WIDE BAY CHAPTER
Established 26 January, 2005
The Wide Bay Chapter of the MG Car Club Queensland is the oldest of the Club’s established Chapters. It was founded in 2005 by a circle of dedicated sports car enthusiasts located in Hervey Bay and celebrates its anniversary every Australia Day when, by Presidential fiat, it was brought into official existence.
The Chapter continues to grow with its coverage including the rural cities of Maryborough, Hervey Bay and Gympie, as well as the smaller country towns between. If you are young at heart, fancy sports cars and the MG Marque, reside in our area and relish company, come and join us at the MGCCQ (Wide Bay Chapter).
Check out all the Wide Bay Chapter's recent activities on their Facebook page.
David Hall - Phone: 07 4125 8436, Mobile: 0409 363 889, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyn Hayward - Mobile: 0407 573 326
Recently Lewis Gray spoke about his collection of 11 cars and Stewart Riddell taped it.The videos start Saturday and there are 5 episodes. Members should subscribe for notification of videos on my youtube channel.
WIDE BAY CHAPTER NEWS
Sunday, 15 September, 2019 - Trip to Poona and Rainbow Beach
Hey hey hey it was a beautiful day and 6 cars assembled at Hervey Bay meeting another 4 in Maryborough for a drive through the Forestry to Poona for morning tea.The tide was in and the pelicans were cruising around waiting for the fisherman to bring their catches in.
It was all just right for our morning tea stop all our members were so happy to catch up with on another which made for a lot of Laughter and chatter.
After Mornos it was time to head of to Rainbow Beach and the Surf Club who were well prepared for our crowd arriving hungry and thirsty.
They didn't disappoint us, the food was good and the drinks cold and what a wonderful view!
It was lovely to see Rick and Jan Edwards join us driving their lovely red MGTF 1500 and likewise Peter and Delia in their immaculate MG YA we always enjoy their company. After lunch a good chat and some photos out in the car park is was time to head for home after another enjoyable day with our Wide Bay Chapter
David & Lyn
Wide Bay Chapter
Wednesday, 11 September, 2019
It was pleasant morning in Hervey Bay with an MG6, MGZR and 2 modern 4wds driving to Maryborough Anzac Park for Morning Tea we met up with some more members there and had a great time over a Coffee and Cakes.
We had an appointment at 11.00 am so John & Roo had to lead the group through to Torbanlea finishing at the Lions Park Burrum Heads for a Fish and Chips or a BYO lunch.
We arrived a little later with our numbers having grown as a few more members managed to come along for lunch.
It was a lovely day out the weather was great and the view out over the entrance to the Burrum River breathtaking. We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful area and be able to visit these wonderful destinations not to far away from our homes.
Saturday, 7 September - Riverfest River Heads
Many Wide Bay Chapter members came to our home in River Heads and we arrived at the Local Riverfest in procession.
It was very nice to see Pauline Keightley MGQ 2527 one of our long time members arrive in her beautiful new car a Studebaker Avanti. The MGB was getting to hard for her to get into and so she has sold it to one of our other members Jim Vanderkyl.
We all had a great time at the Riverfest one of the highlights for us was the Photographic Display by one of our members Peter Dore' with some wonderful photos of the beautiful area where we live.
Thanks to all the members who supported the Wide Bay Chapter at Riverfest, River Heads.
David & Lyn
Wide Bay Chapter
Thursday, 11 July, 2019 - Hugh Worner's Funeral Service.
We were saddened by Hugh's sudden passing.
Most members didn't know he was palliative with cancer and he was bravely fighting a tough battle. He was always happy and never complained.
Unfortunately he was taken by a unexpected heart problem leaving his wife Betty devastated as Hugh was her world.
Members attended his service forming a guard of honour with their cars. John Carroll's Mark 11 Jag first in line as Hugh's Jaguar was his passion.
David and Lyn
Wide Bay Chapter
Sunday, 20 October, 2019
We assembled at Anzac Park Maryborough for a 9.00 AM start. The run was partly organised by John and Roo who led us to Wook koo Park for our morning tea break .
We all settled down to a nice morning tea when new member Sylvia Collins said you know we have an artist in our chapter. She went on to tell everyone how Diane Carruthers was one of the principal artists that had made many of the sculptures throughout this lovely little park . What a great achievement Diane!
We moved along driving to Biggenden where we once again checked out Alan Cunningham's collection of which some enjoyed very much. The collection of old Douglas Motor Bikes must be one of the largest in the world. Narelle's doll collection was growing in size and she has very limited space to display them to their advantage.
Lunch was calling and the Grand Hotel was the choice as the Commercial has now closed its doors.
There we met up with some more of our members that made a total of 32 people for our meals together at the Hotel.
After lunch we decided to take the better road home via Childers and an Ice Cream at Mammino's would be a nice idea so some stopped and we enjoyed another get together before heading to home.
Well three parties in the one day made us all very happy indeed however there was one member who couldn't stop smiling all day. You may ask why well Keven who has been looking around for a nice MG had the opportunity to purchase a certain MGC Roadster from Ellen Wilson. He is absolutely beside himself what a great outcome for all.
We had a great run to Biggenden.
David & Lyn
MGCCQ Wide Bay Chapter
All photos from the run can be viewed on the Chapter's Facebook page - MG Car Club of Qld - Wide Bay Chapter. It can be reached by going to their webpage - and clicking on the Facebook icon there.