The Veteran Section of the Auckland Veteran and Vintage Car Club caters for all vehicles manufactured prior to 31 December 1918. This is how the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand defines a veteran vehicle, car, truck or motorcycle.
Overseas countries use various other dates, for example the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain, the oldest historic motoring club in the world, defines Veteran as being manufactured before 31 December 1904, cars, they are car specific, calls cars made between 1905 and 31 December 1918 as Edwardian. The New Zealand system was based on the fact that there are few surviving pre 1905 cars in this country.
Our section meets on the first Saturday of each month at 2.30 pm at our clubrooms 39 Fairfax Avenue, Penrose. There are a couple of exceptions to the first Saturday, please check the calendar for the meeting date. The meeting usually starts by going around the table and asking what individual members have been doing over the last month. Members will often bring parts or literature they have, to discuss restoration issues, or for the identification of parts or tools?
We encourage our members to ride or drive their vehicles to the meetings. One member regularly drives his 1913 Model T Ford across the harbor bridge to attend.
The section organises an annual Veteran Run restricted to Veteran category vehicles, this takes place on rural roads as traffic free as possible.
Members of the section also attend other Vintage Car Club of New Zealand veteran specific events and more general events such as the popular Art Deco event in Napier, they also attend events organized by sister clubs.
It is not necessary for you to own a veteran vehicle to attend the meetings, anyone interested in this vehicle period is welcome to attend.
See you at our next meeting.