Sunday, November 27th, 2016
A fair number of vehicles and participants arrived at the clubrooms 9.30 morning tea and welcomed by organiser Grant Stewart & SCVCC chairman John Foster.
First stop was Calibre Taxidermy at the end of Shaw Street. Here our hosts Jared & Ryan, showed us around including showing us how many Trophy Heads were mounted. This was captivating to us all.
Then on the road to Pleasant Point to our next stop, Obsolete Iron, and Frocks & Shocks for the ladies. Obsolete Iron has a collection of early 1950s motor cross bikes & Triumph motor cycles built for a land speed record attempt. It has two Triumph 675cc Daytona engines fitted into a homemade custom chrome moly frame, turbo-charged and intercooled. In August 2015, it reached 221mph at Bonneville Salt Flats. They also have a 1933 V8 super charged Ford Coupe & a 1949 Ford single spinner coupe.
On the road again around Waitohi, Temuka & Levels to the South Canterbury Traction Engine Club, where they have opened a new Museum, containing 33 vintage trucks. The trucks are from around South Canterbury, Cromwell & Oamaru. A 1925 Model T is the oldest vehicle, the newest being from the 1980s. The shed is 50 metres by 18 metres and cost about $300,000 to complete.
After lunch, it was a short trip up the road to Timaru Airport to the South Canterbury Aviation Museum. It has vintage aircraft on display, microlights & display objects & archives relating to South Canterbury. Particular interest was of Richard Pearse, and wartime histories of local pilots that flew fighter aircrafy in WW2, along with the historic Control Tower site, which has a library and good views of the airfield.
Thank you Grant, it was a good day with about 30 cars on the run.
Rodger and Barbara Baird