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.
MIDWEEK RUN - 27/28 NOVEMBER, 2019 - PHOTOS TAKEN BY MALCOLM CAMPBELL.
It was another fine and sunny day that greeted the 31 participants in 17 cars (including 8 MGs) as we set off from Springfield Lakes for the November XMAS run, to be joined by a few extras at our destination. Unfortunately the bush fires restricted the scenery to some extent, and the drought was evident in the parched condition of much of the countryside. Having said that, Bryan & Carmen had set out another great 2 days of touring, firstly through Canungra to our morning tea stop at the Hinze Dam and then on through the always picturesque Numinbah Valley. Our lunch stop was another of those hidden gems, an old Queenslander (in Uki, NSW) converted into a restaurant & accommodation, called Mavis's Kitchen.
From lunch we continued through the mainly green northern NSW countryside, through Nimbin (quickly with the windows wound up), then through Lismore. Our overnight stop was the very neat and friendly Alstonville Settlers Motel, in a pretty little town that appears to have a healthy and active economy.
As usual, our social little group had to be dragged away from happy hour, but Bryan had arranged dinner at the local hotel, which obliged by providing a courtesy bus to pick us up and return us all to our motels. The general opinion was that the food was great, although a few of us had a bit of a wait for our orders.
The next morning most of us headed back into town for breakfast at the Orio Café. We enjoyed another great feed (except for Bryan who was mumbling something about the red wine the previous night).
"Watch the birdie, they say!!??....
I can't see any b....y birdie!!!
We next found our way to the Macadamia Castle for a look around and a few purchases at the souvenir shop, before driving on to Ocean Shores Golf Club. On a clear day the view would be spectacular, but even with the ever-present smoke haze, it was still an enjoyable spot to sit and talk. Some even managed to squeeze in a little more food.
From there everyone headed off for home, after what I am sure will be remembered as another great overnighter, enjoyed by all.
BARRY LUTWYCHE & JAN BURKE - MGB
TREVOR & JOY JONES - MGA
JEFF & PAT HESLEWOOD - SUBARU
GREG & RHONDA HANNANT - BMW
RAY & SUSANNE EDWARDS & DI DAVIES - MITSUBISHI
BRIAN CRANLEY - FIAT ABARTH
IAN & KAREN FETTES - MG MAGNETTE
DINO & MARGARET MATTEA - MGA
JOHN & PAT WALKER - TOYOTA
JOHN DAVIDSON - MGBGT
JOHN & CAROL LOTH - MERCEDES
MERYL & DAVID MILES - MG MAGNETTE
BRIAN & DIANNE PURVIS - MGB
ALLAN & JOYCE TEBBUTT & ERROL & WENDY HOGER -AUDI
DENNIS & DIANA KELLY - MAZDA 3
ALEX CAIRNEY - MGB
VAL HORGAN - MX5
BRYAN PONTING & CARMEN DALY - SUBARU
MALCOLM CAMPBELL & KATHY BURFORD - ???
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
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.