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DARLING DOWNS CHAPTER
Established September, 2005

 

The MG Car Club was formed in 1954, the club is composed of motoring enthusiasts who enjoy all makes of motor vehicles, not just MGs and provides activities for all aspects of motoring, sporting, and social, present membership Stands at 690.ds at 690.
 

The Darling Downs Chapter was formed in September 2005, and since that date the chapter has grown strongly with a growing list of members in Toowoomba, Warwick and as far west as Roma, who, enjoy access to all the benefits of the parent body at a reduced membership rate.
 

MG Car Club of Queensland promote sporting and concourse events at a State and National level in addition to a strong calendar of club activities, technical and historic information can be accessed from the club web site.

Darling Downs' members enjoy regular monthly day runs and midweek lunch meetings,  (organised by our Midweek Run Conveners). Day runs commence on the last Sunday of the month from various locations. Details of all runs are included in the "What's On" link on the MG Car Club website.

 

For further information contact Darling Downs's Conveners:­
 

Grahame Peacock - Coordinator

Email: grahame.peacock@bigpond.com

Mobile: 0438 615 007

 

Narelle & Rob Fraser – Midweek Run Conveners  
(replacing Marilyn & Phil O'Brien from 1 January 2022)

Email: rjndf7@gmail.com
Mobile: 0409 402 302

DARLING DOWNS CHAPTER WILL BE HOSTING THE NEXT ALL CHAPTER GATHERING IN AUGUST, 2024.
 

SAVE THE DATE

MGCCQ – DARLING DOWNS ALL CHAPTER GATHERING

TOOWOOMBA - 23 - 26 AUGUST, 2024
 

We invite you to join us in our beautiful city of Toowoomba for the MGCCQ All Chapter Gathering in 2024. Click here for the flyer to print out. Click here for more information.

DARLING DOWNS CHAPTER

by Michael & Marilyn Keating

 

August 27, 2023

 

The sun shone warmly in the Valley as the participants gathered at James Norman Hedges Park in Helidon for the August monthly run.  You couldn’t wish for a nicer day to be travelling in an MG.  Nine cars arrived for the start, 3 MG’s, 1 Daimler and 5 Modern.  We welcomed Peter and Jenny Wild on their first run with our Chapter.  We hope you enjoyed the day, Peter and Jenny.

The run was set to take us through Helidon township, then on to Mt. Sylvia and the back roads of the vegetable growing areas and through to Lions Park in Laidley where we stopped for a welcome cuppa and cake.  It’s always a great catch up and much chatter and laughter were heard during the break. 

The next leg of the journey would see us travel to Rosewood, Marburg, Glamorgan Vale and finally into Lowood.  Besides being very scenic, the road from Glamorgan Vale to Lowood is perfect MG country, windey roads and tight corners.

Tables had been reserved for lunch at the Hotel Lowood and we arrived safely just before noon.  This Hotel is very popular, they always serve a good meal and promptly too. 

 

Brian & June Phillips and David & Meryl Miles joined us at the Hotel for lunch.

After a lovely lunch and time for solving the world’s problems (if only), it was time to say our farewells to the other members and visitors and make our way home.  We hope a good time was had by all.

Attendees: 
Trevor & Karen Martin, Glen & Bev Hadfield, Ray & Susanne Edwards, Ron & Judy Gillis, Peter & Jenny Wild, Owen & Kay Douglas, Mal & Barbara Campbell, Ian & Jenny Roberts, Michael & Marilyn Keating, Brian & June Phillips (lunch only) and David & Meryl Miles (lunch only)

MGCCQ Darling Downs Chapter -

July Mid Month Run 23

A great roll up for our mid month run in July. We. visited the Goombungee Pioneer hotel for a great meal.


The Op shop was a great attraction two doors down , not only for the ladies but some of the men decided to wander in as well.


A beautiful day for the members to give their classic cars a run.


It was wonderful to see John and Marg Boland from Brisbane once again join us for the run.

Participants:
Rob and Narelle Fraser
Jim Carstens
John and Marg Boland
Phil and Marilyn Obrien
Kevin and Anne Wruck
Juianta Keegan and Helen Goodfellow
Alan and Deb Maskell
Gary and Janice Lawrence
Brian and June Phillips
Andrew Willesden

MGCCQ Darling Downs Chapter -

Monthly Run, 25 June, 2023

Twenty-seven people gathered at picnic point Toowoomba on Sunday 25th of June for the MG run to view Col Schillers collection of old MGs and Morris cars at Cambooya. The run was plotted to avoid traffic lights and take some scenic MG friendly roads.

The run took us down the range via Flagstone creek testing our breaks to the lovely Stock yard Creek area. Twisting and winding through the hills and creeks then up the hills again via Ramsey testing our cooling systems. Then the gentle run through the Darling Downs and on to Cambooya.


Arriving at our destination we were greeted by Col who had arranged a 100 years of MGs celebration cake flanked by two very old MG’s The cake was enjoyed by all including the cat. Col’s collection of Morris cars ranges from 1914 to late Thirties. The MG’s from late Twenties to late Seventies.

Plus, a selection of racing cars. Most in working condition. It is a credit to Col that he has rescued and preserved these iconic vehicles of the early history of motoring. Thank you, Col for sharing your passion with us, and the enjoyable morning tea amongst good company. Our next destination was the Cambooya hotel for lunch then home.
 

Participants - Brian and June Phillips MGB, Ben Jewell, Modern, Peter Wild, Triumph, Susanne and Ray Edwards and Michael and Judy Salt, Modern, Rob and Ferne Callow, XKR Jag, Owen and Kay Douglas, MGB, Gary and Janis Lawrence, MGB, Rob Fraser, MGTD, Helen Goodfellow and Juanita Keegan, MGTF, Ian and Jenny Roberts, MGB, Mal and Barb Campbell, PT Cruiser, Jim Carstens, Modern, Karen and Trev Martin, Modern, Andrew Wilson, MG Midget, John and Natalie Voller, MGTC.

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