Bentley Club Inc
Issue 12-2, 2012
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CHAIRMAN Michael Midgley
RD 1, Culverden, Nth Canterbury 7391
Phone 03 315 6445 or Mobile 0274 148 145
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRMAN Richard Hadfield
242 Sunnyside Road, R.D.3 Albany 0793
Phone: 09 448 2248
SECRETARY Geoff Walls
4/3 Karitane Drive, Cashmere, Christchurch
Phone 03 332 6387 or Mobile 021 786 652
TREASURER Philip Eilenberg
3B 21 George Street, Parnell, Auckland
Phone: 09 374 5901 or Mobile 021 928 041
MEMBERSHIP REGISTRAR Rob Carthew
85A Wharewaka Road, Taupo
Phone 07 377 4117
TECHNICAL LIAISON OFFICER Post WW2 Roy Tilley
204a Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt
Phone 04 566 0850 Fax 04 586 2937 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
TECHNICAL LIAISON OFFICER Pre WW2 Eddie Riddle
1 Wickliffe St, Mosgiel 9024
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MAGAZINE EDITOR Tom King
191 Sparks Road, Christchurch 8025
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WEB MASTER Bob Barbour
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NATIONAL EVENTS CO-ORDINATOR Rob Carthew
85A Wharewaka Road, Taupo
Phone 07 377 4117
CHAIRMAN Glynn Williams
24 Franklin Road, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011
Phone 09 378 7632
SECRETARY Susie Williams
37 Maxwelton Drive, Mairangi Bay.
Phone 09 478 3995 or Mobile 021 367 683
CHAIRMAN Roy Tilley
204a Waiwhetu Road, Lower Hutt
Phone 04 566 0850
SECRETARY Martin Taylor
24 Rangiora Avenue, Kaiwharawhara, Wellington
Phone 04 470-7666
CHAIRMAN Keith Hunter
1/12 Heywood Terrace, Richmond, Christchurch 7391
Phone 03 366 4484 or Mobile 0274 355 220
SECRETARY Tom King
191 Sparks Road, Christchurch 8025
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From the Shadow’s Corner by Cal West, Product Support Manager, Rolls-Royce Motors Inc, USA. A compilation of
technical articles, specific to the Silver Shadow and its derivatives, reprinted from The Flying Lady. We include a set of
reprints of Know Your Silver Shadow from the Club magazine in recent years. $80 per copy including P & P.
Silver Cloud/S Series Reprints 1955-1966: A compilation of technical articles from The Flying Lady specific to these
cars. $20 per copy including P & P.
The Company’s Construction Records, which accompanied every Rolls-Royce and Bentley chassis (since 1931)
through its production at Derby or Crewe, are a valuable resource for subsequent owners. They detail the original order,
any special equipment, and the results of tests and inspections prior to dispatch. The records for all cars over 10 years
old are held by the RREC in the UK, and copies are available to members of that Club. The number of pages for early
cars may be up to 20 or more. Records for a Silver Shadow can amount to even more pages and cost around $NZ150.
To obtain a copy of your car’s records, contact the Club’s Post WW2 Technical Liaison Officer, Roy Tilley, on 04 566
0850 e-mail email@example.com
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Tom King, Phone 03 3398 309, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 191 Sparks Road, Christchurch 8025. Commercial
advertisements will be the subject to a charge to the advertiser. Colour advertisements are charged at $220 per half
page and $300 for full page, payable to the NZRR&BC Inc.
Many of us belong to several motoring clubs, ranging from the Automobile Association to perhaps the
Zundapp Fanciers’ Club, and including along the way the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand; the oldest
established British clubs, The Veteran Car Club, The Vintage Sports Car Club, and The Bentley Drivers
Club; and our sister clubs, The Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia, The Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’
Club in Britain, and The Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club in America.
All these clubs produce excellent magazines, and your editor is lucky enough to receive our sister clubs’
publications on behalf of our Club on a quid pro quo basis. They are held in the bit of the library which
is at 191 Sparks Road, Christchurch 8025, and a SAE will have copies speeding to anyone interested.
Otherwise, the current strength of our dollar might make membership of other clubs more practicable than
usual, and membership of the RREC is £87 annually, plus £30 one-off joining fee.
The Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club in North America has made the following announcement, through Sabu
Advani, the editor of the RROC’s The Flying Lady.
“Digital Memberships - The Virtual Way to Go! Members outside of North America are NOW eligible
to join the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club as an International Digital Member, at less than half of the cost of
traditional club members—just $US30. This eliminates two key obstacles for overseas recipients of the
magazine: shipping cost and transit time.
“The exact details of this new programme are still being evaluated and may change once we have a better
idea of what people desire. Meanwhile, contact RROC HQ www.rroc.org to sign up—and do tell your
friends who might be interested in this new option but would have no way of learning about it unless you
“In addition to The Flying Lady as a PDF file you will receive The Event Lady and the Luxury Travel Guide
by email, and you will have full access to the RROC’s www.rroc.org website including the Discussion
Forum which gives you instant, 24/7 access to advice and feedback from members worldwide on how
to repair and restore your motorcar. Last but not least, this level of membership will also give you the
opportunity to vote in RROC elections by email.”
From the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club of Australia we have received “Overseas Subscription for Præclarvm:
Præclarvm is pleased to announce that it is now able to accept subscriptions directly from Overseas Rolls-
Royce and Bentley enthusiasts. The cost is $A99 per annum worldwide (postage inclusive).
All enquiries should be directed to: RROCA Præclarvm Overseas Subscription, the Treasurer, John
Hiscox, 74 Rose Avenue, Wheeler Heights, NSW, Australia, 2097 or email: email@example.com
CLOSING DATE FOR NEXT MAGAZINE: Deadline for receipt of all material for Issue 12-3 is 22 May 2012.
