Save Wakefield Park – ePetition

Wakefield Park Raceway in Goulburn has been adversely affected by a decision made by the NSW Land & Environment Court. At risk is the capacity for Wakefield to remain in business as one of only two remaining permanent, full-length motorsport facilities in NSW.

This decision has also affected the Goulburn Region, which is looking at a significant economic loss due to this decision.

An ePetition has been proposed for the NSW Legislative Assembly to look at the issues and to work with the local Council to establish a viable interim solution and to look at long-term options as well.

The ePetition is open to all NSW Residents and is available to sign online until 28 October.

See here for the ePetition

Please sign this petition today as 20,000 signatures are required for it to be put to the Legislative Assembly.

2022 GOF – Entries Closing 12 August

With the 2022 Gathering of the Faithful, in Wagga Wagga on the 9th, 10th and 11th of September, fast approaching, we are sending a friendly reminder that entries close on Friday 12th August. Thank you again to those who have already sent their entry form in.

We would like to advise that we will be following all current COVID-19 safety guidelines throughout our event. In regard to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, we understand that this is expected to peak in August. We do however ask that you please assess your own risks when attending our event and determine whether you you feel the risks outweigh the benefits. We will be monitoring the NSW Health website and will be keeping entrants posted with any
updates via email.

This year we would like to highlight the following for the GoF:

  • This year we will celebrate the 25th GoF. We ask entrants to dress with a touch of silver at our formal dinner on Saturday night!
  • The Noggin'and Natter on Friday night will be at the Mercure Wagga again, however, this year, due to COVID-19 it will be a two-course meal rather than a buffet. Our Saturday night dinner is at also at Mercure Wagga. Please remember this venue is centrally located when booking your accommodation.
  • Another impact of COVID-19 is the delay in confirming our sponsors. However, we are very close to now confirming our sponsorship and will advise once things are finalised.
  • We will be judging the cars on Saturday (rather than Sunday) again this year – this means Sunday can be more relaxed after our big night out. The breakfast and trophy presentation will still occur on the Sunday morning, breakfast starting from 8am, but we should be able to finish earlier for those of you travelling on Sunday.
  • Please bring and wear your club badges again this year. This array of colours and styles demonstrated the wonderful variety of entrants from different clubs all over Australia. However, do not worry if you forget to bring your badge as we will have plain badges for entrants to write their name on as needed.

Please find our event's registration form attached (flyer will be sent out in the very near future). Our entry form can be filled in via print (and mailed as per usual) or filled in electronically – just download and save the file to your computer, type in the required fields and email back to us at gof@mgccwagga.org.au – please let me know if there are any problems.

Warm regards,

Siobhain
CoF Coordinator 2022

Euro Motorfest June 2022

Although Euro Motorfest was cancelled on the advertised date due to wet weather I am delighted to report that our fall back date a week later was a resounding success !

A perfect winter’s day greeted a team of Hunter MG volunteers from 7 am at beautiful Newcastle Foreshore Park. Although a little chilly Team Hunter had the set up for the Event ready to welcome the first of our 205 European marque cars by 8am.

The overall success of the day was due to a wonderful team effort and spirit of our Hunter MG members, and great support from many Euro car clubs and individuals who took the time to display their beautiful vehicles to support the Variety Club and John Hunter Children’s Hospital.

Thank you to our very supportive and generous sponsors including our major sponsor Shannons Insurance with support sponsors REPCO car parts and Tyrepower at Gateshead.

So successful was the Event that the Hunter MG Car Club is pleased and proud to announce that we will be donating $1,000 to the Variety Club and $1,000 to the John Hunter Children’s Hospital.

Representatives from both Variety and John Hunter Hospital will be attending our Club meeting on Tuesday 13th September to receive our donations.

The next Event on our calendar is the All British Day on Saturday 30th July from 8.30 on. Let’s support the organiser Hunter Jaguar Club and enjoy the Event.

My regards and thanks to everyone involved with the best Euro Motorfest Event to date

Ian Ashton

MGB 60th Anniversary Polo Shirts & Caps

This year is the 60th anniversary of the launch of the MGB. To mark the anniversary, we have for sale, for a limited time, Men’s Polo shirts, unisex T-shirts, Ladies collared shirts and baseball caps all featuring, with permission, an Australian modified version of the MGCC Abingdon Anniversary logo.

The supplier is donating portion of all proceeds to Movember, the Men's Health initiative.

Shirts are made from quality white knit fabric with a navy trim. The logo on the polo shirts, ladies shirts and cap is professionally embroidered. The t-shirts have a vinyl-like logo which has been pressed onto the shirt.

Prices are listed below.

  • Men’s Polo Shirts, sizes from Small to 5XL - $40 each
  • Ladies Collared Shirts, sizes from 12 to 24 - $40 each
  • T-shirts, sizes from Small to 5XL - $25 each
  • Baseball caps, one size fits most, - $20 each.

Orders are accepted on a “Pay as you Order” basis. Please email wendy.croker@yahoo.com.au with order requirements. Total payment amount will then be advised and payment is to be made into the Club’s bank account, details of which can be provided if needed. A bulk order, to reduce postage costs, will be sent after the August Club Night. Samples are available at the Club Rooms for size testing.

For any further information, please contact Wendy Croker, Regalia Officer, on 0417041850.

Anne Pettigrew – Variety Bash Entrant

Look who is getting out on the road for kids in need - but not in my MG ?!?!?!?!

I'm going on the Variety Bash from 6th to 20th August 2022 in a 1974 V* Mercedes 450 with two other women, dressed as witches (!!!!) and doing it to help give kids in need a fair go!

Varity is a Children's Charity in NSW/ACT and we want to support these kids by raising money as part of our participation in the Variety Bash.

Please give whatever you can to this important cause (follow the link, below).

Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

Anne Pettigrew

https://fundraise.varietynswact.org.au/fundraisers/annepettigrew/btobbash22

Here's the car!

60th Anniversary of the MGB Grill Badge

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Hello fellow Club members and MG enthusiasts

The Gold Coast MG Car Club has had made metal grill badges to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the MGB. Photo above

Members whom wish to order a badge to pay $55 per badge into the club bank account to secure their order on the basis of pickup at the club rooms.

The MGCC HR will be placing it's orders on Monday 25 July. Hopefully they'll be available for pickup at the August Club Night.

Make your payment to the Club Bank Account you send an email to me, the Regalia Officer Wendy Croker at wendy.croker@yahoo.com.au, so I can keep track of orders.

Orders need to be received ASAP so that the badges aren't sold out before the “MG CC Hunter Region” place a bulk order.

MG CC HUNTER REGION CLUB BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS
BSB: 062-817
Account Name: MG Car Club Hunter Region
Account Number: 00903262
Description: Metal Car Badge and Name of Member ordering.

If you can’t pick up from the club rooms then you should order directly through Gold Coast MGCC at https://www.goldcoastmgcarclub.com.au/club-clothing-regalia/ and make your own post arrangements.

The Regalia Officer

Wendy

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 (henskens@henskens.com.au)
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
Student)
to our Treasurer Greg Jenkins (gregjenkins204@gmail.com)
Regards,
Frans Henskens
MGCCHR Club Secretary