MGs to roar into Woody Point for special joyride

Published 3:00pm 28 March 2023

MGs to roar into Woody Point for special joyride
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Car enthusiasts will be able to spot a number of classic vehicles cruising around the peninsula this Saturday when members of the MG Car Club of Queensland drive into town.

Up to 20 vehicles will be part of this year’s MG M-Type gathering, which will be held on Saturday, April 1.

The event is hosted by MG Pre-War Registry of Australia. 

As part of the gathering, the drivers will be retracing the same course from the 1936 RACQ Reliability Trail/Race around Woody Point.

The event consisted of 27 laps of a 2.65 mile course through the streets of Woody Point – an event that attracted a wide range of cars including a Bugatti, Alvis, Wolseley, Vauxhall, Chrysler, Riley, Willys 77, Studebaker and a Morris.

The entry list also included a couple of MGs including at least one P-Type.

Scarborough resident Brian Cather will be there on the day in his MG.

Brian says this will be a good opportunity for people to come and take a look at the cars.

“There will be a collection of pre-war and post war MGs that will be driving along the original street circuit,” Brian says.

“It’s not a race or a trial – the plan is to a couple of slow laps around the course in our MGs because we can.

“This will be the first time we have acknowledged this course.”

The cars will park up at Lahore Park at 9.30am before heading off on the route in small groups.

The drivers will do a few laps of the 1936 course in correct direction and also in reverse.

Spectators will be able to see the cars as they head along Gayundah Esplanade turning into Lilla St onto Oxley Avenue then Mable St, Ernest St, Kate St and Alfred St. (Note drivers will avoid Duffield Rd due to road changes).

The drivers will also stop at Lahore Park for morning tea around 10.15am which will be another opportunity for the public to come and view the cars and chat to club members.

Brian says members from across the state will be in attendance.

“There are some members from the Redcliffe area, as well as the Sunshine Coast and as far north as Cairns,” Brian explains.

We sent our photographer Dominika Lis to go and photograph some of the cars taking part. Have a look through the gallery below. 

A lifelong passion for MGs

Brian has been a member of the MG Car Club for three years now, but his passion stems from when he was a young boy.

“I have always loved MGs since my young days, which was quite a few years ago now,” Brian says.

“When I was growing up in the 1960s, MGs were very popular then.

“My parents didn’t own one, but I own one now. I have a 1932 F Magna MG.”

Find out more

If you are interested in knowing more about the club, visit the MG Car Club of Queensland website.

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