Since then, Wanaka, Cromwell and Geraldine tradespeople have been restoring it, re-creating some parts that were missing. Duesenberg ''caretaker'' Robert Duncan at the wheel of the latest addition to the collection at the Warbirds and Wheels Museum, at Wanaka Airport. Robert’s funeral will be held this Thursday 24 Sept, 2pm at Warbirds and Wheels Museum, Wanaka. Show number More info . 48 Thomas Street Ranfurly Ranfurly Area 9332. Maungatua Contracting (Wanaka) Ltd 18. uccmt Sep 28, 2020. They don't like going slow.''. Robert, along with the team from … 1918 Packard Twin Six - Duncan / Dunstan, Wanaka 1927 Packard Super 8 - Tony & Jane Devereux, Dunedin 1931 Auburn - Alan & Joan Sutton, Arrowtown 1933 Packard 12 - Classic Car Museum, Nelson 1937 Packard Super 8 - Jo & George Wallis, Wanaka 1938 Packard 12 – Richard & Claire Sainsbury, Napier 1938 Lincoln V12 - Garth & Andrea Hogan, Wanaka It's so smooth, it's so powerful, it's just got such a presence. Normally it’s stored at Wanaka’s Wings and Wheels museum. Visit image gallery to purchase the image. Please Login or Register. Show number More info . “It's a $20,000 cheque,” said Dippie. The Duesenberg brothers, Friedrich and August, German immigrants to the United States, started out early last century with a bicycle shop in Iowa, before building motorcycles and cars. The Cuda has a 440 cubic inch (7.2-litres) V8 engine, ‘‘which is a real big grunter’’ and has had a repaint, plus some panel repairs in preparation for its appearance at the event, Warbirds and Wheels director Robert Duncan, of Wanaka, said. Wanaka, Nelson Taylor from Muriwai Beach, Auckland and ourselves Robert and Lynette Duncan, Wanaka. At a time of loss, Affinity Funerals will guide your family through every aspect of the funeral, ensuring you get the celebration of life you wish for - with help at every step. “These cars were pretty advanced in their day,” he said. You are not permitted to download, save or email this image. Lee Rosemary & Robert 17. PEDLEY, Joan. RIP Robert .. The brake lights spell out ''stop'', the two headlights turn with the steering, there are separate windscreens for the rear passengers and the exhaust manifolds are coated in green porcelain glaze. He also sidesteps any questions about how much the car cost, but notes a similar model fetched $10.34 million at an auction last year, potentially making this the most valuable car in New Zealand. The Committee of the UCCMT sadly acknowledge the recent death of Robert Duncan. Miller Robert & Glenda 19. Showcases the 1934 Duesenberg Model J, formerly owned by American actress Carole Lombard, and currently on display at the Warbirds and Wheels Museum in Wanaka. Passed away peacefully after a long illness on 8 August 2011. We employ local journalists and photographers to tell your stories, as other outlets cut local coverage in favour of stories told out of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. 56 Kingan Road Luggate Wanaka Area . 105 Main South Road Green Island Dunedin 9018. A rare 1924 Model C Rickenbacker Roadster arrived at Wanaka’s Warbirds & Wheels today (Thursday 15 January) ... Warbirds & Wheels director Robert Duncan said it was an “absolute privilege” to finally have a Rickenbacker at the attraction. Show number More info . In the late 1920s, Fred was set the task of producing ''the greatest automobile ever made in the United States'' and by the mid-1930s was turning out eight-cylinder supercharged cars capable of 140mph (225kmh). 75 Kings Drive Wanaka Wanaka Area . There were 481 model J chassis Duesenbergs built over nine years before the company folded in 1937, and 378 have survived. Mr Duncan, who owns and operates the family business of Maungatua Contracting, said although the car would be on display at the museum, he would drive it ''occasionally''. Beloved husband of Amy, cherished father of Lesley and treasured family friend of Gill, Ben and Barry and the late Tom and Milly. McDougall said that once Wanaka businessman Allan Dippie, who had the space at Three Parks development and a sizable collection of vintage tractors, and Warbirds and Wheels museum director Robert Duncan, with his access to rare classic and vintage vehicles, were on board they knew they had the makings of a great event. Asked how one would drive such a valuable car, he said: ''Fast. Mr Duncan says the car would have cost $US17,000 new. We are the South's eyes and ears in crucial council meetings, at court hearings, on the sidelines of sporting events and on the frontline of breaking news. 2020 Robert Duncan. ''If it was a bit rarer; if it was only one of one, it wouldn't have been allowed to leave America. The Committee of the UCCMT sadly acknowledge the recent death of Robert Duncan. 