Cover: Glynn Williams took this photograph of the only Derby Bentley to be delivered new to New Zealand, B193LE, when he and its
new owner, Brian Cuthbert, paused outside “Braeburn” in Wanganui during their drive from Christchurch to Auckland in the late 1980s.
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Well, it’s that time of year again when we gather for our
Annual General Meeting. This time the Central Region has the
responsibility of organising it, and Feilding has been chosen as a
congenial meeting point in a part of New Zealand accessible by
some fine roads. This magazine’s deadline means that there will
be a bit of a scurry to get it into readers’ hands before Easter, but
It has been established during the last few years for the National
Chairmanship to last for two years, to give some continuity and
also to not stagnate, while moving the Chairman’s base among the
regions. For this concept your editor would like, once again, to
thank Richard Hadfield for his wisdom in proposing his successor
as a denizen of the Southern Region. The then Southern Region
committee felt, before Richard’s Chairmanship starting in 2008,
that its views were not being considered. He negotiated with them,
to not very much avail, and was instrumental in rejuvenating the
Southern Region, also attending events down here. As a master
stroke Richard then nominated Michael Midgley, a well known
and respected Southern Region member, to ensure that whatever
issues concerned Southern Region members would be dealt with.
Michael’s two years at the helm have now passed, and he is ready
to hand over to his successor. An editor should work closely with
the Chairman and the National Committee, while staying outside
the decision-making process, and the harmonious relationship
we have all had has made this editor’s task particularly easy.
Long may it continue. Thank you, Michael, for your dynamism,
tempered with wisdom and acumen.
At this time your editor would like to thank our advertisers,
contributors, supporters, readers, and our printers for the help
An exchange I found amusing might be worth mentioning in the
After picking up my ‘new’ Arnage T (see my photograph taken in
Auckland) my friend Peter Harris and I spent the next fortnight
chasing various motoring events round the North Island. We
visited the VCC Rally at Wanganui, took in a classic race meeting
at Hampton Downs and finished up at the Riley Rally at Hawera,
where we encountered surely the best value cabin anywhere in the
country, a snip at $30 for the night. Cabins? Well yes. Why not?
This was a BOYS’ trip. No mamby pamby motels for us. We don’t
mind spending money on petrol but Accommodation? Our $30
cabin looked exactly the same as a $130 motel room when our
eyes were shut.
One chap at the camp was showing some interest in the car and
started running through a list of popular boy racer modifications
that he’d make to my Arnage if it were his. As mine’s the ‘T’
(twin turbo) version it had most of them anyway but I did find it
Clive and Julie Wood
2 Mayfair Crescent
(09) 478 2046 (021) 478 661
1992 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit SCA2502A8NCH44551
Letter to the Editor
given freely. For such a small club to be able to produce a
magazine such as ours is almost an indulgence, and here again our
thanks are due to Richard Hadfield, who proposed the 24-page, A4
all colour format. This size means that a great deal more content
can be included, and in turn makes the editor’s role much easier as
we try to avoid the “two minutes’ silence,” club magazine, for the
digestion of, syndrome.
Ian and Anne Scoggins have been members of our Southern Region
for several years, as they enjoyed their life of endless summers
between Britain and New Zealand. We are sorry to report that
health concerns have constrained their activities this summer, and
thought that Ian’s letter to Rob Carthew should be published here.
We have enjoyed their presence here every summer, and hope that
we will see them later this year. They will continue to receive our
magazine in pdf form.
Many thanks for your e-mail. I’m sorry I have not replied earlier
but I have been in and out of hospital.
We have sold our house in Christchurch and now live permanently
We will probably visit NZ every other year, and I still have our
Corniche stored with Bruce McIlroy. I will probably sell it after
our next visit.
I have therefore decided that I will resign from the New Zealand
Rolls-Royce and Bentley Club, as I will not be able to take part in
any of the club activities.
I have very much enjoyed being a member and I wish you all the
best for the future.
With best wishes,
necessary to pass comment when he mentioned the 3” twin exhaust
he’d fit the car with. He stopped in his tracks when I asked him
why he’d make the exhaust system smaller.
Geoff, Bridget, Bella and Minnie Edwards
12 Oxford St
(0274) 338 452
1951 Bentley Mark VI Standard Steel Saloon B361LH
In June 2013 the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club is organising a Centenary Celebration of the Rolls-Royce success in the 1913 Alpine Trials.
Their Past Chairman, Tony James, writes: “If you or any of your colleagues would like further information, please contact the prime organiser of the
rally, who is Len Meades - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: +44 (0)1346 730 373.”
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The Derby Bentley in New Zealand
In 1935 this Bentley visited New Zealand. These images from
the 1930s Bentley Motors (1931) Ltd magazines show the car,
chassis B143CW, on a typical South Island road, at Lake Tekapo,
atop the Crown Range, and crossing what looks like the Rakaia
River shared road and rail bridge which prevailed before the War.
At present, there are at least seventeen Derby Bentleys resident
in New Zealand. Considering that only one came here new,
that is quite an accomplishment, and reflects well upon New
Of course there have been several Derby Bentleys which have
visited our country over the years; the first may have been
in 1935, for in the book Bentley Motors on the Road (Dalton
Watson Fine Books, Lavenham, Suffolk) in which Bernard L.
King has gathered facsimile copies of the Bentley
Company magazine published intermittently during
the 1930s, there are four images with captions (one
saying “Lake Iekapo”) of a Bentley in the South
Island. This car was B143CW, a Thrupp & Maberly
Drop-head Coupé shown in Stanley Sedgwick’s All
the Pre-War Bentleys – As New (Bentley Drivers
Club, 1976) as having been delivered in March 1935
to Ceylon and a first owner J.D. Lawson.
When the Derby Bentley turned 75, we had a
feature in our 08-6; a copy of that article is available
from your editor if required. Since 2008, the
first car to be delivered, B15AE, has visited New
Zealand, which gives us an excuse to print other
images of this beautiful car.
Here are the seventeen New Zealand cars, in order
of manufacture, along with images.
