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RIP Alan Blundell

We are very sad to report that our club member Alan Blundell died unexpectedly on Wednesday 27th January. Alan had the lovely SS Jaguar Old No. 8 Replica which he built some years ago. He has raced at our November Classic a couple of times and in 2020 at our January Drivers' Training Day Bill Denize reports that he was lucky enough to go out with Alan in the SS for a few circuits around the Manfeild track. It was a beautifully built car and he had a number of Jags in his collection of cars. Several years ago the OSH Group enjoyed a very pleasant few hours over drinks and a BBQ at Alan and Marie's lovely home (since sold) they had on the hills above Waikanae where they had extensive workshop facilities for all his car projects. Alan was a very clever engineer. He will be much missed on club events.


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. Dinners are normally scheduled for 6.30 for 7.00pm

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



April 2021

Wednesday 7th April

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 Laki Tzitziras from Absolute Upholstery talking about the work they have done on a range of vehicles over the years. This is a great opportunity for you to get answers to all those upholstery questions you have been accumulating over the years.

Sunday 11th April

Cecil Kimber Run

This is scheduled to be a picnic at the property of Brian and Julie Pope, near Masterton (in the event of unsuitable weather there is a backup plan).

The picnic plan calls for the now usual meet at the Aston Norwood cafe. Arrive when you want to, to allow for breakfast or coffee but please be ready to leave around about 10.15, although there will be no need to travel in a convoy.

There will be a scenic route to Masterton, avoiding SH2 as much as possible and heading out west. It will be an ideal opportunity to test the viability of the proposed run on the 10th May which will rely on 'what3words' navigation. Mrs Captain and I have been trying it out. You will need the App on your mobile and we will hand out full info before the April run. If you don't have a suitable mobile, simply follow somebody that does. A navigator is probably essential. It's quite fascinating.

Note that the April run can be done without the use of 'what3words'. Old fashioned analogue instructions will also be available.

ETA Brian and Julie's should be just before 12.00. Bring your own picnic gear, hampers, champers and banquets. Hot water for coffee/tea will be available courtesy of Brian and Julie, as will the use of the toilet (I hasten to add!).

For planning purposes I would appreciate numbers before the end of next week (Friday 9th) although last minute attendees will not be a problem.


VENUE: 160 Willow Park Drive, RD11 Opaki, Masterton

Contact: Peter Fleming





Wednesday 21st April

Club Dinner

The Hook, 306 Jackson Street, Petone.

6.45pm

Please let Judith Higgins know by Tuesday 20th if you are coming

Thursday 29th April

OSH Run

William Pyne Memorial Old Speckled Hen Run

Organisers - John & Jenny Jackson


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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