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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



SEPTEMBER


Thursday 24th Sep *

OSH Run

A Wairarapa Run around some back roads organised by Bill and Rae Denize (to celebrate an anticipated move back to Level One early next week).

This is an opportunity to give your cars a run and enjoy the Wairarapa Spring weather.

Meet: 10.30 a.m. at Aston Norwood Café, 1747 Main Road North, SH2, Kaitoke for coffee.

Departure: From Aston Norwood Café at 11.45 a.m. for trip over the Remutaka Hill Road, taking in some roads west of SH2 (between Greytown and Masterton) eventually arriving at Dish Café for lunch at 1.15 p.m.

Destination: Dish Café at 10 First Street, Landsdowne, Masterton. Both cooked and cabinet food available (as well as gluten free).

After lunch: A backroad run via Gladstone, Martinborough, Featherston and home again. It should be noted that by the time we get to Martinborough it will be unlikely that any of the local coffee shops will still be open. Those wishing to avoid the SH1 traffic (on the return trip) can travel north from Masterton and go over the Pahiatua Track and home to the Kapiti Coast (rather than take the back roads back through the Wairarapa) should they prefer.

Confirmation: To Bill and Rae Denize on 0274 127 555 or email billandrae@xtra.co.nz no later than Tuesday 22nd September for catering purposes in respect of Dish Café. N.B. We would love to see some Wairarapa members over lunch and you are welcome to join us along the way but please remember to let us know so that we can confirm the catering numbers required for lunch.

Saturday 26th Sept

Driver Training Day Manfeild

Bring your car to Manfeild on the 26th and take it for a run around the track. If you are new to the track we will have someone there to do a circuit or two with you. You can find more information on our track days HERE

Sunday 27th Sept

Surgery Sprints 2020 Series Round 4

Venue: Manfeild


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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