The MG Car Club Sydney

Dick Cobden and Douglas Williams, two young men from Sydney, were instrumental in forming the MGCC after a visit in 1949 to the famous MG factory at Abingdon in the U.K. The M.G.Car Club NSW held its first AGM in February 1950 and became the first MG Club in Australia.

In the early days, all applications for membership were sent to the parent Club in the UK for validation with part of the annual subscription also remitted to the UK club. Motorsport and social activities became a focus of the Club, culminating in the MGCC promoting and organising its own race meetings at Amaroo and Oran Park raceways in Sydney. Both tracks have since been sold for housing development.

Although affiliations remain strong with the MG Car Club UK, the MGCC Limited is a registered non profit company that presently operates under the Companies Act 1961. The club is also affiliated with other major motoring organisations and MG car clubs across Australia.

The club’s basic charter is to further the interests of owners of MG cars and to promote and maintain the MG name through sporting and social activities. However, the Club is happy to accept membership from non MG owners, and any car of choice!

The club is run by a committed and knowledgeable contingent of volunteers, with no paid employees. Management consists of an honorary committee and registrars representing each of the MG models and other specialist positions responsible for sporting, concourse & displays and social events. Election of officers is conducted at the MGCC Annual General Meeting held each November.

The MG Car Club Sydney Constitution

The MG Car Club Sydney Constitution [PDF]

The Opposite Lock

The Opposite Lock is our monthly Club magazine. It is a benefit of membership and posted to all members of The MG Car Club Sydney. It has a distribution of over 800 copies each month.

Contains reports and information on:

  • Club meetings
  • Coming Events
  • Editorial and President’s Reports
  • Register Reports
  • Motor Sport Reports
  • Classifieds
  • Full Regalia Listing

Our editor would love to hear from you. Please send contributions to Hilary Wren at [email protected].

The MG Car Club Sydney Honour Board

Club Patron: Frank Johnson

Life Members

Sir Jack Brabham
Trevor Bailey
Errol Sales
Dawn Hayes
Albert Johnson
Bev Langlands
Frank Johnson
Stuart Jonklaas
Peter Savage
Eric Hayes
Bob Beer
Russ Murray
Ron Taylor
Stuart Ratcliff
Paul Young
Sally Ratcliff
Andy Leondiou
Robert Smith

Past Presidents

1950 – 51 Clive Cadden
1952 – 57 Jim James
1958 Ken Mitton
1959 Jim Rudd
1960 – 61 Ron Faulder
1962 – 63 Tom Carmody
1964 Fred Pearce
1965 – 68 Peter Savage
1969 Ron Bolton
1970 (August) Ron Bolton – resigned in August
1970 (from August) George Shepherd – president rest of year
1971 – 73 Peter Savage
1974 Clive Sanderson
1975 – 76 Len Small
1977 Peter Stokes
1978 – 82 Errol Sales
1983 Richard Everett
1984 – 86 Stuart Ratcliff
1987 – 91 Stuart Jonklass
1992 Alan Mason
1993 – 95 Frank Johnson
1996 -99 David Wigley
2000 – 01 Frank Johnson
2002 – 05 Robert Gibb
2006 – 09 Lindsay Trevitt
2010 – 11 Arthur Scarf
2012 – 18 Stuart Ratcliff
2018 – 23 Charlie Frew
2023 John Clarke