Ale House 155 Colombo Street 7.30pm (look for a sign on the main bar advising of our meeting location)

  • Sun
    23
    Feb
    2014
    1:00 pmHuranui

    AGM at Huranui. Club will provide afternoon tea after a nice wee drive through the Weka Pass. Meet at the Belfast Hotel at 1 pm (after lunch!) Note change of date

  • Tue
    25
    Feb
    2014
    7:30 pmBecks Ale House

    At Becks Southern Ale House 155 Colombo Street 7.30pm (look for a sign on the main bar advising of our meeting location)

  • Sun
    09
    Mar
    2014
    10:00 amIron Ridge Quarry Sculpture Park

    Iron Ridge Quarry Sculpture Music Event. Come and enjoy a wonderful day at Iron Ridge Quarry with
    great Music/ Food/ Local Wine and Beer overlooking the magical Waipara River Valley Tickets will be for sale soon through Event Finder at a cheaper price of $16, the price is $20 on the day. (under 16yrs Free).

  • Sun
    09
    Mar
    2014
    10:00 amMeet at the Yaldhurst Hotel at 10:00am

    Meet at the Yaldhurst Hotel at 10 am. BBQ available at the venue, bring what you wish to cook. We will bring sauces, some bevies, hopefully the bread which appears to be the bane of our life. Peter MacDiarmid refuses to have anything to do with the bread after many bad experiences and I forgot it this month! We will see if the Sth Canterbury Triumph Club wants to come and play as well. Nice run to the South for a change! Big thanks to Tony Ussher and Anne for inviting us to their estate!

  • Fri
    21
    Mar
    2014
    7:00 pm164 Whincops Rd Halswell

    BLACKPOOL TOWER BALLROOM COMES TO CHRISTCHURCH 

    Yes CHRIS POWELL returns to 164 Whincops Rd Halswell

    for our dance night FRIDAY 21ST MARCH 7:00 – 10:00pm

    joined by our resident organist RICHARD HORE QSM 

    Ask those that attended his show two years ago & they will tell you ‘ this is definitely a night not to be missed whether you choose to dance or not. ’ So now is the time to get your party together & phone us to book a table. 

    BYO drinks & snacks plus family & friends

    Hot water tea coffee etc provided. Please bring own cups

    Entry by suggested donation of $15 per person

    A raffle will also be run

    Proceeds after expenses to the RED PUPPY APPEAL supporting guide dogs

    CHRIS POWELL BIOGRAPHY 

    Chris was born in Manchester in 1971. At the age of 2 years his parents emigrated to live in Christchurch N.Z. where he first became exposed to organ music as a pre-schooler at Cathedral Grammar School. A return to England in 1977 saw him further his musical activities both as a chorister and also with piano and subsequently electronic organ lessons. By the age of 16 he was already giving concerts as well as playing for dancing around East Lancashire & West Yorkshire. Growing up in North West England, it was not surprising that it wasn’t long before the family made an outing to the world famous Blackpool Tower. Upon entering the hallowed Ballroom & hearing the Wurlitzer Chris remarked to his parents that he ‘would play in here some day’….Although met with some wry laughter at the time, he did indeed do this. At the age of 18 he was successfully auditioned to join the team of organists as a relief player in the winter of 1990. A happy 5 year connection ensued, playing both the Wurlitzer & also electronics within the complex. 1994 saw an invitation to return to New Zealand to play a series of theatre & electronic organ concerts in the land that was once called home. The 4 week sell out tour saw him performing to capacity crowds from Dunedin through to Auckland. Indeed to date he has made some 12 visits to New Zealand & 6 to Australia to perform shows. In 2000 he was invited by the Roland Corporation to tour with one of their flagship Atelier organ products. The current model which suits his exciting & fast pace show presentation is the model he will play at Drury Theatre plus the Allen Theatre Organ (updated version of the Wurlitzer).We do hope you are able to join us on this occasion.