Two views of B15AE, photographed by Glynn Williams at Orewa during the Bentley
Drivers Club tour of New Zealand.
B24AH, engine M9BN, registration AYF8, Thrupp & Maberly
Saloon, delivered in April 1934 to its first owner Capt. Stewart
Forester. It was restored while under Bill Hoogenboezem’s care,
and featured on the cover of our 05-5 during a Bentley Drivers
Club weekend in Marlborough. It is now owned by Ray Drury
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(left and above) John King’s photographs of B24AH
(below) B148AH in storage in Christchurch
B148AH, engine E4BF, Park Ward Saloon, delivered in July
1934 to T.L. Jones, and is now in the care of Denis Harwood in
B160AH, engine E8BV, Park Ward Drop-head Coupé, delivered
on 4 June 1934 to R. Bedford, and came to New Zealand in
August 1959. It was owned for many years by Eric Gibbs in
Taihape, who used to take bits of the car to Antarctica to work
on while he was stationed there. His work is being continued to
fastidious standards by Clynt Inns near Christchurch.
(above) Eric Gibbs beside B160AH (image courtesy of Roy Tilley)
(right) B127BL in Kelburn while in Ian Maxwell-Stewart’s care.
(Willis Brown’s photographs)
B127BL, engine T9BH, Gurney Nutting Sedanca Coupé,
delivered to The Countess of Warwick in October 1934,
registered BLY794. It features on Page 192 of Johnnie Green’s
Bentley – 50 Years of the Marque (Dalton Watson 1969) and
came to New Zealand in April 1959 in Ian Maxwell-Stewart’s
ownership, then Alan Anderson’s in Wellington, and now our
member Geoff Beetham’s in Auckland.
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John King’s photograph of Lindsay Wogan driving B11DK in the Vintage Car Club’s Invermay Hill-climb, February 1975.
B11DK, engine L7BR, Hooper Saloon, registered BXY14 amazed at there being 17 Derby cars in NZ! Sorry that will now
in June 1935 to Mrs J.R. Campbell. It was imported to New be 16, but we are returning for family reasons - we have just
Zealand in the late 1970s by Frank Renwick, who still owns it. loved living in NZ. My car is body design 26, I think the same
B136FB, engine S3BN, Thrupp & Maberly Saloon, registered as Gavin Bain’s, except the window arrangement on mine is
467CLK to J.F.B. Gage in February 1936, and now owned designed to catch the rain if you are facing the wrong way!”
by Bob Thompson, Nelson. This car is about to depart New
Zealand, for its homeland, as Bob writes: “I bought the car in
1996 as a project and got it back on the road (for the first time
since 1962) in 1998. Since then it has been a story of continuous
refurbishment, and I think all has been rebuilt now, except the
gearbox. It is a great touring car, capable of holding 80mph at
3000rpm in overdrive. We’ve done 40,000 miles in it so far,
mostly in NZ, France and Spain, as well as its native UK. I’m
(Clockwise from above) Bob Thompson’s photograph of B136FB
The text of Mr I. Rogers’ letter to The Real Car Company:
“The late Mr John Briggs, who purchased CJJ406 in about
1963 because he felt sorry for it on a cold garage forecourt in
November. He then ran it every day until he stopped driving, due
to ill health, in about the summer of 1993. I purchased CJJ from
his estate. Please look after CJJ for us all.”
John King’s photograph of B166FB in Oamaru during the
Southern Region’s touring weekend, November 2010.
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B166FB, engine H5BY, Park Ward Saloon, registered as CJJ406
in January 1936 to Lt Cdr C. Crawshay, then stationed in Malta.
Bruce Carey bought this car from the Real Car Company, and
extensive work has been carried out on it.
As time went by, the Park Ward body evolved, and Rolls-Royce
eventually acquired a controlling interest in the company, enabling
jigs to be built, replacing the traditional coach-built construction
with the steel framework seen here.
B29FC at Waiau during a Southern Region run
B29FC, engine D4BR, Thrupp & Maberly Saloon, registered as
EU4758 (U.K.) FS1935 (N.Z.) Thrupp & Maberly body no. 6224
new to Lord Combermere in January 1936. Imported to NZ by
Colin Dray, Wellington 21/11/63; Gavin Bain bought it 1/7/68,
rebuilt it 1970-76, and still owns the car.
B174JD, engine Z8BK, Park Ward Saloon, registered as
FPB239 to G.E. Morris in April 1937. Imported to New Zealand
by its current owner, Richard Langridge, to Auckland.
The complexities of the Bentley’s brake adjustment,
compensation, and application systems are seen here on
Richard Langridge’s image of B174JD
B195JY, engine J5BC, Van den Plas Drop-head Coupé,
registered May 1937 to H.W. Barnard as DXV425. Owned by
Julian Smith in Dunedin.
B195JY pictured during some servicing at Bruce McIlroy Ltd
B171KU, engine K2BC, Van den Plas Pillarless Saloon,
registered May 1938 by M.G. Ballantyne, and now owned by
Chris Empson in Te Awamutu.
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Philip Eilenberg took these photographs of B171KU during a
northern Region run which included a visit to Chris Empson’s
home near Te Awamutu. This body design has several unusual
features, such as leading hinges on the front doors and an almost
wrap-around windscreen design.
B175KU, engine K5BC, Park Ward Saloon, originally the
Scottish Motor Show car, and registered in July 1938 to H.G.
Laing. Now owned by Ramon Farmer in Christchurch.
The refinement and comfort of the Park Ward coachwork on
B193LE is evident in these images of the very original B193LE,
now that the dust has been laid.
John King’s photograph of B175KU on the coastline near Oamaru
during a Southern Region touring event
B193LE, engine A3BN, NZ registration DB4250. the only
Derby Bentley delivered to NZ (after touring in Britain), to
A.J. Scott, Christchurch; then Edgar Ridgen 7/56 Greendale; R.
