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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



OCTOBER


Thursday 29th Oct +

OSH Run

Coast to Coast Run

For further details contact Peter & Clare Fleming

November 2020

Wednesday 4th Nov

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.

This month we have Francois du Plessis from Winger MG talking to us about the new MG models, and possibly we might get some insight into whether there might be a new roadster on the horizon.

Saturday 7th November

Annual Awards Dinner

Backbencher GastroPub, Upstairs Room 34 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington

6.30 for 7.00pm

This is the highlight event of our competitive year. It's not just for the racers but also for any and all Club Members who have competed in a Motorkhana or a Sunday run or Concours you could be eligible for a trophy. This is always a great evening and we run a charity auction to raise funds for our charity, Karahands Trust so bring along something (preferably automotive oriented) for the auction. We have negotiated a great price of $70 per head for an excellent Christmas Dinner and the club will be putting some wine on the table to help things along. Over and above the wine on the table drinks are at the Members' cost and should be settled with the Backbencher on the night. If you are coming please deposit $70 per head into the Club's bank account 03 0539 0165992 00

If you are coming please advise Jim Higgins by 5th Nov

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th Nov

MG Classc Race Meeting

Venue: Manfeild

The MG Classic is the largest and longest running classic race meeting in New Zealand. Run over three days with the Friday a practice day spectators will see over 40 races covering a wide range of cars including classic saloons, sports cars and open-wheelers. Wellington MG Club Members get free entry to the grounds and to the VIP Toyota Lounge including Lunch and refreshments on the Saturday and Sunday. This is a wonderful opportunity to see these amazing cars in action. During the lunch break you can, for a donation to charity, enjoy the thrill of a ride around the track n a classic car. If you can help out with the organisation please contact Ron Robertson.

Thursday 26th Nov

OSH Run

End of Year Barbecue Lunch

To be held at Michael and Elaine's home at 35 Kohekohe Street Waikanae.

If you are going to attend please notify Michael Anderson

Sunday 29th Nov

Surgery Sprints 2020 Series Round 5

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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