A group of MG enthusiasts formed the Gold Coast MG Car Club Inc. (GCMGCC) in April 1976 as a single marque club to be based on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The club was primarily formed to provide social style events, catering for a group of members who seek to enjoy their MG vehicles.
From humble beginnings the club today has a membership in excess of 300 members. The GCMGCC is a non-profit organisation affiliated with the MG Car Club UK, other MG Car Clubs within Australia and CAMS. Club members have a variety of MG models covering production years of manufacture from pre-war to RV8’s MGF’s and Z type saloons.
The Principal activities of the club may be separated into the following groups:
Most of our membership participate in the club’s social activities, which encompass:
Touring Assemblies where members undertake to traverse a predetermined route. Usually starting and/or finishing with a meal at a country hotel, picnic area or restaurant.
Attend en masse various motorsport and static display activities such as The Noosa Hillclimb, QLD Super Sprints at Warwick’s Morgan Park Raceway, Maclean’s Bridge Classic Car Display as well as many other outings arranged to aid charitable organisations.
Monthly ‘Mid Week’ and ‘Last Sunday of the Month’ runs commencing at a nominated location on the Gold Coast, stopping for morning tea and ending with a lunch stop at a local pub, picnic area, restaurant or maybe a winery.
Our club is fortunate to have a growing number of members regularly participating in ‘closed’ events held on registered event circuits such as Queensland Raceway, Morgan Park or Mt Cotton. These events include:
- Circuit Sprints (timed runs against the clock), Regularity Runs where a driver nominates a time and aims to complete a number of laps as close us possible to the time nominated, and
- Hill Climbs, usually at Mt Cotton with our friends (who happen to own the circuit) at the QLD MG Car Club .
The Club runs an annual Concours, a static display of MG’s competing for various club class and outright awards. The Concours is a major event in the club calendar and attracts many fine examples of MG motor cars from the pre-war era right through to the current TF and Z type saloons.