Canterbury Club Events 2003
Completed 2003 Events
Sunday Dec 14th 2003 -
Annual Christmas outing
Once again the Christmas
Breakfast was well attended. The venue was the Cabbage
Tree Restaurant on Moorhouse Avenue. Following an enjoyable
buffet breakfast, members took the ponies for a run
over the Port Hills, and wound their way to the home
of Denis & Erica Philips for a relaxing afternoon.
Sun 7th December 2003 -
Ford Christmas Parade, Hanmer Springs
The Hanmer springs Lions Club
invited members of CMOC to attend their Ford Xmas Parade in
Hanmer. Several club members made the trip, and of course
the hot pools provided a welcome spot of relaxation after
Labour Weekend 2003 -
National Mustang Convention - Christchurch
Sat 23/Sun 24 August
2003 - Concourse D'Elegance
This year the Mustang Club
was represented by Graham & Kathryn Fairbrass with
their Mach 1 along with Mark & Shelley Ansell with their
1966 Notchback. both received 2nd place certificates
for their respective classes and Graham took
3rd place in "People's Choice". The theme for the 2004
Concourse is "Holidays", so put your thinking caps on now
for some creative ideas for the display this year!
Sunday 27th July 2003 -
10th Annual Henry ford Memorial Run
After a cold damp start to
the day, the weather cleared before we reached our
destination in Rangiora. There were a variety of mustangs on
the run this year - and as always they were a crowd
pleaser. Warm afternoon weather made
for a pleasant afternoon strolling the grounds of the
Sparks' Museum viewing the 276 Fords which participated in
Sunday 13th July 2003 -
Ferrymead Historic Park
The day dawned crisp and
clear and saw 10 Mustang families assemble at the
Ferrymead Tavern for a quick lunch before heading off to
Ferrymead Historic Park for the afternoon. An
enjoyable day out for all those who attended.
31st and June 1st/2nd. Buller All Ford Weekend
Buller All Ford Day was held this year at Queens Birthday Weekend.
met up with Falcon Club for the run over to the Buller.
25th May: Ring Road Rally
Details in May newsletter
Week – Ashburton, Sunday May 4th
Ashburton Plains Rotary Club hosted the 10th Annual Classic, Vintage
and Veteran Car Run on Sunday 4th May 2003. Registration was from 8.30am to 10am in the Hotel Ashburton Carpark.It
was open to all Classic, Vintage or Veteran cars.
Vegas” event is postponed...so instead we have....
100 Years of Ford day, Ashburton: DEPART Cookie Time at 8.45am to be at
Ashburton showgrounds by 10am. Street Parade to follow and then finishing at the
Tinwald Domain for a display of anything & everything FORD. This is a
100 Years of Ford celebration Day which is being organised by Gluyas Ford.
Commemorative T-shirts will be available on the day.
trip to Akaroa. Meeting at the Halswell Pool at 9.30am. Always a popular day out.
March: Mount Cook Photo Shoot
CMOC was recently approached by an advertising agency in Auckland on behalf of
Visa. They needed a red Mustang convertible and selected our ‘68 for the
short notice, since we had just got back from holiday, it was the following
week, Wednesday 12th March. Myself and a mate Mike to keep me company,
headed off for the 400km haul to Mt Cook.
quick breakie at Mackers in Hornby at 8.30am then we were off. With the
top down, and an average kind of day, it was quite fresh for the first half of
the trip until we hit a beautiful day at Burkes Pass.
location for the photos was at a T intersection that leads to the airport right
at the foot of Mt Cook and about 2 minutes from the Hermitage. This was
the first time I had been there and I was blown away by the unreal scenery and
the sheer size of the snow covered Mt Cook.
arrived at midday just as the camera crew arrived from staying the night in
Twizel. A council worker coned off the road as we parked the car in the
middle of the intersection.
photos took about 3 hours in total and they had hired a couple of models to sit
in the car for the shots. Carla and I didn’t fit the brief!!
(Click on this ...its a great pic!)
the session we headed for the Hermitage and had a nice cold one before heading
on the long haul home. By the time I dropped Mike off and got home it was
8pm and I was feeling a bit shattered. A big day out with over 800km
travelled. The car went like a dream and never missed a beat.
advertisement will be published in various magazines and material here and in
Aussie, promoting “Visa Gold, Heads or Tails - you choose”, so you might see
it around some time!
- Ian Blokland.
1st and 2nd
annual trek to Dunedin for the USA weekend took place at the first weekend of
March. As everyone had varying work commitments on the Friday, we all
travelled down to Dunedin at different times of the day, meeting up in Kaikorai
Valley Road at about 6pm to view the impressive line-up of cars before departing
for the evening car run which this year went over Three Mile Hill to Outram and
then back thru East Taieri and over the motorway before coming to rest at the
Hot-Rod Club-rooms up behind Brockville. There were a few heart-stopping
moments for some people when they found that the hilly grass car-park area had
become very frosty and slippery!! I also had a heart-stopper when we went
to leave as I thought my car had rolled down the bank and was upside-down in the
garden, but fortunately it turned out to be an old cart parked up quite neatly
in the garden area. And I hadn’t even had a drink at that stage!!
My eyes were playing tricks in the moonlight!!
back at the motels we all agreed (??!!) to join the Spencer/Martin party in
their motel unit. I don’t think Ray will let us back into his motel room
again as we got officially growled at via a phone call at about 12.15am!!
Until that point Ray had apparently been a ‘virgin’ when it comes to being
growled at, at motels! Dawn & Greg can do all the future bookings, eh,
was show day at the Tahuna Showgrounds, and a chance to get a good look at all
the cars on display. Paul West, who was in Dunedin “working” had
managed to sneak away to come down and catch up with everybody, and as
punishment for shirking, he got to drive a car-load of lovely ladies into town
to do the shopping thing, via Carisbrook as Greg had decided to go to the
Highlanders Rugby match and could not convince any die-hard Crusaders Supporters
to join him at the House of Pain!!! Saturday night had the whole “Team
Canty” dining together at the Lone Star Café and I think everyone did justice
to the huge meals served!
a brief but hilarious so-journ to a neighbouring “adult-shop”, it was off to
the Octagon for a bevvy or two. Some of the gang packed up and went home
reasonably early (probably so they could bolt their doors securely!!).
and I, and Paul West were the stayers of the evening, and ended up having a few
laughs at a nightclub ominously known as the “Woolshed” at the back of
headed for home on the Sunday morning, with a stop off for lunch in Timaru on
the way back.. Greg and I got delayed in Oamaru and missed the lunch in
Timaru, but we caught up with Pete & Gaye checking out the Ford dealer
at Washdyke, so travelled the rest of the way home in “convoy” with them.
Sunday February 16th
2nd Annual Caving Expedition for
all the would-be bears in the club!!
February 1st and 2nd
Wings and Wheels extravaganza to
be held at Wigram Air Base.
Sunday January 19th
Picnic day out to Coes Ford.
Meeting at Halswell Pool at 10.30am to travel in convoy to Coes Ford.