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CLUB RUNS
 

The Club offers its members the opportunity to take part in two types of runs. One is the Day Run held on various Sundays throughout the year and the other is the Mid-week run held regularly on the fourth Wednesday of each month. There is also one weekend away, usually held in July.

These runs are organized to allow time for socializing as well as enjoying a drive with fellow enthusiasts.

Details of meeting times and places for the runs are advertised on the Calendar page of this website and also in the Octagon. A contact name is always given so that you can check on the latest details of the run.

Most participants drive their MG but other makes are not excluded. Below are reports and photos of some recent runs held by MG Car Club.

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OVERNIGHT MIDWEEK RUN TO GYMPIE,  27 JULY 2022,  BY JEFF HESLEWOOD
 

On a clear, cool & breezy winter morning, 31 happy souls met at John Oxley Reserve for morning tea prior to setting off on our overnight run to Gympie. We had 18 cars including 10 MG’s of varying type & vintage. It was beautiful weather for driving & enjoying the countryside which was a picture after the recent rain. We arrived at the picturesque Wappa Dam picnic area outside Yandina for lunch where we were joined by Allan & Joyce Tebbutt.

We then headed north travelling through the Kenilworth region & Imbil before taking the Mary Valley Tourist Drive to our overnight stop, the Great Eastern Motor Inn at Gympie. After settling in it was time for Happy Hour, a tradition that our group excels at. Our hosts, Lisa, Stephen & kids had done a great job decorating the dining room for Christmas in July, and after our roast dinner and a few beverages, gifts were handed out to finish an enjoyable evening.

Thursday morning provided an even nicer start to the day with sunshine & no breeze. Unfortunately, Ian & Karen had to head into town to hopefully find a replacement radiator hose. After a photo session in front of the motel, most of the group then headed off to the Rusty Rails Café for a great breakfast & a wander around the historic Mary Valley Rattler Station. As the old timber rail motor prepared to leave for it’s morning run, 5 of our group made a quick decision to join in for the 2 hour return trip.

After breakfast, some went their own way, but 6 cars took another scenic drive through the beautiful Cedar Pocket region, passing through Kin Kin and stopping for a final farewell at Pomona.

It really was an enjoyable couple of days with great company and the beautiful weather and scenery leaving everyone looking forward to our next midweek run.

PARTICIPANT LIST:

Greg & Rhonda Hannant - MG3

Lloyd & Karen Thomson -  MGB

Kay Hawley & Michael Garratty - MX5

Neil & Margaret Taylor -  MGF

Jeff Heslewood - Subaru

Val Horgan - MX5

Kevin Trower - Audi

Trevor & Joy Jones - Mustang

John & Pat Walker -  MGBGT

John & Tricia Cranley -  Bentley

Robyn Jenvey & Jeanette Steer - Honda

Ian & Karen Fettes -MG Magnette

Mark Lacey & Sharon Hill - MGB

Trevor & Anne Mills - MG6

Bruce & Gail Bayliss - Subaru

Barry Lutwyche - MGB

Jan Burke -   MGB

Allan & Joyce Tebbutt - Audi

David & Meryl Miles - MG Magnette

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MGCCQ MIDWEEK RUN REPORT - WEDNESDAY, 24 AUGUST, 2022

The run started at Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine, where 14 cars and their occupants arrived to brave the cold, windy conditions. Scarves and beanies were the order of dress for those roadster stalwarts who chose to drive with tops down. How cold was it really? 13C at 0930 but felt more like 3C with a cold south westerly wind at 15 -20kph persisting until early afternoon.

Heading out of the park all were happy to be on the move as standing around seemed freezing.

Driving past Lake Samsonvale the water of the dam was very choppy with serious whitecaps unlike the usual calm water surface experienced on other day runs.

Now on our way to Dayboro it was great to see the evenly spaced convoy of magnificent vehicles on the open road. From Dayboro to D’Aguilar we experienced fabulous driving conditions over Mt Mee.

