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RIP TERRY COLLIER


It is with sadness that we advise that one of our Life Members, Terry Collier, passed away this Easter Monday morning.

Some of you will know that Terry has been battling cancer for several years now and was admitted to Wellington Hospital a few weeks ago.

Terry has been a Club member for many years and during that time has held a number of positions within the Club including President and Chairperson/Treasurer of the Classic Race Committee.

For years Terry raced at both our November Classic Race meetings and Charity Classic Race meetings, initially in his lovely MGBGT, then in several Midgets and latterly in his fabulous Formula Junior which he imported from the USA a number of years back. The Formula Junior required major restoration and Terry was assisted by his brother and nephew in the rebuilding of this car.

Terry's knowledge of racing cars and drivers who raced at the Levin Motor racing circuit is legendary. He was a former Chairperson and member of NZ Motorsport's Classic Race Commission for a number of years.

His first car was an MGA hardtop coupé which is still owned by Club members who are retired and living in Carterton. In more recent years he owned a very nice 2003 MGTF and only last year purchased an MGZR which he has been tidying up as and when his health permitted.

Terry is survived by his wife Anne, and their son, Simon and his family who live in Auckland.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The expiry of driver licenses, Warrant of Fitness (WoFs), regos and other documents has been a hot topic since we entered Alert Level 4.
Great news - new legislative changes have now come into effect which provide a temporary extension for driver licences, endorsements, WoFs and CoFs. The changes also temporarily remove the requirement to have a current valid registration sticker.

More information can be found on the NZTA website: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/coronavirus-disease-covid-19-services-update/frequently-asked-questions/


Regular Monthly Events

Monthly Noggin 'N Natter, first Wednesday of the month Feb to Dec

Held at The Backbencher GastroPub. Find out more

See below for details of the next Noggin 'N' Natter

NOTE: We do occasionally do a site visit for the N&N so it pays to check the calendar below for the latest information

Monthly Club Night on the third Wednesday (except December)

Club nights comprise a dinner at a local restaurant. Venues alternate between Wellington City, Hutt Valley, Tawa and Kapiti. Normal start time is around 6.30pm. See below for details of the next dinner. NOTE There is usually no dinner in the month of the AGM.

Monthly Old Speckled Hen Runs

The OSH runs are a mid week run held normally on the last Thursday of each month. The run usually ends up at a place of interest, a café or a restaurant after a pleasant short, or sometimes longer drive over some unusual routes. More information and the timetable for the year can be found HERE Short runs are indicated by an asterisk (*) and longer runs by a plus sign (+)

Forthcoming Events


July 2020

Sunday 5th July

Big Brekkie Run

Venue: Dish Cafe, 10 First Street, Landsdowne, Masterton

9.30am - Meeting at the Rimutaka Sportsbar & Liquorland, 1223-1253 Fergusson Dr, Brown Owl, Upper Hutt. (just off SH2).

9.45am start.
10.30am meet any Wairarapa people at Featherston toilets.

We are due to be at Dish Café in Masterton for 11.00 a.m. A full cooked breakfast with tea and juice will be $22 (coffee is extra). Brian and Julie Pope have also said that once we have finished our Big Breakfast that those that are interested can go out to their place (just north of Masterton) to view Brian's latest project which is to rebuild an MG Metro he purchased some months back. Brian and Julie will be at the breakfast and will lead a convoy back to their home to view the MG Metro. If you are intending to come please advise John Grant by Friday 3rd July

Wednesday 15th Jul

Club Dinner

Venue: Shepherds Arms

Time: 6.30 for 7.00pm

Please advise Judith Higgins by 14th July if you are coming

Thursday 30th Jul +

OSH Run

For further details contact Scott & Joan Stevenson

August 2020

Monday 3rd Aug

Committee Meeting

Venue: Wellington Bridge Club

Start Time: 5.30pm

Note: Members are welcome to attend Committee meetings but please

Contact the Secretary in advance,

Wednesday 5th Aug

Noggin N Natter

Venue, The Backbencher Gastropub, 34 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington (Opposite the Beehive)

Time: 5.30pm for 6.00pm

We will have the use of a small room immediately to the left of the Murphy Street entrance. There are a couple of steps up to the lounge area and our room is behind the glass doors to the left.

We will be running a series of MG maintenance Videos

Sunday 9th August

Surgery Sprints 2020 Series Round 3

Venue: Manfeild

Sunday 23rd August

Club AGM
Venue: Southwards Museum
Time: 1.30 for 2.00pm
The club will be providing afternoon tea at the conclusion of the meeting.
If you are interested in coming onto the Committee you can find a nomination form HERE

Become a member

We are truly eclectic and cater for MGs of all types and vintages, from the very old to the very new, we care only that you care.

We have a strong membership both in terms of size & MG enthusiasm.

We have low cost membership fees, $70.00 single, $80.00 joint and $90.00 for family membership. The subs are maintained deliberately low and events are often subsidised to maximise participation.

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