College – Issue 40

THE QUADRANGLE Community events

Joe Studholme Memorial Vintage and Classic Car Day

We were greeted by an overcast sky on Sunday 28 February as we left the Quad, but that started to clear as we approached Hororata. Indeed, there was enough blue sky to make a sailor suit – a good indication of a lovely day ahead. Our first call was to Henry and Jenny Studholme’s house for morning tea and fresh scones. Later, we visited their Prime Smoke business venture – producer of high-quality smoked salmon. Then, we motored on towards Windwhistle – navigating gravel roads – for a visit to Rockwood Station with owners Ben and Cheryl Richards. We enjoyed picnic lunches under fruit frees in a delightful setting, with the cars nearby. Ben and Cheryl provided a rundown of the station’s history since the Phillips, the Darts and the Richards families owned the property from 1851. It is a lovely old homestead, set against a backdrop of mature trees, with extensive lawns and gardens. Mike and Patsy (nee Dart) Norris were married there in 1974. Next, we saw the visiting machinery – 25 classic and vintage cars, a light aircraft and a couple of modern cars driven by veterans. One was Andrew Anderson (5081), a car buff from the 1940s, a founder of the Vintage Car Club (VCC) and a regular correspondent in Beaded Wheels – the voice of the VCC. Nine Jaguars accounted for 36 per cent of the visiting machinery,

College Issue 40 2021


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