3rd Feb 2015. The Wanaka Duesenberg has some unusual features. Greer Samuel Robert 7. Meikle Robert Allan 19. Wanaka . Not that he drives his extraordinary car that often. All he will say is the move, from the deceased estate of an American car collector to the Wanaka Warbirds and Wheels Museum, was achieved legally. The event was conceived initially as a 60th anniversary celebration for the West Otago Vintage Club and escalated following discussions with fellow vintage vehicle enthusiasts and Upper Clutha contracting identities Kevin Capel, Allan Dippie and Robert Duncan. To date, Queenstown Lakes District Council has received one nominee for the four available seats on the Wanaka Community Board: Ed Taylor (nominated by Robert Duncan and Richard Henshall). Show number More info . Mr Duncan says he prefers to be known as the car's ''caretaker'' - ''because I say you never own these things - especially a Duesenberg. Browse The New Zealand Herald obituaries, conduct other obituary searches, offer condolences/tributes, send flowers or create an online memorial. — Joan died, peacefully, in her sleep, at Dunedin Hospital, after a long illness, on January 9, 2020. Photo by Mark Price. “We’ve managed to grow yet again with more tickets sold every year than the previous one, plus a constant stream of exceptional Geezers to invite,” said Mr Duncan. 13 Hikuwai Drive Wanaka Wanaka Area . A private service has been held. Warbirds & Wheels director Robert Duncan said the event had “grown year after year” and was becoming a “well-known event on the NZ motorsport calendar”. Robert Duncan will have some of his immaculate Maungatua Contracting kit on display Held at the Three Parks, Wanaka, there’s ample space for the multitude of exhibits already confirmed, plus there’s the bonus of live earthmoving demonstrations. The Post WWII and Modern New Zealand Army Board, Flying Navy - Kiwis in the RNAS and Fleet Air Arm through to modern Navy Helicopters, New Zealand's Civil Aviation - Yesterday and Today, All Time Popular NZ Aviation Preservation Threads, The New Zealand Army and Navy Model Board, Foreign Aviation, Space and Military Boards, Aviation Preservation And Warbirds Overseas, NZ Aviation Media - Books, TV, Radio, etc, Foreign Aviation Media, TV, Radio and Film Discussion, PEGGY KRAINZ, WINGWALKER AT THE 2010 AIRSHOW, warbirds-over-wanaka.myshopify.com/products/donation, mailchi.mp/warbirdsoverwanaka/warbirds-over-wanaka-december-newsletter, rnzaf.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=14936. After a successful inaugural Wheels at Wanaka at Easter this year, Robert Duncan, Executive Director Wheels at Wanaka and owner of Warbirds and Wheels Museum, with Allan Dippie, general manager of Wheels at Wanaka presented a cheque for $20,000 to a very grateful Lynn Stuart from Coastguard Wanaka. But the car ''went through all that OK''. ''To put that in perspective, a surgeon earned $US3000 a year and for $18,000 you could buy three Cadillacs or Packards ... and you could buy about 60 Fords or Chevs.''. ... Additional info: Robert Duncan. You just look after it for a little while until the next person gets it.''. Wanaka's new $1.5 million Warbirds and Wheels museum visitor attraction is open. Information via https://www.qldc.govt.nz At the close of nominations at 12 noon on Friday, 16 August 2019, the following nominations were received for the local elections. Wanaka earthmoving contractor Robert Duncan is a little vague on how a 1934 Duesenberg Model J car once owned by Hollywood movie star Carole Lombard came to be in Wanaka. Anthony Spinks from AusTrips, Devonport organised the rally including all accommodation, activities and most meals. Warbirds & Wheels attraction at Wanaka Airport is flying high today (February 3 2015) with the exciting news it will have the original car from