WAITANGI RALLY 13 April 1974
see RECORDS page for results
The Car Club has also kept all meeting books dating back to the inaugural (first) meeting of the Northland Car Club. Below are some of the points from that meeting. 13 July 1955 - at the A + P Board Room. •22 Northland motoring enthusiasts were present. •Rules for the Club were based on the Auckland Car Club rules, and were supplied by the Secretary of that Club. •Subscriptions were suggested at £1/10/- per annum. •Members were invited to submit designs for a club badge. •Windleburn   suggested   having   evening   meetings   once   a   month,   possibly   once   a   fortnight   when   the   Club   grew   bigger.      It   was   agreed   to   begin   the   meetings   at   8pm   for   the   benefit   of   “out   of   town” members.  And to charge £1/- per member to cover the cost of hiring the room, supper and heating arrangements. •A suggestion by Mr Windleburn was that a news letter should be started as soon as possible. •It was suggested that the clubs first outdoor meeting be a gymkhana or field day to be held on Sunday. •The president pointed out the desirability of this Club being affiliated with the Association of New Zealand Car Clubs (ANZCC). Click here for the entire meeting scanned from the original meeting books. Subscriptions were suggested I will hopefully be adding new information about the club as we find it or as people want to share their own thoughts about the early Northland Car Club. Please feel free to email letters, photos etc to northlandcarclub@yahoo.com   or post information to; Northland Car Club, P.O Box 596, Whangarei.

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The   Northland   Car   Club   became   an   incorporated   club   on   the 9th May 1956.     Brian   Skudder   had   wrote   some   articles   in   the   Car   Club   newsletters   back   in   1979-1980,   he brought   up   when   some   of   the   first   meetings   were   held   to   form   the   car   club,   elections   of   the first President and the design of the club badge. Below   are   some   of   the   updated   articles   of   the   early   days   of   the   Northland   Car   Club   by   Brian Skudder: 1.The Northland Special 2.Car Trials 3.Joe Lawton 4.Puhi Puhi 5.Waipu Gorge  6.Grass Tracks Races 7.Roy Billington, Vic Simpkin, John Windelburn and Neil Johns 8.The Start of Rallies  9.Northland Specials Bbelow are the original articles he wrote in 1979, if you feel like reading them again. *9 Articles by Brian Skudder, written 1979 - 1980. In   the   November   1979   Car   Club   newsletter,   Dave   McKinney,   Les   Brown   and   Rowan   McLean wrote letters in response to Brian Skudders articles, mainly about The Northland Special, click on links below to read these: *Letter by Dave McKinney, written nov 1979. *Letter by Les Brown, written nov 1979. *Letter by Rowan McLean, written nov 1979. Adding to his own article #8, Brian has extended on Rallies, with the Shell Silver Fern Rally. Gold Star Hillclimbs Brian   Skudder   recalls   competing   in   the   1970   Australian   Southern   Cross   Rally   with   Neil Johns in a Mark I Triumph 2000, this article is from the Classic Driver Mag.
WAITANGI RALLY 13 April 1974
see RECORDS page for results
the Northland Car Club since 1955
website by Val Hart

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The   Northland   Car   Club   became   an   incorporated   club on the 9th May 1956.     Brian   Skudder   had   wrote   some   articles   in   the   Car   Club   newsletters   back   in 1979-1980,   he   brought   up   when   some   of   the   first   meetings   were   held   to   form the car club, elections of the first President and the design of the club badge. I   contacted   Brian   asking   if   I   could   use   his   articles   for   the   website,   he   didn’t mind   them   being   used   but   he   also   wanted      to   update   them.      Below   are   some   of the updated articles of the early days of the Northland Car Club: 1.The Northland Special 2.Car Trials 3.Joe Lawton 4.Puhi Puhi 5.Waipu Gorge  6.Grass Tracks Races 7.Roy Billington, Vic Simpkin, John Windelburn and Neil Johns 8.The Start of Rallies  9.Northland Specials I   have   also   left   the   original   articles   (below)   he   wrote   in   1979,   if   you   feel   like reading them again. *9 Articles by Brian Skudder, written 1979 - 1980. In   the   November   1979   Car   Club   newsletter,   Dave   McKinney,   Les   Brown   and Rowan   McLean   wrote   letters   in   response   to   Brian   Skudders   articles,   mainly about The Northland Special, click on links below to read these: *Letter by Dave McKinney, written nov 1979. *Letter by Les Brown, written nov 1979. *Letter by Rowan McLean, written nov 1979. Adding to his own article #8, Brian has extended on Rallies, with the Shell Silver Fern Rally. Gold Star Hillclimbs Brian   Skudder   recalls   competing   in   the   1970   Australian   Southern   Cross   Rally with   Neil   Johns   in   a   Mark   I   Triumph   2000,   this   article   is   from   the   Classic Driver Mag.
The   Car   Club   has   also   kept   all   meeting   books   dating   back   to   the   inaugural (first) meeting of the Northland Car Club. Below are some of the points from that meeting. 13 July 1955 - at the A + P Board Room. •22 Northland motoring enthusiasts were present. •Rules   for   the   Club   were   based   on   the   Auckland   Car   Club   rules,   and   were supplied by the Secretary of that Club. •Subscriptions were suggested at £1/10/- per annum. •Members were invited to submit designs for a club badge. •Windleburn   suggested   having   evening   meetings   once   a   month,   possibly   once a   fortnight   when   the   Club   grew   bigger.      It   was   agreed   to   begin   the   meetings   at 8pm   for   the   benefit   of   “out   of   town”   members.     And   to   charge   £1/-   per   member to cover the cost of hiring the room, supper and heating arrangements. •A   suggestion   by   Mr   Windleburn   was   that   a   news   letter   should   be   started   as soon as possible. •It   was   suggested   that   the   clubs   first   outdoor   meeting   be   a   gymkhana   or   field day to be held on Sunday. •The   president   pointed   out   the   desirability   of   this   Club   being   affiliated   with the Association of New Zealand Car Clubs (ANZCC). Click here for the entire meeting scanned from the original meeting books. Subscriptions were suggested I   will   hopefully   be   adding   new   information   about   the   club   as   we   find   it   or   as people want to share their own thoughts about the early Northland Car Club. Please   feel   free   to   email   letters,   photos   etc   to   northlandcarclub@yahoo.com       or   post information to; Northland Car Club, P.O Box 596, Whangarei.
NORTHLAND CAR CLUB Inc

of New Zealand

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the Northland Car Club since 1955 (incorporated since 1956)
website by Val Hart
NORTHLAND CAR CLUB Inc

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