Nice day for a spot of motoring

Nice day for a spot of motoring

Nice day for a spot of motoring

Nice day for a spot of motoring

Nice day for a spot of motoring

Nice day for a spot of motoring

Nice day for a spot of motoring

Nice day for a spot of motoring

Family car, river crossing

circa 1935

My grandmother, father and uncle owned this car and used it for camping and day trips around Canterbury. On this trip the car had to be taken across a river on a cart pulled by two horses. 

Area: Other / Wider Canterbury

Source: Entry in the 2017 Photo Hunt by Philippa Wadsworth.

Reference ID: CCL-PH17-PhWa-02

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Royal Tour, George VI & Queen Elizabeth

circa 1930

The couple are clearly George VI and Queen Elizabeth who toured New Zealand in 1927 as the Duke and Duchess of York. However the car (a Buick) appears later than 1927 and there is no similar car in any other existing photos of the New Zealand tour  nor any  mounted guards.  Overall it appears more likely  to be of  their tour of Canada in 1939 where similar cars and escort were used.

Area: Other / Unknown

Source: Entry in the 2016 Photo Hunt by JIll Hodgkinson.

Reference ID: CCL-PH16-035

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Yes, the car is one of the 1939 Buicks specially built for the 1939 Royal Tour of Canada.

Car being driven along Riccarton Road by Church Corner

Around 1906-1912

Shown from left: Main South Road, followed by a corner of the churchyard of St Peter's Anglican Church, then West Coast Road (by 1914, Yaldhurst Road). The Upper Riccarton Methodist Church, built 1886, is the first building to the left, followed by Church Street (later Brake Street), then the Oddfellows' Hall, built 1912. Robert Brake's store which was also the Post & Telegraph office is next. Riccarton Road leads off to the right. A woman drives the car with a male passenger

Creator: Muir & Moodie

Area: West / Riccarton

Source: Ephemera 60 postcards

Reference ID: CCL-KPCD04-0029

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The car is a 1904 Oldsmobile.

Postcard Hilltop Hotel

circa 1920

Postcard of old Hilltop Hotel on Summit Road, Christchurch-Akaroa Highway. 

Area: Banks Peninsula / Akaroa

Source: Entry in the 2016 Photo Hunt by Gladys Gurney.

Reference ID: CCL-PH16-044

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The car closest to the camera is a large six cylinder Renault from the late teens. The other one is a Hudson. Hudsons and Cadillacs were popular as service cars in the 1920s as they were large and powerful. On Banks Peninsula it was mainly Hudsons that were used.

Mrs Steer in her 1923/4 Model T Ford

1930

Area: West / Hei Hei

Source: Entry in the 2015 Photo Hunt by Brian Gilberthorpe.

Reference ID: CCL-PH15-049

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That is not a Ford Model T, it is a 1924 Chevrolet. Reason? - one, it has longitudinal rear springs where as Fords used transverse springs which are usually not visible in a profile photo.

Jack Ratima and the family's 1926 Buick in the snow at Lewis Pass

1952

Jack Ratima and the family's 1926 Buick in the snow at Lewis Pass. Jack's wife, Dawn, saved pennies to buy this 1926 Buick for the family. In 1952 they did a road trip to the West Coast. Starting from their home in Christchurch, the Ratima family travelled through the Lewis Pass (through snow and fog) to Westport and then further up the coast to Granity. From there they travelled south to Charleston (staying at the Charleston Hotel,  and on to Hokitika for a time before returning home.   What a great way to travel! The Buick is now buried at the Ruapuna Speedway, along with a number of other significant vehicles from a bygone era.  On reverse of photo: " Lewis Pass - trip from ChCh to Westport then to Granity. Wife, Dawn, saved all her pennies for this Buick, about 1952. Jack said he got trapped in the snow and fog. 1926 Buick."

Area: Other / Wider Canterbury

Source: Entry in the 2016 Photo Hunt by Jack Ratima.

Reference ID: CCL-PH16-089

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That photo was taken later than 1952. The number plate is of the series used from 1956-61.

Vintage Car Rally

1958

Area: South West / Addington

Source: Kete Christchurch

Reference ID: CCL-Kete-29665

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William and Alice (Lily) Howarth

ca. 1930

My grandparents, William and Alice (Lily) Howarth, taken on the Port Hills?

Area: South East / Port Hills

Source: Entry in the 2014 Photo Hunt by Jan Orr.

Reference ID: CCL-PH14-212

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The car is a Vauxhall Light Six from the 1932-34 era. Unfortunately we can't see the number plate to date the photo more accurately. In the pre WW2 eras cars got new plates every year.

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