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Welcome to Gloucestershire MG Owners Club.

 

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Its the cars that bring us together.

Its the friendship that keeps us together.

 

Gloucestershire MG Owners Club is a small band of enthusiasts who love anything MG. We are a friendly club that enjoys its social events. We always have at least one evening run in the summer months as well as many other social events.

We meet every second Thursday of the month at the Gala Club in Gloucester with meetings starting at 8:00pm.

 

 

 

What Sort of Social events do we have?

To check out the sort of things we have done in the past please check out our Past Events Page

This page will give you a good idea of what we do and what we are like!

Here is Johns 50th Birthday party for his MG

 

 

Upcoming Events in this Month

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Laurence's Cider Tour

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One more caption competition - Win a bottle of wine!!

Email me with your suggestions. Also, please email me with photos we can use for the competition

Our Previous Caption competitions can been seen here

 

 

Jane is thinking....."What? Only three pints and a glass of red?....is that it?"

 

Jane – ‘Either Laurence’s beer glass has shrunk or that’s an enormous Glass of Wine he’s got me!’

 
If he bangs on again about how good this real ale is I will.........
 

Laurence and Jane get the news that he has been made club secretary in his absence.

 
Any ideas????

 

Can anyone come up with any photos which we could use in a caption competition

 

Email me if you can come up with anything at my email

Should you like to contact us with any general question about the club please email secretary@glosmgoc.co.uk

 

Our Latest Newsletter

 

GLOUCESTERSHIRE MG OWNERS CLUB
July 2017 Newsletter No 103

 

Sue welcomed Members to the meeting stating that Brian and Laurence had sent in their apologies for being absent but had received better offers for the evening!   So like Laurence some months ago Sue had been elevated to Chairman very quickly.

She said Rod Harrison the Chairman and Chief Observer of Gloucestershire Advanced Motorists would be giving his presentation before the business bits of the Club after which there would be a comfort break whilst the monthly 'swindle'  took place with the raffle being drawn at the end of the meeting. 

Sue was sure that all Members would have heard the very sad news that John Rose had passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning (8th) and that Janet, who has been a stalwart of the Cotswold Caper organising the 'pink ladies' and liaising with the printers and host venue had said that all Members would be very welcome at John's funeral service which would be held at Cheltenham Crematorium on Friday 28th July at 2.30pm.  She thought that John would appreciate Members bringing along their MGs.  A minutes silence was taken in memory of John and with thoughts for Janet.

Rod's presentation was very informative and I think we all learnt a few things.  Most accidents are driver error and in the period 2006-2015 the number of fatalities in Gloucestershire was 75 with 590 serious injuries.  Another interesting fact was 230 drivers are over 100 in the UK including 1 person aged 106 and 3 aged 105.  70,000 are over 90 and 1,049,058 are over 80.  Quite a frightening fact.  He asked how many Members had picked up a highway code in the last 5 years, only 3 hands went up.  The IAM was founded in 1974 and they have a Membership of 180 with 16 qualified Observers.  Rod spoke for approximately 40 minutes which gave Members a chance to ask questions for the last 10 minutes.

Steve gave a vote of thanks on behalf of the Club.

Laurence had provided Sue with an Agenda which looked frighteningly long!!

Club funds are very much in the black with Membership at 48 cars,  but as John Collins had been on one of the recent evening runs and had come along to the meeting he was persuaded to join making the number of cars 49.

Gethin was thanked for his June evening run which was a great antidote to the Caper and also thanks were given to Ken and Phil for their excellent run through the unknown parts of Herefordshire where Members were able to enjoy a cream tea at a quirky location.   Laurence thought that this might be an annual event.
We have been invited to five outside events.   On the 16th July Naunton are holding their Classic & Vintage Transport Show cost of which is £5.00 per vehicle to include a cup of tea/coffee, bacon sandwich and a programme and on the 21st July The Austin A30/A35 Owners Club Classic Car are gathering at Twyning Cricket Club.  Gloucester City are having their annual Classic & Retro Festival of Classic & Historic Cars on Saturday 26th August and during September there is a Vintage Picnic Concert at Highnam Court on the 10th with Swansea MG Club holding their Beacons Road Run on the 24th.  All information can be found on the web sites.

More importantly is our Teddy Bear's Picnic on Sunday 23rd July.  Pete reminded Members of the details and asked how many would be attending as he had to print out the tulip route from Crickley Hill Country Park, which he said was a beautiful place to start, to Minchinhampton.  He also thanked Members for their support in attending Sainsbury's where one half of the  baton for the Round Britain Rely of the MG Y Type was handed over to him.  Apparently this half had reached Warwick and the Northern half was on its' way to Sheffield.  They are due to be rejoined in the shape of a Y at Abingdon.

Keith's end of run restaurant on the 25th July had changed their menu, so he passed round a new menu for Members to reselect. 

Members who were attending the South Cerney Steam Fair on the 6th August were reminded to bring along their entry forms and to meet by 9.15am at the Beeches Road car park in Cirencester.

John and Tony's evening run on the 15th August was all organised and they had nothing to report.

Martin is our only Member attending the Tetbury Classic Car Show on the 3rd September.

A little in advance but on the 6th & 7th April Adrian has provisional booked the hotel for the annual Bournemouth weekend.  He would appreciate Members emailing him if they would like to go along so that he can firm up details with the hotel.

Steve and Marion had been to an airfield near Bibury where the owner sells classic cars and it's a place of great interest to owners of classic cars.  He is going to check on opening dates with a view to having a Sunday run out to Bibury, and of course lunch, sometime during September.  Watch this space.

 

A short report on the Cotswold Caper.  The number of entrants for the Caper was 175 with 163 turning up on the day.  The Caper Committee are looking for constructive comments on how the 2018 Caper can be improved (if at all) and any anecdotes for use in the article for 'Enjoying MG'.  Email constructive comments to Trev and anecdotes to Laurence.

Sue read out an email which had been received saying that the couple had very much enjoyed the Caper which was well organised, a good venue for start and finish and a well planned scenic route with clear instructions.  They asked that thanks were passed on to those involved.

There was also a communication from Liz Rowland of the Willow Trust stating 'what an amazingly impressive day it was.  To them it looked like it all happened without a hitch and even though there was a change at the 11th hour nobody would have known.  They loved being part of the morning departure and thought that Mr Mayor did an amazing job with the flag.  Happy memories of a happy morning'.

Trev, on behalf of the Caper Committee, Laurence, Paul, Brian, Teresa, Tim, Adrian, himself and of course Janet thanked all Club Members, i.e. the 'pink ladies' and marshals who made the 2017 Caper such a success.

He gave special thanks to Graham who stood in at the last minute after the late cancellation of one of our Members due to illness.  This got him out of a sticky situation.

Members were reminded that if they wished to sell their MGs through the Club website they should go to the 'for sale' page - it is free for Members but the general public will have to pay £10.00 for 4 months which helps with the cost of the website.

The winner of the Caption Contest was Martin with his quote 'when Adrian voted for Brexit he didn't realise they'd go this far'.  Well done Martin.

The meeting ended and Mo drew the raffle.  She and Carol are doing a grand job another £40.00 going into Club funds.

 

 

 
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