Tick-Bits Magazine July-Oct 2019

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New Zealand FPV & Tickford Owners Club

Tick-Bits

JulyOctober 2019

Northland

CNI/Waikato

Hawkes Bay

Canterbury

Presidents Report

New members

AGM 2020

Event Guide

Sponsors

Mount Shop

Love the Ford you drive – We do!!

NZ FPV and Tickford Owners’ Club Inc. 18th AGM Weekend Nelson 2020


Our Team

National

President

Clint Butler

National Vice

President

Glen Wallis

National

Secretary

Jacqueline Barton

Wallis (Q)

National

Treasurer

Anishea Te Ngaru

Northland

Ian Hargreaves

Auckland

Peter Arts

Waikato/CNI

Helen Duggan

Hawkes Bay

Connor Butler

Membership

Officer

Clint Butler

Merchandising

Officer

Peter Arts

Sponsorship

Officer

Jacqueline Barton

Wallis (Q)

Social Media

Officer

Glen Wallis

Wellington

Stuart Stone

Canterbury

Mark Forde

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Glen Wallis

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JulyOctober 2019

Contents

Presidents Report

New Members

Member Profile

AGM Taupo 2019

AGM Weekend 2020

Northland Branch

CNI/Waikato Branch

Hawke’s Bay Branch

Canterbury Branch

Kids Corner

Back Seat News

Event Guide

Sponsors

Mount Shop

Contributions, articles and ideas are

welcomed, and encouraged.

tickbits@nzfpvtoc.org.nz

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Presidents Report

Hi Ford lovers,

I would personally like to thank Tracy for your time as president, Darren as vice president and

Wheels as merchandise officer in supporting the club and all your work and effort you guys have

put in, it’s great that you’ll all be remaining as members of the club. We hope you will continue to

enjoy being a part this club.

A big Thank you to the AGM planning committee who have done a great job arranging this year’s

AGM and giving your own time in making this a awesome weekend.

Thank you to everyone for giving up your weekend and coming to the 2019 AGM weekend, I hope

everyone had as much fun as I did. Bring on Nelson.

For those who don’t know me. I have been married to Pip for 23 years, sometimes I wonder how

she puts up with me spending so much time playing with my car. We have two boys, Connor and

Xavier. Since we joined the club Connor has become a Ford lover and is now an individual

member and I’m guessing Xavier won’t be far behind him once he gets his licence and I’m sure we

will add to the number of fords we have parked in the drive. I am very passionate about this club

and look forward to driving this club into the future; I believe we have the people to make this

happen.

Welcome aboard to the new committee, I looking forward to working with you. I have set some

realistic goals that I would like to achieve in the next 12 months and I believe the plan I have

written will help us achieve these. But I will need the help of everyone to make this happen. We

have a great team with a wealth of knowledge and if we all work together there is nothing we can’t

achieve.

Our Members are the foundation of this club and without them we wouldn’t be here. We’re all here

for the same reason, to make new friends and because we love our fords. I hope you will join me in

making this club a fun and enjoyable one, in which we can all be proud to be a part of. Please feel

free to approach me about anything at any time. It’s your club and your ideas matter.

Buckle up its going to be a fun ride.

Love the Ford you drive – I do

Cheers Clint

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New Members

On behalf of our members may we extend a very warm welcome to you all. We trust that you will

enjoy your membership of our club as much as the ford that drives you.

Nicholas Arts - AUCKLAND

Vince & Kay Galbraith – HAWKE’S BAY

Brett & Dianne Gordon - WAIKATO

Glen Cometti - AUCKLAND

Sue Rennie - WAIKATO

Steve & Kelly Wardle – HAWKE’S BAY

https://www.nzfpvtoc.org.nz/join-now

Our passion is to Drive our Ford Performance Cars and enjoy spending time with friends and

family. While Making new friends along the way.