Frisken, Christchurch 1961; B. Cuthbert 1980s; J. Kirker both of
Auckland 1991. Present mileage 123,719. Edgar Ridgen spoke
of the lack of dust-proofing of the Park Ward body, with the rear
seats slung hammock-style, and on the gravel roads prevalent in
the ‘50s the children on the rear seat (who included our member
Katy Parish) could hardly be seen from the front seat.
B118LS, engine N3BZ, Van den Plas Drop-head Coupé,
registered January 1938 as AFN400 to A.H. Bowkett. Now
owned by Dr Ian Johnstone, Wairarapa and Britain.
(Left) Brian Cuthbert (right) has just taken delivery of B193LE
from Rex Frisken (left) outside Fazazz. Brian and Glynn Williams
(who took the photograph) are about to drive it to Auckland.
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Dr Ian Johnstone’s image of B118LS, a Van den Plas Drop-head
B84MR, engine R4BW, originally Thrupp & Maberly Saloon,
delivered in November 1938 to A. Fraser. Now owned by
Lewis Townshend of Palmerston North, who commissioned
Roger Fry in Perth to build a “Bullion Bentley” replica. The
“Bullion Bentley” had been a 1935 Bentley 3½ Litre B38EF,
a 3-position Drop-head Coupé by Franay delivered in August
1935 to P. Bernot, and so known after a substantial proportion
of France’s reserves in the form of platinum were smuggled out
of the country as the German Army advanced in 1940. When
it went back to the UK in 1947, it was registered SML444. The
last known owner is M. Prince (UK) in 2000. Another replica of
it, built on a 4¼-litre chassis B126JD is exhibited in the Peter
Briggs Collection at the York Motor Museum, Western Australia.
B49MX outside Dansey’s Pass Hotel during a Bentley Drivers
Club touring weekend
B165MX, engine N4BL, Park Ward Continental Saloon,
registered September 1939 to London Metal Products as
FXN608. This car came from America, through the Real Car
Company, to the present owner, Berwick Taylor in Auckland.
B165MX in America (above) and outside Dansey’s Pass Hotel
(below) in Otago
Glynn Williams took these photographs of B84MR (above) with
the original Thrupp & Maberly body, and (below) as it had just
come out of its container in Palmerston North after re-bodying by
Roger Fry in Perth
B49MX, engine P9BY, Jack Barclay Park Ward Pillarless
Saloon, U.K. registration FYR100 to C.J. Campbell Steen in
August 1939. Imported by R.S. Mills, Wanaka, and now owned
by Bruce McIlroy, Ashburton.
In addition, the following note came from Peter Baines, then the
General Secretary of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club, to Roy
Tilley in May 2000:
“B141JY The current owner of B141JY says that the car, a Vanden
Plas All-weather, was in Dunedin owned by someone whose
signature looks like J T Chalslock. Can you confirm the name? The
owner is planning to visit next February and would like to trace this
In preparing this item, welcome help was received from Ramon
Farmer, Gavin Bain, Bruce Mcilroy, Roy Tilley, Geoff Beetham,
Glynn Williams, Richard Langridge, James Kirker, Clynt Inns,
Philip Eilenberg, Bob Johnson, Ron Hasell, and the late Willis
Brown, Dr Ian Johnstone, Denis Harwood, and Geoff Edwards.
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Northern Region News
Report by Lois Hadfield, Photographs by Elizabeth Mitchell
Berwick Taylor made a spectacular entrance in his Mark 6 to the
designated Rolls-Royce and Bentley area as he proceeded down a
sweeping set of garden steps when he found himself faced with a
dead-end road way. Not for him the three point turn and retracing
As the cars arrived and were tastefully arranged in our area a
short sharp shower had us all racing for the shelter of our cars.
“Quick” said the owner of a very smart Silver Wraith “Hop in my
car—time for a sherry.” This turned out to be Ron Craig who has
been a member for about 18 months. Ten o’clock seemed a little
early but we remembered that a little sherry at 10 had been a British
tradition and forced ourselves. The Silver Wraith has a beautiful
original fitted drinks cabinet in figured walnut, and I am sure that
this is really what he wanted me to see. I had earlier introduced
myself as a committee member, and when I commented that I was
not familiar with the car he told me that he and his wife, Mary, had
not been to many functions as yet.
The Rolls-Royce and Bentley Club had a very good turn-out at
the show, one to which I had never been before. I thought that
some support for Glynn our Northern Chairman would be a good
thing. Richard said he gets bored when you have to be there from
9-45 to 4pm without moving your car so I thought, “I’ll take the
1952 Park Ward myself.”
The 1930 Rolls-Royce was all prepared for our trip to Wanganui
for the Vero International Rally and as we were leaving in 2 days’
time would not have been a good choice.
On the way to the event the Chris and Angela Houry 25/30 driven
by Selwyn ‘failed to proceed,’ but they were able to coast into the
forecourt of a motel opposite the gates of the Ellerslie Racecourse.
The phone call from them had George and Miles Urquhart and
Phillip Eilenberg hot-foot it over there. It was soon diagnosed as
a blown main fuse and they soon had it running. Michael Milne,
(Clockwise from left) Ron Craig,1947 Silver Wraith Freestone &
Webb Limousine WVA75
Mike Coleman,1935 20/25 Gurney Nutting Saloon GHY4
Lois Hadfield,1952 Mark VI Park Ward Drop-head Coupé B119NY
A general view, with Sue and Kevin Williams’s Corniche
CRH11494 in the foreground
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en route in the Carmargue, was asked to return to the motor house and bring the 4WD and the trailer –which proved unnecessary I
Those who attended with their cars were:-
Selwyn Houry & Michael Milne, Chris & Angela Houry 25/30 Charlesworth Saloon GMD51
Brent, Elizabeth, Dean & Evan Mitchell 1952 R Type B182SR
1971 Corniche FHC CRH11494
1952 Mark 6 Saloon B307MB
George & Miles Urquhart
1933 20/25 Freestone & Webb GSY12
Phillip & Norma Eilenberg 1952 Mark 6 Saloon B172MD
Mike & Sue Coleman
20/25 Gurney Nutting Saloon GHY4
1960 Silver Cloud 2 SRA67
Ron & Mary Craig
1947 Silver Wraith Freestone & Webb WVA75
Lois Hadfield 1952 Mark 6 Park Ward DHC B119NY
John & Maureen Stewart
1951 Silver Dawn Park Ward DHC Re-creation SOB112
1974 Silver Wraith 2 LWB Saloon LRH36754
Glynn Williams 1952 Mark 6 Saloon B29NY
I wandered around the show, which was more extensive than I had imagined, with every marque and era on display. Most had small
group picnics going on near their cars as we did. I went to see old friends in the Stag, Horseless Carriage, and Jaguar car clubs, but they
were all away looking at other cars in the show.
