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.
"Watch the birdie, they say!!??....
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MG CAR CLUB DECEMBER 21 CLUB RUN WITH A HRISTMAS THEME
It was a very wet but enjoyable mid-week run to Mt Tamborine. Carmen Daly, Kathy and I were the only ones who braved the elements to walk around the Botanical Gardens. 112 mm of rain fell at Mt Tamborine while we were there. We had to negotiate one tricky bit of road near Beaudesert with about 15 cm of water flowing across the highest part of the road. This affected the electronics on Ross Letton’s blue B and he had to get it flat-topped home to Brisbane, missing the rest of the run.
27th October to the Australian Army Aviation Flying Museum – Oakey
Organiser – Lloyd Thomson
On a fine Wednesday morning 21 cars met at Spring Lake Springfield to travel to Oakey via Helidon where another 9 cars joined the run – a total of 30 cars which makes for a great run.
Starting off at 0930 we traveled via Centenary Highway to Yamanto then onto the Warrego Highway via Ipswich Rosewood Rd and Haigslea Amberley Rd.
A very peaceful 45km drive to Progress Park at Helidon where the 9 cars were waiting to join us for morning tea. There were plenty of photo opportunities of the 30 cars lined up around the park.
Fantastic to see lots of MG’s and other exotic cars (friends of Joy and Trevor Jones – see vehicle list).
After a cuppa and lots of chats it was off to Oakey at 1115 via the Toowoomba By-pass – a very peaceful drive with the ability to admire the engineering feat of the construction of such a great road.
Taking the Boundary St exit and we travelled the back roads to Oakey Airfield - although there were several road works with temporary traffic lights which spread the convoy out but we all made it to the museum in good time. A very pleasant drive via the back roads which allowed everyone to enjoy the lush green countryside.
After a quick lunch the guided tour of the museum started at 1230 with tour guide Scott – who after a lifetime in the military including a number of tours to the Middle East serving with Army Aviation on many of the helicopters displayed. His knowledge of Army Aviation history was amazing and had plenty of fascinating stories to tell. He kept everyone enthralled with inside stories of his experiences and capabilities of all the aircraft on display.
For those who could not make the run, the museum is highly recommended by all the members present.
A very enjoyable day was had by all.
PHOTOS FROM THE OCTOBER MIDWEEK RUN
A DAY IN THE COUNTRY, 3 OCTOBER, 2021
We spaced out the attending 162 vehicles so the paddock was full and had just under 300 people attend.
Your attendance and generosity at the gate and spending on the day, as well as the attending car club committees, contributing to the full cost of the multi prize raffle, on the day provided $7,260.
The Fassifern Valley Rotary Club will this year use this money to assist local families affected by the COVID economic downturn and unfortunately in hand with the Salvos, aid families where domestic violence has occurred.
After 10 years to restore it, Wasyl Malar donated a better than new Crown wood stove made between 1920 and 1930 to a silent auction.
$1,850 was the winning bid.
All the proceeds of the silent auction went to 4 AUSSIE HEROS FOUNDATION, a charity we supported three years ago and also on Australia Day 2021. This foundation runs camps for first responders suffering from mental health issues. A link to their website is below.
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