Our club is open to all friendly like-minded people, whether a family group, a couple or a single

person, with a similar interest in driving their cars, making new friends and enjoying time with their

families. Children are most welcome and encouraged to participate in all club activities. Our club

concentrates primarily on 'cruises', family and social Events held mainly on weekends.

Update your details, Renew membership, See previous purchases, Suggestions, Dates of Natcom

Meetings, Read Natcom Meeting Minutes.

New Members - Feel free to contact the Membership Officer if you are unsure which branch you

are associated with. membership@nzfpvtoc.org.nz

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Member Profile

Member: Ian Hargreaves

Branch: Northland

Car: 2018 Mustang GT & GT-F

I was raised on a Dairy Farm and have been a Dairy Farmer all my life.

In 1960 I married my wife Barbara and we had two children Trixie and Graham. In 1987 Barbara

was diagnosed with Terminal Cancer and passed away just before Christmas that year.

From mid 1950 till 1970 I had a passion for circuit Racing Power Boats racing all over the upper

and mid North Island and with my last boat powered by a hot 327 Chev Corvette motor was timed

at 92 miles per hour over a measured Kilometre , just 2 miles per hour short of the New Zealand

Unlimited Racing Runabout Record.

In the Winter Months I played Rugby Union giving it up at age 47.

During my boat racing years I compiled a comprehensive Workshop where I assembled and

installed motors in the boats and built the trailers.

After racing it was Water Skiing a great sport enjoyed by all my family and friends for many years.

Then it was Cars.

The first Ford Dad bought was a 1947 half ton Pick Up Truck commonly known as a Ford Jailbar.

This Truck has been in our family since it was new and I am in the process of doing a complete

restoration of it.

The first Car was a 1952 Ford Custom , commonly known as a Ford Twin Spinner Then a

procession of Ford Falcons

XM , XR , XW , XA , XD , an XY Ute and an XA Ute , EA 26 , AU 2 Fairmont V8 , BF 2 XR8 ,

FG GT , R Spec GT , GTF , 2016 Mustang GT , 2018 Mustang GT.

I currently own the GTF and the 2018 Mustang GT.

I have been a member of the Club for nine and a half years and enjoy the friendly attitude of all the

Members

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2019 AGM Taupō bought to you by Dulux

Held at Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre May 17th – May

19th.

Firstly, a huge THANK YOU to the 2019 AGM organising committee for putting on a fantastic

AGM in Taupō. Tracy Hinton, Wheels & Merveen, Clint Butler, Darren Gore, Helen Duggan &

Grant Hinton, for all your hard work with ensuring a fun filled weekend was had by all. These

AGM’s take a lot of time and effort to organise and as I was also a part of the organising committee

I absolutely understand what goes on behind the scenes. I truly appreciate your dedication,

commitment and time taken into ensuring this AGM was a truly fun filled weekend. Thank you team

– I heard nothing but great remarks from our members. We pulled it off!!

Secondly, a huge THANK YOU to each of our members that attended. These weekends would not

be the same without you all in attendance, travelling and contributing, the conversations, laughter

& activities and of course your participation to the AGM.

Our weekend commenced Friday evening May 17th with a meet and greet at Suncourt Hotel &

conference centre where we had a really nice evening getting to know a number of first time AGM

attendees and catching up with members from all around the country. I was especially stoked with

the fact we had 6 of our Canterbury branch members who had made the trip across the strait to

partake in the weekend. It was really lovely to have Andrew & Julie, Peter & Chris along with

Wayne & Debbie from Canterbury! The goodie buckets & T Shirts were retrieved which had some

awesome goodies inside as you can see below.

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Saturday saw the AGM commence and it was great to have such a good turnout for this. A

number of really good questions asked and clarification around a number of areas especially

regarding our online presence and upcoming changes to Kiwibank along with the remits submitted.

We then held our show and shine at the front location of Suncourt which gained some interest from

passers-by and whilst we enjoyed a lovely lunch, the Suncourt staff picked the winners for our

prize categories to be awarded later in the weekend.