We had 13 Rolls and Bentleys on display. Kevin and Sue Williams brought their Corniche which Kevin had polished and primped until
it looked magnificent—especially the engine bay with replacement chromed dome nuts on everything.
There was motoring interest for any taste, from a ‘Gymkhana’ with a lot of squealing tyres, to the book stall with an impressive range
of motoring memorabilia and workshop manuals. I didn’t get to see everything as the area was so large, but it would be a great day out
for families, especially those with boys in tow.
At lunchtime we gathered in and around the thoughtfully provided gazebo and chattered and shared our lunches and a little wine, coffee
or beer and Mary Craig’s delicious bacon and egg tartlets and a great cake baked by one of the ladies.
We ignored the odd bit of drizzle and were surprised by the large numbers of people who had come to the show.
We all decided it was rather like a picnic day outing we often put on, but with entertainment.
And, no, I didn’t get to read the book I had taken in case of boredom!
A general view of the Club’s display at the Ellerslie Car Show, with Glynn Williams’s Mark VI B29NY in the foreground, with B172MD,
B119NY, SRA67, and GHY4 also distinguishable
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Central Region News
Report by Roy Tilley, Photographs by Keith Shackleton
The oldest vehicle there was a 1912 Rolls Royce, chassis
2038E, with the number plate “1912” and the following history:
“The 1912 Silver Ghost is owned by Roy Southward, son of the
late Sir Len Southward. Originally it had a landaulette body by
Hamshaw. It was first registered in New Zealand on June 2nd 1947
and became a break-down truck in the ownership of Arthur Bruce
Garage in Queen Street, Auckland. It was later (1956) owned by the
Harvey and Munro partnership. Sir Len Southward purchased it in
about 1970 and then, in the ownership of Roy Southward, it received
a full chassis restoration, and its tow-truck body was replaced by
the Charlesworth tourer body that it wears today. Restoration was
completed in 2005 and since then the car has been used regularly
in Vintage Car Club events in New Zealand. It also took part in the
Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Centenary Scottish Tour in 2007.”
(From top, clockwise) Graham Benseman 2001 Arnage Red Label, chassis
number unknown; Barrie Benseman 1964 Silver Cloud III, SEV249; Martin
Ferner 1954 R-Type, B74TN;
Doug Majors Silver Shadow SRH15571; Martin Purdy Silver Shadow I,
SRH6886; Gary Nichols 1961 S2, B8CU; Roy Southward 1912 Silver Ghost
More detailed images of 2038E
As we go to press there is a sad report of Roy Southward’s passing in late
The Vintage Car Club’s Wanganui Rally
Report by Richard Hadfield, Photographs by Lois Hadfield
As I explained in my article on the Bentley Drivers Club “Britain
by Bentley” tour in issue 11-5 Lois and I were unable to take our
partially restored Mk VI Park Ward Drop Head Coupé which was a
great disappointment. Within three months of our return, however,
it was all set to go and going well. By now it was September
2011 and entries were invited for the 2012 V.C.C. National rally
to be held this year in Wanganui so we were more than tempted.
Several members were planning to attend including John &
Maureen Stewart and George Urquhart in their Silver Dawn and
20/25 respectively, and David & Kaye Porter had entered with
their 1904 Darracq which they planned to trailer down.
Lois has relatives near the small town of Waverley and I wanted to
accompany John Stewart to South Taranaki to inspect the progress
on one of the Arrol Johnstons from the Noel Marsh collection sold
to a Scottish buyer and being restored before shipment. Further,
I wanted to visit the buyer of our 1910 Hupmobile in Feilding
whom we see from time to time.
With this in mind I tried to discover which of the hub rallies were
planned on which days so that I could make some appointments.
Disappointingly, this information was not available except from
the entrant’s rally packs to be collected on arrival in Wanganui.
When we received the rally packs, I could see why there could be
no alterations to routes or destinations. The detailing was superb
down to our names on each page.
Lois and I had decided to make the trip to Wanganui in a leisurely
fashion and stop near Te Kuiti and then at the Chateau making it a
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trip of three more or less equal days of about 175 – 180 kilometres
each. On contacting the Stewarts and George Urquhart they had
planned to make it two days so we were unable to travel in their
company but we thought we might return to Auckland with them.
In the event that was not to happen as Maureen’s sister in
Auckland was taken ill so the Stewarts had to return after only two
days in Wanganui. The amount of detail in the rally packs was a
wonder to behold. As there were 682 entrants in the rally, the field
was split into six groups each one colour coded with car numbers
and name swingers in the same coding. When it came to the hub
rallies it was obvious that this was necessary as if the organizers
had allowed all the entrants to visit say Marton on the same day,
the town would have been absolutely swamped. It worked well
and we were able to partake of the various facilities in each town
without any crowding and right through the two weeks, the locals’
interest seemed not to diminish in the slightest.
Lois and I had many conversations with café owners and petrol
station proprietors all of whom said that the upturn in level of
business brought by our presence was noticeable. This more than
justified the council sponsorship promoted by the former mayor
Michael Laws to the tune of $100,000.
