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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.
 

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 promotes 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' Conveners:­
 

Marilyn Keating - Coordinator

Email: ddc.mgccq@mgccq.org.au

Mobile: 0427 573 048

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

BREAKFAST RUN – SUNDAY, 25 FEBRUARY, 2024

By Gene and Faye Lucas
 

 A good rollup of 16 cars met at Picnic Point, Toowoomba, at 8.15am on Sunday 25th February for the Darling Downs Chapter run to The Barn.  2 more cars joined us at The Barn for a hearty breakfast and healthy conversation.  By 10.30am we were on the road back up the range via Upper Flagstone to the New England Highway, then to Greenmount.  We turned off to Mount Sibley and joined the Heifer Creek Road at Hirstglen.  We crossed the many bridges and followed the winding range road to the Lockyer Valley and onto Gatton to Lake Apex for a late morning tea/early lunch. 

A shower of rain on the way wet a few heads but it was a very enjoyable drive.

 

Attendees: 
Ray & Susanne Edwards, Gene & Faye Lucas, Ron & Judy Gillis, Owen & Kay Douglas, Brian & June Phillips, Trevor & Karen Martin, Pat Bermingham, Jim Carstens, Andrew & Susan Willesden, Janis Lawrence, Ian & Jenny Roberts, Rob Fraser, Andrew & Sally Sainsbury, Peter & Jenny Wild, Gaye Hawkshaw & Debbie Schier, Malcolm & Barb Campbell, Paul Eaton and Kevin Wruck

DARLING DOWNS CHAPTER

Twilight Run – Sunday, 28 January 2024

 

Our first event of the year, after a break since November, was a twilight run organised by Glen and Bev Hadfield.  With the recent volatile weather, we weren’t sure if the storms would affect the drive, but it managed to stay dry for the afternoon.  Instead, the dark skies on the horizons served to make the drive even more scenic.

Meeting in Toowoomba near the Greg Ritchie Oval, twenty-four members and friends headed south and along the ridges of Preston Boundary and Sawpit roads to eventually drop down into the rolling hills around Ramsay.  Keeping one eye on the road and the other on the distant storms, the run took us through the villages of Greenmount, Cambooya and Wyreema before heading back into Drayton for dinner.  All arrived safely, and together (we have been known to lose a couple on the first run of the year).
 

Good food, drinks and a great catch up were enjoyed at Rink 46, formerly Drayton Bowls Club, which has been newly renovated.  All in all, an enjoyable finish to the week and start to a new year of motoring and socialising for the Chapter.
 

Participants were:
Michael & Marilyn Keating (MGBGT) Mal & Barbara Campbell (PT Cruiser) Ron & Judy Gillis (CX3) Gaye Hawkshaw, Debbie & Lois (Camry) Pat Bermingham (Honda HRV) Juanita Keegan (Mercedes Benz 180) Andrew & Susan Willesden (MGB) Gene & Faye Lucas (MGTD) Owen Douglas (MGB) Narelle Fraser & Janis Lawrence (MGB) Rob Fraser (Mini) Glen & Bev Hadfield (VW Polo)

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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)

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