We headed off to a spot along the lake for a photo shoot and as you can see from below, we had

a great turnout with 77% of our total membership base in attendance which is one of the largest

turnouts (percentage wise) in many years

We then headed on our drive around Taupō which saw us end up at the Aratiatia dam for the 2pm

opening and then surprised our members with a Huka Falls River cruise. This was thoroughly

enjoyable with some great commentary, a number of fantastic photo opportunities for our budding

photographers and the children had the ability to steer the boat which they thought was just magic!

The second boat trip was lucky enough to capture a couple of fearless kayakers coming down the

Huka Falls!!

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The Award Goes To

Saturday evening at the Cossie Club kicked off with our awards evening, Nigel taking out the

booby prize for registering and paying not once but twice! That’s how excited he was to attend the

AGM!

People’s choice Dazza

Judges Choice James & Vicki

Cleanest Car Michelle

Best Turbo Andrew & Julie

Dirtiest Car Grant

Best XR Wayne & Debbie

Most Impressive Interior Mark & Tracey

Best Number Plate Merveen

Best V8 Q

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Most impressive exterior Glen

Nigel receiving his award

last rego for newest member Glen

AGM Calendar $9.95 + $3.90 Postage

Well done to all our winners!

The Hawkes Bay Branch raffles were drawn which saw three winners, Peter & Chris Donald, Julie

& Andrew Blumberg & Tracy Hinton.

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We then enjoyed a lovely buffet dinner at The Cosmopolitan Club Taupō followed by dancing the

night away with the awesome Palmerston North based band Six Chairs missing which saw some

serious Pink Floyd Fans come out

We finished the evening around 1am and were safely driven back to the motel via the courtesy

van. A great evening had by all.

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Sunday morning commenced with breakfast and then we all headed to the Tongariro National

Trout Centre for a walk around followed by a BBQ at a beautiful spot along the Lake. The raffle

was drawn for the Jacket donated by our outgoing Merchandise officer Dave (Wheels) and Connor

Butler was drawn with his magic number 7. Congratulations Connor!

Connor our jacket raffle winner below:

Thank you to each and every one of you who attended from far and wide, to all our sponsors who

helped make this weekend as affordable as possible and to the entire planning committee for

piecing together each and every aspect of this full filled weekend.

Start saving now for the 2020 AGM as this will be here in no time at all and the HB planning

committee are well underway with all details below. We look forward to having all of you in

attendance for another annual weekend of fun with an AGM slipped in the middle.

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NZ FPV and Tickford Owners’ Club Inc. 18th AGM Nelson 2020

Proudly Brought to You By Dulux

Registration: Your Registration includes the following: Finger food on Friday Night, Saturday &

Sunday Lunch, Saturday & Sunday Activities, Saturday Night Dinner & Entertainment, AGM Shirt,

a Registration Pack.

Registration Fee: $120.00 per adult, $40 per Secondary School Children (13-17), $20.00 per

child (5-12), Under 5 years free,(Will still need numbers & shirt sizes.) - $5.00 from each

registration fee will be donated to the Nelson RSA to help provide support and comfort for

service men and women and their families.

3 Payment Options: Option can be chosen at checkout

1) Pay Now 2) Lay-Buy Pay Weekly/Fortnightly over 12 weeks 3) Invoiced in December and

Payment due by 29th February 2020

Accommodation: 20% Discount on Room Rates

Arrive: Friday 24th April - Depart: Sunday 26th April 2020

Promo Code: NZFPV

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them Promo Code: NZFPV

Ferry Crossing: 10% Discount on Rates

Promo Code: NZFPVTOC

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code NZFPVTOC

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Love your Ford you drive – We do!!