It was estimated that some 22,000 bed nights alone would contribute
close to a quarter of a million dollars to the local economy. That
plus eleven breakfasts and eleven lunches and eleven dinners all
add up to a considerable boost to the local economy.
As to the rally itself, well it was three years in the making
and it really showed. Everything - and there were many, many
everythings, ran so very smoothly that the whole event was a
pleasure to be involved with. We had three hub rallies each week
making six in all to the towns of Marton, Feilding, Hawera, Ratana,
Hunterville and the most enjoyable – a run up the Whanganui river
to Jerusalem. Note the spelling of the river name. The locals have
decided, in the lack of official advice due to the Greens blocking
The Whanganui River near Jerusalem
any agreement, that, as the river is significant to the local tribes, it
should be spelt in the way of their choice but that they will retain
the long held spelling of the name of the town of Wanganui.
The Mk VI behaved immaculately, due largely to the detailed work
by Colin Gray, who spent many hours preparing the car, which is
now a very enjoyable car for long distance touring. In fact we
are considering driving down to Feilding in it for the A.G.M. at
Easter. The mechanicals are completely overhauled and the body
refurbishment is done from the front guards and bonnet to the rear
of the doors. The remaining body work and rear painting will be
done over next winter.
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The Rolls-Royce Ghost - a Brief Acquaintanceship
A Rolls-Royce Ghost has just completed a South Island introductory
visit, driven by Neil D’Arcy-Brain, the Brand Manager of the
Rolls-Royce division of Team McMillan Ltd. Neil and the car
paused briefly in Christchurch on their way home to Auckland, and
your editor happened to be in the right place at the right time.
The first impression is the relatively compact size of the car when
compared to its larger brother, the Phantom. The Ghost is longer
than a Silver Shadow, but not by much, at 5399 mm, and is almost
exactly the same length as the Silver Cloud II. So are the height,
width, and weight, with a conscious effort to keep the weight low
by the use of light alloys. The wheelbase is about 20 mm longer
than a LWB Silver Shadow, with very little overhang at the front.
A look at the engine was essential, and there, under the apparently
mandatory sheathing which prevails these days, nestles a 48-
valve V12 engine of 6.6 litres, twin turbo-charged, to produce
“adequate” power, but defined as 420 kw at 5,250 rpm. That is
563 bhp in “old money” and will propel the car to a governed 250
kph, and from 0 to 100 kph in 4.9 seconds. The really startling
feature of the design is the maximum torque of 780 Nm, or 575 lb
ft, available at just 1,500 rpm.
The comfort is as expected, with the same level in front and rear
seats through a multitude of adjustments available. A sun-roof
can be specified, or the separate air conditioning system for rear
passengers which occupies the ceiling, as on the car which came
to the South Island. The colour is defined as English White, with
that tinge of green we may remember from the Austin-Healeys
and other BMC cars finished in their Old English White, but the
finish which Rolls-Royce Motors achieve is in another world from
BMC’s “once-over lightly” approach. The other eleven colours in
the standard range are dark hues, with some gorgeous blues and a
Sea Green, complemented by nine interior colour options. Your
reporter is partial to Sand over Sable, as illustrated across the page
in Rolls-Royce Motors’ illustration of the new two-tone options
for the Phantom, and would hope that such an option would be
available for the Ghost.
The designers’ objective has been simplicity for the driver; there
is not the confusing array of controls so often encountered, and
while there are enough options to keep the driver and front seat
passenger amused for the duration, a panel, veneered to perfection
of course, conceals the g.p.s. display. Instrumentation is by light
faced dials; there is no revolution counter, but instead an intriguing
“power reserve %” indicator. To see that gauge indicate that we
were using merely 1% of the engine’s capability while cruising at
80 kph helped us to understand why the car’s fuel consumption
figures are so good. Neil achieved an average of 24 or so miles per
gallon during the South Island trip; only once has your reporter
managed 20 mpg in a Mark VI on a trip, and it has been all
downhill from there, so to speak.
Cameras are always available, and those to the front pass speed
limit information to the Heads Up Display projected just below
the line of sight on the windscreen, but there are no annoying bells
and whistles to distract a transgressor, and the correct digital speed
reading on the windscreen is rather fun to maintain, helped by the
sensitivity of the controls. The ZF automatic gearbox is 8-speed,
so the ratios are close enough to make changes imperceptible.
We chose roads which were fun before the events of September
2010, and the ride and cornering capabilities of the Ghost were
enough to bring back the fun. It is a remarkable car, and there is
surely an argument for taking the EQC and/or insurance payout,
buying a Ghost, and living in it while taking a year to explore the
rest of the country.
Thank you, Neil D’Arcy-Brain and Team McMillan, for the
opportunity to drive the new Ghost. We wish you well.
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The Opening of the Rolls-Royce Showroom in Auckland
On Friday evening 23 March the weather was perfect for the
opening of the new Rolls-Royce Motors showroom at 11-15
Great South Road, Newmarket. Very bright LED lighting and
liveried doormen were on hand to greet guests, champagne and
other refreshments were served, while circulating staff continually
tempted us with delicious finger food.
Through the ante-room, the customer lounge, and beyond into
the main show-room, where there is room for two Rolls-Royces,
the new extended wheelbase, or EWB, Ghost was the main focus
of attention. 1700 mm has been added to the rear compartment,
purely to the foot-room area, extending the dimensions quoted
on Page 14, and this particular car’s colour scheme, from the
Commissioned Collection, was a warm misty grey which has not
appeared yet in the brochure, known as Silver Haze, with Crème
Light leather interior. With the various options available there are
44,000 different combinations, making it among the least likely
cars to be mislaid in a supermarket car-park. The customer lounge,
beside the show-room, has an innovative feature wall, where the
various colour combinations of exterior paint, upholstery, carpet,
lambs-wool over-rugs, door capping, seat piping, and head lining
can be displayed together.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff members, both from Team
McMillan (Neil D’Arcy-Brain and Des Parsons) and Rolls-Royce
Motor Cars Limited in Singapore (Dan Balmer) were able to
answer questions and demonstrate the features of the cars, while
outside sat Ghosts in English White and Darkest Tungsten, both
with Seashell interiors, as well as a Phantom in Diamond Black.