     

  • Sat
    29
    Mar
    2014
    Sun
    30
    Mar
    2014
    All Day EventLeeston A&P Showgrounds

    Ellesmere Vintage Club Inc in conjunction with Leeston 150 Years invites your club to attend a two day Country Fair and Vintage Rally on the 29th and 30th March 2014.

    This event will be held in the Ellesmere A&P Show grounds in Leeston.

    The weekend begins with a street parade of vintage and new tractors, cars and trucks; these will travel through the township to the A & P grounds on the Friday night. On Saturday and Sunday there will be a large number of vintage machinery and working implements on display. There will be parades of traction engines, tractors, cars, trucks, bikes and draught horses to take you back in time. There will also be numerous working and static exhibits of yesteryear. There will be fun and entertainment for all ages; food stalls, craft stalls and mini workshops on traditional skills.

    Registration forms for exhibitor’s entries are enclosed please photocopy and distribute as needed. Or fill in online at www.Leeston150years. Please note entries close on 28th February, 2014

    Come on board, and help make this a successful and memorable event and celebrate Leeston’s 150th Anniversary.

    For further information please contact:

    The Ellesmere Vintage Club President: Stuart Donald 03 3244280 sjdonald@xtra.co.nz

    Entries: Brenda Montgomery 03 3242607 jbmontgomery@xtra.co.nz

    Car Entries and enquiries: Les Sloan 03 3243640 sloany@xtra.co.nz

  • Sun
    30
    Mar
    2014
    TBAStart at Russley Portables. 656 Wairakei Road, Russley

    North Canterbury Classic Tour.  Start venue is now not New Brighton as has been since 2005, but at our co-sponsor, John Stewart’s business premises, Russley Portables.  656 Wairakei Road, Russley, next to Stewart’s Classic Collection (south side).

    We try to alternate the route each year, North/South of the Waimak.  In 2013 we travelled North, with the lunch break at Iron Ridge Quarry, between the back country of Amberley and Mason’s Flat/Hawarden.  So, for 2014 we travel South of the Waimakariri River.  There are other changes too, but the details will be notified in the New Year.

  • Sat
    05
    Apr
    2014
    10:00 amWinchester showgrounds

    Nice run to Winchester, Now a club Event. Contact South Canterbury Triumph Club for more details. Nice informal swap meet.

  • Tue
    29
    Apr
    2014
    7:30 pmBecks Southern Ale House 155 Colombo Street

    Club Night at Becks Southern Ale House 155 Colombo Street 7.30pm (look for a sign on the main bar advising of our meeting location)

  • Sun
    04
    May
    2014
    10:15 amStarts at the Ashburton Show Grounds

    Rotary Club of Ashburton Plains Classic Car Rally 4th May 2014
    You are asked to keep this date free as the Rotary Club of Ashburton Plains are, once again, organising our annual Classic car run. This event is part of the Ashburton Wheels Week festivities.
    This is the 22nd running of this hugely popular event and we ask you for your participation. Entry fee will be $20/car with all profits going to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. The event will start at the Ashburton Showgrounds at 10.15am and will finish in the Methven area approximately 4 hours later.
    You will be given instructions — like a car trial, and you will able to participate in the annual Street parade, should you wish, or simply carry on the designated route to finish in Methven. There will be no shingle roads and the instructions will be very straight forward.
    There will be prizes for various vehicles that will be chosen by our independent judges, Roger Hart and Bernard Egan, two well known identities in the Mid Canterbury area and have had many years experience of classic cars. They will also pick a concours d'Elegance winner.
    We ask all Car Clubs to make their members aware of this fun, low key event in your club bulletins or notice board.
    For any further information please contact either: Ray Mayne — ray@raymayne.co.nz, 033086022 during work hours or Alan Sim — sim.family@xtra.co.nz, 033088835

  • Sun
    18
    May
    2014
    10:00 amMeet Belfast Hotel

    Plan to go to the Waipara Springs Winery for lunch, meeting at the Belfast Hotel at 10.00am and departing about 10.30am after the usual natter and catch up! We have had lunch here previously and costs are reasonable. Nice easy flat drive.

