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).
David Hall - Phone: 07 4125 8436, Mobile: 0407 573 326, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyn Hayward - Mobile: 0407 573 326
PROPOSED CALENDAR OF WIDE BAY CHAPTER EVENTS FOR 2021 is available here.
WIDE BAY CHAPTER NEWS
Haley Hall 14, and Already in Love with Classic Cars
I woke up in the morning thinking I would be having a boring quite day at home, but Boy! Was I wrong, instead I had a wonderful adventure filled morning?
It was chilly in the morning, so I got dressed in my warm jumper and headed out, we met all the cars at the service station. They were all gorgeous! From green MGs to white, blue and red ones, they were all stunning. I met all the nice ladies and gentlemen that were a part of the MGCCQ Wide Bay Chapter and then we headed off. Mum and I were turned up in the Audi, so we didn’t really blend in. We arrived at the park at Gatakers Bay and I said hi to my Grandma and Grandad and sat down, had a chat and ate morning tea.
Now the best part, Lyn invited me to have lunch in Maryborough and drive with David in their MG RV8, it was pretty much a dream come true to drive in an old car. I have always been drawn to older cars, and pretty much everything vintage, so to experience one of these rare beauty’s was wonderful. We drove down the Esplanade and then headed to Maryborough, seeing the world around me without a window to block everything was beautiful. I could feel the wind against my skin and every noise around me, I felt like I could almost touch the ground the car was that low. But I really enjoyed it. We arrived at the Golf Club, and we had a delicious Chinese lunch. And If I’m being honest, I was exhausted after my day out, so I went home and had a nap. I’m so glad I got to be involved, I had also just turned 14, 2 days earlier and it was the Best Birthday present ever. Thank you, Lynney and David.
By Haley Hall
WIDE BAY CHAPTER NEWS
Friday 19th February, 2021
Peter and Renate organised a Barefoot Bowls evening. We arrived at our normal meeting place for Show and Tell and the bad news was that Bob & Lynn's lovely MGC roadster was getting a little hot on the drive from Urangan. However they persevered and we shortened our run to accommodate the situation arriving at the Pialba Bowls Club at 4.15 pm.
There to greet us were some members of the club who couldn't do enough to help us novice Bowler's learn the ropes so that we could all have a great evening together. Lyn and David ordered in the Pizza's for 6.00 pm so that we were all organised to devour them when Bowling was all over.
Unfortunately they arrived at 5.30 and so everyone stopped their Bowls to eat and drink and enjoy themselves.
And then a return to Bowling! Well as some have done this crazy game before it was actually showing what a terrible job I was doing those pesky balls just wouldn't arrive near to the kitty at all. A great time had by all, the Photos don't lie .Thanks to Peter and Renate for organising the Pialba Bowls Club and the members who assisted us all and Leonie and Peter for all their wonderful photos.
More Photos to come in another email by Tuesday or before if possible.
WIDE BAY CHAPTER NEWS
Wednesday 24th April, 2021
It was a short drive to the Black Stump Park at Gatakers Bay on the foreshore for morning tea and afterwards a drive down the very busy Esplanade Hervey Bay heading to Maryborough and the Restaurant at the Maryborough Golf Club for a very nice Chinese Luncheon.
There were 16 cars with 8 MGs present .
Thirty members and 5 guests enjoyed the day out and the company as usual was inspiring, everyone enjoyed the lovely weather. The beautiful surroundings after the rain made the Golf Course look like a picture. It was designed around lagoons with the beautiful green fairways and greens created a perfect setting for us to look out onto while we enjoyed our very nice lunch.
An Interesting Story!!
An S2E (Tracker) aircraft pilot, Mike Killingsworth purchased his TC in Melbourne in the 70’s and asked permission to carry it to Sydney on HMAS Melbourne as he was flying from the ship at the time. He was granted permission and the car was duly ties down in C Hangar at the back of the after (rear) aircraft lift. After a while a pipe was made across the ships loudspeakers, for Sub Lieutenant Killingsworth to the Bridge. Thinking he was in trouble Mike arrived at the Bridge with a worried expression only to be sat down by the Captain to talk about the lovely car… Later it was brought up for the cameras and put on the catapult as if ready to launch! Mike still has the car, among many other great cars and still has a great sense of humour. I am sure he is still in the Victorian branch of the MG club…
By Peter Dore' MGCCQ Wide Bay Chapter Q 5003
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