Her Excellency the British High Commissioner, Vicki Treadell
CMG MVO introduced herself to us, as guests continued to arrive.
We noted several members of our NZ Rolls-Royce & Bentley
Club present. The Managing Director of Team McMillan,
Mr Bob McMillan, gave the opening address, in which he told
of the process by which the perceived tiny New Zealand market
changed to one worth pursuing for Rolls-Royce Motors, and of
Team McMillan’s commitment to its market. Bob McMillan has
stepped aside from his BMW role to concentrate on the Rolls-
Royce side of the business. The new Ghost model must be at
the forefront of such a drive, with a cost structure which will put
it into direct competition with other highly regarded marques.
The situation which existed around 80 years ago, between the 8-
litre Bentley and the Phantom II Rolls-Royce, seems likely to be
re-enacted, without the constraints on development costs which
prevailed in 1930; interesting times.
The Director of Sales from Rolls-Royce Motors Limited, Jolyon
Nash, spoke next, and mentioned the new record for Rolls-Royce
car production of 3,538 last year. The previous record was 3,347,
set in 1978. Since global car production in 2011 was 70 million,
Rolls-Royce must be seen as a very small niche. However, as
H.E. Vicki Treadell, who spoke next, pointed out, British car
production is still important, despite the ownership of most of the
car industry’s belonging overseas. Nissan now produce more cars
in Britain than in Japan, but the design innovations and quality of
construction make the Rolls-Royce car, well, the Rolls-Royce of
car design and production.
The New Zealand Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John
Key, spoke next, and Bob McMillan closed the addresses. Part
of Neil D’Arcy-Brain’s South Island visit earlier this month was
a demonstration that, if a car should “fail to proceed” (in classic
parlance) a replacement would be on hand within 25 hours.
As we left, we were presented with a black ‘shopping bag” with
a Rolls-Royce logo. Inside was a copy of World Collections, an
almost 200-page glossy A4 magazine, published quarterly by
Fairfax Media, which includes a three page article on the Auckland
Rolls-Royce dealership, entitled “Fresh Rolls.” There was also a
beautifully wrapped cup-cake, topped by a Rolls-Royce logo in
marzipan, and this survived the journey home to Christchurch.
Your reporter thoroughly enjoyed the evening, and it seemed
utterly appropriate that while on his way to the bus stop a vintage
Rolls-Royce should pass by. That was Ed and Colleen Pollard
in their 20/25 GNS30, who had joined friends for a fish and chip
picnic dinner in Cornwall Park; the weather was so nice that they
decided to take the Rolls-Royce.
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Twenty Topics by Dr David Davis
(Reprinted from Præclarvm 12-1 with the permission of the Author and Editor)
The NZ Rolls-Royce & Bentley Club Magazine 11-6 has an article
about fitting 4 wheel hydraulic brakes to an early 20hp GA69.
The story of how it was done is fascinating. A later front axle
has been used with the internals replaced with wheel cylinders
hydraulically linked to the brake pedal. Two separate master
cylinders with slave cylinders operate the rear brakes through
the existing levers. The installation required a lot of meeting
problems as they arose including the lubrication arrangements
for the front axle. I wonder if the hydraulics would lock the rear
brakes especially in the wet which is the main objection to 2 wheel
brakes. I suppose it would be a matter of balance between the front
and back. The modification passed compulsory certification.
There are two other front brake conversions that I know of being
76A5 which has had motor bike disc brakes fitted to the front
which involved machining new hubs. I understand that the pads
wear quickly due to the weight of the car. The other conversion is
Jim Kelso’s GRK81 which now has vacuum assistance applied to
the brakes including the RR front axle fitted many years ago by
Patrick Kane White .GF8, has vacuum assistance applied to its 2
wheel brakes which work well in dry weather but readily locks the
wheels in the wet.
Early in my ownership of 42G1, I asked Bert Ward should I fit
An excuse to publish photographs of three “Twenties” active here:
(clockwise from above) Philip Eilenberg’s Hooper bodied GEN39;
Mulliner Weymann Saloon with Division GFN49, cared for by
John Ferguson; and GTM28, James Young Drop-head Coupé
from 1934 replacing the 1928 Melhuish Tourer body, owned by
front brakes to the car. Bert’s response was that, properly adjusted,
2 wheel brakes were more than adequate. After I had driven two
Silver Ghosts with 2 wheel brakes namely 45NA and 56 AG both
of which were great, I appreciated that he was right.
Early cars with A steering, such as Jim’s, have a special problem
as the forward seating position necessitates downward pressure
on the brake pedal rather than outward leg pressure as is the case
with D. The seating position on the latter is further away from the
pedal under the lower raked steering wheel. Clearly, nowhere near
as much comfortable pressure can be applied to the pedal in the
case of A steering as can be in the case of D. I can understand, then,
why there is a perception that A steering cars have a problem.
There is no doubt that the fitting of front brakes to a Twenty,
involves assistance as the pressure required to operate 4 brakes
effectively, is beyond leg strength which is a point raised by Bert.
I have always been wary of the RR servo system as reversing can
be unpredictable as can ahead, unless holding the wheel firmly.
There is a full discussion on the RR servo system in Fundamentals
of Car Performance by Hives etc including these issues which
relate to adjustment. That book also comments on the differences
between 2 and 4 wheel brakes noting that 60% of braking in the
servo system is taken up by the rear brakes the performance of
which in both systems is directly related to the proportion of the
car’s weight over the rear wheels. The book points out that, in
the end, it is all about tyre adherence to the road surface. The
book notes that the greatest retardation achieved in tests was
20ft/second, squared and that the limit for personal comfort of the
passengers in the rear of the car was 12ft/second, squared.
