event reports 2016
If you are the organiser or a participant on any event and you would like to submit a report to share with others, in particular those who didn't attend this event so as to let them know what they missed out on, please email your report along with any photos to John and Viv Eames. Remember fresh content keeps the site up to date and interesting for our members and any visitors to the website.
Christmas at The Coach House - December 2016
Read the report below as the Manawatu MG group relaxed amongst friends at The Coach House in friendly Feilding and enjoyed a great spread of Christmas fare, gifts and goodies and reflected on yet another year of all things MG!
Rob's Rally Run - November 2016
With just the Christmas end of year function to come, what a great run this was to round off another year of excellent MG activities and friendship. As usual, Robert had his rally run well organised and ensured it was full of surprises, great roads and scenery!
Sue Forde has kindly written a most informative report below:
Wicked Wairarapa Weekend - October 2016
Another excellent and very well supported event full of adventures and surprises and of course the awesome roads and scenery that the Wairarapa has to enjoy your classic car on! Read John's excellent report below and check the gallery to see what went on ...
MG Spring Fling Run - September 2016
A colourful run to kick off spring filled with daffodils, cat like kangaroos, vintage cars, old homesteads, good food and company and even some poo and flashing lights, read the report below and send some photos in for the galley if you have some......
MG Magical Mystery Tour - August 2016
Another excellent outing full of treats and surprises from magical roads and magical scenery to magical movies and more......read the the report from Rob Illingworth below:
MG Mid Winter Christmas Run and Dinner - July 2016
Report from Robert Wilson below - another good event filled with cheesecakes, burgers, drinks, partying and Police ........
Read the report below to find out just what was going on ......!!
Taranaki Overnighter Run - June 2016
The moment an event report contains the words 'legendary status' you know it was something pretty special yet again and this year's Taranaki Overnighter Run was certainly no exception! John Eames has sent in the report below, make sure you have a read - another excellent event full of surprises, little challenges, hidden treasures, much fun and scenic motoring. Of course you need to remember to keep this one in mind for next year too! Any photos, please send them in ....
Breakfast and Owlcatraz Run - May 2016
An interesting run with a good selection of attractions to keep everyone amused - from a hearty breakfast and a good natter, to the wildlife at Owlcatraz and a historic rail station. Plus some new MG folk in their RV8 all made for yet another enjoyable outing in this year's calendar. Make sure you check out Ken's run report below:
Whanganui Whanderings Run - April 2016
MG Manawatu folk are more than used to the idea and the practice of going for an enjoyable cruise. So when the opportunity to cruise in our MG's over to Whanganui came along followed by a cruise of a different sort, it was too good an opportunity to miss.
Have a read all about the day below as you cruise through Robyn's event report below:
East Coast Beach Run - March 2016
What a fun drive this one was! Scenic roads, international visitors, a Rolls Royce buried in African mud, a steam powered 'F', a great kiwi beach and of course the usual superb cars, people and refreshments! Have a read of the great report below which Liz has kindly written for all to enjoy:
Tangiwai Rail Disaster Memorial Unveiling on Sunday 13 March 2016
Three MGB Roadsters, a BGT and an MGF gathered at Mangaweka Campground for morning tea and then made a colourful and attractive little convoy for the journey to Tangiwai on a beautiful Autumn day. A large crowd including many relatives and descendants of victims and survivors of the enormous rail tragedy on Christmas Eve 1953 gathered at mid-day on the site. The event, well organised and managed by Ohakune Lions Club, culminated with the unveiling of a stone memorial listing the names of the 151 who died that night. When the quite moving ceremony was over the MG'ers travelled back to Awastone Riverside Haven at Mangaweka to enjoy the 'Sunday Session' evening with food and live music held weekly there during Summer. This provided a very pleasant finish to a truly memorable day. Check out the gallery photos too.
3rd Annual MGF / TF Festival - February 2016
Yet another great MGF / TF Festival hosted by MG Mangaweka in their unique and beautiful spot.
Read the report below from John Eames to see what a great time was had by all those attending including some international participants!
If any one has any further images please do send them in so we can add them to the gallery for this year.
Mount Holdsworth Picnic Run - February 2016
What a great way to start off another year of enjoyable runs and outings with MG Manawatu!
The usual recipe with the essential ingredients of great people, fantastic sports cars, lovely weather and some very interesting stops along the way all mixed together to create the perfect day out.
Read Sandy Hardy's very interesting report below and check out the photos in the gallery as well.
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