Arriving at Cruice Park for morning tea we were met with many travellers settled in their campers. Comments were ”Wow! How cold that must be. Glad we are not staying the night”

Rhonda and Greg Hannant headed home after enjoying morning tea. Departing morning tea the rest of us backtracked towards Woodford to drive on Neurum Road past the Woodford Correctional Facility to Kilcoy. This route was chosen to avoid extensive roadworks on the D’Aguilar Highway.

At Kilcoy showgrounds we turned onto the Esk/Kilcoy Road which provided a most enjoyable driving experience down the western side of Lake Somerset to Somerset Village. Always a delight to be on this side of the Brisbane valley.

The final section of the run took us through Esk to Cormorant Bay Park on Lake Wivenhoe where Trevor and Joy, together with Errol and Wendy were waiting for our arrival for lunch.

What another great day. Thanks everyone.

Jan

PARTICIPANTS:

Barry Lutwyche - Red MGB            
Allan & Joyce Tebbutt  - Blue MGB

Jan Burke - Red MGB            
Kay Hawley & Michael Garratty - Red Mazda MX5

Lloyd & Karen Thomson - Red MGB            
Don Webster - BRG MGTD

Dennis & Diana Kelly - Red Mazda         
Val & Kerry Horgan - Blue Mazda MX5

Mark Lacy - Yellow MGB      
John & Pat Walker - Red MGA

Greg & Rhonda Hannant - Red MG3            
Paul Hartley & Ann Stanford - Red MGA

Jeff Heslewood - Blue Subaru       
Trevor & Joy Jones - Black Mustang

Brian Cranley - White Abarth    
Errol & Wendy Hoger - Yellow MGB

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MIDWEEK RUN TO LOST WORLD, 22 JUNE, 2022

By Bruce Mutch

 

We arrived a little late at the starting point, The Calamvale Hotel, for the run to find 35 of the MG Car Club members  already there. This was a wonderful surprise being able to greet so many friends from the past. Many of the 15 MG’s  were  cars which had been repainted or updated and looked ‘Grand’ and a pleasure to own.
 

We headed off to Beaudesert and down the Kerry Road towards the ‘Lost World ‘.  However due to the number of new Bridges and new road being built  we were unable to take our cars further and  went on to the Darlington Park for ‘smoko’. Many tales were told and we caught up with all the ‘doing’s from the past. (A lovely spot.)
 

After our repast we headed over the mountains thru Christmas Creek, Laravale, where we have been in the past. The cows milk themselves in a Robotic Dairy ANY time in the day/night. Mostly three times per day.

The milk is in our stores as “Real Milk” and beautiful. 

 

On to Beaudesert for a long lunch in the Park. A lovely drive with all the folks really enjoying the day/run. The country looks well.

 

Sincerely Yours ,  Bruce Mutch. MGCCQ .

PARTICIPANT LIST:

GARY LAWRENCE & MICK -   MGBGT

NEIL TAYLOR & GAVIN  - MGF

LLOYD & KAREN THOMSON  - MGB

DENNIS & DIANA KELLY - MX5

KAY HAWLEY & MICHAEL GARRATTY - MX5

VAL HORGAN - MX5

JOHN & TRICIA CRANLEY - NSX

BRIAN CRANLEY - ABARTH

NEIL & NARELLE MILLS - MGF

PAUL HARTLEY & ANN STANFORD - MGA

TREVOR & JOY JONES - MGA

BARRY LUTWYCHE - MGB

JAN BURKE - MGB

JOHN DAVIDSON - MGBGT

JEFF HESLEWOOD & BRUCE MUTCH  - IMPREZA

ERROL & WENDY HOGER - MGB

RAY EDWARDS & SUSANNE - MGB

MARK & SHARON LACY - MGB

DAVID & MERYL MILES - MG MAGNETTE

JOHN & PAT WALKER - MGA

DON WEBSTER - MGTD

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