MGCCHR Membership Renewals for 2022/23

Dear Member of the MG Car Club Hunter Region,
Membership Renewals are due by end of June 2022.
1. Those on historic registration MUST RENEW THEIR MEMBERSHIP BY 30th JUNE because current membership of an approved car club is a necessary condition of their vehicle's registration and insurance.
2. There are three possible renewal fees as follows:
Single Membership (Full or Associate) is $60
Family Membership (Full or Associate) is $70
Student Membership (over 18 and full-time student) is $25
3. PDF of On the Marque by email is included in Membership. Printed copy incurs an extra $60 per annum.
4. When renewing it is NOT necessary to complete a Membership Application/Renewal form. If Membership details (e.g. email or postal address, phone number, vehicle details) have changed please advise the Secretary Frans Henskens by email (
5. Payment should be made by EFT as follows:
BSB: 062-817
Account Name: MG Car Club Hunter Region
Account Number: 0090 3262
Description: Name(s) of renewing Member(s)
6. After payment has been made please send an email with payment details, i.e.
date and amount of payment,
renewal type either:
Full Single/Family,
Associate Single/Family, or
to our Treasurer Greg Jenkins (
Frans Henskens
MGCCHR Club Secretary

What’s On At Nat Meet 2022

From the MG National Meeting Organising Committee.

The National Meeting (15 - 19 April) is an Annual Event held at Easter and involves 4 days of competition and social events. The weekends always follow the same format.

Friday:  Registration during the day to confirm entry details, check details, collect souvenir bag with program poster and welcome supper that night

Saturday:  Concours – judging of the condition and originality of the cars / Fancy dress evening with dinner and activities and dancing

Sunday:  Hillclimb / or Touring Assembly = which is an Observation Drive around the local area, answering questions about areas of interest along the way and involving some simple navigation.

Sunday night is a free night

Monday:  Motorkhana = a test of manoeuvring around short courses / Kimber Run which is a social drive around the local area similar to the Touring assembly but without the navigation or Observation elements and does not form part of the competition side of the weekend.

Monday night is Presentation Night and Dinner

Tuesday morning:  Farewell Breakfast

The social entry fee covers all, the souvenir bag with program, poster, and other goodies. Dinners and Evening events, participation in the Kimber Run and the farewell breakfast.

Our fee is the lowest fee in the past 7 years.

To be a competitor you need to be a member of an MG Car Club as all the events score points to overall trophies and are run under the licencing of Motorsport Australia as the governing body for all motorsport events.

The Concours will be held at Speers Point Park

The Hillclimb at our Hillclimb Track on Italia Road about 12 km north of Raymond Terrace.

The Motorkhana is being held at Rathmines near the Lake.

Entry to all those areas is free to spectators.

See the Nat Meet Website for details and entry.


Nat Meet 2022 – Early Bird Registrations End Wed 23 February

We've received an update on the Nat Meet 2022 from the Organising Committee.

They're reminding Clubs that the discounted 'Early Bird' registration rates are only available up until Wednesday 23rd February 2022. If you haven't registered yet, this may be an incentive.

Registrations after that will be at the full-rate and will be accepted until registrations close on Wednesday 16th March.

Entry forms are availble on the Nat Meet website.

We're also reminded that entry into the active events need a Competition entry. Social entry doesn't include competing in the Concours and Touring Assembly or the social Kimber Run. If in doubt reach out to Steve for some advice.

The last reminder is for entrants paying by direct deposit to name themselves on their transfer – the Nat Meet Committee have had some difficulty matching up transfers with entries (and chasing entries with no payment).




2021 Clubman Results


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Equal 2nd

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Ray Tolcher

Bob Woods

Larry Dickason

Graham Haywood

Rick Neville

Charlie Head

Ian Ashton

Austin Blanch

Neville Roxby

Arthur Nicholls

Jef Lauff

Anne Pettigrew

Denny Bowden

Andrew Gowans

Jim Hutton

Phil & Jenny Mudie

(Morris Minor)

Maggie Head

Kay Bowden

Shirley Dickason


Charlie Head

Denny Bowden

Larry Dickason

Gary Piper

Mathew Blanch

Stephen Jones

Feb 2020 – Club Nights to Restart

The Committee has taken advice on holding Club Night meetings under COVID directions and determined they can go ahead.

The way it will work is:

  • There are a limited number of places available so members will need to notify a committee member of their intention to attend.
  • The car club has a NSW Government QR code. Members will need to scan in. There will be a committee member at the top of the stairs to assist if needed.
  • If you are feeling unwell, don't come.
  • Seating will be set out with distancing in mind. Family groups can sit closer.
  • Drinks will be available from the bar.
  • Tea and coffee will be available.
  • At this time, if you want some nibbles, it will be BYO and unfortunately no sharing except between family members.
  • No singing will be allowed.
  • No dancing will be allowed.

August 2020 – COVID-19 Restrictions Update

August 2020 – COVID-19 Restrictions Update

Extract from the August Edition of "On The Marque"
President's Report - Stephen Jones

The post-Covid-19 world doesn’t look like getting back to pre-pandemic normal any time soon. Victoria is showing us all what can happen if we take our foot off the accelerator and don’t do what is right for our fellow Aussies.

Your club is stuck between a rock and a hard place. We can’t have any gatherings over our social distanced 20 (16 seated and 4 working) in the clubrooms. We can go for drives in the countryside (at the time of writing) but are we able to find a destination that can cater for us? Groups of 10 are ok but a lot of venues still aren’t open because of the lack of patronage and government restrictions. We can’t run our major fundraising events due to the confines and numbers. We’re doing alright and can continue for a few years yet without getting too worried.

I sincerely hope we can and are providing a service to you to keep you interested in your ‘feel good’ hobby (that’s the MG). We’re always open to constructive ideas.

Committee elections for the 2020/ 2021 club year


Committee elections for the 2020/ 2021 club year

Returning Officer: Stephen Jones

Due to the Covid19 virus restrictions, the election for the committee of the MG Car Club Hunter Region was held by electronic absentee vote.

At the 3rd August 2020 nominations for positions on the committee of the MG Car Club Hunter Region for the 2020/ 2021 club year have closed.

As the Returning Officer I declare that the following positions have been filled with only one nomination for each position.

President: Stephen Jones

Nominated: Stephen Jones   Seconded: Bev Jones

Vice President: Dennis Bowden

Nominated: Dennis Bowden   Seconded: Bev Jones

Secretary: Frans Henskens

Nominated: Dennis Bowden   Seconded: Graham Haywood

Treasurer: Greg Jenkins

Nominated: Greg Jenkins   Seconded: Dennis Bowden

Sporting Director: Gary Piper

Nominated: Dennis Bowden   Seconded: Frans Henskens

Club Captain: Jeff Lauff

Nominated: Jeff Lauff   Seconded Dennis Bowden

Editor: Graham Haywood

Nominated: Dennis Bowden   Seconded: Frans Henskens

Social Secretary: Anne Pettigrew

Nominated: Anne Pettigrew   Seconded: (TBC)

Public Relations Officer: Ian Ashton

Nominated: Ian Ashton   Seconded: Trish Ashton

Regalia: Wendy Crocker

Nominated: Wendy Crocker   Seconded: Gary Crocker

Committee Person: Gary Crocker

Nominated: Gary Crocker   Seconded: Wendy Crocker