Vintage Car Club of New Zealand - Southland Branch Inc.

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Rumour The November 2023 Rumour can be found on the Rumour Tab above.

Thursday 30 November 2023 – Club Meeting, 7:30pm at Ariki Lodge, 46 Ariki Avenue, Otatara. Whitebait Raffle & Christmas Cake for Supper!

Mid-Week Run Wednesday 6 December 2023.  $25 a head leaving the Racecourse at 10.30am. To book contact Angus or Elaine Petrie by Sunday evening 3rd December on 03 212 8956 or phone/text 027 310 4239.

2024 National Veteran Rally, 70th Dunedin - Brighton all Veteran Vehicle Rally and  Prince Henry Tour 25 - 31 January 2024 Entries close 15 December 2023. Entry forms are available from the VCC website and clicking on "National Events" and scrolling to the event.

Southland Rally 3 February 2024 - Entry form in November Rumour and online. To enter online use the "Enter Rallies Online" tab above. Entries close 25 January 2024.

Save the Date: Veteran & Vintage Rally - Saturday 2 March 2024. The Veteran and Vintage Rally replaces the previous Veteran Rally. The Club Captains hope that bringing together the Veteran and Vintage vehicles will boost the number of entrants. Further details and an entry form will be available in the January edition of the Rumour

2024 VCC National South Island Easter Rally 29th March to 1st April 2024 and Golden Bay Tour 2nd – 5th April The Nelson branch will be hosting the 2024 VCC National South Island Easter Rally 29th March to 1st April 2024, followed by the Golden Bay Tour April 2nd – 5th Entries close; 1st March 2024. Contact:- John & Lesley Barker for further details - Ph. 03 545 0652 mobile 027 911 0763 or Email

ZLB Awarua Radio Station 110 year Anniversary - 16th December 2023 We are invited to celebrate 110 years of Radio at Awarua.16th December 2023, 11am-4pm at the Awarua Communications Museum, 1276 Bluff Highway, preferably in Period Costume. Contact Diane - or txt 0273299389, by 30th November 2023, if you want to attend. 

Hat Badges For Sale - The new hat badges have arrived and are priced at $15 each. Inquire on meeting night if you want to purchase one (or a hat full).

Welfare: Barry Hayman is our Welfare Officer. Please contact Barry (216 3639) if you (or any club members) need support. Barry is very much St John associated and a good person to offer help, advice, or assistance when people are in need. If you put your hand up, you will be surprised to learn about the services available to you through both the Government Services and St John Ambulance. Don’t try to do everything on your own. There are many Social Services you may not be away of, and St John also offers a number of support services.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Parts Shed: The parts shed will be open the afternoon of meeting nights between 1 & 4 p.m.

You can contact John Burke 03 217 8177 & 027 226 0067 or Ray McCulloch 03 217 9667 at any time if requiring parts or information on parts in our Parts Shed.

Library: The lending library will issue books on the afternoon of meeting nights between 1 & 3 p.m. Other times by appointment - phone Roy: 216 6056