Look forward to seeing you all at the AGM 2020 in Nelson for a fun fill Weekend

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Northland Branch Run

On Sunday June 23rd we met at Springs Flat Kamo at 10 am with four Cars. We then drove to a

place called Waiomio where there are Glow worm Caves just South of Kawakawa about a little

over 40 kilometres from Kamo.

The tour through

the Caves was

very informative

and in one place

we were so close

to the Glow

worms you could

see the web like

strands they

catch insects

with. The tour

took about 45

minutes and the

Guide told how

the caves were

discovered many

years ago.

After the caves it was a 10 km drive back to The Towai Hotel for lunch and a catch up. The

quality and size of the servings was amazing.

While we were having our meal a traveller arrived in a 1970 Ford Galaxy in very good order so we

took a picture of it.

It was then time to head home some heading North the rest South. A really enjoyable outing.

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Since our last Newsletter, CNI & Waikato have

joined together for two runs.

Back in April, 9 cars, (3 CNI, 2 Waikato, 1

Auckland, 1 Wellington, 2 Prospective) assembled

in Tauranga to visit a collection of American cars.

CNI/ Waikato Branch Runs

The 50's styled collection was made up of 3 Cadillac's, 2 Impala's & 1 Thunderbird. Surrounding

these beauties the walls were lined with memorabilia, photos & signs.

Upcoming Runs

August run - CNI & Waikato are joining Hawkes Bay Branch at Rotorua on July 27th.

September - Henry Ford Day, Hamilton. Sun 1st Sept at Claudelands.

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A stunning couch made out of the rear end of a Cadillac, Jukebox, models, bowsers & much more

were parked alongside.

Completing all this was a "Pink Cadillac American Diner". A stunning collection, enjoyed by us all.

We then headed for a run down the coast to Matata where we stopped for lunch

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In June, 12 cars met up in blustery conditions at Bombay. We then headed to check out a Model

Car Collection of one man.

The walls were lined with hundreds & hundreds of model cars, a large amount of 'Hot Wheels'.

Fair to say he would have more here than you could find in any shop, possibly all the shops.

Cabinets placed around the 30m x 15m shed had bigger scale models along with various

collections & oddities.

The weather outside was pretty wild, but after a warm sausage sammie, we headed for a drive to

Kaiaua

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We then followed the coast, stopping at a couple of Regional Parks & onto Clevedon, via a few

large potholes, for a late lunch.

Thanks to everyone (3 CNI, 4 Waikato, 1 Auckland, 1 past, & 3 prospective) who braved the

weather & joined us for the day.

Waikato Branch News

Waikato Branch is delighted to welcome back past member, Aaron & Kerry Gray, & new

members, Brett & Dianne Gordon & Sue Rennie. This boosts Waikato to seven memberships.

Well Done.

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Activities to watch out for happening in our areas

13 July - Mangakino Lake Hop. Saturday, from 10am-3pm

Venue: Lake Maraetai.

14 July - Rotorua Swap Meet. Sunday 7am-2pm

Venue: Stock Car Raceway Paradise Valley, Rotorua.

1 Sept - Henry Ford Memorial Day Display & Swap Meet. 8am-

Venue: Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton.

5 Oct - Aroha Cruise In. 9am-3pm

Venue: Te Aroha Domain, 102 Whitaker St, Te Aroha.

And something a little different, if you are in Tauranga at Labour Weekend, keep an eye out for

Minis. Tauranga is holding the Mini Nationals "60 yrs of the Mini'.

CNI Branch Gossip

Les & Helen spent 28 days of April/May in the US travelling Route 66.

Flying into Chicago we were immediately at the start of the route. We travelled 2860 miles in a

new Mustang convertible & had a wonderful time. Everything is massive, the Grand Canyon, the

Petrified Forest, a Meteor Crater, even collections of all sorts, are huge & amazing to see. The car

collections are stunning, heaps of petrol bowsers line the old road, but the most bizarre collection

was that of guns. The guy had over 12,000 firearms & many thousands of gun related items.

