Sun11Jan2015Halswell Quarry Park
An informal BBQ once more at The Halswell Quarry (Rhodes Park at the end of the road) Nice nearby place to relax after Christmas. (leftovers from Christmas Picnic!)
Meet at Princess Margaret Hospital car park at 1 pm Going somewhere different. Barrhill Village, historical village and well worth a visit. On wet or dry. (we have a contingency plan) Club provides afternoon tea. Organiser Bill and Cynthia Cockram
Barrhill Village, apparently built with a view that the railway was going through the area but it didn’t (hope I have that right) Barrhill is a charming village with historic buildings and tree lined avenues. In its heyday the village housed not only families of Corwar Estate workers, but also the commercial premises of a baker, blacksmith, bricklayer, post office keeper, hotelier and gardener. The 1877 village plan featured 28 sections marked around a central market square. Elms, oaks, limes and sycamores were planted, along with an avenue of birches on the east and oaks on the west. It was not until an aerial photo was taken in 1975 that locals realised the central oak trees were planted in the shape of three interlocking circles suggesting the symbol of the Trinity, with St John’s church as the focal point.
Tue24Feb20157:30 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)
Sun22Mar201510:00 amTai Tapu Domain
Meet Princess Margaret Hospital car park 10 am (fun picnic day with BBQ) Tai Tapu Domain
Sun22Mar201510:00 amHi-Tech Building Systems at 656 Wairakei Road, Russley
Starting from John Stewart’s Hi-Tech Building Systems at 656 Wairakei Road, Russley (Next to his Bel Air Gardens and Classic Car Museum). This year, owing to the shorter ks, we can afford to start 30 minutes or so later. First classic away at 10am rather than 9.15/9.30 time slot as in previous years.
Many roads never previously travelled and a variety too. A two-lap drive-through at a new over 50’s village is one new feature. Here, I am told, residents are planning to dress-up in period costume! (Looking forward to that). A pleasant lunch venue we have not used ever before, on the NCCT or the Henry Ford Memorial rally. And it has on site a new coffee and real fruit ice-cream shop! (They have donated ten $5 vouchers which we will give out on ‘lucky number’ route sheets). Finish venue is a country café with plenty of room, plus a display we will keep under wraps in the meantime. I have The Breeze FM radio station supporting us now (via James Daniels, an ex North Beach Primary School student as was I) so our attending numbers could increase substantially! Maybe our vehicle numbers could exceed 200 once again. Last time was in 2007 when we had 252!
Please mark March 22 down on your calendar NOW
Look up ‘North Canterbury Classic Tour’ on Facebook to see lots of photos there from many previous outings
Wheels Week 2015 will be for the period 2 May 2015 to 17 May 2015 inclusive, preceded by the special church service at St. Andrews Church on 26 April 2015 commencing at 10.00 am.
The 2015 Wheels Week event will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Wheels Week and needless to say it will be bigger and better than ever. Some of the events have been re-organised and some of them have been relocated. Participants in the various events have shown a lot of enthusiasm because of this landmark year.
Motorcycle interests in the district are celebrating their 100th year anniversary and their own specially arranged events will form part of the Wheels Week celebrations.
The charity to be supported by Wheels Week 2015 will once again be the Canterbury Westland Air Rescue Trust – known as the Westpac Helicopter. However the Trust supports not only the helicopter but also its medical and other equipment consumables which are very extensive and expensive.
The reason that we support this charity is that anyone with wheels could be and have been a likely user of its services. All of the net proceeds from Wheels Week go to this cause.
FEATURE EVENING GUEST SPEAKER;
One of the main features of Wheels Week events in the past has been the Heartland Guest Speaker Evening. This year we have been fortunate enough to secure Steve Williams as our speaker.
Because of the already apparent demand from the public to be able to attend this evening the venue will be the Events Centre which will also handle all of the ticketing needs through TicketDirect.
The evening will also include finger food and an opportunity to mix and mingle after Steve does his speaking.
Obviously the committee is really pleased to secure this speaker. The relevance to Wheels Week is that Steve is a high profile speedway driver and organiser but clearly there will also be a lot of interest from golfers.
BIG TOYS FOR BIG BOYS EVENT:
For a number of reasons this event has been re-located for 2015. In the past the Ashburton District Council has bent over backwards to help us with the location at the north east Business Park but any wet weather even prior to the event put it at risk. Nevertheless the committee is very grateful to the council for their assistance.
This year the event will be held at the Ashburton Airport entering through the Speedway Circuit gates. It will include demonstrations of equipment on the Speedway track which is totally secured from the public and will also give access to the Ashburton Aviation Museum.
We expect that this will be a huge event (this is another reason for re-locating) and it will not have to be put off if the weather turns sour.
A per head gate charge will apply and there will be ample parking.
THE FINISHING BIT:
The Big Toys for Big Boys event has traditionally been the last event of past Wheels Weeks. This year Aeroview at 39 Morris Road and run by Peter and Larraine McQuarters will be available for a “Natter and Noggin” from 4.00 pm to put that finishing touch on the big day.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 03 307 2376
Sun03May201510:15 amAshburton Show Grounds
This year the rally will start from the Ashburton Show Grounds at 10:15 am and will
finish at “Middle Rock Station” on the Coleridge road, on the north side of the Rakaia River in
the shadows of Mt – Hutt. This event is part of the Ashburton Wheels Week festivities.
