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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 REPORT - WEDNESDAY, 24 MAY, 2023 by Mark & Sharon


A total of 17 cars battled the morning traffic to meet at the Ferny Grove Aqua Park on a perfect autumn morning, including potential new club member Michael Davis in his very nice British Racing Green MGB roadster.  An impressive total of 12 MG’s (2 TD’s, 8 B’s,1 A and a ZST) were joined by an Abarth Spider, an MX5, an AIfa 159, an Integra Type R and Jeff’s Hyundai.  It was great to see that all those who could go topless had done so, although drivers and passengers were well wrapped up…  Prize for best head gear went to John and Pat Walker!

 

A relaxed drive through Samford and on to Dayboro was followed by a more energetic drive up Mount Mee Road before turning off on a picturesque single track road into the D’Aguiler National Park for morning tea.

 

We then followed Mount Mee Road down to Woodford before winding our way up to Maleny to join the road to Kenilworth.  Along the way we were serenaded by bellbirds and whipbirds through many sections, and of course got held at the obligatory road works traffic lights. This second section was perhaps a tad long for some, with a couple having to make emergency stops to deal with potential water leaks…


Our lunch stop was at Kenilworth Town Park where we were joined by a second MGA (Trevor and Joy Jones), a second Honda (Robyn Jenvey) and John Walker’s brother and sister in a Porsche Spyder. 

Apart from the usual facilities, the location gave close access to the bakery and the cheese factory, both of which proved very popular!

 

After lunch we dispersed to our various destinations, with some choosing to take the challenging Obi Obi Road through to Mapleton and Nambour on the way home.

 

Don Webster - Blue MG TD

Ross and Shez Letten - Blue MG TD

John and Pat Walker - Red MGA

Trevor and Joy Jones - Red MGA

Michael Salt - White MGB

Michael Davis - BRG MGB

Lloyd and Karen Thomson - Red MGB

Allan and Joyce Tebutt - Blue MGB

Barry Lutwyche - Red MGB

Jan Burke - Red MGB

John Davidson - Blue MGB GT

Mark Lacy and Sharon Hill - Yellow MGB

Greg and Rhonda Hannant - Red MG ZST

Brian Cranley and Geoff Cook - White Abarth Spider

Dennis and Diana Kelly - Green MX5

Kevin Trower - Black Alfa 159

Kay Hawley and Michael Garratty - Yellow Integra Type R

Robyn Jenvey - Gold Honda

Jeff Heslewood - Grey Hyundai

MIDWEEK RUN REPORT - WEDNESDAY, 26 APRIL 2023

 

What was planned as a simple run starting at the Rafting Ground Reserve at Kenmore, morning tea at Rosewood in the dinosaur park and lunch at Springleigh Park at Boonah, turned out to be something special when your leaders for the day on an earlier  reconnaissance of the route happened upon Joy Jones at the dinosaur park. One thing led to another and the planned morning tea became a memorable two-hour visit to Joy’s and Trevor’s outstanding collection of cars and memorabilia, with pooled morning tea, undercover with tables and chairs while Trevor led us around their amazing collection.

 

Early morning traffic for some reason was horrendous, and a few opted to go direct to the Jones’s, but most travelled the route through Karana Downs via Mt Crosby Road, seven miles of the Warrego Highway until the turnoff to Walloon, and on to the Jones’ residence outside Rosewood. It is believed that no one got lost.

 

There were stunning things to see, and plenty of time for informal chat. We had a visitor from the UK who needed a photo to prove he was at a car club event (something to do with points accumulation with his club in the UK), so we were happy to oblige.

 

Trevor presented a certificate of appreciation from the mid-week run group to Trevor Mutch in appreciation of all he has done for the club, and in particular for the mid-week runs.

The 40 mile run to the lunch spot at Springleigh Park via Rosewood and Kalbar was punctuated by a couple of those automatic unmanned red light roadwork things, and quite an amount of rain, which thankfully ceased by the time we arrived at Boonah.

