All British Car Day, Timaru

All British Day

Sunday 2 June 2019 – Queens Birthday weekend – meet 9am at Caroline Bay northern Carpark.

Open to all owners of British made vehicles, regardless of age of manufacture.

National Veteran Rally – 18-19-20 October 2019

The National Veteran Rally is taking place in South Canterbury on 18-19-20 October 2019.
Cars, Motorcycles and Trucks, all over 100 years old, will meet in Timaru, as a celebration of over a century of motoring.

All American Weekend Timaru - November 16-17 2019

Open to ALL owners of vehicles of American manufacture, old and new.
Features a Cruise Night and Car Display.

Spare Parts Dept

Over the years the Branch has acquired a huge number of parts, mostly donated, and there is a steady inflow and outflow of parts that are now so hard to source for older vehicles.

The Parts Department is open from 9.30am to 12 noon every Wednesday and noggin and natter night. Members are welcome to join the camaraderie of the Parts Department Wednesday group.

1956 MGA for sale at the Winchester Swap Meet

Winchester Swapmeet & Bazaar

Winchester A&P Showgrounds Saturday April 4 2020 – Mark this date in your diary.

All sorts of stuff for sale. You might fund an abacus or a zither or automotive parts for an ABC or a Zust!

Our major fundraiser for the year and a great day’s fun!

Latest Club News

Timaru All British Day

Our Annual Timaru All British Day will be taking place on Sunday 2 June 2019. Entry fee is $15 per vehicle. There is a display at the Caroline Bay northern carpark of the vehicles entered between 9:00am and 10:30pm, and a run to a mystery location within South...

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Ron Cooper’s Humber 80

A Timaru Herald article, with photographs about Ron Cooper, his Humber 80, and Hupmobile restoration is here. Ron, along with Lionel Suter received 50th year badges in March 2019, Barry Barnes receiving a 60th year badge.

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Vehicle Classes


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Club Overview

The South Canterbury Branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand welcomes enthusiasts for older cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles.

We have classes to cater for all vehicles over 30 years old and foster their restoration, preservation and use.

Ownership is not necessary and Club membership could help you find what you are looking for.

As well as the numerous benefits of joining our club listed here there are lots more things you can be involved with too.



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We offer members:

  1. Junior, Joint (family) and individual memberships
  2. Contact with like-minded people of all age groups.
  3. Monthly get together at our Clubrooms
  4. Access to our Spare Parts Department.
  5. Club Library for recreational and research reading.
  6. A wide range of events both competitive and non-competitive that you can attend both within our Branch and with other Branches of the Vintage Car Club using any Club eligible vehicle.
  7. Specialised events for various classes of vehicles locally and throughout the country, e.g. National Motorcycle Rally
  8. “All American” and “All British” Days.
  9. Our own annual Winchester Swap Meet and Bazaar.
  10. Access to Club Insurance Scheme.
  11. Monthly Club Newsletter “Aorangi Tricar” and bi-monthly national magazine “Beaded Wheels”.

View Our Vintage Vehicle Showroom

We love our projects and here you can view member vehicles from the various vintages.