The vacuum assistance fitted to Jim’s car is effective and I would
say is more predictable than the RR servo. Of course the engine
has to be running for it to work which is not the case with the RR
system. It is interesting to note that the Springfield Factory retrofitted
vacuum brakes to Silver Ghosts, and a Canadian owner of
both Rolls-Royce and vacuum types, commented to me that he
preferred the vacuum.
The fitting of front brakes to an early car involves other
considerations besides assistance including whether king posts
and struts should be added to the bottom of the chassis frame to
counter braking stresses and whether changes need to be made to
the front springs to counter windup under braking which affects
steering. There is a discussion of the latter in Fundamentals of Car
Performance which explains why 4 wheel braked Twentys have
longer front springs.
Looking back over my ownership of 42G1, as Paul Samuels
commented when he owned the car, the brakes were hopeless. The
issue was the brakes seeming to not work at all followed by lock
up. Replacing the heavy body helped matters but a significant
improvement resulted from mounting the spare wheel at the back
which stopped the wheels from locking up especially in the wet.
Curing a differential oil leak followed by a complete overhaul
including softer linings which have a more progressive action, has
resulted in effective brakes in which I have every confidence.
David G Davis 42G1 NSW
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BRUCE MCILROY LTD
Authorised Bentley Service &
Rolls-Royce Heritage Dealer
VEHICLES FOR SALE
2005 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GT
1995 BENTLEY BROOKLANDS
Dark Sapphire blue with Porpoise hide upholstery and
carpets. Christchurch new vehicle. Mileage 46000 kms.
Bentley Service history. Excellent condition. Price
1953 BENTLEY R TYPE
Storm grey with light grey hide upholstery and shale
grey carpets. Adjustable rear seats & seat heaters to
rear seats. Mileage 133000 km. Price $32,000.00 NZD.
1994 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SPIRIT
Tudor grey with light grey hide upholstery piped in dark
blue, with dark blue carpets piped in light grey. Same
family ownership for the last 20 years. Manual
transmission. Handbook and tools. Original condition.
Price $25,000.00 NZD
Sherwood green with beige upholstery and conifer
carpets. Burr Elm veneer. Has been serviced by
Bruce McIlroy Ltd for 10 years. Excellent original
example. Price $45,000.00 NZD.
At Bruce McIlroy Ltd we exclusively restore and service Bentley and Rolls-Royce motor vehicles ranging
from 1907 Rolls-Royce vehicles to the present day Bentleys. Our workshop is equipped with the latest
technology to carry out hydraulic, mechanical, electrical work and panel fabrication on Heritage
and modern vehicles. Our technicians are Crewe factory trained.
SERVICING ● REPAIRS ● RESTORATIONS ● PARTS ● SALES
CORNER OF RACECOURSE AND ALFORD FOREST ROADS, ASHBURTON 7776, NEW ZEALAND
Telephone/Fax 03 308 7282, A/H 03 308 7372, Mobile 027 223 1600, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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Full details are also contained on our Web Site www.nzrrbc.co.nz
2012 National Rally and A.G.M
This year’s National Rally is being organised by the Central Region Committee and will take place at the Raceway Court Motel, Awahuri Road,
Feilding over the Easter weekend.
The main events for the weekend will be as follows:
Friday 6 April
Registration for early birds 4.00pm onwards, followed by meeting and greeting in the bar.
Dinner under own arrangements. If you plan to eat in the Raceway Court restaurant, you will need to let them know.
Saturday 7 April
Registration, Gymkhana, more details later.
Informal dinner after which Richard Hadfield will give us a brief dissertation on his recent travels, including the BDC and RREC rallies in the UK
Sunday 8 April
Annual General Meeting: 10.00 am. Concours preparation and judging. Drive and visits for those not entering the concours. Details later.
Pre-dinner drinks: 6.30 pm.
Dinner 7.30 pm, followed by Concours prize-giving and other awards.
Monday 9 April. Checkout.
A REGISTRATION FORM IS AVAILABLE FROM THE CENTRAL REGION CHAIRMAN AND WAS INCLUDED WITH ISSUE 12-1
Sunday 27 May: Lunch at Riverhead Pub 1130 for 1200 (high tide is 1141) wet or fine. Seats for 25 have been booked. Further details and RSVP
to Lois Hadfield (09) 448 2248 or email@example.com
Friday 6 to Monday 9 April: National Rally and 2012 Annual General Meeting
Easter Weekend – At Raceway Court Motel in Feilding. Registration Form and Programme enclosed with this issue.
Mark your calendars for a Fun Filled R-R & B Car Weekend in “Friendly Feilding”, fourteen times winner of “New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Town
Award” and the hub of the Manawatu District. (Only20kms N of Palmerston North City)
Closing date for Registration and Receipt of Entries – Monday – 19 th March
Bookings for Hotel: phone & fax (06) 323-7891 – Your hosts - Sharon and Paul- Raceway Court Motel
Saturday 28 April: Flying Display – organised by the Vintage Aviation League – Masterton.
Saturday 31 March: Day run to the Vintage Car Club’s Swap Meeting at Winchester
Saturday 5 May: Day run to the Vintage Car Club’s Swap Meeting at Tinwald
Friday 15 to Sunday 17 June: Ohau Lodge Weekend with a day run up to Mt Cook on Saturday 16 June. This is before the skiing season starts,
and just before The Lodge becomes very busy, so we are welcomed as before.
Otago Weekend at a date to be arranged
Friday 16 to Sunday 18 November: Canterbury Anniversary Weekend and our traditional Long Touring Weekend, to a destination not yet
Please note these dates on your calendars. Suggestions for these and additional events are always welcome.
Bob Thompson’s photograph of B136FB and an occupant enjoying the view towards Mt Cook from the Lake Pukaki lookout
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