The Bay of Plenty Vintage Car Club is a branch of the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand and by joining a branch you become a member of the VCC NZ New Zealand’s Foremost Historic Motoring Authority.

The Vintage Car Club of NZ is one of the largest motoring clubs in New Zealand. With over 8,000 members and many thousands of vehicles and motorcycles listed on the club’s database, the Vintage Car Club of New Zealand offers something for everyone. You don’t need to own a vintage vehicle to become a member – our club caters for all cars, trucks and motorcycles over 30 years old.

The club has 36 branches throughout New Zealand and runs a variety of events to cater for its members: tar seal trundles, rural runs, hill climbs, swap meets and speed events as well as regular club evenings around the country for a yarn with likeminded enthusiasts.
It’s members share a common appreciation for fascination of age, the individuality and the functional elegance of vehicles from a by-gone era.

Club-eligible Vehicles

The basic rules are that the vehicle must be over 30 years of age and not modified. In other words as the manufacturer made it.
Club eligible vehicle classes include Veteran, Vintage, Post War, Post 1960, Post 1980, Commercial, Motorcycle and Historic Racing vehicles. Factory Built, and Historic Racing Vehicles (HRV) which are at least in their thirtieth year since their year of original construction, plus factory built racing cars no longer in production. See here for a complete list and description https://vcc.org.nz/club-eligible-vehicles/


Monthly Events

2nd Monday of the Month

Club Night
(Except January)
Start Time 7.30pm

2nd Wednesday of the Month

Mid-week Run

Last Sunday of the Month

End of Month Run

Last Tuesday of the Month

Nog-N-Natter at 6.00pm
Location varies

Last Monday of the Month

Committee Meeting

Operational Information

The Club Rooms are 29 Cliff Road, Tauranga

Postal Address is: P O Box 660, Tauranga, 3144.


Help Us Hire out the Club Rooms
The BOP VCC Clubrooms are available for hire.  For availability and pricing plese contact Kaaren Smylie on  021 664 341 or 07 576 4180

Key Contacts
Chairman– John Whitcombe – 027 552 4203
Secretary– Michael Thorman – Phone: 07 544 4291   Email: bayofplenty@vcc.org.nz
Club Captain –  Kaaren Smylie – Phone 021 664 341 or 07 576 4180   Email: kaaren@linsa.co.nz

Klaxon Email: klaxoninfo@gmail.com
Club Website: www.bayofplentyvintagecarclub.com


Monthly events

Club night (except January) – 2nd Monday, start time 7.30pm
Mid week run — Wednesday following the club night
End of the month run — Held on the last Sunday of the month.
Committee Meeting — Last Monday of the month
Noggin ‘n’ Natter — Last Tuesday of the month at 6pm (See Klaxon for places of Meeting)

Please remember to wear your name badges to all events. Badges are free for new members.

Library Hours

The library is open on club nights from 7pm and also on most Monday mornings
We are accepting good clean car service manuals or books that relate to automobile history or automobile/motorcycle travel for our club library

Parts Shed

Clean out your sheds and bring those surplus parts down to the Parts Shed. They may be just what someone else needs.  The Parts shed is open most Monday morning. Contacts are Jack 07 5766346 or Colin 027 2629161



CHAIRMAN: John Whitcombe – 027 552 4203
VICE-CHAIRMAN:  Donn White – 0274 764 465
PAST CHAIRMAN:  Alastair Jones – 07 576 1124
SECRETARY:  Michael Thorman –  07 544 4291
TREASURER:  Keith Perkins – 027 578 1231
ASST. TREASURER:  Jill Whitcombe  – 07 552 4201
CLUB CAPTAIN:  Kaaren Smylie – 021 664 341
COMMITTEE:  Alan McKenzie – 027 564 7785
COMMITTEE:  George Howard – 020 4042 7624
COMMITTEE:  Brian Pratt – 07 544 7952
COMMITTEE: Doug Brown – 021 668 117

PATRON: Alastair Jones – 07 576 1124
HALL HIRE:  Kaaren Smylie – 021 664 341
LIBRARIAN: Peter Withers – 027 242 0861
PARTS SHED:  Jack Anderson  – 07 576 6346
PROPERTY MANAGER:  Jack Anderson  – 07 576 6346
NEW MEMBERS:  Ken Frew – 07 576 4263
SWAP MEET: Bruce Tait – 027 476 1481
HON. SOLICITOR:  Peter Butler – 07 575 6892
VIC CERTIFICATION:  Alastair Jones – 07 576 1124
VIC CERTIFICATION:  Ivan Allen – 07 543 2629
WELFARE:  Merilyn Anderson – 07 576 6346
KITCHEN CO-ORDINATOR:  Jill Whitcombe  – 07 552 4201
KLAXON EDITOR:  Bryce Strong – 0274 966 706
WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK:  Deidre Rennie – 021 665 875
SAFETY OFFICER:  Brian Pratt  – 07 544 7952


Get In Touch

For any enquiries please contact our Club Captain, Kaaren Smylie on 021 664 341 or 07 548 1523 or via email:  kaaren@linsa.co.nz