Email sent to members 14.5.22

- Coming events and Subscription reminder - see below




Extra run during Queen's BIrthday weekend Sun. June 5thsee 2. below

Special club night on July 1st - jazz band - music & dance - see 5. below

Annual club subscription $70 - due July 1st. - see 10. below

Over 65? You could be part of a younger member's Otago Uni PhD research - see 11. below

* Photo competition - see 12. below

1. Club Night  - Fri. June 3rd

7.00pm – the Richmond Club     

Meal at 7.30pm after paid for ($20), drinks ordered, table chosen and chat. 

If you are not phoned by a committee member and you wish to attend just contact Jenny before mid-day the Wednesday prior - for catering numbers.

Jenny Steere  03 312 0173, 021 188 4153

2. Queen's Birthday Run  - Sun. June 5th

11am – from The Peg    

Note - An extra event - NOT in the MaG.  

Leaving the Peg - two optons ...

1.  morning tea at the Urban Revival Cafe (Silverstream/Kaiapoi) then on to the Fossil Cafe (Greta Valley) for a light, seated, cafe lunch (as you arrive from 1.30pm) - plenty of menu meal options and also cabinet food

2.  a longer scenic drive via Oxford (morning tea?) arriving at the Fossil Cafe any time after 1.30pm - no rush.

A relaxed and easy holiday weekend drive.

Paul McWilliam 03 981 1592 or Steve Brown 03 338 2494

3. MMM Run - Wed. June 15th   

10.30am - from the Cashmere Club​​​​​​​

A different organiser each month.  A relaxed drive to a picnic spot, sometimes visiting a place of interest. BYO lunch or pick up en route.

Check website/emails for any changes, or contact organiser.

Sandra Frame & Tony Reid  022 302 2622,  021 243 7412

4. Breakfast Trial - Sun. June 26th   

Details to follow.

Ted Clarke

5. Club Night   - Fri. July 1st

Meal at 7p.m. (arrive earlier) – the Richmond Club

* * * Mid-Winter Christmas Dinner * * * 

Be early to pay your $20 for the meal, get a drink and find a table ...


Jazz Band from 8 - 9pm

- and, for those keen, dancing!

"The world best and famous "River City Jazzmen" band will be playing for us!

"You might wear your jazz-related attire and maybe even bring your dancing shoes!!".

Leonid & Elena Itskovich  022 088 0937

6. Winter Woolies Run - Sun. July 10th   

10.30am - from the Cashmere Club

Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy Tony's mulled wine!

Sandra Frame & Tony Reid  022 302 2622,  021 243 7412

7. MMM Run - Wed. July 20th   

10.30am - from t.b.a.

8. Snow Run - Sun. July 31st   

Details to follow.   After a drive a lovely midday meal in a venue with a roaring fire.  There may or may not have a little winter snow on the ground.

Paul and Serena McWilliam  03 981 1592, 022 166 4578

9. Club Night  - Fri. August 5th

7.00pm – the Richmond Club     

with Rockerbox Racing.

Meal at 7.30pm after paid for ($20), drinks ordered, table chosen and chat. 


10.  MG Car Club (Canterbury Centre Inc.)

​​​​​​​Annual Membership Subscription (includes partner and younger children)

For the year 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023                              $70.00

Please pay on this account to Bank account 02-0865-0020158-00


11. Over 65?

Vanessa Gray, a club member, is completing her Uni. of Otago medical psychology PhD and is seeking just a few more 'over 65s' as participants in her research. Vanessa talked to this at our last club night and passed on her thanks to those who indicated interest, and to those already part of the study.

Vanessa will send more detailed information to those interested., 027 473 8587

Briefly ....

Emotion Processing in Older Persons

"Changes in memory and thinking are common in ageing. Research also suggests that ageing may impact how people think about emotions. This study will measure memory and emotion processing in people aged 45-65 and compare this with people over 65.

Participants need to be over the age of 65 and in good health. To take part you must not have suffered from any major mental illness, or had a brain injury or significant illness likely to interfere with cognitive testing. We will check with you about these things beforehand.

The testing process will take approximately two hours. A $50 Westfield voucher will be given at completion.

Contact details: ph. 027 473 8587

This project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee, (Health). Reference H16/073"


12.  2023 MGCC CALENDAR - Photo competition

This year’s rules:

- no limit on number of entry photos

- photos can be action, still or have a novelty aspect

- photo not restricted o own car

- photos must be LANDSCAPE page format to fit calendar page.

To enter submit a digital copy to Leonid by 21 August

Members will vote for best 13 photos on Club Night 2 September, when all entries will be printed and on display.


And something different:

Interested in purchasing and owning the address ""?

If so contact who has asked if any MG owners might be interested. Abingdon, Oxfordshire - from 1929 the home of MG.


MEMBERS ADS & MG regalia

- see 'Classified Ads' above

Currently 'For Sale' include  - 1950 MG YA, MGM Type 1930, 1974 MGB, 15" wire wheels.​​​​​​​



The MG Car Club Canterbury Centre has its roots in the original 'MG Car Club of New Zealand', formed in 1952 when many of the country's motorsport enthusiasts drove our favourite marque in the shape of TCs, TAs, Ps and Js.

From those early beginnings the NZ Club has devolved into four major Centres, two in the North Island and two in the South.  Each of these Centres is autonomous, organising competitive and social events for members within its regions. Like the 'Crusaders' our region includes Nelson, Marlborough and the West Coast as well as Canterbury. There are also a range of inter-Centre and national activities you are able to enjoy.  And of course, if you are visiting another region you will be most welcome to participate in any of their events, competitive or social.

Like most MG Clubs around the world we are affiliated to the MGCC UK ensuring access to badging, logos and so on.  We also maintain regular contact with a number of Centres in NZ, Australia, the US and the UK to help ensure we offer the best possible benefits and MG enjoyment for all of our members.​

For more detail of what we do, please visit the 'About Us' section.

You'll see our most recent News items below the Slide Show of our current Sponsors .



Click for website (not MGSC)



Below we have images from - 

*  2021 Motorkhana   More photos: Click Here.   

*  2022 Calendar

*  2020 Posh Picnic

*  2020 Arts and Crafts Exhibition  

Further images of some of the works are in the Photo Gallery Click Here - select '2020' and then 'Arts and Crafts Exibition'

*  Lapping at Levels

a video of Steve Hitchin.  Note the racing BGT, with Lawrie's modifications, gives little away to a Ferrari.

The Club's scheduled events for each two-month period are here, along with details of other Events we hold.

The Activities the Club holds at a similar time each year are listed here.

You can see and print out a membership form to send or give to our Secretary here.  

We have started adding photos from Club events here -there's room for more.