Davis had always said "I want to be buried with my guns" so the State allowed him (& his wife) to

be entombed in the Museum. Weird. Fabulous time & would recommend it.

If it's on your bucket list "Go for it", you won't be disappointed,

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Hawkes Bay Branch Runs

All Ford Day

Hawke’s Bay branch run on Sunday 14th April

to the all ford day in Palmerston North. We

started by meeting at the Plimmerton weigh

station, the sun was shining and looking like a

great day. Where we were joined by members

of wellington branch and the ford carpi club.

We then headed to palmy stopping by in

Shannon to meet up with some fellow ford

lovers and a quick toilet stop. Then we were off

again, next stop Palmerston North. The day

was spent looking and talking photos of some

fantastic fords old and new. We will be there

again next year, it was a great day out.

We then headed to palmy stopping by in Shannon to meet up with some fellow ford lovers and a

quick toilet stop. Then we were off again, next stop Palmerston North. The day was spent looking

and talking photos of some fantastic fords old and new. We will be there again next year, it was a

great day out.

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All

Ford

Day


Hawkes Bay run to Pointon Motors

and Mt Bruce Reserve In May HB

Branch was joined by Robert , Lance

and Sonya from Wellington Branch

and Peter and Sandra from Auckland

Branch for our run to Masterton to

visit Pointon Motors . Everyone

enjoyed wandering around looking

through this amazing collection of all

things motor industry related and

some amazing clothing from the 30s

to 50s .We didn’t know if we would be

able to get some members to leave in

a hurry as there was so much to see.

Many of us were told by our partners

to keep our hands in our pockets and

not to touch lol… Somehow Lance

managed to walk away and purchase

some Tobacco tins to add to his

collection.

From here we then planned to head North and up to

Mt Bruce. This was delayed a little thanks to a flat tyre

on Clint's car. Which turned out to be a good thing as

we managed to run into 2 Eastland Branch members

DJ and Maryanne who were down for the Golden

Shears comp in Masterton.

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Mount Bruce

Once we got to Mt Bruce we all walked

around at our own pace to enjoy the many

native birds and other animals, insects etc.

and then made our way to watch the eel

feeding . No one from the club was brave

enough to get in and feed the eels lol. After a

good walk around we all headed off back on

our own way home. Thanks to all those who

took the time to come along on this run

Up and coming Hawke’s bay runs

27 th July Hawke’s Bay Rotorua Run Mangatainoka

25 th August Motors Ford v Holden Car Day

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Canterbury Branch Runs

Greetings from the South Island. I trust you’ve all been able to enjoy your Ford in the mild autumn

weather we’ve had recently.

Winter has certainly hit with a vengeance though, hasn’t it?

Events since last newsletter:

February: All Ford Day & Hanmer Motorfest. As in past years, we represented the Club at both of

these car shows.

Pete & Chris Donald brought their newly completed XD to Hanmer

I think they call that colour ‘Gotta Love It Green’!

April: President’s Run. Tracy & Grant, & Nigel & Donna made the epic journey down South to

participate in a run with us. We visited Stewart’s Car Museum, then headed out to Leeston for

lunch at the Crate & Barrel. We hope they all enjoyed their time down South with us.

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South Island Adventure To AGM Taupo

Report from Debbie & Wayne

Hi everyone

For those of you who couldn’t make it to the AGM hopefully I will be able to give a little insight from

our point of view as to how it all went!

Three cars from the South Island managed to make the journey North – we know that there were

others who wanted to be there, but either due to health issues or buying property unfortunately

were unable to make it. The three cars met on the Main North Road early Thursday morning. We

had a lovely drive up to Kaikoura, stopping along the way a few times (Debs needed to stretch her

new hip!!) and stopped in Kaikoura for morning tea….it was so lovely overlooking the sea.

