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 as there are occasions when not all of their reports can be fitted into the available space on this web page.
David Hall - Phone: 07 4125 8436, Mobile: 0409 363 889, Email: email@example.com
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
Wednesday, 6 November, 2019
The Wide Bay Chapter had an enthusiastic group of MG enthusiast assembled at our Information Centre Hervey Bay all looking forward to a nice run . Keven has been looking around for over 12 months for that Special MG and guess what he has found it and he can't stop smiling ! He has managed to buy the lovely MGC from Ellen Wilson it was Ken's pride and joy I think the Triple SU Carbys were the highlight of the Show and tell episode going on at the start of our run.
With Rod and Leonie just back from there overseas trip it was lovely to have them on our run today and bring Leonie's Beautiful Award Winning Red MGB it has lovely Beige trim Great to see it out today for all of us to enjoy .
We took a nice run in the countryside taking in Toogoom and Torbanlea areas finishing up at the Naughty Coffee and Naughty Food Cafe in Howard more members awaited us there and a fine feast was served to all with a very nice atmosphere I am sure everyone enjoyed the day out as usual we all stood around chatting and enjoying every ones company.
David & Lyn
Wide Bay Chapter Photos by Lyn & Kevin Sly
Friday, 15 November, 2019 was the Hervey Bay Special School's Graduation
The Wide Bay Chapter being a charitable lot of good hearted people offered cars to the Graduating Students so that they could arrive in style at the Red Carpet for their end of school Graduation.
We love helping these Children and thanks go to Rod Freund with his Beautiful Blue Ferrari, to Paul Overton and his equally nice Maroon MGB Roadster, to John Nash and his LHD immaculate Austin Healey Bug Eyed Sprite, also to Keven Sly in his Newly Acquired White MGC Roadster, Rodger Wilson and his Golden oldie MGB Roadster and finally David in the Red MGB Roadster.
The Children had a great time getting to the formal and many thanks were given to all our members who assisted them to have a very memorable night.
A nice CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION was given to our chapter for the participation in assisting the Graduating Students some who Lyn and I have watched grow up into fine young citizens of Hervey Bay most of them are leaving school with Jobs to go to so great credit to the teachers at this very special school
David & Lyn
Wide Bay Chapter
On Sunday, 17 November, the Wide Bay Chapter started the day at Brendan Hansen Park in Maryborough. After a nice chat we all made our way to Poona Park by the sea where we enjoyed our BYO morning tea. Lots of conversation and tea/coffee drinking was had as many residents from the nearby caravan park came to inspect our beautiful classic cars.
We departed Poona at around 11am to head to our lunch destination which was Silky Oak Tea Gardens near Gympie. Shortly after we arrived, Rod received word that David and Lyn had broken down and would be a bit late as waiting for the RACQ. We then got word that the young RACQ guy had no idea what an MG was and had to call the tow truck. So alas, David and Lyn would not make lunch.
It was very nice to see our Southern Members join us on this occasion they boosted our numbers with their company at the Tea Gardens and we hope to see them more often.
We bravely soldiered on without our intrepid leaders and had a really enjoyable lunch. It’s a great place to visit for a meal if you’re ever out that way. We all decided to leave early as word of a hail storm on the Sunshine Coast was heading our way. On the way home, we came across the breakdown kids and pulled in to offer them a cold drink and wait with them till the tow truck arrived.
The funniest part of all, was that they were in their new modern MG and not one of their classic's. Which proves you can’t beat an oldie and a goody.
A great day was had by all.
Wide Bay Chapter