the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang exclusively on loan from owner Sir Peter Jackson. DUNCAN, Robert William Milne (Bob). We’ll be sure to have a Speights for Robert at the Black Smoke Bar come Easter 2021. Although Anthony supplied a full itinerary Coastguard Wanaka gets a $20,000 boost towards its new building at Eely Point, Wanaka Coastguard Wanaka gets a $20,000 boost towards its new building at Eely Point, Wanaka. On the 11th of August Terra Cat were in Wanaka talking to Robert about his recently restored 1957 CAT 12 and the delivery of the new 2020 CAT 140.. (pictures supplied John Duncan) A great Man who will truly be missed by us all. Additional info: Robert Duncan. Show number More info . Your News is the place for you to save content to read later from any device. Robert has been involved with the Airshow in many different ways over the years. No nominees had been lodged for the three seats available on the Wanaka Ward by the time this article went to print. Browse through our stylish and practical […] The Classic Car display is being put together by Robert Duncan from Warbirds and Wheels and he’s promising a stunning line up of some of the very best classic American cars in this country. Show number More info . Mr Duncan said they were far more powerful than most cars at that time and were considerably more expensive. Herron Robert 8. Robert, along with the team from … Press Release – Wheels at Wanaka. And asked what it was like to drive, he added: ''Absolutely .. awesome. Wanaka's community newspaper 15,000+ Wanaka Suns circulated weekly 50,000+ website visits monthly Includes car specifications. Talks to owner Robert Duncan about the purchase and restoration of the American classic. Dunedin Owned & Operated Starting from $2,995 DEATHS DUNCAN, Carolyn. A fresh start this morning for Coastguard Wanaka with Allan Dippie, General Manager, Wheels at Wanaka and Robert Duncan Executive Director, Wheels at Wanaka presenting … All he will say is the move, from the deceased estate of an American car collector to the Wanaka Warbirds and Wheels Museum, was achieved legally. 2020 Robert Duncan. ... along with a recently imported and rare Stutz,” says Robert. To date, QLDC has received one nominee for the four available seats on the Wanaka Community Board: Ed Taylor (nominated by Robert Duncan and Richard Henshall). We are happy to pass on messages to Robert… Miller Robert & Glenda 20. Original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car on display at Warbirds & Wheels Wanaka this Easter. On the go and no time to finish that story right now? Welcome to 925 Silver - buy Sterling Silver online Our aim is to provide you with the best range of hallmarked silver gifts and collectables.We have a sterling silver gift for all special occasions, such as Silver christening gifts, Silver anniversary gifts, which will be treasured for a lifetime. Browse the new zealand herald notices, conduct other death notice searches, offer condolences/tributes, send flowers or create an online memorial. He travelled in front in his utility (for excess luggage) and trailer (for breakdowns). Al Capone could afford one, and so could Howard Hughes, William Hearst, Mae West, Clark Gable and his wife, Carole Lombard. Robert Duncan doesn’t seem the sort of bloke you’d glance twice at if you passed him on the street — unless he was at the wheel of his 1918 Packard. Cherished by son Alexander, loved Grandmama of Baylee and Piper, loved sister of Robert, Elaine, Alice and Quentin, loved aunty to all her nieces and nephews. Mr Duncan, who spent 18 months negotiating with the deceased estate of a ''Duesenberg specialist'' in Nevada to get the car to New Zealand, says there are rules in the United States about removing rare vehicles. Our thoughts are with Lynette and the Duncan family at this time. Lombard and Gable, famous for his lead role in Gone With The Wind, owned 15 Duesenbergs at various times, including the one now in Wanaka. uccmt Sep 28, 2020. You can help us continue to bring you local news you can trust by becoming a supporter. As our region faces uncharted waters in the wake of a global pandemic, Otago Daily Times continues to bring you local stories that matter. 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