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Whitsunday Chapter (South Region) Report
25th October 2019 – Bi-monthly Dinner Mackay Harbour – by Richard Collier
An agreed deliverable from recent Chapter meetings was the scheduling of bi-monthly Chapter dinners at local clubs, a local version of “Noggin “n” Natter”. As they say in racing parlance, the event has been run and won.
The first bi-monthly Chapter dinner gathering was held at the Lighthouse Restaurant, Mackay Harbour Marina Precinct. Nine attendees supported the dinner and included Richard Collier (MGA MKII); Roger & Lesley Green (MGV8 Rover); Jim & Lorna Forest (MG F); John & Sue Evetts (day drive) and Col & Fay Robinson (MG Y), with apologies from six other invitees who indicated conflicting commitments.
The group met up at the Mount Pleasant carpark adjacent to KFC from 1800hrs, with a departure of 1815hrs for the Mackay Marina via North Mackay.
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Upon arrival at the harbour, the cars were strategically parked to allow ongoing security checks from the dining area and their presence in turn generated some positive feedback comments from patrons.
Orders were placed individually for “Fish in the Box” style meals and while waiting for respective order numbers to be called, small group conversations were struck-up with topics ranging from upcoming car maintenance, the last outing and highly recommended local destinations for inclusion in future outings.
Judging by the feedback and level of dialogue, a good time was had by all and ideas garnished for planning of future outings. Note to self – lighting candle power considerably reduced in comparison to modern cars and needs to be considered when planning night operations.
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13th October 2019 – Participation in “Covered in Chrome” followed by local rally and morning tea at Bucasia – Compiled by Roger Green.
With Bathurst Super Cars running we knew it was a big ask for large numbers to turn up for our scheduled October Rally but it’s pleasing to record ten people gathered between 7 and 7.30 am for Covered in Chrome at the Mackay Harbour prior to the start of our Rally at approximately 8.30am.
The “run sheet” had the cars meandering through Slade Point to the Lamberts Beach Lookout where we were immediately set upon by 2 lovely lady cyclists who admired our marvellous MGs and wanted their photos taken with them.
We obliged, of course, after all what could possibly go wrong as we were effectively under “close supervision” by spouses, and they rode off very happy souls. We continued our journey after 10 minutes admiring the vista from the Lookout including mackerel and dolphin sightings and continued our drive through the streets of Lamberts Beach and Slade Point.
What’s this!? There’s those two lovely ladies again.
Beep-beep I go as we pass and they madly wave to the MG convoy as it continued on its way through Andergrove and Beaconsfield to Bucasia Road where it’s a straight run to Bucasia Beach and the cafe on The Esplanade. After lining up the MGs in a row we quickly ensconced ourselves under the sail for a welcome cuppa and tucker.
Conversations were quickly struck-up, tea and coffees soon arrived and a ‘big bit’ later and a hurry-up from the “Sergeant at Arms”, the food arrived; better late than never. After a couple of hours of ‘chewing the fat’ we started to go our own ways after saying we must do it all again sometime soon.
Attendees included Richard & Lynn Collier (MGA MKII); John & Sue Evetts (MGB GT) Roger & Lesley Green (MG Rover RV8); Jim & Lorna Forrest (MG F); Bob Evetts (MGB) and Joy Murphy (MG F).