The Charity Classic

The MG Car Club (Wellington Centre), and the Cancer Society are proud to have created a new concept in Motorsport.

The initial events were such a success, it was clear we had created a new must-do event and we just had to do more. With lots of help and the backing of MG Wellington it's still all go. We feature "classic" classics, being pre 1978, with historically tight control of the standard of presentation of all cars. We attract a varietal field of 120 or so cars, with usually about 80 different models on the track all having awesome fun.
There are usually 21 races on the day, with all cars grouped by time slices to ensure close racing all day, with the first race starting at 11:30. We also have some special "guests" for extra spice.
Lunchtime sees Marque Car Clubs and some friends provide a host of splendid cars for the public to have a ride around the track for $5.00. The demand is always stunning and fun had by all, particularly the drivers and we typically raise about $500.00 for the Cancer Society from the rides alone.
All "donations of large gold coins" for public entry to the event, are donated directly to the Cancer Society, We raise in excess of $4,000 p.a. for this great cause, helping demonstrate that "petrol-heads" do care for the community.

This event is made possible by the organisational abilities of MG Classic Motor Racing, an arm of MG Car Club Wellington, who are well known for the prestige MG Classic Motor Race and other classic events.

Click HERE to see results from Charity Classic meetings over the last several years.

Thanks to generous sponsors & hundreds of helpers, we have raised more than $100,000 for Charity at the Charity Classics held since 1999.

This event is made possible by the past support and generosity of Castrol NZ Limited and the organisational abilities of MG Classic Motor Racing, an arm of MG Car Club Wellington, who are well known for the prestige MG Classic Motor Race and other classic events.
David Ingram of Hamilton in his awesome red Jaguar MkV11, was the deserving winner in 1999 of the Andrew O"Neill memorial trophy, which was donated by Diana O'Neill. The award recognised a driver who epitomised the spirit of classic racing, from the perspective's of vehicle presentation, driving skills and attitude. David is always to the fore in his fearsome Jaguar 'bus'.
Geoff Brader At Work The winner in 2000, was a well-known MG racer, who is usually seen in his distinctive purple Midget, both on the track and on grass, but more often under the bonnet of his or somebody else's car.

However for the Charity event he again brought out the classic MGTF to play and had fun (nearly) all day.

The 2000 winner was Geoff Brader of Wellington.

The winner for 2001 was Malcolm Hall who campaigns a very period looking and crowd pleasing Mk3 Zephyr resplendent in Sprague livery.

The winner for 2002 was a very well deserved Steve Hildred. His absolutely immaculate and wickedly quick Holden Monaro has been a crowd pleaser for several years now and he is certainly one of the stars of every race meeting.

Key Sponsors

Who made this event a real beauty over the years include MORE FM, Wellington Newspapers, freestyle artworks, McGuinness Classics, Theseus Management Group - TMG, Actrix Networks, Race Rubber Services, Toyo Tyres, The Surgery, Tory Motor Company, MG Car Company, Leaders Real Estate, MG Parts Specialists, Asset Management & Logistics (AM&L), Fauldings Electrical & Sound, Ray Hartley Motors, Symon Business Equipment, Ingram & Worsley, NT Services, Custom Software Solutions, NT Services, Black Gates Fielding Meek and Dong, Karori Auto Services, Metal immersions, Harfords, Quality Hotel, ALMAC, John Rae Insurances, Road & Track, Diesel & Turbo, Collier Motor Engineers, B J W Motors, Strait Shipping, Parts Plus, Q8 Oils and Whittaker's...that's a lot of people willing to help a great cause - thanks.

If you want to know more or register for an entry for the next event E-mail us

Classics are the Heart of Motor Racing, keep coming to Classic Motor Race Meetings and help us prove it.

Just a sample of the great cars who have competed in the Charity Classics so far ..
having close racing and fun, fun, fun.
John Rae Torana A9X
Tom Lancaster
Escort Mk1
Don McLean
Datsun 260Z
Lynette Prince
Morgan +8
Paul Cook
Don Ryder
Jag D type rep
Rhys Humphries
Holden Monaro
Peter Parker
Vauxhall Firenza
Lunchtime rides
Ross Church
Morgan +8
Don Gilliver
Bert Dove
Grant Fitzpatrick
Paul Hansen
Jensen Healey
Steve Hildred
Mike Uhlenberg
Jag MkII
Ross Francis
Falcon XTGT
Ross Armstrong
MGB in an unusual position
Ray Hartley
Porsche 911RS

David Short
Countess Lambo


David Ingram
Jag MkVIIO'Neill trophy winner 1999
Malcolm Hall
Ford Zephyr Mk3O'Neill trophy winner 2001
Lunchtime ridesin some kind of style
Trevor Boone
MG Midget

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