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Collectors, enthusiasts,

restorers, tinkerers, connoisseurs

and good ol' car fanatics…

During 1903, the Automobile Association (AA) established its first NZ clubs in Auckland and Canterbury, followed by Nelson, Otago and Wellington two years later. 1905 saw Canterbury AA organise the first full-scale car race, the Great Automobile Gymkhana at Addington trotting grounds – 30 cars participated watched by 800 spectators. Made up of collectors, enthusisasts, restorers, 

tinkerers, connoisseurs and car fanatics – car clubs proliferated after WWII and by 1947 the Association of New Zealand Car Clubs (ANZCC) was founded.

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Sunbeam Car Club of NZ

In 1901, tin-plate maker John Marston and Maxwell Maberly-Smith started to sell Sunbeam cars for £130. The first vehicle had seats on each side, facing different directions, with a single cylinder engine that didn't quite reach 3 horsepower; the wheels were unsprung and belt-driven, with an 18 mph top speed. It was a success, with 420 sold through 1904, at which time Marston started to import Berliet car chasis and add bodies to them. www.sunbeamcarclubofnewzealand.org.nz

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