Major Club Events
Monthly Members Gatherings
Monthly Gatherings are open to all members and visitors. They are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.45pm at Strathfield Golf Club in Strathfield NSW.
At these gatherings you’ll be able to catch up with the latest happenings in the Club as well as enjoy a social evening with other members – we’ll usually see upwards of 100 members at a gathering. A guest speaker is often invited to present a topic of interest.
Arrive early, enjoy a delicious meal at discounted MG Car Club Sydney rates, have a drink or a cappuccino at the bar and meet up with old (and young) mates.
We also take this opportunity to offer our quality regalia products for sale, and provide access to the Club’s library of books and videos.
Strathfield Golf Club
52 Weeroona Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135
Concours d’Elegance & Show and Shine
The MG Car Club Sydney’s annual The MG Car Club Sydney Concours d’Elegance & Show and Shine is one of the highlights of the calendar. It’s a relaxed social day gathered around our cars in the springtime – one not to be missed.
The purpose of the event is promote the MG Car Club and foster general interest in the preservation, restoration and display of classic MG vehicles consistent with the aim of “maintaining the breed”. It also provides an opportunity for members to show their MG cars whether they be road, concours, sporting or special vehicles.
Cars are grouped into classes and a panel of expert judges examines each class, after which class winners are assembled in a final round of judging to select the grand champions. Trophies, medallions and certificates are presented on the day to Concours and Road class winners. Normally the club members will prepare light meals, tea and coffee in the appropriately named Abingdon café.
The 2022 event will be held in conjunction with the All British Day in October at The Kings School, North Parramatta.
The breakfast run organiser arranges up to four runs to venues within approximately 100 to 150 kms of Sydney, such as Wiseman’s Ferry, Southern Highlands or Katoomba. These runs are well supported and normally attract over 50 members in their MGs.
Participants normally meet quite early in the morning at a pre-arranged meeting point and then cruise in convoy to the breakfast. Country members often make their own way to the breakfast venue.
These runs provide an opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of other members. Sometimes other activities or register runs start at the conclusion of the breakfast.
The Mid-Week Muster caters mainly for those club members who are retired or on holidays. They are usually held on a Wednesday and they regularly attract 30 – 50 members.
The runs are organised to destinations that are within or close to Sydney, however occasionally an overnight trip to a country destination is conducted. The organisers of these runs try to find worthy places of interest to members and an opportunity to socialise with their friends.
The various club registrars organise one event per year to highlight the marque. These events are open to all members and friends irrespective of the model they drive.
The idea of the Tour De was originally conceived as a pre-war run to Binalong in 1993. It was very successful and so has continued as an annual event, held every June long week-end. The Tour De is now organised by Robert Smith.
The weekend is planned to towns which are about a four hour drive from Sydney and is based on enjoying both the MG and the company of fellow enthusiasts. The tours are generally based around coastal towns one year and then country towns the next. The tour normally attracts about 30 to 50 members.
It is not essential to drive an MG, but a good sense of humour will go a long way. The tour will include visits to places of local interest, a dress-up theme dinner dances, non-serious observation runs and whatever else we can dream up to make an enjoyable weekend. The organiser is budget conscious when planning accommodation, meals, a band or other entertainment and entry fees to museums, shows etc.
Other tours lasting a few days are conducted from time to time by the registrars to visit particular places of interest or celebrate special occasions.
This weekend event is organised by the Classic Rally Club, but has also been a feature event in our club calendar. It has been historically held annually and caters for the different levels of ability. The trail provides a challenge for the driver and navigator to safely negotiate a measured course without incurring penalties within their particular class. There are classes for Touring, Masters and Apprentices.
Social events are an important part of the Classic Trial. Although organised by the MG Car Club it attracts other non-marque clubs and cars. Trophies are awarded by the MGCC at the first club meeting following the trail.
The highest award offered by the club is honorary Life membership. This honour is awarded periodically by the committee to those members who have provided exemplary service to the club over a long period.
The club president makes an annual award called the ‘President’s Gong’ to a club member who has made a significant contribution during the year or over a period of several years.
The club has always sought ways of encouraging participation in club events and activities, and one way was to award trophies based on accumulated points throughout the year – the ‘Points Score’.
Points were recorded for sporting achievements, writing magazine articles and participation in social activities, and trophies awarded in three categories at the December meeting:
- Social Events
- Social & Sporting Events
- Attendance & winning in Sporting Events
Although the points score system has not operated for some years, it did encourage and recognise active participation in the MGCC.
Presentations of annual trophies and awards recognising achievement and special contribution to the club are normally given out at the December monthly meeting.