From there we slowly went through all the road works before and after Kaikoura and arrived safely

at the Picton Ferry Terminal. We had a great sailing across to Wellington and only had the bad

weather hit us just as we approached the entrance to Wellington Harbour.

We stayed in Wellington that night and had a great time…nibbles, a couple of drinks and of

course a few laughs!

Our morning started with a really yummy fully cooked breakfast. We left Wellington and took our

time heading towards Taupo. We stopped along the way at Bulls for a late morning tea.

We arrived in Taupo mid afternoon and checked into the Hotel. Quite a few people from the

different regions had already arrived. That evening we went and registered and had a Meet and

Greet with everyone. It was so good catching up with all the familiar faces and meeting the new

people. A really nice crowd!

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Saturday morning we had the AGM, a lovely lunch at the Hotel, then we went and had a photo

shoot (a great photo of all the cars in front of the Lake), this was followed by a drive around the

area where we ended up on a cruise on the Waikato River to the Huka Falls – this was fantastic!

It was then back to the Suncourt Hotel where we relaxed till we headed off out for dinner. We then

had raffles drawn and prizes given for best car etc… this was followed with entertainment by an

awesome band! All in all a great day and night.

Sunday we headed off for a lovely drive around the lake and ended up in a beautiful bay where we

were provided with a BBQ lunch. Thank you to those who organised this as it was a neat way to

finish the AGM weekend!

We said our good-byes to everyone and headed back to the Suncourt Hotel. We ended up

meeting at the restaurant along with a few from Wellington and had a lovely dinner – a relaxing

time catching up.

We left Taupo early Monday morning and headed back to Wellington – along the way we

managed to get an amazing photo shoot of our three cars in front of a very clear Mt Ruapehu!

Just stunning! We then stopped at Waiouru Army Museum for a morning tea. Then it was a

stop at Levin for a late lunch.

We stayed again at Wellington for the night – having a great meal at Lone Star and lots of laughs.

It was then off early the next morning, had a good sailing to Picton, then a smooth drive back to

Christchurch. We all had a fantastic weekend!! Thank you to all of those who organised this great

weekend!

Cheers from Wayne and Debbie Canterbury Region

Looks like a good weekend & a good haul of prizes for the S I Crew

Upcoming events:

June- Mid-Winter Dinner & Ruapuna Track Day with

Canterbury Mustang Owners’ Club

July- Paul & Robyn’s run-tba

Until next time, enjoy your Ford.

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Brought to you by Ava-Rose

What do you want in your page - Email kidscorner@nzfpvtoc.org.nz

“Wow this Ford is amazing, Dad can you buy this Ford for me please?” Oh hey there, you know

how I’m in that cool Ford Club, well have you ever wondered what the kids in the club think of it.

Ok here you are…

So for me, I think it’s an adventure, a fun thing to do to get out of your town. Also to get off the

couch. I love seeing all the Fords and I love how we go on long drives around different places.

Every time we go somewhere I feel like I’m being teleported in my Dad’s car, PS: he told me to say

that! There is always something new to do. I also like to hang out with everyone, meeting up with

my old friends and making new ones.

I like all the places that we go to like at the AGM in Taupo, we got to all go on a boat ride to see

the Huka Falls. It was so so much fun and I got to drive the boat. Some of the other kids got to

drive the boat too! I really liked to see all the pretty colours in the water and I liked how we got to

go in the waterfall and when we saw 2 men in kayaks. They were so brave!

I also like when we have BBQ’s together and I like how we can just sit around and chat. It’s like a

family but a family of friends too.

The AGM’s are always lots of fun and there are always heaps of people who come from all over

New Zealand. I love when I get my new T Shirt at the AGM’s and I’m building up a cool collection. I

can’t wait for next year when I can see my 2020 T Shirt. I also like when I get to do things to help

out, not trying to brag, but my Mum is the treasurer which makes me proud and I liked helping my

Dad Darren with the T Shirts for 2019.