This will be the 23
running of this hugely popular event and we ask you to publish this in your
magazines and on your websites.
Entry fee will again be $20.00 and the event will not include any shingle roads.
The owners of Middle Rock Station, Lyn and Bruce Nell have kindly offered to open their
property to participants of the car rally.
The station carries over 7000 fine wool sheep producing wool for the apparel trade as well as
Lunch will be available for those who wish to buy, in the buildings area which includes a
beautifully kept homestead and garden which you will be invited to wander around as
highlighted on www.middlerock.co.nz
We ask all Car Clubs to make their members aware of this fun, low key event.
For any further information please contact Alan Sim on 03-3088835 or email
Tue26May20157:30 pmBecks Southern Ale House
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)
Mid Winter Christmas dinner run We are going to continue the ethnic theme which
was so popular last year. Thai restaurant with mystery Santa and club provides wine. Remember to bring a gift, same number as in your party, under $5. More details to
come (Tony Moot)
Sun19Jul20153:00 pmPhone for Details
Movie night! We have a theatre booked but there are only 25 seats so first in gets a place. If there is sufficient interest we could look at a bigger theatre. Book in with Tony Moot 0274 306 080 Option of a meal to follow.
Tue28Jul20157:30 pmBecks Southern Ale House
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)
Sun23Aug2015Early? TBAThe Tannery, Woolston
23rd August the ever popular Club Breakfast where the club shouts us a group breakfast! Yay! We have kicked around a few options but decided to re visit The Tannery as they can generally cope with the large influx of hungry triumphant people and there will be new shops to visit in the complex.
Tue25Aug20157:30 pm121a Somerfield Street
25th August 7.30pm Club Night This time we are meeting at John Kuipers home at 121a Somerfield Street, ourt if you want beer/wine etc then BYO. Thanks for the hospitality John! Good turnout at club night last month!
Sun13Sep201510:00 amMeet at Belfast Hotel
(with a postponement date of 20th September) Meet at Belfast Hotel at 10 am. Once more going to the Bennett paddock which we will once more plough with enthusiasm. Bring a picnic. Portaloo will be available
Sat19Sep20157:00 amHororata domain
19th September Saturday 2015 Horarata Swap Meet at Hororata domain. Vehicle parts only, no bric a brac. Not a club event. Opens 7am.. Entry $5.00. Very informal.
Sun20Sep201510:00 amUniversity Car Park, off Clyde Road
Assemble in the University Car Park, off Clyde Road, at 10.00am for a 10.15am start. The run will be through Christchurch and North Canterbury finishing at a country Domain for a picnic lunch. Bring own lunch. This rally is being organised by the M8TCNZ and all BMC aligned car clubs are being invited.
Sat26Sep2015Sun27Sep2015TBAPioneer Sports and Recreation Centre stadium
26 – 27th September Classic Car Show And Concours D'elegance.Pioneer Sports and Recreation Centre stadium. Not a club event
Tue29Sep20157:30 pmBecks Southern Ale House
29th September 7.30pm 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)
Sat10Oct2015Sun11Oct2015TBAVintage Car Club McLean’s Island
We need 6 cars per day Sat and Sunday. Have expressions of interest already. Free pass to event, prizes this year for best club display. Plenty of time to shop for that elusive car part! (or get plants etc)
Meet at Yaldhurst Hotel car park at 10 am, we leave at 10.30am. Cruise ending up North Canterbury.
Sun01Nov20159:30 amVintage Car Club Grounds at McLeans Island
All British vehicle owners are invited to attend the 2015 Canterbury All British Day, which will be held on Sunday 1st November. The start point is the Vintage Car Club Grounds at McLeans Island, where participants should arrive between 9.30am and 10.30am. For those who wish to get there earlier, the monthly Petrol Heads Breakfast and display is on in the Custom Car Club grounds immediately next to the VCC grounds.
A series of easy runs will depart the VCC grounds at 10.30am, finishing at the Clarkville Domain on the corner of Tram Road and Heywards Road (opposite the Clarkville School).
Entry fee is $10 per vehicle, which is collected on the day. All proceeds go to the Van Asch Deaf Education Centre in Sumner. There will be spot prizes which all entrants will be eligible to win.
The event will be held wet or fine. Bring a picnic lunch, or there will be a sausage sizzle at the domain.
Event organiser - Colin Hey, Phone 359 8737
7th November Hororata Highland Games, great event last year, big day out! We will try to arrange club car parking again. Bring picnic or food available at event.
Sun22Nov20159:15 amAmberley Saint John HQ
Just a reminder that the 2015 Christmas Picnic is to be held on Sunday 22nd November. Meet 9.15 – 10.15am at the Amberley Saint John HQ (as per last year) behind Hurunui Council building. Main Road Amberley. (Next to public toilets on left if coming from South). Proceeds to Amberley St. John’s Ambulance Service. (99 entries last year, can we reach 125 this time?)
Meeting at Yaldhurst Hotel car park at 10 am.
Picnic will have a “Movie” theme, favourite movie character/star,
Club shouts BBQ , prizes and refreshments!
It will be held at Whitecliffs with that handy cafe at Hororata! Bring your own salad or special dietary requirements.
Note this is the rescheduled date as it was supposed to be on the 6th