 

There were 37 participants in a total of 21 cars, 9 of which were MGs. In all a most pleasant day and particular thanks to Trevor and Joy for their generous hospitality. 

 

Jeff Heslewood -  Hyundai

Dennis and Dianne Kelly -  Mazda 3

Mark Lacey and Sharon Hill -  MGB

Don Webster -  MG TD

Kay Hawley and Michael Garratty -  Mazda MX5

Brian Cranley -  Abarth 124

Allan Tebbutt and Joyce Tebbutt - Audi

Neil Summerson and Jenny and Dane Horgan - Ford

Lloyd and Karen Thomson -  MGB

Barry Lutwyche -  MGB

Jan Burke -  MGB

Emily, John and Matthew Watson - MINI Convertible

Val and Kerry Horgan =  Mazda MX5

John and Pat Walker -  MGA

Michael Salt and passenger -  MGB

Kevin Trower -  Audi

Greg and Rhonda Hannant - MG

Robyn Jenvey -  Honda

Ray and Susanne Edwards -  MGB

Trevor and Joy Jones and Bruce Mutch - Mazda 3

David Thomas -  BMW

MIDWEEK OVERNIGHT RUN 22/24 MARCH 2023

ORGANISED BY DENIS THOMAS

 

Most of the group met at Esk for morning tea & a chat before heading off on what was to be a fantastic 3 days touring. A few confused souls thought the start was at Fernvale but we all got together by the lunch stop at Nanango. We now had 19 cars in our convoy including 10 MG’s of varying vintage & 35 drivers & passengers, also of varying vintage. A bit of drizzle did nothing to dampen spirits and we arrived at our 2 night destination, the Room Motel Kingaroy, in good spirits. Happy Hour lived up to it’s name and we were joined by a couple of Denis Thomas’ old friends who spoke about plans for a drive to the Bunyas the next day. We adjourned to the nearby RSL for an excellent dinner & drinks, looking forward to the day ahead.

Local enthusiast Daryl in his MGB led us away in the morning while Gerry in his beautiful MK2 Jaguar, brought up the rear to collect any stragglers. It was a magic morning & the drive to the Bunya Mountains lived up to expectations. We had a lengthy morning tea stop at Poppies Café complete with local wildlife, before heading off to Bell for lunch at Pips & Cherries café. What a great little spot and excellent hospitality from our hosts.

After arriving back at our motel, it was of course, time for another happy hour and much talk & laughter. Thursday was a free night with some opting for a BBQ & others heading back into town.

Friday morning was time for people to split up & head off to various destinations, leaving behind the Room Motel which we were told was constructed from old shipping containers, a unique concept providing very good accommodation.

Our hosts looked after us very well with great breakfasts & even providing garlic bread platters for Wednesday happy hour.

Another fantastic overnighter and thanks again to Denis, Daryl & Gerry for their efforts. It is not difficult to see why the overnight runs not only remain popular but are gaining in popularity, a true reflection on the friendship & camaraderie within our midweek group.

PARTICIPANT LIST:

DENIS THOMAS & VICKI - MGB

ROSS & CHEZ LETTEN - MGTD

GREG & RHONDA HANNANT - MG

PAUL HARTLEY & ANN STANFORD - SUBARU

DENNIS & DI KELLY - MAZDA 3

KAY HAWLEY & MICHAEL GARRATTY - MX5

ALLAN & JOYCE TEBBUTT - AUDI

LLOYD & KAREN THOMSON - MGB

TREVOR & JOY JONES - MGA

ROBYN JENVEY & JEANETTE - HONDA

PETER LEFRANCKE - MGB

MICHAEL SALT & JOHN - MGB

JEFF HESLEWOOD - HYUNDAI

RAY EDWARDS & SUE - MGB

MALCOLM CAMPBELL & KATHY BURFORD - GOLF GTI

KEVIN TROWER  - ALFA 159

DAVID & MERYL MILES - SUBARU

JAN BURKE & BARRY LUTWYCHE - MGB

MARK LACY & SHARON HILL= MGB

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