I’d love to see more kids and all my old friends from the club come to the AGM’s and all the other

drives we do in the year. You should all come, its heaps of fun. I’ll tell you what, you send me a

picture of your Ford that you have drawn and I’ll put it in the next kids’ corner. I’ll pick a winner and

I might even post you a prize so make sure you put your address on it.

I can’t wait to see more of you all. Have a go at my crossword and my word find. The same words

are in both of them. Have fun!

May the FORD be with everyone – over and out

Ava Rose signing out Xx

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BACK SEAT NEWS!

Ford on brink of manufacturers’ title

A win for any Mustang driver in today’s second leg

of the Watpac Townsville 400 will hand Ford the

2019 Supercars Manufacturers’ title.

The Blue Oval has dominated the season with its

new Mustang, taking out 16 of the 17 races held to

date.

Unlike the points-based drivers’ and teams’

crowns, Supercars’ Champion Manufacturer Award

is based solely on race wins.

With 16 races remaining, Holden can only equal

Ford’s tally even if it wins every race for the rest of

the season.

Ford’s haul has been largely thanks to Scott

McLaughlin, who has won 13 of its 16 total,

including Saturday’s Townsville hitout.

Shell V-Power Racing team-mate Fabian Coulthard

has added two victories, and Tickford Racing’s

Chaz Mostert one.

Holden had wrestled the Champion Manufacturer

title away from Ford last year, following a strong

season for its then-new ZB Commodore.

Ford’s 2017 triumph had broken a streak of seven

consecutive titles for Holden, stretching back to

Triple Eight’s first season running Commodores.

The manufacturers’ title has been awarded since

1999, with Holden winning 14 times and Ford six.

McLaughlin’s Saturday victory meanwhile

helped him close on the all-time record of

wins in a season by a single driver, set at

16 by Craig Lowndes in 1996.

The reigning champion is also on a run of

six consecutive wins, two shy of

Lowndes’ record, also set in his stunning

run to the 1996 title as a rookie.

McLaughlin currently holds a 358-point

lead over Coulthard in the drivers’

standings, while Shell V-Power Racing is

817 ahead of Red Bull HRT in the teams’

points.

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Scott McLaughlin's road to redemption

Road to Redemption: A

Championship Journey starts with

the heartbreak at the end of the

2017 season, then follows him

through 2018 as he achieves

redemption by winning the 2018

Supercars title.

What a difference a year makes.

Sunday, November 26, 2017 was

the lowest moment of Scott

McLaughlin’s racing career. He

suffered a heartbreaking defeat in

the final event of the 2017

Supercars Championship on the

streets of Newcastle. Twelve

months later on Sunday, November

25, 2018, McLaughlin clinched his

first title in the most thrilling of

circumstances.

Scott was at Repco wellington for his book signing and

Glen was lucky enough not only to get signed copies of

his book, but also get Scott to sign his car

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Events Guide

13 th July

Mangakino Lake Hop. Saturday, from 10am-

3pm Venue: Lake Maraetai.

14 th July

Rotorua Swap Meet. Sunday 7am-2pm

Venue: Stock Car Raceway Paradise Valley,

Rotorua.

27 th July

HB Run Rotorua. Saturday 10.00am. Venue:

Rotorua

July

Paul & Robyn’s run-tba

25 th August

27-07-19

Ford vs Holden. Sunday 10.00am. Venue:

Tui Brewery (Tui HQ) 5 Mara Street,

Mangatainoka

1 st Sept

Henry Ford Memorial Day Display & Swap

Meet. 8am Venue: Claudelands Event

Centre, Hamilton.

5 th Oct

Aroha Cruise In. 9am-3pm Venue: Te

Aroha Domain, 102 Whitaker St, Te Aroha.

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A big Thank You to Hemi and his team for this great offer to our members.

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every hour or so and they will approve the new address, so if you revisit the site again it should be

ok. The only thing is if you have a rolling IP address it may create an issue.

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