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).

Chapter Coordinators: 

David Hall - Phone: 07 4125 8436, Mobile:  0407 573 326, Email: widebaymg@gmail.com

Lyn Hayward -  Mobile: 0407 573 326


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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.


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.


Wednesday 10 February gave us perfect weather for our MG car run.  We visited the Fraser Coast Wildlife Park which is a short drive out of Maryborough.  After a BYO morning tea we were warmly welcomed and entered the Park to enjoy the amazing birds, animals and reptiles.  Highlights included feeding the kangaroos, watching a dingo eye off a kangaroo (to no avail), tickling cockatoos before being bitten by them, seeing the beautiful peacock plumage,  admiring the different species of python, laughing at the antics of the turtles and just enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the park. 
(full report and photos are on WBC Facebook page)


13 January 2021, Twilight Run was our first run for the year was local run to the Urangan Pier park for Fish and Chips or BYO 


Seventeen members and 9 cars (predominantly MG's) meet at the United Service Station for a Twilight Run around the hinterland of Hervey Bay including a run down the very busy Esplanade to the Urangan Pier park.


After a week of showers, some very heavy, and a cloud covered morning it was decided to go ahead with the run.


Much to everyone's surprise the by mid afternoon the clouds disappeared and the sun came out and everyone had a great time

We met 4 other Members at the Park and all enjoyed it immensely. Getting together again in the new year was very special.A discussion on the planned Bowl's Twilight run on the 19th of February was the major event for discussion and Peter our Red Leader has gone to some trouble to get this organised for the members to enjoy so we will all look forward to that one.


Our next run will be the Wide Bay Chapter's 16th Birthday run on Australia Day where we remember our Founding Member Ian Luiggi Emm Gee Bryant


David Hall & Lyn Hayward

Wide Bay Chapter



Tuesday, 26 January 2021 saw a beautiful summer’s day for Australia Day and the Ian Bryant Memorial run. Ian was responsible for forming the first Chapter called the Wide Bay Chapter of the MGCCQ Inc. It was a special day as we celebrated our 16th birthday. 


We welcomed new members Peter (Jose') and Chris Rodriguez at the United Service Station Hervey Bay and drove to Maryborough to meet the rest of our members. 36 Members travelled in a fabulous array of cars to Teddington Weir for our morning tea.


Members brought along their coffee, good spirits, and a sense of humour. A fabulous iced and decorated fruit cake was made by Dilys to celebrate our special birthday. Boy was it tasty thank you Dilys you're to be congratulated on your cake-making skills.

Darrell Martin shared a couple of jokes and read out part of Ian Bryant's Eulogy for our new members to gain an appreciation of his character. There aren't a lot of members left that personally knew Ian however those few who did lives are much richer for knowing him.


We then proceeded to Theebine Hotel where many Australia Day festivities awaited us. The fun was in full swing when we arrived and a great Aussie BBQ was had by all. There was plenty of entertainment and amazing Country Music and singing by Graeme Jensen. Sue Gregory enjoyed the line dancing, there was even a Cane Toad Race. All in all, it was a great day, and no better way to spend Australia Day than at a typical Aussie Pub with great friends.


Written by Loraine Wilson

Photos by Peter Dore' and Lyn Hayward     

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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