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!!??....
I can't see any b....y birdie!!!
OCTOBER MID WEEK RUN by Jeff Heslewood
The October midweek run was organised by Denis Thomas and he once again treated us to the best value seafood lunch you will get. However, I get the feeling that I have been "conned" into writing this report due to an unfortunate injury to Denis. The day before the run, he slipped off a paver and broke his ankle. This somehow meant that he was unable to write the report. Now Denis has some odd habits but I don't believe that he writes with his feet.
Back to the run. We met at the Upper Coomera Recreation Centre for the usual 9:30 departure, with Denis being "supported" by wife Vicki and friends John and Issy from Melbourne. It was another well attended run with 41 participants in 21 cars including 12 MGs.
It was another stunning day as we drove through some surprisingly green countryside to Bochow Park, Natural Bridge for our morning tea stop and the usual social chit chat. After rounding up the troops we continued on through Chillingham, Tyalgum and Murwillumbah, then through the canefields and on to Bilambil before arriving at our lunch destination at the Tweed Heads Maritime Museum Park. The drive through the Numinbah Valley and Gold Coast/Tweed Heads Hinterland remains one of the most enjoyable drives regardless of how many times we have done it, with the combination of good driving roads and fantastic scenery. Unfortunately David & Meryl Miles experienced a fuel pump issue with their MGBGT and did not make it to lunch, but the RACQ returned them safely to Brisbane.
Shortly after arriving at Tweed Heads, our lunch packs were delivered.
Most had ordered the cold seafood which consisted of 12 large king prawns, 3 oysters & a Moreton Bay bug. The hot packs were fish and chips and calamari. Everything was fresh and tasty and great value at $15 per head. Thanks to Denis for organising possibly our most popular day run, and to Vicki for taking over much of the work on the day. As we headed for home, a few unkind people were heard to say "poor Vicki having to put up with Denis in a moon boot for 8 weeks".
DENIS & VICKI THOMAS & JOHN & ISSY DALTON - HONDA
TREVOR & ANN MILLS - MG6
JEFF & PAT HESLEWOOD - SUBARU
DENNIS & DIANA KELLY - MX5
RAY & SUE EDWARDS & DI DAVIES - MITSUBISHI
GARY LAWRENCE & MICK GIBSON - MGBGT
ERROL & WENDY HOGER - MG3
ALEX CAIRNEY - MG6
DAVID & MERYL MILES - MGBGT
JOHN DAVIDSON - MGBGT
NEIL & MARGARET TAYLOR - MGF
BRIAN CRANLEY & KEP COUGHLAN - FIAT 124
ALLAN & JOYCE TEBBUTT - AUDI
LLOYD & KAREN THOMSON - MGB
NEIL & JENNY SUMMERSON - MERCEDES
BARRY LUTWYCHE - MGB
JAN BURKE - MGB
JEFF & ROSEMARY TURNER - VOLVO 242
ROSS & SHEZ LETTEN - MGB
IAN & MARY BENNIE - MGB
PETER & SANDY RICHARDS - JAGUAR MK2
AUGUST MIDWEEK RUN
On a grey overcast morning with rain predicted, 19 cars assembled at Bullocky Rest, Lake Samsonvale. There was a minor late start as a few Southside members had been delayed due to a demonstration in the Brisbane CBD. And what a great start seeing the MGs grouped at the front of the convoy, some with tops down as the sun had started to appear.
From here we headed to Yowie Park, Kilcoy, via Dayboro, Mt Mee, Woodford and Neurum for morning tea. There to meet and greet us were Alan and Joyce Tebbutt who had arrived via a different route and had been able to secure the new, covered, "King"
Table for a very cosy, comfortable smoko. Well done!
From Kilcoy we followed the western side of Lake Somerset, the surface of which appeared like a polished mirror. On this weather perfect day for touring and once past Somerset Village, drivers were able to open their throttles and enjoy the freedom of the 100kph speed limit which continued until the start of the ascent to Mt Glorious and Mt Nebo.
On arrival at Jollys Lookout there waiting for us were Errol and Wendy Hoger in their Ford Territory and Bruce Ibbotson in his heavily modified and immaculate MGC. This was Bruce's first attendance since his Christmas Run of 2017. Let's hope to see Bruce and Tip very soon.
Brian Cranley and Kep Coughlan made the most of the BBQ facilities,having a sausage and a glass of red - a great lunch indeed boys.
Also how good to see Colin Fox, Geoff Messer and Kevin Trower join us on the run. All in all another wonderful shared adventure in our Automobiles with awesome like - minded enthusiasts. A total of 22 cars with 33 members/guests for the day!!!!
Thanks everyone for your participation
Photos from Barry Lutwyche and Kay Hawley.
SEPTEMBER MID WEEK RUN by Alex Cairney
The Wednesday 25 Sept commenced with the group consisting of 20 cars – 10 MGs assembling at Pine Rivers Park on a beautiful sunny Spring morning.
The run went past Lake Samsonvale to a pre-arranged meeting with another group of 5 cars including 3 more MGs at LAKESIDE RACEWAY where Morning tea was taken at the amenities of “The Pitstop Cafe”.
The vibe of the track was a topic of conversation of the group many of whom had raced there.
The group then went North through Narangba through Melba, Wamuran, Caboolture, Beachmere, Ningi and Godwin Beach to lunch at The Sandstone Point Hotel overlooking Bribie Island Passage with Bribie Island in the Background.