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Waikato Club Event Reports 2008

(For events from previous years click here: 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 )



We had approx 20 cars on the run. Some of us enjoyed the pools others chatted in the shade and the usual heads under bonnets' and discussions on the pony's. We enjoyed a nice BBQ & few light refreshments! Thanks to Malcolm for organizing the BBQ trailer & food. It would be great if we could have our own BBQ trailer, we could certainly use it at our annual Ford day and club runs. It was a great way to finish of the year. Marg


Sunday 14th September Breakfast Run To Karapiro cafe
& tour off the Lake Karapiro Dam & Hydro museum

We assembled at the Karapiro cafe around 9.30 am ,it was a beautiful day for a cruise. A nice breakfast was had by all and a look around at all the cars, then we set off down the road to the dam for our tour organized by Archie Stutt . Our guide from mighty river power , gave us a run down off the history of the dam. Then lead us down two thousand steps right next to the spill way of the dam very impressive, we then continued through the dam and down to the hydro museum, power generation plant. As we proceeded we where told by our gide if the siren was to sound we were to follow him and run, this included running back up two thousand steps, i think we might have had to call out the ambos to resuscitate a majority of us if that had happened! We were also informed that they have had a few jumpers trying to commit suicide, so for those who were thinking they could bump us off sorry you wouldn't get the car because they all have survived. We then proceeded back up those two thousand steps , there was not much talking by us as we proceeded to the top, there were a few jelly legs by the end of the steps.
It was a great day thanks to Archie for organizing a great run thanks to those who attended approx 20 members attended.


Mystery Run held on Sunday 22nd June.

Organized, (and very well too) by last years winners, Don & Dianne Rankin.
Thanks guys for a great run.

Who taught them how to park & which one do you save $2.49 on ?
 umbrellas are out waiting for the sunshine,
still raining

Getting into the wet inside after the wet outside
 She's got more than me & look daddy I can eat all my fish in one mouthful.
  Don presenting the winners trophy to 1st place winners, Carol & Bruce.

 2nd place went to, Pauline, Lizzie, Bobbie, Pippa & Nick. Don in the background eyeing up the kids chips.
 3rd place went to Stu & Sarah.
 Club cars outside the Top Pub in Morrinsville.

Run to Mustang Alley, Sunday 25th May

1 Funny looking Mustang,
2 Club cars on Display
3 It's to much for young Mr Rodgers
4 Kathy's 66 & John's 65
5 Kathy's 66

6 John's 69
7 Boys talking the talk.
8 Work in progress
9 68 Convertible
10 Mr President cooking & Serving Lunch


Hamilton 400 - V8 Supercars: 19-20 April 08

HAMILTON 400 SUPERCHARGED ENTERTAINMENT. And it sure was a supercharged three days.



Drivers Parade:
Kevin waiting for driver,  Allen & Murray,  Andrew Taranaki,  John & Barry,   Merv's.

!!!! Hey its a tough job but someone has to do it. (Ray Mischewski with...)

 Current N.Z. V8 Champion John McIntyre & Ray. "Ideal Electrical Suppliers" sponsor his car.

Andy, John McIntyre of JMR & John Nicholls of Ideal Electrical;    McIntyre & Radish on display at Ideal;    Take your pick

Waikato cars on display at the "N.Z. Motor Show" Claudlands Event Centre, during the V8 Supercars.


Matamata Panelworks Open Day: Sunday 30th March 08

 Well worth the effort, thanks to Malcolm & the team for putting on a great event once again.
Also nice to catch up to Wayne & Annie from " Southern Mustang & Ford Spares" who once again made the trip up from Nelson.  Ray

 Assembling in Hamilton for the trip, we went via " Scotsman's Valley Road", excellent drive thanks to Mark Dalton.

Club Cars  Mustangs, including 2 Galaxies, |  Looking over Johns Overend's  New Car | Cars on show, including Kevin & Margaret Molds 1969 Mach I

Cars assembled for display.   |   John wondering were he left his car??


Paeroa V8 Day

 Margaret Mold won "Best Ford" with her convertible. She got a certificate and a neat little gift pack of automotive accessories.
Other Waikato members present were, Barry Featherstone, Stu Smith & Sara, Robert Moore, Nick & Pauline, Dolph Rasmussen, Bruce Dreadon, Grant Sumner and Graeme Stone.

Margaret Mold's 1969 Convertible - she took out the "Best Ford Prize" for the day.


Newstead AutoHop: Sunday 17 Feb 2008

Held at Claudelands Event Center here in Hamilton.
Pictures by Ray Mischewski 

  Bruce & Coral Payne's 66 Coupe & Richard Johnsons  69 Convertible.    General Scene of event.   Glenn & Judy Rodgers 66 Coupe.

Pauline and her Mustang and family, including the rear of Nicks new Holden!!!!!!!

Matt Hird and his modified 1965 Fastback took away the top People's Choice Award.
Congratulations to you Matt, well done and well deserved.


First club meeting: Feb 2008.
Very interesting talk by Ruwan Premathilaka from "Famous Pacific Shipping" on the importation of vehicles into N.Z.
For more information on this firm visit the following web site. www.fpsauto.co.nz