  • Tue
    27
    May
    2014
    7:30 pmBecks Southern Ale House 155 Colombo Street

    at Becks Southern Ale House 155 Colombo Street 7.30pm (look for a sign on the main bar advising of our meeting location)

  • Sun
    22
    Jun
    2014
    Meet Belfast Hotel

    Meet at Belfast Hotel (yes again) for a wee trip north. This is going to be a curry night so not too expensive. Club will put wine on the table. Organiser Tony Moot

  • Tue
    24
    Jun
    2014
    7:30 pmBecks Southern Ale House 155 Colombo Street

    June Club Night at Becks Southern Ale House 155 Colombo Street 7.30pm (look for a sign on the main
    bar advising of our meeting location).

  • Sun
    20
    Jul
    2014
    10:30 amMeet Belfast Hotel

    Meet at the Belfast Hotel (you should know the way by now!) with a leisurely drive to Hanmer for
    lunch (you can picnic if you wish) and then a visit to the hot pools if you have a mind to (you can always spectate if you don’t want to get wet)

  • Sun
    17
    Aug
    2014
    The Tannery Woolston

    Looks like we will head to The Tannery again as they were able to cater for the large number of folk quite comfortably. Organiser Tony Reid

  • Sat
    06
    Sep
    2014
    8-00amWaimate Vintage Car Club Rooms 4 Harris Street, Waimate

    Swap meet.

    Sites $5 does not include entry Have a shed clean out (Motoring related)

    Food & Drink Available!!!

    Waimate Vintage Car Club Rooms 4 Harris Street, Waimate 8:00am – 1:30pm Entry Fee $2.00 under 15 FREE
    For Site Info Phone (03) 689 6011

     

  • Sun
    28
    Sep
    2014
    Contact Tony for Details

    Always very popular. A skills event although the presence of timing lights tends to indicate that it is taken very seriously by some! Usual location at the Bennett paddock which we will plough for him! Once again the club will hire a portaloo (wouldn’t be a Christchurch event without one) Bring a picnic and come
    and enjoy a fun day. Organiser Tony Ussher

  • Sun
    05
    Oct
    2014
    10-00amThe Sports Oval Pearson Park Oxford

    Craft Market
    Farmers Market
    Lots of stalls
    Plus a wide range of family
    entertainment.
    Cost: $5 per car

    Proceeds to the running of the McIver’s Oxford Community Men’s Shed.

    Come on down to the Sports Oval Pearson Park entry by way of Dohrmans Road (off Bay Road). Gates open at 10am - 2pm

    All entrants will go into a lucky number prizes draw. The prize draws will take place at 1pm on the site of the McIver’s Community Men’s Shed. Classic and Vintage Car Display If it has wheels bring it along.

    Come on out and make a day of it.

  • Sun
    12
    Oct
    2014
    Macleans Island?

    Club Display cars needed, start thinking if you wish to have your car displayed and enjoy on site parking whilst you shop! Fingers crossed that the weather will be fine this year. I have quite a few items on my shopping list from last year. Still want a nice chrome tow hitch for my 2500.

  • Sun
    19
    Oct
    2014
    not sureNot sure yet

    Trip to Arthurs Pass. No details as yet

  • Sat
    08
    Nov
    2014
    Hororata

    Something a little different, we are going to go to Hororata and attend the “Highland Games” Should be a great day! Details below:

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  • Sun
    07
    Dec
    2014
    Whitecliffs Domain

    Christmas Picnic/Party!
    Whitecliffs once more, games, prizes, club provides BBQ and refreshments as usual. Theme is a “P” party (I can hear the Police sirens already) so come dressed up as something/someone starting with P. (Punk, prostitutes, priest, pimp et etc) Come and socialise

 

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