Planning a trip to NZ, looking for events etc.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bamford, Edmonton AB on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 02:45 pm:

Back when my beloved and I were pre-20 and before we met, she spent six months in Malaysia about the time I spent nearly a year in New Zealand. We had a great holiday to Malaysia in 2007 and next winter it's going to be New Zealand!

We can go for 2-3 weeks anytime in early November to mid-December 2013 or January-February 2014.

I've had a look at the MTFCNZ website and there are no events listed beyond this month... looking for suggestions about an event, preferably a multi-day tour, we could enjoy during our visit.

Picture below is from 1973. I had no Model T adventures back then but that's me at the wheel of "Noddy's Car" somewhere on the North Island.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Simon Bayley on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 02:55 pm:

Chris,
The national model t rally runs yearly and is normally the last weekend in January. Next year it is in Palmerston North (lower north island) be sure to come to the South Island as well.

Cheers Simon
Christchurch
NZ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 03:17 pm:

I would very much like to go to a tour down under, but at the moment my wallet is limiting the trip. I have been to Pert and Western Australia on a business trip but a T tour would be great as long as I do not have to drive on the wrong side of the road.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rob Heyen - Nebraska on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 03:22 pm:

Chris,

One of our MTFCA forum contributors from New Zealand sent my wife and I some great information and suggestions concerning visiting NZ. I'd prefer not to post his name on this, but if you would lke to send a PM I'll send you his contact information.

Sounds like a great trip, good luck,

Rob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Simon Bayley on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 05:26 pm:

Willie,

Don't we drive on the right side of the road lol
and our leavers on the column are round the wrong way for you guys.

Chris,

Lots to do it you come at the right time - Lots of Vintage Car Club events around the Christmas/New year period in Canterbury. www.vcc.org.nz
www.modeltford.co.nz

Let us know the planned route and we can put you in touch we heap of people her in NZ.

Looking forward to see you.

Cheers Simon


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Simon Bayley on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 05:27 pm:

ps. National T Rally is over the Friday/Saturday/Sunday and sometimes an extention rally of a couple of days as well. Not sure whats planned for Palmerston North.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rod McKenzie on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 07:34 pm:

We'll be pleased to see you. My "snail mail" address on the back inside cover of the "Vintage Ford". There are more than one or two events on somewhere in the country each weekend, mostly through the Vintage Car Club, and you would be made welcome. Check the VCCNZ website. The Palmerston North Rally should be a beauty as it will be a celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the founding and first run for the MTFCNZ which was held in and around Palmerston North. There is a Ford T run in the Waikato near Hamilton on the last weekend of November every year which usually attracts 40 or more entries. It's an well run casual event. I think the clowns in the "Noddy Car" are at Splash Planet in Hastings, Hawke's Bay, agood place for entertaining kids both old and young.
Plan your trip well because the country is in two islands and it is an extra cost with ferries if you would be going back and forward between the two.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gavin Harris (Napier, NZ) on Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 10:25 pm:

Chris,

Jan / Feb weather is much more settled than Nov / Dec.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bamford, Edmonton AB on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 01:12 am:

Thanks all for the replies and information.

Rob, PM sent. Simon, Rob and Gavin, sounds like January is the time to be there. Can't wait!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andrew Heffey NZ on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 04:27 am:

PM sent to you Chris.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ian Dean on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 08:35 am:

Make sure you go to the "Southward Museum",near Wellington, see it on www.southwardcarmuseum.co.nz. We were there a couple of years ago and the collection is stunning.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nevin Gough on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 10:11 am:

Late January is time for the 60th Dunedin to Brighton Run. It is the longest running rally for pre 1919 vehicles in the Southern Hemisphere. I just finished the 59th

http://www.ch9.co.nz/content/turnout-annual-rally-one-biggestt


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Nevin Gough on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 10:14 am:

If that link doesn't play, click on news and you'll find the rally story (I hope).


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 10:35 am:

Thanks for the link, Ian. I've added it to my list of museums containing at least one old Ford.

Luke Dahlinger has the list on his site, but I can't find the address.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bamford, Edmonton AB on Monday, January 21, 2013 - 10:38 am:

Thanks, Nevin, for the info and link. Sounds like a great event. Andrew, PM returned (I feel I need to tell you as it seems mine often don't go through).

Ian, I visited the Southward back in 1973. It was there I saw a vehicle that has haunted me with unfulfilled desire ever since.


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