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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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MG CAR CLUB 

June Midweek Run

Report by Jan Burke
 

On the fine, cool morning of Wednesday 23 June, four red rubber bumper MGB’s rolled into the Ferny Grove Aqua Park carpark and occupied the front starting grid positions (rubber bumpers rule - see photo) closely followed by eight other starters on the 160km run to Kenilworth.

 

The starting field of 12 vehicles consisted of eight MG's of various models and four other assorted vehicles. A further three MG's joined us at the morning tea location.

The smoko leg took us through Samford village onto Clear Mountain, where the view of Lake Samsonvale was spectacular, travelling on through Dayboro, Mount Mee, D’Águilar and Woodford arriving at Cruice Park to be greeted by Trevor & Joy Jones, Ray & Suzanne Edwards and Denis Thomas & Trevor Mills for morning tea.

POINT OF INTEREST – Fuel is not available in Woodford as Don Webster, driving his son's MGTD, discovered. Don had to drive all the way back to D’Águilar to top up.

After lots of happy chatting and nourishment we were on the road again to Kenilworth Park for lunch via Maleny and Conondale.

Here we had the pleasure of meeting John Walker's brother Peter who had travelled down from the North Coast for the occasion. Before departure we were treated to the wonderful (wicked?) wit of Kerry Horgan, our legendary Club comedian, with a selection from his repertoire of jokes. Thank you Kerry. Thanks everyone for another fun-filled MGCCQ adventure.

Participants were:

Barry Lutwyche – Red MGB

Jan Burke – Red MGB

Lloyd & Karen Thomson – Red MGB

John & Pat Walker – Red MGBGT V8

Errol & Wendy Hoger – White MG3

Don Webster – Blue/Black MGTD

Jeff Heslewood & Neil Taylor – Blue Subaru WRX

Neil & Kate Robson – Black BMW

Dane & Kerry Horgan – Silver Mercedes Benz

David Miles – Grey MG Magnette

Greg & Rhonda Hannant – Red MG3

Allan & Joyce Tebbutt – Silver Audi

Denis Thomas & Trevor Mills – BRG MGB

Ray & Suzanne Edwards – Blue MGB

Trevor & Joy Jones – Red MGA

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Photos by Malcolm Campbell.

MG CAR CLUB MIDWEEK RUNS 
 

Overnight Run 28th-29th April.

We would all like to dedicate this April Midweek Run and April Runs in the future to our dear friend Pat Heslewood who sadly passed away recently.

 

This was to be the March run but unfortunately weather conditions forced us to cancel.

 

The run was from Beenleigh to Stanthorpe. Starting at Doug Larsen Park Beenleigh and travelling onto Beaudesert, Rathdowney, Moogera Dam, Warwick and onto Stanthorpe.

Firstly, I would like to apologise for my lack of concentration and leading some cars on an unplanned adventure to Boonah rather than Rathdowney. I dare not tell my children who are quick to point out my age and refusal to put satnav in the MG! We eventually all got together for lunch at Moogerah Dam followed by another unplanned adventure onto Warwick rather than Glengallon... but we all arrived at the Vines Motel in Stanthorpe in time to check-in and take advantage of Happy Hour in the BBQ area, where we had a drink to honour our dear friend and run colleague Pat Heslewood. It was then time to head to the RSL for dinner. The brave ones walked while the others took a Taxi. Lloyd used his phone GPS to track us the safest and shortest route (so we did not get lost) for the 1km walk. 14 minutes later we were all at the Club and enjoyed a great meal served by their friendly staff.

We all made it back to the Motel and crashed after a long and ‘adventurous’ day.

Thursday morning saw us split into groups, some going home to catch afternoon plane flights, some travelling south for an extended run, others went shopping, a group went to a car restorers’ workshop while some of us went to the Ballandean Winery before all heading home.

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Unfortunately, there is a massive amount of road works currently in this region which made many trips longer than planned.

I hope everyone managed plenty of laughs and enjoyed the two days.  In the words of Forrest Gump once said “life is like a box of chocolates…” You will be happy to know I have taken a leaf out of Lloyd’s book and ordered a new iPhone so will have satnav handy for the next run!

Neil

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MG CAR CLUB MIDWEEK RUN - 26 May, 2021

Bruce Mutch organised a very enjoyable midweek run on  26 May, 2021. The run started at 17 Mile Rocks, Riverside Park meeting at 9.00am for a 9.30am departure. They proceeded onto 17mile Rocks Road & turedn left on to Centenary Hwy They then proceeded on M3 thru Springfield to Yamanto then Cunningham Hy,  turning right past the Amberley Airbase and turned right to Rosewood. Then left to Laidley, and left to Forest Hill. Going thru to Gatton they then turened off to Gatton Campus of Uni of Qld to the Warrego Hwy. On the Hwy to Gatton By Pass then veered right on to A2 the start of the New Toowoomba By Pass. They followed the new By pass to the Crows NEst turn off and round to the start of The New England Highway A3 to Crows Nest thru Highfields and Hampton. SMOKO was at the Hampton Park on RH at start of A17 to Esk . They then proceeded East down The Great Divide to Esk. This stretch is one of the most beautiful drives as it follows the rains after the fires. Thru Esk and on to LOGAN’S Pocket for Lunch  and then home thru Fernvale to Brisbane.

Photos by Malcolm Campbell.

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MG CAR CLUB 

SUNDAY RUN  - 13 JUNE, 2021

 

The winter’s day started fine and brisk. Nine MGs and one Mazda met at Noyer Park in Windaroo for an early morning tea. Coffee or tea was BYO or from the 7/11 next door, complemented by the warm mini quiches, chocolate brownies and cookies provided by Lynne and Tim.

 

Our convoy left at 10am heading south to Tamborine Village and then on through busy Canungra, waving to the Sunday brunch set as we drove slowly through town. We then continued our drive through the Witheren Land Warfare Area, fortunately no land mines or live army fire to be seen or heard! 

 

Turning off Route 92, we passed through the picturesque Upper Coomera countryside, finally arriving at the Gold Coast Motor Museum which only opened in October 2020. By now we were joined by Jim and Cathy Scott who had been delayed.

 

The friendly and helpful Melissa greeted us at the museum, and we spent a good hour looking at all the exhibits, including cars, bikes, boats and other motoring memorabilia. The men were observed with their heads inside engines and discussing horse power, torque and cubic centimetres.      

The ladies were seen chatting and enjoyed admiring the mannequins in the different couture of the era.

 

Lunch time found us at Stanley’s Restaurant, conveniently located next door to the museum, where we enjoyed our meals and beverages. Also on display was a 1919 Stanley Steamer. After lunch some people departed, while others returned to the museum for photo opportunities and more exploring. Some said they thought they saw Jim under his Midget with pliers and a piece of wire doing a temporary repair before leaving!

 

A super day of great company, fine food and drinks and interesting motor exhibits.

 

Tim & Lynne Bateman - Red MGB

Neil & Narelle Mills - Green MGF

Don & Anni Webster - Green MG TD

Errol & Wendy Hoger  - Gold MG BL

Brian & Gage Allen - White MGB GT

John & Pat Walker - Red MGA

Malcolm Spiden - Blue MGB GT

George & Jackie Reedy - Green MGB

Terry & Lynn Jones - White MG TC

Jim & Cathy Scott - Orange MG Midget

Mike Barnett & Noel - Red Mazda

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