FNQ CHAPTER 

Established 1 November, 2008
 

CHAPTER CONTACT:
John Fransen
Email: mgccq-fnq@bigpond.com
Phone: 0448 658 830

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MGCCQ-FNQ Chapter News

Christmas Breakfast, 2020

Far North Queensland Chapter enjoyed a BBQ nreakfast fro Christmas 2020.

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MGCCQ-FNQ Chapter News

By Pauline Hepburn

Sunday 25th November 2020 - “Cane Fields, Views and Lunch”
 

In great weather for topless driving, six cars met at Earlville Shopping Centre for a 10am departure. It was a green invasion, with three green MGs, plus a red and a white one. The maroon Daimler towered over them.

Convoy rules were distributed, and we kept together really well, which was appreciated by Tony in the ’34 PA at the rear. We enjoyed a very sedate drive past cane fields, farms, landscape suppliers and tandem parachute landing grounds east of Edmonton. After joining the Yarrabah Rd. we had views across the inlet to Cairns. The cars parked at the boat ramp at Second Beach to admire the view, then drove back to Giangurra Park.

Morning Tea was taken here in the shade of lovely big Tamarind and Beach Almond trees. The shade and ocean breeze were appreciated, and we relaxed, chatted, and enjoyed the view back over the inlet towards the Cairns CBD. Alan and Aileen joined us here.

We now returned on Yarrabah Rd., and turned left opposite the Redbank Boat Ramp towards Gordonvale in good convoy order, passing farmland, horse paddocks and substantial residences, before arriving at the historic Parkview Hotel, which has been extensively renovated.

Steve and Maureen joined us here at a table signed “Welcome to GM Car Club” (a spot of dyslexia perhaps?). We enjoyed a substantial lunch in cool and comfortable surroundings, with the usual banter and tall tales circulating amongst like- minded members of our friendly Chapter.

Participants:

Tony Basham -  Green MG PA

Kay and Harvey Williams - Green MG TD Supercharged

Tony Boland and mate Wal - Green MG TD

Val and Dave Murray - White MGB

Leon Johnston - Red MG Midget Mk4     

Graham and Pauline Hepburn - Maroon Daimler Double 6

Steve and Maureen Girardi - Modern

Alan Belfield an Aileen  - Modern

Pictures: 
1. Cars lined up before the start.
2. A break on the drive.
3. Swimming not recommended at our boat ramps.
4. Harvey and Kay confused by our welcome.

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Sunday 2 February 2020 - Ellis Beach to Mossman Run
 

Participants – John and Cherie purple Ford ute, Tony red TD, Leon red Midget, Graham and Pauline burgundy Daimler, Dave and Val white MGB, Alan and Eileen burgundy MGF, Ken Spain blue MGB Kim and Fiona black MX5, Brendon and June white MGB, John and Helen yellow MGB, Bob and Patty white Hilux, Ken and Irene blue MGB, Harvey and Kay green TD, Tony and Yanti black Porsche.
 

Sunday run (first for FNQ’s year), with the starting point being Smithfield in the park and then moving on to morning tea at Ellis Beach. Excellent turnout numbers today for our little North Qld Chapter.
 

Weather was steamy today, not unusual for the tropics at this time of year, but gladly the rain held off and some chose to enjoy the sunshine with the lids off. Coffees and teas drunk overlooking the beach at Ellis, bit of cake for some and late breaky for others, then we were on our way. 

Following the coast line, overlooking the beautiful expanse of the Pacific Ocean, so sparkling and blue we made our way up past Port Douglas onto the little township of Mossman.

Original plan was lunch in the main street at the Exchange Hotel, however it was still being renovated, and had a few days left until reopening, so unfazed we headed down the street and ended up swamping the Mossman Bowls Club instead, nice food, air-conditioning and time for a catch up chat. See sign, lucky our Club colours aren’t considered in the banned groups, haha. All in all a great start to 2020.
 

P.S. No photos (ooops forgot to take some), 12 January we had wonderful attendance for our New Year get together, meeting at the Hepburn’s place - back deck overlooking Graham’s impressive vehicle sheds, with hoist and all types of paraphernalia collected over the years.

 

Great opportunity to discuss and make a decent list of ideas for potential trips/adventures for the year ahead, as well as receiving some appreciated volunteers offering to assist helping run the Chapter a bit more. Thanks goes to all for bringing a plate to share and to Graham and Pauline for holding the gathering at their residence.

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