MANAWATU VINTAGE CAR CLUB
Saturday 7 December 2013 at Club rooms - Kelvin Grove Palmerston North
F226578 FRANCES OF FIELDING [SIC] 1928, 12.00 silent
Cast: Miss Meg Knyvett, Mr Wal Gibsone, Mr Fred Mayfield
Presenter: Fred Groombridge
Producer and Cameraman: Lee M. Hill
A community comedy set in Feilding using local people in the leading roles.
The new school teacher is courted by Ken the journalist and part time fireman and Tom the grocery clerk, who play tricks to discredit each other. Kidnapping and a car chase follow.
Scenes of Feilding include: stockyards, main street traffic, bowling green, primary school pupils at assembly and attending classes, exercises and games.
“Community films used a stock script with a simple story that could be filmed quite cheaply against a background of familiar beauty spots with a cast of local players. By travelling from town to town in the silent days, producers could make the same film over and over again relying on local interest to make the venture profitable. The idea of making such community films originated in America and came to New Zealand via Australia early in 1928. The script called for a leading lady, a hero, a comedian villain, and as many local people as could be fitted into the crowd scenes”. - Clive Sowry, April 1994.
F99485 AROUND THE WORLD IN AN AUSTIN 7 1928, excerpt 6.00 silent
Adventurers Hector MacQuarrie and Richard B Matthews travelled around the world in a baby Austin armed with a movie camera. The two men involved were both New Zealanders - Hector Macquarie from Auckland, and Richard (Dick) Matthews from Kaitaia.
The film documents their trip from Sydney to Cape York, further than anyone had driven at that time. It included 200 miles cross country, fording rivers, and navigating quicksand, and bush fires. The journey was sponsored by Austin car company and was covered by The Sydney Morning Herald.
Sound items below:
F2806 NEW ZEALAND SOUNDSCENES, 1931, 2.00
“Where My Caravan Has Rested with the open road calling New Zealanders will appreciate this style. Camera: Welsh” Introducing the caravan, the modern home on wheels.
F14078 PERSONAL RECORD. ROBINS, TAINUI. [CARS TO CARRINGTON 1938/39/40] 16.00
This 16 mm film was made by Tainui Robins (1902-1989) who was a member of the Canterbury Mountaineering Club, NZ Alpine Club and Canterbury Winter Sports Club. The films were screened to members and at public lectures. Mr Robins would often accompany the film with commentary.
F18140 [MORRIS 8 CARS (PT. 2)] 1951, 3.00
Advertisement for the Morris 8 automobile. Descriptions of the various parts and features of the vehicle. The chassis and engine are visible with a body-less version of the car. Comparisons between the different two door and four door versions are shown off in the studio and on a test road.
F205401 POWDERED SUNSHINE , 195- 4.00
The ideal 1950s housewife is instructed by radio host Aunt Daisy on how to make a milky jam pudding. Made by Robert Steele Motion Picture Productions for Anchor Milk Company.
F10353 ARDMORE GRAND PRIX 1958 , 9.00
Cars are unloaded from ships at the Auckland wharf for the Grand Prix at Ardmore. in December, a training run is held. In January, drivers and mechanics arrive from overseas and begin preparations.
Ron Roycroft and his family also prepare for the big day. They leave their home in suburban Auckland and, with thousands of other cars, head for Ardmore.
15 year old Jim Palmer competes for the Ken Warton Memorial trophy.
Minister of Transport, Mr Matheson meets the drivers, injured driver John Clarke watches from a hammock.
The race is off - Bruce McLaren has trouble with his gearbox and pulls away to the pits, Archie Scott- Brown is forced to withdraw.
Jack Brabham wins in a Cooper-Climax, 2nd is W Jensen in a Maserati and 3rd is Ron Roycroft. Auckland Mayor Mr Buttle presents the garland.
C1063 BP SUPERMIX OIL. CARS, 196-
A range of cars, from a Fiat Bambina to a Rolls Royce, are driven to the theme music of the Lone Ranger.
C1167 FORD CORTINA Spinning Hubcaps 1967
Ad for the new cortina, filmed on Paekakariki beach.
The image of a couple running along a beach is reflected in a spinning hubcap.
The car is driven along the coast road between Pukerua Bay and Paekakariki, and along the beach.
F205401THE COURTESY CLUB, 1961, 10.00 excerpts
The Courtesy Club promotes courteous driving habits. A group of Australian tourists are met by a man driving a vintage car, and shown around Wellington, where driving habits leave a lot to be desired. The modern tempo is too hurried and pushy, and we need to get back to the days of courtesy. The Wellington Vintage Car Club agrees to the idea of a ‘courtesy club’ demonstrating good driving, reminding people of friendliness on the roads.
Produced by Pacific Films.
C1178 FORD ESCORT. PHONE A FORD c1975
“Today’s car”; “The live it up car.”
A fashionable looking young couple drive around in their Ford Escort.
C3726 TOYOTA HILUX UTILITY. c 1985
Barry Crump and Lloyd Scott take the new Toyota across rough terrain.
F1587 13TH INTERNATIONAL VINTAGE AND VETERAN CAR RALLY, 196-, excerpts 8.00