Here’s the Eastland Area’s story of how hundreds of hours of volunteer labour have transformed the vehicle from a rusting wreck into an authentic, fully-operational piece of club history.
John Spain, was not called Mr. NZMCA for nothing.
He holds the record to this day of being the only member who has occupied the roles of President, Vice-President and Treasurer. He also ran the insurance scheme and for 25 years, was a Self-Containment officer as well. But it’s the role of historian that he will be remembered by; his book, ‘Down Memory Lane’- written for the Association’s 50th and about the 1st five decades- remains to be the only document of its kind. It's now out of print and we can't give a definite date on when or how it would be reprinted. But for those wanting to read this significant account of the Association's history, a PDF document would do for now.