Garage Safari Outing - 15 August 2015

Lancaster Hill and Harry's Workshops 

In the month of August, the garage safari was hosted by Des, Gordon and Bruce at the Workshops on Lancaster Hill, followed by a further tour of Harry's workshops at Glenbar and his private home.   The event was well supported by 13 club members, cars and friends on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

 Various comments were passed like "Yes, I used to sell petrol at 2/6 shilllings for a gallon of petrol!", "My dad drove one of those Dodge pickups on his farm!" and "Those are the same carburetters I have in my MG!"   Various stages of rebuild were seen showing our currrent restoration projects.

 After visiting for about one and a half hours and enjoying snacks and refreshments, it was time for the Safari group to travel and visit Harry's facilities.   Harry went to great detail on the current restoration of his Model T Ford, bearing in mind that this Model T Ford was acquired completely stripped and in the form of various boxes and loose items.   Great interest was shown on the rebuild of the rear and front axle assembly with Harry explaining in great detail the mechanics of the various items.   We all know Harry's restoration standards where he goes that extra mile to achieve the originality and standard of the Model T Ford rebuild.   We all look forward to the day the restoration is completed!

 Further refreshments were the order of the day and again time was calling and the group proceeded to the clubhouse for a bring and braai.

Our thanks to Harvie and his ladies who had all the tables set out and making refreshments available.  It was a most enjoyable evening.
I believe another well spent afternoon in fellowship in the realms of "Garage Safari".
Submitted by Des Lemmon-Warde

Uitstappie Piet Retief toe - 1 - 3 Augustus 2015

Die Hoeka Toeka Motorskou - Piet Retief.
Nog 'n uitstappie wat goed ondersteun is deur die lede van die VVCC.   Altesame 17 lede en hul gesinne het met 15 veteraan en klassieke voertuie Piet Retief toe gery.  Die motors het elkeen soontoe en terug gereis sonder enige probleme.
Die weer was 'n perfekte wintersdag en die skou is goed ondersteun deur die publiek in Piet Retief en omliggende gebiede.   Die motorskou het op die rugbyvelde in die dorp plaasgevind en wat 'n ideale plek is om so 'n skou aan te bied!   Daar was 'n hele paar motorhandelaars wat  hul reekse uitgestal het asook verskeie kosstalletjies om van te kies en keur.
Credit must be given to the young Hoeka Toeka Car Club for the great effort in hosting this event and one must acknowledge the stalwarts of the club namely Kobus Botha, Paul Mouton and Japie Van Vuuren and their display of many vintage and classic cars.   The support of the sponsors for various prizes was outstanding with a number of our members taking home some wonderful items.
This year our members spent Friday and Saturday evening at the newly established B&B of Kobus and Riekie, followed by an excellent braai and fellowship.
Sunday morning we were invited to Kobus's home for a hearty breakfast and final farewell.
Baie dankie aan Kobus en sy span vir 'n wonderlike naweek.  Goed gedaan!!!
Submitted by Des Lemmon-Warde

Seen at the Hoeka Toeka Car Show - 1 August 2015