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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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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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MAY 2022 MIDWEEK RUN REPORT by Jan BurkeT

The morning weather report was for rain however the sky was clear and blue as 15 cars and their occupants assembled in high spirits at the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre located at The Gap.
 

Enthusiasm for the day was evident with the ladies laughing and catching up since the April run and the men deep in conversation, most likely about their cars.

A car horn had to be blown to call all to attention to get the run briefing started.

Don Webster addressed the troops on club news and an invitation to join the Gold Coast Club on a June run to a Tamborine Mountain winery. Details will be posted on the MGCCQ Latest News.
 

Jeff Heslewood then added that volunteers are still needed to organise runs for July and August.

It was great as always to see the line of mostly MG cars moving out on to the winding road through Mt Nebo village and Mt Glorious village – and glorious it was with mist and low cloud wrapped around the tall trees and the travellers.

The run then proved to be a little more challenging as there were unexpected road works due to landslips and washouts resulting from the very recent, heavy rain.
 

Then down the mountain to the smoko rendezvous at Red Cedar Park with Trevor & Joy, Robyn, Ray & Susanne and Fred & Rialette who had already arrived and were enjoying their morning tea. While most of us were preparing our cuppa the road workers closed the park leaving us locked in. This meant that some tailenders had to go to the nearby but open White Cedar park for their morno’s.
 

After the fiasco of the morning tea stop everyone was still in good spirits as engines started up again and drove off waving to the workers who opened the gate to release us.

 We were now on our way to Fernvale via Esk. It was wonderful to see so much water flowing in the creeks and as we crossed over the Stanley River near Somerset Dam the water level was the highest seen for a very long time.
 

Turning left onto the Esk - Kilcoy Road we crossed the Brisbane River with more flowing high level water. More stops due to roadworks caused by the recent rain were experienced but the countryside was lush and green which added to the picturesque beauty of the day.  This was commented on by many at our Fernvale lunch stop where we were welcomed by Errol & Wendy and Malcom & Kathy.

The Fernvale Bakery pastry fare proved to be popular as we all gathered together under shelter at picnic tables as rain showers started and the colourful birds came to enjoy the crumbs.
 

Thanks to everyone for your great MG company.
 

Participants:
 

Barry Lutwyche  -  Red MGB

Jan Burke - Red MGB

Dennis & Diana Kelly - Red Mazda 3

Lloyd & Karen Thomson - Red MGB

Allan & Joyce Tebbutt  -  Blue MGB

David Miles - Grey ZB Magnette

Michael Garratty & Kay Hawley - Red Mazda MX5

Val & Kerry Horgan - Blue Mazda MX5

John & Pat Walker - Red MGBGT V8

Bruce Mutch & Joanne Facey (dau) - White Forester

Don Webster - Blue MGTD

Jeff Heslewood  - Blue Subaru WRX

Neil & Kate Robson - Black BMW

Greg & Rhonda Hannant - Red MG3

Sue Panuccio & Trevor Penson - Silver Audi

Trevor & Joy Jones - Red MGA

Robyn Jenvy  - Gold Honda

Ray Edwards & Susanne Sommer - Blue MGB

Fred & Rialette Bezuidenhaut - Green Chev Corvette

Errol & Wendy Hoger - White MG3

Malcom Campbell & Kathy Burford - White VW Golf

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Celebrating Cecil Kimber’s Birthday – The MG M-Type Gathering 2022

 

It all started back in 2017 when Keith Durstan from the UK dropped in to say Gidday and have a look at my M-Type (M1524). As it was very close to the anniversary of Cecil Kimber’s birthday (12th April 1888), a few other M-Type owners were invited along for a chat to Keith, and to look, listen & learn from each other.

 

It went so well the M-Type Owners in South East Queensland decided we would do it every year – with or without visitors from the UK. In 2018 we gathered six M-Types and seven owners for a BBQ lunch and chat about Cecil’s little gem of the MG world.

 

In 2019 we had five M-Types, but at a Covid delayed event in 2020 we gathered eight M-Types.

 

On the 17th April 2021 we again gathered eight M-Types, but not the same eight as in 2020.

 

So on Sunday 10th April 2022 we gathered three M-Types at Black Mountain (M1523, M1524 & 2M2551), along with three more Pre-War MG’s (a J3, L1 & SA).

 

We decided this year on a bit of a driving challenge, so after a quick driver briefing, he headed 4km to the summit of Black Mountain.

Now it’s not Beggar’s Roost, but to the three M-Type drivers it was quite the challenge for the last 900m. The Supercharged J3 blasted past us on the final climb to maintain the revs, while the SA just cruised to the top, with the F1/F2following.

 

We gathered for the obligatory photos at the top, while the cars cooled down. I was rather chuffed personally that M1524 was finally starting to show a turn of speed.

 

After crawling over all the cars back at The Classic Workshop, we retreated for a lovely lunch and the cutting of the Octagonal Cake for Cecil – Happy Birthday and thank you for the M-Types.

 

We are already planning our 2023 gathering – there are nine known M-Types in the region (and a couple more lurking nearby), so in the Centenary Year of MG, we hope to beat all expectations.

 

Tony Slattery

The Classic Workshop

Black Mountain

Queensland

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